Sunday, August 02, 2015

WINNERS!!!!!!

Sydnie (NV) is the winner of Shadows of Ladenbrooke Manor by Melanie Dobson.

Connie (KY) is the winner of A Bride at Last by Melissa Jagears.

Winners of Among the Fair Magnolias by Tamera Alexander, Shelley Gray, Dorothy
Love, and Elizabeth Musser are:
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Friday, July 31, 2015

RAINDROPS FROM HEAVEN - Twila Belk - One Free Book

Welcome, Twila. Why did you write the featured book?
It’s a God thing. I was talking to the publisher about another issue, and during our conversation I mentioned the significance of rain to me and how God speaks to me through the rain. From that conversation Raindrops from Heaven was born.

Here’s a bit of backstory: Years ago, while in the midst of bleak circumstances, I stared out the window and noticed the parched landscape due to a long-lasting drought. In my spirit I sensed God telling me, “Twila, the rain is coming. The rain is coming, and it’s for you. Revel in the rain. Splash in the puddles. Delight in the deluge.” God gives me that message often. It’s one He wants to soak deep within my soul.  

I’ve come to realize that rain has many meanings in the spiritual sense. It’s something I can’t really explain, but it’s something my spirit understands. Rain has become symbolic to me of God’s goodness and greatness. He speaks to me through the rain and reassures me of His love. I’m reminded of His power, presence, and purpose.

This verse ties into the book really well: “Let us acknowledge the Lord; let us press on to acknowledge Him. As surely as the sun rises, He will appear; He will come to us like the winter rains, like the spring rains that water the earth” (Hosea 6:3).

What do you want the reader to take away from the book?
My hope is that the book will help readers get their thoughts on God. I’ve learned that whatever we focus on becomes magnified. If we spend too much time thinking about our circumstances, they become overwhelming to us and take over our lives. But if we turn our thoughts to God, He becomes magnified to us and we realize that He’s big enough for whatever we need. All that to say, I want the reader takeaway to be trust in a loving God who is powerful, purposeful, and present.

Is there anything you’d like to tell my readers about you or your book?
Raindrops from Heaven is my heart in written form.

Where on the Internet can the readers find you?
My website is www.gottatellsomebody.com. I’m also on Facebook at Twila Belk or on my author/speaker page, Twila Belk—The Gotta Tell Somebody Gal. You can find me on Pinterest as well. 

Thank you, Twila, for sharing this new book with us. I'm eager to receive my copy of the book, so I can dive into it. (Pun intended.)

Readers, here are links to the book. By using one when you order, you help support this blog.
Raindrops from Heaven - Christianbook.com
Raindrops From Heaven: Gentle Reminders of God's Power, Presence, and Purpose - Amazon
Raindrops From Heaven: Gentle Reminders of God's Power, Presence, and Purpose - Kindle

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Thursday, July 30, 2015

NEVER BROKEN - Kathleen Fuller - One Free Ebook

Welcome back, Kathleen. What are some of the spiritual themes you like to write about?
Forgiveness and fear are two prominent themes in my books. Usually I’m grappling with one or the other and writing about them in my stories is cathartic.

What other books of yours are coming out soon?
A Reluctant Bride (September, 2015)
A Pioneer Christmas anthology (rerelease, October, 2015)
An Amish Market anthology (February, 2016)

If you could spend an evening with one contemporary person (not a family member of yours), who would it be and why?
Tim Hawkins, because he’s hilarious.

Yes, he is. We’ve had him at our church for Laugh Night more than once. What historical person would you like to meet (besides Jesus) and why?
Harry Truman. He overcame a lot of adversity to become one of our greatest presidents. He was also well-known for his perseverance and optimism.

How can you encourage authors who have been receiving only rejections from publishers?
EVERY writer gets rejection, not only before publication, but after. The faster you learn to accept rejection the easier it will be to write.

Tell us about the featured book.
Never Broken is the first book in the Everlasting Faith series. It’s an Irish/Scottish historical family saga and features the Cahill sisters, Shannon and Ainslee, who are forced to emigrate from Ireland during the Great Famine. Never Broken was originally published in 2006. It’s been revised for this re-release.

Please give us the first page of the book.
Limerick, Ireland
December 1834
Margaret O’Leary sat down at the splintered wood table, tugging her threadbare shawl against her body. She glanced at the mound of ashes in the hearth, the peat fire having gone out long ago. Cold, damp air now filled the tiny, one-room hovel, piercing through her taut skin and penetrating deep into her bones.

Dim light flickered from a lone candle on the table, casting heavy shadows throughout the room. Two small, thin children lay on the floor under one tattered blanket in front of the dead hearth. She watched the soft rise and fall of her sons’ chests as they slept.

Another coughing spell consumed her, pain knifing through her chest. She didn’t have much time left. The spasms were more frequent, the pain more acute.

She focused on the small pile of coins in front of her. Already they were down to crusts of bread. She’d made so many mistakes in her life, all in the pursuit of pleasure, of adventure, of selfish gain. Now Rory and Colm, her two shining lights in a dark world, were suffering with her.
She couldn’t let them suffer anymore.

A stub of charcoal lay next to a single sheet of paper. She should have done this long ago. Earlier that evening, she’d gathered the courage to tell Rory about her plan. As she’d expected, he reacted stoically, agreeing to follow her wishes. Barely twelve years old, he’d been forced to leave childhood behind. After Finn O’Leary’s abandonment two years ago, Rory had become the family backbone she’d needed him to be.

Picking up the charcoal, she held it poised over the paper. How could she find the words to write her regrets, to voice her apologies? At one time, she’d thought Jane a stuffy prude who chose money and security over excitement and passion. Tomorrow morning she would give the letter, the money, and the last bits of food to Rory. There were enough coins for her sons to travel to County Cork, then to the Gormley estate. She had to trust that Jane would have compassion for her nephews and wouldn’t turn them away.

A frigid draft sliced through the room, causing Colm to stir and snuggle closer to his older brother. Margaret hadn’t told her youngest of her plans. An eight-year-old wouldn’t understand. Perhaps one day he would. Perhaps he could even forgive her.

God knew she couldn’t forgive herself.

Taking a ragged breath, she applied the stub to the paper. My dearest sister Jane, she began, tears blurring her eyes. I’m so sorry

How can readers find you on the Internet?
www.kathleenfuller.com

Thank you, Kathleen, for sharing this book with us today. I can hardly wait for my copy to arrive, so I can finish reading it.

Readers, here’s a link to the book. By using it when you order, you help support this blog.
Never Broken (Everlasting Faith Book 1)

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

THE CONVENIENT BRIDE COLLECTION - Andrea Boeshaar - One Free Book

Dear Readers, Andrea is a long-time writing friend. We started our writing careers at the same publisher. I’m extremely pleased to introduce her to you with this new novella collection.

Welcome back, Andrea. Why did you become an author?
When my three sons were young, I began gobbling up secular romances. I read one or two novels a week. I always enjoyed writing. In fact, I wrote my first “novel” when I was in 3rd grade; it was called Little Miss Mouse. Anyway, I decided to try my hand at penning a romance, and began learning all the various innuendos involved with novel writing. I even took a couple of creative writing classes at the local university. Then in 1991, I was spiritually reborn. The desire to write books that honored Jesus Christ and offered my readers hope burned deep within my soul. That’s when I began writing for the Christian market. My first book was published in 1994 by Barbour Publishing’s Heartsong Presents book club.

If you weren’t an author, what would be your dream job?
I would be an adjunct professor, teaching literature, creative writing, and history classes – in fact, I’m back in school, earning my bachelors degree and then possibly going on for a masters.

Way to go! I have most of my work done for a masters, and when I was in graduate school, I was one of the older students there. If you could have lived at another time in history, what would it be and why?
I’d bounce back and forth in my time machine between the American Revolutionary War Era (approximately 1770-1800) and the Civil War times (1850-1870) Note: Those aren’t the dates in which the wars were fought, but there were years leading up to the wars and then, of course, there were the years of adjustment and adventure afterwards. Not that I enjoy war at all—in fact, I’m the mom who wouldn’t allow her sons to play with guns! What I like most about those times in history (and, granted, I look upon them more romantically then realistically, perhaps) was the love of country, the honor and valor, the bravery and daring of both men and women alike. Of course, it would be difficult to give up my microwave oven and indoor plumbing. J

I was glad I had daughters, because I wouldn’t have let boys play with guns either. What place in the United States have you not visited that you would like to?
New Mexico. I would love to attend the Hot Air Balloon Festival there some year. Also, a church I attended years ago supported missionaries to the Navajo and Native American people have always been near and dear to my heart for a great many reasons. I would also enjoy visiting New York City so I could tour the 9-11 Museum.

How about a foreign country you hope to visit?
I would like to visit England, both the rural areas and then London.

What lesson has the Lord taught you recently?
The Lord is teaching me that often the words I speak, the actions I do, don’t always accomplish God’s will no matter how well intended they are. Sometimes I need to be still and know that God is God. He is sovereign—I am not.

God is also teaching me about overcoming pain and becoming more self-disciplined. What’s a-whole-nother blog post.

Tell us about the featured book.
The Convenient Bride Collection features 10 authors and 9 stories, all centered around marriages of convenience. The novella I wrote, One Way to the Altar, was a collaborative effort with debut author Christina Linstrot Miller.

Please give us the first page of the book.
Montana, 1902
A bath. A refreshingly cool bath. That would lift her wilted spirits after this horrid journey. Please, Lord. . .

Leah Hermaning whispered the prayer. Six days on the train in a hot, stuffy passenger car, three hours in a rickety stagecoach that bounced her like a child’s rubber ball—and now she was finally here.

In the middle of nowhere.
           
The stage pulled to a bone-jarring halt, and Leah climbed out unassisted. The driver and his helper tossed down her trunk as if it didn’t contain everything precious left to her. “Here ya go, lady.”

Such rudeness! Uncle Robert would have had something to say about that. She glanced around. Now. . .where was he?

She searched the dusty street for a sign of him or Aunt Estelle. Horses tethered to hitching rails in front of water troughs, wagons clattering by on the dirt road—she was in another world, far from the comforts of Newport, Rhode Island. But somehow she’d adapt. . .

Wouldn’t she?

Now where could her aunt and uncle be?

Amid laughter and loud voices, a half dozen men burst out of the freight office and headed toward her on the boardwalk, their clothing and faces as dirty as the language spewing from their mouths.

No, Leah was certainly not in her refined Newport neighborhood anymore.

She pressed herself up against the unfinished outer wall just in time to dodge the men. No doubt she’d blend into the background as usual, despite her lavender dress and leaf-green vest. God had given her brains, not beauty, and nothing could enhance her drab-brown hair and the plainness of her face. And those men, who looked right through her as they passed, gave testimony to that fact.

Of course, she’d expected nothing more. Twenty-six years was time enough for Leah to accept her less-than-lovely looks along with the fact that she would always be a spinster. But she was in a new place now, with a new teaching position waiting, and she’d make the best of her God-given days.

And she’d do that if Uncle Robert and Aunt Estelle showed up. . . 
           
Love that opening. How can readers find you on the Internet?
Log onto my website: www.andreaboeshaar.com
Facebook: Andrea Boeshaar Author (send a friend request)
Twitter: @AndreaBoeshaar

Thank you, Andrea, for sharing this new book with us. I can hardly wait to read it. The long novel I just finished is a marriage-of-convenience story, too.

Readers, here are links to the book. By using one when you order, you help support this blog.
The Convenient Bride Collection - Christianbook.com
The Convenient Bride Collection: 9 Romances Grow from Marriage Partnerships Formed Out of Necessity - Amazon
The Convenient Bride Collection: 9 Romances Grow from Marriage Partnerships Formed Out of Necessity - Kindle

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

LOVE'S ENDURING FLAME - Ruth Axtell - One Free Ebook

Welcome back, Ruth. Tell us about your salvation experience.
I was twenty-three and searching. After four years of college and some dead-end jobs, I had a sense of hopelessness in me. I had seen both my grandmother and great-aunt decline and eventually pass on. It showed me the futility of life if, after all the striving, we had to let go of everything and face death. What was the purpose of it all? Thankfully, both my mother and older brother had recently accepted Jesus, and they witnessed to me. At first I wanted to have nothing to do with this, but eventually, I did respond. I had a dramatic encounter with Jesus at the altar. For a detailed testimony, you can visit my website at http://ruthaxtell.com under “About Ruth,” then “My Christian Testimony.”

You’re planning a writing retreat where you can only have four other authors. Who would they be and why?
Laura Frantz and Sarah Sundin are two Christian of my favorite Christian authors. I think we might connect because their writing speaks to me. Also, Julie Lessman and Melanie Dickerson, because I also really love their stories, and we have met and connected!

Do you have a speaking ministry? If so, tell us about that.
I have spoken in the past in churches, but I haven’t recently, so I wouldn’t say I have a speaking ministry per se.

What is the most embarrassing thing that has happened to you and how did you handle it?
When I was about sixteen, I “cold-called” a boy. We were in a church youth group together. I was very shy, and we had barely exchanged two words together. He must have wondered why I had called him out of the blue. When I saw him next, I acted as if nothing had happened, but I was mortified!

People are always telling me that they’d like to write a book someday. I’m sure they do to you, too. What would you tell someone who came up to you and said that?
I would tell them how much work it is and how difficult it is to make a living writing these days, since the Internet has so dramatically changed publishing. But if they still want to do it, then to do it for the love of it.

Tell us about the featured book.
Love’s Enduring Flame is the first novel I ever wrote. It never found a home, because of its more “exotic” setting and time period (Warsaw, Poland in 1830). I loved War and Peace, so I found the idea of an uprising for independence in this Eastern European nation an intriguing setting for a love story. It is a very dramatic love story, which I originally wrote for a secular market. When I reread and edited it, I toned down a lot of the romance that might seem too sensual for a Christian audience, but some readers might find it too descriptive, although there is nothing graphic in it. If you like Julie Lessman’s writing, you will like Love’s EnduringFlame. There are a lot of sparks between the hero and heroine, because as one reader told me, they have great chemistry yet have lots of reason for conflict.

Please give us the first page of the book.
Countryside south of Lublin
Eastern Poland
August 1830
There is was again! That flash of blue through the trees.

Captain Casimir Zalenski stood at the edge of the forest, his eyes straining to see through the crowded stands of birch, beech, and oak trees in the waning light.

Ignoring the commotion in the road behind him, he kept his focus on the blue blur in the distance.

Someone was making a clean getaway.

Restless after a full day of monotonous travel, Casimir longed to mount back up on his gray stallion and give chase, but he kept his arms at his sides and his expression neutral as he returned his attention to the scene in the road.

The Russian prince, Orlovsky, had descended from his ornate carriage and was pacing before the crude road block while the coachmen worked to calm the anxious team of horses.

“Who is responsible for this?” Orlovsky slashed a pale hand toward the obstacle in the road, his words as sharp as shrapnel.

A freshly felled tree lay across the narrow dirt road in that forested stretch. Hidden within the tree’s branches, a length of rope stretched taut from one side of the road to the other, exactly at horses’ shoulder height.

“I don’t know, my lord.” Casimir resisted the urge to glance back into the woods for another glimpse of blue. Better the Russian not know what he’d seen. “Whoever it was is far from here by now.”

Orlovsky turned to the groom and coach driver. “See that this impediment is removed at once.”

“Yes, my lord.”

As the men left the nervous horses to settle themselves and went to work to dismantle the barricade, Orlovsky stepped toward Casimir. “What do you think? Highwaymen? Or subversives?”

Casimir rubbed his jaw. “It’s hard to say.”

But he could guess. Highwaymen would have come forth by now to rob them. Whoever did this clearly had harassment in mind for this Russian nobleman. The “Congress Kingdom” it might be called, but this was Poland, and the proud locals could not have been happy under present circumstances.

A Polish nobleman and his entire family had been exiled to Siberia. Count Orlovsky was taking over the estate. Casimir had been ordered to escort the man to his new castle. A distasteful business. The sooner done with, the better.

To escape the count’s scrutiny, lest his disdain for this assignment show upon his face, Casimir paced to where the groom had severed the rope from the tree, and looked it over, running his fingers across the rough fibers.

He scanned the woods again but everything was still. He turned back to the road, unwilling to risk letting the Russian know he’d seen anything—anyone. If Casimir wanted to discover who’d laid the road block, it was to satisfy his own curiosity.

Interesting. I can’t wait to read it. How can readers find you on the Internet?
On my website: http://ruthaxtell.com or by Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ruth.axtell1

Thank you, Ruth, for sharing this book with us. I know my blog readers will be interested in it.

Readers, here’s a link to the book. By using it when you order, you help support this blog.
Love's Enduring Flame

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Monday, July 27, 2015

OUT OF THE ASHES - Sandi Rog - One Free Book

Dear Readers, Sandi and I share the same agent, and I’m thrilled to introduce you to her newest book.

Lena, thank you so much for having me on your blog. It’s an honor to be here, and I look forward to giving a signed copy to one of your wonderful readers.

Welcome back, Sandi. Why do you write the kind of books you do?
I love historical novels and escaping into the past. I also love going anywhere I want to go (in time and place), be anything I want to be, and doing anything I want to do through my characters and from the pages of my novels. But more importantly, God has to be in my books. I couldn’t write one without Him in it. He’s my Joy, my Helper, and my Friend. So, most of my books are about overcoming life’s trials with God’s help.

OUT OF THE ASHES is a “light historical romance.” My previous books are very “deep.” Not that this one isn’t, but it’s shorter, won’t make you cry in the middle of the story, and has a happy-ending. I needed to write something “light” because I just came out of a major battle with cancer, nearly losing my life twice, and I just needed to write something that was fun and would make me (and others) smile. Cancer was a rough ride, but there were many blessings in disguise that God showered upon us in my recovery, not just physical healing, but healing in my marriage and for our entire family in unimaginable ways.

So ... I’m grateful to God for allowing me to write OUT OF THE ASHES. I honestly feel like I just stepped out of the ashes of cancer, into a life raining down blessings. I wasn’t sure if I’d ever be able to write again because of chemo-brain. It’s a side-affect of chemo/radiation, a foggy forgetfulness that seems to take over and makes it difficult to concentrate, and it can last years after the treatments. It’s all because of God and His tender mercies that I’m still here and able to write. If any of you happened to be one of the thousands who prayed me through cancer, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Really, there are no words to express my gratitude.

Sandi, and my readers, my older daughter is fighting the same fight right now. I’d love to have y’all praying for Marilyn. She won’t have to do chemo, but she’s going to have radiation. Besides when you came to know the Lord, what is the happiest day in your life?
My wedding day! My husband is my hero. He helped me beat cancer is ways unimaginable. You can read more about that story here: www.beatcancerwithb17.blogspot.com.

How has being published changed your life?
That’s hard to say as my first book THE MASTER’S WALL was released the very day they told me I had cancer. I never got to experience all the joys of having a book published: book signings, talks, etc. Marketing my book was an impossible task. I wasn’t allowed to go out in public, plus, I was too sick, too weak to do so.

So ... what changed my life really was experiencing friends swoop in to carry me and my book through the battlefield. Numerous writer friends, and people I didn’t even know, announced my book on their blogs and websites. Family friends who aren’t Christians even took my books to a book signing I’d scheduled before my diagnosis, at Mardel’s (I signed all my books on a sticker and they used those “signed” books at my “book signing”). This changed my life in that I realized what was truly important. Not publishing a book, but love, prayers, and that there are people in this world who will bend over backwards, upside down, and inside out to help someone in need. I’d realized during that time that writing had become my idol. Yes, this was another blessing that God revealed from cancer.

Since then, I’m learning to find balance. Put God first, my husband and children second, and my writing third.

What are you reading right now?
My Bible. I don’t read it enough, and I feel like Satan has been distracting me from God’s word with a lack of focus and motivation. So, after a lot of prayer, I’ve started reading my Bible more. Starting my day with the Lord gives me strength and the correct focus. Satan will get me even in the middle of my reading. I’ll read a passage, and suddenly, I find my mind elsewhere. I then have to pray that God will get my mind back on His word. It works!

What is your current work in progress?
The sequel to OUT OF THE ASHES titled INTO THE FIRE. It’s the story of Nathaniel’s brother, Michael. He’s a brooding, hot-tempered character who falls head-over-heals in love with the feisty, God-loving heroine, Nicolette.

What would be your dream vacation?
Pompeii. I’ve been to Rome, Italy, doing research for THE MASTER’S WALL, and I’ve always been sorry I didn’t get a chance to go to Pompeii to see the ancient city.

How do you choose your settings for each book?
I chose Chicago for OUT OF THE ASHES because I thought the Great Chicago Fire in 1871 would make great fodder for a story.

If you could spend an evening with one person who is currently alive, who would it be and why?
My husband. He’s my best friend, my confidant, and understands me better than anyone in the world.

What are your hobbies, besides writing and reading?
I don’t think I would call this a “hobby” but it takes up most of my day: homeschooling my children. When we first moved to the States from Holland, I got sick. I’ve been sick pretty much the entire time we’ve been here. Now that I’m better, I’m making up for lost time, time I didn’t get to spend with my children. Plus, they weren’t doing well in school, and this has been a huge boost for their education. A teacher in a room full of 20-30 children has a hard time finding one-on-one time with struggling students (I greatly admire teachers and the work they do that receives so little appreciation). Now my kids get that one-on-one time, and they’re blossoming in ways that never would have been possible.

What is your most difficult writing obstacle, and how do you overcome it?
Right now, it’s focus. Like I said, since chemo, it’s been very difficult to get my mind focused on writing. I’m too easily distracted. I used to be able to write amongst chaos, but ever since beating cancer, I need quiet. I simply can’t focus without it. And with kids in the house, that makes it difficult. So, if I need to get some serious writing done, it’s after they go to bed, or I go to the local library, coffee house, or bookstore (where I’m at right now, LOL). Once, while writing, I nearly witnessed a brawl in Barnes and Noble. A man was using foul language (around children and everyone), and another man called him out on it. Boy, the man who was getting “in trouble” became aggressive. I was surprised that the other man who had called him out, remained calm and seated. Had he stood, I’d hate to think what would have happened. I went to the library after that, LOL.

What advice would you give to a beginning author?
Write what you know (which also means do your research); and write how you’d talk, or how your characters would talk (this is in regards to the complicated subject of “voice”). And most importantly, have fun! Write what you’re passionate about. Write what gets you excited. If you’re not excited about what you write, it’s going to come out in your work and your readers will sense your lack of passion.

If you’d like to learn more about the craft of fiction, I suggest you read books such as SELF-EDITING FOR FICTION WRITERS by King and Browne. Also books by Noah Lukeman AS THE PLOT THICKENS and THE FIRST FIVE PAGES.

Tell us about the featured book.
Here’s the book jacket description for OUT OF THE ASHES:
A stranger. A kiss. A shotgun wedding.

NATHANIEL WARD, wealthy entrepreneur, needs a wife. But he’s not interested in the preening, high-society women who are offered to him on a silver platter. He wants one woman, and one woman alone: the girl who gave him all the money in her reticule years ago when the Great Chicago Fire left him destitute. He sets out to find this woman and discovers she’s unattached. There’s only one problem, a shotgun wedding may be able to bind them, but will he ever be able to win her heart?

AMELIA E. TAYLOR blows a kiss to a street rat. Little did she know, years later that kiss would follow her to Green Pines, Colorado. When a handsome stranger arrives in her hometown, she guards her heart from the stirrings this man ignites. Despite society’s disapproval of spinsterhood, she is determined not to marry, having witnessed first-hand the lack of love and horrors that accompany marriage. But will a shotgun wedding reveal blessings that arise out of the ashes?



Please give us the first page of the book.
Green Pines, Colorado, 1882
Gun smoke burned Amelia’s eyes and her ears still rang. She blinked the tears from her lashes.

“Do you, Nathaniel Ward,” the preacher scowled, “take Amelia Taylor to be your lawfully wedded wife?”

Amelia’s father cocked his rifle and aimed it at the reluctant groom.

“I do,” Nathaniel said, his voice firm and unwavering. Despite her father’s threats, Nathaniel’s very presence exuded power, his raised chin, broad shoulders and wide chest unflinching against the barrel of the rifle.

Amelia didn’t dare look up at him. What must he be thinking? How many women had hoped to get him this far, and now, here she stood where most women dreamed of standing—shotgun wedding, or not. If only she could melt into the parlor’s wooden floor like the candle burning in the nearby lamp. Or disappear like the smoke. Disappear into nothingness, with no remnant left of her existence.

“Do you, Amelia Taylor, take Nathaniel Ward to be your lawfully wedded husband?” The preacher’s words rushed over Amelia like a gush of foul air.

She stood paralyzed, unable to speak. She’d vowed never to marry. How would she bear this cross? She’d seen enough loveless marriages in her life to know it wasn’t worth the heartache, despite the shame of spinsterhood. And now, to be forced on a man? What miseries awaited her? Abuse? Neglect? Slavery? Any man in his right mind would despise her for the rest of his days. It would be impossible—unthinkable—to procure his affection … his love.

The minister, still in his nightclothes, cleared his throat. His wife, holding up the lantern, glowered from behind him.

Amelia swallowed, darting a glance at her terrifying father. With a snarl, he narrowed his eyes at Nathaniel and pressed closer with his rifle. Would he put another hole in the preacher’s wall? Or Nathaniel’s chest?

“Amelia, girl.” Her father’s voice sent a shudder down her spine as it echoed through the quiet house. “You know, I always keep my word.” He’d threatened to kill Nathaniel if she refused to be his wife.

“I do,” she said, her voice small and trembling, quite the opposite of the man next to her. The horror, the shame. How did her life come to this?

“I now pronounce you man and wife.” The minister slammed his Bible shut and pointed it at her father. “Now get out!”

Shadows clouded Amelia’s vision, and her legs wobbled like those of a newborn calf. Her knees buckled, but rather than landing on the hard floor, she found herself caught in Nathaniel’s strong arms.

Now her husband.

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Sunday, July 26, 2015

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Friday, July 24, 2015

MR. WHAT'S-HIS-NAME - Janice Olson - One Free Book

Dear Readers, I'm thrilled to share this new book by Janice with you. I've really enjoyed her suspense novels. Mr. What's-His-Name is a romantic comedy, and I love it. I know you will, too. 

Welcome back, Janice. What are some of the spiritual themes you like to write about?
I love to write about God’s unconditional love and forgiveness. In fact, all of my books have a thread of both running throughout the story. The reason being, God loved me and forgave me long before I knew I needed His love or forgiveness.

What other books of yours are coming out soon?
July 28, just four days away, Run … You Can’t Hide, is being released. Run … is the next romantic suspense in the Texas Sorority Sisters series (TSS series). And just in time for Christmas, I will have two releases, one in the TSS series, ’Tis a Season … for Justice, and the other, romance with a twist of humor is A Plus-One Christmas from the Texas Serendipity series.

If you could spend an evening with one contemporary person (not a family member of yours), who would it be and why?
Billy Graham. I would love to hear about his ministry from the beginning and what he envisioned when he first started preaching.  

What historical person would you like to meet (besides Jesus) and why?
Mary, the mother of Jesus.

I’ve always been curious how, at such a young age, Mary could so easily believe the angel’s message that she would carry the Christ Child. How did she feel, what went through her mind while she carried the Son of God. Also how did she feel watching Jesus grow up knowing his was the Savior of the world, or when she watched him carry the cross and was crucified, did she believe he would rise again? What was going through her mind all through that time?

How can you encourage authors who have been receiving only rejections from publishers?
Most well known authors have gone through what you are going through now and they still continued to persevere. For example:

Agatha Christie had 5 years of continual rejections until she landed a publishing deal.
Louis L’Amour had 200 rejections before a publisher took a chance on him.
Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen (Chicken Soup for the Soul) had 140 rejections, stating Anthologies don’t sell.
C.S. Lewis had years of rejections, and yet he kept submitting.
L.M. Montogery – Anne of Green Gables—after 5 publishers rejected her, she put it in a hatbox to only pull it out later and resubmit.
Stephen Kings’ story, that one of the best. He lived in the doublewide trailer, drove a rusty car held together with baling wire and duct tape. He threw his manuscript of Carrie in the trash because of the rejections and his discouragement. His wife believed enough in him to retrieve the MS from the trash, and the rest is history. He’s scared millions and made millions with his horror/thriller books.

Need I go on? The list of successful authors who had rejection after rejection, yet, became published and successful is extremely long. If you’re going to be a pubbed author, you have to have the perseverance to succeed. I know not every author can become famous as some of the ones I mention, but who knows what God is capable of doing for you if you will just remain faithful and not become discouraged and decided to give up.   

Tell us about the featured book.
Mr. What’s-His-Name is a first for me. I normally write romantic suspense. But this novel was written as a fluke. Mr. What’s-His-Name is a romance with a twist of humor, and is the first in the Texas Serendipity series. I was having one of those moments where I allowed my mind to wander and just started writing. I soon found that I liked my heroine and her story so much that I felt she deserved her own book. Hence … Mr. What’s-His-Name, and the Texas Serendipity Series.

Tiffany Ann Gates is a typical young woman whose life dramatically changes when her VW is rear-ended by a gorgeous specimen of a man in an expensive Beamer. From that moment, Tiffany’s world completely spirals out of her control.

Soon Tiffany finds herself in the middle of a corporate merger and … she’s the bargaining chip. Influenced by a business mogul and the need for a job, she enters into an agreement but soon finds the bargain comes with a price. Realizing this game is for keeps, Tiffany has a decision to make … to protect her heart, or be swallowed up in a tug-of-war for love.

I’m going to love this book. Please give us the first page.
I heard the screech of tires. Within nanoseconds, my seatbelt did a chokehold as I flew forward. And because it functioned as designed, the airbag slammed me back in the opposite direction into the not-so-soft faux leather seat of Agnes—my 1992 VW bug.

And why? Because an egotistical, larger-than-life, master-of-the-office exec thought it his duty to conduct business on his cell phone while driving.

How do I know this?

Seconds before impact, I glanced into my rearview mirror. His was face animated, mouth moving, yet no one else was in the car, unless there was a littler person. And I, Tiffany Gates, not remotely related to Bill Gates of the dot com fame, had to suffer for his neglect.

In the seconds before the cars collided, his eyes locked with mine. Shock registered in his face.
If he was paying attention, he witnessed fear-stricken horror in mine seconds before he proceeded to smash into Agnes’ little bee-hind.

I can’t wait to see what happens next, and I like the different voice in this one. How can readers find you on the Internet? 
I love to connect with readers. They can find me several ways, the best way, especially if they would like to become part of my VIP Readers’ Fan Club, is: www.JaniceOlson.com, or Facebook.

And thank you, Lena, for inviting me to your Blog. It’s been fun and challenging. However, I’d be remiss without saying what a blessing you’ve been to me as a writer. I’m so grateful that you have a giving heart.
Blessings, Janice

Thank you, Janice. Your friendship has been important to me for a long time.

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

THE CURIOSITY KEEPER - Sarah E Ladd - One Free Book

Bio: Sarah E. Ladd received the 2011 Genesis Award in historical romance for The Heiress of Winterwood. She is a graduate of Ball State University and has more than ten years of marketing experience. Sarah lives in Indiana with her amazing husband, sweet daughter, and spunky Golden Retriever.

Welcome back, Sarah. What are some of the spiritual themes you like to write about?
I find that I often write novels that have themes of redemption and forgiveness.

What other books of yours are coming out soon?
Right now I am working on the 2nd book in the Treasures of Surrey series, and it is called Dawn at Emberwilde. It has been a very fun project, and I can’t wait to share it with you!

If you could spend an evening with one contemporary person (not a family member of yours), who would it be and why?
This is a tough one to answer, because there are so many fascinating people I would love to chat with! But as a writer, I think I would like to chat with another writer. In light of the recent release of Go Set A Watchman, I think it would be interesting to have a chat with Harper Lee.

What historical person would you like to meet (besides Jesus) and why?
As a writer, and as a fan of classic literature, I know who I would pick … Jane Austen! Not only is she one of my personal favorite authors, but she lived during the time period in which I set my novels. I think it would be fascinating to hear her talk about the culture of her day and her approach to writing.

How can you encourage authors who have been receiving only rejections from publishers?
My advice is to not give up and to not stop writing! As hard as it is, we learn and grow by feedback. Persistence is key! Keep writing. Keep editing. Work with critique and brainstorming partners. Enter your work into writing contests. Every writer’s path to publication is different, and if you keep at it, you’ll get there!

Tell us about the featured book.
The Curiosity Keeper:
“It is not just a ruby, as you say. It is large as a quail’s egg, still untouched and unpolished. And it is rumored to either bless or curse whoever possesses it.”

Here is a synopsis of my story,

Camille Iverness can take care of herself. She’s done so since the day her mother abandoned the family and left Camille to run their shabby curiosity shop. But when a violent betrayal leaves her injured with no place to hide, Camille must allow a mysterious stranger to come to her aid.

Jonathan Gilchrist never wanted to inherit Kettering Hall. As a second son, he was content to work as the village apothecary. But when his brother’s death made him heir just as his father’s foolish decisions put the estate at risk, only the sale of a priceless possession—a ruby called the Bevoy—can save the family from ruin. But the gem has disappeared. And all trails lead to Iverness Curiosity Shop—and the beautiful shop girl who may be the answer to his many questions.

Caught at the intersection of blessings and curses, greed and deceit, these two determined souls must unite to protect what they hold dear. But when a passion that shines far brighter than any gem is ignited, they will have to decide how much they are willing to risk for their future, love, and happiness.

Please give us the first page of the book.
I can do better than that! My publisher unlocked the first 3 chapters! Click here to read the first 3 chapters.

How can readers find you on the Internet?
I love to connect with readers on the Internet! You can find me on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest

Thank you Sarah, for sharing this new book with me and my blog readers.

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The Curiosity Keeper - Christianbook.com
The Curiosity Keeper (A Treasures of Surrey Novel) - Amazon
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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

AMONG THE FAIR MAGNOLIAS - Tamera Alexander, Shelley Gray, Dorothy Love, Elizabeth Musser - 3 Free Books

Dear Readers, we have a special treat today. A collection from a special group of authors that I really love their books.



Welcome to my blog. How did your story for the collection come about?
Tamera:  Savannah Darby is a character we first meet in To Win Her Favor, a Belle Meade Plantation novel. And I knew when writing that novel that Savannah had a deeper story to tell, and I’m grateful for the chance to tell her entire story in To Mend a Dream, my novella in the Among the Fair Magnolias collection.

Elizabeth: I was actually doing research for a novel that takes place both in modern day and during the late 1800s and had studied a lot about Reconstruction in Georgia.  When I was asked to contribute to Among the Fair Magnolias, inspired by my previous research, I wrote Love Beyond Limits, a story about a young Southern white woman whose courage and convictions lead her to fight for the rights of the freedmen.

Dorothy:   I fell in love with Pawleys Island and the South Carolina Lowcountry while writing Carolina Gold. I'm  fascinated by the history of the old rice plantations and by the lives of 19th century women who managed to accomplish so much despite the restrictions placed on them. My novella, A Heart So True, explores both the beauty of the Lowcountry and the difficult choice my character Abby Clayton faces in determining her own future, and it gives readers of Carolina Gold and The Bracelet a glimpse of their favorite characters from those books.

Shelley: Russell Champion, the hero in An Outlaw's Heart, was featured in a series of westerns I wrote a few years ago for Abingdon Press. I jumped at the chance to finish his story.  

Are these stories connected in some way? If so, how?
They’re connected by the Southern locale and the time period (1860-1878). And that we’re all writers passionate about sharing history and the true love and hope found only in Christ.

What are you reading right now?
Tamera: I’m reading The Silencing: How the Left is Killing Free Speech by Kristen Powers; Israelology: The Missing Link in Systematic Theology by Arnold G Fruchtenbaum (in prep for an upcoming Revelations study); and Prayers that Changed History by Tricia Goyer

Elizabeth: Holiness by Grace by Bryan Chapell; Prayer by Tim Keller; Saving Amelie by Cathy Golhke  

Dorothy: The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love.

Shelley: I'm reading Eric Larson's Isaac's Storm and Soaring by Kristen Ashley

How many other books have you had published?
Tamera: Among the Fair Magnolias is my twelfth publication. I’ve written eleven novels to date, and one novella.

Elizabeth: I have published nine novels and one other novella.

Dorothy: Fair Magnolias is my nineteenth publication. Seventeen novels and two novellas.

Shelley: I think I'm at 53 books. (Insert Tamera gasping here! Tamera says, I had no clue! Shelley, babe, you’re ah-mazing.)

What is the hardest thing about writing a part of a collection?
Tamera:  Honestly, it was a pleasure all around. I love how the four stories (and themes) blend with each other and show the ever changing life in the South over those two decades. 

Elizabeth: Well, I tend to write LONG novels, so I was a bit concerned that I would not do well with a novella, but I actually really enjoyed the experience and found, to my surprise and delight, that when needed, I can be succinct!  I echo Tammy—really felt thankful and privileged to contribute to this collection.

Dorothy: Since we weren't required to mesh the stories, writing the novella was easy. I published a novella, A Proper Marriage at Thomas Nelson last year and  enjoyed writing a complete story in a much smaller space.  So I jumped at the chance to write a second novella. It's a nice break from the intense work of researching and writing a 95,000 word novel.

Shelley: I have to echo what Tamera said. I was so honored to be asked to write one of the novellas in this collection. Though I'd long been a fan of Tamera's, Elizabeth's, and Dorothy's work, I never had the chance to get to work with them. Since writers usually spend lots of time alone, it was wonderful to have “book friends.” 

How did collaborating with this team impact you?
Tamera:  I’ve known Dorothy and Elizabeth for a while now—both women are such blessings.  And I enjoyed the chance to work with Shelley which was a real honor for me. Love all these women.

Elizabeth: It was a lot of fun.  I had the privilege of doing a book tour with Tammy last year, and she is priceless, and I so enjoyed corresponding with Dorothy and finally meeting her last November.  I’ve only “met” Shelley through email and Skype, but hope to meet in person in the future.  I felt a lot of reassurance and complicity working with these women, all such talented authors.  It’s been a real pleasure to put our heads together for some fun blog and interview opportunities, too, like the video Tammy mentioned.

Dorothy: Tammy has encouraged and blessed me in so many ways since my arrival in this market and it was such an honor to coauthor with a writer whose work I absolutely love (insert Tamera’s grateful tears here). I first met Elizabeth in the pages of her wonderful novels, The Swan House and The Sweetest Thing and when my publisher was looking for another author for Among the Fair Magnolias, I requested Elizabeth. We were able to connect in Nashville last fall and she is every bit as lovely as her books. Though Shelley lives in Ohio now, she is a Texas girl like me.  We were introduced by a mutual friend at a writers' conference several years ago. I enjoyed Secrets of Sloane House so much, and was thrilled to have Shelley as a coauthor for Among the Fair Magnolias.

Shelley: I've honestly learned a lot. We each approach our novels in different ways. These other authors are so talented! I should also mention that the team at Harper Collins Christian Publishing have been so great to work with. 

What did you want the reader to take away from your story?
Tamera: Gain a deeper appreciation for Southern history, for a start, as well as come away encouraged in your faith as you’ve been swept away into another  time and place. 

Elizabeth: I want the reader to become more aware of the challenges that faced the South after the Civil War, and especially see the courage of the freedmen and those who supported them.  I pray we’ll be reminded again that all men are truly equal in God’s sight.

Dorothy: My hope for all my stories is that they will act as windows and  mirrors. Windows that allow readers to peer into another time and place, and mirrors that reflect  a universal truth about ourselves.

Shelley: I always simply hope that readers will feel that it was time well spent. There are a lot of books to choose from, so it means a lot when someone gives one of my stories a try. 

Please give us a peek into your story.
We have a treat for you! We got together and made a VIDEO introducing our novella collection. 




Tamera:
To Mend a Dream
Savannah Darby would do almost anything to revisit her family home. So when new owner, Aidan Bedford, a Boston attorney and former Union soldier, seeks to redecorate the house for his fiancée, Savannah jumps at the opportunity. But the clock is ticking. Can she find the box her father supposedly hid there during the war before her assignment is completed? And before she sees yet another battle lost on the home front. This time, one of the heart.

Elizabeth:
Love Beyond Limits
Emily Derracott loves her childhood friend Thomas McGinnis, but she cannot marry a man who doesn’t share her strong convictions about the freedmen. Besides, she harbors a secret love for someone else. But the prospect of becoming his wife is not improbable. It is completely impossible.

Dorothy:
A Heart So True
Abigail Clayton knows what is expected of her: to marry her distant cousin Charles Kittridge and take her place in society. But despite his many business successes, Charles is not the man her father thinks he is. Besides, her  heart belongs to Dr. Wade Bennett, a brilliant young physician engaged in developing new medicines. When her father unexpectedly announces her engagement to Charles during the Clayton's annual barbecue on Pawleys Island, Abby must decide whether to honor her father's wishes or to  follow her heart.

Shelley:
An Outlaw’s Heart
Russell Champion returns to his small Texas hometown after seven years. He had been sent away when he was just fifteen and suffered greatly. He returns to only give himself closure. Instead he discovers his mother wants to make amends and Nora, the woman he once risked everything for, is in need of him again.

What is the best piece of advice you received as an author?
Tamera: Don’t write for the market. Write the story God has placed on your heart, the story you’re most passionate about. Because passion bleeds through on the page. Unfortunately, boredom does too. So if you’re not passionate about your characters and story, the reader will sense it and they won’t be either. 

Elizabeth: As a writer, you’ll need to create AND edit, but be sure that when you to separate the two.  When you are creating, just get the ideas down on your laptop.  Later, you can move into
editing mode” and polish up.  It doesn’t work to create and edit at the same time.

Dorothy: When I was starting out, people told me to "write what you know." But after seventeen books, I have come to believe it's more important to write about the things that move you to anger or to compassion or to love. To write what you are most curious about. Today it's easy to find out whatever you need to know.   Don't limit yourself to writing what you know.

Shelley: To listen to advice. Many, many editors have helped me learn to be a better writer. I'm thankful for them. 

Where can my readers find you on the Internet?
Tamera:

Elizabeth:                 


Shelley: 
Twitter@ShelleySGray

Thank you, ladies, for sharing this new book with my readers. I can hardly wait to read it, and I know my blog readers feel the same way.

Readers, here are links to the book. By using one when you order, you help support this blog.
Among the Fair Magnolias - Christianbook.com
Among the Fair Magnolias: Four Southern Love Stories - Amazon
(The paperback is on a special sale today on Amazon. I don't know how long that will last.)
Among the Fair Magnolias: Four Southern Love Stories - Kindle

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