Tuesday, May 29, 2018

#Spotlight: Selah's Painted Dream by Susan Count #YA #Middlegrade

Title: Selah's Painted Dream (Dream Horse Adventures, Book 3) | 
 Publication Date: May 7, 2018 | Genre: Children's Novel | Number of Pages: 174

Thirteen-year-old Selah’s life is about as perfect as it gets. She has horsy friends at school, and on weekends, she rides her black mare on Grandpa’s farm. Training the horse to do upper-level liberty work is what makes her heart beat.

But one word can ruin a perfect life—moving.

A move would separate her from her horse, so she plots to get her name on the farm mailbox instead. She’s sure she could persuade Grandpa—except he’s overly distracted by a sheep-loving neighbor.

Determined not to let Grandpa's new sweetheart take her place in his heart, Selah puts her hope in a painted dream horse from Grandpa’s past. When she snugs up the girth and buckles on her spurs, Selah rides to win.

Other books in the series...

A story of love and determination in the face of adversity that will steal your heart.

Twelve-year-old Mary longs to have a horse of her own, but she's limited to reading horse books. A talented artist, she spends her days on a blanket in the grass sketching the horses at the farm next door. She falls in love with one of the foals and is outraged to learn the filly is considered worthless as it was born lame.

Mary befriends and enlists the help of twelve-year-old Laura, whose family owns the horse farm. Against the better judgment of the farm manager, a brief reprieve is negotiated for the foal's life. The girls conspire to raise money to save her, but time is running out. Sadly, it appears the expensive surgery the foal needs has little chance to correct the problem anyway. Mary isn't about to let her own disability hold her back. She sacrifices what she holds dear - the trust of her papa, to gain her heart's desire. But she could lose everything in her struggle to save the foal.

TxAuthors Best Book Award Winner for 2017 - Juvenile - Coming of Age
Feathered Quill - 2017 GOLD Award - Children's Fiction - Animals
Purple Dragonfly - 2017 First Place - Disability Awarenes

A delightful read. Plenty of twists and turns which makes the book a great little adventure. Selah embodies perseverance, hope, determination, compassion, and spunk.

Twelve-Year-Old SELAH'S quest to be equestrian superstar is impossible without a horse. Then she spots buzzards circling in the grasslands behind Grandpa's farm. They're stalking a horse trapped in wire and Selah is its only hope. But the mare she rescues might be a bigger challenge to her dream than not having a horse at all. When an old friend of Grandpa's and a world renowned horse trainer offers to work with the wild and defiant mare, Selah jumps at the opportunity. She trains with a fierce determination to equal the equestrian talent of the deceased grandmother who instilled the love of horses in her. But when the horse causes mayhem at the trainer's facility, he sends them home. Selah must gather her courage and face up to the trainer or watch her dreams gallop away.

American Horse Publications - FIRST PLACE - Equine Fiction..... Feathered Quill - GOLD Award.....Readers Favorites - GOLD Award.....

About the Author

As a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, American Christian Fiction Writers, and Texas Association of Authors, I take studying the craft of writing seriously. Revision is my super-power.

Instilled with the need to create, I love building projects and writing adventure stories. I’m a life-long equestrian and owned by a Rocky Mountain Horse. I adore grandchildren, horses, bunnies, mochas, and forest trails.

I’ve published three books in an equestrian series. I write at an antique secretary desk that occupies a glass room with a forest view. Fittingly, it once belonged to the same wise grandmother who introduced me to the love of reading via Walter Farley's horse books. That desk has secret compartments which hold memories, mysteries, and story ideas.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Legal Disclosure Policy

As I am sure all of you have heard by now and email been flooded, that we have to comply with the EU's legal policy disclosure especially if your blog is open internationally to those nations. Therefore, this page is serving that purpose and what it means for you and how I disclose or not disclose your information.

Note: If you need to update your own policies, I will direct you HERE who explains in detail and much time-consuming research what to do.

Legal Disclosure Policy for Naila Moon aka M.M. Hudson (Michelle) of Reading Authors
Your personal data is stored on UTC servers inside of Blogger's site in a protected manner that enables you to receive my posts via email. If you wish to UNSUBSCRIBE, please click the link at the bottom of the post email you receive.
When you post a comment on  Naila Moon aka M.M. Hudson (Michelle) of Reading Authors you acknowledge that I will have access to personal data, mainly your name, email address and IP address, as it pertains to each particular comment.  Your personal data is stored on UTC servers inside Blogger's site in a protected manner.  Your personal data is not collected for any other purpose than identifying your comments on my website.  You will not be contacted by  Naila Moon aka M.M. Hudson (Michelle) of Reading Authors because of a comment you’ve posted.  Comments are moderated by me, Michelle aka Naila Moon, and any spam or inappropriate behavior will be blocked or deleted.
Addresses and emails collected for giveaway purposes will never be sold or shared, with the exception of passing on information required for authors, publishers, or third party individuals to send a prize. I will only contact you via email if you have won a prize. 

At this time, I have no affiliate links or any commissions being paid to me, If this changes, I will update my policy to reflect those changes.
Naila Moon aka M.M. Hudson (Michelle) of Reading Authors does accept paid advertising and products for review. Advertising has zero influence on the products/books I accept for review and the subsequent rating of those products or books.
In accordance with the current FTC disclosure rules for bloggers and reviewers, the books you see reviewed on the site are either purchased or are obtained through NetGalley, or directly from the author or publisher in some other form in an exchange for an honest review.  Products have either been purchased or sent to me free by a company or individual. All reviews will be clearly marked in the review when I receive a free book copy or product for review.
My reviews, posts, and pages are copyright of Naila Moon aka M.M. Hudson (Michelle) of Reading Authors unless otherwise noted. Please don’t take them and claim them as your own. The graphics on my site are either done by Naila Moon aka M.M. Hudson (Michelle) of Reading Authors or obtained through Creative Common License and do not claim them to be my own. I do try to note copyright when possible.
If there is an image appearing on this site that belongs to you and you do not wish for it to appear on  Naila Moon aka M.M. Hudson (Michelle) of Reading Authors, please contact me and I will take it down immediately.
This policy is in effect and update: 5/24/18
The policy will remain in effect from this date forward and update as necessary.
Naila Moon aka M.M. Hudson (Michelle) of Reading Authors

Friday, May 4, 2018

Book Blast and #Giveaway:Shadow Girl by Gerry Schmitt #Thriller #BookBlast

Shadow Girl (An Afton Tangler Thriller) Suspense/Thriller 2nd in Series Hardcover: 320 pages ISBN-13: 978-0425281789 Paperback: 320 pages (May 1, 2018) ISBN-13: 978-0425281796 
The brutal murder of a business tycoon leaves Afton Tangler and the Twin Cities reeling, but that’s just the beginning of a gruesome crime spree...
Leland Odin made his fortune launching a home shopping network, but his millions can’t save his life. On the list for a transplant, the ailing businessman sees all hope lost when the helicopter carrying his donor heart is shot out of the sky.
Now with two pilots dead and dozens injured, Afton Tangler, family liaison officer for the Minneapolis Police Department, is drawn into the case. As she and her partner investigate family members and business associates, whoever wants Leland dead strikes again—and succeeds—in a brazen hospital room attack.
The supposedly squeaky clean millionaire has crossed the wrong person—and she’s not finished exacting her revenge. The case explodes into an international conspiracy of unbridled greed and violence. And as Afton gets closer to unearthing the mastermind behind it, she gets closer to becoming collateral damage...

About The Author

Gerry Schmitt is the author of the Afton Tangler Thrillers, and, writing under the pseudonym Laura Childs, the New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty-five novels, the Tea Shop, Scrapbooking, and Cackleberry Club Mysteries. She is the former CEO of her own marketing firm, has won TV and radio awards, and produced two reality TV shows. She and her professor husband enjoy collecting art, travel, and their two Shar-Pei dogs.

Author Links - WebsiteFacebook Purchase Links Amazon