Monday, October 18, 2021

~ GREAT ESCAPES MISTLETOE CAKE MURDER ~

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 ~ GREAT ESCAPES BLOG TOUR STOP ~
--  'MISTLETOE CAKE MURDER'  --
AUTHOR LENA GREGORY

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Mistletoe Cake Murder (All-Day Breakfast Cafe Mystery) by Lena Gregory

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About Mistletoe Cake Murder

 
 
Cozy Mystery 6th in Series Setting - Florida  
Publisher: ‎ Lyrical Press (October 12, 2021)  
Print length ‏ : ‎ 219 pages  
Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B08T6JHSZT 

 

’Tis the season for celebrating when Gia Morelli’s holidays include both a wedding and yuletide festivities. Until someone naughty delivers a most unwanted Christmas gift—murder. . .

For a native New Yorker, palm trees and warm temperatures don’t equal winter, much less Christmastime. Nevertheless, Gia Morelli’s friends have decked the halls and trimmed the trees to truly welcome her into their “family” with an old-fashioned Boggy Creek, Florida holiday season. Even more joyous, Savannah Mills is getting married on Christmas Eve—the greatest gift Gia could ever wish for her best friend.

But when Gia and Savannah stop by the caterer for a final tasting a week before the wedding, they overhear another bride arguing with her son about her husband-to-be. Moments later, the woman is sampling a piece of wedding cake—gorgeously decorated with mistletoe frosting—then suddenly dies.

Now Gia’s caterer friends are the prime suspects in what appears to be murder by poisoning. To clear their names and ensure Savannah has a merry matrimony will require Gia to conjure up a Christmas miracle . . .

  Includes recipes from the All-Day Breakfast CafΓ©!

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About Lena Gregory

Lena grew up in a small town on the south shore of eastern Long Island, but she recently traded in cold, damp, gray winters for the warmth and sunshine of central Florida, where she now lives with her husband, three kids, son-in-law, and four dogs. Her hobbies include spending time with family, reading, and walking. Her love for writing developed when her youngest son was born and didn’t sleep through the night. She works full-time as a writer and a freelance editor and is a member of Sisters in Crime.
 
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Thursday, October 14, 2021

~ FRIDAY FICTION FEATURE EVERY WINDOW FILLED WITH LIGHT ~

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--  'EVERY WINDOW FILLED WITH LIGHT'  --
AUTHOR SHEILA STOVALL
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Every Window Filled with Light JustRead Blog Tour 

Welcome to the Blog Tour for Every Window Filled with Light by Shelia Stovall, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

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ABOUT THE BOOK

 

Every Window Filled with Light

Title:  Every Window Filled with Light
Series:  The Weldon Novels #1
Author:  Shelia Stovall
Publisher:  Elk Lake Publishing, Inc.
Release Date:  March 23, 2021
Genre:  Women's Contemporary Christian Fiction

A heartwarming small town story of faith and forgiveness, friendship, family, and hope. 

Welcome to Weldon, where the only things the locals love more than fried fruit pies are gossip and match-making. 

Librarian Emma Baker, a young and childless widow, believes her dream to build a family is over. It’s been two years since a student accidentally stabbed Emma’s husband to death, and her grief has stifled any interest in romance—until she meets Pastor Luke Davis. But when Emma learns Luke is counseling her husband’s killer fresh out of jail, her temper gets in the way. 

Meanwhile, Emma discovers twelve-year-old Harley, abandoned by her drug-addict mother, hiding in the library, and takes the girl in as her foster mom. Then a young mother is made homeless by an apartment fire, and Emma opens her home again. One person and one prayer at a time, Emma begins to discover hope. 

"Every Window Filled with Light by Shelia Stovall is a warm and delightful story of forgiveness and hope. Stovall skillfully paints a great word picture of her fictional little town of Weldon and peoples it with characters you will be glad to meet as you follow their stories. You'll love the generous heart of Emma and admire her resilience as she faces the challenges of life and love. If you like feel-good stories, then Every Window Filled with Light is a book you won't want to miss."—Ann H. Gabhart, best-selling author of An Appalachian Summer.
 
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EXCERPT:

From the author:  "When Emma meets Luke is one of my favorite scenes because although my book deals with some difficult issues, there is also humor."

At the last stack, Emma divided the books on the shelf and peeked through the opening. The lanky girl in the stained, sky-blue hoodie had been curled up in the chair all day, sleeping. Was that Harley? It had been weeks since she’d been in the library. Where had Harley been since school started? Poor kid missed the show. Emma removed her phone from her sweater pocket, turned, and walked directly into a hard, broad chest. The tall, dark, David-lookalike stranger stepped back and gripped her elbows.

“Excuse me.” They spoke in unison.

“Are you all right, Mrs. Baker?” His inviting voice made her yearn to lean in, to wrap herself in the warm tones.

She blinked. “Y–yes.” Emma slid her phone into her back pocket. But she didn’t have a back pocket. Good gracious. She’d just shoved her phone inside the waistband of her pants. She slapped her palm against her hip to try to catch it, but the device slipped further down. She’d burn these slacks.

“I’m Luke Davis.” He extended his hand.

Sweat broke out on Emma’s forehead, but her palm remained glued to her backside.

“You are Mrs. Baker, aren’t you?”

“Yes.” Her voice sounded raspy.

She let go of the phone and shook his hand. A current of energy traveled up her arm, and she inhaled sharply. In all her life, she’d never had such a reaction to a man, not even when she’d met Chris.

She stood there, dumbstruck, then gulped in air.

“Is there a place we can speak privately?” His low voice implied intimacy.

Emma bit her lip when her phone slipped further down her back thigh. Lord, have mercy. She jiggled her right leg. The phone slid down to the bend of her knee, and she smiled without showing her teeth. If only the dratted thing would fall down the rest of the way. It didn’t. With a sigh, she bent over and pretended to brush something from her calf. Finally! The onyx rectangle clattered to the floor.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Shelia Stovall 

Shelia Stovall is the director of a small-town library in southern Kentucky, where only strangers mention her last name, and the children call her Miss Shelia. 

It tickles her to see shocked expressions when folks learn she’s traveling to Africa—again. She’s the worst missionary ever, but God continues to send her to the ends of the earth as He attempts to mold her into something useful. 

Shelia is a country girl who relishes eating a bologna sandwich at a country store just as much as savoring an elegant meal in a posh restaurant. 

Shelia and her husband Michael live on a farm, and she enjoys taking daily rambles to the creek with their three dogs. Spending time with family, especially her grandchildren, is her all-time favorite thing. The only hobby Shelia loves more than reading uplifting stories of hope is writing them. 

CONNECT WITH SHELIA: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter
 
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TOUR GIVEAWAY

(1) winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card and an autographed copy of Every Window Filled with Light!

Every Window Filled with Light JustRead Blog Tour 

Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight October 12, 2021 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on October 19, 2021. 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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Wednesday, October 13, 2021

~ JUSTREADS PUBLICITY WITH EVERY BREATH ~

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TOUR STOP ~
--  'WITH EVERY BREATH'  --
AUTHOR NATASHA B. FRAZIER
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With Every Breath JustRead Blog + Review Tour

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for With Every Breath by Natasha D. Frazier, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

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ABOUT THE BOOK


With Every Breath
Title:  With Every Breath
Series:  McCall Family #1
Author:  Natasha D. Frazier
Publisher:  Encouraging Works
Release Date:  October 5, 2021
Genre:  Christian Contemporary Romance

She has nothing to lose, but loving her could cost him everything. Is he willing to risk it all a second time around when she has less than thirty days to live? 

Renowned motivational speaker Nina Marie Robinson has received a grim prognosis. With the little time she has left, she’s giving one last commencement speech at her alma mater Jackson State University and taking a well-deserved vacation to the Bahamas. Nina is also determined to show her college sweetheart she’s still in love with him, but can she convince him to drop everything and board that plane with her? 

Andrew McCall is one step away from being promoted to professor at Jackson State University. If anything goes wrong, Andrew will find himself in the last place he wants to be—chief executive officer of McCall Resorts as his father’s successor. When Nina comes to town and requests that he accompany her to the Bahamas, will he have to choose between the woman he’s always loved and everything he’s worked for? 

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Nina followed signage to the hall of instructor offices. Andrew’s door had been the second to the right, and she marched down the hall and stopped. Light shined into the hallway from his open door, and a sudden onset of dizziness came over her. She stumbled over to the wall and rested her head against the cold surface until the spinning subsided.

Nina inhaled and exhaled once. I can do this. I didn’t come all this way just to give a speech. Nina took another calming breath. We’ve got unfinished business. So what it’s been nearly two decades. One more calming breath, and she stood, squared her shoulders, moved to the open door, and tapped twice. Help me, Lord.

“Come in.”

How had she forgotten the smoothness of his tenor voice? She could have melted on the spot when he looked up from his laptop and his almond eyes took hold of hers, laced with a softness she probably didn’t deserve from him.

He was happy to see her.

She gripped the doorknob to steady herself. Too bad there was nothing to steady the flip-flop going on with the rapid pacing of her heart. His features hadn’t changed much, but it was apparent he’d aged. His physical maturity served him well. The light stubble under his chin, the dark cleanly shaven mustache, his strong jawline set against the canvas of his mahogany skin. If she had to die soon, she knew right then that she wanted to spend her last days with him.

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Natasha D. Frazier

Natasha D. Frazier fell in love with love around the age of twelve because of artists like Babyface, Boys II Men, Whitney Houston, and New Edition. Around sixteen when her mother purchased a romance novel and left it lying around the house untouched, Natasha read it and a spark for the written word had been ignited.

Natasha believes that writing is one of her purposes and contributions to the world. She feels accomplished when she can get a few words written and like blah when life gets in the way. Her hope is that at the end of every novel, readers will feel like they’ve been wrapped in a cozy blanket with a mug of their favorite coffee/tea/warm drink. 

When she isn't reading or writing, she is likely watching movies with her family. Natasha resides in Richmond, TX with her husband, Eddie Frazier, Jr. and their three children, Eden, Ethan, and Emilyn. Her greatest joy and commitment is to her family who she hopes to inspire above all else. One of her many mottos in life is: Faith removes limitations. Natasha and her family attend Parkway Fellowship in Richmond, TX, where she volunteers as a small group leader for elementary students. Natasha is also a member of the Houston Area Alumni Chapter of Jackson State University and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

CONNECT WITH NATASHA: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
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(2) winners will receive an audiobook bundle of the Love, Lies & Consequences series (4 titles), an autographed copy of With Every Breath, and a $10 Amazon gift card!

With Every Breath JustRead Giveaway

Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight October 11, 2021 and lasts through 11:59 PM EST on October 18, 2021. 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. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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~ CARDINAL & DOVE SEWING PATTERN RELEASE ~


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~ NEW SEWING PATTERN RELEASE ~
 
 
 

--  'CARDINAL & DOVE
CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS ~
2 SEWING PATTERNS'  --
 

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Join the designer to stitch up some stitch up some unique, elegant cardinal and dove wool felt Christmas ornaments for your home!

To make these patterns user-friendly for seamstresses around the world, all of the patterns include the measurements in Imperial and Metric. Tips on how to work with felt are provided along with detailed cutting and sewing instructions.

There are two different sewing patterns: a red cardinal and a cream-colored dove. Each project includes embellishments such as beads and hand-embroidery and may be stitched by hand or on a sewing machine.

Over one hundred forty of June McCrary Jacobs's original sewing, quilting, and stitchery designs have been published in books, magazines, and on sewing industry blogs in the United States and the United Kingdom in the past decade-plus. This is June's fifteenth sewing pattern book available in the Kindle Store.

These designs are products of the designer's/author's creativity. These designs and patterns are intended for and may be used for home use only. Purchase of these patterns does not give the purchaser or any other user permission to make this design for sale and/or profit. Permission is not granted for purchasers to copy, loan, sell, share, or trade this e-book or any of the patterns contained therein.

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Here are photos of the 2 projects included in the book:
 


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 Over one hundred forty of June McCrary Jacobs's original sewing, quilting, and stitchery designs have been published in books, magazines, and on sewing industry blogs in the United States and the United Kingdom in the past decade-plus. This is June's fifteenth pattern book available in the Kindle Store.

 
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Just like all of my fiction and sewing pattern books in the Kindle Shop, this book is completely free with Kindle Unlimited! To purchase the pattern book or to download it using your Kindle Unlimited account, please visit:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09JBDD9B4

 

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THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN
AND SUPPORT OF MY SEWING
DESIGNS & FICTION WRITING!  😊 
 

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~ GREAT ESCAPES MISTLETOE CAKE MURDER ~

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