It’s that time of year!
Hearts are already starting to peek out at the stores in shades of red, pink, and white. Chocolate is already starting to festoon store shelves in heart shapes and clutched by stuffed animals.
I love celebrating holidays. My love language is words and gifts so any excuse to exercise this is always taken! Hehehe!
One of my favorite things I started years ago was literary Valentines. I don’t know about you but I love books, especially old books and characters so here is an opportunity to create literary Valentines for your favorite books. Feel free to use book covers or movie clips to create your ideal Valentine.
Here are a few entries from previous years:
I am also throwing out a category for my own books I’ve made some templates for you to use if you want.
Hello My Dearest Readers,
I am delighted to introduce to you Kellyn Roth, she is the delightful founder of Reveries Co. which I am delighted to be a part of offering my services as graphic designer and coach…
So without further ado…Kellyn…
Here’s our story.
On September 8th 2018, I was designing a site for my cover design business. As I drag-and-dropped the elements around, I realized I needed a shiny, flashy tagline. So I started thinking about my goals as a service provider. I wanted to help authors like me succeed! I wanted to make sure that every writer got the best services, personalized to their needs, at the best prices. But how could I do that? Editing is a service every author needs, but I’m not an editor, so I can’t offer editing. Every blogger, writer, and author needs a website, but web design isn’t my specialty. In fact, I tend to get frustrated with all that coding and other nonsense; I like to keep it simple. But a lot of people need more than “simple.” Suffice to say, I didn’t have the expertise I needed to offer a one-stop-shop for authors, bloggers, and other businessmen and women who needed those services but couldn’t afford them, couldn’t find the right providers, and even struggled to know what they needed. So I began planning … and in no time,
Reveries Co. Was Born!
Now over fifteen service providers have joined our forces, from seasoned professionals like Savannah Jezowski, Jessica Greyson, and Abigayle Claire to up-and-coming entrepreneurs like Charis Rae, Jessie Bingham, and Michaela Bush. Now we are dedicated to providing quality, personalized services for an affordable price. Our #1 goal is seeing you succeed in your writing endeavors. We even offer services such as consulting to give you the knowledge you need to go forward. I firmly believe that with hard work and a little elbow grease, anyone can develop a career and business in the writing field. However, I acknowledge that we all need some help from time to time. We’re here to offer that help quickly and easily.
Our team is a carefully-selected task force of experienced designers, editors, proofreaders, and other professionals, several of whom are authors themselves. Most of them have multiple years of experience and all have proven themselves to be consistent and trustworthy workers who offer quality services. All service providers are held to consistent standards of operation and output. We keep a close tab on the quality and proceedings of each service. We’re a team, and we function as one, helping each other succeed as well as authors.
Now, I know you’d like to hear a bit about what’s going on with the tour, discounts, etc., so let me share something about that.
We’re giving away 30+ books—a combination of ebooks and paperbacks, genres and subgenres—to one lucky winner! Enter now! a Rafflecopter giveaway
The first item of importance is the giveaway! This giant book bundle has books by myself as well as Savannah Jezowski, Jessica Greyson, Rebekah Morris, Kendra E. Ardnek, and others!
The official Facebook launch party will be at the end of this week (Saturday the 5th) from 12 PM to 3 PM PST. I’ll be hosting a live video and taking your questions, assuming the internet cooperates, and there will be several giveaways, service provider spotlights, and other fun features.
During this party, we’ll also be offering a bunch of exclusive discounts and giveaways, so be sure to check in then!
Throughout the tour, we’re offering exclusive discounts. Everything from editing to book cover design to consulting has an extreme cut taken out of the price … but we only have a limited amount of spaces available. Everything from 15% to 30% off of a bunch of different services – from editing to interior formatting to book cover design to website design! We even offer specialized coaching packages!
And that’s about it! I hope you’re able to join along with the blog tour and check out our other amazing posts!
Tuesday, January 1st Interview with Founder // Kendra E. Ardnek @ Knitted by God’s Plan Spotlight // Abigail Harder @ Books, Life, and Christ Announcement from Founder // Lila Diller @ Creating Romance Wednesday, January 2nd Announcement // Kellyn Roth @ Reveries Spotlight // Mukta A @ Born Free Interview with the Co-Manager // Jo A @ The Lens & the Hard Drive Announcement from Founder // A. Kaylee @ Kaylee’s Kind of Writes Guest Post from Founder // Emily Yager Interview with Founder // Dawn Dagger Announcement from Founder // Eva-Joy @ Coffee, Classics, and Craziness Thursday, January 3rd Interview with Co-Manager // Michaela Bush @ Tangled Up In Writing Spotlight // Jessica Greyson Interview with Founder // Parker Hankins @ Pencils and Pianos Guest Post by Founder // Merie Shen @ Imperial Scribis Announcement from Founder // Jana T. @ Reviews From the Stacks Announcement from Founder // Hanne T. @ Losing The Busyness Friday, January 4th Announcement from Founder // Deborah @ Reading on the Edge Announcement from Founder // Katherine Brown Books Guest Post from Founder // Julia Witmer Announcement from Founder // Jessie Bingham Spotlight // Loretta @ Just Writing Interview with Co-Manager // Isabel Olivetti @ Chasing Fantasia Saturday, January 5th Spotlight // Abigayle Claire @ The Left-Handed Typist Spotlight // Gracelyn Buckner @ Literatura Announcement from Founder // Faith Blum @ Writings, Ramblings, and Reflections Guest Post from Founder // R.M. Archer @ Scribes & Archers Wrapup // Kellyn Roth @ Reveries
Have a great day, and thanks for reading my intro!
I will bless the Lord at all times, His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
I love these words from David’s pen, they’ve been running in my head frequently of late. There is so much here to be gleaned.
It’s a choice…I will, I will choose to bless the Lord at all times.
Will…not a mere act, but from the depths of who I have been created to be, I will choose Him above all others.
Bless, when I think of the word bless I think very often of God blessing us, of the many blessings given, of someone praising the Lord. The common position of worship where hands are raised to the sky…you know what I am talking about. A dramatic sunset in the background the silhouette of a person with arms stretched towards the sky in a wide field filled with grass or bowed head of grain that we so often see on church bulletins or online when we search for Christian images.
Scouting up the Hebrew word I found it means to bow the knee, to kneel, to bow down…
I will bow my knee to the Lord at all times,
How different that sounds, I will bow my knee at all times, all times, not sometimes, not when I feel like it…ALWAYS. Always. I am falling in love with the word always…because it’s always…I know, some explanation. But is that not what we all crave? An always? A faithful always? He is that! And I will bow my knee to Him without question, reserve, retreat, or regrets, His praise-adoration-thanksgiving shall be continually in my mouth, for here I am His, here I am to worship and bow down here I kneel with complete consecration and say You are My God–there is no other, there is none like You, none beside You in my heart. All I want is Christ, Christ my crucified One, the One who shed His blood for me. Here I stand in His righteousness, Here I bow to His will-whatever it is. Here I am, willing to partake of whatever that which is Christ’s lot, may it also be mine, to drink of that cup from which He drank, is not too much for me. May the words of Ruth to Naomi echo in my heart towards my Lord, to be wherever He is, that is where I long to be…and even in death I will not be separated from Him but complete and whole and seeing His face for the first time. How sweet that will be.
Tis’ so sweet to trust in Jesus.
I will an act of choice, choosing Him to be supreme above all others and all else, bow my knee in complete devotion to Him and His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
Rebekah Morris and Faith Blum have teamed up for a fun Christmas Duet Blog Tour! Why Christmas Duet? Because both books have titles that have to do with a Christmas song! Be sure to check out all of the blog posts as well as the giveaway.
His Law is Love
Will hate and fear drown the song of Christmas love? Amelia is eagerly anticipating her first Christmas in the west, but she soon finds that her brother-in-law’s worry and her sister’s exhaustion reach far deeper than the cares of a ranch and a family. A rash of fires and cattle thefts is plaguing the area, and the three young orphans they’ve sheltered are under suspicion from their prejudiced neighbors. As hostilities mount, Amelia seizes every opportunity to help and encourage, but how much can one girl do? Will Reverend Brown win the community over to the true spirit of love? And will help arrive before everything they hold dear is destroyed? Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07JZ8HGSR
Rebekah A. Morris ia 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, the Christmas Collection series, and her best selling Triple Creek Ranch series. Some of her favorite pastimes, when she isn’t writing, include reading, playing with her seven nieces and nephews, and coming up with dramatic and original things to do. (Sometimes with the nieces and nephews!) The Show-Me state is where she calls home.
O Come All Ye Faithful and other short stories
About the Book
O Come All Ye Faithful Edwin wanted to be home, but instead he crouched in a trench. The English on one side of No Man’s Land and Germans on the other. What a way to spend Christmas. Could anything make it better? Peace on Earth Emmie and Elana are estranged sisters, torn apart by an old boyfriend five years earlier. Will they survive a night in the same hotel room after a blizzard forces them together or will peace on earth go out the window? Silent Night Christmas decorating had never gone this wrong. Jenna had just started when a crazy, gun-waving woman, walks right in the front door and ties her up in her own Christmas lights. Will Jenna even see her family this Christmas? The Gift Goes On Four friends and a year to reflect on. The year had been good for Carlotta, but Priscilla, Remus, and Newton all had at least one trial through the year. A mysterious giver the previous year had helped them all out, though. What would this year’s gifts bring? O Christmas Tree Gareth loves Christmas. But more than that, he loves Christmas tree hunting. As the family prepares for their annual trip, Gareth can barely contain his excitement. But what are all the spray bottles for? Purchase on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07JR7FSDT
About the Author
Faith Blum is a small-town Wisconsin girl. She’s lived in, or outside of, small towns her whole life. The thought of living in a city with more than 60,000 people in it scares her, especially after some interesting adventures driving through big cities like Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. Faith currently resides in the middle of the state of Wisconsin with her husband and their cat, Smokey. She is blessed to be able to have writing as her full-time career with household work and cooking to do on the side. She loves to paint walls as long as she doesn’t have to do hallways or ceilings. When not writing, you can find her cooking food from scratch due to food allergies (fun), doing dishes (meh), knitting, crocheting, sewing, reading, or spending time with her husband (yay!). She is also a Community Assistant for the Young Writers Workshop and loves her work there. She loves to hear from her readers, so feel free to contact her on her website.
Just like Rebekah and Faith teamed up for this tour, they have also teamed up on the giveaway! Grand Prize: Paperback of each (US only) 1st Prize: eBook of each (International and US) 2nd Prize: eBook of choice (International and US) Enter here: https://kingsumo.com/g/ocz29j/the-christmas-duet-giveaway
November 26 Bookish Orchestrations – Introductory Post Cover Lover Book Review – Book Spotlights November 27 Read Another Page – Book Spotlight Kaylee’s Kind Of Writes – Two Book Reviews Jaye L. Knight – Excerpts November 28 Lit Aflame – Book Review and Excerpt Writings, Ramblings, and Reflections – Book Review of His Law is Love Jenny Berlin – Excerpts November 29 Frances Hoelsema’s Blog – Two Book Spotlights Rebekah Ashleigh – Review of His Law is Love and Book Spotlights Novels, Dragons, and Wardrobe Doors – Book Review and Spotlight Salsa And Tea – Author Interviews November 30 Purely by Faith Reviews – Two Book Reviews Once Upon An Ordinary – Author Interview and Book Spotlights In the Bookcase – Excerpts December 1 Books, Life, and Christ – Two Book Reviews Maidens for Modesty – Two Book Reviews Chosen Vessels – Two Book Reviews Harvest Lane Cottage – Two Book Reviews Jessica Greyson – Book Spotlights Twin Thoughts – Book Spotlights Heart of the Rose – Two Book Reviews Read Another Page – Book Spotlight and Review December 3 Bookish Orchestrations – Giveaway winner
Jessica: Thank you so much Allison that was perfectly delightful and everything I was looking for in an interview with Burndee
About the book!
While attending a noblewoman’s wedding, Burndee and Colin’s private feud comes to a climax when Burndee loses his temper and does the unthinkable. With Prince Colin unable to attend to his royal duties and Burndee bound by an inconvenient spell, can the two of them work together long enough to unsnarl the mysterious goings-on around them?
Hello Dear Friends,
I am so sorry it’s taken me so long to get to this! September was so busy, and I was sick most of October so here on the last day I finally have our giveaway for Waiting for Isaac! I am so excited to share this book with you. There are many reasons to write a nonfiction book…and the main one I wrote this one is because it was a book I needed too!
As I’ve closed the chapters on this and am working on the audiobook (YAY! I am going to do an audiobook giveaway when that comes out too!) But enough of my yacking! Let’s get down to business to de-…do a giveaway.
What you’ll be winning?
A signed copy of Waiting for Isaac signed by of course moi
Be Still and Know Mug…it’s so lovely I almost kept it for myself.
Currant tea. This was irresistible for all of us ladies who are currently single and you know if you’re an Anne of Green Gables fan you have to share this with your bosom friend. It’s a delicious black and fruit tea perfect for these chilly days.
Hello Dearest Readers,
I know it’s been forever since I’ve written here and I am so sorry for not keeping you in the loop.
Well! Since the last time I wrote there is a new book on the market for you to get!
Waiting for Isaac.
This was a book that has been growing on my heart. The more single I become with every day the more I realize that though this journey is not easy, it is worth it. It is a tiny, and my first nonfiction work but is a weaving of the heart I felt burdened to share with my dear single sisters on in the world who carry these same burdens.
But the other book I wanted to introduce you to today was a short story that I had the privilege of reading this little story by Kellyn Roth: Goldfish Secrets
It’s a darling little story that feels authentic, adorable, and very relatable. This little beauty will warm your heart and if you’re a huge fan of her Lady of the Vineyard series is, of course, a must read. You can catch the little book here on Amazon!
Jack has a new novel! Hip Hip Huzzah!
I am sure you’re all buzzing with curiosity to see what it is, well first let’s get an idea what her book is all about.