Shadows from the Past by Ashley Dawn Promo Blast

This was a wonderful suspenseful story. I loved the timing of Aurora and Jordan. They were wonderful characters. There was so much suspense and intrigue throughout this story. I did not want to put this book down. I look forward to many more books in this series that will hopefully feature Jordan’s family members. I received a copy of this book from Celebratelit for a fair and honest opinion that I gave of my own free will.

I give this book a five out of five stars.

Back Cover Synopsis:

͞…It is the price you pay for choosing to be a cop. Your brother͛s life…͟

Those words haunt her dreams, and her waking moments. LAPD officer, Aurora Kavvan cannot rest until

she finds her brothers killer. Digging into the past always brings back unpleasant things: memories,

guilt…the hit man. Now she is in a race against time to find the murderer before he finds her.

͞Kill her. I don͛t care how, and I don͛t care where, but I want her dead now!͟

Someone was trying to kill his dead partner͛s sister. FBI agent, Jordan Reiley will stop at nothing to

protect the woman he loves. Even if it means going against her wishes; putting himself between her and

the man who murdered her brother.

Will God keep them alive long enough for them to find the truth?

Author Bio:

Ashley Dawn was born and raised in rural Arkansas where she developed her love for writing while

helping in her parent’s office. She graduated with an accounting degree from the University of Central

Arkansas but is currently working as a legal assistant.

Ashley has been writing professionally for the past twelve years and has three published books. Her

Shadows Series include Shadows From The Past, Shadows of Suspicion, Shadows of Pain, and Shadows

of Deception. She is currently working on multiple projects including the fifth in her ͚Shadows͛ series

entitled ͞Shadows in Black and White͟ and also a standalone suspense titled ͚One of Their Own͛. She

and her family make their home in Texas.

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Fool’s Notion by Lisa J. Flickinger Promo Blast

This is a sweet historical fiction story. It was a crazy idea for Alda to try to cross the country in 1883 by herself with a group of donkeys. I like how Cord meets Alda and I enjoyed how they interact with each other. There is a bit of romance and a bit of intrigue in the story. I received a copy of this book from Celebratelit for a fair and honest opinion that I gave of my own free will.

I give this a four out of five stars.

Author Bio

Lisa J. Flickinger, author of historical novels Fool’s Notion, Ella, and All That Glitters, lives and

writes from the cliff of a river along the majestic Rocky Mountains. When not writing or reading,

you will find her scouring antique shops or sipping a maple latte with friends and family. To

learn more about her visit or her Facebook author page Lisa J.


Book Blurb

1883 California Trail, Kansas

Missouri mules were the best. Alda grew to love the creatures working side by side with her pa

on their farm along the banks of the Missouri River. He would be hopping mad when he realized

his wife and daughter colluded behind his back to sell a pack string. It wouldn’t matter that they

were trying to save the farm.

Alda struck out on her own to drive the team over fifteen hundred miles. By day three, her lead

mule Bessie refused to take one more step. It was a good thing the handsome cowboy Cord

stopped by to lend a hand or Alda might still be sitting in the dust.

Now, Alda needed the man to move on so she could continue her journey. Judging by the spark

in Cord’s eye … it just might take some convincing. and

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The Girl on the Tombstone by Betty Ruth Weatherby(A Promo Review)

This was a good story. I enjoyed reading about Will and all the other characters. I will say that I had some troubles keeping up with what was going on in the story at times but I really enjoyed the ending. I received a copy of this book from Celebratelit for a fair and honest opinion that I gave of my own free will.

I give this a four out of five stars.

Back Cover Synopsis

Wilhelmina Sukovich is curious and determined to have her own By Line in the

Sacramento Bee. Aged out at the Children’s Home Society orphanage, she

attends night school and works herself up in the newspaper hierarchy. Her first

big break comes as an assignment takes her to the small mountain town of

San Andreas in the Gold Country of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. She

searches out her father’s gravesite only to mysteriously be drawn to the artistry

of an ancient tombstone nearby, Eliza Osbourne, 1868. Formidable ranchers

and a widow befriend her in her quest to fulfill her assignment for school

children and search for Eliza’s roots. World War II veteran, Charles, rescues

Will from her misadventures. Who is he and why is he such a recluse? Why has

he taken it upon himself to see she is safe?

Author Bio

Miss Weatherby holds a BA from California State University, Stanislaus. She

earned her teacher’s credentials from Chapman University, as well as a cross-

cultural language and academic development certificate from Sacramento State


She is an active member of Sierra Baptist Church, in Pioneer, California and

travels extensively.

Betty Ruth Weatherby currently lives with her dog, Buttons, in the foothills of

the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Visit on facebook.

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The Christmas Wishing Tree by Emily March with question and answers

This was an excellent Christmas romance. I love the town of Eternity Springs and the people in it. Sometimes I think I need a town like this where you can find healing. I love how they worked in Santa Clais also. I also believe. That was one of my favorite parts of the story. I received a copy of this book from St. Martin’s Press for a fair and honest opinion that I gave of my own free will.

I give this a five out of five

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Sometimes life’s most magical journeys bring you back to where it all began…From USA Today bestselling author Emily March comes ​The Christmas Wishing Tree​, an enchanting account of the magic and miracle of Christmas.

A man who loves adventure and the open sea, Devin Murphy returns for a short Christmas trip to his small hometown of Eternity Springs. Immersed in the joy and magic of the holiday season all around him, he doesn’t hesitate to play along when a young boy phones Santa to ask for a very special wish. Devin never guesses that a wrong number has the potential to make everything in his life so right.

Jenna Stockton adopted Reilly when he needed a mother and she intends to keep him safe. A small town across the country called Eternity Springs seems like a good place to hide from their past without any complications —until sexy Santa himself discovers her secrets. When Devin proposes a daring plan to face down the danger together and defeat it once and for all, she is tempted. Maybe Devin really is capable of making wishes come true? Perhaps in a Christmas wish they’ll both find the miracle they’ve been looking for all along…

A delightful Christmas novel in the ​New York Times​ bestselling Eternity Springs series.

Author Bio:

EmilyMarchisthe​NewYorkTimes​,P​ ublishersWeekly​,and​USAToday​bestsellingauthor of over thirty novels, including the critically acclaimed ​Eternity Springs​ series. ​Publishers Weekly​ calls March a “master of delightful banter,” and her heartwarming, emotionally charged stories have been named to Best of the Year lists by ​Publishers Weekly​, ​Library

Journal​, and ​Romance Writers of America​. A graduate of Texas A&M University, Emily is an avid fan of Aggie sports and her recipe for jalapeño relish has made her a tailgating legend.

Q&A with Emily March

The Christmas Wishing Tree

Q: Why do you love Christmas, first of all? What kind of feelings inspire to you?

A: I love Christmas because the season is centered around things that are important to me—family, tradition, my religion. I’m one of those people who sets my radio on the Christmas station right after Thanksgiving and I don’t change it. Some of my favorite memories of my childhood and my children’s childhoods center around Christmas. I’m enjoying making similar memories with my grandsons nowadays.

Q: What kind of memories do you treasure of your Christmas when you were a child?

A: I grew up in a lower middle class home. My mother was a stay-at-home mom, but at Christmas she worked in a local department store in the gift wrapping department and used her paychecks to pay for Christmas. When I got old enough, I worked a few seasons there with her. I remember the excitement of Christmas Eve working so hard to get all the packages wrapped for customers so that we could go home and begin our traditional Christmas celebrations. My mom has been gone for five years now, but every time I wrap a package, I think of her. Now THAT’S a gift! (Plus, I can wrap a gorgeous box myself.)

Q: Can you described us your typical Christmas growing up? What you ate, if you went to the mass, if you spent Christmas with all your family. The favorite gift received that you are still treasuring.

A: We usually went to midnight mass, then came home and unwrapped one package. ONE. Except the year my dad got carried away and we opened everything under the tree. He was more of a little kid than any of his five children! I was disappointed Christmas morning, so I never did that again.

Favorite gift? Well, with five kids, my parents watched their pennies. We did not receive extravagant gifts. But when I was in seventh grade, I played on the school tennis team. That year my parents gave me the tennis racket I’d dreamed of owning but never asked for because I knew it was beyond their means. I’ll never forget my joy upon opening it.

Q: Do you think that Christmas is in grade to produce miracles in people?


Well, Celeste Blessing would say that people have miracles inside them all year round.

Q: What’s your favorite scene in The Christmas Wishing Tree?

A: I think when Reilly first calls Santa. Devin is such a sweetheart of a hero.

Q: What inspired your latest release?

A: My ideas come from lots of different places. My idea for THE CHRISTMAS WISHING TREE came when I read the true story of how the NORAD Santa Tracker came into being back in the 1950’s. It’s such a sweet story that I knew it was perfect to adapt for Eternity Springs.

Q: What are you currently working on?

A:I’m finishing up the next Eternity Springs book titled JACKSON, which is the first of a new family trilogy set inside the Eternity Springs world. We’re going to visit a new locale, Enchanted Canyon, which is deep in the heart of my home—the Hill Country of Texas. JACKSON is due out next summer.

Q: Do you have any special routine that you follow when you are writing?

A: When I’m serious about diving into the story, I listen to movie soundtracks and lock myself off the internet. I usually begin each writing day with music from Dragonheart and I always finish a book to The Last of the Mohicans.

Q: Did you have to do a lot of research for this book or any other? If so do you have a fascinating fact that you have learned you would like to share with us?

A: At this point my Eternity Springs world is so well established that I don’t need to do a lot of research for the setting—except for checking my town map to find out exactly where I put particular shops or houses. I do research any plot line information I need. For THE CHRISTMAS WISHING TREE I did a lot of research about doxing and swatting. I also try to visit any actual places I’m writing about. For instance, while I’ve visited Nashville in the past, I went again last Christmas in order to get the feel of the city during the season.

Q: Is there a genre you haven’t written that you would like to try?

A: I’m a thriller reader, so I’d love to try my hand at one of those one day. I also have an idea for a women’s fiction novel that I want to write as soon as I can fit it into my schedule.

Q: How do you celebrate release day?

A: Ordinarily, we pop the cork on a bottle of champagne and have a nice dinner with something chocolate for dessert. This time, though, I am officially on the wagon as part of my wedding diet. My only daughter is getting married in February and I’m determined to be twenty pounds lighter. It’s my Christmas Wish. 🙂

Imperfect Promises by Elizabeth Noyes with a giveaway

This was a very good romantic suspense book. I loved Shea and Jonas. They are a great couple. They worked through a lot of problems. I loved the action in this story. I received a copy of this book from Celebratelit for a fair and honest opinion that I gave of my own free will.

About the Book

Book Title: Imperfect Promises

Author: Elizabeth Noyes

Genre: Action, Suspense, Romance

Release date: August, 2018

Award-winning romantic suspense author, Elizabeth Noyes raises the bar in this stunning conclusion of The Imperfect Series!

Former Special Forces operative, Jonas Cameron, traded his past and his service for his family back in Idaho and the ranch he loves. But ghosts have a disturbing way of not staying where you leave them.

Shea Townsend is on her way to becoming a chef extraordinaire until her father’s illness pulls her from culinary school and back to Montana to care for him. After his death, disinherited and alone, she sets out to make a new life for herself, one which may or may not include the too-alpha, too-sexy Jonas Cameron.

Jonas learns of a homegrown terrorist threat against him and his family at the same time a mysterious stalker sets his sights on Shea. Determined to neutralize both dangers, Jonas calls on old friends for help and draws upon his own very specialized skill set to end the menaces to Shea and himself.

As the danger escalates, secrets are revealed and the truth emerges in a deadly cat and mouse game with Shea caught in the middle.

Fast-paced action. Heart-pounding adventure. This is not your ordinary romantic suspense story!

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About the Author

Elizabeth Noyes—professional writer, aspiring author, dedicated dreamer—lives in the suburbs of Atlanta with her husband and best friend, Paul, who listens tirelessly while she regales him with all the tales in her head of damaged, but very human characters clamoring to be heard.

A native of the Deep South, she claims to still “speak the language,” even after traveling around the world for most of her adult life. Recently retired from a career as a professional business writer and editor, she now fills her days editing, critiquing, reading, playing with the grandkids, learning more about Social Media than she ever wanted, and putting her stories into words to share with others.

Guest Post from Elizabeth Noyes

The Imperfect Tie Between Characters, Themes, and Titles

I love reading across all genres. If it’s well- written, I’m an easy catch. What I don’t like is when fictional characters are portrayed as model-worthy with perfect looks, perfect physiques, and perfect personalities. Yuk! I’ve never met a perfect person.

To quote Mark Twain, “The only difference between reality and fiction is that fiction needs to be credible.”

I want characters with the same flaws as you and me—judgmental, short-tempered, guilt-ridden, egotistical, defiant, withdrawn, too-skinny, compassionate, couch potatoes, foolish, silly, serious, low self-esteem, arrogant, hurt, guilty, deceiving, generous… in other words, real people. These are character traits I relate to, and they come alive on the pages, giving hope that we can also learn from our mistakes and grow into something better.

The characters in the Imperfect Series let themselves and others down. They struggle with life issues, make poor decisions, grieve over mistakes, and then pick themselves up and go on.

In Imperfect Wings, guilt and low self esteem plague TJ, while her male counterpart, Garrett, struggles with anger issues. In Imperfect Trust, yeah, trust was a problem for both Lucy and Wade. With Imperfect Bonds, Cassidy fights for her sister’s forgiveness as she deals with feelings of inadequacy … both of which carry over into her relationship with Derek. In Imperfect Lies—yep, another obvious theme. Lies from the past come back to haunt Mallory and James.

In the final book of the series, Imperfect Promises, the main male character, Jonas, is by a nature a control freak. He suffers from guilt over a perceived failure when at his deepest core he is a protector and perfectionist. Shea, the female protagonist, rose from the ashes of a devastating childhood to forge a new life for herself. Both discover that promises made to themselves and to others can’t always be kept. Despite best intentions, life sometimes gets in the way.

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Book Reviews From an Avid Reader, September 28

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Multifarious, September 29

Real World Bible Study, September 29

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Simple Harvest Reads, October 1

Kat’s Corner Books, October 2

Carpe Diem, October 2

Maureen’s Musings, October 3

Margaret Kazmierczak, October 3

Jennifer Sienes: Where Crisis & Christ Collide, October 4

Abba’s Prayer Warrior Princess, October 5

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All-of-a-kind Mom, October 7

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Bibliophile Reviews, October 9

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To celebrate her tour, Elizabeth is giving away a grand prize of a $50 Amazon gift card!!

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A Wells Landing Christmas by Amy Lillard

I have never been disappointed in a book by Amy Lillard and again I loved this book. Ivy and Zeb must learn many lessons before they may think about being together. I love to find out how every Amish group is a little different from another. I received a copy of this book from The author for a fair and honest opinion that I gave of my own free will.

I give this book a five out of five stars.

As the most joyous of seasons comes to the Amish community of Wells Landing, Oklahoma, one young woman gets a chance to start again—and rediscover the gift of true love . . .


Families rejoicing together, caroling parties full of cheer, and church get-togethers brimming with delicious cooking and warm fellowship. Ivy Weaver would give anything to be a part of Christmas in Wells Landing. But one reckless mistake made her an outsider, and it’s all she can do now to tend to her ailing grandfather and make a living. She sure doesn’t need Zeb Brenneman returning to help after he abandoned her for no reason. He’s working hard to make amends, but Ivy isn’t sure there’s enough faith—or still-sparking love between them—to stir her forgiveness . . .

Zeb knows leaving Ivy was the biggest mistake he’s ever made. Even though she won’t hear him out, he’s determined to prove he’s become the trustworthy, steadfast man she truly deserves. But bright new chances and surprising revelations will give him and Ivy choices they never imagined. And finding their way back to each other will be the most

challenging—and precious—Christmas gift of all . . .

Author Bio

Amy Lillard is an award-winning author of over forty novels and novellas ranging from Amish romance and mysteries to contemporary and historical romance. Since receiving a Carol Award for her debut novel, Saving Gideon (2012), she has become known for writing sweet stories filled with family values, honest characters, a hometown feel and close-knit communities. She is a member of RWA, ACFW, NINC, and the Author’s Guild. Born and bred in Mississippi, she now lives with her husband and son in Oklahoma. Please visit her online at

This is the Day by Tim Tebow

I don’t read as much non- fiction as I do fiction but this was one that I am glad I read. This book really encourages one to be a better person. I wasn’t sure if I agree with everything that he says to do but I agree with probably 95%. I think this will help many people with their problems. I received a copy of this book from Waterbrook and Multnomah for a fair and honest opinion that I gave of my own free will.

I give this book a five out of five stars.

Product Description

Now pursuing his baseball dreams, Heisman Trophy-winning NFL star Tebow knows a thing or two about taking risks! In this gripping message, he encourages fellow Christians to live boldly for the Lord. Are you ready to quiet the inner voices of defeat and make a difference for God’s kingdom? Learn why you should act today! Hardcover.

Very Veggie 5 Minute Stories with a giveaway

These stories are fantastic. I love all the puns throughout the stories. Adults will get a kick out of these books along with children. These tales are very funny and teach lessons. This is the first Veggie Tale Book I have read but it won’t be the last. I received a copy of this book from Worthykids for a fair and honest opinion that I gave of my own free will.

I give this book a 5 out of five stars.

Please leave a comment with your contact info to have a chance to win a copy of the book. A winner will be drawn on Oct. 5, 2018.

Perfect for an on-the-go storytime or a fast bedtime reading for sleepy kids, Very Veggie 5-Minute Stories brings fans a new collection of nine VeggieTales adventures. As the Veggie cast stumbles and sprints through hilarious scenarios, children will learn values such as being patient, being responsible, loving others, and doing their best. Full-color illustrations accompany the stories and will hold the attention of the read-to-me set.  Full-color illustrations accompany the stories and will hold the attention of the read-to-me set.

Gone to Texas by Caryl McAdoo with a giveaway

I believe that this is my favorite book by Caryl McAdoo that I have read. This one has a great flow to the story and I love the characters. I love the adults and the children. I love the storylines that are there for each family. I look forward to the next book in the series and more of Caryl’s books. I received a copy of this book from Celebratelit for a fair and honest opinion that I gave of my own free will.

I give this book a five out of five stars.

About the Book

Book Title: Gone to Texas

Author: Caryl McAdoo

Genre: Historical Romance

Release date: September 6, 2018

Can beauty truly come from ashes?

Deception drives seventeen souls to hard choices. Either stay on the land they thought they’d bought or heed the lure of free land in the faraway wilderness of a new Republic. Rife with peril and hardship, three families knit together by blood and friendship head out with a widowed man, daughter, and his slave, gambling everything they own on the prospect of land ownership and working it together. Does friendship pave a way to marriage? Can puppy-love survive through a harrowing journey to blossom into a forever lover? With duress at every turn, can the clan stay together all the way to Texas and accomplish their goals?

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About the Author

Top priority is God’s glory, and that’s exactly what Caryl McAdoo prays her stories will bring. To entertain and draw readers into a closer walk with Him is next. A quick check of stars and reviews attest to the success of this award-winning, best-selling author—all by the Father’s faithfulness. Besides writing, she loves singing praises, including the new songs He gives her! Visit her YouTube channel. Ron, her high school sweetheart husband won her heart fifty-two years ago, and they share four children and seventeen grandsugars. Ron and Caryl live on thirty-four acres ‘The Peaceable’ in the woods south of Clarksville, seat of Red River County in far Northeast Texas and wait expectantly for God to open the next door.

Guest Post from Caryl

As much as I hated leaving the Buckmeyers, Baylors, and Nightingales and the Red River Valley, I loved starting this fresh Family Saga series with all new characters! GONE TO TEXAS is Book One of the Cross Timber Romances and features three families—the O’Neals, Van Zandts, and Worleys—joined by blood and friendship through Liberty O’Neal. Laud Worley is her little brother and Mallory Van Zandt, her best friend since school days.

Together, they’d traveled south to settle in Tennessee and were about to harvest their first cotton crop that fall in 1840 when they discovered the deed to their land—the land they’d spent all their pooled savings on—was forged and no-good.

The legal owner graciously allows them to stay through harvest, taking his portion of their labor and cottonseed. At the gin, Seve Van Zandt hears rumors of Texas, a new Rebublic out west, offering free land to pioneers willing to tame its wildlands. This first story—book one—is all about their journey to the new country filled with hope and dreams.

A hired widower who with his daughter and slave helped harvest the clan’s cotton asked to join them on their journey, and so, on that faithful September morn, seventeen souls set out after they hung a hand painted sign on one of the cabins they left behind. “Gone to Texas”!

Another very special thing about this novel, one hundred twelve thousand words—about three hundred fifty pages, is that it is also book one in a brand new collection! The Thanksgiving Books and Blessings Collection that includes stories from eight other authors besides me: Lena Nelson Dooly, Heather Blanton, Kristin Holt, Kit Morgan, Suzette Williams, Pauline Creeden, George McVey, and Lynette Sowell!

All nine books will have Thanksgiving Dinner with family around the table, giving thanks to God for all his blessings. I’ve noticed many series launched in December, but Thanksgiving is my favorite. I love giving thanks to the Lord!

And as always, I pray my story gives God glory, and that its readers will be drawn closer to Him through it. He blesses and highly favors me daily. I cannot thank or praise Him enough!

Thank you, too, for reading my stories, reviewing my stories, and participating in the most AWESOME CELEBRATE LIT‘s Blog Tour!!

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GRAND PRIZE : $50 Amazon Gift Card

1st Prize: THREE Choice-of-Caryl’s Titles (print–US only or eBook)

2nd-4th: ebook of JOHN DAVID’S CALLING

5th-7th: print copy VOW UNBROKEN

8th-10th: $5 Amazon gift cards!!

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Everything She Didn’t Say by Jane Kirkpatrick

I love how Jane Kirkpatrick can take a diary or memoir and fill in to make a person seem so real. She does it so well here. I loved Carrie. I wasn’t always thrilled with her husband who seems a bit conceited. She has an interesting life. I don’t know if I would have done many of the things that she did. She was a very brave woman. I received a copy of this book from Revell for a fair and honest opinion that I gave of my own free will.

I gave this a five out of five stars.

In 1911, Carrie Strahorn wrote a memoir entitled Fifteen Thousand Miles by Stage, which shared some of the most exciting events of 25 years of traveling and shaping the American West with her husband, Robert Strahorn, a railroad promoter, investor, and writer. That is all fact. Everything She Didn’t Say imagines Carrie nearly ten years later as she decides to write down what was really on her mind during those adventurous nomadic years.

Certain that her husband will not read it, and in fact that it will only be found after her death, Carrie is finally willing to explore the lessons she learned along the way, including the danger a woman faces of losing herself within a relationship with a strong-willed man and the courage it takes to accept her own God-given worth apart from him. Carrie discovers that wealth doesn’t insulate a soul from pain and disappointment, family is essential, pioneering is a challenge, and western landscapes are both demanding and nourishing. Most of all, she discovers that home can be found, even in a rootless life.

With a deft hand, New York Times bestselling author Jane Kirkpatrick draws out the emotions of living–the laughter and pain, the love and loss–to give readers a window not only into the past, but into their own conflicted hearts. Based on a true story.