Blog Tour: A Holiday Miracle in Apple Blossom

June McCrary Jacobs is proud to host a blog tour for her debut novel, A Holiday Miracle in Apple Blossom, from October 14 to November 6. A Holiday Miracle in Apple Blossom was the winner of Cedar Fort’s 2013 Holiday Tale Contest.

When her student, six-year-old Mary Noel, survives a car accident over Thanksgiving break, Amber and her new friend, Paul, are determined to cheer her up during the holidays. But Mary Noel’s most painful injury is the loss of her dog. The more withdrawn Mary Noel becomes, the more Amber and Paul need a miracle—a miracle that requires the entire community’s help.

If you are interested in joining the blog tour, please leave a comment with the date you’d like to post or contact Cedar Fort via email.

A Holiday Miracle blog tour

Here is a brief description of the book:

“What’s happened?” Amber asked.
“One of your students was critically injured in an accident.”
Amber let out a squeak. “Who?”

Tragedy brings heartache to the community of Apple Blossom. A car takes the life of 6-year-old Mary Noel Simmons’s best friend—her dog—and nearly destroys Mary Noel’s spirit as well. Now she lies at the hospital, traumatized and silent, while the medical bills are piling up with no way for her parents to pay them.

That is, until Mary Noel’s teacher, Amber Kellen, breaks out of her quiet, lonely life to help.

With the help of her new friend, Paul, Amber sets out to solve the family’s financial problems by involving the entire community. And as the two friends work together, they discover that creating a Christmas miracle may also have some unexpected benefits. Filled with romance and kindness, this story of hope and faith will warm your hearts.

Meet the Author:

June McCrary Jacobs spent twenty years as a primary grade educator after graduating from California State University, Hayward, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and multiple-subject teaching credentials. In addition to writing fiction, June is a freelance designer of sewing, quilting, and crafting projects. A Holiday Miracle in Apple Blossom is June’s debut novel, though not her first published work. Since 2007 June’s original sewing, quilting, and stitchery projects and articles have been published in national and international magazines including Stitch, Sew News, Sewing World, Simply Handmade, Sew Hip, Sewing Savvy, Crafts ‘n Things and Create & Decorate. Two of her sewing designs for children will appear in the upcoming 101 One-Yard Little Wonders book published by Storey Publishing.

A Californian since age six, June currently resides in the San Joaquin Valley. Learn more about June’s writing endeavors and view some of her original sewing projects by visiting her website at

A Holiday Miracle in Apple Blossom Blog Tour Schedule

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BEA 2012

It is that time of year again: Book Expo America 2012! For those of you attending in New York we would love for you to stop by our booth #3480. If just stopping by to see all the awesome books that we will be offering this summer and fall isn’t enough enticement for you, maybe this will help:

Wendy Paul will be signing 101 Gourmet Cake Bitesat our booth June 5 @ 2:30-3:30p and June 6 @ 11-12p ANDCatherine Lanigan will besigning The Golden Flute: The Adventures of Lillie and ZaneJune 6 @ 2:30-3:30p

First 25 people in line at each signing will receive a free copy of the book being signed.

The Golden Flute: The Adventures of Lilli and Zane by Catherine Lanigan, YA fantasy and magic, Adventure books











For those of you not attending BEA, but instead will be staying in your comfy armchair, you can still enter to win a copy of Catherine Lanigan’s The Golden Flute over at the weekly giveaway on our Facebook page. Or head on over to the giveaways page at Armchair BEA to find out how to win a copy of Mrs. Drew Plays Her Hand by Carla Kelly and Demons by Heather Frost.

We also will be on twitter following along with the action as much as we can.

Good luck and have fun reading!

Summer Giveaway Hop

Welcome to our stop on the Summer Giveaway Hop! First off a great big thank you to Kathy over atI am a Reader, Not a Writerand Cindy Thomas.


Now, for the fun stuff. We are offering an ARC copy of My Loving Vigil Keepingby Carla Kelly and an ARC copy of Demonsby Heather Frost.


Della’s giving up all the comforts of bustling Salt Lake City to teach school in a rural coal mining camp. Little does she know, she may soon be giving up her heart as well. But when tragedy strikes in the Scofield Mine, Della’s life is changed forever. Based on true events, this thrilling new romance from award-winning and bestselling author Carla Kelly is a must-read!



Kate’s life is far from normal. She can see auras, her boyfriend is immortal, and her powers make her a target. But now that the Demon Lord is hunting her, things are about to go from dangerous to truly deadly. Packed with action, mind-blowing plot twists, and characters you can’t get enough of, this is a fast-paced, heart-pounding read from cover to cover.

To enter to win either of these books, please fill out the rafflecopter form below. Good Luck!


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Lucky Leprechaun Giveaway Hop!

Welcome to our stop on the Lucky Leprechaun Giveaway Hop! First off a great big thank you to Kathy over at I am a Reader, Not a Writer and Cindy Thomas.

Now, for the fun stuff. We are offering a signed copy of My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend by Elodia Strain and an ARC copy of The Queen of Common Cents: Over 1001 Tips and Facts to Save Time and Money by Michelle Snow.

My Girlfriend's Boyfriend By Elodia Strain


Jesse is looking for the “right guy.” When she bumps into Ethan, a despairing writer who she inspires, she thinks she’s found him. But only moments later she meets Troy, a successful advertising executive who makes almost every moment romantic. Both seem perfect, but things aren’t always what they seem in this fun romance that blends warm sincerity with fresh storytelling.



Queen Common Cents: Over 1001 Tips and Tricks to Save Time and Money by Michelle Snow, discounts and savings, LDS authors, Local utah authors


Whether in the kitchen, laundry room, bathroom, out in the garden, or on vacation, bestselling author Michelle Snow will help you save time, money, and resources with her everyday tips and facts that work for everyone . . . even you! This is a must-have book for every person who wants to make life a little easier and their pocket book a little fatter!



To enter to win either of these books, please fill out the rafflecopter form below. Good Luck!

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2011 Best Cover Winner

The cover of Wings of Light was votedWinnerof the 2011 Readers’ Choice Best Book Cover!Congratulations to Laura Bingham(author) and Megan Whittier (cover designer)!

Wings of light, YA Fantasy, Elves, magic











Congratulations as well to the other covers that made it into the finalist round. We had four covers make it, including Wings of Light. The other three were:

Assassination of Governor Boggs by Rod Miller, Utah, Mormons, Porter Rockwell, guns, Wild west, Detective

The Assassination of Governor Boggs

Author:Rod Miller

Designer: Dani Romell

Hope's Journey by Sephanie Connelley Worlton, Teen Pregnancy, lds romance books

Hope’s Journey

Author:Stephanie Worlton

Designer:Angela D. Olsen

The Kissing Tree by Prudence Bice, Western Romances, clean books, LDS authors, utah Authors

The Kissing Tree

Author:Prudence Bice

Designer:Angela D. Olsen

Congratulations to our authorsas well as the awesome design team here at Cedar Fort whose books that made it into the top 5 covers of their genre:

The Upside of Down byRebecca Talley

*The Tomb Builder by E. James Harrison

*The Wise Man Returns byKenny Kemp

Sudden Peril byFrank Richardson

Count Down to Love byJulie N. Ford

Honeymoon Heist byAnna Jones Buttimore

The Last Archangel byMichael D. Young

Perdition’s Gateway byTerrance Drake

Geek Girl byCindy C. Bennett

Independence Rock byDebra Terry Hulet

Huber Hill and the Dead Man’s Treasure byB.K. Bostick

The MisAdventures of Phillip Isaac Penn byDonna Peterson

*Wasatch Summer byAnola Pickett

Skipping Stones at the Center of the Earth byAndy Hueller

This contest was run by LDS Publisher. Visit their site to see what other covers were featured in the finalist round and genre categories.

*Won Publisher’s Choice for their Genre.