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COVER REVEAL DATE:  Wednesday, April 16th
TITLE: Diamond Rings are Deadly Things
Author: Rachelle J. Christensen
Publisher: Shadow Mountain Publishing
Page Count: 352 (5.5 x 8 softcover)
Release date: July 8th 2014


About DIAMOND RINGS ARE DEADLY THINGS:

Adrielle Pyper knows how to plan a wedding, and she is especially good at pleasing bridezillas. But when her biggest client and best friend is murdered just three days before the wedding, Adri’s world falls apart. She moves to the resort town of Sun Valley, Idaho, and starts from scratch. Thanks to Adri’s impeccable taste and unique style, she lands two celebrity clients, and her business seems headed for success--that is, until someone vandalizes the specialty wedding dresses she imported from overseas. The race is on to uncover a secret hidden within the yards of satin and lace before Adri becomes the next victim. With a delightful blend of mystery, toe-curling kisses, humor, and spine-tingling thrills, DIAMOND RINGS ARE DEADLY THINGS is a romantic suspense novel that will keep you turning pages long into the night.

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About Rachelle J. Christensen: Rachelle was born and raised in a small farming town in Idaho not far from the setting of her mystery Diamond Rings Are Deadly Things. She graduated cum laude from Utah State University with a degree in psychology.  She enjoys singing and songwriting, playing the piano, running, motivational speaking, and of course reading., Rachelle has an amazing husband and five cute kids.

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Fortune Cookie by Josi Kilpack 
Sadie Hoffmiller has always liked things to be just so. A place for everything and everything in its place. Order over chaos. And of all things Sadie should be able to control, her own wedding is at the top of the list.

With the big day just three weeks away, Sadie is busily adding the final touches to her wedding plans but the arrival of a mysterious letter from San Francisco changes everything. The only person Sadie knows in San Francisco is her older sister, Wendy, whom she hasn’t seen since their mother’s funeral nearly fifteen years ago.

Sadie has faced off against murderers and criminals in recent years, yet the possibility of reconnecting with her sister is both overwhelming and frightening. Sadie soon discovers, however, that the letter is just the beginning when Wendy’s world turns out to be a place of unanswered questions, twisted truths, and more than one person with a motive for murder.

The more Sadie digs into her sister’s past, the more she places her own future at risk.
Culinary Mysteries
Fortune Cookie Tour
Author Josi S. Kilpack

JosiJosi S. Kilpack hated to read until her mother handed her a copy of The Witch of Blackbird Pond when she was 13. From that day forward, she read everything she could get her hands on and accredits her writing “education” to the many novels she has “studied” since then. She began writing her first novel in 1998 and never stopped. Her novel, Sheep’s Clothing won the Whitney Award 2007 for Mystery/Suspense. Lemon Tart, the first book in the Sadie Hoffmiller Culinary Mystery series was a finalist in 2009. Josi currently lives in Willard Utah with her husband, children and super-cute cat.

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Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.
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Hawthorne by Sarah Ballance
After a terrifying encounter with the unexplained, it takes ten years and the news of her grandmother’s passing for Emma Grace Hawthorne to return to her childhood home. She seeks peace in saying a proper goodbye, but what she finds is an old love, a sordid family history, and a wrong only she can right.
Living in the shadow of Hawthorne Manor, Noah Garrett has never forgotten about Emma Grace. In a house full of secrets, his search for missing documents reveals a truth that can cost him everything. What he finds gave Emma the freedom to walk away from the mansion, her heart free and clear, but at what price to Noah?

Praise for Hawthorne
“This is a marvelous ghost story. The mystery, the suspense, the eeriness – all collaborate to weave a spell-binding tale . . . The story seamlessly flows to a shocking ending that is utterly brilliant.” — Coffee Time Romance
“When I finished it, honestly, all I could do was sit there – a little awestruck.” — Kick Back & Review
Hawthorne will be FREE on Amazon from April 10th to 14th
Excerpt from Hawthorne
Noah closed in on the convertible, giving the nearby grounds a cursory look. The lawn was meticulous, the beds overflowing with sprays of purple garden phlox which trailed around the bend in the road and disappeared. A riot of white and rust-red irises backed the smaller purple flowers, their leaves deep green and glossy. Overhead, Spanish moss swayed only occasionally atop a maze of live oak, more likely a result of a passing swarm of insects than an actual air current. The land was still. If there were tourists snapping photos of the historic plantation — or doing anything else — he didn’t see them. But someone had been there. The car was certainly real, even if that too-familiar scream had been a figment of his imagination.
Wasn’t it always?
Resigned to another night alone with his memories, Noah pivoted.
And found himself nose to nose with Emma Grace.
Astounded, he opened his mouth, then closed it. He wanted to reach for her, but his arms refused the notion; they hung uselessly by his sides, the effort futile. His mouth wasn’t much on cooperation, either. Finally, he found his tongue. “Em—”
Her expression cut him off. Green eyes wide, skin pale, her small frame shaking, she spoke. “I saw her, Noah. She’s back.” The words, nearly soundless, seemed to catch in the thick air. Lingering. Threatening.
And ripping the heart from his chest.
Author Sarah Ballance
sarahSarah and her husband of what he calls “many long, long years” live on the mid-Atlantic coast with their six young children, all of whom are perfectly adorable when they’re asleep. She never dreamed of becoming an author, but as a homeschooling mom, she often jokes she writes fiction because if she wants anyone to listen to her, she has to make them up. (As it turns out, her characters aren’t much better than the kids). When not buried under piles of laundry, she may be found adrift in the Atlantic (preferably on a boat) or seeking that ever-elusive perfect writing spot where not even the kids can find her.
She loves creating unforgettable stories while putting her characters through an unkind amount of torture—a hobby that has nothing to do with living with six children. (Really.) Though she adores nail-biting mystery and edge-of-your-seat thrillers, Sarah writes in many genres including contemporary and ghostly paranormal romance.
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Welcome April!
Enter to win 1 of 2 great prizes.  Winner’s choice of a Kindle Fire HDX or $229 Amazon Gift Card or $229 Paypal Cash!
The first prize is available via the rafflecopter below. The 2nd is available only to bloggers who post about this giveaway. You can find info on how to enter the 2nd giveaway in the rafflecopter.
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Win a Kindle Fire HDX, Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash ($229 value)
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Giveaway Details
1 winner will receive their choice of an all new Kindle Fire 7″ HDX (US Only – $229 value), $229 Amazon Gift Card or $229 in Paypal Cash (International).
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Ends 4/30/14
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unplanned motherhoodUnplanned Motherhood
Unplanned Motherhood is a non-fiction collection of short stories written by moms and dads about their funny inspirational or motivational journey as a parent. Unplanned Motherhood is based on the web series created by Lena Sledge.
Unplanned Motherhood is a comedy web series for perfectly imperfect families, starring Lena Sledge as Layla, a wife and mother of five that gives parenting advice on her real life mommy blog. Her unique parenting style contradicting with her perfect parenting advice lends to a distinct brand of humor. With each episode we see Layla teaching her kids life lessons as she discovers more about herself and the advice she gives to her readers. Unique to this web series is the actual blog that Layla writes where she gives the perfect parenting advice and after many of her posts, follows the tag line; to see how I really handled the situation watch this week's episode.
This web series is special because the viewers of the web series and the readers of the real life blog get to interact with Layla and let her know if her advice is on the money or share their own parenting advice. To follow the Unplanned Motherhood blog go to www.lenasledge.com. Stay tuned. Unplanned Motherhood debuts March 28th!!!!
If you'd like to submit a short story to be included in the book Unplanned Motherhood, send 500 words or less tosonnybrookfilms@yahoo.com. Short story must be clean, family friendly as well as funny, inspirational or motivational.
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Unplanned Motherhood Cast
Unplanned Motherhood Cast
Starring Morgan Hamilton as Sonny, Stefani Colvin as Brooke, Grayson Kilpatrick as Deacon, Aidan Heuer as Spoon, and Ari Heuer as Ari.

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LenaAuthor Lena Sledge

Lena Sledge is an awarding winning author. Her first book, a collection of short stories called If I Had My Way, won the 2012 African American Literary Award for Best Short Story/Anthology. Her short film, Grandma's Hands, won 3rd place at the River City Film Festival in March 2014. Her most recent project, a comedy web series called Unplanned Motherhood debuts on March 28th on Youtube. Lena Sledge has collaborated on many literary projects as well as tv and film projects. She offers advice, resources, and tips on writing, navigating the independent film industry as well as reviews and highlights about upcoming books and authors. Lena Sledge also enjoys photography, you can view some of her photography work on her website as well as Flickr.

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38 comments:

PAHopkins said...

Nice choice of books for the end of the world. I don't think I could pick just one.
phdragonlady@hughes.net

Marjo said...

Thanks PA. You're right. I would also make sure I had Mum's 'soon to be published'. The Poison Pen as well.

DoingDewey said...

I follow as DoingDewey and my e-mail is kxw116[at]gmail.com

Marjo said...

Many thanks DoingDewey. Good luck!

Kristall said...

GFC: Paula

botezatu_paula@yahoo.com

Gloria Alafe said...

gloria alafe
emagene_live@yahoo.com

Leigh Ann @ The (Mis)Adventures of a College Book Addict said...

Thanks!

GFC: Leigh Ann
insanityisnormal*at*gmail*dot*com

Jessica Noreault said...

GFC : Jessica Noreault
EMAIL : ShinyxoxMuffins@yahoo.com

Teressa Oliver said...

GFC teressa oliver
teressaoliver at gmail dot com

Megan Parsons said...

GFC: MeganP
makeighleekyleigh at yahoo.com

Vonnie Rivera said...

GFC: Vonnie Rivera
vonnie862 @ gmail (dot) com

Thanks so much!

Lisa Vazquezanzua said...

I should just start packing a bag full of my favorite books!! lol
Thank you for having this awesome and fun giveaway!!
GFC: Lisa Vazquezanzua
Twitter: livvie_v
Email: livvie_v@yahoo.com

K. April Holgate said...

Too many books to choose from, I'll just grab my kindle and save them all!
I forbid the world to end!! I have way too many books on my TBR list!!
Merry Book-mas to one and all!
GFC - K April Holgate
grapeapril75(AT)gmail.com

kimberly holgate said...

hitchhikers guide to the galaxy
gfc kimberly
kaholgate at ymail dot com

Krysykat said...

Do I really have to choose.
GFC- Krysta Banco

Morganlafey86(at)aol(dot)com

Rebecca Graf said...

I don't know if I could.

writingwithsuccess@gmail.com

Dita Škarste said...

Thanks for participating in the Back to the future blog hop! The cause of your blog is just heart warming.
Thanks!

GFC follower: Dita Škarste

dita(dot)skarste(dot)@gmail(dot)com

Jessica Noreault said...

Back to the future hop!
This book looks so good!
GFC: Jessica Noreault
EMAIL: Shinyxoxmuffins@yahoo.com

Roxana Z. said...

Thank you for the Back to the future hop!

GFC: Roxana Zuziac

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teddy said...

Back to the future hop!
gfc:teddy
tedi_7o@abv.bg

Diana said...

Thank you for the giveaway!
GFC: Diana

Artemis
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Sheila Hollinghead said...

Followed on Twitter--@SHollinghead

Lisa Vazquezanzua said...

Thank you for being a part of this fun and awesome blog hop!!

livvie_v@yahoo.com

GFC Follower: Lisa Vazquezanzua

bashashhazbaz said...

i follow on gfc as mark asher
bashashhazbaz(at)yahoo(dot)com

Sanna:) said...

Hey :)
I just find it so lovely that you want to publish the works of your mamie, such a sweet thing to honour her work :)
I would just love to read it.
My contact information:
GFC: San Na
E-mail: Sannablum@googlemail.com

Erika Messer said...

Thank you so much for being a part of the blog hop :) abbyswarriormom@aol.com and I followed by GFC - Erika Messer

Jennifer Hughes said...

I am so thrilled to be a part of this book giveaway
extravaganza with so many great bloggers! Find me at http://wp.me/p3GCnv-1MC

Jennifer @ The Jenny Evolution

hhkaufman78 said...

GFC hhkaufman78
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smiles said...

Followed under smiles :)
Thanks for the giveaway! Hope you guys get a ton of new readers :)

Natasha said...

I follow as GFC: Natasha D
Thanks for the chance to win!
natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

Leigha Varrielle said...

I follow with GFC with leighavarrielle@gmail.com

You rock! Thanks so much!

Michelle Willms said...

I follow both via GFC and email. My email is michelle_willms(at)yahoo(dot)com. Thanks so much for the giveaway.

Katie Amanda said...

I follow GFC as Katie Amanda.

katieamanda1(at)yahoo(dot)com

Thanks!

Krystal Larson said...

I follow as GFC as Krystal Larson and thank you very much! edysicecreamlover18 AT gmail DOT com

Guinevere & Libertad Tomas said...

Stellar giveaway!I put in sooo many entries!Hope I can win something XD I love giveaways!

If you have time, check mine out too!I'm giving away some amazing books as well as an amazon giftcard! Libertad & Guinevere @ Twinja Book Reviews

geschumann said...

GFC - Gloria
Thanks for the giveaway!

geschumann at live dot com

Ryan Snyder said...

GFC ryan snyder
thank you for the giveaway and taking part in this awesome hop!

ashleyryansnyder at gmail.com

bn100 said...

Haven't read any of them; they all sound interesting