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“The Coronation” by Livy Jarmusch ~ Blog Tour & Giveaway!

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Welcome to my stop on this blog tour, celebrating the release of Livy Jarmusch’s book “The Coronation”! Today you will get to hear about this book, and have a chance to win a digital copy, too! So, lot’s of fun. :)

 

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Wow, isn’t that just a beautiful cover?! I love it. :)

Now that you’ve seen the cover, would you like to read what the story is about?

 

The Coronation by Livy Jarmusch

 

 

 

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About the Author:

 

http://www.livylynnblog.com/

 

!!!GIVEAWAY!!!

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Livy Jarmusch is so kindly offering a digital copy of “The Coronation” for one of you to win! Here’s how to get your name in the hat:

Mandatory Entry: Answer this question in the comments – Would you enjoy being the heir of a modern day monarchy? Why or why not?

Bonus Entries:  Answer this question in the comments – What would you do if you were a royal Princess of a European country for a day?

Share about this release/giveaway on your favourite social media platform and post a link in the comments where you shared.

 

—- The Mandatory entry will get you one entry, and with the bonus entries, you will get one more entry point per thing you do/share. So say you answer the bonus question, and post on three different platforms, that would give you 4 extra entries. Have fun!

 

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– The Coronation BLOG TOUR – 

June 26th – Character interview with Bella @ Worth It All Blog

June 27th – Writing Tips from my amazing Editor! (Right here!)

June 28th – Review from Halee @ Writer Ramblings

Review from Hannah @ The Different Girl 

June 29th – Book Giveaway @ Becoming Esther

June 30th – Author Interview @ With a Joyful Noise

Review from Michaela @ Michela Joy Blog

July 1st – Author Spotlight @ Leila Taulla Blog

July 3rd – Interview with Prince Addison @ Girl on Fire

Feature with Mary Shelley @ The Reid Who Writes Blog

Book Review from Alia @ Shine His Love

July 5th – Author Interview with Amanda @ SKG FUN

July 6th – RELEASE DATE! Party time!

Author Interview with Sari @ Penumbra Reviews

July 7th – Feature with Kaila @ Moments of the Heart Blog

Feature @ The Meaning of Written Words

Feature @ Kelsey’s Notebook

July 8th – Bella’s Writing Tips

July 10th – Character Interview with David @ Salt and Light

Author Interview @ Knitted by God’s Plan

July 11th – Book Review @ Oh So Priceless

Book Review by Elizabeth Anne @ Whimsical Thoughts

July 12 – Character Interview with Riley @ Riley Writes

Review and Author Interview with Maddie @
Hot Chocolate Confessions

July 13th – Review by Anna Jayne @ Jumbled Thoughts

Book Giveaway with Brittany @ Encouragement for Everyday

July 14th – Book Review by Kimberly @ Peculiar On Purpose

Review by Abbie @ Chronicles In Bloom

July 15th – Book Review by Caitlin

Feature with Hope @ Conquer the Norm

July 17th – Book Giveaway @ God’s Peculiar Treasure

July 18th – Feature with Mykaela @ Making Music for the Master

 

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The Sound of Silver Birthday Tour

Hello and welcome to The Sound of Silver birthday blog tour! I’m posting today about Rachelle Rea Cobb’s second installment in the Steadfast Love series, an inspirational historical romance set during the 16th century! 
Rachelle is also the author of The Sound of Diamonds, the first book in the series, and a newlywed. This summer, she married a man with the same first name as the hero of the series! I’m joining in this blog tour to tell you a little more about Silver and spread the news about the lovely giveaway Rachelle is hosting—make sure you enter using the Rafflecopter form to win the lovely necklace pictured and your choice of any of the Steadfast Love titles! I know I’m going to enter. ;)

 

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Enter using the Rafflecopter form below to win a beautiful necklace created by Baubles, Beads, and Stuff and your choice of any one of Rachelle’s three books (the series begins in Book One, of course, but in case you have one or two of her books already, Rachelle will gladly send you the next one to read!).

International friends, the paperback & necklace giveaway is open to continental U.S. addresses only (sorry!). But do still enter, because one international winner will also be chosen to receive an e-book.

!!!! a Rafflecopter giveaway  !!!!

ABOUT The Steadfast Love SERIES:

 The Sound of Diamonds (Steadfast Love Book 1)  The Sound of Silver (Steadfast Love)  The Sound of Emeralds

In 16th-century Europe, the Reformation rages between Protestants and Catholics. Gwyneth, half-Dutch, flees from England to Holland to escape the man who murdered her parents. When he follows her there and insists he came to rescue her, will she trust this man called Dirk? When tragedy strikes, will their steadfast love erode?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Rachelle Rea

Times gone by snatch Rachelle Rea Cobb close, so she reads and writes about years long ago–her passions include the Reformation, Revolutions, and romance. Rachelle wrote the Steadfast Love series during college. Five months after she graduated, she signed a three-book deal with her dream publisher, WhiteFire. She’s a homeschool grad, Oreo addict, and plots her novels while driving around her dream car, a pick-up truck. In June 2016, she married a man with the same name as her fictional hero, and they live happily ever after in Small Town, South.

AUTHOR LINKS:

Website // Facebook // Twitter // Pinterest // Amazon Author Page // Goodreads // Instagram: @RachelleReaCobb

ABOUT The Sound of Silver:

The Sound of Silver (Steadfast Love)

The stalwart saint and the redeemed rebel. One fights for faith, the other for honor…

After Dirk rescues Gwyneth from the Iconoclastic Fury, she discovers that faith is sometimes fragile—and hope is not as easy as it may seem. Gwyneth continues her quest to learn more about the love of God preached by Protestants she once distrusted.

Meanwhile, Dirk’s quest is to prevent his sullied name from staining hers. Will his choice to protect her prove the undoing of her first faltering steps toward a Father God? Once separated, will Dirk and Gwyneth’s searching hearts ever sing the same song?

Find The Sound of Silver on…

Amazon Paperback // Kindle // Barnes & Noble // Books a Million // Goodreads

>> And if you want to learn more ABOUT BOOK ONE, The Sound of Diamonds…

The Sound of Diamonds (Steadfast Love Book 1)

Her only chance of getting home is trusting the man she hates.

With the protestant Elizabeth on the throne of England and her family in shambles, Catholic maiden Gwyneth seeks refuge in the Low Countries of Holland, hoping to soothe her aching soul. But when the Iconoclastic Fury descends and bloodshed overtakes her haven, she has no choice but to trust the rogue who arrives, promising to see her safely home to her uncle’s castle. She doesn’t dare to trust him…and yet doesn’t dare to refuse her one chance to preserve her own life and those of the nuns she rescues from the burning convent.

Dirk Godfrey is determined to restore his honor at whatever cost. Running from a tortured past, Dirk knows he has only one chance at redemption, and it lies with the lovely Gwyneth, who hates him for the crimes she thinks he committed. He must see her to safety, prove to the world that he is innocent, prove that her poor eyesight is not the only thing that has blinded her, but what is he to do when those goals clash?

The home Gwyneth knew is not what she once thought. When a dark secret and a twisted plot for power collide in a castle masquerading as a haven, the saint and the sinner must either dare to hold to hope…or be overcome.

Find The Sound of Diamonds on…

Amazon // Kindle // Barnes & Noble // Books a Million // Goodreads 

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“The Cautious Maiden” GIVEAWAY

Hello readers! I return! :D

I am now sharing the lovely giveaway for “The Cautious Maiden” by Dawn Crandall that I just reviewed HERE.

If you didn’t gather from my previous post, I love “The Cautious Maiden”. It’s so good! So be sure to enter in this lovely giveaway!!

 

Giveaway #1:

 

Giveaway #2:

 

 

How to ENTER:

This is a Rafflecoptor giveaway, and if you’ve been on this blog for giveaways in times past, you’ll know WordPress isn’t too fond of showing the Rafflecoptor widget, but here is the link where you can go to enter!!!

GIVEAWAY LINK HERE!!

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Hi :)

This will most likely be a short post because…well, I don’t feel I have much to write about. I’m kinda boring. XP Life has been busy, and I just haven’t had a lot of time/motivation to write up blog posts, so I do apologise. I keep hoping for some blog-post-inspiration to hit, but…I guess I’m still waiting. :D

How are you? I hope everything is well in your world. And if not, I hope you are finding vast amounts of comfort in our Lord and Savior. I’ve been running to Him plenty, and so thankful to be under the shadow of His wings!

Are you reading anything? I am currently advance-reading “The Flaming Sword” by Heather FitzGerald. It’s the second book in her Tethered World Series. And yep, this will actually be a review book.

I have mostly been reading review-free books, and it has been very nice. Though an occasional review-book isn’t so overwhelming anymore, because they’re not numerous. And I’m still not on the blogging-review programs.

Eventually, I will have a review up for “The Cautious Maiden” by Dawn Crandall that I advance-read recently – looking forward to that! It was a book I very much enjoyed. :)

I also read “Courageous” by Dina Sleiman recently, and also enjoyed that one. It was a great addition to her Valiant Hearts series. I have one or two concerns about it, faith-wise, but other than that it was a great read.

I can’t go without saying that I’ve also read a How To Train Your Dragon book, because of obvious reasons. I love HTTYD. :D

 

I’ve been writing a bit lately, which is nice. A newish story that I’m really enjoying. I need to be editing…but I know God will bring that about in the perfect time too.

Soo….what else is there to say? I’m enjoying following along on Shantelle’s blog series, “Hidden Gems” right now where every Monday she posts about a new lesser-known author, and there’s a fun giveaway in each, and then Sarah Holman is having a  Summer Extravaganza, with a giveaway every day of this month. So, lots of fun, and you might want to check both of those out. :)

 

I guess that’s about it for now…maybe you’ll see me posting again sometime soon…I can hope! :)

Go in the peace and grace of God! :)

 

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Book Release & Character Spotlight for Alicia Ruggieri’s new book “A Love to Come Home To”!

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Today I am ever so pleased to be taking part of Alicia Ruggieri’s blog tour for her newest book in her A Time of Grace series, “A Love to Come Home To”! I am so excited for this book. I have absolutely adored the first two books in this amazing series, and know I’ll love this one too. :) As I hope you will! If you haven’t read this series yet, I definitely encourage you to check them out! So worth your time. :)

Not only do I get to spotlight the book, I get to share about the super giveaway Alicia is hosting, and introduce you to one of the characters here! How exciting is that? I think we should begin. :)

 

 

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A Love to Come Home To
Book 3 in the A Time of Grace Trilogy
By Alicia G. Ruggieri
This book released: July 22, 2016 in softcover and on Kindle
You can purchase it here

BACK COVER BLURB:

Hardened Ben Picoletti thought he’d turned his back on Depression-era Rhode Island years ago. Nothing remains there for him, except for haunting memories of an abusive childhood. Yet when a criminal accusation shatters his ambitions, Ben has nowhere to flee but back to his stepfather’s home.
There, he finds that redemption yet waits for him… but the sacrifice required to attain it may exceed the limits of his family’s hearts.
Meanwhile, his musical sister Grace continues her studies in New York. She longs to hear a word of affection from her high-school beau… yet only Paulie’s silence greets her. Grace must decide whether she wants to live in the past or move into an unknown future with unexpected love.
Lyrical and sensitive to the aching heart, A Love to Come Home To affirms that God delights in being a stronghold in times of trouble; that He renews His mercy every morning; and that He will work every bitter thing together for the good of His children.

Character Introduction:

Grace - the thoughts of home / the thoughts of now...:

(Photo taken from Pinterest; I do not own or claim to own this picture)

Grace Picoletti – and the memory of a geranium-filled upstairs room – came first. Everyone else in the A Time of Grace Trilogy arrived later, but Grace had tiptoed through my imagination for a little over a decade. She’s a quieter sort of person, and I didn’t mind her company for so many years!

Growing up in the 1920s and 1930s, Grace is the responsible one in her large Italian-American family – the middle child, always watching out for her younger siblings and even for her ill-treated mama. Sometimes, she’s manipulated by her older and thoughtless twin sisters and passed over in favor of her younger sister. Her heart yearns for her papa’s sincere love, but her father can’t give what he doesn’t have. Though quiet, she’s spirited and persevering and sometimes surprised me with her responses to what life gives her.

Grace worships the ground her big brother Ben walks on. He calls her “Canary”, alluding to her beautiful singing voice – a voice which she originally longs to use to gain admiration for herself. (For more on how that turns out, see books one and two.) Ben leaves home, however, and Grace finds herself the only one left to keep the Picoletti household in one piece. Her sole source of joy comes from the scarlet geraniums she sees on a neighbor’s porch each day as she walks home from high school – a neighbor whom God uses in a very special way.

She never expected to have anything to do with Paulie Giorgi. Oh, she’d always known that he was a fellow classmate: the kind who badgered the teacher to raise his grade from a 99.5 to a 100. But she never knew how his kindness and love would touch her life – or that of her family.

As the author, I am so thankful for the way God fused my childhood memory of winterized geraniums in an elderly woman’s upstairs library with the idea of a poverty-stricken but determined teenager. Grace’s character became intrinsically connected to the theme symbolized by the geraniums: that God will bring sweetness out of every bitter thing for His children.

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Alicia G. Ruggieri writes grace-filled, Christ-centered fiction, including the A Time of Grace Trilogy. She’s a graduate of Rhode Island College, where she studied Communications and History, and her adventures include children’s theatre direction, restaurant management, and small business ownership. Alicia and her husband live in coastal New England, where she may be found drinking far too much coffee and penning stories with her emotionally-disturbed second-hand pug by her side.

AUTHOR LINKS:
Website
Facebook
Twitter
Pinterest
Goodreads
Amazon

And last, but not least, The Giveaway!

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For some reason, my blog always has problems showing giveaway things, so I’m just going to point you to Alicia’s blog HERE so do go enter! :)
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The Solid Rock by Faith Blum – book spotlight and giveaway

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I am excited to be part of this blog tour for a new Christian Western! Faith Blum joins us today to talk about her new release, The Solid Rock. It is about a talented detective with a mission to find his kidnapped colleague who finds himself working undercover with a heinous outlaw who has more plans than first meet the eye.

About the Book

3D The Solid RockJoshua woke with a quiet groan. As his senses woke up one at a time, he cracked his eyelids open. Sure enough, there was a silhouetted form standing at the foot of the bed. From the smell, the person was either from the brothel down the street or had recently left one.

He forced himself to breathe evenly and reached for the knife in his thigh holster. With as tough and evil a voice as he could imitate, he spoke, “State your intentions.”

Pinkerton detective, Joshua Brookings, is sent on a job that seems simple on the surface. His fellow detective has been kidnapped and his boss, William Pinkerton senses foul play. Joshua is sent to investigate Edward’s case in hopes of finding the kidnapped detective and helping solve the case that has taken over ten years to investigate.

Arriving in Cheyenne, Joshua finds much more than a simple kidnapping. Yet again, he must go undercover, something he made his boss promise never to make him do again. The only Christian in the outlaw group, Joshua falters and almost loses faith in God’s providence. Will he stand on the solid Rock or drown in the sinking sand? Continue reading “The Solid Rock by Faith Blum – book spotlight and giveaway”

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Winner of the “Miriam” Scavenger hunt!

Hello all!

The Scavenger Hunt for Mesu Andrews’ book, “Miriam”, has come to an end, and now I am pleased to announce the winner of the giveaway of the two print book copies – “The Pharaoh’s Daughter” and “Miriam”! So, please join me in congratulating….

 

!!!Bonnie Moore!!!

 

Thank you so much for entering each of you, and I hope you greatly enjoy the books, Bonnie! I’ve contacted you to get your info :)

 

And for those who didn’t win, please still consider checking out “Miriam” – it is a great book!

 

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