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Monday, May 14, 2018

Love In Bloom

Welcome to the Love In Bloom Giveaway Hop!
I am giving away a $15 gift card to the book store of your choice.


This giveaway runs from May 15 to May 30

Open only to those who can legally enter. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by Rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW
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Bronze can be ordered through any bookseller (ISBN 9780982893678) or order now at Barnes and Noble or Amazon.
Visit theglisterjournals.com for news, excerpts, and more about The Glister Journals series.
Reviews for Bronze

All original text and materials by or commissioned by B. B. Shepherd are copyright 2012-2018 to B B Shepherd.

Monday, April 30, 2018

May I Suggest . . . Giveaway Hop


Welcome to the May I Suggest Giveaway Hop. I am featuring two of my recent reads: Force of Nature by Jane Harper and All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Steifvater.

I am giving away one $15 gift card to the book store of your choice!
This giveaway runs May 1st -15th

From bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater, a gripping tale of darkness, miracles, and family. Saints. Miracles. Family. Romance. Death. Redemption.

My thoughts: I have to admit that I struggled with this one and a couple of times almost gave up. Not because it wasn't well-written. Anyone who has read Maggie knows she can WRITE. But the style she used for this one was over the top for me. It felt a little heavy-handed and forced. I prefer books where I'm NOT aware of the author and little tricks and devices. I felt the same way about The Dream Thieves, my least favorite Raven Boys book. Having said that, The Dream Thieves was a lot of people's favorite, so it's probably just me.

All the Crooked Saints is a quirky and ultimately enjoyable read, set in the 1960s in rural Colorado. It's full of magical realism, which I enjoy, but like I said, I felt a bit browbeaten by this one at first. It either got better or I got used to it because I did finish and really enjoyed this one. Any fans of Maggie or magical realism will probably enjoy this. This is a stand alone story.

Five women go on a hike. Only four return. Jane Harper, the New York Times bestselling author of The Dry, asks: How well do you really know the people you work with?

When five colleagues are forced to go on a corporate retreat in the wilderness, they reluctantly pick up their backpacks and start walking down the muddy path. But one of the women doesn’t come out of the woods. And each of her companions tells a slightly different story about what happened.

Federal Police Agent Aaron Falk has a keen interest in the whereabouts of the missing hiker. In an investigation that takes him deep into isolated forest, Falk discovers secrets lurking in the mountains, and a tangled web of personal and professional friendship, suspicion, and betrayal among the hikers. But did that lead to murder?

My thoughts: We first met Aaron Falk in The Dry, which was one of my favorite reads last year. I'm not an authority on mysteries or crime novels - I'm just getting into the genre - so I have no idea if Jane Harper's work is cliche or not. So far I am greatly enjoying it. I especially like that it's set in Australia. I preferred The Dry, mainly because we get to know the main character, Aaron, and he had such a strong connection to the other people in the story. In Force of Nature he feels more like a minor character with some side issues that almost felt tacked on as an after thought. So I felt a bit disconnected for at least the first part of the story. This one was also difficult to get into because of this. But it did get more interesting and suspenseful as it went along and kept me guessing and changing my mind throughout. You don't need to have read the first book, but it would help a little to have a connection to the "main" character as you're not going to get it through this book.

I consider both novels solid four star reads!

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Bronze can be ordered through any bookseller (ISBN 9780982893678) or order now at Barnes and Noble or Amazon.
Visit theglisterjournals.com for news, excerpts, and more about The Glister Journals series.
Reviews for Bronze

All original text and materials by or commissioned by B. B. Shepherd are copyright 2012-2018 to B B Shepherd.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Mother's Day Cash Giveaway


2018 Mother’s Day Kindle Fire Giveaway ($250 Value)

Mother’s Day is just around the corner! Wouldn't you love to win $250 to get an awesome gift for mom, a gift for yourself, or another special someone?

The price of a Kindle Fire has come way down in the past few years but this giveaway is still valued at $250. That’s plenty of cash to buy a Kindle Fire HD10 AND load it full of books if you so choose.

The winner will have their choice of a $250 Amazon.com Gift Card or $250 in Paypal Cash!

Thanks to this wonderful group of authors, bloggers, and publishers for making this giveaway possible.

SPONSOR LIST

I Am A Reader
Aubrey Wynne: Timeless Love
My Life. One Story at a Time.
Cynthia Luhrs Author
Caroline Clemmons
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Krysten Lindsay Hager author
Lori's Reading Corner
Helen Smith
Author Joyce DiPastena
A. Gardner - Author
Heather Boyd Romance Author
Perfectly Tolerable
Simple Wyrdings
Dawn Malone, Author
Glistering: B's Blog
S.A. Larsen
Koops Konclusions
Our Book Confessions
P. Creeden, Author
Author Kim Cresswell
Julie Coulter Bellon
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The Eco Lifestyle
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Giveaway Details

$250 in Paypal Cash or a $250 Amazon.com eGift Card

Ends 5/12/18

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use money sent via Paypal or gift codes via Amazon.com. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. This giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the authors, bloggers, and publishers on the sponsor list. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

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Bronze can be ordered through any bookseller (ISBN 9780982893678) or order now at Barnes and Noble or Amazon.
Visit theglisterjournals.com for news, excerpts, and more about The Glister Journals series.
Reviews for Bronze

All original text and materials by or commissioned by B. B. Shepherd are copyright 2012-2018 to B B Shepherd.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Spring Into Cash


Spring into Cash

$250 Giveaway

Enter to win $250 in PayPal Cash or a $250 Amazon Gift Code

Sponsor List

Thanks to I Am A Reader for hosting and these awesome authors and bloggers for making this giveaway possible!

I Am A Reader
Coupons and Freebies Mom
Dawn Malone, Author
Author Inger Iversen
Simple Wyrdings
Stacking My Book Shelves!
My Life. One Story at a Time.
Author Laurie Treacy
Krysten Lindsay Hager
Rockin' Book Reviews
Donna Amis Davis
Glistering: B's Blog
Lori's Reading Corner
Pauline Creeden
Ann Swann - author
JeanBookNerd
B. Kristin McMichael
S.T. Bende - YA Fantasy/Star Wars Kids Author
Laurisa White Reyes, Author
Deb Atwood
Helen Smith
MK McClintock
Blue Unicorn Book
Samantha Anne
R.A.Donnelly
Taylor Dean Books
A. Gardner - Author

Giveaway Details

$250 in Paypal Cash or a $250 Amazon.com eGift Card

Ends 4/15/18

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use money sent via Paypal or gift codes via Amazon.com. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. This giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the authors, bloggers, and publishers on the sponsor list. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.
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Bronze can be ordered through any bookseller (ISBN 9780982893678) or order now at Barnes and Noble or Amazon.
Visit theglisterjournals.com for news, excerpts, and more about The Glister Journals series.
Reviews for Bronze

All original text and materials by or commissioned by B. B. Shepherd are copyright 2012-2018 to B B Shepherd.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Lucky Leprechaun Giveaway Hop


Welcome to the Lucky Leprechaun Giveaway Hop!

Thank you to BookHounds for hosting this giveaway and to all the bloggers and authors that are participating in this hop. Make sure to check the entry rules for each stop on the hop. This hop runs from March 15 to 28.

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Bronze can be ordered through any bookseller (ISBN 9780982893678) or order now at Barnes and Noble or Amazon.
Visit theglisterjournals.com for news, excerpts, and more about The Glister Journals series.
Reviews for Bronze

All original text and materials by or commissioned by B. B. Shepherd are copyright 2012-2018 to B B Shepherd.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Lucky Is Reading Giveaway Hop


Welcome to the Lucky Is Reading Giveaway Hop!

Thanks to Stuck In Books for hosting this giveaway.

I am giving away a $10 gift card to the bookstore of your choice. I'm also featuring one of my favorite books from last year, The Almost Sisters by Joshilyn Jackson.

From Goodreads: With empathy, grace, humor, and piercing insight, the author of gods in Alabama pens a powerful, emotionally resonant novel of the South that confronts the truth about privilege, family, and the distinctions between perception and reality---the stories we tell ourselves about our origins and who we really are.

Superheroes have always been Leia Birch Briggs’ weakness. One tequila-soaked night at a comics convention, the usually level-headed graphic novelist is swept off her barstool by a handsome and anonymous Batman.

It turns out the caped crusader has left her with more than just a nice, fuzzy memory. She’s having a baby boy—an unexpected but not unhappy development in the thirty-eight year-old’s life. But before Leia can break the news of her impending single-motherhood (including the fact that her baby is biracial) to her conventional, Southern family, her step-sister Rachel’s marriage implodes. Worse, she learns her beloved ninety-year-old grandmother, Birchie, is losing her mind, and she’s been hiding her dementia with the help of Wattie, her best friend since girlhood.

Leia returns to Alabama to put her grandmother’s affairs in order, clean out the big Victorian that has been in the Birch family for generations, and tell her family that she’s pregnant. Yet just when Leia thinks she’s got it all under control, she learns that illness is not the only thing Birchie’s been hiding. Tucked in the attic is a dangerous secret with roots that reach all the way back to the Civil War. Its exposure threatens the family’s freedom and future, and it will change everything about how Leia sees herself and her sister, her son and his missing father, and the world she thinks she knows.


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Bronze can be ordered through any bookseller (ISBN 9780982893678) or order now at Barnes and Noble or Amazon.
Visit theglisterjournals.com for news, excerpts, and more about The Glister Journals series.
Reviews for Bronze

All original text and materials by or commissioned by B. B. Shepherd are copyright 2012-2018 to B B Shepherd.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Luck of the Irish Cash Giveaway


Welcome to the Luck of the Irish $250 Giveaway

March 1st to 31st

Enter to win $250 in PayPal Cash or a $250 Amazon Gift Code


Thank you to I Am A Reader and these wonderful authors and bloggers for making this giveaway possible!

I Am A Reader
Coupons and Freebies Mom
Rockin' Book Reviews
Laurisa White Reyes, Author
Helen Smith
Simple Wyrdings
Author Laurie Treacy
Julie Coulter Bellon
B. Kristin McMichael
P. Creeden Books
Lori's Reading Corner
Ann Swann - Suspense & more
La libreria di Beppe
Elizabeth Isaacs
Bella Street Time Travel Romance
Author Inger Iversen
Krysten Lindsay Hager author
Author Dorothy Dreyer
Jennifer Bardsley
My Life. One Story at a Time.
Suzie @ Remembrancy
Jaclyn Weist
Among the Reads
Lise McClendon
Suzy Turner
Author Wendi Sotis
Charissa Stastny - author
Caroline Clemmons
CoolCatMysteries
Stacking My Book Shelves!
The Candid Cover
Christy's Cozy Corners
Nancy C. Weeks
Glistering: B's Blog
Author Erin Richards
Elizabeth Meyette, Author
Donna Amis Davis
Author D.E. Haggerty
Samantha Anne
JeanBookNerd
Bookroom Reviews
R.A.Donnelly
CBY Book Club

Giveaway Details

$250 in Paypal Cash or a $250 Amazon.com eGift Card

Ends 3/31/18

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use money sent via Paypal or gift codes via Amazon.com. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. This giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the authors, bloggers, and publishers on the sponsor list. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

a Rafflecopter giveaway



Bronze can be ordered through any bookseller (ISBN 9780982893678) or order now at Barnes and Noble or Amazon.
Visit theglisterjournals.com for news, excerpts, and more about The Glister Journals series.
Reviews for Bronze

All original text and materials by or commissioned by B. B. Shepherd are copyright 2012-2018 to B B Shepherd.