• Big Inch
    book review,  Books

    The Big Inch by Kimberly Fish (Audio Book Tour)

    Today we’re featuring our first audio book tour with Lone Star Book Blog Tours, and it’s especially exciting because the narrator is our own Sydney Young. If you’re a fan of World War II historical fiction, be sure to check out The Big Inch, written by Kimberly Fish. I’ve got a lot to share in today’s tour stop – a guest post by the author PLUS a clip from the audio book, the book trailer and a great giveaway, too! Read on and check it all out! THE BIG INCH Misfits and Millionaires #1 by KIMBERLY FISH Narrated by Sydney Young    Genre: Historical Fiction / Romance / WWII Spies  Publisher:…

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    Lone Star Book Blog Tour: Mistletoe Miracles by Jodi Thomas (Excerpt and Giveaway)

    I just came home from my favorite craft store which is already laden with Christmas decorations (and yes, I did come home with a decorative holiday pillow) which means that we are rapidly approaching the holiday season. While some people dread those first signs of Christmas, I get into my happy place because it means the approach of Hallmark movies and signals the release of Christmas-themed romance novels. My first read of the season will be this one by a favorite Texas author, Jodi Thomas, as she returns with another addition to her Ransom Canyon series with Mistletoe Miracles. Read on for an excerpt from Mistletoe Miracles AND a giveaway…

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    Cowboy It’s Cold Outside: Book Review and Giveaway

    Brrr. Has winter officially arrived where you live? It’s in the 50’s here in the Dallas area, but it somehow feels colder than that! One way to warm things up is with a sweet romance, and this week I’m joining up with Lone Star Book Blog Tours to share Cowboy, It’s Cold Outside! (And don’t think I’m not hearing Dean Martin every time I glance at the cover…) COWBOY, IT’S COLD OUTSIDE A Twilight, Texas Novel by LORI WILDE Genre: Contemporary Holiday Romance Date of Publication: October 27, 2017 Publisher: Avon on Twitter ? on Facebook Number of Pages: 400 Scroll down for the giveaway! New York Times and USA…

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    Review & Giveaway: Champion of the Barrio by R. Gaines Baty

    CHAMPION OF THE BARRIO The Legacy of Coach Buryl Baty by R. Gaines Baty   Genre: Biography / Sports / Civil Rights Publisher: Texas A&M University Press Date of Publication: February 9, 2015 Number of Pages: 288   Scroll down for Giveaway! In 1947, after serving in WWII and quarterbacking the Texas Aggies during the glory days of the old Southwest Conference, Texas football legend Buryl Baty was drafted by the Detroit Lions. But, the NFL wouldn’t be where he’d create his legacy. He instead became the head football coach at Bowie High School in El Paso, where he’d inspire a team of Mexican Americans from the Segundo Barrio with…

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    Short Stories By Texas Authors!

    SHORT STORIES BY TEXAS AUTHORS Volume 2   Short Stories by Texas Authors, Volume 2 is comprised of winning stories submitted in an annual contest to highlight Texas Authors while raising money for literacy programs. Genre: Short Stories Publisher: Texas Authors, Inc. Date of Publication: October 3, 2016 # of pages: 110 Scroll down for Giveaway!   Texas Authors have once again allowed their creative minds to open up and expand the universe in which they live with short stories that captures one’s emotions through the everlasting aspect of storytelling. In this, the second volume of award winning short stories, readers are taken on a personal ride of growth and understanding…

  • #ResidenceInn #Homeawayfromhome
    adventures,  Travel

    Home Away from Home: Residence Inn

      Recently I drove to Austin with some fellow bloggers for the Disney Social Media Moms Conference “On the Road”. Since the conference officially started at 8:30am, I knew making the four-hour drive from Dallas EARLY that  morning would be a deal breaker – nope, there was no way was I going to be up at 4am to make the drive, then do it all again after lunch. This girl needs her beauty sleep! Enter the Residence Inn by Marriott – a family favorite. In addition to the things like free wireless internet, flat-screen HD TVs to veg out in after a day of driving, what I like best is that there are…

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    Sea World, Texas Style

    We traveled to San Antonio for our Spring Break vacation. One of the top things on our to-do list was Sea World San Antonio. The morning had started out overcast and chilly, but we didn’t let it deter us! With confidence in the weatherman’s forecast, we headed out to the park. We found the best deal online at the SeaWorld website; we printed our tickets at home (including pre-paying the parking – you save $2) and we headed straight for the security check at the entrance. It appeared not everyone was as brave as us, and crowds were light and manageable. The best part about the cooler weather: there was no wait on…