Within the Veil by Brandy Vallance with a giveaway Cover Art Reveal: Coming from Revell in early 2017 INSPY Award Winners, 2016 Character Spotlight: Julie Carobini’s Liddy & Beau

Bookish Question of the Week

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It’s already been a year of great reading and there’s still plenty to come! With five more months in 2016,  I’m thinking about the books still to be released and read. There are more fantastic indie books to get your hands on, along with those from traditional publishers.

I’m sharing some of the books I’m excited to get my hands on in the second half of this year.  I’ve had the pleasure of reading four of the beauties below already and I can very confidently say you are in for a treat! It’s quite the eclectic mix of must …

The Reading Habits of Kelli Stuart

Kelli Stuart

 

 

The Reading Habits

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Kelli Stuart

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Are you a re-reader?

I am a re-reader when it’s a book I absolutely adore. I have read Anna Karenina at least ten times, and I love it more each time I read it. I tend to fall in love with really great writing, so if a story sings its way into my heart, I’ll likely pick it up again on a rainy day.

When is your optimal time to read?

Usually before bed. I can’t really sleep if I haven’t read for a few minutes at least. If it’s …

Playing with Fire by Susan May Warren

Playing with FireSynopsis:~

She can’t forget the man she walked away from . . .

Liza Beaumont knew she was playing with fire when she let smoke jumper Conner Young into her life. Just friends, she promised herself, but she couldn’t help but fall for the tall, blond firefighter who needed her. But loving him got her burned, and she’s not about to risk her heart again.

His one chance to get her back . . .

Conner Young knows he blew his one chance with Liza. His personal losses—and his profession—made him wary of offering any promises he couldn’t be sure

Character Spotlight: Dina Sleiman’s Rosalind & Randel with a giveaway

Courageous

Meet a crusader and a knight in

Dina Sleiman’s

Medieval YA Romance

Courageous

Bethany House

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The Story

Inspired by the vision of the Young Lady Sapphira, Rosalind of Ipsworth joins a group of men, women, and children as a defender of the cross, seeking to free captives from prisons near Tripoli. She gladly gives herself to the cause, as she’s haunted by a tragic mistake and no longer deserves such joys as marriage and family might bring.

Sir Randel Penigree was reared to serve in the church, but dreams of protecting the innocent as a knight. Joining a crusade

The Reading Habits of Chris Fabry and a giveaway

 

 

The Reading Habits

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A note from Chris:

I went to see my mother around Mother’s Day. She’s eighty-nine and slowing down, though she’s still driving—which is a scary thought to me. She looked around at the house, the furniture, the memorabilia, and said to me, “When I leave this world, I won’t miss anything but my books.”

Books were a part of her life since I was young. She read to me. She modeled reading to me. She loved nonfiction, commentaries, poetry—anything that was well-written. I know I caught the writing bug from her …

A Walk Through the Waters by Lynnette Bonner

A Walk Through the WatersSynopsis:~

Chief Banda’s Village, Lake Nyasa

When the wife of a neighboring chief goes into labor, and the baby is breech, the village doctor orders the woman and child be left to die. To prevent a war, RyAnne must safely deliver the baby. Her success breaks some of the grip the medicine man holds over the people, and more and more attend Papa’s chapel. But when RyAnne confides in a couple of the women that her grandmother was from their tribe, she has no way of knowing the far-reaching consequences of her revelation.
For months Trent Dawson has kept his