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We're launching the Book Tour for THE COWBOY'S CHRISTMAS BABY by Cathy McDavid! #CCBPrism

We're launching the Book Tour for THE COWBOY'S CHRISTMAS BABY by Cathy McDavid! #CCBPrism


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Note from the Author

ARE YOU IN THE HOLIDAY MOOD YET?

Hopefully, I can help you get your jingle on 🙂 Come join me on my blog tour for THE COWBOY’S CHRISTMAS BABY, book three in my series, The Sweetheart Ranch. Jewel a single mom of an adorable baby girl and just arrived in Mustang Valley, having accepted a part-time position as the wedding ranch’s new on-staff photographer. She can’t decide whether to return to her first career love, barrel racing, or pursue her new passion, photography. The month-long trial run at Sweetheart Ranch will hopefully help her decide—along with daily barrel lessons at Powell Ranch next door. She and her former fiancĂ©, Tanner, broke up over a year ago when he attempted to bribe a bull riding judge during the Nationals Finals Rodeo. Finding out he wasn’t the man she believed him to be (and not knowing at the time she was pregnant), she sent him packing. Tanner went to ground and hasn’t been heard from since. All Jewel’s efforts to locate him resulted in dead ends.

Imagine her surprise when she literally runs into him at Powell Ranch during her first day in town, with her baby daughter in tow. Imagine his surprise at learning he’s a father. But here’s the thing Jewel doesn’t know: Tanner didn’t attempt to bribe that bull riding judge. He took the blame to spare his grievously ill brother. The dynamic of his family are complicated to say the least and prevent Tanner from revealing the truth to Jewel. If he does, his brother and family risk losing everything. Talk about being caught between a rock and a hard place!

I promise you, my blog tour will be tons of fun. Besides sharing not only excerpts from the books, there’ll also be some fun holiday trivia and a giveaway at the end for one lucky winner. So, grab your tinsel and let’s get started!

—Cathy


The Cowboy's Christmas Baby
(The Sweetheart Ranch #3)
By Cathy McDavid
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 Pages
November 1st 2019 by Harlequin Heartwarming

She gifted him with a daughter

He stunned her with the truth

When Tanner Bridwell discovers he’s a father, he gains some much needed hope. A year ago, Tanner lost his livelihood as a champion bull rider, and—more important—Jewel Saunders, the love of his life. Now this cowboy wants to do right by his family. But first he must reveal a stunning secret that will send Jewel and his beloved daughter either packing…or into his arms forever!

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Other Books in the Series


About the Author

As a sophomore in high school, NY TimesUSA Today, and Amazon bestselling author Cathy McDavid won a local writing competition with her self-illustrated children’s book. Who knew that small triumph would eventually lead to a career writing contemporary romances with over 1.3 million books sold? With forty-seven titles to date, Cathy is also a member of the prestigious Romance Writers of America’s Honor Roll. This “almost” Arizona native and mother of grown twins recently married her own real-life sweetheart. After leaving the corporate world four years ago, she now spends her days penning stories about good looking men who ride the range or fight fires or hunt creatures all while sweeping the girl off her feet. It’s a tough job but she’s willing to make the sacrifice.


Tour Giveaway


- One winner will receive a $10 Amazon gift card and one of Cathy's backlisted titles, winner's choice of print (US only) or ebook
- Three winners will each receive one of Cathy's backlisted titles, winner's choice of print (US only) or ebook
- Open internationally
- Ends November 20, 2019

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We're launching the Book Tour for HOME FOR CHRISTMAS by Catherine Lanigan! #HCTour

We're launching the Book Tour for HOME FOR CHRISTMAS by Catherine Lanigan! #HCTour


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Note from the Author

Home for Christmas was pure Joy for me—in every chapter and word. I was thrilled when my editors gave me the green light to write this, the first Christmas story set in Indian Lake. I certainly hope it’s not the last for my beloved characters.

This story is especially dear to me because it’s cut right out of my life. In my hometown of La Porte, Indiana, there was a magical all-glass greenhouse just like the one Joy Boston inherits. From my earliest memories of Christmas, visits to the Bernacchi Greenhouse to choose the right poinsettias for aunts and friends was practically part of my DNA. For decades, even when I moved out of town and lived in big cities and foreign countries, Christmas memories always began in those greenhouses.

Today, the greenhouses are empty—glass ghosts of a time passed.


I had been devising several romantic Christmas stories and the idea of flamboyant poinsettias and those old greenhouses figured prominently in my midnight musings. But it was when my Aunt Sara came to visit she told me about my cousin, Monique’s century old home that she’d just equipped with Geothermal heating and saved money on drastic heating bills that the vision of engineer, Adam Masterson, sprung into my head and the plot flowed from there.

Just about everything in this story is true to my life, real life at Christmas in my town. There is a Christmas Pops Symphony concert I attend every year. We do have horse drawn carriages taking folks to and from. The tree farm is north of town and is where I bought my fabulous conifer tree last year. And it is where I’ll be right after thanksgiving to purchase my tree for this year.


There’s ice skating on several ponds and the smaller lakes around town, since we have seven lakes inside the city limits. The Santa Claus parade is an annual event. The Christmas Candlelight Tour which was featured in Katia’s Promise, is still going strong. Years ago, when my sister, Nancy, was alive and flourishing in her Celebrations-to-Go gift store, she decorated houses for the tour and several years she was tour chairman.

I took my nieces out on the golf course a few years ago to sled and we had hot cocoa and cookies afterward to warm up.

And, just when you thought I’d made up “Dead Man’s Tree”, sorry, that was real as well. The story behind the tree is fiction, but the grief of those who lost a loved one due to Dead Man’s curve and that tree is real. Till this day, there are those of us who still mourn lost classmates.

For all of you who cherish family traditions enough to expend the extra effort to re-create Christmas memories and keep the flame of faith and hope alive from one generation to the next, I send you my blessings. Christmas IS a magical time. Wishes come true. Dreams really can become reality and love can be found –even when it’s been lost.

Merry Christmas to all!

God bless us, every one!

Catherine

Home for Christmas
(Shores of Indian Lake #12)
By Catherine Lanigan
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 Pages
November 1st 2019 by Harlequin Heartwarming

Can a magical Christmas under glass…

…bring them back together for good?

Widowed dad Adam Masterson still doesn’t understand why Joy Boston left Indian Lake and broke his heart all those years ago. Now she’s returned to sell her grandfather’s beloved poinsettia greenhouse—and Joy and Adam’s connection is as strong as ever. But Joy has a life in New York. And Adam has only until Christmas to convince Joy that she belongs in Indian Lake—with him.

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Tour Schedule

November 11th:
Launch
Cover Lover Book Review
Andi's Book Reviews
Thoughts of a Blonde
November 12th:
Pause for Tales
Paulette's Papers
onemused
Woven From Words
November 13th:
Nicole's Book Musings
My Devotional Thoughts
It's All About the Romance
Splashes of Joy
November 14th:
Reading Is My SuperPower
Baroness' Book Trove
Wishful Endings
Britt Reads Fiction
The Power of Words
November 15th:
Heidi Reads... 
Rockin' Book Reviews
Cover To Cover Cafe 
November 18th:
janicesbookreviews
Locks, Hooks and Books 
Remembrancy
November 19th:
Kat's Corner Books
Hearts & Scribbles
Jorie Loves A Story
For Him and My Family
November 20th:
Peaceful Pastime 
Beauty in the Binding
Faith Lane Author
Liberty's Literary Loves
November 21st:
Katie's Clean Book Collection
Hallie Reads
Harlie's Books
underneath the covers
November 22nd:
Red Headed Book Lady
Becky on Books
EmpowerMoms
November 23rd:
Grand Finale

Other Books in the Series


About the Author

Catherine Lanigan is the international bestselling and award-winning author of over forty-five published titles in both fiction and non-fiction, including the novelizations of Romancing the Stone and The Jewel of the Nile. Ms. Lanigan’s novels have been translated into over twenty-four languages. Lanigan was tasked by the NotMYkid foundation to pen a collection of compelling and informative true stories of teen addicts. Ms. Lanigan’s SHORES OF INDIAN LAKE series for HARLEQUIN HEARTWARMING includes LOVE SHADOWS, HEART’S DESIRE , A FINE YEAR FOR LOVE, KATIA’S PROMISE, FEAR OF FALLING, SOPHIE’S PATH, PROTECTING THE SINGLE MOM, FAMILY OF HIS OWN, HIS BABY DILEMMA, RESCUED BY THE FIREFIGHTER and HERS TO PROTECT (2019).

Ms. Lanigan is a frequent speaker at literary functions and book conventions as well as inspiring audiences with her real stories of angelic intervention from her Angel Tales series of books. She is an outspoken advocate for domestic violence and abuse and was honored by The National Domestic Violence Hotline in Washington, D.C. She has been a guest on numerous radio programs including “Coast to Coast” and on television interview and talk show programs as well as blogs, podcasts and online radio interview programs. She writes a monthly blog for Heartwarmingauthors.blogspot.com.

Tour Giveaway


- One winner will receive a $100 Amazon eGift Card (open internationally)
- Two winners will each receive a signed copy of Home for Christmas with a bookmark (US only)
- Ends November 27, 2019

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It's the Grand Finale for THE HEART OF ALEPPO by Ammar Habib! #THOAPrism

It's the Grand Finale for THE HEART OF ALEPPO by Ammar Habib! #THOAPrism


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Launch - Why Ammar wrote The Heart of Aleppo

In an over-politicized world, my wish is for this work to humanize those we call “refugees”. The Heart of Aleppo is not about the politics of the Syrian Civil War or any other conflict. Its aim is not to convince readers to support any faction or political party. Instead, this story is about the unbreakable spirit of humanity. It is about how humanity often shows its true strength during the darkest times. . .


Two days before Nabeel leaves for the last time, I find him standing at the kitchen counter with his friend, Zakariah. I don’t know his rank, but Zakariah serves directly under Nabeel in the army and only lives two miles down the road. The two of them always seem to be on leave at the same time.

Their voices are low, almost secretive, but I catch the look in Nabeel’s eye. Except back then, I didn’t recognize it.

“What are you guys talking about?”


"This "stand alone" novel is a bittersweet tale of family, friendship, war, and sacrifices. It is a highly recommended reading material for Young Adults and Adults alike. It raises several good discussion points. It is ideal reading for Book Clubs."


He looks back at me with a smile, but it fades when he sees my expression.

“What’s wrong, Zaid?”

I glance at the ground before replying, “I don’t think I want to be a doctor anymore.”

“Why not?”

“…I don’t think I can.”

He takes a few steps towards me before crouching down to come to my eye level, urging me to continue. “Ms. Farooq said I’m not smart enough.”


"The Heart of Aleppo starts with an explosion of action that drags you into the story immediately. That momentum slows at points, but picks up near the end, making it easy to breeze through in one sitting."


He takes a deep breath and glances down at my feet. His eyes look like he’s weighing something, wondering if he should say it or not. When he does speak, his voice is different. It’s no longer speaking to me as his younger brother but as his friend. “You know, Zaid, Zakariah was joking about what we were talking about.”

“Really?”

He nods before his gaze focuses back on me. “Not even a few weeks ago, my soldiers and I were in a bit of a… well, situation.”


"As with most war stories, the story told in The Heart of Aleppo is heartbreaking. Ammar Habib does a great job with the voice of a 13-year-old enduring the destruction of Aleppo during the Syrian Civil War. One of the things that impressed me was Habib’s ability to tell the story without including the politics of the war. It is truly a story of the spirit of humanity in difficult circumstances."

Wishful Endings - Excerpt

The foul stench is everywhere. It floods the buildings and road. It’s in every crevice. It’s soaked into the very brick and mortar of these streets I used to know.

We walk in a single file: Salman up front and me in the back. The sack quickly grows heavy on my shoulder, soon seeming as if it’s filled with bricks. But I trudge on. The weight of the sack is nothing compared to what my heart is feeling right now as I see the city I call home—a city that has stood for over 7,000 years—suddenly turned into wreckage.


Not even a day and a half ago, we walked from school to the bus stop. The roads were crowded with cars, trucks, and buses blaring their horns. The sidewalks were packed with pedestrians and merchants. Now, it’s a ghost town. It’s as if there was never any life here.

The city is… hollow.

A wall of smoke and smog surrounds me on all sides, preventing me from truly seeing anything clearly. Is it a blessing or a curse? I don’t see any of the destruction until I’m right on top of it. If Salman was even five more steps ahead of me, he would be lost behind the wall. We’re out on an open street; yet, it feels as if I am trapped in a prison. The dark walls of this prison follow me, not allowing me to escape their grasp.

Heidi Reads... - Excerpt

Every step is harder than the last. My feet become weighted stones. I almost can’t feel the uneven and cracked concrete underneath me. It’s as if I’m moving in a trance. I don’t know where I am or where I’m going. I’m simply walking through the abyss and listening to the only sound: my soft footsteps.

The longer we travel and the heavier my sack becomes, the more a fear grips me. The fear that we don’t know if we’re fleeing danger or walking into a den of hungry wolves. The fear that by the time we do reach home, what happened to Jari may have already happened to everyone.


Every time I look up above, hoping to catch some sight of the heavens, all I see is smoke. It’s blocking out any light from the stars. There will be no relief tonight.

I notice a silhouette up ahead. It… it appears to be the minaret of a masjid. Hope is suddenly injected into my heart. With every step, the minaret breaks out of the smoke, and I can better perceive the masjid itself. I see its domed roof. It’s standing tall above all the destruction. If it’s still standing, it’ll be safe inside, right? Nobody will come into a masjid and harm us.


Salman hops down to join Fatima. I follow him. My feet hit the ground hard, shooting a shot of pain up my legs. The sack violently smashes against my sore upper knee, and I almost fall over before Salman catches me. That hurt more than I thought it would. As I rise back up, the foul odor immediately hits me.

The fear-striking silence surrounds me once more. It’s my only companion. The hollow sound of silence is worse than gunfire and explosions. Worse than screams. Worse than terror. Because mixed into this silence is abandonment and suffering.


"The Heart of Aleppo is a very powerful read. . . . I am giving The Heart of Aleppo a well deserved five stars. I highly recommend it for all readers. It is definitely not one to be missed."

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The Heart of Aleppo:
A Story of the Syrian Civil War
By Ammar Habib
YA Contemporary
Paperback & ebook, 252 Pages
July 26th 2018

Winner of the 2019 Independent Press Award
#1 Bestseller in "Coming-Of-Age" Fiction
#1 Bestseller in "Asian-American" Literature

From the ashes of the Syrian Civil War comes this story of hope, love, and courage...

After standing for over 7,000 years, Aleppo's ruin came overnight. Separated from his family during the night the rebels attacked the city, thirteen-year-old Zaid Kadir is lost in the middle of a war zone. Alongside his friends, he is forced to survive the dangers of a civil war he does not even fully understand. Zaid witnesses the destruction of the brutal Syrian Civil War as it grows more deadly by the day and rips his city apart. However, as he braves this destruction, as he desperately tries to survive this catastrophe, he discovers something. Zaid realizes that it is in the darkest hours when humanity's spirit of hope burns brightest.

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About the Author


Ammar Habib is a bestselling and award-winning author who was born in Lake Jackson, Texas in 1993. Ammar enjoys crafting stories that are not only entertaining but will also stay with the reader for a long time. Ammar presently resides in his hometown with his family, all of whom are his biggest fans. He draws his inspiration from his family, imagination, and the world around him.


Tour Giveaway


One winner will receive a signed copy of Habib's national award-winning novel, Memories of My Future (US only). Memories of My Future is an historical/inspirational novel that was published in 2016. It received several accolades after its release, including the Independent Press Award in May 2017.

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It's the Grand Finale for HER CHRISTMAS PREGNANCY SURPRISE by Jennifer Faye! #HCPSPrism

It's the Grand Finale for HER CHRISTMAS PREGNANCY SURPRISE by Jennifer Faye! #HCPSPrism


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Launch - Note from the Author

. . . I hope you’ll join Pepper, Simon and Daisy this Christmas as they make peace with the past, embrace the miracles of the present and are filled with hope for the future.

Happy reading,

— Jennifer


"Love the abandoned puppy in the story. The author has a distinctive flair to her writing that makes it a pleasure to read. . . . If you love a good romance this book is for you. . . . This is strictly a light-hearted romance that you will enjoy reading curled up in a blanket with a cup of hot tea on a snowy day."


Was this really happening?

An invitation to one of the most exclusive parties in New York City. It didn’t get much better than this.

Okay, it wasn’t quite an invitation. Still, she was here among the crème de la crème of New York society—actresses, models, politicians, and the list went on. How she got here shouldn’t matter, right?

And, okay, she just happened to be one of the waitstaff. Not an actual guest. But still, this wasn’t just any party. This was Simon Ross’s party at the top of the tower. She stifled a squeal of delight as she considered pinching herself just to make sure this was real.



"I am giving Her Christmas Pregnancy Surprise five plus stars. I highly recommend it for readers who enjoy a light romance. It is definitely worth a read."

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FaithLaneAuthor - Excerpt

With Simon standing so close to her, she had to tilt her chin upward for their gazes to meet. As she stared into his dark eyes, she felt as though she could get lost in them. She couldn’t think of anything she’d rather do than spend the evening with him.

“I’d like to go to dinner with you.”

His voice lowered even more. “You don’t know how long I’ve wanted to ask you out.”

“Really?”

He nodded. “You intrigue me.”


"This was a, mostly, predictable tale, but was so effectively written, I could not put it down. It captured my complete interest."


“Can I ask you a question?”

He shrugged. “Sure.”

“If you like animals enough to start up a chain of pet stores, why don’t you own one?”

Simon didn’t want to think about the past and how he’d wanted a puppy so badly. Yet the door to the past had been cracked open and now the memories slithered through, filling his mind.


"I'm a sucker for holiday stories. . . . It took me a while to fall for them as a couple, because there was such a slow burn and that awkwardness between the two of them. But I did still root for them along the way. And as in all good romances, things start falling into place in the best of ways. I read through it in one evening."


"Her Christmas Pregnancy Surprise by Jennifer Faye is another laugh-out-loud book. I loved this book; it feels like, with every story, her books get better. Simon and Pepper are the definitive definitions of opposite’s do attract. There are a lot of things to love about this book, but you should read it for yourself. This book deserves the five stars I’m giving it and recommending it to everyone that loves a romance."

Melissa McClone - Excerpt

The new bakery was pulling out all the stops with big ads, radio spots and every other promotion they could think of. The bakery was part of a national chain that could afford to undercut their prices to drive the competition out of business. Then once the competitors were out of business, they’d jack up their prices. The nerve of some people.

But Pepper refused to let them drive her out of business—not without a big fight. She’d sunk everything she had into making this bakery a success. It was a dream of hers—a dream that she refused to let die, even if it meant doing things that she wouldn’t otherwise have done, like working round the clock if she had to. The chain couldn’t keep up their deep discounts forever. At least, she hoped not.


"Overall, I found this heartwarming story a fast and end entertaining read. I normally find novels about billionaires a little unbelievable but that wasn't the case in this book."


"I loved the dog in the story named Daisy. Pepper falls in love with Daisy. . . . I love the author’s books. I think this one of my favorites. It was such an enjoyable story with the dog."


"Faye tucks you into the plausible way in which two contemporary career-driven individuals can find each other quite randomly (or was it?) in their ordinary lives and find a strength of connection . . . . Faye charms you with the quirky way in which she allowed Daisy, Simon and Pepper [to] develop into a family - giving you pause for thought about the intricate ways in which our lives can be affected by each other whilst renewing your joy of a romance set during the Christmas season where anything is truly possible when it comes to love, romance and the hopefulness of second chances!"

Wishful Endings - Excerpt

He nodded. “Elaine Haskins is my assistant and the party is at my country home.”

Pepper’s face creased with lines of frustration. She didn’t say a word as she digested the information.

“I’m sorry,” he said. “This is my fault. Everyone was so impressed with you at the office party that Elaine added you to our catering list. After what happened between us, I forgot to say anything to her. I totally understand you wanting to cancel—”

“Cancel?” Her shoulders straightened and she lifted her chin slightly. “I’m not canceling.”

Splashes of Joy - Review

"This is quite the Christmas story, with a little surprise thrown in to make it a bit of a surprise. I enjoyed Pepper’s character. . . . This is a nice sweet read, it only took a few hours to read."

Hallie Reads - Review

"Get in the Christmas spirit with Jennifer Faye’s Her Christmas Pregnancy Surprise! It’s a fun story full of delicious treats, complicated romance, and an adorable rescued puppy."

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Her Christmas Pregnancy Surprise
By Jennifer Faye
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 256 Pages
November 1st 2019 by Harlequin Romance

A festive reunion…

…with an unexpected gift!

When Pepper Kane’s home and bakery are burned down in the weeks before Christmas, billionaire CEO Simon Ross—the man she spent one unforgettable night with—comes to the rescue! Pepper knows this playboy doesn’t do relationships, but staying with him in his penthouse and caring for an abandoned puppy, their spark is rekindled… And then comes a festive surprise that shocks them both: she’s carrying his baby!

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About the Author


Award-winning author, Jennifer Faye pens fun, heartwarming contemporary romances with rugged cowboys, sexy billionaires and enchanting royalty. Internationally published with books translated into nine languages. She is a two-time winner of the RT Book Reviews Reviewers' Choice Award, the CataRomance Reviewers' Choice Award, named a TOP PICK author, and been nominated for numerous other awards.


Tour Giveaway


One winner will receive (US only):
  • The Pioneer Woman – Utensil Crock and spoon holder
  • $25 Amazon Gift Card
  • Wilton cookie cutters & more…
  • Plus autographed copy of HER CHRISTMAS PREGNANCY SURPRISE
Ends November 13, 2019

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We're launching the Book Tour for A SILVER WILLOW BY THE SHORE by Kelli Stuart! #SilvWilPrism

We're launching the Book Tour for A SILVER WILLOW BY THE SHORE by Kelli Stuart! #SilvWilPrism


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Author Interview

What is your motivation behind A SILVER WILLOW BY THE SHORE? Why did you want to write it?

I have had a decades-long fascination with the former Soviet Union and their rich, layered history. As a Russian minor in college, I spent a semester in Ukraine studying and traveling, and I realized that there are a world of stories to be told from that region. Fast forward twenty years, and after the release of my award-winning debut novel, Like a River From Its Course, set in World War II Soviet Ukraine, I began combing through books for the next story that I felt needed to be told.

I stumbled on a book called The Whisperers: Private Life in Stalin’s Russia by Orlando Figes, and I learned about the generation of men and women who grew up in the shadow of Stalin’s purges. It was not uncommon for young people in those days to betray their families and change their identities in an act of desperation to escape the persecution they were facing. It sparked a question that I wanted to answer, because every book must answer a central question: What would it be like to be raised by someone who never told you who she was or where she came from? Elizaveta Mishurova, the central character and matriarch of A Silver Willow by the Shore, was birthed out of that question and the rest of the book followed.

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

My desire for readers is always a bit multifaceted. First, I want to simply transport them to another day and time as a means of readerly escape, because isn’t that one of the great pleasures of reading? Second, in a time of tension between our country and Russia, I think it’s important to recognize how similar we all are as human beings. We desire love and acceptance, and the need for family when life gets hard is a universal longing. Whether Russian, Ukrianian, or American, we all long for the same thing – to be seen and known and loved. Finally, as an author of historical fiction, I always hope to bring history to life in a fresh way. A Silver Willow by the Shore offers readers a glimpse into different parts of the world’s history that perhaps they haven’t seen before. My desire is that they finish the book having learned something new without even realizing it.

A Silver Willow by the Shore has a sub-theme as well, and one that I am passionate about: It celebrates adoption, and the many hard and beautiful ways that adoption makes up a family. A Silver Willow by the Shore is my love letter to the birth moms who make unbelievably difficult decisions, and to those who choose to raise and love children that they themselves did not birth.

Do you have a favorite scene that you can share with us?

I think my favorite scene of the book is near the end when they’re celebrating Christmas with new friends. It’s a happy scene as evidence of healing is on the horizon, but there’s still palpable tension as Elizaveta sifts through the memories fighting to surface. I loved writing about the Slavic Christmas traditions, and blending them with adopted American traditions in a single scene that brought families together.

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

A Silver Willow by the Shore is a story of loss, love, forgiveness, and the unshakable bond of family.

Share something about you that is unique - maybe about how/where you write... or favorite snack foods?

I am the mother of five children, which means that my time to work is limited, and usually takes place when it’s dark outside. I have a desk set up for my writing in a beautiful room filled with books, but I typically end up doing most of my writing on my couch with a cup of coffee by my side.

A Silver Willow by the Shore
By Kelli Stuart
Adult Historical, Contemporary, Time-Slip
Paperback & ebook, 380 Pages
October 15th 2019 by Fine Print Writing Press

How do you face the future if you don’t know your own past?

When an unexpected pregnancy changes her dreams, seventeen-year-old Annie tries to keep it from her mother and her grandmother. But secrets have a way of coming out. In a household of strong women, the arrival of a new life sets off a spiral of truth that reveals a past full of whispers and lies—a past that existed in another world under the heavy hand of Soviet oppression. This history has dictated the circumstances of the present, but hope, redemption, and forgiveness will grow in the rocky places of these generational differences.

A Silver Willow by the Shore is the story of the unshakeable love between mothers and daughters and of the impact that past decisions can have on present day circumstances. This novel weaves together the stories of generations of women, from the gulags of 1930’s Siberia, to the quiet oppression of 1980’s Soviet Moscow, to present day Tennessee. It is an unforgettable narrative of the treachery of secrets, and of the light that unites the heart of a family.

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Tour Schedule

November 4th:
Launch
Remembrancy
November 5th:
My Life, Loves and Passion
Christian Chick's Thoughts
November 6th:
Jennifer Silverwood's Blog
Paulette's Papers
For Him and My Family
November 7th:
By The Book
Heidi Reads...
November 8th:
Pause for Tales
Locks, Hooks and Books
Andi's Book Reviews
November 11th:
The Power of Words
Wishful Endings
Edits and Reviews by Leslie
November 12th:
Hearts & Scribbles
thechroincfangirl
Red Headed Book Lady
November 13th:
Paper, Ink, & Lizard
Beauty in the Binding
November 14th:
Cover Lover Book Review
Faithfully Bookish
Christy's Cozy Corners
November 15th:
Liberty's Literary Loves
Hallie Reads
Reading On The Edge
November 16th:
Grand Finale

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This has its own giveaway, so go check it out! Enter at each stop for extra entries.


About the Author


Kelli is a wife, mother, novelist, and the driver of a smoking' hot minivan. When she isn't wrangling her five children, she can be found tapping away at the keyboard. Kelli is the award winning author of Like a River From Its Course, her debut novel which won the ACFW Carol Award for Best Historical and was nominated for two Christy Awards. Kelli is also the co-author of Life Creative: Inspiration for Today's Renaissance Mom with Wendy Speake. You can find more information on her life and writings at www.kellistuart.com.


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One winner will receive a Kindle Fire Tablet with Alexa Hands Free + $50 Amazon Gift Card
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We're launching the Book Tour for THE HEART OF ALEPPO by Ammar Habib! #THOAPrism

We're launching the Book Tour for THE HEART OF ALEPPO by Ammar Habib! #THOAPrism


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Why Ammar wrote The Heart of Aleppo

I personally believe that the Syrian Civil War is one of this generation’s greatest tragedies. With the way it is proceeding, it’ll be remembered by future generations in the same manner that we remember the Rwandan genocide and the Bosnian War of the 1990s.

The motivation for writing The Heart of Aleppo was simple: I wished to bring more global attention to this crisis. Although the characters are fictitious, this novel accurately depicts the events that transpired in Aleppo during the summer of 2012. I hope that reading this will lead readers to have a greater understanding of the plight those in Syria face, as well as those in other war-torn regions. If this work helps garner more attention for those in Syria, then I will have considered this project a success.

In an over-politicized world, my wish is for this work to humanize those we call “refugees”. The Heart of Aleppo is not about the politics of the Syrian Civil War or any other conflict. Its aim is not to convince readers to support any faction or political party. Instead, this story is about the unbreakable spirit of humanity. It is about how humanity often shows its true strength during the darkest times.

I truly hope that these themes of hope and strength will resonate with readers. I know that simply writing this The Heart of Aleppo changed me as a person, and it made me more aware of everything that transpires in the world around me. Although the world will never be perfect, I believe that if we keep our faith in the human spirit and keep striving to always better ourselves and those around us, then we can create a little piece of heaven on earth.

The Heart of Aleppo:
A Story of the Syrian Civil War
By Ammar Habib
YA Contemporary
Paperback & ebook, 252 Pages
July 26th 2018

Winner of the 2019 Independent Press Award
#1 Bestseller in "Coming-Of-Age" Fiction
#1 Bestseller in "Asian-American" Literature

From the ashes of the Syrian Civil War comes this story of hope, love, and courage...

After standing for over 7,000 years, Aleppo's ruin came overnight. Separated from his family during the night the rebels attacked the city, thirteen-year-old Zaid Kadir is lost in the middle of a war zone. Alongside his friends, he is forced to survive the dangers of a civil war he does not even fully understand. Zaid witnesses the destruction of the brutal Syrian Civil War as it grows more deadly by the day and rips his city apart. However, as he braves this destruction, as he desperately tries to survive this catastrophe, he discovers something. Zaid realizes that it is in the darkest hours when humanity's spirit of hope burns brightest.

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About the Author


Ammar Habib is a bestselling and award-winning author who was born in Lake Jackson, Texas in 1993. Ammar enjoys crafting stories that are not only entertaining but will also stay with the reader for a long time. Ammar presently resides in his hometown with his family, all of whom are his biggest fans. He draws his inspiration from his family, imagination, and the world around him.


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One winner will receive a signed copy of Habib's national award-winning novel, Memories of My Future (US only). Memories of My Future is an historical/inspirational novel that was published in 2016. It received several accolades after its release, including the Independent Press Award in May 2017.

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We're launching the Book Tour for HER CHRISTMAS PREGNANCY SURPRISE by Jennfer Faye! #HCPSPrism

We're launching the Book Tour for HER CHRISTMAS PREGNANCY SURPRISE by Jennfer Faye! #HCPSPrism


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Note from the Author

Thanks so much for joining me for the launch of my holiday bakery romance with the sweetest rescue puppy in HER CHRISTMAS SURPRISE PREGNANCY.

Sometimes a coffee is just a hot drink. And sometimes a cherry turnover is just a pastry. But once in a lifetime, when they are shared with a special someone, they can lead to so much more. And so a chance meeting between Simon and Pepper leads to an unlikely friendship…and that’s just the beginning.

Curl up with a warm drink as these two face the challenges and victories of Christmas Past, Present and Future. New York’s Most-Eligible-Bachelor, Simon Ross, is a self-made man whose whole life revolves around his toy store chain. But this Christmas, he’s expanding into the pet market. However, he thinks it’s all business as he’s not a pet lover…until a little beagle, named Daisy, crosses his path.

The Polka Dotted Baker, Pepper M. Kane, loves Christmas. But this year nothing goes as planned. And when things go awry, she thinks her life can’t get any worse. However, it isn’t until she loses everything that she learns what is most important in life.

I hope you’ll join Pepper, Simon and Daisy this Christmas as they make peace with the past, embrace the miracles of the present and are filled with hope for the future.

Happy reading,

— Jennifer

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Her Christmas Pregnancy Surprise
By Jennifer Faye
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 256 Pages
November 1st 2019 by Harlequin Romance

A festive reunion…

…with an unexpected gift!

When Pepper Kane’s home and bakery are burned down in the weeks before Christmas, billionaire CEO Simon Ross—the man she spent one unforgettable night with—comes to the rescue! Pepper knows this playboy doesn’t do relationships, but staying with him in his penthouse and caring for an abandoned puppy, their spark is rekindled… And then comes a festive surprise that shocks them both: she’s carrying his baby!

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About the Author


Award-winning author, Jennifer Faye pens fun, heartwarming contemporary romances with rugged cowboys, sexy billionaires and enchanting royalty. Internationally published with books translated into nine languages. She is a two-time winner of the RT Book Reviews Reviewers' Choice Award, the CataRomance Reviewers' Choice Award, named a TOP PICK author, and been nominated for numerous other awards.


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One winner will receive (US only):
  • The Pioneer Woman – Utensil Crock and spoon holder
  • $25 Amazon Gift Card
  • Wilton cookie cutters & more…
  • Plus autographed copy of HER CHRISTMAS PREGNANCY SURPRISE
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