LAUNCH DAY!

Friday, October 15, 2021

 Hey everyone! IT'S LAUNCH DAY!     

You can now buy Kindle & paperback copies of Faith, Hope, and Love Collection: Vol 1 from Amazon, you can leave reviews (if you'd be so kind!!), and not to mention, you can always shelf it on Goodreads if you're planning on reading it later! You can check out the links for all of that below, along with the blurb!  If you've preordered/plan to order a copy soon, thank you so very much! This repackage has been a bit of a struggle for sure, because I get a lot more motivation out of working on new things rather than what's already been done, but I felt it necessary and I absolutely am not sorry for finishing it! That cover, if I do say so myself, is wonderful. 




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What could God do with absolute brokenness? With shredded pasts, hopeless futures, and hearts beyond human help? In the midst of war-torn minds, broken self-worth, the harrowing reality of human trafficking, and doubts, three couples find healing, hope, and love. Not to mention the interesting ways that life intertwines the stories of family and strangers alike. In the Faith, Hope, and Love Vol. 1 Collection, follow the lives of Lucy and Spencer, Levi and Eleanor, and Morgan and Martin as they explore themes of healing, selflessness, sacrifice, and what we are called to do above all else.

A contemporary Christian volume containing the complete first three books of the Faith, Hope, and Love collection: Welcome Home, My Compass Home, and Guide Me Home.

AMAZON | GOODREADS


COVER REVEAL: NEFARIOUS CREATURES by Camille Caliman!

 Hey everyone! Today I'm absolutely stoked to help reveal the cover for Camille Caliman's upcoming HARDBACK EDITION of Nefarious Creatures! I've been excited for this release for awhile now, so I was excited to say the least when I got to see the cover. Before I share that, though, here's some more info on the book itself: 

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Cassiopeia is quite literally an evil wish. The sole purpose of her fiery existence is to make a boy named Adair Hawthorne fall in love with her before killing him. At first, she doesn't mind playing femme fetale, but her determination turns to something else as she gets to know the top student that she's relentlessly hunting. Unfortunately for her, Headmother doesn't allow disobedience and things don't come without a price. 

Releasing soon -- November 2, 2021!

To stay tuned on updates regarding the release date and where you can snag your own copy, make sure to follow Camille Caliman at the following...

Now...for the cover!

There it is! (I'm drooling over the typography, guys.) 

Are you excited for the release?! Have you read her other books yet? Sound off in the comments below!


BLOG TOUR: FHL Vol 1!

Sunday, October 10, 2021

 Hey everyone!  It's officially release week for my Faith, Hope, and Love Collection: Vol 1!  There will be some great posts and reviews coming this week by fellow bloggers, so make sure to keep an eye for them!  A HUGE thank you to everyone involved with this release; you guys are fantastic! This release has definitely been a bit different from the usual, mostly because I had a gut feeling early this year that I'd be really busy by this time (and yep, that was a God-thing), so I appreciate everyone's willingness to try a little bit of a flexible release tour. Not to mention reviewers who signed up to devour a literal 600-page chonk and did so with impressive speed. Thanks, guys! 

In case you haven't seen the blurb yet, here it is!  



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What could God do with absolute brokenness? With shredded pasts, hopeless futures, and hearts beyond human help? In the midst of war-torn minds, broken self-worth, the harrowing reality of human trafficking, and doubts, three couples find healing, hope, and love. Not to mention the interesting ways that life intertwines the stories of family and strangers alike. In the Faith, Hope, and Love Vol. 1 Collection, follow the lives of Lucy and Spencer, Levi and Eleanor, and Morgan and Martin as they explore themes of healing, selflessness, sacrifice, and what we are called to do above all else.

A second edition contemporary Christian volume containing the complete first three books of the Faith, Hope, and Love collection: Welcome Home, My Compass Home, and Guide Me Home.
Paperbacks will be arriving to Amazon this week, so if you'd prefer a physical copy, make sure to keep your eyes peeled! 

Have any questions for me? Let me know in the comments below!


And a special thanks to two dear author friends of mine who wrote testimonials for the book! 





If you're curious about a Volume Two...stay tuned.


COVER REVEAL: JOURNEY OF A LIFETIME by Taylor Bennett!

Friday, October 8, 2021

 Hey everyone! Today I have a cover reveal for Taylor Bennett's upcoming 90-day devotional for girls, titled Journey of a Lifetime!  

Before we check out the beaut of a cover, here's the blurb: 


Many Christian teen girls struggle with identity and discerning God’s purpose for their life. This guided devotional journal will help them grow in their relationship with the Lord and set out on an adventure of faith, love, and bravery. Written in a whimsical and friendly tone, this unique devotional encourages readers to draw out their own personalized roadmap for the path God has put them on―both literally, by completing bucket list–⁠⁠inspired activities, and figuratively through daily prayers. Girls who are fond of inspirational quotes, enjoy coffee dates with friends, and have a touch of wanderlust will be especially enticed to pick up this devotional. Includes quizzes, recipes, and journaling prompts.

Preorder now: AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE

And now...for the cover! 


Are you excited? Anyone enjoy reading devotionals?

COVER REVEAL: WHERE GIANTS FALL ANTHOLOGY!

 Hey everyone! 
FINALLY. 
I'm so excited to be sharing the cover reveal for the anthology Angela R. Watts and I have been working on, Where Giants Fall. Submissions just closed last week, and we've been busy going through the awesome stories that were sent in! It's been such a great time. Likewise, we've been sitting on this cover since summer, so I'm excited to finally blab about it! 

So blab I will...

(In a second.)  First, here's our current synopsis: 
 
The theme of this fantasy anthology is light in the darkness. This anthology offers bold, heartfelt stories that will leave the reader deep in thought and breathless from fast-paced action! If you enjoy stories about underdog heroes, or scary foes, this anthology will keep you reading past your bedtime! Releasing early 2022!

While you mark your calendars, we'll be busy sending out acceptances and rejections soon, so keep your eyes peeled if you also sent in a story! 

NOW - for the cover!



Here it is, the gorgeous, gorgeous thing!


Can't you just see it sitting on your shelf?! Stay tuned for early 2022! ;) 

JUSTREAD TOURS REVIEW: LETTERS FROM THE DRAGON'S SON by Tammy Lash!

Friday, October 1, 2021

 



Hey everyone! Today I have a review of Letters from the Dragon's Son by Tammy Lash!  This is the sequel to White Wolf and the Ash Princess, the review for which I also have a review HERE. Here's some more info on the book before we get started on the review itself!


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tammy lives in Michigan's Upper Peninsula near the shores of Lake Superior with her husband and three teen/adult children. Currently, they are working together on their "new" home just outside the Hiawatha National Forest she writes about in her stories. Tammy enjoys hiking, kayaking, beach wandering, "hunting" for birch bark, and spotting migizis. She is the author of White Wolf and the Ash Princess, Letters from the Dragon's Son, and the short story Eagle Eyes from the Descendants of White Wolf series.

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2021 Selah Awards Finalist!

Letters from the Dragon's Son is a delicious, fictional blend that is sure to please any reader. Historical, romance, adventure, faith-based, with a fairy-tale feel!




A father…
A son…
and the dragon they became.

One head: Malevolent, attired in barbs and spines, took pleasure in decimating the forested village.

Avery, formerly White Boar, wanders the forests seeking forgiveness from the people he sold into slavery, but is repentance payment enough?

Righteous, with two horns on each side, tried to calm the evil one’s violent ambition.

More servant than son, Jonathan Gudwyne, had been powerless to stop his father from taking the Men of the Forest into captivity. As a man, White Wolf reverses the damage he and his father caused by returning the Natives home. Jonathan gains honor and worship, but what does he do with the remains of his past? Justice has yet to be served to the dragon. Should Jonathan be the one who administers the sentence to his wandering father? To himself?

The two heads formed Brinsop, whose iron talons wrought chaos….

Can a man change? Can a broken family be made whole again? If one head is destroyed can the other survive?

AMAZON | GOODREADS



REVIEW
While this one started out a bit slower than Book One did, I still found myself fairly quickly sucked into the story.  Lash again artfully weaves indigenous beliefs and lifestyles into the complex relationships between the "white man" and the tribes affected by their immigration, especially those around Izzy and Jonathan. The attention to detail involving her inclusion of PTSD is, again, commendable and very easy to relate to.  It's a great story full of heart, impactful ideas (often just delivered in a simple sentence or two...favorite style), and the characters are heartbreakingly relatable. I absolutely love these characters, and while I'm kind of disappointed that this is the end of the series, I very much enjoyed reading this book. If you enjoyed the first book, you'll definitely want to pick up this one as well.

REVIEW: MERCY UNDESERVED by Kristina Hall!

Monday, September 27, 2021



 Hey everyone! I had the opportunity to read and review Mercy Undeserved by Kristina Hall, and I just got done reading it, so I figured now would be the best time to share! I've also read and reviewed the first book in her Moretti Trilogy, Promises Unbroken, so make sure to check out that post HERE!  Before we get into the review, here's some info on Mercy Undeserved!


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Kristina Hall is a sinner saved by grace who seeks to glorify God with her words. She is a homeschool graduate and holds a degree in accounting. When she's not writing, she enjoys reading, arm wrestling, lifting weights, and playing the violin. Visit her website at kristinahallauthor.wordpress.com.

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How much more will she lose?

 

Lillian Rossi had it all—a devoted husband, a new baby, and all the riches she'd dreamed of. But one January day changed everything. Now, the consequences of her late husband's sins extend to her and her son, and Matteo, though only a baby, is the rightful heir to the Rossi empire, making him a target.


Alberto Moretti promised to protect Lillian and her son, but he well knows the cruelty and desperation of the Rossi family. He served them all too long—until God set him free.


As Lillian and Alberto are thrown together in a race to save her and Matteo's lives, their own sins and Stefano Rossi's plans threaten to destroy them. Will they fall prey to the danger so close behind, or will they find mercy they've done nothing to deserve?


AMAZON | GOODREADS

REVIEW

I'm usually a bit leery about the second book in any series, because there's a certain level of expectation there, especially for readers. But if anything, Hall's craft improved in this book! She weaves some good moral questions and themes into the storyline rather realistically (such as death row, doing what's right in the sight of God, so on). The characters are pretty relatable as well, and it was great to see the story that began in Book 1 come full-circle as well later on in the story. While there was one particularly large plot point that seemed to be unrealistically approached/rushed within the story (the idea offered and then resolved within one chapter and a page or so), which did bother me because it disrupted the flow and the characters didn't seem to react like I'd expected they would, the overall story seemed to smooth out those wrinkles, and the pacing picked up nicely from there on out. This is one that I didn't *intend* to finish quite so soon, but I ended up sitting down around chapter 10 and didn't look up again until I hit the end. If you're a fan of Hall's work, you'll want to pick this one up!


Have you read any of Kristina Hall's books? Anyone interested to see what happens next in the Moretti Trilogy?