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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

JustRead Tours Blog Blitz: Dance with Me by Tope Omotosho

Dance With Me Blog Blitz 

Welcome to the Blog Blitz & Giveaway for Dance with Me by Tope Omotosho, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


Dance with Me

Title: Dance with Me 
Author: Tope Omotosho
Publisher: Beautiful Feet Publishing
Release Date: January 19, 2020
Genre: Inspirational Fiction

The past is a tricky place. For some, it's a place to be desperately held on to, for others a place never to be revisited. 

For Micah Oramah, the pain of a profound loss has caused his faith to be shaken. Blinded by grief, he questions if serving God is actually worth it. 

Tomboy and makeup artist, Zainab Baruwa-Phillips is head over heels in love with God. The only cloud is her past which she is desperate to erase. However, she'll learn that her past is a strength God is looking to use for his glory. 

In Dance With Me, you'll experience the beauty of our individuality to God.

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Shola had called five times that evening and still, Tobi wasn’t ready to talk to him. It was only a matter of time before he came looking for her.  

Tobi popped some pop-corn into her mouth, a novel in another hand.

“Your ringtone is beginning to irritate me. It’s either you turn the phone off or put it on silent.” Detan complained, his eyes refocusing on the basketball game.

“Sorry,” she muttered.

“Who’s calling you sef?”

“Shola.”

He looked at her again. Eyes narrowed. Disbelief on his face. “Pick his call nau. Abi wetin happen? You guys are fighting again?”

“Somehow.”

Detan muted the game and faced her. “What happened?”

“It’s not that serious for you to mute your game.” She picked her phone and decided to send her husband a text. “We will be fine.”

“Talk jere.”

“I’m serious. Married couples have misunderstandings all the time.”

Detan raised his hairy brows. “Okay.” He turned and resumed watching the game. The sounds of the commentators filling the room once more.

“Did you tell him you are here?”

“Yes.” A lie.

 


Tope Omotosho 
Tope Omotosho is passionate about impacting the world through timeless wisdom and knowledge found in her thought-provoking stories. Her stories and articles cut across love, relationship, and romance in a way that does not deny the relevance of God in our everyday life. 

She is a devoted Christian passionate about bringing people to the knowledge of God’s true and unfailing love. You can read more about her stories and articles on www.lifegodandlove.com

CONNECT WITH TOPE: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram




(1) winner will receive an ebook copy of Dance with Me!

Dance with Me JustRead Giveaway

Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway will begin at midnight October 21, 2020 and last through 11:59 PM EST on October 28, 2020. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

JustRead Tours Blog Tour: Softly Blows the Bugle by Jan Drexler

Softly Blows the Bugle Blog Tour 

Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for Softly Blows the Bugle by Jan Drexler, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!




Softly Blows the Bugle
Title: Softly Blows the Bugle 
Series: The Amish of Weaver's Creek #3 
Author: Jan Drexler 
Publisher: Revell 
Release Date: October 20, 2020 
Genre: Christian Historical Amish Romance 

Welcome back to the Amish community at Weaver's Creek, where the bonds of family and faith bind up the brokenhearted. 

When Elizabeth Kaufman received the news of her husband's death at the Battle of Vicksburg in 1863, she felt only relief. She determined that she would never be at the mercy of any man again, even if it meant not having a family of her own. Then along came Aaron Zook . . . 

Despite the severity of his injuries, Aaron has resolved to move west and leave the pain of the past behind him. He never imagined that the Amish way of life his grandfather had rejected long ago would be so enticing. That, and a certain widow he can't get out of his mind. 

Yet, even in a simple community, life has a way of getting complicated. Aaron soon finds that while he may have left the battlefield behind, there is another fight he must win--the one for the heart of the woman he loves. 



Amish Fiction is my favorite Genre to read. I especially enjoy when it is adds in Historical Fiction.  Jan Drexler is an WONDERFUL Author and I thoroughly enjoy her books and Softly Blows the Bugle was no exception. 

Elizabeth Kaufman is a new widow, her husband dying in War. Elizabeth felt
relief instead of grief in the loss of her husband. He was not Amish, like her, and the marriage was a struggle. Elizabeth isn't interested in marrying again, that is until she meets Aaron Zook, a friend of her brother. Aaron's Grandfather rejected the Amish faith, but Aaron is growing fond of the Simple Life of the Amish faith. He is struggling though to win the heart of Elizabeth, especially since there is another man, Samuel, trying to win her heart. Although, it seems Samuel has devious intentions and really only wants her land, not her love. Will Elizabeth allow her heart to be open to love again? Is there love in the horizon for Aaron and Elizabeth? 

I truly enjoyed this book, from the very first chapter. Amish usually marry 
Amish and it was surprising that Elizabeth's first husband wasn't Amish. 
The characters in this book have a good connection and the book flows
well. This is book #3 in The Amish of Weaver's Creek series, but it a GREAT stand alone novel. I have not read the first 2 in this series, but I intend to now. I look forward to more books from Jan Drexler. Cozy Book! 










Jan Drexler

Photo Credit: Roaming Reflections Photography

Jan Drexler brings a unique understanding of Amish traditions and beliefs to her writing. Her ancestors were among the first Amish, Mennonite, and Brethren immigrants to Pennsylvania in the 1700s, and their experiences are the inspiration for her stories. Jan lives in the Black Hills of South Dakota with her husband, where she enjoys hiking and spending time with her expanding family. She is the author of The Sound of Distant ThunderThe Roll of the DrumsHannah's ChoiceMattie's Pledge (a 2017 Holt Medallion finalist), and Naomi's Hope, as well as several Love Inspired historical novels.

CONNECT WITH JAN: Website | Facebook | Instagram




(1) winner will receive a Softly Blows the Bugle prize package including: "The Amish of Weaver’s Creek" three-book series (The Sound of Distant Thunder, The Roll of the Drums, and Softly Blows the Bugle), Winter Mug & hot cocoa packets, Lavender Hand Lotion Bar from Fairchild Lamb & Wool (Canby, Minnesota), “One Minute with God” perpetual calendar, Thanksgiving Turkey shelf sitter, Laura Ingalls Wilder notepad, Jan Drexler sticky notes, bookmarks, and pen!

Softly Blows the Bugle JustRead Giveaway

Be sure to check out each stop on the tour as well as our Softly Blows the Bugle Takeover Tour (October 28-30) for more chances to win. Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway will begin at midnight October 19, 2020 and last through 11:59 PM EST on November 4, 2020. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.

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Sunday, October 18, 2020

Celebrate Lit Blog Tour: Cross Addicted by Paula Jauch





 


Paula was broken, traumatized, and bound by many addictions, but today she is free. And that is God’s desire for you, too!

Paula Jauch’s life was controlled by trauma and addiction. Born into neglect and addiction, she inherited self-destructive patterns and emotional prisons she could not escape She experimented with crack at age thirteen, became pregnant at fifteen, was initiated into a Hispanic gang, and bore her second child by the time she was eighteen. Starved for acceptance and worth, she began cutting her body, and developed a near-fatal disorder for twenty years.

Cross Addicted follows Paula’s raw, stumbling journey toward freedom. You will find renewed hope and practical steps of recovery.

  • Recognize that there is nothing wrong with you.
  • Learn how to forgive yourself and others.
  • Understand addiction and trauma and the healing process through recovery.
  • Find freedom by understanding what Jesus did on the cross.

 

Click here to get your copy!

 


The things that happen in your childhood can have a long lasting effect on you and well into adulthood. Adulthood is really shaped by your childhood. PaulaJauch didn't allow her childhood shape her Adult Life. 

Paula Jauch had a very trauma filled Childhood. Her parents were addicts, whoneglected their children. Paula was seeking love and acceptance from anyonewho would give it to her. She experimented with drugs at an early age. Pregnantat 15, joined a gang, pregnant again at 18. She had an eating disorder for well over 20yrs. Paula was suffering, but she wanted to break the suffering and heal from her past. Paula was able to BREAK FREE from her past when she found God's LOVE. The therapy, counseling and support groups help, but Paula was truly FREE when she gave her life to Christ and he began the transformation and healing in her. 

Paula Jauch really opened up in this book and did not hold back about her personal struggles and trauma. I haven't experienced the Trauma Paula did in her life, but I was very encouraged reading her story. Cross Addicted is about letting Go of the pastand allowing God's Love lead to healing and FREEDOM from the past. I HIGHLY recommend this book for anyone needing encouragement and who has Trauma from their past that is holding them back from living life to the fullest. 






Paula Jauch’s life experience enables her speaking and writing to empower people from all walks of life. She shares her inspirational story all around the world through speaking and radio. Her goal is to carry this message to the forefront. She loves encouraging and motivating her audiences to live a life of freedom in Christ. She is a happily married mother of four and a proud Nana. In her spare time, you might find her at a favorite Mexican restaurant. Paula lives in West Michigan.

Paula’s work experience led her to realize she needed healing from childhood trauma after growing up in abuse and addiction. After she graduated from an alternative education high school and had two children by age eighteen, her heart was drawn to jobs to help children like herself. She worked seven years at the Juvenile Court Schools in Las Vegas, Nevada, and five years at the Clark County Department of Family Services, as a juvenile service assistant, working with troubled teens. In 2004 she relocated to Terre Haute, Indiana, where she worked for two years at Gibault Inc., as a youth specialist, working with teen boy sex offenders. After leaving the Gibault home, she worked a few months at the Vigo County Courthouse as a bailiff, but decided to leave her job when it became uncomfortable, because her family name was well known in the court system.

What she learned through all of her work experience is that if these kids didn’t get the proper help they needed, they would get involved in a gang, addicted to drugs or alcohol, land in prison, or even face death. Paula knew she was being called to take a step of faith and action and get the help she needed so she could help others who experienced similar childhoods.

Even though Paula’s story and passion centers around youth, men and women of all ages will be inspired by her story of restoration. Connect with Paula www.paulajauch.com or follow her on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter @paulajauch.

 

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Why did you write the book?

 

After graduating from an alternative education high school and having two children by the age eighteen, my heart was drawn to jobs to help children like myself. I started out by working seven years at a Juvenile Court Schools in Las Vegas, Nevada, and five years at the Clark County Department of Family Services, as a juvenile service assistant, working with troubled teens. In 2004, I relocated to Terre Haute, Indiana, where I worked for two years at Gibault Inc., as a youth specialist, working with teen boy sex offenders. After leaving the Gibault home, I worked a few months at the Vigo County Courthouse as a bailiff. However, I eventually decided to leave my job within a few months because it became uncomfortable since my family name was well-known in the court system. My work experiences led me to start asking questions and made me realize I needed my own healing from childhood trauma after growing up in abuse and addiction.

 

What I learned through all of my work experiences and my own life struggles is that if kids don’t get the proper help they need, they will either get involved in a gang, become addicted to drugs or alcohol, end up in prison, or even death. I knew God was calling me to take a step of faith and action to get the help I needed, so I could help others who experienced similar childhoods.

 

Trauma may be the greatest mission field of the 21st century, and the most misunderstood issue of our day.

 

My healing journey began when I could no longer pretend everything was okay. After being stuck in my trauma and my own addictions for years, I knew I needed to write a book and let others know there is a way out. My book was birthed out of my healing process. Cross Addicted: Breaking Free from Family Trauma and Addiction offers a hopeful path to recovery for those who are hurting and traumatized.

 

One in four U.S. students will witness or experience a traumatic event before the age four, and more than two-thirds by age sixteen.


Texas Book-aholic, October 10

For Him and My Family, October 11

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, October 12

Simple Harvest Reads, October 13 (Author Interview)

Captive Dreams Window, October 13

Inklings and notions, October 14

Through the Fire Blogs, October 15

Locks, Hooks and Books, October 16

Artistic Nobody, October 17 (Guest Review from Joni Truex)

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, October 18

deb’s Book Review, October 18

Ashley’s Bookshelf, October 19

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, October 20

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, October 21

Sara Jane Jacobs, October 22

Splashes of Joy, October 23


To celebrate her tour, Paula is giving away the grand prize of a signed copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

https://promosimple.com/ps/101f5/cross-addicted-celebration-tour-giveaway





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Celebrate Lit Blog Tour: Marry Me for Real, Cowboy by Valerie Comer





Book:  Marry Me for Real, Cowboy

Author: Valerie Comer

Genre:  Christian Contemporary Romance

Release Date: September 8, 2020

 

Adam Cavanagh’s rodeo championship tastes like dirt after a competitor’s critical injury, but going home to his family’s Montana ranch isn’t much of an improvement. If not even the coveted trophy earns his stepfather’s respect, what will it take?

Riley Dunning’s quick thinking is all that’s keeping her body, soul, and principles together, but demanding a kiss from a hunky cowboy to deter the weirdo following her might be taking things too far… especially when the cowboy comes up with a risky plan that might offer them both stability. If it doesn’t backfire completely.

Will a fake engagement give Adam and Riley the leg up they each need, or will the cost to their hearts be too high? Because neither believes the other will want to marry them… for real.

 

Click here to get your copy!


I LOVE Christian Romance books and add in a Cowboy story, I am hooked! Valerie Comer is a wonderful Author and I was excited to see that she has anew series. 

Riley Dunning is being followed by a guy that makes her uncomfortable. She quickly thinks and demands a kiss from a "Hunky Cowboy". That kiss was just the beginning for Riley Dunning and Adam Cavanagh. Adam's home life and family dynamics are not good and he so wants love and respect from his family. He conjures up a plan with Riley and they decide to pretend to be engaged. Will their "fake engagement" lead to true love? Will their plan backfire with Adam's family life? 

I truly enjoyed this book. The book captured from me from the very beginning. The storyline flowed well and the book was an easy and fast read. The characters were interesting. The only thing that caught me off guard for a few minutes was the "fake engagement". Being that this is a Christian book, my thought was the lying and deception taking place. I kept reading and the ending of the book was amazing and it revealed some good things. I am very much looking forward to the next book in this series! FANTASTIC READ! 




 

Valerie Comer is a USA Today bestselling author and a two-time Word Award winner. She writes engaging characters, strong communities, and deep faith into her green clean romances.

Valerie’s life on a small farm in western Canada provides the seed for stories of contemporary Christian romance. She only hopes her imaginary friends enjoy their happily-ever-afters as much as she does hers, shared with her husband, adult kids, and adorable granddaughters.

 

 

More from Valerie

Oh, cowboys…

 

Four years after I began publishing farm romances, I added my first cowboy romance series to the lineup. “It’s not that different,” I told myself and anyone who would listen. “Ranches are almost the same as farms. A few more horses, a few less random other animals!”

 

Ah, but cowboys are deemed more attractive than farmers! Maybe it’s their uniform. You know, a Stetson. Plaid snap-front shirts under denim jackets. Well-worn jeans. Cowboy boots. That combo looks better on a book cover than the stereotypical farmer in a straw hat, overalls, and rubber boots!

 

Whether focusing on cowboys, farmers, or gardeners, all of my green clean romances feature engaging characters, strong communities, and deep faith. Are the characters perfect Christians? Nope. No more than you and I are. There’s always room to grow.

 

In Marry Me for Real, Cowboy, the first story in my new Cavanagh Cowboys Romance, Adam decides a fiancĂ©e is just what he needs to impress his stepfather. Not that Adam wants to get married any time soon, but surely it won’t come to that! But… how long do you think it will take for him to realize that he’s living a lie and not trusting God to handle his future? What will his path be to resolve his lack of faith as well as move forward both in romance and in his relationship with his stepdad? You may have to read Marry Me for Real, Cowboy and find out!

— Valerie Comer



Lighthouse academy, October 6

Fiction Full of Faith, October 6

Texas Book-aholic, October 7

deb’s Book Review, October 7

Sara Jane Jacobs, October 8

Genesis 5020, October 8

For Him and My Family, October 9

The Book Chic Blog, October 9

Inklings and notions, October 10

Joanne Markey, October 10

Locks, Hooks and Books, October 11

Simple Harvest Reads, October 11 (Guest Review from Mindy Houng)

Abba’s Prayer Warrior Princess, October 12

Ashley’s Bookshelf, October 13

Mypreciousbits, October 13

Artistic Nobody, October 14 (Guest Review from Joni Truex)

Vicky Sluiter, October 14

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, October 15

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, October 16

Musings of a Sassy Bookish Mama, October 16

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, October 17

Blossoms and Blessings, October 17

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, October 18

Britt Reads Fiction, October 18

Splashes of Joy, October 19

Book Love, October 19 (Guest Review from Donna Cline)




To celebrate her tour, Valerie is giving away the grand prize package of a complete paperback set of all six books in the Saddle Springs Romance series!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

https://promosimple.com/ps/101db/marry-me-for-real-cowboy-celebration-tour-giveaway





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Friday, October 16, 2020

Celebrate Lit Blog Tour: Brought To Book by Barbara Cornthwaite

 




Book:  Brought to Book

Author: Barbara Cornthwaite

Genre:  Christian cozy mystery

Release Date:  June 24, 2020

There’s nothing in Emily Post about dealing with murder.

Katrina just wanted to spend time among the books at Frank’s Bookstore. Yes, that’s an unimaginative name for a store, but Frank’s an unimaginative guy–or he was.

Now he and his murder are the reason Katrina is spending her spare time with Wilkester detective, Todd Mason. Or, that’s what she tells herself.

Why would anyone want to kill Frank Delaney? Who would do it? And is Katrina herself even safe?

Mixing faith, literary humor, sweet romance, and a cozy mystery that will keep you guessing, Barbara Cornthwaite’s first Wilkester Mystery has everything you want for a cozy read.

Begin your investigation of Brought to Book today.

 

Click here to get your copy!


Cozy and Bookstore= a Book that is right up my alley! The cover and synopsis really drew my attention to this book and my desire to read it. 

Katrina Peters loves hanging out at the local bookstore, Frank's Bookstore,
and has become friends with the owner Frank. Things take a turn when the
Bookstore owner is murdered and Katrina is the only witness to the crime. 
Katrina is cooperating with the Detective assigned to the case. Todd Mason, the detective assigned to the case and eagerly wants to solve the Murder case.He and Katrina become friends as they continue to work on the case, but could that friendship be showing signs of a love interest. Katrina is not sureshe is ready for a relationship, but has some great friends who guide her andgive her Godly advice. Will Katrina and Todd solve the case and even more so,will their friendship flourish to a relationship? 

I absolutely LOVED this book!  Like Katrina, I also love hanging out in Bookstores and I also love hanging out at Libraries. The twists and turns in the book kept  me intrigued and deep into reading the book. I also LOVE how the author, Barbara Cornthwaite, has a Christian theme throughout the book. Christian Fiction, Romance,and Mystery all in one book, make this such a wonderful book. I am very much looking forward to Book 2 in this Wilkester Mystery series! 




Barbara Cornthwaite lives in the middle of Ireland with her husband and children. She taught college English before “retiring” to do something she loves far more; her days are now filled with homeschooling her six children, trying to keep the house tidy (a losing battle), and trying to stay warm in the damp Irish climate (also a losing battle). She is surrounded by medieval castles, picturesque flocks of sheep, and ancient stone monuments. These things are unappreciated by her children, who are more impressed by traffic jams, skyscrapers, and hot weather.

 

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Meeting of the Minds

A Wilkester Mysteries Introduction

Detective Todd Mason knew Katrina was the one the first time he met her. The woman had witnessed a murder—if not with her eyes, at least with her ears. She’d seen the man dying and called for help, afraid all the while that the killer would return for her. So much he’d been told before he went into the interrogation room.

“How’s she handling it?” he asked the officer who had arrived first at the scene and escorted her to the police station.

“Not too badly,” said Gary. “She’s in shock, of course, but she’s trying to hold it together. Katrina Peters. She’s in Room 2.”

He’d gone in then and gotten his first look at her. Late thirties or early forties. Brown hair that fell to her shoulders in loose waves. Brown eyes that were red-rimmed from crying. Hands clutching a tissue. She managed a faint smile when he walked in.

“Hello, Ms. Peters. I’m Detective Todd Mason. I need to ask you some questions, if that’s all right.”

“Miss,” she said, almost as a reflex.

“I beg your pardon?” Todd wasn’t sure he’d heard her correctly.

“It’s Miss Peters.” She said it firmly, repudiating the term Ms. even at such a stressful moment. Something made her blush then, and he saw her glance at his left hand. “Never mind,” she murmured.

She’s afraid I’ll think she’s trying to advertize her availability. It amused Todd to see the blush—if only she knew how refreshing it was to see a woman who would even be conscious of such a thing. Old fashioned, he thought. In a good way.

She answered his questions as calmly as she could, and even apologized for the tears that insisted on coming out now and then. When she alluded to Daniel in the lion’s den, he knew she really was out of the ordinary, and it took all his self-control not to offer to drive her home himself.

To join the investigation, read your copy of Brought to Book today.

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, October 10

21st Century Keeper at Home, October 10

The Avid Reader, October 10

Book Reviews From an Avid Reader, October 11

Remembrancy, October 11

For the Love of Literature, October 12

Worthy2Read, October 12

Genesis 5020, October 12

deb’s Book Review, October 13

Blogging With Carol, October 13

Robin’s Nest, October 13

Texas Book-aholic, October 14

Losing the Busyness, October 14

April Hayman, Author, October 14

Babbling Becky L’s Book Impressions, October 15

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, October 15

Inklings and notions, October 16

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, October 16

Daysong Reflections, October 16

Older & Smarter?, October 17

For Him and My Family, October 17

Ashley’s Bookshelf, October 18

Just Your Average reviews, October 18

Lis Loves Reading, October 18

Locks, Hooks and Books, October 19

As He Leads is Joy, October 19

Emily Yager, October 19

Sodbusterliving, October 20

Artistic Nobody, October 20 (Guest Review from Joni Truex)

Labor Not in Vain, October 20

She Lives To Read, October 21

Bizwings Blog, October 21

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, October 21

Godly Book Reviews, October 22

Mary Hake, October 22

Vicky Sluiter, October 22

A Modern Day Fairy Tale, October 23

Sara Jane Jacobs, October 23




To celebrate her tour, Barbara is giving away the grand prize package of a $25 Amazon gift card and a paperback of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

https://promosimple.com/ps/10210/brought-to-book-celebration-tour-giveaway





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