14 June 2012

Review: Veil of Pearls by MaryLu Tyndall

Title: Veil of Pearls
Author: MaryLu Tyndall
Publisher: Barbour Publishing, Inc.
Pub. Date: July 1, 2012
Acquired: Netgalley
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Be swept away to Charleston of 1811, a city bustling with immigrants like Adalia, who is a runaway slave so light-skinned that no one guesses her past. Terrified her secret will be discovered, she settles into a quiet life making herbal remedies for a local doctor. But when Morgan, the handsome son of a prominent family, sweeps her into his glamorous world—a world in which the truth about Adalia’s heritage would ruin them both—suspicions and petty jealousies are aroused. What will Morgan do when he discovers that the woman he has fallen in love with is a runaway slave?

13 June 2012

Review & Giveaway: Tributary by Lisa T. Bergren

Title: Tributary
Author: Lisa T. Bergren
Publisher: Bergren Creative Group, Inc.
Pub. Date: June 12, 2012
Acquired: From author, for honest review
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TRIBUTARY, a novella (1/2 the length of a normal novel), picks up a year after BOURNE... Lia struggles to overcome the fear that constant battle has heaped upon her; Gabi and Marcello face an unexpected crisis; and Lord Greco just may be ready to leave the grief and loss of his past behind him, so that he might grab hold of the future... Volume 3.2 of the River of Time series.

Waiting On Wednesday[10]: One Moment by Kristina McBride

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event, hosted by Jill, at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Title: One Moment
Author: Kristina McBride
Publisher: EgmontUSA
Publication Date: June 26, 2012
This was supposed to be the best summer of Maggie’s life. Now it’s the one she’d do anything to forget.

Maggie Reynolds remembers hanging out at the gorge with her closest friends after a blowout party the night before. She remembers climbing the trail hand in hand with her perfect boyfriend, Joey. She remembers that last kiss, soft, lingering, and meant to reassure her. So why can’t she remember what happened in the moment before they were supposed to dive? Why was she left cowering at the top of the cliff, while Joey floated in the water below—dead?

As Maggie’s memories return in snatches, nothing seems to make sense. Why was Joey acting so strangely at the party? Where did he go after taking her home? And if Joey was keeping these secrets, what else was he hiding?

The latest novel from the author of The Tension of Opposites, One Moment is a mysterious, searing look at how an instant can change everything you believe about the world around you.

12 June 2012

Review: The Guest Book by Marybeth Whalen

Title: The Guest Book
Author: Marybeth Whalen
Publisher: Zondervan
Pub. Date: July 1, 2012
Acquired: Netgalley
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When Macy Dillon was five years old her father encouraged her to draw a picture in the guestbook of a Carolina beach house. The next year, Macy returned to discover a drawing by an unidentified little boy on the facing page. Over the next eleven years the children continue to exchange drawings … until tragedy ends visits to the beach house altogether. During her final trip to Sunset, Macy asks her anonymous friend to draw her one last picture and tells him where to hide the guest book in hopes that one day she will return to find it—and him. Twenty-five years after that first picture, Macy is back at Sunset Beach—this time toting a broken family and a hurting heart. One night, alone by the ocean, Macy asks God to help her find the boy she never forgot, the one whose beautiful pictures touched something deep inside of her. Will she ever find him? And if she does, will the guestbook unite them or merely be the relic of a lost childhood?

10 June 2012

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Dreaming Dangerously by Kathleen Harsch

I'm SO excited to have Kathleen Harsch, here, on my blog, today! I hope you stay and check out her book "Dreaming Dangerously". I have the synopsis and a special guest post, from Kathleen, herself!

Title: Dreaming Dangerously
Author: Kathleen Harsch
Publisher: Createspace
Pub. Date: Sept. 5, 2011
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What if you could HEAR thoughts?

Thanks to her ability to mind-drop, Cassie can hear the thoughts of everyone around her. But sometimes her telepathy is more of a curse than a psychic gift, especially when it comes to Will Rossi.

Reason #1: He pushes his thoughts at her, whether she wants to hear them or not.

Reason #2: His sexy, vindictive ex-girlfriend.

Reason #3: His dimples are absolutely, 100% distracting.

To her surprise, Cassie feels drawn to Will's electromagnetic vibes. Yet, as she falls for him, she discovers their relationship has some serious side effects. She begins to have dreams about the future - dreams that come true in horrifying ways.

Cassie needs to learn to trust Will, or she won't be able to prevent the tragedy she sees coming.

And now, here's a special guest post from Kathleen Harsch on what it's like balancing her time between ALL of her very important jobs. (This lady does it ALL between being a wife, mother, teacher, writer, etc... She's awesome, right?!)