"A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver." Proverbs 25:11

Saturday, July 17, 2010

In The Manor of The Ghost by Tina Pinson

Hi everyone! I want to tell you about a great ebook to read for the summer! If you like intrigue, suspense, humor, love, romance, did I say suspense....? This book has it all!

In the Manor of the Ghost

In The Manor of The Ghost by Tina Pinson is a wonderful ebook. I read this one on my Kindle for PC. I started it yesterday morning and finished it last night. Not because it's a short book, but because it was so good I couldn't stop reading it! I probably would have finished it sooner, but I did have to go somewhere with my husband! 

The story will keep you riveted to your Kindle. Tina's characters are truly wonderful and full of life. Kaitlan and Devlan are made for each other, though they don't know it and Devlan's little boy Derrick will make you want to reach out and bundle him in your arms. 

The Ghost will surprise you as it did me. And the intrigue will definitely having you turning the next page just to see what happens next. I don't want to go into any details, other than to say.... well..... nope, I can't say! 

I will say Tina writes in a beautiful manner and that is truly seen by the love of Christ expressed from her main character, Kaitlan. You will find each one of her characters are just like you and me, not perfect, flawed, with strengths and weaknesses, but loved by God, all the same.

You will want to get a copy of this ebook for yourself. And if you don't have a Kindle, you can download a copy of Kindle for PC at Amazon.com. Just click on one of the Kindle links on this page. Then type in Kindle for PC. 

I have also added a link directly to Desert Breeze Publishing so you can purchase your copy directly from them. 

This is a novel you will want to read again and again, so be sure to get a copy for yourself and let your friends know about it as well!

Happy reading and be sure to look for more reviews from me on other books. And I am going to have another contest again real soon, so be sure to watch for that! 

Monday, July 5, 2010

Great Give Away!

July Follower Appreciation Bash Kick Off

Happy Fourth of July Everyone!!! Today is the first day of my Blog Follower Appreciation Bash and the whole month is going to be filled with as much stuff as I can throw in there. My goal is to put something up on my blog each day. I decided to have this bash because I have over 400 followers!!! And its my Birthday month!!! So to celebrate my birthday and all my lovely followers The Appreciation Bash was born. Onthe Sunday of each week I will host a giveaway. Through out the week it will be filled with reviews, author interviews, guest post and what ever I can round up..lol. Come join the fun!!

About the Giveaways:
  • Please note that some books are coming from me, some from authors themselves, and some from the publishers. So you might when three books but they could be coming from different places so just expect to get some books at different times than others.
  • The only books that can be international are books that I myself are giving away and I will mark which one those are because I do want it to be open internationally.
  • You must be a follower of this blog to participate in the giveaways (since it is followers appreciation month) New followers welcome.
  • Each giveaway will have a bonus prize of some sort of swag or knick knack. Each week will be something different. Sometimes the winners will get to choose from the stuff I have others will be picked out for them.
**I am also giving away a special gift to my two top commentators so it will pay to comment often. (I have two sets of the  Hearts at Stake and Blood Feud) Comments must be more than just 'hey' or 'cool' please make them at least a little meaningful. I love my followers so I love reading comments.**

If anyone would like to host a giveaway in the name of BFAB, please let me know so I can link my blog with yours! Also if you are a blogger and would like to be a guest on my blog and either do book review or a blog interview I am looking for a few people for that. This month is all about Bloggers and their followers!!

Okay so on to this weeks giveaway:

Summer in Paris by Michele Ashman Bell (open internationally)
The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott by Kelly O'Connor McNees (open internationally, special thanks to Liz from Cleverly Inked for this book donation)
Jane Slayre by Charlotte Bronte and Sherri Browning Erwin (Slightly used and open internationally)
Perfectly Dateless by Kristin Billerbeck (open internationally)
Murder at the Oaklands Mansion by Melinda Richarz Lyons (US and Canada only)
Deep Kiss of Winter (a Two story collection) by Kresley Cole and Gena Showalter (open internationally)
Each winner will get a Forgive My Fins bookmark! (also thanks to Liz from Cleverly Inked)
Each winner will recieve a bonus mystery book! (so you really each getting four books..cool huh!)

There will be two winners each getting to pick out three novels. First winner gets pick of the lot then the second winner gets the last three remaining books. Each giveaway has all different genres of books from Christian to Adult to YA. I have linked them all the Amazon.com so you can see what they are about if you haven't heard of them.

Rules to enter:

-You must be a follower old or new.
-You must leave a comment with your email address

Extra entries:

-put my BFAB button on your blog +2
-put up a blog post about my BFAB and this giveaway +5
-put up on sidebar +1
-post on twitter +1

**If someone who is international wins and one of the three books in a US only, I will see what other kind of book I might be able to send as a alternate.

Hope everyone enjoys my month long Bash.

This is a wonderful give away by Stormi Johnson so be sure to go to her page and sign up! 

Sunday, July 4, 2010

The Witness by Josh McDowell

After having read this book twice now, all I can say is Wow! What a novel! I enjoy a good action-packed book and this is definitely an action-packed book! 
Here is the first page:

"His daughter was dead. His wife was missing. And now Rafeeq Ramsey feared for his own life. 
"We have only two more days," the old man said, pacing the sumptuous living room of his palatial flat on the shores of Monte Carlo and chain smoking like a man who might rather die of lung cancer than a car bomb or an assassin's bullet. "I received a new not just before you arrived. If I don't wire them more money by Friday, they say they'll kill Claudette and come after me. So please, Mr. Accad, I beg of you - tell me you have good news, because I don't think I can take much more of this." 
 "How much are they asking for now?"
"Twenty-five million," Ramsey said. "On top of the 11 million euros I've already paid."

Josh McDowell, the author of many books including "Evidence that Demands a Verdict" and "More Than a Carpenter" has stepped into the genre of fast-paced, action filled fiction. If you are someone who enjoys writers such as Robert Ludlum, Tom Clancey, Brad Meltzer or David Baldacci, then you will really enjoy reading this book by Josh McDowell.

Marwan Accad is in the security business. He protects his wealthy clients in many ways, including rescuing wives being held for hostage. That is until his recent client is gunned down in front of him and he barely escapes with his own life intact.

During the time of trying to find out who is trying to kill him and why, Marwan meets a young woman, Dalia Nour, in Cairo. It's here in Cairo, while he is getting to know Dalia that he begins to face a truth that will change his life forever.

This is a wonderfully fast-action book that will leave you more than satisfied. Josh McDowell is a superb writer and his characters come alive and you find yourself totally immersed in the story. 

Having read his "Evidence that Demands a Verdict" and "More Than A Carpenter," I wasn't disappointed in how Mr. McDowell brought out the gospel message. Threaded throughout the story is basic apologetics and it's presented in a believable way. It was just a "part" of the storyline.

Since I don't want to give away too much of the story, I suggest you get a copy of it for yourself. You really won't be disappointed. I know I wasn't.  

Tyndale House Publishers did provide me with a copy of this book.