Sunday, September 30, 2018

Shadows from the Past by Ashley Dawn

Back Cover Synopsis:

“…It is the price you pay for choosing to be a cop. Your brother’s life…”

Those words haunt her dreams, and her waking moments. LAPD officer, Aurora Kavvan cannot rest until she finds her brothers killer. Digging into the past always brings back unpleasant things: memories, guilt…the hit man. Now she is in a race against time to find the murderer before he finds her.

“Kill her. I don’t care how, and I don’t care where, but I want her dead now!” 

Someone was trying to kill his dead partner’s sister. FBI agent, Jordan Reiley will stop at nothing to protect the woman he loves. Even if it means going against her wishes; putting himself between her and the man who murdered her brother. 

Will God keep them alive long enough for them to find the truth?

Purchase your copy HERE

My Review

Intrigue, mystery, heart-pounding thrills, and redemption all weave together to provide a truly exciting start to a series I hope to complete. I love the humanity of Aurora showing her vulnerability, and yet her strength. I love how the author is able to weave in the thread of the Gospel in the precarious situations. I really thought the action and dialogue were clear, and I felt truly a part of it. The evil characters were truly evil, and the good characters were all together good though still relatable humans. I love when an author is able to show the love of Jesus through a heart-pounding thriller fiction, and really bring a complete picture together. If you like action of any kind in your fiction, don't miss out on this one!

I received a complimentary copy of this book, and all opinions given are my own.

About the Author

Ashley Dawn was born and raised in rural Arkansas where she developed her love for writing while helping in her parent's office. She graduated with an accounting degree from the University of Central Arkansas but is currently working as a legal assistant.

Ashley has been writing professionally for the past twelve years and has three published books. Her Shadows Series include Shadows From The Past, Shadows of Suspicion, Shadows of Pain, and Shadows of Deception. She is currently working on multiple projects including the fifth in her ‘Shadows’ series entitled “Shadows in Black and White” and also a standalone suspense titled ‘One of Their Own’. She and her family make their home in Texas.

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Friday, September 28, 2018

A Christmas To Remember Collection

About the Author

While many wonderful authors were a part of this collection, I thought I would highlight Janet Ferguson since I specifically reviewed her novel. About her:

Janet W. Ferguson 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 few cats that allow them to share the space. 

Check out more at her website!

About The Books

Laugh, cry, and fall in love as you savor these brand-new Christmas romances from some of your favorite authors. Pair with a peppermint chai, hot chocolate, or your favorite wintry flavors, then snuggle down in front of the fireplace with a quilt over your lap... and maybe a purring cat!

Eight authors have joined together in this Christian romance collection that will leave you celebrating the gift of Christmas. 

Until I Met You by award-winning author Kimberly Rose Johnson
After a difficult breakup, Brandi Prescott is taking a hiatus from men and focusing on her career, the Lord, and getting to know herself. Everything is going according to plan until one fateful, rainy morning in Seattle when a passing car drenches her and everything changes.

The Cowboy’s Christmas Reunion by USA Today bestselling author Valerie Comer
The Cowboy Santa program is supposed to be a chance to help his neighbors. When Kade Delgado’s ex-fiancĂ©e, now a single mom, shows up on his list, neither of them are thrilled. Is there any hope for a second chance at love?

Hope for Christmas by Elizabeth Maddrey
When he arrived at the ranch, he wasn’t sure what he was looking for. She wasn’t looking for anything beyond stability for her son. Christmas might be a season of hope, but do they dare risk everything for love?

Can’t Live without You by Ginger Solomon
Clarissa Harding’s fiancĂ©’s betrayal doesn’t hurt as much as learning her best friend, Sawyer Chasin, knew his brother’s secret and didn’t tell her. The marriage would have been fake, but her feelings for Sawyer aren’t.

Beautiful Heart of His by Lindi Peterson
Two wrongs don’t make a right has never been more true. Will Mason’s past wrongs push Scarlett away or help her fall in love with him?

Restoring Christmas by Julie Arduini
Filled with grief and regret, Holly Christmas returns to Geneseo Valley and the family business, The Christmas Mansion. Can Kevin Holt restore her love for the season and the memories she left behind?

The Cowgirl’s Christmas Gift by Publishers Weekly bestselling author Deb Kastner
Cowgirl Maisey Gray knows horses, not six-year-olds. But when her socially-awkward, VR glasses-wearing neighbor needs help creating the perfect Christmas for his nephews, it’s up to Maisey to make sure Cam and the boys have a Christmas they’ll never forget.

Falling for Grace by Janet W. Ferguson
Grace Logan needs a place to pick herself up now that her ex is marrying her former best friend. Grief drives Seth Gibbs to his family’s vacation home, and three years later, he has no plans to leave. Until Grace falls into his life.

Buy your heartwarming copy of A Christmas to Remember today HERE!

My Review

If you are ready to get in the Christmas spirit, this collection is for you! I was asked to review Falling for Grace by Janet Ferguson. This story really comes together to give us a Christmas tale of redemption, overcoming obstacles, and love conquering all. A beautiful Christian thread runs throughout it as well that truly defines the genre Inspy Romance Fiction. I did really feel our character's hearts with the sorrow they felt and how it paralyzed them, I really hurt with them. The plot and characters were definitely very down to earth and relatable. I felt a lot of emotion, and I had a happy heart that just smiled when I finished. I enjoyed the truly delightful characters. From what I can tell, I can say you won't be disappointed with any of the novellas contained within. If you enjoy a sweet Christian romance, novels that make you warm inside, or are just ready to get into the Christmas spirit, pick up your copy today!

I received a complimentary copy of this collection of books from the author, and all opinions given are my own. 

Sunday, September 16, 2018

The 6 Hearts of Intimacy by Bob & Cheryl Moeller

About the Book

Book Title: The 6 Hearts of Intimacy  
Author: Bob & Cheryl Moeller  
Genre: Christian Non-fiction  
Release date: September 11, 2018

Understand the way your spouse gives and receives love for greater passion in your marriage.
The 6 Hearts of Intimacy is a “Love Languages” for sex in marriage. Rather than focusing on techniques, it unlocks the secret to true sexual fulfillment by revealing the unique way each spouse gives and receives love. Various books describe the distinct ways in which people express and accept love, but this idea has never before been specifically applied to intimacy in marriage.
Marriage experts Bob and Cheryl Moeller present six biblically based and proven ways to enhance your relationship with your spouse as they describe the Romantic Heart, the Giving Heart, the Guardian Heart, the Companion Heart, the Worshiping Heart, and the Ecstatic Heart. They also expose the “counterfeit hearts” that are present in many people’s marriages, leaving their sexual relationship self-focused and empty.
Many couples spend a lifetime attempting to express their love yet fail to achieve true intimacy. Sensitively written with practical advice and humor, The 6 Hearts of Intimacy shows husbands and wives how to successfully resolve conflicts in their relationship and how to care daily for their spouse’s unique heart of sexual love.

Click HERE to purchase your copy!

My Review

Aptly timed, honest, and truly Biblical, The 6 Hearts of Intimacy really hit home in every way. What my husband & I really liked about it was the wholly Biblical approach to intimacy in marriage that didn't just revolve around sex, but truly around intimacy as a whole. The different kinds of hearts were clearly laid out and were presented in a way that would really help someone who had a spouse with a heart they didn't understand know how to reach full intimacy with their spouse. Also, each chapter covered counterfeits of each heart that indicated a sin problem in a person's heart. My husband and I really enjoyed taking the quiz provided too so that we could know ways to be more intimate with one another. I feel like this book is great for married couples of any age from any amount of time being married, or also a great resource for engaged couples in counseling. I don't think it could have been any more Christ-centered, practical, and honest. What I really loved was how Christ was the focus of every heart, and how we see His character shining through each one. This is a must read for engaged and married couples who really want to have a Christ-centered intimacy in their marriage!

I received a complimentary copy of this book, and all opinions given are my own. 

About the Author

Bob and Cheryl Moeller are the cofounders of For Better, For Worse, For Keeps Ministries, which is dedicated to healing hearts and restoring marriages, especially in under-served communities. Each is the author or coauthor of a number of books. Bob is also the author of numerous articles. The president of For Better, For Worse, For Keeps, Bob is a conference speaker, seminar presenter, and international guest preacher and teacher. He also hosts the television program, Marriage: For Better, For Worse, which airs on the Total Living Network and was awarded Best Television Teaching Show by the National Religious Broadcasters. Cheryl serves as the ministry’s Director of Marketing, Social Media Coordinator, and Director of Prayer Ministry and is a speaker and literary agent. Bob and Cheryl have been married for almost 40 years and have six children and four grandchildren.

Guest Post from Bob and Cheryl

You have God’s permission to enjoy sex within your marriage. He invented sex; He thought it up to begin with. You can learn to enjoy it and, husbands, you can develop a thrilling, happy marriage with ‘the wife of your youth.’ If your marriage has been a civil-war battlefield or a dreary wasteland, instead of a lovers’ trysting place, all that can change. You see, God has a perfect plan for marriage, which we may choose to step into at any time, and the mistakes of the past can be dealt with and left behind.
Indeed, the Ecstatic Heart finds its fulfillment in the intoxicating experience of joyful physical intimacy with your spouse that God Himself ordained, created, and blessed. The Ecstatic Heart celebrates married physical intimacy as a gift from God.

Blog Stops

lighthouse Academy, September 15
A Reader’s Brain, September 16
Bigreadersite, September 16
Reading is my Super Power, September 17 (Interview)
Life Faith & Health, September 18
Power of Words, September 18 (Spotlight)
All-of-a-kind Mom, September 19
margaret kazmierczak, September 19 (Interview)
A Rup Life, September 20
Mary Hake, September 20
Artistic Nobody, September 22 (Spotlight)
Texas Book-aholic, September 23
Creating Romance, September 25
Janices book reviews, September 26
Carpe Diem, September 27
Reader’s Cozy Corner, September 28
Pause for Tales, September 28


To celebrate their tour, Bob and Cheryl are giving away a grand prize basket that includes a Pomegranate Body Wash from Abba Products and Bath Salts from Divinity Boutique!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

Monday, September 3, 2018

Live Pure and Free by Dave Howe

About the Book

Book Title: Live Pure and Free  
Author: Dave Howe  
Genre: Non-fiction devotional for men  
Release date: December 1, 2017  
Live Pure and Free is for men who want to win in their battle for purity. Live Pure and Free is real. It’s gritty. But most of all, it gives hope.

Click HERE to purchase your copy!

My (Husband's) Review

Since this book was an open and honest devotional for men's sexual purity, I gave this to my husband who agreed that this devotional was appropriate for any man of any age whether single or married. He especially liked how the daily devotionals were short and to the point and really cut to the heart of the issue quickly. He also enjoyed the practical application and discussion questions for everyday circumstances any man can find himself in. He really recommended it for a group of men who want to work on their purity, and an accountability partner to hold them to it each week which is something highly stressed in the book as well. He appreciated the game plan to make sure you have a plan for how to respond when faced with temptation rather than being caught off guard. Overall, he was happy with the way it was set up in short sections, was appropriate to do in a group, had immediate practical application, and truly did give a winning game plan to stay on top of sexual purity. Most of all, he liked that it was Bible focused from start to finish and it was raw and honest. Hope is out there for any man no matter where he is in his journey to sexual purity through the Lord! My husband recommends this for any man at any stage of life.

I received a complimentary copy of this book, and all opinions given are my own. 

About the Author

Dave Howe is an author, speaker, musician, consultant, retreat leader, and a Regional Group Leader for Pure Desire Ministries. After fighting his own battle for purity, Dave co-founded For Men Only, a support group for men seeking freedom from sexual sin.
His prayer is that Live Pure and Free will be a game changer for men around the world as they seek their freedom in Christ.

Guest Post from Dave

This is not a fluffy book. I talk about the real things that guys in my purity group were going through in their struggles, as well as my own story. It reflects my 10 years of leading men through their journey to purity, which is only found in Christ and with God’s power.
Some of the devotions get gritty, and real. In Revelation 12:11 it says, “ And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony.” I wanted the reader to say to themselves, “this guy is real. He’s been through this and has overcome. If he can do it, I can do it.”
I heard one writer say that you have to have that personal connection with the reader through your honesty. “You have to bleed all over the pages.” That’s what I did.

Blog Stops

Texas Book-aholic, September 1
Mary Hake, September 2
A Reader’s Brain, September 3
Creating Romance, September 4
Artistic Nobody, September 5 (Spotlight)
Reading is my Super Power, September 7 (Interview)
Carpe Diem, September 8
Bigreadersite, September 10
Power of Words, September 11 (Spotlight)
Janices book reviews, September 12
margaret kazmierczak, September 13 (Interview)
Just the Write Escape, September 14


To celebrate his tour, Dave is giving away a grand prize of a $25 Peet’s Coffee Gift Card!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.