Wednesday, February 29, 2012

What's Your Song? "Daydream Believer"

*Don't miss my current giveaway!*

While I didn't actually grow up with the Monkees, I grew up watching reruns of their t.v. show on Nickelodeon. So, in honor of Davy Jones, my song for today is Daydream Believer.

Link up for "What's Your Song?" with Goodnight Moon.


Monday, February 27, 2012

"Blue Moon Promise" Book Review & Giveaway

As always, I am so thankful to be able to read and review books in my spare time. I love being taken away for a few hours, in this case, it was to one of my favorite places - the age of the cattle barons! 

About the book: 

A love like Lucy and Nate’s only comes along once in a blue moon . . .

Lucy Marsh's worldly resources are running out, but she's fiercely determined to care for her younger brother and sister. When she discovers that their father's recent death was no accident, Lucy is eager to leave town. She accepts a proxy marriage she believes will provide safe refuge. But trouble follows her to Texas where her new husband is surprised to suddenly have a wife and children to care for.

Nate Stanton always hoped he'd marry someday, but running the family ranch meant he had no time for romance. When his father deposits Lucy Marsh—a city girl—on his doorstep, with two siblings in the bargain, he expects ranch life will send her running on the first train out of town. But Lucy is made of tougher stuff than Nate imagined. When danger moves in, Nate finds he'd give anything to protect Lucy and the children he's grown to love. Even if it means giving up his ranch. 

Blue Moon Promise is book number one in the Under Texas Stars series

My thoughts:

Blue Moon Promise was a fun book to read! I enjoyed every minute - from the moment Lucy agreed to marry a man she had never laid eyes on - until the very end (no spoilers from me!) 

Colleen Coble is an amazing writer! She keeps you guessing and there is always a twist I don't expect. Everything - from the settings to the characters - are wonderful. Always well thought out and at a great pace. You will never be bored by a Colleen Coble book!

Will Lucy learn to let someone take care of her and her siblings? Will Nate accept this surprise bride? Who manipulated and betrayed who? You won't want to put down Blue Moon Promise until you find out!

Nate and Lucy's story will lead you on an adventure greater than any cattle drive you can imagine! 

About the author:

Best-selling author Colleen Coble's novels have won or finaled in awards ranging from the Best Books of Indiana, ACFW Book of the Year, RWA’s RITA, the Holt Medallion, the Daphne du Maurier, National Readers' Choice, and the Booksellers Best. She has nearly 2 million books in print and writes romantic mysteries because she loves to see justice prevail. Colleen is CEO of American Christian Fiction Writers and is a member of Romance Writers of America. She lives with her husband Dave in Indiana.
For more about Colleen and her other books visit

The Extras: 

Read what others are saying about Blue Moon Promise.

Don't forget to RSVP for Colleen Coble's author chat and Facebook party for your chance to win great prizes! 

Want more from Colleen Coble? She is currently giving away a free copy (PDF download) of her book Black Sands!

And now, the giveaway! 

Note: This giveaway is for a digital copy of Blue Moon Promise from 

How to enter:
1. Main entry - Leave a comment letting me know you want to win!

Bonus entries - You must leave a separate comment for each in order for it to count!

2. Like "Our Crazy Life" on Facebook (or if you already do, leave a comment letting me know!)

3. Share this post on Facebook - or any other social networking site using the "Share the Love" buttons below the post. One Bonus entry per 'share', make sure to leave a comment for each entry! (P.S. You can share 1x a day for each site!)

4. Follow me on Google Friend Connect (or if you already do, leave a comment letting me know!)

5. Add my button to your blog (worth two entries, leave two comments!)

Make sure you leave a way to contact you, either by having your reply-to email address set or by leaving your email address in your posts.

Contest will end Friday, 3/9/2012, at 10:00 pm CST and the winner will be chosen by a random number generator.

The winner will be emailed an gift certificate for a copy of Colleen Coble's Blue Moon Promise for Kindle. Don't have a Kindle? Download the free app here.

*Fine Print: I was provided with a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes. The opinions expressed are all mine and I was not required to give a positive review.

I hope you win! ;)


Thursday, February 23, 2012

More Giveways, Parties & a Winner!

The winner of Chasing Mona Lisa was Shoofly Mama, but since she was able to get her hands on a copy last week, it will go to the runner-up - Poekitten!

If you didn't win, Chasing Mona Lisa is quite a bargain right now for only $3.49!

Thanks for entering and don't miss all of the book reviews and giveaways coming up in the next couple of months!

A sneak peek of what is coming up next:

Blue Moon Promise is a story of hope, romance, and suspense . . . immersing the reader in a rich historical tale set under Texas stars.

To celebrate Colleen is teaming up with her publisher Thomas Nelson for a Blue Moon Promise Facebook Chat party where she will giveaway a KINDLE Fire and a Texas-sized gift basket (fabulous Texas treats and fun Lucy-inspired housekeeping products)!

Click the banner, RSVP today for the Facebook Party and mark the date on your calendar!

Invite your friends and don't miss Colleen's evening of chat, trivia, prizes, and more!
Kindle Giveaway and More! Save the Date - 3/13!

Don't miss my review and giveaway of Blue Moon Promise,
starting February 28th!


Don't miss the perfect blend of Regency-era romance and mystery in The Maid of Fairbourne Hall! Grab a copy and then be sure to enter Julie's Kindle Fire Giveaway and RSVP for her Author Chat party on Facebook! Swoon.

One fortunate winner will receive:
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends 3/14/12. Winner will be announced at Julie's Fairbourne Hall Book Chat Party on 3/15. Julie will be hosting an evening of chat, trivia and a sneak peek of her next book - bring your friends! She'll also be giving away some GREAT prizes: gift certificates, books and a Downton Abbey Prize Pack (Seasons 1 and 2)!

So grab your copy of The Maid of Fairbourne Hall and join Julie and friends on the evening of March 15th for a book chat party.

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Don't miss a moment of the fun. RSVP today and tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on March 15th!

Don't miss my review and giveaway of The Maid of Fairbourne Hall, starting March 2nd!