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Victoria's Promise

Tori Winters loves her job as the assistant director of reality show Vows. She gets to deal with all kinds of aspects of taking care of both the bachelor and the bachelorettes in a beautiful mansion. But the bachelor on this edition of Vows is a different story, Chris Caine is the perfect southern gentleman and pretty soon even Tori has fallen for him, even though she signed a contract that is supposed to keep her away from that type of thing. It would be bad enough for Tori to be harboring such feelings, but when becomes very obvious that Chris also has feelings for Tori, she knows that she is going to have to do something drastic. She tries to shut herself away from the situation and lock Chris out of her heart, but every time one of the girls gets special attention from him it breaks her heart. Tori must decide whether she will follow her heart or her contract.

I really love this series! Tori was an amazing character, she felt so real, and I could feel her pain as she watched Chris …

Blog Tour - Lost and Found (Ripple Effect Romance #4)

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Lost and Found by Karey White Lydia was supposed to have an adventurous and exciting summer. Instead she's done nothing more than read and eat takeout. Now it's time to go home, and what does she have to show for it? A big fat nothing. Unless, of course, her trip to the airport somehow turns into something more than just a flight home. Blake feels like he's been sent on a wild goose chase. While work is piling up back in Denver, he's on the other side of the country, hunting for some mysterious box that his grandfather left him. Well, no more. Nothing inside that box could possibly be more important than the opportunity to make it as the youngest partner at his firm. So he's going home, and that's that. But that's before he discovers his flight has been cancelled. When these two strangers meet at the airport, they make a split-second decision to search for the box together. Maybe with both of them on the hunt, Lydia can have her advent…

Unpleasant Grove

Private detective Rhea Jensen feels as though she's sold her soul and the lives of all those close to her to the devil. She's already been warned by a powerful group called The Fours. Now she's just trying to keep herself out of trouble until the big meeting; to Rhea this means train hard and distance yourself from anyone you don't feel can take care of themselves. Especially Ty, her fiance and one person in the world she can't live without and it's really messing her up. When her best friend and reporter Kay practically demands Rhea help her out on a murder case, Rhea is torn, on the one hand she could really use the distraction. But on the other she could lose everything including her life and the lives of all those she cares about. When some midnight prowlers show up at her house she knows she can no longer sit on the sidelines, she must take action. But just what will the price she has to pay be?

Wow! This is one of my very favorite series with some of my ve…

Cover Reveal - The Husband Maker

I'm way excited for this new book by Karey White, she's one of my very favorite authors and I'm sure this book will be just as amazing as her others. Here is the beautiful cover!
Coming July 15th from USA Today Bestselling author Karey White

The Husband Maker Charlotte’s a girl with nicknames. She may not love being called Charles or Chuck, but the hardest nickname to take is the one she was given in college, the one that’s followed her now for too many years. They call her “the husband maker” and sadly, it fits. Every guy she’s dated since high school has become his next girlfriend’s husband. Not hers. Not three girlfriends down the road. The next. Is she doing something wrong or is she just cursed? When Kyle Aldsworth enters the picture and sweeps her off her feet, Charlotte begins to hope that maybe she's not destined to be single forever. A senator’s son with political aspirations of his own, Kyle's wealthy, handsome, and in need of a wife. Will Charlotte be d…

Chances Are

Maya Gupta has escaped an arranged marriage in India to a better life in the USA. The grandmother she was living with died and she was forced to finish out her last year of high school living with a foster family who wanted nothing to do with her...nothing except collecting the check for her care. Now she's in college and she's found out that she has an aggressive form of cancer that isn't responding to treatment of any kind. Her last option is a clinical trial to be held in Washington, DC. But Maya has no money, it's all been spent fighting the cancer, how can she afford to find a place to live in DC and care for herself when she will be completely wiped out by the treatments she'll be undergoing. Her good friend and roommate, Kari, has the perfect solution: Kari's brother Ben has an apartment in DC that he's not currently living in. Kari asks her brother if she and Maya can visit for the weekend, not telling him that Maya will be staying in the apartment …

Small Grain of Sand

Jennifer Mason is a preschool teacher living in New Zealand. She loves all of the children, but twins Simonne and Patrick Durand hold her heart in their small hands. Their single father has rarely picked them up or dropped them off, it's always been a nanny or a neighbor...until now. Now all of the female workers at the preschool have hearts all aflutter over the handsome single father, Phillippe. It's obvious that he's having some schedule problems and he asks that Jennifer be willing to keep the children at the school a bit later. Jennifer, a twin herself, asks that her sister help her after hours. This leads to an amazing situation for both of them, Phillippe needs to take the twins on a boat to Tahiti. He needs someone to care for them both en-route and on the island while he works to build a home for his grandmother. This amazing situation ends up being Jennifer's alone due to an accident that her twin suffers. But will Jennifer be able to keep her heart safe from…

Chasing June

June Laurie has been on the hit show Forensic Faculty and is comfortable in front of the camera, but now she's off for a new adventure, June is heading to BYU. It's not as though she's going on her own, her boyfriend and best friend, Joseph Cleveland, is going with her. But things get confusing for June really fast. Joseph is going to be going on a mission really soon and lets June know that he doesn't want to be her boyfriend any more so that he can prepare for his mission, but he doesn't appear to have a problem dating another girl. June feels so alone, and ends up relying on one of her good friends from her acting days, Ryan. She's not sure what her feelings are for Joseph, but her feelings for Ryan are heating up and fast. Will June be able to determine just what it is she wants, both from life and from love?

I really enjoyed this book. June is an amazing character. She's so well written that it feels as though she could be someone you know. I love how c…

When the Butterflies Came

From the outside Tara Doucet seems to have everything going for her, but no one sees the struggles that her family has. Her parents are divorced with her father not really wanting anything to do with her or her sister Riley. Her Mamma hasn't been the same since her dad left. Her sister Riley can be unkind and distant. The one constant that Tara can count on is her Grammy Claire, and even she has lived thousands of miles away on an island. Now things are worse, because as Grammy was coming to visit, she was in an accident and didn't survive. The funeral was the day before, and Tara is still inconsolably crying in her room. Then the first butterfly comes, it's beautiful deep purple and lemon yellow and it seems to bring a kind of music with it. Her Grammy had always loved butterflies, maybe this one is a gift from her. Things take a dramatic turn though, when Tara gets a letter from her Grammy telling her to go with her former butler, Reginald Godwin and telling her she has …

Rump

When Rump was born, his mother whispered his full name into his ear, but was unable to tell anyone else his full name before she died, so his name became Rump. This is problematic, because everyone who lived on the mountain believed that your name determines your destiny, and poor Rump was destined to always be the butt of someone else's joke. Everyone in the mountain is tasked with finding gold and the amount of gold you find determines the amount of food the greedy miller will give you to eat. Rump has always been unlucky in finding gold, and that never changes, so he and his gran never have enough food. One evening when bringing wood in from the pile Rump discovers his mother's spinning wheel, Gran tries to dissuade him, but Rump insists that he wants it in his room as a part of his mother, and it isn't long before Rump determines that he can spin straw into gold. Rump is sure the greedy miller will give him more food for the gold, but his friend Red convinces him to hi…

Blog Tour - The Fortune Cafe

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The Fortune Café a novel in three parts
MIS-FORTUNE: Emma, a waitress at The Fortune Café will do anything to avoid opening a fortune cookie. Each fortune is rumored to somehow magically come true. Being a girl grounded in reality, she doesn’t have time for that kind of nonsense. But when trying to prevent a food fight at the café, Emma accidently cracks open a fortune cookie: “Look around, love is trying to catch you.” If there is one thing that Harrison, her former best friend in high school is good at, it’s catching her unaware.   

LOVE, NOT LUCK: Lucy has always been lucky.. until her parents meet her fiancé’s parents at a disastrous lunch at The Fortune Café, and she breaks her lucky jade necklace. Even worse, her fortune cookie reveals that “True love is for the brave, not the lucky.” How is she supposed to read that? She’s always considered it lucky how she met her fiancé. But after breaking her necklace, Lucy’s luck takes a dive. And when her fiancé dumps her, the o…

Blog Tour - The Sacament

About the book: It's understandable that some children appear bored or distracted during sacrament meeting. Many young Latter-day Saints are probably unsure about the true meaning of the sacrament and why we attend. With this in mind, bestselling author John Bytheway has composed a delightful poem (inspired by a short poem by Walter H. Horne) to help Latter-day Saints young and old appreciate the ordinance of the sacrament. In particular, children will learn what they should be thinking about (and not be thinking about) during this sacred time as well as what the sacrament can do for all of us.

Beautifully illustrated by Nathan Pinnock, this thought-provoking story about a young boy and his grandpa is a gentle reminder about the importance of remembering the Lord Jesus Christ, especially during this special meeting meant for Him.

My Review: This book came at a great time for our family. Our schedule has been a bit off and the result is that our kids Sacrament reverence has gone down…

Cover Reveal - Diamond Rings Are Deadly Things

I'm way excited to be able to be part of the cover reveal for Rachelle J Christensen's new book Diamond Rings Are Deadly Things. Rachelle is one of my favorite authors and I'm looking forward to reading this new series. So without further ado, here is the beautiful cover for her new book! 




About DIAMOND RINGS ARE DEADLY THINGS: Adrielle Pyper knows how to plan a wedding, and she is especially good at pleasing bridezillas. But when her biggest client and best friend is murdered just three days before the wedding, Adri’s world falls apart. She moves to the resort town of Sun Valley, Idaho, and starts from scratch. Thanks to Adri’s impeccable taste and unique style, she lands two celebrity clients, and her business seems headed for success--that is, until someone vandalizes the specialty wedding dresses she imported from overseas. The race is on to uncover a secret hidden within the yards of satin and lace before Adri becomes the next victim. With a delightful blend of mystery…

Blog Tour - Righting a Wrong (Ripple Effect Blog Tour #3)

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Righting a Wrong by Rachael Anderson Seven years ago, Cambri Blaine fled her small hometown of Bridger, Colorado after her senior year ended in a fiasco. Only Jace Sutton knew the real reason why—that she was a spineless coward. Now, seven years later, her father's been in an accident and needs help, and Cambr has no choice but to return home. So with trepidation, she takes a leave of absence from the landscape architecture firm where she works and boards a plane, hoping against hope that Jace is no longer around and that the past can stay where it belongs—in the past. If only life worked that way. Jace never expected to see Cambri again. After she’d led him on, bruised his heart, and left town without a backward glance, he was forced to pick up the pieces and try not to hate her for it. Eventually, he put it behind him and moved on, creating a life for himself in his beloved hometown. But now that Cambri is back and looking more beautiful and sophisticated than ev…

Secrets

Cambry Sinclair hasn't wanted anything to do with her father in years. She knows that he left her and her mom in order to spend more time at work and she's always resented it. For some reason lately, he's been trying to get her to reconcile with him, but she's wanted nothing to do with it. She still doesn't but she got an urgent text from him and she's not sure what else to do. But when she gets to his office building, she finds him bleeding by the stairwell doors. He's still conscious and he hands her a small USB drive with instructions to allow no one to know she has it. It's only when the police arrive that she realizes that he didn't just fall, he's also been shot. For some reason the police decide that though she's had no contact with her father in years, Cambry is the prime suspect in the attempted murder of her father. Cambry would like to clear her name, but that appears to be impossible. Enter Ethan, he's FBI, handsome, and her …

Missing Lily Cover Reveal

I'm super excited for this new book from the author of Just Ella, Annette K Larsen. I can't wait to read it! :)

Coming May 15th


Missing Lily by Annette K. Larsen“You don’t know who I am,” I whispered. He didn’t move—either away from me, or closer—and after an interminable moment, I stepped back and hurried out of the house.He didn’t follow me as I fled into the night. Lylin was not used to being alone—much less alone, hurt, and lost. So when she is separated from her guard and forced to abandon her horse, she counts herself lucky to stumble upon a manor house. Still frightened by those who chased her into the night, she keeps her identity a secret, calling herself Lily as she accepts the help of kind servants, and the compassion of Lord Fallon. When they fall into an easy friendship, she wonders if her secrecy was too hasty. However, as she gets to know the manor and its residents, Lylin discovers that she’s not the only one hiding secrets, and it may be a very good thing that …

Blog Tour - Fortune Cookie

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Fortune Cookie Sadie Hoffmiller has always liked things to be just so. A place for everything and everything in its place. Order over chaos. And of all things Sadie should be able to control, her own wedding is at the top of the list. With the big day just three weeks away, Sadie is busily adding the final touches to her wedding plans but the arrival of a mysterious letter from San Francisco changes everything. The only person Sadie knows in San Francisco is her older sister, Wendy, whom she hasn’t seen since their mother’s funeral nearly fifteen years ago. Sadie has faced off against murderers and criminals in recent years, yet the possibility of reconnecting with her sister is both overwhelming and frightening. Sadie soon discovers, however, that the letter is just the beginning when Wendy’s world turns out to be a place of unanswered questions, twisted truths, and more than one person with a motive for murder. The more Sadie digs into her sister’s past, the more she…

Where Courage Calls

Beth Thatcher is the coddled middle daughter of one of Toronto's affluent families. She's always been a bit sickly, so her mother was very scared to allow her to do much of anything. Undaunted, Beth went to college and secured a teaching certificate. Then she got a job out west teaching a small school. She's excited to go and wanting to do the things that Heavenly Father would have her do. But when she gets to the small town of Coal Valley, she knows that she's not in Toronto anymore. Things in the small valley are worse than she could have ever imagined. All of the fathers of her school children were killed in a mine collapse and the mothers of the children are bravely trying to carry on with little food, poor clothing, and a high cost of living due to the mining company that owns the store and most everything else in the town. Beth must try to help the children where she can, without it seeming like she's giving them a handout and try to unite the widows with the…

Allegiant

The new world of Tris and Four (Tobias) no longer includes factions. In fact, the new rule is that they are not to dress in faction colors. Tris is not sure she loves the new world. It's hard to go from the factions to factionless in a short amount of time. Tobias' mom, Evelyn, is the new leader of their society and she has no love for Tris, she wants Tobias to break up with her. Tris knows that the only way that her life will get any better is to find a way to get out of the city. She's only hoping that she can convince Tobias to leave his mom and go with her so they can start a new life together. When a group of the Allegiant approaches Tris about joining their group, she feels she has no better option. The Allegiant also want to get out of the city, and Tris is selected as one who will leave and search for somewhere else to go. They plan to just escape and not have any of the leaders be the wiser, but that's not quite what happens and one of their own is killed. Tri…

All the Finer Things

Married to one of the most lucrative and sought after 
plastic surgeons in SoCal, Megan Hamilton has it all. Her posh life, designer clothes, and stunning penthouse leave her wanting for nothing… or do they? Controlled by his obsessive pursuit of perfection, Doctor Matthew Hamilton will stop nothing short of breaking his young, spirited bride into a subservient trophy wife. But when parenthood enters their picture, the entire game changes. How far will Megan have to go to escape Matt's obsessive control and abuse? And how much will she have to lose before she gets there?

~Sometimes money costs too much ~


My Review: Megan is getting tired of being her husband, Matt's, punching bag. When he comes home late and beats her yet again she knows that it's time to leave. The next morning she packs up herself and her son Jacob leaving their lovely penthouse empty for Matt to come home to. She ends up in a small podunk place,Mountanside, where there's a house to rent, figuring that …

Blog Tour - Fractured Truth

It's finally here!
Fractured Truth, the final novel in the paranormal, YA Fractured Light trilogy, was just released! Follow the blog tour to find out more about Fractured Truth and enter below for a chance to a signed copy or a $25 Amazon gift card!
About the book: Llona is determined to end the fight with the Vykens once and for all. All she needs is to find and destroy the Shadow—the ultimate source of dark power. But when she makes a startling discovery about someone she loves, Llona has to fight the toughest battle yet in this exciting conclusion to the Fractured Light series.

My Review: Llona believed that Lucent Academy would be the one place that she and other Auran girls like her would be protected from Vykens trying to suck out their light. Little did they know that the president, Cyrus, had been drugging the girls and stealing their light for years without them knowing. When Llona and Christian discovered this, they were able to overthrow Cyrus, effectively stopping the st…

Blog Tour - CLASSIC the Rock Album

I know what you're thinking...yet again, not a book. Sorry, when Deseret Book offered me this new great CD, I just couldn't turn it down!

About the album: Grammy-nominated #1 Billboard Violinist Jenny Oaks Baker takes her style to an all-new level with her new release, Classic: The Rock Album. Featuring classic rock favorites like Stairway to Heaven (Led Zeppelin), Sweet Child of Mine (Guns and Roses), and Yesterday (The Beatles), you won't believe your ears as one of the country's most accomplished and acclaimed violinists combines her insane talent with the heart-pumping tunes that have defined a genre for generations.

My Review: I LOVE Jenny Oaks Baker, the first exposure that I really had to her was a Time Out For Women event about a year and a half ago, she is an amazing violinist, and definitely an amazing person. I was super excited to get to review her new CD, Jenny Oaks Baker playing Classic Rock on her violin, what's not to love. I popped this CD into the p…