Friday, April 3, 2020

First Line Friday - April 3, 2020


Welcome to First Line Friday hosted by Hoarding Books

This week I'm sharing the first line from Before I Called You Mine by Nicole Deese. This book looks really good! Watch for my review coming later this month.



"If Obsessive Email Checking were a disease, I was likely already in the final stages: trigger thumb, mindless refreshing, aimless scrolling, and, of course, the inablity to focus on anything else in the entire world."

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Border Breach by Darlene L. Turner Blog Tour, Excerpt, and GIVEAWAY


Border Breach JustRead Blog Tour 

Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for Border Breach by Darlene L. Turner, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK

Border
Breach
Title: Border Breach
Author: Darlene L. Turner
Publisher: Love Inspired Suspense
Release Date: April 1, 2020
Genre: Inspirational Romantic Suspense


When drugs are smuggled across the border
it’s their duty to stop the culprits…at any cost.

Forming a joint task force, Canada border officer Kaylin Poirier and police constable Hudson Steeves have one objective: take down a drug-smuggling ring trying to sell a new lethal product. But when the smugglers come after Kaylin and Hudson, this mission becomes more than just a job. Can they live long enough to solve the case?





PURCHASE LINKS*: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository

EXCERPT

"Kaylin jumped into the constable’s vehicle and slammed the door. Why did she have to work with him again? When they’d worked together last time, he’d taken over the case, pushing her aside so he could fly solo. He had a problem with authority and only wanted to do things his way. She folded her arms and stared out the window.


Didn’t matter that Hudson Steeves was one of the best-looking men she’d ever met. Those cornflower blue eyes were hard not to get lost in, but she was determined not to get sucked into another man’s good looks. Jake, her ex-fiancĂ©, was incentive enough to steer her away from all men. His tricks had taken the ultimate toll and there was no way she’d open herself up to that kind of pain again."



ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Darlene Turner



Darlene L. Turner is an award-winning author and lives with her husband, Jeff in Ontario, Canada. Her love of suspense began when she read her first Nancy Drew book. She’s turned that passion into her writing and believes readers will be captured by her plots, inspired by her strong characters, and moved by her inspirational message. You can connect with Darlene at www.darlenelturner.com where there’s suspense beyond borders.

CONNECT WITH DARLENE: Website | FacebookTwitter | Instagram

Please note: I have not read this book or anything by this author so I do not endorse the content of the book. I am a fan of the Love Inspired line and I trust the judgement of JustRead Publicity Tours for the quality and content of the books they promote.



TOUR GIVEAWAY

(1) winner will receive a cross pendant, bookmarks, pens, and $25 Amazon Gift Card!



Border Breach JustRead Giveaway



Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule shown below. Giveaway will begin at midnight March 31, 2020 and last through 11:59 PM EST on April 7, 2020. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US/CAN mailing addresses only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.



Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.







Follow along at JustRead Tours for a full list of stops!

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Friday, March 27, 2020

First Line Friday - March 27, 2020


Welcome to First Line Friday hosted by Hoarding Books

It's been quiet on the blog lately. For the past few weeks I've been watching the news during the time I would normally be reading. I've read just one book in the past couple of weeks. However, that book was excellent and I'm featuring it today.

This week I'm featuring The Amish Bachelor's Choice by Jocelyn McClay. I see that this author has a new book coming out this spring and I'm planning to snatch it up as soon as it releases.


"'I wonder if the new owner will change the name?'"

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Dream Horse Adventures Blog Blitz and GIVEAWAY


Dream Horse Adventures Blog Blitz



Welcome to the Blog Blitz and Giveaway for Dream Horse Adventures series by Susan Count, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!



ABOUT THE BOOKS



Mary's
Song
Title: Mary's Song
Series: Dream Horse Adventures #1
Author: Susan Count
Publisher: Hastings Creations
Genre: Middle Grade Fiction
Release Date: October 13, 2016

A young artist falls in love with a foal that is lame, just like her. The expensive surgery the foal needs has little chance to correct the problem. Still Mary plots and conspires to raise money to save the horse, even as time runs out.

She sacrifices what she holds dear - the trust of her papa, to gain her heart's desire. But she could lose everything in her struggle to save the foal.

PURCHASE LINKS: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | BookDepository


Selah's Sweet Dream
Title: Selah's Sweet Dream
Series: Dream Horse Adventures #2
Author: Susan Count
Publisher: Hastings Creations
Genre: Middle Grade Fiction
Release Date: December 15, 2015

Twelve-year-old Selah’s quest to be equestrian superstar is impossible without a horse. Then she spots buzzards circling in the grasslands behind Grandpa’s farm. They’re stalking a horse trapped in wire and Selah is its only hope. But the mare she rescues might be a bigger challenge to her dream than not having a horse at all.

An old friend of Grandpa’s and a world renowned horse trainer offers to work with the wild and defiant mare. Selah jumps at the opportunity. She trains with a fierce determination to equal the equestrian talent of the deceased grandmother who instilled the love of horse in her. But when the horse causes mayhem at the trainer’s facility, he sends them home. Selah must gather her courage and face up to the trainer or watch her dreams gallop away




Selah's
Painted Dream
Title: Selah's Painted Dream
Series: Dream Horse Adventures #3
Author: Susan Count
Publisher: Hastings Creations
Genre: Middle Grade Fiction
Release Date: May 7, 2018

Unless thirteen-year-old Selah can convince Grandpa she should live at the farm, her life is ruined. She'll be forced to move hours from her horse and abandon her equestrian dreams.

Determined to stay, Selah must distract Grandpa from his new sweetheart. She searches for a painted dream horse from Grandpa's past. But, Selah finds his old equine partner neglected and near death.

Then Grandpa reveals his life changing decision that tramples Selah's plans.
Will the one thing that stood in Selah's way become her saving grace?




Selah's
Stolen Dream
Title: Selah's Stolen Dream
Series: Dream Horse Adventures #4
Author: Susan Count
Publisher: Hastings Creations
Genre: Middle Grade Fiction
Release Date: October 13, 2016

One girl’s victory is another’s tragic defeat.

Thirteen-year-old Selah’s perfect life unravels when her beloved horse is stolen. Then ten-year-old Emma buys the dream of a lifetime at a horse auction. When she learns the horse was stolen, even removing her hearing aid won’t drown out the voice telling her to make it right.

But two girls can’t divide the horse they both adore. So will life surprise them with an answered prayer?

PURCHASE LINKS: Goodreads | Amazon

Please note: I have not read these books or anything by this author so I do not endorse the content of the books. They appear to be good books and I trust the judgement of JustRead Publicity Tours for the quality and content of the books they promote. 


ABOUT THE AUTHOR



Susan Count



Susan Count is a life-long equestrian and owned by a Rocky Mountain Horse that is kind hearted enough to take her on long forested trail rides. She adores grandchildren, horses, and bunnies. 


Instilled with the need to create, she loves building projects and writing adventure stories. She writes at an antique secretary desk that occupies a glass room with a forest view. Fittingly, it once belonged to the grandmother who introduced her to the love of reading via Walter Farley's horse books. That desk has secret compartments which hold memories, mysteries, and story ideas.

Susan has published four books in an equestrian series. As a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, American Christian Fiction Writers, and Texas Association of Authors, she takes studying the craft of writing seriously. Revision is her super-power.

 She says the only thing more fun than riding might be writing horse adventure stories and she invites you to saddle up and ride along. You can learn more about Susan's work by visiting her website!

CONNECT WITH SUSAN: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest






TOUR GIVEAWAY



(1) winner will receive a copy of Selah's Secret Dream, Selah's Painted Dream, and Selah's Stolen Dream plus a $25 Amazon gift card!



Dream Horse Adventures JustRead
Giveaway



Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway will begin at midnight March 5, 2020 and last through 11:59 PM EST on March 12, 2020. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. Continental US mailing addresses only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.



Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.







Follow along at JustRead Tours for a full list of stops!

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*NOTE: This post contains affiliate links.

Friday, March 6, 2020

First Line Friday - March 6, 2020


Welcome to First Line Friday hosted by Hoarding Books! Can you believe it's March already? What is your favorite part of spring? I love how the sun shines in my house in the mornings. It's so peaceful.

Today I'm sharing the first line from Mission Hollywood by Michelle Keener. This is a book I was influenced to buy after reading about it on Nicole's blog The Christian Fiction Girl. I am excited to read it!


"Lily swung her carry-on bag over her shoulder and waited for the slow moving line of passengers to shuffle down the aisle."

Monday, March 2, 2020

Review - An Unlikely Amish Match by Vannetta Chapman


From the Back of the Book

She could never love an Amish rebel…Or could she?


Susannah Beiler is determined to protect the other young marriageable Amish women from falling for the new bad boy in town…by pretending to date Micah Fisher herself! Their deal is simple: she’ll keep him company if he stays away from her friends. But she doesn’t count on finding out there’s more to Micah than his reputation…

Friday, February 21, 2020

First Line Friday - February 21, 2020


Welcome to First Line Friday hosted by Hoarding Books

I know I've mentioned this before, but I really like the Peacock Hill series by Elizabeth Maddrey. Today I'm sharing the first line from A Heart Reconsidered which is the sixth and, sadly, final book in the series.


"'That was some party.'"