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Blog Tour - Right Next to Me

About the book: The only thing Sydney doesn’t love about her new college life is the fact that her amazing boyfriend, Gavin, is all the way across the country at Yale. When she returns home for break, Sydney quickly discovers there’s more to her relationship with her best friend, James, than she thought. Now she’s faced with an impossible choice: her perfect boyfriend or the perfectly flawed boy who has loved her all along.

My review: This is exactly the type of novel that makes me love the Young Adult category so much! I love the cute cover and that the drawing is repeated throughout the book to start with. I felt like it really helped draw me into the book to begin with.

I love the characters, Sydney, Gavin, James, Piper and Sean. They've been friends throughout high school, even though Sydney and Gavin are paired off as are Piper and Sean. I loved seeing the way the friendships worked with all 5 of them. They really were the best of friends and there for each other through every …

Hazel of Heber Valley

About the book: Hazel Adams can’t help but be intrigued when Wyatt Coltrane rides into the sleepy town of Midway. Her childhood friend and one-time beau Nathan, however, keeps getting in the way of any possible relationship, claiming that Coltrane is bad news. Hazel is quite sure that Nathan’s simply jealous and unwilling to see her with another man. When the truth about Coltrane comes out, the revelation shocks both Hazel and Nathan—and will change their lives forever, either pushing them apart, or bringing them together once at for all. Hazel must figure out what her heart truly wants and which is the man who can give those things to her. 

My review: I hadn't heard of this series, Rocky Mountain Romances, but I might have to go in search of the rest! This is a really fun one set in the late 1800's, in a super small town in the mountains of Utah.

I liked the whole feel of the book. It really felt old, I liked that. I also really liked the small town feel with the whole town get…

It's Back - Get Away Today's Lucky 13 Sale!

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Disneyland really is the Happiest Place on Earth, but what about during the fall? In mid-September, Disneyland turns into the most Spook-tacular Place on Earth during Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort! There is so much to do while at Disneyland during Halloween so I’ve gathered the top 5 things you have to do.

Before you get to the park, you have to book your trip. Let my friends at Get Away Today help you get there. They have discount Disneyland tickets and if you book before September 4th, you can save $13 off your 3-Day Park Hopper tickets with their Lucky 13 ticket sale! Tickets are only valid for travel from September 15 through October 31, 2017.

Now that you know who to book your trip with, let’s talk about all there is to do in Disneyland during Halloween…

$300 Sweet Romance Giveaway!

I teamed up with a few of my favorite authors to bring you a chance to win $300 ... Just in time for back to school! Plus, you'll receive these six books free when you sign up for our newsletters! You can sign up for the newsletters through the rafflecopter.There are lots of ways to enter (no purchase necessary). The more things you do, the more chances you'll have to win! Enter by clicking on the rafflecopter link below.
You can get points by sharing the giveaway on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook, or following your favorite sweet romance authors on social media. Below are sample posts to share on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. You can also use the graphic above or post yourself reading one of our books. Thanks and happy reading!
Instagram: $300 giveaway just in time for #backtoschool from your favorite #mysweetromance writers @taylorfaithhart @authorjennniferyoungblood @jeanettelewis @camicheckettsbooks #giveaway #romancenovels http://www.camichecketts.com/2017/08/300-giveaw…

Blog Tour - I Can Love Like Jesus

About the book: Help your little ones live and love like Jesus did with this adorable picture book. The simple text and beautiful illustrations show children exactly how Jesus loved others and how to emulate Him with small acts of kindness, like sharing, forgiving, and comforting. Invite the Savior into your home and feel His peace each time you read this book together

My review: I love reading cute children's books! This is a cute one. I love the way the text and the pictures work together to teach kids the way they can be like Jesus. I love the idea of them learning that there are many right ways to be like him, from being a good example to those around you to helping someone who is hurt. There were several ways that I hadn't thought of before and that really made me think.

I read this one with our 3 year-old and he was engaged by the cute pictures. There were several places that he pointed things out. He wanted me to turn back a few pages to show me something that he had seen…

Favorite Friday - Nanaimo Bars

As part of our family trip this summer we went to a little town in Canada called Nanaimo. We loved the whole laid back vibe of the place, the beautiful scenery, the hiking and outdoor fun, and our favorite thing was the Nanaimo Bars. Nanaimo Bars are not like anything I've ever had before. They're a little like a no bake cookie with frosting, an extra topping and ganache on the top. So yummy! The favorite ones we tried came from a little bakery/deli in Nanaimo, Bocca Bakery. They were salted caramel and they had won several awards. They were so awesome. The first thing I did when I got home was go searching on the Internet for a recipe. I found this one on www.aimadeitforyou.com. I really like it. I made it almost just as the recipe said. I couldn't find the vanilla paste the original recipe called for in the store, so I used vanilla. I also couldn't find the fleur de sel, so I used Kosher salt. And I added an extra tablespoon of butter to the top layer to make it flow…

Blog Tour - Double Eagle, Double Cross

About the book: After an unexpectedly thrilling summer with his grandfather, Oregon State student Charley Sawyer is ready to catch his breath at his late parents' Oregon beach home. Hoping for some rest and relaxation, Charley is met instead by devastation: the house has been ransacked. In his inventory of the damage, Charley stumbles across the item the trespasser must have been after, the only things that seems out of place: a mysterious key. And when he learns what it unlocks, Charley is drawn into yet another adventure with a ragtag group more than willing to help.                                                                                                                          Mac Bowman, the brainy and beautiful anthropology student who joined Charley in his summer escapade, is thrilled when she is presented with the opportunity to conduct research in Oregon. Maybe a little time together will allow the pair to explore their feelings for one another. But when she arrive…

Cancun Getaway

About the book: Don't miss this inspiring and romantic addition to the bestselling Billionaire Beach Romances that bestselling author, Taylor Hart, has dubbed, "Fast-paced, fun, and flirtatious."

Moriah Jackson arrives in Cancun expecting a relaxed beach vacation with her son. She doesn't plan on meeting a charming, blond Adonis who's intent on sweeping her off her feet. And she certainly doesn't expect to be targeted by human traffickers. Fighting the urge to be drawn in by Jace's kindness, Moriah must let go of her past or she'll jeopardize more than just her own future.

Jace Browning lost his former love to the obnoxious and arrogant Brooks Hoffman. He buries himself in work until his brothers force him to meet them at an all-inclusive Cancun resort. He never dreamed he'd meet a dark-haired beauty who captures him with her dancing, positive attitude, and love for everyone. Now that he's found her, he's not going to let her go without a fi…

Gears of Revolution

About the book: After finding a compass and clues left by Kallista’s father, Leo Babbage, Trenton and Kallista head west aboard their homemade mechanical dragon to search for the missing inventor. The two teenagers hope to find answers about their mountain city of Cove, but instead, they find only a blackened forest, ruined buildings, and a small underground city. 

Almost immediately, Trenton and Kallista are caught up in a civil war between a clan of scavengers called Whipjacks and the Order of the Beast, people who believe that dragons are immortal and divine. 

Stranded in a new city, the two friends meet Plucky, a Whipjack girl with mechanical legs, and Ander, a young member of the Order who claims humans are able to communicate with dragons. Can they trust anyone, or have they unknowingly stepped into a trap?

And high above in the sky, the dragons are gathering . . . 

My review: I really took my sweet time getting to this one, it came out last year! The third one is about to come out,…

Blog Tour - The Secret of the India Orchid

About the book: Anthony Blake, the Earl of Wilshire, is in love with his best friend's sister, Sophia Elliot. But his plans to court her are put on hold when he is forced to resume his role as an undercover spy for the Crown. A secret document listing the names of the entire network of British spies—including his own—has been stolen. To protect Sophia, Anthony cuts off all ties to her and exchanges his life as an honorable earl for the facade of a flirtatious playboy.

Heartbroken and confused, Sophia travels to India, hoping to find healing in one of the most exotic regions of the British Empire. But the exotic land isn't as restful as she had hoped. Instead, she finds herself embroiled in a mystery of a missing sea captain, a possible murder, and a plot that could involve the prince of India. And when Anthony appears at the British Residency, asking questions and keeping his distance from her, she is stunned.

She still loves him, and, in her heart, she knows he loves her too. B…

Halloween at Disney and Getaway Today Sale

I know I already posted once today, but check out this great deal that Get Away Today is doing right now!
Disneyland really is the Happiest Place on Earth, but what about during the fall? In mid-September, Disneyland turns into the most Spook-tacular Place on Earth during Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort! There is so much to do while at Disneyland during Halloween so I’ve gathered the top 5 things you have to do.

Before you get to the park, you have to book your trip. Let my friends at Get Away Today help you get there. They have discount Disneyland tickets and if you book before August 21st, you can save $13 off your 3-Day Park Hopper tickets with their Lucky 13 ticket sale! Tickets are only valid for travel from September 15 through October 31, 2017.

Now that you know who to book your trip with, let’s talk about all there is to do in Disneyland during Halloween Time.



#1: Take pictures with the fun décor

Disneyland really goes all out with their décor, no matter the season. Hal…