Port Fare series by Sherry Gammon

I absolutely love this trilogy! If you haven’t read them yet, you need to go pick them up. Like right now! With the recent release of the third novel, Sherry has given her books new covers. Tell me what you think.
Unlovable is now an audiobook!! If you click here you can get the audiobook for free with a 30 day free trial of Audible on Amazon!! You can’t beat free!!

Along with the release of the audiobook, I’ve redesigned the covers of the first two books in the Port Fare series. ( I’m designing covers now. Click here and check them out!) To celebrate the new look, I am giving away paperback copies of the entire series. 

Here is the new cover for Unlovable. I didn’t change it too much because I really loved the original one. (Thank you, Paul Beeley), but another author came out with almost the exact same cover, including the coloring :'(

I kept the girl on the swing because she fits Maggie’s story perfectly, though I did add flowers to the swing. The rest has been changed completely. I love the blues and pinks, and I’ve always wanted a moon on the cover. I also added Maggie’s trailer in the background!

Here is the eBook cover:

And this is the Paperback
     This is the audio book cover.
 This is the new cover for Unbelievable! It’s a real change. I feel this cover fits the story so much better. Lilah feels trapped by her domineering father and his demands. She desperately wants to break free…can’t tell you anymore or I’ll spoil the story I feel this new cover portrays Lilah and what she is going through in a much stronger way, and it seems to fit in better with the other covers. While I loved the old cover, and had a huge say in its design, (Thank you again, Paul) it seemed out of place with book one & three’s covers. This one holds the same “feel,” if you will.
Here is the Ebook cover:
And this is the paperback
Unbearable’s cover didn’t really change, only the back was updated.

 

So, what do you think??

Sherry’s Web page

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The Watchers by Deirdra Eden

If you enjoy fantasy, then check out this new release by author Deirdra Eden. Watch the book trailer below and enter for a chance to win!
The Watchers Book 1: Knight of Light

 

In England, 1270 A.D., Auriella (pronounced yurr-ee-ella) flees her village after being accused of witchcraft. Pursued by nightmarish creatures, she struggles to accept the truth about her humanity.

Filled with fairies, dwarves, pixies, dragons, demons, and monsters, Knight of Light is an enthralling tale that will capture the imaginations of readers young and old.

The Watchers Series has been described as Braveheart meets Supernatural.

The mythology for the series is based on many theological texts from dozens of sects with correlating themes. Ancient writings include The Dead Sea Scrolls, The Traditional Apocrypha, The Pearl of Great Price, and The Kabbalah.

“The Watchers” are supernatural beings in human form whose duty it is to protect and guard mankind from the armies of darkness.
Unfortunately, as the Book of Enoch mentions, some of these Watchers go bad. Although the mythology is based on these texts, Deirdra Eden’s The Watcher’s Series is written in a traditional fairytale style with a young girl’s discovery of incredible, but dangerous powers within herself, a cast of humorous side-kicks, a quest for greater self-discovery and purpose, and villains of epic proportions

About the Author

 



“My goal in writing is to saturate my books with intrigue, mystery, romance, and plot twists that will keep my readers in suspense. I want to see fingerprints on the front and back covers where readers have gripped the novel with white knuckles!

Aside from writing, I enjoy jousting in arenas, planning invasions, horseback riding through open meadows, swimming in the ocean, hiking up mountains, camping in cool shady woods, climbing trees barefoot, and going on adventures.”

-Deirdra Eden

Find Deirdra Eden and The Watchers Series online on AmazonDeirdra’s websiteFacebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Wattpad, and Pinterest.
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About Time by Maria Hoagland

Still Time 1400x2100Thrust into the chaos of her mother-in-law’s hoarding and forgetfulness, LDS church member Alyssa Johnston wishes she could retreat to a simpler time when her kids were small and almost anything could be fixed with a hug. But reassurance and a quick distraction no longer erase the pain of a missionary son who is struggling, a young teen who is bullied, or a daughter who is distant. As Aly’s own life and relationship with her husband plunge out of control, she wonders if her faith will be enough to keep her family—or herself—from falling apart. 

Still Time is a deeply moving story about a woman’s faithful journey into the next phase of her life. You will laugh with Aly, feel her sorrow, and see yourself in Maria Hoagland’s realistic, heartfelt portrayal of a woman’s struggle to keep her family safe and hold back time as long as she can.

This book was not what I expected; it was so much more! Although my children are still very young, I was still able to relate to Alyssa and her everyday struggles. I loved watching how she and her family grew and developed throughout the story. I was honestly sad when the book ended, because I wanted more. I wanted to know what was next for each character.

The first time the chapter switched point of view, I was admittedly turned off by it. I was comfortable being inside Alyssa’s head. But as soon as I got used to hearing Ruth’s thoughts, it took the book to a whole new level! And now I realize the story would not be nearly as good without it. I thought Hoagland did a phenomenal job describing the confusion and frustration of being a woman with dementia and Alzheimer’s. The chapters told from her mother-in-law’s point of view were so emotional and raw, I truly felt for her! This book was emotional and powerful! A fantastic read for any LDS woman who is struggling with anything in her life. Oh wait, that’s all of us!

You can find out more about Maria, or purchase her book here:

Pinterest: (which has a board specific to this book) http://www.pinterest.com/mariahoagland/still-time-inspiration-board/

 

$175 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!

Some awesome authors have gotten together for a huge Amazon gift card giveaway! No purchase necessary, just enter, cross your fingers, and win!

What would you do with a 

$175 Amazon Gift Card?
11 authors have come together
to give you some SUMMER FUN READING
and a $175 AMAZON GIFT CARD!
Click on the image to read a summary of each book :)

 




 

GIVEAWAY ends 8/31/14 

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This giveaway was organized by I Love to Read and Review Books :) 

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A.L. Sowards
Christy Monson
Ashley Lavering
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J. C. Whyte
Debbie Peterson
Rebecca Belliston
Rebecca H Jamison
Rachelle J. Christensen
Alivia Anderson
Julie Coulter Bellon

My Name is Bryan

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Cover Reveal for my latest project! Isn’t it incredible? My designer did such a phenomenal job! Here is the Blurb:

“If your friends jumped off a cliff, would you jump too? Bryan chose to dive. Moments later, as he lay on the beach, unable to move his arms or legs, two questions ran through his mind: Would he walk again? And would he ever have kids? Based on the incredible true story of life, love, and never giving up.”

I’d love to hear what you think!

Fair Maiden Book Review

Fair Maiden Synopsis:

It’s the Victorian era in England, but Tessa is from the medieval past. She awakens within a castle she has never seen before. Knowledge of her name also evades her. However, even worse than not knowing who or where she is, she cannot recall how she died or why she is dressed as a bride. 

Along with Christian, the earl of the castle she haunts, Tessa tries to discover who she is and break the spell holding her in a prison of death. They never imagined the curse keeping them apart is the only thing protecting her, until it’s too late.

My Review:

This book was intriguing from the very beginning. I immediately wanted to know more about the young maiden and what had happened to her. Who was she? And why was she sleeping in an unfamiliar castle? I admit, I became a little frustrated when the author made us wait, and then wait some more to discover all the secrets behind her circumstances. But, her beautiful writing held my attention and kept me glued to the story to find out more. I loved the author’s descriptions and talent for storytelling, she made me feel as though I were a part of each scene. I thought the second epilogue was a little unnecessary, but otherwise found the ending very satisfying. Happy and no cliff hangers :)

The Princess and the Prom Queen – Book Review

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Blurb: Jenny’s had it with her life. Six siblings in an overstuffed house are enough to drive anyone crazy, and sometimes she dreams of escaping to some fantasy world. When she suddenly wakes up to find herself being kissed by a strange—but very handsome—prince, Jenny knows her life just got a lot more exciting. Now stuck in a medieval land of castles and royalty, when Jenny learns that the queen has agreed to marry her off to the prince, it’s time to take matters into her own hands. She goes on a quest to find out who dragged her to this time while trying to keep from falling in love with either of the boys vying for her attention.

Princess Genevieve has only known life under her mother’s rule. She wants to do more than go to battle or deal with suitors. She wakes to find herself in a new world filled with gadgets, electricity, and moving carriages. She finally has the freedom to be who she wants to be with a family who cares deeply for her and a boy worth any sacrifice. It’s more than everything she always wanted.

As Jenny and Genevieve settle into their new lives, they face an unknown evil which threatens everything they care about and makes them face tough questions—like who they are and what they really want their lives to become.

I started reading this book thinking it was going to be a light and fluffy fairy tale retelling. But it was so much more than that! I loved the comparisons between the two worlds. Some of the struggles and things the girls missed from their own times, I never would have thought about. And the misunderstandings frequently had me laughing. I also loved that the girls were torn between the two worlds. They didn’t just fall in love with a boy from their new land and live happily ever after, but they really struggled with missing the people they’d left behind. The book could not have ended more perfectly. I honestly started to get nervous, not liking where the author was going, but the last line ties everything up so nicely, it left me smiling. The only thing I struggled with was how easily people seemed to accept that the girls had been switched. But the beautiful writing and lovable characters made up for that in the end.

Bookmarked Bargains!


This sale is amazing. Dozens of books for $.99 or free and the chance to win all these fun prizes. Go to Bookmarked Bargains to click on the books you’d like to purchase and to enter to win.



Here are the other participating authors. Happy reading!

Imperfect Love, Rebecca Talley
Wild Hearts, Heather Tullis
Fallen Angel, Lisa Swinton
The Daisy Chain, Heather Moore
Sweet Confections, Danyelle Ferguson
A Portrait for Toni, Annette Lyon
My Own Mr. Darcy, Karey White
Home Matters, Julie N. Ford
Silver Linings, Kaylee Baldwin
Third Times the Charm, Heather Moore
Discovering Sophie, Cindy Roland Anderson
The Making of a Queen (Ariana Book 1), Rachel Ann Nunes
Prank Wars, Stephanie Fowers
Mr. Wrong, Alivia Anderson
Intercession, Vicki Budge
Amazon, Sunset, Marie Higgins
Loyalty’s Web, Joyce DiPastena
The Man from Shenandoah, Marsha Ward
Intertwine, Nichole Van
Illuminations of the Heart, Joyce DiPastena
Spinster’s Folly, Marsha Ward
Tell me No Lies, Rachel Branton
Spy Noon (Spy Another Day prequel), Jordan McCollum
A Change of Plans, Donna K. Weaver
Fourth of July, Cami Checketts
Homecoming Identity, Heather Justesen
I, Spy (Spy Another Day #1), Jordan McCollum
To Sleep No More, Ronda Gibb Hinrichsen
The Colony, Cami Checketts
There, Their, They’re: A no-tears guide to grammar from the word nerd, 2nd edition, Annette Lyon
Homeschool Lifestyles from Homeschool Moms, Valerie Steimle
The 2012 Book Bloggers’ Cookbook, Christy Dorrity
Of One Heart: Being Single in the LDS World, Valerie Steimle
Nourish and Strength, Maria Hoagland
Wall of Faith, J Loyd Morgan
Intercession, Vicki Budge
Family Size, Maria Hoagland
Just Like Elizabeth Taylor, Lu Ann Staheli
Worth It (an LDS love story), Taryn Taylor
The Princess Sisters, Stacy Lynn Carroll
Frogs and Toads, Stacy Lynn Carroll
Confessions of 16-year-old Virgin-Lips, Cindy Hogan
Samara: A Kilenya Romance, Andrea Pearson
Tides across the Sea, Lu Ann Staheli
Gravediggers, Cindy Hogan
Heroes of the Highest Order (1-3), Ronda Gibb Hinrichsen
The Secret Sisters Club (A Ginnie West Adventure), Monique Bucheger
The Stone of Valhalla, Mikey Brooks
The Key of Kilenya, Andrea Pearson
Simply West of Heaven: A Ginnie West Adventure, Monique bucheger
The Dream Keeper, Mikey Brooks
The Waxing Moon, author J Loyd Morgan
Blue Dragon (Dragonbound Series book one), Rebecca Shelley
Nexus Point, the Fall of the Altairan Empire Book 1, Jaleta Clegg
Soul Windows, Jaleta Clegg
DragonBound IV: Red Dragon, Rebecca Shelley
Inevitable, Tamara Heiner
Twisted Tales Trilogy, Stephanie Fowers
The Roilden Stones of Elf Mountain, Anna del C.
Awakening: Book One of the Geis, Christy Dorrity
Fateful, Cheri Schmidt
The Silent Warrior Trilogy, Anna del C.

Win a FREE audio book!

front coverFrogsAndToadsCoverThe Princess Sisters just released as an audio book only a couple weeks ago. To celebrate, I’m giving away a free download of the audio book (a $20 value) to one lucky winner.

Okay, so here’s the game: Change your Facebook profile picture to your favorite book: either The Princess Sisters or Frogs & Toads sometime in the next week. (Then comment on my Facebook author page so I know you’ve done it. The posting is pinned at the top of my page. Link: https://www.facebook.com/authorstacylynncarroll . Feel free to invite others to play along! Then a winner will be chosen next Tuesday, April 29th at noon (mountain time). The winner will receive a free code for the audio book – a $20 value! I’ll leave how long you keep the profile picture up to you. Have fun!

Cover Reveal: Princess and the Prom Queen

princess3 (1)Look at this gorgeous cover for Jaclyn Weist’s new book: The Princess and the Prom Queen. It comes out April 29th, so watch for it coming soon!

Description:

Jenny’s had it with her life. Six siblings in an overstuffed house are enough to drive anyone crazy, and sometimes she dreams of escaping to some fantasy world. When she suddenly wakes up to find herself being kissed by a strange—but very handsome—prince, Jenny knows her life just got a lot more exciting. Now stuck in a medieval land of castles and royalty, when Jenny learns that the queen has agreed to marry her off to the prince, it’s time to take matters into her own hands. She goes on a quest to find out who dragged her to this time while trying to keep from falling in love with either of the boys vying for her attention.

Princess Genevieve has only known life under her mother’s rule. She wants to do more than go to battle or deal with suitors. She wakes to find herself in a new world filled with gadgets, electricity, and moving carriages. She finally has the freedom to be who she wants to be with a family who cares deeply for her and a boy worth any sacrifice. It’s more than everything she always wanted.

As Jenny and Genevieve settle into their new lives, they face an unknown evil which threatens everything they care about and makes them face tough questions—like who they are and what they really want their lives to become.

The Princess and the Prom Queen will be available on Kindle April 29th, 2014, with print to follow shortly. You are invited to attend the online launch party on Facebook by clicking here at 7:00 pm on that day. https://www.facebook.com/events/312279742253197/