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    New Release Book Blitz: Amethyst, The Shallows

    Today I’m with Lone Star Book Blog Tours to celebrate Kellye Abernathy’s newest release, Amethyst the Shadows! I’ll be back next month with a full review, but today, enjoy a sneak peek at this delightful book. It’s the sequel to her Young Adult tale titled The Aquamarine Surfboard, which I absolutely fell in love with. (You can read my review of it HERE!) Read on to learn about this delightful novel with a touch of magical realism – one of my favorite genres for any age. AMETHYST, THE SHALLOWS The Companion Novel to The Aquamarine SurfboardBy KELLYE ABERNATHY Young Adult / Magical Realism / Coming of AgeAtmosphere Press296 pagesFebruary 6, 2024…

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    Cover Reveal: To Rescue A Witch by Lisa A. Traugott

    I love a cover reveal and the cover for the upcoming release from Lisa A Traugott – titled To Rescue A Witch – is mesmerizing! Read on to check it out and learn about its intriguing storyline! TO RESCUE A WITCHBy LISA A. TRAUGOTTHistorical Fiction / Action & Adventure / FantasyComing March 1, 2024 It’s 1739. An abused girl accused of witchcraft must be defended by a man married to an actual witch. William MacLeod, a fierce Scottish lawyer with a kind heart, takes on a daunting task—rescue young Annaliese from the clutches of her tormentors in the untamed wilds of Virginia colony and deliver her safely to her aristocratic…

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    So Sorry For Your Loss by Dina Gachman

    Sometimes you get handed the perfect book for just the right moment in time. When the opportunity to review So Sorry For Your Loss: How I Learned to Live With Grief, and Other Grave Concerns, it was rapidly approaching the one year anniversary of my dad’s passing. When I actually sat down to read it, it was almost his “heavenly” birthday, as my friends refer to it. I couldn’t imagine a better or timely gift. Keep reading to learn more about this non-fiction book dealing with grief and loss, check out my thoughts on it, and enter the giveaway to win one of three copies signed by the author. Many…

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    Spotlight on: Winning Maura’s Heart by Linda Broday

    I’m way behind on book reviews but popping in with a spotlight on what looks to be yet another lovely heartfelt historical fiction by New York Times bestselling author, Linda Broday. Winning Maura’s Heart is the first book in her new series: The Hangman’s Daughter and it looks to be amazing based on the reviews I’ve read so far. (I’ve long been a fan of Linda’s historical fiction as they mesh a sweet, clean romance with a western setting. However, Christena’s review over at Forgotten Winds had me putting this book on order asap!) Read on to learn more about the book, check out some notable lines from the story…

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    Book Review: SKYRIDERS by Polly Holyoke

    I’m really pleased to dig into some middle grade books for a bit, and I’m kicking off my MG reading with Skyriders, the first book in a new fantasy/adventure series from the amazing Polly Holyoke! I’m joining in with Lone Star Book Blogs tours to share my review. Read on to see what I thought about Skyriders and check out Polly’s fun book trailer and the adorable giveaway for this tour! SKYRIDERSSkyriders Series, #1by Polly Holyoke Children’s Fantasy / Middle Grade Readers / Mythical Stories / AdventurePublisher: Viking Books for Young ReadersDate of Publication: March 7, 2023Number of Pages: 304 pages  Scroll down for Giveaway! SYNOPSIS Wings of Fire meets Pax in this…

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    Murder’s Legacy Cover Reveal and Pre-Order Book Blitz

    After a long, unplanned break, a blog refresh, and a brand new name, I’m so excited to jump right back into things with Lone Star Book Blog Tours for the cover reveal of Anita Dickason’s upcoming release, Murder’s Legacy! This is the second book in her Tori Winters Mystery series – and it’s now available for pre-order! Keep scrolling to see the cover, learn a bit more about this mystery, check out the book trailer, AND to enter a giveaway! Murder’s LegacyA Tori Winters Mystery, Book 2By Anita Dickason NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER! Mystery / Women SleuthsPublisher: Mystic Circle BooksComing February 16, 2023 Scroll down for Giveaway! Synopsis Secrets that…

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    Mars Adrift – Book Review

    Today on the blog I’m THRILLED to bring you my review of Mars Adrift, the third and final installment of Kathleen McFall & Clark Hays’ The Halo Trilogy. This was an unputdownable read and the perfect escape for me, so read on to see why I loved this (and who my new book crush is), and enter the giveaway to win the full trilogy! I was provided a copy of the book by the authors for review purposes; all opinions are entirely my own. MARS ADRIFTTHE HALO TRILOGY: BOOK 3by KATHLEEN McFALL + CLARK HAYS Categories: Science Fiction / Detective (Hard-Boiled) / MysteryPublisher: Pumpjack PressDate of Publication: February 14, 2022Number…

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    The Sparrows of Montenegro – Book Tour and Review

    I’m back! Did you miss me? I have SO many books to talk about in the coming weeks, and I’m kicking it off by jumping into a Lone Star Book Blog Tour of BJ Mayo’s western The Sparrows of Montenegro. Read on to discover why this book surprised me and what I loved about it. I received an advanced copy of the book from the author via Lone Star Lit; all opinions are my own. THE SPARROWS OF MONTENEGRO by BJ MAYO Categories: Western / Historical Fiction / TexasPublisher: Skyhorse PublishingDate of Publication: February 8, 2022Number of Pages: 312 pages  Scroll down for Giveaway! Tree “Bigfoot” Smith and Cedar Jones…

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    Creatrix Rising by Stephanie Raffelock – Book Blog Tour

    After a bit of a blog break, I am back, and it’s apt that I’m coming back for a blog tour with Lone Star Book Blog Tours and Stephanie Raffelock’s inspiring and honestly motivating new book, Creatrix Rising: Unlocking the Power of Midlife Women. I can’t wait to share this book with you, so let’s get on with it. A special thank you to Lone Star Literary Life and Stephanie Raffelock for providing me with a hardcover of Creatrix Rising in exchange for an honest and unbiased review Creatrix Rising: Unlocking the Power of Midlife Women by Stephanie Raffelock  Categories: Nonfiction / Self Help Memoir Publisher: She Writes Press Pub Date: August 24, 2021  Pages:176…

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    The Cowboy Who Saved Christmas – Book Blitz and Giveaway

    The temperature has dropped enough here in Texas to let me consider putting up my Christmas tree a few days early! And that also means I can happily start sharing Christmas romance novels here on the blog! What better way to kick off the holiday book season than with an anthology headlined by a favorite, author Jodi Thomas, in The Cowboy Who Saved Christmas. So pour yourself a cup of cocoa, read on to learn more about this lovely collection of stories, and enter the giveaway for a chance to win your own copy!!! Many thanks to Lone Star Book Blog Tours for inviting me to participate in this Book…