Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Dreams of Arcadia ~ Lone Star Book Blog Tours Spotlight & Giveaway!


Brian Porter

Contemporary Fiction
Publisher: Legacy Book Press
Date of Publication: June 27, 2023
Number of Pages: 222 pages 

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Veterinarian Nate Holub takes a job in his father’s Texas hometown, wondering if a city boy has what it takes to be a country vet. As he struggles to adapt, Nate reconnects with his family and discovers that his father’s accidental death thirty years earlier was much more complicated than he realized.

Nate delves into the past, afraid of what he might find. He encounters a resentful cousin, a wary town patriarch, a reclusive uncle, a beguiling hidden garden, and a mysterious illness. Nate is drawn to the Holub family farm, where he seeks refuge in nature and tries desperately to reach Viola, his inscrutable grandmother. The farm is a place that haunts his memory, a place where dark secrets dwell.

Dreams of Arcadia is a touching portrait of an American family. It explores the enduring ties that hold us together and bind us to the land.

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Brian Porter lives in College Station, Texas, where he works as a veterinary pathologist. 

He previously worked in private veterinary practice and once taught high school chemistry. Dreams of Arcadia is his first novel.


Signed copy of Dreams of Arcadia
(US only; ends midnight, CDT, 7/7/23)

Monday, June 19, 2023

Whiskey on Our Shoes ~ Lone Star Book Blog Tours Spotlight & Giveaway!

Tonya Preece

Contemporary Romance / New Adult
Publisher: Champagne Book Group
Page Count: 238 pages
Publication Date: February 12, 2023

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Eva dodges the fans, media, and gossip that follow her supermodel mom and rock star family members by wearing disguises. After an aimless gap year, she struggles to figure out what she wants from life. She moves in with her famous guitar god brother in Austin while he recovers from a drunken stage stunt accident and tries to stay sober. When a hot Texas cowboy named Alex takes Eva by surprise, she risks her safety and security of anonymity by letting him into her unconventional life.

Alex is captivated by Eva and promises to protect her privacy. Yet he has a secret of his own—the fling he had with an older woman is fraught with scandalous potential for him and now Eva. He broke free of that mistake months ago, or so he thought. As things heat up with Eva, his old flame returns and won’t leave him alone.

Just when Alex thinks he has the reins on the situation, his ex teams up with a gossip reporter hell-bent on invading Eva’s privacy. The resulting exposé, with a sly spin on a recent encounter with his ex, is Alex’s worst nightmare, and Eva’s unsure what to believe. Can she face the world with Alex at her side or will she return into hiding?

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Tonya Preece writes romance and contemporary young adult fiction and incorporates music into all her books in one way or another. She lives near Austin, TX where she’s a small business manager for a forensic engineering firm. She and her husband enjoy traveling, live music, wine, and spoiling their fur babies.

Grand Prize: autographed paperback & $10 Amazon gift card; 
2nd Prize: autographed paperback; 
3rd Prize: eBook
(US only; ends midnight, CST, 7/14/23)

Tuesday, June 13, 2023

Magical Elements of the Periodic Table ~ Lone Star Book Blog Tour Book Trailer, Free Activity Sneak Peek, & Giveaway!

The Blue Unicorn’s Journey to Osm Series
Sybrina Durant
Illustrated by Pumudi Gardiyawasam

Children's Book / Science & Nature / Mythical Creatures
Publisher: Sybrina Publishing
Date of Publication: February 7, 2023
Number of Pages: 41 pages 

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Ready to learn the magic of science? Metals and all the other elements from the periodic table make everything seem magical. You can see it everywhere: in buildings, transportation, communications, medicines, and even in the food you eat! All technology and everything that makes life modern come from the magical elements in the earth, water, and the air.
Think of it like this, “No Metal – No Magic…and No Tech-no-lo-gy.” You can learn about all that stuff in this book called The Magical Elements of the Periodic Table Presented Alphabetically by The Metal Horn Unicorns. Twenty-six techno-magical elements are presented from A to Z by the magical metal horn unicorn tribe from Unimaise.

Every element page includes:
*where the featured element comes from*
*when it was discovered*
*scientific info about the element*
*everyday uses for it*
*a bunch of interesting facts*
*a unicorn who wields its magical powers representing each element*
The book also has an amazing unicorn-themed periodic table plus special pages featuring elemental compounds and alloys. Now, that’s Techno-Magical!


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Check out the Interactive Viewer to learn more about the 
elements of the periodic table that each unicorn represents!
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Sybrina Durant is a unicorn author and entrepreneur. In addition to books, she offers unicorn-themed activities, t-shirts, and more. Plus, she has pulled together a collection of nearly all the unicorn books available today from hundreds of authors. They are categorized on her website by Little Kid, Middle Kid, and Teen Unicorn Books.


Paperback copy of Magical Elements, set of Unicorn Elements Trading Cards,
& Unicorn Elements Periodic Table Poster (24”x 36”)
(US only; ends midnight, CDT, 6/23/23)
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