Search SBT

Grab My Button SBT

Button & Code



Rating System SBT

Rating System Explanation

I use a scale of 1-5 to rate the products and books that I am reviewing, with 1 being the worst rating and 5 being the best. You can find my rating at the bottom of each review post in an image similar to this one:



Calendar SBT

Follow me!

Follow on Bloglovin
March 2015
M T W T F S S
« Feb    
 1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031  

My Library SBT

Goodreads Widget

Tracee Gleichner's  book recommendations, reviews, favorite quotes, book clubs, book trivia, book lists

TBR SBT

TBR widget or list

Coming soon!

Reading Challenges SBT

Reading challenges chart or widget

Photobucket

26 / 1001 books. 3% done!
THE STEPHEN KING CHALLENGE

53 / 92 words. 58% done!
Photobucket
Photobucket

103 / 247 books. 42% done!

Recent Comments SBT

Gray Skies by Elle Emtage Book Feature – Win a $25 Amazon Gift Card!



Title: Gray Skies

Author: Elle Emtage

Publisher: iUniverse

Pages: 170

Genre: Romance

Format: Ebook

Purchase at AMAZON

Dunstan’s dashing good looks, thriving business and exotic lifestyle made him one of the world’s most sought after bachelors; but none of this seemed to quell Dunstan’s desire for Destiny. As their courtship evolves their romance is woven from a tapestry of classical beauty and romantic places in the orange light of the Tuscan sun. To Destiny, her life once filled with endless days of meetings and long nights alone is now full of life and love in a whirlwind romance.

In the midst of their developing relationship however, tragedy rips them apart and she discovers a thread in time which links their existence to an unbelievable possibility. This possibility threatens their very existence, but Dunstan, fueled by his love, will stop at nothing until he reclaims what he has lost. A fantasy romance novel, Gray Skies demonstrates how true love can even overcome obstacles set by the universe.

amazon

Elle Emtage is a business professional and has been published in several media houses. Elle’s passion for writing has transformed throughout the years and she is sharing her love of romance and intrigue through the début of this novel. Elle and her family consider themselves fortunate to live on the beautiful island of Barbados.

 

Elle is giving away a $25 Amazon Gift Card!

645

Terms & Conditions:
  • By entering the giveaway, you are confirming you are at least 18 years old.
  • One winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter to receive one $25 Amazon Gift Certificate or Paypal Cash.
  • This giveaway begins February 16 and ends on February 27.
  • Winners will be contacted via email on Monday, March 2.
  • Winner has 48 hours to reply.

Good luck everyone!

ENTER TO WIN!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Guest Post: The Story Behind ‘Cooler Than Blood’ by Robert Lane


Cover ArtI don’t know about the story behind my book, but let me tell you the story behind the boat—for the boat created the story.

Like the boat in my book, Cooler Than Blood, this boat is a used wooden cruiser from the mid-1960’s. A family boat—whatever that means. The first boat, not the last boat. The boat that was around when the memories became seared. The boat we had when I summoned my courage to hold a girls hand, to kiss her lips. The boat I heard her laugh on, saw her smile—jumpin-Jesus, no way of knowing then how long that memory would linger. I drove the boat. Docked it. Cleaned it. Pumped the water out of it. The boat I tied lines to and, along with a friend, swam as we towed it a mile back to the dock when it sputtered out of gas. The boat six people and a dog spent a July Fourth night in as the wind howled and tore down ancient oak trees on the hill above the lake. Twisted them like cheap toothpicks.

The boat we all slept in behind a gas station somewhere in the Deep South because we couldn’t find a room in the inn when the family relocated, boat in tow, to Faulkner country—Holly Springs, Mississippi.

None of that made it into the book, or was ever intended to be in the book. But, I thought, wouldn’t it be neat to pretend a girl loses her father at an impressionable age—say, ten to twelve—gets kidnapped after graduating from high school and uses the memory of her father and the lessons he taught her while boating, to survive her ordeal? My protagonist, Jake Travis, sets out to rescue her and finds himself in a moral quandary that threatens his relationship with the world’s most important person, his girlfriend, Kathleen. I know, that’s a long way from the boat.

When sitting in front of a roaring fire, do you ever consider the barely detectable spark that started it all? I think not. How about all the sparks that didn’t start the fire? The boat was a spark. Nothing more.

But what a story it ignited.

/////////////////////////////////

ABOUT THE BOOK

Title: COOLER THAN BLOOD

Genre: Mystery

Author: Robert Lane

Website: http://www.robertlanebooks.com

Publisher: Mason Alley

Purchase on Amazon

18-year-old Jenny Spencer is missing after a violent nighttime encounter on a Florida beach. Jenny’s aunt, Susan Blake, asks wisecracking PI Jake Travis to investigate.

Susan and Jake had only spent one dinner together, but both felt an instant, overpowering attraction. Jake walked away.  After all, he was—and is—committed to Kathleen.  But having Susan in his life again could be dangerous:   dangerous in more ways than one.

As Jake and his partner, Garrett Demarcus, close in on finding Jenny, they uncover a shocking secret in Kathleen’s past.  Even more shocking is that Kathleen and Jenny’s life are strangely intertwined.

For Jake, this case may hit way too close to home—and what started as a race to find Jenny could become a fight to protect Kathleen.

As the case heats up and the danger escalates, Jake is forced to examine his moral boundaries.  How far is he willing to go for the woman he loves?   At what cost?  And what about that question that has dogged him since the beginning of the case: was there another person on the beach that night?

//////////////////////////

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

WinterSpring 2008 399

Robert Lane resides on Florida’s west coast.  He is also the author of The Second Letter.

www.robertlanebooks.com

https://www.facebook.com/RobertLaneBooks

https://twitter.com/RLaneBooks


Better Believe: A Story of Hope by Ruby Lee Tuesday Book Feature – Win a $25 Amazon Gift Card!


Title: Better Believe

Author: Ruby Lee Tuesday

Publisher: Trafford

Pages: 132

Genre: Biography

Format: Ebook

Purchase at AMAZON

Ruby Lee Tuesday was born to be her father’s property. Trapped in an abusive home where only perfect was good enough for the devil, Ruby attempted to distract herself from his ways through her music, poetry, art, and most importantly, her faith in God. Tuesday shares a heartbreaking story of childhood trauma as she bravely pursued her dreams, despite living with parents who seemed determined to destroy her, both physically and emotionally. While providing a riveting look into the ways of an abuser, Tuesday details how her mistreatment eventually caused her to lose her faith, embark on a path of self-destruction, and succumb to panic attacks and depression. But through it all, Tuesday somehow managed to find solace and an escape in her music, ultimately leaving everything behind and bravely following her dream all the way from Norway to Nashville, Tennessee, where she would find faith once again. Better Believe is a story of determination, passion, betrayal, friendship, and hope as one woman journeys from the darkness of abuse into the light of healing where she learns to believe in herself for the first time.

 

amazon

Ruby Lee Tuesday has spent years on healing both physically and spiritually. She is a poet, singer, and songwriter who plays a variety of instruments. Ruby left Norway in 2013 to pursue her dreams in Nashville, Tennessee. This is her first book.

Ruby Lee is giving away a $25 Amazon Gift Card!

645

Terms & Conditions:
  • By entering the giveaway, you are confirming you are at least 18 years old.
  • One winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter to receive one $25 Amazon Gift Certificate or Paypal Cash.
  • This giveaway begins February 16 and ends on February 27.
  • Winners will be contacted via email on Monday, March 2.
  • Winner has 48 hours to reply.

Good luck everyone!

ENTER TO WIN!

a Rafflecopter giveaway