Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Book Review: Candidate for Murder by

When the political parties force-feed two unsavory mayoral nominees on the town residents, Police Chief David O’Callaghan decides to make a statement—by nominating Gnarly, Mac Faraday’s German shepherd, to run as mayor of Spencer!



Candidate For Murder, is one of the books in the Mac Faraday Mystery series by Lauren Carr. In this novel, it is election time for the small town of Spencer, Maryland.  The town, which was once a rual area, is being run by city dwellers.   They are causing all sorts of chaos including passing laws the locals do not like, including not being able to use a clothes line. The race for mayor is not going well. There is scandal, rumors, lies and so forth.  No one is happy with either one of the candidates.

In order to shake things up, Mac Faraday’s German shepherd, Gnarly, is nominated by the chief of police as an independent in the race.  Unfortunately, due to the fact that he becomes front runner, the candidates begin to dig up the past.  Then things get worst for Gnarly when one of the other candidates is murder and Gnarly is the prime suspect.

This mystery was such a fun read.  I loved the plot from beginning to end.  It was a book I did not want to put down.  It is humorous in some parts which creates a light hearted mystery. This book I would put in the Cozy mystery category.  The dialog was entertaining. 

This book I give five out of five stars.  This book was amazing.  It is difficult to figure out who is innocent and who is the guilty party until the very end of the book.  The only thing I fell I need to point out is there is an occasional curse word.  Some include a*, d* and h* just to give an example.  These are sporadic through the book.   

This book I recommend for the mystery lover and the animal lover. 

I received this book from iRead Book Tours for an honest review

Book Details:

Book Title:  Candidate for Murder: A Mac Faraday Mystery by Lauren Carr
Category:  Adult fiction, 424 pages
Genre:  Mystery
Publisher:  Acorn Book Services
Release date:  June 2016
Content Rating:  PG-13 (This is murder mystery. There are no sex scenes, but some, very little, foul language. No f-bombs.)

Book Description:

It’s election time in Spencer, Maryland, and the race for mayor is not a pretty one. In recent years, the small resort town has become divided between the local year-round residents who have enjoyed their rural way of life and the city dwellers moving into their mansions, taking over the town council, and proceeding to turn Deep Creek Lake into a closed gate community—complete with a host of regulations for everything from speed limits to clothes lines.

When the political parties force-feed two unsavory mayoral nominees on the town residents, Police Chief David O’Callaghan decides to make a statement—by nominating Gnarly, Mac Faraday’s German shepherd, to run as mayor of Spencer!

What starts out as a joke turns into a disaster when overnight Gnarly becomes the front runner—at which point his political enemies take a page straight out of Politics 101. What do you do when you’re behind in a race? Dig up dirt on the front runner, of course.

Seemingly, someone is not content to rest with simply embarrassing the front runner by publicizing his dishonorable discharge from the United States Army, but to throw in a murder for good measure. With murder on the ballot, Mac Faraday and the gang—including old friends from past cases—dive in to clear Gnarly’s name, catch a killer, and save Spencer!


Buy the book:   Amazon 

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Meet the Author:

Lauren Carr is the international best-selling author of the Mac Faraday, Lovers in Crime, and Thorny Rose Mysteries. The twelfth installment in the Mac Faraday Mystery series, Candidate for Murder will be released June 2016.

Lauren is a popular speaker who has made appearances at schools, youth groups, and on author panels at conventions. She lives with her husband, son, and four dogs (including the real Gnarly) on a mountain in Harpers Ferry, WV.

Connect with LaurenWebsite  ~  Twitter  ~  Facebook

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Aug 17 -  Life as Leels - review
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Sept 12 - Books for Books - review
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Sept 16 - Jessica Cassidy - review / giveaway

Monday, July 25, 2016

Book Review: Loreena's Gift by Colleen Story




Lorrena's Gift is the debut novel of the author Colleen Story.  This story is full of suspense fantasy and supernatural elements.  This book is geared towards an older audience. It is not for children.

The book centers around the character named Lorrena.   Lorrena is a blind girl with an unusual and terrifying gift.  On the outside she seems like a normal girl.  She lives with her uncle who is a reverend in a small town.  She is also a talented pianist.

She has a secret.  One she thinks is more as a curse and one that her uncle sees as merciful.  With one touch she can kill someone.  She cooperates with her uncle until her older brother returns and she reveals her power by saving him from a drug dealer.  This will  come into play in deciding the true nature of the gift.

This is a gifted writer.  The plot is very intriguing.  The characters are very developed.  This story is one that will pull you into the story from page one to the end of the book.   

Some things that should be pointed out is that there is foul language like using the Lord's name in vain and f'.  It also uses other curse words.  There is also a short sexual assault scene.  This book also points to the afterlife differs between people and what they believe.  I know it is just a book but I do believe there is only one way to heaven.     

This book does have a good plot.  This book I would give four out of five stars.   

I received this book from iRead book Tours for an honest review

Book Details:

Book Title:  Loreena's Gift by Colleen M. Story
Category:  Adult fiction,  350 pages
Genre:  Literary with Fantasy/Supernatural elements
Publisher:  Dzanc Books
Release date:  April 12, 2016
Available for review in: print and ebook (PDF)
Will send print books:  USA
Tour dates:  July 18 to Aug 5, 2016
Content Rating:  PG -13 + M (There is some profanity and short sexual assault scene.)

Book Description:

A BLIND GIRL'S TERRIFYING "GIFT" ALLOWS HER TO REGAIN HER EYESIGHT--BUT ONLY AS SHE FERRIES THE RECENTLY DECEASED INTO THE AFTERLIFE.

Loreena Picket thinks she knows herself. A blind young woman who lives with her uncle, a reverend at a small-town church, she's a dutiful niece and talented pianist for the congregation.

But they're both hiding a terrible secret. Loreena can kill people with the touch of her hand.

While her uncle sees her as an angel of mercy, helping usher the terminally ill members of his flock into the afterlife, Loreena has her doubts.

Torn between doing her uncle's bidding and the allure of the fleeting moments when her eyesight returns on the journey to the other side, Loreena cooperates with her uncle until her troubled older brother returns to town. When she reveals her power by saving him from a local drug dealer, she is drawn into a sinister and dangerous world that will test the true nature of her talent and force her to consider how far she is willing to go to survive.

An exciting debut that crosses fantasy and literary fiction, Loreena's Gift is a thought-provoking meditation on life and death and what ultimately lies beyond this world.

Buy the Book:  Amazon  ~  Barnes & Noble  ~  Book Depository  ~  Chapters Indigo

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Colleen M. Story
Meet the Author:

​Colleen M. Story writes imaginative fiction and is also a freelance writer, instructor, and motivational speaker specializing in creativity, productivity, and personal wellness. Her latest novel, "Loreena’s Gift," was released with Dzanc Books April 12 2016. Her fantasy novel, "Rise of the Sidenah," is a North American Book Awards winner, and New Apple Book Awards Official Selection (Young Adult). She is the founder of Writing and Wellness (writingandwellness.com) a motivational site for writers and other creatives.

Connect with the author:  Website  ~ Twitter 


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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Book Review: Sovereignty by Anjenique Huges






Sovereignty is an Young Adult dystopian novel by the author Anjenique Hughes.  This novel centers around the character named by Goro in the 23rd century.  The world is under a totalitarian reign what is called the Sovereign Regime.   There is no freedom and no way to get away from the government.  Each person who makes it to 3 days old is implanted with a chip that controls there entire life.  This chip records everything.  

Goro ends up hearing sensitive information which makes him confront the truth about the world and the government.  His dream is to start a revolution and this information he hears quickly puts his plan into high gear.  The information he has he was able to convert which both the Sovereign regime and resistance are desperate to acquire. 

Who will get to Goro first?  Will it be the resistance and the Sovereign Regime?

Sovereignty is written very well.  The reader will be pulled into the 23rd century.  This book was difficult to put down.  It was thrilling and full of adventure. Each chapter of the book starts with a quote by well known people that fits perfectly with the chapter.  Some of the people include Albert Einstein, William Shakespeare, George Orwell and Mathatma Gandhi.  

This book does include foul language.  This does include using the Lord's name in vain. It also uses words like h*.  There is of course violence.

I do recommend this book for those who love Dystopian books no matter the age.  I give this book four out of the five starts.

I received this book from iRead book tours for an honest review.

Author Interview

Where do you get inspiration for your stories? 
My goofy, crazy high school students. J No, really, they are hilarious! I love teaching, connecting with youth, speaking into their lives, encouraging them to chase after their dreams with a fervor that would stop a wild bull in its tracks! Listening to and joining in with their banter is what inspires my conversations between my characters. Thus, I have been told on more than one occasion that my book contains “wicked dialogue.”

There are many books out there about Dystopian, Post-Apocalyptic, end of the world, technologically advanced YA stuff. What makes yours different? 
What makes my book different is that it paints a very real picture of what our world could and WILL look like in the not too distant future. There is an element of realism that is appealing for all ages, even adults. A lot of the technology that is described in my book is either already available, or will be very, very soon. It has twists and turns where you least expect it. It is not corny, cheesy, or dull. No aliens or zombies over here. Cool, creative characters that are widely ethnically diverse and amusing dialogue is what also sets this book apart from the vast array. You will not be disappointed.

What advice would you give budding writers?
Write a little bit every single day, do NOT give up, writer’s block comes and goes (every author encounters this), put various scenes down on paper without getting too bogged down in the detailed sentences, start with an outline, research research research, create a quiet place to work, listen to whatever gets you in “the zone,” talk to as many authors as you can, ask as many questions as you can, read a plethora of books yourself, always be kind to everyone, etc., and believe in yourself!!! J


What is your next project?

Currently, I am working on completing the second book in the Sovereignty Series, entitled TriUnity.
They always say the second book in a trilogy is the hardest to write; wish me luck!


Any hobbies?

My favorite pastime is target shooting. I own several firearms and also reload my own ammunition. I love challenging myself to beat my last score. I’m a pretty good shot, if I do say so myself! J


Who do you listen to or who is your “muse” when writing?

I crank Zedd and Disclosure when writing. These two styles of music pump me up and get me in a creative frame of mind. My favorite songs are Spectrum and Clarity by Zedd and Jaded by Disclosure, to name a few.

Book Details:

Book Title:  Sovereignty by Anjenique Hughes
Category:  YA fiction,  262 pages
Genre: Dystopian Sci-Fi
Publisher:  Morgan James Publishing
Release date:  July 19, 2016
Content Rating:  PG

Book Description:

Under the totalitarian reign of the 23rd century's world's government- The Sovereign Regime- control is made possible by the identity chip implanted in every human being, recording everything that is seen, done, and experienced.

No more bank accounts.
No more smart phones.
No more secrets.

When Goro inadvertently overhears an exchange of sensitive information, causing him to confront the truth about his world and prompting him to choose his true loyalties, his dream of revolution kicks into high gear. Goro doesn't know he has covert intel in his possession both the SR and the resistance movement are desperate to acquire.

Determined to attempt the impossible task of bringing down the world government, he and his closest friends gain access to the key to ultimately deciding who has sovereignty.

But who will get to Goro first: The resistance or the Sovereign Regime?

Buy the Book:  Amazon  ~  Barnes & Noble

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Meet the Author:

​With master's degrees in education, special education, and counseling, Anjenique "Jen" Hughes is a high school English and math teacher who loves teaching and mentoring young people. She enjoys traveling and has worked with youth on five continents. Saying she is "young at heart" is an understatement; she is fluent in sarcasm, breaks eardrums with her teacher voice (students have complained when they were within earshot), and cracks sarcastic jokes with the best of her students. Her work with ethnically and socioeconomically diverse youth has inspired her to write books that appeal to a broad variety of students seeking stories of bravery, perseverance, loyalty, and success.

Connect with the author:  Website  ~  Twitter  ~ Facebook


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July 18 - Zerina Blossom's Books - book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
July 18 - Mystery Suspense Reviews - review
July 19 - The Autistic Gamer - review
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July 20 - Nighttime Reading Center - review / author interview / giveaway
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Aug 5 -   Katie's Clean Book Collection - review / giveaway


Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Book Spotlight The Conscious Entrepreneur



Grounded in research from the fields of modern psychology, eastern philosophy, and personal development, this book explains six core principles necessary for radical, transformational change - personally and professionally.
The Conscious Entrepreneur by Laura C. Cannon


Book Details:

Book Title:  The Conscious Entrepreneur: A Guide to Maximizing Your Potential for Success, Freedom, and Happiness by Laura C. Cannon
Category:  Adult nonfiction,   183 pages
Genre:  Inspiration
Publisher: One Tribe Press
Release date:  July 20, 2016
Content Rating:  G

Book Description:

In this profound introduction to conscious entrepreneurship, author and business coach Laura C. Cannon teaches you how to harness your unique gifts and the power of your own consciousness to maximize your satisfaction - and deepen your enjoyment - of your business and your life. Grounded in research from the fields of modern psychology, eastern philosophy, and personal development, this book explains six core principles necessary for radical, transformational change - personally and professionally.

By teaching you to use your business as the vehicle for your personal growth, The Conscious Entrepreneur delivers timeless wisdom and practical exercises to help you think, act, and live the path to your highest potential - without adding to your already-packed schedule. Forget work-life balance, get ready to shift into work-life integration for more happiness, stronger relationships, and a higher return on your investment in every sense of the word.

Buy the Book: Amazon  ~  Author Website

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Meet the Author:

Laura C. Cannon is an entrepreneur, speaker, author, and coach with a deep passion for bridging the worlds of spirituality and business. In her new book, The Conscious Entrepreneur, Laura showcases a collection of practices and perspectives for entrepreneurs and business-people to change their relationship with their working life.

​A member of the prestigious National Speaker's Association with more than 15 years of experience as a professional public speaker, Laura has a knack for delivering engaging and informative presentations. She's spoken to groups ranging from 12 to 1200 on a wide range of topics, from office productivity to motivation and empowerment to mindfulness and meditation. Her true passion as an author and speaker lies in bridging the gap between business and spirituality, finding practical, down-to-earth applications for timeless universal wisdom. She has been a guest speaker for colleges, civic organizations, businesses, and associations.

Laura holds a B.S. from Towson University and an M.A. in Human Sciences (Psychology) from Hood College with a specialization in Thanatology and Grief Counseling. A lover of all things that blend the practical and the spiritual, Laura is also a 200hr RYT yoga and meditation instructor.

Connect with the author:  Website  ~  Twitter  ~  Facebook  ~  Pinterest  ~  ​Instagram

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July 11 - Corinne Rodrigues - spotlight / guest post / giveaway
July 11 - Writers and Authors - spotlight / guest post / giveaway
July 12 - Sylv all about books and film - spotlight / guest post
July 13 - Take It Personel-ly - spotlight / author interview / giveaway
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July 14 - And the Buck Starts Here - spotlight / author interview
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July 15 - Jaquo Lifestyle Magazine - spotlight / guest post
July 18 - Collecting Moments - spotlight
July 19 - Books for Books - spotlight
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July 20 - Psychotic State Book Reviews - spotlight / guest post / giveaway
July 20 - The Autistic Gamer - spotlight
July 21 - #redhead.with.book - spotlight / giveaway
July 21 - alwaysjoart - spotlight / giveaway
July 22 - Fantastic Feathers - spotlight
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July 25 - Book and Ink - spotlight /author interview / giveaway
July 25 - Lukten av Trykksverte - spotlight / giveaway
July 26 - Collecting Moments - guest post
July 26-  3 Partners in Shopping - spotlight / giveway
July 27 - A Mama's Corner of the World - spotlight / guest post / giveaway
July 28 - Library of Clean Reads - spotlight / giveaway
July 29 - Being Tilly's Mummy - spotlight / author interview /giveaway


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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Book Spotlight: Great Disneyland Scavenger Hunt



If this is your first visit or your five hundredth, you will discover something new with "The Great Disneyland Scavenger Hunt."
The Great Disneyland Scavenger Hunt by Catherine F. Olen

Book Details:

Book Title:  The Great Disneyland Scavenger Hunt: A Detailed Path throughout the Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure Parks by Catherine F. Olen
Category:  Adult nonfiction,  180 pages
Genre:  Family travel, Tourist destinations, Theme parks
Publisher: Morgan James
Release date:  July 2016
Content Rating:  G (The content of this book is great for all ages. From families with small children to Disney enthusiasts of all age, there is something for everyone.)


Book Description:

See the enchantment of the Disneyland resort in a whole new way with "The Great Disneyland Scavenger Hunt." From Main Street U.S.A. to New Orleans Square, Walt Disney lovingly designed every detail to immerse guests in the magic of his theme parks.

See Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure through new eyes when you discover fantasy, thrills, and dreams around every turn. Whether you’re perusing the shops, waiting in line, or riding attractions, there’s plenty to uncover for even the most knowledgeable Disney fan.

If this is your first visit or your five hundredth, you will discover something new with "The Great Disneyland Scavenger Hunt."

Buy the Book:  Amazon  ~  Books-a-Million  ~ Barnes & Noble
                                    Powell's Books  ~  Chapters.Indigo.ca


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Meet the Author:

Catherine Olen has enjoyed a love affair with the magic of the Disney theme parks for as long as she can remember, counting herself among Disneyland passholders for the last twenty-five years. Previously, Olen owned and operated Hollywood Grave Hunter and is the proud author of The Final Curtain: Celebrity Deaths and The Upside of Undertaking, chronicling her previous career experiences. She has been a correspondent to Entertainment Tonight (US and France), The Biography Channel, Reelz Network, and the Mark & Brian radio show.

Connect with the author:  Website  ~  Twitter  ~  Facebook  ~  Pinterest  ~  Instagram


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July 11 - Lavish Bookshelf - spotlight / giveaway
July 11 - New Horizon Reviews - spotlight / giveaway
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July 11 - Author TW Brown - spotlight / interview / giveaway
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Book Review: Sunborn Rising



Sunborn Rising an Young Adult fantasy novel by Aaron Safronoff.  This book is probably written for middle school students but any age who loves this genre would enjoy this book,

The land of Cerlean could collapse at any time.  Barra, a Listlepur, finds that it is being plagued by a vine that is choking the light and water in to a sort of canopy.  This land was once a bring and happy place but is growing dimmer everyday.  Not only that but she finds her late dad's journal warning that they need to take action.

With the help of Tory a Rugosic, and Plicks a Kolabat, Barra decides she needs to take action even if leads her beneath the Fall.

 First of all the illustrations in this book are absolutely gorgeous.  The colors are brilliant. This book is worth to own just for the them.  They add to the feel of the book.  The reader is taken to the magical land of Cerlean.

The plot is just as creative.  This is really an unique story full of adventure.  It does take some time before the adventure starts but it is well worth the wait.  This book is so much more than just a book.  It draws the reader into Barra's world.  This book is full of unique imagery.

Also this book is clean.  There is some violence but nothing gruesome.  This after-all is an adventure book.  There is no foul language or sexual content.

This book is a five star book. It is stunning, and a fun read.  Highly recommend it to fantasy lovers out there      

I received this book from iReads book tours for an honest review.

Book Details:

Book Title:  Sunborn Rising: Beneath the Fall by Aaron Safronoff
Category:  YA fiction,  385 pages
Genre:  Fantasy Adventure
Publisher:  Neoglyphic Entertainment
Release date:  May 2016
Available for review in:  Print or ebook (gifted Kindle copy, ePub, PDF or mobi file)
Will send print books:  USA
Tour dates:  July 4 to 29, 2016
Content Rating:  PG (No sexual content, drugs or bad language. Some mild violence, and there is a death in the book.)
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Book Description:

"Sunborn Rising: Beneath the Fall is the best vivid fantasy YA book of the year." --Entrada Publishing

On a distant world of forests floating on an ocean around a star,
a blight threatens to plunge all life into darkness.
But three friends seek the light.
Together, they will Fall and be lost.
And at the very Root of darkness, they will find themselves.
But will it be enough to help them find their way home?


The world of Cerulean

Light and water flow from the ocean into the roots of the Great Trees, up through the boughs, and out over the lush canopy. But the once vibrant treescape has grown dim over generations of arboreal life, and the creatures of the forest have forgotten the light.

Barra, a young, willful Listlespur, finds her late father's hidden journal, and reads about the old world and the mysterious plague her father believed destroyed it. He wrote that he warned the Elders. He urged them to take action. Those were his last words.

Together with her two best friends, Barra will explore every bark, wood, and leaf of the Great Forest to relight her world and complete her father's story, even if she has to travel beneath the Fall.


​Buy the book:   Amazon ~ Author Website


​Watch the book trailer:
Aaron Safronoff
Meet the Author:

Aaron Safronoff is author of the Discovery Award winning science fiction novel, Spire. Since his debut, he's published a sequel, Fallen Spire, and a novella of literary fiction, Evening Breezes.

Safronoff's diverse background includes the formal study of computer science, bio-chemistry, and culinary arts. However, most of his career has been in the videogame industry in quality, production, and design.

Today, Safronoff is the co-founder and Chief Storyteller of Neoglyphic Entertainment, and is busy writing his fifth novel, the second installment of the Sunborn Rising series.

Connect with the author: Website  ~  Twitter  ~  Facebook


TOUR SCHEDULE:

July 4 -   Library of Clean Reads - book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
July 4 -   A Bookworm's Musing - review
July 5 -   Heidi's Wanderings - review / giveaway
July 5 -   Rockin' Book Reviews - review / guest post / giveaway
July 6 -   The Autistic Gamer - review
July 6 -   Discovering/Writing Life - review / author interview / giveaway
July 7 -   Svetlana's Reads and Views - review
July 7 -   misty103 @ HubPages - review / author interview
July 7 -   Reading Authors - review / giveaway
July 8 -   #redhead.with.book - book spotlight / giveaway
July 8 -   Science & Fiction - review / author interview
July 10 - Writers and Authors - book spotlight
July 11 - Working Mommy Journal - review / giveaway
July 11 - Room With Books - book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
July 12 - Bookworm for Kids - review
July 12 - Book Reviews Nature Photos of Everything in Between - review
July 13 - A Mama's Corner of the World - review / giveaway
July 13 - Blooming with Books - review / giveaway
July 14 - fuonlyknew - review / giveaway
July 15 - BOOKSOMEREADS - review
July 15 - The Travelogue of a Book Addict - The Book Drealms - review / giveaway
July 18 - Library of Clean Reads - review / giveaway
July 18 - Puddletown Reviews - review / giveaway
July 19 - 100 Pages A Day - review / giveaway
July 20 - JBronder Book Reviews - review / giveaway
July 21 - Readers Muse - review / guest post
July 22 - 3 Partners in Shopping Nana, Mommy , + Sissy, Too! - review / giveaway
July 25 - Tales of the Marvelous - review / author interview
July 26 - Brooke Blogs - review / guest post / giveaway
July 27 - Cheryl's Book Nook - review / giveaway
July 28 - Life as Leels - review
July 29 - Pause for Tales - review
July 29 - New Horizon Reviews - review