Thursday, January 21, 2021


--  'STILL THE ONE'  --
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Author Bio & Giveaway~

Still the One JustRead Blog + Review Tour 

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for Still the One by Rachel D. Russell presented by Susan May Warren, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!



Still the One

Title: Still the One
Series: Deep Haven Collection #1
Author: Rachel D. Russell presented by Susan May Warren
Publisher: Sunrise Publishing
Release Date: January 12, 2021
Genre: Christian Contemporary Romance

It’s never too late to finish a love story… 

Cole Barrett, former Army Ranger, has a new mission objective. Sell his grandfather’s house and put Deep Haven, a place that holds too many hurts, in his rearview mirror as fast as possible. Recently divorced, single, and unattached, Cole just wants a new life as a US Marshal. One where he can forget the past and start new. 

Unfortunately, there’s a tenant in the garage apartment who’s refusing to move. Even worse? It’s his childhood crush, Megan Carter, and her son. 

Wedding planner and single mom Megan Carter loves Deep Haven. To her, it’s the place where she makes dreams come true—at least, everyone else’s. Her big dream is to purchase the Black Spruce Bed & Breakfast to turn it into a premier event venue and, if she can stay booked for enough weddings over winter, she’ll have the needed funds to buy the inn, move out of Grandpa Barrett’s garage apartment, and finally give her nine-year-old son, Josh, the life he deserves. She just needs four thousand dollars in the next thirty days. 

Still, she’s oh, so close…until Cole Barrett returns to Deep Haven. Even if he’s not back to fulfill a silly childhood promise to marry her, but she never expected him to evict her! The last thing she needs is more expenses. Or for another man to walk into her heart…and break it. 

When a blizzard strikes Deep Haven, and Megan is overrun with wedding catastrophes, it takes a former Ranger to step in and help. Besides, the more he comes to her rescue, the sooner she’ll be able to move out…and he can move on. And that’s what they both want, right? 

Return to Deep Haven with this magical tale about the one who got away…and came back. 


Cold, stale air wrapped around Cole when he stepped into his grandfather’s house, and a sharp mustiness stung his nose. He flipped the light switch. Nothing. It figured. He’d had to practically pry the door open to get inside.

He dropped his green rucksack on the floor and let Megan’s words drive into him. So you’re the one who’s trying to ruin my life. Yeah, returning to Deep Haven had been a gross tactical error. He pressed his palms to his temples, let the jumble in his head settle. This was supposed to be fast. In and out.

The hurt in her eyes, the accusation. He knew what betrayal felt like. And all he could do was watch her walk away, taking with her the only good pieces of his entire day.

Think. He was a seasoned Ranger, skilled in tactics and strategies. He could figure out how he’d get this wreck of a house sold. And what was Megan doing here?

He grabbed his phone to illuminate the room, but the darkness swallowed the light. With a tug, the curtains opened and a gray pallor was cast across the room. The sight of Grandpa’s recliner in the corner gave him pause. Ratty and worn, but sitting exactly where it always had.

Exactly where he’d been the night the social worker brought Cole to Deep Haven after the car wreck. He’d just known Grandpa would be able to dull the ache in his heart. Ease the pain. That they’d have good times again, like his summer visits. But as soon as he’d entered with his suitcase and backpack, he knew everything had changed. The joy was gone from Grandpa’s eyes and he spent more evenings with his whiskey than with Cole.

And when he reached his tipping point…

Cole swallowed and set his jaw. He’d never understand how a man could lash out at a child. Maybe grief could actually break someone, the loss of losing his only son two years after losing his wife to cancer. But even the broken must answer for the choices they made.

A knock at the door jolted him back to the present.

He tugged it open, bracing himself for another barrage from Megan.

A dark-haired man stood in the doorway, a ragged beard covering half his face.

“Can I help you?”

“Casper Christiansen.” He held out a hand.

Casper Christiansen. Really? Last time he saw Casper, they were slapping the puck around on the frozen rink near the school. And they’d both been twelve. Casper stood there in a heavy green parka, snow sticking to his hat and determination in his eyes. Clearly this wasn’t intended to be a social call.

Still, Casper was an old friend. An ally. And Cole was feeling pretty desperate for one of those. “Casper? Geez, did you never start shaving?” He shook the offered hand. “Cole Barrett.”

It took a second, but Casper grinned and nodded. “You’re kidding! Cole Barrett. Wow. Good to see you.” He laughed and pulled Cole into a man hug, smacking him on the back before releasing him. “It’s been forever.”

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Susan May Warren presents Rachel D. Russell

Susan May Warren is the USA Today best-selling novelist of 80 books. With more than 1.5 million books in print, she is beloved by reviewers and readers around the world. Visit Susan at

CONNECT WITH SUSAN: Website | FacebookInstagram | Twitter 

Rachel D. Russell is a member of Oregon Christian Writers and My Book Therapy’s Novel Academy and is a regular contributor to the Learn How to Write a Novel blog. The mother of two teenagers, she often interrogates her husband on his own military and law enforcement experience to craft believable heroes in uniform. The rest of her time is spent cantering her horse down the Oregon trails. Visit Rachel at

CONNECT WITH RACHEL: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter 

Merging the creative energies of best-selling authors Susan May Warren and Lindsay Harrel, Sunrise Publishing is the matchmaker for established authors who want to build on their current success for future growth and aspiring authors looking to break out, build an audience, and hone their writing skills.


(1) winner will receive a $15 Amazon gift card + 3 Still the One ebooks (one ebook for the winner and two to give to friends)!

Still the One JustRead Giveaway

Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight January 18, 2021 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on January 25, 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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Tuesday, January 19, 2021


 'When Valleys Bloom Again'  
Author Pat Jeanne Davis




As war approaches in 1939, Abby Stapleton’s safety is under threat. Her father, a British diplomat, insists she go back to America until the danger passes. Abby vows to return to her home in London—but where is home? With her family facing mortal danger so far away and feeling herself isolated, she finds it hard to pray or read the Bible. Did she leave God behind in war-torn London too?

Abby becomes friendly with Jim, a gardener on her uncle’s estate. Jim can’t get Abby out of his mind. Did she have a sweetheart in England? Was it foolish to think she’d consider him? He curses his poverty, and the disgrace of his father’s desertion and drunkenness haunts him. Can he learn to believe in love for a lifetime and to hope for a happy marriage?

Abby couldn’t know the war would last a long time, nor that she would fall in love with Jim—soon to be drafted by the US Army—or that she’d have to confront Henri, a rejected suitor, determined by his lies to ruin her reputation and destroy her faith in God’s providence. Will she discover the true meaning of home and find happiness with Jim?



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Author Bio & Giveaway~



Murder Can Haunt Your Handiwork (A Haunted Craft Fair Mystery) by Rose Pressey


About Murder Can Haunt Your Handiwork



(A Haunted Craft Fair Mystery) 
Cozy Mystery 3rd in Series  
Publisher: Kensington (December 29, 2020)  
Mass Market Paperback: 256 pages  
ISBN-10: 1496721659 ISBN-13: 978-1496721655  
Digital ASIN: B086R8YGLD


A Gilded Age ghost helps psychic painter Celeste Cabot catch a killer ...

Rising up against the beautiful backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Biltmore Estate is a magnificent mansion in Asheville, North Carolina, built as a summer home for George Washington Vanderbilt II—yes, of those Vanderbilts—during the Gilded Age. Nowadays, it’s the site of an annual craft fair. Unfortunately, it’s also about to become a crime scene . . .

Celeste is hard to miss as she pulls up with her pink and white Shasta trailer and adorable Chihuahua, Van Gogh—Van for short. But before she can show off her artwork at the fair, a tour guide is found strangled by a velvet rope barrier and a valuable painting goes missing. With a rogues’ gallery of sketchy suspects, Celeste welcomes the help of a pair of handsome detectives—and a ghost with a special interest in the case . . .

Includes tips and recipes!




I motioned for my family to quicken their steps as we marched toward the parking area. With any luck, I’d convince them to go home. Not that I didn’t love my family, but with their natural knack of creating chaos, I felt I owed it to everyone to keep them away. I was staying behind because I’d signed up to be a part of the Fifth Annual Fall Biltmore Estate Craft Fair being held right on the grounds. I couldn’t have been happier about the upcoming event. If my family stayed, I knew something disastrous would happen. It would be like throwing a wet canvas tarp over my beautiful art.

I hoped to sell quite a few of my paintings while here.

Each time I signed Celeste Cabot to the bottom of a painting, my heart danced. I took pride in signing my name to each one, since now I was full-time painter. Recently, I’d quit my job at my Aunt Patsy’s diner back in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, and decided to chase my dreams.

Never had I thought I’d have this opportunity. I knew it wouldn’t be easy, but I was giving it my best shot.

As soon as my family left, I’d head over to the perimeter of the estate, where the craft fair was to be held. Tomorrow was the first day, and I had a lot to do before the first customers arrived. Not only did my paintings have to be ready, but I had to finish last-minute tasks, too. There was a lot more to a craft fair than just providing the items to sell.

“Well, goodbye, everyone, it’s been a lot of fun.” I gestured, shooing them away.

“She’s being sarcastic now,” Stevie said.

“You’re right about that,” I said.

“Don’t be too mad at them, Celeste. They didn’t mean to do anything,” my mother said as she patted the backs of Stevie and Hank.

She was always defending them. That was partly why they acted this way. They were always getting into something, and my mother ignored their behavior. My father was either accidentally setting fire to something or injuring himself, sometimes both. Stevie and Hank always broke things, including their bones. The anarchy would never end. One by one, I hugged them all and said goodbye.

“Thanks for coming, you all. I’ll see you back at home,” I said.

“Oh, we’ll be back to help you later,” my mother said with a smile. “Your father needs to eat and take a nap.”

It was as if she were taking care of a toddler.

“What do you mean? Aren’t you going back to Gatlinburg now?” I asked with panic in my voice.

Suddenly my chest felt tighter. My surroundings spun ever so slightly. It was hard to inhale. They hopped in my mom’s blue Buick. My mother lowered the window.

“We’ll be around tomorrow, dear. We haven’t seen all of the estate, either. This is our vacation. See you.”


About Rose Pressey


Rose Pressey is the USA Today bestselling author of the Haunted Craft Fair Mysteries and the Haunted Vintage Mystery Series. She enjoys writing quirky and fun novels with a paranormal twist. The paranormal has always captured her interest. The thought of finding answers to the unexplained fascinates her.

When she’s not writing about werewolves, vampires, and every other supernatural creature, she loves eating cupcakes with sprinkles, reading, spending time with family, and listening to oldies from the fifties. Yeah, she loves Elvis. She can’t help myself.

Rose lives in the beautiful commonwealth of Kentucky with her husband, son, and three sassy Chihuahuas.

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Monday, January 18, 2021


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

For the Love of Joy JustRead Blog + Review Tour 

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for For the Love of Joy by Janet W. Ferguson, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!



For the Love of Joy

   Title: For the Love of Joy
   Series: Coastal Hearts
   Author: Janet W. Ferguson
   Release Date: January 1, 2021

   Genre: Christian Contemporary
   Romance / Southern rom-com





Years ago, a Dear John letter and then an IED explosion overseas rocked Davis Donnelly’s world and left him unclear about his marital status. He’d signed divorce papers, but broken mentally and physically, he’d never bothered to find out if his marriage actually ended. Now that he’s about to start a new position as an outreach minister, it’s time to settle things once and for all. At the moment he tracks down his wife—or former wife?—she takes a tumble while chasing a little boy. Her son. And that’s when life flips upside down.

Joy Jennings Donnelly made her share of mistakes. But one thing she never considered a mistake was her child, and she’ll do anything to protect him. Even keep his paternity a secret. When she’s suddenly injured with not a soul to help her or her son, Joy is forced to rely on the man who has the most reasons to hate her. 


The sweet haze of Davis’s lips on hers still consumed her, though now he laced her neck with light kisses. Despite the pleasure coursing down to her toes, Joy tried to string together Davis’s profession of his feelings from moments before.

He loved her? Had always loved her and only her? That couldn’t be right.

A gust of wind kicked up, smelling of rain and rifling through her hair.

“Davis?” Her voice came out raspy.

“Hmmm?” His kisses slowed.

Why would she ruin a perfectly wonderful moment?

Reality smacked her. That little boy inside was why. She’d already let Hank become too attached. The good Lord knew she was attached too. She had to know more about how Davis felt. “We need to talk.”

With a breathy moan, he straightened and nuzzled his nose against hers. “Do we have to? Seems like I haven’t kissed you since Moby Dick was a minnow.”

She couldn’t help a chuckle. “We have to.”

Easing back, he brushed a wayward strand of hair away from her cheek, then cradled her face. “What’cha thinking?”

She captured her lower lip between her teeth. A thrashing ramped up in her chest, her heart thudding at the risk of more pain for both of them. But she needed to know. “You said you still love me? Even after everything I’ve—?”

He pressed a finger over her mouth. “We both made mistakes. I do love you, Joy. Always have.”

She caught his hand and searched his face for some hint of anger. None. Maybe he had forgiven her. “But what about Hank? Can you love Hank?”


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Janet W. Ferguson 

Janet W. Ferguson is a Grace Award winner, FHL Readers Choice Winner, and a Christy Award finalist. She grew up in Mississippi and received a degree in Banking and Finance from the University of Mississippi. She has served as a children’s minister and a church youth volunteer. An avid reader, she worked as a librarian at a large public high school. She writes humorous inspirational fiction for people with real lives and real problems. Janet and her husband have two grown children, one really smart dog, and a cat that allows them to share the space.

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(1) winner will receive a wetcat Hug Yourself Turkish beach towel, beach bookmark, Meyers lavender soy candle, signed book, note, and shell from the author! Dream beach 2021!

For the Love of Joy JustRead Giveaway

Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight January 19, 2021 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on January 26, 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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Sunday, January 17, 2021

~ MMGM Blog Tour Stop Bre's Heavenly Adventures ~

~Post Includes:  Book Spotlight, Author
Bio, Unique Author Guest Post &

Write Now Literary is pleased to be organizing a two-week book tour and Amazon gift card giveaway for Bre's Heavenly Adventures with Jesus by Breanna Brown. The book tour will run Jan 11-22, 2021.

ASIN: B08R6M41Q1
Genre: Christian Children's Book

Bre gets angry when her father breaks his promise and refuses to play with her. But Bre's mom tells her that she another father named Jesus-and he is the best father ever. He is always there, always ready to listen, and he will never stop loving her-even when she has made a mistake! So Bre goes to heaven to meet him...and this book will tell you what happened there!

"As the tears began streaming down her face. Her mama stopped to ask, "will you be ok?" Why doesn't he love me? Bre asked. He always does this! Do you think he's mad?"



Bre Brown currently serves as the Youth Minister of Watchman Ministries, alongside her Husband Eric Smith, located in Fredericksburg, VA. She’s been regarded, as the "prophetic voice for the next generation." She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Louisville and currently possesses her qualified mental health professional registration in the state of Virginia. She is currently pursuing her graduate certificate in non-profit studies. She is the CEO and founder of Child Enrichment Solutions LLC. Which is a full-service coaching and consulting firm that helps youth to identify negative thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that inhibit them from achieving personal achievement utilize constructive coping strategies to lead happy, empowered, and successful lives.
Other Topics that I have planned for the
 Bre’s Heavenly Adventures Series

By Bre Brown

I have currently chosen several topics I wanted to write about in particular. The first book within the series deals with themes surrounding unconditional love,acceptance, and rejection. Within the book we learn this through the eyes of 6-year-old Little Bre’s relationship with her father and the new relationship she develops with her heavenly father.

The second book that I have coming out within the series,teaches children aboutthe importance of choosing friends based off of their character and how to identify good friends from bad friends. Within the book it will also touch on bullying and how to deal with bullying based off of a biblical perspective.

The third book within my series deals with loss, specifically how do you deal with grief as a young child. We explore that topic through the main character Little Bre, losing her favorite pet turtle and how her mother has to figure out a way to both explain and help for her daughter navigate her loss.

Also, within the series I plan to write a book on worth, which will discuss concepts surrounding identify and self-esteem. I believe this is an important foundation of getting young kids to begin thinking positive about themselves as well as a great tool to help parents begin to help affirm their children in thinking positively about themselves.

Another topic I plan on writing within the series deals with character, which will teach children how they are to be positive role models and how they should listen and follow directions. The second book about character will teach children about the value of being honest and having integrity.

Lastly, I would like to write other books discussing the idea of family, what does it mean to give, forgiveness, what is true joy, and strength. I believe that through this book series, both children and families will begin to heal and foster greater relationships with each other as well as begin to cultivate stronger relationships with the lord.




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  πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’– ~ FRIDAY FICTION FEATURE ~ --  'STILL THE ONE'  --   AUTHOR RACHEL B. RUSSELL   Presented by:  AUTHOR SUSAN MAY...