Book Promotion: Principles for the Gathering of Believers by Gospel Fellowships

Today’s book promotion comes from Gospel Fellowships and their book called Principles for the Gathering of Believers. If you like Christianity books, take a look below. You might just find another book for your “to read” pile!


Book: Principles for the Gathering of Believers
Author: Gospel Fellowships

Format: Paperback, ebook
Release Date:

With over 30,000 registered Christian denominations, the Church in the West is fractured and split into so many groups, in which God calls carnality (1 Corinthians 3:1-5). We are in need for a movement of brothers and sisters coming together to meet under Christ’s Lordship and to simply obey Christ’s call to discipleship and evangelisation of the world. We don’t need more church buildings; we need the kind of true fellowship of the Body of Christ as in the Early Church (Acts 2:42-47). Not denominational churches with men in charge but rather where Jesus Christ is the Head (Colossians 1:18). Gospel Fellowships is a movement of believers gathering under the Headship of Jesus Christ.

The Author:

Gospel Fellowships’ Website: Here
Gospel Fellowships’ Twitter: Here
Gospel Fellowships’ Facebook: Here

Q & A:

Where did you get your idea for this story?
Is Persecution Coming to North America? A New Book says “Yes.” Over 100 contributors to a free kindle ebook and paperback bring something unique for Christians to read. With over 60 principles shared from the underground Church in the book of Acts and also modern underground Churches in China, Iran and North Korea. This volume is an important tool for evangelical christians to help prepare for future persecution of any type.

Anything else that you would like to add?
The Scriptures declare that the Gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come. This preaching and spreading of the Gospel will be done not by the ingenuity of men, but by the working of the Spirit of God. Do you want to be involved with God’s work at the end of the age? God uses the simple to confound the wise. His ways are not our ways. We need revival in our countries like what we see in the underground house Churches in China. May God teach, gather, and raise a remnant for His glory.


I want to thank Gospel Fellowships for allowing me to promote their book on my blog. I hope this post has inspired you to go out and read Principles for the Gathering of Believers!

Blog Tour and Giveaway: The Eternal Gift by Candy Crum




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covergifTitle: The Eternal Gift

Series: The Eternal Series Vol. 1

Author: Candy Crum

Genre: NA Paranormal Romance

Audience:  17+

Formats: Kindle/Paperback

Publisher: Candy Crum

Cover By: Megan Parker with EmCat Designs

Editor: Nathan Squiers with Literary Dark Editing

Pages: 224

ISBN-10: 061546050X

ISBN-13: 978-0615460505

ASIN: B00522J7HS

Published Date: April 11, 2014


A young girl (Kailah) discovers that she is from a lost and forgotten powerful Immortal blood line after she meets a strange new physician at work. She begins to have visions and see spirits and has trouble controlling bad things from happening when she is angry. Along the way she discovers the terrible truth about who she is and the incredible power that is locked away deep inside her. Her Immortal ancestors want to use her to destroy the vampire race. Vampires want to use her power to destroy her Immortal ancestors. But hiding in the shadows are those who have been watching her since she was born. They want to help Kailah discover who she is and help her learn to use her abilities. They simply want for her to make the right decision before it’s too late. Unfortunately for them time is not on their side and the Rogue Vampires have plans for Kailah no one could have imagined.


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CHAPTER ONE (first half)

The night was cool and thick as it sheathed me in total darkness. The satin shorts and camisole that I’d gone to bed in were now damp from the moisture hanging heavily in the air. Holding my hands in front of my body, I blindly wandered around in blackness as I tried to find some kind of clue that would give me a better picture. My bare feet told me that I was standing on soft ground, the tall grass tickling my calves as I moved. It was possible that I was in a large pasture, though the clean, crisp scent of the air let me know that no large animals were near.

Thunder cracked in the distance and the ominous, coal-black clouds had even chased the moon and stars into hiding, not even the faintest glow giving away their location. It took a moment, but my mind was finally beginning to recognize this place. This was a dream world, one that I’d seen before. With every passing night, with every passing dream, I was able to travel further and further into this illusion as I tried to discover its meaning. I’d had recurring dreams before, but there was something different, disturbing about this one that seemed to speak to me. There was something that I was supposed to learn here and I needed to find it.

The wind began to pick up and I looked to the north, the same direction that I looked to every night. Lightning cascaded across the sky, illuminating the massive, empty pasture in which I stood. The momentary flash brought something to my attention that I’d never seen in the dream before. Two figures stood off in the distance, several yards between them, facing off. Even with great distance between us, I could feel the tension rolling off of them. That must be the dark, heavy feeling in the air that I’d felt: anger, hatred.

Thunder rolled again as the lightning danced across the sky. Using the display to light my path, I ran toward the figures ahead of me. As I approached, a bolt of raw, electric energy reached down from the sky and ignited the immediate area in flames. The swift turn of events stopped me short, nearly throwing me to the ground. The flames spread into a perfect circle as it surrounded both figures, blocking any further approach by me. Sharp chills cut through me from head to toe as I realized that one of them was fully controlling the blaze.

Now that I was closer, I could tell that the figures were women. One woman, maybe an inch or two over five feet tall, stood around fifty feet away, and to my right. Her long, jet-black hair reached just below her hips and whipped around in the increasing wind. As I studied her, I began to see a deep-red, transparent cloud, like an aura surrounding her. She was strong, very strong, and I could feel her overwhelming power from here.

Looking to my left, her opponent was roughly the same height; only her hair was frosty white and hung to her knees. This woman was much different. She was surrounded by an aura cloud as well, though hers was dark blue. Something about her called to me and it took everything I had not to trudge barefooted through the flames to reach her.

Rain began to fall and quickly soaked everything around us, though it was still unable to extinguish the fire. Movement brought me to attention as the white haired woman lifted her arms. The earth began to quake beneath me as it broke free all around her. She looked like a dancer as she maneuvered her body, forcing the element into submission under her power. The packed earth sailed through the air towards the dark haired woman, but she was quick to react.

In a flash, she completely disappeared from my sight, managing to dodge the attack. My eyes moved quickly as I focused to find her. My body locked up as my vision was suddenly clouded with the mysterious dark haired woman as she appeared before me, seemingly out of nowhere. Her dark, emerald green eyes and dilated coal-black pupils stared into mine, glinting in the firelight. Her raven hair seemed alive as it brushed my skin and sent tingles running through my body. Her flawless, olive-toned skin nearly glowed as she stood there, concern in her expression.

“Kailah.” As her soft, sweet voice spoke my name, I inhaled sharply. Though her mouth barely moved as she spoke my name, her perfect, white teeth showed just enough for me to make out four tiny, yet still elongated, razor sharp fangs. My heart fluttered rapidly as I wondered if this woman was the creature that she appeared to be, and if so, how did she know me and what did she want with me?

“Y-yes?” I stammered.

“This is not a dream, Kailah. It’s a warning.” She leaned in closer. “Run,” she whispered.

“Wait, what?” I asked, chills once again stabbing me like thousands of needles running from the roots of my hair to the bare, wet soles of my feet.


As soon as I turned to run, the dark thunder cracked overhead and the lightning began touching the ground all around me, trying to hold me where I stood. I heard a loud growl sound out from behind me, but decided not to look back. The earth began to shake again and my bare feet slid on the wet grass, the soft ground cushioning me as I fell hard on my right hip.

“Hello Kailah.” The new voice sent a shiver down my spine as I looked into the icy blue eyes of the white-haired woman.

Though her hair would have suggested otherwise, she looked no older than me: around twenty. Her skin was also olive toned and absolutely flawless, just like the other woman. Though, normally, one would look to the light as salvation and the darkness as hell, I didn’t think that was the case in this situation. Her crystalline blue eyes had death in them and I found myself backing away from her, toward the raven-haired beauty.

She laughed and the sound enveloped me like frigid water. “Kailah, you would choose the Vampire over your own grandmother?”

Before I could digest the words that she had unleashed on me, her attention shifted and the blue aura cloud surrounding her exploded into a barrier. Instinctively, my eyes closed and I threw my hand out as a large throwing knife bounced off the cloudy shield and headed for me.

“It is you!” she said with wonder.

My eyes snapped open and surrounding my hand was the same blue energy that surrounded the white-haired woman, only mine had a throwing knife buried in it. I couldn’t stop the scream that bubbled up out of my throat as the energy dissipated and the knife fell in my lap. What the hell was going on?

Her attention shifted again and with soft, graceful movements, a lightning bolt responded as it split from the sky and reached for her outstretched hand. She caught the energy easily before throwing it at her opponent. Another loud growl sounded out only a moment before something slammed hard into the barrier. That something, I realized, was the woman she had referred to as the Vampire.

Dark red energy swelled around the supposed Vampire as she pushed against the barrier of the opposing woman. “Kailah! She can find you in your dreams! Go, now!” As soon as the order left the raven-haired beauty’s lips, energy exploded from her body as the white-haired woman was thrown several feet away. “This dream is a figment of your own mind but, make no mistake, this is a premonition. You are the key to ending this war and if she finds you, it will doom all humans to a fate worse than death. Leave this realm now and prepare your mind. Your life is about to change.”


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1 x $5 Amazon GC

1 x Signed Paperback (USA Only)

1 x E-Book of Eternal Gift by Candy Crum

clip_image006Candy Crum lives in Indiana and is the Author of “The Eternal Series” and other short stories. She published her first novel, The Eternal Gift, in May of 2011 and has been publishing ever since. Candy is an avid lover of the paranormal genre, stemming from years of reading the Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice when she was a teenager. Later, she developed a deep love of the Vampire Academy Series by Richelle Mead and the House of Night Series by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast, furthering her love of the genre and pushing her to really push to finish and publish her novel.

Since then, Candy has released three other books in The Eternal Series and will release another later in 2014. Now, Candy is trying her hand at more contemporary pieces of work, like that of Lean on Me and other books she will release in 2014.

Some of Candy’s interests include the usual reading and writing, music (of most types), movies (action and comedy or any combination of the two), cartoons (she loves to say that her children watch cartoons because she does), and drawing. She loves talking with her fans and loves reading the reviews that her fans are kind enough to leave for her. Always feel free to find Candy on Facebook and send her a message!


Tour Schedule – Two Week Blog Tour for The Eternal Gift – The Eternal Gift Series Vol 1 by Candy Crum

April 14 to 27, 2014

April 14

Books Live Forever – Spotlight with Excerpt

April 15

Tammy’s Tea Time – Review

That Bites-Book Talk Reviews – Spotlight with Excerpt

April 16

Book Hostage – Spotlight with Excerpt

Pretty Little Pages – Review & Author Interview

April 17

Darkest Cravings – Spotlight with Excerpt & Top Ten

A.K.A The Book Harlots Review – Spotlight with Excerpt

April 18

Eclipse Reviews – Spotlight with Excerpt & Author Interview

April 19

Our New Generation for Reading – Spotlight with Excerpt

April 20

Karen Swart – Author Interview & Spotlight with Excerpt

The Phantom Paragrapher – Spotlight with Excerpt

April 21

MHZ Book Reviews and Giveaways – Spotlight with Excerpt

April 22

Clarissa Wild’s Blog – Spotlight with Excerpt

April 23

Book Butterfly in Dreamland – Spotlight with Excerpt

Sweet Treat Reading Reviews – Spotlight with Excerpt

April 24

Crazy Beautiful Reviews – Spotlight with Excerpt

Coffee Books & Art – Spotlight with Excerpt

April 25

Kim’s Book Blog – Spotlight with Excerpt

April 26

Book Nook Nuts – Spotlight with Excerpt

April 27

Blushing Divas Book Reviews – Review

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Book Promotion: Wreckless by Stephanie N Norris

Today’s book promotion comes from Stephanie N Norris and her book called Wreckless. If you like Suspense novels, take a look below. You might just find another book for your “to read” pile!


Book: Wreckless
Author: Stephanie N Norris

Publisher: Love Is A Drug Ink
Format:  ebook
Release Date:

Jasmine Johnson wants nothing more than to be swept off her feet by classmate and cutie Maurice Desmon Jones. Everything about him, from his obvious confidence to his charisma, makes her melt like ice cream on a sundae cone.

One day, someone threatens to challenge her for his affection and Jasmine goes into a jealous rage, unable to control her emotions.

Obsession sends her over the edge and there is no turning back. In the eye of a brewing storm, she has to come up with a clever way to get out of the catastrophe she has created and she won’t give up, even if she has to die trying.

The Author:

Stephanie N Norris’s Website: Here
Subscribe to Stephanie N Norris: Here
Stephanie N Norris’s Facebook: Here

Q & A:

The best thing about writing this book?
The excitement in creating the scenes, the drama, the thrills and the inspiration.

Where did you get your idea for this story?
I like to create tangled love stories with loads of drama that pulls a reader in to escape if only for a moment. When I write I always know it will be a love story gone wrong. It’s putting the characters together that brings life to it which is a challenge I’m up for every time.

What would you tell aspiring writers out there?
Don’t sign a contract with anyone even if you have a lawyer look at it. My advice is to try your hand at self publishing first. Get to know the business side of things by doing tons of research. Once you’ve been writing and research for a while. I would say a couple of years, then you’ll know what to do and what not to do. Every day is new and there is more to learn but at least you’ll have the basics down. To jump right into signing contracts with these publishing companies at the first sign of someone taking you on as a author could be career suicide.

Coffee, Tea, or Hot Chocolate?
Sweet Tea

Anything else that you would like to add?
Subscribe to my mailing list for contest and upcoming releases!

 I want to thank Stephanie N Norris for allowing me to promote her book on my blog. I hope this post has inspired you to go out and read Wreckless!

Cover Reveal: Totaled by Stacey Grice

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Synopsis:Bree Murphy is stuck. Forced to grow up too fast after the tragic death of her mother, she has little time for any sort of life for herself. Now in her early twenties, she is coming to the realization that she deserves to put herself first.

Drew Dougherty is also stuck, in a state of merely existing. Memories and secrets of the day he lost both of his parents haunt him, forcing him to cope the only way he knows how…by fighting.

When these two worlds collide, hidden truths are revealed and relationships are put to the ultimate test. At a crossroad in their lives, they must decide if taking a risk is worth everything.

Or will their love be…


Totaled is a full length, new adult contemporary romance novel.

Due to mature content, profane language, and sexual situations, this book is recommended for ages 18 and up.

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My heart raced, my palms grew sweaty, my skin felt flushed, and my breathing sped up. I let my tongue graze over my lips to wet them, and apparently that was invitation enough. His eyes immediately dropped to my mouth. Drew started to slowly lean in towards me, closing the distance between us, never releasing my face from his hold. Everything moved in slow motion and I knew this was the moment of our first kiss.
Suddenly, out of nowhere, the sky opened up and it started raining. Not raining, pouring! Everyone around us (who I’d been unaware of for the last hour) scattered like ants and we stood to run for cover with the rest of the crowd. People were frantic and crazy, squealing and sprinting for cover, bumping into us left and right. Drew grabbed my hand and pulled me with him, jogging away from the chaos in the rain. We were running in the street along the inter-coastal, in the direction of the gym a few blocks away. Already drenched, we laughed at each other, stepping in puddles and pulling each other back and forth to dodge others in our path. It felt like we were children, being playful and having fun with it, because what else could you do
at that point?

When the rain picked up, we were still a good four blocks from the gym. Drew suddenly stopped jogging in front of me and turned around to face me, a look of intensity and determination in his expression. I almost couldn’t stop in time and nearly crashed into his chest. He grabbed my face with both of his strong, masculine hands and looked at me like I was a giant piece of chocolate cake and he was starving. For two seconds he stared at me. Four seconds. Six seconds. All the while standing in the middle of the street in the pouring rain. And then his lips crashed into mine. His lips were firm at first but immediately softened. He licked my lower lip, tasting me, enticing me to open for him and I couldn’t dream of doing anything in that moment but exactly whatever he wanted me to do. I opened my lips slowly to invite him in and our tongues touched each other, playfully at first and then with purpose. They danced together in perfect synchronized harmony like a beautiful Viennese waltz. The waltz turned into an angry paso doble, full of passion and angst. His kissed me with urgency, like he couldn’t get enough, but not with haste. He was savoring me, cherishing me. My hair stuck to my face, slick with wetness from the rain, my dress clinging to my body, soaked all the way to my underwear, but I didn’t want to move. Our hands were everywhere, grabbing each other anywhere, everywhere. He held my face with one hand and reached around to the small of my back to pull me in closer to him. The substantial, hard bulge between us confirmed how much I was affecting him. I felt my core twitch and throb with a need that I’d never felt before. My romance novels were finally right about something—this aching and throbbing stuff was legit. I didn’t want to stop feeling it. I didn’t ever want to stop.

Our mouths separated and I tried to take a deep breath, but he moved his mouth down to my throat and neck, kissing and licking, lapping up the raindrops from my skin, and I couldn’t possibly catch my breath with him doing that. I suddenly realized where we were still outside, still in the wide open, still in the rain. He must’ve felt me stiffen, because he brought his eyes up to mine and smiled.

“Let’s get you out of the rain,” he said, and we started jogging towards the gym again.

Author Bio:I am a mother to a beautiful five year old daughter and a wife to my best friend. Being a labor and delivery nurse three nights a week pays the bills but I have recently decided to take my hobby of writing to the next level.  Living in Florida where I was born and raised allows me to hear the waves and stick my toes in the sand whenever I want, which is vital to my emotional well-being. Completely and absolutely obsessed with good music, the lifeline to my creativity, I cannot and will not write without it. Some things that I appreciate are honesty but not cruelty, an
unapologetic sense of humor, being able to make any situation fun, often dancing like no one is watching, and a good cup of coffee with enough creamer to make it blonde.

Being an astute people watcher with a judgmental mind gives me constant inspiration for my stories. My characters, like many authors, are conceived from a hodgepodge of actual people in my life, unique personality traits, real world encounters, and conversations that I have directly taken part in. Totaled is my debut novel with many more to come.

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Review for The Boleyn Reckoning by Laura Andersen

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My Rating: 4.5/5

Author:Laura Andersen

Title:The Boleyn Reckoning

Genre: Historical Fiction


Amazon Description: Perfect for fans of Philippa Gregory and Alison Weir, The Boleyn Reckoning heralds the triumphant conclusion of Laura Andersen’s enthralling trilogy about the Tudor king who never was: the son of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn—Henry IX—who, along with his sisters and those he holds most dear, approaches a dangerous crossroads. The Tudor royal family has barely survived a disastrous winter. Now English ships and soldiers prepare for the threat of invasion. But William Tudor—known as Henry IX—has his own personal battles to attend to. He still burns for Minuette, his longtime friend, but she has married William’s trusted advisor, Dominic, in secret—an act of betrayal that puts both their lives in danger. Princess Elizabeth, concerned over her brother’s erratic, vengeful behavior, imperils her own life by assembling a shadow court in an effort to protect England. With war on the horizon, Elizabeth must decide where her duty lies: with her brother or her country. Her choice could forever change the course of history.


My thoughts:

**If you have not read the first two books – The Boleyn King and Boleyn Deceit – you will stumble upon spoilers in this review**


Narration: Multiple third persons


Character Development: With this book continuing where the last left off, the characters are hitting their breaking/turning points. William has suffered from the smallpox and the international tensions of his potential marriage to France that fails. He no longer listens to reason and has his eyes set on marrying Minuette, hoping that an alliance with Spain through Elizabeth would help against the French. Some of his irrational decisions not only affect himself but England’s future. Dominic and Minuette know their secret marriage can be discovered at any minute. With each one still loyal to William, if and when he finds out would cause devastation in their marriage and potentially their lives. Minuette is constantly trying to keep her head as William elevates her status in preparation to be queen, while Dominic is one of the few people William still trusts. They both know this could change at any moment and with William’s changing disposition, anything can happen to them. Elizabeth is struggling to keep her calm and reason with William’s behavior and the changing demeanor from Minuette. She relies further upon Walsingham and John Dee. Can she help keep England together and her friends/brother?


Plot Development/Flow: The story keeps a good pace just like the last book. There is more stress as the characters are hitting a climax of their relationships. Tension is high as the secret marriage between Dominic and Minuette surface. William begins to turn into his father, slowly changing from the man they once knew into a monarch who would do as he pleases. France and Spain also causes political disruptions. Will King Philip choose Elizabeth of England of Elisabeth of France as his potential bride? The book also concludes the domestic plotting including Lord Rochford and Robin Dudley. It seems no character is safe in this book.


Standalone or Part of a Series: Last book in The BoleynTtrilogy

Book Promotion: Gastien: The Cost of the Dream by Caddy Rowland

Today’s book promotion comes from Caddy Rowland and her book called Gastien: The Cost of the Dream. If you like Historical Fiction, take a look below. You might just find another book for your “to read” pile!

Book: Gastien: The Cost of the Dream
Author: Caddy Rowland
Historical Fiction

Publisher: Caddy Rowland
Format: ebook
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When young Gastien Beauchamp flees the farm for Paris, the late nineteenth century bohemian era is in full swing. Color has always called to him, beseeching him to capture it on canvas and show people a new way of seeing things. His father belittled his dream of being an artist and tried to beat him into giving it up. The dream wouldn’t die, but Gastien would have had he not left.

He also yearns to become a great lover. After the years of anguish he has endured at the hand of his father, it would be heaven to feel pleasure instead of pain.

However, the city of Paris has a ruthless agenda. Unless a man has money and connections, Paris unfeelingly crushes dreams and destroys souls. With neither of the required assets, Gastien faces living in alleys, digging in trash bins for food, and sleeping where a man is often killed for his threadbare blanket.

Left with only his dreams, Gastien stubbornly pushes on. He vows that absolutely nothing will stop him, not yet realizing what keeping that vow might mean.Sometimes the “impossible” is possible – but the cost can be extremely high.


I want to thank Caddy Rowland for allowing me to promote her book on my blog. I hope this post has inspired you to go out and read Gastien: The Cost of the Dream!

Book Promotion: Deadly Pawn by W. M. Stahl

Today’s book promotion comes from W. M. Stahl and his book called Deadly Pawn. If you like historical mysteries, take a look below. You might just find another book for your “to read” pile!

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Book: Deadly Pawn
Author: W. M. Stahl
Crime, Mystery, Historical

Publisher: Strange Mind Publishing
Format: Paperback, ebook
Release Date:

Deadly Pawn is a crime/mystery novel set in the 30’s just after prohibition has ended.
Dawson is a hard drinking, heavy smoking part time gumshoe becoming involved in cases mostly out of curiosity. Coming from a long line of money he is the black sheep of the family. His Grandfather got him interested in solving crimes when he was a boy. He was a U.S. Marshal before and sometimes during prohibition; which he likes to call “that nasty dry spell”.

When he is sent a note to be in front of the Barbershop at 7pm he has no idea that his curiosity is going to lead him to a case of murder.

It was curiosity that found him on the street in the rain that night waiting for the person that had invited him there.

When the owner of the pawn shop is murdered it would be curiosity that would get him to help his longtime friend in finding out who did it.

Curiosity killed the cat they say, but then again they don’t know Dawson.

Deadly Pawn is the first book in a series the length of which has yet to be determined.

The Author:

W. M. Stahl’s Website: Here
W. M. Stahl’s Twitter: Here
W. M. Stahl’s Facebook: Here
W. M. Stahl’s Google Plus: Here

Q & A:

The best thing about writing this book?
It was a fun write for me.

Where did you get your idea for this story?
I am a big fan of early Hollywood movies and Old Time Radio. This was meant to be a little noirish with more than just a hat tip to movies and books like The Thin Man, The Maltese Falcon and the like.

What would you tell aspiring writers out there?
Let your characters tell you what they’ll do and when.

What is your favorite book?
I have way too many favorites to pick just one!

Coffee, Tea, or Hot Chocolate?
Hot Chocolate


I want to thank W. M. Stahl for allowing me to promote his book on my blog. I hope this post has inspired you to go out and read Deadly Pawn!

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Twice in a Lifetime by Ruthie Henrick


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Title: Twice in a Lifetime

Author: Ruthie Henrick

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Audience: due to mild sexual content, recommended for 17+

Formats: trade paperback and eBook

Publisher: self-published

Cover by: Regina Wamba of Mae I Designs

No of Pages: 349 paperback

ISBN: 978-0-9914164-1-7 (eBook) Sorry, not sure what the 10 and 13 is. These are the numbers assigned.

ISBN: 978-0-9914164-0-0 (paperback)


Date Published: January 24, 2014

Is it possible to find your one true love…twice?
Blind date. When Allie and Ben are thrown together to help their friends out of a bind, they find the unexpected—and unwanted—spark of attraction difficult to ignore. Surrendering to it, they marry and live their happyish-ever-after—until Ben’s death reveals a betrayal that rocks Allie’s world.
The sidelines. Where Jake has hovered for the past fifteen years, business partners with his best friend, in love with his best friend’s wife. He’s shocked by Ben’s duplicity, overcome by the guilt of a deathbed promise. But he’s waited half a lifetime for a chance to love Allie, and it’s time to make his move.
Marriage. Allie might be ready to take the slow slide from friend to lover, but a lifetime is a leap she won’t agree to. She can’t deprive Jake of the family he’s never had, but longs for—the family she can no longer give him. How can she refuse him, though, when he sets out to prove the only family he needs—has ever wanted—is her?



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“You want me.” He withdrew his fingers, the memory of her still warm on them. Testing, his lips brushed hers with the force of butterfly wings. Just let them skim, soft and querying before drawing back, her soft scent surrounding him.


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Signed paperback of Twice in a Lifetime by Ruthie Henrick

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eBook copy of Man of My Dreams by Faith Andrews

eBook copy of Keep Me by Faith Andrews

eBook copy of Mr. Good Enough by Jamie Farrell

eBook copy of Midsummer Sweetheart (Heart of Montana #2) by Katy Regnery

eBook copy of Another Shot at Love by Niecey Roy

eBook copy of Lighthouse Point by Lisa Poston Murphy

eBook copy of Torn by Eleanor Green

eBook copy of Rumor Has It by Elisabeth Grace

Rumor Has It bookmark signed by Elisabeth Grace

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eBook copy of Away by B.A. Wolfe

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eBook copy of Searching for Tomorrow by Kathryn McNeill Crane

eBook copy of Divided by Livia Jamerlan

clip_image009Hi there! I’m Ruthie Henrick, and I’m an Arizona girl. I write romantic women’s fiction and contemporary romance.

I’ve always been an avid reader, even as a child. I’ll read just about anything, but I love anything with romance in it. I am a romance junkie.

I first started writing a couple of years ago. I’ve never been that person who dreamed about being an author or loved telling stories. I used to try making up bedtime stories when my kids were little and I’d draw a blank every time. But an idea had been running through my mind for a while so I decided to start typing and see where it led. Three months later I had a really good first draft. Let me tell you, nobody was more surprised than me!

I love music, especially country music, and that’s generally the soundtrack to whatever I have going on. At work, doing housework, in the car—the music is always on. Except when I write—that I have to do in silence.

We have three sons and they’re all grown and scattered around the country, but the Big Kahuna and I are still ruled by a fifteen-year-old deaf Pekinese with OCD. Life is interesting!

I’m not much of a TV watcher, except for shows like The Voice and American Idol. Gives me lots of time to write, and read. Like many of you, I have a one-click compulsion. The number of unread books on my Kindle is really embarrassing.

I love chatting with other readers, sharing my favorite books and authors, and discovering those new to me. Come by and hang out with me on any of my social media.


Tour Schedule – Two Week Blog Tour for Twice In a Lifetime by Ruthie Henrick from March 31 to April 13, 2014.

March 31

Karen Swart – Spotlight with Excerpt, Author Interview & Dream Cast

Lisa Poston Murphy – Spotlight with Excerpt

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Book Promotion: A Game of Chance by Lauren Linwood

Today’s book promotion comes from Lauren Linwood and her book called A Game of Chance. If you like historical romances, take a look below. You might just find another book for your “to read” pile!

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Book: A Game of Chance
Author: Lauren Linwood
historical romance

Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing
Format: ebook
Release Date:
8 January 2014

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Gambler Jed Stone journeys to California to track down Simon Morgan, the man responsible for his best friend’s death. Arrested for robbery and murder upon arrival, Jed is shocked to see his face on a wanted poster. He escapes before his hanging, unaware that the man guilty of those crimes is the twin brother he never knew existed. In a case of mistaken identity, Jed acquires the most famous whorehouse in San Francisco in a rigged card game his twin is meant to win.


Lily Frontiere takes over running Lucky Lil’s from her dying mother, the house madam who shielded her by sending her away to boarding school. Lily’s intelligence and astonishing resemblance to her mother help in her charade, but she’s entered a world she knows little about. She clashes with the handsome stranger who turns up with the deed to Lucky Lil’s in hand, yet she is attracted to the charming risk taker.


Jed asks Madam Lil to stay on as he learns the business and is fooled by Lily’s performance until he stumbles upon the real Madam Lil and learns the truth behind Lily’s deception. His admiration for Lily blossoms into love.


But Simon Morgan seeks both Lily’s hand and ownership of Lucky Lil’s—and he will go to any means to possess both. Will Jed foil his nemesis while bringing his outlaw brother to justice and win Lily’s love?

The Author:

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Q & A:

The best thing about writing this book?
It was fun writing a western that wasn’t a typical western. While I do love a sexy cowboy, I set A GAME OF CHANCE is the very cosmopolitan city of San Francisco. By 1870, it rivaled even the best of European cities for its culture, business, and diverse population.

Where did you get your idea for this story?
I played around with the phrase we’ve all heard – separated at birth – and decided to take that literally! My hero Jed has a twin brother he never knew about because his father took the first baby born and ran. Minutes later, Jed was born and his mother died. It will be quite a surprise when he runs into someone who is his mirror image – at least physically.

What would you tell aspiring writers out there?
Enjoy what you do. Write as often as possible. Read voraciously. And keep on submitting! You’ll find the right editor for you and your story!


What is your favorite book?
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD. I re-read it every year.

Coffee, Tea, or Hot Chocolate?
I have to go with hot tea since I drink 3-4 cups of it a day! I love herbal flavors – pomegranate, orange, blueberry, and peach.


I want to thank Lauren Linwood for allowing me to promote her book on my blog. I hope this post has inspired you to go out and read A Game of Chance!


Book Promotion: Mr. Swirlee by Mike Faricy

Today’s book promotion comes from Mike Faricy and his book called Mr. Swirlee. If you like mysteries, take a look below. You might just find another book for your “to read” pile!

Book: Mr. Swirlee
Author: Mike Faricy

Publisher: Mike Faricy
Format: ebook
Release Date:

Continue the Dev Haskell – Private Investigator Series with Case 2: Mr Swirlee (Formally Entitled Mr Softee)

Skirt chasing, wise cracking, dysfunctional Private Investigator Dev Haskell leaves his usual stool at the Spot Bar to take on what looks like a cakewalk job, providing protection for Mr. Swirlee. Turns out, however, Mr. Swirlee is anything but… He’s a ruthless ‘entrepreneur’ with a flash temper, a mean streak a mile wide, and a laundry list of people who want to do him in including a sex crazed girlfriend named Lola. Things go from bad to worse until Dev enlists the help of former client, sometime friend and felon, Tony “Dog” Colli.

Murder, mayhem, romance, double cross and bodies follow in their wake. Just an average week in the St. Paul your mother warned you about, delivered with a healthy serving of the bizarre. A fast paced tale of bottom feeders and criminal class, Mr. Swirlee is another journey through the screwed up world that is Dev Haskell’s life.

The Author:

Mike Faricy’s Facebook: Here

I want to thank Mike Faricy for allowing me to promote his book on my blog. I hope this post has inspired you to go out and read Mr. Swirlee!