A Blog Tour Collision

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I decided why not have two tours collide. I’ve actually had Willowy on here before. But whatever, here is an interesting interview.
What honor would you like your book to receive?
I will be submitting Angel Gate in a writing contest to compete for the Selah Award, so I would be so honored if my book were to be a finalist.
I’m not very well educated on book honors. I can say that if it does receive some sort of an honor I’ll probably be shocked out of my socks. But honestly, the biggest honor that it could receive in my opinion is simply the chance to bless girls lives. I tell people I wrote this book for one girl. The one girl that needed it in her life to tell her that yes, she is loved; yes, God sees her; yes, she is important and not forgotten. I believe with all my heart that God worked through me to write this book for that girl and I trust Him completely to get it to her, and that’s the best honor I believe I could ever receive.
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If I got a physical copy of your book would you rather I kept it forever or gave it away?
Keep it forever! I would rather my books be safe in someone’s treasured bookshelf than lost in a thrift store somewhere.

Oh dear, if you get a physical copy of the book it’s really up to you! If you want to give it away feel free! But if you want to keep it it’s your book XD. If you feel led to give it to a girl though, I highly encourage that! God can work through any person and I just want this book to reach the girls that need it most.
What character are you a little bit jealous of and why?
Bitter yet gentle Audrey Wade finds a love that balms old hurts, satisfies a lonely heart, and brings her happiness again. I suppose that is something anyone can envy and admire.
Ooo what character am I jealous of… Can I say the MC Rose? Although I wouldn’t want what she has in this book, she’s got quite the great story in the second book that takes place four years after Dewdrops and Butterflies (that book is already handwritten and typing all glorious 165k w handwritten words up is my NaNoWriMo project for this November) and I wouldn’t mind living in her shoes for a day or two. 😛
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What detail are you most proud of in this book?
Tomblin! He’s just one of those characters who floats around in the book, inconsequential—I suppose—but so rich in personality that I feel as if I know him. He’s quirky, temperamental, and somehow humorous. You just got to love him.
There’s two parts of this book that I’m most proud of. The first is how much I allowed it to grow and shape itself and how it’s developed from the early stages. I knew God was writing through me and I didn’t want to stifle that if He was guiding me to change or adjust something. And the final manuscript is so much more than I could have gotten it to be on my own.
The second part is just how many personal references I made in the story. You have to know me really well to catch almost any of them, but reading it and recognizing them in my own book makes me grin every time.
What is the least common thing you are a fan of? i.e. something you are one of the only people you know of that likes that thing.
Smelling old books, walking in a thunderstorm, drowning my food in A1 sauce…
That’s an interesting question. I don’t know the answer to that one. I’m a pretty agreeable person I guess. I don’t disagree with everybody else about things…
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What is the oddest thing on your bucket list?
I want to be a stowaway on a train! Whether or not that will ever happen is yet to be seen.
Oddest thing on my bucket list. Well, I don’t have a physical list, but I do have an abstract, ever-shifting list in my head. The oddest thing I can remember right now is… to spend a week with just my best friend and I in a condo on the California coast. It’s a wild dream that’s probably not going to happen but that’s what a bucket list is for right?
What character surprised you the most?
Long forgotten ex-fiancé from Audrey’s past makes an abrupt reappearance and tries to reenter a romance he abandoned years ago.
AAAAlllex my friend. This man went from being the picture of perfection to a character that I could relate to so much more than any of the others. I’m really pleased with the way he turned out. Although I am sorry for putting him through what I had put him through, I wouldn’t take it back XD.
I’m maybe planning on doing a tour collision. What do you think?
*I wasn’t certain on this one, so I wanted to check with you. What is a tour collision? Thanks so much!*
A tour collision is when to blog tours collide.
8. Great idea! 👍
I don’t know exactly what a tour collision is, so I couldn’t state my opinion on it, but it sounds either fun or destructive. 
Thanks for interviewing me!
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BOOK SYNOPSIS: Angels Gate
 

Would the penalty for his questions—and his lovebe lethal?

He’s got it all—looks, charisma, the compelling grin—everything Hollywood could ever ask for. Cass Remmlone is finally living his dreams. Maybe he’s not like he used to be. Maybe he doesn’t call home anymore, doesn’t read his Bible, doesn’t darken the doors of a church. But he’s having fun—and he’s having it with his best friend, Eddie Barlow. 

Cass should have known God wouldn’t shut His eyes forever. Chastisement slams so fast Cass hardly knows what’s happening. Eddie is lying on the pavement, paramedics hunkering over him, even as his face goes slack. He whispers one name: Madeline. 

Drowning in the horrors of his grief, Cass climbs into his convertible and drives away, leaving behind a career he spent most of his life pursuing. With nothing more than a letter and a name to go on, Cass finds himself in a town called Angel Gate, West Virginia, where he hopes to uncover more about the woman named Madeline. It is mere providence that leads him to the rundown farm, where he catches his first sight of Audrey Wade. If he thought she was beautiful before, the fact that she wants nothing to do with him only increases his attraction. But are his efforts even fruitful? Or is he wasting his time?

The longer he spends in Angel Gate, the more he begins to sense something sinister. A child is in danger, yet no one seems to notice. And who is Madeline? Why does the town go hush at the sound of her name? The closer he comes to the answers, the deeper he sinks into a nightmare. 

Cass Remmlone can star in a movie…but can he rescue a child, win Audrey’s heart, and uncover a grisly truth? Or will he die trying?  

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WILLOWY WHISPER is a young Christian fiction author, graphic designer, and photographer. She lives in a beautiful place called West Virginia, nestled between mountain and field. She is the author of eleven novels, ten of which are published, and numerous short stories. She enjoys playing the piano, guitar, mandolin, and ukulele. She is also a born-again believer in Jesus Christ, an incurable romantic, and a passionate dreamer.

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???? Libby????

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Libby’s Blog/Blog Tour Headquarters.
Dewdrops and Butterflies Goodreads page.
Libby’s Facebook.
Libby’s Instagram.
Libby’s Bookstagram.
Libby’s Pinterest.

Honestly I found it super interesting to see which of them sent me what information. So glad I could take part in these tours.

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Protecting The Poor Review

It is ending.

Amanda Tero has spent the last three months celebrating the fact that she finished a trilogy and now the final book is out.

I’ve agreed to give a review of the final books so here it is.

Protecting the Poor

The Characters

Were all cool. I think my favorite was Noel. He inspired his older brother to do what is right and found the courage to step out and save the day.

The Lack of Romance

It didn’t have any, need I say more. I don’t like romance.

The Ending

From the time Noel leaves Abtshire to the epilogue the ending was action packed.

The Villains

They were smart like villains of that type rarely tend to be.

The Rating

***** Five Stars *****

About Amanda
Amanda Tero began her love for words at a young age—reading anything she could get her hands on and penning short stories as young as age eight. Since graduation, she has honed her writing skills by dedicated practice and study of the writing craft. She began her journey of publication with a few short stories that she had written for her sisters and continued to add to her collection with other short stories, novellas, and novels. It is her utmost desire to write that which not only pleases her Lord and Savior, but also draws the reader into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ.

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It wouldn’t be a release party without a giveaway! One U.S. Winner will receive the complete paperback Tales of Faith series, and one International Winner will receive the complete eBook series.
Head over to her blog to enter the giveaway and find out more about the tour.

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Sorry to anyone who came by earlier wanting to see the post, but I’ve been super busy lately and the post didn’t get as polished as I would like it until now.

The Divided Nation: A Review Of Sorts

Today I’m doing a blog tour for The Divided Nation and I signed on to do a review. It’s a super interesting Indie Book by my friend Angela Watts

WHEN THE NATION DIVIDES, THE INFIDELS MUST RISE.

The United States has fallen. Three years after the 2024 presidential election and the declaration of martial law, the nation is at war against itself. Gangs battle, civilians struggle for survival, and officials of the United Nations  thrive. West Johnston, heir to the most powerful ganglord in the country, refuses to continue the family legacy. But, in order to defeat his father, he must become him: bloodthirsty and willing to do whatever it takes for control.

West gains control by helping fellow gangsters, Nate and Simon, when they form an alliance with one of the last remaining townships in America. After years of surviving and winter fast approaching, Springtown is in desperate need of supplies from the two teenagers. When the town leader’s daughter, Rene’, is kidnapped by an unknown rival, Nate and Simon risk their reputations to save her and the town they now love. But without help from West, their rescue mission will fail.

Told in multiple bold, abrasive narratives, THE DIVIDED NATION steps into a future where brotherhood bonds must be stronger than iron to survive a broken world, and faith without courage is dust in the wind.

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** Spoilers**

Laura went out picking flowers and on her way back she decided to check the mail.

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To literally no ones surprise there was a letter. Taking the letter she ran back to the house so Pa could read the letter.

The letter read

“Greetings all, Today I want you to review a book. It has torture in it so you may not want to read it with the girls. Others will be there too. E.

Pa: Ma what do should the girls do instead?

Ma: Why don’t you two take Carrie and go the Mount Inspiration.WP_20151231_005

Pa and Ma went to where they saw some other people.

Adonijah: Hi I’m Adonijah

Kit: I’m Kit, Linda should be here soon. WP_20151231_006

Look here’s a note it says “This is a laptop computer. You can use the buttons to make it do things. Some other time you can explore it, but today I have it all set up. E.”

Pa: Let’s get started with the review.

Page, Page, Page. That’s getting old let’s skip it.

Adonijah: Look. It has a character list. I love character lists. WP_20151231_011

Ma: Oh, my this takes place in the distant future.

Kit: I’m glad it does. It sounds miserable. * WP_20151231_014

Pa: Five hours is a good days journey. WP_20151231_017

Adonijah: Oh, my that sounds horrible. I couldn’t do that. WP_20151231_024

Linda: Oh, She helped a mother give birth. I want to learn how to do that, but I don’t think I could yet. WP_20151231_028

All: We’re glad that they found something to celebrate after all this. We give it four out of five stars.WP_20151231_042

 

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US shipping only. If an international winner is drawn, they will receive an ebook only.

1st place: hardback copy of The Divided Nation. A custom mug with a quote from the book, bookmark, and an exclusive snippet from The Infidel Books.

2nd place: paperback copy of The Divided Nation, bookmark.

3rd place: ebook copy of The Divided Nation.

Go up to the top and click the link to go to her blog. Then search around there.

Sorry Angela that it took me so long to get this up. The internet had been slow most of the week and this was a picture heavy post. It isn’t really a normal review, but honestly my thoughts on The Divided Nation were super scattered and…

Mary, Laura, and Carrie were in awe of the mountain of fabric and books.

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Why I’ve Been Doing So Many Blog Tours (And Why You Might Want To Consider Doing A Few)

As my followers may have noticed, I’ve been doing lots of blog tours recently. Partly it is because I want to show my support for these cool people and their dreams, but it also goes deeper than that.

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I love my blog. I love posting three or four times a week. Lately though I’ve been busy. Some of what has been making me busy is bloggable, but a lot isn’t. There just isn’t much I can say about, “so my computer is slightly crazy and every Monday for the past month I’ve been adding software” or “had to shorten my bed so my oldest sister could have a mattress” or “it’s been so wet everything has stalled”  and “preparing for a bunch of crazy summer trips” is simply exhausting.

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Also I’ve been having slight blogging burnout. Ideas start to come, but before I can get them written down they are gone. Or I’ll have a couple of good ideas about the same subject, but I can only post one at a time and by the next week I don’t care about that thought anymore.

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So the blog tours have been giving me something set in stone to write about. They are showing off cool books. They give me a chance to connect with and share some of the bloggers I enjoy reading.

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So I’m sorry. This isn’t a book blog. Books will only be on Fridays and some Tuesdays. As much as I love books and will continue joining in on blog tours, I don’t want to seem like that is all I’m doing. I don’t really have plans for what will be on my blog coming up, but it won’t be this barrage of blog tours.

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Like I’ve said, blog tours are great. Especially if (like me) you feel like you might be nearing burnout. Or if your ordinary life will be getting super busy. Signing on as a spotlighter or an interviewer is easy. And then you’ll get a cool post you just have to edit.

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What have you thought? What do you think?

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Untangling Writing; Tangled Up In Writing Blog Tour

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What is the oddest mistake the editor should have caught that you’ve noticed in a bestseller?
In a recent bestseller I read, there was a missing quotation mark after one character’s dialogue!
What is the least common thing you’re a fan of? 
Hmmm…I’d have to say either the TV show “Chuck” or the “Weddings by Bella” series by Janice Thompson.  I absolutely love both things, but I only know a couple of “Chuck” fans and only one person who has ever read Thompson’s series.  (If you’re looking for a funny romance series, look it up!)
What detail in your books are you most proud of? 
Probably that each character deals with the rough side of “real life” — so often, we deal with an onslaught of stuff if we’re dealing with one bad thing (when it rains, it pours!) so I always try to portray that in my books.  I do this in an attempt to give hope – that things might be rough now, but they’ll get better.
What do you think is the most important detail most people forget about when going to publish a book?
I think that a lot of people forget to hype it up before they publish it — they start when it’s a week out from publishing instead of talking about it from day one.  Of course, you don’t want to give the whole book away or bore followers, but teasing readers just enough will whet their reading appetite long before the book hits shelves!  (Why yes, this is something I forget to do as well!)
What is your favorite Bible verse?
Joshua 1:9: “Have I not commanded you?  Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, neither be thou dismayed, for the Lord thy God is with you wherever you go.” (NKJV) I love this verse because it’s so strong– I need this reminder frequently because I tend to be a worry-wart.

Here is the official schedule for the Tour. All of Michaela’s information is below as well.

June 3rd

Kaylee

A guest post from Michaela on the topic, “How Do I Find the Perfect Editor for My Manuscript?”
June 4th

Livy

A guest post from Michaela on the topic, “How Disney’s Tangled Inspired Me to Follow My Dreams!”
June 5th

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A guest post from Michaela on the topic, “How Do I Find the Perfect Editor for My Manuscript?”
Julia

A guest post from Michaela on the topic “Why Having an Editor Can Make or Break Your Book”
June 6th

Abigial

A guest post from Michaela on the topic, “How Disney’s Tangled Inspired Me to Follow My Dreams!”
Rakayle

A guest post from Michaela on the topic, “How Do I Find the Perfect Editor for My Manuscript?”

June 7th
Esther

An interview with Michaela!
June 8th

Abby G.

A Quick & Easy Q & A
Angela

A guest post from Michaela on the topic “Why Having an Editor Can Make or Break Your Book”

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Description: Michaela Bush is now offering affordable and professional author services!  She has a brand-new B.A. in English, as well as a passion for helping current and aspiring authors achieve their publishing goals.  She offers editing, proofreading, consultations, and more.

Selling phrase: Professional author services now available for an affordable price!

Name: Michaela Bush

Business Name: Tangled Up In Writing

Bio: Michaela Bush is a Christian author, freelance editor, and entrepreneur.  She graduated in 2019 from Clarion University in Pennsylvania and holds a B.A. in English with a minor in Psychology.  When she’s not spinning together her next story or working, she enjoys spending time with her family or horseback riding.  She is also a crazy cat lady.20190516_180316

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We have three different things running for different prizes — the links are as follows:

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A Crazy Blog Tour; Part 1 Of 3: Inspirational

Waiting. Does it ever stop?

Is it just me, or is there irony in that question? Let’s admit it, though: sometimes, we’re just waiting for the waiting period to be over.

But usually it doesn’t just stop there. Have you noticed? We’re waiting for graduation so we can stop doing school then we’re waiting for that perfect job to come along. We wait until God brings along a husband for us gals, then we’re waiting for the engagement, then the wedding. Then we wait for the first baby, and wait until said baby is out of diapers, and wait until baby grows up and goes through all the school years and graduates, and wait for baby to find a spouse and get married… the circle never ends. As soon as one waiting period is over, we’re waiting for the next thing.
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I’m a single gal myself. What most people don’t realize is that I’m knocking on 30’s door (nope, not in my teens anymore by a long shot). And in these definitely-less-than-thirty-years, I’ve had my fair share of waiting. Whether it’s an annual event, a nephew to be born, a sister’s wedding, a husband for myself, or the wide-open “just waiting”—it’s all the same. Waiting can easily lead us to impatience and uncertainty. And if we’re not careful, the agony of waiting can lead us to take steps that God is not leading us to take.

Granted, in some instances in life, we are responsible to take action during the waiting period. For example, every time I have a story idea, there is this waiting and anticipating stage for writing, editing, and publishing. But guess what? If I don’t actually crack down and put some work in, I’ll be waiting for it to be ready for publication for years.
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But what about when something is completely out of our control? When the waiting is contingent on someone else? Or if it’s open-ended waiting… and we’re not really sure what we’re waiting for?

Yeah. That’s when it’s extra tough.

Psalm 37 is kind of my go-to Psalm whenever I’m having a rough time waiting or knowing the next step to take. Verse seven says, “Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for Him…”

Instead of “just waiting,” we need to refocus our heart to be “resting and waiting.” What’s the difference? To me, resting in the Lord means putting my entire life in His hands—my past, my present, and my future. It is, in a sense, just another definition of trusting in Jesus Christ. As long as I am focused on the fact that I’m waiting, my eyes are on my circumstances, not on Christ. And when my eyes are off Christ, it opens the door for discontentment, impatience, doubt, and fear to set in.
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Psalm 27:14 encourages us to “Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and He shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.” This thought is reiterated in Psalm 62:5, “My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from Him.” Ultimately, we are waiting on God. When I remind myself that my Savior loves me and has greater plans for me than I could ever imagine, it helps me to trust Him in every waiting period.

Does it get easier? You know, sometimes it does. Is every day easy? No, of course not. But every day in every waiting period offers us the opportunity to grow more in our trust of Jesus Christ. We can choose to heed the exhortations from the Psalms and wait (patiently!) or we can ignore them and fret our days away. Today, I have that choice. Today, you have that choice. How will we live in our waiting period?

 

About the Tour
In anticipation of the release of “Protecting the Poor” (book three in the Tales of Faith series), Amanda is guest posting or being featured on over a dozen blogs each month. Each post is unique to the blog—an inspirational post, an article on the writing craft, an excerpt from one of the Tales of Faith books… you’ll just have to visit each blog to see what comes up. 😉 Amanda will link to each blog on With a Joyful Noise, so check in every week and see what blogs have a special Tales of Faith feature!

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About Amanda
Amanda Tero began her love for words at a young age—reading anything she could get her hands on and penning short stories as young as age eight. Since graduation, she has honed her writing skills by dedicated practice and study of the writing craft. She began her journey of publication with a few short stories that she had written for her sisters and continued to add to her collection with other short stories, novellas, and novels. It is her utmost desire to write that which not only pleases her Lord and Savior, but also draws the reader into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ.

Connect with Amanda
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What do you think, is this a crazy blog tour?

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Hymns In The Hills; An Interview With The Author

I really enjoy Christian Indie authors, so I like to support them however possible. So I sign up for blog tours. Today it’s “Hymns in the Hills” time to shine. I am bad at written reviews though so I chose to do another interview.
Here is the Author Rebekah Morris!!!
What detail are you the most proud of?
Kade’s name. I’ve never made up a name before and after coming up with MacKaidric, I had many people tell me how much they loved the name. That was a relief because I wasn’t sure it would actually work.
What character in this book are you the tiniest bit envious of and why?
I had to think about this one a few minutes since it’s a question I’ve never been asked before. After due consideration, I decided on Jess, because she has so many younger siblings, and I’m the youngest in my family. I know she did have a difficult time trying to take care of them all at times, but she did have the help of Zeke and Ez. And Riss and Belle.
What is the least common thing you are a fan of?
Frozen Gummie Bears. I just love those things. I don’t really like them at room temperature, but cold? Yes, please! I’m trying to turn this love into a fad. Want to join the club? I don’t really have a FGB club, but it sounds good.*
What sort of honor would you like your book to receive?
Well, it would be fun if it got a 5 star rating from Readers Favorites. But the highest honor this book could receive, and I would love it if it would receive it, would be that it encouraged a reader of any age to accept the free gift of salvation, and then show them that even a small light can be used for Christ.
Thanks so much for letting me come and share today, Esther.
~Rebekah
Hymns in the Hills
Hymns in the Hills synopsis:
“Could you not teach them what you do know?”
 
Separated from her parents and sent to live with unknown relatives for the summer, Belle Standish clings hard to the promises found in her dear Bible and her beloved hymns. As she grows to love her newly discovered family, she finds much work to be done for her Lord in this neglected field.
 
But when danger threatens those she loves, Belle’s faith and courage are tested in ways she never imagined. Will God’s promises hold true even in the midst of the storm? And what can she possibly accomplish with just her one little light?
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Rebekah A. Morris is a homeschool graduate, an enthusiastic freelance author and a passionate writing teacher. Her books include, among others, Home Fires of the Great War, The Unexpected Request, Gift from the Storm and her best-selling Triple Creek Ranch series. Some of her favorite pastimes, when she isn’t writing, include reading and coming up with dramatic and original things to do. The Show-Me state is where she calls home.
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Posting Schedule:
Monday, May 27th
Rebekah – Introduction post
Amanda – Book Spotlight
Tuesday, May 28
Rebekah Ashley – Book Spotlight
Rebekah – Something 🙂
Wednesday, May 29
Erika – Review
Sarah – Book Spotlight
Rebekah – Interesting facts
Thursday, May 30
Kaylee – Review
Rachel – Review
Rebekah – More fun
Friday, May 31
Esther – Author Interview OF
Jessica – Book Spotlight
Rebekah – Something Else
Saturday, June 1
Penny – Review
Rebekah – Ending post

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*I couldn’t find gummy bears to freeze, but I did find some gummy candies, they are in the freezer waiting for this afternoon when I plan on eating a few and posting about it on my Instagram.

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