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New give-away for A Cold and Lonely Place by Sara J. Henry

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Don't forget to enter to win - May 25 deadline

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Don't forget to enter to win a hardback copy of new release The Secret Rescue: An Untold Story of American Nurses & Medics Behind Nazi Lines by Cate Lineberry.…Continue

Another Great Book Giveaway - The Secret Rescue by Cate Lineberry!

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I am thrilled to offer y'all another book giveaway today! The book is The Secret Rescue: an Untold …Continue

May is Short Story Month - Joyce Carol Oates

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May is Short Story Month and today's author is Joyce Carol Oates. Ms. Oates is one of our most prolific authors: so …Continue

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Comment by Mia Searles on August 12, 2015 at 5:11pm

*SIGN UP* I am organizing a cover reveal, release day blitz, and review tour for the Loose Ends Series Boxset by erotic author Kaia Bennett. All three books in the series will be available in one neat boxset on September 8th!

The event dates are as follows:

Cover Reveal: August 17th

Release Blitz: September 8th

Review tour: September 21-25

If you are interested in any of these events, please sign up here: http://bit.ly/1EiLfKt

Comment by Beck Valley Books on August 12, 2015 at 10:18am

'Amazing, Hot, Sexy & Sensual' Cali Book Reviews​ NEW #Romance Seaside Nights by Melissa Foster​.......

"First things first, It’s a Melissa Foster book! Do you THINK it’s going to be bad? I didn’t think so! Amazing, Hot, Sexy, Sensual. Can all men talk to women like Sawyer does? Holy hell! And his name just screams sexy! I think I fell in love with Sawyer right off the bat. And Sky. I just love her too! She’s very artsy. She owns a tattoo shop, which I think would be amazing!

Sawyer is super sensitive, I gathered. He’s super romantic (swoon!) and the way he talks to Sky, Oh my!

It was so easy to get drawn into this book, definitely NOT unlike the rest of Melissa’s books! She’s such an amazing author, and I have been wanting to read Sky’s story for a long time. One thing I felt about this book is that we learned a lot more about Sawyer than we did about Sky, but that’s fine!

Read this! You will not be disappointed!"

Read about all the Seaside Summers #books here.... http://calibookreviews.com/2015/08/seaside-nights-book-tour-my-review/

Comment by Beck Valley Books on August 7, 2015 at 8:46am

Brand New Book Release! Laguna Nights by Kaira Rouda 'highly enjoyed' by Gina's Library of Reviews.....

"This is book 1 of the Laguna Beach series.

Everyone has watched at least one episode of reality TV at some point. Are you sure things are the way they seem, or are they scripted and/or edited? This is exactly the setting for this book.

Josh and Holly/Madison met in high school and they worked together on the reality TV show Laguna Nights. Their breakup was shared on national TV for all to see.

Josh is back in town still trying to get his acting career off the ground. Holly now goes by Madison and has tried to put that part of her life behind her. She doesn’t want anything to do with Hollywood.

It’s been 15 years since they’ve seen each other. Can time repair hurt and betrayal? Are things really the way Madison thinks they are?

At first I found the character Madison annoying. She goes on and on about how Josh humiliated her and ruined her life. Really? We’ve all had some kind of hurt in the past. We need to pick up the pieces and move on.
Josh tried really hard to try and fix things with Madison. They never forgot about each other or their time together. They are forced to work together again on this new TV show. Will it work out? Is it too little too late?

Although I didn’t like the character Madison at first, I did highly enjoy this book. I can’t wait to read book 2."

Find out more on the ‪#‎book‬ and author here...
http://ginaslibrary.info/laguna-nights/

Comment by Beck Valley Books on August 3, 2015 at 10:54am

NEW RELEASE.....
Fractured Not Broken by Kelly Craig Schaefer with Michelle Weidenbenner a true story of loss, faith, and a rare love that only happens in nonfiction.

AWARD-WINNING and BESTSELLING AUTHOR, Parts of this memoir appeared on ESPN and in Rosie.

In a sweeping and heart-wrenching narrative, Kelly exposes the truth about what happened after a drunk driver rendered her a quadriplegic. She shares how she found her way back—through faith and pain, her community, her family, and the love of a man she’d prayed for.

Book Excerpt on Charlotte Lynn's, A Soccer Mom's Blog
'.........Never in my life had fear strangled and gripped my life so closely. The realization that I could no longer rely on myself for anything slammed into my chest. And even though I could finally breathe, the air in my lungs thinned. I was more alone than I’d ever been.'

Read the full book excerpt and more on the #book here....
http://asoccermomsbookblog.blogspot.co.uk/2015/08/fractured-not-bro...

Comment by Beck Valley Books on July 31, 2015 at 2:45pm

Our Beck Valley book review of The Road Home by Kathleen Shoop​ 'another realistic and compelling tale from a truly magnificent author'....

Having read and been fully captivated by the first book in the Letter Series. The Last Letter, I have been eagerly awaiting this second book and couldn't wait to jump in. If you haven't read the first book don't worry as it can be easily read on its own as the author refers back to previous events, BUT in all honesty you will be missing such a touching story, the heart of what they have gone through whilst also getting to know the captivating Arthur family even more.

This is a story of love, hope, regret, forgiveness and realizing not everything is as you believe it is. The story follows a mother's love for her children, her despair at not being together and the hardships they have all faced whilst being separated. Jeanie Arthur is a character that reaches out to me from the pages and literally pulls away at my heart while reading her story, I could follow her journey of obstacles and how she overcomes them all day long. The time period is 1890's when status and titles were completely different from today's world. Now finding herself divorced from her addict & two timing husband, the world is massively different in how she is treated, penniless and unable to look after her two eldest children she makes the heart wrenching sacrifice to let them go and serve other families in the hope that they one day they will find a better life.

You will follow Jeannie, her daughter Katherine and son Tommy's determined story as they each tell their own tale after being ripped apart from one another throughout the book as it swaps between them as you read. Unfortunately for both Katherine and Tommy their life wasn't what their mother hoped and they both had to endure the harshness of the times they found themselves in. Will they finally be reunited?

I've got to admit I was constantly apprehensive whilst reading on, anticipating what could go wrong for them, holding my breath as I read. This was another realistic and compelling tale from a truly magnificent author, I am sooooo hanging on for more of the Arthur family's story, following on from where it left, hoping that it won't be too long.

Read more on the #book, series and author over on our Beck Valley Books​ blog or here...
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00WV6JLAQ

Comment by Ottilie Weber on July 23, 2015 at 8:23pm

NEED REVIEWS
I am offering a couple of ARCs of my upcoming YOUNG ADULT novel Project US. The release date is August 7! Check out the details at: http://ottilieweber.blogspot.com/2015/07/arc-for-project-us.html

Comment by Beck Valley Books on July 22, 2015 at 10:20am

NEW RELEASE! 
Rex Braden & Jade Johnson's wedding novella, PROMISE MY LOVE is here! Catch up with all your favorite Bradens.

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Comment by Beck Valley Books on July 21, 2015 at 10:00am

Only $.99 !!
New Release: Comedy & Cozy Bundle by Kathy Carmichael​. On sale for a limited time $.99 (reg $4.99).

Four complete stories: Sweet Romance and Cozy Mystery Reads from USA Today bestseller Kathy Carmichael. This boxed set features the first two titles from Kathy’s bestselling Texas Two-Step Series as well as her Skullduggery Inn Cozy Reads Series.

“If you love romantic comedies or cozy mystery, you're going to love this set. It's a fantastic deal, too!” ~ A Girl and Her eBooks

Kindle: http://amzn.com/B00YZ5ZH7M
Nook: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/comedy-cozy-bundle-kathy-carmichael... 
iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/comedy-cozy-bundle/id1006851093?mt=11

Comment by Beck Valley Books on July 14, 2015 at 9:44am

NEW RELEASE Booker: Blood Ring by John W. Mefford | Author is 'a tale of greed, slave trading and murder' reviews Miki's Hope.....

"The first couple of sentences will catch you quickly and for me it continued throughout this novel! You really have to click in to read those first sentences!! Angie, Booker's assistant who is more like a partner in his PI firm has a sister--a wild child who has suddenly and mysteriously gone missing. Another girl is found horribly mutilated at a dump. Hoping the two cases are not related Booker is bound and determined to find the perpetrators. He is also trying to hold Angie together who is trying to hold it together but is scared to death for her sister.

Meanwhile Booker's daughter, Samantha is at the age where she is asking questions--you know the kind--the ones you really don't know how to answer!! It does bring some comic relief to this tale of greed, slave trading and murder.

Will Booker, Alicia and a host of other police and FBI officials be able to bring down this ring? Will Angie's sister be saved in time? And you won't believe who is really behind all this--and it is not who you will think it is!!"

Read more on the #book and series here...
http://www.mikishope.com/2015/07/8-book-ga-1-winner-ww-bookerblood-...

Comment by Ottilie Weber on July 13, 2015 at 9:31am

This August I will be releasing my new Young Adult novel. Today I am revealing the book cover, the blurb and a scene from the upcoming novel.

http://ottilieweber.blogspot.com/2015/07/cover-revealing-project-us...

Rachel is used to being in control of her emotions, never letting anyone get close to the real her. Nick is exactly the kind of guy Rachel has been trying to avoid getting involved with. Yet, when their school arranges a mysterious project that puts them together, they soon become trapped in a marriage that turns out to be real and legally binding, and they aren’t the only ones.

While their parents try to get four hundred students out of these marriages with legal help, the teenagers must live in a compound with their respective spouses for the duration of the project. Being trapped together leaves no room for denials. As Nick begins to fall for Rachel, she does everything in her power to avoid his charms and protect her heart. All she wants is to get out of the marriage, but does she truly want out, or is she only lying to herself?

 

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