Friday, November 30, 2012

Sarah: A Mission of Love by Gay N. Lewis

Cover for 'Sarah: A Mission of Love'

Handsome, single, and wealthy, Houstonian Tom Shoemaker must decide if he should give up his successful business to assume a country pastorate. When a blonde, blue-eyed, dyslexic angel arrives from The Heavenlies to locate a mate for Tom by Valentine’s Day, she’s havoc in outlandish red stilettos. But despite numerous goofs in her efforts—many caused by her passion for eccentric footwear the other angels would never dare adorn—love is indeed in the air.

After Marcy Montgomery’s husband was killed in Afghanistan, she relocated to a small, central Texas town with Hope, her five-year-old daughter. When Sarah accidentally introduces Tom to Marcy, she sets about discovering if the two would make suitable mates. The Superiors certainly wouldn’t approve of a romantic link between the wrong people. But Hope wants a father, and when the five-year-old meets Tom, she immediately decides he is the perfect candidate.

Is Tom the right one for Marcy? Or has Sarah made her biggest blunder of all? Oh merciful heavens! What’s an angel to do?


Tifferz Take~
This is my first read by Ms. Lewis and it was  such a cute christian romance. Sarah the angel is so funny and means well but things don't always go as she planned. Tom is at a crossroads in his life due to his father's death and has to make some career choices. How Tom and Marcy meet I am still laughing about it. Why because I am glad it was not me.
 I liked Tom and Marcy. They just seemed to get on nicely. Hope is so sweet and candid. Oh the things that little girl said! I felt Hope gave this  story the zing.   Will those choices ruin his new relationship with Marcy? I was surprised at the some of the events towards the end. I was not sure how things would play out. I was very happy with the ending! 

source~Publisher for review

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Heartless is Free


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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

What the Heart Sees by J. Adams

What the Heart Sees


Vashti has had it with her brother trying to rule her life. Taking a spur of the moment hike to calm her temper after a major argument, she has no idea of the consequences this choice will bring, or the life-changing joy. Ever since an explosion left half of his face scarred and disfigured, Liam Kinkade has been a loner. At six-feet-ten, he has always been as a giant with a big heart, but now most people won't even come near him. When he stumbles upon the unconscious woman, his heart goes out to her. Literally! But will Vashti be like the rest of the world and only see his scars or will she look upon him with her heart?

Tifferz Take~

What the Heart Sees is a wonderful story about finding love when you least expect it! Vashti is a strong women who is done with her brother trying to take over her life. Vashti has had a rough childhood and her brother means well. But Rob her brother does not listen. 
Liam has suffered a loss with his family and is unsure of himself. Vashti is a great match for him. But will things work. You must read this short story to find out! I would like to see this put into a full length novel!
Just FYI~ This story does not contain any swearing or sex!

Source~author for review!

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Monday, November 26, 2012

The Wardens Lantern by Joselyn Vaughn

The Warden's Lantern by Joselyn Vaughn

Dark, creaking trees. Cracking thunder. A ghostly orb.
Barbara Milanowski couldn't have picked a worse night for her amateur paranormal investigation, but she couldn’t let her longtime crush Elmer Derecho’s skeptism go unchallenged. When Elmer runs her off the road with his motorcycle and scolds her for being out in the inclement weather, her happily ever after drops with the barometric pressure and the loss of her keys and glasses. While spending time alone with Elmer was one of her fantasies, the dream date didn’t entail diving into the mud and untangling herself from a raspberry bush.
 While trying to protect Barbara from the storm, his eyes are opened to all the things in his life that are missing. Elmer had gotten comfortable with his maps and pictures and chasing tornadoes after the fact. But Barbara reminds him of his forgotten zest for adventures, and ignites his interest in the Warden’s Lantern and for Barbara
 While sheltering in a dilapidated guard house, Barbara and Elmer are drawn out of the protection by the Warden's Lantern, the ghostly light Barbara had been trying to document. Elmer dismisses it as a trick of the electrical storm, but together they attempt to find the true source of the light. Will their shared talents solve the mystery and start a lasting relationship?

Tifferz Take~
The Wardens Lantern is a cute paranormal romance.  I liked  how one bad thing after another happen to Barbara! I also liked how Elmer was at fault for at least one of them! You will have to read it to find out what Elmer did! Anyways,  I enjoyed seeing Elmer help Barbara and see them get excited over the paranormal. I felt they shared a bond. It was great to watch Elmer notice Barbara as a women for the first time!

One thing that caught my attention was that after a huge storm Elmer's motorcycle just had some leaves blown  on it. With trees falling and all kinds of winds, lightening etc. I would have thought the bike would have sustained more damage. I guess it was just what they needed!

I enjoyed the back story of "what"  inspired Elmer's work. I felt I could understand Elmer better.  I was cracking up at how Barbara had all these ideas by the time she went back to work on Monday what Elmer would want and how things would go. I was laughing. I laughed when she took charge of the conversation when called into his office. This was a cute, fun and a light romance!
Just FYI~ This story is free of swearing and sex.

Source~ Publisher for Review!

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Gratitude Giveaway till Nov. 25th

I would like to thank I Am A Reader, Not A Writer for hosting this Giveaway!

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One entry per person! This is a giveaway for 2 hardback copies of~
 Tigers Destiny by Colleen Houck !
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 ( If you do not respond with in 24 hours a new winner will be chosen) 
I will mail out your copy of Tigers Destiny by Colleen Houck!
The contest is open and will run till midnight on Nov. 25th & any and all comments after midnight will not be counted.  When you sign up you agree to these terms

 Good Luck...the 2 winners will be picked randomly by two of my three children!

A Huge thank you to Katie with Sterling Publishing for your generous donation!!!

With three of the goddess Durga's quests behind them, only one prophecy now stands in the way of Kelsey, Ren, and Kishan breaking the tiger's curse. But the trio's greatest challenge awaits them: A life-endangering pursuit in search of Durga's final gift, the Rope of Fire, on the Andaman Islands in the Bay of Bengal.

It's a race against time--and the evil sorcerer Lokesh--in this eagerly anticipated fourth volume in the bestselling Tiger's Curse series, which pits good against evil, tests the bonds of love and loyalty, and finally reveals the tigers' true destinies once and for all.

(This is the 4th book in the series and you need to read the first three to understand the book.)

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012


Christmas in High Heels (High Heels Mysteries)click here

I have not read this but it looks cute.... has anyone read it? If so leave me  a comment and tell me what you thought!


Monday, November 12, 2012

Blind Date Checkmate by Veronica Blade

Blind Date, Checkmate
 NOTE: This is a novella of appx 105 pages Should a woman who’s unable to forget her first love give “happily ever after” one more try? Shelby Winters’ one great love went sour. If she can’t feel that way about a guy again, why bother? When Shelby’s best friend sets her up on a blind date with Logan, the guy who broke her heart, he pursues her relentlessly, forcing her to make a choice: give her heart what it’s always desired and risk total devastation or shut Logan out and lose her only shot at happiness. To Shelby, it’s a lose-lose situation. Or is it?

 Tifferz Take~

 Oh my goodness this book is so fun! I read it twice! Yup twice! Ms. Blade normally writes YA, but this book is for a more mature audience and I have to say she did a excellent job! This story is about first love and second chances. Do you remember yours? Did it last? Well Shelby gets a chance. If you want to know if Shelby gets her happy ever after with Logan. I found that Shelby is stubborn and the fact that she wants to protect herself a good thing. It was a nice to see a girl make a guy (in this case Logan) work really hard. One of my favorite parts is at a party Shelby's friend Ginny has. I loved seeing Shelby jealous of women flirting with Logan. I also enjoyed the roller coaster of emotions felt while reading this. You can never go wrong with a story by Veronica Blade. She has a knack for capturing and keeping my attention till the last word is read. And then I want to pick up another read from her.

 Just FYI~ This book contains some swearing and reference to sex (with no detail)

Source~ author for review

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Sunday, November 11, 2012

New Release~ The Million Dollar Gift by Cheree Alsop

When Chase risked his life to save a brother and sister just before Christmas, his life becomes entwined with theirs more intricately than he could have imagined. Emotional and moving, this is a story of a young man whose troubled heart is tested by the one thing he is unprepared to face, love.

Tifferz Take~

Cheree has crafted a memorable love story that pulled at my heart!  I think it is a good well thought out story and a great cast of characters. I like how this story shows us how our choices effect who we will become. I also fell in love with the Clark family and how kind they are. I liked the friendship that Chase and Daniel forged it felt so real and natural. Chase has a lot to work through from his childhood and Clare helps Chase. I felt like she was the key to him healing, overcoming and learning from his childhood issues. The Million Dollar Gift is a charming holiday read!
FYI~ this story does not contain any swearing or sex.

Source~author for review

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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Friday, November 9, 2012

Secondhand Charm by Julie Berry

Secondhand Charm

 In a secluded village, magic sparkles on the edges of the forest. There, a young girl named Evie possesses unusually strong powers as a healer. A gypsy's charms—no more than trinkets when worn by others—are remarkably potent when Evie ties them around her neck. Her talents, and charms, have not escaped the notice of the shy stonemason's apprentice. But Evie wants more than a quiet village and the boy next-door. When the young king's carriage arrives one day, and his footman has fallen ill, Evie might just get her chance after all . . . Berry's debut novel garnered glowing reviews and strong sales—and now she's done it again with a beautifully woven tale to keep all readers, young and old, absolutely charmed.

 Tifferz Take~
 I simply enchanted with Secondhand Charm by Julie Berry. I think the blurb is great. I was hooked in the first few chapters and could not tear myself away before I was done with the book! I like the simple relationship between Evie and Aidan. I enjoyed the magical adventure that I was taken on. The story does have some surprises along the way. I know I am still thinking of this story weeks after reading it and think I will be reading it again soon. I also think my 12 and 10 year old girls will love this story as much if not more than I did. I think this is a must own book!

source~publisher for review

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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Guest Post

Carolyn lives in Kaysville, Utah with husband and teenage daughter Danielle, her other four children having fled the nest, but still live close by. When she’s not writing, she loves to read, garden, sew, and play with her grandson.

In 1994, she incorporated her basement sewing business, eventually moving it into a warehouse, hiring more people, and developing her unique line of puppets and educational curriculum into a full-fledged, international business. She sold the main arm of her business in 2009, retaining a small portion to bring in income while she pursued her writing career. She has been writing seriously for the past six years.

Her first novel, Promises was released earlier this year. In the book, Hattie is barely twelve when her pa’s “business adventures” disrupt her family and move them to the new town of Tropic, nestled in the shadows of old Ebeneezer Bryce’s Canyon. Her pa views the town as opportunity. Hattie is hopelessly shy and views it with apprehension; she dreads the task of making new friends. More than anything else, Hattie wants to be like her father—not afraid of meeting new people, talking to strangers, and standing up for herself. So it is with trepidation that she accepts her pa’s challenge and promises to make new friends.
Hattie forms more promises as she struggles to make friends, finding companionship in places she wouldn’t have expected and learning that there is a difference between complaining and standing up for oneself.
            Promises is a heartwarming story of friendship with a touch of mystery and adventure set in the days before Bryce Canyon became a national park. Drawn from the memoirs of early Utah settlers, it is a realistic glimpse into the past and a delightful story for readers ages eight to eighty.

The best place to purchase Promises is on Amazon or online or in person at The King's English Bookshop in Salt Lake City. You can also visit Carolyn's blog and enter her current contest to win a copy, or stop by her author website to learn more about this delightful book.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

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Debut, hard-boiled mystery fiction for men. Stephen King’s son describes a fitting genre as MANfiction (the opposite of Chick lit).

Casey Holden, former cop, current PI in Virginia Beach, VA, screens his clients the way he screens his women, based on whichever drop-dead gorgeous woman happens to waltz through his door first and manages to hold his attention. So when Felicity Farren, widow-at-large, struts into his office asking him to solve the two-year-old murder of her husband Artis, she intrigues him. When Casey starts digging, he learns the murder isn’t what it seems to be and he doesn’t have a big enough shovel to unearth the truth. And to top it all off, his former rival at the police department, Greg Gilman, is determined to disrupt his investigation. Casey's challenge is to learn what really happened to Artis, and why Gilman can’t seem to remove his head from his butt. And he’ll need all of his wits to complete the task.

MANfiction Description

If you want to describe the way of the gun, then you’re poised to write MANfiction. Flowing imagery and needless metaphors need not apply. But the way a fist slams into a cheek, or the way the bullet riddled his barren body, or the way the baseball sliced through the air like a glob of spit, then that’s when you know you’ve written MANfiction. The feel of the wheel, the hum of the engine, and the click into fourth gear are important actions. Each one deserves its own place on the page.

If you’re writing first person, seeing the world through your main character’s eyes becomes important. With MANfiction, the closer the reader is the better. Diving right in should be important as well, because it’s not about setting the scene: it’s about taking over the action and making it your own. It’s about establishing a connection that fires on all synapses. It doesn’t take massive amounts of brain power to read MANfiction, and while you can do more than just pure, simple entertainment, you don’t want to leave the reader questioning your intelligence either. While intellectuals often need not apply in MANfiction, you want to know the difference between a semi-automatic and a revolver, a Smith & Wesson and a Glock, as well as a manual transmission versus an automatic.

If you bring action to the reader, get most of the details right, and give your edits more than just a cursory glance, your reader will thank you, and MANfiction will appreciate your contribution.
Robert Downs is the author of Falling Immortality: Casey Holden, Private Investigator. A sample chapter of his MANfiction mystery debut, as well as other interesting information about the author, or his main character, can be located at his website.

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Monday, November 5, 2012

New Release!!!

The Devil Duke Takes a Bride


Who said being bad wasn't oh so good? Benedict Devlyn, Duke of Banbury, has one thing on his mind and it isn't mar-riage. But things take a turn for the worse when his menacing and aunt throws a hitch in his plans to remain the most sinful and talked about man in the ton. After all, a man cannot keep the reputation of being The Devil Duke when he is leg-shackled to some simpering spinster. But his aunt, bless her heart, thinks she's dying, and believes her nephew’s be-havior is the only thing standing in the way between her entrance to heaven or hell. So she very lovingly and selflessly sets him up. With his childhood nemesis. A young woman who, though she claims it was an accident, has nearly killed him thrice through her lack of grace and manners. It matters not that the minute he sets eyes on her at the Christmas ball, his blood boils with lust. He refuses to al-low himself to fall prey to his aunt’s ministrations. That is, until he is compromised and stuck in an engagement to a girl who claims she'd rather jump from a moving carriage than marry him. Funny thing that, for the very minute she says no, he finds his heart very much wants to say yes. When she doesn't leap at the chance to marry him, he sets about to not only prove that he's worthy of her favor, but also worthy of her heart.

Tifferz Take~

I can't wait to get my hands on this one! I think the cover is stunning! Congrats Ms. Van Dyken!!!

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Sunday, November 4, 2012

A short Christmas Romance.....

Cover for 'A Candlelight Courting: A Short Christmas Romance'
When Burthred comes courting on Christmas Eve, Meg makes him swear on her box of holy relics that he will not pursue her. But her reliquary box holds a secret, one that will either join their hearts together or tear them apart. "Her stories will transport you through time." ~ Aimee Brown, "Getting Your Read On"

Tifferz Take~
I have only read one of Ms. DiPastena's books and Loved it! I do love the cover and look forward to reading this one. Review to come....

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Saturday, November 3, 2012

Donna Hatch FREE!!!!

 Cover for 'The Reluctant Bride'


our winner is...

GFC follower: Kaci Verdun

Congrats and I will mail out your package on Monday!!!

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Love At First Date

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This just out by Donna Hatch

Cover for 'Emma's Dilemma'


 Horrors! Emma's favorite Gothic novel is coming true but reality is not as fun as fiction. The only man she's ever loved is home from war, but he's changed in a terrifying way. Emma must decide if she can love a creature of darkness, or reveal his secret and lose him forever.

Tifferz Take~
I would love to read this one! Love Ms. Hatch!

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Friday, November 2, 2012

Four Times the Trouble by Tara Taylor Quinn

Girl trouble. Jacob's seven-year-old triplets are a handful. Allie is organizing her teacher to death. Jessie is crying in class. Meggie is becoming almost reclusive. Jacob is told what the triplets need is a woman in their lives. But the last thing Jacob needs is to exchange girl trouble for…

Woman trouble. Jacob's gone that route before. All it did was get his daughters' hopes up—his hopes up—only to end in disappointment. Maybe the answer is to enlist the help of a friend, someone like his partner, Michelle.…

Big trouble. Unfortunately, what Jacob begins to feel for Michelle is more than just friendship. And while Michelle's willing to be a surrogate mother to Jacob's children, it's going to take a lot of convincing for her to consider the idea of being a wife to him.

Tifferz Take~

I absolutely love this cover. It screams sweetness and I just had to read this book. I found this story endearing and very real. I felt like I was reading about a friend. It takes place in sunny California. I am from California and it made me miss it. Anyways, I found this book so fun, romantic and it had me laughing out loud. I was cracking up when Michelle takes Jacob's girls to the store by herself. I thought it was great how she thought it would be a piece of cake. I also like Jacob he is a really good father and loves his girls. I think Ms. Quinn did a smashing job with the characters, developing them and the blot so fun!   I found myself rooting for Jacob and Michelle and the girls. They all seem to  just click. But will things work out? With awkward moments  between Jacob and Michelle, a ex-wife,oh yeah and three little girls? A lovely read. I also loved, loved the ending. I have had a smile on my face for days after reading this story! I will be reading this story again and more from Ms. Quinn!

Just FYI~ No swearing or sex in this book!

Source~ friend

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