Monday, February 29, 2016


I loved, loved , loved this book. The author shared such an amazing story that I was captivated. It seems all of us need a wake up call every once in awhile. She definitely got hers as she struggled to breathe that morning thinking it was the end. I appreciate her honesty and definitely relate to the negative thinking she opens the first chapter with. How many of us say we are fat, we aren't pretty, we can't lose weight? I can raise my hand and say I am guilty of beating myself up on a daily basis.

Now it's time to change those negative thoughts and replace them with healthy positive thoughts. It is time to take control of our health and get back in shape. I loved her idea about taking a picture of yourself before you begin your weight loss program. What better way to motivate yourself then to see what you look like now and visualize what you will look like as the pounds fall off.

I am so encouraged by this book and how she blasts every myth we have come to believe. I read each one twice just to make sure I would remember them. It is about quality of exercise not quantity. I have so often tried different exercises, stopped eating three meals a day  and even told myself if I work out more, I can lose more. The book is very helpful and is a great motivator. The author gives readers tips on what is good to eat and encourages you to incorporate those foods into your daily meals. After reading this book, I have realized I have been starving myself and going in a vicious cycle of trying to lose weight the wrong way. Thank you for such a well informed, detailed and inspiring book. I am determined to follow this book and lose the weight and get my energy back without diets, or unnecessary workout routines.  Yes I am starting the 21-day challenge and ready for a change. Make sure you check out the delicious recipes provided at the end of the book. As with any weight loss program, the author encourages you to consult with your doctor before starting any program.

I received a copy of this book from The BookClub Network for an honest review.


I was intrigued by this book simply because I had a dream that someday I would write a book that everyone would wait in line to buy. Ok it was a kid's dream growing up, but I haven't forgotten that desire. I admire authors for their hard work and know they give their heart to each story hoping it will become life changing for someone. 

I loved this short but imformative book with its step by step details of how to get a book published. It is encouraging and well written . The author was very transparent as she shared her mistakes and never gave up. Patience is a key to all things, and getting a book published is no exception. The author has also included a workbook that is very helpful in writing down your thoughts and keeping yourself organized . Thank you for reminding us that it is Gods timing not ours. We seem to want to rush things, but move out ahead of Him. Take a deep breath and allow God to guide you as you follow your dream of getting published. For those looking for a direction to take in their quest to get published, I highly recommend this book. 

I received a copy of this book from The BookClub Network for an honest review. 

Sunday, February 28, 2016


The story starts with a bang from the  beginning and doesn't stop til the end. Three sisters on a journey in the Old West find themselves stranded . They must detour from their original plans and travel to a town that wasn't quite on their agenda.  The town is a typical Old West town where you can find   alcohol freely flowing, women who are looking for love in all the wrong places and greed that abounds plenty in the town.

The sisters must band together and seek what God has called them to do. They will face deceit, hurt and many surprises. The author has written a story that reminds me of the great show "GUNSMOKE." The characters are diverse and each sister has their own battle they just must face. I loved how the author gave readers a well written story filled with hope, determination and His unconditional love. I loved this quote from the book which says, "Maybe, now and then, we have to give up a portion of our kingdoms-the things we hold dearest -to find what it is God wants for us."

I received a copy of this book from The BookClub Network for an honest review.

(GIVEAWAY) Shattered Memories by: Debbie Lynne Costello


Shattered Memories is a 265 page novel in the Christian Historical genre and was released on February 14, 2016. You can purchase the book here.

About the Book

The Charleston earthquake has left destruction like nothing Doctor Andrew Warwick has ever seen. On a desperate mission to find the lady who owns his heart, he frantically searches through the rubble. He finds her injured and lifeless. After she regains consciousness, the doctor’s hopes are quickly dashed as he realizes she doesn’t remember him. Things only get worse when he discovers she believes she’s still engaged to the abusive scoundrel, Lloyd Pratt. Now Drew is on a race with the wedding clock to either help her remember or win her heart again before she marries the wrong man.
Waking in a makeshift hospital, Olivia Macqueen finds herself recovering from a head injury. With amnesia stealing a year of her memories, she has trouble discerning between lies and truth. When her memories start returning in bits and pieces, she must keep up the charade of amnesia until she can find out the truth behind the embezzlement of her family’s business while evading the danger lurking around her.

About the Author

Debbie Lynne Costello is the author of the #1 Amazon bestseller Sword of Forgiveness, a medieval romance. She has enjoyed writing stories since she was eight years old. She raised her family and then embarked on her own career of writing the stories that had been begging to be told. She and her husband have four children and live in upstate South Carolina where she has worked in many capacities in her church and is currently the Children’s Director. When not spending time with her husband, four children and grandchildren she hangs out with her Arabian and Tennessee Walking horses.


What a grand life Olivia has. She is in love with the dashing Dr. Drew Warwick and plans to marry are on the horizon. There is one small detail that needs to be addressed however. It seems that her ex fiance the devious Lloyd Pratt has been doing some underhanded dealings that could jeopardize her family's insurance company. It is a race to find the evidence and bring justice to Lloyd.

Oh the plans we make seem so simple, but sometimes a detour occurs that changes everything. On a day when everything seemed to be going well, an earthquake shatters the quiet city of Charleston . It will become a disaster that will cost lives and destroy dreams. Olivia awakens in a strange room to discover that she  can't remember the last year of her life. The author has done a magnificent job of detailing the earthquake and its aftermath so precisely. Her attention to Olivia and her hear injury is well written and delivers a powerful story line.

I found myself so immersed in the story that I actually felt like I was there watching the turmoil and destruction that was caused by the  earthquake. The author does an amazing job of taking the reader into the homes and witnessing the destruction and loss of lives. Can you imagine going to your home and all that is left is a pile of rubble?  Olivia now must face losing everything and figuring out who she is . Can she believe Lloyd as he tries to convince her they are still engaged? Will Drew draw strength from the Lord and trust Him to work things out?

The book is about deceit, trust, forgiveness and love which equals  a well written story . The characters are very well developed . Each  character has unique and different qualities that make the story intriguing as they interact with each other. The book delivers an unforgettable story of faith that will stay with you long after the last word is read.

I was given a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit and the author for an honest review.


Blog Tour Stops

Feb 15: Quiet Quilter
Feb 19: Buwurmzzz
Feb 20: A Greater Yes
Feb 25: Bigreadersite
Feb 27: cherylbbookblog
Feb 28: Mary Hake


BONUS GIVEAWAY:Please answer the following question for a bonus giveaway. What do you think Olivia thought when she woke up in a strange room with no memory? If we get at least 10 comments, Debbie Lynne Costello will give one of my readers their choice of one of her books. Giveaway lasts one week and a winner will be picked on March 3rd. You must leave you name and email. 

Tuesday, February 23, 2016


There is a serial killer targeting elderly people in Long Beach , California. The investigation is headed up by Luke and Abby. There is a connection between the two that still haunts Abby . Will this investigation lead to solving the case of a fire that killed her parents? Will they be able to Stop the serial killer before the body count starts stacking up? Abby is determined to see this to the end but someone wants to stop her. Who is this person and what do they have to gain from stopping Abby? I loved  it when Abby said, "Letting go feels like giving up."

It's a race to try to keep one step ahead of the serial killer, but obstacles seem to keep getting in the way. The author is well versed in police proceedings and makes the story very believable. The characters work well together and I liked how they slowly began to trust each other as the story continued. It's nice to read a story with strong characters, scenes that are riveting and details that are precise.

This is another power packed adventure from an author that always delivers the best in suspense. I could not put this book down from the moment I read the first page. It grabs you from the beginning and brings you to a heart pounding ending that you won't soon forget.

I received a copy of this book from The BookClub Network for an honest review.DRAW


What a fun book this was to read. The characters are quirky , funny and busybodies. Well after all it is a small town. Everybody knows each other and I guess that means they get to know each other's business as well.  Claire and Patsy are at the center of this exciting story . Claire is at it again with her hairbrained ideas to make the town popular. Not only is she just as clumsy as ever, her ideas attracts more tourists than they know what to do with.

The author has made this town come  to life with characters that are fun with never a dull moment .  I would love to live in this town and feel the excitement of everyday hustle and bustle. They may have many problems to deal with, but with the guidance from God they work everything out. The characters don't shy away from their problems, but instead go full force with prayer and faith. The ending is one that you won't forget as you feel tears slowly come to your eyes and a heartfelt love for a town that everyone would want to visit.

I received a copy of this book from The BookClub Network for an honest review.


George has lost his wife and feels very lost and alone. He knows that he must make a journey around the United States to honor his wife. They had always wanted to travel and enjoy theirselves; but alas it was to late for his dear wife. He sells everything and buys a RV. Of course his family thinks he crazy but he is determined to do this. His daughter finds out that there is a small boy who has become allergic to his dog. He needs to take shots for a year so he can become immune to the allergens the dog gives him. Somehow George is coaxed into taking the dog on his journey so the boy can get better. Lewis is a huge Saint Bernard that has a sweet disposition and soon the two are off on their journey. They meet interesting people along the way and George begins to treat Lewis like a member of the family. I loved how the author developed the relationship between George and Lewis. He gave Lewis a great insight into what George was thinking and kinda became his conscious. George is still dealing with the death of his wife. Why does George feel guilty about the last prayer he spoke to God? The book is filled with wonderful moments as George begins to confide in Lewis about things in his life. As I read the book I wanted to give George a big hug and tell him everything was going to be ok. Lewis had this way about him that drew people to him. He could comfort someone or bring a smile to a lonely person. Lewis is the star of this book as he becomes a much needed companion to George and helps him come to terms with the loss of his wife. The author writes a story that brings tears, a smile and peace to hurting people. Thank you for writing a book that captures the essence of friendship, unconditional love and touches readers with compassion. I received a copy of this book from Abingdom Press for an honest review.

Saturday, February 13, 2016


Many women have  struggled  with their looks, their weight, being accepted or  liking themselves. As I began to read this book, I found myself thinking I have experienced many of these same things throughout my life. We are out own worse enemy. When we begin to think we are not pretty or liked, we start to believe it and before we know it, we are trapped by the enemy. The media is a vast source of perceiving women a certain way. The magazines are full of beautiful , perfect women who we think we need to look like.

I loved the example the author gave about Eve. She went against God and ate  from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. She didn't trust God, but believed she knew better. It is time for us to seek God and listen to him instead of lies from the enemy. The book does an excellent job of redirecting us to listen to God and know we are beautifully made. It goes on to say we need to spend more time with Him. We should allow Him to speak to us and read scriptures that will encourage us. The book also includes resources and scripture meditation at the end which is a very useful tool.

Allow God to show you areas that you may be struggling in. Let Him remind you that you have a purpose. Is something holding you back from seeking  your destiny? Have you not forgiven someone? The book is such an encouragement and I love the illustrations that shows the beauty of a woman. "Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come." 2 Corinthians 5:17

I would encourage every woman to read this book and be encouraged that you are beautiful and God does have a plan for your life.

I received a copy of this book from The BookClub Network for an honest review.


This is not an easy book to read if you don't understand spiritual warfare, but it is very informative. It is true that there is an enemy out there, but he can be disguised as anyone. His tricks are many and often subtle. I liked when the author talked about the enemy invading your mind. How many of us have believed that we are sick, unloved, or just ready to give up? See how easy it is for the enemy to take our thoughts captive and make you think things that are not true.

The author gives lots of examples like tarot cards etc which can be deceiving to us. We need to be prayerful and be guided by the Holy Spirit to remove obstacles that are not of God. It is a very in-depth book that helps readers be more aware of  the enemy and be on guard for the attack . The book is filled with scriptures that are powerful tools to speak over your life. As an army prepares for battle they get information that will help them win. We need to do the same thing against the enemy. The book gives us many examples of how the enemy will sneak in and try to destroy you. What can we do to win? The easy answer is prayer and making good decisions. Thank you for sharing your story and giving us useful tools to fight off the enemy.

I received a copy of this book from The BookClub Network for an honest review.


The book is an amazing journey as two women share their testimony to encourage each of us .  "Testimonies are powerful and meant to be shared. They build faith and hope in others." I truly believe that statement and know how much an impact testimonies make. There are hurting people in the world that think they are the only ones going through something. The enemy has made them believe to be ashamed and to not share their journey. The truth is through out test is our testimony. It is so powerful to hear someone share how they overcame abuse, drugs or a difficult marriage. It not only encourages others but it shows how God can use anyone and love them unconditionally.

I loved how they reminded us that we do have a  purpose and destiny. We can sometimes forget that when we are in the midst of a battle. Isn't it nice to know that "He will never leave us nor forsake us."  The book is powerful and gives readers encouraging ways to be who God called them to be. We can't let doubt or insecurity stop us from sharing our story . He does have a plan for each of us. Some may ask why were they allowed to go through difficult times. Maybe the reason  was to strengthen your faith or to show you that you can make a difference . God wants us to be the voice to spread His love and not let the enemy steal our joy. Now it's time to share your story and "take the first step."

I received a copy of this book from The BookClub Network for  an honest review.

Friday, February 12, 2016


I am glad I was able to read this book. I am one of those who allows distractions to keep me off focus. Sometimes I think I'm on the right path, and suddenly I'm going in another direction. This book was so inspiring to read. The author did a great job of targeting areas where we can lose our focus such as prayer time and reading the bible. The enemy loves to find ways to keep us away from God. He can use hurt, unforgiveness  or simply thinking you don't have time to sit and read a few scriptures. It is time for us to focus and not let distractions keep us from our destiny.

"To fix our eyes on Jesus , we must do more than look for Him. We must look at Him." I loved the example the author gave about Mary. She sat and listened to Jesus as He spoke. Others thought she should be doing chores but her desire was to learn and be in His presence. We must learn to be as focused as Mary was. It didn't matter that there were other things that needed her attention. She took the time to listen to His words and benefited from her time with him. Thank you for writing a book that has encouraged me to be more focused on God and less on the worldly things that try to distract me.

I received a copy of this book from The BookClub Network for an honest review.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

With THIS Ring: Mary Connealy Author Interview and Giveaway

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With THIS Ring?A Novella Collection of Proposals Gone AwrybyKaren Witemeyer, Mary Connealy,Regina Jennings, and Melissa JagearsGenre: Romance, Humor
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Date of Publication: January 5, 2016
# of pages: 368
Sometimes Love is Found in the Most Unexpected Places!

Love isn’t always a fairy tale, and it doesn’t always go as planned. Sometimes the best stories, though, are the ones that are the most unexpected. Join Karen Witemeyer, Mary Connealy, Regina Jennings, and Melissa Jagears for novellas that celebrate the power of love to triumph . . . even when circumstances go awry! 
The Husband Maneuver
When ranch foreman Daniel Barrett seems ready to leave her life forever, Marietta Hawkins decides to grab the reins on their relationship. But to have any hope of maneuvering him into a proposal, she has to act fast or risk losing him completely.
Her Dearly UnintendedJosiah Huckabee just wanted to make sure Katie Ellen Watson was safe, but when the only bridge to her farm is washed out, the two find themselves alone. Alone, that is, until a menacing stranger appears. Maybe by pretending to be newlyweds, they’ll save their reputations–but can pretending to be in love turn into the real thing?
Runaway BrideHired to help Carrie Halsey escape from a dangerous man intent on making her his wife, Big John Conroy never expected the job to interrupt his solitary Texas Ranger life. But now that he’s promised to keep Carrie safe, he discovers he may just want to make a few more promises.
Engaging the CompetitionHarrison Gray and tomboy Charlotte Andrews have been rivals for years. With Charlotte intended for someone else, it seems they’ll never settle their differences until an accident changes things completely. When Charlotte breaks Harrison’s glasses–without which he’s nearly blind–she must help with his teaching position, and working together forces these former adversaries to reconsider everything.
“This quartet of authors consistently write with hilarity, warmth and toe-curling romance. Their individual contributions to this entertaining collection hold true to form. Connealy tips her hat to long-time fans with a grin-inducing reunion and clever word-smithing. Witemeyer’s ingenious story-within-a story adds even more humor and drama to her contribution. Jennings and Jagears perfectly complete the ensemble with witty tales of friendship and breathless kisses.”–RT Book Reviews Top Pick
“This quartet of authors consistently write with hilarity, warmth, and toe-curling romance. Their individual contributions to this entertaining collection hold true to form. Connealy tips her hat to long-time fans with a grin-inducing reunion and clever word-smithing. Witemeyer’s ingenious story-within-a story adds even more humor and drama to her contribution. Jennings and Jagears perfectly complete the ensemble with witty tales of friendship and breathless kisses.”—RT Book Reviews Top Pick
 Author Interview: Mary Connealy

Why did you choose to write in your particular field or genre? 
I don’t think I really picked this genre, I think, because of my rural background and  husband who’s a cowboy, the genre sort of picked me. I wrote widely before I got my first book published and the cowboy romantic comedies are what hit. I like to think it’s because I can bring some real authenticity to it because of the life I live and my strange ability to be sassy (at least while typing). That all comes through in just the right way.

Where did your love of books/storytelling/reading/writing/etc. come from? 
I’ve always loved to read, from a very young age my mom was always taking us to the library. My parents were big readers, too. But writing, a perfect storm of factors led me to start writing, including my baby going to kindergarten (some free time!), getting our first computer and having a friend write a book and, when I expressed, my admiration, she challenged me to write one, too. But whatever STARTED me writing, the fact was that, once I started, I just loved it. It was the most fun I’d ever had—and it still is.

How long have you been writing? 
Almost exactly twenty years now. My ‘baby’ is going to be 26 soon. I started when she went to kindergarten in…counting on my fingers….must now remove my socks…I’d say September 1995. I wrote for ten years before I got my first book published and I had TWENTY finished books on my computer when I got my first contract. I got my first contract in…I’d say, September 2005. And my 50th book will release this year in July 2015. It’s a great ride!

Who are some of your favorite authors you feel were influential in your work?  What impact have they had on your writing? 
I’d say the author most influential to me is Louis L’Amour. He writes the best cowboys EVER. And I’m strongly influenced in my work by his attitudes toward the frontier. I also love his knowledge of the west. In fact, if in my research I find some fact that disagrees with Louis…I go with Louis nearly every time—that’s mainly because most everyone will believe I’m wrong if I don’t match up to him. I’ve actually talked with Louis L’Amour’s son Beau a few times and hosted him on my blog Petticoats and Pistols.

What literary character is most like you? 
This took some thinking. I came up with Melanie in Gone with the Wind. I really am a quiet person who spends most of her time alone, when not caring for my family. My characters I write are NOT me, all those feisty lady ranchers. I think they’re how I WISH I could be. Strong, take Charge, In-Your-Face type women. That seems fun, but I suspect in real life, it would get really old to be a person like that, especially for those around you.

If you were a superhero, what would your name be? What costume would you wear? 

Introvert Girl. Yoga pants and a sweatshirt with a sky blue cape…so I wouldn’t show up much when I flew around.
Karen Witemeyer: Winner of the HOLT Medallion and the Carol Award and a finalist for the RITA and Christy Award, bestselling author Karen Witemeyer writes historical romance to give the world more happily-ever-afters. Karen makes her home in Texas, with her husband and three children. Visit her website or connect with her on Facebook.
Mary Connealy: Mary Connealy writes “romantic comedies with cowboys” and is celebrated for her fun, zany, action-packed style. She has over half a million books sold. She is the author of the popular series Wild at Heart, Kincaid Brides, Trouble in Texas, and many other books. Mary lives on a ranch in eastern Nebraska with her very own romantic cowboy hero. Visit her website or connect with her on Facebook.
Regina Jennings
Regina Jennings: Regina Jennings is a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University with a degree in English and a history minor. She is the author of At Love’s Biddingand four other novels, and contributed a novella to A Match Made in Texas. Regina has worked at the Mustang News, along with time at the Oklahoma National Stockyards and various livestock shows. She now lives outside Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, with her husband and four children. Visit her website or connect with her on Facebook.
February 5-18, 2016
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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Book review and giveaway: A River Too Deep by Sydney Tooman Betts

About the book:

In the spring of 1817, Alcy Callen and her father visit a step-uncle they have long presumed dead; but instead of enjoying a loving reunion, they are plunged into treachery and deceit. Nothing is as they expected and little is what it seems. Even the man who helps her escape is not the reliable suitor he appears.  Alcy is caught between gratitude and fear, unable to avoid her rescuer's attentions or understand the responses they stir. Neither can she tell what sort of man he is or what he intends to do with her in the strange place they are going. Will he keep her for himself or will he sell her to the highest bidder?  Of one person only is she certain, but will he come for her before it is too late?


The story is set in 1817 and we are introduced to Alcy and her uncle. They travel to visit her step-uncle . Upon their arrival you could sense an unsettling presence there. The step-uncle was very convincing but so greedy  that I wanted to scream at him. He took a shine to Alcy right away, but was it for love or something selfish? When a tragedy strikes in the home Alcy is devastated. She soon realizes that she is not safe staying with her step-uncle.

Alcy makes a daring escape and is rescued by someone she never would have gone with. Before her is a man who she didn't know and is suddenly whisked   away to a land she will come to love and call home. I was so engrossed in the story that I couldn't turn the pages fast enough. Can you imagine living in that time period and being taken to an Indian camp ? Alcy comes from a very wealthy background and this was a culture shock to her.

The author writes a very moving story of a young woman who relies on her faith to adapt to her surroundings. I loved how there were scriptures throughout the book and at the end of each chapter. Alcy begins to share her faith with others at the camp and it was so interesting to read how they were so focused on the Word and accepting of it. Alcy realized that this was her calling and she felt safe there.

The beautiful relationship between her and her adopted father , Running Deer, at the camp was so moving I was brought to tears. The interaction between the two was written with complete beauty and love that a father has for his daughter. As a relationship develops between her and Preying Eagle, the author delivers a very realistic look at the Native American culture ."A worthy daughter trusts her father to wisely choose a husband for her and grows to love his choice."

There were so many memorable moments throughout the book that you must pick up a copy and read this story that not only shows unconditional love but of different cultures living together in unity. 'All things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to His purpose."

I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit for an honest review.

You can purchase the book here:

About the author:

Sydney Tooman Betts and her protagonist-husband currently reside in the Shenandoah Valley near the extensive cavern system that inspired the setting for several early chapters of this book.  While single, Ms. Betts (B.S. Bible/Missiology, M.Ed) was involved in a variety of cross-cultural adventures in North and Central America. After marrying, she and her husband lived in Europe and the Middle East where he served in various mission-support capacities.  Her teaching experiences span preschool to guest lecturing at the graduate level and serving as the Sunday School Superintendent, Children’s Church Director, or Women’s Ministries facilitator in several evangelical denominations.

Before penning her first novel, A River too Deep, she ghost-wrote several stories for an adult literacy program.

The Burning Spirit Warriors Book 3 
by D.E.L. Connor Warriors Book 3 
by D.E.L. Connor
Genre: YA / Fantasy / Coming of Age
Publisher: Booktrope Publishing
Date of Publication: September 21, 2015
# of pages: 357

In the third book of D.E.L. Connor’s 
magical coming of age Spirit Warriors 
series, Emmeline and her friends find themselves still reeling from the loss 
and pain caused by the evil spirit, machayiwiw- but the danger is far 
from over. As Emme, Charlie, Bets, 
Ollie, Jack and their beloved Spirit 
Animals prepare for the final battle 
against the machayiwiw, Emme 
struggles with a battle within her 
own heart. She longs for the beauty 
and softness she feels around Charlie, 
but she can’t deny the burning passion 
that consumes her with Jack. Will she 
finally let Charlie go and give her heart 
to Jack?  Enthralling and passionate, Spirit Warriors brings the 
vibrant American West to life once again and whispers its ancient 
secrets of love and friendship. 


Praise for the books:

"There is something special about a book/series when you feel like you've come
home to family/friends in the first chapter. That is how I feel when I begin 
each new book in this series. I find I care more about each character as the series progresses." - Amazon Reviewer

"I have been a huge fan of this series. After the second book I wasn't 
exactly sure how this one would develop. Hands down it is the best 
book of the series so far." - Goodreads Reviewer 

“The Concealing is one of the best books that I have read in a long time…You will
fall head over heels in love with all of the characters and the plot as well in The Concealing.” – The Avid Reader 

“I was glued to the book from the moment I began reading it and was sad 
when it ended, because it ended. I can very easily visualise this book as a 
film, the descriptions are detailed enough to make it a great opportunity for a film. Amazing.” -- Cookie Book Reviews
“A great young adult series along the formulaic values of the “Twilight” series. 
Also a wonderful book for adults who want to immerse themselves in a world 
full of youth and American Indian heritage.” -- Respect the Books 

Enter to win: a signed copy of

The Concealing, Book 1 of the Spirit Warriors Series, 
 a $25 Amazon Gift Card, and some Swag!

Della Connor (D.E.L. Connor) was born 
in South Dakota and raised in Southeastern

Montana where she acquired a keen appreciation for 
Western and Native American culture. She moved 
to Texas as a young adult and acquired her 

honorary Texan status. She became a registered 
nurse, a nurse practitioner and eventually earned 
her PhD in nursing. She still works as a nurse 
educator and as a nurse practitioner.
Her nights and weekends, however, are filled 
with her stories and books. 
Her first book, Spirit Warriors:The Concealing
was published by Booktrope Publishing in November of 2014. The second 
book in the series Spirit Warriors: The Scarring published on July 21, 2014 and 

Spirit Warriors: The Burning rolled out on September 21, 2015. The Spirit 

Warriors story evolved from a short story she wrote for a college English class 
in the early 1990s. The professor read it, loved it and asked her to stay after 
class and discuss it. During this discussion, he told her that a "dark" story like 
hers, which was written for older children, would be unmarketable and unsaleable. 
The story kept floating around in her mind. Finally, J.K. Rowling, Stephenie Meyers
 and others stepped forward with amazing "dark" stories to create a new genre 
called Young Adult. The time was finally right for her book. She wrote book 1 in 
two weeks. It took another year and a half and about a 150 queries all with a 

"not interested" for her to find a publisher.  

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2/8         Because This is My Life Y'all – Review

2/9         Texas Book-aholic – Promo

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