When No One Was Looking Free Book Offer

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When No One Was Looking Free Book Offer

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Title of Book: Project Mnemsoyne

Author: Kim Frauli

Release Date: January 4, 2017

Genre: Science-Fiction / Dystopia

Series: When No One Was Looking, Book 1

The author, Kim Frauli, has been so kind to offer a free e-book copy of her book for all of my lovely readers. I recently read this so I think you guys may be interested in this. It wasn’t my favorite because there are a few kinks that I personally think the author needs to work on, but otherwise, I really enjoyed it. It is clean, wholesome, and perfect for the whole family. Certain aspects of this novel reminded me of Divergent. This isn’t a review so that’s all I am going to say about it other than the book summary below. Although, I may review it later on for the blog.
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The Sound of Emerald’s Birthday Blog Tour

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The Sound of Emerald’s Birthday Blog Tour

The Sound of Emerald’s Birthday Blog Tour

EmeraldsHello and welcome to The Sound of Emeralds birthday blog tour! I’m posting today about Rachelle Rea Cobb’s third installment in the Steadfast Love series, an inspirational historical romance set during the 16th century!

Rachelle is also the author of The Sound of Diamonds and The Sound of Silver, the first two books in the series. She has also written Write Well, a guide for writers! Last summer, she married a man with the same first name as the hero of the Steadfast Love series! I’m joining in this blog tour to tell you a little more about Emeralds and spread the news about the rocking giveaway Rachelle is hosting—make sure you enter using the Rafflecopter form to win signed copies of all three books! Read the rest of this entry

Tuesday Talks: Favorite Female Authors

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Tuesday Talks: Favorite Female Authors

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Hello Everyone! Welcome to Tuesday Talks with It’s Storytime with Van Daniker!

Tuesdays Talks is a Goodreads group for anyone who loves to discuss certain topics covering books, authors, libraries, book stores and so much more. Tuesday Talks consists mainly of Book tubers and bloggers, but anyone can join on discussions and can share their thoughts. We also encourage input from members on topics to discuss as well.

You can find Tuesday Talks here.

Today’s topic is: Favorite Female Authors

Most of you that follow this blog are fellow bookworms so you can more than likely relate. We read so much that sometimes it’s difficult to choose your favorites. A majority of the authors I read tend to be female. I’m not sure why that is but it seems to be the books that I gravitate to. Here are my top 16 female authors that I’ve enjoyed reading over the years.  Read the rest of this entry

Swagbucks: Snack Code Extravaganza (US & Canada)

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Swagbucks: Snack Code Extravaganza (US & Canada)

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Who’s hungry? Swagbucks is having a “Snack” Code Extravaganza to mark the occasion, which is one of the easiest ways to earn SB! What are SB you ask? SB are points you earn on Swagbucks, a website where you can get gift cards for the things you do online – I’ve gotten lots of awesome books, a Pokeball Portable Charger, some Funkos, and a bunch of other neat things with Swagbucks! These are the best days to start!  Read the rest of this entry

Swagbucks: April Swago is here!

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Swagbucks: April Swago is here!

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Swagbucks has one more bit of April fun – it’s the return of Swago! It’s just like bingo, but in this case you’re filling out squares as you earn points on their site for doing things you already do online.

The best part is that the points you get can be used to get free gift cards to places like Amazon, or PayPal cash! Read the rest of this entry

Join Becky Wade for an Author Chat Party!

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Join Becky Wade for an Author Chat Party!

Raise your hand if you’re ready for Becky Wade’s new series! Celebrate the release of book one, True to You, with Becky and other readers on Facebook on May 4th during a fun author chat party at 8:00 PM EDT (that’s 7:00 Central, 6:00 Mountain, & 5:00 Pacific)! Becky will be chatting about the book and answering your questions about the new series, and of course, there will be plenty of fun giveaways too!

Pre-order your copy of True to You so you’re ready for a fun book discussion. Find out more about the book here.

Hope to see you on May 4 for Becky’s True to You Facebook Party!

Swagbucks – April Swago is Here!

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Swagbucks – April Swago is Here!

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Swagbucks has one more bit of April fun – it’s the return of Swago! It’s just like bingo, but in this case you’re filling out squares as you earn points on their site for doing things you already do online.

The best part is that the points you get can be used to get free gift cards to places like Amazon, or PayPal cash! Read the rest of this entry

Swagbucks: Get $28 to try Hulu THIS WEEKEND ONLY!

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Swagbucks: Get $28 to try Hulu THIS WEEKEND ONLY!

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If you’ve been thinking about trying Hulu, this weekend is the time to do it. Thanks to an offer through Swagbucks, you get $28 (paid in the form of points called SB) for trying Hulu for a month. That will cost you $7.99, so you’re making $20 on the deal!

Hulu has tons of current and classic programming, movies, brilliant original series, and more. Here’s how you do it: Read the rest of this entry

Swagbucks: Mother’s Day Sale – US

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Swagbucks: Mother’s Day Sale – US

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It may not seem like it, but Mother’s Day will be here before you know it! Swagbucks is jumping on it early and offering double cash back (in the form of SB points) at several of your favorite merchants. If you haven’t heard of Swagbucks, when you shop there you get cash back in the form of SB points for every dollar you spend. Then you redeem those points for gift cards to places like Amazon, PayPal, Starbucks, Walmart, Target, and more! Sign up here to get started. Read the rest of this entry

Swagbucks: Steak ‘N Shake Bonus Days

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Swagbucks: Steak ‘N Shake Bonus Days

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If you love Steak ‘N Shake, you can get a 15% cashback when you purchase Steak ‘N Shake gift cards from MyGiftCardsPlus, which is a site that gives you cash back when you buy gift cards to your favorite retailers. Read the rest of this entry

Firewolf by Jenna Kernan

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Firewolf by Jenna Kernan

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Release Date: April 18, 2017

Publisher: Harlequin Intrigue

ISBN: 9780373756773

Genre: Supsense / Romance

Series: Apache Protectors: Tribal Thunder, Book 3

Be sure to check out my review for the previous books, Turquoise Guardian and Eagle Warrior. Read the rest of this entry

Tuesday Talks: Favorite Male Authors?

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Tuesday Talks: Favorite Male Authors?

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Hello Everyone! Welcome to Tuesday Talks with It’s Storytime with Van Daniker!

Tuesdays Talks is a Goodreads group for anyone who loves to discuss certain topics covering books, authors, libraries, book stores and so much more. Tuesday Talks consists mainly of Book tubers and bloggers, but anyone can join on discussions and can share their thoughts. We also encourage input from members on topics to discuss as well.

You can find Tuesday Talks here.

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Life After by Katie Ganshert

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Life After by Katie Ganshert

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Release Date:
April 18, 2017

Publisher: Waterbrook

ISBN:  9781601429025

Genre: Fiction / Romance / Contemporary

This is a must read!! Best book I’ve read yet for 2017!

About the Book

(taken from the back of the book)

On the day of a late spring storm, in Chicago, Autumn Manning boarded an “L” train. A bomb explodes, killing everyone in the train car except for Autumn—the sole survivor. A year has passed and Autumn suffocates under a blanket of what ifs and the pressing desire to bring the victims back to life, every day, if only for her. She doesn’t want their stories to be forgotten. She wants to undo what cannot be undone. An unexpected ally joins her efforts, also seeking answers and trying to find a way to stumble ahead.
But one victim’s husband, Paul Elliott, prays to let the dead—and their secrets—rest in peace, undisturbed and unable to hurt his loved ones.
Caught between loss and hope, these restless souls must release the past to embrace a sovereign God. Read the rest of this entry

Beneath the Blackberry Moon: The Ebony Cloak by April W. Gardner

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Beneath the Blackberry Moon: The Ebony Cloak by April W. Gardner

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Release Date: January 19, 2016

Publisher: Big Spring Press

ISBN: 978-0692603970

Genre: Fiction / Historical Fiction / Romance

Series: Creek Country Sage, Book Three

Be sure to check out my reviews for the previous books, The Red Feather and The Sacred Writings.

If you enjoy books with a huge historical aspect that are filled with a gripping storyline and a beautiful tale of romance, then you’ll want to check out The Ebony Cloak. Read the rest of this entry

Swagbucks: Egg-cellent Team Challenge

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Swagbucks: Egg-cellent Team Challenge

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Easter is bringing with it another fun team challenge to help you earn SB from Swagbucks! For those of you who don’t know what Swagbucks is, it’s a website where you can earn cash back on everyday tasks you do online like shopping, answering surveys, discovering deals, and watching videos. You can even earn for searching the web! Read the rest of this entry

Swagbucks: Spring Into Deals – Shopping

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Swagbucks: Spring Into Deals – Shopping

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Spring has sprung and at Swagbucks, the deals are in full bloom. They’re giving back BIG Cash Back on your favorite merchants. If you haven’t heard of Swagbucks, when you shop there you get cash back in the form of SB points for every dollar you spend. Then you redeem those points for gift cards to places like Amazon, PayPal, Starbucks, Walmart, Target, and more! Sign up here to get started. Read the rest of this entry

Swagbucks: Spring Into Deals – Discover

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Swagbucks: Spring Into Deals – Discover

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To celebrate the beginning of Spring, Swagbucks is offering HUGE SB on Discover offers, so now’s the time to try out some of these products and services! If you’re not familiar, Swagbucks is a site where you earn points (called SB) for checking out deals and products from different companies. Then you redeem those SB for gift cards to places like Amazon, PayPal, Starbucks, Walmart, Target, and many more. You can also earn SB for things like shopping online, taking surveys, watching videos, and searching the web! Read the rest of this entry

Litfuse Publicity Blog Tour: Unsinkable Faith by Tracie Miles

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Litfuse Publicity Blog Tour: Unsinkable Faith by Tracie Miles

Unsinkable Faith by Tracie Miles

About the Book:

Forimage many people, remaining optimistic and feeling positive about themselves and their lives is a constant battle – especially when circumstances are difficult and life is hard.
For others, negativity is something that only sneaks up from time to time, yet still wreaks havoc in their hearts. Regardless of the root causes, once pessimistic thoughts permeate our minds, our feelings and emotions begin to control us instead of us controlling them.

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Tuesday Talks: Do You Always Read Books Before The Movies?

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Hello Everyone! Welcome to Tuesday Talks with It’s Storytime with Van Daniker!

Tuesdays Talks is a Goodreads group for anyone who loves to discuss certain topics covering books, authors, libraries, book stores and so much more. Tuesday Talks consists mainly of Book tubers and bloggers, but anyone can join on discussions and can share their thoughts. We also encourage input from members on topics to discuss as well.

You can find Tuesday Talks here.

Today’s topic is: Do you always read books before the movies? Read the rest of this entry

Cut in Darkness by Heather Sunseri

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Cut in Darkness by Heather Sunseri

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Release Date: April 4, 2017

Publisher: Sun Publishing

ISBN: 978-1943165186

Genre: Mystery / Thriller / Suspense / Romance

Series: In Darkness, Book Two

Be sure to see my review for the previous book, Exposed in Darkness.

About the Book:

After dozens of Lexington, Kentucky’s forgotten—mostly prostitutes and the homeless—swamp local hospitals from apparent overdoses over the 4th of July weekend, Kentucky cops soon discover a new synthetic form of heroin is infecting their communities, and that gangs—namely the outlaw motorcycle gang Samael’s Army—are responsible for using a “disposable” population to test the new drug. Read the rest of this entry

Litfuse Publicity Blog Tour: The NKJV Women’s Study Bible from Thomas Nelson

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Litfuse Publicity Blog Tour: The NKJV Women’s Study Bible from Thomas Nelson

IMG_20170404_154957_240You’re invited to receive God’s truth for balance, hope, and transformation in the fully revised and redesigned The NKJV Woman’s Study Bible. The new edition features a beautiful, full-color redesign and poignantly reveals the Word of God with Scripture insights and the contributions of more than eighty women from a wide variety of ethnic, denominational, educational, and occupational backgrounds. Special features designed to speak to a woman’s heart appear throughout the Bible text, revealing Scripture-based insights about how godly womanhood grows from a woman’s identity as a Christ-follower and a child of the Kingdom.

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Swagbucks: The April Referral Bonus – $5 per Referral

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It’s April, and Swagbucks has an early Easter treat in the form of a $5 bonus! Swagbucks is a rewards site where you earn points (called SB) for things you’re probably doing online already, like searching, watching videos, discovering deals, and taking surveys. Then you take those points and exchange them for gift cards to places like Amazon, Starbucks, Walmart, Target, or PayPal cash. Read the rest of this entry

Swagbucks: April Collector’s Bills

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It’s time for a digital Easter Egg hunt! Swagbucks is celebrating April with “Collector’s Bills” worth bonus SB points that you can collect by simply searching the web. Collect them all, and you get an SB Bonus! Once you’ve collected enough SB, you can redeem them for gift cards to stores like Amazon, PayPal Cash, and many more!

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Tuesday Talks: What Do You Deal With Books That Have Been Spoiled For You?

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Tuesday Talks: What Do You Deal With Books That Have Been Spoiled For You?

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Hello Everyone! Welcome to Tuesday Talks with It’s Storytime with Van Daniker!

Tuesdays Talks is a Goodreads group for anyone who loves to discuss certain topics covering books, authors, libraries, book stores and so much more. Tuesday Talks consists mainly of Book tubers and bloggers, but anyone can join on discussions and can share their thoughts. We also encourage input from members on topics to discuss as well.

You can find Tuesday Talks here.

Today’s topic is: What Do You Deal With Books That Have Been Spoiled For You?

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Swagbucks: Lowe’s Bonus Days at MyGiftCardsPlus

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If you have some home projects you’re working on or just need some gardening supplies, you can get a 10% cashback when you purchase Lowe’s gift cards from MyGiftCardsPlus, which is a site that gives you cash back when you buy gift cards to your favorite retailers. Read the rest of this entry

Smurfs 3 Fun & Movie Ticket Giveaway!

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Smurfs 3 Fun & Movie Ticket Giveaway!

I don’t know about you but I’m excited about the new Smurfs movie hitting theaters nationwide Friday, April 7th! This looks like a fun movie for everyone of all ages. I’m a huge fan of the Smurfs. With that being said, who wants some free movie tickets?!?! Good because one lucky reader will be receiving a set of two tickets (one for you, one for your guest of your choosing).

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March 2017 Wrap Up

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March 2017 Wrap Up

Hey Everyone! Are you curious to know what I’ve read each month? I try to review the books I read as soon as I finish them, but sometimes that doesn’t happen. I’m always curious to know what other people have read each month so I’ll start by sharing mine.

All of the books mentioned unless otherwise noted elsewhere were sent to me for free from authors and publishers in exchange for an honest review. All opinions and views expressed are my own.

Summaries are taken from the back of the books.

Here are the books I’ve read this month. Read the rest of this entry

Grace is Greater by Kyle Idleman

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Grace is Greater by Kyle Idleman

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Release Date: February 28, 2017

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 9780801019418

Genre: Non-fiction / Christian Living / Spiritual Growth

If you’re like me, then you’ve probably grown up in the church, read tons of books on grace, heard sermon after sermon about grace, and perhaps even attended Bible college where you’ve heard about it all the time. We’ve heard it so much that sometimes we miss out on experiencing the grace of God or even sharing it with others.

Grace is Greater is not another book on the theology of grace. It’s more about experiencing the grace of God.

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March 2017 Book Haul

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Hey Everyone! Normally I share my end-of-the-month book haul’s on Instagram, but I decided it would be fun to post here as well. Besides, you’re probably curious as to which books I snagged this month.

All of the books featured are either from Tyndale Rewards or books I received for free from publishers or authors in exchange for a review. I am not required to write a positive review and have not been compensated for it in any way. All opinions expressed are my own.

All books are listed in the order received so there isn’t a particular order.

Also all summaries are taken from the back cover of the books.

Here are the books that I got this month!

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Tuesday Talks: Does A Status As A Classic Make It Good?

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Hello Everyone! Welcome to Tuesday Talks with It’s Storytime with Van Daniker!

Tuesdays Talks is a Goodreads group for anyone who loves to discuss certain topics covering books, authors, libraries, book stores and so much more. Tuesday Talks consists mainly of Book tubers and bloggers, but anyone can join on discussions and can share their thoughts. We also encourage input from members on topics to discuss as well.

You can find Tuesday Talks here.

Today’s topic is: Does a status as a classic make it good?

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When Tides Turn by Sarah Sundin

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When Tides Turn by Sarah Sundin

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Release Date:  March 14, 2017

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 978-0-8007-2344-6

Genre: Fiction / Histirical Romance

Series: Waves of Freedom, Book Three

Be sure to check out my reviews for the previous books Through Waters Deep and Anchor in the Storm.

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Celebrate Lit Blog Tour: 21 Days of Grace compiled by Kathy Ide

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Celebrate Lit Blog Tour: 21 Days of Grace compiled by Kathy Ide

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About the Book

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Book: 21 Days of Grace

Author: Compiled by Kathy Ide

Genre: Devotional

Release Date: March 24, 2015

Love fiction? Looking for a devotional? Check out 21 DAYS OF GRACE, book one in the Fiction Lover’s Devotional series (published by BroadStreet Publishing Group). Fictional stories followed by brief life applications written by best-selling Christian novelists and debut authors, including Angela Hunt, Cindy Woodsmall, and Deborah Raney. Great for individual or group study.

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Swagbucks: Get $8 and two free books from Highlights

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Swagbucks: Get $8 and two free books from Highlights

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Swagbucks is running a great deal where you get 800 SB (equivalent of $8) when you get two free Puzzle Buzz books for your kids from Highlights! You pay $2.98 in shipping and handling, meaning that you walk away with a $5 gift card of your choice. This deal is running through the rest of March and is perfect for the little readers in your life. Even the youngest child learns to tackle activities independently — and puzzle-solving skills grow.

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Tuesday Talks: Do You Read Only One Genre or Do You Read Several?

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Tuesday Talks: Do You Read Only One Genre or Do You Read Several?

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Hello Everyone! Welcome to Tuesday Talks with It’s Storytime with Van Daniker!

Tuesdays Talks is a Goodreads group for anyone who loves to discuss certain topics covering books, authors, libraries, book stores and so much more. Tuesday Talks consists mainly of Book tubers and bloggers, but anyone can join on discussions and can share their thoughts. We also encourage input from members on topics to discuss as well.

You can find Tuesday Talks here.

Today’s topic is: Do you only read one genre or do you read several?

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Beneath the Blackberry Moon: The Sacred Writings by April W. Gardner

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Beneath the Blackberry Moon: The Sacred Writings by April W. Gardner

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Release Date: January 19, 2016

Publisher: Big Spring Press

Genre: Historical Fiction /  Fiction / Romance

Series: Creek Country Saga, Book Two

Be sure to check out my review for the previous book The Red Feather.

Oh my goodness! Where do I begin?!? April W. Gardner has done it once again! If you enjoy a different kind of historical fiction, you aren’t going to want to miss The Sacred Writings. Read the rest of this entry

Swagbucks: Earn Big with the St. Patrick’s Day Collector’s Bill – 3/17 ONLY

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Swagbucks: Earn Big with the St. Patrick’s Day Collector’s Bill – 3/17 ONLY

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Hey Swagbucks folks! In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, Swagbucks has a one-day-only Collector’s Bill worth 17 SB. You can get it randomly from Search, and if you get it, you’ll also get an additional 20 SB bonus! It’ll be available all day today (Friday). Read the rest of this entry

Tuesday Talks: Does Too Much Description Kill A Story?

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Tuesday Talks: Does Too Much Description Kill A Story?

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Hello Everyone! Welcome to Tuesday Talks with It’s Storytime with Van Daniker!

Tuesdays Talks is a Goodreads group for anyone who loves to discuss certain topics covering books, authors, libraries, book stores and so much more. Tuesday Talks consists mainly of Book tubers and bloggers, but anyone can join on discussions and can share their thoughts. We also encourage input from members on topics to discuss as well.

You can find Tuesday Talks here.

This week’s topic is: Does too much description kill a story? Read the rest of this entry

Beneath the Blackberry Moon: The Red Feather by April W. Gardner

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Beneath the Blackberry Moon: The Red Feather by April W. Gardner

B28672968eneath the Blackberry Moon: Part One: The Red Feather by April W. Gardner

Release Date: January 19, 2016

Publisher: Big Spring Press

ISBN: 9780981989617

Genre: Fiction / Historical Fiction / Romance

Series: Creek County Saga, Book One Read the rest of this entry

Swagbucks: Spring Reading Team Challenge

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Swagbucks: Spring Reading Team Challenge


Here’s another fun team challenge to help you earn SB from Swagbucks! For those of you who don’t know what Swagbucks is, it’s a website where you can earn cash back on everyday tasks you do online like shopping, answering surveys, discovering deals, and watching videos. You can even earn for searching the web!

If you’ve never tried Swagbucks before because you didn’t know where to begin, their Team Challenges are a great way to learn the ropes! Their latest, the Spring Reading Team Challenge, begins Monday, March 20th. Read the rest of this entry

Tuesday Talks: How Do You Get Out Of A Book Slump?

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Tuesday Talks: How Do You Get Out Of A Book Slump?

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Hey Everyone! I’m going to try something different here on the blog. I love writing book reviews, but I want to start venturing into some book discussions. I’m so thankful to have discovered the group, Tuesday Talks, on Goodreads. They have some awesome book discussion questions that I wanted to give a shot at trying to answer them on this blog. Let me know if that’s something that you would be interested in. I’m trying to come up with ways to make this blog more unique and stand out from the other book blogs.

Tuesdays Talks is a Goodreads group for anyone who loves to discuss certain topics covering books, authors, libraries, book stores and so much more. Tuesday Talks consists mainly of Book tubers and bloggers, but anyone can join on discussions and can share their thoughts. We also encourage input from members on topics to discuss as well.

You can find Tuesday Talks here.

Today’s question is: “How do you get out of a book slump? Read the rest of this entry

Because You’re Mine by Colleen Coble

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Because You’re Mine by Colleen Coble

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Release Date: January 10, 2017

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN:  9780718083809

Genre: Suspense / Romance / Contemporary / Gothic

Colleen Coble is one of those authors that I don’t have to know what the story is going to be about because her books are usually superb. Because You’re Mine is quite different from the author’s other books. Although I did find myself enjoying this, this wasn’t my favorite. Read the rest of this entry