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Cover Reveal and Giveaway! YELLOW LOCUST by Justin Joschko

Hello Readers! Welcome to the Cover Reveal for Yellow Locust by Justin Joschko presented by Month9Books! Celebrate this reveal by entering the giveaway found at the end of the post! Yellow Locust by Justin Joschko Release Date: May 8, 2018 Publisher: Month9Books Selena Flood is a fighter of preternatural talent. But not even her quick fists and nimble feet could save her parents from the forces of New Canaan, the most ruthless and powerful of the despotic kingdoms populating America-that-was. Forced to flee the tyrannical state with her younger brother Simon in tow, Selena is now the last chance for…

Book on Sale! CHASING CHRISTMAS EVE by Jill Shalvis (Heartbreaker Bay #4)

Loved this one–reviewed it here! ONLY 1.99 for a Limited Time! Chasing Christmas Eve Heartbreaker Bay – Book 4 Jill Shalvis Avon Books Meet cute… Run for the hills—temporarily. That’s Colbie Albright’s plan when she flees New York for San Francisco. Wrangling her crazy family by day and writing a bestselling YA fantasy series by night has taken its toll. In short, Colbie’s so over it that she’s under it. She’s also under the waters of a historic San Francisco fountain within an hour of arrival. Fortunately, the guy who fishes Colbie out has her looking forward to Christmas among…

New Release Review and Giveaway! CAN’T MISS CHRISTMAS by Miranda Liasson

When a children’s book author’s only chance to get home for Christmas lies in a road trip with her sexy ex-husband anything can happen, naughty or nice. Unwrap this Christmas novella from Amazon best-selling author Miranda Liasson, CAN’T MISS CHRISTMAS… About CAN’T MISS CHRISTMAS: Finding love again is the best Christmas present of all. It’s two days before Christmas and bestselling children’s author Grace Alberts needs to fulfill a promise—to make it to a book signing for the kids at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, the place that did so much for her during a very rough time. But the…

Becky on Books and Quilts…and Crochet! I try my hand at a Snowman Crochet-a-Long (#FreshStitches)

I can’t spell it without help, and please don’t ask me to pronounce it out loud, but I’ve been dabbling in amigurumi the past few years–quick, portable projects with (potentially, anyway!) cute results–and this week decided to try my hand at a crochet-a-long (CAL) project: a snowperson! (Her nose looks a tad bit on the large side–partly that’s due to the camera angle, partly that’s because it is kind of big. Counting stitches while listening to an audiobook or binge-watching Parks and Recreation on Netflix is not a strength of mine, obviously. Still, I’m pretty happy with how she turned out.) She’s…

New Release Review and Giveaway! STONE COLD COWBOY by Jennifer Ryan (Montana Men #4)

Win a Montana Men Print Bundle (Bks 1-3) STONE COLD COWBOY Montana Men #4 Jennifer Ryan Releasing February 23rd, 2016 Avon Books The last thing rancher Rory Kendrick expects to find when he’s searching for his missing cattle is a genuine damsel in distress. After rushing to help, he can’t help wanting to do anything he can for this lovely but damaged woman. But even his kind deed won’t get Sadie to tell him who’s responsible for hurting her. Sadie is trying to hold onto her family, and her life. With an ill father who’s refusing treatment and a younger…

Cover Reveal! AMERICA’S FIRST DAUGHTER by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie

Coming this March! America’s First Daughter By: Stephanie Dray & Laura Kamoie Releasing March 1st, 2016 William Morrow   Blurb In a compelling, richly researched novel that draws from thousands of letters and original sources, bestselling authors Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie tell the fascinating, untold story of Thomas Jefferson’s eldest daughter, Martha “Patsy” Jefferson Randolph—a woman who kept the secrets of our most enigmatic founding father and shaped an American legacy. From her earliest days, Martha “Patsy” Jefferson knows that though her father loves his family dearly, his devotion to his country runs deeper still. As Thomas Jefferson’s oldest…

Happy New Year! Hospice Quilt #2 Finished in 2014, and My Quilting Resolutions for 2015

Now that I’m gainfully employed again and only taking four classes instead of five (though right now I’m on winter break–whooo hooo!), I fully intend to get more quilting done this year. On the very last day of 2014, I finished my second Hospice t-shirt quilt (see #1 here):   It’s not the best quality picture–Mini Moe#2 took it with her phone and we were having lighting issues. It looks much better in person, I promise 😉 Since a few of the designs were quite wide–but not enough of them to make an entire wide column–I decided to make the…

New Release Review and Giveaway: BREAK MY BONES by Shawn McGuire (The Wish Makers #2)

Definitely different–and I liked it! Break My Bones by Shawn McGuire (The Wish Makers #2) Publication date: September 1st 2014 Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult Synopsis: Everyone makes mistakes. Crissy’s just might kill her. Seventeen-year-old Crissy Sheets was so sure Brad was the one, she believed him when he swore the first bruise was an accident. She believed him when he told her he loved her after the second. Now trapped in an abusive relationship with no idea of how to get out, she’s all but given up on ever having the life she dreams of. With little to lose, Crissy wishes for a better future. She’s…

Holiday Break! Time to Get to Work…(the fun kind–and what I’m reading while I do it 12-21-13)

Okay, so I didn’t actually blow kisses at their buses. But only because I’m on the wrong side of the building! School’s out for two whole weeks (Alleluia! Alleluia!), which means it’s time to get serious about Christmas. I made five of the “Tweet Note and Photo Holders” for coworkers, but sadly I gave them all away before remembering to take a picture. I’m making six more as I type this (okay, I was working on them before I typed, and I will again as soon as I’m done. I’m not literally working on them while I type. I’m not that good)…

Quilting Craziness: Crazy Quilt Inspired Projects Past and Present

According to the Adirondack Museum’s site Common Threads: 150 Years of Adirondack Quilts and Comforters, crazy quilts get their name from the fact that their intricate piecing resembles “crazing”, the fine cracks that sometimes appear in ceramic glaze once it’s been fired. They go on to say that common folklore claims that constructing one would make the creator “go crazy”. If you look at some of the intricately pieced and painstakingly embroidered creations that have been made—they were all the rage during Victorian times especially—it doesn’t seem far off from the truth. Our previous trip to the Adirondacks included a…

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