Day TWO, of the Christian Science Fiction & Fantasy Blog Tour for creative Fantasy Author Donita K. Paul‘s newest book #5 DragonLight. Look at yesterday’s Day 1 post for a start. Today, I want to wet your appetite just a little further with my thoughts on book #2 DragonQuest. I liked this book even more than DragonSpell! The ending of this book is absolutely fabulous! And as for the rest of the book, not too far off either. I was not able to read this book through as fast as I would like, as I was interrupted by a million different things. Yet, I’m so glad I was able to read it. Donita Paul really knows how to tell a story. Some characters you think you know until you don’t, and it is in an amazing way that you didn’t see coming. One of the things that she ha…more The. . .
Go back here to see my review, and go back one more day here to see a trailer for the book. It is just to die for! – MJ It is time to play a Wild Card! Every now and then, a book that I have chosen to read is going to pop up as a FIRST Wild Card Tour. Get dealt into the game! (Just click the button!) Wild Card Tours feature an author and his/her book’s FIRST chapter! You never know when I might play a wild card on you! Today’s Wild Card author is: Marylu Tyndall and her book: The Falcon and the Sparrow Barbour Publishing, Inc (August 1, 2008) ABOUT THE AUTHOR: MaryLu spent her early years in South Florida where she fell in love with the ocean and the warm tropical climate. After moving to California with her husband, she graduated from college and worked. . .
This week, theChristian Fiction Blog Allianceis introducingTry Darkness(Center Street – July 30, 2008)byJames Scott Bell Leave a pertinent comment on this post and be entered to win book #1 Try Dying or book #2 Try Darkness (list your preference). Winner will be contacted at the end of today or tomorrow morning. – MJ ABOUT THE AUTHOR: JAMES SCOTT BELL is a former trial lawyer who now writes full time. He has also been the fiction columnist for Writers Digest magazine and adjunct professor of writing at Pepperdine University. The national bestselling author of several novels of suspense, he grew up and still lives in Los Angeles. His first Buchanan thriller, TRY DYING, was released to high critical praise, while sis book on writing, Plot and Structure is one of the most popular writing books available today. ABOUT THE BOOK Ty Buchanan is living on the peaceful grounds of St. Monica’s,. . .
This week, Monday through Wednesday—July 21-23, is our June CSFF (Christian Science Fiction & Fantasy) Blog Tour for Donita Paul’s DragonLight, book 5 of the DragonKeeper Chronicles! On all three days (see future posts) you have the opportunity to leave comments to win a handmade beaded dragon bookmark and/or a t-shirt. Pictures of these type items and more just as fabulous if not even more cool DragonKeeper stuff is on the DK Chronicles Website here. This is some pretty neat stuff, and you should really check it out! (I love the mugs, they are just too adorable!) The Featured book, DragonLight, is book #5 in the DragonKeeper Chronicles written by Donita K. Paul, find out more about her and her series on her website here, or her blog here. For those of you who have been following my blog for a while may have seen back in April that I. . .
It’s May 21st, time for the Teen FIRST blog tour!(Join our alliance! Click the button!) Every 21st, we will feature an author and his/her latest Teen fiction book’s FIRST chapter! Robert Liparulo and his book: Watcher in the Woods: Dreamhouse Kings, Book #2 Thomas Nelson (May 6, 2008) ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Robert Liparulo is an award-winning author of over a thousand published articles and short stories. He is currently a contributing editor for New Man magazine. His work has appeared in Reader’s Digest, Travel & Leisure, Modern Bride, Consumers Digest, Chief Executive, and The Arizona Daily Star, among other publications. In addition, he previously worked as a celebrity journalist, interviewing Stephen King, Tom Clancy, Charlton Heston, and others for magazines such as Rocky Road, Preview, and L.A. Weekly. He has sold or optioned three screenplays. Robert is an avid scuba diver, swimmer, reader, traveler, and a law enforcement and military. . .
The Falcon and The Sparrow by Marylu Tyndall My review rating: 5 of 5 starsAbsolute on the edge of your seat, page turner, with unexpected twists and turns full of wonderful action until the end! The Falcon and the Sparrow is a masterful book taking place in London during the Napoleonic wars with France. The imagery presented by Tyndall is incredible. I could picture every scene, the people, places, and the food. I could smell the sea water and rain as well a hint of the other not so pleasant smells. London was given a full picture that agrees with all history I have known so far as being very accurate. After having recently seen the film “Amazing Grace” and reading the book Once Blind it was nice again in this story to see a dear friend John Newton. This book is incredible. It is definitely on my favorite list.. . .
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I found this over at Scrambled Dregs, and I cannot remember the last time something made me laugh and cry so hard. *sigh* Inspirational Comedian Judson Laipplywww.theevolutionofdance.com/
I saw this over at Austenprose, and did not realize that date. For those who have found even the slightest enjoyment of Jane Austen, remember her today. Jane Austen: 16 December 1775 – 18 July 1817 To see the rest of a wonderful post, click here.
I saw this over at the American Papist, and felt it was completely worth sharing… Click here for lyrics.You can buy it here.
It is time to play a Wild Card! Every now and then, a book that I have chosen to read is going to pop up as a FIRST Wild Card Tour. Get dealt into the game! (Just click the button!) Wild Card Tours feature an author and his/her book’s FIRST chapter! You never know when I might play a wild card on you! Today’s Wild Card author is: Frank Creed and his book: Flashpoint: Book One of the Underground The Writers Cafe Press (September 30, 2007) ABOUT THE AUTHOR: A rabid speculative fiction fan and aspiring author since boyhood, Frank Creed’s sojourn and the lack of Biblical speculative fiction in Christian bookstores has left a chip on his shoulder. Frank founded the Lost Genre Guild in September of ’06 as a community for fans and writers alike. After years of learning the craft and helping others polish their fiction, he. . .
Only available until July 20th. GO WATCH IT! Yes, I love Firefly.Yes, I love Serenity.Yes, I had a crush on DH.Yes, the Captain is adorable.Yes, this is absolutely hilarious!
Princess Ben by Catherine Gilbert Murdock (author’s website) My review rating: 5 of 5 starsFirst off, I must share my favorite line(s) from this book that sent me into fits of giggles: With that, I hurled the slipper at him, not caring if I caused his decapitation. (I did not.) Marshaling what little dignity I yet possessed, I stomped down the corridor — challenging indeed with one shoe — and around the corner. I lay awake for hours. The prince had no right, not one, to indict me so, and if I had held the slightest hope of the book’s assistance, I would have climbed at once to my wizard room for a spell with which to punish him. Death, perhaps, or humiliation. A croaking frog would be nice, particularly a frog that retained Florian’s dark eyes. I should keep it in a box and poke it occasionally with a. . .
I took this from Amy‘s blog, and it’s just fabulous! 1. Do you remember how you developed a love of reading?From the first grade, I have memories of being in the advanced readers group, I think there were five of us. I remember being proud of that fact, that reading just came so easily to me. I remember reading lots with my parents and siblings, but the first book I really remember reading and thinking that reading was just wonderful I guess I was about 12, but I do not really know. It was Avi’s The True Confession’s of Charlotte Doyle, after that it was over for me. I was hooked and could never get enough of just about anything. Especial adventure with a heroine who survived struggles of the deep sea! 2. What are some books you loved as a child?The True Confession’s of Charlotte Doyle, Boston Jane, The. . .
Promises, Promises by Amber Miller My review rating: 5 of 5 stars Amber Miller has a great work in this book. The story is just what it needs to be. Starting out with a tragedy that allows one to get their back up and spout all their reasons for not trusting in the Lord and to go through a process of healing and really seeing what the Lord is trying to do for them is so hard to put into words, and she did it. Reading this story of Raelene makes you take the time to look at what is going on in your own life. For me it makes me think about the comparison to English life of Jane Austen-types and the farmers in the early colonies. So many times I gripe about what strife I have, but in the end really none of it does compare to what. . .
The Woman I Am Becoming: Embracing the Chase for Identity, Faith, and Destiny by T. Suzanne Eller View all my reviews. The Woman I Am Becoming Author: T. Suzanne Eller Harvest House Publishers Retail: $11.99 ISBN-10: 0736920307 ISBN-13: 978-0736920308 The Woman I Am Becoming Overarching themes such as identity, relationships, faith, and destiny provide readers a fresh approach to finding their way in this world. Author, speaker and mentor Suzie Eller offers young women an honest and faith-filled look at the journey to completeness. In The Woman I Am Becoming: Embracing the Chase for Identity, Faith, and Destiny, she acknowledges the pressures to look and act a certain way, and helps women explore key questions: What is a real woman? Where do I fit? What should I look like? Who should I be with? Where am I going? What about my faith? Suzie shares her own story teamed up with. . .