short stories

Short Stories By Texas Authors!

SHORT STORIES BY TEXAS AUTHORS Volume 2   Short Stories by Texas Authors, Volume 2 is comprised of winning stories submitted in an annual contest to highlight Texas Authors while raising money for literacy programs. Genre: Short Stories Publisher: Texas Authors, Inc. Date of Publication: October 3, 2016 # of pages: 110 Scroll down for Giveaway! [Read On]


Twelve Tantalizingly Twisted Tales

TWELVE TANTALIZINGLY TWISTED TALES by David C. Hughes Genre: Children’s / Horror (ages 8-11) Publisher: Progressive Rising Phoenix Press Date of Publication: July 29, 2016 Number of Pages: 176 Scroll down for Giveaway! Who can pass up a scary tale or a spooky ghost story, especially right before bed on a stormy night after eating [Read On]


Small Great Things – A Must Read Novel

I have a lot of advanced review copies of books on my Kindle, and because of this, it’s not difficult to lose track of the themes of the books as I queue them up to read.  It was a wildly unfortunate coincidence that the day I opened Jodi Picoult’s newest novel Small Great Things was the same day that five [Read On]

Gathering Courage

Gathering Courage Book Blog Tour

GATHERING COURAGE A Life-Changing Journey through Adoption,  Adversity, and a Reading Disability by T.A. McMullin Genre: Inspirational Memoir Publisher: Gathering Courage Media Date of Publication: January 19, 2016 Number of Pages: 222   Scroll down for Giveaway!   Why do some people find success despite hardships and  others sink into a pit of despair? Gathering [Read On]

Christopher Columbus

1492: A Novel of Christopher Columbus

In recent times, Christopher Columbus’ success in discovering the New World has been repainted to reflect some of the horrors that he brought upon its inhabitants, in turn making some question whether he really should be given a national holiday here in the U.S. The child in me who grew up making collages and paintings of the Nina, [Read On]

Birds of Paradise

Birds of Paradise Exhibit at the Perot Museum

*I was invited to a media day preview of the Birds of Paradise exhibition at the Perot Museum.* I love checking out what is new at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science- it is a guilty pleasure to sneak downtown while the kids are in school and wander on my own. Yes, the kids [Read On]


Three Amazing Things About You by Jill Mansell

Title: Three Amazing Things About You Author: Jill Mansell Genre: Fiction Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark Release Date: October 1, 2016 Pages: 448 International bestseller Jill Mansell breaks hearts and puts them back together in this sweet and poignant story about life’s choices Jill Mansell’s new novel features a young woman with a secret. She’s in love [Read On]

Wedding Shop

The Wedding Shop – A Book Review

I confess: one of my favorite guilty pleasures is the TLC reality series “Say Yes To The Dress”.  When a book set titled The Wedding Shop – one with dual timelines, 80 years apart – was offered up, I couldn’t resist. It went straight to the top of my reading pile. Only because of crazy technical stuff [Read On]


BELONG Tour: You Need To Make Time For This In Your Life

It was only as I pulled into my garage last night that I realized I had made the drive home from the BELONG tour’s recent stop in downtown Dallas in silence. Radio off, lost in my own thoughts (which, for the record, is a pretty questionable place to be), I reflected over all I had heard. I think it [Read On]

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Blog Tour Book Review: The Orphan Keeper

I’m excited to be part of the Summer 2016 blog tour for The Orphan Keeper. Many thanks to the author and Smith Publicity for letting me take part – this was a truly amazing story! Synopsis Seven-year-old Chellamuthu’s life is forever changed when he is kidnapped from his village in India, sold to a Christian [Read On]