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Monday, December 5, 2016

Just in the Nick of Time - $250 Christmas Cash Giveaway

Just in the Nick of Time




Just in the Nick of Time - $250 Christmas Cash Giveaway
December 5th to 22nd




Enter for your chance to win a $250 Amazon Gift Code or $250 in Paypal Cash!! Thanks to this awesome group of bloggers and authors who have joined with me to bring you one fabulous prize!!

Sponsor List I Am A Reader Lori's Reading Corner J.L. Weil Author Mary Ting Heather Gray Literary Winner Coupons and Freebies Mom Caroline Clemmons Krysten Lindsay Hager author Here We Go Again...Ready? Simple Wyrdings Kindle and Me Lucy McConnell Jeanette Lewis Cindy Roland Anderson Cami Checketts Maureen's Musings Kimberley Montpetit Confessions of a Frugal Mind Glistering: B's Blog Rockin' Book Reviews Jennifer Youngblood Author Cindy C Bennett Diana's Book Reviews Author Ednah WAlters Raye Wagner


 Giveaway Details $250 in Paypal Cash or a $250 Amazon.com eGift Card Ends 12/22/16 Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use money sent via Paypal or gift codes via Amazon.com. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the authors, bloggers and publishers on the sponsor list.
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Friday, December 2, 2016

Books That More Attention Giveaway Hop ~ $10 Amazon Gift Card



We all have those books that once read continue to linger with us, and we want to share with others. I've a had a few this past year, and I'm sure you have to. I'm giving away a $10 Amazon Gift Card so you can share with another that special book, or get one that others have told you about.




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Thursday, December 1, 2016

$300 Holiday Cash Giveaway

Holiday Cash Giveaway




$300 Holiday Cash Giveaway – December 1st to 21st
Enter for your chance to win a $300 Amazon Gift Code or $300 in Paypal Cash!! Thanks to this awesome group of bloggers and authors who have joined with me to bring you one fabulous prize!!  


Sponsor List I Am A Reader Kimber Leigh Wheaton Heather Gray Author Dorothy Dreyer Lori's Reading Corner Simple Wyrdings Every Free Chance Books Jennifer Bardsley Author Melissa Wright Coupons and Freebies Mom Author Crystal Marcos Laurie Here - Cont Fiction and MORE B. Kristin McMichael Author Inger Iversen Rockin' Book Reviews Julie Coulter Bellon Aubrey Wynne: Timeless Romance Helen Smith Talia Jager Everly Frost, YA author Rachelle J. Christensen Books R Us Author Deb Atwood Leora Krygier Author The Lovely Books MagicalCoolCatsMysteries Maureen's Musings Jo Noelle Why Not? Because I Said So! (Sheila Staley) Kelly's Lucky You Savings in Seconds Glistering: B's Blog Raquel @ The Babbling Reader  



Giveaway Details $300 in Paypal Cash or a $300 Amazon.com eGift Card Ends 12/21/16 Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use money sent via Paypal or gift codes via Amazon.com. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the authors, bloggers and publishers on the sponsor list. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.


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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

I Am A Reader, Not A Writer Presents: Colors of the Sun & Moon by Talia Aikens-Nunez Book Blast and Giveaway

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Colors of the Sun & Moon by Talia Aikens-Nunez

  Colors of the Sun and Moon is an English/Spanish STEM book which featuring an inquisitive young girl and her grandmother. The bright illustrations engage children and illuminate the science of the horizon with vibrant colors. An inquisitive young girl questions her grandmother about the science behind the colors of the sun and moon. With a forward by Spencer Christian. "Colors of the Sun and Moon" is the second book from the new multicultural, multilingual children's press, SundanceKid Press. The mission of SundanceKid Press is to promote cultural, ethnic/racial and linguistic diversity in children's literature. Each page includes the English text along with the Spanish translation. A free audio recording is available on the SundanceKid Press website.


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 Forward by Spencer Christian As a young child, I was much like the little girl in this book - intensely curious about the wonders of the natural world - asking questions such as those put forth by young Gabriela, “Why is the sky blue; why are leaves green?” My search for answers took me on a fascinating path of discovery, which eventually led me to become a national TV weather forecaster. If the child in you - or a child you know - finds the world to be a wondrous place, your path to discovery can be found in the pages of “Colors of the Sun and Moon.” “Colors of the Sun and Moon” is the story of 8-year-old Gabriela and her wise and loving grandmother - a grandmother who has the answers to all of her precious granddaughter's questions about the world of wonders they see around them. While Abuela's answers are simple enough for a young child to understand, they are factual and scientifically sound. I applaud author Talia Aikens-Nuñez for giving her readers a story that is appealing on so many levels: it is educational, entertaining, and family-focused. What a rare combination of elements! As I read “Colors of the Sun and Moon,” images from my own childhood flashed in my mind, and I found myself smiling in amusement and amazement. I feel certain that the young reader and the not-so-young reader in your home will enjoy this book as much as I did. - Spencer Christian, Weather Anchor for ABC 7/KGO-TV, San Francisco




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Author Talia Aikens-Nuñez
Talia Aikens-Nuñez wanted to be a meteorologist, a politician and a lawyer. She never thought she would be a writer. It was the birth of her daughter that caused her to start writing. Raising a bilingual child inspired Talia to write lyrical children's books. Talia's family loves nature so much that she and her husband vowed that they will always try to live close to water. They live on a river in Connecticut with their kids.





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Blog Tour Giveaway $25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash Ends 1/1/17 Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

More Than A Promise (Wells Landing Quilting Circle #2) by Amy Lillard






At the heart of the Amish community of Wells Landing, Oklahoma, a women’s quilting circle rallies around a member who is suddenly alone, under unusual circumstances…
 
One of the only women in the quilting circle without children, Mariana Miller prayed to be blessed with a little one throughout fifteen years of marriage. But now, newly widowed, Mariana discovers she’s pregnant—with twins! How will she support herself and the babies, not to mention stay healthy when the doctor puts her on bed rest? As neighbors band together to help, Mariana is more grateful than ever for the Amish community. She especially looks forward to visits from Reuben Weisel, her late husband’s business partner and best friend. Reuben’s quiet strength comforts her—until he proposes marriage…
Honorable and loyal, there’s no doubt Reuben sincerely wants to provide for Mariana and the twins. Never married, he can now be a good husband and father. So long as the bishop approves, to wed him is a sensible choice—and an unexpected gift. But when Mariana discovers there is more behind Reuben’s proposal than she thought, their fragile agreement and fledgling love will be put to the test.

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About The Author








Amy Lillard is a wife, mother, and bona fide Southern belle. Published author, expert corn bread maker, and Squirrel Princess.
I live in Tulsa, though I was born in Mississippi. I moved to the Sooner State when I was seventeen and met my soul mate and best friend not long after. I’ve retained a little of my Mississippi accent though most people think I’m from Texas. (?)  Rob and I have been married for over twenty years and have a son–a mom proclaimed prodigy, of course!
I love homemade tacos, shoes, and romance novels–not necessarily in that order. I’m a big fan of country music, a staunch proponent of saving the Oxford comma, and I’m shamefully obsessed with all things Harry Potter.
I  believe that God is love. I guess that’s why I adore romances.
I have always been intrigued with the Amish culture, their gentle ways and slower-paced lifestyle. (And I love, love, love the fact that they stay married for their lifetime.) But until recently I never thought to blend this interest with my penchant for romance. Okay, okay, I’m a bit old-fashioned and even enjoy the gender roles that are present in this culture.  I love to cook and take care of my family. Yes, that’s me June Cleaver with a laptop.
I dislike people trying to convince me to read the Twlight series (I’ll get to it or I won’t, either way I’m good with it), gratuitous violence, and strawberry ice cream. (I know I’m alone on this last one, and again, I’m good with it.)
Favorite movies–(besides HP) French Kiss, Maid of Honor, A Lot Like Love, Just Married, and Sweet Home Alabama. Oh, and Miss Congeniality, Sabrina (both versions) and a 1940′s movie called Dear Ruth. If you haven’t seen it, you should! A-dorable. Anything with Doris Day and most all of Marilyn’s and Audrey’s.


My Review


We are back in Wells Landing, Oklahoma and our Amish community, and this is Marina Miller story, a woman who has just buried her husband. Now facing the loneliness of widowhood, she is trying to plan how she will go about to support herself, and she is expecting a new little one.
Marina and her husband had been married for fifteen years and they never had a child, and now he is gone and not able to be with her and their little one. How heartbreaking, and yes you will need tissues as we watch what happens in her life, and yes there are some blessings.
Some come in the form of her deceased husband’s business partner Ruben, and you won’t believe how he comes to the rescue, I loved the things he does!
This is a very fast read; I read it in one evening, and not only is it fast is a read I found that I didn’t want it to end.
I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Kensington, and was not required to give a positive review.

Chasing Shadows (South Shores, #1) by Karen Harper






The dead still talk if you know how to listen… 

Every case that Claire Britten cracks is a win, not only professionally but personally. The forensic psychologist has spent a lifetime fighting a neurological disorder, and her ability to conquer it is a testament to her razor-sharp intuition.

Nick Markwood is used to winning in the courtroom, so when his latest case is overthrown by Claire's expert testimony, he can't help being impressed by her skill. He needs her on the team of his passion project—investigating unusual cases involving mysterious deaths. Her condition doesn't deter him, and neither does the attraction that sparks between them…even if it should.

As they join forces to investigate a murder in St. Augustine, Florida, Claire is thrust into a situation far more dangerous than she'd anticipated, pushing her disorder to a breaking point. Just when she fears she can't trust her own mind, she discovers Nick's personal connection to the case—and wonders whether she can trust anyone at all.


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About The Author 


A New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Karen Harper is a former college English instructor (The Ohio State University) and high school literature and writing teacher. A lifelong Ohioan, Karen and her husband Don divide their time between the midwest and the southeast, both locations she has used in her books. Besides her American settings, Karen loves the British Isles, where her Scottish and English roots run deep, and where she has set many of her historical Tudor-era mysteries and her historical novels about real and dynamic British women. Karen's books have been published in many foreign languages and she won the Mary Higgins Clark Award for 2005. Karen has given numerous talks to readers and writers across the county.


If you enjoy a story with non-stop action, this is surely the book for you, there is constantly something happening and you will never know who is the next victim.
Claire Britten has started her own forensic psychologist agency, and after winning a case, and riding a high, she is offered a job she cannot refuse. She doesn’t like leaving her precocious preschool daughter, but the money is very good and it will help her career, what she doesn’t expect is a bit of romance.
This story is going to keep you guess, and once you make up your mind, you are probably wrong. Will Claire be able to help Nick and be able to prove his client innocent, or will she be the catalyst to proving her guilty?
A book that constantly had me on my toes, and had my heart in my throat, and the action happens right up to the last page, and yes there is another book to come, but not fast enough.
I received this book through Net Galley and Harlequin Publishing, and was not required to give a positive review.


The Cherished Quilt (Amish Heirloom #3) by Amy Clipston






Tragedy tore Christopher’s world apart. But Emily believes there are enough pieces left behind to stitch together a beautiful new beginning.


Emily Fisher is eager to meet the new employee at her father’s shop in Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania. But when Christopher Hochstetler arrives, his cold demeanor freezes her attempts at building a friendship.


Longing for a fresh start, Christopher travels from Ohio to Bird-in-Hand to work at his uncle’s shop. Christopher’s heart is still wounded from memories of home, and making new friends is the last thing on his mind—he knows the pain that comes with losing those you love. When Emily is kind to him, he tries to remain distant, but he soon finds himself stealing glances at her throughout the day.


When Christopher shares his tragic reasons for leaving home, Emily decides to make a quilt for him as a gesture of their friendship. Even though he is not a member of the church, she’s found someone with whom she can imagine a future. The two are quickly falling in love when a family emergency calls Christopher back to Ohio without warning.


Emily finishes the quilt, in spite of her pain. But when Christopher receives it, will he have the courage to follow his heart?


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About The Author 






Amy Clipston has been writing for as long as she can remember. Her fiction writing “career” began in elementary school when she and a close friend wrote and shared silly stories. She has a degree in communications from Virginia Wesleyan College and is a member of the Authors Guild, American Christian Fiction Writers, and Romance Writers of America. She is the author of the bestselling Kauffman Amish Bakery series and Hearts of the Lancaster Grand Hotel series with HarperCollins Christian Publishing. Amy works full-time for the City of Charlotte, NC, and lives in North Carolina with her husband, two sons, mother, and four spoiled rotten cats.


My Review




The Cherished Quilt is the third book in this series featuring the Fisher sisters, and their loving family, and this is Emily’s story.
Christopher Hochstetler has had a devastating year and barely holding it together when he moves from Ohio to Pennsylvania and begins working for his uncle in his leather business. Thus the meeting of Em and Chris is about to happen, and with easy going Em and Chris fighting his demons, things do not run smoothly.
When Em finds out why he has left his home and family, she is filled with compassion and is determined to help Chris. One of the things she decides to do is make him a quilt, and not an ordinary one, this one is stitched with love, and the fabric once belonged to Em’s grandmother. She decided to make a log cabin design to help connect to Chris, and in the end she has to mail the quilt to him
By putting her heart in the care of Chris is Em heading towards having it broken? Will Chris ever heal and mend the rift with his Dad, even with his father blaming him for his brother?
From beginning to end, I was so into this book that the pages flew and at the end, I wanted more!
I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Zondervan, and was not required to give a positive review