Tucson Festival of Books

Arizona friends! There is a HUGE book festival in Tucson this weekend and I’m going to be there on Saturday from 2-4pm. If you’re in the area stop by and say hi. If you stop at my table let me know that you saw this post, and I will put you on a list to receive a free eBook copy of Indigo Instinct when it’s released in May :-)

Here’s the link for more info:)



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That’s right! Indigo Incite, Book #1 in the Indigo Trilogy is free Feb. 20th-22nd in the Kindle store!!

Here’s what others are saying about this YA sci-fi adventure:

“An action-packed, thoughtful, and beautifully heart-warming read…” – Old Victorian Quill

“The characters would make an interesting TV show or movie…” – I Feel the Need, The Need to Read

“Buchmann’s tale draws the reader in from the first moment…” Out of Control Characters

Share the news with your friends and get your own copy now before book 2, Indigo Instinct is released in May!

Amazon link:  http://tinyurl.com/kwpylub

Review of BETWEEN by Cyndi Tefft




It just figures that the love of Lindsey Water’s life isn’t alive at all, but the grim reaper, complete with a dimpled smile and Scottish accent.

After transporting souls to heaven for the last 300 years, Aiden MacRae has all but given up on finding the one whose love will redeem him and allow him entry through the pearly gates.

Torn between her growing attraction to Aiden and heaven’s siren song, Lindsey must learn the hard way whether love really can transcend all boundaries.


I wasn’t sure what to expect when I picked up this book. It sounded good for sure but I had never encountered a similar storyline. It immediately appealed to me because I always appreciate a story with originality, and I am always drawn to a tale with love and supernatural aspects.

The beginning of the book drew me in immediately. The main character, Lindsey, is thrown into a world of chaos but is surprised when she discovers love. Between is for the older YA age range leading to NA as there are very mild love scenes, but it is definitely sweet and not explicit. This would be a good “beginner” level love story for an older teenager. Despite her traumatic events, Lindsey is drawn to Aiden who is incredibly handsome and sweet and thoughtful and best of all, even though Lindsey doesn’t have a super skinny super-model body (a fact that I love!), he thinks that she is absolutely beautiful and he makes it perfectly clear that her curvaceous body is perfect and beautiful just the way it is.

As the story progresses, the two get to know each other through magic and wonder. It’s simple and fun and makes for a light-easy read. Just when I thought I had the story figured it, Cyndi Tefft threw in a few HUGE surprises. Even though the story was really good for the first half, it had me on edge and turning the pages faster as I neared the end. I have already ordered book 2 in the series, Hell Transporter, and absolutely can not wait to get it!!

To sum it up, Between is a sweet YA/NA love story with surprising twists and rich emotion. An enthusiastic 5 stars :-)

Review of Light Riders and the Fleur-de-lis-Murder by Ann Goldfarb

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Light Riders and the Fleur-de-lis Murder

by Ann Goldfarb


Long Before the Eiffel Tower stood the Bastille….

When 15 year old Ryn and his younger sister, Aeden, find themselves in Paris, France due to the murder of a distant relative, they cannot resist the temptation to travel back in time to find the killer. Although they think they have mastered Snell’s Law of Refraction and a way to use light for time travel, something goes terribly wrong. The pair finds themselves in 18th century Paris a day before the storming of the Bastille and the start of the French Revolution.
To make matters worse, they are lost in the underground sewers and their only hope of survival rests with a member of a secret society of revolutionaries who is bent on killing the aristocracy. When Ryn and Aeden learn that his next victim is their ancestor, who has sought refuge in the Bastille, they are forced to conceal their identities and find a way into that fortress to rescue the gentleman.
With a bloodthirsty mob of angry citizens only hours away, Ryn and Aeden must rely on their instincts and skill to escape a frightening fate. Will time be their ally or their enemy?


First off, I have to say…I LOVE this book! Want to hear more about it? :-)

Light Riders and the Fleur-de-lis-Murder is one of a series. It’s not the first book in the series (which I haven’t yet read) but they can definitely be read out of order. There was enough information within the story to hint at what happened in the previous book but not too much backstory. This book would be perfect for the 6th-9th grade age group, but as an adult I really enjoyed it. I read the Magic Tree House books with my second grader and this reminded me of a similar style but designed for much older kids.

As a former language arts teacher, this is a book that I would have recommended to my students. It’s completely fictional and fantasy but it has a lot of historical facts tied in with the French Revolution. The author has obviously done a lot of research and I love how at the end of the book there are actually questions that the reader can answer. The book was designed perfectly to be used within a classroom for small group or whole class reading.

I adore time travel books, so that’s what first drew me in to want to read the story. The details in the setting were so descriptive I felt as though I were actually in the past with the characters. Ann Goldfarb uses rich descriptive language to make the reader feel as though they can see, hear, and smell exactly what the character’s are experiencing.

Along with the fun fantasy adventure, the accurate historical facts make it seem as though the story could actually be plausible. The author also tied in a lot French language throughout the story to make it seem realistic. As I read, I kept thinking that my French teacher in middle school and high school would have recommended this book to my class.

Any downfalls to the story? Each chapter switched back and forth between the two main characters. I think this is perfectly fine because it helps to provide a wider viewpoint of the story. Even though each chapter clearly labels which character is featured, for some reason I kept having a hard time keeping track and I would have to glance back to the beginning of the chapter to see which POV I was reading. I think this is just my own attention issue and even though it did distract me a little, the story is still very much a 5 star book in my opinion. The characters and setting stayed with me long after I finished the story and I really want to read more books in this series.

For any middle school/high school teachers out there or parents, I would HIGHLY recommend this book!!! Entertaining and educational. 5 enthusiastic stars *****

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Light-Riders-Fleur—lis-Murder-ebook/dp/B009YKD3BU/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1390520958&sr=8-2&keywords=ann+goldfarb

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16183515-light-riders-and-the-fleur-de-lis-murder#other_reviews

Giveaway and Indigo Incite Book Trailer

In case you missed it, I wanted to share the trailer for Indigo Incite. Make sure to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway, too, for a chance to win a $10 Amazon giftcard and four fantastic eBooks!

Ready to read Indigo Incite? Today is the final day that it will be on sale for 99CENTS! Get it now before
Book 2, Indigo Instinct, is released :-)

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Indigo-Incite-The-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B00CT9XL42/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1390768475&sr=8-1&keywords=indigo+incite

Enter the GIVEAWAY here:



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