Thursday, September 1, 2022

Forgotten Memories Blog Tour & Giveaway by Penny Zeller


Forgotten Memories JustRead Blog Tour 

Welcome to the Blog Tour for Forgotten Memories by Penny Zeller, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


Forgotten Memories

Title: Forgotten Memories 
Series: Wyoming Sunrise #1 
Author: Penny Zeller 
Publisher: Maplebrook Publishing 
Release Date: August 30, 2022 
Genre: Christian Historical Romance 

Some memories are best forgotten… 

The Wyoming Territory is rife with lawlessness and disorder, something Annie Ledbetter and her parents discover when their wagon train is robbed. Seven years later, Annie settles into her lifelong dream as a teacher in the small town of Willow Falls. When she meets handsome rancher Caleb Eliason through a humorous misunderstanding, she is quickly drawn to his kind heart and charming smile. 

Former outlaw Caleb Eliason embraces his chance at a fresh start. Gone are the days of robbing stagecoaches and wagon trains. When he falls in love with the new Willow Falls teacher, he doesn’t realize they’ve met before—under much different circumstances. When his past comes to light, will it put the growing love between them at risk? 

Can forgiveness and redemption heal two broken hearts or will the past keep them from sharing a future?

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While on a wagon train from Nebraska to Wyoming, Annie Ledbetter a twelve-year-old, watches in horror as they are attacked by robbers. That fateful day stays impressed in her mind forever. They all survived but nothing would ever be the same. The three men would enter her sleeping hours and she continued to relive it.

She graduates and leaves Nelsonville for a teaching position in Willow Falls. She stays with a minister and his family. Everything works out better than expected until her past comes back to haunt her.

There are a lot of surprises, tense moments and mystery to the plot. Also, times of love, compassion and forgiveness. Gods message of forgiveness and how HE changes a person and creates a new person in Christ comes through. The story is a very emotional one, so keep the tissues handy. The ending wrapped up everything nicely with a powerful Christian message.

I received a complimentary copy from the publisher and willingly choose to review it.


Penny Zeller

Penny Zeller is known for her heartfelt stories of faith and her passion to impact lives for Christ through fiction. While she has had a love for writing since childhood, she began her adult writing career penning articles for national and regional publications on a wide variety of topics.

Today Penny is a multi-published author of numerous inspirational books. She is also a homeschool mom and a group fitness instructor. Her desire is to assist and nurture women into a closer relationship with Christ. 

When Penny is not dreaming up new characters, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters and camping, hiking, canoeing, biking, reading, running, gardening, and playing volleyball. 

She is represented by Tamela Hancock Murray of the Steve Laube Agency and loves to hear from her readers at her website. 

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(1) winner will receive a signed copy of Forgotten Memories and a $25 Amazon gift card.

Forgotten Memories JustRead Giveaway

Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight August 30, 2022 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on September 6, 2022. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.


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Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Escape Route Blog Tour & Giveaway by Tanya Stowe


Escape Route JustRead Blog Tour 

Welcome to the Blog Tour for Escape Route by Tanya Stowe, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


Escape Route Title: Escape Route 
Author: Tanya Stowe 
Publisher: Love Inspired Suspense 
Release Date: August 23, 2022 
Genre: Christian, Romantic Suspense

Exposing a gang’s leader… 

is the only way out of danger

While flying above the Texas border, helicopter pilot Tara Jean “TJ” Baskins witnesses a brutal murder. Now a deadly arms-smuggling gang wants her out of the way. To stay alive, TJ must work with border patrol officer Trace Leyton—her old friend and the man who once betrayed her—to catch the ringleader. But when the search leads to Trace’s family, can TJ trust him to save her? From Love Inspired Suspense: Courage. Danger. Faith.

PURCHASE LINKS*: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository | Indie Bound | BookBub


T. J., a contracted pilot for the border patrol sees some disturbing traffic and witnesses a murder. The arms smuggler has a vendetta, and her life is in danger. Trace is sent to protect her family.

Old acquaintances and family squabbles complicate things and add a guessing game to the mix. Who is reporting on their every move? There are plenty of intense moments of cat and mouse, run for your life, and other sweet romantic gestures between T. J. and Trace. The characters are well-developed and relatable. 

The story has some unexpected moments, and everything is wrapped up nicely at the end.  A well written on the edge of your seat read. 

I received a complimentary copy from the author and voluntarily choose to review it.


Tanya Stowe

Tanya Stowe is a Christian Fiction author with an unexpected edge. She is a Publisher’s Weekly Bestselling Author who fills her books with the unusual…mysteries and exotic travel, even a murder or two. No matter where Tanya takes you…on a train down a mountain or a suspenseful journey packed with danger…be prepared for the extraordinary.

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(1) winner will receive a print copy of Escape Route and $25 Amazon gift card. (2) additional winners will receive a print copy of Escape Route.

Escape Route JustRead Giveaway

Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight August 29, 2022 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on September 5, 2022. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.


Follow along at JustRead Tours for a full list of stops!

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Saturday, August 27, 2022

Twin Murder MixUp Blog Tour & Giveaway by Sami A Abrams



About the Book


Book: Twin Murder Mix-Up

Author: Sami A. Abrams

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Release date: August 23, 2022

A case of mistaken identity…

has lethal results

After capturing a murder on her camera, photographer Amy Baker becomes the next target—but her identical twin is killed instead. Now on the run with her sister’s newborn, Amy has only one person to turn to—Detective Keith Young, her childhood crush. But when they discover Keith is the baby’s father, can he regain Amy’s trust to keep them safe…before the killer strikes again?


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Twin Murder MixUp is an exciting on the edge of your seat suspense involving twin sisters and mistaken identities. Lots of twists to the story, great characters, and an exciting finish that wraps everything up nicely.

The characters of Amy and Keith are well developed, and I connected with them right away. The mystery aspects of the story evaded me until almost the end. A good read with intense scenes that will leave you breathless wondering what will happen next. Highly recommended.

I received a complimentary copy from the publisher and voluntarily choose to review it.


About the Author

Sami A. Abrams lives in Northern California, but she’ll always be a Kansas girl at heart. She loves to travel and watch sports. However, most evenings, you’ll find her engrossed in a romantic suspense novel. She thinks a crime plus a little romance is the recipe for a great story.


More from Sami

#Authorproblems   That’s what the excitement around Keith Young was…a problem—Kinda. Lol!

When I started to hear request for his story, I panicked. Authors don’t want to disappoint their readers. And being new to the published scene…Well, you get the picture. 😊

After the release of Buried Cold Case Secrets, many readers told me they wanted Keith’s story. In fact, the overwhelming response puzzled me. What had I done to create such a buzz about Jason’s partner? And of course, I had to ask why?

The general answer I received…Keith’s a nice guy and the perfect partner.

I have to admit, I got a little nervous since I had already written his story. And I worried if I’d done his character justice?

However, after writing Buried Cold Case Secrets, I knew Keith had to have his own story. He’s such a great guy and needed his happily ever after. So, I dove in and asked, what would happen if he made a huge mistake? Not just a physical one, but a heart one.

By the time I finished, I loved seeing Keith and Amy move past their poor choices and hurt to find acceptance and love. The perfect ending to Keith’s struggles.

All that to say, I hope you love Keith and Amy’s story as much as I do.  #TeamKeith

                                 Blog Stops

Book Reviews From an Avid Reader, August 27

Bizwings Blog, August 27

The Avid Reader, August 27

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, August 28

Christina’s Corner, August 28

Genesis 5020, August 29

Texas Book-aholic, August 29

Inklings and notions, August 30

Through the Fire Blogs, August 30

EmpowerMoms, August 30

Betti Mace, August 31

deb’s Book Review, August 31

For Him and My Family, September 1

Pause for Tales, September 1

The Sacred Line, September 1

She Lives To Read, September 2

Locks, Hooks and Books, September 2

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, September 3

Britt Reads Fiction, September 3

For the Love of Literature, September 4

Lights in a Dark World, September 4

Paula’s Persuasion, September 4

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, September 5

Book Looks by Lisa, September 5

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, September 6

Vicarious Living , September 6

Mary Hake, September 6

Babbling Becky L’s Book Impressions, September 7

Bigreadersite , September 7

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, September 8

Blogging With Carol, September 8

Simple Harvest Reads, September 9 (Guest Review from Donna Cline)

Labor Not in Vain, September 9


To celebrate her tour, Sami is giving away the grand prize package of a $25 Amazon card and signed copy of Twin Murder Mix-Up (US only) or eBook for outside the US!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Judgement Call by E.B. Roshan


Excerpt from JUDGMENT CALL:


          Thursday afternoon, our first winter butchering, I caught Kiva at the door before he headed into the tub room to wash up. He'd done the work of two all day, and looked it. Flecks of blood spattered every inch of him the butcher's apron hadn't covered. Fresh blisters from the bone saw swelled between the calluses on his hands. A rip in his jeans showed a matching scrape down his shinbone.

          The freezer truck from Duna Market had driven up half an hour ago, but I hadn't expected them to be done with the loading until after dark.

           "Three down, three to go," he said. "But the rain's coming in, so we decided to call it a day."    

          "Kiva." I took a deep breath to calm the jitters in my stomach. "I need you to do something big for me. For me and Sitabi both."


          "No. When you have time."

          The mud caked on his boots crumbled to the floor as he jerked the laces open. "Say the word and consider it done." He rubbed a sleeve across his weary face and smiled up at me.

          "Help me find out where Rama's buried."

          If I knew for certain Rama had a place to lie—hadn't just been thrown away like trash—maybe I'd be able to tell Kiva what he had a right to know before I became his wife.   'Rayad fighters took your husband's body,' Sanjit had told me. 'They honored him with a funeral and a grave.'

          I hadn't believed him, but what if he'd been telling the truth for once?

          Kiva stared at me.

          "I want you take me to Duna tomorrow to see Erkan," I said.

          Kiva's eyebrows drew together. "Why?"

           "He might know where Rama is buried." Kiva shook his head, puzzled.

          "I don't see what Erkan has to do with it."

          "Didn't you hear what Dr. Neyrev said? They've been working to get the missing fighters identified. Tracking down relatives and friends. Finding gravesites." I swallowed to get the rasp out of my voice. "I want to see Rama's—if I can."

           He leaned his broad shoulders back against the wall and blew out his breath so it lifted a loose twist of hair on his forehead.

          I waited, standing still but with my heart galloping. Trying to fit the mismatched pieces of my life together—past and future—hill farm and ruined city—Kiva and Rama—made me wonder if even God could fix the mess I'd made.

          Kiva groaned. "It's over. He's gone. Why do you have to keep going back there?"

          "I don't know."

          "When I look back at our life together, all the way from when we were kids, I don't see nothing but years and years of happy days," Kiva said softly. "`New calves in the spring, fresh meat in the fall. You sneaking away from your loom to follow me and Arjun when we checked the hill pastures. Weren't you happy?"


          "You seemed like a girl who'd hardly have a sorrow her whole life long."

          I shook my head. If that's how he saw me, no wonder he was confused. He was a man—he'd never understand what it was like to grow up knowing exactly how many cows you were worth. He'd never been scared he might end up sold to someone awful.

          "But then you ran off with Rama and he brought you nothing but shame and sadness and almost got you killed."

          "He loved me," I said. He loved me, but I killed him, I tried to say, but my mouth wouldn't form the words.

          Kiva set his boots side by side underneath the bench beside the red rubber boots I used in the mud. He moved mine so the toes would all be even. "I love you more," he said, very low. "Not that you care."

          If only I could take the truth that hurt too much to speak aloud and plant it in Kiva's brain.      "When there was fighting in our neighborhood, I wasn't hardly ever scared if Rama was around," I said. "Having him was like having a wolf to guard me. Didn't matter who might be in the street, or outside the door. He was so brave, he made me brave." Some nights he'd stand for hours, staring into the dark outside our apartment window. His slender body looked as much a weapon as the rifle he held.

          "Maybe Rama wasn't a good man," I said. "But he would have bled every drop for Sitabi and me. If you can't honor him for that, then..."

          Kiva sat so still a fly landed and crawled around on the back of his hand. He didn't swat it away, just stared at me, a long, deep stare that made me wonder if he could see in my face what I didn't dare say. His eyes got wet around the corners.

          "That's how I feel, anyway," I whispered. For a little while, Rama had been my adventure. My fighter. My taste of freedom.

          A long time later—it felt like an hour—Kiva finally moved. Leaning forward, he caught both my hands and pressed them between his grimy ones. He kissed the tips of my fingers. "I'm going to take care of you better than Rama ever did."




E.B. Roshan has enjoyed a nomadic lifestyle for several years, living in the Middle East and Asia, but is now temporarily settled in Missouri with her husband and two sons. When she's not chasing the boys or cleaning the house, she's writing the latest installment in the Shards of Sevia series.



Q: Let me start with asking you to tell us a little bit about yourself. 

I'm E.B. Roshan and I'm delighted to be able to share a little bit about me and my books with you all today. In addition to being an author, I'm wife to an exceptional man and mother to two sons. After spending several years living in the Middle East, Asia and various places in the U.S., our family has settled in the Philadelphia area.


Q: When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?

A. I've been writing nearly all my life. When I was very young, I would write letters, that were really just wobbly scribbles, to my great-grandmother telling her about what I was doing. Writing runs in my family, I think. Nearly everyone seems to enjoy doing it on some level.


Q: Could you give us the highlights of your writing career?

A. Well, I'm by no means a professional writer, so my writing is definitely a recreation, not a career. I love finding new readers, and it's fun to sell the occasional book, but if I was trying to turn my writing endeavors into a full-fledged business, I don't think I'd enjoy them nearly so much. Writing keeps my brain fresh and active in a way that washing muddy shoes or picking grains of rice out of the rug just doesn't. Other moms who are also authors out there know what I'm talking about, I'm sure.


Q: Would you tell us about your current book release, JUDGMENT CALL?

A: JUDGMENT CALL is the fifth book in the ongoing SHARDS OF SEVIA series, a Christian Speculative/Romantic Suspense series. It completes the story that began in FINAL CHANCE, but can also be enjoyed as a standalone. Here's the book description:

Kiva is handsome, generous, and very much in love with recently-widowed Preen Enda. But the thought of becoming his wife fills her with dread—especially when men from her past—men who know too much—begin appearing in her peaceful town. It's only a matter of time before her secrets are revealed. If Kiva learns the truth about what happened to Preen's first husband, will he still want to become her second?


Q: What makes your story unique?

A: Probably the most unique thing about my series (and this story) is the genre—it's so unusual that I'm not sure there's a single term to describe it, but I'm calling it Speculative/Romantic Suspense. Which is a mouthful.

Though I've spent time in some of this world's most troubled places, for these stories, I've chosen to create my own setting, inspired, but not based on, any place I've actually lived. This is partly because I loved the challenge of creating a whole world from scratch, but mainly because some of the major themes in this story, like war and racial hatred, are very sensitive topics. I didn't want to entangle my fiction with real-world conflicts or political issues. Sevia is a place marked by ethnic conflict and violence, but, as you will see when you read the series, a great love story can happen anywhere.


Q: Who would enjoy reading your book?

A: I'm writing for people who love old themes refreshed, a chance to look at the world through very different eyes, and romances with the focus less on how people get together and more on how they stay together.


Q: What inspires you to write?

A. I love making beautiful things; it's a stress reliever and has helped to keep me sane through some challenging periods of life (lockdowns, warfare, sickness, etc.) Writing, whether it's letters, essays, blog posts or stories, is a great way to do this. About four years ago my husband bought me a computer, and then my writing really took off.

In the SHARDS OF SEVIA series, I hope to create characters that young Christian people can identify with, and in some cases even admire and want to imitate. At the very least, I want to give them a wholesome, enjoyable reading experience. When I wrote “Judgment Call,” for example, I tried to create a love story that felt genuine, with characters who are appealing and relatable, who choose to forgive each other's mistakes and respond with grace rather than bitterness. I wrote the kind of love story I’d want to read.


Q: When you’re not writing what do you like to do?

A. Actually, the majority of my life comes under the heading of “Not Writing,” though I really enjoy the times I have a quiet hour or two to capture the next scene in a story. As a housewife and mother, I'm usually busy with cooking, cleaning, and taking care of my children. Sometimes things get a little wild, but I can always settle them down by reading a good story.  I also enjoy sewing and gardening.


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Friday, August 19, 2022

Covert Danger by Jerusha Agen


A K-9 protection team. An assassin. Only one can survive.

An assassin is on the loose in the Twin Cities, aiming to kill FBI witnesses the Phoenix K-9 Security and Detection Agency is hired to protect. Rogue CIA agent Amalia Pérez and her protection K-9 must get the edge on this deadly opponent before he kills her childhood best friend—the only man who knows her true identity.

Investigative journalist Michael Barrett can’t believe his eyes when the woman he’s spent years searching for walks back into his life. But he soon fears the woman he loved is lost forever beneath the secrets Amalia wears like armor.

As the assassin closes in, Amalia will risk anything to keep Michael safe—anything except believing in the God he trusts. When the layers of deception become as dangerous as bullets, can Amalia and Michael uncover the truth in time to stop the assassin from completing his lethal mission?

Covert Danger continues the thrilling story of the elite Phoenix K-9 Security and Protection Agency that began with Hidden Danger (Guardians Unleashed, #1). (Each book can stand alone or be read as series installments.)

Praise for Jerusha Agen:

"Fast-paced, explosive thriller. I couldn't turn the pages fast enough."
Carrie Stuart Parks, award-winning, bestselling author of Relative Silence

“… grabbed me from the first chapter and never let go. Don't miss this edge-of-your-seat story of suspense and romance.” – 
Patricia Bradley, award-winning author of the Logan Point and Memphis Cold Case series


Sofia takes on a hidden identity and disappears from her parents and the life she had. Now Amalia, her life is one of protecting the clients through the K-9 unit. Only, the next client she is assigned to will turn her life upside down and make her question who she really is.

Lots of twists to the plot, high tension circumstances, and an unexpected ending. The story had me engaged from the beginning and the characters were well-developed. Easy to read writing style. This is a story you don't want to miss. Sweet moments, forgiveness, and a road back to God wrap everything up nicely.

I received an ARC from the author and voluntarily choose to review it. All opinions are my own.

                                            ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jerusha Agen imagines danger around every corner, but knows God is there, too. So naturally, she writes suspense infused with the hope of salvation in Jesus Christ.

With a B.A. in English and a background in screenwriting, Jerusha is a speaker, writing instructor, and Fear Warrior who sounds the call to battle against fear in our everyday lives.

Jerusha loves to hang out with her big furry dogs and little furry cats. You’ll often find her sharing irresistibly adorable photos of them in her newsletter and on social media.

Get a free suspense story from Jerusha at and find more of her thrilling, fear-fighting stories at

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Gold Rush Bride Caroline Blog Tour & Giveaway by Linda Shenton Matchett



About the Book


Book: Gold Rush Bride Caroline

Author: Linda Shenton Matchett

Genre: Historical Romance

Release date: July 21, 2022

She thinks he’s high-handed and out for her gold. He thinks she’s difficult and money hungry. Will they discover that love is the true treasure?

Scarred in a childhood accident, Caroline Vogel has yet to find a man willing to marry her, so she heads to the Pike’s Peak goldfields to pan enough ore to become a woman of means. When she and the handsome assistant trail boss hit it off, she begins to hope her future may not be spent alone. Then she catches wind of dark secrets from the man’s past, and she’s not sure what or who to believe.

Orphaned as a teenager, Oliver Llewellyn stole to survive, then used his skills for the army during the war. Nowadays, he applies his knowledge to catch dangerous thieves for the Pinkerton Agency, so guarding a young woman during a wagon train journey should be easy. But he didn’t count on the fact she’d angered a man bent on revenge. He also didn’t count on losing his heart.

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Caroline Vogel, to prove her independence travels from Missouri to Boulder City, Colorado to work her gold claim. Alone, except for the company of an Indian woman she rescues, she feels confident she can make a go of it.

The storyline takes a turn Caroline isn't prepared for. God has a different plan for her life. The Christian aspect is woven through the story with comping to grips with other's faults, redemption and forgiveness. Two broken people find that what they are running from may be exactly what they need.

The story has some twists I didn't see coming and some tender moments that were surprising. The descriptions of life on the trail and gold panning made the story come to life. I received a complimentary copy from the author and voluntarily choose to review it.

About the Author

Linda Shenton Matchett writes about ordinary people who did extraordinary things in days gone by. A volunteer docent and archivist for the Wright Museum of WWII, Linda is a former trustee for her local public library. She is a native of Baltimore, Maryland and was born a stone’s throw from Fort McHenry. Linda has lived in historic places all her life, and is now located in central New Hampshire where her favorite activities include exploring historic sites and immersing herself in the imaginary worlds created by other authors.


More from Linda

Dear Readers,


Have you ever heard the quote about Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers that says, “Sure he was great, but don’t forget that Ginger Rogers did everything he did, backwards…and in high heels?” Originally seen in a 1982 Frank and Ernest comic strip, the line has been used by many people from comedians to politicians.


A slight twist on the statement can be made about women in the centuries before modern attire allowed them to wear slacks…they did everything men did, but in floor-length skirts (to say nothing of when they had to wear corsets!). A few examples include cooking over an open hearth, hauling water before the invention of pumps and indoor plumbing, farm work such as milking cows or gardening, and riding a horse.


One of my favorite aspects about writing is developing the characters, especially the female protagonists. Mine are typically…well, untypical. The gals in my books are war correspondents, mechanics, spies, doctors, pilots, and midwives, just to name a few. While thinking about what to write next, I stumbled on an article about female prospectors, and I knew I had my story. The few images I found confirmed my suspicion. These women prospected alongside the men,  swirling their pans of silt hour after hour…all while wearing a dress.


I continued to dig and was delighted to find journals and diaries of these stalwart women who either followed their husbands, brothers, or fathers to the gold field or actually set out on their own. The first book in the series, Gold Rush Bride Hannah takes in northern Georgia during the rush of 1829 when more than one million dollars of gold was unearthed.


Today’s tour book, Gold Rush Bride Caroline, is about Hannah’s daughter and takes place during the 1859 Pike’s Peak Gold Rush in Colorado. I hope you enjoy Caroline’s story.



Linda Shenton Matchett

                               Blog Stops


To celebrate her tour, Linda is giving away the grand prize package of a $25 Visa Gift Card and signed copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.