Thursday, March 31, 2022

~ FRIDAY FICTION FEATURE COUNTERFEIT LOVE ~

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BLOG TOUR STOP
--  'COUNTERFEIT LOVE'  --
AUTHOR CRYSTAL CAUDILL
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Author Bio, Review & Giveaway~
 

About the book:
 
Can this undercover agent save the woman he loves—or is her heart as counterfeit as the money he’s been sent to track down?
 
After all that Grandfather has sacrificed to raise her, Theresa Plane owes it to him to save the family name--and that means clearing their debt with creditors before she marries Edward Greystone. But when one of the creditors’ threats leads her to stumble across a midnight meeting, she discovers that the money he owes isn’t all Grandfather was hiding. And the secrets he kept have now trapped Theresa in a life-threatening fight for her home--and the truth.
 
After months of undercover work, Secret Service operative Broderick Cosgrove is finally about to uncover the identity of the leader of a notorious counterfeiting ring. That moment of triumph turns to horror, however, when he finds undeniable proof that his former fiancΓ© is connected. Can he really believe the woman he loved is a willing participant? Protecting Theresa and proving her innocence may destroy his career--but that’s better than failing her twice in one lifetime.
 
They must form a partnership, tentative though it is. But there’s no question they’re both still keeping secrets--and that lack of trust, along with the dangerous criminals out for their blood, threatens their hearts, their faith, and their very survival.
Combining rich history, danger, suspense, and romance, Crystal Caudill’s debut novel launches this new historical series with a bang. Fans of Elizabeth Camden, Michelle Griep, and Joanna Davidson Politano will be thrilled to find another author to follow!
To read an excerpt of Counterfeit Love click here.
 
About the author: 

 
Crystal Caudill is the author of "dangerously good historical romance," with her work garnering awards from Romance Writers of America and ACFW. She is a stay-at-home mom and caregiver, and when she isn’t writing, Caudill can be found playing board games with her family, drinking hot tea, or reading other great books at her home outside Cincinnati, Ohio.

Find out more at crystalcaudill.com or find her on Facebook (@crystalcaudillauthor) and Instagram (@crystalcaudillauthor). You can also join fellow readers in Crystal Caudill’s Reading Friends group on Facebook. 
 
My Review: 

If you like a feisty heroine, a multitude of villains, harrowing action-packed 'close calls', and chaos, 'Counterfeit Love' is a story you that will keep your attention.

Theresa Plane is a young woman with an independent spirit who longs for love in her life. Her parents are deceased, and her guardian is her strict, military-trained grandfather. She eagerly seeks her grandfather's approval and affection.

An ongoing problem for Theresa is the fact that she has difficulty discerning between the characters whom she should trust and whom she should not trust. Her wrong decisions lead to more heartache and trouble for Theresa and those who genuinely care about her well-being.

The author immediately immerses readers into 1883 Cincinnati through her strong descriptive writing. From everyday household chores to fashion to society galas and more, the scenes and settings included in the book are interesting and embellish the plot.

There is a complicated and mysterious plot involving counterfeiting that runs throughout the story. The many dramatic twists and turns and dead ends will delight mystery lovers.

While the romance element of the story is strong, I did not feel the faith thread was a prominent part of the story.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher through Audra Jennings Publicity. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are solely my own.

 

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Tuesday, March 29, 2022

~BLOG BLITZ LAUREL'S DREAM~

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--  'LAUREL'S DREAM' AUDIOBOOK --
AUTHOR PEPPER BASHAM
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Author Bio & Giveaway~
 
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Laurel's Dream JustListen Blog Blitz 

Welcome to the audiobook Blog Blitz for Laurel's Dream by Pepper Basham, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

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ABOUT THE BOOK

 

Title:  Laurel's Dream  

Series:  My Heart Belongs in the Blue Ridge #1  

Author:  Pepper Basham  

Narrator:  Catherine Gaffney  

Publisher:  Woven Words  

Release Date:  January 13, 2022 

Genre:  Christian, Historical Romance 

Dreams are precious commodities in the Blue Ridge Mountains of 1918, and Laurel McAdams is attempting to make hers come true. But sometimes, life in the mountains has a way of squandering dreams. As she attempts to avoid matrimony, she is secretly saving for her future with the sole purpose of becoming a teacher and bringing consistent education back to her people. 

Having failed his British father again by being unable to fight in the Great War, Jonathan Taylor joins his uncle's missionary endeavors as a teacher in a two-room schoolhouse in Appalachia, but nothing prepares him for the rugged wilderness, narrow-minded natives, and...Laurel McAdams. Her joy and friendship prove a guiding light in the middle of his new responsibilities and tempt his timid heart toward a future he never expected. 

But when Jonathan's teaching methods lead to dangerous outcomes and Laurel's dream is threatened by an unexpected choice, will these two learn how to find hope and maybe even love beyond the heartache? Can Jonathan and Laurel create a new dream from the shattered pieces of the old ones or will bitterness and brokenness keep them apart? 

Laurel's Dream was originally published by Barbour Publishing as My Heart Belongs in the Blue Ridge: Laurel's Dream in January 2019

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Pepper Basham

Pepper Basham is an award-winning author who writes romance “peppered” with grace and humor. Writing both historical and contemporary novels, she loves to incorporate her native Appalachian culture and/or her unabashed adoration of the UK into her stories. She currently resides in the lovely mountains of Asheville, NC where she is the wife of a fantastic pastor, mom of five great kids, a speech-language pathologist, and a lover of chocolate, jazz, hats, and Jesus. Her newest novel is The Mistletoe Countess, a historical romantic romp with a dash of mystery and a bunch of humor too. You can learn more about Pepper and her books on her website at www.pepperdbasham.com.

CONNECT WITH PEPPER: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram


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(1) winner will receive a Laurel's Dream audiobook download code and print copy plus a Mountain Air candle!

Laurel's Dream JustRead Giveaway

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Sunday, March 27, 2022

~ URBAN BOYS DISCOVERY OF THE 5 SENSES ~

 ~ BLOG TOUR STOP ~
--  'DISCOVERY OF THE FIVE SENSES:
THE URBAN BOYS SERIES'  --
AUTHOR K.N. SMITH
A Young Adult Novel
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Write Now Literary is pleased to be organizing a two-month book tour and visa gift card for Discovery of the Five Senses: The Urban Boys Series by K.N. Smith. The book tour will run March 1 -April 29, 2022.

 

Genre: Young Adult Action-Adventure, Young Adult Thriller, Urban Fantasy, Mystery/ Thriller

ISBN-13978-0989474757




K.N. Smith, winner of the "Best of" in the category of "Outstanding Young Adult Novel" at the Jessie Redmon Fauset Book Awards, is an author and passionate advocate of literacy and arts programs throughout the world. Her lyrical flair sweeps across pages that twist and grind through action-adventure and urban fantasy in edge-of-your-seat narratives. K.N. has over twenty-five years' experience in communications and creative design as an award-winning consultant. She inspires people of all ages to reach their highest potential in their creative, educational, and life pursuits. 



A suspenseful incident in a forbidden preserve heightens the senses of five friends. Sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell become super-gifts that forever change the world. But furious battles confront the boys as they try to understand their sensory superpowers in a race to save mankind. With light beings and mysterious strangers complicating their plight, will the boys be able to defeat the evil Druth before it’s too late? Get prepared for the twisting and grinding of this award-winning, action-adventure story — an edge-of-your-seat narrative for young and mature readers alike.

 

 
{Note from the Blogger:  I read an excerpt of this book, and it contained some mild cursing. I also read a review on Amazon which mentioned the repeated use of two curse words throughout the book.}


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Thursday, March 24, 2022

~ FRIDAY FICTION FEATURE STRENGTH STORM ~

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Audiobook Blog Tour for
--  'STRENGTH IN THE STORM'  --
AUTHOR LAUREL BLOUNT
~Post Includes:  Book Spotlight + Excerpt,
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Strength in the Storm JustListen Blog Tour

Welcome to the Audiobook Blog Tour for Strength in the Storm by Laurel Blount, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

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ABOUT THE BOOK

 

Strength in the Storm audiobook
Title:  Strength in the Storm audiobook 
Series:  Johns Mill Amish Romance #2 
Author:  Laurel Blount 
Narrator:  Stina Nielsen 
Publisher:  Books On Tape (audiobook) 
Release Date:  February 22, 2022 (audiobook) 
Genre:  Amish Romance / Christian 

In this touching Amish romance, a brokenhearted woman and a steadfast man discover that the safest place to weather tragedy is in each other’s arms. 

After the murder of both her parents, Emma Hochstedler returns to the small community of Johns Mill, hoping to resume her quiet existence. Reclaiming her place proves harder than expected—especially now that a movie is being made about her family’s loss. But then, an old friend offers her a lifeline that gives her new purpose. 

Amish builder Samuel Christner is the biggest—and the strongest—man in town. In fact, the gentle giant has only one weakness—Emma. Even though she broke his heart, he won’t let his childhood sweetheart face her troubles alone. He hires Emma as a nurse for his elderly aunt…and finds himself falling for her all over again. 

But while romance blooms, storm clouds gather. And when darkness falls, it will take all Sam’s strength—and all their love—to see them through. 
 
EXCERPT:

“Let him run a bit, Sam. It’s a fair way to the end of the road yet.”

“You can’t mean it. Let this horse have his head? Sam sputtered a laugh. “I knew staying with Ruth would be a hard thing, but I’d no idea it’d take away your desire to keep on living, Emma.”

To his astonishment she laid her hand on his. “You’ve got it backwards, Sam. Staying with an unhappy person like your aent has given me more desire than ever to keep on living—to really live, and not spend my time mulling over the past. I want to enjoy whatever pleasant thing Gott puts in front of me at the moment.” When he looked up from their hands to her face, she smiled. “Right now what’s in front of me is a fast horse and the one fellow in the county who’s able to let him run and stop him when he’s a mind to. Let him go, Sam. Just to the end of the road. Let him run.”

The one fellow in the county.

Hang on tight, then.”



 
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Laurel Blount

Award-winning author Laurel Blount writes captivating romances full of grit and grace—with characters who’ll walk right off the page and into your heart. She lives on a farm in Georgia with her husband, their four fabulous kids, and an assortment of ridiculously spoiled animals. Connect with her at www.laurelblountbooks.com

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TOUR GIVEAWAY

(1) winner will receive a $50 Amazon gift card!

Strength in the Storm JustListen 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 March 21, 2022 and lasts through 11:59 PM EST on March 28, 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. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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~ FRIDAY FICTION FEATURE LETHAL LEGACIES ~

  ~ FRIDAY FICTION FEATURE ~ --  'LETHAL LEGACIES'  -- AUTHOR COLLEEN J. SHOGAN ~Post Includes:  Book Spotlight + Excerpt, Unique Au...