Thursday, December 6, 2018

Etania's Worth Blog Tour—Book Spotlight

Today I am spotlighting a new book by M.H. Elrich!

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About Etania's Worth:

Etania's new apprenticeship as a librarian is shattered when she fends off an attacker with a power, or Neuma, she didn't know she had-the ability to disable evil beings. When her father discovers Etania's gift, he wants to use her as a weapon to stop a new threat rising over Tamnarae. Etania doesn't want to be her father's new weapon and wonders if that really is the purpose of her Neuma. Yet, the death of a loved one brings the struggle closer to home, forcing Etania on a journey to embrace her newfound power before it's too late.

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KFRXRYG?ref_=pe_3052080_276849420

Other Bookstores: books2read.com/u/4EyrZe


About the Author:

18163040M.H. Elrich is a writer, reader, teacher and editor who wears too many hats. This means she consumes coffee and tea with a mug that reads "Wait until I've drained the cup." In her free time (if she has any), she watches T.V. with her husband, rides horses, and travels to places with lots of trees. She received her B.A. in English at a local university where they handed her a paper certificate that said she could write term papers the night before and still pass. She was published in The Write Word, Orpheus, and Short Fiction Break. She currently resides in a part of California where "perfect" weather comes with a layer of smog.

Contact Information:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mhelrichbooks/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mhelrich247/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/mhelrichbooks


Book Quote:

” ‘Neuma? I don’t have Neuma. Besides, Tamnarae doesn’t need to be saved, we’ve been at peace for a hundred years.’

‘Everyone needs to be saved.’ Melchizidek asserted.”

-Etania and Melchizidek - Etania’s Worth

Blog Tour:

Monday, December 3- C.M. Fritzen

Tuesday, December 4-Stacey Patrick

Wednesday, December 5-Tricia Mingerink

Thursday, December 6- Jaye L. Knight

Friday, December 7-C.E. Stone

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Christmas Duet Tour

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Rebekah Morris and Faith Blum have teamed up for a fun Christmas Duet Blog Tour! Why Christmas Duet? Because both books have titles that have to do with a Christmas song! Be sure to check out all of the blog posts as well as the giveaway.

His Law is Love

Book Description:

Will hate and fear drown the song of Christmas love?

Amelia is eagerly anticipating her first Christmas in the west, but she soon finds that her brother-in-law's worry and her sister's exhaustion reach far deeper than the cares of a ranch and a family. A rash of fires and cattle thefts is plaguing the area, and the three young orphans they've sheltered are under suspicion from their prejudiced neighbors.

As hostilities mount, Amelia seizes every opportunity to help and encourage, but how much can one girl do? Will Reverend Brown win the community over to the true spirit of love? And will help arrive before everything they hold dear is destroyed?

Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07JZ8HGSR

Author Bio:

Rebekah A. Morris is a homeschool graduate, an enthusiastic freelance author and a passionate writing teacher. Her books include, among others, Home Fires of the Great War, The Unexpected Request, Gift from the Storm, the Christmas Collection series, and her best selling Triple Creek Ranch series. Some of her favorite pastimes, when she isn’t writing, include reading, playing with her seven nieces and nephews, and coming up with dramatic and original things to do. (Sometimes with the nieces and nephews!) The Show-Me state is where she calls home.



Excerpt

“I like him,” Phoebe remarked suddenly after they had left the town behind them. “I wish I could marry him.”

Amelia, who had been confident of who her niece was talking about, turned a puzzled look at Phoebe. “Who, Sissy?”

“Reverend Brown. I like him. He’s not like the other men. But I can’t marry him.”

Hiding a smile, Amelia, glad to have something to distract her thoughts from the trouble, asked, “Why can’t you marry him?”

“‘Cause Mrs. Findley said girls shouldn’t marry men who are a great deal older then them. It was bad for . . . for . . . well, it was bad for something.”

“I see, but I think you should talk about those things with your mama, not Mrs. Findley.”

“Oh, I didn’t. Mrs. Findley was the one talking,” the little girl explained quickly. “But Aunt Amelia, why hasn’t Reverend Brown caught up with us yet?

After a glance behind them at the empty road, Amelia shook her head. “I don’t know. Perhaps he was delayed. There could be any number of reasons for a minister to be delayed. Now, what shapes are we going to cut these cookies in?”   


O Come All Ye Faithful and other short stories

About the Book

O Come All Ye Faithful Edwin wanted to be home, but instead he crouched in a trench. The English on one side of No Man’s Land and Germans on the other. What a way to spend Christmas. Could anything make it better?

Peace on Earth Emmie and Elana are estranged sisters, torn apart by an old boyfriend five years earlier. Will they survive a night in the same hotel room after a blizzard forces them together or will peace on earth go out the window?

Silent Night Christmas decorating had never gone this wrong. Jenna had just started when a crazy, gun-waving woman, walks right in the front door and ties her up in her own Christmas lights. Will Jenna even see her family this Christmas? T

he Gift Goes On Four friends and a year to reflect on. The year had been good for Carlotta, but Priscilla, Remus, and Newton all had at least one trial through the year. A mysterious giver the previous year had helped them all out, though. What would this year’s gifts bring?

O Christmas Tree Gareth loves Christmas. But more than that, he loves Christmas tree hunting. As the family prepares for their annual trip, Gareth can barely contain his excitement. But what are all the spray bottles for?

Purchase on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07JR7FSDT

About the Author

Faith Blum is a small-town Wisconsin girl. She’s lived in, or outside of, small towns her whole life. The thought of living in a city with more than 60,000 people in it scares her, especially after some interesting adventures driving through big cities like Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota.

Faith currently resides in the middle of the state of Wisconsin with her husband and their cat, Smokey. She is blessed to be able to have writing as her full-time career with household work and cooking to do on the side. She loves to paint walls as long as she doesn’t have to do hallways or ceilings.

When not writing, you can find her cooking food from scratch due to food allergies (fun), doing dishes (meh), knitting, crocheting, sewing, reading, or spending time with her husband (yay!). She is also a Community Assistant for the Young Writers Workshop and loves her work there. She loves to hear from her readers, so feel free to contact her on her website.

Excerpt

Edwin blinked against the dim light of the dawn. What had awakened him this time? A dull boom in the distance startled him. Distant or not, that boom was much too close for comfort. Who had fired their artillery and where? It was far enough away to not be a danger to him or his men, but if it was the Germans, that meant another company was getting artillery shells lobbed at them.

Not for the first time, Edwin wished he lived back during the days of King Arthur. Boulders catapulting toward him would be preferable to the devastation from a shell. He had always imagined boulders would be easier to see and move away from. If he couldn’t, then being crushed had to be better than shrapnel. He shuddered as memories of the army hospital tents came back.

The captain shouted orders to them and Edwin bit back a groan. Another day, another fight, another depressing… Wait, it was Christmas Eve. Not that it mattered, but being gloomy on this holiday was not something his sister would approve of. A smile flitted across his grim face. It didn’t stick, but that tiny seed of hope lifted his spirits just a little.

Giveaway

Just like Rebekah and Faith teamed up for this tour, they have also teamed up on the giveaway! Grand Prize: Paperback of each (US only) 1st Prize: eBook of each (International and US) 2nd Prize: eBook of choice (International and US) Enter here: https://kingsumo.com/g/ocz29j/the-christmas-duet-giveaway

Tour Schedule

November 26

Bookish Orchestrations – Introductory Post

Cover Lover Book Review – Book Spotlights

November 27

Read Another Page – Book Spotlight

Kaylee's Kind Of Writes – Two Book Reviews

Jaye L. Knight – Excerpts

November 28

Lit Aflame – Book Review and Excerpt

Writings, Ramblings, and Reflections – Book Review of His Law is Love

Jenny Berlin – Excerpts

November 29

Frances Hoelsema's Blog – Two Book Spotlights

Rebekah Ashleigh – Review of His Law is Love and Book Spotlights

Novels, Dragons, and Wardrobe Doors – Book Review and Spotlight

Salsa And Tea – Author Interviews

November 30

Purely by Faith Reviews – Two Book Reviews

Once Upon An Ordinary – Author Interview and Book Spotlights

In the Bookcase - Excerpts

December 1

Books, Life, and Christ – Two Book Reviews

Maidens for Modesty – Two Book Reviews

Chosen Vessels – Two Book Reviews

Harvest Lane Cottage – Two Book Reviews

Jessica Greyson – Book Spotlights

Twin Thoughts – Book Spotlights

Heart of the Rose – Two Book Reviews

Read Another Page – Book Spotlight and Review

December 3

Bookish Orchestrations – Giveaway winner

Friday, November 23, 2018

May the Odds Be Ever In Your Favor

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The craziest day of the year has arrived! Heading into town on Black Friday can definitely feel like entering The Hunger Games. But, if you prefer to avoid the madness and shop from the comfort (and safety!) of your home, then you’re in just the right place to enjoy these holiday sales! Today is also the last day to signup to be part of the Ilyon & Acktar blog tour!

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Ilyon & Acktar Blog Tour and Reviewer Signup

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The release date for Bitter Winter and Lacy is only a month away! *commence author panicking* With December coming fast, Tricia and I are opening the sign up form for the Ilyon & Acktar blog tour. Signup will be open through Friday, November 23. Just use the form below to take part in this epic co-release. If you don’t have a blog or don’t want to be part of the tour, you can still sign up to review one, two, or all three books!

And don’t forget to submit your questions for our character Q&A chats!

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Things are happening!

I was trying to think of an epic title for this blog post and that’s basically all I came up with. Because, really, that’s the big thing. I feel like so much has NOT been happening in the writing side of my life for a while. Finally that’s changing. But I won’t keep you in suspense. Here’s what’s happening:

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Aaahhh! Bitter Winter FINALLY has a release date! Lacy too. They are both coming out on December 14th! You probably feel like it has taken forever to get to this point. Trust me. So. Do. I. Absolutely forever. But it’s finally happening. Both Kindle books are up for pre-order! Sadly, Amazon STILL doesn’t allow its authors to set pre-orders for paperbacks. *sigh* So that will have to wait until the release day.

Pre-Order Bitter Winter

Pre-Order Lacy

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Since many of you are also fans of Tricia Mingerink, you know that her 5th book in The Blades of Acktar series is coming out on December 18th, only 4 days after BW and Lacy. So we’re joining forces to bring you an epic co-release! As part of the blog tour, we’re going to do Q&A chats with both Ilyon and Acktar characters. TOGETHER. That’s right, our characters will be in the same “room” with each other. This means we need questions from you, our awesome, loyal fans!

Just follow the link below to visit the form Tricia created and submit all those burning questions. We’ll have more info and a sign up form for the tour itself sometime in the next few weeks. So make sure you check back if you want to be part of the blog tour!

Ilyon & Acktar Character Questions Form

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Stars and Soul Cover Reveal

Today I have a another cover reveal for you! Stars and Soul is a collection of stories by the lovely Rosalie Valentine. I got to meet Rosalie this summer while staying at her house and riding with her on the way down to Realm Makers. I’m so excited to help her share her beautiful cover!

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About the Book

A scheming imperial family. A bedraggled starship captain. A runaway artificial intelligence. A dying general.

Four small stories of stars and soul.

Releasing November 20, 2018

Pre-Order Now!



Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Carrie Mouse and the Giant Garage Blog Tour

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Today I’m sharing a spotlight post for the release of my friend Morgan Huneke’s  new children’s book! Isn’t it adorable? You can check out the rest of the tour here.

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About the Book

Martha Squirrel made her journey down the big hill seem like a grand adventure. But what happens when Carrie Mouse disobeys her mama and explores the giant garage?

Inspired by a true story, Carrie Mouse and the Giant Garage tells the story of a young mouse who gets trapped in the garage of the human house at the bottom of the hill. Beautifully illustrated with clay sculptures, this is a book you won’t want to miss!

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A Note from the Author

This book has been about fifteen years in the making.

When I was about seven years old, a mouse got trapped in my family’s garage. Yes, this is based on a true story. My mom and sisters and I came around the corner of the house and frightened a mouse into the garage. It lived in there for days, in spite of the fact we put mouse poison out for it. Eventually, we had to take care of the problem. My dad tried to frighten it out with the leaf blower, but when it only ran to a different corner of the garage, he scooped it up in a piece of an old gutter and carried it to the top of the hill in our backyard where he left it. And I, budding young author that I was, wrote a book about the incident.

I told the story from the mouse’s perspective and it became a story of the consequences of disobedience. We seriously considered pursuing publication for Carrie Mouse, but for one reason or another, it never went anywhere. Carrie was shelved. Yet every so often, I would remember Carrie Mouse and think about reworking it for publication.

The lightbulb went on one day in early 2018 when I was at work at the local library. I was checking in books and I came across Barbara Reid’s The Night Before Christmas in the stack. As soon as I saw it, I went “That type of illustration is perfect for Carrie Mouse!” I checked the book out and took it home to show my sister Rebekah and my mom. They agreed that flat clay pictures would be perfect, and the official version of Carrie Mouse and the Giant Garage was born.

Now, approximately fifteen years after the mouse in the garage incident, Carrie is finally ready to meet the world.

~Morgan Elizabeth Huneke

About the Author

MorganMorgan Elizabeth Huneke is a homeschool graduate who lives in Georgia. She has enjoyed creating characters and writing stories since early childhood. Books have always been a big part of her life, never more so than when working at the local library. She is the author of several middle grade novels including the Time Captives fantasy trilogy and one YA fairy tale retelling novella entitled Twisted Dreams. Carrie Mouse and the Giant Garage is her first picture book.

To learn more about Morgan and her work, visit:

www.morganhuneke.com

or www.morganhuneke.blogspot.com

About the Illustrator

RebekahRebekah Huneke is a homeschool graduate who lives in Georgia with her parents, sisters, and yellow Labrador named Sophie. She has been working with Sculpey since age nine, and sells her creations in the Klay Kottage Etsy shop. She also creates and sells stuffed animals and knitted goods. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, and playing cello and piano. Carrie Mouse and the Giant Garage is her first book.

To learn more about Rebekah and her work, visit:

www.etsy.com/shop/klaykottage

or follow @klaykottage on Instagram


Giveaway!

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Morgan and Rebekah will be giving away a signed copy of Carrie Mouse and the Giant Garage with a handmade Carrie Mouse doll! Second prize is a signed copy of the book only. Be sure to enter the giveaway!

Giveaway open to U.S. residents only.

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