First Line Fridays – #7 (and a Giveaway!)

First Line Fridays – #7 (and a Giveaway!)

Posted May 13, 2016 / 42 Comments

Yaaaaay!! It’s Friday again! Time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line! Today, I am happy to once again include my friend Rachel from Bookworm Mama in First Line Fridays. If you’d like to join us, send me a note and let […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Hunting Hope by Nika Maples

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Hunting Hope by Nika Maples

Posted May 13, 2016 / 7 Comments

At twenty, Nika Maples learned that when hope was all she had, she claimed it boldly while defying all odds to recover from a devastating stroke. The lessons from that struggle are powerful and universal, and she shares those lessons in her new book, Hunting Hope. Doctors warned that she had […]


Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Julianna Deering

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Julianna Deering

Posted May 12, 2016 / 96 Comments

  Guys! Guys! I get to chat with the super cool Julianna Deering today! We started talking through the blog a while back – she blames me for her ever-growing TBR list.  Pffft. What’s up with that? lol. Well…. it works both ways. Since “meeting” her, I’ve added the entire […]


Sins of the Past Mystery & Mayhem Tour (plus Character Profiles)

Sins of the Past Mystery & Mayhem Tour (plus Character Profiles)

Posted May 11, 2016 / 14 Comments

Mystery! Mayhem! Dani Pettrey! Lynette Eason! Clues to solve! Characters to Profile! I have been waiting for this day since I read my first Nancy Drew book! Ok mystery fans, have you SEEN the letter yet from “Anonymous” that Dani Pettrey received in the mail just before the launch of Sins of […]


Book Blitz (and a Giveaway!): The Neverland Wars by Audrey Greathouse

Book Blitz (and a Giveaway!): The Neverland Wars by Audrey Greathouse

Posted May 10, 2016 / 14 Comments

The Neverland Wars Audrey Greathouse Published by: Clean Teen Publishing Publication date: May 9th 2016 Genres: Fairy Tales, Retelling, Young Adult Magic can do a lot—give you flight, show you mermaids, help you taste the stars, and… solve the budget crisis? That’s what the grown-ups will do with it if […]


A Few of My Favorite Websites (That *gasp* Aren’t Book-Related)

A Few of My Favorite Websites (That *gasp* Aren’t Book-Related)

Posted May 10, 2016 / 60 Comments

  I’m not gonna lie.  This week’s topic? It’s been causing me much angst ever since I first saw it, innocuously blinking at me from The Broke & The Bookish‘s Top Ten Tuesday page. I read (and reacted to) it in stages. “Websites i love” – oh, this will be fun! […]



Book Review: At Work Within by Rick Osborne

Book Review: At Work Within by Rick Osborne

Posted May 9, 2016 / 0 Comments

Salvation * Discipleship * Transformation God saw you and determined to make you into His image and likeness long before you were born. His vision for you and your life is so amazing, it’s beyond your imagining. What if you could be that person now? Well, you can be. God […]


Sunday Book Club – Fictional Moms

Sunday Book Club – Fictional Moms

Posted May 8, 2016 / 18 Comments

  Welcome to this special Mother’s Day edition of the Sunday Book Club! Today I thought we’d (appropriately enough) talk about our favorite fictional moms. This is my mom: She’s not fictional, of course, but she is my favorite.  (You know, they do say that truth is stranger than fiction…. I […]


An Open Book – May 2016

An Open Book – May 2016

Posted May 7, 2016 / 6 Comments

  Author Carolyn Astfalk invited me to participate in her “An Open Book” link-up that she does the first Wednesday of each month at both MyScribblersHeart and CatholicMom.com. What a fun idea!! And as y’all know, I’m always reading a lot (haha! understatement.) and most of it winds up here on the […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Without a Doubt by Nancy Cole Silverman

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Without a Doubt by Nancy Cole Silverman

Posted May 7, 2016 / 10 Comments

As radio reporter Carol Childs investigates a series of Beverly Hills jewelry heists, she realizes her FBI boyfriend, Eric, is working the same case. Even worse, she may have inadvertently helped the suspect escape. The situation intensifies when the suspect calls the radio station during a live broadcast, baiting Carol […]


First Line Fridays – #6

First Line Fridays – #6

Posted May 6, 2016 / 38 Comments

WHOOHOO!! It’s Friday again! Time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line! Today, I am happy to once again include my friend Rachel from Bookworm Mama in First Line Fridays. If you’d like to join us, send me a note and let […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Song of Silence by Cynthia Ruchti

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Song of Silence by Cynthia Ruchti

Posted May 6, 2016 / 7 Comments

As the music fades and a chasm separates her from the passion of her heart, will Lucy’s faith song go silent, too? Find out in Cynthia Ruchti’s new book, Song of Silence. The musical score of her life seems to be missing all the notes. When a simple misstep threatens to silence Lucy forever, […]


Review (and a Giveaway!): Promised to the Crown by Aimie K. Runyan

Review (and a Giveaway!): Promised to the Crown by Aimie K. Runyan

Posted May 5, 2016 / 4 Comments

Promised to the Crown (Daughters of New France, Book One) by Aimie K. Runyan Publication Date: April 26, 2016 Kensington Paperback & eBook; 352 Pages Series: Daughters of New France Genre: Historical Fiction     Bound for a new continent, and a new beginning. In her illuminating debut novel, Aimie […]



Review: A Flight of Arrows by Lori Benton

Review: A Flight of Arrows by Lori Benton

Posted May 4, 2016 / 8 Comments

October 1776–August 1777 It is said that what a man sows he will reap–and for such a harvest there is no set season. No one connected to Reginald Aubrey is untouched by the crime he committed twenty years ago. Not William, the Oneida child Reginald stole and raised as his […]


IndieLove Magazine Launch (and a Giveaway!)

IndieLove Magazine Launch (and a Giveaway!)

Posted May 3, 2016 / 17 Comments

    IndieLove Magazine is a new publication showcasing Indie Everything!!! From Independent Authors, Musicians, Film makers, Actors, Art, Etsy Crafters. With Bonus features such as content articles, recipes, DIY, not for profit and travel. It launches TODAY and is the brainchild of author/blogger Sarah Gai. Check out the following […]



2016 Inspy Awards Shortlist announced

2016 Inspy Awards Shortlist announced

Posted May 2, 2016 / 2 Comments

  The Christy Awards finalists weren’t the only shortlist to be announced today! The blogger-driven Inspy Awards also announced their shortlist.  I am beyond honored to be a judge this year for the Inspys in the Contemporary Romance/Romantic Suspense category. Clicking on the hyperlinks in the list below will take […]


2016 Christy Award Finalists announced

2016 Christy Award Finalists announced

Posted May 2, 2016 / 5 Comments

  LAWRENCE, Kan.—The Christy Awards Advisory Board is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2016 Christy Awards honoring excellence in Christian fiction. Award winners will be announced via an online event at www.christyawards.com at 4 p.m. (EDT), Mon., June 27, 2016. “For sixteen years we have hosted the awards at […]