Lost Down Deep Blog Tour with excerpt + giveaway

Lost Down Deep Blog Tour
Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for Lost Down Deep by Sara Davison, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK

Lost Down Deep by Sara DavisonTitle: Lost Down Deep
Series: The Rose Tattoo Trilogy #1
Author: Sara Davison
Release Date: April 1, 2020
Genre: Romantic Suspense

She is the only one who can tell the police who attacked her in her home. If only she could remember…

Summer Velasquez is on the run from a man she has no recollection of after an attack she can’t recall. Every face in the crowd is a potential suspect, so how is Summer supposed to know who is a threat to her and who isn’t?

After fleeing her assailant and the parents who lied to her about what happened, she changes her name and seeks refuge in Elora, Ontario. The small town feels familiar, although she has no memory of ever having been here.

Even in what should be a safe place, she can’t shake the feeling that she is being watched.

When Ryan Taylor strolls into the Taste of Heaven Café where she works, Summer is immediately drawn to him. However, he may not be who he says he is either. As her suspicions grow, Summer prepares to run again.

But at least one person is determined to stop her. Permanently. And if she can’t remember who he is, this time he may succeed.

PURCHASE LINKS*: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository

 


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Sara Davison

Sara Davison is the author of the romantic suspense series, The Seven Trilogy and The Night Guardians. She has been a finalist for eight national writing awards, including Best New Canadian Christian author, a Carol Award, and two Daphne du Maurier Awards for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense. She is a Word and Cascade Award winner. She currently resides in Ontario, Canada with her husband Michael and their three children, all of whom she (literally) looks up to.

CONNECT WITH SARA: Website | Facebook | Twitter


EXCERPT

She couldn’t remember ever setting foot in this town, but somehow, as she gazed out over the rooftops of the houses on the far side of the river, she was filled with a sense of something she couldn’t quite identify. Home, maybe? Perhaps the place reminded her of somewhere else she had been. Or maybe—she pressed a hand to her chest—maybe she had been here in the last few years and the memory of the town was one of the countless others that had been erased from her mind. She turned and sagged against the stone. If she had been here, did she know anyone in town? Would someone recognize her? If so, maybe she wasn’t as safe as she’d hoped.

An acrid smell wafted on the air. Summer looked down and frowned. Someone had tossed a cigarette butt into a cleared area beneath a tree. A dry, rust-brown leaf curled beneath the still-burning butt, tendrils of smoke winding up around its edges. She frowned. The tree could have caught on fire. How could anyone be so careless? She strode over and stomped on the leaf and the cigarette, grinding both deep into the ground until she was certain any chance of a flare-up had passed. Summer glanced around. She hadn’t noticed anyone else on the pathway, but someone had clearly been in the area in the last few minutes.

A cool breeze skimmed her cheeks and she shivered. Get a grip, Summer. No one knows you’re here. The news the police detective had given her had rattled her more than she’d realized. If she was going to hide away in this town and concentrate on getting her memories back, she’d have to get over it, stop jumping at every noise and looking for danger where none existed.


TOUR GIVEAWAY

(1) winner will receive a print copy of Lost Down Deep by Sara Davison and a $25 Amazon Gift Card!

Lost Down Deep JustRead Giveaway

Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule shown below. Giveaway will begin at midnight April 20, 2020 and last through 11:59 PM EST on April 27, 2020. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US/CAN mailing addresses only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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Blog Tour: Finding Peace in Wishing Bridge by Ruth Logan Herne (with Book Excerpt & Giveaway Link)

Finding Love in Wishing Bridge JustRead Blog Tour
Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for Finding Peace in Wishing Bridge by Ruth Logan Herne, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK

Finding Peace in Wishing Bridge by Ruth Logan HerneTitle: Finding Peace in Wishing Bridge
Series: Wishing Bridge #3
Author: Ruth Logan Herne
Release Date: March 2, 2020
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Being a supermodel isn’t just hard.

It can be a killer, so when international sensation Jazz Monroe answered a friend’s call for help, she’d just taken a hiatus from the job that made her a very rich woman and almost took her life. Outwardly Jazz was everything anyone would want to be. Beautiful, confident, rich and famous, and often seen on the arm of some of the world’s most eligible bachelors, Jazz knows the truth she hides. Her self-confidence is an act and the eating disorder that plagues her refuses to let her rest.

But then she and her old friend Thea are called to help a friend and fulfill a pledge they’d made a dozen years before as high school seniors. If any one of the three ever needed help, the others would come running. Last December, Kelsey made that call and her two old friends, the other members of the “Soul Sisterhood”, responded. They’re here now. Thea is practicing medicine, Kelsey has married the hero deputy that saved her life and Jazz is finding the hints of peace that have eluded her for nearly two decades. She settles into the little town, helping out at a local diner, waiting for the sky to fall.

It doesn’t. Instead, the sun begins to shine, winter fades to spring, and surrounded by new and old friends, Jazz begins to believe in herself. She loves the small town, the kindness of the locals, the warmth of the family diner and the special attention from two very different and distinct men makes her think new thoughts. Thoughts of family and picket fences and settling down.

But an unexpected attack on a wood-edged path reignites her fears and insecurities. Now she’s looking in shadows again, doubting herself and others. In Manhattan, locked elevators and a staffed entrance desk kept her safe from intruders.

Wishing Bridge has nothing like that. Here, she lives life at ground level, with no bodyguards watching out for her. But when a local contingent makes it their job to keep her safe, Jazz learns not to sell the small town short. Folks here mean what they say because that’s the kind of town Wishing Bridge is.

As Jazz rediscovers the most important things in life, she realizes that happiness isn’t about where you are: it’s about who you’re with. And who you love.

Join Jazz, Kelsey, Thea and the rest of the Wishing Bridge cast as they band together to help the town and one another because together– in Wishing Bridge– they can make anything happen.

PURCHASE LINKS*: Goodreads | Amazon


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Ruth Logan Herne

USA TODAY Bestselling Author Ruth Logan Herne is living her dream of writing sweet stories, full of unforgettable characters in pastoral small towns and the occasional big city. With over 50 books published to date, and more to come, Ruthy loves to pen stories in the middle of the night when it bothers no one… and, in return, they don’t bother her! J Married with six children and a daughter of her heart, Ruthy has fourteen grandkids who all love her and think she’s the coolest thing on the planet. Except for Star Wars & Harry Potter, puppies, baseball, Nerd ropes…. Okay, you get the picture. She loves chatting with readers. Email Ruthy at loganherne@gmail.com, ask to be put on her newsletter list or visit her website ruthloganherne.com.

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EXCERPT

And the first Fairy Houses appear to lighten a sick child’s journey…. 

“Miss Cinda! Come see! Quick!” Excitement sparked Emerson’s voice as he headed down a forest path on Monday afternoon.

“Miss Jazz, you won’t believe this!” added Shannon’s voice. She’d been searching for nature specimens for a science assignment, so she’d lagged behind Emerson. There was no lagging now. 

Maggie and Jazz hurried forward. Jazz had Hayley balanced on her hip because the rooted trail wasn’t friendly to strollers and Kelsey wouldn’t be by to pick her up for another half hour.

“I can’t even believe it.” Eyes wide, Shannon stared down, then at Emerson, and then down again. Whatever had caught their attention was either really good or horrifically bad. Jazz reached her side and paused in surprise. “Why, it’s a house,” she said. She turned toward Maggie. “A tiny house.”

“A fairy house,” insisted Shannie. “Because, oh, look!” The cottage-style house was tucked into leaves and moss on the forest floor and just above it, affixed to a tree trunk, was a tiny plaque. The plaque read: “17 Fairy Trail Lane”. 

“It’s got an address, Miss Jazz! Maggie, do you see it?”

Maggie looked just as surprised as the children. “I do and I don’t rightly believe it because I took a walk here yesterday and there wasn’t a fairy house to be seen anywhere along this trail.”

“Maybe you just walked by,” Emerson suggested with all the innocence of a small, honest child. “Because you’re old and stuff.”

“Emerson.” Jazz made an “eek!” face, but Maggie didn’t shush the boy.

“I am old, and rightly so, but I have the good sense to know my surroundings young man, and this house wasn’t here, which means one thing and one thing only.”

“What?” Emerson’s eyes went round.

So did Shannon’s.

“The fairies are moving into the forest again.” Maggie nodded wisely like she knew something that they didn’t.

“You mean they used to live here?” Emerson looked from Maggie to the house in disbelief. “Like for real?”

“For real,” she assured him. “And it does my heart good to see them coming back.”

“Do you think she sees us?” That thought seemed to scare Emerson a little.

“Well, that depends on what kind of fairy it is,” added Jazz, ready to help Maggie spin her story. “Ground-dwelling fairies tend to hide more. There’s always the danger of being stepped on, so they have clever spots close at hand. That way they can disappear from sight.”

“Like they’re invisible,” said Shannon, but Jazz shook her head. 

“No, nothing’s invisible, honey,” she told her, as if the rest of the story was stocked with solid truths. “But it is in their best interests to take cover. Or if she’s off on a secret fairy mission, she could be away for the day.”

Maggie had to swallow a chuckle, and Jazz didn’t dare look her way. 

“That’s like so amazing.” Emerson reached out, then snatched his hand back. “Can I touch it?”

“Yes,” Maggie told him. “Gently, though.”

“It’s so cool,” breathed Shannon. “I can’t wait to have Mara and Keegan come over and see it. And Shelly and Dray from my class, too. It’s so absolutely beautiful, isn’t it, Maggie?”

“It is.” 

Maggie looked at Jazz. Jazz returned the look.

Where had it come from?

Friend or foe?

And she hated that every sweet thing in life might have a twisted meaning, but she didn’t dare assume anything. “Shall we keep walking? And if you find any acorns, bring a few back and leave them by the house when we pass it again. Fairies use acorn covers for all kinds of things, I’m told. Umbrellas, hats, bowls and bathtubs.”

“Well, it makes sense,” added Maggie. “They are the perfect size and quite versatile.”

“Maybe there’s more.” Excited by the thought, the two skipped ahead, searching left and right.

Should she be worried? Concerned that someone was tempting them into the forest and here they were with three small children?

Maggie took her hand. “Max,” she whispered.

Jazz’s fears dissipated.

“He wants the boy’s time to be special.”

“Oh, Max.” If ever there was a man who should have had children, it was the kind-hearted man who put others first.


TOUR GIVEAWAY

(1) winner will receive a print copy of Finding Peace in Wishing Bridge and an assortment of candies!

Finding Peace in Wishing Bridge JustRead Giveaway

Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule shown below. Giveaway will begin at midnight March 16, 2020 and last through 11:59 PM EST on March 23, 2020. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US mailing addresses only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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An Unlikely Amish Match by Vannetta Chapman (review)

anunlikelyamishmatch_chapman_loveinspiredI wasn’t looking to try any more authors of Amish fiction.  I had my favorites and I was happy with them.  Then along came Vannetta Chapman’s Indiana Amish Brides series from Love Inspired.

An Unlikely Amish Match is a charmer.  It’s a straight-laced, rule following Bishop’s daughter meets Amish bad boy romance with a touching twist.  The back stories Continue reading

Hometown Healing by Jennifer Slattery (blog tour review & giveaway link!)

Hometown Healing JustRead Blog Tour
Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour & Giveaway for Hometown Healing by Jennifer Slattery, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK

Hometown Healing by Jennifer SlatteryTitle: Hometown Healing
Author: Jennifer Slattery
Publisher: Love Inspired
Release Date: August 1, 2019
Genre: Inspirational Contemporary Romance

She’s home again, but not for long…
Unless this cowboy recaptures her heart.

Returning home with a baby in tow, Paige Cordell’s determined her stay is only temporary. But to earn enough money to leave, she needs a job—and her only option is working at her first love’s dinner theater. With attraction once again unfurling between her and Jed Gilbertson, can the man who once broke her heart convince her to stay for good?

PURCHASE LINKS*: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | BookDepository


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jennifer Slattery

Jennifer Slattery is a writer and speaker who’s addressed women’s groups, Bible studies, and writers across the nation. She’s the author of the soon to release Building a Family and numerous other titles and maintains a devotional blog at JenniferSlatteryLivesOutLoud.com. As the founder of Wholly Loved Ministries, she’s passionate about helping women discover, embrace, and live out who they are in Christ. Visit her online to learn more about her speaking or to book her for your next women’s event and sign up for her free quarterly newsletter HERE and make sure to connect with her on Facebook and Instagram.

CONNECT WITH JENNIFER: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram


MY THOUGHTS

Jennifer Slattery has a talent for writing stories that touch the heart and uplift the soul, and her compassionate portrayal of characters going through difficulties is clearly in evidence in her new novel for Love Inspired.

Hometown Healing is the story of a hurting and newly single mother looking for a new start, and whose move back to her hometown may help more than just her and her daughter. Like her mother whose health issues may not be cured though her life is brightened, especially in helping to care for her granddaughter. Like the surrogate grandmother next door whose dinner theater business is struggling, and her partner/grandson who is determined to save it with the help of the woman he never should have let get away.

While this match between a cowboy with a dinner theater and an out of work magazine writer may seem unlikely, the author binds them together in a story of second chances, healing hearts, shared faith, and familial love.

If you haven’t given Harlequin’s Love Inspired line a try, Hometown Healingis a fantastic place to start.  Highly recommended.

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.


TOUR GIVEAWAY

(1) winner will receive a signed four print book bundle including Restoring Her Faith (Love Inspired), Hometown Healing (Love Inspired), Breaking Free (New Hope), and Restoring Love (New Hope)!

Hometown Healing JustRead Giveaway

Be sure to check out each stop** on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway will begin at midnight February 22, 2020 and last through 11:59 PM EST on February 29, 2020. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. Continental US mailing addresses only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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Book Spotlight: Desert Willow by Patricia Beal (with excerpt & giveaway link)

Desert Willow JustRead Blog Tour
Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour & Giveaway for Desert Willow by Patricia Beal, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK

Desert Willow by Patricia BealTitle: Desert Willow
Author: Patricia Beal
Publisher: Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas
Release Date: February 12, 2020
Genre: Contemporary Romance

After a failed engagement, Captain Andrew Lee James has focused on building a career in the Army he loves. That commitment includes helping a feisty, out-of-work ballerina whose devotion to her grandmother’s dying wish immediately grabs his heart. She’s the one, but will he be able to win the heart of a woman who has vowed to never be involved with a soldier?

College graduate Clara Malone swore to never love anyone in the military again but when her dying grandmother asks her to deliver a love letter to the general who broke her heart decades ago, she agrees and finds herself escorted by a handsome Army captain whose kindness challenges her beliefs. Surrounded by desert willows that shower her path with pretty pink flowers and sing with the buzzing of hummingbirds, Clara enjoys the wild beauty of El Paso—and her time with Andrew—more than expected.

Can she deliver her grandmother’s last love letter without losing her heart to a man who represents everything she fears?

PURCHASE LINKS*: Goodreads | Amazon


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Patricia Beal

Patricia Beal has danced ballet since her childhood and has performed with pre-professional companies in South America, Europe, and the United States. She fell in love with a handsome airborne infantryman at Fort Bragg, married him, and quit her day job to have his babies. Soon came the desire to have book babies, too. Patricia is a Genesis Award semi-finalist, First Impressions finalist, and the author of A Season to Dance (Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas, 2017). She writes from Fayetteville, North Carolina, where she lives with her husband and two children.

CONNECT WITH PATRICIA: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram


BOOK EXCERPT

While Andrew counted and concentrated, Clara moved to the music, letting the melody carry her to a different time, a different era. A time when life was slower, people had their license plates and names listed in a book, and young women spent time at windows dreaming of a life they didn’t yet have.

Clara pictured herself at a ball in Brazil, wearing an old-Hollywood gown, and dancing like her grandmother had. She was certain her upper body positioning was a mess, but that didn’t matter. Not now. She wouldn’t hold back on the fun because of what she didn’t yet know about the waltz. She was just going to dance.


TOUR GIVEAWAY

(1) winner will receive a $50 Amazon gift card!

Desert Willow JustRead Giveaway

Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule shown below. Giveaway will begin at midnight February 10, 2020 and last through 11:59 PM EST on February 24, 2020. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US/CAN mailing addresses only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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A Child’s First Bible: Psalms for Little Hearts by Dandie Daley Mackall, illustrations by Cee Biscoe

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Available in hardcover (affiliate link)

Psalms for Little Hearts is a lovely little book suitable for reading aloud at bedtime or any time of day.  Each of the 25 psalms transformed into verse suitable for young children  are focused on a specific topical message, beginning with Psalm 4 “God Smiles at Me: A Psalm for When You Need Comfort.”  Some of the psalms end each stanza with a phrase that children will likely begin to repeat with the reader, leading to even more enjoyment and reinforcement of the messages about God. Continue reading

Flight of the Raven by Morgan L. Busse (review)

flightoftheraven_busse_bethanyhouseWith fantasy trilogies, the second books can be a bit of a letdown.  With the newness and set-up of the first often leaving a feeling of anticipation that does not find satisfaction until the ultimate climactic events that are saved for the third.  Not so in Morgan L. Busse’s Ravenwood Saga trilogy.

More airships, more character growth, and more is revealed of this world as Selene Ravenwood and her husband Damien journey to his lands and become better acquainted with each other.  Danger is never far, and they are both greatly tested in the ongoing political struggles. Continue reading

Blog Blitz: Looks Like Love by Brandy Bruce with book excerpt

Looks Like Love JustRead Blog Blitz

Welcome to the Blog Blitz for Looks Like Love by Brandy Bruce, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK

Looks Like Love by Brandy BruceTitle: Looks Like Love
Author: Brandy Bruce
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Re-release Date: November 13, 2019

After a devastating break-up, Kasey Addison needs to rediscover life and love. She starts by taking a whirlwind trip to London to visit her best friend. When she returns, she’s given a new assignment at the advertising firm where she works. The cosmetics company they represent is releasing a special fragrance called Love. Kasey is tasked with finding out exactly what love looks like and how to sell it.

PURCHASE LINKS: Goodreads | Amazon


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Brandy Bruce

Brandy Bruce is a writer, a book editor, a mom, a wife, and someone who really loves dessert! She’s the author of the award-winning novel The Last Summer, Looks Like Love, After the Rain, and The Romano Family Collection. Brandy, her husband, and their children make their home in Virginia.

CONNECT WITH BRANDY: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram


BOOK EXCERPT

     I stopped for a second and turned back to look at the huge stones. I silently told myself that I was really in England. I’d flown over the ocean. I was spending time with Amanda. I was standing at Stonehenge, absorbing the mysteries of history.

Lincoln’s words from the night before ran through my mind again. And as the cold wind blew over me, I started to believe those words. I believed that God was near to me. And for all the years I’d believed in God and held fast to my faith, I couldn’t remember the last time I’d truly felt close to Him.

My eyes watered from the wind, or maybe it was the cold—or maybe from my emotion. Whatever it was, the realization that I’d missed feeling close to God welled up in me. Along with a renewed hope that just maybe there was more in store for my life, too.

I had a strong suspicion that I was, at that very minute, having a significant moment in my life. A tiny corner of my heart whispered to me that if Riley hadn’t broken my heart, I wouldn’t have been experiencing any of this. Of course, if I’d had to choose between new life experiences and Riley—I would have chosen Riley.

But fate hadn’t given me a choice when it came to Riley.


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