Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Celebrate Lit Scavengar Hunt with Caryl McAdoo


My Book For The Scavenger Hunt
THEN THE DELUGE COMES / Volume 2 

Series: The Generations series brings to life the famous men of God’s Word beginning with the first Adam an ending before the birth of the second.

Blurb: 

Obedience assures the preservation of life. In Volume Two by the time of Adam’s death, evil overtakes the sons of Cain filling the earth with lasciviousness and violence. God declares He will not contend forever with man. But, Noah, the only one of the tenth generation to walk perfect before the Lord, hears His word.
MAKE THEE AN ARK OF GOPHER WOOD
ROOMS SHALT THOU MAKE IN THE ARK
AND SHALT PITCH IT WITHIN AND WITHOUT WITH PITCH
With the help of his father Lamech and Grandfather Methuselah—whose name foretells when the deluge will come—Noah and his three sons embark on the massive task of building the giant boat with no idea why except that God said. 
Evil, too, heard the Word of the Lord. Lucifer and his angels war in the second heaven to steal, kill, and utterly destroy the earth’s inhabitants. With each child passed through the fire, their battle songs grow stronger, but the Lord works in mysterious ways.


My Review
"Then The Deluge Comes" by Caryl McAdoo is volume 2 of the "The Generations"series and is Noah's story before the flood.  This story was interesting but I felt it lacked something,  it didn't tell of how Noah tried to warn others that the flood was coming. I thought the story was more a love story between all the characters, yes God is love.  I really liked  the book of the book when she explained her beliefs and gave scriptures to prove her point. She also did this at the book of book 1 " A Little Lower Than The Angels".  

I think these stories would be better understood if read in order and I think a reader would have to have some idea of the Biblical account before understanding these books. 

Like I said the book was interesting and made me rethink some things, but  I liked book one better and I have the other  two books and will be reading them. I think book 3 is about Noah and his family on the ark.  

I was given a complimentary copy by the author and Celebrate Lit. These opinions are my own. 





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Blog Stops
proud to be an autism mom, April 14
Bibliophile Reviews, April 15
A Greater Yes, April 16
Texas Book-aholic, April 17
Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, April 18
Janices book reviews, April 19
Jeanette’s Thoughts, April 20
Carpe Diem, April 21
A Baker’s Perspective, April 22
Simple Harvest Reads, April 23 (Guest post from Mindy Houng)
Pursuing Stacie, April 24
Bigreadersite, April 25
Quiet Quilter, April 26
margaret kazmierczak, April 27


Giveaway
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Historical family sagas, Caryl's Most popular series,

undoubtedly’ll offer readers copious gaggling and tearies!

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

"The Burnheart Redemption" by Chelsea Curran Blog Tour and Two GiveAways




Genre:  Young Adult, Regency, Romance
Publisher: Cedar Fort
Publication date: April 10, 2018
Sixteen-year-old Adam Garrow ran away when he learned the truth about his father and his inheritance. After six long years away from his family’s estate, Adam returns to make amends with his parents and help his brother, Phillip, grow into his role as head of the estate. Before he even makes it to the door, a chance meeting with one Solana Rosenlund–his intend from before his self-imposed exile-sparks a fire in his heart that will not be quenched. But before they truly get a chance to explore their feelings for each other, Adam is devastated when ahead injury results in Solana forgetting that they had ever met.
Things only get worse when Phillip’s business venture to Morocco is commandeered by pirates. Adam and his friend Ian O’Connor leave England to rescue Phillip, and in doing so discover a sinister plot that threatens the Garrow estate and all those they left at home. Through conspiracy, sabotage, and kidnapping, can all three men survive what fate has thrown at them and find their way back to the women they love?

About the Author

Chelsea Curran lives in the desert valley of Arizona. Though secretly a romantic, she used to spend most of her time brooding over the idea of love until her college roommates (now best friends) introduced her to the exciting and fantastic world of romance novels. When she’s not teaching, dancing, painting, laughing or baking cookies, she’s in her blanket fort giggling over the handsome hero capturing the fair lady’s heart. And no matter how old she gets, that will never change.
Countless authors have inspired to her to write stories for those who seek the same ideas that brought her comfort, joy and hope for the future. By experience, she believes one good book can change a person’s life forever.

Author Interview

1. Who or what inspired you to become an author?
I was inspired to become an author during college when I first fell in love with contemporary romance novels. After witnessing many relationships fall apart in my life, I sought the philosophies of my favorite authors to help me figure out what mine were. When I began to have my own relationship experiences, I discovered I had a lot to stay about it. And I loved the idea of reaching out to someone like myself who would feel comfort and joy in the things I wrote.
2. Who are some of your favorite authors?
My list of favorite authors is endless, but to name a few are Anita Stansfield, Diana Gabaldon, Brandon Sanderson, Marissa Meyer, and Marcia Lynn McClure.
3. If you could go to tea with one of the characters from The Burnheart Redemption, who would you pick and why?
If I could go to tea with any of my characters from The Burnheart Redemption, it would definitely be Adam Garrow. Not only is he incredibly handsome, but he has a fascinating background with dozens of stories to tell, a great sense of humor, and a natural charm that would make for the best tea time conversation.
4. What inspired the idea for The Burnheart Redemption?
What first inspired The Burnheart Redemption was me and my two college roommates spending an Saturday relaxing and laughing the day away. That afternoon I had listened to the “Tangled” soundtrack, and the song “Kingdom Dance” had came on. Immediately I imagined the three of us in a regency setting dancing at a fancy ball with three dashing heroes of that time. Just for fun, I wrote a short story version for them that progressed into a full novel. And I will forever thank them for that inspiration and encouragement on that project.
5. What do you want readers to take away from reading The Burnheart Redemption?
I would love for my readers to know that the heroes in this story are based on very real men I’ve come to know in my life, who understand the meaning of respect, humility, chivalry, and sacrifice. To those readers, I hope they will take those examples I’ve written down to heart and remember that they deserve someone who also show those qualities. And of course I would hope that these fictional heroes will make them feel just as giddy as they made me.
6. What is your current WIP?  What can you tell us about it?
My current work in progress is a romantic comedy taking place at a Renaissance festival. The outline is still in the beginning stages, but it’s fun getting back into the contemporary genre and writing down all my ridiculous and amazing experiences I’ve gathered in the recent years. So expect some swoon-worthy knights in shining armor, and everything turning upside down when a metropolitan girl gets pulled into the world of medieval culture. This one is definitely dedicated to all my nerd friends who’ve made my life so much better after pulling me into their fandoms.

Behind the Scenes Facts About the Book

1. I started writing “The Burnheart Redemption” at nineteen years old. It became the first book I ever completed, and tried to publish.
2. The story took me six years to write, mainly because my writing skills were still developing, and I knew very little about romance. Growing up a little, I gained more perspective and wrote a much better version of the story that I’m proud of.
3. My main character, Adam Garrow, is based on a very real man I had a huge crush on at the time. But after six years, all three of my leading men have taken on traits of chivalrous men I’ve met throughout the years, and the book is mostly dedicated to them.
4. The story is based on a short story I wrote for my friends in college as we were all in love with pure romance novels. They also inspired characters in the book.
5. While editing the manuscript, I asked my attractive guy friends to dress as my characters and act out a few of the scenes. They even let me take their photos and publish them on my site. But this helped tremendously in better describing scenes that needed more visual detail.
6. I chose my romantic settings to be an apple orchard because it was where I always pictured my first kiss to be growing. Turns out my first kiss never came close to it, but still fun to write about.
7. When I first decided to give Ian O’Connor Irish origins, it had to do with my friend insisting I’d find a tall, dark and handsome man with an Irish accent to sweep me off my feet. So if not in real life, definitely vicariously through my imagination. 🙂
8. Solana Rosenlund is the leading heroine of the story, who has a younger sister name Faye. Though she’s a side character, she’s who I can identify with the most. Whereas Solana is who I’d wish more to be like as far as spirit and bravery goes.
9. Fun fact: The guy who dressed as Adam and took picture for the character profile on my website, I was actually dating at the time. During the editing process, a day before the submission deadline, I was no where near finished and stressed out of my mind. In my moment of need, he heroically rush over with a chocolate smoothie. After a much need hug and swoon-worthy kiss, I was inspired enough to crank out twenty more pages and hit “submit” just in time. Definitely one of my fondest memories.

Author Interview

1. Who or what inspired you to become an author?
I was inspired to become an author during college when I first fell in love with contemporary romance novels. After witnessing many relationships fall apart in my life, I sought the philosophies of my favorite authors to help me figure out what mine were. When I began to have my own relationship experiences, I discovered I had a lot to stay about it. And I loved the idea of reaching out to someone like myself who would feel comfort and joy in the things I wrote.
2. Who are some of your favorite authors?
My list of favorite authors is endless, but to name a few are Anita Stansfield, Diana Gabaldon, Brandon Sanderson, Marissa Meyer, and Marcia Lynn McClure.
3. If you could go to tea with one of the characters from The Burnheart Redemption, who would you pick and why?
If I could go to tea with any of my characters from The Burnheart Redemption, it would definitely be Adam Garrow. Not only is he incredibly handsome, but he has a fascinating background with dozens of stories to tell, a great sense of humor, and a natural charm that would make for the best tea time conversation.
4. What inspired the idea for The Burnheart Redemption?
What first inspired The Burnheart Redemption was me and my two college roommates spending an Saturday relaxing and laughing the day away. That afternoon I had listened to the “Tangled” soundtrack, and the song “Kingdom Dance” had came on. Immediately I imagined the three of us in a regency setting dancing at a fancy ball with three dashing heroes of that time. Just for fun, I wrote a short story version for them that progressed into a full novel. And I will forever thank them for that inspiration and encouragement on that project.
5. What do you want readers to take away from reading The Burnheart Redemption?
I would love for my readers to know that the heroes in this story are based on very real men I’ve come to know in my life, who understand the meaning of respect, humility, chivalry, and sacrifice. To those readers, I hope they will take those examples I’ve written down to heart and remember that they deserve someone who also show those qualities. And of course I would hope that these fictional heroes will make them feel just as giddy as they made me.
6. What is your current WIP?  What can you tell us about it?
My current work in progress is a romantic comedy taking place at a Renaissance festival. The outline is still in the beginning stages, but it’s fun getting back into the contemporary genre and writing down all my ridiculous and amazing experiences I’ve gathered in the recent years. So expect some swoon-worthy knights in shining armor, and everything turning upside down when a metropolitan girl gets pulled into the world of medieval culture. This one is definitely dedicated to all my nerd friends who’ve made my life so much better after pulling me into their fandoms.

Behind the Scenes Facts About the Book

1. I started writing “The Burnheart Redemption” at nineteen years old. It became the first book I ever completed, and tried to publish.
2. The story took me six years to write, mainly because my writing skills were still developing, and I knew very little about romance. Growing up a little, I gained more perspective and wrote a much better version of the story that I’m proud of.
3. My main character, Adam Garrow, is based on a very real man I had a huge crush on at the time. But after six years, all three of my leading men have taken on traits of chivalrous men I’ve met throughout the years, and the book is mostly dedicated to them.
4. The story is based on a short story I wrote for my friends in college as we were all in love with pure romance novels. They also inspired characters in the book.
5. While editing the manuscript, I asked my attractive guy friends to dress as my characters and act out a few of the scenes. They even let me take their photos and publish them on my site. But this helped tremendously in better describing scenes that needed more visual detail.
6. I chose my romantic settings to be an apple orchard because it was where I always pictured my first kiss to be growing. Turns out my first kiss never came close to it, but still fun to write about.
7. When I first decided to give Ian O’Connor Irish origins, it had to do with my friend insisting I’d find a tall, dark and handsome man with an Irish accent to sweep me off my feet. So if not in real life, definitely vicariously through my imagination. 🙂
8. Solana Rosenlund is the leading heroine of the story, who has a younger sister name Faye. Though she’s a side character, she’s who I can identify with the most. Whereas Solana is who I’d wish more to be like as far as spirit and bravery goes.
9. Fun fact: The guy who dressed as Adam and took picture for the character profile on my website, I was actually dating at the time. During the editing process, a day before the submission deadline, I was no where near finished and stressed out of my mind. In my moment of need, he heroically rush over with a chocolate smoothie. After a much need hug and swoon-worthy kiss, I was inspired enough to crank out twenty more pages and hit “submit” just in time. Definitely one of my fondest memories.

Review

"The Burnheart Redemption" by Chelsea Curran is a novel full of conspiracy, sabotage, and kidnapping. It is also a clean love story. I wanted to finish this book in a hurry because I just had to know how it ended. Every page just kept me reading. This is the first book by Chelsea Curran that I have read but now I have added her other book to my to be read list. This is a story that shows that secrets kept aren't always in the best interest of those they involve. I think one reason I liked this story was one of the main characters learns a secret and the subject of this secret is very dear to me as I have 4 grandsons by adoption. The scenes are written so well that I could imagine watching them in a movie instead of just reading them. I recommend "The Burnheart Redemption" by Chelsea Curran if you like stories with action, adventure, danger, romance and masked men and pirates and laugh out loud scenes. This is a clean read but a character uses the word hell twice and a character gets drunk but I would still recommend the book.

I received a complimentary copy by the author and Singing Librarian Books. These opinions are mine own.



Giveaway
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Comment on this blog for a chance to win an e-copy of The Burnheart Redemption.

Blog Stops

April 16-Reading Is My SuperPower 
 Bookworm Lisa 
April 17-Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations

Faery Tales Are Real 
April 18-Singing Librarian Books 

Remembrancy 
April 19-Heidi Reads…

Locks, Hooks and Books 
April 20-Reading, Writing & Stitch-Metic 
 Red Headed Book Lady 
April 21-Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen 

 Paulette’s Papers

"Spotlighting Amos Wyse and A GiveAway

Bio:
I am a semi-retired man who is happiest with some sort of dirt on my hands. I have an amazing wife, five sons and a pair of Labradors keeping me on my toes. I spent the summers of my youth in a small town in the Midwest. Much of the Barnville Stories come from people and places I knew then and keep dear to me now. One of the fondest memories I have from that time includes my grandmother reminding me to wave at passing trains “so that people know we are a friendly town.” We need more of that today.



Book Spotlight
Enjoy all five books of An Amish Life series now in one single author collection. Amish Stories from Barnville, Pennsylvania, Population 1300.

Contains:

Book 1, Planting Seeds: Caleb Fisher and his family welcome the new neighbors to their community. When a misunderstanding takes all of the quiet out of his peaceful life, he begins to wonder what type of seeds he has sown. Is the red-headed Ruby a gift from God or a thorny weed in his garden?

Book 2, Pulling Weeds: Caleb Fisher's "interchangeable" twin sisters, Emma and Lizzie, are up to their old tricks. When their prank backfires, in the worst possible way, can Caleb sort out his sisters and their suitors?

Book 3, A Harvest of Brides: Caleb and Ruby's big day is approaching quickly. However, this courting season, his sisters' find that their path towards marriage is not so smooth. Along with usual wedding preparations, Caleb is distracted. What is the secret his father is keeping?

Book 4, Forging Friendships: Sometimes the best way to see where we're headed is to consider where we have been. This is the story of Otto Lapp and how God uses imperfect men in His perfect plan.

Book 5, Building a Future: After wedding season excitement, the couples settle down to the challenges of newly married life. While the households are being set up, Ruby has concerns, and Naomi feels some
growing pains of her own.

Interview 

What pushed you into writing?
I have been telling stories my whole life. Many involved the memories of people I knew and the values they held dearMy wife, Laura J. Marshall, has been after me for years to write one down. When she offered to co-write with me, I ran out of excuses. “Planting Seeds” was that story. She then had me continue Caleb and Ruby’s story for another four shorts. I am in her debt for believing in me. 

What is Next?
We just released the sixth story revolving around the town of my youth renamed “Barnville” for these stories. We are currently shopping a bit different book to publishers. This new work would not be a Barnville story, but I think we can expect to hear more from Hannah, the Amish Shop Girl, as well.

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Saturday, April 14, 2018

"Fine Print" by Chautona Having

Book Title: Meddlin’ Madeline Fine Print  
Author: Chautona Havig  
Genre: Historical, Mystery  
Release Date: February 20, 2018

Budding detective, Miss Madeline Brown, has gained quite the reputation for “meddling” in the circa 1900 city of Rockland. With two successful “cases” under her belt, it was only a matter of time before she found something new to interest her insatiable curiosity. This time, however, the “curiosity” found her. Challenged by Edward Gastrel, to prove her deductive prowess, Madeline embarks on riddling out the puzzle of a journal left to him by his grandfather. If she can decode the contents, the local gentleman may find himself in the possession of something quite valuable. As usual, however, things aren’t as they seem, and Madeline finds herself in a race against more than time and ambiguity. 


to purchase : thttps://www.amazon.com/Fine-Print-Meddlin-Madeline-Book-ebook/dp/B07B7LWG25/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1523719430&sr=1-1&keywords=fine+print


About the Author 

Chautona Havig lives and writes in California’s Mojave Desert where she uses story to point readers to the Master Storyteller. 


My Review
"Fine Print" by Chautona Having is the third book in the
"Meddlin' Madeline" series. I have read all three and though the book does mention Maddie's past cases, this book could be read and understood without reading the other three but I recommend reading all three in order.

I enjoyed reading how Maggie solved the puzzle of the journal. I wish I had her detective skills because I couldn't solve the clues until it was pointed out in the story.

There were several quotes that I especially liked in this novel and they are as followed;  "Madeline, sometimes love means mutual interest growing into mutual affection and then love. Other times it is one person giving up his desires for what the other needs and trusting God our Father to know what is best for his children."

"Why do we ignore the simple act of prayer in favor of worry? " I ask myself this all the time, unfortunately the book didn't give the answer!

I really like this one "You told me to read as if I didn't have to and read it as one of my mystery stories because the Bible has mysteries to discover" This is talking about the Bible. Here is the rest of the quote " And I have. I've said to myself every day as I pick it up. "I wonder what I'd discover in this today? "

From the quotes that I have shared, you might get the idea that this is a book full of religious ideas and such but there isn't much more religion and Bible talk then what I have mentioned here. It is really a fun and light mystery story.

I was given a complimentary copy by the author and Celebrate Lit. These opinions are my own.




Wednesday, April 11, 2018

"Thank God for Boll Weevils " by Rhett Barbaree