Sunday, April 20, 2014

WINNERS!!!!!

Blessings on you on this Holy Day.

Anne (NC) is the winner of Wild Mint Tea by Valerie Comer.
Courtney (AR) is the winner of The Queen's Handmaid by Tracy L Higley.
Mary P (Aus) is the winner of an ebook of Awakened Redemption by Jennifer Hudson Taylor.
Vicki M (OR) is the winner of Rodeo Song by Shannon Taylor Vannatter.
Grace O (WI) is the winner of It Had to be You by Susan May Warren.

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Saturday, April 19, 2014

MARY - Lena Nelson Dooley - My Gift to You This Easter

Readers, I have a degree in Drama and was a director for church drama programs and even in community theater. I wrote a number of dramatic monologues of people in the Bible. Here is one that I wrote and performed a number of times. Part of a trilogy of the three most significant events in the life of the mother of Jesus.

Mary
Meditations on the Death of Her First Child
by
Lena Nelson Dooley

Oh, Yahweh, how can I contain my grief?

Is this all there is?

My grief overwhelms me with pain. My body aches ... My soul aches ... My spirit aches.

Why?

Why?

When the angel came to me so many years ago, I wondered what it was all about, but I trusted You. Then the Baby came. Joseph, who wasn’t His father, was with me. As Jesus grew, Joseph was such a help to me.
Now, during the darkest time of my life, he is no longer with me ... Why?

Yahweh, I watched our Son grow and mature physically and spiritually, and I trusted You. I pondered all the unusual events at the beginning of His life.

I did not question You.

I knew ... that I knew ... that I knew I was within Your will. Now I don’t know anything, but pain.

Why did You bring Him into my life knowing I would love Him without reservation? Have You known all along that it would lead to this?

Did You knowingly bring this unbearable pain upon me? What have I done to deserve so deep a pain? Did I not trust You completely? ... Why? ...Why?

As Jesus began His ministry, I was aware of Your power and presence in His life. I watched Him perform miracles and healings. I saw Him meet deep needs that no one had ever been able to meet. People were changed, never to return to their old lives. Yet He was hated by many people ... Why?

The wisdom He imparted was as from Heaven, far surpassing even the wisdom of King Solomon. He confounded learned men. Maybe jealousy made them hate Him. Disillusioned, I watched as more and more people moved against Him.

The nightmare has become a tragedy ... Why? ... Why?

You sent angels to announce His coming, and a choir of angels to announce His birth. Couldn’t You send even one angel to prevent His death? ... Why not?

Oh, Yahweh! I have nowhere to turn but to You. I have spent a lifetime trusting You without question, but I cannot comprehend what You have allowed to happen.

My heart groans within me.

My soul groans within me.

My spirit groans within me.

I can see no hope for the future.

The Light of my life has been snuffed out.

Why? ... Why? ... Why?
Copyright 1985 - Lena Nelson Dooley

Friday, April 18, 2014

DYNAMO - Eleanor Gustafson - One Free Book

Welcome back, Eleanor. Why do you write the kind of books you do?
My first novel, Appalachian Spring, was “Can you do this?” Turned out to be my best-selling book. Second, Wild Harvest, was, “Okay, you can do it; now write what you know: tree farming.” That one was a good time travel but had a bad ending. Number 3, Middle Night, was a disaster (but had a good ending) and had to be self-published—a fantasy dramatizing the gospel without the use of any religious language. Too raw, and hardly anyone liked it. #4, The Stones, was the life of King David—a joy to write because I have always loved David. Dynamo, releasing this month, blends my dual passions for God and for horses. I write because I have to, and I speak through whatever my perception of God happens to be at the moment. Drama and strong characters are powerful voices in this regard.

Besides when you came to know the Lord, what is the happiest day in your life?
Probably my wedding day, though it rained hard, and the motel room we had been assigned that night already had people in it—still pouring rain, mind you, and no interior corridors, with the clerk long in bed. I could regale you with other honeymoon stories like a mountain climb and eating gasoline-tainted food from a leaky Coleman burner; sharing a single down mummy bag that got soaked from puddled condensation…. The marvel is that our marriage lasted longer than one week. Yet it was a happy time and remains so to this day.

How has being published changed your life?
My focus has reverted from parenting and considerable music involvement to my early love of story. Life, however, has gotten increasingly busy with today’s demands for hands-on author involvement in the selling process. My first two books were fun because Zondervan did all the marketing. The fantasy was not fun, but I learned a lot about writing. Good prep for writing the David novel.

What are you reading right now?
A book on abortion by R.C. Sproul.

What is your current work in progress?
A novel called An Unpresentable Glory, the title based on a verse in 1 Corinthians 12:23—“… the parts that are unpresentable are treated with special modesty….” After drinking water, the sick stranger in Linda Jensen’s guest bedroom has to “go,” and Linda holds a jar for him. This hidden, caring act becomes significant when the stranger’s identity is revealed and the awkward incident hits the headlines. It is, she says, an “unpresentable glory.”

What would be your dream vacation?
Another trip to Scotland to visit friends there, then perhaps Iceland and possibly Ireland.

How do you choose your settings for each book?
The needs of my characters determine the setting. The mountain man in Appalachian Spring required mountains—thus West Virginia. Our tree farm is in Vermont, so why not put the time travel there, using the topography I knew so well? David, of course, had to be Israel, and I took the requisite trip. Dynamo with its horse shows had to be centered in a horsey area.

If you could spend an evening with one person who is currently alive, who would it be and why?
Eugene Peterson—a very kind man who writes stuff that fires my brain and spirit. And he endorsed The Stones, my David book!

He was at a church where we attended a number of years ago, and we were there that day. What are your hobbies, besides writing and reading?
I garden, my husband and I walk 2 to 3 miles a day, I do some photography. I won’t go into all the things I used to do. Too long a list, but it includes sewing a canvas, 15-foot tepee. Not surprisingly, my work-in-progress has an American Indian thread.

What is your most difficult writing obstacle, and how do you overcome it?
The lack of time, and it seems impossible to overcome, with so many things of consequence to be done. I do what I can and trust God to hold me together—with duct tape, if necessary.

What advice would you give to a beginning author?
Read good literature. Make notes on clever phrases—not to copy them, but to get patterns in your mind. Learn proper grammar and punctuation. Learn to write tight—fewer words, more punch. Don't go all preachy in your writing. That’s dangerous for me to say, in light of Dynamo’s hefty spiritual component. I have tried, however, to let drama and strong characters carry the weight.

Tell us about the featured book.
Jeth Cavenaugh hires on with Rob Chilton at his stable of show jumpers and a cranky five-gaited stallion named Dynamo. He studies Rob and Katie’s spiritual commitment but doesn’t step over the line of faith until his girlfriend Janni slaps him viciously. From then on, God begins to work in unorthodox and unsettling ways. But he does have a church friend Maybelle who serves as his interpreter in this foreign territory.

The three main characters in the novel are God (subject), Maybelle (verb), and Jeth (object). The story is not about horses; it is God acting sovereignly. Jeth takes Him seriously, and in return, God puts him through spiritual boot camp to turn out a trained, disciplined, and effective servant. I have tried to counter the common perception of a God who exists only to serve personal needs, rather than the all-powerful God who is “greater than our mind and heart and perfectly free to reveal Himself where and when he wants.” (Henri Nouwen)

Maybelle, an old bit of lace, who serves as Jeth’s personal prophet and God interpreter, loves Jeth and walks him through the spiritual minefield of God’s unusual activity in his life. She sees, even before Jeth becomes a Christian, that God has chosen him for a special purpose. Drawing on the Old Testament prophets, she feeds him passages that strike terror in his heart but that bolster him at critical moments. (She is, by the way, a favorite character for all my early readers.)

The book is written from a unique perspective and carries the sharp, clear message through a dynamic storyline, strong characters and dialogue. I have basically laid out the classical understanding of servanthood. And while the horse part is simply the setting, it does provide an effective vehicle that powerfully communicates who God really is and what He asks of His servants.

Scriptural Inspiration: The God of Ezekiel and Daniel; the sovereign God who pulls and shapes and lifts Jeth into the unfathomably rich fellowship of suffering servanthood.

Please give us the first page of the book.
One last kiss. Simple, unadorned, passionless; two seconds, at best; and in a bottom-end motel parking lot. But kisses of any sort had been long in coming, and this one, impoverished though it was, was the last touch of love Jeth was apt to get for a long time to come.

After the quick kiss, Jeth stepped back and closed the door of Janni’s powder-blue Acura. As he did, he noticed a thread of her dark hair on his sleeve. He would keep that; he’d need it to warm his emptiness. As she backed the car out, he clapped the hood and waved. His eyes hungered after her, pursued her out of the driveway and into the stream of traffic. He looked at the hair again and shivered in a breeze that couldn’t decide between winter and spring. He turned and walked slowly around the faded, scratched trunk of his own clunker. He was glad to have the heap. No money, no job, and a no-good reputation. Basic transportation, yes—along with a full gas tank and a hundred dollars that Janni had put in his pocket. Plus three pieces of cold pepperoni pizza.

“Don’t call me,” Janni had said. “If Daddy guessed I was even talking to you, he’d ship me to Africa, or even the South Pole.”

“You’re a big girl now. Somebody once took horses to the South Pole, y’ know.”

“Don’t change the subject. Daddy can do what he wants with me, and you know it.”

“I called you yesterday and got away with it. Are you sorry?”

“Of course I’m not sorry, but it’s not safe.”

“Why don’t you do the unthinkable and get a job—get away from Daddy? Twenty-six is old enough to think and act on your own.”

How can readers find you on the Internet?
Ellie Gustafson
Email: egus@me.com
Author video: http-//youtu.be/jdEvOFyA#4F1238   Good for a laugh, anyway.

Dynamo:

The Stones: 
A Novel of the Life of King David  http://www.amazon.com/Stones-Eleanor-Gustafson/dp/1603740791/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1366735533&sr=1-1&keywords=gustafson+stones

Thank you, Eleanor, for sharing this time with us today.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

IMOGEN'S CHANCE - Paula Vince - One Free Book

Readers, Paula Vince is one of my writing friends who live in Australia. I’ve featured Paula before, but it’s been a while. I’m thrilled to have her on the blog again.

Welcome back, Paula. Why do you write the kind of books you do?
They are the kind of books I’ve found I’ve learned most from. Although I love many genres, I live in the contemporary world and find the challenges experienced by characters in our fast-paced, media-driven times easy to relate to. I also like the opportunity to show that the twenty-first century can be as fun to live in as “the good old days.”

Besides when you came to know the Lord, what is the happiest day of your life?
Although giving birth to each of my three children is surely up there, I’ll choose another day. Before having them, I’d suffered several early miscarriages and was wondering if that situation would ever change. Although I was feeling quite sick, I remember the day an ultrasound technician said, “There’s a tiny baby here, and you can clearly see the heartbeat.” That little baby is now a young man aged 19, but I’ll never forget how happy and excited I was that day.

How has being published changed your life?
I think the biggest impact has been in my confidence level. It makes a world of difference to know that somebody has thought enough of my books to risk publishing them, and trusted that they would sell.

What are you reading right now?
It’s a new novel called, How Sweet the Sound by Amy K Sorell, set in the southern states of America, somewhere I’m very unfamiliar with.

What is your current work in progress?
I haven’t started a new story yet. I’ve only recently finished the polishing touches of Imogen’s Chance, so my head is still full of those characters and their plight. I do have a few unformed ideas beginning to float around.

What would be your dream vacation?
I’d love a tour to each of the sacred sites and wonders of the world. That way I’d be cheating a bit, by getting to see a lot of our planet in the one vacation.

How do you choose settings for each book?
I usually stick to my own local environment. I’ve lived in the Adelaide Hills of South Australia since I was a teenager, so I’m familiar enough with it that I can write more convincingly and effectively than if I had to research. It’s a great place for a setting, with an interesting history of battling pioneers, and a different beauty and colour for each season. If I ever do need to do a little research, it’s usually no more than a day’s drive away.

If you could spend an evening with one person who is currently alive, who would it be and why?
I’d choose an old High School English teacher of mine, who encouraged me to keep writing. He was a trendy and popular teacher, so I appreciated his efforts to single me out to praise my writing, as I was shy and unsure of myself. I’d love to show him my books and say thanks for old times.

What are your hobbies besides writing and reading?
I love bushwalking, cooking, and homeschooling.

What is your most difficult writing hurdle and how do you overcome it?
It’s probably dealing with the earliest feedback from friends and family. At that stage, I get anxious and read into their facial expressions messages which they aren’t trying to give. I overcome it by remembering that their tastes in reading material differ from mine, and they’re trying to help.

What advice would you give to a beginning author?
Don’t expect the first draft to be perfect. I think we have an automatic tendency to get discouraged at the outset, but the truth is that first drafts always need revisions, no matter how many books we’ve ever written. We need to get used to the idea that each project may take far more work than we expect.

Tell us about the featured book.
My heroine feels guilty and partly responsible for a couple of horrible events which happened when she was younger. One day she vows to return and fix things up if only she gets the chance. For Imogen, back-tracking means returning all the way from America to South Australia. She finds that one of her old friends, Asher, has a problem which seems impossible for her to help with. As he’s one of the people she feels most wary about facing again, she’s unsure how she should behave around him. And she dreads the possibility that her secrets will be exposed.

Imogen’s Chance blurb:
She has given herself a chance to fix her personal history. But will old mistakes bring up new emotions?

Imogen Browne longs to make up for past mistakes before she can move on. She quietly resolves to help the Dorazio family, whose lives she accidentally upset. Her biggest challenge is Asher, the one person who may never forgive her. And he is facing a crisis of his own. Imogen must tread very carefully, as trying to fix things may well make them shatter.

A sensitive story about misplaced loyalty, celebrating life and falling in love. Can family secrets, concealed with the best intentions, bear the light of day?

Please give us the first page of the book.
Ginny squirmed, turned her pillow over and sighed. The worst part of staying with the Dorazio family was being sent to bed by Mrs Dorazio—Aunt Marian—at nine o’clock, even though there was still a tinge of daylight visible through the chinks in the blind. Becky’s breathing was already even, and the usual few hours of boredom and homesickness stretched ahead of Ginny.­

Humping her back beneath the covers, she pressed her face into the pillow, trying to smother her thoughts. It never worked. They just got shaken up a little, and then jostled each other through her head. Her mind insisted on reviewing each day before she could sleep.

At least I might get to see The Twelve Dancing Princesses tomorrow. Seth Dorazio had offered to take Ginny and the twins to the movies, but they couldn’t agree on which to see. Seth had ripped a piece of shiny, gold construction cardboard into fifty tokens which he’d hidden all around the house, and the person who found the most would get to choose the movie.

So far, Ginny and Becky had pooled together their eighteen tokens while Asher had discovered twelve. Twenty tokens were still concealed but Aunt Marian had announced it was bedtime, and she never listened to protests. Ginny and Becky would have to find the others in the morning. They just had to. There was no way Ginny would sit through the silly movie Asher wanted to see, about racing cars and basketball players. She and Becky hadn’t thought of checking the back of the laundry cupboard yet. Or behind the dishwasher, or under the plastic thingy in the cutlery drawer….  

If I was Seth, where would I choose to hide tokens? That was a challenge, to imagine the way a cute fourteen-year-old boy would think.

Movement along the passage caught her eye.

How can readers find you on the internet?
Please visit my blog, www.justoccurred.blogspot.com
Twitter, @PaulaVince1

www.christianwritersdownunder.blogspot.com

Thank you, Paula, for sharing both the new book and your life with us today.

Readers, here are links to the book. By using one when you order, you help support this blog.
Imogen's Chance - Amazon
Imogen's Chance - Kindle


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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

MAYBELLE IN STITCHES - Joyce Magnin - One Free Book on this blog, Plus More

Bio: Joyce Magnin is the author of the Bright's Pond novels, including the award-winning The Prayers of Agnes Sparrow. A member of the Greater Philadelphia Christian Writers Fellowship, Joyce is a frequent workshop leader and the organizer of the StoryCrafters fiction group. She lives near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Welcome back, Joyce. Why do you write the kind of books you do?
I love the idea of community and people working together to solve problems and support one another. So all my books have that in common. And I also believe that part of getting through life is keeping a sense of humor about things.

Besides when you came to know the Lord, what is the happiest day in your life?
Well, I guess I’ve had several happiest days if you count the days my kids were born, the day I got my first book contract, the day I learned to ride a bike, the day my brother came home from Viet Nam, the day my daughter got married, the days she gave birth to The Adorables (my three grandsons). Yikes! Lots of happiest days. It is really hard to narrow down to just one—sorry.

The longer we live, the longer those lists become. I now how two great grandsons as well. How has being published changed your life?
Oh, boy, I’m certainly busier than I ever was. Getting a publishing contract is very validating for writers even though there are many days when I think I’m the worst writer in the world.

Don’t we all? What are you reading right now?
Books by Elizabeth Berg. I love her simplicity. Books on needlework and embroidery because I’m working on a book that uses embroidery as a symbol.

What is your current work in progress?
Working on a book called Counting Threads about a woman who runs a small stitchery shop.

What would be your dream vacation?
I want to go to Scotland and wander the moors and castles. Or a day to myself would be nice.

How do you choose your settings for each book?
They choose me. I love small towns so that’s where I set my books. The small towns I write about are pretty much an amalgam of all the small towns I’ve explored in upstate Pennsylvania.

If you could spend an evening with one person who is currently alive, who would it be and why?
My sister Elaine. I haven’t seen her in a long time.

What are your hobbies, besides writing and reading?
Cross Stitch, video games, grandsons.

What is your most difficult writing obstacle, and how do you overcome it?
Self doubt. I never think I’m good enough. I overcome it by looking at past successes and listening to the amazing cheerleaders in my life.

What advice would you give to a beginning author?
Read. Read. Read. Write. Write. Write. Attend conferences. Persevere.

Tell us about the featured book.
A patchwork quilt holds together two hearts separated by miles of ocean and the Second World War. Maybelle can’t sew. But when she finds an unfinished quilt in the attic of her mother’s house, she gets the crazy idea to complete it. At first, it’s just a way to fill the lonely nights while her husband, staff sergeant Holden Kanzinzki, is away fighting in World War II.

Yet when Maybelle discovers that the quilt is made from scraps of material that can be traced back through her family heritage, the project is suddenly much more important. Then word comes that Holden is missing in action, and with little else to do, Maybelle clings to the quilt as much as to the hope that her husband is still alive. As neighborhood friends gather around Maybelle to help her through the unknown days and nights ahead, it is the quilt that becomes a symbol of her unflagging belief that Holden will return—to her, to their home, and to their quilt-covered bed.

My newest great grandson is named Holden. Please give us the first page of the book.
October 1943
Chester, Pennsylvania


My dearest Maybelle,

Another long day has finally come to an end. We just finished dinner. Paxton is already snoring. He can sleep anywhere. I don’t have to tell you how sleep eludes me here. But, supper was good, lamb stew with potatoes and carrots. I had three helpings. I can’t tell you how or where, but we actually ate supper at a real house, not a foxhole. But now, I am in our tent, shivering because it is so cold and it makes me wish even more you were in my arms. I love you, darling, and miss you more than anything. I know you are worried, but don’t be. I’ll be home soon, I promise. I can hear artillery off in the distance, but if I listen real hard, I can hear your voice, singing the silly song you always sang. Oh, sorry, sweetheart, I have to go now. My sergeant is waiting for me. Some sort of (censored) duty. Good night, darling.

Your Ever-Loving Husband,
Holden

Maybelle slipped the V-Mail letter into her pocket and headed off down Ninth Street toward the Sun shipyard. The main reason she had taken the job was because she thought it would help take her mind off of missing Holden. And because most of the men had been sent off to war, they needed her. As it turned out, learning to be a welder repairing huge war ships did accomplish some of her goal, but it also accomplished something else. Maybelle had become a part of a small group of army wives whose husbands were fighting in Europe. A group that worked together, laughed together, ate together, and far too often cried together. Try as they might, the wives had a difficult time refraining from long talks of their husbands and the war. There was no use trying to hide their true feelings, although each and every woman was proud as punch her husband was doing his part. It seemed to be the motto on the home front. Do Your Part. Well, Maybelle certainly believed she was doing hers.

She lived only five blocks from the massive shipyard on the Delaware River in Chester—a small but bustling suburb of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After Holden enlisted, Maybelle moved in with her mother. Maybelle and Holden had plans to move into one of the blossoming communities a little farther west. But for now, home with Mom and Bingo, her black mutt of a dog, was the best of all places for Maybelle. Still, she missed Holden more than anything. They had gotten married only two weeks before he shipped out for Europe. His orders came early. Six whole months early and so Maybelle and her mother scrambled to get the wedding organized in time. Pastor Mendenhall was more than accommodating. As a matter of fact, Maybelle was delighted the way the entire congregation, what was left of it, pitched in.

Maybelle could hear the shipyard whistle blow all day long from the house. The yard operated twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. The whistle announced the numerous shift changes, lunch, starting and stopping times. She felt fortunate for having the day shift

How can readers find you on the Internet?
I can be found at http://joycemagnin.blogspot.com or Facebook.
Thanks for visiting with me!

Joyce, it's always a pleasure to host you, and I love the Quilts of Love books.

Don’t miss the newest Quilts of Love book, Maybelle in Stitches, by Joyce Magnin. Maybelle can’t sew. But when she finds an unfinished quilt in the attic of her mother’s house, she gets the crazy idea to complete it.

Joyce is celebrating the release with a $200 Modcloth giveaway. Enter today for a chance to spruce up your spring wardrobe!


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  One winner will receive:
  • A $200 ModCloth.com gift card
  • Scraps of Evidence by Barbara Cameron
  • A Sky Without Stars by Linda S. Clare
  • Maybelle in Stitches by Joyce Magnin
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on April 19th. Winner will be announced on April 21st on the Quilts of Love blog!

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Joyce, I recently discovered the ModCloth web site. I'd love to win a shopping spree there. I'm sure my winners would, too.


Readers, here are links to the book. By using one when you order, you help support this blog.
Maybelle in Stitches - Christianbook.com


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Monday, April 14, 2014

DESPERATION FALLS - Rich Bullock - One Free Book

Welcome back, Rich. God has really been moving in your writing life. What do you see on the horizon?
I’m getting more and more requests to teach. This is exciting, since I love helping others. I’ve also spent a lot of time recently helping others get their books ready for self-publishing. It’s so fulfilling to see someone’s dream of getting their story online come true.

Tell us a little about your family.
My wife is a life and business coach, so our work is portable. We have a grown son and daughter, and each has a son … so we have two grandchildren.

James and I have two great grandsons. They’re so much fun. Has your writing changed your reading habits? If so, how?
I love reading now more than ever. However, now I’m looking for what holds my interest, what gets me into the character’s head, and how the author paces the story. Such amazing talent out there!

What are you working on right now?
I’m just beginning my fourth novel, Shattered Glass, about a glass artist. The story is still in the brainstorming stage, so I don’t know what happened, who did it, or even the main character’s name yet. But I’m anxious to find out!

What outside interests do you have?
My wife and I do marriage mentoring for engaged couples, preparing them for marriage. We also co-lead a church growth group. We bought a small travel trailer at the end of last summer, so we’ve enjoyed getting out into nature a little more on some camping trips.

How do you choose your settings for each book?
Some of this comes from reader feedback. So many commented on how much they love my fictional settings of Perilous Cove and Storm Lake, that I based my third book, Desperation Falls, in the same setting. I really like the advantage of developing a community of businesses and secondary characters that give continuity to the books, even though the main characters are new. Although fictional, I grew up in areas like Perilous Cove and Storm Lake, so I’m writing from experience. I know the flora and fauna, the woodsy and fishy smells of the mountains and coast, the lingo, how the roads twist, the ethnic heritages of the old families. I write what I know, and I love the area. In fact, I want to live at Storm Lake!

If you could spend an evening with one historical person, who would it be and why?
I’ve always been a fan of 20s–30s Fords, so I’d like to meet Henry Ford in his early days, before he began building the Model T in 1908. I’d like to hear his passion for what the automobile could be.

What is the one thing you wish you had known before you started writing novels?
How much fun it is to finish books and have people love them. Wow, what a rush! Since Desperation Falls is in the same setting as Storm Song, I included a map of Storm Lake in it. One reader said: “It’s exactly like I envisioned it!” So cool! I should have started writing about twenty years earlier.

What new lessons is the Lord teaching you right now?
The critical value of faith. It’s the basis of our trust in Him, the confidence that He has our best at heart, and the hope we have for our future with Him.

What are the three best things you can tell other authors to do to be successful?
It’s all about the character.
1. The natural inclination is to tell the action, but action means nothing without us first caring for the character. Get us into their head. Make them real to us. Know their wants, desires, fears, embarrassments, and strengths, and bring those out in the story.
2. “Sense” the world through them. Too often characters travel through scenes objectively, not being present by touching, smelling, hearing (those 5 senses), and the story reads like the character is disconnected from the scene. Description is fine, but do it through the character.
3. Show the reactions to events. Sort of like #2. I helped a new writer who wrote about going to an airshow and seeing the Blue Angels, then going home and swimming in the pool. I asked: “Were the Blue Angels loud? Did you like them? Was it cloudy, humid, hot?” He responded: “Oh, yeah! It was just like that!” But he hadn’t put us “there” in the scene by giving character reaction. So critical. We fixed that.

Tell us about the featured book.
Desperation Falls is the third book in the Perilous Safety Series, and this one is more romantic suspense than straight suspense.
Back cover copy:
A year after surviving a shocking attack, former Los Angeles cable TV carpenter Lena Blaylock buys some dilapidated fishing cabins on the shore of Storm Lake on California’s Central Coast and fixes them up as rentals. It’s the fulfillment of a dream, and a chance to build a new life free of her violent past. But she never intended sharing this unique setting with mysterious ex-lawman Alex Stone, or damaged teenage runaway Teal Kinshaw.

And she especially didn’t plan on sharing Desperation Falls Camp with a dead body.

As the hot summer progresses, Teal becomes a vital part of Lena’s life. And after a few barbecues together under the stars, Stone rises several notches from irritating to intriguing.

But when Lena and Teal unwittingly expose information from Lena’s past, it triggers a murder attempt on a friend in Los Angeles. Then a local girl at the lake disappears. Are they connected?

Teal’s own past might be a critical key, but only if she reveals all her ugly secrets. She could lose her new boyfriend, and the by-the-book local sheriff will throw her back into foster care.

Lena and Stone must figure out the connections, because everyone she loves—everything she’s built—is in danger.

Please give us the first page of the book.
“You’d better step away from that laptop, buster, or I’m gonna have to get my new gun.”

Lena McKinley’s husband, Bobby Blaylock, had grabbed their MacBook the moment he’d come home from the office. It wasn’t like he didn’t spend enough time on his work laptop he carried everywhere.

Bobby raised his hands. “Don’t shoot.” He flashed her his movie-star grin, not a bad imitation for someone not in “the industry.” He might be a Los Angeles assistant district attorney, but he had star qualities in Lena’s eyes.

“I promise I won’t be long, babe.” Bobby’s head dipped in concentration as his fingers flew and clicked. “I just have to copy some files on the office server.”

Lena blew wayward hairs out of her eyes as she placed the bread and salad on the dining room table. She’d been slaving in the kitchen all afternoon, trying not to ruin their special dinner. No easy task, that. As a carpenter and general contractor, she could handle a down-to-the-studs remodel easier than preparing a perfectly timed dinner.

She recognized Bobby’s laser intensity as he slipped back into work mode. Clearly, breaking his focus tonight would take some extra effort. She walked behind the couch and snaked her arms around his neck. Bobby half closed the laptop screen, hiding his work. Something big and secret. Whatever it was, it deepened his worry lines when he didn’t notice her watching him. He turned into her kiss, his lips soft and warm against hers.

“You taste like pasta sauce,” he said, licking his lips as she broke the kiss. He reached an arm around her head and pulled her down until they met again.

“Okay, Mr. Hotshot Attorney,” Lena mumbled against his mouth. “I’m giving you a two-minute warning. I busted my butt on this anniversary dinner. So if you’re not done with work, I’ll have to arrest you.”

Bobby trailed kisses along her jaw toward her ear. “Are you going to use handcuffs?”

He’d reached the sensitive spot on her neck and Lena’s knees went weak. She would have chucked the whole dinner idea right then if she hadn’t heard a splat and sizzle from the other room. Lena put a hand on his chest.

“If I don’t get back to the kitchen, the pasta will boil over and you’ll be cleaning the stove.”

Bobby raised an eyebrow, then released her. “Later then.”

It was a promise Lena would hold him to.

“I’ll be done soon,” Bobby called as she hurried toward the kitchen.

Of all the guys who’d gone gaga over her cable TV persona—including a few memorable nut cases who gave her the creeps—he was the one who had wrangled an introduction by calling in every favor he could with the show’s production people. Lena kidded with her friends that he’d had to fix a thousand parking tickets to win her hand. It was probably true. But she was the lucky one.

For their first date, he’d come to her door not just with flowers but also with a super cool Leatherman Multi-Tool with belt sheath. She almost wore it on the date.

So most of the time Lena didn’t mind that he was tenacious in his work and passionate about his cases. She understood. She was just as bad when it came to tools. Just not tonight.

Lena drained the pasta in a colander, filling the kitchen with white steam. He’d wanted to take her out for their six-month celebration, but with their hectic schedules they already spent too much time in restaurants. Tonight she wanted him all to herself.

Plus, she had a special gift for him. The flat box on the dining table contained her renewed contract—never a sure thing in LA—and she’d had the studio officially change her last name to Blaylock. From now on, it would read that way on the show credits, and allow Bobby to boast all over again to his colleagues that he’d married the sexy carpenter from the Nail It! TV show. She grinned. He’d love it.

I love your main heroine’s name. How can readers find you on the Internet?
rich@perilousfiction.com

Thank you, Rich, for sharing this new book and a slice of your life with us.

Readers, here are links to the book. By using one when you order, you help support this blog.
Desperation Falls (Perilous Safety) (Volume 3) - paperback
Desperation Falls (Perilous Safety Series) - Kindle

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

WINNERS!!!!!

Donna E (OK) is the winner of Butterfly Palace by Colleen Coble.
Jean K (FL) is the winner of Hidden Faces by Golden Keyes Parsons.
Sarah R (NC) is the winner of Dancing With Fireflies by Denise Hunter.
Patty (SC) is the winner of Bridge to Haven by Francine Rivers.
Merry (MN) is the winner of Caught in the Middle by Regina Jennings. (I'm reading this one right now, and it is really a wonderful read.)
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Also, tell your friends about the book ... and this blog. Thank you.

Congratulations
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Friday, April 11, 2014

IT HAD TO BE YOU - Susan May Warren - One Free Book

Bio: Susan May Warren is the bestselling, RITA Award-winning author of more than forty novels whose compelling plots and unforgettable characters have won acclaim with readers and reviewers alike. 

She served with her husband and four children as a missionary in Russia for eight years before she and her family returned home to the States. She now writes full-time as her husband runs a lodge on Lake Superior in northern Minnesota, where many of her books are set. She and her family enjoy hiking, canoeing, and being involved in their local church. 

Several of her critically acclaimed novels have been ECPA and CBA bestsellers, were chosen as Top Picks by Romantic Times, and have won the RWA's Inspirational Reader's Choice contest and the American Christian Fiction Writers Book of the Year award. Five of her books have been Christy Award finalists. In addition to her writing, Susan loves to teach and speak at women's events about God's amazing grace in our lives. 

She also runs a writing community for authors. Visit MyBookTherapy.com to learn more. For exciting updates on her new releases, previous books, and more, visit.

Welcome back, Susan. Where do you write?
I write on my plush, blue chair in my office. It’s big and has long, wide arms for all my research material.

When deciding on how to publish, what directed you to the route you took?
When I first started publishing, self-publishing was just getting started. I really wanted my book out into the world—and hadn’t a clue how to market or distribute—so going the traditional route seemed my only option. I think today’s author has many more options depending on their personality type. I still think traditional publishing is a strong option, with maybe some hybrid publishing to supplement.

What kinds of things do you like to do outside of writing?
I love to swing dance! Hubby and I used to take classes, and we still go out dancing when we can. And I like to swim—it’s a great workout. I also go to Yoga class, and I love to garden (when it’s warm out!)

What kinds of advice would you give to someone who wants to start writing?
Read—and keep reading. And then analyze the books to see what works. I always suggest getting a how-to-write book also. We have a great book at My Book Therapy called, From the Inside-Out: discover, create and publish the novel in you. Study story, and see how your favorite authors deliver it—and then write! You have to keep writing if you want to improve.

What is your favorite book? Favorite author? Do you have an author that inspired/inspires you to write?

Favorite secular author is Susan Elizabeth Phillips. I have a lot of CBA favorites: Dee Henderson, Dee Gist, Rachel Hauck, Melissa Tagg, Beth Vogt, Lisa Jordan, Susan Meissner, Lisa Wingate, and too many more to count. We are blessed in the CBA to have so many amazing authors!

Where did you get the idea for It Had to Be You?
I love the idea of falling in love with ONE person who brings out the best in you. This was very much the idea behind the love story of Jace and Eden, so the song seemed like the right fit. I would hear it in my head—and it became the title.

From idea to final revision, how long did it take to write?
4 months.

Wow! That’s quick. Are you working on anything now?
I am writing number four in the series, tentatively titled, Always on My Mind, about a man who is unravelling a mystery, and in search of a lost treasure, only to discover that the answers can be found with the girl he can’t seem to forget. Of course, it’s the one girl he can’t have.

Please tell us about the story.
It Had to Be You is about Eden Christiansen, an Obits writer who feels she has nothing to offer to the world, and Jace Jacobsen, a hockey player/Enforcer who has spent his life as a tough guy on the ice and feels he has wasted his life. These two are thrown together to help find the identity of a John Doe—and in doing so, they discover that they are much more important to this world—and each other—than they imagined. It’s a story for those who feel they are “standing on the sidelines” of life…

Please give us a peek at the first page of the book.
Chapter 1
Eden Christiansen’s career, love life–even her car battery, for that matter was frozen stiffer than the late January cold snap freezing the city of Minneapolis. Icy black snow edged the curbs, the pavement glistened with salty grit. Breath hung between every conversation.

The blue-mercury wind chill blew through the frosted, thin-paned windows of Stub and Herb’s, a restaurant located across the street from the offices of her old haunt, the Minnesota Daily Newspaper.

Back then, Eden would wander over for a burger after a week of reporting and find her co-horts gathered around a fresh issue of the paper, newsprint on their fingers, arguing over the editorials and who landed the stories above the fold.

Back then, it was only a matter of time before she found the perfect story to launch her career as an investigative reporter and earned herself a real byline. Back then, her career was hot. Her future was hot.

Maybe, even she was hot.

Now, her love life could send a deep freeze through Texas. In a white down parka, a lime-green woolen cap and a pair of sensible black Uggs she looked like she might be dressed for dogsledding through the streets of Minneapolis.

No wonder her date’s attention fell upon the gaggle of underdressed college co-eds that pushed through the frosted doors, their messenger bags over their shoulders, young and hopeful as they thumbed the screens of their iPhones. They walked up to the long, wooden bar and waved to friends seated at a nearby table. Overhead, a flat screen spilled out the news; another showed ESPN highlights.

She should have tried harder to put a little flame into the after-work appetizers with Russell. What if his out-of-the blue invitation was the real thing and had nothing at all to do with her brother, Owen’s recent trade to the new Blue-Ox NHL franchise in St. Paul?

She refused to read into it.

Not tonight. Maybe Owen’s change of teams meant a new season for everyone. Time to stop hovering over Owen, worrying about every headline, every interview. He’d earned his accolades. And she’d earned an Owen-free night out.

Where can my readers find you on the Internet?
www.susanmaywarren.com

Thank you, Suzie, for sharing this new book with us. It sounds wonderful. It's on the top of my to-be-read pile, so it is next.

Readers, here are links to the book. By using one when you order, you help support this blog.
It Had to Be You - Christianbook.com
It Had to Be You (Christiansen Family) - Amazon
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Thursday, April 10, 2014

RODEO SONG - Shannon Taylor Vannatter - One Free Book

Bio: Central Arkansas author, Shannon Taylor Vannatter is a stay-at-home mom/pastor’s wife. She lives in a town with a population of around 100, if you count a few cows. Vannatter won the Inspirational Readers Choice Award in the short contemporary category, The 18th Annual Heartsong Awards 3rd Favorite New Author and #1 Contemporary Award.

She has nine titles with Heartsong Presents and is contracted for six more through June 2016. Her books are available at www.christianbook.com , www.barnesandnoble.com , www.amazon.com , www.harlequin.com , and www.barbourbooks.com .

Tell us how much of yourself you write into your characters.
There’s a little bit of me in each character – my beliefs, my habits, my outlook on life. I’m an optimist, so my characters tend to be optimistic even when things are going disastrously. My bad girl heroines are the least like me, but by the end of the book, they’re more like me. But my heroines are always model material.

I’ve always struggled with the clock. I want to be a punctual person, but I go through life getting places by the skin of my teeth or five minutes late. Working on that was my New Year’s resolution this year and I’ve gotten better. Recently, I realized I’ve never put that trait into a character. So one of my upcoming heroines will be a time struggler.

When did you first discover that you were a writer?
In my early thirties, I realized two things: I couldn’t find any clean romances at the library and     that story I’d had in my head since my teens could be a book.

Tell us the range of the kinds of books you enjoy reading.
Contempory Romance, Women’s Fiction, and an occasional foray into Romantic Suspense. I only read Inspirational, and I have to be in the mood for suspense. It keys me up, and I usually read to relax.

How do you keep your sanity in our run, run, run world?
Prayer. That sounds trite, but it’s true. When I’ve got a jillion things to do and run in several different directions, I pray for God to give me the stamina to tackle one thing at a time.

How do you choose your characters’ names?
I try to use uncommon names for heroes and heroines and more common names for side characters. I often use a baby name book and the phone book for ideas.

What is the accomplishment that you are most proud of?
My son. He’s twelve, he’s a Christian, he’s obsessed with basketball, and so far he still loves going to church.

If you were an animal, which one would you be, and why?
My pet dog or cat. Because my pets are very well cared for and loved. They’ve got life by the tail and me by the heart.

What is your favorite food?
I love pasta dishes with shrimp. Yum. A local restaurant, The Pasta Grill serves pasta with Alfredo sauce, grilled shrimp, sun-dried tomatoes, and artichokes. It’s so good. They’re my favorite restaurant. They play Christian music and they’re closed on Sunday.

I would so love that dish. What is the problem with writing that was your greatest roadblock, and how did you overcome it?
I had a hard time writing the hero of Rodeo Song as a Country singer. When I originally had the  idea for the book, he was a rock star with long hair. When I decided to include the book in my rodeo series, he had to transform, but I still wanted him to have long hair. In the past, there have been some long-haired Country stars. But not so much anymore. On top of that, I’m not a fan of Country music.

I was kind of stuck, so I went to a writer’s retreat with the ACFW AR writing group. By the end of the retreat, they’d helped me figure out a reason why his appearance didn’t fit today’s Country music. Also, one of the ladies told me to watch Country videos and try to find an artist whose music I like. I did and came to the conclusion that I like ballads, so my Country singer only sings love songs.

Tell us about the featured book.
It’s the only book I’ve ever written inspired by a dream. Years ago, after attending a Michael Bolton concert, I dreamed I was in the lobby when Michael did his famous lobby run. In the dream, he took my hand and pulled me onstage, then sang “Georgia on My Mind.” I used to live in Georgia and I thought the dream was funny, so I shared it with friends and family. After I started writing, I realized it could be a book.

Here’s the blurb:
JENNA WENTWORTH FOUND THE MAN OF HER DREAMS 
But when silken-voiced Garrett Steele set out for stardom, he left Jenna—and his cowboy past—far behind. A chance encounter at one of his concerts propels him back into Jenna's life. But, once burned by love, Jenna must guard her heart against the captivating singer. 

Once upon a time, Garrett vowed he'd be a success, no matter what. But that path shattered his soul. His reunion with Jenna makes him long for things he once took for granted. Now he must show her that he's found what he was looking for all along…right here in his hometown.

Please give us the first page of the book.
(This is a bit more than the first page, but  since I talked about the dream, I wanted to include that part)
Screaming fans surrounded Jenna Wentworth as Garrett Steele’s rich, seductive voice and acoustic guitar drove the enraptured women into a frenzy. And despite her painful past with him, his lush baritone melted her insides.

Thirtieth row, floor seating. Jenna peered through the chaos, but with everyone standing, she couldn’t see much onstage. Her first country music concert. Ever. Stale beer assaulted her senses and her ears would probably ring for a week. Why had she come?

Because her friend Tori had promised to attend church with her in return, but. . .that wasn’t the whole story.

Truth be told—she couldn’t resist getting a glimpse of Garrett again. Pathetic.

The music stopped. Applause, whistles, and screams shattered her eardrums.

“What an awesome crowd.” Garrett’s words boomed over the speakers. “We’re taking a short break but we’ll be back, so don’t go anywhere Dallas.”

The crowd roared and the lights brightened. She stood on her tiptoes long enough to peer around the tall man standing in front of her to get a fleeting glimpse of Garrett leaving the stage before it went dark.

“I can’t believe I’m here,” Tori shouted over the clamor. “He’s even better looking in person.”

Jenna’s mouth went dry as the arena lights brightened. “How can you tell what he looks like?”

Maybe his floozy, boozy lifestyle had taken its toll, but Jenna couldn’t tell from the few glimpses she’d gotten of him.

“He’s just the greatest.” Tori did a little bounce.

Sure. Jenna rolled her eyes. The greatest guy to ever walk out on her.

“Okay, Jenna, I know you don’t really like him, but can’t you humor me?”

Time for a distraction. “I’m thirsty. Let’s get something to drink.”

They inched slowly up the stands toward the lobby, along with half the crowd in the American Airlines Center.

She could happily not talk about Garrett—if only she could stop thinking about him too.

Tori would be beside herself if she knew Jenna had grown up with him. That she’d once had feelings for him much deeper than like. Had once been the girl he’d claimed to love.

Though the cold bite of New Year's Day lurked outside, the lobby was toasty warm. But the line at the concession stand was endless. At this rate, they’d never get anything to drink.

Amongst the crowd of adoring fans, dutiful husbands and shrewd boyfriends, Jenna blended in like a Queen Anne wingback in a farmhouse.

Several amorous couples surrounded them. Men obviously brought their dates to Garrett Steele concerts to perform the dance of seduction for them. And it was working. All too well. Jenna closed her eyes.

Past simply thirsty, her tongue stuck to the roof of her mouth.

“Look! It’s Garrett Steele!” Excited voices echoed through the lobby.

In the distance, security guards cleared a path. Garrett ran toward the concession stand pursued by a trail of women.

Tori and a herd of females surged toward him. Men, deserted by their dates, stood as if rooted to the spot. Jenna moved closer to the counter to avoid the mob. Surreal. At least she’d get her tea faster now.

Though the women ran to meet Garrett head-on, they ended up in the throng behind him with the security guards keeping them at bay. Hands grabbed and clawed at Garrett as he and his entourage got closer to her. She could no longer see Tori. The rush forced abandoned men to move out of the way.

Please don’t see me. Please don’t see me. Please don’t see me. The pathetic one he’d turned his back on—at his concert with the rest of his minions.

Brilliant green eyes locked with hers. A flick of recognition followed by a familiar grin. Her heart went into overdrive. Surely she’d swoon. Mere feet away from her now, he held his hand out toward her. As if of their own volition, her fingers clasped his as he ran past, dragging her with him.

What a great hook. I’m sure my readers will want to get the book as soon as they can. How can readers find you on the Internet?
Twitter: @stvauthor

Thank you, Shannon, for sharing this new book with us. 

Readers, here are links to the book. By using one when you order, you help support this blog.
Rodeo Song - Christianbook.com
Rodeo Song (Heartsong Presents) - Amazon
Rodeo Song (Heartsong Presents) - Kindle


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