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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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    Book Tour and Review: The Edge of Too Late by Jan Sikes

    Believe me when I say I’m so happy to be back with Lone Star Book Blog Tours to bring you a wonderful book! November was a tough reading month, personally, as Covid finally caught me, and since recovering it has been a battle to concentrate on anything, which is a massive source of annoyance for this bookworm. That also means that for me to finish a book, it REALLY has to hold my attention, and trust me when I say that The Edge of Too Late did just that! Read on to learn more about this book that is a fun mash-up of suspense with a little light romance and…

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    Spotlight Post! The Third Dawn: From Bethlehem to Golgotha by Thomas J. Nichols

    It’s been a while, but I’m back with Lone Star Lit on a “Pop-Up Blog-Hop” featuring Thomas J. Nichols’ updated novel The Third Dawn: From Bethlehem to Golgotha. For fans of inspirational religious & historical fiction, this would make a lovely gift for the upcoming holiday. Read on to learn more about the book, enter in the giveaway, and check out more blogs on the tour! THE THIRD DAWN: From Bethlehem to GolgothaBy Thomas J. Nichols Inspirational Religious Fiction / Historical Fiction  Publisher: Nicholson Books Page Count: 212 pages Publication Date: September 14, 2023 Updated version with new dialogue and more detailed descriptions Scroll down for a giveaway! SYNOPSIS Nichols…

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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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    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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    Holding On Loosely by Dana Knox Wright – Book Blog Tour

    I’ve had a lot of things swirling around in my life lately and it’s forced me to take a break from book reviews. Sometimes, though, the books on tour with Lone Star Book Blog Tours seem to appear just when I need them (and I purchased my own copy of this one because the synopsis SPOKE to me). Is it coincidence or just simple good timing? I’m not sure, honestly, but with all the chaos happening, I’m just holding things together (kind of, maybe), and so Dana Knox Wright’s newest book Holding On Loosely feels like it was meant for control freak/Type A/struggling perfectionist me – particularly with my oldest…

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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…