Saturday, December 18, 2010

Review for Jen and the Frosted Friends

Title: Jen and the Frosted Friends
Author's Name: Kerry sparks
ISBN number: 978-1-4520-5349-3
Publisher: AuthorHouse

Click here to purchase Jen and the Frosted Friends (Book #2 Of The Get Frosted Series)

Jen and the Frosted Friends is a fun and fabulous read. The second book in the Get Frosted series is written in the perspective of fifth grader, Jennifer Logan. A must read for girls entering their adolescent years! Pre-teens are going to love Jen and all of her "frosted" friends. Glitter and cute boys? What more can you ask for?
Readers of all ages can relate to Jenn's hopes and fears but most of all they will enjoy the tween humor and Jennifer's adventure in dealing with her every day pre-teen life. Everyone could use a friend like Jen.
Not only is Jen and the Frosted Friends an entertaining read but author Kerry Sparks weaves in a great lesson learned without disturbing the storyline—a message worth learning.

Reviewed by Martha Ramirez

Fifth grade is the best for Jennifer, Rebecca, Pamela and Sammie. Their teacher, Mrs. Fern, is as sweet as pie, the boys are extra cute this year, and, between the girls, the glitter supply is strong. The girls use so much glitter, the principal calls them "The Frosted Friends" All is well until mean old substitute, Mrs. Frost, comes along. Jen and Becca already had to have Mrs. Frost for fourth grade, and Mrs. Frost is supposed to be retired! Mrs. Frost is back, and she's as mean as ever. She's making the girls write sentences and confiscating glitter! Everyone seems to think Mrs. Frost is the pits, except for Jen's classmate "Frowning Francesca" Clearwater. She's the only one smiling for once. Will Mrs. Frost pass the girls on to the sixth grade, or are they destined to stay in the fifth grade forever!

About the Author
Kerry Sparks is the creator of the Get Frosted tween series. Make sure to get Book #1, "Frost Bites" for your pre-teen girl. Kerry Sparks is a former teacher, professional nanny and writer for tweens. She currently resides in Houston, TX. Become a fan on Facebook. Search KerrySparksfans!

Click here to purchase Jen and the Frosted Friends (Book #2 Of The Get Frosted Series)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Night Star by Alyson Noel

Author: Alyson Noël

ISBN: 0-312-59098-9
Publisher: St.Martin's Griffin
Click Here To Purchase Night Star (The Immortals)

The highly anticipated Night Star is the fifth book in the installment of the Immortal series. With one last book left in the series (due out in summer of 2011) it is no wonder how Alyson Noël's Immortal series has 2 million copies in print. It is addictive, riveting, and an experience you'll never forget.

In this epic love story Ever and Damen confront angry rivals and envious friends. Their biggest goal—to be together forever. After struggling for centuries to be together, Ever and Damen combat one final face-off. But will they ever find the antidote that will allow them to be together? And as if that wasn't a challenge on its own, Haven causes turmoil and lots of drama, and more than determined to take Ever down. And Sabine, her aunt who has custody of her, is not exactly being the easiest to live with at the moment.

A love triangle between Jude, Ever, and Damen continue until the very end. When Ever discovers a terrible secret about the past regarding Damen, she faces her greatest fears as she strives to find answers from Jude.

Author Alyson Noel finds a way to captivate her readers and wins her fans over by creating a hypnotizing voice. Your voice wins me over every time, Alyson. Keep up the great work!

"Alyson Noël is one of the hottest paranormal teen authors writing today.

Night Star is guaranteed to mesmerize fans and leave them breathlessly awaiting the sixth and final book. Don't miss this explosive new installment of the number one bestselling series that's enchanted millions across the world!"

"Best friends make the worst enemies—they know all your secrets, your weaknesses, and just how to hurt you most... The Immortal series will leave readers gasping for breath."

Alyson Noel is the #1 New York Times, and USA Today and Publisher's Weekly bestselling, award-winning, author of FAKING 19, ART GEEKS AND PROM QUEENS, LAGUNA COVE, FLY ME TO THE MOON, KISS & BLOG, SAVING ZOE, CRUEL SUMMER, FIRST KISS (THEN TELL)- an anthology, and the IMMORTALS series including: EVERMORE, BLUE MOON (July 09), SHADOWLAND (Jan 2010), and more to come in 2010/11/12. Her books have won the National Reader's Choice Award, NYLA Book of Winter Award, NYPL Books for the Teenage, TeenReads Best Books of 2007, Reviewer's Choice 2007 Top Ten, nominated for YALSA's Teen's Top Ten Award, chosen for the CBS Early Show's "Give the Gift of Reading" segment, and selected for Seventeen Magazine's "Hot List" and Beach Book Club Pick. She was born and raised in The OC and has lived in both Mykonos and Manhattan, but now finds herself settled right back in California where she lives and writes full time.

Click Here To Purchase Night Star (The Immortals)

Learn more about Alyson HERE

Discover the Immortals HERE

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Formula For Danger by Camy Tang

Someone wants dermatologist Rachel Grant's latest research, and they'll do anything to get it. Formula For Danger is a suspenseful story about a dermatologist who struggles to survive. And just when you think there's no room for suspense, Camy Tang hits you at the end.

The knockout ending will be sure to keep you turning the pages. She couldn’t have picked a better title! I enjoyed reading about Rachel's journey and was satisfied with the finale.

Buy HERE at Amazon.


Someone wants dermatologist Rachel Grant's latest research, and they'll do anything to get it. Including trashing the plants needed for her breakthrough scar-reducing cream—and trying to run Rachel down. Desperate for help, she turns to Edward Villa, the only man she trusts. But the greenhouse owner knows too much about Rachel's research, and now he's a target, too.

 Break-ins, muggings, murder…the would-be thief is getting desperate—and getting closer. Edward vows to protect Rachel at all costs. Yet with time ticking away, Edward knows they have to uncover the madman shadowing Rachel before their chance for a future is destroyed.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

That's Where God is

Authors: Dan and Ali Morrow
ISBN: 978-1-4347-6434-8
Publisher: David C. Cook; New edition (August 1, 2010)

Click Here To Purchase That's Where God Is

That’s Where God Is, a wonderful story that shows children unique and special places where God can be found. A great reminder for both kids and adults!

One Sunday, a young boy pays a visit to his grandfather and asks him a question, "Grandpa, where is God?" The grandfather encourages him to find God in the events of each day of the week.

A simple question turns into an adventure and the little boy discovers God’s presence everywhere. Every day he finds God in the simplest places: a thunderstorm, in his sister's compassion, in the animals at the zoo.

But most of all he finds that God can be found in his heart, if he invites him.

I especially liked how the authors added scripture verses after each event and how the illustrations painted the story to life.

If you want to extend a young child’s spiritual growth and invite the presence of God into their life, this is the book for you. A unique story that teaches ways to show kids how to identify God’s presence. Authors Dan and Alison Morrow and illustrator, Cory Godbey did an excellent job!

At the end of the book, Lee Strobel writes a heartfelt note. Lee is the father of Ali Morrow, co-author of this book. I found it to be an inspiring touch.

That’s Where God Is is a powerful children's book sure to touch a child's life.

Dan and Alison Morrow (Worlds Collide, Violette Between as Alison Strobel) live in Colorado, where they love exploring with their two wonderful daughters. When they're not writing children's books, they like to go on adventures around their Colorado home. Alison writes women’s fiction and authors a blog, while Dan works on numerous projects for children and adults.

Click Here To Purchase That's Where God Is

Reviewed by Martha Ramirez Bookpleasures

Friday, September 10, 2010

Revamped by Lucienne Diver

Author Lucienne Diver has created a unique and captivating series. Her protagonist, Gina Covello rocks!

A touch of romance, some humor and suspense makes it for a pleasurable read—a charming saga sure to hook any YA reader. Heck, you don’t even have to be a YA reader to enjoy reading it.

If you want to escape to an awesome world of vamps in action, I highly recommend reading Vamped and Revamped. Can't wait to see what Gina does next!

Congrats to Lucienne for creating such a great story.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Awesome YA writing Book!!

If you are a YA writer, Writing Great Books for Young Adults is a must have!
Literary agent, Regina Brooks has put together an incredible writing book that offers much more than just tips and advice. It is an invaluable teaching guide.
Not only is it filled with awesome rules on how to engage readers of young adult fiction, Regina takes you on a step by step journey on how to shape your ms where it needs to be.
There are very few writing books out there that are true page turners. This is one of them. If it isn't already on your top shelf, it needs to be. You will NOT be disappointed It truly is a treasure waiting to be found. I can't express enough how much I loved it!
Visit Regina's 5 Rules for writing YA HERE
Get it HERE on Amazon.
HIGHLY recommended!
Thank you, Regina for writing such an awesome book! You rock!!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Missing Andy

Missing Andy is an exceptional book worth reading--a heartwarming tale that will especially help aide those who have experienced a loss of a loved one and afre in the midst of grieving.

Lori A. Moore shares her personal journey from grief to joy. A great reminder of how faith can turn sadness into acceptance and peace. A recvommened read filled with guidance.

Visit her on the web HERE

But Missing Andy at Amazon HERE

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

From Zero to Christian in Just 35 Years

Author Lori A. Moore does a superb job at connecting with her readers.
From Zero to Christian in Just 35 Years is an intriguing story about redemption.
It proves how a person's past, no matter how bad one may think it is, will not keep you from a future filled with peace and comfort. God is always reaching out to us even when we are scared to extend a hand.

I especially liked how she added prayers and questions to ponder about that relate to the readers' lives. An engaging read worth telling your friends about.
From Zero to Christian in Just 35 Years is a must read.
To buy from Amazon click HERE
Visit her on the web HERE

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Review for Dark Flame

In this eagerly awaited continuation of the bestselling Immortals series, Alyson Noël has done it again. Dark Flame is another engaging tale filled with believable characters and lots of emotion.

The heroine, Evermore, struggles to help her best friend Haven changeover into life as an immortal. Convincing her to keep her mouth shut about their secret world is anything but easy. And to top it off, Haven has a strong connection with Ever's enemy, Roman.

Evermore's mission: the antidote, the only remedy that will allow her and her immortal soul mate, Damen to be together. But when she plays with magick and the spell backfires, she finds herself drawn to Roman in a way she never thought she could be. Now she is bound to her fatal enemy and she frantically does everything in her power to release the curse.

Ever turns to Jude, desperately attempting to break free. She ultimately risks everything she knows and loves. But is it too late?

The very talented Noël knows how to hook her readers and take them on a thrill ride. The Immortals series is an addicting anthology that keeps you wanting more. An absolute phenomenon in teen fiction. She is an exceptional author with talent that captivates all readers.

Dark Flame is a story of sacrifice and love—a well-developed plot, exhilarating characters, and teenage angst. What more can you ask for?

An excellent read!

Alyson Noël is the #1 New York Times best selling and award-winning author. She is the author of the Immortal series and seven previous novels. With over 2 million copies in print in the US alone, her books have been published in 35 countries and have won several awards. She is an Orange County native and lives in Laguna Beach, CA where she is currently working on her next book.

You can learn more about Alyson HERE

Also be sure to check out the Immortals site HERE
Lots of cool stuff there:)

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Interview with NY bestselling author Jessica Brody!

Jessica Brody!!
Thanks so much for allowing me to interview you, Jessica! Let's get started...
The Karma Club is a funny and engaging read! I literally couldn’t turn the pages fast enough. Where did the story idea come from?

This was definitely one of those ideas that just “came” to me. A friend of mine had told me some horrendous story about how a boy dumped her (I don’t even remember the story, I just remember it was infuriating!) and the entire time she was talking, I kept thinking, “Someone needs to do that right back to him. He can’t just get away with that. He needs a taste of Karma!” And then boom, the idea came to me. A secret society of girls who help each other out, dosing out Karma to those who deserve it when the universe is slow to do it on its own. And thus THE KARMA CLUB was born.
Of course, as soon as the idea came to me, I also knew that my characters would never be able to get away with it. Karma is a tricky thing. And you definitely don’t want to meddle with the universe!

Is The Karma Club part of a series? (Please say yes!)

LOL. Not as of yet. But I wouldn’t rule it out. I do have an idea on how to turn it into a series but we’ll have to wait and see how the first book does. Plus, I have so many other cool ideas I want to write too so I’ll have to prioritize!

Any obstacles during the writing process?

Aren’t there always!? For this particular book I remember how challenging it was to actually come up with good revenge schemes for the girls. When I first started writing, I thought that’d be the best (and most fun!) part, but it was actually the hardest. Let’s just say the revenge schemes changed a lot throughout the course of writing this book.

What aspect of writing has been the most difficult for you?

Act 2! Or the dreaded “middle.” Act 1 is my favorite. It’s the set-up. Everything is fresh, the character is new and fun and novel. You get to lay the groundwork for the story, build suspense, layer in complex plot points that will be resolved later. And then comes the Act 2. The heart of the story. Also known as “my nemesis.” The character is now totally grating my nerves, everything I set up in Act 1 absolutely sucks, I have no idea why I’m even a writer to begin with, I have the vocabulary of a five year old, all the “complex plot points” I thought I was setting up now actually have to be dealt with (yikes!) and I become nearly impossible to live with (my husband will second that.) And yet, somehow, incredibly, magically (as if little elves snuck in my house in the middle of the night and fixed everything that was wrong with my story), I finally arrive at act 3, the conclusion and then I’m like, “That wasn’t so bad. I don’t know why I was so freaked out!”

And then I start the next book and the cycle begins all over again!

What is the first thing you like to do when planning a new project?

I love coming up with opening sentences for my books. It’s my favorite thing to do with a new concept. Sitting down and brainstorming what the absolute PERFECT opening line for this book would be. I think opening lines in books are so important and I always appreciate a good one when I read it. I like to try and tie mine into the theme or title of the book somehow. For example, in The Karma Club the opening line is, “I can tell you right now, it’s all Karma’s fault.” I like how it kind of sets the tone for the book right off the bat.

You mentioned for every book you start, you use Blake's book Save the Cat. (BTW this is an awesome book, LOVE it! One of my faves.) Did you find it pretty easy/difficult to structure The Karma Club?

Isn’t STC the best??? Structuring books is always easy for me. Sticking to that structure is the hard part. And Karma Club was no exception!

How long did it take you to write The Karma Club?

The Karma Club, as with all of my YA novels, was pretty quick for me. I think I wrote the first draft in about three and a half months. My agent had a few edits before we submitted and then once we sold it I spent about 2-3 weeks revising per my editor’s suggestions and that was that! It always feels so much longer when you’re writing it, though, doesn’t it?

Rejection is usually a big part of a writer's journey. Did you face several rejections before selling your first book?

ABSOLUTELY! About four years’ worth! And technically I didn’t even sell my “first” book, I sold my second one! My first book, which shall remain nameless, was like my trial run. I started writing it about seven years ago and tried to sell it for two years and it never sold. Although I was fortunate enough to get tons of constructive criticism and feedback from my rejection letters. And most of them said, “too much voice, not enough story” so when I got an idea for another book, The Fidelity Files, I made sure there was TONS of story packed in there to avoid getting the same letters.

I wish the story ended there, but unfortunately, my life has never been that easy. I spent two more years writing and rewriting that book, trying to incorporate critiques and feedback from all the new rejection letters I was racking up, until I finally found an agent who wanted to sign me. Once I got the manuscript in the right place, my agent sold it pretty quickly. But it definitely didn’t happen overnight!

Your book trailer is so awesome! Rumor has it you were in the movie industry. Could you share a little bit about your background?

Thanks so much! I’m so glad you liked it! I was in the movie industry. I worked for MGM Studios for three years but I was on the business side of it. I was more of a numbers gal. I ran analyses and complicated spreadsheets to determine which movies the studio should acquire and how much they should pay for them. It was a really cool job that I enjoyed tremendously but my heart was always in writing so I left to pursue that. I still use my spreadsheet skills from time to time. For instance, I outline all my novels in Excel and use it to compute my daily word count quotas! Most writers think I’m crazy!

It's a given that The Karma Club will be a movie one day. It has to be! Any bites yet?

I’d love to see it as a film! We’ve had a few bites, some more promising than others. My agent is handling all that as we speak! Fingers crossed!

Any advice for aspiring writers?

Regardless if you’re a bestselling author with twenty books under your belt or you’re just starting out, writing is a craft that needs to be constantly honed. Try to write every day. Even if the stuff that’s coming out reads like a third grade book report. Sometimes you have to get the crap out in order to get to the good stuff. And sometimes, writing just to write is the only way to get a book done. Even if it means having to go back later and delete it all!
Where can we learn more about you?

Everything you want to know (and maybe even some things you don’t) can be found on my website:

I appreciate you giving us the opportunity to get to know you better!! Thanks so much, Jessica for taking time out of your busy schedule. You rock!! And so does The Karma Club!

Thank YOU! I’m so glad you liked the book! And thanks for the fun interview!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The Karma Club

The Karma Club is an AWESOME read! Five big stars all the way.

I couldn’t get enough. I couldn’t flip the pages fast enough. Jessica has created an engaging and believable tale of a teenage girl who takes yin yang and karma to a new level.

It's fun, engaging and it hooked me all the way to the very end. This one will definitely go on top of my bookshelves with the rest of my faves.

Without a doubt, I can see this one selling millions and becoming a major motion film.
Way to go Jessica! You made a fan in me.

P.s. If you're a writer, this book is a great read to learn from. Jessica is a master on how to create suspense and a true page turner. She also has some writing tips HERE
View the trailer to the Karma Club HERE
To learn a little more about the book click HERE
And last, but not least, buy it HERE on Amazon

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Creative Cooking

I am proud to share with you Mrs. Montana International's (2009) latest book! AKA Angela Breidenbach.

Creative Cooking for Colitis has just been launched! (Comment below for a chance to win).

The cookbook includes great recipes and vivid pictures of delicious meals. And although this cookbook is intended for people with colitis, I find it to be very useful for anyone who is thinking about eating with care.

Along with easy to follow recipes, Angie shares helpful Websites and a difficult food list. Not only that, there are some great tips on how to start living and eating confidently.

If you're looking for a simple to elaborate cookbook with recipes sure to thrill you and your family, this is the book for you.

Angie is a multi-award winning inspirational author, speaker, spokes model, business owner and mother of a combined family of six from Montana.
It's available for purchase HERE or off the accompanying blog HERE

Comment and leave a way to contact for a chance to win a copy of Creative Cooking for Colitis! Winner will be drawn on Wednesday, April 21st.
Good luck!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Thicker Than Blood

Thicker than Blood is an extraordinary debut! Wow!

C. J. Darlington has crafted a believable and engaging story. Loved the theme. Couldn't put it down. Full of twists and revelations, it is sure to keep you up late at night.

It is no surprise that this story has won an award. I was immersed in Christy William's world. I couldn't get enough. C.J breathed life into every character—excellent world-building. This is one book you do NOT want to miss!

Can't wait until the next one.

Congrats to, C.J. for a job well done.
To find it on Amazon Click HERE
Click HERE to find out more about C.J. and to view the trailer to Thicker Than Blood

Friday, March 19, 2010


Butterfly Tattoo


Just when the darkness seems permanent, fate flips a switch.
Michael Warner has been drifting in a numb haze since his lover was killed by a drunk driver. As the anniversary of the wreck approaches, Michael’s grief grows more suffocating. Yet he must find a way through the maze of pain and secrets to live for their troubled young daughter who struggles with guilt that she survived the crash.

Out of the darkness comes a voice, a lifeline he never expected to find—Rebecca O’Neill, a development executive in the studio where Michael works as an electrician.
Rebecca, a former sitcom celebrity left scarred from a crazed fan’s attack, has retreated from the limelight and from life in general, certain no man can ever get past her disfigurement. The instant sparks between her and Michael, who arrives to help her during a power outage, come as a complete surprise—and so does her uncanny bond with his daughter.

For the first time, all three feel compelled to examine their inner and outer scars in the light of love. But trust is hard to come by, especially when you’re not sure what to believe when you look in the mirror. The scars? Or the truth?

Now available in print at Borders, Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Books-A-Million.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Interview with Leanna Ellis


Your newest release: Once in a Blue Moon is a unique story about a stubborn journalist who risks everything to uncover the secret behind her mother's death. I really enjoyed reading it!

Thanks so much, Martha! I’m delighted you enjoyed the story!

Where did the inspiration to write Once in a Blue Moon come from?

I was reading about an obituary writer and thought, “What if…” which is where a lot of my stories come from. About the same time, I was also thinking about those events in our history where you say, “Where were you when…” The two ideas merged and developed from there.

How long did it take you to write it.? Any obstacles during the writing process?

Once in a Blue Moon was written over about nine months, but the idea had been in my head much longer. The biggest obstacle to writing this story was that the three months before I turned the book in my father was in and out of the hospital and was starting to go downhill in his cancer battle.
There were about three weeks when I spent about five hours in the car every day taking the kids to school, then driving to the hospital, picking up the kids, driving home, then back to the hospital, then home again. Long, long days. If you’ve ever sat in a hospital room, then you know it’s never quiet and it’s very difficult to get work done.
But God helped me finish that book and turn it in a week early. Right after that, my father went in the hospital for the last time so I was able to spend that last week with him and the rest of my family.

What steps do you take when beginning a new book?

In a way, I’m a bit like Bryn (my main character in Once in a Blue Moon) as I often jump into the story without knowing too much. But I like discovering things about my characters and letting the story take me where it’s supposed to go. Over the years, I’ve learned to trust my instincts more with that. But I also have a lot of experience at this stage of my career since I’ve been writing since 1991.

How supportive has your family been in your writing career? How did they react to the long hours of writing?

I have an incredibly supportive family. My husband is the best! My husband and I met way back in 1994 when I was still an unpublished author and was spending many, many hours a day writing. So he knew from the beginning what to expect.

Would you mind sharing THE CALL with us? You know, that special call every aspiring writers dreams about.

The Call came for me way back in the spring of 1995. I was sitting at my desk where I was a receptionist for a company and an editor called to tell me she wanted to buy my book, Strong, Silent Cowboy. I was of course thrilled and shed a few tears. Then my husband, well, he was my fiancé then, took me to dinner that night.

Any favorite resources for finding story ideas?

I can’t think of any one place I go to for story ideas. They tend to be all around us and my brain just latches onto something and won’t let go. I don’t usually write ideas down. If they’re good they stick around. If they’re not so good, then I forget about them after a while. Ideas sit in my brain usually for a long time before I have time to work on them.

Writers often experience self-doubts regarding their own work. Do you still experience this? If so, how do you overcome it?

Oh, sure. I think writers are often insecure. I give a chapter to my critique buddy and I am nervous to find out if she liked it or not. Then when I turn it into my agent and editor, I chew my nails until I’ve heard if they like it. Then I worry and sweat my way through line edits. I hold my breath while waiting for those first reviews. And then I really am eager to hear what my readers think. I treasure every letter and email and Facebook post. Truly, what readers think is so valuable and important!

What aspect of writing was the most difficult for you? How did you conquer it?

All of writing is difficult at one time or another. I might overcome one aspect but then struggle with a different one. Then for the next book, my struggles might switch. Every book is so different. I don’t usually struggle with writer’s block but I did after my dad passed away. I was under deadline and really needed to get writing after a month or so. But some days I’d only write, “chapter five.” That was it. And I would feel myself start to panic over it but I would just breathe deep and pray. I just needed to give myself time to find the words. And they eventually came.

Could you share any successful marketing ideas that you found helpful?

The thing with marketing is that you never really know what works or what doesn’t. Mix that with you have to figure out what you’re comfortable doing too. One author might feel comfortable meeting all the booksellers in their area. But another author might rather dig ditches than do that. How you feel about a marketing gimmick will impact its success.

Best advice you ever gotten.

Sit down and write. That’s what it takes. Day in and out. You have to put your bottom in the chair and write. No huge platform will get those words on paper for you. On good days and bad, you just simply have to write.

Any advice for aspiring writers?

Oops, thought that’s what the last question was, so I guess the answer applies to both questions. No excuses, just write.

Where can we learn more about you?

Lately, I’ve been on a lot of blogs but my home-sweet-home is I have a blog there at

I’m also on Facebook where I most often post, especially on my fan page.

Thank you, Leanna for taking the time to be interviewed. I enjoyed getting to know you better. As always, looking forward to reading more of your work!

Thank you, Martha! It was fun! I so appreciate you taking the time to read Once in a Blue Moon and review it. I hope it will bless your readers too.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Once In A Blue Moon

Once in a Blue Moon is an engaging tale of a stubborn journalist who learns to take a leap of faith. Bryn Seymour has risked everything to uncover the secret behind her mother's death. Regret and guilt takes a hold of her as she seeks closure. The well crafted story is packed with love, mystery, and a hint of humor.

New information about her mother's death leads her to Texas where she meets Howard and his handsome son, Sam. It is there she encounters a perfect love that only happens once in a blue moon.

A journey filled with believable characters and lots of emotion. Leanna Ellis does a superb job at bringing the story to life!

Buy HERE at Amazon.

Also be sure to check out Ruby's Slippers and the rest of Leanna's great works. To watch the trailer to Once in a Blue Moon, and to learn more about this great author, please visit her site at:

Interview with Leanna Ellis!

I will be posting an interview at: very soon.
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Leanna Ellis has sold more than one million books and has been published in more than twenty countries. A recipient of the Reader's Choice Award, she lives with her family in Texas.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

A Slow Burn by Mary E. Demuth

Emory Chance is determined to find her daughter's killer. An unforgettable journey filled with forgiveness, redemption, and sacrifice. Will Emory find Daisy's murderer? Will she ever find the peace her heart longs for?
Mary weaves in a powerful and brilliant message to her readers. A Slow Burn is a unique story about the power of forgiveness. A well written plot with much imagination!
Visit Mary E. Demuth's website HERE.
Also you can visit her HERE.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Thin Places by Mary E. Demuth

Thin Places by Mary E. Demuth is a heart-warming memoir guaranteed to touch your soul! A brave and honest story filled with hope and emotion. The words are beautifully crafted together, making it an easy and enjoyable read.

Memories can either weigh a person down or bring a sense of happiness and peace to ones soul. Mary shares what bad memories have done to her spirit and how God has helped cleanse her of these horrible experiences. Not only was I drawn to her courage and honesty, but I felt her emotion and the scenes vividly appeared in my imagination.

A well-crafted and poignant read!
BUY HERE at Amazon.
Watch the Thin Places Movie Trailer HERE
To learn more about the author visit: