Blog Tour: Finding Beauty in the Beast


Jessilyn Stewart Peaslee and Cedar Fort Publishing & Media are pleased to announce the “Finding Beauty in the Beast” blog tour, which will run from January 16-30th, 2018.

About the book:

Corbin’s simple rose was supposed to drive the princess away. He never wanted her to choose his gift—or him. After all, no one would choose to marry a beast. With her fiery temper, though, Princess Rose isn’t so perfect herself. Corbin and Rose might be stuck living with each other, but no one can force them to fall in love.



About the author:

Jessilyn Stewart Peaslee was born the fourth of seven children into a family of avid readers, music lovers, movie quoters, and sports fans. Jessilyn graduated from Brigham Young University with a BA in English. She loves going on dates with her husband and playing with her five adorable, rambunctious boys. Jessilyn grew up in the beautiful high desert of Southern California and now resides in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains. As you read this, she is probably folding laundry . . . or should be. Current Residence: Saratoga Springs, UT

“Finding Beauty in the Beast” Blog Tour Schedule

Jan 16
Jan 17  My Love for Reading Keeps Growing
Jan 17 Blooming with Books
Jan 17 Reading for Sanity
Jan 18  Katie’s Clean Book Collection
Jan 19  Kindle and Me
Jan 20 Making Life a Bliss Complete
Jan 22  Mel’s Shelves
Jan 22 Literary Time Out
Jan 23  Geo Librarian
Jan 24
Jan 25  Life is What it’s Called
Jan 26
Jan 27
Jan 28
Jan 29  My Book a Day
Jan 29 Bookworm Lisa
Jan 29 One Day at a Time
Jan 30  Aimee Brown
Jan 30 Bookworm 2 Bookworm




“A beast. That was what they called her.
When she was in a good temper, Princess Rose’s face was deceptively sweet, even beautiful. Her large emerald eyes could appear tender, her rosebud lips touched with softness. There was a time, some would say, that her voice was warm and full of life and, though no one believed it, that she used to laugh.

But today, there was no hint of softness, no trace of tenderness. Her eyes blazed like green fire and she pursed her lips until they became indistinguishable from her pale skin. The freckles she painstakingly tried to hide glared angrily across her nose and cheeks—cheeks deep crimson from humiliation. No tears would escape her eyes, no quivering would touch her lips. She sat—cold and aloof—her gaze fixed straight ahead, glaring at the opposite wall of the swaying carriage.”



Blog Tour: In Spite of Lions


Scarlette Pike and Cedar Fort Publishing & Media are pleased to announce the “In Spite of Lions” blog tour, which will run from March 5-19th, 2018.

About the book:

How does a young lady of means escape her high society fate? By booking passage on the first ship to Africa and promptly tossing her petticoats overboard! Now Anna is trading London’s luxuries and restrictions for the wild unknown. Of course, shedding her old life would be much easier without the disapproving looks of a handsome sea captain and the demons in her past haunting her from worlds away.


About the author:

Scarlette Pike became a writer by being an avid reader of Georgette Heyer and many other regency authors. She is a senior in UVU’s English program with an emphasis in Literature Studies. In Spite of Lions is her first finished novel inspired by her love for the regency era. The story has been carefully researched in order to preserve and promote historical accuracy.

Author Residence: Saratoga Springs, UT

“In Spite of Lions” Blog Tour Schedule

March 5-

March 6-Blooming with Books

March 7-Historical Fiction

March 8-Life is What it’s Called

March 9-Singing Librarian Books

March 10-

March 11-

March 12-Mels Shelves

March 13-Shae Geeks Out

March 14-Passages to the Past

March 15-

March 16

March 17-

March 18-Jorie Loves a Story

March 19-Rockin Book Reviews

March 20-

Within Dates-Folded Pages Distillery

Within Dates-Discovering Diamonds



“My future was vague and friendless. I had no indication of where I would sleep, who should help me, or how I could reach a new home. I had made no plans and knew little to nothing of how to fend for myself. I had never spent a single night away from my mother’s house. Yet faith, when used in proper context, dismisses anxiety with an iron hand. Carts and horses pushed along the street, trying, I believe, to make as much noise as they were capable of. Vendors cried out from their seats on the ground and little boys and girls ran down the center of the road. Yet from the mayhem I could discern the Thames rushing by, singing her methodical and lovely song. I was a quiet island in the midst of chaos. I realized now that I had always been so.”


Blog Tour: Left Standing


Mason Wells, Billy Hallowell, Tyler Beddoes, and Cedar Fort Publishing & Media are pleased to announce “Left Standing” blog tour, which will run from December 12-21st, 2017.

About the book:

After witnessing the devastation done by the Boston and Paris terror attacks and being critically injured in the Brussels bombing, Mason Wells was left with third-degree burns, emotional scars, and a shaken spirit. How could a merciful Father let evil prevail? Why had Mason been saved? What did God want from him? This miraculous true story will change how you see your own struggles and teach you the true power of forgiveness, perseverance, and faith. The deluxe edition includes color photos and an exclusive one-hour interview on CD with Mason Wells’s family.


About the author:

Mason Wells: Mason was born in Santa Maria, California. He graduated with honors from Lone Peak High School in Utah. Mason earned an Eagle Scout award and traveled to Paris, France, where he served as a missionary. In the course of his service, he was severely injured in but survived the Brussels airport bombing in March 2016. Since returning home he has completed one year of college at the University of Utah and is now a midshipman at the United States Naval Academy, where he is studying engineering.

Author Residence: Sandy, UT



Blog Tour: The Darkest Summer

Rebecca J Greenwood and Cedar Fort Publishing & Media are pleased to announce “The Darkest Summer” blog tour, which will run from November 13-21, 2017.

About the book:

Lady Cora Winfield’s life has always gone according to plan–her mother’s plan. So when she meets the dark Duke of Blackdell, Cora is fascinated. Knowing his dangerous reputation, Cora’s mother flatly forbids the match, and the duke decides to take matters into his own hands. Kidnapped and facing a scandal, Lady Cora must now decide whether love will be her downfall or the beginning of a new plan, one she never dreamed possible.

Set in the stormy summer of 1816, this Regency romance is a retelling of the myth of Hades and Persephone.


About the author:

Rebecca J. Greenwood is an author, artist, and designer with a love of stories, especially Regency romances. She grew up in Texas as the oldest of six, and studied visual art with a music minor at Brigham Young University. Rebecca lives in Utah with her husband, where she listens to audiobooks, cooks experimentally, has an interest in alternative health, and constantly has a new project in mind. Visit to experience more of her art, writing, and upcoming projects.

Author Residence: Orem, UT


“The Darkest Summer” Blog Tour Schedule

11/13  Heidi Robbins
11/14  Mel’s Shelves
11/14  Katie’s Clean Book Collection
11/15  Life is What It’s Called
11/15  Robyn Echols Books
11/16  Bookworm Lisa
11/16  Singing Librarian Books
11/17  Min Reads and Reviews
11/18  Blooming with Books
11/18  LDS and Lovin’ It
11/19  Jorie Loves a Story
11/20  Literary Time Out
11/20  Wishful Endings
11/21  Books Are Sanity!
11/21  My Book a Day
Spotlight  Getting Your Read On 



He stepped away and said, “Duke, may I introduce Lady Cora Winfield?”

She glanced at Eastham’s face. He had turned watchful, the teasing gone. Cora had no idea what her face showed. Panic? She swallowed and schooled her features.

“Lady Cora, may I introduce Adam Douglas, the Duke of Blackdale?”

She curtseyed and the duke bowed, his gaze not leaving her face. “It is a pleasure to meet you, Lady Cora.”

His voice almost caused her to wobble. It was deep and rich—a beautiful voice. “Likewise,” she said. It came out breathy, barely audible.

Blog Tour: The Nativity Pageant

Neil K Johnson and Cedar Fort Publishing & Media are pleased to announce “The Nativity Pageant” blog tour, which will run from November 1-15, 2017.

About the book:

Would you rather read the nativity story or be a part of it? Using simple stage directions, easy-to-find props, and a script that’s straight from the scriptures, this book helps you act out the familiar story of the first Christmas for your friends and family. Start a new tradition this season with a simple pageant you’ll look forward to performing year after year.


About the author:

Neil K. Johnson taught school for 44 years–first drama, then English–and he loves kids. He was able to teach over 7,000, and as a result, many of them won awards for their writing and drama. He was chosen as the 2010 Utah English Teacher of the Year, and he was president of a state English and two state drama and speech teacher associations. Neil received his bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University and his master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin at Superior. He did doctoral work at the University of Utah and the University of Northern Colorado. He wrote The Drama Source Book and compiled three books of plays. Neil and his current wife Sharee both lost their first spouses to cancer. They married and blended their family of 15 kids, and they have 50 grandkids (and counting). Neil is very active in his church, and he loves to see the enactment of the nativity pageant at Christmastime. He knows many of the struggles to make the pageant meaningful, and he has tried to address them in this dramatization.

Author Residence: Lehi, UT

Blog Tour Schedule 

Nov 1  Pebbles and Piggytails
Nov 2  A Bliss Complete
Nov 3  Bookworm Lisa
Nov 5  Rockin’ Book Reviews
Nov 7  Katie’s Clean Book Collection
Nov 7  Singing Librarian Books
Nov 9  I Am A Reader
Nov 10  Aubrey Zaruba
Nov 11  Author Laurisa White Reyes
Nov 13  What’s Up Fagans?
Nov 14  Compass Book Ratings
Nov 14  LDS and Lovin’ It
Nov 15  A Lively Hope
Heidi Robbins

*For openings, contact Cedar Fort



Narrator 1: And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Cæsar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.

Narrator 2: And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.
(Joseph leads the “donkey” with Mary on its back [or Joseph and Mary walk together] to the stage left side of the room.)

Narrator 1: And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judæa, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; because he was of the house and lineage of David:
(Mary gets off the “donkey,” stretches her painful back, and sits.)

Narrator 2: To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. Narrator 1: And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.
(Mary puts “baby” into the cradle and stares at him lovingly.)