Tag: young adult

Series Review: The Harwood Mysteries by Antony Barone Kolenc

Series Review: The Harwood Mysteries by Antony Barone Kolenc

Posted January 8, 2024 / 1 Comment

The Harwood Mysteries have been on my TBR list ever since I first featured Antony Barone Kolenc on the blog. This medieval mystery series for upper middle graders through middle schoolers & teens (it grows with the readers as the main character ages) has won copious awards – including the […]



Author Interview: Thirzah & The Librarian’s Ruse

Author Interview: Thirzah & The Librarian’s Ruse

Posted October 7, 2023 / 0 Comments

Please join me in welcoming Thirzah to the blog today to chat about her new fantasy novella, The Librarian’s Ruse! Thirzah was born in the Netherlands, but grew up in Southern Maryland. In her spare time (what’s that?), Thirzah enjoys hanging out with other writers, creating jewelry, and making fantasy […]


August 2023 New Releases

August 2023 New Releases

Posted August 4, 2023 / 2 Comments

Happy August! School started here in Georgia on Tuesday, which I think is crazy. But saying goodbye to summer takes a backseat to saying hello to a new month of new books. There are tons of great books on my radar in August! There are just over 100 titles on […]



Top Ten Tuesday: Self-Published Books I’ve Reviewed & Loved

Top Ten Tuesday: Self-Published Books I’ve Reviewed & Loved

Posted April 4, 2023 / 28 Comments

Happy Tuesday! Today’s theme for Top Ten Tuesday is all about self-published books (note: the term ‘indie’ is also used interchangeably in the book world), and I confess that I wanted to curl in on myself at the thought of narrowing down my fave indie authors or books. So…. I […]


April 2023 New Releases

April 2023 New Releases

Posted April 1, 2023 / 10 Comments

Happy April! Spring is in the air here in Georgia… and so is pollen haha! There are 85 titles on this list of April 2023 New Releases, and they comprise a range of genres – contemporary, historical, cozy mystery, suspense, Amish fiction, children’s books, YA, and even some speculative fiction. […]


First Line Friday (week 316): The Christy Award 2022 winners

First Line Friday (week 316): The Christy Award 2022 winners

Posted November 18, 2022 / 9 Comments

Happy Friday & welcome to the First Line Friday link-up! It’s still Friday, right? I apologize that this wasn’t up on time today but I was out of town for the Art of Writing conference & Christy Award gala and my laptop refused to be cooperative last night after the […]


Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Live on Purpose by Sadie Robertson Huff

Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Live on Purpose by Sadie Robertson Huff

Posted October 10, 2021 / 9 Comments

LIVE ON PURPOSE: 100 Devotions for Letting Go of Fear and Following God AUTHOR: Sadie Robertson Huff, with Tama Fortner GENRE: Teen & Young Adult Devotional PUBLISHER: Thomas Nelson RELEASE DATE: September 28, 2021 PAGES: 205 Learn how to celebrate every moment in life while living enthusiastically and following your […]


Book Spotlight: I AM by Sons & Daughters

Book Spotlight: I AM by Sons & Daughters

Posted September 15, 2021 / 10 Comments

I’m delighted today to give you a peek inside I AM by Sons & Daughters with an excerpt! I AM: Find Your Identity. Claim Your Freedom. Embrace the Adventure. GENRE: Inspirational Young Adult Spiritual Growth PUBLISHER: Revell RELEASE DATE: September 21, 2021 PAGES: 188 The world has been waiting for […]



Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Peggy Wirgau & The Stars in April

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Peggy Wirgau & The Stars in April

Posted April 15, 2021 / 21 Comments

Please join me in welcoming author Peggy Wirgau to the blog today to chat about her debut novel The Stars in April! Peggy Wirgau is a Michigan native and now lives in Delray Beach, Florida. She loves bringing history to life for readers. Peggy has written for Appleseeds, Insight, Learning […]




2020 Carol Award Finalists Q&A (and a Giveaway!): Sara Ella & Coral

2020 Carol Award Finalists Q&A (and a Giveaway!): Sara Ella & Coral

Posted September 17, 2020 / 21 Comments

Happy Thursday once again! Through this Saturday (culminating with a list of winners), I have the privilege of sharing mini interviews with nearly all of the 2020 ACFW Carol Award Finalists! Today I’m continuing with Sara Ella and her Carol Award finalist book Coral! You can check out a list […]



Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): eXtreme Blindside by Leslea Wahl

Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): eXtreme Blindside by Leslea Wahl

Posted June 18, 2020 / 5 Comments

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour & Giveaway for eXtreme Blindside by Leslea Wahl, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! Title: eXtreme Blindside Author: Leslea Wahl Publisher: Pauline Books and Media Release Date: December 1, 2019 Genre: Young Adult Mystery After winning Olympic silver, teen snowboarder Jake Taylor is struggling […]


Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Jennifer Willcock & Exit Stage Right

Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Jennifer Willcock & Exit Stage Right

Posted January 18, 2020 / 29 Comments

Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for the Exit Stage Right by Jennifer Willcock, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! Title: Exit Stage Right by Jennifer Willcock Publisher: Word Alive Press Genre: Young Adult Release Date: November 30, 2019 She wants to dance, and she’s willing to sacrifice everything, everyone, […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Dangerous Alliance by Jennieke Cohen

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Dangerous Alliance by Jennieke Cohen

Posted December 2, 2019 / 7 Comments

DANGEROUS ALLIANCE: An Austentacious Romance GENRE: Historical Romance / Young Adult PUBLISHER: HarperTeen RELEASE DATE: December 3, 2019 PAGES: 448 The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue meets Jane Austen in this witty, winking historical romance with a dash of mystery! Lady Victoria Aston has everything she could want: an […]


2019 The Christy Award Finalists (and a Giveaway!): Young Adult

2019 The Christy Award Finalists (and a Giveaway!): Young Adult

Posted November 6, 2019 / 26 Comments

Happy Wednesday yet again 🙂 Since Monday, I’ve been spotlighting The Christy Award 2019 finalist books in each category – let’s finish up with young adult! Some of the authors were gracious enough to answer a couple of questions for me so I’ve included their answers below as well. The […]