Interview with Jennifer Slattery & Giveaway!

Standard
Interview with Jennifer Slattery & Giveaway!

Hey Loves! Today is another exciting day on the blog because Jennifer Slattery is joining me to chat about her newest release, Healing Love. This is by far one of my favorite reads of 2017 so far! Feel free to check out my review as well.

Jennifer is also offering to giveaway an eBook copy to one of my readers! Stay tuned into the very end to learn more about that. Read the rest of this entry

Swagbucks: July Swago – US

Standard
Swagbucks: July Swago – US

card708

Swagbucks is holding their Swago promotion starting Monday, July 24th at 9am PDT! 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. If you’re thinking of trying Swagbucks, this is a great chance to learn all about how the site works and earn bonus points while doing it.   Read the rest of this entry

Healing Love by Jennifer Slattery

Standard
Healing Love by Jennifer Slattery

35380240Healing Love by Jennifer Slattery

Release Date: July 20, 2017

Publisher: Independent

ISBN: 9781546877868

Genre: Contemporary / Romance / Missions

About the Book:

A news anchor intern has it all planned out, and love isn’t on the agenda.

Brooke Endress is on the cusp of her lifelong dream when her younger sister persuades her to chaperone a mission trip to El Salvador. Packing enough hand sanitizer and bug spray to single-handedly wipe out malaria, she embarks on what she hopes will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Read the rest of this entry

Season of Hope by Sara Jane Jacobs: Review & Giveaway

Standard
Season of Hope by Sara Jane Jacobs: Review & Giveaway

Blog Tour Banner_Season of Hope

Hey Lovelies! Today I’m super excited to chat with you about Season of Hope by Sara Jane Jacobs. There is also a super fun giveaway opportunity!


Author headshotABOUT THE AUTHOR:
I began writing as a hobby while raising my two children. In 2015, I dusted off my stories and my dreams to see if I could turn my hobby into a career. My first story, Season of Hope, was inspired by summer vacations which always included a trip to Franklin, North Carolina, to visit family and explore The Smoky Mountains. When I’m not writing, I enjoy spending time with family. I love most any activity that involves being outdoors, especially camping, hiking and spontaneous excursions to splash in the ocean. I currently live along the Emerald Coast of Florida with my cat Selah and her delightful offspring, Colby, Jack and Tuesday.

Read the rest of this entry

Interview with Courtney Walsh & Giveaway!

Standard
Interview with Courtney Walsh & Giveaway!

Hey Loves! Today is an exciting day because Courtney Wash is chatting with us about her newest novel, Just Look Up.  Most of you already know how much I love Just Look Up! It is not only one of my favorite reads of 2017, but one of my all time favorite reads.

Courtney is also giving away a physical copy of the book to one lucky winner! Stay tuned until the very end to learn how to enter.


pic_420_Walsh_CourtneyAbout Courtney Walsh

Courtney Walsh is a novelist, artist, theater director, and playwright. Change of Heart is her fifth novel and is set in the same town as Paper Hearts. Her debut novel, A Sweethaven Summer, hit the New York Times and USA Today e-book bestseller lists and was a Carol Award finalist in the debut author category. She has written two additional books in the Sweethaven series, as well as two craft books and several full-length musicals. Courtney lives in Illinois where she and her husband own a performing and visual arts studio. They have three children.

VISIT COURTNEY online at www.courtneywalshwrites.com.

VISIT COURTNEY on: FacebookTwitterGoodreadsInstagram, and Pinterest.

Read the rest of this entry

Tuesday Talks: What Book/Series Has Been Your Favorite So Far This Year?

Standard
Tuesday Talks: What Book/Series Has Been Your Favorite So Far This Year?

tuesdaytalks2

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: Tuesday Talks: What Book/Series Has Been Your Favorite So Far This Year? Read the rest of this entry

The Crown by Kiera Cass

Standard
The Crown by Kiera Cass

51DEh8yscHL._SX321_BO1,204,203,200_The Crown by Kiera Cass

Release Date:

Publisher: HarperTeen

ISBN: 9780062392176

Genre: Young Adult / Romance

Series: The Selection, Book Five

Be sure to check out my reviews for the previous books, The Selection, The Elite, The One, and The Heir.

About the Book:

When Eadlyn became the first princess of Illéa to hold her own Selection, she didn’t think she would fall in love with any of her thirty-five suitors. She spent the first few weeks of the competition counting down the days until she could send them all home. But as events at the palace force Eadlyn even further into the spotlight, she realizes that she might not be content remaining alone. Read the rest of this entry

Swagbucks: Get $23 when you sign up for Hulu

Standard
Swagbucks: Get $23 when you sign up for Hulu

card680

If you’re a TV lover, Hulu has an offer through Swagbucks where you get $23 (paid in the form of points called SB) for trying Hulu for a month. That will cost you $7.99, so you’re making $15 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

The Heir by Kiera Cass

Standard
The Heir by Kiera Cass

22918050The Heir by Kiera Cass

Release Date: May 5, 2015

Publisher: HarperTeen

ISBN: 978-0062349866

Genre: Young Adult / Romance

Series: The Selection Series, Book Four

Be sure to check out my reviews for the previous books in this series: The Selection, The Elite, and The One.

About the Book:

Kiera Cass’s #1 New York Times bestselling Selection series has enchanted readers from the very first page. In this fourth romantic novel, follow Illéa’s royal family into a whole new Selection—and find out what happens after happily ever after. Read the rest of this entry

 Swagbucks: Swagathlon Team Challenge

Standard
 Swagbucks: Swagathlon Team Challenge

card701

On your marks, get set, EARN! Swagbucks is holding a fun team challenge called the “Swagathlon” to help you earn free gift cards! 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

The One by Kiera Cass

Standard
The One by Kiera Cass

18635016The One by Kiera Cass

Release Date: May 6, 2014

Publisher: HarperTeen

ISBN: 9780062059994

Genre: Romance / Young Adult

Series: The Selection, Book Three

Be sure to see my review for the previous books, The Selection and The Elite.

About the Book:

The time has come for one winner to be crowned.

When she was chosen to compete in the Selection, America never dreamed she would find herself anywhere close to the crown—or to Prince Maxon’s heart. But as the end of the competition approaches, and the threats outside the palace walls grow more vicious, America realizes just how much she stands to lose—and how hard she’ll have to fight for the future she wants.
Read the rest of this entry

The Elite by Kiera Cass

Standard
The Elite by Kiera Cass

16248068The Elite by Kiera Cass

Release Date: April 23, 2013

Publisher: HarperTeen

ISBN: 9780062059963

Genre: Romance / Young Adult

Series: The Selection, Book Two

Be sure to see my review for the previous book, The Selection.

About the Book:

The Selection began with thirty-five girls.
Now with the group narrowed down to the six Elite, the competition to win Prince Maxon’s heart is fiercer than ever—and America is still struggling to decide where her heart truly lies. Is it with Maxon, who could make her life a fairy tale? Or with her first love, Aspen?

America is desperate for more time. But the rest of the Elite know exactly what they want—and America’s chance to choose is about to slip away. Read the rest of this entry

Swagbucks: Easy as pie Collector’s Bills

Standard
Swagbucks: Easy as pie Collector’s Bills

card698

Ready for some pie? If you said “yes”, you’re ready for the easy as pie collector’s bills on Swagbuckss! “Collector’s Bills” are special designs that you win randomly while searching the web with Swagbucks’ Yahoo-powered search engine. Collect all 6 and you get an additional SB Bonus! Once you’ve collected enough SB, you can redeem them for gift cards to stores like Amazon, PayPal Cash, and many more! Read the rest of this entry

Swagbucks: Walmart’s Scorching Summer Savings

Standard
Swagbucks: Walmart’s Scorching Summer Savings

card700

Walmart is running huge deals all week long on everything from clothing and jewelry to home electronics, grills, and toys, and Swagbucks is offering 6% cash back (in the form of SB Points) for every dollar you spend through Sunday. Whatever you need this summer, now’s the time to buy it and get rewarded for doing it.  Read the rest of this entry

Tuesday Talks: What Do You Read Most Of?

Standard
Tuesday Talks: What Do  You Read Most Of?

tuesdaytalks2

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 Read Most Of: Middle Grade, YA, or Adult? Read the rest of this entry

The Selection by Kiera Cass

Standard
The Selection by Kiera Cass

10507293The Selection by Kiera Cass


Release Date:
April 24, 2012

Publisher: HaperTeen

ISBN: 9780062059932

Genre: Young Adult / Romance

Series: The Selection, Book One

About the Book:

For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon. Read the rest of this entry

Celebrate Lit Blog Tour: The Girl Who Could See by Kara Swanson

Standard
Celebrate Lit Blog Tour: The Girl Who Could See by Kara Swanson

The-Girl-Who-Could-See-tour-Banner-copy

Click here to purchase.

About the Book

34094813

Book title: The Girl Who could See

Author: Kara Swanson

Release date: June 1, 2017

Genre: Science Fiction/Urban Fantasy/Young Adult

All her life Fern has been told she is blind to reality—but, what if she is the only one who can truly see?

Fern Johnson is crazy. At least, that’s what the doctors have claimed since her childhood. Now nineteen, and one step away from a psych ward, Fern struggles to survive in bustling Los Angeles. Desperate to appear normal, she represses the young man flickering at the edge of her awareness—a blond warrior only she can see. Read the rest of this entry

Gemina by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

Standard
Gemina by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

29236299Gemina by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

Release Date: October 18, 2016

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780553499162

Genre: Science-Fiction / Young Adult

Series: Illuminae Files, Book 2

Be sure to check out my review for the previous book in this series, Illuminae.

About the Book:

The highly anticipated sequel to the instant New York Times bestseller that critics are calling “out-of-this-world awesome.” 

Moving to a space station at the edge of the galaxy was always going to be the death of Hanna’s social life. Nobody said it might actually get her killed.
Read the rest of this entry

Swagbucks: estories – get 50% off for 3 months plus up to 2000 SB

Standard
Swagbucks: estories – get 50% off for 3 months plus up to 2000 SB

card687

If you’re looking for a deal on audiobooks, there’s an estories offer through Swagbucks where you get up to 2000 SB  for paying $5.99/month for your first three months, which is 50% their normal rate. You get 800 SB when you sign up, and once your third monthly payment of $5.99, you get an additional 1200 SB. You can use estories to easily stream or download stories to your iPhone, iPad, Android, PC or Mac.  Read the rest of this entry

Tuesday Talks: Do You Give Authors a Second Chance If You Didn’t Like Something By Them?

Standard
Tuesday Talks: Do You Give Authors a Second Chance If You Didn’t Like Something By Them?

tuesdaytalks2

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 Give Authors a Second Chance If You Didn’t Like Something By Them? Read the rest of this entry

Swagbucks: The July Referral Bonus – $5 per Referral

Standard
Swagbucks: The July Referral Bonus – $5 per Referral

card675

It’s summertime, and Swagbucks has brought 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

June 2017 Wrap Up!

Standard
June 2017 Wrap Up!

June 2017 Wrap Up

Hey Everyone! June is officially over so that means it’s time to reveal which books I’ve read this month!

Unless otherwise noted, all books mentioned were given to me for free in exchange for an honest review. Any opinions expressed will be found in bold italics and are completely my own.

Are you ready to see which books these are? Good, let’s get started.


Read the rest of this entry

June 2017 Book Haul

Standard
June 2017 Book Haul

June 2017 Book Haul

Hey Everyone! It’s the last day of June so we all know what that means! It’s time to reveal the June book haul! Are you excited to see which books I snagged this month? Then let’s get started!

All of these books unless noted otherwise are books that I received for free from authors and publishers for free in exchange for an honest review. Any opinions expressed written in bold italics are my own.


Read the rest of this entry

Swagbucks 4th of July Sale

Standard
Swagbucks 4th of July Sale

card689

Swagbucks is currently offering double cash back or more at a number of stores for Independence Day. From JC Penney to Lowes, you’ll get cash back (in the form of SB points) for buying your gifts online through Swagbucks. They also have offers where you can earn SB points towards free gift cards for things like trying Hulu. Read the rest of this entry

Swagbucks: June Swago US

Standard
Swagbucks: June Swago US

card686

Swagbucks is holding their Swago promotion starting Tuesday, June 27th at 9am PDT! 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. If you’re thinking of trying Swagbucks, this is a great chance to learn all about how the site works and earn bonus points while doing it.   Read the rest of this entry

Just Look Up by Courtney Walsh

Standard
Just Look Up by Courtney Walsh

32980228Just Look Up by Courtney Walsh

Release Date: July 4, 2017

Publisher: Tyndale

ISBN: 9781496421487

Genre: Contemporary / Romance

 

About the Book:

After tirelessly climbing the ranks of her Chicago-based interior design firm, Lane Kelley is about to land her dream promotion when devastating news about her brother draws her back home–a quaint tourist town full of memories she’d just as soon forget. With her cell phone and laptop always within reach, Lane aims to check on her brother while staying focused on work–something her eclectic family doesn’t understand. Read the rest of this entry

Swagbucks: Earn up to 17,500 SB Children’s Fund International

Standard
Swagbucks: Earn up to 17,500 SB Children’s Fund International

card688

Children’s Fund International has a special offer until the end of June through Swagbucks where you can earn up to 17,500 SB (that’s $175 in gift cards) for making recurring monthly donations and helping support an in-need child, improving their quality of life.

You’ll earn SB for each month you keep your sponsorship active – the longer you make valid donations, the more help your sponsor child receives & the more SB you can earn! Read the rest of this entry

Tuesday Talks: What Elements Or Aspects Do Books Have To Have In Order For You To Recommend To Friends Or Family?

Standard
Tuesday Talks: What Elements Or Aspects Do Books Have To Have In Order For You To Recommend To Friends Or Family?

tuesdaytalks2

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 Elements Or Aspects Do Books Have To Have In Order For You To Recommend To Friends Or Family?

Great question! There are quite a few specific elements that a book has to have in order for me recommend it to friends and family.

The book has to be clean and wholesome. It cannot contain graphic violence and sexual scenes, crude language, or just anything alone those lines that is trashy. Since I’m a Christian, I tend to recommend mostly books that have a faith-based message because those are highly important to me. I also highly recommend books that are edited thoroughly. That means they contain very little grammar, punctuation, or spelling errors and the writing flows nicely. Oh and it has to be interesting and perhaps thought-provoking.

What about you? What elements do books have to have in order for you to recommend them?

Swago: nCrave Edition

Standard
Swago: nCrave Edition

card684

Attention Swagbucks Members!

Swago: nCrave Edition starts on Swagbucks today at 9am PT/12pm PT! nCrave Swago is just like regular Swago except all of the squares are nCrave activities to complete. Like regular Swago, complete as many nCrave Swago squares as you can to get the biggest SB Bonus possible. You’ll get a new nCrave Swago Board each day at 9am PT/12pm ET so come back each day to complete your nCrave Swago Board and claim your SB Bonus. Read the rest of this entry

Tuesday Talks: When You Notice Someone Reading A Book You Have Read, Do You Comment?

Standard
Tuesday Talks: When You Notice Someone Reading A Book You Have Read, Do You Comment?

tuesdaytalks2

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: When You Notice Someone Reading A Book You Have Read, Do You Comment? Read the rest of this entry

Alone by Edie Melson

Standard
Alone by Edie Melson

32737697Alone by Edie Melson

Release Date: November 4, 2016

Publisher: Prism Books

ISBN: 978-1539893233

Genre: Young Adult / Dystopian / Science-Fiction

About the Book:

After her family is killed in the cleansing, Bethany’s purpose in life has changed. No longer will she be allowed to work to save her dying planet. As a slave, endurance is her goal as she marks each day as one moment closer to an eternity spent reunited with those she loved. But when her planet is invaded, everything changes. Now she must decide either to align herself with those from her planet who condemned her faith and killed her family, or with the warriors who have conquered her world. Ultimately her choice will mean life or death for more than just her planet’s ecosystem. She alone holds the key to a powerful secret, and the fate of the entire galaxy depends on her decision. Read the rest of this entry

Tuesday Talks: Do You Write? Books, Poetry, Short Stories?

Standard
Tuesday Talks: Do You Write? Books, Poetry, Short Stories?

tuesdaytalks2

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 write? Books, poetry, short stories? Read the rest of this entry

The Widow’s Captive by Lucette Nel

Standard
The Widow’s Captive by Lucette Nel

32799187The Widow’s Captive by Lucette Nel

Release Date: December 1, 2016

Publisher: Pelican Book Group

Genre: Historical Fiction / Romance

About the Book

On the run with two small children and a third due within weeks, Adeline Spencer fears the approaching blizzard will seal their fate. An abandoned cabin is an answer to her prayers. She hopes it will shield them from both the storm and the enraged brother-in-law hot on her tail. Read the rest of this entry

Right Where We Belong by Deborah Raney, Melissa Tagg, & Courtney Walsh

Standard
Right Where We Belong by Deborah Raney, Melissa Tagg, & Courtney Walsh

34885349Right Where We Belong by Deborah Raney, Melissa Tagg, & Courtney Walsh

Release Date: April 17, 2017

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781545467947

Genre: Novella / Contemporary / Romance

Whether in a quaint home bakery in Langhorne, Missouri, a cozy boho coffee shop in Maple Valley, Iowa, or a charming lakeside cottage in Sweethaven, Michigan,
love grows best in small towns just like this! Read the rest of this entry

Swagbucks: Sweet Treat Team Challenge – US

Standard
Swagbucks: Sweet Treat Team Challenge – US

card682

To help make your June a little sweeter, Swagbucks is holding a fun team challenge to help you earn free gift cards! 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

Befriending the Beast by Amanda Tero

Standard
Befriending the Beast by Amanda Tero

32145092Befriending the Beast by Amanda Tero

Release Date: September 13, 2015

Genre: YA / Middle Grade / Fairytale Retelling

Series: Tales of Faith, Book One

Be sure to check out my review for the sequel, The Secret Slipper.

About the Book:

Belle has returned unannounced to the castle to restore her relationship with the king, her father. Her hopes are dashed with the devastating message: “The king refuses to see you.” Convinced that God has led her home, she is unwilling to return to Lord and Lady Kiralyn. Time is running out for the decision that will change her life. When tragedy strikes, will she and her father be pulled further apart or knit together? Could she stay at the castle even if she will never see her father again? Read the rest of this entry

Swagbucks: The June Referral Bonus – $5 per Referral

Standard
Swagbucks: The June Referral Bonus – $5 per Referral

card675

It’s summertime, and Swagbucks has brought 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

Celebrate Lit Blog Tour: The Secret Slipper by Amanda Tero

Standard
Celebrate Lit Blog Tour: The Secret Slipper by Amanda Tero

The-Secret-slipper-FB-banner-copy

Click here to purchase your copy.

About the Book

The-Secret-Slipper-final-188x300

Book title: The Secret Slipper

Author: Amanda Tero

Release date: May 25, 2017

Genre: YA Historical Fiction

Being a cripple is only the beginning of Lia’s troubles. It seems as if Bioti’s goal in life is to make Lia as miserable as possible. If Lia’s purpose is to be a slave, then why did God make her a cripple? How can He make something beautiful out of her deformity? Read the rest of this entry

Tuesday Talks: Which Authors Surprised You With Their Writing Skills?

Standard
Tuesday Talks: Which Authors Surprised You With Their Writing Skills?

tuesdaytalks2

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: Which Authors Surprised You With Their Writing Skills? Read the rest of this entry

The Most Misused Stories in the Bible by Eric J. Bargerhuff

Standard
The Most Misused Stories in the Bible by Eric J. Bargerhuff

30259056The Most Misused Stories in the Bible by Eric J. Bargerhuff

Release Date: April 18, 2017

Publisher: Bethany House

ISBN: 9780764219139

Genre: Religion / Biblical Studies / Theology

About the Book:

Are You Sure You Know What Your Favorite Bible Stories Mean?

A surprising number of popular Bible stories are commonly misused or misunderstood, even by well-intentioned Christians. In this concise yet thorough book, Eric J. Bargerhuff helps you fully understand the meaning of David and Goliath, Jonah and the Big Fish, the Woman Caught in Adultery, and other well-known Bible stories.
Read the rest of this entry

Interview with Varina Denman

Standard
Interview with Varina Denman

Happy Friday Book Lovers! I’m excited to have Varina Denman with us here on the blog today about her newest novel, Looking Glass Lies.

About Looking Glass Lies

imageA poignant and relatable novel, Looking Glass Lies captures the war women wage against themselves, and the struggle to see beauty reflected in a mirror not distorted by society’s unrelenting expectations.

For most of her adult life, Cecily Ross has compared herself to other women—and come up short. After a painful divorce from her emotionally abusive husband, Cecily returns to her hometown of Canyon, Texas, looking to heal.

But coming home isn’t what she expects. In a town as small as Canyon, her pain is difficult to escape—especially with her model-perfect ex–sister-in-law working at the town’s popular coffee-shop hangout. With help from her father, a support group, and an old friend who guides her to see her own strengths, Cecily may have a shot at overcoming her insecurities and learning to love again.

The true test comes when tragedy strikes, opening Cecily’s eyes to the harmfulness of her distorted views on beauty—and giving her the perfect opportunity to find peace at last


Read the rest of this entry

Swagbucks Father’s Day Sale

Standard
Swagbucks Father’s Day Sale

card678

Swagbucks is currently offering double cash back or more at a number of stores for Father’s Day. From Best Buy to Lowes, you’ll get cash back (in the form of SB points) for buying your gifts online through Swagbucks. They also have offers where you can earn SB points towards free gift cards for getting the Dad in your life a subscription to Hulu or Dollar Shave Club! It’s a smart way to buy the gifts you were already going to get, and Swagbucks offers coupons and deals when you shop online to your favorite stores on top of the points you earn. Read the rest of this entry

Armchair Book Expo Day 2: What Readers Want & Let’s Collaborate and Listen

Standard
Armchair Book Expo Day 2: What Readers Want & Let’s Collaborate and Listen

buttonlarger

Hey Loves! Welcome to the second day of Armchair Book Expo! Today I’m excited to talk with you about what readers want and then we’re going to have a collaborate & listen session.

What Readers Want:

What makes or breaks a book? How do we rate the books, or determine if it is good literature or a good story? Read the rest of this entry

Armchair Book Expo Day #1: Introductions

Standard
Armchair Book Expo Day #1: Introductions

buttonlarger

Hello Fellow Book Lovers! Armchair Book Expo is quickly approaching, with the big event kicking off next week!!  Can you believe it?!? I’m super excited to be a part especially since I’m unable to attend the real thing. I love this because I can still feel like I’m part of the event while sitting at home on the couch in my pajamas!

For the first day, let me start by introducing myself. Read the rest of this entry