Review/Blog Tour: One Wish Away+Giveaway

One Wish

One Wish Away

by Kelley Lynn

Release Date: 11/24/14

Bloomsbury Spark

Book Summary:

Be careful what you wish for…

Lyra has always been ahead of the curve. Top of her class in school, a budding astronomer, and with a best friend like Darren she barely has time to miss the mother who abandoned her family years ago. She’s too busy planning to follow in her father’s footsteps, and to become the youngest astronomer at Space Exploration and Discovery.

When a star goes missing Lyra is determined to get to the bottom of it only to discover her braniac dad is the mastermind of a top-secret government experiment. They promise to build a perfect world, one galaxy at a time, but with every tweak of the present, a bit more of the future starts to crumble.

Lyra has to go undercover to reveal the truth and let humanity decide if the consequences are worth more than wishing on a star.

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My Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

My Review:

What honestly drew me in was this amazing cover. I am in love with astronomy so the title also caught my eye. I knew I had to read it! This book got straight to the point, it was not slow, which I love. It also had a very large amount of information about the stars. This is where the fangirl in me starts screaming..as I said before, I love astronomy. I absolutely can not wait until the second book! Although, the events that Lyra goes through seems a little bit too far fetched. And the style of writing seems a little…beginner. Nonetheless, I LOVED joining Lyra on her adventure, and I will definitely be reading the next book.

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kelley lynnAbout the Author
Eventually the day came when the voices in Kelley Lynn’s head were more insistent then her engineering professor’s. So instead of turning to her Thermodynamics book, Kelley brought up a blank page on her computer screen and wrote. Somewhere along the way she became a Young Adult author.
Kelley was born and raised a Midwestern girl. She’s not afraid to sweat and fills her free time with softball, soccer and volleyball. (Though you probably don’t want her on your volleyball team.) She occasionally makes guest appearances as a female vocalist for area bands. Music plays a large role in her writing process as well as the characters and plot lines within her stories.

You can find Kelley hanging out at her blog, titled in her name, as well as the group blog she shares with her fellow critique partners, Falling for Fiction. Kelley is a member of the Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators.

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Book Tour: Soul Awareness by Carol Murto+Giveaway

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Book Title: Soul Awareness
Author: Carol Murto
Release Date: June 5, 2013
Genre: Spirituality, Healing, Alternative
Publisher: GMTA Publishing LLC
Presented by: As You Wish Tours

SYNOPSIS

Soul Awareness – A Spiritual Awakening to Self-Knowledge and Healing, offers tools that are appropriate for the beginner who is exploring the process of their deeper Spirituality and the function of the Soul as well as individuals who may have been exploring their Soul connection and Spirituality for a life time. “Soul Awareness” offers uncomplicated and easy to use healing tools including; written meditations and pictorial guides. With these tools alone, each individual will develop a deeper sense of self and can begin to experience healing at its deepest level.

In “Soul Awareness”, we discover how the Soul communicates with each individual directly offering us personal direction. It is how we respond to this direction that sets us on the path of our own healing or ill health. In “Soul Awareness” we learn that unless Soul healing takes place we can become ill on all levels; the physical, mental, psychological and Spiritual. It is through our awareness first, that we are able to make a conscious choice about our own healing which ultimately determines our outcome. We also learn that without this healing our own personal journey is not clear. What our purpose is – why we came to this planet in the first place – can become lost in the maze of disconnection and wounding of the Soul. As we first become aware of our Soul – who we truly are – we can then choose our path of healing.

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Excerpt

Divinity plays a part in whole healing that is second to none. As you work towards this alignment you will experience yourself change, and even your perception of the world around you changes – for the better.
Our feelings, what we have come to define as emotions, are sourced from the Divine and it is in the realm of feeling/emotions where injury has taken place. Because these injuries have worked to create our separation from God, it is imperative that we heal the injuries themselves and as we do so we align more deeply with God. The Divine/God also supports us because God longs for the connection. Remember, God never wanted the separation and very much wants our connection. Again love is the carrier and the healer.
When we heal from an old emotional injury – space is created for us to let in/receive love. So where that injury was – that space can now be filled with love – God Energy – and we are more connected to God and we realize and remember on the Higher Conscious Mind/Soul level that we have been with the Creator in the Heavenly realm. We may not remember it consciously, but our Soul knows.
The more that we open up and free ourselves from emotional/Soul injury the more we are able to manifest a relationship with God and with self. In our new reality we come to understand that nothing else matters as much or is as important as this connection because we stand so strongly in Love that the pain of injustice is not carried within us any longer and our personal limitations melt away. We are so filled with Love that we become that – Love itself. We experience the Love in others to extents that we have never experienced Love before. And the compassion we feel for others is deep and yet dispassionate in the sense that we are disconnected from their personal injury. In other words we will Love without taking in another’s pain, without taking in injury and we will not carry judgment. We will
– you will – see God in others as never before and you will Love unconditionally.

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AUTHOR BIO
Carol grew up in a small town in Northern Minnesota. At a young age she realized that her family home held spirits. Although a practical child by nature, because she held the gifts of intuition, clairvoyance, psychic and empathic abilities she was open to that which could not be seen or understood by many. After years of living with these spirits Carol chose to communicate with them in an effort to create harmony in the household. Additionally, with these gifts, Carol’s awareness, care and compassion for others was expressed at an early age. People were naturally drawn to her and they consistently opened up their hearts and minds within minutes of meeting. Her experiences with animals – companion or otherwise has been similar to her connection with humans. This has remained true throughout her lifetime.

The experiences of those early years were an indication of what was to come in the future for Carol and they were the first steps in preparation for her healing work.

As an adult, she took employment in a traditional field. After working a number of years for the government, she became seriously physically ill with a diagnosis of systemic lupus. This bodily wake up call led her to seek out alternative forms of healing, and so she began her journey; her journey of self healing and awareness. She developed an understanding of Spirituality and her connection to the Divine. She studied Qi Gong, Quantum Healing and hypnotherapy. She learned in her journey that ultimately it is the Soul itself that plays an integral and undeniable part in our human journey and it is the health of the Soul that directly affects our whole health as human beings.

Carol has been working as an alternative healer for 16 years and has worked with hundreds of client’s and has accumulated as many session letters and testimonials which support and document her healing work. She is the author and teacher of her Soul Awareness Class materials, and has designed, written and constructed her business website. In addition to teaching her Soul Awareness classes and doing her healing work, she holds public healing forums and hosts prayer/healing gatherings. She has also co authored a series of middle grade novels.
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Book Tour: The Runaway Year by Shani Struthers+Giveaway

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Title: The Runaway Year

Author: Shani Struthers

Release date: July 2, 2013

Publisher: Omnific Publishing

Age Group: Adult

Genre: Contemporary romance

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Dumped by her hotshot boyfriend and boss, Layla Lewis quits her job and heads to Trecastle to house-sit for a friend. Trecastle isn’t new to her; it’s a place where she holidayed regularly with her now-estranged mother. It’s also the home of Hannah McKenzie,her childhood friend. Hannah has tempted her with a place to live and a job in the local pub. Needing time to nurse her battered heart and escape her “real life” for a year, Layla accepts.

Hannah is a talented artist as well as a barmaid. She lives in the village center with her boyfriend Jim, a singer in a local band. They are happy together, or as happy they can be, considering. Hannah loves Jim, but there is someone she loves more: her old boyfriend Joseph Scott, who is also Jim’s best friend and soon to be Layla’s neighbor.

Meanwhile, Layla’s fiery yet loyal friend Penny seeks revenge on her behalf, sending a forged email that could damage her ex’s business prospects. Penny wonders if she has gone too far but is soon preoccupied with her own problems: the sizzle has fizzled in her marriage, and she feels neglected. After getting frisky with Dylan one night, she confesses all to her husband—and he’s been like ice ever since.
Over the course of a year, there is laughter and heartache as all three endeavor to reign in their love lives—discovering you can run all you like, but you just can’t hide.

About the Author

One of those rare creatures—a true Brightonian—Shani was born and bred in the sunny seaside town of Brighton on the UK’s south-coast. One of the first literary conundrums she had to deal with was her own name: Shani can be pronounced in a variety of ways, but in this instance, it’s Shay-nee not Shar-ney or Shan-ni, although she does indeed know a Shanni—just to confuse matters further! Hobbies include reading, writing, eating, and drinking—all four of which keep her busy enough. After graduating from Sussex University with a degree in English and American Literature, Shani landed a job at a well-known holiday company. Although employed as a Brochure Production Executive, she promptly reinvented herself as a Copywriter, a new position they were happy (if a tad bewildered) to concede to. At twenty-four, Shani became a freelance copywriter and has been one ever since, in-between writing novels, that is. Contemporary romance The Runaway Year is her first book and set between Brighton and North Cornwall, the latter a home-from-home for Shani, her husband, and three lovely kids. She also has a penchant for Glastonbury, another magical place, and don’t even get her started on Scotland—we’d be here all day!
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Giveaway: (10) eBook copies of The Runaway Year – international
(1) Swag Bag includes
Postcards of places mentioned in TRY (can message and sign them?)
A coaster with Gull Rock on.
Brighton Rock (of course!!)
A beautiful polished shell from a Cornish gift shop (and hopefully from a Cornish beach too!!!)
Fairy dust (so you can make like the Smoke Fairies and sprinkle some magic into your life).
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