Wednesday, May 27, 2015

COVER REVEAL MADISON'S SONG

Welcome Author Christine Amsden today with her latest novel, MADISON'S SONG, a spin-off sequel to the Cassie Scot series, one of my favorite series. It's been awhile since I posted reviews of the books in the series. And I'm so happy the author has another book for us to enjoy.

 
This cover sure grabs my imagination. I love it.
 
 
Blurb:
 
 

Her voice is enchanting; his soul is black…

Madison Carter has been terrified of Scott Lee since the night he saved her from an evil sorcerer – then melted into a man-eating monster before her eyes. The werewolf is a slave to the moon, but Madison’s nightmares are not.
Despite her fears, when Madison’s brother, Clinton, is bitten by a werewolf, she knows there is only one man who can help. A man who frightens her all the more because even in her nightmares, he also thrills her.
Together for the first time since that terrible night, Scott and Madison drive to Clinton’s home only to discover that he’s vanished. Frantic now, Madison must overcome her fears and uncover hidden strengths if she hopes to save him. And she’s not the only one fighting inner demons. Scott’s are literal, and they have him convinced that he will never deserve the woman he loves.

*Stand-alone companion to the Cassie Scot series

Ebook Release: July 15, 2015
Tentative Paperback Release: September 15, 2015
 
 
Christine Amsden
www.christineamsden.com
 
Cassie Scot: ParaNormal Detective 
Secrets and Lies (Cassie Scot #2)
Mind Games (Cassie Scot #3)
Stolen Dreams (Cassie Scot #4


Monday, May 25, 2015

CASSIE AND THE WILD CAT HOST A GHOST REVIEW

As a cat lover I just had to read this book.
And now I'd like for you to meet one of the cutest cats of all times.
(After my cats, of course.)
CASSIE AND THE WILD CAT HOST A GHOST
 
By Pat Hatt
Illustrated by Mohiuddin Ahmed

 
I love this sweet cat and look at the expression on its cute little face.
 
CASSIE AND THE WILD CAT HOST A GHOST (Review)
By Pat Hatt
Illustrated by Mohiuddin Ahmed
 
First, I could not resist the cover of CASSIE AND THE WILD CAT HOST A GHOST. The expression on the cat says “You gotta read my story.” So I did.
Second, this is the first book written by Author Pat Hatt that I’ve read; it won’t be the last. The characters are priceless. Who can resist a cat with spotted fur or a cook that says his food is making the cat fat. From the very beginning I was laughing. Add the Wild Cat and a ghost, and it’s no-stop fun the rest of the way.
From the smiles on the cats’ faces to the cutest ghost I’ve ever seen, the illustrator, Mohiuddin Ahmed, captured the characters perfectly. The poetry of the author and the actions of the characters blend together beautifully. And the plot of the cats helping Boo, the ghost, to get home provides a subtle lesson.
CASSIE AND THE WILD CAT HOST A GHOST is a lovely book that would be perfect for school libraries, as well as your own.
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Available at Amazon
and other places.
 
 
A perfect story for young readers in your family and for older readers that enjoy a fun story and cats.
 
Happy Reading.
 


Friday, May 22, 2015

DECREE OF HOPE COVER REVEAL

Today, I'm delighted to share the cover of Author Beth Fred's latest book, DECREE OF HOPE.
 
This is a lovely cover. The colors are so soft and romantic.
 
Decree of Hope

by Beth Fred 

Release Date: 09/01/14

 

Summary from Goodreads:

When insecure eighteen-year-old Kailee Hill gets caught tagging Iraq war refugee, Abrahem Yohanna's garage, she's not expecting him to act as her designated driver, hold her hair back when she pukes, or offer to be a shoulder to cry on. But she's failing chemistry and her life is falling apart, so she uses the number Abe leaves her and finds herself with a new tutor.

The two quickly find themselves falling hard for each other. Kailee attacks a local grunt when he calls Abe a "sand nigger" and fights with her veteran brother to be with him. When she learns Abe hasn't told his family about her, she's heartbroken and the couple risks losing everything they've worked to build. To make matters worse, Kailee's previous acts make her the prime suspect in a serious crime. With Kailee behind bars and doubting his feelings for her, Abe must find a way to rescue the girl he loves and win back her affection . And to do that he’ll have to catch a crook… 

 


 


About the Author
I'm a full time ELF keeper and part time writer/blogger/writing instructor. I'm represented by Kathleen Rushall of Marsal Lyons Literary Agency. I like my tea hot, my romance sweet, and my guys chivalrous. Real men hold open doors, refer to you as ma'am, make promises they keep, and aren't afraid to profess their undying love. It's not breakfast if there aren't carbs(at least, not in the South). Fajitas, carnitas, and churros are just few of my favorite things. Bet you can't guess where I'm from ;)

 

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Cover Reveal Organized by:

 
Congratulations, Beth.
 
Happy Reading

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

BOOK SIGNINGS AND WONDERFUL RAIN

Welcome Wednesday.
Back to normal, sort of, after the A to Z Challenge. Lots of fun.
 
Saturday, I had fun too. A book signing at Hastings, Books, Music and Videos. A few people stopped by and some even bought a book. I bribed the wee ones with finger puppets and small basketballs, baseballs, and soccer balls. My hand puppet, Frankie, is a hit with the kids. My biggest seller was ... are you ready for this? DARK CHOCOLATE CANDY KISSES. Yep. Chocolate is a winner every time. One girl walked by my table, eyed the chocolates and went over to the shelves where candy sold. She came back in a few minutes, a dollar bill in her hand, and asked me if the store had any candy for less than a dollar. I told her I didn't know, but my candy was free. She went running back to her mother, (yes, I only gave candy when the parents approved) then back to me and asked how many she could have. I told her five, and she went away happy. In a couple of minutes, her younger sister came over and I gave her the freebies too. I didn't make any money, but the smiles on their faces was priceless.
 
 
Even better, one of my former third-grade students was at the store and we had a nice visit. He had his father take pictures of us together so he could show them to his friends. And he bought a book for his daughter and one for himself. When a former student recognizes me, it's so much fun. It happens quite often because I taught a lot of children.
 
Next, I've talked about the five year drought in our area and our use of water being limited. I know many other areas are having the same problem. Our son that lives in Southern California says they need rain desperately. I say, keep praying. We had the wettest April this year that I can ever remember. May is well on it's way to being the same.The lake levels are rising. Our water usage is still restricted, but that may change later.
 
Our pond has been dry for five years. Take a look at it now.

These milkweed were on dry land. The pond overflowed.


The dragonflies are back.
 
 
My son has stocked the pond with fish. I wonder if the cats would like to go fishing.
 
Happy Reading!
 
 
 

Monday, May 18, 2015

THE SHADOW OF THE UNICORN II REVIEW

Monday Musings
 
Well, we prayed for rain. God answered. The lake levels are rising. Our pond has overflowed its banks. Our son has stocked it with fish, the way it used to be. I'll post pictures Wednesday.
 
Along with the good, there sometimes is the bad. It was a wild weekend. Tornado warnings, dark clouds, more rain. Warnings went out to get to your storm shelters. I sat in the closet and listened to the TV weatherman  tell what was happening. I also wondered how I'd get two cats into the closet. You know how independent cats are. Let me tell you, God answers prayers. The circulation in the clouds never touched the ground. Pictures later shown on TV were spooky. But our little town and the areas around were safe. Oklahoma did not fare so well. Some areas there have had a rough spring.
 
Saturday afternoon, before the weather advisories, I had a book signing. Will tell about it on Wednesday too.
 
But for now, I have a review to share with you. Remember the interview I did last week with Suzanne de Montigny? Today, I'm reviewing her lovely book. So relax for a few minutes and enjoy.
 
I think unicorns are lovely animals and this cover proves it.
 
The Shadow of the Unicorn: The Deception (The Shadow of the Unicorn Series Book 2) Review
By Suzanne de Montigny
Once upon a time, in a magical land, there lived magical creatures. Like most animals, whether real or magical, they wanted to live and be happy with their families. Sometimes, however, dangers threaten and creatures, animal or human, have to learn who to trust and how to face their challenges.
In Author Suzanne de Montigny’s novel THE SHADOW OF THE UNICORN II: THE DECEPTION, written for middle grade readers, we meet some of these magical animals and some not so magical humans. The book opens with the birth of Ulysses, the colt of Unicorns Icarus and Sarah. As Ulysses grows and learns the ways of his family of unicorns he also discovers secrets that he wants answered. So Ulysses and his friend Teo set out to find the truth. On the way they encounter humans and a dinosaur and get themselves into more trouble than they could ever have imagined.
Suzanne de Montigny has written a lovely story of family and bravery. The unicorns can do magical things, but they also seem real, like flesh and blood animals. They’re so likeable that I think having one of my own, not just as a pet but as a friend, since they can talk, would be great. When Ulysses faced danger, I faced it with him. Every step of the way I hoped he’d make the right decisions.
As much as I liked the first book in the series, this novel was even better. Even though it’s written for children, I think all ages will enjoy reading THE SHADOW OF THE UNICORN II: THE DECEPTION. I believe you will fall in love with the unicorns.  And who wouldn’t like a big old dinosaur from years and years ago? Also, if you haven’t read the first book, THE SHADOW OF THE UNICORM: THE LEGACY, BOOK I, what are you waiting for?
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Find the book here:
 
 
They’re also available at all major book sites like Kobo, Nook, iBooks, or MuseItUp Publishing.

Happy Reading.
 


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

CHRYS FEY BOOK TOUR

Today I have the pleasure of hosting Chrys Fey on her book tour. I'm doing this at the library, using their WIFI again, since I still do not have Internet service. Enough of that.

Please welcome Author Chrys Fey.


Thank you, Beverly, for letting me borrow your blog for
the day to share a bit about my newest short story, Ghost of Death.

Pizza is significant in my short story, Ghost
of Death
. To find out why, you’ll have to read it for yourself. ;) But
I love to make pizza from scratch. It’s fun to do whatever you want and it’s a
great food project for kids. Being a vegetarian, I like to load on the veggies
and I tend to get creative with what ingredients I use.

10
Pizza Toppings You Probably Never Considered:

1. Broccoli
2. Zucchini
3. Yellow squash
4. Eggplant
5. Hotdogs (for kids)
6. Refried beans (for taco pizza)
7. Yellow, orange, and/or green tomatoes
8. Alfredo sauce (in place of tomato sauce)
9. Cheddar cheese (instead of or mixed with mozzarella)
10. Ranch dressing (I use this as a dip.)


QUESTION:
What’s
your favorite pizza topping(s)?


Title: Ghost of Death
Author: Chrys Fey
Genre: Supernatural/Suspense
Format: eBook Only

Page Count: 41 (short story)
Release Date: April 22nd, 2015
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Blurb:

Jolie Montgomery, a twenty-one-year-old woman, wakes up
in an alley next to her corpse. She has no memories of her murder or the night
she died. She didn’t even see the killer’s face before he or she took her life.
Wanting justice, Jolie seeks answers in the only way a ghost can...by stalking
the lead detective on the case.

Avrianna Heavenborn is determined to find the person
responsible for a young woman’s death. She gets closer to the killer’s identity
with every clue she uncovers, and Jolie is with her every step of the way.

But if they don’t solve her murder soon, Jolie will be an
earth-bound spirit forever.






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Excerpt:

            With the sound of her mom’s grief
wafting up to her, Jolie came to terms with her present state. I’m dead and now my mom knows it. She eyed
the door in front of her. She hadn’t yet walked through a door, but if her hand
could pass through metal then she knew she could move
through wood.
If I have to be a ghost then I’ll be a
damn good one. All across the afterlife I’ll be known as the Ghost of Death!
And I’m going to start by walking through this damn door!
            She would’ve taken a
deep breath to brace herself if she could have, so she mentally pumped herself
up instead. You can do it! Easy-peasy.
Nothing to it.
And she took a step forward. Solid matter slipped around and
through her form. On the other side, a familiar site confronted her: a black
and white bed, the bright green shag carpet in the middle of the room, and a
white desk.
            Stepping up to her desk, Jolie eyed
her ancient desktop computer, the one she used before her dad gifted her with a
laptop when she announced she was accepted to the local university. Wanting to
send out the first ever tweet from the afterlife, she pushed the button to
bring the device to life, but her finger poker straight through it. Resigning
to her Twitter-less fate, she moved toward the full-length mirror hanging on
the wall. She saw nothing. Not even a shimmer in the air hinted at her
presence.
            Being
a ghost sucks!


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for PRE-ORDER:


Blurb:

Detective Reid Sanders doesn’t believe in the
supernatural, but when he’s faced with a crime scene that defies the laws of
nature, he has no other choice but to start believing. And solving a magical
murder involves working with a witch.

Liberty Sawyer embodies the look of your classic evil
witch, so, it’s no surprise when she uncovers the murderer is a witch that she
becomes Reid’s number one suspect. If she can’t convince him otherwise, more
people could lose their lives to dark magic, including her.

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BIO:

Chrys Fey is the author of Hurricane Crimes and 30
Seconds. She is currently working on the sequel to Hurricane Crimes that’ll
serve as book two in the Disaster Crimes series.

When Fey was six years old, she realized her dream of
being a writer by watching her mother pursue publication. At the age of twelve,
she started writing her first novel, which flourished into a series she later
rewrote at seventeen. Fey lives in Florida where she is waiting for the next
hurricane to come her way.

You can connect with her on Facebook and her blog, Write
with Fey. She loves to get to know her readers! 








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Thank you for having my on your blog, Beverly. You rock!