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Monday, November 17, 2014

Bookmarked Bargains & Chance to win a $160 Reader's Party Pack

Huge online Ebook Sale. FOUR DAYS ONLY Great prices from great authors! This is the perfect opportunity to stock on some good reading for those cold winter months. This event only happens twice a year, so stock up on your favorite books while you can. Click here to go to the Bookmarked Bargains site.
(Be sure to check out all the genres to find all those reading gems)


Then AFTER you shop to your heart's content, scroll to the bottom of ANY Bookmarked Bargains Page and fill out the Rafflecopter to sign up for our monthly Bookmarked Reader’s Newsletter containing new releases and bargain prices from our beloved authors at Indie Author Hub. Your information will always remain confidential. All names collected will be entered to win a Reader's Party Pack shipped right to your door.


Reader’s Party Pack: $160 value. Designed for readers. Everything a reader needs to enjoy a good book--blankets, hot cocoa, and more!

Of course, you don't need to purchase any of the listed books in order to be eligible to win, but you might as well because they're awesome.There's something on this list for everyone to enjoy, so let's get right to it! *Be sure to check the price of the book before you download so you know you're getting the sale price.*

Who's Who and What's What in Each Category:
(Use links below or use the tabs above to find your favorite books and authors)
Below are all the genres and participating authors.
ROMANTIC COMEDY Marie Higgins, Jo Noelle 
INSPIRATIONAL FICTION (LDS/ CHRISTIAN) Stacy Lynn Carroll, Alivia Anderson, Vicki Hunt Budge, Maria Hoagland, Daniel Coleman 
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE Donna K Weaver, Rachael Anderson, Rachel Ann Nunes, Rebecca Talley, Stephanie Fowers, Cami Checketts, LuAnn Staheli, Taylor Hart, Heather Justesen, Heather Tullis, Shannon Guymon, Lisa Swinton, Heather Moore
NONFICTION Christy Dorrity, Valerie Steimle,
FANTASY/ SCI FI Andrea Pearson, Katie Lee O'Guinn, Stephanie Fowers, Susan Tietjen, Theresa Sneed
GENERAL FICTION Tara C. Allred 
YOUNG ADULT/ YA ROMANCE J. Loyd Morgan, Cindy M. Hogan, Jo Noelle, Tamara Hart Heiner, Janette Rallison
HISTORICAL ROMANCE Nichole Van, Joyce DiPastena, Marsha Ward, Marie Higgins, Tina Scott MIDDLE GRADE Monique Bucheger 
YA FANTASY J. Lloyd Morgan Christy Dorrity Daniel Coleman 
ROMANTIC SUSPENSE Donna K. Weaver, Cami Checketts, Rachel Ann Nunes, Theresa Sneed, Kathleen Marks (Ronda Hinrichsen), Christy Barritt, Julie Coulter Bellon, Tanya Parker Mills 
CHILDREN R. K. Hinrichsen

**Be sure to check the price of the book before you download so you know you're getting the sale price.*

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The Awakening by Dorine White

Just in time for Christmas, Author Dorine White's Young Adult novel, The Awakening, will be released on December 2, 2014. Here's a sneak peak.





Nightmares really do come true, and for fifteen-year-old Kyler Birkwood, they are just beginning. Raised on a farm by his Aunt Martha, Kyler has no clue about the magical heritage swimming through his blood. When he discovers evidence of a mythical creature, a terrifying beast thought only to exist in fairy tales, his safe world shatters.
Left at a school of magic to hunt for clues, he is overwhelmed and disbelieved. As loved ones begin disappearing and Orcs roam the land, Kyler must undergo a journey that takes him from the High Courts of the King to the unknown forests of the East. His magic just awakening, Kyler is the lone hope for a world that will not listen.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Fun Fall Favorites and Amazing Giveaway



28 authors have come together to give you a
 reading list of FUN FALL FAVORITES!

PLUS a $300 GIVEAWAY

Click on the image to read a summary of each book :)














~ ENTER TO WIN ~

$300 Amazon Gift Card 
OR PayPal Cash

GIVEAWAY ends 11/17/14
No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older and legally able to receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code. This giveaway is not associated with Rafflecopter, Facebook, Twitter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. Void where prohibited by law.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

This giveaway was organized by I Love to Read and Review Books :)
and is sponsored by the following authors ~

(While we can no longer ask you to "LIKE" Facebook pages as an entry~ Facebook links are below ~ as "LIKES" would be very much appreciated :)

Sunday, October 5, 2014

What She Did Right--Showing Silence (Escape to the Sea by Tera Mecham)



Author Tera Mecham's new novel, Escape to the Sea, is a sweet romance about a young woman who finally finds love, marriage, and delicious romance with a handsome man after having been jilted at the alter two years earlier. While there are many great things about this story, such as the exotic settings and Mecham's ability to effectively and sweetly show the physical and emotional attraction between a man and a woman, one of my favorites is that Mecham beautifully shows moments of silence rather than telling us that time has passed. For example, during a dinner scene, Mecham writes: "A soft breeze blew across the table, and I placed my hand
on my napkin so it wouldn’t flutter away." If the author intended only to show action during the conversation, she could have left it at "I placed my hand on my napkin" or even "I moved my napkin to my lap." However, with the added details, Mecham shows both a moment of silence and a description of the setting. LOVED IT!

Saturday, August 9, 2014

A Fearful Thing By Kathleen Marks (Ronda Hinrichsen)

I am nearly finished writing the first draft of "A Fearful Thing", a Dalton & Dalton Mystery. It is a historic paranormal romantic suspense novella with characters I really love writing about.Think of "Castle" meets "The Parent Trap" plus a glowing cat. :) Anyway, I recently received the cover and can't wait to show it off. So here it is.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

What She Did Right: Uniqueness (The Hitler Dilemma by Carolyn Frank) by Ronda Gibb Hinrichsen





Since there are only a set number of story lines in the world, authors struggle to find unique ways to share their stories with their readers. Some utilize wondrous settings or give characters extraordinary abilities. Others shock or mystify. I mix ideas together and see what comes out. But I'm happy to report that Carolyn Frank has incorporated one of my favorite methods in her latest historical novel, The Hitler Dilemma. It is based on the true story of Max Adam, a German soldier who did not agree with Hitler, but because he was a German citizen, had to fight Hitler's war. I've heard and studied a lot about WWII over the years, and I can't remember ever hearing the story from that particular point of view. For that reason alone, I applaud Carolyn Frank's work. But I must also say that this frequently heart-wrenching story is likewise poignant and insightful. Read it. You won't regret it. 

Friday, May 23, 2014

Carolyn Frank's The Hitler Dilemma Blog Tour

Perfect for Memorial Day! Author Carolyn Frank's blog tour for her newest book starts tomorrow.

The Hitler Dilemma Book Blog Tour Stops
May 24th. www.franklycreative.blogspot.com
May 25th: annadelc.com/blog
May 26th  http://www.fayklingler.com/
May 27th: lindzeearmstrong.blogspot.com
May 28th: sueysbooks.blogspot.com
May 29th: themusingsofabookaddict.com
May 30th: ldsandlovinit.blogspot.com
May 31sth: http://www.tarynataylor.com/
June 1st: Julielcasey.com/blog
June 2nd: renaeswritespot.blogspot.com
June 3rd: thewriteblocks.blogspot.com
June 4th: maryanndennis.blogspot.com
June 5th: whynotbecauseisaidso.blogspot.com
June 6th: donnakweaver.com
June 7th: lisaswinton.blogspot.com