Thursday, September 29, 2011



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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

"Fall" by Jennifer Hurst and a chance to win, win, win

Julia, aka JD--to lend herself credibility as a construction manager--leaves the city to head to small-town Torrey, Utah. She's determined to prove to her grandfather, and everyone else, that she can handle the renovation of an old school house into a bed and breakfast. When mysterious occurrences threaten the project, Julia turns to the closest good looking, strong man around, the demolition contractor on the project. Matthew seems to be an answer to her prayers, till the nightmare begins.

If you're looking for a little paranormal romance action, Fall is for you.

Here's the back cover blurb...
Women and construction shouldn’t mix. At least, that is what the client, Mr. Blackwell, thinks when twenty-one year old Julia D. Halstead is promoted to project manager and tasked with remodeling a turn-of-the-century schoolhouse into a bed and breakfast in the tourist town of Torrey, Utah. However, the schoolhouse contains a dark secret that has been hidden for over a hundred years. A secret that will unleash the furies of Hell and cause the Angels in Heaven to weep as ethereal brothers, Matthew and Nathan battle over Julia’s very soul.

Purchase the book here:
Visit Author Jeniffer Hurst’s Blog at

In conjunction with this blog tour, Jennifer is holding a contest. It will involve any of the blogs that Jennifer visits or where her book is featured and will close on December 31st, 2011. The entrants have to answer three questions about the book they’ve read (bought, borrowed, or stolen - shame on you) and post a link to Jennifer's website on their Twitter, Facebook, or blog (need link for verification).

Then the names will be entered in a random name picker generator ( and announced on Jennifer's website ( on January 31st, 2012. The winner will receive a gift certificate for a night’s stay at the actual bed and breakfast where the story takes place.

Other prizes include an autographed copy of FALL, and she will randomly select 3 contestants’ names to use in the sequel to FALL. Plus, they will receive a free copy of that book when it is published.

Each blog that Jennifer Hurst visits will have a different set of questions people can answer, and they may enter as many times as they want - but they can enter once per blog site that they visit. So the more sites you visit, the more you can enter your name, thus increasing your chances of winning the gift certificate, a copy of the book FALL, and your name in the sequel.

Get the book, read the book, and then read over the questions below. Once you have your answers, e-mail them to Jennifer at

Your privacy is respected and your email address will NOT be used for anything but the contest. Once the contest is over your email address will be deleted from the database.

Here are the questions for you to answer:
1) What is Nathan's weapon of choice?
2) What did Gramps think JD's biggest weakness was?
3) In which city does Liu's nieces attend school?

If you would like to visit the other sites, go here for the master list of all participating sites:

Best of luck, and thanks for participating!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

All That Was Promised by Vickie Hall

In 1847 Wales, Methodist minister Richard Kenyon converts to Mormonism. Richard’s newfound faith is put to the test when he faces the anger of his former congregation, his wife’s indecisiveness, his brother’s betrayal, and the murderous intentions of misinformed villagers.

[First off, love the cover, love the title. I've come to really admire those two things about books since beginning my own writing pursuits, but that's all beside the point :D]

The story of Richard Kenyon, and his family, centers on the challenges and triumphs of the early LDS Saints in Wales. At the beginning of the story Richard is converted to the true gospel of Jesus Christ and must resign from his ministry. His wife is unsure of his newfound religion, while others seem to readily embrace it. The book gives you a sense of what it must have been like back then when the church was so new and misunderstood. Actually, kind of sounds like today...we're not new, but we're often misunderstood!

There's a profound line that's highlighted on the back cover: "People from all walks of life recognize the truth of the gospel." That kind of sums up the book, as the story shows a wide range of characters joining the church and finding the peace and happiness they've been missing.

I understand this is a debut novel for Vickie Hall and a sequel is in the works. If you enjoy reading historical fiction, particularly of the LDS-variety, you'll enjoy this novel.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Breaking a sweat today?

"I was working on the proof of one of my poems all the morning and took out a comma. In the afternoon I put it back again" --Oscar Wilde, Irish dramatist, novelist, & poet (1854 - 1900)

The difficult life of a writer. *BIG SIGH*


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