Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Huge Giveaway for Paranormal Romance & Urban Fantasy Fans

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Not only will one grand prize winner snag a $2000 Gift Card, there are also a TON of fabulous runner up prizes (6 print books and 9 ebooks)!!
  • The Beast by J.R. Ward (any format)
  • Feverborn by Karen Marie Moning (any format)
  • Moon Called by Patricia Briggs (ebook or paperback)
  • Charlaine Harris, Dead until Dark (ebook or paperback)
  • Angels’ Blood by Nalini Singh (ebook)
  • Cold Burn of Magic by Jennifer Estep (ebook or paperback)
  • Signed Copy of The Blackburne Legacy by Apryl Baker
  • Magick After Midnight Boxed Set (ebook)
  • Wolf Rampant Boxed Set (ebook)
  • Mythean Arcana Boxed Set (ebook)
  • Cursed by Lucy Leroux (ebook)
  • Flower of Hell by Noree Cosper (ebook)
  • Darkness Rising by Lisa Carlisle (ebook)
  • Blood Warrior by H.D. Gordon (ebook)
  • Winner’s Choice on any top 10 PR/UF book on Amazon at the time of the drawing
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Friday, May 13, 2016

Book Tour & My Review: A FIRE THAT HEALS

"A Lost Faith Is Never Too Far Gone"

Serena is devastated when her lifelong friend, Aminadab, is banned from Zarahemla for abandoning his faith and persecuting the saints. To add to her despair, she loses the rare ruby her father entrusted to her and she feels all is lost.
Unbeknownst to her, Aminadab finds the ruby, and takes it as his only reminder of Serena. As an outcast, Aminadab and his company of dissenters seek refuge among the Lamanites, who happen to be the very people who killed his parents. Not only is his anxiety high for being surrounded by these bloodthirsty people, but he quickly discovers he’s in the middle of a Gadianton plot to start a war between the Nephites and Lamanites.

Selling the ruby soon becomes the only option Aminadab has at escaping the volatile life he finds himself in. However, this act might forever banish him from ever being in Serena’s graces again. 

In D Vansen’s Book of Mormon adventure, Aminadab must choose which side he’s on in a reflective journey of self-discovery, while Serena must stay faithful and hold onto the hope that a lost faith is never too far gone.

D Vansen lives in Northern Utah with her family. After serving a LDS mission, she developed a love for the Book
of Mormon and its eternal truths. She claims that if you ever want the scriptures and its characters to come to life, 
plot a novel from them. She loves all things artistic, unless it involves combining food ingredients. Thank heavens
she has children that will help with that specific talent.

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Overall, I greatly enjoyed this fiction book based on a period of time in the history of the Book of Mormon. The characters were engaging, particularly those of Aminadab and Kinnor.

Yes, Kinnor in some respects was your typical snarling, insulting villain, but his methodology as portrayed throughout the story was so typical of how self-serving individuals with a lust for power and control trap others into doing their bidding and make it almost impossible to break away and go another direction. How he operated was a textbook example of what people need to watch out for to avoid that situation. The author handled it very well.

Serena was a sweetheart, but not overly believable to me. Her romantic interest in Aminadab and interactions with family and friends were believable. However, the portrayal of her being a young single woman from a poor section of the city, yet a great personal friend with two of the most highly-placed religious and/or political powers in her society, sounded nice, but did not ring true to me. As little as women are mentioned in the Book of Mormon, I suspect the attitudes towards women in that society were much like they were in much of the old world of Asia Minor—they were considered irrelevant outside the walls of their home. I doubt the women from poor families befriended and rubbed elbows with the top leaders.

Aminadab allowed himself to be taken in by Kinnor’s initial promises because he fell into a way of thinking experienced by many people. A family tragedy influenced him to believe that because bad things happen to good people, there must not be a God. If God does live, He does not care about people. Otherwise He would always protect and save those who are living good lives. It is a hard concept to accept that, to God, death is not a tragedy. In order to not interfere with the gift of free agency each person on earth has received, He will not always prevent death and suffering, but he will make it up in the next life. Because of this struggle, Aminadab resisted the established religious leaders of his day. It is a struggle timeless in nature, and I very much like how the author handled it.

Overall, the author did an excellent job of taking, not even a secondary character in the Book of Mormon, but the name of a tertiary character at best, and developing a plausible story of how he could be in the right place at the right time to speak out to non-believers among the enemies of his people.

There is plenty of action in this story—to fully enjoy this book it helps to not be squeamish—and plenty of human nature to ponder over. This is more of an inspirational action adventure novel, but the romance elements in it are clean and proper. I highly recommend it.

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016


Bernadette Marie has been an avid writer since the early age of 13, when she’d fill notebook after notebook with stories that she’d share with her friends. Her journey into novel writing started the summer before eighth grade when her father gave her an old typewriter. At all times of the day and night you would find her on the back porch penning her first work, which she would continue to write for the next 22 years.
In 2007 – after marriage, filling her chronic entrepreneurial needs, and having five children – Bernadette began to write seriously with the goal of being published. That year she wrote 12 books. In 2009 she was contracted for her first trilogy and the published author was born. In 2011 she (being the entrepreneur that she is) opened her own publishing house, 5 Prince Publishing, and has released contemporary titles and has begun the process of taking on other authors in other genres.
Bernadette spends most of her free time driving her kids to their many events. She is also an accomplished martial artist, working her way to her second degree black belt in Tang Soo Do. An avid reader she loves to meet readers who enjoy reading contemporary romances and she always promises Happily Ever After.
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Gia Gallow has traveled the world. Her wanderlust landed her in Georgia where she has created a life for herself away from the petty differences of relatives and domineering ex-lovers. Having settled in America, she has a successful business and dear friends—and the attention of both Dane and Russell Walker. Due to her own family's dramas over dueling hearts, she might have to forget about her feelings for Dane to keep peace within the Walker family, but sometimes even running thousands of miles away can't keep a heart from going after what the heart wants. And Gia's heart wants Dane. 

He’d only seen her once, and his breath had caught in his chest. Her image had stayed with him —her long dark hair that had a charismatic bounce to it and those dark chocolate eyes that twinkled. She might have stood all of five-foot-three, but her personality was enormous. Then, of course, her voice had run in his ears for the past two months. That accent still tickled his spine in a way that sent tingles down it, right to his core.

... He’d be gone in a week she reminded herself when the thought about making a move on him entered her mind. Long distance never worked, and she wouldn’t do it again. He’d be nice eye candy for the next week. She could live with that.

Bernadette Marie’s Top 10 Favorite All Time Movies:
  1. You’ve Got Mail 
  2.  Forrest Gump 
  3.  Gone with the Wind 
  4.  Toy Story 
  5.  Star Wars
  6. Back to the Future 
  7.  Night at the Museum (all 3 of them, but they’ll count as 1) 
  8.  Pretty Woman 
  9.  St. Elmos Fire 
  10.  The Intern (my newest favorite)

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