Monday, February 10, 2020

Shadow and Stone (Frey Saga #5) By Melissa Wright Guest Post & Giveaway

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Shadow and Stone
(Frey Saga #5)
By Melissa Wright
New Adult, YA Fantasy
Paperback & ebook
February 4th 2020

No bargains unpaid.

After a perilous clash with the fey, the changeling who betrayed the paramount of their laws--and threatens the safety of both realms--has gone into hiding. As Frey and her Seven recover, concealed plans and furtive bargains begin to unravel, putting in danger their old guard and new.

They’re on unsteady ground.

Scattered and healing, those sworn to protect the North and its lord work to secure their footing. They are running out of time to cure the darkness poisoning the fey lands, before it overflows into the rest of the realm. But Ruby has gone missing, and this time it seems of her own accord.

They’re out of time.

If they don’t stop her, she’ll face the deadly changeling alone. But more forces are at play than it seems, and the fey lord confined on his lands by treachery and two half-human elves has made a bargain of his own.

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Guest Post: What You Need to Know About the Frey Saga

New to The Frey Saga? Check out what you need to know to jump into this world of magic, elves, and fey. (Warning: this post containers spoilers for the first three books.)

Types of magic

Magical energies are divided into light, dark, and that of the fey. These energies to do not play well together (and neither do their owners).

What makes Frey special?

Freya, Lord of the North and the Dark Elves’ Kingdom, is a halfbreed. She’s not only able to use the magic of both the light and dark energies, but she’s also half human--a weakness as far as any of the North are concerned. She’s managed to keep her throne despite that though, in no small part due to her rare ability to control animals. She’s been known to use birds of prey, wolves, and mountain cats, and readers can expect a few larger beasts as her talent grows.

Who’s the villain?

It depends on who you ask. Light elves oppose the methods of the dark and dark elves the light, but both hate the fey. The fey court is headed by the fey lord Veil, whose power is strong enough to shift the seasons. Veil—like all fey—engages in dangerous games and relies heavily on deceit and trickery.

Cast of characters
Frey’s high guard is known as the Seven, a once ragtag band of elves turned warriors including a halfblood fey, her horse trader brother, the strongarm, the wizards, the quick one, and the brooding hero/love interest: Chevelle.

The story so far

After meddling with powers and making deals with the fey, Frey’s predecessor was removed as Lord of the North. A great many lives were lost in the battles that followed, including Frey’s mother, and as heir to the throne Frey has much work ahead of her to set things to right. She’s finally settled into her place as ruler and her Seven and guard are loyal and true, but a darkness was set free during that meddling that threatens not only her people, but all elves and fey.

What’s next

In The Frey Saga Book V: Shadow and Stone, Frey faces her biggest challenge yet. A deadening of magic is spreading through the kingdoms and one of her Seven has gone missing. As fey treacheries and past secrets unravel, Frey’s duty as Lord might force her into a bargain that could destroy them all.

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About the Author

Melissa is the author of the Frey Saga, Descendants Series, and Shattered Realms. She is currently working on the next book, but when not writing can be spotted collecting the things she loves at Goodreads and Pinterest. Contact her through the web at www.melissa-wright.com.


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Friday, January 31, 2020

The Boomer’s Ultimate Guide to Social Media Marketing By Kalynn Amadio Review

Learn How to Navigate the Digital Highway

The Boomer's Ultimate Guide to Social Media Marketing


Paperback ISBN: 978-1-938548-48-2 / 224 pages / $19.95
ePub ISBN: 978-1-938548-49-9 / $9.99
Kindle ASIN: TBD / $9.99
ePDF ISBN: 978-1-938548-50-5 / $9.99

• Written specifically for baby boomer entrepreneurs and small business owners
• Travel guide metaphor makes the book easy and enjoyable to follow
• Offers step-by-step instructions on how to set up on the most important social media venues

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Overview
Are you a baby boomer business professional struggling to make sense of the new digital era? This book is a travel guide designed to teach you how to build a successful social media marketing strategy. You’ll learn that social media is a way to get in front of ideal prospects, to increase customer retention and loyalty, and to grow any business. It’s fun to use social media to build your business when you have the right guide showing you the way. Everything you need to know is here, organized strategically so you end up with a personalized M.A.P. [Marketing Action Plan] to follow. You’ll learn:
  • Which six social media websites you should be using
  • What to say and how to say it on social media sites to build a vibrant community that listens to your message
  • How to identify your ideal prospects and how to find them on social media sites
  • How to create and deliver content effectively
  • How to develop a social media marketing strategy that fits your lifestyle and goals
  • How to have fun on the journey while gaining mastery over the medium
Like a travel guide, the book gives you a good overview of the social media destination, important insider tips to make your stay more enjoyable, and suggested itineraries to make travel easier as you become acclimated to the new environment. Finally, the book includes step-by-step instructions on how to set up accounts, profiles, pages, images, and other detailed information relevant to each of the six destinations when you’re ready to begin your journey.

My Review:
I must admit that I thought myself well versed on social media. However I learned a lot of new things in this book. The information on being Transparent and having a schedule were especially of importance. The amount I spend on Facebook a day, is definitely longer than 6 minutes. I also really thought that it was great that there was information on how to track your success. There is a lot of information in this book and I was glad that there were sections at the end of each chapter with bullet notes. I am giving this book a 4/5. I was given a copy all opinions are my own. 

Saturday, January 25, 2020

A Family for Jason By Virginia McCullough Review


A Family for Jason
By Virginia McCullough

She’s not home for keeps

Unless he proves first love is forever

Bluestone River is a minefield of memories for Mike Abbot—all involving Ruby Driscoll. Twenty years after scandal divided them, they’re both back in their hometown. Ruby’s visit is strictly temporary. But as she uses her trauma expertise to help his vulnerable son, Mike faces what his heart has always known. Ruby’s still his one and only. This time, can he convince her to stay?
About the Author

Born and raised in Chicago, Virginia McCullough has been lucky enough to develop her writing career in many locations, including the coast of Maine, the mountains of North Carolina, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and currently, Northeast Wisconsin. She started her career in nonfiction, first writing articles and then books as a ghostwriter and coauthor. She’s written more than 100 books for physicians, business owners, professional speakers and many others with information to share or a story to tell.

Virginia’s books feature characters who could be your neighbors and friends. They come in all ages and struggle with everyday life issues in small-town environments that almost always include water—oceans, lakes, or rivers. The mother of two grown children, you’ll find Virginia with her nose a book, walking on trails or her neighborhood street, or she may be packing her bag to take off for her next adventure. And she’s always working on another story about hope, healing, and second chances.




My Review:
Jason was one of those characters that I loved from the first moment I read about him. He went through such a tragedy and was a kid. No wonder why he had issues. His dad, Mike, was also stuck in the past from his traumas, However Mike was such a great dad. He gave up his life is a different place to come back home and raise Jason in a better environment. Ruby was just visiting, and did not expect to run into her former Pal and boyfriend Mike. Mike and Ruby share the same history and the same tragic accident, that changed both their lives forever. I also really liked Ruby's dog and the other members of their crew, when they were younger they were all friends. I would have like to know if Ruby and Mike were right about the accident? Seems that a lot of lives were changed, and I wondered why? I loved the ending. I can not say what happens, but this books definitely belongs in the heartwarming series. I am giving this book a 5/5. I was given a copy. All opinions are my own. 

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Falling for Her Bodyguard By Amy Vastine Review

Falling for Her Bodyguard
(Grace Note Records #4)
By Amy Vastine
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 Pages
August 1st 2019 by Harlequin Heartwarming

She needs his protection…

But can he protect his heart?

Radio personality Kelly Bonner isn’t convinced she needs a bodyguard, especially one as intensely good-looking as Detective Donovan Walsh. Yet beneath Donovan’s tough-guy facade is a man struggling to raise his sister’s children. A man Kelly could care about…if he’d let her. Now she’ll have to find a way to convince her big, bad bodyguard that his family—and his heart—are safe in her hands.


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Catch a Fallen Star

About the Author


Amy Vastine has been plotting stories in her head for as long as she can remember. An eternal optimist, she studied social work, hoping to teach others how to find their silver lining. Now, she enjoys creating happily ever afters for all to read. Amy lives outside Chicago with her high school sweetheart husband, three teenagers who keep her on her toes, and their two sweet but mischievous pups.


My Review:
This is one of those stories where you want the bad guy to get caught early on, so you can read about the main characters. I wanted Kelly to stop fighting Donovan's help so much. She was naive at times, and I thought that she was being stupid with her life. Is a promotion really that important? To some people it is. I really liked Donovan's love for his niece and nephew, and I enjoyed watching Kelly fall in love with the whole family. Even though she did not realize it. At the end of the book I was surprised who the stalker was, but not really. I should have seen it coming. I also hoped that Kelly and Donovan could raise the kids and be one big happy family. However they are both stubborn. I am giving this book a 4/5. I was given a copy. All opinions are my own.  

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Saturday, January 11, 2020

2020

Happy 2020 Everyone. It has been a busy couple of months. From Craft fairs every weekend, to stocking up in stores that we vend in. I have made more this year than ever before. I made some awesome Amigurumi that sold. Charlie Brown, Binxy, rabbit, and so many more!


Here is to more fun in 2020!