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Book Tour & Giveaway; Gavin Goode by David B. Seaburn

Gavin Goode by David B. Seaburn Genre: Literary Fiction 
“I don’t know how, and I don’t know why, but I think I died today.”
So begins the complex and mysterious journey of Gavin Goode and his family. What happened to Gavin and why? What secrets will emerge along the way? Frankie, his wife and a dress store owner, feels guilty, but why? His son, Ryan, who owns an ice cream parlor, and daughter-in-law, Jenna, who is a bank manager, are expecting their first baby. How will this trauma affect them? And what of Rosemary, Frankie’s best friend? Or Ben Hillman and eleven year old, Christopher? How are they implicated in the events that unfold around Gavin’s misfortune?
This is a story of despair and hope, dreams and reality, uncertainty and faith,humor, secrecy, forgiveness and beginnings. As in his previous novels, David B. Seaburn demonstrates his in-depth understanding of the human experience and his storytelling mastery.

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Monthly Summary; June 2019

It's the end of yet another month and we're halfway through the year. I've been fortunate enough to read plenty of interesting books this month, in addition to recieving lots of fun press copies and ARC's both from Norwegian publishers and Netgalley.

Anyway, here's the lists over books I've read and my book haul for this month.

Books I've Read
The Lemon Tree Hotel by Rosanna LeyZoo Nebraska: The Dismantling of an American Dream by Carson VaughanDreaming in Code: Ada Byron Lovelace, Computer Pioneer by Emily Arnold McCullyMythics by Seth MasekThe Death Chute by Ambrose StollikerThe Winter Loon by Lori HenriksenThe Backyard Fire Cookbook by Linda LyDavid Bowie by Isabel Sánchez VegaraA Lover's Mercy by Fiona ZeddeThe Woman in the Blue Cloak by Deon MeyerChanging of the Guard Dog by Lane StonePaw Prints by Morgan J. MuirA Tale of Two Daddies by Vanita OelschlagerMagic Words: From the Ancient Oral Tradition of the Inuit by Edward FieldThe Distance Between Hig…

Book Blitz; A Summer With You by Angela Parkhurst


Book Tag Saturday; Mid-Year Freak Out 2019

I found the Mid-Year Freak Out Tag over at Erica Robyn Reads and I decided to play along on this tag.

1. The best book you’ve read this year?
Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend

2. The best sequel you’ve read in 2019? Boneseeker: Here Walk the Dead by Brynn Chapman

3. New release you haven’t read yet, but want to. Broken Wings by Jia Pingwa

4. Most anticipated release for the second half of the year? Confessions of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell

5. Biggest disappointment? The Clockmaker's Daughter by Kate Morton as it was so confusing.

6. Biggest Surprise? Dutch Girl: Audrey Hepburn and World War II by Robert Matzen.

7. Favorite new to you or debut author? One of my favourite new to me authors were Angie Thomas with the book The Hate U Give.

8. Newest fictional crush? Grace O'Leary from The Hocus Pocus Magic Shop by Abigail Drake (yes, I'm bisexual, deal with it).

9. Newest favorite character? Merlin from Magickal Mystery Lore by Sharon Pape.

10. Book that mad…

Book Blogger Hop; Choosing Books Based On Cover

It's Friday and time for a new Book Blogger Hop post, courtesy of Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer. The question of the week was "Would you or do you choose a book solely on the cover?".
Book Blogger Hop I occasionally buy or borrow a book based on the cover, but I'm more into a good/interesting plot.

Omtale; Ayla the Fox - Reven som sjarmerte en hel verden av Leiv Magnus Grøtte og Silje Elin Matnisdal

Siden jeg har en forkjærlighet for dyr, endte jeg opp med å lese boka Ayla the Fox - Reven som sjarmerte en hel verden av Leiv Magnus Grøtte og Silje Elin Matnisdal og i dag kommer omtalen av boka.

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Dette er historien om verdens mest populære rev. Ayla the Fox fikk stjernestatus verden over og har hundre tusen følgere på nett. Filmsnuttene om henne har blitt vist over 100 millioner ganger og sammen med matmor Silje Elin Matninsdal har hun vært i ulike medier over hele verden. Det er ikke bare den billedskjønne Ayla folk har festet seg ved. Det er hele den betagende historien om det tette båndet mellom en revevalp og hennes matmor. Dette er en historie som begynte så flott, men endte så tragisk.

Nå kommer boken.

Her følger vi Ayla gjennom hennes første og eneste leveår, fra hun blir hentet som valp på pelsdyrfarmen - til hun en dag ett år senere forsvinner. Hele verden fulgte med i den intense leteaksjonen som varte i flere uker, der Ayla til slutt blir funnet…

Great Summer Reads; THE KINGDOM OF NERETH by TJ Amberson

TJ Amberson hails from the Pacific Northwest. With a love of writing in several genres, TJ strives to provide well-written, age-appropriate, & original novels for tweens, teens, and new adults.

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Dark times are upon the land of Nereth. Centuries have passed since the rightful heir to the throne was banished. The people are losing hope in ancient legend, which foretells of one who will rise up, overthrow the evil king and queen, and restore peace. Like all others in Nereth, Edlyn has suffered greatly. Orphaned as a child, Edlyn grew up as the serf of a drunken lord. Now a spirited seventeen-year-old, Edlyn works to buy her freedom while fighting off the unwanted advances of Sheriff Hurst. One morning, Edlyn discovers a young man hiding in the stable. He is fleeing from Sheriff Hurst and inflicted with a sword wound that will surely be fatal without her help. In a split-second decision, Edlyn conceals the young man from Sheriff Hurst and begins nursing him back to…

Book Blitz; A Touch of Darkness by Scarlett St. Clair


Top Ten Tuesday; Books on my Summer 2019 TBR

It's Tuesday again, which means it's time for a new Top Ten Tuesday post courtesy of That Artsy Reader Girl. The theme of the week was simple enough as it's books on my summer TBR. My picks are;

The Hocus Pocus Magic Shop by Abigail Drake

Into the Frying Pan by Sarah Osborne

Southern Sass and Killer Cravings by Kate Young

Murder with Cucumber Sandwiches by Karen Rose Smith

The Body in the Mist by Nick Louth

Austentatious by Holly Luetkenhaus and Zoe Weinstein

Murder at Royale Court by G. P. Gardner

A Patchwork of Clues by Sally Goldenbaum

Thief of Cahraman by Lucy Tempest

Beau and Bett by Kathryn Berla

Great Summer Reads; The Three Crowns Series (Seven Books and Free Novella)/Kindle Edition by Sonya Ray

I grew up in Southeast Missouri; home of the Throwed Rolls, high cotton, and the St. Louis Cardinals. I have a little family consisting of son, daughter, son-in-law and a little Pi. Other than my children (and grandchild), my passion is writing. My current project is The Three Crowns Series. Sweet Tea is the first book in this seven-novel series which published October 15, 2013.

Besides reading and writing, I enjoy singing. I love music period. Music is in our family. Whether it be the bluegrass from the Ozarks that my Grandpa Sutton use to play on his banjo or fiddle, or the smooth, family harmony in which I am fortunate enough to sing with my Dad and Brother. But you can give me some kickin' AC/DC too! I like it all!

I work full-time as an Administrative Assistant. Every free moment is dedicated to my family and my current project, The Three Crowns, a seven-novel paranormal romance series.

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