Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The Dating Experiment & a Guest Post from Elodia Strain

You guys, I'm so excited about Elodia Strain's new novel! I absolutely loved her previous books & this one promises to be just as fun to dive into. And seriously, look at that gorgeous cover!!! It just makes me want to click for more right now!

After losing her job, her house, and her long-term boyfriend, Gabby’s roommate signs her up to be in a dating experiment. Little does she know, however, that her ex is in the experiment too! In an attempt to escape the chaos of her life, Gabby visits home and accidentally reunites with her childhood friend (and secret crush), Ian O’Connell. As she participates in the study and its hilariously awkward dates, Gabby finds her heart torn between the man she’s comfortable with and the man who’s had her heart from the beginning.
 Find it on Amazon here.

 

 A fun note from Elodia:


 In my new book, Gabby plays Two Truths and One Lie on one of her experiment dates. So, I thought in honor of St. Patrick's Day, I myself would play Two Truths and One Lie, the Luck Version:

1. My first day of Kindergarten, the teachers told us they were going to check if we were right handed or left handed or both, which they said was called being ambidextrous. They gave us mini chalkboards and asked us to write a letter on the chalkboard with each of our hands. I remember trying SO HARD to write perfectly with both hands, so I could be ambidextrous. But I wasn't so lucky--I was clearly right handed no matter how hard I tried.

2. I was in Girl Scouts from age 5-12 and remember going horseback riding for the first time ever with my troop when I was about ten. I have loved riding ever since! I do it as much as I can with my niece (who is a total natural) when I'm at my in-laws house in Texas. Lucky for me, they have two of the most beautiful horses I've ever seen.

3. I played the flute in high school and wanted to join the marching band. But I was so stressed out by the idea of ruining my high school's reputation by my inevitable trip/tumble/wrong turn on the field that I used my experience playing piano to join the percussion pit. I ended up learning how to play the marimba, xylophone, bells, etc. Definitely a lucky decision!


The Lie: I'm a terrible horseback rider and have been since I was a kid. Horses can clearly sense I'm terrified of falling off. But my niece IS a total natural. Must be that Irish luck from my father-in-law!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Stu Stories: The Adventures Dirt Clod and His Sidekick, Bird Bones

If you've been following my Facebook page, then you'll know my family has been cycling through the flu and bronchitis since Christmas. Seriously, there was no break. Each week, another member of the family as down for the count. It was a very stressful time for Mama (especially when it was her turn to be sick!).

At the Ferguson home, if you're sick, you stay in your room. No interactions with the other natives in hopes that the illness will end. We load the kids up with Netflix and Kindle books. My lucky duck kids had the opportunity to read Stu Stories: The Adventures of Dirt Clod and His Sidekick, Bird Bones by Patrick Hueller. There were gobs of laughing/hacking coughs coming from my 12 year old son's room - a few times, I listened outside his door to make sure he was going to survive the latest laughing/coughing fit.

Now, my 10 year old daughter is on a huge Diary of a Wimpy Kid kick right now. She keeps requesting the books at the school library and as soon as she has one in her hands, she disappears for days until it's thoroughly devoured. Well, she did the same thing with Stu Stories. She loved the adventure and super funny situations the characters got into.

So, if you're looking for a great read for your munchkins, check out Stu's Stories. Your kids will thank you!  =)  Check it out on Amazon or Barnes & Noble.  For more about the author, visit his website.

Happy reading!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Book Birthday: On the Corner of Heartache & Love by Lisa Swinton PLUS a Giveaway!

On the Corner of Heartache & Love is here! 

My review: I absolutely LOVED this book! I had the opportunity to read an Advanced Reader's Copy and it was fabulous. I loved the weddings and funerals Maren attends for her job. The conversations between her co-workers, BFF, and Mr. Guy On The Corner go between being hilarious and totally down-to-earth. If you love chick lit, On the Corner of Heartache and Love needs to be on your Must-Read list!
 
What's it about? Maren's stuck at the intersection of heartache and love, but happily ever after might be just around the corner. After three years, Maren Summers is elated to finally have her dream wedding to her dream man, Kevin Bryant. In her sights is the promotion to Weddings she’s worked so hard for at the newspaper. Happily ever after is within her grasp… Until Kevin jilts her at the altar, elopes with another woman, and becomes her boss. Devastated by the twisted turn of events Maren moves in with her best friend and notices the not-so-homeless guy on the corner, Zane Whitfield. As his heart-wrenching tale unfolds—his vow to wait a year on the corner for his lost love—Maren sees his compassionate human-interest story as her ticket away from Kevin, weddings, and her heartache. But as the New Year approaches, is Maren headed for heartache again if Zane's lost love returns or has time changed more than one heart?  

Where can you get it?  Amazon  

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About the Author:
Lisa Swinton caught the romance bug early by way of fairy tales and hasn’t been able to cure it since. Instead, she feeds her addiction with romance novels and films. In between being a doctor’s wife and mother of two, she occasionally puts her B.A. in Musical Theater to good use via community theater and church choir. In her elusive spare time, she enjoys researching her family tree and baking (especially with chocolate). She loves traveling, Jane Austen, and all things Italian. In her next life, she plans to be a professional organizer.

You can visit her at:
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https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7796962.Lisa_Swinton  

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Until Summer Ends by Elana Johnson & a Kindle Paperwhite Giveaway!

I love loading up my Kindle with books for my daughter and I - and Elana Johnson's novels are always high on our Must Read list! Keep reading to find out more about her newest book, Until Summer Ends.


Sophie Newton is determined to prove herself to her father, who insists she could never run a successful business. She opens a beachside taco stand called The Sandy Tortilla and plans to make her own way, one burrito at a time.

When she loses her summer help, Sophie rushes to find somebody to help take orders. She finds that somebody in Montgomery Winters, a struggling actor from LA. Mont takes the job; the money's useful, though he finds that his curvy boss is what really keeps him around.

As Sophie and Mont work together, they discover an intense attraction between them. But when Mont's agent calls him about a career-making audition, he decides he must pursue the opportunity, even though he can't get Sophie out of his head. Now, Sophie must choose between chasing after the man she's falling in love with and the business she's fought so hard to build.

 Until Summer Ends is out as an ebook now. The paperback comes out in May 2017.


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About the Author



Elana's work includes the young adult dystopian romance seriesPossession, Surrender, Abandon, and Regret, published by Simon Pulse (Simon & Schuster). Her popular ebook, From the Query to the Call, is also available, as well as a young adult dystopian short story in the Possession world, Resist.
  
Her newest release is the beginning of a new adult fantasy series. ECHOES OF SILENCE came out with Amazon Publishing on May 3, 2016. See all of her books here.
  
Elana also writes inspirational western romances under the pen name Liz Isaacson. Check out all 5 books in the Amazon #1 Bestselling Three Rivers Ranch Romance series, and get ready for the rest of the series by the end of 2016.

Her newest release is UNTIL SUMMER ENDS, a contemporary romance novel from Cleis Press/Start Media.  


 

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Monday, June 20, 2016

COVER REVEAL! On the Corner of Heartache & Love by Lisa Swinton

On the Corner of Heartache & Love
Cover Reveal!

Coming September 2016!

About the Book

After three years, Maren Summers is elated to finally have her dream wedding to her dream man, Kevin Bryant. In her sights is the promotion to Weddings she’s worked so hard for at the newspaper. Happily ever after is within her grasp… 

Until Kevin jilts her at the altar, elopes with another woman, and becomes her boss. Devastated by the twisted turn of events Maren moves in with her best friend and notices the not-so-homeless guy on the corner, Zane Whitfield. As his heart-wrenching tale unfolds—his vow to wait a year on the corner for his lost love—Maren sees his compassionate human-interest story as her ticket away from 
Kevin, weddings, and her heartache.

But as the New Year approaches, is Maren headed for heartache again when Zane's lost love returns or has time changed more than one heart?

About the Author

Lisa Swinton caught the romance buy early by way of fairy tales and hasn’t been able to cure it yet. She feeds her addiction with romance novels, films, and chocolate. A doctor’s wife and busy mom of two, she enjoys putting her musical theater degree to use at church and in community theater. She enjoys researching her family tree, painting her house, and baking. She loves to travel and all things Jane Austen. In her next life she’d like to be a professional organizer.
You can visit her at:

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Love Under Construction Release AND Kindle Fire/Sweet Romance Ebook Bundle Giveaway!

Enjoy this new sweet romance from award-winning author Danyelle Ferguson and enter to win the Kindle Fire/Sweet Romance Ebook Bundle giveaway!


Charlee was angry . . .

What do you do when your boss makes someone else the lead on a big renovation project that should rightfully be yours? You quit. On second thought, that might not be the best idea, but Charlee Jackson has never been one for second thoughts. Instead, she lands a big contract of her own. She’s jumping into her new life—work boots, tool belt and all. Now she just needs to form a company and hire contractors and buy supplies and get an office . . . and not fall in love with her former boss's son. Yeah. Definitely not that last one.

Peter was torn . . .

You can’t date someone who works for you, but now that his dad let Charlee walk out the door, Peter Elliot is considering his options. Charlee was their top renovation expert, his best friend’s sister, and the only thing that made the drudgery of running a large construction business bearable. But how do you date a competitor, especially one your father is trying to drive out of business? It would be stupid to make your dad angry right before he retires and hands the company over to you. Right?

When Charlee and Peter are scheduled to work on the same Indulgence Row house, their feelings and priorities are put to the test. They need to make a choice, and they better be quick about it, because the whole mixture is curing fast and threatening to crumble to pieces.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Danyelle Ferguson discovered her love for the written word in elementary school. Her first article was published when she was in 6th grade. Since then, she’s won several awards and her work has been published world-wide in newspapers, magazines and books.

She grew up surrounded by Pennsylvania’s beautiful Allegheny Mountains, then lived for ten years among the majestic Wasatch Mountains. She is currently experiencing mountain-withdrawal while living in Kansas with her husband and family. She enjoys reading, writing, dancing and singing in the kitchen, and the occasional long bubble bath to relax from the everyday stress of being “Mommy.”

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Cover Reveal: The (Re)Model Marriage by Maria Hoagland



Title: The {Re}Model Marriage
Series: Romance Renovations
Author: Maria Hoagland
Publisher: Red Leaves Press
Genre(s): Sweet Romance, Family Life, Women's Fiction, Clean Gentle Read
Vendors: Will be available in paperback and all ebook platforms.
Release Date: March 29, 2016

Book Description:

From the outside, Kirk and Jamie appear to have a beautiful home and the perfect marriage. Inside, the aging Craftsman is falling apart, their marriage is crumbling from neglect, and Jamie Royce wants out! Kirk, on the other hand, isn’t ready to give up on either the house or their relationship.

With their divorce scheduled for the day after their daughter’s high school graduation, Jamie and Kirk have to fix the home’s problems to lift their selling price out of the basement. Working to renovate the home together, they discover secrets—in the home, in their marriage, and in the fertility clinic that helped give them their daughter—and find themselves questioning what true love really is.



About Maria Hoagland:

When Maria Hoagland is not working at her computer, she can be found combing used furniture stores, remodeling houses with her husband, or sitting on the sideline of a son's soccer game. She loves crunching leaves in the fall, stealing cookie dough from the mixing bowl, and listening to musicals on her iPod. While she appreciates the home office she shares with her husband, Maria's favorite writing places are outdoors where there is sunlight and no internet. She and her husband and their children have lived in Idaho, Missouri, Ohio, Utah, and in six Texas cities.

Maria Hoagland has several published works including The {Re}Model Marriage, Home for the Holidays, Nourish & Strengthen, Family Size, and Whitney Award finalist, Still Time. Her prize-winning poems and short stories have been published in small magazines. Maria Hoagland earned a degree in English at Brigham Young University.

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Connect with Maria Hoagland:

To learn more about The {Re}Model Marriage and author Maria Hoagland, find her at the following places:

Mailing List (with free ebook): mariahoagland.com
Twitter: Maria Hoagland


Review Disclaimer: Sometimes a book I review has been sent to me for free by a publisher or an author. This in no way effects my review, which is my own opinion about whether the book was a good read for me, fit my tastes, and if I would recommend it to others. Other than possibly a free book, I am not compensated in any way for posting a review.