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Saturday, February 3, 2018

For the Love of Books

Welcome to my stop on the For the Love of Books Giveaway Hop!
This hop is hosted by Stuck In Books
For this giveaway I'm giving a $15 gift card to one winner for the book store of their choice.
Make sure to stop by each sponsor below and read the rules for each!

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive, and use a book store Gift Code. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW
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Bronze can be ordered through any bookseller (ISBN 9780982893678) or order now at Barnes and Noble or Amazon.
Visit theglisterjournals.com for news, excerpts, and more about The Glister Journals series.
Reviews for Bronze

All original text and materials by or commissioned by B. B. Shepherd are copyright 2012-2018 to B B Shepherd.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Romance Is In the Air Cash Giveaway


Romance is in the Air

$250 Giveaway

February 1st to 14th

Enter to win $250 in PayPal cash or a $250 Amazon Gift Code.

Thanks to these wonderful bloggers and authors for making this giveaway possible!

Sponsor List

I Am A Reader
La libreria di Beppe
Author Inger Iversen
Becky Monson
Krysten Lindsay Hager
Angelica Kate
Phyllis - Among the Reads
Kimberley Montpetit
Every Free Chance Books
Lori's Reading Corner
Author Laurie Treacy
Laura Vosika/World of the Blue Bells Chronicles
Magical Cool Cat Mysteries
My Life. One Story at a Time.
Jennifer Faye ~ romance author
Simple Wyrdings
Rockin' Book Reviews
Laurisa White Reyes, Author
JeanBookNerd
Alina Snow Book Adventures
Our Book Confessions
CBY Book Club
Danielle Thorne
Glistering: B's Blog
P. Creeden Books

Giveaway Details

$250 in Paypal Cash or a $250 Amazon.com eGift Card

Ends 2/14/18

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use money sent via Paypal or gift codes via Amazon.com. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the authors, bloggers and publishers on the sponsor list. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

a Rafflecopter giveaway



Bronze can be ordered through any bookseller (ISBN 9780982893678) or order now at Barnes and Noble or Amazon.
Visit theglisterjournals.com for news, excerpts, and more about The Glister Journals series.
Reviews for Bronze

All original text and materials by or commissioned by B. B. Shepherd are copyright 2012-2017 to B B Shepherd.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Best of 2017 Giveaway Hop

Welcome to the Best of 2017 Giveaway Hop!

I am giving away to one winner a new hardback copy of their choice from my five favorite reads of 2017. Each book is very different, but I thoroughly enjoyed each one. This giveaway is open to US residents only.

From Goodreads: A true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history

In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian Nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, the Osage rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe.

Then, one by one, they began to be killed off. One Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, watched as her family was murdered. Her older sister was shot. Her mother was then slowly poisoned. And it was just the beginning, as more Osage began to die under mysterious circumstances. My review.

From Goodreads: All children mythologize their birth...So begins the prologue of reclusive author Vida Winter's collection of stories, which are as famous for the mystery of the missing thirteenth tale as they are for the delight and enchantment of the twelve that do exist.

The enigmatic Winter has spent six decades creating various outlandish life histories for herself -- all of them inventions that have brought her fame and fortune but have kept her violent and tragic past a secret. Now old and ailing, she at last wants to tell the truth about her extraordinary life. She summons biographer Margaret Lea, a young woman for whom the secret of her own birth, hidden by those who loved her most, remains an ever-present pain. Struck by a curious parallel between Miss Winter's story and her own, Margaret takes on the commission.

From Goodreads: A small town hides big secrets in this atmospheric, page-turning debut mystery by an award-winning new author.

After getting a note demanding his presence, Federal Agent Aaron Falk arrives in his hometown for the first time in decades to attend the funeral of his best friend, Luke. Twenty years ago when Falk was accused of murder, Luke was his alibi. Falk and his father fled under a cloud of suspicion, saved from prosecution only because of Luke’s steadfast claim that the boys had been together at the time of the crime. But now more than one person knows they didn’t tell the truth back then, and Luke is dead.

Amid the worst drought in a century, Falk and the local detective question what really happened to Luke. As Falk reluctantly investigates to see if there’s more to Luke’s death than there seems to be, long-buried mysteries resurface, as do the lies that have haunted them. And Falk will find that small towns have always hidden big secrets.

From Goodreads: Some bodies won’t stay buried. Some stories need to be told.

When seventeen-year-old Rowan Chase finds a skeleton on her family’s property, she has no idea that investigating the brutal century-old murder will lead to a summer of painful discoveries about the past, the present, and herself.

One hundred years earlier, a single violent encounter propels seventeen-year-old Will Tillman into a racial firestorm. In a country rife with violence against blacks and a hometown segregated by Jim Crow, Will must make hard choices on a painful journey towards self discovery and face his inner demons in order to do what’s right the night Tulsa burns. My review.

From Goodreads: In The Golem and the Jinni, a chance meeting between mythical beings takes readers on a dazzling journey through cultures in turn-of-the-century New York.

Chava is a golem, a creature made of clay, brought to life to by a disgraced rabbi who dabbles in dark Kabbalistic magic and dies at sea on the voyage from Poland. Chava is unmoored and adrift as the ship arrives in New York harbor in 1899.

Ahmad is a jinni, a being of fire born in the ancient Syrian desert, trapped in an old copper flask, and released in New York City, though still not entirely free

Ahmad and Chava become unlikely friends and soul mates with a mystical connection. Marvelous and compulsively readable, Helene Wecker's debut novel The Golem and the Jinni weaves strands of Yiddish and Middle Eastern literature, historical fiction and magical fable, into a wondrously inventive and unforgettable tale. My review.

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Bronze can be ordered through any bookseller (ISBN 9780982893678) or order now at Barnes and Noble or Amazon.
Visit theglisterjournals.com for news, excerpts, and more about The Glister Journals series.
Reviews for Bronze

All original text and materials by or commissioned by B. B. Shepherd are copyright 2012-2017 to B B Shepherd.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Dreaming of Books


Dreaming of Books $250 Giveaway

January 15th to 31st

Here is your chance to win $250 in Paypal Cash or a $250 Amazon Gift Card!!

Please support this amazing group of Sponsors who made this giveaway possible!

Sponsor List

I Am A Reader
Rockin' Book Reviews
Lori's Reading Corner
Helen Smith
Our Book Confessions
Author Laurie Treacy
The Books You Read
Krysten Lindsay Hager author
Laurisa White Reyes, Author
Simple Wyrdings
Alina Snow Book Adventure
Camryn Daytona
Jennifer Faye, romance author
My Life. One Story at a Time.
Taylor Dean
Wishful Endings
Maureen's Musings
JeanBookNerd
Unbound Book Tours
CoolCatMysteries
Author A.Gardner
Bookroom Reviews
Glistering: B's Blog
Laura Vosika/Blue Bells Chronicles
More Than a Review
Living Simply - The Eco Lifestyle
Phyllis @ Among the Reads
La libreria di Beppe
Donna Amis Davis

Giveaway Details

$250 in Paypal Cash or a $250 Amazon.com eGift Card

Ends 1/31/18

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use money sent via Paypal or gift codes via Amazon.com. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the authors, bloggers and publishers on the sponsor list. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

a Rafflecopter giveaway



Bronze can be ordered through any bookseller (ISBN 9780982893678) or order now at Barnes and Noble or Amazon.
Visit theglisterjournals.com for news, excerpts, and more about The Glister Journals series.
Reviews for Bronze

All original text and materials by or commissioned by B. B. Shepherd are copyright 2012-2017 to B B Shepherd.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Comfy Cozy Reading Weather Giveaway Hop


Happy New Year and welcome to the Comfy Cozy Weather Giveaway Hop!
I am featuring one of my favorite reads of 2017, the book I just finished, The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker, and giving away a $10 gift card to the book store of your choice. Thank you to Val and Jess at Stuck In Books for hosting this giveaway!

From Goodreads: In The Golem and the Jinni, a chance meeting between mythical beings takes readers on a dazzling journey through cultures in turn-of-the-century New York.

Chava is a golem, a creature made of clay, brought to life to by a disgraced rabbi who dabbles in dark Kabbalistic magic whose master dies at sea on the voyage from Poland. Chava is left unmoored and adrift as the ship arrives in New York harbor in 1899.

Ahmad is a jinni, a being of fire born in the ancient Syrian desert, trapped in an old copper flask and released in New York City, though still not entirely free.

Ahmad and Chava become unlikely friends and soul mates with a mystical connection. Marvelous and compulsively readable, Helene Wecker's debut novel The Golem and the Jinni weaves strands of Yiddish and Middle Eastern literature, historical fiction and magical fable, into a wondrously inventive and unforgettable tale.

My short review: I haven't had a chance to write a full review yet, but I absolutely loved this book. It's not the most beautifully written novel, but the prose is well-written and moves the story along quickly. While technically a fantasy, I suppose, it really reads more like historical fiction with a large dose of magical realism. At its heart it's a story of immigrants in New York at the very end of the nineteenth century. And while the protagonists are in fact magical beings, their humanity is so much greater than the human monster that seeks to control them. A second novel is due to be published in late 2018.

What are you reading at the beginning of this New Year?

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive, and use a book store Gift Code. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. US residents only. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW
a Rafflecopter giveaway




Bronze can be ordered through any bookseller (ISBN 9780982893678) or order now at Barnes and Noble or Amazon.
Visit theglisterjournals.com for news, excerpts, and more about The Glister Journals series.
Reviews for Bronze

All original text and materials by or commissioned by B. B. Shepherd are copyright 2012-2017 to B B Shepherd.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Midwinter's Eve Giveaway Hop

Welcome to The Midwinter's Eve Giveaway Hop!


Thank you to BookHounds for hosting this hop and make sure to stop by each blog and read the rules for each giveaway.

I am giving away a $15 Gift card to the book store of your choice. My gift to you! I wish you all a wonderful Christmas and holiday week.

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive, and use a book store Gift Code. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. US residents only. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW
a Rafflecopter giveaway




Bronze can be ordered through any bookseller (ISBN 9780982893678) or order now at Barnes and Noble or Amazon.
Visit theglisterjournals.com for news, excerpts, and more about The Glister Journals series.
Reviews for Bronze

All original text and materials by or commissioned by B. B. Shepherd are copyright 2012-2017 to B B Shepherd.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Bronze Kindle Edition

Just a quick post to announce that Bronze (The Glister Journals, #1) is finally available on Amazon Kindle. It's a big book for only $1.99! Get the ebook for .99 when you purchase a print copy. Nook and other formats will be available soon. Buying a copy now will help boost Bronze's visibility across Amazon during this busy holiday time. Your help and support is very appreciated!


Bronze can be ordered through any bookseller (ISBN 9780982893678) or order now at Barnes and Noble or Amazon.
Visit theglisterjournals.com for news, excerpts, and more about The Glister Journals series.
Reviews for Bronze

All original text and materials by or commissioned by B. B. Shepherd are copyright 2012-2017 to B B Shepherd.