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What Would the Founding Fathers Think: A Young American's guide to understanding the mess our country is in and how we get out
Isabelle Webb: Legend of the Jewel
Captive Heart
Cobble Cavern
Caller ID
Promises
Protected,
Summer of Secrets
On Little Wings
We Lived in Heaven: Spiritual Accounts of Souls Coming to Earth
Christ's gifts to women
A Woman's power: threads that bind us to god
Scary School
Hope's journey
Blue
Targets in Ties
Crater Lake: Battle for Wizard Island
Venom
With a Name like Love
Sean Griswold's head


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Monday, February 26, 2018

Romance is in the Air – $25 Finale Giveaway! Last Chance-$500 in Giveaways!



  I hope you have enjoyed the Romance is in the Air Promotion! There are $500 in Giveaways as part of this event. Be sure you have entered all 17 giveaways! Be on the lookout for our next clean author event "Love in Bloom" which will take place in April.
Links to ALL GIVEAWAYS
 
  Giveaway Details
 $25 in Paypal Cash or a $25 Amazon.com eGift Card Ends 3/13/18 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. This giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the participating authors. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. a Rafflecopter giveaway

Saturday, February 24, 2018

With This Click I Thee Wed By Bonnie R. Paulson-Book Blast and $50 Giveaway


  With this Click, I Thee Wed by Bonnie R. Paulson 

  "Uh, oh, what did I do?" 

 A lonely divorcee… A rancher who can lose everything… One website that matches them for marriage… They have to learn about the importance of decisions and family or lose their one shot at love. Stuck in a town where everyone knows her and her ex-husband, Rachel is distinctly aware of who chose his side – everyone – and who chose her side – no one. Even her hairstylist won’t schedule her. But when she finds herself alone with a bottle of chianti and the internet, Rachel stumbles upon Clickandwed.com. The survey is easy and clicking “I Do” seems to be the magic button she’s been searching for. Before she can snap out of her decision, she finds herself packed and flying across the country to meet her new husband. Would her new life be better or worse than the hell she left behind? 


  

  Praise First, there is no cliffhanger!! That is important to me so I am assuming it is important to others as well. This is a very unusual story. it starts off with the heroine being recently divorced from her dirt bag, cheating, lying ex-husband. She has moved back home since she has nothing to show for the years of marriage - he got everything and she is depressed. She moved back in with the two people who should love her and support her no matter what. That is not the case. I have never seen two more hateful and unloving parents as these two. They belittle and do everything in their power to let her know she is nothing more than an embarrassment and a disappointment. It is very easy to hate these two. I will start by saying that I have not read a book by Bonnie R. Paulson that I did NOT like. I love the way she writes and I love the things she writes about. I find that when I read her books that I get pulled into them and can't stop until I reach the ending. Being afraid that happiness is something not for either of them, yet finding it. In the most delightful way makes this a fun read.   Excerpt -Logan didn’t come into bed until well after the moon had reached its apex in the sky. I watched it ride the curve above the snow from my spot on the bed. The door closed downstairs and the muffled tick told me he’d made it home. With my back to him, I hadn’t seen what he’d looked like when he crawled into bed, but the distance between us stretched like a canyon. Where had he been? Why hadn’t he called to tell me he was okay? Why hadn’t he answered my worried text messages? When I woke up the next morning, he hadn’t been in bed or at the table for breakfast. Instead, an egg sandwich waited for me at my seat. I warmed it in the microwave while worry cooled my excitement to have him home. I approached him in the barn after I ate. At least I knew he was home at that point. Kicking the snow with my boots as I got closer to the doors, I rubbed my lips together and searched for him on the initial barn floor. When I found him, he was spreading straw on the ground of the chicken pen he’d fixed up for the winter. “Good morning, how are you?” I didn’t want to act nervous, or upset, or even worried. He was a grown man, we shared house. There was nothing more to it. We’d set up a wall and neither of us was going to cross it. Our goals had to be reached with both of us working toward success. Logan turned toward me, dark shadows under his eyes from the lack of sleep. “I’m good, thanks. Just getting to cleaning up the makeshift coop.” His smile wasn’t complete, and I felt like he was hiding more than just chicken poop in that wheelbarrow at his side. “You were out late last night, was everything okay?” I offered a smile with my hands deep in my pockets. He didn’t have to tell me. I didn’t expect too much from him, but part of me was hurt that he’d keep secrets from me.  


Author Bonnie R. Paulson 
Real people, real loss, real love. USA Today Bestselling author, Bonnie focuses on the emotional thrill of the romance, the discovery of self and the dynamic forces at play to both pull and push love growth. With 6 children and her own eternal romance at home, Bonnie lives her own dream every day. She's spoiled with blessings and wants to share the joy of ever-after possibilities with others. Whether it's a happy-ever-after or a happy-for-now, the emotions will leave you story drunk for days, if not years. Feel good romances with sweet twists. Or is it Sweet romances with bold twists? You decide. You'll be able to say where you were when you closed the book. Surviving all things real and coming out better on the other side. Some of her favorite authors are Robyn Carr, Pamela Kelley, and Christine Kingsley!
 
  $50 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash Giveaway 
 Ends 3/18/18 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.   a Rafflecopter giveaway

Servie's Song By Heidi Tucker: Book Tour and Giveaway





The true story of one mother living in Zimbabwe, Africa who encounters a devastating loss leaving her unable to care for six children. In a heart-wrenching sacrifice she surrenders to a desperate plan to leave her children and find work in the United States. It is a door which feels impossible to walk through. But perhaps, the only door which holds any promise.

Servie's Song takes you on an emotional journey of tragedy and heartbreak to an inspiring path of hope. This touching story is complemented by gospel principles which will teach and motivate you to grab onto your faith and move forward trusting that you are never alone. God always hears your prayers.


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Heidi Tucker won the 2017 Illumination Award for her first inspirational book Finding Hope in the Journey and her newest release is entitled Servie's Song. Her passion for writing and speaking about light and hope has inspired thousands. Heidi is known as a great storyteller who motivates us to rise up and find new strength. She teaches how to recognize truth and make a difference.

When Heidi isn't writing her next book, or speaking at a conference, you'll find her spending time outdoors with her husband, four grown children and eight grandchildren. She loves sunflowers, hiking, and ice cream … not necessarily in that order.

Find out more about Heidi at ThePickledSunflower.com


Connect with the Author here: 

Top Ten List
1.    I love to hike.
Hiking keeps me emotionally healthy. It is a space to clear my mind and organize my thoughts, whether that be prayerful meditation or reflection on future writings. I’ve gathered so many thoughts during those hikes. I often speak those thoughts into my phone and then write them up as soon as I get home to my computer.


2.    My favorite flower – the sunflower.
I love everything about it. Their bright yellow color is happy. They turn their heads in the direction of sunlight – always looking for the light. There’s a message in that.


3.    I love true stories.
I have a quote next to my computer that reads – A good story can not only teach an important principle, but make us feel it. That is true for me and for so many others. Life teaches us so many lessons and I see them. I think that’s why I write nonfiction inspirational.


4.    I hate snakes.
Then why do I live in the Arizona desert? Ha! I’m on high alert when walking on my property or when I hike because I’ve had many close encounters with rattlesnakes. I never let my boy have a pet snake in the house. No amount of begging would work. Absolutely not.


5.    I have eight grandchildren.
My four children are all grown and married and I am best friends with all of them. But there’s something beautiful about this new grandma role. No worries or discipline or stress about their futures. I just love them fiercely.


6.    Best dessert – ice cream.
I can turn down a number of great desserts, but ice cream is always a definite yes.


7.    I love teenagers.
I have volunteered with youth groups my entire life. I admire and respect where they are in their life. They are like sponges. Soaking up everything and trying to figure out who they really are. I always see their potential.


8.    No glossophobia here (fear of public speaking).
One of the best perks of writing and publishing books is the opportunity I get to speak about it. I love presenting messages that I am passionate about. When I speak at various events, I always meet individuals who were touched by something that I said. That makes all the hard work and time worth it.


9.    I do some of my best writing in the middle of the night.
Why now? That’s what I say to myself when great ideas strike at 2:00 a.m. I’m known to sneak out of bed and onto my computer at all hours of the night. There is something about the dark and the quiet that allows creativity to flow.


10.I married my high school sweetheart.
And yes, we’re still married 37 years later. When I pull out those pictures of us from high school, it’s entertainment for the whole family!

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Snippet #3
Servie heard a voice in her heart. Her tender heart was open and soft. She listened. It had felt like an impossible request. “Go to the United States and find work to provide for your children.” She had wrestled with the idea, but ultimately took a blind step. With all the power within her soul and her mother’s binding faith in God, Servie acted. She walked onto an airplane leaving behind six children. This was her truth. And she would live it fearlessly.

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