Monday, March 19, 2018

Book Promo 'Falling' by Dawn Davis

Today I’m excited to share a book promo of ‘Falling’ by Dawn Davis. ‘Falling’ is the second book in the Tower Room series and is called ‘a genre-crossing historical adventure with a time travel twist’.

About the Book:

A worthy follow-up to her 2015 debut, Falling whisks us back to the summer of 1813 and the brief American occupation of Queenston where it explores the events leading up to Laura Secord’s historic walk of June 21.

In this prequel to The Tree of Life, Leo Becker has only recently moved into the Rose Park mansion at the invitation of his cousin Dilys. He knows nothing, however, of the strange working of the Tower Room, but that is about to change.

His daughter Francine, a whip-smart Toronto lawyer, is pregnant, and pregnancy has done nothing to soften the naturally jagged edges of her personality. When she is hospitalized over concerns with her blood pressure, it appears likely that Francine, incensed over her forced “incarceration” will soon be dragging the entire hospital into court. And then there is the strange in utero behaviour of the baby…

Leo is beside himself with worry and Dilys deems the situation ripe for his initiation into the mysteries of the Tower Room. With a nourishing soup for Francine simmering in the kitchen, Dilys takes Leo upstairs for a talk and a cup of tea.

What happens next is the last thing Leo expects.

The Facts:

Publication Date:
November 14th, 2017
Tower Rooms #2
History, Fiction
eBook, Paperback, Hardcover
Available at:

About the first book 'The Tree of Life':

Charlotte lives with her grandfather in a house with a secret: The Tower Room. It is the one room in which she’s been forbidden to snoop. Charlotte, however, is eleven years old and has a mind of her own, and when she and her friend Henry hide beneath the table of the Tower Room one afternoon in May, they overhear part of a conversation they were not meant to hear and are drawn into an adventure they could scarcely have imagined. 

Thrown back in time sixty years, they find themselves unwittingly involved in the imminent disappearance of a family heirloom with a colourful and uncertain past. But families too have their secrets, and the reasons behind them are rarely straightforward, and it is unclear what role Charlotte and Henry are meant to play if they are ever to return to their own time.

A fascinating portrait of Toronto in the spring of 1939, The Tree of Life explores the nature of family, loss, and what it means to find one’s place in the world.

About the Author:

Currently working on the final two books in the series, Dawn Davis is a retired teacher living in downtown Toronto, on the ravine, with Charlie, her Maine Coon cat. Falling is Book Two in the Tower Room Series. The Tree of Life, her debut novel, was published in 2015. 

For more information about Dawn and her books please visit her the Tower Room series website.

This promo was made possible by Smith Publicity

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Four Year Blogiversary Celebration

Today is my fourth Blogiversary! Already four years of Maureen’s Books! Wow! I can’t believe how fast these last four years have gone by. It has been four amazing years and I couldn’t have made it so far without any of you guys. So today.. I’d like to look back at these last years:
  • 1037 Posts
  • Read and reviewed 591 books
  • Received 3970 comments
  • 649 Likes on Maureen’s Books Facebook Page
  • 1028 Followers on Twitter
  • 218,771 Blog views
Some pretty impressive numbers for a girl like me, I think. And I’m proud of every single visit I got from you guys. And I’d like to thank you all for visiting, commenting and emailing me over these last four years. Although Maureen’s Books will probably change a little bit this year, since we are having a baby in August, I promise I will keep Maureen’s Books going and filled with bookish posts.

And to thank you all a little more I’m sharing this giveaway with you. So.. let’s celebrate.


Win one book of your choice of My Favorite Books of 2017 list.

Thank you all for visiting and celebrating with me!

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Blogiversary Celebration #3: Things I Look Forward To In The Next Four Years of Blogging

This week is Maureen’s Books 4 year Blogiversary and I’m super excited to share some fun stuff with you this week. Keep on checking out this week’s posts.. There will be a cool Blogiversary giveaway this weekend.

Things I Look Forward To In The Next Four Years of Blogging 

These last four years definitely flew by. I remember the day I started blogging so clearly. I had been thinking of starting my own book blog for a long time. But as with everything in my life, I needed some time to get the courage to actually do it. And when I finally did it I was super scared and anxious and really thought no one would be reading my blog. But soon my first review request appeared in my email and before I knew it I had several new books to read. 

And now I have to turn down review request. I definitely could not have imagined that four years ago. Although life has definitely got a little more busy the last view months, and I struggle at times with balancing everything, I can’t imagine not having my book blog. And for the upcoming months and years I still have so many things to look forward too.

For one I hope to be able to review some children books. In August our baby will be born, and I can’t wait to start reading to and with the baby and maybe even write some reviews about those books. It definitely would be a lot of fun.  

I also hope to get my own business Maureen’s Book Promotions, off the ground a little more. Working full-time and starting that new business is a lot of work and I find it hard to do it all the way I want to. But maybe I’ll manage to do more when I won’t work as much anymore with the baby. We’ll see. 

But what I look forward to the most is continuing to interact with my fellow book bloggers, getting the opportunity to read new and beautiful books and sharing my opinions here with you guys. Book Blogging definitely still gives me a lot to look forward too.  

And since this week is all about looking back and celebrating four years of Maureen’s Books.. Let me share my first post I ever put online with you.. And no.. it's not pretty. But we all had to start somewhere right?! I for one am that my posts got a little better over the years. LOL!

What are you looking forward to, blogging wise?

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

My Favorite.. Music At The Moment

My Favorite.. is a weekly meme hosted by Maureen’s Books. In this meme we share every week something we love with each other. Because let’s face it.. The world can be a dark place and it’s time to share something positive. For more info and the upcoming subjects visit the My Favorite Meme. page

Well, this is a hard one for me. At the moment I don’t really listen to a lot of music. I love country music, music by Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran. And I also really love listening to movie soundtracks. There are days were I listen to music all day, but there are also moments where I just don’t listen to music at all. I like and need some quiet moments.

But my husband really likes all kinds of music. And when he is home there is music on all the time. I don’t mind, but I find myself not really listening to it all the time. 

There are three songs I really like at the moment.

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