Monday, December 11, 2017

Seeking a Familiar Face by May Patterson SPOTLIGHT & GIVEAWAY

Book Details:

Book Title: Seeking a Familiar Face: The Transformational Journey of Connecting with God by May Patterson
Category: Adult nonfiction, 175 pages
Genre: Christian Living
Publisher: Exploration Press
Release date: September 2017
Tour dates: Dec 11 to 29, 2017
Content Rating: G

Book Description:

The greatest adventure of your life awaits. And it will change everything.

Ever feel disappointed? Like your life isn't as fulfilling as you had always dreamed it would be? Are you laden down with responsibilities, feeling overwhelmed and empty, or maybe even a bit caged?

You're not alone.

Many people in the Bible felt the same way. Most had difficulties. Some felt stuck. Others were depressed, afraid and uncertain. And some just wanted to get closer to God. So they set out on life's adventure —seeking God—and encountered the One who fulfilled their longings and changed their lives forever.

The same can happen for you.

Seeking a Familiar Face guides you on the transforming journey of connecting with God, through simple, yet extraordinary ways. It doesn't matter if you are already seeking Him or just getting started, this book will encourage you to go a little farther toward locking hearts with God.

In this book you will discover engaging narratives from ten biblical characters, along with stories, humor, and practical ideas for seeking God. There are thought-provoking questions at the end of each chapter to discuss with a friend or a group. Most of all, "Seeking a Familiar Face" will offer you fresh hope for deepening your intimacy with God.

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Meet the Author:

May Patterson has been writing and teaching bible study classes for several years. Her new book, “Seeking a Familiar Face,” was birthed from a Bible study she wrote in 2014 called “A Time to Seek.” She was trained in small group dynamics for over ten years at Bible Study Fellowship, serving as a leader for four years. She has written for several magazines including Focus on the Family, Upper Room Magazine and Shattered Magazine, among others. She is married to her dear friend, Mike, and they have three grown children. She loves to tell stories, laugh, and talk about the adventure of seeking God.

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Friday, December 8, 2017

REVIEW & GIVEAWAY of Only for You by Melissa Foster

Love only works when your heart is in the right place. Hers could be right next door…

Single mom Bridgette Dalton doesn’t have time to stop and smell the roses—not even in her own flower shop. But that doesn’t mean she hasn’t noticed Bodhi Booker. Her ruggedly handsome next-door neighbor would be the perfect candidate for a no-strings fling. Having loved and lost, Bridgette’s not ready to hand over her heart…but she could use a distraction.

Bodhi has one rule: never leave anyone behind. As a special operative, he knows that each new mission is more dangerous than the last. He’s never made a promise of forever to a woman, not even to the beautiful widow who has him tied in knots. And if there were anyone who could tempt him into putting down roots, it would be Bridgette and her adorable son.

But as his next deployment nears, they make a startling discovery. Their passion, meant only for the here and now, might already be blossoming into something more…

My Thoughts…

I want to live in Sugar Lake.     The family get togethers, the small town shops, the amazing friendships, and the gossip are all part of Sugar Lake.   I want all of that and more.   Plus I want to be neighbors of Bodhi, Bridgette, Zane and Willow.   

This is Bodhi and Bridgette’s story.   The story of a soldier who was taught not to leave anyone behind and knows that each mission is dangerous.   He cannot imagine leaving Bridgette after falling for her not knowing if he will ever come back.    Bridgette promised to live in the here and now and not fall for Bodhi.    After they spend time together she knows that will not be the way her life ends up.      I love how hot and steamy their relationship started.    There was no slow burn, there were no doubts, and there was no way they would not be together.    The sparks started from the first time they saw each other and turned into a full blown fire quickly.     I liked how the rest of the town knew what was happening even though Bodhi and Bridgette were trying to keep it a secret.   

The rest of the residents of Sugar Lake are just as wonderful as Bodhi and Bridgette.   It was fun to catch up with Zane and Willow from the first Sugar Lake book in the series.      This is a series that I have put on my must read list.   I definitely recommend picking up your own copy asap.     

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The Real Thing (Sugar Lake Book 1)
Fall in love on the shores of Sugar Lake in the small town of Sweetwater with Willow Dalton and Zane Walker.

This sassy, spirited baker is fine with heat—but is her fake fiancé too hot to handle?

Bakery owner Willow Dalton’s friendship with Zane Walker has always been a bit complicated. Now a scrumptiously hot A-list actor, Zane’s always had a reputation as player. He’s arrogant, and he’s definitely not boyfriend material. Sure, he did Willow a favor by agreeing to take her virginity before college, but is that reason enough to go along with a fake engagement a decade later—even if it comes with a real diamond ring? 

Zane should have known better. Nothing involving Willow has ever been easy. Still, he knows her better than anyone, and becoming America’s hottest new leading man means cleaning up his reputation. An “engagement” to curvy, sass-mouthed Willow is the perfect PR move . . . provided no one gets hurt.

Now Zane and Willow’s little white lie has turned into an irresistible recipe for sweet temptation. And soon no one will be able to tell the difference between their fake engagement or the real thing—including them.
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About the author
Melissa writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance and women's fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Readers adore Melissa's fun, flirty, and sinfully sexy, award-winning big-family romance collection, LOVE IN BLOOM featuring the Snow Sisters, Bradens, Remingtons, Ryders, Seaside Summer, Harborside Nights, Wild Boys and Bad Boys After Dark, and the Montgomerys. Melissa's emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented-- perfect beach reads for contemporary romance lovers who enjoy reading about loyal, wealthy heroes and smart, sassy heroines with complex and relatable issues.

Melissa also writes sweet and clean romance under the pen name Addison Cole

Melissa has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Her interests include her family, reading, writing, painting, friends, helping others see the positive side of life, and visiting Cape Cod.

Melissa is available to chat with book clubs and welcomes comments and emails from her readers. Visit Melissa on social media or her personal website.

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Thursday, December 7, 2017


A mystery client. A professional hit. 

A ruthless man who asserts his will on anyone in his path.

You believe your life is captured in moments…the ones you cherish, the ones you share.

But in the blink of an eye, you lose every moment that holds special meaning.

A respected law career. A larger-than-life father. The love of your life.

Twenty-eight-year-old Ozzie Novak, while shaken to the core, refuses to acknowledge his father's death as accidental. And while his wife's bizarre transformation has rocked his very foundation, he only knows one way to move forward: he must find out who killed his father and why.

Bullets fly and Ozzie's life is hanging in the balance.

As the weight of the world converges into a combustible ball of fire destined to destroy everything, Ozzie is tested like never before. Will one remaining thread of trust be enough to save the one he holds dearest to his heart? 
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Books in the Alex Troutt Thrillers:
AT Bay AT Large
AT Once
AT Dawn
AT Dusk
AT Last
Books in the Ivy Nash Thrillers:
IN Defiance
IN Pursuit
IN Doubt
Break IN
IN Control
IN The End

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ON Edge - book 13
Game ON - book 14 (releasing Dec 12th - pre-order here)
ON The Rocks - book 15 (releasing Jan 4th - pre-order here)
Shame ON You - book 16 (releasing Jan 30th - pre-order here)
ON Fire - book 17 
ON The Run - book 18 

The Scoop 
By now you're probably aware that the Alex Troutt thrillers, Ivy Nash thrillers, and the soon-to-be-released Ozzie Novak thrillers are all under the same Redemption Thriller Series umbrella. Why? Because, ultimately, they all connect -- Alex, Ivy, Ozzie. How? That's part of the mystery that I'm slowly unveiling throughout the Redemption Thriller Series.

Through each sub-series, characters from different books appear in the other novels. If it adds suspense, intrigue, or even a good laugh, I've included a cross-over character -- it's a lot more fun that way. Plus -- and here's the real kicker -- I'll write a final six novels that brings all of the major characters together -- Alex, Ivy, Ozzie. It will be explosive and gut-wrenching…in a way that will leave you breathless. At least that's my hope.

Starting with IN The End (Nov. 10 release), I'll be launching a new book every 2-4 weeks. IN The End will segue into the Ozzie Novak Thrillers. ON Edge (book 1), is due out on November 28. From there, it will be non-stop suspense until all six Ozzie books are released. And my editor tells me that Ozzie Novak is my best character yet.:) So, I hope you're ready for some thrilling binge-reading. 

How can you catch up if you've started the Redemption Thriller Series mid-stream? 
Box sets have been created in the Redemption Thriller Series to allow you to pick up a pretty nice discount. To read the first three Alex Troutt thrillers just copy and paste this link into your browser: Or, you can search for Redemption Thriller Series Box Set. Alex Troutt Thrillers books 4-6 are also a box set. The Ivy Nash and Ozzie Novak thriller box sets will be coming soon.

About the Author
Amazon #1 Bestselling Author, #2 bestselling author on Barnes and Noble, and a Readers' Favorite Gold Medal winner.

A veteran of the corporate wars, former journalist, and an astute observer of human and social behavior, John W. Mefford has been writing his debut novel since he first entered the work force almost thirty years ago, although he never put words on paper until 2009. Once he started writing, however, he couldn't stop.

A member of International Thriller Writers, John writes novels full of electrifying suspense -- the same types of books he has loved to read since before he could shave.

When he’s not writing, he chases his youth on bike or a basketball court, all while making mental notes of people and societies across the land.

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

PROMO POST & GIVEAWAY of Power Struggle by Carolyn Arnold

One hit man who’s back for revenge.

One detective who’s not going down without a fight.

It’s been ten months since Detective Madison Knight almost died at the hands of Russian Mafia hit man Constantine Romanov. She hasn’t seen hide nor hair of him since he escaped police custody and fled to Russia soon after his arrest, except now her latest murder investigation gives her reason to believe he’s back in town. Seeing as the victim is the man who killed her grandfather, her perspective may be a little skewed, but with the MO smacking of Constantine and the victim’s connections to the mob, she finds it hard to be objective. Still, she’s doing her best to consider all the evidence.

When she receives a threatening letter from Constantine, however, her suspicions are confirmed. And he’s made it abundantly clear that not only does he plan to finish what he started but he has her family and loved ones in the crosshairs, too. Madison vows to do whatever it takes to save them, but as the hours race by, the body count rises. And the stakes only get higher when Madison’s sister, Chelsea, goes missing.

Now, Madison’s only play is to take Chelsea’s disappearance for what it really means: Constantine is calling Madison out for one final showdown. And they won’t both survive…

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Murder. Investigation. The pursuit of justice. Do you love trying to figure out whodunit? How about investigating alongside police detectives from the crime scene to the forensics lab and everywhere in between? Do you love a strong female lead? Then I invite you to meet Detective Madison Knight as she solves murders with her male partner, utilizing good old-fashioned investigative work aided by modern technology.

This is the perfect book series for fans of Law & Order, CSI, 

Blue Bloods, Rizzoli & Isles, Women’s Murder Club, 
and Hawaii Five-O.

Read in any order or follow the series from the beginning: Ties That Bind, Justified, Sacrifice, Found Innocent, Just Cause, Deadly Impulse, In the Line of Duty, Life Sentence (Bonus Prequel).

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About the author
CAROLYN ARNOLD is an international best-selling and award-winning author, as well as a speaker, teacher, and inspirational mentor. She has four continuing fiction series—Detective Madison Knight, Brandon Fisher FBI, McKinley Mysteries, and Matthew Connor Adventures—and has written nearly thirty books. Her genre diversity offers her readers everything from cozy to hard-boiled mysteries, and thrillers to action adventures.

Both her female detective and FBI profiler series have been praised by those in law enforcement as being accurate and entertaining, leading her to adopt the trademark: POLICE PROCEDURALS RESPECTED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT™. Carolyn was born in a small town and enjoys spending time outdoors, but she also loves the lights of a big city. Grounded by her roots and lifted by her dreams, her overactive imagination insists that she tell her stories. Her intention is to touch the hearts of millions with her books, to entertain, inspire, and empower.

She currently lives just west of Toronto with her husband and beagle and is a member of Crime Writers of Canada.

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SPOTLIGHT of Christine S. Feldman's Adventure in Blind Dating Series

 Book One in Adventures in Blind Dating 
It Happened One Night - Excerpt
            Pasta Delizie.  When was the last time she’d eaten there?  Come to think of it, when was the last time she’d eaten anywhere outside her apartment?  Unless brown-bagging it in the park counted, and she seriously doubted that it did.  Not that she’d even done that in a while.  Good grief, was she really turning into that much of a hermit?  Maybe Mabel had the right idea after all.  Not about matching Paisley up with somebody, since she still couldn’t fathom how to squeeze a relationship with anything more than a potted plant into her busy life right now, but a little more human contact might not be a bad thing.
            And since she remembered now that the last potted plant she’d had went belly-up a few months ago when she’d forgotten to water it for, oh, about seven or eight weeks, maybe she’d be wiser to start with something less fragile than even plant-life for now.  Say, a pet rock perhaps.
            And considering that it would be a long time before she had another night out, she’d better make the most of this one.
            So despite the fact that she’d been maneuvered none too willingly into this whole evening, Paisley smoothed her hair with one hand, checked her reflection in the window of the restaurant, and plastered a smile on her face as she stepped inside.
            Her eyes scanned the room as they adjusted to the dim lighting; not the fanciest eatery in the world, Pasta Delizie was still apparently trying for a certain amount of candlelit atmosphere that was somewhat undermined by the cartoonish mustached chef that was painted on one wall alongside smiling vegetables with googly eyes.  But the smells of the food that drifted out from the kitchen…  Ahhh.  Well, that was more than enough to make a person forgive the décor.
            Her mouth began watering, and she tried not to notice the way her stomach growled as she turned her attention away from the thought of food that wasn’t ramen-based and searched for her mystery man.
            Not the guy in the red t-shirt, she decided.  Too short.  She knew little about this Joe guy other than that he was a mechanic, but Mabel had said that he was a good six feet tall.  And he couldn’t be the man over in the corner booth, because he stood up to kiss the cheek of a redhead who then slid in next to him.  Other than them, most everyone else in this place already had a dinner companion sitting at their table.  Was she really so late that he’d given up on her and left?  Or worse, stood her up altogether?
            Then her gaze landed on a man at the other end of the room.  His back was to her, but he looked like he could be about the right age, and he was certainly tall.  Even sitting down, that much was obvious.  Good build, too, if his shoulders were anything to go by, and the way the dark dress shirt fell across them, it certainly wasn’t doing them any harm.
            Well, well.  Maybe she should trust Mabel with the running of her social life more often.  That was, if she actually started to develop one.
            Rearranging the delicate shawl just so across her bare shoulders, Paisley approached the table and came to a stop beside it.  “Hi, I’m so sorry that I’m a little late.  I’m Paisley, and you must be—”
            The last word of her sentence froze on her lips as the dark-haired stranger looked up at her, and she saw that he wasn’t quite a stranger after all.  Unfortunately.
            “Joe,” she finished flatly, staring into the familiar eyes of the man who’d collided with her in the street only last week.
            Son of a…
* * *
            Joe started to rise from his seat out of habit—not all of the manners his mother had tried to instill in her boys over the years had stuck, but some had—only to meet the rather disgruntled gaze of a pretty blonde who looked vaguely familiar.  From the shop maybe?  Or did he know her from somewhere else?  Maybe from the—
            Her lips pressed together in a thin line, and something clicked. 
            It was the straight hair that had thrown him.  Last time she’d had it all done up in curls.  Big retro things that could have come from the nineteen-forties.  But that sour look of disapproval—Oh, yes.  He remembered that look, and all too well.  “You’re…”
            “Paisley,” she finished for him coolly.
            And then although it probably wasn’t the most intelligent thing to say just then, all Joe could do was repeat, “You’re Paisley?”  What kind of cosmic joke was this?
            “Yes.  And saying it more than once won’t change it.  But by all means, keep trying.”  And then either because of the curious looks she was attracting from nearby diners or because a waitress was trying to get past her with a tray of food, the blonde slid into the chair across from Joe as stiffly as if there was an iron rod in the place where her spine should have been.  Or possibly stuck up a certain other part of her anatomy, which would have been perfectly in keeping with her attitude last week.
            “Mabel’s friend Paisley?” he persisted, still finding it next to impossible to reconcile the woman across from him with the adorable sweetheart that Mabel had described.
            She frowned.  “No, Elmo’s friend Paisley.  Of course, Mabel’s friend!  How many Paisleys do you think are running around Pasta Delizie tonight looking to meet up with a blind date?”

            If there’s a God in heaven, there’ll be at least one more, Joe thought, but he was smart enough to keep that particular thought to himself.

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Book Two in Adventures in Blind Date...
Center Stage - Book Blurb
When financially-strapped actor J.J. McKinney responds to an unusual Help Wanted ad on the
bulletin board outside his theater class, he has no idea that he’s in for an evening of improv like no other: posing as the hitherto fabricated boyfriend of one Erika Mills for the duration of a single family reunion.  But hey, a job is a job, and if it will help get J.J. back in the good graces of his landlord, he’s completely on board.  After all, how bad can one family reunion possibly be?

Enter Erika Mills:  only child of one meddling mother, reluctant darling of several devoted yet squabbling aunts and uncles who are sure they know what’s best for her even if none of them can agree on what that is, and beloved grandchild of the tiny white-haired family matriarch who might just be more imp than invalid when it comes to managing family matters in spite of appearances to the contrary.

Throw in a suspicious cousin, an obnoxious ex-boyfriend who is determined to erase that whole “ex” thing from Erika’s vocabulary, and a rash deathbed promise that turned out to be less deathbed and more just a bad case of indigestion, and you get the reunion from hell—at least until the sparks begin to fly for real.

It ain’t Off-Broadway, but it still might turn out to be the role of a lifetime...

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Book Three of the Adventures in Blind Dating Series

The Fix-Up Mix-Up:  Excerpt

It was a busy night, which was good for business of course, but in some ways it was a welcome reprieve from the activity inside of the dining room and the bustling in the kitchen to step outside with a couple of hefty-sized garbage bags to toss into the dumpster. Ryan did so, pausing afterwards to breathe in the night air and appreciate the quiet for just a moment.
Well, almost quiet. A soft sound came from right around the corner of the building, something that sounded to his ears like a grunt of exertion. An oddly feminine one actually.
Curious, he poked his head around the corner to investigate only to see the top half of Jenna Owens sticking out of the window of the women’s restroom with what looked like a sparkly little purse between her teeth.
He stared at her, incredulous. “What on earth are you doing?”
The sound of his voice made her gasp and jerk in surprise, but she neither withdrew back into the restroom nor climbed the rest of the way out of it. She did, however, drop her purse from her mouth in her surprise, and it landed on the ground in the dirt below her. “Oh—” Recovering from her startle, she gave him a weak smile that had a distinctly sheepish edge to it. “Hey. Um. Fancy meeting you here.”
Frowning, he went closer and picked up her purse to brush it off for her. “Are you climbing out of that window?”
“Uh huh.”
“And are you stuck?”
“Uh huh.”
“You’re kidding me.”
She shook her head.
It didn’t take a huge leap of the imagination to guess what might have driven her to do such a thing. “Date night, huh?”
“Unfortunately, yes.”
“And he’s still in there? Waiting for you to come back?”
He was really only wondering how awful this latest guy must be to have driven her to bolt this way when the others she’d met recently—disagreeable as they were—hadn’t quite pushed her so far, but maybe she thought she heard a note of disapproval in his voice, because she was quick to speak again, defensive. “I was going to text him once I was outside. I was.”
“What did this one do?”
“For starters, he wanted to frisk me.”
Ryan blinked. “Say what?”
“And check my purse for surveillance equipment. But to tell you the truth, I’m not a hundred percent sure if he’s worried more about it being planted by the government or by...” And she pointed one index finger upward toward the sky.
“He thinks he’s being bugged by God?”
“What? No.” She frowned at him as if he was crazy to suggest such a thing. “By aliens, of course.”
Ah, yes. Because that was so much less crazy an idea.
“So excuse me for running off to hide in the ladies’ room, but I guess I just thought it might be nice to get out of here before this guy tried to... ‘beam me up’ or something, I don’t know. If I were Zoe I’m sure I’d have no problem being blunt with the guy and telling him that the date is off and to please go far, far away from me now and forever, but I’m not Zoe, which is why I’m here. Stuck in this window.” She squirmed but seemed just as stuck as before. Sighing, she slumped, which was probably no easy thing to do when halfway out a window the way she was. Certainly not comfortably.
It abruptly struck him as vaguely adorable, and he felt his mouth start to turn up at the corners. She glanced at him again, though, so he headed the smile off at the pass before she could see it for fear she’d be embarrassed; self-consciousness seemed to him to be one of her hallmarks. No, she wasn’t much like her friend Zoe at all, but she seemed to say that like it was a bad thing. Jenna without her own brand of awkward charm? Now that would be a bad thing. To his mind at least.

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