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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…

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    Book Blog Tour and Review: To The Republic by Bruce Clavey

    Today on the tour I’m featuring the first book in a six book series by author Bruce Clavey. To The Republic is an epic tale that addresses some pretty relevant issues at the moment: immigration, human trafficking, the border wall, and more. Keep reading for more info on the book, my thoughts on it, and a enter the giveaway for a chance to win one of three prize packs! I was provided a copy of the book for review purposes; all opinions are my own. TO THE REPUBLICThe Republic Series, Book One BY BRUCE CLAVEY Publication Date: October 26th, 2020Pages: 394 pagesCategories: Hispanic American Fiction / Political Fiction Scroll for…

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    The Takeaway Men by Meryl Ain – A Book Blitz

    With a stunning cover and a compelling storyline, Meryl Ain’s historical fiction novel The Takeaway Men has earned a place in my TBR book pile. Read on to learn more about this moving tale about two sisters’ search for truth in this story that is the result of her life-long research into the Holocaust. THE TAKEAWAY MEN By Meryl Ain Publisher: SparkPressPub Date: August 4th, 2020Pages: 265 pagesCategories: Historical / Jewish Literature / Sibling Fiction / Holocaust SYNOPSIS With the cloud of the Holocaust still looming over them, twin sisters Bronka and Johanna Lubinski and their parents arrive in the US from a Displaced Persons Camp. In the years after…

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    Dire’s Club by Kimberly Packard – Book Review and Giveaway

    Today I’m back with Lone Star Book Blog Tours (yay) with a review of a much anticipated book (and a great giveaway.) I was first introduced to Kimberley Packard through another tour when I was blown away by her novel Vortex. Today, I’m bringing you her newest novel Dire’s Club, so read on to learn more about this captivating book and enter our giveaway! I was provided a copy of the book for review purposes; all opinions are my own. DIRE’S CLUB by Kimberly Packard Publisher: Abalos PublishingPublication Date: March 23, 2021Pages: 326 PagesCategories: Action & Adventure / Contemporary / Women’s Fiction Scroll for Giveaway! SYNOPSIS  Dying isn’t just hard on the…

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    PUDGE AND PREJUDICE by A.K. Pittman – Book Blog Tour and Review

    Today on the blog I’m happily joining up with Lone Star Book Blog Tours to bring you A. K. Pittman’s FABULOUS Pudge and Prejudice. I don’t know who geeked out more over this book – the ’80s teen me or the Austen fan in me. Either way, we both absolutely loved this book. Read on to find out why, enter the fun giveaway, and check out the tour list for more great takes on this witty, sweet, and heartwarming book.  SO many thanks go out to A.K. Pittman and Lone Star Book Blog Tours for providing me with a review copy. All opinions, typos, and teen flashbacks are mine alone.…

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    Stork Bite by L.K. SIMONDS – Book Review

      STORK BITE by L.K. SIMONDS Genre: Historical Fiction / Southern Fiction Date of Publication: November 30, 2020 Number of Pages: 359 pages  Scroll down for Giveaway!   SYNOPSIS “Everything has to be reconciled eventually.” Caddo Parish, 1913. On an October morning, a Klansman confronts seventeen-year-old David Walker at a hidden oxbow lake where he has gone to hunt. David accidentally kills the man and hides the crime. His determination to protect his family from reprisal drives him far from home and into manhood. Shreveport, 1927. Cargie (rhymes with Margie) Barre and Mae Compton are two vastly different young women, but both are defying convention to reach for their dreams. The…

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    Once Upon a Mail Order Bride – Book Blog Tour & Review

    Author Linda Broday’s Outlaw Mail Order Brides series had been such a delight, and she wrapping up the series with the action-packed Once Upon A Mail Order Bride! I’m happy to be joining up with Lone Star Book Blog Tours and share a review of the book! Read on to get my take on the book and enter into the giveaway for a chance at signed copies and more! I was provided an advance digital copy of the book from the author via NetGalley. All opinions are my own. ONCE UPON A MAIL ORDER BRIDEOutlaw Mail Order Brides, #4byLinda Broday Categories: Western / Historical Romance Publisher: Sourcebooks CasablancaDate of Publication: November…