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Treasure Spotlight & $25 Giveaway!

Posted by on Nov 18, 2015 in Clean Reads, Current Giveaways, For Teens | 0 comments

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Treasure by S. Smith

It’s 2077. There’s no apocalypse, but some things are different. Things like the weather, the internet, and food. In twelve-year-old Clare’s world, blueberry is just a flavor and apples are found only in fairy tales.

One day Clare meets Ana, who teaches her about seeds and real food, despite suspicions that such actions are illegal.

When the authorities discover the children’s forbidden tomato plant and arrest their mother, Clare and her brother flee. Clare has heard of a place called “The Garden State,” and with their bikes, a little money, and backpacks, the children begin a lonely cross-country journey that tests them both physically and spiritually.

Will they succeed in their quest to find a place of food freedom? And can they, only children, help change the world?

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Excerpt

Clare walked faster, clutching the tiny packet to her chest. The sound of the footsteps behind kept pace. She darted down an alley she knew well—turning right, then left, then right again. Standing still, her back against the wall, she listened. The footsteps had not followed her; she had lost them.
Twenty minutes later and safe in the apartment, she met with her co-conspirators: Dante, her seven-year-old brother, and Lily, her best friend.
“I have something to show you, but you have to promise not to tell.”
“We promise.”
Holding out her closed fist, she whispered, “What I have here will change the world.”
Dante’s eyes widened. “It’s so small.”
“It may be small now,” she told him, “but what I have in my hand will get bigger. It will grow and make more.”
“What is it?” Lily asked.
“Is it magic?” asked Dante.
She opened her hand.

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Praise for Seed Savers

“I haven’t been this in love with an individual young adult book since Lois Lowry’s The Giver… 221 pages of exciting young adult goodness! I devoured it, and it was delicious.” -Anakalian Whims Book Blog

“Here’s a great piece of “juvenile” literature that doesn’t lose sight of one key fact: kids can think.”- Lit Prof, Amazon Reviewer

“I highly recommend this book for tweens and teens who enjoy reading the dystopian genre and who are looking for a non-violent and thought-provoking story.” – Renee at Mother Daughter Book Reviews



S SmithAuthor S. Smith

S. Smith grew up on a farm with a tremendously large garden. She maintains that if you can’t taste the soil on a carrot, it’s not fresh enough.

As an ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher, Ms. Smith has enjoyed teaching students from around the world.

Smith is a member ALLi (The Alliance of Independent Authors) and saves seeds for her local seed bank.

She gardens and writes at her home in the beautiful and green Pacific Northwest where she lives with her husband, two children, and two cats.

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Time for the Lost Cover Reveal

Posted by on Nov 17, 2015 in Book Features, For Teens | 2 comments

TFTL Cover RevealCalla’s disappearance leads her family and friends to suspect that sheís lost. In a desperate attempt to find her, Valcas seeks help from a man he betrayed. A new search begins, one that sounds promising, even if it forces Valcas to confront his past.

The travel team reunites for a mission they never saw coming: a journey to a world caught between life and death, and hidden within the deepest recesses of time. Ivory rediscovers a friend and Ray learns the meaning behind his tattoo. But the connections they make between travelers and the lost may twist the core of the Time and Space Travel Agency inside out.

Time for the Lost is the third installment in The Call to Search Everywhen serial series.

Catch up with Calla and Valcas’ adventure before the third book releases in February 2016!

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Chess Desalls is the author of the YA time travel series, The Call to Search Everywhen. She’s a longtime reader of fantasy and sci-fi novels, particularly classics and young adult fiction. Her non-fiction writing has led to academic and industry publications. Sheís also a contributing editor for her local writing clubís monthly newsletter. The California Writers Club, South Bay branch, has awarded two of Chessí stories first place for best short fiction. When she’s not reading or writing, she enjoys traveling and trying to stay in tune on her flute.

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Home and Away Spotlight & $25 Giveaway!

Posted by on Nov 16, 2015 in Book Features, Current Giveaways | 0 comments

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Home and AwayHome and Away: A World War II Christmas Story by Dean Hughes

Norma Hayes has always tried to make Christmas special for her family, but this year it is going to be difficult. Money is tight, and wartime rationing is taking its toll as well. Harder still, her oldest son, Glen, is on the front lines of the battle in Europe.

Glen Hayes wants nothing more than to be home for Christmas. He holds a sprig of lavender in his pocket. The scent reminds him of his mother. The memory of home may be the only thing that is keeping him alive and sane during the horrors of war.

Dennis Hayes is sixteen and longs to see his older brother again. He also longs to have a relationship with his father, but most important, Dennis is determined to buy something special for his mother this Christmas–the one gift he feels certain she deserves.

So many families have had their hopes dashed in World War II. Will the Hayes family make it through?

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Praise for Home and Away
”It’s 1944 and teenager Dennis Hayes longs to join his older brother Glen, who is fighting in Europe..When his family receives word that Glen has been wounded, Dennis realizes that going to war is not so glamorous. Christmas isn’t the same without Glen, but the Hayes family members hope and pray that they’ll be reunited soon. Hughes’s faith-filled, old-fashioned story feels like it could have been written during the period in which it takes place.” –Library Journal

”Home and Away is far and away the best story I have read this year. Awesome and moving.” –bestselling author, Obert Skye

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Author Dean Hughes
Dean Hughes is a bestselling and prolific writer who published his hundredth book in 2014. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Weber State College and master’s degree and PhD from the University of Washington. He has attended post-doctoral seminars at Stanford and Yale Universities and taught English at Central Missouri State University and Brigham Young University.

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Espionage Trilogy Spotlight & $50 Giveaway!

Posted by on Nov 14, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

A.L. Sowards’ World War II Espionage Trilogy Veteran’s Day eBook Sale

All 3 titles are currently on sale!

espionageEspionage (Book 1):
France, 1944: Nobody expects Peter Eddy to survive his first commando mission—to retrieve a code book stolen by the Nazis—so when he does come back alive, his success is rewarded with an even more daunting assignment. Partnered with French Resistance leader Jacques Olivier, Peter must identify which of three Allied contacts in Calais is a double agent and use the traitor to help implement a strategic Allied diversion that might win the war. Peter secretly crosses the English Channel to confront the suspects one at a time. But what appears to be a clean assignment soon turns disastrous, and even the aid of Jacques and his sister Genevieve can’t prevent a Gestapo triumph. As the Allied invasion approaches, treachery in the least likely places leads to fresh graves in the bloodied European soil—and only the power of loyalty and love can transform tragic endings into new beginnings.

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sworn enemySworn Enemy (Book 2):
After narrowly escaping her Nazi captors, French Resistance worker Genevieve Olivier has fled to Allied territory with the help of American Lieutenant Peter Eddy. Their connection is undeniable, forged in the crucible of danger. But despite their blossoming feelings for each other, they must both finish the work they began . . .
In the safety of England, Genevieve hopes to find purpose as a nurse—all the while unaware that the Gestapo still seeks the woman who slipped through their grasp. When she is called upon to resume a life of danger as a French spy, will her desire to prove herself be her downfall?
Recruited by an elite special-ops team intent on thwarting the Nazis, Peter finds himself engaged in a personal battle as well—there is a traitor among his comrades. Deep in the Carpathian Mountains, Peter combats an unknown foe. The stakes are high as he fights to save the lives of his teammates.
They are miles apart, yet as Genevieve and Peter fight for their own survival, they find a common well of strength in their faith—and their determination to be reunited.

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deadly allianceDeadly Alliance (Book 3):
When Peter Eddy and his commando team inadvertently upset the Soviets during their most recent mission, they never imagined the diplomatic nightmares that would ensue. They have one chance to redeem themselves: tasked with destroying a bridge in Nazi-occupied Bosnia, Peter and his war-weary team reluctantly agree to drop behind enemy lines. The assignment should be a simple one—were it not for the fact that they are being deployed on a suicide mission.
Genevieve Olivier is devastated by the news of Peter’s disappearance. After all they’ve endured in this war, the determined OSS worker is unwilling to simply let go of the man she hopes to spend her life with. Desperate for information, her work as a courier soon escalates into a counterintelligence duel with a Fascist assassin—and Genevieve is his newest target . . .

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Praise for Espionage, Sworn Enemy, and Deadly Alliance:
This historical fiction WWII series is amazing! Seriously tense action, intrigue, death-defying danger, strong characters, and even a hint of romance. Sowards really does her research and makes readers feel as if they are right in the middle of the action in different settings throughout war-torn Europe. These aren’t your normal WWII books; they are much better.
~Charissa Stastny, author of the Bending Willow Trilogy

A.L. Sowards is a master at telling sides of stories from history that aren’t overdone or commonly shared. These books took me on an unexpected journey and they each brought up issues that I hadn’t really thought about before. I loved learning information about this time period, while being thoroughly entertained by the events happening to some beloved characters.
~Katie, blogger at Katie’s Clean Book Collection

A.L. Sowards has been a favorite author of mine for years. I was enraptured by the first book in her World War II series, Espionage, and fell more in love with the characters with each book. Her knowledge of World War II is unreal and the way she weaves the historical aspects in is so gripping I could hardly set these books down. I would highly recommend this series, especially if you’re a fan of historical fiction.

~Cami Checketts, Author of Shadows in the Curtain

Intrigue, horror, and romance all wrapped up in this brilliant WWII trilogy. A.L Sowards did an amazing job at bringing the time period to life for me. I highly recommend all three books in the Espionage series.

~Bookworm Lisa, blogger

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AL SowardsAuthor A.L. Sowards

A.L. Sowards has always been fascinated by the 1940s, but she’s grateful she didn’t live back then. She doesn’t think she could have written a novel on a typewriter, and no one would be able to read her handwriting if she wrote her books out longhand. She does, however, think they had the right idea when they rationed nylon and women went barelegged.

Sowards grew up in Moses Lake, Washington. She graduated from BYU and ended up staying in Utah, where she enjoys spending time with her husband and children or with her laptop. She does not own a typewriter. She does own several pairs of nylons.
Her books are known for heart-pounding action, memorable characters, careful historical research, clean romance, and family-friendly language. Several of her novels have been Whitney Award finalists in the historical fiction category.

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Christmas Kisses Spotlight & $200 Giveaway

Posted by on Nov 6, 2015 in Book Features, Current Giveaways | 0 comments

Are you on the hunt for that special Christmas book, the one that will get you into the holiday spirit, bring back memories of your own family traditions, and inspire you to revel in this Christmas season like no other? (What about $200 in Christmas cash to go along with it?) Every year, I search for stories that will fill my Christmas reading list–romance is always a fun read, but  I want them to be clean and wholesome too. That’s why I’m sharing this spectacular book. Christmas Kisses is not just one story, but five romances, all clean, wholesome, and beautifully written in one anthology now on sale for .99 cents!

Let’s show the world that there is a demand for clean and wholesome romances by purchasing this book today. For less than a dollar, you get a delightful read and help send a message that we want more of these kinds of books. Purchase your copy here, or your preferred vendor and then, will you please help spread the word about this book? Feel free to share any part of this post or share or like the Facebook or Twitter post. Oh, and don’t forget to enter the giveaway for $200 in Christmas cash!

Christmas Kisses is a collection from five bestselling and award-winning authors.
Set
in the snowy town of Echo Ridge in upstate New York, these
inspirational romances are sure to delight while you sip cocoa by the
fire and listen to Christmas carols.
***$.99 November 3 – 7***
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The Candy Counter Heiress by Lucy McConnell Amazon bestselling & award-winning author
Someday
Reese Gates will own The Candy Counter at Kenworth’s; but someday can’t
come fast enough when the manager threatens to bring in a national
candy provider. Reese secretly takes matters into her own hands hoping
to save her parents from additional worry and prove herself capable of
running the company. Her deception deepens as she ropes computer guru
Andy Edwards into helping her expand the business.  Reese wanted to
shake things up, but she wasn’t planning on her heart getting caught in
the mix by Andy’s stolen kisses. If she can hold it together until after
Christmas, then she can reveal her successful online company and her
feelings for Andy. Unfortunately for Reese, even the best laid plans can
melt like chocolate.
Christmas Makeover by Cami Checketts Amazon bestselling author
Chelsea
Jamison has been infatuated with Drew Stirling longer than she’s loved
playing basketball, high-top sneakers, and the Knicks. Unfortunately,
all Drew sees is the kid who kicked his trash in the high school free
throw contest and not the girl whose heart breaks into a fast dribble
when he’s near.
Drew
makes an unexpected visit home to Echo Ridge and their friendship picks
up where they left off as they scheme to make a teenaged boy’s
Christmas dreams come true. When Chelsea realizes she’s fallen for her
best friend, she wonders if there is any hope of a relationship with
Drew or if she’s stuck in buddy-status for life.

 

Hope for Christmas by Rachelle J. Christensen Amazon bestselling & award-winning author
Anika
Fletcher hates Christmas–its promises of good tidings and hope for the
future are as tinseled as the ornaments on Kenworth’s Hope Tree.
Despite her feelings, Anika wants to maintain her daughter’s faith in
the magic of the season and gladly accepts a second job working with the
handsome Carlos Rodriguez to restore Kenworth’s old fashioned soda
fountain. Carlos is no stranger to hard times and slowly shares his life
of light and joy with Anika as they work together. Just as her fragile
soul begins to feel hope again, an ill-timed act of charity changes
everything. Anika isn’t sure who she can trust or if hope is worth
nurturing–especially at Christmas when it’s easy to enjoy a kiss and
believe love can last longer than the season.
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Soda Fountain Christmas by Connie E. Sokol Amazon bestselling author
Keira
Kenworth has one focus this holiday season: save her father’s old-time
department store from bankruptcy. She is not focused on Tayton Wells,
the tall, dark, and genius marketing guru from downtown New York, hired
to make it happen. He is as doubtful that her nostalgic connect-the-town
ideas will succeed as she is about his numbers-first plan. However,
it’s not just their different approaches that cause sparks to fly.
Working together on a fast deadline to save the store before Christmas,
the unspoken connection between them grows. But will the tough decisions
they face drive them back to their separate worlds, or will they lead
to the beginning of love?

One Winter Night by Heather Tullis Amazon bestselling author

Jonah
Owens thought moving to Echo Ridge to open his art gallery would solve
all of his problems. The need to sell his grandma’s house adds an
unexpected complication. It would be easier if his neighbor didn’t have
all those farm animals.
Kaya
Feidler’s family has owned their land for nearly a hundred years–long
before the neighbors were there. There’s no way she’s giving up the
animal therapy business she’s been struggling to make profitable. She
gets a temp job helping Jonah in the gallery. Spending time together is a
recipe for romance, but can they overcome their own hangups to be more
than friends?

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