Book Blast & Giveaway: Sidekick Chronicles Vol II: A Pirate's Tale by Stacey Rourke

Who needs a little more Rowan?

Stacey Rourke presents a Gryphon series novella

The call of the sea.

The promise of adventure.

For Rowan Wade, the need to return to his swashbuckling ways is enough to betray the only woman he’s cared for in over three hundred years.

With vengeance in his heart, he’s determined to exact his revenge on those that mutinied against his father. 

The arrival of an unlikely ally challenges Rowan’s plans. Her goal isn’t to stop him, but to lead him on a journey of self-discovery to unravel the mysteries of the twisted path that led him to the Dark Army.

Will it be enough to make the pirate shift course? Or will he be lost forever in a rum-induced haze? Hoist ye colors and prepare to set sail with the Gryphon Series’ favorite pirate!

My Review:

Stacey Rourke has done it again! This novella gives a glimpse into the past of the Gryphon Series’ dark, hunky pirate. Rowan Wade has an interesting history that shaped and haunted him some three centuries. He yearned to return to the sea and exact revenge against those that changed his life forever, but a visit from a counsel member might change his heart. In this tale, secrets of Rowan’s dark past are revealed that changed how I felt about the sarcastic, hard-hearted pirate and his betrayal of Celeste in previous books. However, in the classic cliff-hanger style that is Stacey Rourke, I was left craving the next edition of The Gryphon Series to find out what happens to Rowan and The Conduit on their next quest.

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Young Adult and Teen Reader voted Author of the Year 2012.
2012 InD'tale Rone Awards Finalist for Young Adult Teen Romance
Stacey Rourke is the author of the Gryphon Series. She lives in Michigan with her husband, two beautiful daughters, and two giant, drooly dogs. Stacey loves to travel, has an unhealthy shoe addiction and considers herself blessed to make a career out of talking to the imaginary people that live in her head. She is currently hard at work on the continuations of this series as well as other literary projects.
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Review & Giveaway: Virtue Training Bible

“Patience is a Virtue”...I cannot tell you how many times in my life that I have heard, or said, this phrase. Whether from my parents or other family and friends, this phrase seems to be ingrained in my head; so much so that now I repeat it to my son! I know that this phrase is biblically based, but, normally, a Bible verse does not accompany this “slogan”....until now!! I am SO excited to be armed with the Virtue Training Bible (VTB) in my journey of raising a child. Each of the 43 topics included in the VTB has multiple scripture references that can be used in training up a child, and personal Bible study, in the ways of living a virtuous life in Christ. I love the fact that every virtue, or other quality that aids in a virtuous life, has a passage included where a character in the Bible displays the virtue in their life. These examples from real people can help my son learn how to apply the other verses in his life, too. I look forward to using the VTB in my personal Bible study, as well. My son may only be one, but I know that he is like a sponge - absorbing everything he sees. With the help of the VTB, I can help ensure that he is absorbing biblical virtues and characteristics! I know that I am not perfect and will not display every virtue all the time, but God is still working on me - and He can use the VTB to remind me of what I should be doing!

You can learn more about the topics included in the VTB, and how to equip your household with this vital tool by visiting the website: http://www.virtuetrainingbible.com

NOW, the exciting part........a GIVEAWAY!!
Mindy Dunn, the creator of the VTB, has graciously agreed to sponsor a giveaway of a VTB Chart Set to my readers!! Enter below via Rafflecopter! Winner will be contacted via e-mail.

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