Category: New Books

Cover Reveal: Five Poisoned Apples

Honestly, why don’t I just make this a book blog…I blog so much about books XD But anyhow, I’m bringing y’all today the final cover reveal of Rooglewood Press’ collection of fairy tale classics, Five Poisoned Apples, a retelling of Snow White (duh).

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So basically, Rooglewood Press holds yearly creative writing contests for fairytale retellings, starting with Cinderella, going through Beauty and the Beast and Sleeping Beauty, and now is on Snow White*.

*Titles lead to purchase links on Amazon

So basically, what the contest is, is for writers to write (oh, gee, really?) a retelling of Snow White in any genre/setting/etc you like, and Rooglewood Press will select five winners to be published in Five Poisoned Apples (along with a $125 cash prize and other cool stuff).

ENTRY DETAILS AND STUFF

So…here’s the cover, in all of its glory!

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The stories are due by December 31st, 2017, and the winners will be announced on April 2, 2018.

Have fun writing! (and I’m avail as your beta readers/promoter person when you win XD)

Blog Tour: The Secret Slipper by Amanda Tero!! || Spotlight, Review, and GIVEAWAY!!

uh…so I HAD THIS BLOGPOST WRITTEN FOR *WEEKS* AND SOMEHOW IT GOT DELETED. MY WORD.

Anyhow, I’m here today with a super exciting post! This post is part of the blog tour for Amanda‘s newly released book, The Secret Slipper!

In this post, y’all are gonna get a book spotlight, my review of the ARC, and a giveaway at the end! Amanda put together an extremely comprehensive blog tour, so this post may get a bit lengthy…hold tight! There’s a giveaway at the end. 🙂

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Book Spotlight:

About the Book-

Being a cripple is only the beginning of Lia’s troubles. It seems as if Bioti’s goal in life is to make Lia as miserable as possible. If Lia’s purpose is to be a slave, then why did God make her a cripple? How can He make something beautiful out of her deformity?

Raoul never questioned the death of his daughter until someone reports her whereabouts. If Ellia is still alive, how has she survived these ten years with her deformity? When Raoul doesn’t know who to trust, can he trust God to keep Ellia safe when evidence reveals Bioti’s dangerous character?

As time brings more hindrances, will Raoul find Ellia, or will she forever be lost to the father she doesn’t even know is searching for her?

About the Author-

AuthorAmanda Tero is a homeschool graduate who desires to provide God-honoring, family-friendly reading material. She has enjoyed writing since before ten years old, but it has only been since 2013 that she began seriously pursuing writing again – starting with some short stories that she wrote for her sisters as a gift. Her mom encouraged her to try selling the stories she published, and since then, she has begun actively writing short stories, novellas, and novels. If something she has written draws an individual into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ, it is worth it!

“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding.” (Proverbs 3:5)

Connect with Amanda

amandaterobooks@gmail.com || Website || Facebook || Instagram || Pinterest || Blog ||Goodreads || Amazon

Purchase Links-

Purchase Link

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071R5859Y

Get “Befriending the Beast” (the previous book in the series)

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01L2IDEUQ

My Review:

I don’t really consider myself a fantasy lover. As in, if having to choose between fantasy and historical, I’d pick historical, nearly every time. However, I was excited to read Amanda’s The Secret Slipper because they’re fairytale retellings that don’t seem like retellings.

The Secret Slipper IS a Cinderella retelling, but it’s not one of those where, halfway through the first page, you go “oh…not this again.” Instead, it’s one of those where, two chapters from the end, you suddenly go, “Oh! This is a Cinderella-based story!” So for that, I was grateful, because fairy tale retellings often become very similar.

I also really liked how, while the Cinderella theme was woven throughout the story, not many of the actual Cinderella story aspects are woven in. For instance, there is no prince, no ball, no glass slipper, no evil stepmother, and the list goes on.

The Gospel was also clearly presented, both straightforwardly and allegorically. I also really liked that, because SO MUCH Christian fiction has about two mentions of God in all of 300 pages, and don’t live up to the “Christian fiction” name.

As for the story itself, I would have liked a bit more development of the characters throughout the novella. I understand that it was a novella, so I’m cutting it a bit of slack here, but there were SO MANY good characters in the story, and I would have LOVED some more character development.

Aside from that, the story was so beautifully clean. There was no romance, much less anything other than that. And that was just SO refreshing.

My Rating-

9/10

Giveaway:

And now for the part everyone is looking for…the giveaway!

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U.S. Giveaway: Enter to win the set of “Befriending the Beast” and “The Secret Slipper”

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/483ac2ab21/?

International Giveaway: Enter to win the eBook set of “Befriending the Beast” and “The Secret Slipper”

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/483ac2ab22/?

The Giveaway Is Now Closed.

Blog Tour:

May 25, 2017

Amanda @ With a Joyful Noise | Release Day, Giveaway

Leila @ Leila Tualla’s Bookshelf | Spotlight

Faith @ Writings, Ramblings, and Reflections | Review, Giveaway

Leona @ Great Books for God’s Girls | Review, Interview

May 26

Emily @ Zerina Blossom’s Books | Interview

Kendra @ Knitted By God’s Plan (Spotlight) and O’Scarlett Reviews (Review) | Spotlight, Review

Alicia @ A Brighter Destiny | Review, Giveaway

May 27

Anika @ This Journey Called Life | Spotlight, Review, Giveaway

Katie @ His Princess Warrior | Review, Giveaway

Sarah @ The Destiny of One | Spotlight

Heather @ Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen | Spotlight, Interview, Giveaway

May 29

Kate @ Once Upon an Ordinary | Review, Interview

Sarah @ Penumbra Reviews | Review

Dary @ Peculiar Miss Darcy | Character Interview

Julia @ My Joyful Journey with Jesus | Interview

May 30

Kenzi @ Honey Rock Hills | Review, Giveaway

Anita @ Christian Author: A.M. Heath | Review

Judith @ JudithWNicholson | Interview

May 31

Jesseca @ Whimsical Writings for His glory | Spotlight, Review

Raechel @ God’s Peculiar Treasure Rae | Spotlight, Review

Esther @ Purposeful Learning | Review, Interview, Giveaway

June 1

Kellyn @ Reveries Reviews | Review

Victoria @ Victoria Minks Blog | Spotlight, Review

Kelsey @ Kelsey’s Notebook | Spotlight

June 2

Hanne @ RockandMinerals4Him | Spotlight, Review, Giveaway

Erica @ Roxbury Books Blog | Spotlight

Janell @ Views from the Window Friend | Review

Crystal @ Crystal’s Adventures for Christ | Spotlight, Review, Interview

June 3

Alexa @ Verbosity Reviews | Spotlight

Faith @ Chosen Vessels | Review

Melissa @ Clothed with Scarlet | Review, Interview, Giveaway

Cover Reveal: The Princess and I!!

So, as you may or not have read in the title, today, I’m revealing the cover for Rebekah’s new novel, The Princess and I!! This is my first cover reveal, and I’m SO EXCITED!

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Ready?

Ready?

Well….here it is!

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*cue oohing and aahing*

Isn’t it PWETTY??!

The Princess and I will be released March 3rd, 2017!

Synopsis:

Megan is content with her life, despite her parents’ death and her brother Malcolm’s job that keeps him busy at the King’s castle. But when she is offered the position as Princess Christine’s lady-in-waiting, Megan is glad of the change in scenery and accepts it with the hope that she can spend more time with her brother. The promise from Malcolm of lessons in swordsmanship only adds to her enthusiasm.

However, helping keep an eye on the emotional and excitable young lady proves to be much harder than becoming her friend. As rumors of war circulate the castle, Megan strives to encourage her new friend even as she tries to settle the doubts and fears in her own heart when her responsibility in protecting the Princess is put to the test. Follow the unwanted adventure which serves to teach her that loyal friendship, true love, and God’s amazing grace will always triumph over revenge, greed, and hate.

About the Author:

author-rebekah-eddyRebekah grew up surrounded by family members who appreciated and read good literature. First, she fell in love with the stories her parents read aloud to her from the Bible and books like The Chronicles of Narnia, Great Expectations, The Hobbit, and Anne of Green Gables. After learning to read on her own, she discovered other fantastic books which helped to build her ever growing imagination.

She completed her first written work at the tender age of eight and now uses it to humble herself whenever the need arises. The story did serve to show her that God had given her a desire to write, however, and from that moment on Rebekah has never looked back or regretted picking up her pencil and becoming an author.

This eighteen-year-old homeschool graduate lives in rainy Western Washington and is currently working on receiving her BA in English in order to further her passion for creating worlds on paper.


To find out more, check out Rebekah’s blogs here:

4rmeddy.blogspot.com (her personal blog)
simplystories4.blogspot.com (snippets and stuff)

Are you excited about The Princess and I? Isn’t the cover SO PRETTY??!