Thursday, September 27, 2018

JustRead Tours: Christmas with the Cowboy Blog Tour and Giveaway

Welcome to CHRISTMAS WITH THE COWBOY Blog Tour with JustRead Publicity Tours.


Title: Christmas with the Cowboy
Series: Big Heart Ranch, Book 3
Author: Tina Radcliffe
Publisher: Love Inspired
Release Date: September 18, 2018
Home for the holidays

A second chance at love on Big Heart Ranch
Former Navy SEAL Zach Norman has been avoiding his ranching roots—and the woman he couldn’t have. Back to visit his brother’s widow, Emma Maxwell Norman, and her adorable toddler twins, the bah-humbug cowboy is roped into helping prepare the ranch for the holidays. Working side by side, can Emma and Zach overcome their troubled past…and receive the greatest Christmas gift of all—love?

LINKS: Goodreads | Amazon | iTunes | Book Depository | BAM! | Book Bub


Tina March 2018 2Originally from Western, N.Y., Tina Radcliffe left home for a tour of duty with the Army Security Agency (a branch of the NSA) stationed in Augsburg, Germany and ended up in Tulsa, Oklahoma. While living in Tulsa she spent ten years as a Certified Oncology R.N. Her move to Colorado led to a career as a library cataloger. A freelance writer for over twenty years, Tinamanages Seekerville, 13 author blog which is starting its tenth year. Seekerville is a Writer’s Digest 101 Best Websites for Writers award winner.

Tina is a two-time RWA Golden Heart finalist, a 2012 ACFW Carol Award finalist, a 2014 ACFW Mentor of the Year finalist, a 2014 Golden Quill finalist and a 2014 ACFW Carol Award winner. In 2016 Safe in the Fireman's Arms was a Holt Medallion Merit Award finalist and a Detroit Bookseller's Best finalist and a NERFA finalist. She has won first place in over twenty RWA chapter affiliated contests in her career. Tina is also a short story writer and has sold over twenty short stories to Woman’s World Magazine. She currently resides in Arizona where she writes fun, heartwarming romance.

TO CONNECT WITH TINA: website,  facebook,  twitter,  pinterest,  instagram, Book Bub

Tina also have a great newsletter filled with fun facts and great giveaways for her newsletter subscribers. Sign up for her newsletter HERE.

My Thoughts and Review:

I really enjoy reading Inspirational Romance and was excited about this book, Christmas with the Cowboy. This is book 3 of a 4 book series in a Love Inspired book. I haven't read the first 2 books in the series, YET, but fully intend to.

I dove right into the book as soon as I received it. It started off fast and never stopped. The book is so smooth to read and the storyline gets exciting from the beginning. I tend to read books "without putting it down" when the book starts off as good as this does.

I love how Zach and Emma reignite a "Lost Love" after Emma's becomes a widow. Love can do wonderful things to a person, and that proves true for Zach who usually is "bah humbug", but finds joy when falling in love with Emma again.

If you like Christian Romance and enjoy a fast read, this book is for you!! GREAT book!

Book Rating: 5 out of 5 stars!


Tina has graciously offered (1) winner an awesome Christmas with the Cowboy prize pack that includes:
  • An autographed copy of Christmas with the Cowboy
  • LED Christmas Bulb Necklace
  • $50 Amazon gift card.
Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule shown below.  Complete prize open to US mailing addresses only.  For our giveaway rules and policy, click HERE.
Be sure to stop at a stop each day for extra entries!


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(All stops expected to post by 12:00 NOON EST)

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

About Tori Kelly and the Hiding Place CD
On her new album Hiding Place, L.A.-based singer/songwriter Tori Kelly honors her deepest musical passion and delivers an R&B-infused, infectiously melodic take on classic gospel. The follow-up to her full-length debut Unbreakable Smile—a 2015 release that premiered at #2 on the Billboard 200—Hiding Place finds the co-star of the 2016 feature film Sing teaming up with 12-time Grammy Award-winning gospel legend Kirk Franklin. With a lush yet simply adorned sound beautifully suited to Kelly’s incomparable voice, the Franklin-produced album includes such standouts as the slow-burning, harmony-infused lead single “Help Us to Love” and the powerfully radiant, full-choir-driven “Soul’s Anthem.”

As she embraces gospel’s boundless intensity and pushes her vocal performance like never before, Hiding Place offers up what Franklin refers to as “hope-pop”—a classification that fully resonates with Kelly. “One of the things I want for this album is for people to feel uplifted and encouraged when they listen,” says the 2016 Grammy Award nominee for Best New Artist, who’s now at work on her next pop album. “I want them to know that, no matter what they’re going through, there’s a God who loves them so much and so unconditionally, and there’s always a reason to feel hope. That’s what I really believe in, and I want everyone out there to hear my heart.”

My Thoughts and Review: 
I am a new "fan" of Tori Kelly, just discovering her music and talent recently. I listened to the entire CD and it was just AMAZING. The R&B mixed with Pop and also some Gospel, just brings out a soulful and peaceful sound throughout the CD. Tori Kelly has a voice that just calms the soul, yet lifts it up as she sings. My favorite track from this CD was the first release "Never Alone" featuring Kirk Franklin. Take a listen to the song below via the Video.

If you are looking for a soulful and uplifting CD, the Hiding Place by Tori Kelly should go on your "must buy" list!

Places to Buy: Amazon, Google Play, iTunes 
Check your local retailer for the CD also.

The First Release: Never Alone Featuring Kirk Franklin 

Where to Find Tori Kelly Online: 

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Saturday, September 15, 2018

The Christy Awards Blitz Tour

the Christy Awards blitz

If there were a Christian fiction version of the Oscars, The Christy Awards would be it. And we are teaming up with The Christy Awards to help you read good fiction!

Some of the best of the best, in fact. Last year's 2017 Christy Award winners included The Lady & The Lionheart (Joanne Bischof), A Note Yet Unsung (Tamera Alexander), Her One and Only (Becky Wade), The Mark of the King (Jocelyn Green), The Silent Songbird (Melanie Dickerson), The Long Journey to Jake Palmer (James Rubart), and more!

2017 Christy Awards
Image Source: The Christy Awards
The 2018 Christy Award Celebration Gala is coming up on November 7, 2018 but first the finalists will be announced on September 19th!! And you don't want to miss it! Make sure you're following along with their social media accounts so you don't miss the big announcement!

Christys invite

The Christy Award team invites you to two events that celebrate fiction, both held on November 7, 2018 at Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN!

First, from 1-5:30pm, is the Art of Writing Conference - a focused conference for writers, storytellers, and publishing curators. This is a half day of intensive seminars that celebrate the creative life, provide practical tips for overcoming challenges in a rapidly-changing industry, and answer questions authors are asking. Head here for a full list of speakers, including Carla Laureano, Joanne Bischof, Donald Miller, and Charles Martin.

Then, starting at 7:00pm, The Christy Award Dinner Gala will celebrate the art of Christian fiction, announce the 2018 winners of The Christy Award, and honor the power of Story, the legacy of Madeleine L’Engle, and the year's best in Christian fiction.

Wanna know which authors will be at The Christy Awards gala? How about Charles Martin, Carla Laureano, Francine Rivers, Sarah Arthur, and Cynthia Ruchti, for starters? Many of the finalists will be there too so make sure you follow The Christy Award on social media for the big announcement on the 19th!

christy awards gift card giveaway

On behalf of the ECPA, JustRead is giving away a $25 Amazon gift card (US only) to help you read good fiction!

Enter via the Rafflecopter giveaway below. Giveaway will begin at midnight September 15, 2018 and last through 11:59pm September 21, 2018. US only. Winners will be notified within a week of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.


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Thursday, September 13, 2018

An Unpresentable Glory blog tour and Giveaway JustRead Tours


Welcome to the blog tour & giveaway for An Unpresentable Glory by Eleanor K. Gustafson, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


an  unpresentable  glory Title: An Unpresentable Glory  
Author: Eleanor K. Gustafson  
Publisher: Ambassador International  
Release Date: July 1, 2018  
Genre: Contemporary Fiction, Romance  

͞I trusted you, and some day, you may know just how much you hold in your hands.͟

Linda Jensen leads a relatively quiet life in Westchester County, New York, as the owner of a highly-acclaimed garden. Inherited from her parents, the garden is her pride and joy. What is not so joyful is finding a strange man sprawled near her delphiniums! The mysterious man is sick, unable to do anything more than drink water—and beg for secrecy. Ignoring all alarm bells, Linda sees to his needs, but her caring act takes on unexpected significance, an unpresentable glory.

Seeds of trust, and perhaps love, are planted in Linda’s garden haven. But as secrets are revealed and scandal hits the headlines, the act of caring for this man threatens to tarnish both of their reputations. Like weeds in Linda’s garden, circumstances threaten to choke out their fledgling relationship, and small moments prove to be the biggest influencers—on a national scale.



Ellie grew up in Branchville, NJ, in a county with more cows than people. She attended Wheaton College in Illinois as a music major, then married a pastor/college professor/tree farmer/organist and writer. Together, they have three children and eight grandchildren. Music was Ellie’s first love until she tried on the cloak of writing and found it a comfortable fit. However, early writing attempts saw friends—and even her mother—advising her to stick to music as a career. She pushed manfully along, though, and An Unpresentable Glory is her sixth novel. ͞God first touched me through story,͟ Ellie says, ͞and made the bigger Story come alive. I love Him passionately!͟

 CONNECT: Website | Facebook | Twitter

My Thoughts and Review: 

I began reading An Unpresentable Glory and was at first thinking it was a "lovey" Romance book, although it seems it is it also a lot of real life being told through the main characters.

Jay and Linda, the main characters, are an unlikely couple. They overcome many struggles to eventually form a relationship.The relationship becomes a LOVE story!

The plot takes many twists and turns, but that is what keeps the book wanting to read and finish! Some of the real life topics that were touched upon in this book were mental illness, tragedy, loneliness and politics. I would have never expected those topics to be in a Romance novel, but Author Eleanor Gustafson makes them work within the story line.

The book takes only about 5 minutes before it gets REALLY good and hard to put down! GREAT book!

Book Rating: I give this book 5 out of 5 Stars! Intriguing and Interesting read!

an  unpresentable  glory  blog  giveaway
(1) winner will receive:
Enter via the Rafflecopter giveaway below. Giveaway will begin at midnight September 10, 2018 and last through 11:59pm September 17, 2018. US only. Winners will be notified within a week of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.

Follow along at JustRead for a full schedule & more chances to win!

Disclaimer: “I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of this book. All views expressed are my own opinion and I received no other compensation for my opinion. 

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