Wednesday, February 29, 2012

A whole bunch of reviews

Isn't leap year like a free pass to catch up on everything that was missed in January and February? :) Click on the title to be taken to the full review.

What did the Deseret News have to say about our book?

No Angel  by Theresa Sneed is a "must read" and a "delightful and inspiring tale for all ages."

While Lydia by Wanda Luce is a "sweet love story" and readers "will fall in love with Lord Denton and hope for Lydia's happily ever after."

Double Deceit by Stephanie Humphreys, on the other hand, will have you "will have you turning pages, sitting at the edge of your seat and holding back tears. Just when you think you know how the story will end, it twists again."

But are "fun-filled mysteries" more your thing? Then Hang 'Em High by Tristi Pinkston with it's "unforgettable characters and a suspenseful plot" will delight readers.

Just Shy of Paradise by Carole Thayne Warburton is a "fine example of LDS fiction. It tells a story of friendship and forgiveness."

In God is Our Trust by L.C. Lewis, "The crisp details in this historical novel breathe life into a pivotal time in American history. Through characters, trials and plot, the author navigates a story that connects God, family and country, leaving readers with a greater appreciation for the blessings of liberty."

Cold River by Whitney Award Winner, Liz Adair, puts the "emphasis on romantic entanglements and small-town politics" and perfect for those looking for "light afternoon entertainment."

Betsy Love, author of Identity, "shows a great flair for adventure and mystery as she writes of the trials and victories in the lives of these interesting characters" and will be enjoyed by all who "love a good mystery."

In her reviews for Meridian Magazine, Jennie Hansen has said:

She doesn't "hesitate to recommend [Identity, by Betsy Love] to those who enjoy adventure and mystery/suspense."

And while she's enjoyed all of Anna Jones Buttimore's book, "this one [No Escape], by far, is her best" with characters that are "better developed than in most romantic suspense novels."

Double Deceit by Stephanie Humphreys has "all the elements of a good suspense novel. The heroine has taken an emotional battering and has no confidence in herself, but struggles on to achieve a sense of self worth and the ability to be independent."

In God is Our Trust by L. C. Lewis is a "fitting conclusion to a popular series that takes a hard look at the years following the American Revolution and the signing of a constitution that began a new form of government," and Jennie's "sorry to see it conclude."

Just Shy of Paradise by Carole Thayne Warburton has "some mystery, a little history, and a delightful love story. "

Hang 'Em High by Tristi Pinkston will deliver "clever dialog is well worth the price of the book." While "there are old lady mysteries all over the place, but no others are quite like Ida Mae Babbitt and her sidekicks, Arlette and Tansy. They're loveable, laughable, and have a knack for solving realistic mysteries and living life to the fullest.  Each mystery easily stands alone, so readers who don't start with the first one will enjoy whichever one they pick up."




Monday, February 27, 2012

February happenings

February's been a great month for us--and I can't believe I've failed to post about our good news.

The finalists for the Whitney's  awards were announced on February 3, and out of our twelve nominee, we ended up with a very deserving finalist (We thought it should have been more, but then we are slightly biased). A BIG congrats to Theresa Sneed

No Angel by Theresa Sneed was nominated in the Speculative category. No Angel is up against some amazing titles and very talented writers, so we're keeping our fingers crossed.

It's always exciting to send a book to press, but we especially like it when that book's from a first time author.  And without further ado we present The Keeper's Calling by Kelly Nelson.


They come from two different worlds.
One fateful discovery will bring them together.
Neither of their lives will ever be the same.

Chase Harper's to-do list for senior year never included fall in love and fight for your life, but things rarely go as planned. Tarnished gold and resembling a pocket watch, the counter he finds in a cave during the summer of 2011 will forever change the course of his life, leading him to the beautiful Ellie Williams and unlocking a power beyond his wildest imagination.

In 1863, Ellie Williams completes school in Boston and returns to the Utah Territory only to discover that her grandfather and his counter, a treasured family heirloom, are missing. When Ellie is abducted and told she must produce the counter or die, an unexpected rescuer comes to her aid.