January 22, 2020

Cover Reveal: The Cottage on Wildflower Lane


COVER REVEAL!

The Cottage on Wildflower Lane

Esther's life isn't perfect (whose is?) – but she's happy enough living in her title flat with her boyfriend, Josh.
But that's about to change.
Bored out of her mind in work, she wishes that something, anything, would happen to liven her life up.
Unfortunately, her wish comes true when Josh calls her from the airport to tell her he's going to work in a bar in Spain, and she's not invited. Esther is devastated, and her unhappiness is compounded when she discovers she can actually view the bar via a webcam link and watch him chatting up other girls.
But when she inadvertently clicks on a link to another webcam which shows a pretty cottage and the rather hunky man who lives in it, her interest is piqued and she wishes she could get to know him.
Wishes don't really come true, though – do they...?

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Pre-order Links: 
UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B083QRXBW9
US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B083QRXBW9 
Publication Date: 14th February

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Liz Davies - Bio

Liz Davies writes feel-good, light-hearted stories with a hefty dose of romance, a smattering of humour, and a great deal of love.
She’s married to her best friend, has one grown-up daughter, and when she isn’t scribbling away in the notepad she carries with her everywhere (just in case inspiration strikes), you’ll find her searching for that perfect pair of shoes. She loves to cook but isn’t very good at it, and loves to eat - she’s much better at that! Liz also enjoys walking (preferably on the flat), cycling (also on the flat), and lots of sitting around in the garden on warm, sunny days.
She currently lives with her family in Wales, but would ideally love to buy a camper can and travel the world in it. 

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January 21, 2020

Spotlight & GIVEAWAY: A Promise to Keep

A Promise to Keep JustRead Blog + Quote Tour 
Welcome to the Blog + Quote Tour (and Giveaway!) for A Promise to Keep by Melony Teague, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK

A Promise to Keep by Melony Teague
Title: A Promise to Keep 
Author: Melony Teague 
Publisher: Anaiah Press 
Release Date: January 21, 2020 
Genre: Inspirational Contemporary Romance

Research librarian Savannah Sanderson wants nothing more than to escape into her happily-ever-after novels with their larger-than-life fictional heroes. But a promise to her late husband has her attending her dreaded twenty-year high school reunion, drinking ghastly punch, and taking desperate measures just to keep her vow, even if she has to hide behind the décor to do it.

Once a reckless troublemaker, Michael McCann fled town after graduation. Now a professional technical rescuer, he’s back for the reunion, but on his trip down memory lane, he soon comes face to face with unresolved issues, namely Savannah.

Before the night is over, a pact between these two old friends will lead them on an adventure into uncharted emotional territory where Michael must confront his past regrets and find the courage to reveal the truth. But can Savannah fly from her sheltered nest and risk her heart on a real-life hero?

PURCHASE LINKS*: Goodreads | Amazon | Book Depository


QUOTE

“The things in my life that bring regret are not so much things I did. More like things I didn’t do. Words I should have said. Moments I should have cherished. It’s funny, but in hindsight, I see them all clearly. It’s harder to recognize an opportunity you’re missing while you’re in it.” – Michael McCann. 


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Melony Teague

Melony Teague writes contemporary romance with a dash of humor, she loves to inspire and motivate others through her written words, and she believes everyone has a story to tell. Melony is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, and she is the co-author of As the Ink Flows, a devotional for authors. Her fiction debut, A Promise to Keep releases, Jan 21, 2020. Melony was born in South Africa and now lives in Toronto with her handsome husband, their two teenagers, and does the bidding of her two adorable cats.

CONNECT WITH MELONY:  Website | FacebookTwitter | Instagram

TOUR GIVEAWAY

(1) winner will receive a prize package including Mocktails book, 4 pins: 2 x Embrace Life, 2x Be Original, 1 large pretty napkin (tropical flowers), 1 small cocktail napkins (with maple leaves on them), A Promise to Keep bookmarks and an Amazon gift card $10 value!

A Promise to Keep JustRead Giveaway

Full tour schedule shown below. Giveaway will begin at midnight January 20, 2020 and last through 11:59 PM EST on January 27, 2020. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. Open to US/CAN only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.

 

Follow along at JustRead Tours for a full list of stops!
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January 15, 2020

Otter B Kind



“Kindness doesn’t cost a thing
And thoughtfulness is free.
So, when you have a chance, be kind.
It’s how you Otter B!”


Otter B Kind is an adorable hardcover book designed for pre-school and kindergarten aged children. It shares the sweet biblical sentiment of Ephesians 4:32—Be kind and tender to one another.

Otter B is disappointed when he learns his best friend, Franklin, isn’t able to come outside to play because he is sick. But rather than focus on himself, he chooses to think of how his friend must feel. He does a very kind deed, and everyone involved feels better in their hearts.

This is my first taste of the Otter B series. The otter is so cute, the play on his name is fun, and the colorful illustrations are lively and expressive. The six-book series shares biblical character traits—kindness, honesty, trustworthiness, braveness, helpfulness, and taking turns—in a fun and memorable way!

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The Power of Favor

If you’ve listened to Joel Osteen’s sermons on television or on his Sirius station, then you know he oozes with positivity and encouragement, so it’s no surprise this book offers the same. He shows how God is our author and His favor will make things happen in our lives we never dreamed possible.

God has put something on you that gives you an advantage, something that will open doors that you can’t open, something that will make you stand out in the crowd. It’s called “favor.” – excerpt from Chapter One

As I read, I could “hear” Pastor Osteen’s inflection—the rise and fall of his gentle voice—as if I were in his congregation or watching his sermons on television. His over-the-table conversational style is comfortable and reassuring. 

Wear your blessings well. It’s the favor of God on your life. – excerpt from Chapter Nine

Though some of the examples in this book are repetitive of previous stories he’s shared in his previous books and sermons, the abundant theme of wearing God’s favor is bold, exciting, and uplifting.

☆☆☆☆

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher.

January 13, 2020

Awful Beautiful Life

I’m not a crier, so it was reasonable for me to think I could get through this book without shedding tears. I knew the events were tragic and painful. I knew my empathy would be on overdrive. But, like I mentioned, I’m usually fairly stoic, keeping difficult emotions in check. Well, I got through the tragic parts. Whew. I got through the highs and the lowest of lows. Whew. But once I reached near the end of the book, my emotions betrayed me and burst out without warning. Despite the difficult topics and the awful realities of Mark’s betrayal, greed, and suicide, as well as the burdens the family was forced to carry, this story has an undercurrent of remarkable tenderness and beauty. That is what made me cry. The evidence that through every storm—God is there.

Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” So we can confidently say, The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?"  – Hebrews 13:5-6

I was previously unaware of who Becky Powell was or the ordeal she (and her family) went through, but learning Katherine Reay (an incredible fiction author I admire) assisted in telling her story, I was eager to read this book. I didn’t stop reading until the very last page. Yes, it’s THAT compelling.

I love this crazy, tragic, sometimes almost magic, awful, beautiful life. – Lyrics to Awful Beautiful Life, Darryl Worley

It was easy for me to connect with Becky finding comfort through listening to country music. And opening each chapter with lyrics to some of those songs gives the story a warmth and cohesiveness. What I’m most impressed with is the way Becky navigated through such turbulent times with strength, mercy, and determination. It’s remarkable, really. And a true testament of her faith. She allows readers to see, feel, and experience God on every page.

☆☆☆☆☆

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher.