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Book Tour: The Color of a Silver Lining by Julianne MacLean

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From USA Today Bestselling Author
Julianne MacLean
Sometimes, moving on isn’t the right choice when miracles are leading you back to your past — toward something, or someone, who was your destiny all along.
The Color of a Silver Lining
THE COLOR OF A SILVER LINING
Julianne MacLean
Series: The Color of Heaven Series Book 13
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Publication Date: June 12, 2017
It’s been five years since Emma Cochran endured the worst possible tragedy—the sudden, unexpected death of her four-year-old son. The emotional trauma tore her marriage apart, but now her divorce is final and she wants to begin again. She’s found happiness at last with her fiancé, Luke, who is eager to start a family with her.
On the other side of the country, single mother Bev Hutchinson watches helplessly as her five-year-old daughter Louise drowns in a high-profile boating accident. Miraculously, Louise is brought back to life and claims she went to heaven. The news causes a media frenzy surrounding the little girl, and Bev does everything she can to shield herself and her daughter from the relentless swarming of the press.
Lives collide when Emma becomes obsessed with the story of the child, thousands of miles away, who drowned and went to heaven. She wants to connect with the mother, but Emma’s fiancé is against the idea because he wants her to let go of her grief and move on.
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An amazing read. The story builds and builds and then suddenly there is a twist and a turn and it all comes together.
– Zena, Goodreads Reviewer
Every book in the Color of Heaven series opens my heart and mind to new possibilities in life. With each story I cry and feel alive. Color of a Silver Lining encourages you to see love here on earth and stretch your mind to believe in the connection of spirit. A truly beautifully written novel that inspires hope; even after tragedy.
– Karen Forrest, Goodreads Reviewer

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An Excerpt from the Book

Take an inside look at The Color of a Silver Lining. Read an excerpt from the book.
Chapter 10
It had been two full days, and the reporters were still outside my house.
Louise and I took cover indoors. I’d planned to keep her home from school anyway for a full week after the accident, and I’d asked for sick days at the hospital. Thankfully we had a private fully-fenced backyard with tall trees, so we were able to go outside with Leo and get some fresh air in a safe place with no cameras pointed at us.
One good thing came from our self-imposed lockdown: We had plenty of time to get creative with crayons. Over the course of two days, Louise drew dozens of pictures of her visit to heaven, and I tacked each one to the wall outside her bedroom.
To a stranger, they might have looked like any other drawings by a five-year old because they were images of colorful rainbows and yellow suns, trees and tall buildings—just like what she’d described to me in the park. But to me, I saw something more.
Each time she finished a new picture, she handed the page to me and said, “This isn’t as good as the real thing. I don’t think I can draw it.”
“Would it help if you had something better than crayons?” I asked, encouraging her to continue. “What about paint?”
“That would be good.”
“Let’s go to the art store tomorrow,” I suggested.
In the meantime, she drew hearts everywhere to surround herself and her grandfather, who held her hand wherever they were—in the sky above the clouds or in an orchard with sunlight filtering through pink apple blossoms or rabbits in the tall grass. I could almost hear the sound of insects buzzing, grass swishing against my legs…
And she always drew a mustache on her grandfather.
By the end of the second day, the entire hallway was papered with Louise’s colorful crayon illustrations, but now she was painting with oils on canvas—using an easel I’d purchased at the art store.
I spent a lot of time in the hallway, studying her creations, which she produced at an alarming rate. She drew birds and trees and meadows with colorful wildflowers and sparkling drops of dew. Oceans with turquoise water, dolphins and seagulls. Mountains with white, snow-capped peaks. Sunsets with spectacular clouds and silver linings.
On the third day, when I woke at six am to the sound of rain pelting against my window, I donned my bathrobe, went to the living room and peered through the slats in the blinds. To my relief, the street in front of my house was deserted. The reporters and news vans had departed.
Knowing my sister was an early riser on school days, I called her. She told me to turn on the television because it appeared we were no longer the top news story on every station. We’d been bumped aside by an earthquake in California the night before. I wasn’t happy about the devastation, of course, but I was thankful to have our privacy back.

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Contest runs from June 12 – 18, 2017.

About Julianne MacLean

Julianne MacLean

Julianne MacLean is a USA Today bestselling author who has sold more than 1.3 million books in North America, and her novels have also been translated into many foreign languages. She has written twenty historical romance novels, including the bestselling Highlander Trilogy with St. Martin’s Press and her popular Pembroke Palace Series with Avon/Harper Collins. She also writes contemporary mainstream fiction, and her 2011 release The Color of Heaven was a USA Today bestseller. Please visit her website for more information. http://www.juliannemaclean.com.
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Currently Reading and Up and Coming

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I just got Emblaze by Jessica Shirvington to arrive in the library so I’ll be starting that in the next day or so. I owned the first book of the series but didn’t realize that while I have been off reading other books, Ms. Shirvington has been quite busy writing. So now I am running to catch up on the series!
Additionally, I’m still working through Agnes and the Hitman by Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer. It is really cute so far and I am quite enjoying it. Unfortunately I had to put it on the back burner for the moment while I work through a few other books which were on my list and had a count-down date.
Finally, I am reading Pink Slips by Beth Aldrich. I haven’t started it yet, as it just arrived in today, but I’ll be getting to it in the next day or so. I’m so excited to read it as the cover is mostly pink (cute!) and the story looks good too! I’ll be hosting a giveaway of this book in the next week. If you’ve already read this book, go give it a review on Amazon as all those who review the book (if already read it) will get an additional entry for some pink goodies! All rules and information will be posted next week!

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A Pirate’s Darkness by M.L. Guida [BOOK TOUR]

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From Award Winning Author M.L. Guida
Only an ice princess can melt the
darkness growing in his fiery heart
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A PIRATE’S DARKNESS
M.L. Guida
Series: Legends of the Soaring Phoenix, Book 6
Genre: Historical Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Buffalo Mountain Press
Publication Date: May 12, 2017
Destined to be queen of the undines, Penelope must master her winter powers and remain pure. But time is running out. A time spider is hunting her. To save her people, she must flee. If caught, the beast will bite her and drag her back to a demon’s island. Then, the demon will feast on her blood, allowing him to the escape the island and kill all those she loves.
Her only hope is to trust Ewan Kelley, the grim gun master of the Soaring Phoenix.
Ewan wants no part of this and is still mourning the loss of his beloved woman and guarding his blind daughter from the demon. But an archangel reveals that the demon knows where she is and plans to kidnap her. To keep her safe, he must save a woman he barely knows. In return, the archangel promises to give sight to his little girl.
Their attraction for each other proves to be too strong, and soon they learn that their forbidden love will not be denied. Only by working together can they defeat the forces of evil.

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Other Books by the Author

Don’t miss the other books in the Legends of the Soaring Phoenis series:
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A PIRATE’S OBSESSION
Series: Legends of the Soaring Phoenix Book 4
Losing his hand to a demon means Ronan Macmillian is desperate. He’ll do anything to avoid being a cripple, even sacrifice to the same demon an innocent, beautiful undine. But when Ronan meets the beautiful Angelica, restoring his hand and handing over the undine becomes complicated. Will Ronan betray his honor and his heart and deliver Angelica over to the demon? Or will true love prevail and win Ronan her life?
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A PIRATE’S BANE
Series: Legends of the Soaring Phoenix Book 5
*** Winner: First Place, 2016 Reviewer’s Choice Award for Historical Novel or Novella
Water Elemental Isabella is a prisoner on board the dreaded Fiery Damsel pirate ship. Her choice is mate with pirate Leif Black or die. Leif Black has problems of his own. He has kept his sisters hidden from the crew of the Fiery Damsel and never told them that he is a vampire.
Isabella and Leif fight to deny their forbidden love, but destiny won’t be defied. When the lust proves to be too strong, they must work together to protect their child and trust each other to defeat the evil demon.

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Contest runs from May 20 – 24, 2017.

About M.L. Guida

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Award Winning ML Guida has been in love with the paranormal ever since she first watched Dark Shadows as a little girl. She still enjoys watching paranormal shows including A Haunting, The Haunted, Dead Files, and Supernatural. She’s a Dean girl, BTW. She has a historical paranormal series called Legends of the Soaring Phoenix which are pirates that turn into vampires during every full moon. She also has a paranormal romantic suspense series called the Angels of Death which is angels are trying to stop a crafty demon from murdering people and taking their souls.
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Official website: http://www.mlguida.com
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Dark Road Home by Angela Bennett [BOOK GIVEAWAY!!!]

Dark Road Home by Angela Bennett Giveaway

                             ✨GIVEAWAY TIME!!✨

So it’s time for another amazing giveaway! This time with a book I actually got to read and do a giveaway of!! I’ve partnered up with the author, Angela Bennett, to host the giveaway of her book. I loved her book (review on my blog next week and spotlight live now!) and do recommend it! It was like reading a TV show and kept you guessing until the end, which is always fun!


HOW TO ENTER:


What is your favorite TV show and why?



RULES: Only open to US and Canada residents. Giveaway closes Friday April 28th at 5pm EST. For additional entries, go to my Instagram (@mylibrarycardworeout). Share with your friends!

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Childhood Friends by Beaufield Berry-Fisher [GIVEAWAY!]

Childhood Friends by Beaufield Berry-FisherSo, once again, I have a wonderful giveaway of Childhood Friends by Beaufield Berry-Fisher!

If you head over to my instagram, you can get up to 5 entries there (as most giveaways are being hosted over Instagram at the moment).

However, for an entry here, answer the following question:

What is your favorite thing to drink while reading a book?

The giveaway will run until April 7th at midnight, EST.

Good luck all!