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BLOGWORDS – Friday 15 February 2019 – WREADING WEDNESDAY-on-FRIDAY – FEATURED BOOK– BETWEEN STAIRS AND STARDUST by PEPPER BASHAM

WREADING WEDNESDAY-on-FRIDAY – FEATURED BOOK – BETWEEN STAIRS AND STARDUST by PEPPER BASHAM

 

ABOUT THE BOOK

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Novella Collection: Finding Ever After

Release Date: February 14, 2019

 

 

THE BLURB:

Stella Faye Emory has known a life of loss. Orphaned at the age of eleven, she is sent from her home at the Biltmore Estate to become a companion for a wealthy family in Boston. As she grows into a kind and talented young lady, a benefactress recognizes Stella’s artistic skills and funds her education but Stella’s fame as an illustrator inspires jealousy and an unwanted rumor that sends Stella fleeing back to the Biltmore.

James Craven is the second-born son of an automobile tycoon. Following his family to their new estate in the Blue Ridge Mountains, James finds his place among the forests and mountains of the countryside. When his little sister is saved from drowning by the mysterious, “Faye”, James’ interests take a new turn in the direction of this fairy-like artist who seems to appear and disappear at the most unexpected times.

As James and Stella’s friendship deepens, Stella’s past finds her and threatens her newfound romance. Can a charm bracelet and an unanticipated visitor restore hopes for a happily-ever-

 

ABOUT THE COLLECTION

Experience a touch of magic with these four fairytale-ish novellas that span over one hundred years. Linked by an illustrated book of fairy tales, each novella is an enchanting combination of a beloved classic sprinkled with the author’s own brand of fairy dust.

Stairs and Stardust is set in 1913 Asheville, NC at the beautiful Biltmore Estate and includes a budding children’s book illustrator, an out-of-the-box heir, and a teensy bit of Cinderella romance.

Entanglements has a Rapunzel twist and is set in 1920’s Boston between a reluctant heiress, a charming piano tuner, and a game of chess.

Twice Upon A Time is a Beauty-And-The-Beast inspired tale that brings a romance novelist back home to her family’s pecan farm… and the ex-fiance she left behind.

Once Bitten is a nod to Snow White that includes a fake date with a handsome woodsman, seven geeks, and the world’s best apple tarts.

Amazon | Goodreads

 

 

THE AUTHOR:

 

Pepper Basham is an award-winning author who writes romance peppered with grace and humor. She currently resides in the lovely mountains of Asheville, NC where she is the mom of five great kids, a speech-pathologist to about fifty more, and a lover of chocolate, jazz, and Jesus. Her Penned in Time historical romance series has garnered recognition in the Grace Awards, Inpsy, and the ACFW’s Carol Awards, with The Thorn Healer, recently listed as a finalist in the RT awards. Her contemporary romance novels, A Twist of Faith, Just the Way You Are, and Charming the Troublemaker have received high ratings from Romantic Times, with Just the Way You Are as a Top Pick. Most recently she’s introduced readers to Bath, UK through her novellas, Second Impressions and Jane by the Book, and taken readers into the exciting world of WWII espionage in her novella, Façade. The second novel in The Pleasant Gap series, When You Look at Me, arrives in October and her contribution to Barbour’s wonderful My Heart Belongs series hits the shelves in January 2019 with My Heart Belongs in the Blue Ridge.
You can get to know Pepper on her website, www.pepperdbasham.com, on her group blog, The Writer’s Alley, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, or Twitter.

 

 

 

 

#Blogwords, Wreading Wednesday, Featured Book, Between Stairs and Stardust, Pepper Basham, Finding Ever After, Rachel McMillan, Ashley Clark, Betsy St. Amant

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BLOGWORDS – Wednesday 30 January 2019 – WREADING WEDNESDAY – FEATURED BOOK MAGAZINE – HOPE BY THE BOOK-LAUNCH EDITION

WREADING WEDNESDAY – FEATURED BOOK MAGAZINE – HOPE BY THE BOOK-LAUNCH EDITION

                                                                             

 

PROLOGUE:

Embrace your bookish side.

Does your dream day consist of staying in bed with a good book or binge watching Jane Austen movies? OURS TOO!

Have you adopted the Dr. Seuss method of home decorating (‘fill your house with stacks of books in all the crannies and all the nooks’)? WE HAVE TOO!

Cancelled plans don’t bother us because we’d #ratherbereadinganyway.

YOU TOO?

 

STAFF:

PUBLISHER & FOUNDER             Angelia L. White

ART DIRECTOR                            Kim Baker

SENIOR EDITOR                          Carrie Schmidt

ASSOCIATE EDITORS                   Beth Erin, Rachel Dixon, Annie Sturt

COPY EDITORS                           Erica Baker, Melony Teague

REVIEWERS                                 Rachel Dixon, Beth Erin, Patsy Glans, Leslie L. McKee, Carrie Schmidt, Annie Sturt, Kerry Sutherland, Andi Tubbs, Suzie Waltner, Alysha Worthen

SPECIAL GUEST                          Liz Johnson

CONTRIBUTORS                         Patti Callahan Henry, DiAnn Mills, Tiffany King

ADMIN/HR COORDINATOR        April Johnson

BUSINESS/FINANCE COORD.     Sherrell Jenkins

 

MY THOUGHTS:

What a wonderful bookish publication! Filled with, quite literally, all things books! Reviews, articles, recipes—what more could a book lover hope for!

 

 

#Blogwords, Wreading Wednesday, Featured Book Magazine, Hope by the Book – Launch Edition

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BLOGWORDS – Wednesday 23 January 2019 – WREADING WEDNESDAY – FEATURED BOOK– CATCHING THE NOR’WESTER by EMILY YAGER

WREADING WEDNESDAY – FEATURED BOOK – CATCHING THE NOR’WESTER by EMILY YAGER

 Hosted by Singing Librarian Books Tours

 

 

ABOUT THE BOOK

GOODREADS | AMAZON (not available)

 

THE BLURB:

They both have made sacrifices to gain their independence and will make more if it meant they could keep it.

Orphaned Calliope Graydon turned down the chance to have a life of luxury and lost the only home she ever knew because of that choice. Years later, she struggles to survive in the inland territories that is particularly harsh toward an unmarried woman. When a local Nor’wester steals her heart, she must decide if her independence is worthy the pain of a broken heart.

Etienne Marcks enjoys his life on the river despite its hardships. With his contract with the North West Company almost fulfilled, he needs to decide what he is going to do next. The last thing he need is to be a protector to a fiery woman who is more of a distraction than helpful to the brigade. She is making his live more difficult as she challenges what he thought he wanted in life.

They must find common ground as they race to get back home before the harsh winter leaves them stranded on the frozen river.

 

EXCERPT:

The smoke swirled up from the campfire, thick, white and smelt like burnt coffee. The smoke switched direction and came down and blew in her face until her eyes started to burn with hot tears. Standing from her spot, she moved to the other side of the fire and sat back down on the frozen ground. No sooner had she sat back down the smoke swirled around and into her face again.

“You do know that smoke follows beauty,” her friend told her.

“Apparently,” Calliope quickly replied as she tried to wave the smoke away from. Not wanting to move again, she fanned the smoke out of her face.

 

THE AUTHOR:

Growing up in Northwestern Minnesota, Emily spent the long winter days dreaming and creating stories. She loves the mild summers and cold, wind swept state so much that she incorporates the landscape and small towns into her stories. A life-long book dragon, Emily is fulfilling her dream by writing novels.

 

FACEBOOK | TWITTER | PINTEREST | WEBSITE

 

 

 

 

GIVEAWAY

Enter the giveaway HERE.

Giveaway is subject to policies HERE.

 

BLOG TOUR SCHEDULE

January 22       Maiden of the Pages
January 23       Blooming with Books
                        Robin’s Nest
January 24       Wishful Endings
January 25       Why Not? Because I Said So!

 

#Blogwords, Wreading Wednesday, Featured Book, Catching the Nor’wester,  Emily Yager

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BLOGWORDS – Wednesday 23 January 2019 – WREADING WEDNESDAY – FEATURED BOOK and COVER REVEAL– EMOTION THESAURUS by ANGELA ACKERMAN and BECCA PUGLISI

WREADING WEDNESDAY – FEATURED BOOK and COVER REVEAL – EMOTION THESAURUS by ANGELA ACKERMAN and BECCA PUGLISI

 

I have a secret to spill!

 

For the last month, I’ve been part of a Street Team for Angela and Becca at Writers Helping Writers, who are launching their new writing book on February 19th. Because they are known for showing, not telling, they decided it would be fun to keep the thesaurus book’s topic a secret until the book cover reveal…WHICH IS TODAY!

 

I am thrilled I can finally announce that The Emotion Thesaurus Second Edition is coming!

 

Many of you writers know (and possibly use) the original Emotion Thesaurus.  It released in 2012 and became a must-have resource for many because it contained lists of body language, thoughts, and visceral sensations for 75 emotions, making the difficult task of showing character emotion on the page much easier.

 

Many people have asked Angela and Becca to add more emotions over the years that they decided to create a second edition. It contains 55 NEW entries, bringing the total to 130 emotions.

 

This book is almost DOUBLE IN SIZE and there’s a lot more new content, so I recommend checking it out. And you can. Right now.

 

Preorder Alert!

 

This book is available for preorder, so you can find all the details about this new book’s contents by visiting Amazon, Kobo, and iBooks, or swinging by Writers Helping Writers. You can view the full list of emotions included in this new book, too.

 

One last thing…Angela & Becca have a special gift for writers HERE. If you like free education, stop by and check it out. (It’s only available for a limited time!)

 

And now for the new cover…

 

 

THE BLURB:

The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Expression (Second Edition) is an expanded version of the bestselling original used by authors and editors across the globe. This handy tool is a writer’s best friend, helping to navigate the difficult terrain of showing character emotion. Through an easy-to-use list format, this brainstorming resource explores 131 different emotions and provides a large selection of body language, vocal cues, visceral sensations, actions, and thoughts associated with each. Use The Emotion Thesaurus to go deeper in crafting compelling descriptions that match each character’s personality and emotional range.

 

THE AUTHORS:

Angela Ackerman is a writing coach, international speaker, and co-author of six bestselling books for writers, including The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Expression. Her books are available in six languages, are sourced by US universities, and are used by novelists, screenwriters, editors, and psychologists around the world.

Angela is also the co-founder of the popular site Writers Helping Writers®, as well as One Stop for Writers®, an innovative online library built to help writers elevate their storytelling. A strong believer in writers helping and supporting other writers, she tries to pay-it-forward however she is able to.

http://writershelpingwriters.net

http://onestopforwriters.com

 

 

 

 

Becca Puglisi is a YA fantasy and historical fiction writer who enjoys slurping copious amounts of Mountain Dew and snarfing snacks that have no nutritional value. She has always enjoyed contemplating the What if? scenario, which served her well in south Florida during hurricane season and will come in handy now that she’s moved to New York and must somehow survive winter.
Becca Puglisi is a speaker, writing coach, and bestselling author of The Emotion Thesaurus. She is passionate about learning and sharing her knowledge with others through her Writers Helping Writers website and via her newest endeavor: One Stop For Writers–a powerhouse online library like no other, filled with description and brain-storming tools to help writers elevate their storytelling. You can find Becca online at both of these spots, as well as on Facebook and Twitter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

#Blogwords, Wreading Wednesday, Featured Book and Cover Reveal, Emotion Thesaurus, Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi

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BLOGWORDS – Thursday 15 November 2018 – WREADING WEDNESDAY-on-THURSDAY – FEATURED BOOK– TEAL PAISLEY TIGHTS by BARBARA BRUTT

WREADING WEDNESDAY-on-THURSDAY – FEATURED BOOK – TEAL PAISLEY TIGHTS by BARBARA BRUTT

Welcome to the Blog Blitz & Giveaway for Teal Paisley Tights by Barbara Brutt, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! Happy Release Day to this debut author!

 

ABOUT THE BOOK

Title: Teal Paisley Tights
Author: Barbara Brutt
Publisher: Vinspire Publishing
Release Date: November 15, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romantic Comedy

THE BLURB:

Life post-graduation was supposed to see the launch of paisley-loving Jadyn’s art career, or at least an art gallery showing one of her watercolor paintings. Instead, this Pittsburgh native is locked into a low-paying, buttoned-up consultant position with an impossible boss. When another colleague is dismissed, Jadyn inherits extra workload, including the company’s biggest client. If she loses him, she’s fired.

Jadyn people-pleases her way through life, resulting in extra work opportunities and a community classroom of art students. But when two guys appear on her doorstep, she just might not be able to people-please her way out of this love triangle. At the end of the day, she can’t please everyone.

Then, because of a small spending problem, Jadyn is evicted from her apartment, and she must move in with her know-it-all sister. Jadyn needs to decide between a job transfer that would place her near her love interest, or a full-time art career with all its risks.

Stretched like canvas between responsibility and dreams, she must choose. Will practicality always win?

PURCHASE LINKS: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Book Depository

 

THE AUTHOR:

 

Barbara Brutt, a born and raised Pittsburgher, spent her growing-up years with her nose in a book. After claiming her bachelor’s degree in English, she plunked down hard into a smattering of jobs from shop girl to communications director with a healthy dose of nanny and house-cleaner. Flying to new adventures is her favorite, especially on an airplane or aerial silk. Barbara adores ice cream and only buys purses that provide room for a book or two.

Barbara talks books, aerial silks, faith, and travel on her website and blog at barbarabrutt.com.

CONNECT WITH BARBARA: website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest

 

 

 

EXCERPT:

No.

An overdue rent notice threatened me: Pay up or move out. I had one month. My mind sped through options. I didn’t have rent money because my cash flow was shot from the daily expenses: occasional retail therapy, my art hobby, and a slight coffee addiction. My full-time job hadn’t lived up to its promises. I worked all the time and still couldn’t pay the rent. And night jobs usually involved poles or polos and ball caps.

My eyes wandered the apartment. Heated ceramic floors. Lush carpets. Modern amenities. Those beautiful things had been my downfall. Mel had warned me that I should find a cheaper apartment at first, but I wanted to go big or go home. Now, I might be going home to Mom after all.

 

 

TOUR GIVEAWAY:

(1) winner will receive (US only)

  • a pair of teal paisley tights (one size fits most)
  • $15 Starbucks gift card

Enter via the Rafflecopter giveaway below. Giveaway will begin at midnight November 15, 2018 and last through 11:59pm November 22, 2018. US only. Winners will be notified within a week of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.

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Follow along at JustRead Tours for a full list of stops!

 

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BLOGWORDS – Wednesday Tuesday 13 November 2018 – WREADING WEDNESDAY – FEATURED BOOK– AN UNLIKELY COURTSHIP by HEIDI KIMBALL

WREADING WEDNESDAY – FEATURED BOOK – AN UNLIKELY COURTSHIP by HEIDI KIMBALL

 

                                                                             

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Series: Regency House Party
Genre:  Adult, Historical, Regency, Romance
Publisher: Indie
Publication date: September 9, 2018

THE BLURB:

One can only be careless with so many hearts before he ends up breaking his own.

Lord Anthony is an outrageous flirt with a devil-may-care attitude. The last thing on his mind is settling down. When the Countess Du’Breven invites him to her house party, promising to see him married, Anthony finds the prospect diverting and accepts. But when he meets a damsel in distress unwilling to accept his help, Anthony realizes his attraction to her may be his downfall.

Isabel Townshend is at her breaking point, caring for her ailing father and her innocent younger sister. She has a family secret to protect and no time for handsome young men, even at a house party with so many eligible bachelors. When Lord Anthony disturbs her well-laid plans, Isabel realizes her determination to protect her family may cost her future happiness.
With hearts at odds and defenses drawn, will Isabel and Anthony be able to put aside their differences and find love at last?

An Unlikely Courtship is one of five books set in the Regency House Party Series. While each is a stand alone story, watch our characters mingle together with others from the books in the series. The stories can be read in any order.

GOODREADS | AMAZON

 

 

THE AUTHOR:

 

At a young age Heidi perfected the art of hiding out so she could read instead of doing chores. One husband and four children later, not much has changed. She has an abiding love for peanut butter M&Ms, all things fall, and any book that can make her forget she is supposed to be keeping her children alive.

Heidi currently lives just north of Boston, in a charming old town in southern New Hampshire.

FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | PINTEREST | WEBSITE

 

 

 

 

 

THE GIVEAWAY:

Enter the giveaway HERE.

Giveaway is subject to policies HERE.

 

 

#Blogwords, Wreading Wednesday Tuesday, Featured Book, An Unlikely Courtship, Heidi Kimball, Singing Librarian Tours

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BLOGWORDS – Wednesday Saturday 27 October 2018 – WREADING WEDNESDAY on SATURDAY – FEATURED BOOK– THE SECRET OF WILLOW INN by PAT NICHOLS

WREADING WEDNESDAY on SATURDAY – FEATURED BOOK – THE SECRET OF WILLOW INN by PAT NICHOLS

 Welcome to the Blog Blitz & Giveaway for The Secret of Willow Inn by Pat Nichols, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours.

                                      

                                      

Title: The Secret of Willow Inn
(Willow Falls #1)
Author:
Pat Nichols
Publisher:
Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas
Release Date:
January 10, 2019
Genre:
Inspirational Contemporary Fiction

THE BLURB:

Two women fighting for their dreams, one who’s long lost hers, are united by tragedy and a long-held secret.

Pregnant with her first child, Emily Hayes is eager to help her mother finish transforming an estate into the Willow Inn and write a novel about Willow Falls’ colorful history. A tragic event threatens her parents’ plans to refurbish an abandoned hotel and transform the obscure Georgia setting into a tourist destination.

Sadie Lyles left Willow Falls a murderer who’d killed the town hero. She returns as a despised felon and seeks solace in the town’s café. Emily struggles to unite the close-knit community and becomes Sadie’s biggest advocate. She strives to uncover the truth about the crime and save her town from dying.

To appease her father, Rachel, a VP in his Atlanta real-estate-development firm, relegates her acting dream to secret performances for imaginary audiences. After meeting charming, flirtatious Charlie Bricker, manager for Willow Falls’ future vineyard, she vows to break free from her father’s control.

The tragedy and Willow Inn’s secret past launch Emily and Rachel on a collision course with destiny and truth.

PREORDER LINKS: Goodreads | Amazon

 

THE AUTHOR:

 

Pat Nichols is proving it’s never too late to follow your dreams.

During the spring, summer, and early autumn of her life this side of heaven, she and her high-school-sweetheart husband struggled and triumphed through life’s peaks and valleys. They raised two children, welcomed four grandchildren—one is with the angels—bought a Corvette, and ticked off every item on their travel bucket list. Now approaching her winter years, she ignores the minor aches that come with age and is grateful she can still paint her own toenails and dance with her hubby.

Following twenty-five years in six different management positions with an international beauty company, Pat launched career number two as a novelist and freelance editor. She chose women’s fiction to honor her daughter’s strength in the face of significant health issues and the loss of a child. Her corporate experience, working with hundreds of amazing women from all walks of life, inspires her to create stories about women who confront challenges in the pursuit of their dreams.

Although she writes five days a week, she and Tim—her best friend and number one fan—continue to celebrate their fifty-plus-year marriage. They lead a small group, volunteer for church guest services, participate in two social organizations, and spend time with family and friends. She thanks God for the blessings that brought her joy and the challenges that continue to strengthen her faith, skills, and resolve.

Pat was born in Illinois, grew up in Orlando, and has called Georgia home since the eighties. She lives in an Atlanta suburb, is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Word Weavers, Christian Pen, and Gwinnett Church (a campus of Northpoint Ministries).

CONNECT WITH PAT NICHOLS: website | Facebook | Twitter

 

TOUR GIVEAWAY:

(1) winner will receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card from the author.

Enter via the Rafflecopter giveaway below. Giveaway will begin at midnight October 27, 2018 and lasts through 11:59pm November 3, 2018. Open Internationally. Void where prohibited by law. Winners will be notified within a week of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.

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