Thursday, May 30, 2019

Flight of the Raven by Morgan L.Busse Book Tour, Review, & Giveaway

On Tour with Prism Book Tours

Flight of the Raven
(The Ravenwood Saga #2)
By Morgan L. Busse
Christian Fantasy
Paperback & ebook, 352 Pages
April 30th 2019 by Bethany House Publishers

Selene Ravenwood, once the heir to House Ravenwood, is now an exile. On the run and free of her family's destiny, Selene hopes to find the real reason her family was given the gift of dreamwalking. But first she must adapt to her new life as wife to Lord Damien Maris, the man she was originally assigned to kill. 

While adjusting to her marriage and her home in the north, her power over dreams begins to grow. As the strongest dreamwalker to exist in ages, her expanding power attracts not only nightmares but the attention of the Dark Lady herself.

With a war looming on the horizon and a wicked being after her gift, Selene is faced with a choice: embrace the Dark Lady's offer, or search out the one who gave her the gift of dreamwalking. One path offers power, the other offers freedom. But time is running out, and soon her choice will be made for her.

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Mark of the Raven
(The Ravenwood Saga #1)
By Morgan L. Busse
Christian Fantasy
Paperback & ebook, 352 Pages
November 6th 2018 by Bethany House Publishers

Lady Selene is the heir to the Great House of Ravenwood and the secret family gift of dreamwalking. As a dreamwalker, she can enter a person’s dreams and manipulate their greatest fears or desires. For the last hundred years, the Ravenwood women have used their gift of dreaming for hire to gather information or to assassinate.

As she discovers her family’s dark secret, Selene is torn between upholding her family’s legacy–a legacy that supports her people–or seeking the true reason behind her family’s gift.

Her dilemma comes to a head when she is tasked with assassinating the one man who can bring peace to the nations, but who will also bring about the downfall of her own house.

One path holds glory and power, and will solidify her position as Lady of Ravenwood. The other path holds shame and execution. Which will she choose? And is she willing to pay the price for the path chosen?

About the Author

Morgan L. Busse is a writer by day and a mother by night. She is the author of the Follower of the Word series and the steampunk series The Soul Chronicles. She is a Christy and INSPY Award finalist and won the Carol Award in 2018 for best in Christian speculative fiction. During her spare time she enjoys playing games, taking long walks, and dreaming about her next novel.

Tour Schedule

Tour Giveaway

1 winner will receive print copies of Mark of the Raven, Flight of the Raven, and a $20 Amazon gift card

2 winner winners will receive print copies of Mark of the Raven and Flight of the Raven

- US only

- Ends June 7, 2019

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My Thoughts:
A great second installment in Busse's enthralling fantasy series!
I read and loved the first book in this series when it released last year, and as soon as I finished it I knew I wanted to read the next book. So needless to say I jumped at the chance to read and review Flight of the Raven! I already knew I loved Selene and Damien and it was fabulous to watch their relationship develop and deepen. One of my very favorite scenes was when Damien offered to brush and style Selene's hair and then proceeded to do just that, it was just such a tender and incredibly sweet scene that I totally melted! 
I love this storyworld! In general I'm not a big fan of fantasy, partly due to the fact that I usually struggle to keep all the different characters and groups of people straight in my mind, but I have never for a moment had that problem with this series! 
I did really enjoy this book, but the pace was a bit too slow for my taste. I completely understand why it was slower paced, and while I was reading I was engrossed in the story, but when I would set it down I didn't really feel much of a pull to return to it. There were several moments in this book that I loved, especially towards the end! The spiritual message is my favorite part of the series and never fails to bring a smile to my face! 
Overall, even though I didn't love Flight of the Raven as much as Mark of the Raven I am very glad I read it and I can't wait for the next book in the series! I highly recommend Flight of the Raven, but be sure to read Mark of the Raven first. 
(4 Stars!)

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. Which did not influence my review in any way, all thoughts and opinions are one hundred percent my own.

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Sweet on You by Becky Wade Book Tour, Review, & Giveaway

On Tour with Prism Book Tours

Sweet on You
(Bradford Sisters #3)
By Becky Wade
Christian Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 368 Pages
April 30th 2019 by Bethany House Publishers

Britt Bradford and Zander Ford have been the best of friends since they met thirteen years ago. Unbeknown to Britt, Zander has been in love with her for just as long.

Independent and adventurous Britt channels her talent into creating chocolates at her hometown shop. Zander is a bestselling author who's spent the past 18 months traveling the world. He's achieved a great deal but still lacks the only thing that ever truly mattered to him--Britt's heart.

When Zander's uncle dies of mysterious causes, he returns to Merryweather, Washington, to investigate, and Britt is immediately there to help. Although this throws them into close proximity, both understand that an attempt at romance could jeopardize their once-in-a-lifetime friendship. But while Britt is determined to resist any change in their relationship, Zander finds it increasingly difficult to keep his feelings hidden.

As they work together to uncover his uncle's tangled past, will the truth of what lies between them also, finally, come to light?

Other Books in the Series

About the Author

Becky’s a California native who attended Baylor University, met and married a Texan, and settled in Dallas. She published historical romances for the general market before putting her career on hold for several years to care for her three children. When God called her back to writing, Becky knew He meant for her to turn her attention to Christian fiction. She loves writing funny, modern, and inspirational contemporary romance! She’s the Christy Award and Carol Award winning author of My Stubborn Heart, the Porter Family series, and the Bradford Sisters Romance series.

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Tour Giveaway

  • Tote bag highlighting Britt’s chocolate shop, Sweet Art
  • Paperback copy of Sweet on You
  • $100 Visa gift card
  • 1 pound box of See’s chocolate truffles
  • Set of chocolate scented soap
  • Box of colored pencils
  • “Tattoo” coloring book
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My Thoughts:
5 Stars! 
Oh my stars! What a phenomenal, unputdownable conclusion to the Bradford Sisters Romance series! I have loved all of Becky's books to date and have been anxiously anticipating Britt and Zander's story since book one! I am thrilled to say that Sweet on You was everything I had hoped for and more! I already knew I loved Zander and Britt and I was so excited to get inside their heads. Britt made a fabulous heroine, I found myself relating to her in several ways and it was a delight to watch her faith journey! And, Zander, oh my word! SWOON! His kindness and all the things he did and sacrificed for Britt were incredible, and never failed to make me melt! He is definitely one of my favorite heroes of 2019 so far! 
Like always with Becky's books the humorous banter in Sweet on You was fabulous! I can't begin to count the number of times I laughed out loud while reading this book! 
This book contains a few very suspenseful chapters, which is something that I wasn't expecting, but was super excited to find, and it was so well written that at any time Becky could easily crossover into writing romantic suspense with no problem at all! 
Overall, I adored everything about this book, and loved every second of it with all my heart! I've loved the entire series and even though it's next to impossible to choose favorites, I think Sweet on You just may be my very favorite! This series is everything you could ever want in a Christian contemporary romance, if you haven't started them yet then what in the world are you waiting for?! I most highly recommend Sweet on You, I would rate it higher than five stars if I could! It has a permanent spot on my keeper shelf and is one of my favorite books of 2019 so far! 

received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. Which did not influence my review in any way, all thoughts and opinions are one hundred percent my own.

Friday, May 24, 2019

Act of Valor by Dana Mentink Review & Giveaway

About the Book

Book: Act of Valor

Author: Dana Mentink

Genre: Inspirational romantic suspense

Release Date: June 1, 2019

A True Blue K-9 story …When airline employee Violet Griffin encounters several suspicious passengers, she’s thrust into the crosshairs of a drug smuggling operation. NYPD officer Zach Jameson and his drug detection beagle, Eddie, can tell this is no small-time threat. Someone’s gunning for Violet, and after recently losing his brother, Zach refuses to lose her, too…especially now that she’s gone from friend to the woman he’s falling for.

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About the Author

Dana Mentink is a two time American Christian Fiction Writers Carol Award winner, a Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award and a Holt Medallion winner. She is a national bestselling author of over forty titles in the suspense and lighthearted romance genres. She is pleased to write for Harlequin’s Love Inspired Suspense, Barbour, and Harvest House. Dana was thrilled to be a semi-finalist in the Jeanne Robertson Comedy With Class Competition. Besides writing, she busies herself teaching third grade. Mostly, she loves to be home with Papa Bear, teen bear cubs affectionately nicknamed Yogi and Boo Boo, Junie, the nutty terrier, and a chubby box turtle. You can connect with Dana via her website at, on Facebook, YouTube (Author Dana Mentink) and Instagram (dana_mentink.)

More from Dana

Cops and killers and beagles, oh my! It was a ton of fun writing the second book in the new True Blue K-9 Continuity series. First of all, I had the honor of working with some AMAZING authors. (It’s challenging creating a world together and keeping all those details straight!) I had the privilege of following the amazing Lynette Eason, so that’s always a plus! Second, I learned all about the astonishing world of beagles!  Those critters are just amazing. For instance, the original beagles were tiny, only 8 inches tall and could be carried in a pocket, which is why they called them Pocket Beagles. I need one of those! The name beagle comes from the French, which is translated “wide throat” or “loudmouth.” This is well earned by Eddie in my story, who will occasionally let loose with the trademark baying. The beagles small size, general friendliness, and ferocious scent drive, make it the perfect dog to sniff around airports and get into compact spaces. Eddie enjoys doing just that with Zach, his handler and best friend. He earns those gourmet treats that Zach bakes up for him. Best of all, Eddie was rescued from death before he became a canine cop star! It’s just awesome when you can twine fact with fiction to come up with a tail wagging suspense story! I hope you enjoy the second installment in the series!

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Genesis 5020, May 16
Multifarious, May 17
EmpowerMoms, May 20
Remembrancy, May 21
Simple Harvest Reads, May 22 (Guest post from Mindy Houng)
Hallie Reads, May 22
Moments, May 23
Bigreadersite, May 27


 To celebrate her tour, Dana is giving away a grand prize of a print copy of the book, a beagle coloring book, and an Amazon gift card!!

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My Thoughts:

Dana Mentink is fast becoming one of my favorite suspense authors! Act of Valor sucked me in from the start and wouldn't let go. I LOVED IT! Friends to more is one of my favorite romance tropes and this book does it beautifully! Violet and Zach were both awesome characters that I instantly liked and was rooting for through the whole book. I loved Eddie the beagle, he was just so much fun to read about! One of my very favorite things about this book was the fabulous moments of humor sprinkled amidst the awesome suspense and romance!
I'm loving this series so far, and so looking forward to the next book! 
Overall, Act of Valor is a prime example of everything I love about Christian romantic suspense novels! I highly recommend it, and am eagerly anticipating Dana Mentink's next book! 
(5 Stars!)

A big thank you to the author for sending me a copy of this wonderful book! Which did not influence my review in any way, all thoughts and opinions are one hundred percent my own.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Review: Wooing Cadie McCaffrey by Bethany Turner

5 Stars! 
Wow, wow, WOW! I'm speechless, in the best way! This book is beyond amazing! Since finally getting around to reading The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck last year (which I LOVED by the way!) I have been eagerly anticipating Bethany Turner's next book! Needless to say my expectations were sky high, and this amazing book surpassed them all and completely raised the bar to a whole new level! I loved Cadie and Will immediately, by the time I finished the prologue I was already rooting for them with everything in me. I was totally engrossed in their story and I hated to stop reading! This book completely enthralled me from start to finish, it made me laugh aloud so many times, and I couldn't stop smiling while I was reading it! I said it in my review of TSLOSH and the same goes for WOOCAM, Bethany Turner's stories are happiness in book form! I loved every moment of this book so much, and it left me itching to binge watch all the awesome rom-com movies that I haven't yet seen. I could seriously go on gushing forever, but to avoid the risk of spoiling anything I will just say that I absolutely LOVED this book and will definitely be rereading both it and TSLOSH many times in the future! Wooing Cadie McCaffrey is definitely a MUST READ for all fans of Christian rom-com!
Oh, and just in case you haven't already guessed I HIGHLY RECOMMEND it and am excitedly awaiting this author's 2020 release! 

I received an ebook copy of this book from the publisher which did not influence my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions are one hundred percent my own.

Friday, May 17, 2019

More to Love by Robin Helm Review & Giveaway

About the Book

Book: More to Love

Author: Robin Helm

Genre: Christian Historical Sweet Romance

Release Date: February 12, 2019

“She is tolerable, I suppose, but there is rather too much of her to tempt me.” Overhearing Mr. Darcy’s rude dismissal of her shocks and mortifies Elizabeth Bennet to the core. She is living her worst fear, and it galvanizes her into action. Soon, the gentleman cannot keep his eyes from her, but can she forgive his thoughtless judgment of her appearance and character? Especially since he faces a worthy competitor for her attention? Who will win the lady’s hand, along with the right to love her through thick or thin?

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About the Author

Robin Helm’s books reflect her love of music, as well as her fascination with the paranormal and science fiction. Previously published works include The Guardian Trilogy: Guardian, SoulFire, and Legacy (Christian paranormal romance); the Yours by Design series: Accidentally Yours, Sincerely Yours, and Forever Yours ( ChristianTime Swap romance), and Understanding Elizabeth (Christian Regency romance). She contributed to A Very Austen Christmas: Austen Anthologies, Book 1, an anthology featuring like-minded authors, in 2017, and A Very Austen Valentine: Austen Anthologies, Book 2, in 2018. New releases for 2019 include More to Love, a stand-alone Christian historical sweet romance dealing with body image; Lawfully Innocent, a Christian historical U.S. Marshal romance book in the Lawkeepers series; Maestro, a Christian historical sweet romance featuring a brilliant musician and his student; and A Very Austen Romance: Austen Anthologies, Book 3. She lives in sunny South Carolina where she teaches piano and adores her one husband, two married daughters, and three grandchildren.

More from Robin

Have you ever been judged on the basis of your appearance – what you weigh, how you dress, how you wear your hair or do your makeup? I am a professional dieter, and I have been on all of them. I lose, and I gain it back. I know the lengths a woman will go to after she overhears remarks about how she looks, so I relate to Elizabeth in More to Love in a way that’s a bit beyond my comfort zone.

Another aspect of this book which is personal is that I chose to base a supporting character on a wonderful, Christian lady at my church (with her permission). Mrs. Donna Bailey has been a constant encouragement to me in regards to my writing. She often gives me beautiful sugar cookies she painstakingly decorates with holiday themes. Mrs. Bailey is the housekeeper and dessert cook at Longbourn, and she helps Elizabeth through thick and thin, so to speak.

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To celebrate her tour, Robin is giving away
Grand Prize: a $25 Amazon gift card
1st Place: An autographed paperback of A Very Austen Valentine: Austen Anthologies, Book 2
2nd Place: An autographed paperback of More to Love
3rd Place: A set of three eBooks – Reader’s Choice of any three of my books!!
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My Thoughts:

A very enjoyable variation of Pride & Prejudice. In general I am not a fan of sequels, prequels, variations, and reimaginings of Jane Austen's books, but the description of this one intrigued me so much that I decided to give it a try! And I am SO glad I did!

While it did take me a bit to fully get into this story, I ultimately wound up really enjoying it. One thing I wasn't expecting but absolutely loved was the suspense in the last few chapters! 

I highly recommend this delightful book, and look forward to reading more by this author in the future!
(4 Stars!)

I received an ebook copy of this book from the publisher which did not influence my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions are one hundred percent my own.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Review: Second Chance by Lisa Phillips

5 Stars!
Whew, what a fabulous roller coaster ride! After reading and loving the first book in this series I was highly anticipating Niall's story, and it was every bit as amazing as I expected it to be! I love Niall so much, he is such a fabulous brother and uncle, and so caring and protective that he completely made me melt! Once again I adored the whole Northwest Counter Terrorism Taskforce team, and hated to say goodbye to them when I turned the final page!
Oh, and the storyline! Wow, how totally unique and original, and frankly quite scary to think that something like that could potentially really happen, but it made for an awesome suspenseful read! 
I loved everything about this book and am so hoping there will be more books in the series, I have my fingers crossed that Talia's story will be next! 
Highly recommended!

I received an ebook copy of this book from the publisher which did not influence my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions are one hundred percent my own.

Friday, May 10, 2019

Review: A Return of Devotion by Kristi Ann Hunter

4 Stars!
What a great second installment in the Haven Manor series! I loved both Daphne and William, and I could totally relate to Daphne's fear of crowds and her propensity to daydream! One of the things I loved most about Daphne and William's relationship was their willingness to compromise and come up with a way to live their lives as a married couple that would best suit them both, this example of working together to make a marriage work is something that, in my opinion, we need more of in fiction! I had been very much anticipating this book, and while A Defense of Honor is still my favorite of the series by a slim margin, I really enjoyed A Return of Devotion! I'm on the edge of my seat in anticipation  waiting for the release of Jess's book! I highly recommend A Return of Devotion!

I received an ebook copy of this book from the publisher which did not influence my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions are one hundred percent my own.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Top Seven Book Characters That Remind Me of Myself!

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl

Top Seven Book Characters that Remind Me of Myself

1. Emory from Bookishly Ever After by Sarah Monzon

2. Miranda from A Noble Masquerade by Kristi Ann Hunter

3. Kendall from Deck the Shelves by Toni Shiloh

4. Nora from True to You by Becky Wade

5. Rebekah from The Isaac Project by Sarah Monzon

6. Sarah from The Carpenter's Daughter by Jennifer Rodewald

7. Kate from From the Start by Melissa Tagg