Friday, November 30, 2018

Stratagem by Robin Caroll--giveaway!

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About the Book

Author:Robin Caroll
Genre:Christian Suspense
Release Date: November, 2018
A High-Stakes Simulation Adventure Leaves Grayson Thibodeaux the Prime Suspect. . .for Murder
Deep in the gritty underbelly of New Orleans, psychologist Grayson Thibodeaux loses everything when his wife leaves him to climb her company’s corporate ladder. He buries himself in his job of creating mind-bending adventure games for businesses as team-building explorations. When his ex-wife’s company hires Grayson’s to create an elaborate game, he doesn’t see how things can get worse. Until she dies during the course of the game he created…making him the prime suspect for murder.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Literary Book Gifts-- Website review

Reviewing Literary Book Gifts

A couple of weeks ago I was invited to check out a website called Literary Book Gifts. So I decided to give it a shot. I clicked on the link and the first thing I noticed is the simplicity and ease of the website. It is very straight forward and not hard to navigate.

 Secondly the website has some very adorable gift items. I noticed several things that I really liked but my favorites were a tote bag that had headphones on it and a Jane Austin tote bag. There were too many t-shirts I liked to name them all.

It looked like most of the t-shirts come in S-3XL in Women's and S-5XL in Men's. I did read on the site that the women's sizes do run slightly smaller. The Men's sizes are great for a unisex fit.

Don't let these pictures fool you. There were several more pages of shirts and totes. I just wanted to give y'all an idea of what was there.
There is so much on this site that would be great for the Avid Classic readers in your life. I also saw a few items that would work for any reader in your life.

I am so excited to announce that LITERARY BOOK GIFTS has graciously offered my readers a 20% off code!!!! To use simply go to and enter PROMO code ReadersCozyCorner20 to receive your discount! And what a great thing right at the start of the Christmas season!!!

I can't wat to hear what Y'all think of this site and all her great merchandise. Be sure to comment and send me a picture if you decide to purchase anything!


Monday, November 19, 2018

Faith and Lettering journal/ The illustrated Word/ Illuminate Your Story Journal reviews

Hand-lettering is a Powerful Way to Grow Your Faith!

There are many ways to incorporate hand-lettering into your life, spiritually and practically. The purpose of this journal is to inspire you to reignite your devotional time, to imprint Scripture on your heart, and to help you dig deep into the Word of God through the art of lettering.
The Faith & Lettering Journal is designed to be a safe place to practice prompts, try your hand at different styles, and grow in your lettering skills. You'll practice the basics of hand-lettering, Bible journaling, sermon sketch note-taking, and have space to write about how these techniques are deepening your walk with God.
Something special happens when you slow down and take time to focus on Scripture in a creative way!

Create your own masterpiece with this journal that has forty glorious illustrations from ancient manuscripts that have been recreated as line drawings. Just as medieval monks brought Scripture to life through intricate inked illustrations in handwritten manuscripts hundreds of years ago, you can now create your own stunning keepsake that will be treasured for years to come.

Use this almost-lost art of illuminating letters to enhance your writing, Bible journaling, or sermon note-taking. Rich illustrated manuscripts in the Museum of the Bible’s collection inspired these gorgeous letters. Easy to follow instructions, practice pages, and encouragements guide you through the creation of amazing start letters, flourishes, and more. 

• Cloth spine opens 180ยบ―takes lay-flat journaling to a new level 
• Elastic pen loop on spine 
• High-quality, non-bleed paper 
• Uplifting, inspirational quotes sprinkled throughout 
• Drawing guides, grid background practice pages, plus lined pages for journaling 
• Ribbon marker, pocket, elastic band closure 

Friday, November 9, 2018

Swimming in the Deep End Blog Blitz with JUSTRead Tours

Swimming the Deep End Blog Blitz

Welcome to the Blog Blitz & Giveaway for Swimming In The Deep End by Christina Suzann Nelson, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


swimming in the deep end Title: Swimming In The Deep End

Author: Christina Suzann Nelson

Publisher: Kregel Publications

Release Date: September 25, 2018

Genre: Contemporary Women's Fiction

A moving novel entwining the many faces of motherly love

Jillian Connors has the perfect daughter: loving and smart, she's an Olympic hopeful with a bright future. But when Gabby becomes pregnant, Jillian fears that future is lost. Worse, she must confront her own secret past and hope the decisions she's made don't drown their whole family.

Gabby can't believe God let this happen to her. She knew the risks, but who thinks about that when they're in love? Now she has to face the consequences--and the disappointed stares from everyone who thought she was the perfect Christian girl. At least she has the baby's father, Travis. Nothing can tear them apart, right?

Margaret Owens had determined dreams for her son. She's furious that Gabby's pregnancy jeopardizes his college baseball scholarship and terrified that Travis will be trapped in a life of struggle and poverty--the life she's tried so hard to save him from. She'll do anything to protect him--even if it means forcing him to leave Gabby.

Stacey Meyers is aching for a child of her own. But the son she was meant to adopt was taken before she could hold him in her arms. It feels like she'll never stop mourning; even the move to this new town hasn't distracted her from the pain. How can she and her husband find peace? Is there any hope of a family in their future?

And in the midst of all this . . . an unborn baby. Whose arms will hold him in the end?

PURCHASE LINKS: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Christian Book | Book Depository



Christina Suzann Nelson, inspirational speaker and award-winning author of If We Make It Home, is celebrating the release of Swimming in the Deep End, on September 25, 2018. She writes and speaks about hope after dysfunction. Christina is over the top about her passions, including the stories created somewhere in the twists and turns of her less-than-focused brain. When she’s not writing, she’s working with the Every Child initiative, chasing escaped steers, reading, breathing in the sweet smell of her horse, hiking with her dog, or enjoying her just-as-crazy family.

Book Excerpt 
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I didn’t want to swim today. Why can’t I, just for once, be a normal teenager? No pressure. No expectations. Why can’t everyone just back off and give me a break for a change? I never wanted to be perfect, just normal. No one ever bothers to know who I am, except Travis, and even he’s been
pulling away, or maybe it’s me.
I sit against my bedroom door. The image won’t leave my mind. Mom standing at the sink, her broken cup in her hand, her shoulders slumped.
It’s only a second until tears choke my own throat, bringing with them the burn that comes from fighting to keep them back. My chin quivers and my chest tightens. I don’t want to care about what this will do to her. I’ve got my own problems. And they’re huge.
I shake my head. What’s wrong with me? I’m not one of those girls who bawls about her troubles. But then again, maybe the girl I am now is that kind of girl.

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swimming in the deep end blitz giveaway

(1) winner will receive (US only)

  • a print copy of Swimming in the Deep End
  • $10 Amazon gift card
  • Swimming in the Deep End water bottle
Enter via the Rafflecopter giveaway below. Giveaway will begin at midnight November 9, 2018 and last through 11:59pm November 16, 2018. US only. Winners will be notified within a week of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Miles From Where We Started by Cynthia Ruchti----Giveaway!!!

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About the Book

Miles from Where We Started
Book Title: Miles from Where We Started
Author: Cynthia Ruchti
Genre: Christian Romance/Family life
Release date: October 16, 2018
These no-longer-newlyweds want out of this road trip—and their marriage. Too bad they can’t find the off ramp.

Weeks away from their one-year wedding anniversary, Mallory and Connor Duncan can’t even agree on how to end their marriage. But when a last-minute crisis lands them on a three-thousand-mile road trip together, Mallory wonders if their story may not be over after all.

The trip begins to unravel before the key is even in the ignition, and an at-risk, trouble-seeking missile of an eleven-year-old is unexpectedly launched into their travel plans. Close quarters get even tighter, and the couple believes this whole experience will spell disaster.

Their first year of marriage hasn’t been the arm-in-arm togetherness they expected. How can they find a new beginning when the road ends?

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Lady of A Thousand Treasures by Sandra Byrd

Miss Eleanor Sheffield is a talented evaluator of antiquities, trained to know the difference between a genuine artifact and a fraud. But with her father’s passing and her uncle’s decline into dementia, the family business is at risk. In the Victorian era, unmarried Eleanor cannot run Sheffield Brothers alone.

The death of a longtime client, Baron Lydney, offers an unexpected complication when Eleanor is appointed the temporary trustee of the baron’s legendary collection. She must choose whether to donate the priceless treasures to a museum or allow them to pass to the baron’s only living son, Harry―the man who broke Eleanor’s heart.

Eleanor distrusts the baron’s motives and her own ability to be unbiased regarding Harry’s future. Harry claims to still love her and Eleanor yearns to believe him, but his mysterious comments and actions fuel her doubts. When she learns an Italian beauty accompanied him on his return to England, her lingering hope for a future with Harry dims.

With the threat of debtor’s prison closing in, Eleanor knows that donating the baron’s collection would win her favor among potential clients, saving Sheffield Brothers. But the more time she spends with Harry, the more her faith in him grows. Might Harry be worthy of his inheritance, and her heart, after all? As pressures mount and time runs out, Eleanor must decide whom she can trust―who in her life is false or true, brass or gold―and what is meant to be treasured.