Tuesday, December 8, 2015

The Bartered Bride Blog Tour +Giveaway!

Today I have a spotlight for a newly released book to share! While I haven’t yet read any of Lena’s books, I hope to soon. After all, I love a good Western romance. :)


About the Book


Jem Wheeler has always been a survivor. He just wants to make a fresh start in Colorado Springs after the loss of his wife. But then he happens upon a young mute woman being sold off to the highest bidder. He wasn’t looking for a mail-order bride. He wasn’t looking to rescue anyone either. But desperate circumstances can drive a good man to do things he hadn’t planned on doing...

When Jem steps into Annie’s life, she’s not expecting anyone to save her. Mute from birth, she’s just using all her wits to survive. All she’s ever really wanted is a family of her own. For someone to see her. To look at her long enough to hear the things she can’t say.

Can a rescued bride who can’t speak communicate her love for a grieving widower and his little girl? Will her love ever be returned?

The Brides Series #3

Note: Each book in The Brides Series can be read as a stand-alone novel, but reading in order will provide a more complete reading experience.


Jem took the apple core from his daughter and passed her one of the remaining crackers with a piece of cheese on it. Mae munched that down and looked to him immediately for another, the last one.

He gave it to her, then showed her his empty hands.

She frowned. “More?”

“No more,” Jem said, and showed her his empty hands again, making a bigger gesture out of it, as if the little girl was accusing him of hiding some.

If Annie weren’t so intent on eating her share of cheese and crackers she might have smiled at the sight of them, one of the most dangerous men she’d ever seen sitting side by side with that tiny little girl. They made quite a mismatched pair.

Mae looked over at Annie, at the last cracker in her hand and the last bit of cheese.

Annie gulped down the mouthful she was chewing. She looked down at the last of her meal and back at the little girl. To her shame, she didn’t want to give up her last cracker. She could barely remember the last meal she’d eaten.

“That’s Annie’s food,” Jem admonished the little girl. “You’ve had yours.”

Mae bit her lip. She glanced down at her lap, then back at Annie again.

I can share, Annie attempted to tell Mae with her eyes alone. She snapped her cracker in half—simply unable to bear parting with the whole thing—and passed it across to the little girl. Mae took it and popped the whole thing in her mouth, making Annie smile.

“Mae!” her father said.

She looked at him wide-eyed, her mouth full of cracker. “Whaf dafdda?” she said, muffled, spraying a few cracker crumbs onto his trousers.

He closed his eyes briefly and brushed them off. “You didn’t have to give her any,” he said to Annie, “but thanks.”

Annie grunted, her way of saying she didn’t mind that much. She looked down quickly and finished her last bit of food. The crackers had been crispy and the cheese silky and smooth. They’d tasted like heaven.

“You must be thirsty,” he said. “Do you mind sharing?”

She shook her head and automatically lifted two fingers.

“Two’s no?” he asked.

She nodded, pleased, and lifted one finger. She’d grown up sending signals through the floor of the Ruskins’ house, one stomp for yes, two for no. It came natural as rain now.

“And one’s yes,” he said, catching on quick.

Annie drank deep when he passed her the flask of water, amazed he’d let her drink from it. She tried her best to pour it down her throat without touching her lips to the flask, so he wouldn’t regret giving it to someone so dirty. She wished she could tell him thanks, but after Mae had her fill and he took his own swallow, he was back under his hat, likely going over the events of the day.

How he’d stuck himself with her.

How he probably regretted even stepping off the train at the last stop.

She couldn’t say she blamed him.

She hadn’t much wanted to marry a stranger herself.

Book Links


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Author Bio

Lena Goldfinch (1)LENA GOLDFINCH writes sweet Historical Western Romance / Inspirational Romance and books for teens. She’s always been a sucker for a good old-fashioned romance, whether it’s a novel or short story, young adult or adult, fantasy or realistic, contemporary or historical. Lena has been a finalist in several national writing contests, including the RWA Golden Heart and ACFW Genesis contests. She enjoys life in a quiet, small town with her husband, two kids, and two very spoiled Black Labs.

Social Links

Website: www.LenaGoldfinch.com

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In celebration of the release of The Bartered Bride, Lena is giving away some awesome prizes!

· Grand Prize: $25 gift card (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Kobo, or Google Play—winner’s choice) + all three ebooks in The Brides series (Open internationally)

· Second Prize: Paperback copy of The Bartered Bride (Open to US residents only)

· Third Prize: All three ebooks in The Brides series (Open internationally)

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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Deny Blog Tour—Book Review +Giveaway!

Today I’m taking part in the blog tour for Deny by Tricia Mingerink, which just came out on Monday. This is one of my favorite series, and I’m excited to share my review with you. :)



All lies have consequences.

Promoted to the top rank among King Respen’s assassins, First Blade Leith Torren hides his involvement with the Resistance. How many lies will it take to protect his secret?

Renna Faythe has done nothing but survive for the past four years, but now Leith’s courage inspires her to try to be something more. If only she could figure out what that duty might be.

When the unthinkable happens, faith waivers. Friendships tear. What else will they be forced to deny?

But this time, Leith faces his greatest fear.

He can’t save everyone.

My Review 5

Ever since I read Dare and fell in love with it, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the next book in the series. Of course, that involved waiting for it to be published. When that time came, I jumped at the chance to get an advanced copy. Let me tell you, from the moment I started reading it, my stress levels went through the roof. I was so nervous for the characters! Tricia did a great job in creating tension that kept growing and keeping me on the edge of my seat all the way up until the end. And yes, the book even made me cry, which doesn’t happen often. guy-in-black-hood-quote1

The thing I adore so much about these books is the hero, Leith. If you love broken, noble heroes as much as I do, then these books are for you. He’s in my list of top favorite fictional characters.

I can hardly wait for book three! Especially considering the ending. I can’t imagine what is going to happen next. I just know the next books in the series are going to torture my emotions and stress me out, but I mean that in the best possible way. I love books that grip you and drag you right into the heart of the story. And for all you who ask me how I can be so mean to my characters, rest assured, I’m getting a taste of my own medicine. ;)

If you haven’t had a chance to start this series yet, I highly recommend that you do so!

I received this book free from the author in exchange for my honest review.

About the Author

dsc09450-2Tricia Mingerink is a twenty-something, book-loving, horse-riding country girl. She lives in Michigan with her family and their pack of pets. When she isn’t writing, she can be found pursuing backwoods adventures across the country.

You can connect with her on Facebook, Pinterest, Goodreads, Twitter, Instagram, and her blog.





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Blog Tour Schedule

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November 18

November 19

November 20

November 21

November 23

November 24

November 25

November 27

November 30

  • Release Day!

December 1

December 2

December 3

December 4