Saturday, May 16, 2015

Welcome to my stop for the Summer  of the Oak Moon blog tour.  Below you will find my review and a giveaway!!!! So check it out and have fun.

Title: Summer of the Oak Moon
Publication date: May 5, 2015
Publisher: Month9Books, LLC.
Author: Laura Templeton

Rejected by the exclusive women’s college she has her heart set on, Tess Seibert dreads the hot, aimless summer ahead. But when a chance encounter with a snake introduces her to Jacob Lane, a black college student home on his summer break, a relationship blooms that challenges the prejudices of her small, north Florida town.
When Jacob confesses that Tess’s uncle is trying to steal his family’s land, Tess comes face to face with the hatred that simmers just below the surface of the bay and marshes she’s loved since birth. With the help of her mentor Lulu, an herbal healer, Tess pieces together clues to the mysterious disappearance of Jacob’s father twenty-two years earlier and uncovers family secrets that shatter her connection to the land she loves.
Tess and Jacob’s bond puts them both in peril, and discontent eventually erupts into violence. Tess is forced to make a decision. Can she right old wrongs and salvage their love? Or will prejudice and hatred kill any chance she and Jacob might have had?


Laura Templeton lives near Athens, Georgia, with her husband, son, and a menagerie of animals. When she’s not writing, she enjoys gardening, learning to figure skate, and taking long walks on the quiet country roads near her home. Something Yellow is her debut novel, and her creative nonfiction has appeared in various publications.
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When I first started reading this book I was captivated by the scene. This beautifull marsh filled and backwoods southern charm is amazing.  I love the lore of the herbal healing and the warm feeling that I got when I read this book.  The characters are rich and full of life and a rebel spirit that will have anyone cheering for their love to succeede.
Tess is a teenager that is stuck at a traditional crossroad in her life.  Go to college or not go to college.  Tess gets denied admission to her mothers college and feels like she is not good enough or smart enough to go to college.  So Tess decides to take the summer to figure a few things out.  But what Tess finds is not necessairly what she was looking for.
Jacob is a college student that is connected to Tess in more ways than one.  They meet in the most amazing way, and a love starts to blossom.  Neither one of them are aware of all the ways they are truly connected and reading them figure these ways out and work through them will keep you turning pages into the morning hours.

The social and moral issues of race and religion presented in this book are beautifully written and will have any reader's heart pounding through the duration of the story.   This is an amazing book that I will reccomend to everyperson I know.  Being a Social Worker this book hits on many issues are that are still present today, not as "in your face" but still present.  This book is deffenitly and amazing read.  I suggest everyone of you go buy this RIGHT NOW!!!!!!

5 out of 5 baubles!!!!

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Giveaway Information:  Winner will be drawn June 1, 2015
·        Five (5) winners will receive a digital copy of Summer of the Oak Moon by Laura Templeton (INT)

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Saturday, May 2, 2015

Nobody's Goddess Blog Tour

Welcome to my stop for the Nobody's Goddess Blog Tour.  Below you will find my review and a giveaway!!!! So check it out and have fun.


Title: Nobody's Goddess (The Never Veil #1)
Publication date: April 21, 2015
Publisher: Month9Books, LLC.
Author:  Amy McNulty

In a village of masked men, magic compels each man to love only one woman and to follow the commands of his “goddess” without question. A woman may reject the only man who will love her if she pleases, but she will be alone forever. And a man must stay masked until his goddess returns his love—and if she can’t or won’t, he remains masked forever.

Seventeen-year-old Noll isn't in the mood to celebrate. Her childhood friends have paired off and her closest companion, Jurij, found his goddess in Noll’s own sister. Desperate to find a way to break this ancient spell, Noll instead discovers why no man has ever chosen her.

Thus begins a dangerous game between the choice of woman versus the magic of man. And the stakes are no less than freedom and happiness, life and death—and neither is willing to lose.


Amy McNulty is a freelance writer and editor from Wisconsin with an honors degree in English. She was first published in a national scholarly journal (The Concord Review) while in high school and currently spends her days alternatively writing on business and marketing topics and primarily crafting stories with dastardly villains and antiheroes set in fantastical medieval settings.

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Ok, WOW!  That's all I have to say.  Well, mabey not, but this book is amazing.  From beginning to end I was captivated by the village and the magic of this story.  The main characters are vibrant and strong willed.  The idea of a village where the men have to wear masks and the women "control" them is an amazing idea.  Not of course because I am a women, but because the social implications of a different type of society are awesome.  This book hits on many things.  From magic, sociology, fighting, to love and reckless abandon.  Amy Mcnulty did an amazing job creating a story that anybody will enjoy reading.

We meet Noll.  Headstrong and a fighter.  She decides to fight for what she wants and what she believes.  Noll is a character that anyone can fall in love with.  And the lord....... oh don't get me started..... This story has twist and turns that you do not see coming.  An amazing book by an amazing author.  Go and read this book ASAP!!!

4 out of 5 Baubles!!

Giveaway!!!!!Winner will be drawn May 22, 2015

·         Five (5) winners will receive a digital copy of Nobody's Goddess (The Never Veil #1) by Amy McNulty (INT)

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