COVER REVEAL: The Divided Nation by Angela R. Watts!

Friday, June 21, 2019

Hey everyone!  Today I have an exciting post for you -- the cover for Angela R. Watts' upcoming YA dystopian/apocalypse, The Divided Nation!  The book will be coming out in August, and it is the first book in The Infidel Books series.  Make sure to keep up with news about the upcoming release by giving Angela R. Watts a follow on her blog!

The United States has fallen. Three years after the 2024 presidential election and the declaration of martial law, the nation is at war against itself. Gangs battle, civilians struggle for survival, and United Nations officials thrive. George Johnston is a powerful ganglord of his own rising empire, but his son, West, refuses to continue the family legacy. Unable to run, West must become his father to defeat him.

 One of the last remaining townships in America, Springtown fights to survive the nation’s destruction. The Fisher family begins an alliances with gangsters Nate Savage and Simon Bucks in exchange for town supplies. When Mr. Fisher’s daughter, Rene’, is kidnapped and her Union officer brother leaves her for dead, Nate and Simon must risk all to save her.

 Told in a bold, abrasive narrative, THE DIVIDED NATION steps into a future where brotherhood bonds must be stronger than iron to survive a broken world and faith without courage is revealed to be dust in the wind.

Pumped for this book yet?  If you aren't excited yet, you will be once you see the!

If you need me, I'll just be staring in awe over how perfect this cover is. 

Are you looking forward to reading The Divided Nation?  Make sure to shelf it on Goodreads!

SPOTLIGHT: The Broken Prince by Kara Linaburg!

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

 Hey everyone!  Today I have an awesome spotlight to share with you for Kara Linaburg's new release, The Broken Prince!

Make sure to check out the giveaway below, save this book on Goodreads, and follow along with the rest of the tour!  Tour dates can be found at the bottom of the page.

~In all the fairy tales the maiden falls in love with the prince...but she has to remember that this isn’t a fairy tale~

Born into a kingdom where those of magical Gifts are rejected, feared, and even killed, Serena has spent her life striving to hide her ability and keep her younger brother safe.

The bastard son of the hated king and father he hardly knows, Prince Milosh is considered an outcast. He never expects to feel anything but contempt for the peasant girl who unexpectedly shows up in his life, forcing him to answer questions he never wished to ask.

When two very different worlds are thrown together under less than desirable circumstances, both hold deep judgement towards the other. But will they learn to see beyond their stations and birth so that they may defeat the coming darkness, or will labels given to them at birth continue to define them?
A heart-stopping tale about the power of human love, and how each of us are never truly alone.

Purchase The Broken Prince through these links, and make sure to shelf it on Goodreads while you're at it!
The Broken Prince (Kindle Edition)
The Broken Prince (Print Edition)


Kara Linaburg

If you combined Lucy Ricardo, Jo March, and would have Kara. Queen of awkward, writer before she could properly spell, and maker of imaginary humans, she is passionate about creating characters that display beauty in brokenness.

Kara took to blogging as a teenager, words soon becoming one of her greatest passions. When she’s not being a mad scientist in the kitchen or daydreaming about her next adventure, she loves to connect with readers. She lives in West Virginia where country roads always take her home.
You can feel free to stalk her blog where she rambles weekly.

Kara is also offering a giveaway! It includes a copy of the book, a candle, bookmarks and some other goodies as well. Make sure to enter below!

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(Not pictured in the photo: Copy of The Broken Prince)

Giving away...
Notes of encouragement
Handmade bar of honey and oats soap from my home state
Be Bold ring dish
Print, signed copy of The Broken Prince

I don't know about you, but this book sounds great and I'm excited to read it! What about you? Make sure to follow the rest of the tour - here's the schedule!


June 10:
-Rosalyn - Instagram Spotlight @rosysbookishcorner
June 11:
-Abby - Instagram Spotlight @the_book_worms_bookshelf
June 12:
-Melody Personette - Guest post by Kara: Writing Fiction that Impacts.
-Michaela Bush: Spotlight (you are here right now)
June 13:
-Abigail Harder - Spotlight
June 14:
-Bethany Beck - Guest post by Kara The Broken Prince Lookbook
June 15:
Abigail Mckenna - Review

-Savannah Jezowski - Guest post by Kara: Writing Beauty out of Brokenness

Blog Tour Schedule!

Monday, June 3, 2019

Hey everyone! I'm so pumped to let you guys know about this: blog tour week has begun!  You can check out the full schedule on Victoria Lynn's website HERE.  I'm so thankful to all of the awesome ladies that are involved in this tour, and I'm excited to share it with all of you!  Make sure to follow along on Facebook, as I'll be sharing blog tour posts all week.

I also have several giveaways going on to celebrate, so feel free to enter!

Quilted book sleeve (if you missed the 10k blog giveaway, here's your chance!)


Discounted Services:

What are you up to this week?


Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Hey everyone!  This is going to be short and sweet because it's been storming all day (well...all week...), but I just wanted to let you know that you can sign up for my blog tour celebrating the business launch!  Victoria Lynn is hosting, so you can sign up through the link HERE!  Only a couple more days left to sign up; the tour starts next week!  You're entered to win a $5 Amazon gift card just by participating in the tour. 

10k Blog Giveaway + SALES this weekend!

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Yep, you read correctly: I hit 10,00 views on my blog this week!  I'm grateful to everyone who has ever stopped by to read posts, comment, or anything - and to express my appreciation, I have a giveaway for you guys to enter!
CJ's Crafts Shop (owned by my mother) so graciously offered to make a quilted book sleeve for this giveaway (as well as another giveaway in a few weeks, so keep your eyes peeled if you don't win this one!) If you'd like to enter, you can do so below.  I've also included a picture of the book sleeve (note, though, that you'll only receive one of these for this giveaway).  They are lined with yellow dragonfly print.  They'll fit most average-sized novels, and they're great for protecting your current read so the cover doesn't get bent.  Check out the giveaway below and make sure to enter!  

This giveaway ends on May 30th, so enter soon!
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ALSO, since Memorial Day is this weekend, I'm having a sale on my books!

All of my Kindle books will be free starting Saturday and ending Monday night.  Snag some summer reads while you can!  I am also running an Etsy sale for 20% off all of my signed books as well as my new spiral-bound journals with the code MEMORIAL2019, which will run from May 27th-29th.  If you've had your eyes on anything, make sure to order it while the sale's running!  Click HERE to go to my Etsy shop!

Do you have any Memorial Day plans?  I hope you have fun, safe weekends, and make sure to stop and remember the reason why we celebrate - because of the sacrifices of others who protected our country. 

What I've Been Up To + Launch, Anyone??

Monday, May 20, 2019

Hey everyone!  You might've noticed that I haven't written anything about my books or life lately (or maybe not; no grudges held).  I've been largely absent because of college.  I finally graduated with a B.A. in English earlier this month, which was cool.  This was the first graduation ceremony I've participated in, because even though I could have gone to my cyber school's graduation, I didn't want to -- so I didn't.  I think my exact words were "education made compulsory by the government isn't worth celebrating" so I did the college commencement ceremony instead.  It's kind of weird because all of the things I should've done for my high school graduation I skipped and saved for my college graduation -- walking in commencement, doing a grad party, etc - but hey.  I'm a pretty upside-down-and-backwards person. 

For now I'm in this buffer zone where I'm incredibly busy catching up on things I let slide while writing a 20 page seminar on sensibility in Sense And Sensibility versus The Corinthian.  Oof.  Now I want to write some Regency romance. 

I'm also hoping to get Guide Me Home published this summer.  I need to get crackin' on the draft, but I'm determined to get it out of my head and onto paper.  I'm really excited about this one; an ending imagined before the first book was even done.  That being said, I'll be on the lookout for beta readers to nitpick this baby once it's done, so keep your eyes peeled for a signup form! 

That isn't the launch I'm excited about right now, though. 

I've mentioned my own business a couple of times this year, but the time has finally come.  That little "SERVICES" link at the top of the page?  Click that.  Or HERE.  I am now open for business!!! I'm so pumped for this journey, and while I'm still ironing out the deets for some awesome giveaways/a bash for the official launch of my business, all I can say is...keep your eyes peeled!


I've almost reached 10,000 views on this blog!!  *flailing arms* Can you believe it?  I can't.  So to the folks crazy enough to come back to read my stuff not once, or twice, but enough to rack up 10k views: you are awesome and I love you 3000.  I'll be planning some sort of 10k celebration as well, which I'm hoping will coincide with my Memorial Day sales (which will be posted sometime this week).  So...can we get 169 views by next Monday?!

What are you up to?  Any fun plans for the summer?  Do you like Regency fiction?  I'm legitimately curious about writing Regency fic...


Sunday, May 5, 2019

Hey everyone!  Today I have a super exciting post for you guys-- an interview with Adele, one of Kellyn Roth's characters in her new novel, Souls Astray!  This is a fantastic novel and I highly recommend it.  

1) This book follows a lot of major events in your life.  Is there anything you want readers to know about you before they read the book? 

I was not always as amazingly faultless as I am not. *coughs* Okay, I made some mistakes - but I learned from them ... sometimes. So I suppose I'd like you to think a bit and decide whether to cast the first stone? Yes, Biblical reference and all, I'll stick with that. I know I've messed up, but I also know, well, so did you. Really. You did.

2) Who is one character that supported you most on your journey through Souls Astray?

Definitely my best friend, Millie! Millie is amazing. She's always, always been for me. She's a true friend. Even when she doesn't support my decisions, she's there - supporting ME and reminding me that I could be better. I love the dear, and I hope she finds happiness.

3) Is there an event in particular that you are proud of, or one that you regret?

I'm proud of having gotten that flower shop going - it rather realized my dream. Before that, I was very proud of being a good saleswoman!

I don't want to talk about what I regret.

4) What's one thing you hope readers can gain from your experiences?

I hope they'll learn not to hold onto things - to not hold grudges, to not hold onto pain. And I hope that, perhaps, they'll not make the mistakes I did.

I had the privilege of being an alpha reader for the book, so I just wanted to add a quick note.  I absolutely loved this book and can only imagine how great the final version is.  It's very timely and deals with quite a few issues that, I think, are important to remember.  I can't wait to read this series in its entirety.  


Adele has been lost for a long time now ...

Adele Collier has sought a carefree lifestyle ever since her tragic childhood. Determined to never allow anyone or anything to control her life or emotions again, she consistently seeks distraction in gaiety. But shaking her ghosts isn’t as easy as she’d like.

Troy Kee has been alone in the world since the Great War took his parents and left him in care of his younger sister. When she marries, he’s left to seek after his goal of a healthy, complete family. But how can he focus on his dream when trouble plagues his family vineyard?

When Adele and Troy meet, a whirlwind romance begins—but can two lost souls have a healthy relationship?

This book just released on May 4th, so make sure to grab a copy on Amazon, or shelf it on Goodreads!

About the Author

Kellyn Roth is a Christian & historical author from North-Eastern Oregon. Kell is a ranch girl, homeschool graduate, proud sister of four, proud auntie of five, and owner of two goofy border collies, two presumptuous cats, and a very active betta fish. Check out her website,, for more info.

Facebook Party

Make sure to join the Facebook party for a lot of fun events!! It's happening May 8th (10:00-3:00 PST) but make sure to check it out through the week. Minor giveaways, excerpts, links, and more will be posted throughout the week.

And of course, you'll want to check out the giveaway! 


Enter the giveaway to win a signed paperback copy of Souls Astray and a $20 Amazon gift card. Open to international entries.

This giveaway will close for entries on the 11th of May. Don't forget to enter!

Make sure to check out the rest of the blog tour posts -- lots of fantastic posts heading your way! Take a look at Kellyn Roth's blog HERE for updates on the tour.