{Book Talk With R & T} Interview with Adria J. Cimino, Close to Destiny

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Hey folks! We are back with more Book Talk goodness! You may or may not know that Rhiannon and I are quite fond of Adria Cimino- she’s a tireless supporter of bloggers and her emails are always so nice! (Plus, she can write!)

When we began talking to Adria about this opportunity to have CLOSE TO DESTINY as a Book Talk with R & T choice, we knew we wanted an interview- and Adria, in between all the planning and preparation for THAT’S PARIS (plus her CLOSE TO DESTINY planning) was so kind to give us one!

So, read on for more info about Adria: Continue reading

{Audio Clip} Dying for a Cupcake by Denise Swanson (plus giveaway!)

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Hello! And Happy Pub Day to Denise Swanson’s latest Dime Store Mystery- DYING FOR A CUPCAKE. {Glitter and sparkles and happy music!!}

So, let me set the scene: I posted my review the other day and was just minding my own business- when out of the clear blue sky a communications manager from Audible (you know, the place where like a gajillion people get their audio books from) sent me a sweet little email about the review and let me know about the audio version. Well… knowing that many of my readers are audio fans- I just knew I had to make mention of the audio version for you all- and then I so sweetly and politely asked about a giveaway- AND BOOM! Got one for you all! :) Continue reading

Close to Destiny by Adria Cimino

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Photo Credit: Velvet Morning Press


This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.

Close to Destiny

Summary from Goodreads:

Does déjà vu have a deeper meaning?

A puzzling gift from a stranger in a hat shop. Whisperings and footsteps in a dim luxury hotel. Dreams that transport to elegant parties where champagne flows like water. Kat is both frightened and intrigued by the events that have plagued her since she arrived in London, in a final effort to save herself from anorexia and recover from her latest suicide attempt.

Most disturbing is an encounter with a mysterious woman who introduces Kat to Will. And this lovely messenger has information she desperately wants to share with Kat: an incident from more than a century ago that could transform Kat’s future. But will Kat listen?

A story of the role of destiny in life… and of righting the wrongs of the past.

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Book Talk With R & T: Close To Destiny by Adria Cimino & Giveaway!

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It’s here! Today is the beginning of the newest Book Talk With R & T- and we’re going to be chatting up CLOSE TO DESTINY all week long (with a few extra surprises thrown in!)

Join Rhiannon @ Ivory Owl Reviews and I in extending a warm “Happy Pub Day” to Adria on her second novel- CLOSE TO DESTINY. Continue reading

Dying for a Cupcake by Denise Swanson

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Photo Credit: Goodreads


This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.

Dying for a Cupcake

Who knew cupcakes could be so deadly?

When Dev is approached about using her shop for part of the cupcake judging festivities, she agrees because she knows it’ll be good for business. But after seeing Kizzy Cutler, the cupcake queen, in action- she has second thoughts.

But a deal is a deal- and Dev knows that an event like this will be good for the town (and for Dev’s wallet).

But from the get-go, there are problems. Continue reading

Literary Friday, ya’ll…

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I’m writing this quick, fast and in a hurry because it’s Friday (aka my afternoon of errands)!


We had snow this week, too. Like a pretty crazy-ish amount for where I live. It was pretty and nice and white and lovely- and the kitty cats frolicked in the snow- which was 51 shades of adorable.

I’ve been productive this week on the blog- getting posts scheduled and giveaways- March is looking pretty giveaway-licious!


1. Deep South Magazine and their #literaryfriday: talk of Joshilyn Jackson, the Sweet Potato Queen weekend, a link to my post about meeting M.O. Walsh (plus sharing my “adorbs picture- that’s Erin words :) and much more!


2. Turn the Page Reviews shares some food pics to make you drool and some chit-chat about books!


3. My Novel Opinion talks about A Mom’s POV on Social Media.


4. Always With A Book spotlights THE GOOD GIRL by Mary Kubica.


5. The Book Wheel gives us 10 Books to Feed Your Brain.


6. I talk about ARC’s and how it’s ok to not like them in ARC’s: Just like Scarves, They Aren’t For Everyone.


7. While my Goodreads account won’t reflect it (haven’t logged into that since end of 2014!) I’ve been productive in my reading- finishing THE NIGHTINGALE by Kristin Hannah (made me ugly cry), LITTLE BLACK LIES by Sandra Block (gave me the good scary feeling) and BEDSIDE MANNERS by Phoebe Fox (cute!) all in the past few days/couple of weeks!


8. I met author M.O. Walsh last week at Lemuria Books- So nice to meet the author of MY SUNSHINE AWAY!


9. Do you like Robyn Carr? Win ONE WISH (continental US only).


10. Library Educated talks #truthtrain and #blogging.


11. OnDBookshelf shares about her whirlwind of author events (SO jealous!)


12. My #fridayreads Close to Destiny by Adria Cimino.



Have a happy and safe weekend!


Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,

T @ Traveling With T

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ARC’s: Just Like Scarves, They Aren’t For Everyone


When I first started blogging, it was an activity to keep me from online shopping as much as I had been. It was a natural progression from my Twitter account to where I had been tweeting my love for books for some time. I thought “What the heck?” I didn’t have this big game plan. I didn’t have a 5 year blog plan. I just wanted to talk about books y’know?

I had never really heard of an ARC (Advanced Reading Copy). I thought they were something that authors got to read and blurb for other authors- but never knew that non-publishing people could get their hands on them. Color me intrigued when I received my first one a few months after I started blogging. Continue reading