EFC Promotions Blog Tour: The Wolf Mirror by Caroline Healy

 

The Wolf MirrorThe Wolf Mirror
written by Caroline Healy
expected publication February 2017

find it here: (affiliate links) Barnes & Noble, Amazon, iBooksGoodreads

Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review and as part of an EFC Promotions Blog Tour Event. 

Did I enjoy this book: I liked everything about this book but Cassie. Actually, I didn’t like Lady Cassandra that much either. Don’t get me wrong–I really liked the story, and, you know, Mr. Charles Stafford. Yum. It’s a fun twist on a familiar plotline, and I enjoyed the read. I knew going in that both girls needed to do some serious growing up (it’s in the teaser blurb, for goodness’ sake), but, I don’t know, I guess I’m a bit too old to enjoy the company of teenagers. If I’d have read this book twen . . . um . . . ten years ago I’m certain I’d have given it five stars. I’m old, though, so I was mostly on Judge Miller’s side.

 

Would I recommend it: Yeah. It’s got its moments. =)

 

If you would like to review this book, please email us at efcpromotions@gmail.com.

 

About the book – from Goodreads: Changing places doesn’t always help you see things differently.

Cassie throws the first punch in a brawl at Winchester Abbey Girl’s School. Her subsequent suspension is a glitch in Cassie’s master plan; Finish School/Get Job/Leave Home (and never come back). As punishment her mother banishes her to Ludlow Park, their creepy ancestral home. In the dark of a stormy night Cassie finds herself transported to 1714, the beginning of the Georgian period.

With the help of a lady’s maid and an obnoxious gentleman, Mr Charles Stafford, Cassie must unravel the mysterious illness afflicting Lord Miller. If Lord Miller kicks the bucket the house goes to Reginald Huxley, the brainless cousin from London.

Cassie’s task is to figure out who is poisoning the Lord of Ludlow without exposing herself to the ridicule of her peers, getting herself committed to the asylum or worse, married off to the first man who will have her.

Cassie must learn to hold her tongue, keep her pride in check and reign in her rebellious nature – because the fate of her entire family, for generations, rests on her shoulders.

Meanwhile, Lady Cassandra Miller frantically searches for her smelling salts or her trusted governess Miss. Blythe, whose soothing advice she would dearly love. Instead Cassandra finds some woman and a boy squatting in the Ludlow mansion; her father, her lady’s maid and all the servants have magically disappeared.

Tell-a-vision, the In-her-net, horseless carriages and women wearing pantaloons; Cassandra is afraid that she might have inhaled fowl air causing her to temporarily lose her senses.

Only when both girls can get over their pride, societal prejudices and self-importance will they be able to return to their rightful century. Until then, they are free to wreak maximum damage on their respective centuries.

 

Interview

Describe your ideal writing space?

I was once fortunate enough to win an award to attend a writing retreat at Cill Rialaig in Ireland. It is a very special place in County Kerry in the townland of Ballinskellig.

Ballinskellig, historically, was a secular settlement for holy men and women who wanted to live a quiet life. They grew food for monks who lived on Skellig Micheal, which is a World Heritage Site and the location where they filmed the most recent Star Wars film.

This place in Ballinskellig consists of eight tiny cottages dating from the medieval period. The cottages are bare and only contain the essentials for visitors. No television, no internet, no distraction, lots of gale force Atlantic wind, sea swell and squawking seagulls.

This place was the most magic of places, a really beautiful setting. I was stranded here for two weeks. At the beginning I thought I was going a bit mad because it was SO quiet but I managed to write a huge amount because there were NO distractions. My ideal writing space.

What are your five favorite words?

I love the word actually. When I was a kid I used to add the word actually, actually to every actual sentence I actually said. It used to actually drive my brother mad. Actually.

Cretin is always a good word to have handy. Most cretin’s can’t really understand that you are insulting them when you use that word to their face.

Starlight (is that two words or one?) I love this word because it makes me smile when I think of it. I saw my first shooting star this summer and it was magic. So Starlight makes me think of magic and that always makes me smile.

Unicorn (see reasoning above).

Pajamas – who doesn’t like that word and all it brings to mind.  Every now and then I like to decree that it is Pajamas Day . . . a day where I loll about in my pajamas drinking tea, reading, eating cake . . . in fact . . . I now declare . . . Today Shall Be A Pajamas Day!

Please tell us why we should read your book. Use one sentence only.

You should read this book because it is about young women learning to be strong, to be independent, to kick-ass.

Why did you did you decide to write The Wolf Mirrror?

I wanted to write a historical romance for young adults, a take on the classic that includes modern influences. In The Wolf Mirror, there are corsets and carriages but there are also mobile phones and Snapchat.

Do you have a favorite character in The Wolf Mirror? A least favorite?

It took me blood, sweat and tears to write every book so a character, even one with flaws is close to my heart. Every character is necessary in this book and so all have a role to play, there is no lesser or greater.

What is your process? Do you plan everything out before you begin writing or just go for it?

I learn from my mistakes and I once spent six months writing a project with no plan, no breakdown, no chapter outline…needless to say it went in the bin because it was totally disorganized and manic. I get an idea and I plan in stages of three, a story with a beginning, a middle and an end. Then I work to chapters with beginning, middle and end and I build characters that start from one place and progress to another (in terms of character development).

Computer? Typewriter? Pen and paper? What is your favorite way to write?

I plan in paper and ink, and I complete with keyboard.

Coffee or Tea?

Tea.

What kind of background noise do you prefer when you are writing?

The sweet sound of silence.

What is your favorite genre to read?

Historical. No fantasy. No wait, mystery. Actually the classics . . . ahhhhh, it’s really hard to decide.

Who is your favorite author?

That’s a question right up there with picking favourite child or pet. It is not possible to answer.

What is the one book you think everyone should read?  Jane

What did you want to be when you grew up? An archaeologist

Tell us three things about yourself that cannot be found on the Internet.

I hate marmite. I have two tattoos and my best friend from primary school is still my best friend today.

Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects?

I am writing two books at the moment . . . (a big no no but can’t be helped). I am working on a middle grade historical adventure called Leonard Moonfinger and the Giant’s Ring and I am also just finished first edit on an adult book called Which Craft?, about a witch.

 

About the author: Caroline Healy is a writer and community arts facilitator. She recently completed her M.A. in Creative Writing at the Seamus Heaney Centre, Queen’s University. She alternates her time between procrastination and making art.

In 2012 her award winning short story collection A Stitch in Time was published by Doire Press. Fiction and commentary has been featured in publications across Ireland, the U.K. and more recently in the U.S. Caroline’s work can be found in journals such as Wordlegs,The BohemythShort Story IrelandShort Stop U.K., Five Stop StoryProle, Literary Orphans and the Irish Writers’ Centre Lonely Voice

Her debut Y.A. novel, Blood Entwines was published by Bloomsbury Spark in August 2014 and she is in the process of writing the second book in the series, Blood Betrayal, as well as a short story collection, The House of Water.

She has a fondness for dark chocolate, cups of tea and winter woollies.

(More details can be found on her website www.carolinehealy.com)

Find Ms. Healy here: Web, FacebookTwitterGoodreadsInstagramPinterest

 

Tour Stops

Feb 13: EFC Kickoff (review)

A Good Book Can Change Your View For Life (spotlight, interview)

Feb 14: The Desert Bibliophile (review)

Feb 16: Maureen’s Books (review)

Rainy Thursdays (review)

Feb 17: Glorious Panic (review)

Feb 18: CBY (spotlight)

Sip, Read, Love (review)

Feb 19: Bound4Escape (review)

Feb 20: Second Run Reviews (guest post)

 Daughter of Moonlight (review)

Feb 21: Romantic Escapes (review)

Feb 22: A Page to Turn (review)

Feb 23: Zerina Blossom’s Books (review)

Writing Pearls (spotlight)

Feb 24: Underneath the Covers (spotlight)

Feb 25: The Pages In-Between (review)

 

 

 

 

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EFC Promotions Blog Tour Wrap-Up: Faith In Every Footstep by Wesley Banks

 

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written by Wesley Banks
published by Chasing Pace Publishing, 2016

find it here: (affiliate links) Barnes & Noble, AmazonGoodreads

If you would like to review this book, please email us at efcpromotions@gmail.com.

 

About the book – from Goodreads: On the eve of one of mankind’s toughest races, accompanied by thirteen of America’s rarest dog breed, rookie musher Kyle Walker only has one thought in mind: win. Discovered in the lowlands of South Carolina, the Carolina grays have traveled over five thousand miles to face off in the 2003 Yukon Quest. But one dog stands above the rest—King.

When an unexpected storm strikes, Kyle Walker and the reigning champion are forced to turn back. Stranded at the checkpoint, Kyle and his dogs find solace in a young veterinarian with auburn hair and keen green eyes—Jenna Maynor.

In this storm another race is forming, one of an Inuit man racing to save his family. Presented with the choice to help, but at the risk of his and his dogs’ lives, Kyle Walker ventures into the unknown in search of a mom and two young daughters.

The Yukon Quest was founded on the premise that a dog driver and his team should be a self-sufficient unit capable of challenging varied terrain and severe weather. But these conditions may prove to be too much, even for Kyle and King.

wesley-banks-600x800About the author: Wesley Banks was born in 1983 and grew up on the west coast of Florida. He graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Civil Engineering.  After spending over 7 years building movable bridges from Florida to Washington he decided to focus on his true passion: writing.

Wesley recently moved from Florida to Oregon to get back to the great outdoors that he loves so much. He lives with his wife Lindsey, and his two dogs Linkin and Story. Most of his time these days is spent writing, with as much rock climbing, hiking, or skiing as he can fit in.

Find Mr. Banks here: webblogFacebookTwitter, Goodreads, Pinterest, Instagram

 

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We would like to thank everyone who participated in the blog tour! You can see the bloggers’ posts below.

 

TOUR SCHEDULE

Jan 9: EFC Kickoff Post (review, spotlight)

Jan 10: The Pages In-Between (review)

Maureen’s Books (review)

Writing Pearls (spotlight)

Jan 11: Underneath the Covers (spotlight, excerpt)

Jan 12: Books, Dreams, Life (spotlight)

Jan 13: Girl of 1,000 Wonders (review)

Jan 14: Leels Loves Books (review)

CBY (spotlight)

Jan 15: Laura’s Reading (review)

Jan 16: Romantic Escapes (review)

Jan 17: Zerina Blossom’s Books (guest post)

Jan 18: NJKinny’s World of Books and Stuff (review, spotlight, author interview)

Second Run Reviews (guest post)

Jan 19: Book Lover in Florida (spotlight)

Jan 20: Sip, Read, Love (spotlight)

Jan 21: Always a Book to Read (spotlight)

Jan 22: Books, Dreams, Life (review)

Always a Book to Read (review)

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EFC Promotions Blog Tour Sign-Up: The Wolf Mirror by Caroline Healy

 

 

 

The Wolf Mirror
written by Caroline Healy
expected publication February, 2017

 

About the book: Changing places doesn’t always help you see things differently.

Cassie throws the first punch in a brawl at Winchester Abbey Girl’s School. Her subsequent suspension is a glitch in Cassie’s master plan; Finish School/Get Job/Leave Home (and never come back). As punishment her mother banishes her to Ludlow Park, their creepy ancestral home. In the dark of a stormy night Cassie finds herself transported to 1714, the beginning of the Georgian period.

With the help of a lady’s maid and an obnoxious gentleman, Mr Charles Stafford, Cassie must unravel the mysterious illness afflicting Lord Miller. If Lord Miller kicks the bucket the house goes to Reginald Huxley, the brainless cousin from London.

Cassie’s task is to figure out who is poisoning the Lord of Ludlow without exposing herself to the ridicule of her peers, getting herself committed to the asylum or worse, married off to the first man who will have her.

Cassie must learn to hold her tongue, keep her pride in check and reign in her rebellious nature – because the fate of her entire family, for generations, rests on her shoulders.

Meanwhile, Lady Cassandra Miller frantically searches for her smelling salts or her trusted governess Miss. Blythe, whose soothing advice she would dearly love. Instead Cassandra finds some woman and a boy squatting in the Ludlow mansion; her father, her lady’s maid and all the servants have magically disappeared.

Tell-a-vision, the In-her-net, horseless carriages and women wearing pantaloons; Cassandra is afraid that she might have inhaled fowl air causing her to temporarily lose her senses.

Only when both girls can get over their pride, societal prejudices and self-importance will they be able to return to their rightful century. Until then, they are free to wreak maximum damage on their respective centuries.

About the author: Caroline Healy is a writer and community arts facilitator. She recently completed her M.A. in Creative Writing at the Seamus Heaney Centre, Queen’s University. She alternates her time between procrastination and making art.

In 2012 her award winning short story collection A Stitch in Time was published by Doire Press. Fiction and commentary has been featured in publications across Ireland, the U.K. and more recently in the U.S. Caroline’s work can be found in journals such as Wordlegs,The BohemythShort Story IrelandShort Stop U.K., Five Stop StoryProle, Literary Orphans and the Irish Writers’ Centre Lonely Voice

Her debut Y.A. novel, Blood Entwines was published by Bloomsbury Spark in August 2014 and she is in the process of writing the second book in the series, Blood Betrayal, as well as a short story collection, The House of Water.

She has a fondness for dark chocolate, cups of tea and winter woollies.

(More details can be found on her website www.carolinehealy.com)

Find Ms. Healy here: www.carolinehealy.com, Facebook, Twitter, InstagramGoodreads

 

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EFC Promotions Blog Tour Sign-Up: Faith in Every Footstep by Wesley Banks

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Faith in Every Footstep
written by Wesley Banks
publication December, 2016

 

About the book: On the eve of one of mankind’s toughest races, accompanied by thirteen of America’s rarest dog breed, rookie musher Kyle Walker only has one thought in mind: win. Discovered in the lowlands of South Carolina, the Carolina grays have traveled over five thousand miles to face off in the 2003 Yukon Quest. But one dog stands above the rest—King.

When an unexpected storm strikes, Kyle Walker and the reigning champion are forced to turn back. Stranded at the checkpoint, Kyle and his dogs find solace in a young veterinarian with auburn hair and keen green eyes—Jenna Maynor.

In this storm another race is forming, one of an Inuit man racing to save his family. Presented with the choice to help, but at the risk of his and his dogs’ lives, Kyle Walker ventures into the unknown in search of a mom and two young daughters.

The Yukon Quest was founded on the premise that a dog driver and his team should be a self-sufficient unit capable of challenging varied terrain and severe weather. But these conditions may prove to be too much, even for Kyle and King.

wesley-banks-600x800About the author: Wesley Banks was born in 1983 and grew up on the west coast of Florida. He graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Civil Engineering.  After spending over 7 years building movable bridges from Florida to Washington he decided to focus on his true passion: writing.

Wesley recently moved from Florida to Oregon to get back to the great outdoors that he loves so much. He lives with his wife Lindsey, and his two dogs Linkin and Story. Most of his time these days is spent writing, with as much rock climbing, hiking, or skiing as he can fit in.

 

Find Mr. Banks here: Web, FacebookTwitter, InstagramGoodreads

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EFC Promotions Blog Tour Wrap-Up: Watcher and Firebird by Orren Merton

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written by Orren Merton
published by Darkling Books, 2016

find it here: (affiliate links) Barnes & Noble, Amazon, iBooksGoodreads, GooglePlay

 

About the book – from Goodreads: Firebird Alex didn’t know much about the Nephilim until they assassinated her friend in the United States government, kidnapped the man she considers her uncle, and tried to murder her—twice. Now she’s learned that they, and their leader “the Watcher,” will stop at nothing to kill her, everyone she loves, and every Seduman on Earth.

Alex must stop their murderous plans even if it means compromising the heroine she’s become.

 

OrrenReillySpring2015About the author: Orren Merton started writing fantasy and science fiction at an embarrassingly young age. In high school, he picked up guitar and start playing up and down California in a few bands, culminating in his industrial rock band Ember After.  During that time, magazines, developers, and corporations began to pay him to write and edit music software related articles, manuals, and  books. Since then he has written the urban fantasy novel The Deviant and the science fiction novel Skye Entity before working on The Sedumen Chronicles, his current series of urban fantasy YA novels. He lives in Southern California with his family, pets, collection of sci-fi/fantasy memorabilia, and curiously large stuffed animal collection.

Find Mr. Merton here: web, Facebook, Twitter, InstagramGoodreads

 

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We would like to thank everyone who participated in the blog tour! You can see the bloggers’ posts below.

 

Tour Stops

Oct. 31 – Every Free Chance (kickoff review)

Nov. 1 – Deborah Jay Author (review)

Nov. 2 – A Page to Turn (spotlight/excerpt)

Nov. 3 – A Good Book Can Change Your View For Life (spotlight)

Nov. 4 – Romantic Escapes (spotlight)

Nov. 5 – WS Momma Readers Nook (spotlight )

Nov. 5 – Dalene’s Book Reviews (review)

Nov. 6 – 3 Partners in Shopping (spotlight)

Nov. 7 – Cover2Cover  (spotlight)

Nov. 8 – Sip, Read, Love (guest post)

Nov. 9 – Second Run Reviews (guest post)

Nov. 12 – Bound 2 Escape (spotlight)

Congratulations to Dalene at Dalene’s Book Reviews for winning our Host Incentive Reward!

 

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EFC Promotions Blog Tour Wrap-Up: Emily’s Choice by Heather McCoubrey

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written by Heather McCoubrey
published by Heather McCoubrey, 2016

find it here: (affiliate links) Barnes & Noble, AmazoniBooksBook Depository, Goodreads

About the book – from Goodreads: Emily Camancho walks in on her fiancé with her hated cousin, Lila, the night before their wedding, giving truth to the years of rumors and whispers that have plagued their relationship. Pregnant and devastated she flees across the country and settles in Boston with her stepsister.

Waking alone and oblivious to the events of the previous night, Jason Vaughn is panicked when he finds out Emily has left and isn’t coming back. Determined to prove his innocence and win Emily back, he tricks Lila into confessing and works to woo Emily. Regardless of Jason’s efforts, Emily cannot trust him and moves on with her life.

Eighteen months later, Emily’s beloved stepmother is in a car accident, and she rushes home to say her good-byes. When Emily disappears after the funeral, held captive by her psychotic cousin, her life is put in danger unless she can convince Jason to cease his efforts and marry Lila. But the only man she’s ever loved will risk his own life to bring her home safe and prove, once and for all, that she’s always been the only love of his life.

 

Heather McCoubreyAbout the author: Heather McCoubrey is a native of Maine but having moved all over the U.S. as a child, she doesn’t sound like one. She’s been writing since middle school when a teacher taught her she could create her own stories instead of just reading them. That year she had some of her first poems published in the school magazine and from there she graduated to writing a full-length novel in high school (which has been collecting dust on her shelf ever since!). She is the self-published author of To Love Twice and Back to December. The novel that’s been collecting dust on the shelf, Emily’s Choice, is scheduled to be released in 2016, along with her fourth novel The Red Light, scheduled for publication in summer 2016. Heather resides in Pennsylvania with her husband, two children, Rex the chihuahua and Fatty the goldfish. When she’s not being super-mom and wife, she ekes out time to write, watch football, practice her British accent and dream of living on an island where it’s eighty degrees year-round.

Find Ms. McCoubrey here: webTwitter, FacebookGoodreads

 

 

Melissa and I would like to thank everyone who participated in the blog tour! You can see the bloggers’ posts below.

 

Oct. 10: EFC Kickoff Review

Oct. 11: A Page To Turn (review by Bobbie)

Oct. 12: The Pages In-Between (review by Tracy)

Oct. 13: A Good Book Can Change Your View for Life (spotlight)

OCt. 15: Book Lover in Florida (spotlight)

Oct. 17: Sip, Read, Love (spotlight)

Oct. 19: Libri Amori Miei (review by Veronica) 

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EFC Promotions Blog Tour: Watcher and Firebird

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written by Orren Merton
published by Darkling Books, 2016

find it here: (affiliate links) Barnes & Noble, Amazon, iBooksGoodreads, GooglePlay

Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Did I enjoy it: I did. Mr. Merton assured me I’d have no problem jumping into the middle of a series, and I didn’t. Well, I mean, not the problem you’d expect. Merton does a great job filling in relevant details from the first four books, but I still sort of felt like a jealous girlfriend most of the time. It’s my own issue, of course, so I can’t fault Mr. Merton. How was he to know I consider myself to be in a relationship with the characters I read? I mean, really. I can’t be jealous of Alex’s first four books . . . all that happened before we even MET. And yet . . .

Well, perhaps you can see where this is going.

I’ve given it a lot of thought, and I’ve decided to add the first four books  in the Sedumen Chronicles to my Reading List. I’m giving Alex another chance (well, four more chances, actually), to make this thing work. *grin*

 

3.5 stars

 

Would I recommend it: Sure, but you really ought to read the first four books, well, first.

 

Melissa

 

About the book – from Goodreads: Firebird Alex didn’t know much about the Nephilim until they assassinated her friend in the United States government, kidnapped the man she considers her uncle, and tried to murder her—twice. Now she’s learned that they, and their leader “the Watcher,” will stop at nothing to kill her, everyone she loves, and every Seduman on Earth.

Alex must stop their murderous plans even if it means compromising the heroine she’s become.

 

OrrenReillySpring2015About the author: Orren Merton started writing fantasy and science fiction at an embarrassingly young age. In high school, he picked up guitar and start playing up and down California in a few bands, culminating in his industrial rock band Ember After.  During that time, magazines, developers, and corporations began to pay him to write and edit music software related articles, manuals, and  books. Since then he has written the urban fantasy novel The Deviant and the science fiction novel Skye Entity before working on The Sedumen Chronicles, his current series of urban fantasy YA novels. He lives in Southern California with his family, pets, collection of sci-fi/fantasy memorabilia, and curiously large stuffed animal collection.

Find Mr. Merton here: web, Facebook, Twitter, InstagramGoodreads

 

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Tour Stops

Oct. 31 – Every Free Chance (kickoff review)

Nov. 1 – Deborah Jay Author (review)

Nov. 2 – A Page to Turn (spotlight/excerpt)

Nov. 3 – A Good Book Can Change Your View For Life (spotlight)

Nov. 4 – Romantic Escapes (spotlight)

Nov. 5 – WS Momma Readers Nook (spotlight )

Nov. 5 – Dalene’s Book Reviews (review)

Nov. 6 – 3 Partners in Shopping (spotlight)

Nov. 7 – Cover2Cover  (spotlight)

Nov. 8 – Sip, Read, Love (guest post)

Nov. 9 – Second Run Reviews (guest post)

Nov. 12 – Bound 2 Escape (spotlight)

 

 

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EFC Promotions Blog Tour: Emily’s Choice by Heather McCoubrey (review, giveaway)

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written by Heather McCoubrey
published by Heather McCoubrey, 2016

find it here: (affiliate links) Barnes & Noble, AmazoniBooksBook Depository, Goodreads

Disclosure: I did some editing work on this title. After that work was completed, I chose to review the book for this blog tour. Although I was compensated for the editing work, it in no way affected the outcome of my review. My review is my honest opinion of the book.

Did I enjoy it: I really did enjoy this read. I read it quite a few times and each time it kept me turning pages until the very end.

Emily and Jason have been together since they were kids. Their love is true and nothing could ever come between them. At least not until Emily’s cousin comes into the picture. Lila is a woman not to be messed with or underestimated. She broke them up and shattered Emily’s confidence in herself and in Jason. Poor Jason . . . he will do anything he can to protect Emily and win her back. His love for Emily is apparent from beginning to end. There are times when you question how he could love her that much, but you know he does. I also love Emily’s family. Her stepmom, her father, her sister . . . they are all present in this story and make you fall in love with the Camanchos, and with Jason.

This story will have you laughing, crying, and hoping. The twists are unexpected and will keep you reading.

5 stars

Would I recommend it: I would!

 

Chrissy

 

About the book – from Goodreads: Emily Camancho walks in on her fiancé with her hated cousin, Lila, the night before their wedding, giving truth to the years of rumors and whispers that have plagued their relationship. Pregnant and devastated she flees across the country and settles in Boston with her stepsister.

Waking alone and oblivious to the events of the previous night, Jason Vaughn is panicked when he finds out Emily has left and isn’t coming back. Determined to prove his innocence and win Emily back, he tricks Lila into confessing and works to woo Emily. Regardless of Jason’s efforts, Emily cannot trust him and moves on with her life.

Eighteen months later, Emily’s beloved stepmother is in a car accident, and she rushes home to say her good-byes. When Emily disappears after the funeral, held captive by her psychotic cousin, her life is put in danger unless she can convince Jason to cease his efforts and marry Lila. But the only man she’s ever loved will risk his own life to bring her home safe and prove, once and for all, that she’s always been the only love of his life.

 

Heather McCoubreyAbout the author: Heather McCoubrey is a native of Maine but having moved all over the U.S. as a child, she doesn’t sound like one. She’s been writing since middle school when a teacher taught her she could create her own stories instead of just reading them. That year she had some of her first poems published in the school magazine and from there she graduated to writing a full-length novel in high school (which has been collecting dust on her shelf ever since!). She is the self-published author of To Love Twice and Back to December. The novel that’s been collecting dust on the shelf, Emily’s Choice, is scheduled to be released in 2016, along with her fourth novel The Red Light, scheduled for publication in summer 2016. Heather resides in Pennsylvania with her husband, two children, Rex the chihuahua and Fatty the goldfish. When she’s not being super-mom and wife, she ekes out time to write, watch football, practice her British accent and dream of living on an island where it’s eighty degrees year-round.

Find Ms. McCoubrey here: webTwitter, FacebookGoodreads

 

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Tour Stops

Oct. 10: EFC Kickoff Review

Oct. 11: A Page To Turn (review by Bobbie)

Oct. 12: The Pages In-Between (review by Tracy)

Oct. 13: A Good Book Can Change Your View for Life (spotlight)

OCt. 15: Book Lover in Florida (spotlight)

Oct. 17: Sip, Read, Love (spotlight)

Oct. 19: Libri Amori Miei (review by Veronica) 

 

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EFC Promotions Blog Tour Sign-Up: Watcher and Firebird by Orren Merton

 

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Watcher and Firebird
written by Orren Merton
expected publication September, 2016

 

About the book: Firebird Alex didn’t know much about the Nephilim until they assassinated her friend in the United States government, kidnapped the man she considers her uncle, and tried to murder her—twice. Now she’s learned that they, and their leader “the Watcher,” will stop at nothing to kill her, everyone she loves, and every Seduman on Earth.

Alex must stop their murderous plans even if it means compromising the heroine she’s become.

Orren MertonAbout the author: Orren Merton started writing fantasy and science fiction at an embarrassingly young age. In high school, he picked up guitar and start playing up and down California in a few bands, culminating in his industrial rock band Ember After.  During that time, magazines, developers, and corporations began to pay him to write and edit music software related articles, manuals, and  books. Since then he has written the urban fantasy novel The Deviant and the science fiction novel Skye Entity before working on The Sedumen Chronicles, his current series of urban fantasy YA novels. He lives in Southern California with his family, pets, collection of sci-fi/fantasy memorabilia, and curiously large stuffed animal collection.

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Emily’s Choice
written by Heather McCoubrey
published by Heather McCoubrey, 2016

 

About the book – from Goodreads: Emily Camancho walks in on her fiancé with her hated cousin, Lila, the night before their wedding, giving truth to the years of rumors and whispers that have plagued their relationship. Pregnant and devastated she flees across the country and settles in Boston with her stepsister.

Waking alone and oblivious to the events of the previous night, Jason Vaughn is panicked when he finds out Emily has left and isn’t coming back. Determined to prove his innocence and win Emily back, he tricks Lila into confessing and works to woo Emily. Regardless of Jason’s efforts, Emily cannot trust him and moves on with her life.

Eighteen months later, Emily’s beloved stepmother is in a car accident, and she rushes home to say her goodbyes. When Emily disappears after the funeral, held captive by her psychotic cousin, her life is put in danger unless she can convince Jason to cease his efforts and marry Lila. But the only man she’s ever loved will risk his own life to bring her home safe and prove, once and for all, that she’s always been the only love of his life.

 

Heather McCoubreyAbout the author: Heather McCoubrey is a native of Maine but having moved all over the U.S. as a child, she doesn’t sound like one. She’s been writing since middle school when a teacher taught her she could create her own stories instead of just reading them. That year she had some of her first poems published in the school magazine and from there she graduated to writing a full-length novel in high school (which has been collecting dust on her shelf ever since!). She is the self-published author of To Love Twice and Back to December. The novel that’s been collecting dust on the shelf, Emily’s Choice, is scheduled to be released in 2016, along with her fourth novel The Red Light, scheduled for publication in summer 2016. Heather resides in Pennsylvania with her husband, two children, Rex the chihuahua and Fatty the goldfish. When she’s not being super-mom and wife, she ekes out time to write, watch football, practice her British accent and dream of living on an island where it’s eighty degrees year-round.

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