Bloggers’ Choice Awards WINNERS! Best Non-Fiction History, Best Biography/Memoir, & Best Western – Lone Star Book Blog Tours

The Lone Star Book Blog Tours team has voted, and the results are in! From Best Fiction to Most Engaged Author, we have seventeen awards to hand out to the awesome Texas books and authors featured on Lone Star Book Blog Tours in 2017.

From February 15-23, 2018, please join us as we hop around the LSBBT blogs and share the winners, runners-up, and shortlisted titles. Don’t miss it!

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Understanding Cemetery Symbols by Tui Snider

Yonderings by Ben English

A Witness to History by Janet Neugebauer

Baugh to Brady by Lew Freedman

Equal Opportunity Hero by Phil Price

Of Bulletins and Booze by Bob Horton

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Yonderings by Ben English

The Rebirth of Hope by Sau Le Hudecek

Of Bulletins and Booze by Bob Horton

Bending Angels by Jack Emmett

Equal Opportunity Hero by Phil Price

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Badlands by Melissa Lenhardt

Heart on the Line by Karen Witemeyer [See my review!]

Sea of Rust by C. Robert Cargill

To Marry a Texas Outlaw by Linda Broday

Knight on the Texas Plains by Linda Broday

Blood Oath by Melissa Lenhardt


2/14: Awards Announcement

2/15: Best Hook & Best Creative Concept

2/16: Best Non-Fiction History, Best Biography/Memoir, & Best Western

2/17: Best Children’s/Juvenile/YA & Best Series

2/18: Best Literary Fiction & Best Religious/Inspirational/Spiritual

2/19: Best Mystery/Suspense, Best Romance, & Best Fantasy

2/20: Best Cover & Most Engaged Author

2/21: Best Texas Book

2/22: Best Non-Fiction Book

2/23: Best Fiction Book


Best Non-Fiction History, Best Biography/Memoir, & Best Western


A Page Before Bedtime
Book Fidelity
Books and Broomsticks
Books in the Garden
Chapter Break Book Blog
Forgotten Winds
Missus Gonzo
Hall Ways Blog
Momma on the Rocks
The Librarian Talks
The Love of a Bibliophile
The Page Unbound
Reading by Moonlight
StoreyBook Reviews
Syd Savvy
Tangled in Text
Texas Book Lover

Come back tomorrow for the next award announcements!

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Blog Tour — The Secret Room

BNR The Secret Room PNG


(Amber-Autumn Series, #4)



  Genre: Children’s Mystery / Chapter Book

Date of Publication: October 14, 2017

Number of Pages: 159

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Book Blitz – Pearl by Deirdre Riordan Hall

Deirdre Riordan Hall
Published by: Skyscape
Publication date: March 1st 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult
Run fast and run far, unless you’re fearless. Unless you’re courageous. I’m not, but I’d like to be.

Pearl Jaeger is seventeen and homeless after drugs, poverty, and addiction unraveled the life she shared with JJ, her formerly glamorous rock star mother.

This moment of happiness is fleeting; someone will take it from me.

When tragedy brings a chance to start over at an elite boarding school, she doesn’t hesitate. Yet the only salvation comes from an art teacher as troubled as Pearl, and she faces the stark reality that what she thought she wanted isn’t straightforward.

I trace the outline of my reflection in a window. I am no more than a replica of my mother. This is not the self-portrait I want to paint.

Through the friendships she forms at school—especially with Grant, a boy who shows Pearl what it means to trust and forgive—she begins to see a path not defined by her past. But when confronted with the decision to be courageous or to take the easy way forged by her mother’s failures, which direction will Pearl choose?

Goodreads / Amazon

EXCERPT: Continue reading “Book Blitz – Pearl by Deirdre Riordan Hall”

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I Love Indie Authors

Indie authors have a special place in my heart, although you may not know the reason why.

I have come to love the time and dedication many display in getting their work out to readers. I have come to appreciate the community they have built up, and the way they build each other up. I have come to love how they are following their dreams. These are loves I have recognized in the past year-and-a-half (or so).

I have come to call some of these authors some of my best friends.

But I loved them before that.

I loved them when 4.5 years ago, I was gifted with a kindle, and I found a world of adventures for free on Amazon (I still have the best-sellers bookmarked on my toolbar). We had just welcomed our son into the world, and my kindle was like my escape from crazy post-partum emotions and my tether to sanity in the wee morning hours. When my husband returned to work, these authors provided me with companionship as the hours ticked by in sleepless delirium. They may also have been responsible for a few all-night reading binges that I really shouldn’t have done.

These were some of my favorite stories, and several of the authors have become favorites, with me buying their books when they’re published. While I’ve come to appreciate the personal side of these authors, they started out as unknowns to me, my consumption of stories far outweighing my thoughts of the authors and their lives. I’m glad that I’ve become more aware and more aware of what I can do for authors, especially the self-published ones. It’s been quite the journey for me to go from being a simple consumer to a cheerleader, I’m so glad I’ve taken it.

So, dear Indie author, if you are reading this, I want to say thank you. Thank you for the amount of dedication you display in your work. If you offer a book for free, I say thank you, because you may be changing a reader’s life, even if they aren’t thinking about yours.


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Cover Reveal! – The Island by S. Usher Evans

Introducing the brand-spankin’ new cover for The Island, made by Anita over at Race-Point.com.

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