Archive for January, 2014

The Colony by Cami Checketts a book highlight

Friday, January 31st, 2014

 Tour Schedule

The ColonyThe Colony by Cami Checketts

To protect her sons from the mistakes of her past, Brinlee Trapper escapes to a secluded mountain home. But there are dangers lurking in the mountains she has never encountered. The little family is saved from injury by Jed, a mysterious hunter. Brinlee is drawn to him, but she worries about his involvement with a peaceful commune hidden deep in the mountains behind her property.

Lance, Brinlee’s attentive neighbor, has his own troubled history. Between his obvious attraction to Brinlee and his developing love for her children, Brinlee finds it more than difficult to guard her heart against this tender intrusion.

While Jed offers a life of excitement and freedom, Lance holds the key to the family Brinlee always wanted. When it comes time to choose, she learns that both men have secrets that could shatter her fledgling trust in men and the wrong decision could leave more than her heart exposed to danger.


Does this insecurity make me look fat? an Interview

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

 Michelle welcome to my blog. Tell us where you were born…

I was born in Provo, UT.

 That is so close to me… What is the most difficult thing about being an author?

Pre-published: Trying to get published. Post-published: Avoiding reading reviews. Lol! I’ve gotten some really great advice from other authors to not read reviews. The good ones are wonderful! But once someone that has a different opinion post it, they say it can really be difficult to swallow.

I know what you mean. Who has made the greatest difference for you as a writer?

My writing seeds were planted when I was young.  I loved L.Frank Baum, who wrote the Wizard of Oz series. Those and the original Nancy Drew series sucked me in and fed my imagination. As far as making the greatest difference as a writer, I would have to say the good women I have met, experiences I’ve had, and knowledge/skills I’ve acquired through my writer’s group American Night Writer’s Association.

I was hooked to Nancy Drew’s books. What is the name of your new book?

‘Does This Insecurity Make Me Look Fat?’


I love it, so cool. What genre does your book fall under?

LDS Women’s Inspirational Non-fiction

Tell us more about it.

It is a book about finding joy, peace, and confidence that comes from (more…)

Defeating Depression: The Calm and Sense Way to Find Happiness and Satisfaction

Saturday, January 25th, 2014

By Leo J. Battenhausen


This book is based on the author’s research, personal experiences, and his clients’ real life experiences. This is very good book for those who are ready to make a commitment and get read of depressions. Everything in this book points to a complete recovery and a brand new look for the reader’s future. Battenhausen has learned much with his patients and he is sharing those finding with all those who are ready to take over their lives and have a fulfilling future.

Depression is a horrible sickness, (more…)

Make Your Life Magical a review

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

readers favorite review

Tony Kent is a great believer in self-education and personal growth, he has spent a considerable amount of time and income to learn from leaders in marketing, sales, and personal growth. It is from this view that he has written this book. He wants to share all his years of learning with the reader, so they can benefit from them. I found the book to be well written and easy enough to follow. The author wants to teach us the process of how to totally transform our lives and, as bi-product, help create wealth.


He believes in positive thinking and how everything you do will (more…)

The Upside of Down Times – a review

Friday, January 17th, 2014

This is a sensible book that will change your mind with its theme of gratefulness, and how the reader will see him/herself and the happiness of his/her future. In this book you will find gratefulness for self, health, children, others, wealth, and in your business. I have practiced positivity and gratefulness for some years now and I have found out first hand that it does change your attitude and the way you see yourself every day. This is a self-development book that will open your eyes to all that is there and, even more, how to become what you are meant to be…a successful member of society. It will show you how to inspire others by your example.


In an era when many feel that everyone owes them something, gratitude isn’t found in our minds or hearts. In this book you will find many reason why we should be thankful more often. As the author says, “Harnessing (more…)

The Golden Rule a review

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

The Golden Rule by Mark A. Anderson. A review

Back cover blurb:

Each story in this book references specific verses in the Bible. My purpose is not to preach to you or your children; my intent is to share, with you and your children, ‘guidelines to live by’. I feel, looking at the social situation today, that some needed rules are missing. If you believe in the Bible or not, The Golden Rule, as Jesus gave it to us, is a principle which all sincere religions have found and agree upon. But it goes deeper than that, it illustrates such things as bullying are wrong and what would happen if a bully was being bullied?



The Golden Rule by Mark A. Anderson is another Christian book that teaches children from ten to twelve years old how to do to others what you want them to do to you, in a great story form. It is written as five stories, each portraying a different commandment from the Lord. It is easy to read and open to discussions between the reader and adults in the room. I believe this book is a great tool to help kids learn how to treat others, be it property or persons. Under God we are all the same and that God gives us commandments to make us safe and free.

In this book the reader will find (more…)

Official Book Tour: Strange and Lovely Anthology

Friday, January 10th, 2014

The Gilded Butterfly a Review

Friday, January 10th, 2014

A review for readers


The Gilded Butterfly by B. M. Song is the cutest little story I have seen for awhile. It is a book to be read on mom’s lap to her small children. This cutely written story can be used to teach small children about God and his loves for His creations. It is well done with age level appropriate words and great characters to like.

All is hushed in the forest as the inhabitants await the birth of a special being. Finally the newcomer wakes and stretches forth her colorful wings to the awe of those around her. Many wish that they could be as beautiful as she and wish her happiness.

When the creator comes down and presents Bella as His creation all reverence him. With the promise that she can call on Him whenever she needs to, the creator leaves.

But all is not happy in the forest…the mean and ugly serpent has also come to see this new creature. He wants her for himself.

This is a good book to have in every home to help mom’s and grandmas keep little kids happy. It is very cute and I will think that girls will find it very appealing. I would love to see the drawings for this book. I am sure they will complement the cute story.


Tuesday, January 7th, 2014


This is a very effective book for those who are serious in becoming fluent in the Spanish language. It is not a text where all the phrases and the exercises are done for you and you just read it. This book require you to do your own work and just informs you about a method used by the author that helped him become fluent in the language.



Betrayed, a romantic suspense for the new year

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

Betrayed by Ronda Hinrichsen

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Back cover blurb:

1851: Niagara Falls, New York

The evidence has been well hidden the Thayers were confident that it was safe from the clutches of the ruthless Murphy Gang. But it has all been in vain. The lawless group is closing in on the family homestead, and seven-year-old Penny is given only one instruction: Run.

After two long years eagerly anticipating her fiancé’s return, twenty-year-old Julia Barrett is ready to make a fresh start with Adam Wolcott even if it means putting her dream of traveling west with the Mormons on hold. But when Adam’s return is overshadowed by the unexpected arrival of a young orphan girl in desperate need of help, Julia is drawn into a dangerous mystery that will threaten all she holds dear.

Charged with the protection of little Penny, Julia quickly finds herself relying on the help of Tom Harrison, an endearing young man who has long admired her from afar. Torn between two suitors, Julia soon uncovers a shocking trail of corruption and deceit-a discovery that pulls her inescapably into the race to locate telling evidence that Penny’s family gave their lives to protect.


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Ronda Gibb Hinrichsen was raised in Rexburg, Idaho and has been a writer for as long as she can remember. At her request, she received her first typewriter when she was ten years old because she wanted to write her stories more efficiently. She enjoys traveling with her family throughout the United States and Europe, and especially loves historical sites. Besides writing romantic suspense novels for adults and fantasy chapter books for children, she is the author of numerous articles and short stories. Betrayed is her third romantic suspense novel.


I Love All Ronda’s books and this one did not disappoint

by  Jane  –   reviewed on  November 20, 2014

BETRAYED has twists and unexpected turns throughout the entire story. I love how the writer entwined the richness of the historical time and events into her writing. The characters were totally believable and I felt attached to each one of them. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a little romance, mystery, history and a great story line. Ronda has once again proven herself as an excellent writer. Jane Still author Mothers Daze and Crazy Daze of Motherhood.

Ronda Hinrichsen

Award Winning Author of

Suspense, Romance and Speculative

Betrayed coming January 2, 2015


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Kathleen Marks (pen name)

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