Saturday, November 30, 2013

Book Review ~ " A Family for Christmas" by Winnie Griggs

A Family for ChristmasA Family for Christmas by Winnie Griggs
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
Source: Netgalley
Genre: Christian Christmas Historical Fiction

Book Description:  An Unexpected Gift

Eve Pickering knows what it's like to be judged for your past. So she's not about to leave the orphaned boy she's befriended alone in this unfamiliar Texas town. Since Chance Dawson's offer of shelter is the only way to look after Leo, Eve is determined they'll have a warm, welcoming home for the holidays. 

Chance came from the big city to make it on his own despite a painful secret. But Eve's strength is giving him a confidence he never expected—and a new direction for his dream. With a little Christmas blessing, he'll dare to win her heart—and make their family one for a lifetim

My thoughts: This is a fun book to read for the holidays. The time frame spans between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Eve makes an impromptu decision when she defends a boy who was a stow away on a train. Her instincts told her that the boy needed her protection and she went with the feeling. What she found was a town full of acceptance and a life of her choosing. She also found that she was of more worth than she was led to believe, and a person worthy to love and be loved.

I enjoyed reading this book. The characters are people who I wouldn't mind knowing. They are good people who make the best of the circumstances they find themselves in.

I found in some places I felt like I was being told the story, rather than experiencing it. Most of the story is light hearted and well written. I only felt this way in a few places.

I realized part way through the book that it was part of a series. This book can be read as a stand alone. It would be fun to check out the first two sometime. This is a clean romance.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Read an Excerpt from "Warrior Beautiful" by Wendy Knight

Working with the ex you secretly love to save the souls of the innocent is almost as bad as working with a mighty battle unicorn who would be thrilled to watch you plummet to your death. 

Scout is used to pain. Her body has been broken, her heart has been broken, and the only thing keeping her together is her relationship with her younger sister. Lil Bit be-lieves in unicorns and terrifying monsters she calls soul stealers. But unicorns and monsters aren’t real…are they? 

When Lil Bit falls prey to the mysterious disease sweeping the country, Scout has two options – believe the doctors who say it’s a pandemic or believe Lil Bit, who says it’s the soul stealers. She chooses her sister and goes looking for the unicorns who are supposed to save them. What she finds aren’t the cute pastel mythical creatures she expects. Battle unicorns are big and tough and full of attitude. Who knew? 

Unicorns are real and so are the monsters. Soul stealers are reaping the souls of the innocent, and the unicorns are fighting to stop them. But to save the world, they need the help of humans – the enemy they’re dying to protect. And first to sign up for the fight is the ex-boyfriend Scout’s heart won’t stop loving, no matter how determined she is to hate him.

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 Please don’t let him be here today. Please don’t let him be here today.
He was there.
Of course he was there; he was always there. Trey didn’t miss class. For a few seconds Scout debated on backing herself right out the door and skipping class, but Kylin shoved past her, nearly knocking Scout into the wall. Scout gritted her teeth but bit back a reply. Getting in a fight with Trey’s girlfriend right before her first class of the day? Not a great way to start her morning.
It was zoology, and it would have been her favorite period if she didn’t have the privilege of sharing it with Trey and Kylin. Scout pushed her light brown waves over her shoulder, straightened her spine and stalked in, choosing a seat as far away from her ex-boyfriend as she could.
It wasn’t that she minded Kylin. The problem was that Kylin minded Scout. It made things a tad awkward when they shared a class. Happily, Scout and Trey were both content to pretend the other didn’t exist, so she didn’t have to deal with him much. 


About the Author:  Wendy Knight was born and raised in Utah by a wonderful family who spoiled her rotten because she was the baby. Now she spends her time driving her husband crazy with her many eccentricities (no water after five, terror when faced with a live phone call, etcetera, etcetera). She also enjoys chasing her three adorable kids, playing tennis, watching football, reading, and hiking. Camping is also big: her family is slowly working toward a goal of seeing all the National Parks in the U.S.

You can usually find her with at least one Pepsi nearby, wearing ridiculously high heel for whatever the occasion may be. And if everything works out just right, she will also be writing.

Book Review ~ "a.k.a Genius" by Marilee Haynes

a.k.a. Geniusa.k.a. Genius by Marilee Haynes
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source: Received to Review
Genre: Middle Grade fiction

Book Description: Thirteen-year-old Gabe Carpenter is just like any other middle-school boy at St. Jude Academy...well, except for the fact that based on his scores on some seventh grade test, he is considered a "genius" and is placed in an enrichment class with other gifted students. But he sure doesn't seem like a genius-after all, he can't even open his own locker and his brain stops functioning when Becca, his sister's best friend, comes around. 
As if these problems aren't enough to deal with, he is convinced that one of his arms is longer than the other, he's still waiting for signs of puberty, and his second best friend is mad at him. Even worse, his nervousness causes some pretty embarrassing bodily functions. And at home, his dad expects him to be some kind of basketball star athlete instead of a science nerd who predicts the weather. 

Join Gabe as he navigates the trying times of middle-school, wonders what it means to have brains, and learns what it truly means to be himself. 

Themes include: self-acceptance, giftedness, and humor.

My thoughts:  Gabe is an average boy who has an above average IQ. He wants to fit in and not be singled out for his academic achievements. He wants to be able to go outside and play basketball with his dad and make a basket. He wants to hang out with his friends. He wants to be accepted and feel like he belongs.

When Gabe is singled out as a genius in his middle school, his life takes a turn for the worse. Some of his friends are jealous. Some kids make fun of him. Some turn their backs on him. His school principal wants to make him a leader. It's not what Gabe wants.

This book is a very realistic look at the psyche of teenage society. Gabe and his classmates learn some hard and wonderful lessons about life and the things that are important. This book is about empowering kids to be true to themselves and making good decisions.

There are religious settings in the book. Gabe attends a Catholic school. While religion is important to the characters, it is not the underlying theme of the book. This is a great book for kids and adults no matter what their religion.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Giving Thanks

I love that we have a time of year in the United States to reflect upon the many things that we have to be grateful for.

I am grateful for my family.  I feel blessed to be married to my husband and to be the mother of four great kids.  I am grateful that my parents and my husband's parents are still here to know my kids.  This has become something that I have pondered on more lately.  My husband's mother has been in the hospital since November 13 with pneumonia.  Most of it has been on a ventilator in ICU.  I'm grateful that we get to visit her today!

I received a link to this clip earlier this week from Cheryl at Shadow Mountain Publishing.  I really liked it and I hope that it will help you to reflect on how much we all have to be Thankful for. I know it gave me something to think about!

Take care.  Have a safe and happy holiday.

~ Lisa

Book Blast ~ "The Watcher" by Lisa Voisin + giveaway

the watcher coverThe Watcher Millennia ago, he fell from heaven for her. Can he face her without falling again? Fascinated with ancient civilizations, seventeen-year-old Mia Crawford dreams of becoming an archaeologist. She also dreams of wings—soft and silent like snow—and somebody trying to steal them. When a horrible creature appears out of thin air and attacks her, she knows Michael Fontaine is involved, though he claims to know nothing about it. Secretive and aloof, Michael evokes feelings in Mia that she doesn’t understand. Images of another time and place haunt her. She recognizes them—but not from any textbook. In search of the truth, Mia discovers a past life of forbidden love, jealousy and revenge that tore an angel from Heaven and sent her to an early grave. Now that her soul has returned, does she have a chance at loving that angel again? Or will an age-old nemesis destroy them both? Ancient history is only the beginning.  

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  Praise for The Watcher "Voisin's THE WATCHER blends paranormal mystery and romance into a book that is sure to keep readers turning the pages late into the night." -- Eileen Cook, author of THE ALMOST TRUTH
 "Perfect for fans of angels and demons, Lisa Voisin has created an uplifting tale of redemption, love, and spirituality that gives hope. Never preachy, THE WATCHER is the perfect answer to critics who claim Young Adult literature is too dark." -- Stephanie Lawton, author of WANT and SHRAPNEL
 "The Watcher is stunning! A paranormal romance that you won't want to put down. Voisin will enthrall you until the very last page." -- Stephanie Keyes, author, THE STAR CHILD series
 "Grips the reader, pulls them in and leaves them cheering for good!" -- InD'tale Magazine
 “The Watcher is my favorite angel fiction tale yet.” -- Katrina @Kindred Dreamheart
 “This book is phenomenal! I was hooked in right away and didn't want to stop.” -- Michelle @Michelle’s Paranormal Vault

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 Instead of saying more, he brushed his fingertips along my cheek, and his halo glimmered. I could hear the waves slapping the rocks behind us, the wind driving them in. That same wind whipped against my skin, but the touch of his hand on my face was all I could think about. It sent a current through both of us and filled me with longing for something I wasn’t sure I understood. “I’m sorry.” He stepped back and shoved his hands into his pockets as the light around him faded. “You don’t know what it’s like. Being near you now, remembering those moments we had…” His hair blew into his eyes, but this time he didn’t move. I wanted to brush it back, but I didn’t know how he’d react. Would touching him be bad? “You want to know who you were?” he asked. “You may look different, but you’re the same. I look into your eyes and see you.” He took in a deep breath, fixing his attention on the horizon. I’d seen and heard so much now that the logical part of my brain had long since given up arguing with me. I could feel what he was saying was true. All of it.


lisa v  Author Lisa Voisin A Canadian-born author, Lisa Voisin spent her childhood daydreaming and making up stories, but it was her love of reading and writing in her teens that drew her to Young Adult fiction. A self-proclaimed coffee lover, Lisa can usually be found writing in a local cafĂ©. When she's not writing, you'll find her meditating or hiking in the mountains to counteract the side effects of drinking too much caffeine! Though she’s lived in several cities across Canada, she currently lives in Vancouver, B.C. with her fiancĂ© and their two cats.  
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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Book blast ~ Crossroads Saga + giveaway

Crossroads Saga

crossroads tingCrossroads (Book 1) Can two worlds collide in dreams? Crossroads, Between, Beyond, Eternity, Halo City-novella Protecting her from the fallen was his duty. Falling in love was never part of his plan. Loving her was forbidden. Being with her was all that mattered, even if it meant he would be exiled for all eternity. Claudia Emerson's life is about to change when her good friend, who coincidentally shares the same first and last name, dies in a tragic accident after the homecoming dance. Distraught at the loss of her friend, Claudia's dreams become tumultuous, and through them she mysteriously travels to another world called Crossroads. Unknown to her, Crossroads is like a second heaven, a place between heaven and earth, where the souls of humans in comas or near death experiences may wander. There, she unexpectedly meets Michael, a nephilim--half angel, half human. It turns out that this isn't her first visit, which is an enigma, for she has no recollection of being there, and is told that no human has crossed over...until Claudia. Now that she's been there, fallen and demons are after her, suspecting she must be special, and it is up to Michael and the other nephilim to protect her. Her dream becomes a nightmare as more secrets are revealed about who she really is, and the true identities of the people she loves most. The situation becomes even more complicated when she is unable to hinder her feelings for her swoon-worthy guardian angel. Can Michael fight his growing feelings for Claudia and protect her as a guardian angel should, or will he be too blinded by human emotions and the struggles of being who he is?

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  Praise for Crossroads "Crossroads contains action, twists and romance that has you flipping through the pages so fast that you're at the end and ready for more before you know it." ~Gabby, Nashville Young Adult Fiction Examiner/What's Beyond Forks "Watch out Edward Cullen! The angel Michael has officially given you a run for your money! Teens everywhere will add a new fictional boyfriend to their ever growing lists! OMWings! An amazing paranormal angel romance that stays with you long after the last page has turned. I need more!" ~Jennifer Howell with “Crossroads by Mary Ting has it all: danger, romance, suspense, incredible characters and an original plot that is sure to thrill. The action never stops as good and evil battle to the death. This well written and fascinating love story will keep readers entranced.”

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Though Phillip had already told me that I wouldn’t be able to tell the difference between an alkin and a fallen, it was confirmed as I watched the battle. They looked just like the alkins as the two sides battled with swords. Watching, I noticed that Michael had one too, but where had it come from? “No!” Michael shouted, suddenly standing directly in front of me. “You don’t need her. She’s just a human.” “Get them!” Aden shouted again. During the entire fight Michael stayed by my side, protecting me. They fought so swiftly that even with my flashlight it was hard to distinguish alkins from the fallen. I focused intently, trying to figure out who was who, but it was no use. They were too fast for human eyes. I pointed the flashlight, hoping to blind or distract them, but that also proved to be pointless. It was only useful for my vision. In the blink of an eye they were here, there and everywhere. The clanging of swords colliding was painful to hear. As the screeching sounds continued, all I could see were sparks as the swords made contact, as if we were in the middle of a lightning storm. Fearful of any alkin getting hurt, I covered my ears, hoping that it would end soon. Suddenly, Aden raised his hand toward the stars, and the fallen stopped. The sounds of the swords crashing against each other came to a dead halt. Aden started circling around Michael and me. As he drew closer, I could see that he looked exactly as I remembered him from my dream. The wrinkles on his forehead defined his age, and though I conceived him as evil, his voice scared me more than his appearance. Aden never lifted a finger to fight; instead, he relied on the fallen to carry out his battle strategies. “Michael, come with me. I’ll give you anything you want.” “There is nothing I want from you.” “They’ve turned you against me. I should have killed you when I had the chance.” Aden’s eyes raged with anger. “They didn’t turn me against you. I did it of my own free will.” “Move out of my way!” Aden shouted. “You’ll have to go through me first!” As Aden continued to circle around us, I could sense movement from the fallen, edging closer to Michael and me. The alkin must have sensed it too as they positioned themselves right behind us and immediately began to attack the fallen. Michael moved me to the left and then to the right, fighting while shielding me. Though the fallen were fewer in number than before, they were retaliating in full force. In the midst of all the chaos, I lost my grip on the flashlight, and it tumbled off the cliff. Instinctively I reached for it, and in that split second someone or something collided against me, and I plummeted off the cliff. Gravity was pulling me faster than my body could resist. I’d always heard that at the moment of death, one’s life flashed before their eyes; all the moments that had brought them to that point, big or small. All I could think of was death itself and the one person who had changed my life forever—Michael.

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Author Mary Ting Bestselling/award-winning author Mary Ting resides in Southern California with her husband and two children. She enjoys oil painting and making jewelry. Writing her first novel, Crossroads Saga, happened by chance. It was a way to grieve the death of her beloved grandmother, and inspired by a dream she once had as a young girl. When she started reading new adult novels, she fell in love with the genre. It was the reason she had to write one-Something Great. Why the pen name, M Clarke? She tours with Magic Johnson Foundation to promote literacy and her children's chapter book-No Bullies Allowed.  
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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Blog tour ~ "Sia" by Josh Grayson + Giveaway @josh_grayson

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When seventeen-year-old Sia wakes up on a park bench, she has no idea who or where she is. Yet after a week of being homeless, she’s reunited with her family. At school, she’s powerful and popular. At home, she’s wealthy beyond her dreams. But she quickly realizes her perfect life is a lie. Her family is falling apart and her friends are snobby, cruel and plastic. Worse yet, she discovers she was the cruelest one. Mortified by her past, she embarks on a journey of redemption and falls for Kyle, the “geek” she once tormented. Yet all the time she wonders if, when her memories return, she’ll become the bully she was before…and if she’ll lose Kyle.

My thoughts: Sia is a very interesting story.  The story of the girl with amnesia, who is afraid to find help from the police because she doesn't know if she is running from the law.  She wanders dressed in exercise clothing, knowing that she stands out, wanting to escape into the background, and very hungry.

The first person she talks to ends up being a creep.  He seems nice, feeds her, and then propositions her.  She was lucky to escape. She wanders and comes across a woman named Carol.  Carol is an amazing character. Carol is homeless, but she sets aside her own concerns and takes Sia under her wing and helps her survive a week living on the streets.

The book shifts at this point when Sia is recognized by a young man volunteering at the Soup Kitchen.  She flees and has an accident that lands her in the hospital.  Her new world and old world collide when  she is thrust back into a life that she doesn't remember.  The life that she has lived is not desireable.  She is popular, comes from a wealthy background, but she isn't nice.  The question is how can she live her life and be the person that she wants to be in her environment? When her memories come back will it change her to who she was before?

Josh Grayson has done a wonderful job at laying out and implementing his story.  The story brings out some great points at how a person can change and do something positive with their life, even with a history of mistakes.  

I received a copy of this book to  review.  4 Star Rating  Genre: YA

About the Author:  Josh Grayson was born in Mexico, raised in Massachusetts, and now lives in Martinsville, Virginia. It was his move to the South that stirred his imagination and gave him the courage to start writing. During his free time, Josh enjoys reading, jogging, swimming, and watching YouTube videos.

Josh currently works as a medical driver, shuttling people all over Virginia and North Carolina. He has also worked as a machinist, film sales rep, administrative assistant, and telemarketer (he apologizes if he called you).

Sia is his debut YA novel.

Praise for "Sia"

“A compelling read full of intrigue, romance, and lots of surprises. I couldn’t wait to see what happened next!” - Jennifer Read Hawthorne, #1 New York Times bestselling author 

“There have been very few books that made me think they made to someday become a movie (i.e. Warm Bodies, The Host). And I guess Sia can join the club, because this book, I say, is perfect for it. I felt like I was reading a script for a movie, the plot is fantastic and the characters are great, there's a little of humor as well as tragic situations.” -Bookish Randomness

“Well I finished this book amazingly fast. This whole book will leave you amused, intrigued, in awe, and most importantly in love with the whole story line until the very last word. I'll have to go with 5 stars for this book.”  - Lovely Reads

“Beautifully written…this one will have you reflecting on your current and past actions. Although a fiction, Sia inspires.” –A Starry-eyed Heart Review  

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Book Review ~ " The Romance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" by Amanda Tru

The Romance of the Sugar Plum FairyThe Romance of the Sugar Plum Fairy by Amanda Tru
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source: Received to review
Genre: Clean romance novella

Book Description: After one last performance, Calyssa Durant will be trading in her ballet slippers for an uncertain future.

Having sacrificed so much of her life to become a ballerina, Calyssa has met her goals only to long for something more. She will dance the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy in the 'Nutcracker' one more time before quitting her traveling ballet troupe.

But, when a late-night rehearsal ends with surprising danger, Calyssa and theater owner, Nikolas Clauson, are caught in a battle with an unexpected villain. As the smoke clears, Calyssa finds herself on a journey to her own, real-life 'Land of the Sweets'. Will she also find her own Nutcracker Prince, or will his stormy past and current secrets be more than this ballerina can overcome?

My thoughts: Amanda Tru does a wonderful job at telling a story. She is able to quickly capture the interest of her reader and he plots are excellent.

Calyssa is a prima ballerina. Her desire is to be able to live a life that is not on the road. She wants to find a place to belong and explore other avenues of her profession. She faces opposition in her choice but is firm in her resolve.

She is on her final tour. She has given notice that she will no longer perform with her touring company. The owner of the theater is intriguing to her. There is instant attraction, but he comes with a lot of baggage. She has to decide if Nikolas is worth the effort, or should she move on and find her life somewhere else?

This is a novella that is packed with action and romance. While the events happen in a few short days, I love that the end there is an epilogue that lets the reader know how their lives turned out.

It is a love-at-first-sight book. It is a book that can be read and savored in a day.  It's a clean romance too!

About Amanda:  Although I loved my job as an elementary school teacher, I am now very blessed to be mommy to three adorable little boys and living my dream of being an author.  

I have a vivid imagination and have always been easily entertained by the stories in my head.  Fortunately, I also love to paint those pictures with words.  I like writing a wide variety of genres, and my current book list includes everything from a Christian time travel / romance series, to an action-packed suspense, to a romance involving a woman who likes to anonymously play matchmaker.

Although I enjoy historical, Christian, paranormal, suspense, and everything in between, my books all have one thing in common--I love to surprise my readers with the unexpected.  I currently have 7 books available for kindle, nook, and paperback.

My family and I live in a small Idaho town where the number of cows outnumbers the number of people.  

Monday, November 25, 2013

Blog tour ~ "Christmas From Heaven: The True Story of the Berlin Candy Bomber"

Christmas from Heaven: The True Story of the Berlin CandybomberChristmas from Heaven: The True Story of the Berlin Candybomber by Tom Brokaw
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Source: Received to Review
Genre: Inspirational Christmas

Book Description: "From little things come big things," Gail Halvorsen remembered his father saying. As a twenty-seven-year-old American pilot, Brother Halvorsen's job was to airdrop much-needed food and supplies to the people of West Berlin in the aftermath of World War II. But it was his simple gift of two sticks of gum that launched an extraordinaryhumanitarian endeavor and earned him the nickname "The Candy Bomber." Each day as hundreds of small white parachutes delivered treats to the children of West Germany, the wounds of war began to heal. "Operation Little Vittles" captured the imagination of people everywhere, bringing the spirit of Christmas to a world in need of peace and hope.

Famed broadcast journalist and author Tom Brokaw brings this remarkable true story to life in a stunning live performance with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, captured on the accompanying DVD.
Also included in the book is a template and directions for creating your own "Candy Bomber" parachutes

My thoughts:  This is a beautifully made book. The book has illustrations with picture inserts of the actual people depicted in the story.

"Hal" was 27 years old flying food into West Berlin in 1948. It was Christmas Eve and he realized that what he was doing was the true spirit of Christmas.

He had love and compassion in his heart for the people who were hungry and suffering after the end of the war and an idea was formed when he witnessed the children watching him through a barbed wire fence. They were grateful and didn't ask for anything.

This started events that lead to Hal being know as "The Candy Bomber."

This is a beautiful story that is full of love and good will. The theme is "From little things come big things."

When I read the story, I was touched. Then I pulled out the accompanying DVD. This story was featured in a Christmas production of The Mormon Tabernacle Choir. While I was touched by reading the book, the story brought tears to my eyes when I watched and felt the spirit of it being read by Tom Brokaw with background music of the choir.

Candy parachutes were dropped into the audience and Colonel Gail S. Halvorsen was brought on stage. The spirit of Christmas is stirring in the DVD.

Robert T Barrett
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Heirloom Ornaments ~ Biblical Names of Christ

Product Description:  Create a Christ-focused holiday tradition as you review the sacred names of the Savior. Display these antique pewter-finish ornaments on the tree, as gift tags, or adorning a wreath on the front door. A list of scripture references is included, perfect for a "Twelve Days of Christmas" countdown. 12-piece set. Ornament size: 3¼" x 3¼". *Hooks & twine NOT included.

My thoughts: I was excited when I received these beautiful ornaments in the mail.  I know that I want to create an environment in my that is less commercial and more Christ centered for the Christmas Season.  I'm sure that my family is typical.  Christmas wish lists are being written and given to mom.  Excitement is building when consideration is given to the gifts that they may receive.

The best gift was given a little over 2000 years ago, when a babe was born of Mary.  I don't think any gift given could be more precious.

Each one of the ornaments exhibits a biblical name of the Savior.

Lamb of God
Bread of Life
The Light
Lord of Lords
King of Israel
Prince of Peace
Living Water
King of Kings

The thing that I like the most about the ornaments are that they are toddler safe.  They are solid, not easily breakable!  My kids are past that stage in life, but it was a big factor when they were younger.

The ornaments are available at Deseret Book.