NOAH GIVEAWAY!!!

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It’s time for another GIVEAWAY!!!…
***SPECIAL THANK YOU TO GRACE HILL MEDIA FOR PROVIDING THIS GIVEAWAY***

THE MOVIE

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A man is chosen by his world’s creator to undertake a momentous mission before an apocalyptic flood cleanses the world.

Cast
Russell Crowe … Noah
Jennifer Connelly … Naameh
Ray Winstone … Tubal-cain
Anthony Hopkins … Methuselah
Emma Watson … Ila
Logan Lerman … Ham
Douglas Booth … Shem

WATCH THE TRAILER

OFFICIAL WEBPAGE
NOAH FACEBOOK
NOAH TWITTER

MY THOUGHTS ABOUT THE MOVIE
Here’s what I liked…
#1 THE SPECIAL EFFECTS- it’s pretty awesome to see these events playing out on the big screen and knowing that THIS ACTUALLY HAPPENED!!!!
#2 HOLLYWOOD MAKING MORE MOVIES LIKE THIS- movies like Noah have big potential to be big winners at the box office and I’m happy Hollywood is taking notice and will hopefully put out more movies of biblical proportion in the future!
#3 BIG NAMES- I’m really surprised and thrilled that actors like Russell Crow, Emma Watson, Jennifer Connelly and Anthony Hopkins made this movie… And everyone did a fabulous job!
#4 IT GETS PEOPLE TALKING, THINKING AND POSSIBLY READING THEIR BIBLES- okay okay okay….before we get too far I have to say that there were numerous things in this movie that made me cringe as far as it being Biblically accurate. I would go into further detail about these things here, but if you have not seen the movie, I do not want to ruin it for you. On the flip side, movies like Noah cause discussions to happen….and that is a GOOD thing!!!

ENTER THE GIVEAWAY

***one person who ANSWERS THE QUESTION will WIN…
YOU MAY COMMENT HERE ON MY BLOG, ON FACEBOOK, ON INSTAGRAM OR ON TWITTER. ALL OF THE NAMES FROM THESE VARIOUS SITES WILL GO INTO A DRAWING AND ONE (1) WINNER WILL BE CHOSEN AT JOJOS CORNER***

(1) NOAH DVD/BLU-RAY/DIGITAL

***just comment below & tell me IF YOU KNEW YOU WOULD BE ON THE ARK WITH NOAH, WHAT ONE ITEM WOULD YOU “HAVE” TO HAVE???***
I WILL ANNOUNCE THE WINNER ON MONDAY, AUGUST 4TH!!!!

Book Review & Free Sample | Firewall by Diann Mills

Firewall
by
Diann Mills

*** Special THANK YOU to Tyndale for providing me with a review copy.*** ***My review is my own personal opinion.***

BOOK DESCRIPTION:


After a whirlwind romance, Taryn Young is preparing to board a plane at Houston International Airport, bound for a dream honeymoon, when a bomb decimates the terminal. Injured but still alive, she awakens to discover her husband is missing and they’re both considered prime suspects in the attack. Further, the FBI is convinced her husband isn’t who he appears to be.

Agent Grayson Hall’s number-one priority is to catch those responsible for the day’s act of terror. All evidence is pointing to Taryn and her new husband. But his instinct tells him her pleas of innocence are genuine. Is her naiveté just for show, or could she truly be another victim of a master scheme, possibly linked to the software she recently developed for her company?

With both their lives and reputations on the line, and the media outcry for justice increasing with each passing minute, Taryn and Grayson have no choice but to trust one another . . . and pray they can uncover the truth before they become two more casualties.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

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DiAnn Mills is a best-selling author who believes her readers should expect an adventure. She currently has more than fifty-five books published.

Her titles have appeared on the CBA and ECPA bestseller lists and have won placements through the American Christian Fiction Writer’s Carol Awards and Inspirational Reader’s Choice awards. DiAnn won the Christy Award in 2010 and 2011.

DiAnn is a founding board member for American Christian Fiction Writers and a member of Inspirational Writers Alive, Romance Writers of America, and Advanced Writers and Speakers Association. She speaks to various groups and teaches writing workshops around the country. DiAnn is also the Craftsman mentor for the Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writers Guild and is the 2014 president of RWA’s Faith, Hope, & Love chapter.

She and her husband live in sunny Houston, Texas.

MY REVIEW

A book comes along only once in a while that excites you and keeps you on the edge of your seat…Firewall is absolutely one of those books!!!
Literally at the end of almost every chapter I was like “oh, my gosh!”
Who puts their characters through this much torture? Diann Mills- that’s who!
Seriously, the book starts with a bang and doesn’t let up. I really liked Taryn from the beginning- with everything she is going through, everything that’s being tossed her way, she is such a strong heroine…I LUV her!
I really didn’t know which of the other characters to trust, who was being honest, who was lying, who was on her side, who was against her and I loved being taken on the wild ride with her, trying to unravel the mystery of it all.
If you are a fan of high action, suspense do not miss Firewall!!!

*****5/5 STARS- 2014 FAVE!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT; GET YOUR OWN COPY!!!*****

Book Review | Veil of Secrets by Shannon Ethridge & Kathryn Mackel

HI EVERYBODY!!!
Welcome to JoJo’s Corner.
I’m excited for today’s book review:

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written by:

***Special thanks to BOOKLOOK BLOGGERS for sending me a review copy.***

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:

*Shannon Ethridge* is a best-selling author, speaker, and certified life coach with a master’s degree in counseling/human relations from Liberty University. She has spoken to college students and adults since 1989 and is the author of 21 books, including the million-copy best-selling Every Woman’s Battle series. She is a frequent guest on TV and radio programs and mentors aspiring writers and speakers through her BLAST Program (Building Leaders, Authors, Speakers & Teachers.)

*Kathryn Mackel* is a best-selling author and acclaimed screenwriter for Disney and Fox. She was on the screenwriting team for Left Behind: The Movie, and Frank Peretti’s Hangman’s Curse. She is the acclaimed author of “The Surrogate”, “The Departed”, and “The Hidden” and resides in Boston, Massachusetts, with her husband.

Visit the author’s website.

SHORT BOOK DESCRIPTION:

Can a mother face the secrets of her past in order to protect her daughter from the same mistakes?

Melanie and Will Connors seem like the perfect couple, but their marriage only looks good on the outside, having withered inside from a lack of intimacy.

The barriers Melanie faces to intimacy are hidden in her past—a misguided tryst with a trusted friend of her father’s, a pattern of promiscuity as a teen, empty relationships in early adulthood. The only way Melanie sees to save herself from herself is to turn off her desires—even in her marriage.

Will insists they either work on the marriage—or work on the divorce. Their attempt at restoration occurs in the midst of a New Hampshire presidential primary that is rocked by violent protests and razor-sharp character assassinations. For the first time, their marriage begins to feel like a safe place.

As Melanie tries to sort through her own past, she sees her 16-year-old daughter’s head turned by a charismatic older man on Will’s campaign team. Can Melanie sift through her own rubble and find the voice to help guide her daughter—and possibly find the joy that God intended for her marriage?

MY REVIEW:

I was so excited to read another book by these amazing authors!
I fell in love with the first book “To Know You” and could not wait to read this one.
Difficult relationships, families struggling, and reconciling with the past…I think these are things that we all deal with at some point in our lives and these authors have created characters and situations that are completely believable and real and raw.
To me, this book is more than fiction, because of the great lessons splayed out in the pages. Often it’s easier to point out the mistakes of others and when you read “Veil of Secrets” it helps you look at your own life and ask…where is there room for improvement? When a book can do that…WOW!

*****5/5 STARS HIGHLY RECOMMEND; AMAZING; GET IT TODAY!!!*****

CSFF BLOG TOUR | The Warden and the Wolf King by Andrew Peterson


Sea Dragons.
A Desperate Quest.
And The Final Battle for the Shining Isle…

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Today, I’m thrilled to be part of the CSFF BLOG TOUR for Andrew Peterson’s epic conclusion in The Wingfeather Saga…

The Warden and The Wolf King
(The Wingfeather Saga- Book Four)
by
Andrew Peterson

*** Special THANK YOU to CSFF for providing me with a review copy.***
***My review is my own personal opinion.***

BOOK DESCRIPTION:

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All winter long, the people in the Green Hollows have prepared for a final battle with Gnag the Nameless and the Fangs of Dang.

Janner, Kalmar, and Leeli- Throne Warden, Wolf King, and Song Maiden of Anniera- are ready and willing to fight alongside the Hollowsfolk, but when the Fangs make the first move and invade Ban Rona, the children are separated.

Janner is alone and lost in the hills; Leeli is fighting the Fangs from the rooftops of the city; and Kalmar, who carries a terrible secret, is on a course for the Deeps of Throg.

Meanwhile in Skree, Sara Cobbler and Maraly Weaver care for the broken Artham Wingfeather as Fangs muster for battle across the Mighty River Blapp.

Sea dragons lurk in the waters. Wicked Stranders crawl through the burrows. Ridgerunners and trolls prowl the land. Cloven haunt the forest. Monsters and Fangs and villains lie between the children and their only hope of victory– in the epic conclusion of The Wingfeather Saga.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

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Andrew Peterson is a man of many talents with a successful recording and songwriting career, as well as being an award-winning author and the host of a highly popular online creative community known as the Rabbit Room. Peterson released his newest album, Light for the Lost Boy in 2012 to rave reviews hailing the project “as best album of the year.” His previous project Counting Stars debuted at #1 on iTunes, and #6 on Billboard. Peterson’s current project is his fourth and final book in the Wingfeather Saga series out now.

MY REVIEW

When I heard that this book was coming out, I was so thrilled that I ran out and grabbed up copies of the first three books in the series- just so I could catch up and be ready for the release! I have to say that this is really one of my favorite new series I have read in awhile.
Creative doesn’t even begin to describe the depths of the authors imagination. This series is full of interesting, memorable characters, the most imaginative creatures I’ve ever seen, adventure, danger and so much more!
I loved fully immersing myself into this series, literally going on wild adventures with Janner, Kalmar and Leeli.
I think fans of books like Harry Potter and The Chronicles of Narnia should definitely read this series!

*****5/5 STARS- FAVE NEW SERIES!!! GET YOUR OWN COPY!!!*****

BE SURE TO VISIT ALL THE STOPS ON THE CSFF BLOG TOUR!!!
href=”http://keananbrand.wordpress.com/”> Keanan Brand
Beckie Burnham
Pauline Creeden
Vicky DealSharingAunt
Carol Gehringer
Victor Gentile
Ryan Heart
Bruce Hennigan
Jason Joyner
Carol Keen
Krystine Kercher
Shannon McDermott
Meagan @ Blooming with Books
Rebecca LuElla Miller
Nissa
Writer Rani
Nathan Reimer
Chawna Schroeder
Rachel Starr Thomson
Shane Werlinger
Phyllis Wheeler

Book Review & FREE Chapter | Death Takes A Ride by Lorena McCourtney


It’s official. This case is above her pay grade–and Cate’s in over her head.

Death Takes A Ride
by
Lorena McCourtney

*** Special THANK YOU to the publisher for providing me with a review copy.***
***My review is my own personal opinion.***

BOOK DESCRIPTION:

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Cate Kinkaid arrives at H&B Vintage Auto Restorations to give a friend a ride. But, as usual, trouble finds Cate even there–this time in the form of one dead man, one wounded man, and what appears to be a pretty obvious case of self-defense.

Despite having been merely an unfortunate bystander, Cate finds herself sucked into the case. And the deeper she gets, the more she begins to suspect that the shooting in the H&B office may not have been as cut-and-dried as it appeared.

Bestselling and award-winning author Lorena McCourtney takes you on wild ride in this clever cozy mystery that will keep you guessing.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

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Lorena McCourtney is the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of dozens of novels, including Invisible (which won the Daphne du Maurier Award from Romance Writers of America), Dying to Read, and Dolled Up to Die. She resides in Oregon. Learn more at http://www.lorenamccourtney.com.

MY REVIEW

I absolutely loved this latest installment in Lorena McCourtney’s Cate Kinkaid series! Cate is such a love able character and she seems to always find herself in the center of some pretty sticky and often deadly situations.
Lorena is a pro at writing stories that draw you in, make you laugh and keep you intrigued until the very end.
If you’re a fan of fun, quirky, cozy mysteries, you’ll love Death Takes a Ride!!!

*****5/5 STARS- I LOVE IT!!! GET YOUR OWN COPY!!!*****

Kregel Blog Tour | Rope of Sand by CF Dunn


The third installment of the acclaimed romantic thriller series…

Rope of Sand
by
CF Dunn

*** Special THANK YOU to Kregel for providing me with a review copy.***
***My review is my own personal opinion.***

BOOK DESCRIPTION:


This third volume, set in rural Maine’s deep winter, follows the developing relationship between British historian, Emma D’Eresby, and American surgeon, Matthew Lynes. Emma unravels Matthew’s alarming past and begins to comprehend how very diff erent her future might be with a man whose identity must never be revealed.

Emma nervously meets Matthew’s family. She encounters his seventy-year-old son, Henry, and learns how unique the family really is. As Christmas approaches, it is clear that Emma is not welcomed by all: what does Matthew’s great-granddaughter have against her, and what might his sinister psychiatrist granddaughter, Maggie, be prepared to do?

Bound by their faith, Matthew and Emma have accepted that they must wait to be together until his wife dies. Very reluctantly, Emma meets Ellen—an elderly woman with a core of steel—and learns how living with Matthew will mean concealment and lies. How can they have a life together?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

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C. F. Dunn runs a school in North Kent for children with developmental disabilities, dyslexia, autism, and other difficulties. She is the author of Mortal Fire and Death Be Not Proud.

MY REVIEW

I was totally intrigued by the storyline of this book and was so excited at the chance to read and review it! What I did not realize is that it is actually the third in a series, I had not read the previous books- but that was okay, the author has provided a wonderful opening explaining the things that have happened in books 1 and 2.
The plot was so intriguing, really unlike anything I’ve read before. The fact that the characters were from different time periods was both awesome and strange at times, but I liked it!
Of course, I loved the wonderful setting!
The mystery and suspense surrounding the secrets of the past, kept me enthralled throughout the story.
I really enjoyed getting to know Emma and Matthew both- really memorable characters in their own right.
As a side note, I must point out to my blog followers that this book does contain some language and some sensual scenes and for that reason, I chose 4.5 out of 5 stars.

*****4.5/5 STARS- VERY INTRIGUING!!! GET YOUR OWN COPY!!!*****

Operation Zulu Tour of Duty | Meet Boone

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Welcome to the Operation Zulu Redemption: Tour of Duty!!!
Today I am super thrilled to introduce one of my absolute favorite characters…Boone Ramage!!!

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• Name: Boone Ramage
• Age: 32
• Eye colour: Blue
• Hair colour: Brown
• Height: 6’
• Rank: Warrant Officer
• Key weapon: sniper rifle
• Unique skill: sniper, trainer
• Quirk: enjoys restoring his old home
• Favourite movie: Braveheart
• Snack of choice: He doesn’t snack. Give him a good, hearty meal with homemade buttermilk biscuits
• Resembles… John Cena
• Other: thick neck, angular jaw line, ferocious, big, Rock of Gibraltar, solid, impenetrable, kind, caring.

Want to know more about Boone?
Be sure to download your FREE copy of Overkill!!!
Check it out…

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Summary:
Brand-new 5-part Serial Novel! Starts July 4th!

They never should’ve existed. Now they don’t. In the aftermath of their first highly successful op, the first all-female special ops team, known as Zulu, discovered that innocent civilians—women and children—died at their hands. Zulu was set up to take the devastating fall. Fearing for their lives, the Zulu team vanished. With new identities and spread across the globe, they live in relative but isolated peace—yet still haunted by the past. Terrified of being discovered. Five years after that horrific night, they’ve begun to hope they might be safe and the tragedy forgotten. Until two of them are murdered.

Start the mission with Operation Zulu Redemption: Overkill–The Beginning. This FREE episode drops you into the rapid-fire action where the women of Zulu are trying to figure out who is targeting them. Who really set Zulu up to take the fall years ago? Are they one and the same? Now the remaining members of Zulu have no choice but to regroup and stop their enemy–before it’s too late. And Overkill is just the beginning…

And don’t miss any of these extended 240 page episodes….
July 18 — Operation Zulu Redemption: Collateral Damage — Part 1
July 25 — Operation Zulu Redemption: Out of Nowhere — Part 2
August 1 — Operation Zulu Redemption: Hazardous Duty — Part 3
August 8 — Operation Zulu Redemption: Act of Treason — Part 4

Ronie Kendig will leave you needing the next!


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Download Links:
Amazon * Barnes & Noble * Kobo Books *

My Review-
What a ride!!! This is such an exciting, heart-stopping, edge-of-your-seat, action-packed beginning to what I expect will be an epic series!!!
Ronie’s writing style is addictive. You won’t be able to put this one down and once your finish, you’ll be begging for more!!!
I love that this novel is written in a quick, back and forth style introducing the characters by bits and really sucking you in good.
I can’t tell you how many times I gasped out loud as I read- so many shocks and unexpected moments!
I absolutely loved OVERKILL: The Beginning and cannot wait for Episode 1 to release!!!
If you are a fan of non-stop action, military fiction, memorable characters….don’t miss Overkill!!!

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About the Author-
An Army brat, Ronie Kendig grew up in the classic military family, with her father often TDY and her mother holding down the proverbial fort. Their family moved often, which left Ronie attending six schools by the time she’d entered fourth grade. Her only respite and “friends” during this time were the characters she created.

It was no surprise when she married a military veteran—her real-life hero—in June 1990. Married more than twenty years, Ronie and her husband, Brian, homeschool their children, the first of whom graduated in 2011. Despite the craziness of life, Ronie finds balance and peace with her faith, family and their Maltese Menace in Northern Virginia.

Ronie has a deep love and passion for people, especially hurting people, which is why she pursued and obtained a B.S. in Psychology from Liberty University. Ronie speaks nationally, volunteers with writer’s organizations, including American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and My Book Therapy, and mentors other writers.

Since launching onto the publishing scene in 2010, Ronie and her books have hit bestseller lists and garnered awards and critical acclaim.