Tuesday, June 28, 2016

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A Lady in Defiance


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A MAN WHO WANTS TO RULE IN HELL. A WOMAN WHO WANTS TO FIND HER FAITH AGAIN...

Charles McIntyre owns everything and everyone in the lawless, godless mining town of Defiance. When three good, Christian sisters from his beloved South show up stranded, alone, and offering to open a "nice" hotel, he is intrigued enough to let them stay ... especially since he sees feisty middle sister Naomi as a possible conquest. But Naomi, angry with God for widowing her, wants no part of Defiance or the saloon-owning, prostitute-keeping Mr. McIntyre. It would seem, however, that God has gone to elaborate lengths to bring them together. The question is, "Why?" Does God really have a plan for each and every life?

Written with gritty, but not gratuitous, realism uncharacteristic of historical Christian fiction, A Lady in Defiance gives a nod to both Pride and Prejudice and Redeeming Love. Based on true events, it is also an ensemble piece that deftly weaves together the relationships of the three sisters and the rowdy residents of Defiance.

Hearts in Defiance

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MEN MAKE MISTAKES. GOD WILL FORGIVE THEM. WILL THEIR WOMEN?

Charles McIntyre built the lawless, godless mining town of Defiance practically with his bare hands … and without any remorse for the lives he destroyed along the way. Then a glimpse of true love, both earthly and heavenly, changed him. The question is, how much? Naomi Miller is a beautiful, decent woman. She says she loves McIntyre, that God does, too, and the past is behind them now. But McIntyre struggles to believe he’s worth saving … worth loving. Unfortunately, the temptations in Defiance only reinforce his doubts.

Billy Page abandoned Hannah Frink when he discovered she was going to have his baby … and now he can’t live with himself. Or without her. Determined to prove his love, he leaves his family and fortune behind and journeys to Defiance. Will Hannah take Billy back or give him what he deserves for the betrayal?

Gritty and realistic, this is the story of real life and real faith in Defiance.

The sequel to the highly acclaimed, best-selling western romance A Lady in Defiance!

A Promise in Defiance

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CHOICES HAVE CONSEQUENCES ... EVEN FOR THE REDEEMED.

When Charles McIntyre founded Defiance, he was more than happy to rule in hell rather than serve in heaven. But things have changed. Now, he has faith, a new wife ... and a ten-year-old half-breed son. Infamous madam Delilah Goodnight wants to take it all away from him. How can he protect his kingdom and his loved ones from her schemes without falling back on his past? How does he fight evil if not with evil?

Logan Tillane carries a Bible in his hand, wears a gun on his hip, and fights for lost souls any way he can. Newly arrived in Defiance, he has trouble, though, telling saints from sinners. The challenge only worsens when Delilah flings open the doors to the scandalous Crystal Chandelier. She and the new preacher have opposite plans for the town. One wants to save it, one wants to lead it straight to hell.

For Tillane and McIntyre, finding redemption was a long, hard road. God's grace has washed away their sins, but the consequences remain and God will not be mocked. For whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap ... and the harvest is finally at hand.

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Valac has stolen two of the sacred objects. In a bid to rule all four courts, he has threatened to use Excalibur to cut the mist that protects Avalon -- ultimately ending the lives of thousands of elementals. As the Akasha, Kalin has the power to stop him. And she refuses to lose anyone else she loves.

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Desperate to save Kalin's life, Rowan searches for the long-lost creator of the mist. But what he finds is the very last thing he expected. Everything he thought he knew about his past is turned upside down, and he questions whether he's meant to be the savior or the elemental that destroys them all.

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Sunday, June 26, 2016

Book Review: "The Invisible Library," by Genevieve Cogman


About the book:
Irene is a professional spy for the mysterious Library, a shadowy organization that collects important works of fiction from all the different realities. Most recently, she and her enigmatic assistant, Kai, have been sent to an alternative London. Their mission: Retrieve a particularly dangerous book. The problem: By the time they arrive, it's already been stolen.

London's underground factions are prepared to fight to the death to find the tome before Irene and Kai do, a problem compounded by the fact that this world is chaos infested -- the laws of nature bent to allow supernatural creatures and unpredictable magic to run rampant. To make matters worse, Kai is hiding something -- secrets that could be just as volatile as the chaos-filled world itself.

Now Irene is caught in a puzzling web of deadly danger, conflicting clues, and sinister secret societies. And failure is not an option -- because it isn't just Irene's reputation at stake; it's the nature of reality itself...

My thoughts:
The author's bio says she's a fan of Tolkien and Sherlock Holmes, and The Invisible Library is a delightful mix of both. There's a mystery to be solved, and a Holmes-like detective in London to help solve it. But this "alternate" London with all of its fantastical creatures -- including fae, dragons, werewolves and vampires -- adds a supernatural theme to this mystery. It reminds me of many books (such as Deborah Harkness's All Souls Trilogy), but is delightfully unique at the same time. The story is fast-paced, with plenty of surprises and humorous touches. The spunky heroine and her attractive but mysterious partner play well together, and I look forward to seeing if or how their relationship (both personal and professional) develops in future books. (The next book in the series, The Masked Library, comes out in September, and I can't wait.) I haven't read a book I've been this excited about in a long time. This debut novel is a welcome addition to the fantasy (supernatural, mystery...) genre.

About the author:
Genevieve Cogman started on Tolkien and Sherlock Holmes at an early age, and has never looked back. But on a perhaps more prosaic note, she has an MSc in Statistics with Medical Applications and has wielded this in an assortment of jobs: clinical coder, data analyst, and classifications specialist. Although The Invisible Library is her debut novel, she has also previously worked as a freelance role-playing game writer. Genevieve Cogman's hobbies include patchwork, beading, knitting, and gaming, and she lives in the north of England.



Disclosure: I borrowed this book from the library.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Book Review: "Food: A Love Story," by Jim Gaffigan


About the Book:
Have you ever finished a meal that tasted horrible but not noticed until the last bite? Eaten in your car so you wouldn’t have to share with your children? Gotten hungry while watching a dog food commercial? Does the presence of green vegetables make you angry?

If you answered yes to any of the following questions, you are pretty pathetic, but you are not alone. Feast along with America’s favorite food comedian, bestselling author, and male supermodel Jim Gaffigan as he digs into his specialty: stuffing his face. Food: A Love Story is an in-depth, thoroughly uninformed look at everything from health food to things that people actually enjoy eating.

My Thoughts:
I have to admit that I'm obsessed with all things Jim Gaffigan right now. I love his TV show (aptly named The Jim Gaffigan Show) on TVLand, I've enjoyed many of his stand-up shows on TV, and I read his first book, Dad Is Fat. (See my review here.) So, it's not surprising that I thoroughly enjoyed Food: A Love Story. Jim covers every food-related topic imaginable, taking us on a tour of foods around the nation (where he travels often thanks to his comedy shows) and all of the food groups. (His least favorite is vegetables; I have to agree with him there.) He also shares the hilarious story of how he became known as the Hot Pocket Guy. I recognized some of the jokes from his stand-up routines, but there was plenty of new material that made me spit out my highly sugared-up beverage with glee. Vegetarians be warned: He's a carnivore and proud of it! Along with the food, we get glimpses of his life with his wife and five children. Food: A Love Story is a must-read for those who love food and great comedy!

About the Author:
Jim Gaffigan is a New York Times bestselling author, comedian, actor, and executive producer of The Jim Gaffigan Show. When he is not eating in airports before flying to some city to eat and do stand-up comedy, he overeats in New York City and also lives there with his five young children and much smarter and thinner wife, Jeannie.



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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Blood Debt Book Tour: Giveaway for a Winged Castiel Pop Doll!

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The queen of the underworld has a new play toy, and her name is Jessica Blood.

Bad boy Duncan Jasper and passive healer Amanda Blood are on the run for their lives with a horde of demons on their tails. The queen of the underworld, Lourdes, wants Amanda to free Lourdes from her prison, and it’s all on Duncan to keep this from happening.

But Amanda’s soul is fractured and bleeding thanks to the torture she suffered at the hands of the high-level demon, Vaughn. Now a painful ritual is her soul’s only chance at survival. If Duncan fails, Jessica Blood may never be free from the chains that bind her to Lourdes.

Demons swarm to their location, and Jessica walks right into a trap they’ve set for her. But to cure her sister, Amanda will have to embrace the pain and welcome the beauty of death.

All before they get ready to stand off against Lourdes and the demons of hell, coming to claim their souls.

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I could write this in the third person. I could tell you what I like, where I was born, and what my favorite things are.

But instead, I’ll say I don’t want to write like everyone else. I don’t want to craft stories you’ve read a thousand times before. I want my novels to be a cinematic experience, blending themes, genres, and situations unlike any you’ve ever read.

I want to break the rules. I want you to break out in a cold sweat as you read my books out of fear, love, and excitement. I want my books to be an experience. When you finish, I want you to feel something. Good or bad.

If you do, then I’ll have succeeded. If not, I’ll keep trying.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Announcing Giveaways to Celebrate the Launch of "A Promise in Defiance" by Heather Blanton!

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It's finally here! A Promise in Defiance releases TODAY, and I am so excited! Yee-haw!!!

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CHOICES HAVE CONSEQUENCES ... EVEN FOR THE REDEEMED

Logan Tillane carries a Bible in his hand, wears a gun on his hip, and fights for lost souls any way he can. Newly arrived in Defiance, though, he has trouble telling saints from sinners. The challenge only worsens when infamous madam Delilah Goodnight steps off the stage. She and the new preacher have opposite plans for the town. One wants to save it, one wants to lead it straight to hell.

Charles McIntyre has a new wife … and a ten-year-old half-breed son dropped on his doorstep. In a town as mean as Defiance, can he dare to love them both? If he tries, will the price be too high, even for him?

All Hannah wants is to marry the man of her dreams, the father of her child … and continue working as Doc Cook’s nurse. Can she have the best of both worlds, or will she have to choose one … and lose the other?

They can all count on one thing: whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap ... and the harvest is at hand in the wild, wild West.

The sequel to the bestsellers A Lady in Defiance and Hearts in Defiance!

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Book Shelf Giveaway for 7 Signed Books and a Bag Full of Swag!

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Fated Hearts by Sophie Monroe
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We Were Us by Heather Diemer