Saddled Hearts Blog Tour Wrap-up and Winners!!

I want to give a huge shout-out of thanks to all the hosts who so generously gave of their time and space to help me launch Saddled Hearts, the last book in The White Rune Series.

Seriously, we are a wonderful community of supporters, and I am so happy to be a small part of this vast network.

So, to Staci Troilo, Beem Weeks, Yvette Calleiro, Harmony Kent, Mary Morgan, Gwen Plano, Mark Bierman, Mae Clair, John Howell, Craig Boyack, Jacqui Murray, Teri Polen, Dan Antion, D.L. Finn, Joan Hall, Linnea Tanner, Stephen Geez, Annette Rochel Aben, Marlena Smith Burris, Darlene Fredette, and Erika Kind…

I also have to add a huge THANK YOU to everyone who followed along and left comments along the way. Wow! Thank you isn’t big enough.

And now for the winners of the Scavenger Hunt game!

The winner of the ebook giveaway of Saddled Hearts is LACEY WATERS!

The winner of the $25 Amazon gift card is PRISCILLA BETTIS!

Congratulations, ladies. Your prizes are on the way.

To everyone who has read and reviewed Saddled Hearts, I am overwhelmed with gratitude. When we write these stories, we can only hope that someone else will enjoy reading them half as much as we enjoy writing them. When reviews appear, it’s like getting a huge bouquet of roses that grows bigger with each review. THANK YOU!

And last, but certainly not least, one of my fellow Wild Rose Press authors reached out and asked if she could host a guest post for Saddled Hearts, separate from the tour, and of course, with a big smile on my face, I said YES!!

Peggy Jaeger has a post today that I’d love for you to visit and share (as you always do so generously)!

PEGGY’S BLOG POST

Once again, thank you from the bottom of my heart for all you do within this beautiful blogging community!

Deadly Keepsakes – #NewRelease @anita_dickason @LoneStarLit #Mystery #Giveaway

Anita Dickason is one of the most enthusiastic authors I’ve ever featured here, and I am thrilled to share her new book with you as well as my review!

 
DEADLY KEEPSAKES
A Tori Winters Mystery
by
ANITA DICKASON
 
Categories: Mystery / Women Sleuths
Publisher: Mystic Circle Books
Pages: 360 pages
Publication Date: July 1, 2022
 
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When Tori Winters becomes the star witness in a murder trial, someone tries to kill her. Terrified, she’s not giving the killer a second chance. With all her worldly possessions packed in her car, Tori is on the run. A mysterious phone call about an inheritance leads her to Granbury. After all, who would look for her in a small, quaint Texas town?

Instead, Tori’s life is about to spin into an existence where nothing is as it seems. The historic house she inherits is steeped in secrets from the past. Secrets that may prove deadly. A stranger in a strange town, who can she trust? There is the disinherited step-grandson and the lawyer and his son. What are they hiding?

Tori’s inheritance may not be a blessing when a killer strikes again. It could be her death warrant.

 

 
 

Award-winning author Anita Dickason is a twenty-two-year veteran of the Dallas Police Department. She served as a patrol officer, undercover narcotics detective, advanced accident investigator, SWAT tactical officer, and the team’s first female sniper.

Anita’s extensive law enforcement experience and knowledge provide the inspiration for her plots, and characters. She writes about what she knows, cops and crime.

Her works have received multiple awards from Book Viral Millennium Book Awards, Readers’ Favorite Book Awards, Literary Titan Book Awards, Independent Author Network Book Awards, and Speak Up Talk Radio Firebird Award.

 
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Stranger In The Mushroom Patch – #NewRelease @AmandaMThrasher #Review #Giveaway @LoneStarLit #TheMischiefSeries @PRPpress

I am delighted to share a new book from my longtime friend, Amanda Thrasher! This entire series is a pure joy to read!

THE MISCHIEF SERIES
Mischief in the Mushroom Patch
A Fairy Match in the Mushroom Patch
Spider Web Scramble
Stranger in the Mushroom Patch
by
AMANDA M. THRASHER
 
Chapter Book / Fantasy / Action & Adventure / 2ND-4TH Grade
Publisher: Progressive Rising Phoenix Press
 
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Mischief in the Mushroom Patch, 2/2013, 146 pgs


 

Where do fairies get their magical fairy dust? After leaving the mushroom patch without permission, two mischievous fairies find themselves in more trouble than they can handle. Boris, with a broken ankle and a bent wing, is unable to walk or fly, and Lilly must devise a plan to escort him safely back to the mushroom patch. As with all actions, there are consequences! Lilly and Boris have broken colony rules and wasted precious fairy dust. Sentenced to work in the dust factory, the two learn a valuable lesson about the production of fairy dust, but can they survive the foreman?
 
 
 
A Fairy Match in the Mushroom Patch, 2/2013, 162 pgs
 
Lilly, Boris, and Jack are back! The three friends are together again in this newest addition to the Mischief Series. A natural disaster has taken the elders by surprise, and the scientists are unprepared. Damage to the colony is inevitable! Can the Master Engineers devise a plan to save the colony before they lose their home? The fairies’ Kick-a-Berry Match has been postponed as well, and the fairies must find new ways to entertain themselves until the pitch dries up. Along the way, they make a new friend named Pearle, and though she cannot walk, she can fly with ease. Valuable lessons about friendship, teamwork, and perseverance will be learned as the fairies embark on their newest adventure.
 
Spider Web Scramble, 2/2016, 170 pgs
Every third year, on the fifth full moon, the Mushroom Patch holds a magical Spider Web Scramble. Excitement buzzes through the forest as the fairies prepare to scramble the magical webs in order to complete the course. As a special treat, the elders disclose that the stars will be coming down to join in and play. A wish will be granted for the fairies who are pure of heart and manage to beat the clock, locating the star that has their name etched on it. With the no-fly rule in place, teamwork is the only way Pearle can complete the course. But little do they know that possible danger is in their midst. Will the magical spider web scramble be postponed? Will the stars grant Lilly, Boris, and Jack their wishes? Find out in this delightful magical adventure.
 
 
Stranger in the Mushroom Patch, 2/15/22, 212 pages
Gold Recipient of The Mom’s Choice Awards® (MCA)
 
Lilly, Boris, and Jack Are Back! Get Ready for a Human Attack!
Who knew a slimy moss bomb war between friends would lead to an adventure of a lifetime! From strategizing with the elders for their playful battle to, of all things, escaping the clutches of a human! It doesn’t take long to learn the fairies shockingly have more in common with the child than they ever could have imagined. Broderick, everyone’s favorite spider, provides the goodies, and Lilly supplies the fairy songs and games. Filled with twists and turns, adventure, and fun, find out if the fairies and the elders can help the stranger reunite with her family. Or will there be a human attack?!
 

Amanda M. Thrasher was born in England, moved to Texas, and resides there still. She’s an award-winning author of Young Adult, General Fiction, Middle Grade, Early Reader Chapter, and Picture Books. Amanda is a multiple Gold Recipient of The Mom’s Choice Awards® (MCA), earning the award in multiple categories, including Young Adult, General Fiction, and Early Reader Chapter Books. She is also a multiple Gold Medal winner of the Readers’ Favorite International Book awards, a New Apple Literary Award, and has earned a first-place North Texas Book Festival award.

Amanda founded and is the CEO of Progressive Rising Phoenix Press, an independent publishing company. She shares her writing and publishing experience with others through school visits, book signings, trade conferences, and workshops for aspiring writers of all ages.

In addition, Amanda was contracted to write a graphic novel for the Driving on the Right Side of the Road Program. The publication is part of the Driving on the Right Side of the Road (DRSR) program, developed by the Law-Related Education Department of the State Bar of Texas Law Focused Education, Inc., and the Texas Municipal Courts Education Center with funding from the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals and the Texas Department of Transportation. The program’s purpose is to offer a preventive educational program to encourage responsible decision-making when it comes to obeying traffic laws and following safe practices. The graphic novel titled What If … A Story of Shattered Lives was adapted into a reader’s theater for as few as five speakers or as many as twenty-six.
 
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Betting On Love – @BeesleyAuthor @LoneStarLit #BookTour #wrpbks

I am super excited to share this book from fellow Wild Rose Press author, Mary Beesley!

BETTING ON LOVE

by
MARY BEESLEY
 
RomCom / Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Wild Rose Press
Date of Publication: March 24, 2021
Number of Pages: 193 pages
 
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Tempest Swan is out for revenge. Billionaire Leonard Allred’s software program has put her out of a job. She makes a bet with a friend that she’ll get Leonard to take her on a date so she can get retribution, but a fortuitous accident with an adorable nerd might just derail her vengeance.
 
Leonard has reasons for hiding his identity from the public. It’s worked well for him so far, until he starts falling for the honest and witty Tempest. But how can he destroy their budding romance by admitting he’s actually the guy she hates?
 
 
PRAISE FOR BETTING ON LOVE:
“If I could give Betting on Love more stars I would because 5 stars aren’t enough.” -Jacky, Goodreads reader
 
“BEST BEACH READ!! Witty and fun and it was super hard to put down.” – Katherine, Goodreads reader
 
“It had just enough spice to make you feel the sparks.” – Rebecca, Goodreads reader
 
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Mary Beesley is a Whitney Award Nominee and received a Crowned Heart of Excellence Review and a 5-star Reader’s Favorite Award.
 
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2nd & 3rd: signed copies of Betting on Love

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Amazon Gift Card #Giveaway – #99Cent Sale – Sneak Peek!

I am thrilled to announce that Jagged Feathers is temporarily on sale for only 99 cents!! This won’t last long.

Here’s what reviewers are saying about Jagged Feathers:

“The author had me from page one and didn’t let me go until the end.”

“The characters are developed in a way that you bond with each one, and the author left has left me anticipating what the white rune will bring in the next story.”

“For those who enjoy reading the blend of fast-paced suspense and steamy military romance with an engaging war vet longing for true love, I recommend Jagged Feathers.

What are you waiting for? Grab your copy HERE!

Who can use an Amazon Gift Card? The answer is everyone!

Submit your entries via this Rafflecopter! The most entries wins!

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And last but not least, here is a sneak peek at the first draft of the book cover for the final story in The White Rune Series, Saddled Hearts! This is NOT the final cover, but I do love the way it’s coming together!

That’s it. Please share and help me push JAGGED FEATHERS to the top!! I’d be most grateful! And enter the Rafflecopter for your chance to win a gift card!

#NewRelease! Turn To Me – Becky Wade @beckywadewriter @lonestarlit

It is my pleasure to introduce this fellow Texan author to you. I have not yet read this book, but it’s on my list for sure! Don’t forget to enter the Rafflecopter!

TURN TO ME
A Misty River Romance
by
BECKY WADE
 
Contemporary Romance / Christian Fiction / Clean & Wholesome
Date of Publication: May 3, 2022
Number of Pages: 416 pages 
 
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His promise will cost him far more than he imagined.
 
Guilt has defined Luke Dempsey’s life, but it was self-destructiveness that landed him in prison. When his friend and fellow inmate lay dying shortly before Luke’s release, the older man revealed he left a string of clues for his daughter, Finley, that will lead her to the treasure he’s hidden. Worried that she won’t be the only one pursuing the treasure, he gains Luke’s promise to protect her until the end of her search.
 
Spunky and idealistic, Finley Sutherland is the owner of an animal rescue center and a defender of lost causes. She accepts Luke’s help on the treasure hunt while secretly planning to help him in return–by coaxing him to embrace the forgiveness he’s long denied himself.
 
As they draw closer to the final clue, their reasons for resisting each other begin to crumble, and Luke realizes his promise will push him to the limit in more ways than one. He’ll do his best to shield Finley from unseen threats, but who’s going to shield him from losing his heart?
 
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Becky Wade is the 2018 Christy Award Book of the Year winner for True to You. She is a native of California who attended Baylor University, met and married a Texan, and moved to Dallas. She published historical romances for the general market, then put her career on hold for several years to care for her children. When God called her back to writing, Becky knew He meant for her to turn her attention to Christian fiction. Her humorous, heart-pounding contemporary romance novels have won three Christy Awards, the Carol Award, the INSPY Award, and the Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award for Romance. Becky lives in Dallas, Texas with her husband and three children.
 
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The Bones of Amoret – #NewRelease @HerbertWriter @LoneStarLit

I am super excited to introduce this new book to my followers. Arthur Herbert is a new author to me and this is the first book of his I’ve read, but it won’t be my last!

THE BONES OF AMORET
by
ARTHUR HERBERT
Genre: Mystery /Suspense
Publisher: Stitched Smile Publications
Date of Publication: April 1, 2022
Number of Pages: 323 pages 
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In this enigmatic follow up to his critically acclaimed debut novel The Cuts that Cure, Arthur Herbert returns to the Texas-Mexico border with this saga of a small town’s bloody loss of innocence.
Amoret, Texas, 1982. Life along the border is harsh, but in a world where cultures work together to carve a living from the desert landscape, Blaine Beckett lives a life of isolation. A transplanted Boston intellectual, for twenty years locals have viewed him as a snob, a misanthrope, an outsider. He seems content to stand apart until one night when he vanishes into thin air amid signs of foul play.
Noah Grady, the town doctor, is a charming and popular good ol’ boy. He’s also a keeper of secrets, both the town’s and his own. He watches from afar as the mystery of Blaine’s disappearance unravels and rumors fly. Were the incipient cartels responsible? Was it a local with a grudge? Or did Blaine himself orchestrate his own disappearance? Then the unthinkable happens, and Noah begins to realize he’s considered a suspect.
Paced like a lit fuse and full of dizzying plot twists, The Bones of Amoret is a riveting whodunit that will keep you guessing all the way to its shocking conclusion.
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Arthur Herbert was born and raised in small town Texas. He worked on offshore oil rigs, as a bartender, a landscaper at a trailer park, and as a social worker before going to medical school. For the last eighteen years, he’s worked as a trauma and burn surgeon, operating on all ages of injured patients. He continues to run a thriving practice.
He’s won multiple awards for his scientific writing, and his first novel, The Cuts that Cure, spent ten days as an Amazon #1 Best Seller. His second novel, The Bones of Amoret, will be released on April 1, 2022 through Stitched Smile Publishers. Arthur currently lives in New Orleans, with his wife Amy and their dogs.
Arthur loves hearing from readers, so don’t hesitate to email him at arthur@arthurherbertwriter.com.
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This book grabbed me from the first line and didn’t let go until the last. I read it in two sittings and way past my bedtime.

One of the things I loved about The Bones of Amoret is the setting. If you have never seen the incredible beauty of the Chihuahuan Desert in far southwest Texas, you are missing a treat. But this author did a fabulous job of describing the scenery, so that even if you’ve never been there, you could visualize it.

The main character, a medical doctor in the small town of Amoret, wore many different hats. Noah Grady had a big heart and helping immigrants cross the river safely for a chance at a better life showed that explicitly. Add in his love for a mentally handicapped adopted son and you get the picture of a wonderful man filled with compassion.

But Noah Grady has a secret. And the author kept it under wraps until the very end. While I thought I had figured out the direction the story was heading several different times while reading, none of them were correct.

Blaine Beckett disappears at the beginning of the story. The whodunit and what happened unfolds in layers, much like peeling back an onion. And I couldn’t wait to peel back another layer and get deeper.

The author doesn’t shy away from giving his character huge obstacles, both mental and physical, to try and overcome. At times, I chewed my fingernails, wondering which one would be his demise.

If you love a riveting tale of mystery, action, suspense, sensitive social issues, and deep-abiding love, The Bones of Amoret is for you. The bonus is the gorgeous setting in the Big Bend area where the Chisos Mountains rise tall and the ravines run deep.

WINNER! Mountain Laurel Christmas #BlogTour

I cannot tell you how much all of your support means to me! Mountain Laurel Christmas has been so well received and I am humbled, and at the same time, thrilled!

To all of my blog tour hosts, my compadres at Story Empire, THANK YOU!

If you missed any of the tours, and want to take a look, click on the name.

To everyone who has read and reviewed the story, my heart overflows with gratitude!

If you haven’t grabbed your copy yet, here’s the link: PURCHASE LINK

Choosing a winner from the blog tour participants was hard, but this wonderfully supportive lady showed up at every blog stop, left a comment, and shared it everywhere on social media.

Annette Rochelle Aben!

Thank you for your amazing support and sharing, Annette. Contact me with an email address, please. And Congratulations!

Mountain Laurel Christmas On Tour – Day 1! #ShortStory #Christmas #FamilyDrama #Music

I am thrilled to take Mountain Laurel Christmas on a short blog tour!

Our first stop is at C.S. Boyack‘s place!

Boyack is a speculative fiction and fantasy writer extraordinaire! I have read most of his work and highly recommend it for great entertainment.

A series that is diverse and eclectic is Lizzie and The Hat.

Lizzie St. Laurent inherits an old hat from her grandmother’s estate. The hat had belonged to her grandfather. But this is no ordinary hat. Being from another dimension, the Hat has powers! Lizzie and her new partner embark on journeys to hunt and destroy dark entities such as vampires and werewolves. And all while playing music in a band.


Another fabulous series from Boyack takes place on the high seas aboard a ship known as The Lanternfish. I devoured these books and there is a brand new one I haven’t had a chance to crack open yet.

You can find The Lanternfish Series HERE!

So, pick up a book from this talented author, then head on over to the blog tour.

Leave a comment, share, and enter to win my Blog Tour Giveaway!

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WINNERS!!! #1000 Blog Post

A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who subscribed to my Newsletter, followed this Blog, subscribed to my YouTube Channel, shared the new book trailer video, followed me on BookBub, Amazon, Facebook, and Twitter. You guys ROCK!!! Seriously, you’re the best!

I had an overwhelming number of entries to sort through for the giveaways on my 1,000th blog post.

Choosing was REALLY hard!!

So, without further adieu here are the winners:

$10 Amazon Gift Card:

  • Catrina Pomerleau
  • Piroska B.

Ghostly Interference eBook:

  • Janice Spina

VooDoo Or Destiny: You Decide eBook

  • Cheryl Castings
  • Meabh Stanford
  • Darlene Foster

Virtual prizewinners, watch your Inbox. I have your email addresses!

Rose Quartz Gemstone:

  • Yvette Calleiro
  • Sydney Winward

Tiger’s Eye Gemstone:

  • Staci Troilo
  • Mary Morgan

Yvette, Sydney, Staci, and Mary, I will need physical mailing addresses. Please use the “CONTACT ME” button in the upper-righthand corner on my blog site to send it privately.

My regular #WednesdayWonders post will return next week!