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We're launching the Book and Bookstagram Tours for JORDAN'S DELIVERANCE by Allen Steadham! #JDPrism

We're launching the Book and Bookstagram Tours for JORDAN'S DELIVERANCE by Allen Steadham! #JDPrism


On Tour with Prism Book Tours

Author Interview

What inspired you to write JORDAN'S DELIVERANCE?

It is the third and final book in the Jordan of Algoran Christian Science-Fantasy series. I started work on the series in 2015 with a basic premise: God is not limited to Earth. He reigns over the whole universe. So, He is able to reach Jordan, even when she and her mother are abducted and taken to another world. I decided to carry this idea throughout the series and to its conclusion.

If you could sum the book up in one sentence, what would you say?

Jordan’s faith faces its greatest test, both on Algoran and Earth, with many lives hanging in the balance.

What challenged you about writing this story?

Writing a conclusion that would satisfy both me and the readers. I considered a spin-off, which would have affected the writing, but decided against it. I didn’t know which characters would live and which would die, until well into writing this novel. I had to lean heavily on the Lord for my inspiration, and He delivered what I think is a very satisfying conclusion.

Which character do you most relate to and why?

I related most to Jordan and Bopol, who are married. I won’t say that I patterned them specifically after me and my wife, but it was an influence. By this book, Jordan and Bopol have been married a long time, so they understand each other in special ways that don’t always need words. They trust each other and have a very deep love. They’re proud of their family. My wife and I have been married 25 years and have three kids, so this was pretty easy to convey. What’s challenging is to make the characters’ love specific to who they are, which means quirks and special ways of expressing their affections or disapprovals.

What do you hope readers will take with them after they’ve read it?

That faith and prayer are powerful. God says in His Word that He will honor both faith and fervent prayer. And if you’re going through hard times, He will deliver you!

What is something about you that is unique or we may not know?

In high school and college, I was a Journalism major. I was taught the fundamentals of Journalism and seriously considered it as a career. However, when I learned about the internal politics driving much of the profession, even back in the early 1990s, I changed my mind. I still use the skills, though. I ran two different podcasts during the early 2000s and even interviewed Leonard Nimoy (the original Mr. Spock from Star Trek) in 2009.

Jordan's Deliverance
(Jordan of Algoran #3)
By Allen Steadham
Christian Science Fiction, Fantasy
Paperback & ebook, 330 Pages
October 13, 2020 by Ambassador International

The Onchei are back.
And trouble looms...

The Onchei want to learn what happened to their brethren on Algoran from the only survivor, Zeetra. Yet they learn instead she has broken the Onchei’s highest law: never intermarry or have children with another race. For this, she now faces execution.

Jordan SnowFire fears the Onchei will blame the Mokta and seek retribution soon. Only an ancient heirloom, which contains the ultimate Onchei knowledge, can save the Mokta...except it's on Earth, a world she hasn't seen in decades.

Jordan sends her son, Arrow, and her friend's daughter, Maska, to rescue Zeetra while she travels back to Earth to seek the Onchei artifact. What tie is there between a thousand-year-old object and Jordan's ancestors? Could this explain why she and her mother were originally abducted and brought to Algoran?

In the skies of Algoran, a final confrontation looms between the Onchei and the Mokta. And on Earth, Jordan finds more than she could have possibly imagined...

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About the Author


Allen Steadham created comic books and webcomics before he started writing novels. He has been married to his wife, Angel, since 1995 and they have two sons and a daughter. When not writing stories, Allen and his wife are singers, songwriters, and musicians. They have been in a Christian band together since 1997. They live in Central Texas.


Tour Giveaway


- One winner will receive signed print copies of the entire Jordan of Algoran series (US only)
- One winner will receive ebook copies of the entire Jordan of Algoran series (open internationally)

- Ends October 29, 2020
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We're launching the Book Tour for THIS CHRISTMAS by Laurie Winter! #TCPrism

We're launching the Book Tour for THIS CHRISTMAS by Laurie Winter! #TCPrism


On Tour with Prism Book Tours

Author Interview

What inspired you to write THIS CHRISTMAS? 

My pastor, an avid snowboarder, shared how much he enjoyed visiting Park City, Utah. His stories inspired me to dream up a suspense series set in a fictional ski village called Polaris. For THIS CHRISTMAS, I wanted to feature a ‘seasoned’ second chance couple with older kids, and the good and bad that come with an empty nest. 

If you could sum the book up in one sentence, what would you say? 

When her adult son goes missing, Celia must rely on the handsome police captain who lives across the street to keep her family from falling apart. 

What challenged you about writing this story? 

Getting the atmospherics correct with the setting. Polaris, a ski village set in the mountains at Christmas time, is a strong secondary character. 

Which character do you most relate to and why? 

Celia and her drive to keep her family emotionally close even though her kids have grown and moved out of the house. I have two children who’ve moved out and one remaining under the roof. 

What do you hope readers will take with them after they’ve read it? 

Accept love and live fully. Life is full of surprises and sometimes fate can’t be outmaneuvered. 

What is something you like to do when you’re not writing? 

I enjoy being active outdoors, when the weather cooperates–running, walking, hiking in the woods, or simply sitting in a chair in my backyard, reading. 

This Christmas
(The North Star Series #1)
By Laurie Winter
Contemporary Romantic Suspense
Paperback & ebook, 240Pages
October 20, 2020

'A beautiful story of loss and new love, set in a snow-capped mountain ski resort town.'

Celia Batista waited a long time for all three of her sons to be together for Christmas. But after one of her identical twins disappears without a trace, Celia must rely on Police Captain Luke Veldkamp for help. Despite Luke’s accusations that her other twin son is involved with organized crime, she falls for the handsome, Stetson wearing cop.

Luke Veldkamp is facing his first Christmas after the loss of his wife, working nonstop to avoid the holidays and his grief. His daughter, who’d moved home to care for her mom before her passing, pushes him to face his pain. Luke pushes back, telling her to return to college and regain her own life. If his own strife isn’t enough, the mission to locate the missing son of his beautiful neighbor grows more personal than any other case.

While Luke and Celia fight to keep their families from falling apart, they find comfort and strength in one another. And when love blooms between their children, Luke and Celia’s own relationship takes root and grows. But Celia is used to living on her own terms, and loving a man who has isolated his heart is a risk too great. Now, Luke must either confront his emotions or face a life without the woman he’s come to love.

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About the Author


Laurie Winter’s head has always been full of stories. Then a dream gave her the inspiration to put her thought into written words, sharing a part of her heart and soul. Now, she creates authentic characters who overcome the odds and find true love. She lives in Wisconsin with her husband, daughter, and rescue dog. Please connect with me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Bookbub.


Tour Giveaway


One winner will receive a Loqi Reusable Shopping Bag with birds design, Soy Wax Candle - Snowflake and a $25 Amazon gift card (US only)

Ends October 28, 2020

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Check out the Bookstagram Tour for THE KISSING TREE by Karen Witemeyer, Regina Jennings, Amanda Dykes & Nicole Deese! #KTPrism #BHPFiction

Check out the Bookstagram Tour for THE KISSING TREE by Karen Witemeyer, Regina Jennings, Amanda Dykes & Nicole Deese! #KTPrism #BHPFiction


On Tour with Prism Book Tours

Find more information below or just head on over to our Instagram
page HERE to check out the tour and find out how to enter the giveaway.

The Kissing Tree:
Four Novellas Rooted in Timeless Love
By Karen Witemeyer, Regina Jennings, Amanda Dykes & Nicole Deese
Christian Romance, Historical, Contemporary, Novella
Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook & ebook,  400 Pages
October 13th 2020 by Bethany House Publishers

In this Texas-sized romance novella collection, courting couples, decades apart, leave a permanent mark of their love by carving their initials into the same oak's bark.

Regina Jennings - "Broken Limbs, Mended Hearts"
When a young man from her past returns and upends their small town with a new invention, schoolteacher Bella Eden is reminded of the heartbreak she suffered years ago under the old oak tree. When her job is put on the line, can she trust the man who disrupted her life to help her fight for a brighter future?

Karen Witemeyer - "Inn for a Surprise"
Determined to keep love alive for others, Phoebe Woodward builds an inn that caters to couples. When her father sends a property manager to help make it a success, she finds her whimsical vision thwarted by his stodgy practicality. Finding the right blend of romance and reality is a challenge, and her spinster heart may be in for a surprise.

Amanda Dykes - "From Roots to Sky"
WWII airman Luke Hampstead found comfort in letters from the sister of a lost compatriot. When he visits Texas to thank her, he discovers her constructing a project with surprising ties to his letters . . . and that she herself is even more surprising. While a promising opportunity awaits him elsewhere, will what they've shared be enough to give their future flight?

Nicole Deese - "Heartwood"
Abby Brookshire's world is turned upside down when the historic tree she's strived to preserve as the head groundskeeper at the Kissing Tree Inn is put in danger of removal. Making matters worse, the only way to protect its legacy is to partner with the man she's been ignoring since he left town years ago. Will she have the courage to move on from the past and start a new beginning?

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October 21st:
@beautyinthebinding
@maiaisreading
October 22nd:
@all.the.lovely.pages
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October 23rd:
@heidireadsblog
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October 26th:
@wildflowerbookshelf
@lislovesreading
October 27th:
@wishfulendings
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October 28th:
@jhannabass
@readingbee.444
October 29th:
@pickagoodbook
@h.szott
October 30th:
@vjoypalmer_author
@bookishdelightz

About the Authors


Voted #1 Reader's Favorite Christian Romance Author of 2019 by Family Fiction Magazine, bestselling author Karen Witemeyer (www.karenwitemeyer.com) offers warmhearted historical romance with a flair for humor, feisty heroines, and swoon-worthy Texas heroes. She makes her home in Abilene, Texas, with her husband and three children.



Regina Jennings (www.reginajennings.com) is a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University with a degree in English and a minor in history. She's the winner of the National Readers' Choice Award, a two-time Golden Quill finalist and a finalist for the Oklahoma Book of the Year Award. Regina has worked at the Mustang News and at First Baptist Church of Mustang, along with time at the Oklahoma National Stockyards and various livestock shows. She lives outside of Oklahoma City with her husband and four children.



Amanda Dykes (www.amandadykes.com) is a drinker of tea, dweller of redemption, and spinner of hope-filled tales who spends most days chasing wonder and words with her family. She's a former English teacher and the author of Set the Stars Alight and Whose Waves These Are, an INSPY award winner and a Booklist 2019 Top Ten Romance debut, as well as three novellas.



Nicole Deese's (www.nicoledeese.com) eight humorous, heartfelt, and hope-filled novels include the 2017 Carol Award-winning A Season to Love. Her 2018 release, A New Shade of Summer, was a finalist in the RITA Awards, Carol Awards, and INSPY Awards. Both of these books are from her bestselling Love in Lenox series. When she's not working on her next contemporary romance, she can usually be found reading one by a window overlooking the inspiring beauty of the Pacific Northwest. She lives in small-town Idaho with her happily-ever-after hubby, two rambunctious sons, and princess daughter with the heart of a warrior.


Bookstagram Tour Giveaway


One Grand Prize winner will receive a print copy of The Kissing Tree plus a TX bluebonnet soap and tree keychain
Three winners will receive a print copy of The Kissing Tree
Open to continental US residents only

To enter on Instagram:
2. Like this post and tag one friend in comments

For extra entries:

- You can tag two additional friends for two extra entries
- Get even more entries by doing the same on each stop on the tour – tour schedule is above

Giveaway ends at 11:59 PM ET on Sunday, November 1, 2020. Must be at least 18 years old to enter. This giveaway is in no way affiliated with or sponsored by Instagram.

Enter on Instagram HERE

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It's the Grand Finale for AGAINST MY BETTER JUDGMENT by B.T. Polcari! #AJPrism

It's the Grand Finale for AGAINST MY BETTER JUDGMENT by B.T. Polcari! #AJPrism


On Tour with Prism Book Tours

We hope you enjoyed the tour! If you missed any of the stops
you'll find snippets, as well as the link to each full post, below:

Launch - Author Interview

What do you hope readers will take with them after they’ve read it?

A smile on their faces, laughter in their hearts, and the knowledge that being true to yourself and believing in your convictions will carry you a long way. Ultimately the story is about perseverance and self-belief.

Read. Write. Love. - Guest Post

Sara Donovan’s Top Ten Things to Take on a Stakeout

Sara Donovan here. Conducting surveillance of possible perps is an important part of an investigation. This is not to be confused with observing the idiosyncrasies and the comings and goings of neighbors. That is just good security. The keys to any successful stakeout are: 1) finding an unobtrusive location to park the car that provides a good visual field of the target’s location; 2) be prepared for long, boring hours of no activity; and 3) take precautions to keep from being made. In this regard, I have put together my list of the top ten things I take on a stakeout to ensure its success, even if the target never shows (that’s why I have #8). 😉 . . .


4.) What can we expect in upcoming installments of this series?

You’re going to see a lot more of Zoe (and her hair’s ever-changing colored streaks), the continued growth of Sara’s inner belief (and where her “intuition” takes her), and definitely more of Mauzzy. There might even be a sister in Mauzzy’s future. 😉 I’ve been saving up book ideas for decades, so at this point I can almost close my eyes and pull a sheaf of paper out of my bursting filing cabinet for a new Sara and Mauzzy Adventure. ROTC boys might be replaced with Naval Academy midshipmen; stolen antiquities with possible heists and suspicious deaths; and Marty the Mall Cop with Serg the Air Marshal. And I have some ideas to allow for Mrs. Majelski to make an appearance or two. Have I said too much?

Hallie Reads - Guest Post

Something Fishy Is Going On

This post is at the request of several of my followers, who have asked for themed recipes related to my book, Against My Better Judgment. Since there are three meals referenced in the story, I have provided below the recipe for my family’s favorite that also happens to make an appearance in Chapter 40. However, first a little background. . .


I nonchalantly edged my body around, fighting off multiple tendrils of fabric clutching and grabbing at my head and shoulders. I popped my head out of the blouses, and after clearing disheveled hair from my eyes, was confronted with the no-nonsense visage of—a mall cop. On a motorized two-wheeled scooter. 

From within my inner sanctum of the clothes rack, I laid on him all the cool innocence and southern sweetness I could muster. “No, but thank you for asking. Everything is okay, officer.”


"This is one of the quirkiest groups of characters I have read in a long time! . . . So if you're into quirky characters and Egyptian history, this is a book you may want to check out!"


As we moseyed down the sidewalk, I cocked an eye over my shoulder at the empty parking space where the mystery car sat just two minutes ago. Even for Sketchville, there was something about it…

Mauzzy was doing his usual refusal-to-pee routine when I noticed the cottage to the immediate right of mine had the lights on. A guy moved in the front room, but I couldn’t quite tell what he was doing. He must have moved in earlier in the day.

Wishful Endings - Guest Post

Saturday - According to Sara

It is said that one can learn a lot about someone by what’s in their grocery cart. I thought I would give a little introduction to Sara Donovan, the main character of Against My Better Judgment, by helping her prep for a Saturday of errands. Below is a Saturday – According to Sara. . .

Harlie's Books - Review

"Sara is just a great character. She has her flaws, in which some are hilarious and quirky but nonetheless, I loved her spunkiness. . . . I honestly can’t say that I’ve read a humorous, romantic comedy/mystery like this one before. I’m glad that I did . . ."


Wait. The bus? 

I was back in the moment, my rumination of recent events a fading memory. I fired up all four cylinders and sped past the evil beast. Tearing into the parking lot, I caught sight of my Nemesis in the rearview mirror. It was approaching fast, black smoke shrouding it like an executioner’s hood. 

I threw the hatchback into a primo space right next to the stop, the front tires smacking up the low concrete barrier before rocking back. In that instant, the bus hurled a fiendish guffaw at me, once again heralding my impending defeat.

howisyourbook - Review

"Read this suspenseful story with totally relatable characters and of course an awesome pet named MAUZZY . . ."


"And it will not be my last I absolutely love this little cozy mystery. It was the type of book one can finish in one sitting. The author is a wonderful storyteller I loved his narration. . . . I will say I highly recommend this book, and encourage you guys to order it, and read it!"

Don't forget to enter the giveaway at the end of this post...

Against My Better Judgment
(Mauzzy and Me Mystery, #1)
By B.T. Polcari
New Adult Contemporary Mystery, Romantic Comedy
Paperback & ebook, 298 Pages
September 16th 2020 by The Wild Rose Press

When freshman year at the University of Alabama draws to a close, Sara Donovan finds herself grappling with the same old question—listen to her head or follow her heart. What she ends up doing is purchasing an Egyptian souvenir funerary mask, and after a mysterious phone call, she's certain a ring of antiquities smugglers are operating in Tuscaloosa.

With finals never far from her mind and her return to 'Bama hanging in the balance, she should be studying. Instead she launches her own investigation to prove her mask is indeed a stolen artifact, and not a cheap trinket. When it comes time to snoop, Sara is more than ready, or at least she was until a hot new teaching assistant moves in next door.

Suddenly she learns things are never as they seem. Ever.

(Affiliate links included.)

About the Author


Ever wonder what retired business executives do after they have put in years of effort for society and decide it is time to hang up their hat? Perhaps strolling along the country club’s fairway, or lounging on a 50-foot yacht?

Alas, B. T. Polcari is unlike your typical retired executive. Empty nester and Scarlett Knights alum, Polcari is still learning the meaning of “retired” while feverishly typing away on the next new book idea, smashing the fuzz off the little green tennis ball, or blasting bowling pins for a perfect game. Yes there is a boat, but not one that comes with its own crew; this retiree prefers to bustle along a serene lake in a quaint single seat Sunfish sailboat.

Perhaps the only time BTP can be found in a quiet moment is while enjoying the morning company of two family dachshunds over a newspaper and cup of coffee. B. T. Polcari currently resides in Chattanooga, TN and is thrilled to be fulfilling a childhood dream of becoming a published author.


Tour Giveaway


One winner will receive a print copy of The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes

Open to US and internationally to those who receive free shipping through the Book Depository
Ends October 21, 2020

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We're launching the Book Tour for AGAINST MY BETTER JUDGMENT by B.T. Polcari! #AJPrism

We're launching the Book Tour for AGAINST MY BETTER JUDGMENT by B.T. Polcari! #AJPrism


On Tour with Prism Book Tours

Author Interview

What inspired you to write AGAINST MY BETTER JUDGEMENT?

The simple answer is my wife and daughter. During a long drive to Washington, D.C. for our son’s graduation, my wife and I started talking about some of the antics and funny stories our daughter’s miniature dachshund, Mauzzy, would get himself and her into. At some point, my wife says something like, “You need to write a book about an inquisitive college girl and her mischievous dog.” During the week we in D.C. with our daughter, who flew in for the graduation, the conversation invariably went back to this crazy idea of me writing a book. As my wife and daughter talked, they threw ideas all over the place, their excitement growing with each pitch. I mainly just sat and listened. It was quite entertaining. The rest of our stay in D.C. was filled with conversations on plot ideas, Mauzzyisms, and possible characters.

After driving back home, and as more and more ideas and stories from my wife and daughter POURED in, it dawned on me: I was really going to be writing a book for them. And I was okay with that thought because I was about to retire, so why not. It would keep me out of my wife’s hair. For all I know, with my retirement pending, she was planning ahead and suggested the idea of a book—to keep me out of her hair!

So, the short answer, my wife and daughter inspired me to write the book, and I wanted to write it—for them. And I couldn’t be happier for them. And Mauzzy. 😉

If you could sum the book up in one sentence, what would you say?

I think the closing sentence from MidWest Book Review’s own review sums it up best: “Readers who enjoy laugh-out-loud moments and the winning combination of a clumsy but effective amateur investigator who stumbles into unfamiliar territory will find Against My Better Judgment wonderfully entertaining, refreshingly different, and just the ticket for a lively read.”

What challenged you about writing this story?

The initial challenge was the genre. All the ideas I collected for writing my first book were for thrillers and murder mysteries, but I was writing this book for my daughter and wife and their circle of friends. They’re fun-loving with a hint of crazy. Okay—more than a hint. It had to be fun and lighthearted, but still have a mystery. And Mauzzy had to be integral in a subtle sort of way. I recognized if this was going to work, I needed to write in a style that was outside my comfort zone. But once I got started and channeled Sara, the main character, the story poured out of me, to the tune of a 105K first draft. That’s right, Sara can be rather verbose. In fact, her father likes to say, “Speechless is not in Sara’s well-used vocabulary.” And so, enter stage right, the second challenge. Editing the manuscript down to an eventual 68K words, without diluting the characters, plot and all the fun stuff in it.

Which character do you most relate to and why?

It might seem cliché to say it, but Sara, the main character. Although I must clarify, I relate to her independence and dogged determination. I most certainly do not relate to her clumsy physical awkwardness and penchant for talking. Incessantly. Sara is all about perseverance and believing in herself despite the odds, even when the easier course of action might be to “go along with the crowd.” Throughout my life I have always been very independent, always preferring to do everything for myself. I believe in setting goals and working hard to achieve those goals, even if it takes years or decades. Like getting published. Although Sara is not at the point in her development where she is into goal setting, but as she matures she will be and her fierce determination will drive her to achieving those goals.

What do you hope readers will take with them after they’ve read it?

A smile on their faces, laughter in their hearts, and the knowledge that being true to yourself and believing in your convictions will carry you a long way. Ultimately the story is about perseverance and self-belief.

What is something about you that is unique or we may not know?

I lived and worked in Saudi Arabia for seven years, and my professional career spans over 35 countries, many of which are not the “garden spots” of the world. As a bonus factoid, I have bowled nine sanctioned 300 games and my high 3-game set is 826.

Against My Better Judgment
(Mauzzy and Me Mystery, #1)
By B.T. Polcari
New Adult Contemporary Mystery, Romantic Comedy
Paperback & ebook, 298 Pages
September 16th 2020 by The Wild Rose Press

When freshman year at the University of Alabama draws to a close, Sara Donovan finds herself grappling with the same old question—listen to her head or follow her heart. What she ends up doing is purchasing an Egyptian souvenir funerary mask, and after a mysterious phone call, she's certain a ring of antiquities smugglers are operating in Tuscaloosa.

With finals never far from her mind and her return to 'Bama hanging in the balance, she should be studying. Instead she launches her own investigation to prove her mask is indeed a stolen artifact, and not a cheap trinket. When it comes time to snoop, Sara is more than ready, or at least she was until a hot new teaching assistant moves in next door.

Suddenly she learns things are never as they seem. Ever.

(Affiliate links included.)

Tour Schedule


About the Author


Ever wonder what retired business executives do after they have put in years of effort for society and decide it is time to hang up their hat? Perhaps strolling along the country club’s fairway, or lounging on a 50-foot yacht?

Alas, B. T. Polcari is unlike your typical retired executive. Empty nester and Scarlett Knights alum, Polcari is still learning the meaning of “retired” while feverishly typing away on the next new book idea, smashing the fuzz off the little green tennis ball, or blasting bowling pins for a perfect game. Yes there is a boat, but not one that comes with its own crew; this retiree prefers to bustle along a serene lake in a quaint single seat Sunfish sailboat.

Perhaps the only time BTP can be found in a quiet moment is while enjoying the morning company of two family dachshunds over a newspaper and cup of coffee. B. T. Polcari currently resides in Chattanooga, TN and is thrilled to be fulfilling a childhood dream of becoming a published author.


Tour Giveaway


One winner will receive a print copy of The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes

Open to US and internationally to those who receive free shipping through the Book Depository
Ends October 21, 2020

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It's the Grand Finale for DRAGONFLIES AT NIGHT by Anne Marie Bennett! #DatNPrism

It's the Grand Finale for DRAGONFLIES AT NIGHT by Anne Marie Bennett! #DatNPrism


On Tour with Prism Book Tours

We hope you enjoyed the tour! If you missed any of the stops
you'll find snippets, as well as the link to each full post, below:

Launch - Author Interview

What do you hope readers will take with them after they’ve read it?

I really hope that readers will be touched by the fact that there is a greater Love at work in our earthly romances, and that relationships aren’t separated by death, as proven in my novel by the relationship between Savannah and Deirdre Rose.

There’s a lovely quote from St. John of Chrysostom: Those whom we love and lose are no longer where they were before. They are now wherever we are. I will feel satisfied if even one reader is comforted by this after reading this novel.

(With its own giveaway.)


"The lessons are numerous in this poignant, inspiring, and beautiful story – celebrate the life that is given, long or short; also that no matter what happens, the love remains. . . . Fans of the author or those who enjoy this genre will probably enjoy this. This has some elements of magical realism to it."

Rockin' Book Reviews - Review & Guest Post

"Dragonflies at Night is a novel of relationships past and present. It is story of loyal friends, destinies, fulfilling dreams, appreciating life's beauty and true love. This is a captivating, inspiring and uplifting tale."

Where the Magic Happens

Welcome to my writing space! When we built our home in 1995, this room was my stepson’s bedroom. When he moved out ten years later, we converted it into a guest room. But now we have two other guest rooms in our home, so this year … abracadabra! It is now my very own writing space. . .


A Celebrity Love Story

I’ve always been fascinated with the idea of “celebrity,” from my very first crush in the 60’s on Bobby Sherman, to my current favorite—Josh Groban.

One time, in my thirties, I was waiting for someone at Logan Airport in Boston when I caught sight of Michael J. Fox being escorted through the terminal by his entourage. I was a fan, of course (those were the days of Family Ties and Back to the Future.) I was thrilled to see him right there a few feet away from me, but it surprised me that so many people were screaming his name and trying to touch him. That seemed totally bizarre to me, and I felt a good deal of sympathy for him. In my eyes, he was “just a guy” walking through an airport, and it woke me up to a certain awareness of how celebrities are almost revered by the public, to the point of sometimes losing their true identities. . .


"It's a very sweet story. I can definitely relate to Savannah. She is strong and sweet and just so real. Ben seems like someone who would be happy with simple if he could just write and perform his music. The struggles of keeping a relationship despite the distance is real. They both are scared of giving their heart or losing each other.

I really loved this book. I couldn't put it down. It was such a sweet and beautifully written romance!"


“They look so happy, don’t they?” Savannah said from the doorway, her best friend Andi at her side.

They were sipping the last of the rainbow drinks, which reflected the bright light from the candles on all of the tables. One more Life Celebration part, this time a bridal shower, nearly over. Tam, the bride-to-be, was still opening presents, squealing with delight at this and that, the piles of torn paper and ribbons growing larger by the second. Her fiancé, Eric, had just come in and was sitting on the floor beside her, oohing and ahhing appropriately every time a new gift appeared. They were both glowing with the love of family and friends that surrounded them, and their love for one another was beautifully apparent.

E-Romance News - Excerpt

Savannah gulped as she read the title. “Dragonfly Lady?” She turned to face him, her right hand over her heart. “You wrote a song about me . . . and the dragonflies?”

He was worried for a moment that he’d gone too far. Avery had not liked it when he’d written personal songs about her. Shoot, she’d never allowed him to write songs like that about her. Well, okay, he’d written intimate songs about their relationship, but he had never actually performed or recorded them. “I did indeed,” he quipped a bit nervously. “Is that all right?”


"The key themes of this book are loss, love and family. . . . This is my first book by Anne Marie Bennett and she did a great job at having the reader understand that celebrating life in the now is what really matters and that above all things love always remains."


When they got back to the house, Ben worked out and took a shower, then spent some time in his music room, playing around with a new song. It was still in the very early stages, but he had a good beginning:

Tell me your heartaches and I’ll tell you mine

going back in time and how it all came to hurt so bad

Wishful Endings - Guest Post

Let's Hear It for the Aunts

Savannah, the romantic heroine of Dragonflies at Night, has a very special relationship with her mother's sister Suzanna (aka Auntie Zan) who took her in when Savannah’s parents died. Later in the novel, there’s a sweet scene where Kline, a good friend of our hero Ben, introduces Savannah to his little girl, Carly. She has always called our hero “Uncle Ben,” and assumes that she should call his new girlfriend “Aunt Savannah.” Thus begins another very special auntie relationship with a very special niece who isn’t a blood relative.

Hallie Reads - Excerpt

Savannah raised her bottle to his. “And here’s to Avery.” They clinked glasses again. “Because when Avery let you go, it made room for me.”

“Amen,” Ben said, taking another deep swallow of beer. “Here’s to our exes who made us who we are today.”

“To our exes,” Savannah echoed.

Kimber Li - Guest Post

Love on Location

Ben and Savannah, the romantic leads in Dragonflies at Night: More Than a Love Story, fall in love on one side of the United States (Massachusetts), and deepen their love on the other side (California). Sometimes the settings that I create in my fiction are totally imaginary, but in this novel, I have actually been everywhere that our lovers find themselves!


“That’s . . . I mean . . . That’s a special day in my family, that’s all.” Savannah wasn’t sure how much to divulge.

“C’mon guys!” Amy called as they made their way back to the picnic table in the twilight. “Time for dessert! Kline, can you bring Danny-Boy out here?” She looked at Savannah again as they set the dishes on the table. “What special day?” she asked quietly.

Savannah looked into Amy’s kind blue eyes for a moment. They looked like eyes that connected to a soul that could be trusted. “My mom died on September twenty-second.”


This is dedicated…

One of my favorite things to do when I’m getting a book ready for publication is to write the dedication. I think of the dedication as a little stream of love and gratitude heading out into the world towards whoever/whatever inspired me. . .


"I thought the novel had an interesting concept of a mother/aunt looking over their child. . . . If you like cozy romance with elements of magical realism, then this is the book for you."

Heidi Reads... - Guest Post

A Thing About Libraries

I have loved books and reading, and anything to do with books and reading, since I was a little girl. In fact, my mother loved to tell the story of how, when I was 5 years old, she began reading me The Wizard of Oz, a few chapters at a time. Then one night when she was sick and couldn’t read to me, I picked up the book and finished it myself! . .


"This is a super cute quick read. It is a very light hearted read which is surprising because their is so much loss, loneliness, and heartache. I enjoyed this book because the love story wasn’t overwhelming and was mixed with just enough sadness to seem realistic. You get to experience these intense, scary, and heartfelt emotions along side the main characters, which was my favorite part. I loved these characters and was so excited about the ending!"

regallywritten - Review

"Reading this novel was like diving into the water of the romance genre, and being completely and totally immersed in a refreshing wave.

It has so many unique qualities to it that I loved, and that make it stand out in contrast to the typical ideas that most authors of the genre fall back on."


"Her journey is sweet, joyful, and enduring."


Some ancient cultures taught that ordinary physical reality is not the only reality available to us. I used to ruminate on that teaching occasionally when I was alive. I entertained the idea that there had to be something greater than us to gift us with such precious beauty. But now I know. There is so much more than the physical limitations of earthly life. There is so much more love, so much more light, and so many more ways that we are all connected.


". , , love watching them build up their friendship as they are learning how to trust and heal from previous failed relationships, while also just being real with each other. . . . This really was a feel-good romance that warmed my heart after a long and crazy week."

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Dragonflies at Night:
More Than a Love Story
By Anne Marie Bennett
Women's Fiction, Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 365 Pages
September 22, 2020 by KaleidoSoul Media

A dragonfly brings a mother’s love to a grieving daughter.

Meet Savannah, the thirty-something owner of Life Celebrations, a party planning business. Despite losing both parents as a teenager, Savannah is creating a positive life for herself, surrounded by friends and co-workers who are now her family. But she also has a secret—as much as she wants to settle down and have children, she is afraid to, for fear of getting cancer and having to leave them without their mother, as she herself was left behind years ago.

Meet Deirdre Rose, Savannah’s mother. She continues to watch over Savannah, who feels deeply connected to her mother whenever she sees a dragonfly.

Now meet Ben, a thirty-something recording artist who is good-looking, talented, and a household name. Despite his fame, Ben is lonely. He trusts few people because it seems everyone wants something from him instead of getting to know who he really is.

Savannah and Ben cross paths when they meet at a yoga retreat in the Massachusetts Berkshires. They are drawn to each other’s creativity and outlook on life. She sees beyond his celebrity and he admires her strength in what she’s had to overcome.

What happens when the retreat ends and they go their separate ways? Will they be able to make a long distance relationship work? Can Savannah put aside her fears, and will Ben allow himself to be truly vulnerable?

Above all . . . what message do Deirdre Rose and Dragonfly have for both of them?

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About the Author


Anne Marie Bennett was touched by a dragonfly once and has never forgotten its message. She has published books about her cancer journeys and the process of SoulCollage®. This is her first women’s novel.


Tour Giveaway


One winner will receive an ebook of All You Need is Love and Lilacs, a dragonfly suncatcher, and a $25 Amazon eGift Card (dragonfly suncatcher to US winner only, international winner will receive ebook and gift card only)

Ends October 14, 2020

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It's the Grand Finale for A RANGER FOR THE TWINS by Tanya Agler! #RFTPrism

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On Tour with Prism Book Tours

We hope you enjoyed the tour! If you missed any of the stops
you'll find snippets, as well as the link to each full post, below:

Launch - Author Interview

What do you hope readers will take with them after they’ve read it?

I hope readers will take away that love and relationships provide the biggest treasure of our lives. Rather than locking love away to keep it hidden, sharing it is one of the hardest, but most worthwhile, aspects of life. Sometimes we have to look within and accept ourselves in those relationships, but acceptance can come where we least expect it, even from those we least expect it. In Caleb’s case, he finds love and acceptance for the real Caleb at Lucie’s house, from Ethel the pig to Lucie herself. For Lucie, redemption started with accepting herself and not letting her inner self stay hidden forever.

Bookstagram Tour
(With its own giveaway.)


"At the heart of this novel, Agler presents the case for second chances – in life, in success, and in romance.

This is a sweet, clean, heart-breaking, and definitely heart-warming read that I didn’t want to put down and really enjoyed reading. . . . Fans of the genre as well as those who read the first book by the author are sure to like this installment."


That Lucie of yesteryear, the debutante whose outfits matched her purses, didn’t exist anymore. Her father had always chucked her chin and told her she was tougher than she thought. He’d been right. In the past two years, she’d learned how to make Hamburger Helper stretch for three nights and how to accept kindness with a smile.

“That Lucie had to grow up.”

Among the Reads - Review

"Lucie’s menagerie was fun! The author managed to show the unique “personalities” of each of her unique pets. Not only were their names fun but so were their quirks. I loved the way Ladybug, the English bulldog, always sat on Caleb’s feet. And Ethel, the huge miniature pig was so funny!

This small-town romance was a sweet story. There were several ahh inspiring moments."


"This is a well-written story of a man being torn between several conflicts, a single mother's effort to prove herself to her community, in spite of the odds. It is a story of sorting out true friendship and of individuals searching deep within themselves for who they truly are. . . . It left one with a uplifted feeling."


Spying was the more accurate word, but that was harsher to his ears.

Then came the words he’d never expected to hear after all these years.

Lucie considered him her best friend.

Friends didn’t spy on each other.

Friends didn’t lie to each other.

Becky on Books - Review

"A Ranger for the Twins is a sweet, slow smolder friends-to-lovers romance, and my first read from this author. It’s Tanya Agler‘s second set in Hollydale (after The Sheriff’s Second Chance), but it works just fine as a standalone. . . . Everything manages to come together at the end with HEA achieved and Lucie, Caleb, Mattie, and Ethan’s situations all coming out better than they went into the book, which I closed with a happy sigh."



A yellow Victorian caught his eye and he slowed his pace. Then he squinted at what used to be the most impressive house in town. Paint peeled off the second-story shutters, one of which was slightly askew, while the white picket fence bordering the front yard needed pressure washing. He read the sign on the fence: Don’t Let the Pigs Out. He rubbed his eyes and reread the words. He hadn’t made any mistakes.


"This book is part of the Harlequin Heartwarming line and it truly fits this description! You will laugh and you may cry, but I feel sure that you'll enjoy A Ranger for the Twins by Tanya Agler. If you're looking for a clean and sweet romance that tugs at your heart, you will want to take this trip to Hollydale and the Great Smoky Mountains!"

E-Romance News - Excerpt

Lucie gazed upward before running her hands through her hair and looking his way. “For two years, I’ve been accused of every crime imaginable. There’s nothing like finding out your husband, who’s now my ex, is a first-rate scumbag.” Lowering her voice, she glanced toward the living room and clenched her teeth. “So many people didn’t believe me. So many times, I thought I wouldn’t get to see my children grow up because I’d be behind bars. So many times, I thought of you and missed my friend, the person who always treated me with respect.”

Splashes of Joy - Review

"I so much enjoyed this sweet Heartwarming romance. Lucie and Caleb [work] so well together and their budding relationship is fun and interesting to watch. . . . There were a lot of characters, different yet interesting and the story was quite realistic because I felt I was among friends while I was reading and for that reason I didn’t want the book to end. My favorite characters were the adorable twins. Their sweetness adds an element to the story that just makes it shine. . . . If you are ready for a sweet Heartwarming romance, Hallmark style, this is a great book for you to check out. This is sure a book for you Romance readers out there. And it is a nice clean one too!!"

Pause for Tales - Review

"I cannot imagine how hard it would be to be judged for the criminal doings of your spouse. . . . This was a story of starting over from the very bottom. . . the author did not sugarcoat anybody's pain. And the pain of losing their life long savings was palpable. As well as Lucie's pain of being judged unfairly. Caleb balanced out the story well."


"After reading A Ranger for the Twins, I know I need to read the first book in the series. I loved the author’s writing and definitely want to read more by her. . . . A Ranger for the Twins is a book I enjoyed from start to finish."

quirkybookreads - Review

"I really enjoyed reading A Ranger for the Twins. I liked how both Lucie and Caleb grew together as characters especially as the sparks begin to fly. . . . I would recommend A Ranger for the Twins to everyone who loves sweet romance books and especially if you love Mills & Boon."


"A Ranger for the Twins really is a Heartwarming story and one that had me rooting for Lucie Decker and her sweet twins. . . . Lucie and her twins aren’t the only characters who will steal your heart, nope, there is also a handsome, helpful Ranger named, Caleb Spindler and some quirky pets to steal your heart and put a smile on your face. . . . I loved this sweet novel which is why I recommend it to readers of most ages."

Kimber Li - Excerpt

Lucie grabbed one of the clips and snapped it. “Caleb Spindler is back in town.”

“Caleb? The Hero of Hollydale?” Mitzi started applying the cream mixture to Georgie’s hair. “We should approach him about endorsing the center while the curling iron is still hot.”

Mitzi laughed at her own joke while Lucie cracked a smile.

“That might be difficult considering I kicked him out of my house last night.”


"A Ranger for the Twins by Tanya Agler is a story about the past blending into the present. . . I love all the scenes with Lucie and Caleb going back and forth on trying to understand their feelings of attraction.

If you enjoy contemporary clean romance with a twist of a past and a present relationship, then you’ll love A Ranger for the Twins by Tanya Agler."


Moving back to Hollydale was supposed to fill that family-sized hole in him, the one he’d dug when he moved to Yellowstone, where he hadn’t known a soul. While the job was professionally fulfilling, there’d been something lacking. Something green like the pines dotting the Great Smokies. Something deep like the depths of Timber River. Something he yearned to reconnect with.


"The novel is a sweet and clean romance about two people learning to let go of the past and trusting each other. The story was a cozy read about two people falling in love when they been hurt in the past. . . if you are a fan of cozy romance novels then this will be your type of book."


While Caleb had been away, Lucie had gone from the town sweetheart to the town pariah who housed unwanted animals while starting a business to support this household. In that same time, Caleb had gone from the town no-name whose surgery sidelined him to the town hero who worked around the clock to make sure he was never without sufficient eggs in different baskets.


"I appreciated their friendship and Caleb's determination to help Lucie to be a success. I admired Lucie's determination to reestablish herself in town as an independent woman who was free of her ex-husbands misdeeds. I wanted the two of them to figure it out, because they are good for each other. . . .It's a fun ride to read. I may have to go back and read the first one (because I did enjoy those supporting characters!) and will keep an eye out for future installments."


". . . Hollydale is my new favourite small towne I can't wait to revisit!! Here's to more installments and more lives being healed and restored through Agler's vision for her growing community where hearts and live intersect with a lot of love and hope! Agler has a style for Contemporary Romance which is smooth as key lime pie and as charmingly lovely to read as a cool Autumn afternoon."


"I really enjoy these Harlequin Heartwarming stories because they truly are heartwarming. They make for clean, sweet, and quick reads, which are all positives in my book."


Then again, that made it sound as if she wanted him to give her inside information. She shuddered. She’d never take advantage of their friendship in that way.

Nor would she ever have him risk being accused of any impropriety that could jeopardize his professional reputation. She had to keep her distance.

She and Caleb would be friends and nothing more. Like they’d agreed.


"I loved Lucie. She is so well rounded and just so real. . . . The book is very well written and once I started reading, I couldn't put it down."


"I found the story to be sweet, warm, and satisfyingly healing for both the hurting Lucie and Caleb. The twins were absolutely adorable and I really loved getting to see all of the characters changing and growing throughout the story"

Hallie Reads - Review

"Tanya Agler’s A Ranger for the Twins is delightful. I enjoyed getting to know Lucie and Caleb—and Lucie’s entertaining twins—and even with the complications, their story proves to be heartwarming from beginning to end. I definitely recommend this book to readers in need of a contemporary romance."

Heidi Reads... - Excerpt

His hand reached out and touched her sleeve. His warmth sank in, a tease of spring after a cold winter, and she wanted to lean into that, but she halted and met his gaze.

“Former friendship? You’re revoking my friendship card?” His eyes twinkled.

Harlie's Books - Review

"Ms. Agler has my heart now. I found her refreshing, her characters popped off the page, and couldn’t help but smile the whole time I read this book. . . . if you are looking to sit down and a read a fantastic friends to lovers story with one spunky heroine and an ordinary guy turned hero, then this book is for you. You will fall in love with them, the kids and especially the animals."

Bizwings Blog - Review

"Learning trust, forgiveness, and how to love again are all lessons learned in the storyline. The characters are real to life. Lucie is a down-to-earth loving mother of twins and is determined. Caleb is loving, caring, and steadfast, standing behind Luice giving her support just when she needs it. The twins Ethan and Mattie are sweet and entertaining children.

The ending wrapped up everything nicely. A very sweet and uplifting story. Highly recommended."


A slight twinkle returned to Lucie’s eyes as they dared him to follow her instructions. Caleb was game for anything. Once. He settled on the couch. Ethel followed him and jumped up next to him. His eyes widened, and every muscle in his body went on full alert. “Is she allowed up here?”

Lucie laughed, the sound music to his ears. “Are you going to tell her different?”

Good point. “What do I do now?”


"Tanya Agler’s A Ranger for the Twins is an adorable contemporary romance that touches the heart and tickles the funny bone. Tanya Agler has written a sweet, sparkling and scintillating tale full of humour, emotion and intensity featuring a strong, resourceful and courageous heroine readers will root for and a charismatic hero they will fall in love with."


"This book contains well written characters. I felt bad for Lucie for what she went through with her ex husband. I can't imagine my world crashing down in a moment. The storyline is flowing and contains sweet romance."

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A Ranger for the Twins
By Tanya Agler
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 Pages
October 6, 2020 by Harlequin Heartwarming

She fell from grace…

Before falling for him

When her husband defrauded the town of Hollydale, now-divorced mom Lucie Decker went from being the town darling to total pariah. Now she’s launching a new business and needs ranger Caleb Spindler’s help. And her twins adore Caleb. After all, he’s a genuine hero—even if he is hiding a secret. But while Lucie’s heart has forgotten how to trust, it still remembers how to fall in love…

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Other Books in the Series

The Sheriff's Second Chance
By Tanya Agler
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 368 Pages
January 1, 2020 by Harlequin Heartwarming

Broken things can’t be fixed…

Or can they?

Officer and single dad Mike Harrison doesn’t believe in second chances. Ever. That is, until he learns that his former best friend—gorgeous green-eyed car mechanic Georgie Bennett—is back in town. Unfortunately, she’s also a suspect in a recent break-in! But it’ll take an old classic car to show Mike and Georgie that almost anything can be restored with a little patience…and a whole lot of love.

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About the Author


An award-winning author, Tanya Agler moved often during her childhood and settled in Georgia where she writes sweet contemporary romance novels, which feature small towns, family and pets, and themes of second chances and hope. Her debut, The Sheriff’s Second Chance, is a January of 2020 Harlequin Heartwarming release. The sequel, A Ranger for the Twins, will be released in Oct. 2020. A graduate of the University of Georgia with degrees in journalism and law, she lives with her wonderful husband, their four children, and a lovable Basset, who really rules the roost. Represented by Dawn Dowdle and the Blue Ridge Literary Agency, she’s currently at work on the sequels to her debut. When she’s not writing, Tanya loves classic movies, walking, and a good cup of tea.


Tour Giveaway


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