Review of “Distortion” by Terri Blackstock


Juliet Cole’s life has been dismantled by the murder of her husband. She doesn’t know who—or what—to trust when everything she has believed to be true about her marriage has been a lie.

A husband’s lies can have deadly consequences.

When Juliet Cole’s husband of fifteen years is murdered before her eyes, she thinks it was a random shooting. Devastated and traumatized, she answers hours of questioning, then returns home to break the tragic news to her boys. But a threatening voicemail takes this from a random shooting to a planned, deliberate attack.

Juliet realizes that she and her children are in danger too, unless she meets the killers’ demands. But as she and her sisters untangle the clues, her husband’s dark secrets come to light. The more she learns, the more of her life is dismantled. Was her husband an innocent victim or a hardened criminal?

Pre-order a copy for just $4.99 on Kindle, Nook, iTunes, or the eBook version on CBD until March 10th.

Learn more at Terri’s website.

Terri Blackstock


Terri Blackstock has sold over six million books worldwide and is a New York Times bestselling author. She is the award-winning author of “Intervention,” “Vicious Cycle,” and “Downfall,” as well as such series as Cape Refuge, Newpointe 911, the SunCoast Chronicles, Restoration, and Moonlighters.

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My Review

Wow. This was an awesome read. This was a great thriller and kept me turning the pages to see what would happen next.

ENTER Anita Higman’s Double Kindle Fire Giveaway & RSVP for “Tea for Two” 12/12 Facebook Party!

Enter Today | 11/18 – 12/12!
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Anita Higman is celebrating the release of her latest book, A Marriage in Middlebury, with a double Kindle Fire giveaway (one for you & one to give away!) and a “Tea for Two” Facebook Author Chat Party on December 12th.


One winner will receive:

  • A Kindle Fire for you AND a friend
  • A Marriage in Middlebury by Anita Higman (one to keep and one to give away!)

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on December 12th. Winner will be announced at the “Tea for Two” Facebook Author Chat Party on December 12th. Invite your friends and connect with Anita for an evening of book chat, prizes, and an exclusive look at Anita’s next book!

So grab your copy of A Marriage in Middlebury and join Anita on the evening of December 12th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven’t read the book, don’t let that stop you from coming!)

Don’t miss a moment of the fun; RSVP today by clicking JOIN at the event page. Spread the word — tell your friends about the giveaway and party via FACEBOOK or TWITTER. Hope to see you on 12/12!

My Review:

A wonderful story that kept me flipping the pages. The satisfying ending left me feeling all warm and cozy! Highly recommended.

Stones for Bread KitchenAid Mixer Giveaway from Christa Parrish! Pin It & Win It!

Enter Today | 11/18 – 12/7!
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Christa Parrish is celebrating her fourth novel, Stones for Breadwith a KitchenAid Mixer giveaway.

#StonesforBread KitchenAid Mixer Contest #ChristaParrish


Easy steps to enter:

1. Follow Christa Parrish and TNZ Fiction on Pinterest.

2. Then Pin the Stones for Bread book cover (below), the contest graphic (above), or both, and link to this post (using this URL: #StonesforBread KitchenAid Mixer Contest #ChristaParrish

3. Then fill out THIS SHORT FORM to let us know. (There are also some additional ways to earn extra entries, as well as an option for non-Pinterest users. It’s true—people like that do exist!)

Questions? Email info @ litfusegroup dot com.

Winner will be announced on 12/9 on Christa’s Facebook Page.

My Review: Wow. Christa Parrish is a wordsmith extraordinaire and this was a compelling story of a woman, Liesl Mac Namara, who has to come to terms with her mother’s untimely death when Liesl was a teenager. Liesl hides behind her work: running an increasingly popular artisan bakery to cope with her soul wounds but when her bakery receives national attention, she cannot hide for long. A great read by a master author.

Catie’s Secret Kindle Fire Kid Pack Giveaway from Laura Nonemaker

Enter Today | 11/8 – 11/23
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Catie’s Secret is the second book in Laura Allen Nonemaker’s children’s series, God’s Secret Garden Adventures. Laura is celebrating Catie’s Secret with a Kindle Fire Kid Pack giveaway!


One winner will receive:

  • A Kindle Fire
  • Butterfly Pavilion Hatching Kit
  • Butterfly Pattern Carryall Bag
  • Butterfly Suncatcher Kit
  • Benny’s Angel T-Shirt (small)
  • Catie’s Secret and Benny’s Angel with free E-Live audio downloads by Laura Nonemaker

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on November 23rd. Winner will be announced November 25th at Laura’s blog.


Don’t miss a moment of the fun; enter today and be sure to stop by Laura’s blog on the 25th to see if you won.

My review:

This was a delightful story. I love children’s stories that speak directly to the hearts of children and this is one of them. Excellent read! I’m adding Catie’s Secret to the books that I read to my children.

Deep Story World

I’ve been quiet on this blog for a while because I’ve been doing the normal mom stuff and writing like crazy. Writing has always been a part of my normal routine since 2008, but I went into super duper writing overdrive since July and I LOVE IT. I hit deep story world. Something I’ve never experienced before. It is fabulous.

What is deep story world?

It’s hard for me to explain deep story world, but I’ll try. When I’d go to sleep I could see the pages of my manuscript in my mind’s eye. Then I could spot errors in the manusript on the exact pages where they needed to be corrected. 

Or I’d hit a rough spot in a scene, and I’d worry about what to write next. Then, at the right moment in the scene as I’m typing, the right words arrive.

I loved it.

I think deep story world arrives once an individual cuts all their safety nets and goes for broke. It’s the funnest thing (I know, ‘funnest’ isn’t a word). It’s when someone writes for the sheer love of the story and labors over their work because it matters to them.

I don’t think I’ll always be able to hit deep story every time I sit down to write, but I’m thankful to know that it exists for those writers who are willing to take the plunge.