Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Fool for Books Giveaway Hop: Enter to Win Your Choice of Two Print Books!


Fool for Books Giveaway Hop
April 1-7, 2015

Welcome to the Fool for Books Giveaway Hop! You’re no fool if you love books, and as your reward you get to pick TWO books from the choices below if you win this giveaway! (Click on each book cover to learn more about the book on Amazon. All books will be sent in paperback form.)

Contemporary Fiction


Historical Fiction


Amish Fiction


Enter through the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end at 11:59 PM EST on April 7, 2015.

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Hometown Girls Book Blast: Giveaway for a $25 Amazon Gift Card

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Hometown Girls, by Tressa Messenger

Life for Marissa Lou was great. She was a popular senior in high school with great friends and an even greater boyfriend. She was on top of the world. That was until she made the greatest sacrifice of her life.

Daniel and Katie both loved Marissa Lou, but neither of them could deny the intensity of their growing affection for one another, no matter how hard they tried to fight it.

Being the selfless person she was, Marissa Lou gave Katie and Daniel her permission to date. Little did she know it would be the first day of a hellish nightmare -- one where, in her depression, she falls from grace and gets mixed up in a life she never would have expected.

With a growing addiction, she fights to right everything that went so wrong, but will it be too late?

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About the author:

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Tressa Messenger grew up in a very small town in Eastern North Carolina called Reelsboro in a coastal county called Pamlico. Being as it was such a small area, Tressa developed an immense imagination at a young age. That is where she harnessed her love for writing.

To date, Tressa lives in New Orleans, Louisiana, with her husband, daughter and an assortment of critters.

As a young writer, Tressa has overcome the adversity of dyslexia and continues to exceed expectations.

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The author is giving away a $25 Amazon Gift Card in celebration of the new release! Giveaway ends April 12th at 11:59 AM EST. Open worldwide. Enter through the Rafflecopter form below.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Blood Oath Book Tour: Giveaway for Amazon Gift Cards and More

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Title:   Blood Oath
Author:   Sabrina Rawson
Published:   March 6, 2015
Publisher:   Titan InKorp Ltd.
Genre:  Contemporary Romantic Suspense
Content Warning:   Violence, Rape, Kidnapping, PTSD, Human Trafficking, Sexual Content
Recommended Age:  17+

Synopsis:
Collin was prepared for anything, until he met her…
Collin spent fifteen years leading a team of operatives renowned for their zero failure rate of disrupting the horrors of human trafficking. Struggling with PTSD, he was ready to retire after one last mission. He had to stick to the mission, and any distractions could lead to lives lost. His attraction to Madeline was instantaneous, a future filled with warm nights now possible. Meeting Madeline made him want to let life happen, and she was the woman he wanted to share it with.

Madeline couldn’t believe her luck meeting Collin on her first vacation ever. She knew she was a workaholic, but she had to in order to be a successful business owner and overcome the stigma her parents had left behind. The more time spent with Collin, the more she wanted him to keep on looking at her for the rest of her life. Kidnapped, Madeline has trouble believing she can survive the abuse of her captors. Remembering who she used to be, Madeline retains hope the one man she loves will rescue her.

Neither will stop at anything until they can hold each other in their arms again.

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Excerpt from Blood Oath by Sabrina Rawson:

The landing didn't prove to be too difficult and they had a two-hour layover before getting on their flight to Mexico. Madeline grabbed something to eat then checked with the gate representative to make sure their luggage would make it to the correct flight on time.

With everything settled, they both proceeded to sip their coffee and wait for their boarding call. Several people began to congregate in their boarding area, but both she and Shelly were content with reading from their Kindles to take much notice. There was still a half hour left before they were to board.

Shelly nudged her arm, making her lose her place with reading, “What?” she hissed, not wanting to stop what she was reading.

“Check out the men at one o’clock,” Shelly whispered.

She carefully lifted her eyes and gasped audibly. In front of her were seven men. Each man was above six feet in height and extremely muscular. They were dressed in jeans, polo shirts, and casual walking shoes. She was impressed with how they looked. They appeared as if they were body builders all settled on a little vacation time like they were.

Looks like their vacation finally perked up.


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About the Author:
Sabrina is a cancer survivor who recently published works with Survivor’s Review and Titan InKorp Online eMag. She has published two novels within a New Adult Urban Fantasy series called A Novel of Four Realms and a new Contemporary Romance Suspense Novel series called An Eagle Operatives Novel.  She enjoys life happily married to a supportive husband. You can always find her reading a book or cooking a meal for her multitude of children.



Giveaway Details:
There is a tour wide giveaway. Prizes include the following:

  • 2 x $15 Amazon Gift Cards (Int)
  • 1 Book Bag with swag (US) 

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Saving Marilee Cover Reveal: Giveaway for a $25 Amazon Gift Card or PayPal Cash

Welcome to the Cover Reveal for
Saving Marilee by Annette K. Larsen
Coming May 1, 2015
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Marriage wasn’t bliss -- not for Marilee. Instead of finding contentment with the handsome son of a sovereign duke, she found betrayal and neglect. And fear. A fear that finally lifts when her husband dies, freeing her from his domineering hand. But freedom alone can't give her peace, and she must battle to regain her love for life, rebuild her happiness, and reclaim the ability to trust. When her charming neighbor intrudes on her quiet life, offering his friendship (and a dog, of all things), she must determine whether his interest is genuine, whether he is a friend or foe, and whether he deserves the fragile bit of trust she has managed to scrape together.

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Author Annette K. Larsen
I was born in Utah, part of a crazy, fun family of nine. I grew up in Flagstaff, AZ, and St. Louis, MO, before striking out on my own college adventure in Virginia. I decided to try my hand at writing novels after I was married and living in Idaho. I write clean romance because it’s my favorite genre, but often difficult to find.

I have Charlotte Brontë to thank for the courage to write novels. After being bombarded with assigned reading about women who justified abandoning either their families or their principles in the name of love, I had the great fortune of reading Jane Eyre. And that was it: finally, a heroine who understood that being moral and making the right choice was hard, and sometimes it hurt, but it was still worth it. After rereading it several years later, I realized that if I wanted more books to exist with the kinds of heroines I admired, then I might as well write a few myself. My books are about women who face hard choices, who face pain and rejection and often have to face the reality of sacrificing what they want for what is right. The consequences are often difficult or unpleasant, but in the end, doing what’s right will always be worth it.

I believe there is no substitute for good writing or good chocolate. Fortunately, one often leads to the other.


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Friday, March 27, 2015

Judith Redline Coopey Book Tour: Giveaway for a Paperback Book of Winner's Choice (US/CAN)

Please join Judith Redline Coopey as she tours the blogosphere with HF Virtual Book Tours for four of her historical novels, The Furnace, Looking for Jane, Waterproof: A Novel of the Johnstown Flood, and Redfield Farm: A Novel of the Underground Railroad, from March 16-April 6.

The Furnace (Juniata Iron Trilogy, #1)

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Publication Date: October 1, 2014
Fox Hollow Press
Formats: eBook & Paperback
Pages: 336
Series: Volume One, Juniata Iron Trilogy
Genre: Historical Fiction

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Elinor Bratton -- young, beautiful, and privileged -- is pregnant and cast aside by her lover, the wealthy and spoiled scion of a eastern Pennsylvania family. As a result she is forced by her father into an arranged marriage to a man she barely knows. Adam MacPhail, a common iron worker whose only wish is to become an iron master, agrees to the match as a means of realizing his dream. Ellie’s father, Stephen Bratton -- well-to-do, well-connected and determined to save his daughter’s reputation -- orchestrates the union, not as Ellie would have it, but as he sees fit. So begins a marriage in a time when a woman had no voice, no rights, no say in matters directly pertaining to her. Ellie, exiled to the wilderness of western Pennsylvania with a man she would not have considered three months before, declares her intention to make Adam’s life miserable and make her father pay for his high-handed disregard for her rights. Adam, unschooled in dealing with women, chooses to focus his energy and attention on turning a down-and-out iron furnace into a profitable, well-ordered producer. Through the first half of the nineteenth century, the couple struggle to establish a life, disentangle an ill-conceived marriage, and make a success of a derelict furnace through the ups and downs of an unpredictable industry. Volume One of The Juniata Iron Trilogy, The Furnace chronicles Ellie and Adam’s efforts to find a balance and build an enterprise worthy of Pennsylvania’s iron industry, producing Juniata Iron, the finest in the world.

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Looking for Jane

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Publication Date: December 21, 2012
Fox Hollow Press
Formats: ebook & Paperback
Pages: 238
Genre: Historical Fiction

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“The nuns use this as their measuring stick: who your people are. Well, what if you don’t have no people? Or any you know of? What then? Are you doomed?” This is the nagging question of fifteen-year-old Nell’s life. Born with a cleft palate and left a foundling on the doorstep of a convent, she yearns to know her mother, whose name, she knows, was Jane.

When the Mother Superior tries to pawn her off to a mean looking farmer and his beaten down wife, Nell opts for the only alternative she can see: she runs away. A chance encounter with a dime novel exhorting the exploits of Calamity Jane, heroine of the west, gives Nell the purpose of her life: to find Calamity Jane, who Nell is convinced is her mother.

Her quest takes her down rivers, up rivers and across the Badlands to Deadwood, South Dakota and introduces her to Soot, a big, lovable black dog, and Jeremy Chatterfield, a handsome young Englishman who isn’t particular about how he makes his way, as long as he doesn't have to work for it. Together they trek across the country meeting characters as wonderful and bizarre as the adventure they seek, learning about themselves and the world along the way.

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Waterproof: A Novel of the Johnstown Flood

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Publication Date: May 1, 2012
Fox Hollow Press
Formats: ebook & Paperback
Pages: 266
Genre: Historical Fiction

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Fifty years after an earthen dam broke and sent a thirty-foot wall of raging destruction down on the city of Johnstown, PA, Pamela McRae looks back on the tragedy with new perspective.

When the flood hit, it wiped out Pam’s fondest hopes, taking her fiancé and her brother’s lives and her mother’s sanity, and within a year her father walked away, leaving his daughter -- now the sole support of her mother -- to cope with poverty and loneliness.

The arrival of Katya, a poor Hungarian girl running away from an arranged marriage, finally gives Pam the chance she needs to get back into the world; Katya can care for her mother, and Pam can go to work for the Johnstown Clarion as a society reporter.

Then Davy Hughes, Pam’s fiancé before the flood, reappears and, instead of being the answer to her prayers, further complicates her life. Someone is seeking revenge on the owners of the South Fork Fishing and Hunting Club, the Pittsburgh millionaires who owned the failed dam, and Pam is afraid Davy has something to do with it.

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Redfield Farm: A Novel of the Underground Railroad

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Publication Date: April 2, 2010
Formats: ebook & Paperback
Pages: 280
Genre: Historical Fiction

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Ann Redfield is destined to follow her brother Jesse through life -- two years behind him -- all the way. Jesse is a conductor on the Underground Railroad, and Ann follows him there as well.

Quakers filled with a conviction as hard as Pennsylvania limestone that slavery is an abomination to be resisted with any means available, the Redfield brother and sister lie, sneak, masquerade and defy their way past would-be enforcers of the hated Fugitive Slave Law.

Their activities inevitably lead to complicated relationships when Jesse returns from a run with a deadly fever, accompanied by a fugitive, Josiah, who is also sick and close to death. Ann nurses both back to health. But precious time is lost, and Josiah, too weak for winter travel, stays on at Redfield Farm. Ann becomes his teacher, friend and confidant. When grave disappointment disrupts her life, Ann turns to Josiah for comfort, and comfort leads to intimacy. The result, both poignant and inspiring, leads to a life-long devotion to one another and their cause.

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About the Author


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Judith Redline Coopey, born in Altoona, PA, holds degrees from the Pennsylvania State University and Arizona State University. A passion for history inherited from her father drives her writing and a love for Pennsylvania sustains it. Her first book, Redfield Farm, was the story of the Underground Railroad in Bedford County, Pennsylvania. The second, Waterproof, tells how the 1889 Johnstown Flood nearly destroyed a whole city and one young woman’s life. Looking for Jane is a quest for love and family in the 1890s brought to life through the eyes of Nell, a young girl convinced that Calamity Jane is her mother. Her most recent work, The Furnace: Volume One of the Juniata Iron Trilogy, is set on an iron plantation near where she grew up and tells the story of an ill-conceived marriage of convenience as it plays out over a lifetime. As a teacher, writer and student of history, Ms. Coopey finds her inspiration in the rich history of her native state and in stories of the lives of those who have gone before.

For more information, please visit Judith Redline Coopey's website. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.

Judith Redline Coopey Blog Tour Schedule


Monday, March 16
Spotlight at Literary Chanteuse
Spotlight at What Is That Book About

Tuesday, March 17
Review, Interview, & Giveaway at A Virtual Hobby Store and Coffee Haus (The Furnace)

Wednesday, March 18
Spotlight & Giveaway at So Many Precious Books, So Little Time

Thursday, March 19
Review at 100 Pages a Day (Looking for Jane)

Friday, March 20
Review at Rainy Day Reviews (Waterproof)

Monday, March 23
Review, Interview, & Giveaway at A Virtual Hobby Store and Coffee Haus (Looking for Jane)

Wednesday, March 25
Interview at Layered Pages

Friday, March 27
Spotlight & Giveaway at Susan Heim on Writing

Saturday, March 28
Spotlight at Mythical Books

Monday, March 30
Guest Post at Historical Fiction Connection
Spotlight at Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers

Tuesday, March 31
Review at Beth's Book Nook (Looking for Jane)
Review, Interview, & Giveaway at A Virtual Hobby Store and Coffee Haus (Waterproof)

Wednesday, April 1
Review & Interview at Jorie Loves a Story (Redfield Farm)
Guest Post at A Literary Vacation

Friday, April 3
Review at Book Babe

Saturday, April 4
Review at Book Nerd (The Furnace)

Monday, April 6
Review, Interview, & Giveaway at A Virtual Hobby Store and Coffee Haus (Redfield Farm)

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M9B Friday Reveal: Chapter Three of Hunted (Sinners #2) by Abi Ketner and Missy Kalicicki with Giveaway #M9BFridayReveals

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Welcome to this week’s M9B Friday Reveal!
This week, we are revealing Chapter 3 of
Hunted (Sinners #2) by Abi Ketner and Missy Kalicicki
presented by Month9Books!
Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!
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HUNTED is the electrifying sequel to the bestselling debut BRANDED, A Sinners Series, by Abi Ketner and Missy Kalicicki. 
It’s been three months since the revolt against the Commander’s fifty-year-old regime failed. 
Under a new ruler, things were supposed to change. Get better. 
But can anyone really be trusted? 
Lexi and Cole soon find out, as life takes an unexpected turn for the worse. 
In this ever-changing world, you must hunt or be hunted. 
Lives will be lost. 
Dreams will be crushed. 
Fears will be realized. 
Secrets will be exposed. 
When Cole is once again faced with losing Lexi at the hands of a monster, one encounter will change everything. 
Forever. 
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Title: Hunted (Sinners #2)
Publication date: March 31, 2015
Publisher: Month9Books, LLC.
Author: Abi Ketner and Missy Kalicicki
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You can read Chapter Three HERE!
Happy Reading and Enjoy!

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Abi and Missy met in the summer of 1999 at college orientation and have been best friends ever since. After college, they added jobs, husbands and kids to their lives, but they still found time for their friendship. Instead of hanging out on weekends, they went to dinner once a month and reviewed books. What started out as an enjoyable hobby has now become an incredible adventure.

Author Links: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Tumbler

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