Thursday, July 23, 2015

Stolen: Is Social Media Stealing Your Identity? BOOK REVIEW

  #Stolen: Is Social Media Stealing Your Identity? 
by Jessica Fralin
Overview: How many hours do we spend scrolling Facebook newsfeeds, retweeting something on Twitter, or posing for the perfect selfie on Instagram, hoping what we post will get likes and comments from our friends and followers? To get those likes, we post what is—according to social media standards—pretty, popular, and acceptable. We hide the messy parts of life, play up the fun times, and even twist the truth a bit so we look a little better, smarter, and funnier. But what happens when people start holding us up to these unrealistic standards? What happens when you realize that who you are on social media isn’t who you really are? Have we let social media steal our identity?
In #Stolen, author Jessica Fralin uncovers our deep desire to be affirmed, valued, and loved and then points to the only place where that desire can be filled: in Christ not social media. She offers creative #FunFact, #GiveItATry, and #WhatDoYouThink callouts containing fun notes, activities, and ideas to discuss with your youth group and friends. As she tackles the issues and insecurities like popularity, body image, and cyberbullying, Jessica shows you how to find your identity in the one voice that really matters, not the million of voices online.


My Review: I had the opportunity to review an advanced copy of Stolen: Is Social Media Stealing Your Identity? by






Courtlight Series Blog Blast & Giveaway (**Aren't their dresses BEAUTIFUL?!?)

Courtlight
Courtlight Series by Terah Edun 
Seventeen-year-old Ciardis has grown up in poverty, a cleaner in a small vale on the outskirts of the empire. But beneath her empire’s seemingly idyllic surface lies a hidden secret. Whispers of an inept crown Prince are growing ever louder—intensified by the five year anniversary of the soulbond initiations. Amidst scandalous whispers, Ciardis finds herself chosen to train for the Companions Guild. She leaves her home and sets off on a personal journey to become a Court Companion. A position she’d never thought possible for a lowly servant to obtain, she must prove that she has the skills to attract a Patron. But she must master those skills quickly. If the legends are true, only Ciardis can harness the power to raise a Prince in an Imperial Court sworn to bring him down. This sensational series debut melds intricate storylines with remarkable characters and unforgettable magic. Sworn To Raise is ideal for fans of Kristin Cashore, Michelle Sagara, and Maria Snyder.

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Praise for Courtlight 
"Beautiful world-building with strong characters." —Tabby Shiflett Reviews
"Captivating from beginning to end. Edun's writing style reminds me of Tamora Pierce and Sara J. Maas!" - Netgalley
"If you're a fantasy lover, this is one world you don't want to miss out on." - City of Books

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Terah Edun is a young adult fantasy writer that writes the stories that she always loved to read as a young girl. Her Courtlight and Crown Service series can be seen on the USA Today Happily Ever After blog and together have sold over 100,000 copies.


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Thursday, July 09, 2015

Stick in the Mud Meets Spontaneity Review and Giveaway!!

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Stick in the Mud meets spontaneity
Stick in the Mud Meets Spontaneity (Meet Your Match #3)  
by Rachael Anderson 
Home from college for the summer, Samantha Kinsey steps into her role as nanny for her two favorite little charges. But when she finds herself playing chauffeur more than playmate, her summer outlook quickly turns from fun to bleak. That is, until she drives the girls to a family-owned ranch and meets Colten McCoy—a genuine, hard-working cowboy, who's as set in his ways as he is handsome. Although he claims he doesn't need any fun in his life, Sam’s determined to help him find it. But she'll soon discover that cowboys are about as easy to train as wild mustangs. Stick in the Mud Meets Spontaneity is about an adaptable girl and a not so adaptable guy. It’s about learning to accept people for who they are and realizing that sometimes who they are is exactly who they should be.

My Review
Rachael Anderson has a gift. That's all there is to it. I've read several books by her, including the entire "Meet Your Match" series. All 3 books in the series earned a 5 star rating from me on Goodreads. This book was like the others- it sucked me in to where I didn't want to put it down. When I had to enter back into reality to, oh I don't know, take care of my family or something, I could hear the book calling me, begging me to come back. Sam was such a spunky, fun character. Colton... well, he was just a hot cowboy with high standards and morals. I loved it. I loved them. Super great read!

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Author Rachael Anderson
USA Today bestselling author, Rachael Anderson is the mother of four and is pretty good at breaking up fights, or at least sending guilty parties to their rooms. She can't sing, doesn't dance, and despises tragedies. But she recently figured out how yeast works and can now make homemade bread, which she is really good at eating.
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Thursday, June 04, 2015

Summer in Snow Valley Blog Tour and GIVEAWAY


Summer in Snow Valley

Summer in Snow Valley  
#1 Bestselling Amazon Authors of Christmas in Snow Valley, have teamed up again with six wonderful summer novellas that are sure to make your summer sweet and sassy!  

Catching Caytie by Amazon Top Seller Cindy Roland Anderson
On the night Caytie Holbrook intends to break up with her cheating boyfriend, he blindsides her by announcing their engagement at a dinner party. When Caytie discovers her father is in on the scheme, she runs away from her home in Beverly Hills to hide out at her uncle’s ranch in Snow Valley, Montana. While Snow Valley is a beautiful place, Caytie only plans to stay until her twenty-fifth birthday when she’ll inherit a trust fund her grandmother left her, allowing her to pursue her dream to move to Italy. That is until she meets Jace McAllister, an incredibly sexy—although somewhat grumpy—cowboy who threatens to disrupt her plans.  

Tin Foil Tiaras by Amazon Top Seller Jeanette Lewis
Cameron Elliott has come to Snow Valley to coach Annalisa Drake in the Miss Snow Valley pageant, and prove to her demanding boss that she deserves a place at the prestigious Westbrooke Agency. But Annalisa’s handsome and protective big brother, Kyle, is determined to keep his sister from becoming a reluctant beauty queen. As Cameron tries to win Kyle over, Kyle insists some things are more valuable than a title and as crazy as it sounds, Cameron might just believe him.  

A Touch of Love by Amazon Top Seller Cami Checketts
 Annie Stirland has endured a lifetime of teasing, embarrassment, and isolation due to her speech impediment. When irresistible cowboy, Luke Wilson, seems to be falling for her, she’s certain he’s too good to be true. A tragedy involving his ex-girlfriend proves she’s right. What man can resist sheltering someone they once loved? Annie knows she should walk away, but Luke isn’t ready to give her up.  

First Love; Love First by Amazon Top Seller Taylor Hart
Janet Snow doesn’t expect to get caught in a full-blown make out session at her brother’s wedding. Especially not with Michael Hamilton, the boy she’d written off ten years ago. Even though they both agree to no complications, Janet's not sure they can stick to it given their past. After a trip to the hot springs, a helicopter ride, and a proposal, even the most cautious single mother would start to wonder if true love really is just about the timing. Now Janet has to make a choice—play it safe or trust that her first love could also be her last.

Romancing Rebecca by Amazon Top Seller, Kimberley Montpetit
Rebecca Dash loved spending her teen summers swooning over Jane Austin and helping her aunt at the Starry Skies Bed & Breakfast in Snow Valley. But as a recent college grad, she’d rather write sappy romance novels than go out with guys that make her a nervous wreck. When a team of fire-fighters set up camp on the lawns of the B&B and Captain Wade catches her eye, Becca soon learns that there’s more to a happily-ever-after than a flirty fireman with muscles the size of the Montana hills.  

Love in Light and Shadow by Amazon Top Seller Lucy McConnell
Mercedes O'Shay has sworn off gorgeous men because they have a tendency to break her heart. When she meets her new neighbor, Chet Bauer, she immediately puts him in the Do Not Date category based on his well-defined muscles and stunning blue eyes. But the more Mercedes learns about the cowboy who reads classics and forges iron, the more she realizes the heart doesn't see in black and white; it sees light and shadows.

My Personal Review
This group of stories was just SO FUN!! I don't have a favorite, but I enjoyed my time in Snow Valley. All 6 authors brought something different to the table. I had only read  Anderson before this set and now I have 5 new authors I would like to read more by. The small town feel of Snow Valley had me wishing I could live there. The characters were all likeable and I wanted to be their friend. Summer in Snow Valley is a great, relaxing escape from reality.


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Monday, June 01, 2015

The Trouble in Loveland Book Blast and GIVEAWAY!!

Trouble in Loveland peel Trouble in Loveland by Jennifer Peel 

What teenage girl hasn't gone to great lengths to get noticed by her crush? Charlee Jensen is no exception. Unfortunately, or maybe fortunately in the end, Ryan her much older neighbor and unrequited love has no idea she exists during her teenage years, at least not the way she wants him to. That all changes, though, when Charlee returns home, after eight years, to work for her estranged father and Ryan ... her teen crush. This time, Ryan has no problem noticing her. His only problem is that he isn't quite sure what to do with this woman who is suddenly all grown up, beautiful and annoyingly charming. Throw in a cute three year old, and an ex-wife that's not quite ready to let go, and you have a whole lot of trouble in Loveland. Trouble in Loveland is a clean, heartfelt romance filled with humor and tenderness.





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"Jennifer Peel's writing captures you from the start and pulls you in. Trouble in Loveland is a fantastic book and was the perfect escape that I look for when I read. It has it all! Drama, humor, and romance. Highly recommend!"
"I have a new favorite author! I am so glad that Jennifer Peel started writing because she writes exactly the kinds of books that I love and Trouble in Loveland is no exception--it's good, clean, romantic fun!"
"Funny and heartfelt! Jennifer Peel creates characters that are so relatable! This story made me both laugh and cry. A must read!"  


Sneak Peek Inside
Ryan’s eyes seared into mine. “I was hoping I would get to dance with you tonight.” “You were?” “Yes, but you’ve been quite popular.” He pulled back a tad and looked down at my dress. “You look very …” “Please don’t say grown up.” He smiled and shook his head. “I wasn’t going to say that, I was going to say …” he tried to think of something. “You were going to say it, weren’t you?” He sighed. “Charlee, you really know how to make a guy feel inadequate don’t you.” “I’m sorry.” “Don’t be. I find I like it.” “You do?” He nodded his head. “I also find you to be very …” he hesitated. “Very what?” “Beautiful and annoyingly charming.” “How can somebody be annoying and charming at the same time?” “See what I mean?” He winked. In my heels, we were practically eye level, and our faces were mere inches apart. I could smell the sweet smell of honey on his breath; I wanted more than anything to taste it, and the way he was looking at me at that moment, I thought maybe he felt the same way. His eyes quickly turned to confusion though before he pulled me a little closer. I rested my head against his and swayed against him. It was even better than I imagined. I wanted the dance to last forever. “By the way,” I whispered in his ear. “I find you very beautiful too.”    

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Author Jennifer Peel 
I'm a Colorado native who currently calls Alabama home. I'm the mother of three amazing children who have grown up way too fast. I enjoy the mountains, vacations at the beach, date night with my husband, late night talks with my kiddos, touring model homes, and pink bubblegum ice cream. I grew up on the Western Slope in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. I learned to love the beauty of the outdoors, but not camping--unless staying overnight at the Marriott counts. I met my husband while living in Denver and then several years later we traded the beauty and majesty of the Colorado Rocky Mountains for the art and culture of Chicago, Illinois. My family and I enjoyed living near this world class city, despite the crazy cold winters, but new adventures awaited in Northern Alabama--just six hours away from Orange Beach, Alabama. These three magical places (the Colorado Rocky Mountains, Chicago, and Orange Beach) are the inspired locations used in several of my books.

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Girl of Mine book blast GIVEAWAY!!!

Taylor Dean's newest book is now available!
GIRL OF MINE

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The song that inspired me while writing GIRL OF MINE:
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A interesting tidbit about GIRL OF MINE from the author:
My dad always worried about the cost of the electricity bill. If he walked past my bedroom and noticed that my light had been left on, he would turn it off and holler,
"That's okay, Taylor, I got your light."
It became a bit of a joke in our household. My siblings and I loved to try and catch my dad leaving on a light, just so we could say,
"That's okay, Dad, I got your light."
Now that I'm an adult with my own family, the term takes on new meaning.
The message behind it has worked its way into my new novel, Girl of Mine.
My father brought me into this world, he cared for me, and he taught me well. He gave me my "light," my life.
He nourished my "light" and helped me become the person I am today.
So, Dad, thanks for getting my light.
I'll always be grateful.

About the author:
Taylor Dean lives in Texas and is the mother of four grown children. Upon finding herself with an empty nest, she began to write the stories that were always wandering around in her head, quickly finding she had a passion for writing, specifically romance. Whether it's paranormal, contemporary, or suspense--you'll find all sub-genres of clean romance in her line-up.




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Tuesday, May 19, 2015



Moon Mail and Star Kisses
  Moon Mail and Star Kisses by Amanda Salisbury
 In Moon Mail and Star Kisses, a loving adult and child must be separated for a little while. The adult promises the child to send greetings and kisses through the night sky, shared no matter the distance of place or time apart. The moon, the stars, and a person’s love are bright and constant even when they cannot be seen.
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My Review
This was such a sweet book, perfect to give a loved one that you can't be with at the time. I LOVED the illustrations- so vibrant!! They gave the book so much life. Loved them. The rhyme was simple and the idea of being under the same moon no matter how far apart was beautiful. :) My 9 year old loved it too.
 
 Author Amanda Salisbury 
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 Amanda Salisbury lives on the red planet of Oklahoma. All her best stories are sifted through the screens of her education and experience in history, law, finance, and mothering. She lives with her husband and boys in a lair, a classroom, or a castle, depending on the moment.
 
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Sunday, May 17, 2015

My birthday week rocked!

So my birthday was Monday, May 11. I've basically been celebrating since my trip to Utah. The awesomeness just kept on coming!
On the 7th I was able to go to the Dallas theatre and see "Sense and Sensibility." Not only that- my friend, Chesney, and I had front row seats! The play was so fun. The actors were great!! I couldn't take pics during the show, but I did snap these before and after.


 For Mother's Day- the day before my birthday- I got some pretty cool things. This gift from Taj made me cry. It requires a little explanation. Last year I was reading The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay. Taj was sitting by me when I gasped and burst into tears saying, "Oh, he BUILT HER A CHAIR!!!"  Taj, used to my crying fits while reading, was like "What the heck?" I tried to explain the significance of the chair. He totally cared...not. Well, for Mom's day he handed me this and said, "Mom, I built you a chair."
 I was so touched. I mean, how cool is that??
Livie filled up a jar with reasons she loves me. They included things like "You're not gross." "Kind." "Not mean." "Clean." ;) She also made me a memory book. It was all very heartfelt. Isabel wrote me a sweet letter about how much she loves me and what I mean to her. Sooo sweet.


Then for my birthday.... Alec received his mission call!!! He had been waiting 5 weeks for it to arrive. On average they arrive about 3 weeks after submitting their paperwork. Lots of friends came over from school and church. Half his basketball team was their. It was really cool. He was so cute opening it.
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Yes! He was called to the California, Anaheim American Sign Language mission!! He reports to the Provo Missionary Training Center on Sept. 23. He was pretty stoked to have the opportunity to teach in ASL. He's taken it 3 years in high school. Pretty awesome.


To be continued...

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Best Weekend EVER (that didn't involve my husband or kids...)

This past weekend was just so super, so of course I'm coming out of blog-hiding to post about it. That way I can look back and remember just how cool it really was!!
I've mentioned my favorite author, Marcia Lynn McClure, several times on my blog. She is a fun author who writes clean romances, mostly historical, which are my favorites. You can see a list of her books here on her website. She's far and away my most read author... beating all others by about 30 books. Anyway, a couple months ago she mentioned on Facebook that she was setting up some meet & greet events in Utah. I was so bummed since I'm here in Texas. But then my wonderfully fabulous husband began insisting I buy a ticket to the event and fly up to see her. He said it would be my Mother's Day/Birthday gift (even though my ticket to the NKOTB concert in May was suppose to be that. I am spoiled!) So I finally gave in and bought my airplane tickets.

My fellow Marcia-fan here in Texas, Chesney, wasn't able to go. But Stacey lives in Utah and I had introduced her to Marcia, so I knew she'd come in clutch and go with me. She was game! Then I found out my niece was graduating from BYU that weekend, so I would be there for it! And then (yes, there's more!!) to top it all off, I found another fave author of mine, Sarah M. Eden, was doing a book signing at Deseret Book the very same day as Marcia's event!! She was doing the signing with Josi S. Kilpack, an author I had on my "to-read" list on Goodreads, but I haven't read any yet. So this weekend was just turning into straight up AMAZINGNESS in the eyes of this bookworm!! Woot!

I flew up on Thursday and was in heaven with 3 hours of airplane and a 3 hour lay over I actually was able to read The Object of His Affection, a new novella by Marcia Lynn McClure, and Porcelain Keys by Sarah Beard. They were both awesome books. I was also able to watch all my favorite parts on Austenland...again. Alone time can be so refreshing!! THEN when I went to pick up my rental car, it was a friggin' BLACK CADILLAC. I was high rollin' and feeling extremely cool all weekend!! That night Stacey and I were able to meet up for dinner and a movie. We saw The Longest Ride. It was my 2nd time to see it and oh.my.word. Thanks to Marcia I already have a thing for cowboys. Well, Scott Eastwood IS Ryder Maddox, Tom Evans, Rebel Lee Mitchell, Lobo McCoy, Stover Steele, Slater Evans, Stoney Wrenn, Brake McClendon... (Those are all heroes in Marcia's books.)

So after a night of ridiculous lusting and giddyness, I went back to my hotel to stay up late talking to my sister-in-law. The next day was the longest commencement ceremony I've ever been to. I wanted to bite my wrists. BUT my niece is now a Brigham Young University graduate. I was also able to see family from Seiuli's side I don't get to see often. That night my SIL, niece, and SIL's mother-in-law went to see The Age of Adaline. That's another great movie. No cowboys, but it did have Harrison Ford. ;)

Saturday morning I picked up Stacey and met up with Suzanne. We headed to lunch before going to Deseret Book for the book signing with Sarah Eden and Josi Kilpack. I love these girls!! I hadn't seen them since last summer, yet it was like no time had passed. :)  We also went to Thanksgiving Point to walk around and window shop and feed goats. haha

I wasn't kidding about feeding goats... haha


After lunch we headed to Deseret Book to meet Sarah and Josi. Oh my word, I was actually NERVOUS!! haha But it was super cool. I bought the one Eden book I was missing, and 2 of Kilpack's. They were so sweet and talked to us and made me feel less like a dork. Although when Josi was telling me about her new book, A Heart Revealed, my text message notification went off. It was Dean Winchester saying "I mean come on, we hunt monsters. What the hell?" Awkward. lol

Sarah M. Eden, me, Josi S. Kilpack
The night finally came and it was time for the Marcia Lynn McClure Event!!! Can I just say my cheeks were literally sore from laughing and smiling for 5 hours straight?!?!!? Marcia took time to sit at each table and chat. She signed all 7 of my books. Kevin, her husband, sat and laughed with us. We talked about setting his and Marcia's son, Trent, up with my sister, Ali. How cool would that be?? Nate Childs, the model on The Bewitching of Amoretta Ipswich and The Touch of Sage, hung out with us too. I didn't realize it was his wife on The Touch of Sage until after the event. It all clicked in the hotel room. The Crimson Knight and Monet from A Crimson Knight made an appearance as well.

Stacey, Kevin, Me
Stacey, "Brake McClendon" or "Rebel Lee Mitchell", Me



Stacey, Marcia McClure, Me
Stacey, The Crimson Knight, Me
The Crimson Knight letting me try on his gear





One of the funniest parts of the night was when each table was assigned a section of a story to write. My table was assigned the "kissing scene." Oh my goodness we were laughing and blushing and swooning as we wrote. It was hilarious. 


Our rough draft

Then when it was time to read them outloud we found out Kevin and Marcia would be acting them out. I was crying I was laughing so hard!!



I won a tshirt for traveling the furthest to the event and Stacey won a door prize too. They had yummy treats and I brought home a few posters. Kevin authgraphed my book and The Prairie Prince poster. It was just seriously SO FUN.
Stacey and I had a slumber party at my hotel that night, and then met Kayelyn for breakfast. It was so good to catch up with her!! I forgot to get a pic. :( Then I said goodbye and took my Caddy back to the airport. :(
My flight to Denver was a little bumpy, but I was able to read With a Dreamboat in a Hammock, Marcia's newest novella that I picked up at her event. The hero was named Jensen, as in Ackles, as in Dean Winchester, as in Supernatural, as in MY FAVORITE SHOW. And the novella was so sweet. I loved it.


The flight to Denver to Dallas was ridiculous. We left late, then we had to circle around OKC for an hour because of tornadoes and lightning near Dallas. Then they decided we would go on to Dallas, and y'all, I nearly died. Ok, not really. But it was the bumpiest plane ride I've ever been on. Like if I hadn't had on a seatbelt my head would have hit the ceiling from bumping so hard. We flew like that for half an hour. People were freakin' out. I wasn't. I was so calm I scared myself. haha I figured if we were going down, freaking out wasn't going to help any. So I just concentrated on keeping my head from slamming against the window. We finally landed after literally flying through lightning all over the place. Once we landed the passengers clapped. Then we were told the airport ramps were closed. We didn't care because we were alive. ;) I finally got home around 2:45am Monday.
This weekend will be one I remember forever. It really was like a once in a lifetime thing for me, most likely... unless my sister marries Marcia's son. ;)
I'm so glad Seiuli insisted I go and do something for me. He took care of the kids, the hedgehog, our chickens... and I AM SO GRATEFUL FOR HIM!!!!