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Blog Tour Review: Odd Birds by Severo Perez

ODD BIRDS by SEVERO PEREZ Genre: Literary Fiction Publisher: Texas Christian University Press Date of Publication: September 24, 2019Number of Pages: 278 pages  Scroll for Giveaway! The year is 1961. Seventy-year-old Cosimo Infante Cano, a Cuban-born artist in need of inspiration, follows his lover to Texas in what was to be a temporary sabbatical from … Continue reading “Blog Tour Review: Odd Birds by Severo Perez”

Review: The Sparrows of Montenegro by BJ Mayo

       THE SPARROWS OF MONTENEGRO by BJ MAYO Categories: Western / Historical Fiction / Texas Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Date of Publication: February 8, 2022 Number of Pages: 312 pages  Scroll down for Giveaway! Tree “Bigfoot” Smith and Cedar Jones first meet on the day they join the US Cavalry’s Fourth Cavalry Regiment based … Continue reading “Review: The Sparrows of Montenegro by BJ Mayo”

Series Spotlight: If a Butterfly Series by Michael Sirois

IF A BUTTERFLY SERIES: BOOK 1 – CHRYSALIS BOOK 2 – EMERGENCE by MICHAEL SIROIS Genre: Mainstream / Literary Fiction Publisher: Flio Widdix Publishing Date of Publication: December 11, 2021 Scroll down for Giveaway! Nine Characters + One Butterfly = Chaos Theory.  The series, If a Butterfly, is a bit like Six Degrees of Separation from … Continue reading “Series Spotlight: If a Butterfly Series by Michael Sirois”

Character Spotlight: Gone to Dallas by Laurie Moore-Moore

       GONE TO DALLAS: THE STOREKEEPER1856 – 1861 by LAURIE MOORE – MOORE Genre: Historical Fiction / Texas Pioneers / Civil War Publisher: Goat Mountain Press Date of Publication: October 4, 2021 Number of Pages: 348 pages  Scroll down for Giveaway! Sara’s husband was a disappointment in life, but she had to admit … Continue reading “Character Spotlight: Gone to Dallas by Laurie Moore-Moore”

Blog Tour: Holding on Loosely by Dana Knox Wright

        HOLDING ON LOOSELY by DANA KNOX WRIGHT Genre: Narrative Nonfiction / Memoir / Self Help Publisher: Carpenter’s Son / Clovercroft Publishing Date of Publication: August 24, 2021 Number of Pages: 208 pages Scroll down for giveaway! Helicopter parents. Control freaks. Perfectionists. Intolerants. Over-consumers. Social media junkies. We all fit in there … Continue reading “Blog Tour: Holding on Loosely by Dana Knox Wright”

Blog Tour: Since You’ve Been Gone by Tari Faris

      SINCE YOU’VE BEEN GONE Restoring Heritage Series, #3 by Tari Faris Genre: Fiction / Christian / Contemporary Romance Publisher: Revell Date of Publication: September 7, 2021 Number of Pages: 336 pages Scroll down for giveaway! With her vision and his know-how, this thing just might work . . . Leah Williams is back … Continue reading “Blog Tour: Since You’ve Been Gone by Tari Faris”

Book Blitz: The Last Trial of T. Boone Pickens

THE LAST TRIAL OF T. BOONE PICKENS by Chrysta Castañeda & Loren Steffy Genre: Biography/Autobiography, Courtroom Drama Publisher: Stoney Creek Publishing Group Date of Paperback Publication: September 15, 2021 Number of Pages: 300 Pages Finalist, 2020 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award T. Boone Pickens, legendary Texas oilman and infamous corporate raider from the 1980s, climbed the … Continue reading “Book Blitz: The Last Trial of T. Boone Pickens”

Part 2 Interview: Stephanie Raffelock, Creatrix Rising: Unlocking the Power of Midlife Women

  CREATRIX RISING: UNLOCKING THE POWER OF MIDLIFE WOMENBy Stephanie Raffelock Categories: Nonfiction / Self Help Memoir Publisher: She Writes Press Pub Date: August 24, 2021  Pages:176 Pages Scroll for the Giveaway! From the author of the award-winning book A Delightful Little Book on Aging comes a new self-help memoir Creatrix Rising: Unlocking the Power of … Continue reading “Part 2 Interview: Stephanie Raffelock, Creatrix Rising: Unlocking the Power of Midlife Women”

Blog Tour: Crude Ambition by Patricia Hunt Holmes

CRUDE AMBITION by Patricia Hunt Holmes Categories: Mystery / Thriller / Women’s Fiction Publisher: River Grove Books (Greenleaf Book Group)Date of Publication: June 8, 2021 Number of Pages: 326 Scroll down for the giveaway!    A Texas Reckoning In the early morning hours after a law firm recruiting party at a beachside house on Galveston … Continue reading “Blog Tour: Crude Ambition by Patricia Hunt Holmes”

Guest Post: Ramona Oliver, Author of Inclined Elders (On Tour Now!)

INCLINED ELDERS BY RAMONA OLIVER Publisher: BookBabyPublication Date: July 24, 2020 Pages: 246 PagesCategories: Nonfiction / Positive Aging Scroll for Giveaway! THIS BOOK WILL BE INVALUABLE IF YOU:  ·     Have a desire to continue living a purposeful life, no matter what your age.  ·     Are interested in learning how to maintain a positive attitude from adulthood to elderhood.  ·    Want to learn … Continue reading “Guest Post: Ramona Oliver, Author of Inclined Elders (On Tour Now!)”

LSBBT Review: River, Sing Out by James Wade

    RIVER, SING OUT BY JAMES WADE   Categories: Contemporary / Literary Fiction Rural Fiction / Crime Fiction / Coming-of-Age Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Blackstone Facebook  Twitter   Instagram Date of Publication: June 8, 2021 Number of Pages: 315 pages   “And through these ages untold, the river did act as the lifeblood of all those … Continue reading “LSBBT Review: River, Sing Out by James Wade”

Blog Tour: A Wall of Bright Dead Feathers by Babette Fraser Hale

A WALL OF BRIGHT DEAD FEATHERS By Babette Fraser Hale Publisher: Winedale Publishing Pages: 216 Pub Date: March 1st, 2021 Categories: Short Stories / Literary Fiction Scroll for Giveaway!    Most are newcomers to the scenic, rolling countryside of central Texas whose charms they romanticize, even as the troubles they hoped to leave behind persist. Twelve stories … Continue reading “Blog Tour: A Wall of Bright Dead Feathers by Babette Fraser Hale”

Book Blitz: Aggravated by Michael Sirois

AGGRAVATED BY MICHAEL SIROIS   Publisher: Truth Boots Publishing, LLC Pages: 389 Pages Pub Date: December 11, 2020 Categories: True Crime / Criminal Procedural Law   Scroll for Giveaway!   Description: In 2006, the author’s brother, Steve Sirois, was sentenced to serve 35 years in a Texas prison for a horrendous crime, aggravated sexual assault … Continue reading “Book Blitz: Aggravated by Michael Sirois”

Book Review: All the Cowboys Ain’t Gone by John J. Jacobson

ALL THE COWBOYS AIN’T GONE BY JOHN J. JACOBSON   Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Pages: 352 Pub Date: February 23, 2021 Categories: Historical Fiction / Action Adventure / Western     Scroll for Giveaway!   All the Cowboys Ain’t Gone is the rollicking adventure story of Lincoln Smith, a young Texan living at the beginning of the twentieth century, … Continue reading “Book Review: All the Cowboys Ain’t Gone by John J. Jacobson”

Book Tour: The Earl Lady’s Geologist by Alissa Baxter

The Earl’s Lady Geologist by Alissa Baxter Publication Date: February 28, 2021 Vinspire Publishing Series: Linfield Ladies Series, Book One Genre: Regency Romance     Cassandra Linfield is a lady fossil collector who declares she will never marry as no man will ever take her studies seriously. When circumstances force her to travel to Town … Continue reading “Book Tour: The Earl Lady’s Geologist by Alissa Baxter”

Book Blitz: Knock! Knock! by Douglas Thompson

KNOCK! KNOCK! Lessons Learned and Stories Shared  by DOUGLAS THOMPSON Categories: Nonfiction / Motivational Stories / Positivity / Relationship Building / Integrity / Time Management / Entrepreneurship Publisher: Lucid House Publishing Date of Publication: January 8, 2021 Pages: 154   Scroll down for giveaway!   Knock! Knock! is a fast-paced, fun-filled journey through the author’s … Continue reading “Book Blitz: Knock! Knock! by Douglas Thompson”

Character Interview: Dreams Re-Kindled by Amanda Cabot

DREAMS REKINDLED Mesquite Springs, Book 2 BY AMANDA CABOT Categories: Christian Historical Fiction/ Romance/ Stand-Alone Publisher: Revell Date of Publication: March 2, 2021 Pages: 352   Scroll Down for Giveaway!   He’s bound and determined to find peace . . . but she’s about to stir things up.  Dorothy Clark dreams of writing something that will … Continue reading “Character Interview: Dreams Re-Kindled by Amanda Cabot”

Blog Tour: Stork Bite by L. K. Simonds

STORK BITE by L.K. Simonds Genre: Historical Fiction / Southern Fiction Date of Publication: November 30, 2020 Number of Pages: 359 pages Scroll down for Giveaway! “Everything has to be reconciled eventually.” Caddo Parish, 1913. On an October morning, a Klansman confronts seventeen-year-old David Walker at a hidden oxbow lake where he has gone to … Continue reading “Blog Tour: Stork Bite by L. K. Simonds”

Blog Tour: A Deadly Fortune by Stacie Murphy #HFVBT

A Deadly Fortune by Stacie Murphy Publication Date: January 5, 2021 Pegasus Crime Genre: Historical Mystery     A historical mystery in the vein of The Alienist, in which a young woman in Gilded Age New York must use a special talent to unravel a deadly conspiracy. Amelia Matthew has done the all-but-impossible, especially for … Continue reading “Blog Tour: A Deadly Fortune by Stacie Murphy #HFVBT”

Review: Ely Air Lines Vol 1 by Mike Ely and Linda Street-Ely

    ELY AIR LINES Select Stories from 10 Years of a Weekly Column, Volumes 1 & 2 by MIKE ELY and LINDA STREET-ELY Genre: Nonfiction Categories: Short Stories / Aviation / Adventure  Publisher: Paper Airplane Publishing, LLC Date of Publication: January 29, 2020  Number of Pages: Volume 1: 350 pages; Volume 2: 330 pages   Scroll … Continue reading “Review: Ely Air Lines Vol 1 by Mike Ely and Linda Street-Ely”

Book Review: Comfort Foods by Kimberly Fish

COMFORT FOODS A Comfort Stories Stand-Alone Novel by Kimberly Fish Categories: Contemporary / Second-Chance Romance Publisher: Fish Tales Publishing Date of Publication: October 7, 2020 Number of Pages: 385 pages Scroll down for Giveaway! From the award-winning author of Comfort Plans and Comfort Songs comes a story of two rising stars blitzed by social media. … Continue reading “Book Review: Comfort Foods by Kimberly Fish”

Book Blitz: River, Sing Out by James Wade

RIVER, SING OUT BY JAMES WADE Categories: Contemporary / Literary Fiction Rural Fiction / Crime Fiction / Coming-of-Age Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Date of Publication: June 8, 2021 Number of Pages: 315 pages “And through these ages untold, the river did act as the lifeblood of all those things alongside it.” Jonah Hargrove is celebrating his … Continue reading “Book Blitz: River, Sing Out by James Wade”

Blog Tour: Gentleman Jim by Mimi Matthews

Title: Gentleman Jim: A Tale of Romance and Revenge Author: Mimi Matthews Genre: Historical Fiction, Historical Romance, Regency Romance Publisher: Perfectly Proper Press (November 10, 2020) Length: (376) pages She Couldn’t Forget…Wealthy squire’s daughter Margaret Honeywell was always meant to marry her neighbor, Frederick Burton-Smythe, but it’s bastard-born Nicholas Seaton who has her heart. Raised … Continue reading “Blog Tour: Gentleman Jim by Mimi Matthews”

Book Blitz: The Cowboy Who Saved Christmas by Jodi Thomas and Friends

The Cowboy Who Saved Christmas by Jodi Thomas, Sharla Lovelace, and Scarlett Dunn Genre: Romance / Adventure / Anthology Publisher: Kensington Books Date of Publication: October 27, 2020 Number of Pages: 336 pages Scroll down for Giveaway! The Lone Star State doesn’t have to be lonely during Christmas time! Legendary author Jodi Thomas headlines a … Continue reading “Book Blitz: The Cowboy Who Saved Christmas by Jodi Thomas and Friends”

Blog Tour: The Gentleman and the Thief by Sarah M. Eden

The Gentleman and the Thief by Sarah M. Eden Publication Date: November 3rd, 2020 Publisher: Shadow Mountain Publishing Series: Dread Penny Society Book 2 Genre: Historical Mystery/Suspense, Victorian Romance, Inspirational Fiction A standalone novel in The Dread Penny Society set in 1865 London brimming with secrets, scandal, suspense, and romance.From the moment Hollis Darby meets … Continue reading “Blog Tour: The Gentleman and the Thief by Sarah M. Eden”

Blog Tour: Flirtation and Folly by Elizabeth Rasche

Flirtation and Folly by Elizabeth Rasche Publication Date: November 10, 2020 Quills and Quartos Publishing Series: A Season in London, Book One Genre: Historical Romance     Marianne Mowbrey is a responsible country rector’s daughter who longs for the novelty and excitement she reads about in novels. When her crusty Aunt Harriet agrees to give … Continue reading “Blog Tour: Flirtation and Folly by Elizabeth Rasche”

Blog Tour: The Square Root of Texas by Rob Witherspoon

THE SQUARE ROOT OF TEXAS: The First Calamity of QED Morningwood by Rob Witherspoon Genre: Satire / Humor / Absurdist Fiction Publisher: Independently Published Date of Publication: September 26, 2018 Number of Pages: 181 pages   Scroll down for Giveaway!   QED Morningwood is a liar, braggart and teller of tall tales. When he shows … Continue reading “Blog Tour: The Square Root of Texas by Rob Witherspoon”

Blog Tour: Braidy von Althuis and the Final Fight

Join Us for this Tour from Oct 30 to Nov 20, 2020! Book Details: Book Title:  Braidy Von Althuis and the Final Fight (Book 5) by Cassidy Dwelis Book Series: Braidy Von Althuis Category:  Middle-Grade Fiction (Ages 8-12), 252 pages Genre:  Paranormal Publisher:  Precursor Publishing Release dates:   October 2020 Content Rating: PG: Some mild profanity … Continue reading “Blog Tour: Braidy von Althuis and the Final Fight”

Blog Tour: Tsarina by Ellen Alpsten – Guest Post

Tsarina Author: Ellen Alpsten Published: November 10, 2020 Publisher: St. Martin’s Press Before there was Catherine the Great, there was Catherine Alexeyevna: the first woman to rule Russia in her own right. Ellen Alpsten’s rich, sweeping debut novel is the story of her rise to power. St. Petersburg, 1725. Peter the Great lies dying in … Continue reading “Blog Tour: Tsarina by Ellen Alpsten – Guest Post”

Blog Tour: Braidy von Althuis and the Pesky Pest Controller Review

Join Us for this Tour from Oct 30 to Nov 20, 2020! Book Details: Book Title:  Braidy Von Althuis and the Final Fight (Book 5) by Cassidy Dwelis Book Series: Braidy Von Althuis Category:  Middle-Grade Fiction (Ages 8-12), 252 pages Genre:  Paranormal Publisher:  Precursor Publishing Release dates:   October 2020 Content Rating: PG: Some mild profanity … Continue reading “Blog Tour: Braidy von Althuis and the Pesky Pest Controller Review”

Nonfiction Review: Egyptomaniacs by Dr. Nicky Nielsen

Egyptomaniacs: How We Became Obsessed with Ancient Egypt Author: Nicky Nielsen, Ph.D. Published: November 19, 2020 Publisher: Pen and Sword History Number of Pages: 224 pages Format: eBook Source: NetGalley Egyptomaniacs is an in depth analysis of Ancient Egypt, both it’s discovery and the subsequent media frenzy and perceived mythology in the wake of said … Continue reading “Nonfiction Review: Egyptomaniacs by Dr. Nicky Nielsen”

Blog Tour: Araceli’s Path by Marion Surles – Book Trailer

ARACELI’S PATH Among Angels and Devils in Juarez by MARION SURLES Genre: Realistic Fiction / Border Stories / Mature Middle Grade Publisher: Love and Literacy Date of Publication: November 30, 2019 Number of Pages: 145 Scroll down for the giveaway! Araceli comes from a blended, dysfunctional family held together by the love of a grandmother. … Continue reading “Blog Tour: Araceli’s Path by Marion Surles – Book Trailer”

Excerpt: The Love Note by Joanna Davidson Politano

THE LOVE NOTE by Joanna Davidson Politano Genre: Christian / Historical Fiction / Romance Publisher: Revell Publication Date: October 20, 2020 Number of Pages: 400 Scroll down for the giveaway! Focused on a career in medicine and not on romance, Willa Duvall is thrown slightly off course during the summer of 1859 when she discovers … Continue reading “Excerpt: The Love Note by Joanna Davidson Politano”

Blog Tour: The Light at Wyndcliff by Sarah E. Ladd

The Light at Wyndcliff by Sarah E. Ladd Publication Date: October 13, 2020 Thomas Nelson Paperback & eBook; 352 Pages Series: The Cornwall Novels, Book 3 Genre: Historical Romance/Regency/Christian Set in 1820s Cornwall, this Regency romance evokes the captivating worlds and delicious dramas of Jane Austen, Daphne DuMaurier, and Winston Graham. Raised on the sprawling … Continue reading “Blog Tour: The Light at Wyndcliff by Sarah E. Ladd”

Blog Tour: Nothing Short of Wonderous by Regina Scott

NOTHING SHORT OF WONDROUS (American Wonders Collection, Book Two) by REGINA SCOTT     Genre: Historical Fiction / Christian Romance  Publisher: Revell Date of Publication: October 20, 2020 Number of Pages: 336 Scroll down for the giveaway! In 1886, the U.S. government gave control of Yellowstone, the country’s first national park, to the cavalry to stop … Continue reading “Blog Tour: Nothing Short of Wonderous by Regina Scott”

Blog Tour: The Paris Affair by Susanne Dunlap

The Paris Affair by Susanne Dunlap Publication Date: September 30, 2020 Paperback & eBook; 244 pages Series: Theresa Schurmann Mystery, Book 3 Genre: YA/Historical Fiction Apparently, false rumors about Marie Antoinette are all the fashion in 1783. Marie Antoinette is facing hostility from the populace, inflamed by rumors circulated in pamphlets throughout Paris. The rumors … Continue reading “Blog Tour: The Paris Affair by Susanne Dunlap”

Blog Tour: A Golden Fury by Samantha Cohoe

A Golden Fury by Samantha Cohoe Genre: YA, Fantasy, Romance, Historical Fiction Publication: October 13, 2020 Age Group: YA Set in eighteenth century England, Samantha Cohoe’s debut novel, A GOLDEN FURY (Wednesday Books; October 13, 2020), follows a young alchemist as she tries to save the people she loves from the curse of the Philosopher’s … Continue reading “Blog Tour: A Golden Fury by Samantha Cohoe”

Blog Tour: The Diary of Asser Levy: First Jewish Citizen of New York by Daniela Weil

THE DIARY OF ASSER LEVY First Jewish Citizen of New York by DANIELA WEIL Genre: Historical Fiction / Middle Grade / Jewish / Colonial America Publisher: Pelican (Arcadia Publishing) Date of Publication: March 9, 2020 Number of Pages: 128   Scroll down for the giveaway! For twenty-four years the Dutch colony of Pernambuco in northeastern Brazil was … Continue reading “Blog Tour: The Diary of Asser Levy: First Jewish Citizen of New York by Daniela Weil”

Author Interview: Dear Hero by Hope Bolinger and Alyssa Roat

Dear Hero Authors: Hope Bolinger and Alyssa Roat Published: September 28, 2020 Publisher: INtense Publications Genre: YA/Contemporary/Romance TWEET CUTE X I HATE EVERYONE BUT YOU Up-and-coming teen superhero Cortex is on top of the world—at least, until his villain dumps him. If he’s going to save his reputation, he needs a new antagonist, and fast. … Continue reading “Author Interview: Dear Hero by Hope Bolinger and Alyssa Roat”

Guest Post: Into the Unbounded Night by Mitchell James Kaplan

Into the Unbounded Night by Mitchell James Kaplan Publication Date: September 1, 2020 Regal House Publishing Paperback & eBook; 231 Pages Genre: Literary/Historical When her village in Albion is sacked by the Roman general Vespasian, young Aislin is left without home and family. Determined to exact revenge, she travels to Rome, a sprawling city of … Continue reading “Guest Post: Into the Unbounded Night by Mitchell James Kaplan”

Blog Tour: I AM JAX, PROTECTOR OF THE RANCH by Catherine Stier

I AM JAX,  PROTECTOR OF THE RANCH  and  I AM AVA,  SEEKER IN THE SNOW A Dog’s Day Series, Books 1 and 2 By CATHERINE STIER Illustrated by Francesca Rosa Animals / Adventure / Farm Life / Ranch Life / Chapter Books  Publisher: Albert Whitman and Company Date of Publication: April 1, 2020 Number of Pages: … Continue reading “Blog Tour: I AM JAX, PROTECTOR OF THE RANCH by Catherine Stier”

Blog Tour: Dear Durwood by Jeff Bond with Partner in Crime Tours

    Dear Durwood by Jeff Bond on Tour August 1 – September 30, 2020 Synopsis: Book two in the epic Third Chance Enterprises series, Dear Durwood is a standalone mystery pitting uncompromising principle against big city greed. Durwood Oak Jones is a man of few indulgences. One he does allow is a standing ad … Continue reading “Blog Tour: Dear Durwood by Jeff Bond with Partner in Crime Tours”


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