Thursday, September 22, 2022

~ FRIDAY FICTION FEATURE HEALING HAZEL ~

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AUTHOR JENNIFER MOORE
~Post Includes:  Book Spotlight + Excerpt,
Author Bio & Giveaway~ 
 

Healing Hazel JustRead Blog + Review Tour 

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for Healing Hazel by Jennifer Moore, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

 

ABOUT THE BOOK

        

 

       Title:   Healing Hazel
       Series:   The Blue Orchid Society #3
       Author:   Jennifer Moore
       Publisher:   Covenant Communications
       Release Date:  September 8, 2022
       Genre:  Clean & Wholesome Romance /
       Historical / Victorian


              Hazel Thornton has one great ambition: to help the sick and 

         wounded as a nurse.

  But that dream can never become a reality.

  After a devastating childhood trauma, she has spent her life battling fits of panic that make it impossible to finish her studies. Everything changes, however, when a trip to Spain takes a perilous turn that derails her plans to visit her father for Christmas and immediately plunges her into the dangers of a brutal war. With single-minded focus, she springs into action to help her fellow travelers. To ensure their continued care, she begins work at a Spanish hospital alongside Dr. Jim Jackson, a man whose only emotion seems to be wariness of his new assistant. Armed with gifts of support from each of her dearest friends, a group that dubs themselves the Blue Orchid Society, Hazel embarks on a journey of hope and healing to battle the demons of her past with the help of the doctor who has captured her heart. 

EXCERPT: 

Miss Thornton genuinely cared. She was compassionate and felt deeply for her patients. Jim had been like that once. He’d felt the desire to heal, to relieve pain, to alleviate suffering. But that was before. After his brother’s death, medicine had become Jim’s religion. He was consumed with a sense of urgency. He’d joined the Red Cross, following wars and disasters, foolishly believing each patient he cured would ease the pain in his heart, the guilt for the one he couldn’t save.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jennifer Moore

Jennifer Moore lives with one husband and four sons who produce heaps of laundry and laughter. She earned a BA from the University of Utah in Linguistics, which she uses mostly for Jeopardy. A reader of history and romance, she loves traveling, tall ships, scented candles, and watching cake decorating videos. When she’s not driving carpool, writing, or helping with homework, she’ll usually be found playing tennis.

Connect with Jennifer by visiting authorjmoore.com to follow her on social media or subscribe to email newsletter updates.

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(1) winner will receive a signed copy of Healing Hazel, bookmark, blue orchid pin, themed stickers, and a $25 Amazon gift card!

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Wednesday, September 21, 2022

~ BOOK BLAST WHAT NOT TO WEAR TO THE GRAVEYARD ~

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--  'WHAT NOT TO WEAR TO THE GRAVEYARD'  --
AUTHOR DEBRA SENNEFELDER
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What Not to Wear to a Graveyard (A Resale Boutique Mystery) 

by Debra Sennefelder

 

About What Not to Wear to a Graveyard

 

Cozy Mystery A Resale Boutique Mystery Novella  
Lyrical Press (September 8, 2020) Print length ‏ : ‎ 97 pages  
Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B082WR2253
 

 

After trading her Manhattan digs for her upstate hometown, fashionista Kelly Quinn has big plans for her grandmother’s consignment shop. But this All Hallow’s Eve someone is already dressed to kill . . . 

A socialite’s missing dog has made front page news in Lucky Cove—complete with a hefty reward. But between renovating the consignment shop, planning her costume for a 1970s themed Halloween party, and scouting a location for a fashion shoot, Kelly doesn’t have time to search. Yet a visit to the local colonial-era cemetery—ideal for the moody atmosphere she’s after—soon turns up the precious pooch. Kelly’s looking forward to collecting the check—until she makes a gruesome discovery in an abandoned farmhouse: The dog’s owner, stabbed through the heart.

Kelly can’t help wondering why Constance Lane was traipsing around the farmhouse in stilettos. But as Kelly gets decked out in a vintage disco caftan, that isn’t the only fashion misstatement spooking her. Hidden in the dead woman’s past is a secret that could be the motive for the murder. And as the Halloween party gets started, even a menacing clown and a threatening bearded lady can’t keep Kelly from trick or treating for the truth—even if it means her last dance . . .

 

About Debra Sennefelder

 

 

Debra Sennefelder is the acclaimed author of the Food Blogger Mysteries, the Resale Boutique Mystery Series and the upcoming Cookie Shop Mystery series. An avid reader who reads across a range of genres, mystery fiction is her obsession. Her interest in people and relationships is channeled into her novels against a backdrop of crime and mystery.

Her first novel, THE UNINVITED CORPSE (A Food Blogger mystery) was published in 2018.When she’s not reading, she enjoys cooking and baking and as a former food blogger, she is constantly taking photographs of her food. Yeah, she’s that person.

Born and raised in New York City, where she majored in her hobby of fashion buying, she now lives and writes in Connecticut with her family. She’s worked in retail and publishing before becoming a full-time author. Her writing companion is her adorable and slightly spoiled Shih-Tzu, Connie.  
 
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Tuesday, September 20, 2022

~ BLOG TOUR HIS SMALL TOWN DREAM ~

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--  'HIS SMALL TOWN DREAM'  --
AUTHOR TARA RANDEL
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His Small Town Dream JustRead Blog + Review Tour 

 

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for His Small Town Dream by Tara Randel, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

 

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ABOUT THE BOOK

 

His Small Town Dream Title:   His Small Town Dream 
Series:   The Golden Matchmakers Club #3 
Author:   Tara Randel 
Publisher:   Harlequin Heartwarming 
Release Date:   August 23, 2022 
Genre: Contemporary Romance (Sweet/Clean)

This city girl…

Could be his perfect match! 
 
Adam Wright is ready to stop nursing his broken heart and give in to his family’s matchmaking. He knows lively marketing exec Carrie Mitchell wants to return to New York, but he’s showing her all small-town Golden has to offer…including himself. When his ex-fiancΓ©e arrives, it could scare Carrie away, or it may be a chance to heal past hurts…and share his small-town dream with her!
 
EXCERPT:

“The only way to get over your fear is to meet it.”

He brought her to Maggie, hoping Carrie would remember the animal.

She pushed her sunglasses on top of her head as she started walking again. “I’m not afraid. I just don’t know what to expect.”

“Hold on.” Adam strode to the office and reemerged with his hands full. When he got closer, he let her take a peek.

“Baby carrots and cut-up apples?”

“Treats.”

He dropped a few carrots in her hand. “Just let the horse smell them and she’ll take it from there.”

“I don’t know.”

He held out the apple pieces for the horse. When Maggie devoured them, he turned toward Carrie. “Like I said, Maggie knows what to do.”

A bit tentatively, Carrie approached, holding out her hand. Adam stood close, hoping to give her some confidence. Maggie did the rest.

Carrie pulled her hand back. “Oh, wow, that tickles.”

“Not so bad, huh?”

She smiled at him and his chest constricted.

“Can I try it again?”

He handed her a few more carrots. Again, she approached the horse and laughed when Maggie took the snack.

“Before you know it, you’ll be a pro,” he predicted.

“I’m really not sure small-town life is for me...”

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
 
Tara Randel

Tara Randel is an award-winning, USA Today bestselling author. Family values, a bit of mystery and, of course, love and romance, are her favorite themes, because she believes love is the greatest gift of all. She writes for multiple genres, including romance, mystery and Women’s fiction.

Connect with Tara by visiting tararandel.com to follow her on social media or subscribe to email newsletter updates. 
 
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MY REVIEW:

A story about navigating through past mistakes and regrets to discover a bright future where it was least expected . . .

Adam Wright is a brilliant, successful financial executive who has returned to his small hometown of Golden, Georgia, to run his family's adventure business after living in New York for several years.

Carrie Mitchell is an outgoing, energetic marketing executive who moved to Golden, Georgia, to work for their Chamber of Commerce. She grew up in New York City, so the slow pace and friendly atmosphere of Golden is quite an adjustment for her. Her roommate is her college friend, Serena.

Adam and Carrie are introduced by mutual friends at a gathering. They begin meeting each morning when they are in line for coffee at their favorite shop. Engaging quiet, reserved Adam in conversation is a challenge for the extroverted, bubbly Carrie.

As time goes by their friendship grows, and they begin to communicate on a deeper level. Once they get past formalities and begin feeling more comfortable around each other, it's apparent that they could have something special together if they can just move past their core issues and the traumatic events in their pasts.

One of the themes that drew me into this story was the respect and kindness Adam shows toward Carrie and the other people in his life. He is essentially a stand-up guy who is dealing with heartache and disappointment. It turns out he has a great sense of humor and a heart of gold. He becomes Carrie's encourager, and with his support she takes risks and tries things she was previously fearful of attempting such as horseback riding.

Carrie is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to promoting the town of Golden as a vacation destination along creating new events in Golden. She is a self-proclaimed workaholic and overachiever. Personally, she is recovering from a bad situation in New York which damaged her self-esteem and positive attitude about her future.

When Adam and Carrie are ambushed by individuals from their respective pasts, they join together to heal. In the process, they find what they've been looking for all along—true, unconditional love, and a dream for a brighter tomorrow.

This is one of my favorite clean, wholesome romance reads of this year! The story is completely clean in language and content. Highly recommended!

I received a copy of this book from the author through JustRead Publicity Tours. All of my thoughts and opinions shared here are solely my own.

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(1) winner will receive an autographed print copy of Stealing Her Best Friend’s Heart and Her Christmastime Family, a festive fall mug and towel, and a $25 Amazon Gift Card. (1) additional winner will receive a $10 Amazon e-Gift Card.

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Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight September 19, 2022 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on September 26, 2022. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Gift card open internationally. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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Sunday, September 18, 2022

~ BLOG TOUR STOP ABBY'S PONY LOVE ~

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--  'ABBY'S PONY LOVE'  --
A Middle-Grade Novel
AUTHOR SUSAN COUNT
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Abby's Pony Love by Susan Count

 

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About Abby's Pony Love

 

Abby's Pony Love  

Hastings Creations Group (September 19, 2022)  

Middle-Grade Ages 8-12 Print length ‏ : ‎ 113 pages  

Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0B7VXQSX5

 

 

When a girl falls in pony-love, she wants it to be forever.

Desperate to be near horses, a hopeful girl with no horse experience begs for a job at a stable. Then she falls in love with a beautiful but mischievous pony, only to have it bought by another family. Abby’s heart aches when her barn job becomes helping the new owner learn to ride the best pony ever. Can her faithful heart let go of what never belonged to her?

 

About Susan Count

 

 Susan Count writes for the joy and entertainment of young readers. She is a best-selling, award-winning author of the Dream Horse Adventures Series, Dream Pony Riders Series, and Texas Boys Adventures. She prefers to create stories in a quiet zone. Out her window, her mind wanders through the forest and keeps her in a grateful, contented state of being. She writes at a fabulous antique desk that has secret compartments filled with memories, mysteries, and story ideas. As a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and American Christian Fiction Writers, Susan takes studying the craft of writing seriously. Susan confesses to being overly fond of brownies and horseback riding on forest trails. She is a lifelong equestrian and is owned by a Rocky Mountain Horse. You are invited to saddle up and ride along. www. susancount.com 
 
E-mail a comment: susancountauthor@yahoo.com 
Hearing from readers is a great delight and encourages me to keep writing.  
Please like Susan Count at:  https://www.facebook.com/susancount where I post only horse-related videos. 
 
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Thursday, September 15, 2022

~ FRIDAY FICTION FEATURE FORGED BLOG TOUR ~

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--  'FORGED'  --
AUTHOR SARA DAVISON
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Forged JustRead Blog + Review Tour 

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for Forged by Sara Davison, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

 

ABOUT THE BOOK

 

Forged Title:   Forged 
Series:   The Night Guardians Series #4 
Author:   Sara Davison 
Publisher:   Mountain Brook Ink 
Release Date:   September 5, 2022 
Genre:   Christian, Romantic Suspense

The one missing person he can’t find

is the one who matters the most. 

Private Investigator Jax Rodriguez has been searching for his brother, Diego, for twenty years. When he stumbles upon another lead, he makes an agonizing decision—he will follow this last trail until it grows cold, and then he will marry the woman he loves and abandon his quest once and for all. 

Artist Mikayla Grant is terrified of losing another person close to her, but she has to let Jax go after his brother. Given the secrecy surrounding Diego’s disappearance, clearly Jax is heading into danger. When all contact with him is abruptly cut off, can Mikayla trust that God’s promise to never leave or forsake Jax will be enough to bring him safely home, or does she need to take matters into her own hands? 

As Jax attempts to survive the dangerous streets of Caracus, Venezuela and then face the myriad of unknown threats in the El Yunque Rainforest in Puerto Rico, he is not the only one following his brother’s trail. 

A ruthless drug lord bent on revenge is using all his resources to discover the truth about what happened to Diego. If Jax can't stay one step ahead of his pursuer, then he, like his brother, could disappear and never be heard from again.
 

EXCERPT:

The phone rang four times before Mikayla answered with a breathless, “Jax?”

Her voice, even that one word, wrapped around him like a winter jacket he’d pulled on to ward off the cold night. “Hola, preciosa.”

“Hola. ¿CΓ³moestΓ‘s?”

Where did he even begin? “I just came from Diego’s grave.”

“Oh, Jax. I’m so sorry.”

The compassion in her voice nearly undid him. Unutterable weariness swept over him. The only thing he wanted was to drop onto a couch, pull Mikayla to him, her head resting on his chest, and fall asleep with his cheek pressed to her silky hair.

Through the line, she drew in a shuddering breath. “I wish I could hold you.”

Jax managed a wry grin. “You are reading my thoughts.”

“Will you come home?”

He hesitated. Now, listening to her in the stillness of the car, the lights of Puerto Rico streaming past his windows, coming home to her sounded like the only good idea in the world. This quest still tangled him up like that fly in the spider web, though. Why? Diego was dead. As the blond man had reminded him, he could do nothing for his brother now. So why couldn’t he wipe away the cobwebs of this case as easily as he had swiped the bits of web off on his jeans earlier? All he knew was that he couldn’t.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Sara Davison

Sara Davison is the author of four romantic suspense series—The Seven Trilogy, The Night Guardians, The Rose Tattoo Trilogy, and two sparrows for a penny, as well as the standalone, The Watcher. A finalist for more than a dozen national writing awards, she is a Word, Cascade, and Carol Award winner. She currently resides in Ontario with her husband, Michael, and their three mostly grown kids. Like every good Canadian, she loves coffee, hockey, poutine, and apologizing for no particular reason.

Connect with Sara by visiting saradavison.org to follow her on social media or subscribe to email newsletter updates.
 
 

I never actually made the conscious decision to write suspense/romantic suspense, but when I started seriously writing stories, that’s what came out. Not surprising, since romantic suspense has always been my favourite genre to read.

In general, Christian romantic suspense tends to follow a rough formula, although the guidelines are not as rigid as they are with straight suspense. Typically, the hero (or, more often now, the heroine) is either a cop, private eye, or current or former military. The heroine (or, more often now, the hero) is in some kind of danger and needs protection. Despite all precautions, the bad guy/girl usually manages to get to the one in danger and the hero or heroine must rescue them. Of course there is romantic tension simmering throughout as well.

My books rarely follow even that loose formula closely. While most, if not all, would still clearly be classified as romantic suspense simply by virtue of that fact that, even if they don’t always follow that outline, they contain roughly equal suspense and romance elements, a number of them could also be assigned another sub-genre. Written in Ink, for example, could probably best be described as romantic-suspense-women’s fiction, which, unfortunately for me, isn’t a genre that exists. The Watcher is speculative romantic suspense while The Seven Trilogy would be considered dystopian romantic suspense. And since every book doesn’t end with the hero and heroine together (because the story arc takes place over the whole series) those ones can’t even be categorized as romance, as one of the stipulations of that genre is that there is a HEA for the main couple.

All of which makes it tricky for publishers and readers to know exactly what to do with me and my work. That’s one of the reasons I am now a hybrid author. While I love my two publishing houses, am deeply grateful for their support and the many ways they have made my work better, and have had nothing but good experiences with them, as an indie author there is more freedom to write the way the stories naturally flow out of me.

Most of my readers are those who typically read Christian suspense and romantic suspense. Thankfully, the fact that my books are often different than those that normally fall into those categories doesn’t seem to be a deterrent for them. Hopefully, the fact that it isn’t always as easy to figure out where the journey is going to take them will actually draw them to my stories. As an author, while it can be a lot easier to follow a more rigid formula, it is far more interesting to not worry too much about that and to just let the story and the characters take me where they will.

However readers feel about my books, I pray that they will take from them the underlying theme of each one – that whatever we are going through (and my poor characters go through plenty!!) we are never alone. God is always with us and has promised to never leave us or forsake us, even when we can’t predict where the road (or the story) will take us. 

 


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(2) winners will receive a paperback copy of Forged and $25 Amazon gift card.

Forged JustRead Giveaway

Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight September 12, 2022 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on September 19, 2022. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US/CAN only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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