Too blessed to be stress for Moms blog tour and giveaway


About the Book:

Do you feel like you’re drowning in the everyday stress-pool? . . .

Wish you could make busy-ness a business so you’d be a millionaire? . . .

Welcome to the maternal order of slightly sagging sisters of the ‘hood. The motherhood.

With her own offbeat brand of wit and near-wisdom, popular inspirational humorist Debora Coty addresses heart needs of moms drowning in the churning stress-pool of busyness. In her beloved mom-to-mom, grin-provoking style, Coty offers empathy, laughs, real-life stories, practical parenting survival tips, and fresh biblical insights to help you hear Papa God’s still, small voice through life’s chaos.

Whether you’re struggling with stress related to attitude, time-management, guilt trips, patience, or something in between. . .this humor-filled volume will deliver a much-needed smile and equip you with simple-to-implement tips for attaining the peace we all crave—the peace that passes all understanding.


About the Author:

Debora M. Coty is a popular humorist, speaker, and award-winning author of numerous inspirational books, including the bestselling Too Blessed to be Stressed line. Deb considers herself a tennis junkie and choco-athlete (meaning she exercises just so she can eat more chocolate). A retired piano teacher and orthopedic occupational therapist, Debora currently lives, loves, and laughs in central Florida with her husband, Chuck, and three grandbuddies and one grandprincess.

Readers can connect with Debora M. Coty via her website,, or on Facebook (AuthorDeboraCoty)Twitter (DeboraCoty) and Instagram (DeboraCoty).


My Review:

When I first started reading I thought I was not going to find if interesting since being a nonfiction and for your young moms. I was wrong, I found it very interesting and there was even parts where I laughed. There was really some fun stories. A lot of bible verses in it. The book brought back a lot of memories with my daughter when she was young. Now she is a mother and a very good one. This is a book that everyone would that has ever had a child.
I received an complementary copy of the book from NetGalley through the publisher. I was not required to write an positive review. This is my own opinion.






To celebrate the release of Too Blessed to Be Stressed for Moms and to bless a mom that needs to de-stress, Deb is giving away a “Take a Day for Mom” $75 VISA Cash Card. The card can be used by a mom for a day of pampering or just getting away and enjoying a day to herself. Do you need a day away or know a mom who does? (Is that a trick question?) Then, enter the giveaway and share it with all your friends. (Another little secret… you don’t have to prove you are a mom in order to win!)

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Summer Plans and other Disasters book tour

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About the book:

Elementary school music teacher Callie Stevens thinks she’s finally figured out God’s plan for her life—she even made a list to keep her on track.

Moving in with her brother and reconnecting with her ex-boyfriend are at the top of the list. What’s not on the list is running into her childhood crush, Ryan. God wanted her to connect with Kyle, right?

Trying to figure out God’s plan is hard enough. But a dating-averse older brother, the young blonde who adores him, a pregnant best friend, and Callie’s continual mishaps make her wonder whether her best laid plans were truly God-inspired.

Now available from Elk Lake Publishing!


About the Author:

Karin wrote her first novel in 2007 to cope with her husband’s cancer diagnosis (no worries – he’s cancer free now!). With the support and encouragement of her family, she submitted that manuscript. That particular manuscript has not been published yet, but Summer Plans and Other Disasters, her first published book, releases in September 2018.

Karin writes contemporary and speculative fiction stories with a healthy dose of romance, but she’s also expanded her repertoire: she writes feature stories for the local paper, copy material for businesses, and blog posts for herself and others. She even edits (offering copy editing, fiction editing, and critiques through Write Now Editing Services) and teaches (she’s the Substantive Fiction Editing instructor for the PEN Institute and can be found around the country teaching writing and editing courses at conferences and at her local college).

When Karin’s not reading, writing, or editing, she enjoys cooking and baking. She plays the piano and sings (the key of E, please). She kayaks with her husband in the summer, watches football in the fall (Go Blue!), and enjoys Christmas lights all winter long. Shy but extroverted, Karin adores her nieces and nephew and loves spending time with her family.  Learn more about Karin at:


My Review:

Callie tries so hard to help her brother when coming to stay for the summer. She seems a little accident prone. She has her own plan but God has a different plan. She wanted to see about her old boyfriend Kyle but does that work out? 

Her brother is so patient and caring. I really loved his character. Everyone would love a brother like him. 

This was an enjoyable and fun book to read. The author brought the characters to life. I definitely recommend this book. 

I received an complementary copy of the book for a review on this book tour. I was not required to write an positive review. This is my own opinion. 

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Dangerous to Know blog tour

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About the Book:

“Don’t look at him, dear. He’s dangerous.”

Isabella Bankmill seeks a husband whose character matches her list of requirements. The man must share her faith, but he must also possess a certain je ne sais quoi. The enigmatical Lord Gregory Gordon Bromby—London’s newest literary sensation—certainly possesses the latter. Despite a deformed foot and alarming views on politics and religion, he attracts the ladies in droves.

Haunted by his past and overwhelmed by his newfound celebrity status, Lord Bromby’s obsession with his own doom leads to reckless behavior. When he is stalked by an obsessive aristocrat seeking an elopement, Bromby’s friends urge him to marry a suitable lady as soon as possible. Intrigued by Isabella’s convictions and hoping to avoid further scandal, Bromby proposes to Isabella.

Isabella also receives an offer of marriage from kind-hearted philanthropist, David Beringer—a man equally devoted to his faith—but she only has eyes for Lord Bromby. Blinded by his talent and good looks, Isabella convinces herself that he’s not as dangerous as everyone claims. But when Bromby’s world violently collides with hers, Isabella must decide once and for all who is lord of her life. God or Bromby?

About the Author:

Megan Whitson Lee is an anglophile and a recovering runaway. Over the years, she escaped to England and Australia before finally settling down in the US. These days, she lives a relatively quiet life as a wife, a mom of two greyhounds, an editor for Pelican Book Group, and a high school English teacher. She now escapes by writing novels instead of jumping on planes to foreign countries. Her novel, Captives, won the 2016 Director’s Choice Award and was a finalist for a Selah Award in the women’s contemporary fiction category at Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writers Conference.

Megan writes women’s contemporary thrillers and historical fiction featuring characters standing at the crossroads of major life decisions.


My Thoughts and Review:

Lord Bromby was definitely a troubled man. This is a Genre ( Regency) that I don’t read a lot and but it was very interesting and the writer made the story come alive. Set in England in the 1800’s. Isabella falls in love with Lord Bromby who is a poet but was not a Christian like her. I lot of secondary characters I found I really got attached to especially David who was the one that couldn’t find love and then his sister Rebecca that was a good friend of Isabella. I kept wandering how the story was going to end which I do that a lot and was not what I thought it would be. I received an complementary copy of the book to review on my blog, that did not influence me to have an positive review. This is my honest opinion of the book.


Blog Stops:

Feeling in Red, 7/2/2018

Virtuous Mama Ministries , 7/2/2018

Inspire by Fiction, 7/3/2018

Sunny Island Breezes, 7/3/2018

Among the Reads, 7/4/2018

A Christian Writer’s World, 7/5/2018

Best Reads, 7/5/2018

Janice’s Book Reviews, 7/6/2018

Being Brooke Capper, 7/7/2018

Red Headed Book Lady, 7/7/2018

The World As I See It, 7/7/2018

Caffeinated Christian Raves and Reviews, 7/8/2018

Remembrancy, 7/8/2018

Reflections From My Bookshelves, 7/9/2018

Living Outside the Lines, 7/10/2018

The Perspective Conservative,  7/10/2018

Reading, Writing & Stitch-Metic, 7/11/2018

Daysong Reflections, 7/12/2018

Moments, 7/12/2018

My Reading Journeys, 7/12/2018

Two Girls and a Book, 7/12/2018

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, 7/13/2018

Leafy Not Beefy, 7/14/2018

Southern & Style, 7/14/2018

Chat With Vera, 7/15/2018

Inklings and Notions, 7/15/2018

Radiant Light,7/15/2018

Cafinated Reads, 7/16/2018

Jodie Wolfe – Stories Where Hope and Quirky Meet, 7/16/2018

Locks, Hooks and Books, 7/16/2018

Splashes of Joy, 7/16/2018

Life at Rossmont, 7/17/2018

Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen,7/18/2018

Pause for Tales,7/18/2018

The Talbert Report,7/18/2018

Two Points of Interests,7/18/2018

Andrea Sicade,7/19/2018

Bigreadersite, 7/19/2018

Book by Book, 7/19/2018

Rockin’ My Mom Jeans, 7/19/2018

God’s Peculiar Treasure Rae, 7/20/2018

I am believing God, 7/20/2018












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