Saturday, November 16, 2013

Carol of the Tales- A Christmas Anthology to Benefit those affected by Autism

Carol of the Tales and Other Nightly Noels: An Advent Anthology, Volume 2

Christmas carols capture the spirit of Christmas, and Carol of the Tales and Other Nightly Noels brings beloved carols to life like never before. Throw your cares away with the tales from sweet silver bells. Find out how Santa Claus dabbles in time travel, and feel the redemption of a dying wife's parting Christmas gift. Experience all this and more in these heartfelt, entertaining tales donated by a team of authors from across the country, working together for a good cause. The proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated toward Autism research and advocacy.

Anthology authors include: Shirley Bahlmann, C. David Belt, Rebecca Carlson, Loretta Carter, Madonna D. Christensen, Danyelle Ferguson, C. Michelle Jefferies, Theric Jepson, Ryan Larsen, Angie Lofthouse, Betsy Love, J. Lloyd Morgan, Janet Olsen, Teresa G. Osgood, Brian Ricks, Jennifer Ricks, Peg Russell, and Michael Young.

Carol of the Tales is the 2nd book in the Advent Anthology series. Both anthologies are available in paperback and Amazon Kindle formats from Amazon.com. 

Purchase “Sing We Now of Christmas”: http://amzn.com/1479266248
Purchase: “Carol of the Tales”:  http://amzn.com/1484145526

I have read several of the stories in "Carol of the Tales" and have found them to be a nice variety of fun, inspiring, thoughtful, and enjoyable. This is a great way to take a few minutes each day as Christmas approaches to pause and rediscover the beauty of this the season by taking a quick peek into why we have the season in the first place. Because Christmas carols have evolved and been shared over centuries, Carol of the Tales provides a snapshot of how people have lived their lives, embracing and using different kinds of technology. What has remained consistent for past decades is the love and generosity of the human spirit.

Carol of the Tales shares stories of love, compassion, friendship, service. It showcases people making the best of bad situations and going above and beyond for one another. These are awesome reminders of why we celebrate Christmas and give families a few minutes to take a quick break from the hustle and bustle of the season to embrace the real reason for.

In addition--the authors are donating  the proceeds of this book to a fabulous organization that will help those with autism. Please support this great cause by buying Carol of the Tales and sharing these stories with those you love.

To kick off the release of the second anthology, a Christmas concert will be held at American Fork Junior High on December 7th, 2013. The concert will feature the Saltaires Barbershop Chorus. All proceeds from this concert will be donated to charity as well. Purchase: Tickets for the Concert: https://tickettool.net/en/index/eventpopup/b54dab4bd0a13fa6975068f4784dfaa5

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Saturday, November 9, 2013

FROGS & TOADS by Stacey Lynn Carroll BLOG TOUR

On my blog today I am spotlighting a fun book I am reading: Frogs & Toads by Stacy Lynn Carroll

This book is the story of four sisters (Mary, Rachel, Elizabeth and  Dana) whose last name happens to be Princess. Their individual Prince Charmings turn out to be losers, and are kicked to the curb before they can influence their five daughters in a bad way. The five Princess cousins: Snow White, Cinderella, Belle and twins: Aurora and Ariel go on separate journeys to discover who their fathers are in typical princess style ... together.

Their fathers have differing reactions when discovering they have teenage daughters they have never seen. Add in the teens' own personal Prince Charmings (or lack of said princes) and the story is one most every young lady can relate to. Stacy Lynn Carroll has weaved together an entertaining tale with many twists and turns. Modern day girls who embrace their memorable names and make them their own. After reading this book, you'll never think of princesses in quite the same way. :)


One kiss can change the future...for better or for worse.

Belle and her cousins have conquered their fears. Now as they navigate their way through the dating world, they start to see a "happily ever after" on the horizon. But when an unexpected school assignment forces them to examine their past, the Princess sisters realize they have a lot of questions about the fathers they've never met. Secrets are revealed, long lost family members are discovered, and now the girls must decide who belongs in their future and who should be kept in the past.

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Author Bio:

Stacy Lynn Carroll has always loved telling stories. She started out at Utah State University where she pursued a degree in English, learned how to western swing, and watched as many of her fellow students became ‘True Aggies’. She then finished her BA at the University of Utah where she got an emphasis in creative writing. After college she worked as an administrative assistant, where she continued to write stories for the amusement of her co-workers. When her first daughter was born, and with the encouragement of a fortune cookie, she quit her job and became a full-time mommy and writer. She and her husband have three children, two Corgis, and a fish named Don.