Monday, October 14

Spooktacular Giveaway Hop

October 14th through October 31st

Thank you for stopping by.

Check out the dresses I made that were inspired by Sweet Evil and Sweet Peril.

US only
Must at least 13 years old
Enter through the rafflecopter below.

I am giving you a choice.
The winner will get to pick one of the following books. Or two if you pick books that are of low value.

Across the Universe
Shadows Cast by Stars
Turning Pages
Soul Screamers Volume One
Rivals and Retribution
Destiny and Deception 
Vampire's Kiss
Touch of Frost
Angel Fire
Beautiful Chaos
The Revenant
The Reckoning
The Mephisto Covenant
Born Wicked
The Taker

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Friday, October 11

Born of Deception: Cover Reveal

Today I'm very excited to be a part of the Nerd Blast Born of Deception by Teri Brown Cover Reveal!

So, without further adieu, I give you BORN OF DECEPTION!

Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
Young Adult/ Paranormal /Historical Fiction /Fantasy

Budding illusionist Anna Van Housen is on top of the world: after scoring a spot on a prestigious European vaudeville tour, she has moved to London to chase her dream and to join an underground society for people like her with psychic abilities. Along with her handsome beau, Cole Archer, Anna is prepared to take the city by storm.
But when Anna arrives in London, she finds the group in turmoil. Sensitives are disappearing and, without a suspect, the group’s members are turning on one another. Could the kidnapper be someone within the society itself—or has the nefarious Dr. Boyle followed them to London?
As Cole and Anna begin to unravel the case and secrets about the society are revealed, they find themselves at odds, their plans for romance in London having vanished. Her life in danger and her relationship fizzling, can Anna find a way to track down the killer before he makes her his next victim—or will she have to pay the ultimate price for her powers?
Set in Jazz-Age London, this alluring sequel to Born of Illusion comes alive with sparkling romance, deadly intrigue, and daring magic.


Teri Brown
I’m not sure who to tell you about here because I’m actually two people rolled into one. As a responsible mother of teens, I show one persona to the world. That person is driven, conservative and level headed. But the other part of me just never grew up. She is rebellious, impulsive and curious.
It’s hard being both these people. They’re often at odds.
The mother part of me knows I should put a cap on how many animals we take in. The teen part of me wants to save them all. We have five cats and two dogs. Who do you think is winning?
Even now. The mother part wants to make a meatloaf, mashed potatoes, and a tossed salad. The teen part wants to order a pizza, work on my website and check my Facebook.
Luckily, though my two halves don’t always agree, both of us live happily in Portland, Oregon, with a husband and too many animals. And we both love to write and write and write.

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Friday, October 4

A Bride for Keeps: Book Review

A Bride for Keeps

Melissa Jagears

Bethany House Publishers
October 1st 2013
Adult | Contemporary | Christian | Romance
Official Blurb - 
A Tender Tale of Love on the Prairie Perfect for CBA Readers
Although Everett Cline can hardly keep up with the demands of his homestead, he won't humiliate himself by looking for a helpmate ever again--not after being jilted by three mail-order brides. When a well-meaning neighbor goes behind his back to bring yet another mail-order bride to town, he has good reason to doubt it will work, especially after getting a glimpse at the woman in question. She's the prettiest woman he's ever seen, and it's just not possible she's there to marry a simple homesteader like him.

Julia Lockwood has never been anything more than a pretty pawn for her father or a business acquisition for her former fiance. Having finally worked up the courage to leave her life in Massachusetts, she's determined to find a place where people will value her for more than her looks. Having run out of all other options, Julia resorts to a mail-order marriage in far-away Kansas.

Everett is skeptical a cultured woman like Julia could be happy in a life on the plains, while Julia, deeply wounded by a past relationship, is skittish at the idea of marriage at all. When, despite their hesitations, they agree to a marriage in name only, neither one is prepared for the feelings that soon arise to complicate their arrangement. Can two people accustomed to keeping their distance let the barricades around their hearts down long enough to fall in love?

This was probably more of a three and a half star book. It was very hard to put down and I easily neglected the house the day I read this. Probably what dropped the rating for me was that at times things felt a bit too dragged out. Sometimes I wished the characters would stop repeating the same thing and get somewhere else in the story. But it was adorable to watch the characters grow and change over the span of their new marriage. Julia was more difficult to like because she was so very set in her opinion of her value and wouldn't see any other possibility. The christian portion of the story went from non-existent to full blown by the end of the book. These characters aren't your perfect strong in the faith sort but eventually they turn in that direction.

Overall it was a cute read.


Thursday, October 3

Sincerely Dark - Barbie Doll Dress Inspired by Sweet Peril

Sincerely Dark
Last you heard I gave into my book cover obsession and created a Barbie doll dress inspired by Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins. 

Well I just couldn't stop there I created a Barbie doll dress inspired by Sweet Peril.

I like to call this dress Sincerely Dark. I am selling this beautiful gown over on my Etsy shop, Miracle of Mine.

Tuesday, October 1

Flare of Desire - Barbie Doll Dress Inspired by Sweet Evil

Flare of Desire
Of late I have been an admirer of all these beautiful book cover dresses. I am sure you know exactly what I mean. Since I dabble in the Barbie doll dress proportions I thought I would combine my tiny skills with my love for books.  

For my first dress inspiration I chose Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins. It is such a great book. Here on the right I have included a picture of the cover so you can see what I was working with.

Many creative hours later this tiny little beauty above was born. I like to call this dress Flare of Desire. I am selling this beautiful gown over on my Etsy shop, Miracle of Mine.