Thursday, September 29, 2016

Julie Arduini


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ENGAGED: SURRENDERING THE FUTURE
by Julie Arduini


Julie Arduini loves to encourage readers to surrender
the good, the bad, and---maybe one day---the chocolate. She’s the author of the re-release, Entrusted: Surrendering the Present, as well as the sequel, Entangled: Surrendering the Past. She also shared her story in the infertility devotional, A Walk in the Valley. She blogs every other Wednesday for Christians Read. She resides in Ohio with her husband and two children. Learn more by visiting her at website where she invites readers to subscribe to her monthly newsletter full of resources and giveaway opportunities at Julie Arduini: Surrender Issues and Chocolate and the weekly email, Sunday's Surrender and Chocolate.


Readers, please enjoy Julie’s article below about her upcoming book, Engaged: Surrendering the Future, available this year around the holidays.



Giving a Bad Girl a Second Chance
The Heroine Behind
Engaged: Surrendering the Future
by Julie Arduini

When I first wrote Entrusted, I didn’t really think about it becoming a series. As I revised it and considered publishing it, I knew a series sold better. Book Two, Entangled, came to be when the ending of Entrusted fell into my lap through prayer and opened the door for best friend Carla to have her own story. What about the third story?

Engaged: Surrendering the Future
is the book I’m finishing up. What I love about this is it is Trish Maxwell’s story. She was the “bad girl” from Entrusted. This time around, she’s back in Speculator Falls without a job, and she has a lot of explaining to do. The last time the Adirondack Mountain residents saw her, she left a trail of dust, a broken heart, and a lot of angry people when she left for New York City without any notice.


Engaged
has Trish up against a lot of conflict. The senior citizens she used to work with are furious with her for leaving the center. She has a new idea for a career, but she isn’t sure she can make it work. Her parents are trying to prepare for retirement, and they are leaning on her to fill the gap at the department store. At every turn she’s reminded of what she did, but also asked what are her plans. Then there is a cute paramedic who seems to show up just when she’s about to run out of town.


Writing this has been fun because Trish really wasn’t nice in Entrusted, and she’s changed. Losing her job and big city dream humbled her, and she wants to make things right. There are people she wronged that give her an immediate second chance, and some who are waiting for her to fail. Her faith before this

wasn’t much more than following her parent’s lead going to church, so she’s trying to find something real that is hers.

Trish means a lot to me because we all know a Trish. We might even be a Trish. I write surrender fiction because I want readers to find freedom through surrender. My prayer is they read about characters like Jenna, Carla, and Trish and realize if these characters can be transformed, so can they.


I’m happy for you to be the first to see the Engaged cover. You can look for Engaged on Amazon around the holidays.


Where to find Julie Arduini online:
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Julie, thanks for visiting with my readers and me. One commenter to this blog post will be selected to receive an eBook copy of Engaged when it releasesCommenters, to enter the book drawing please leave your comment through October 4, 2016 and remember to leave your email address so I can contact you if you’re the winner.


The winner of last Thursday’s blog post for a copy of Second Chances and Second Cups by Donna Schlachter is Teri D. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.


Till next time … keep on smiling.




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On my website, you can read the first chapters of all my novels and novellas.



Thursday, September 22, 2016

Donna Schlachter novel


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Second Chances and Second Cups
by Donna Schlachter


Donna lives in Denver with her husband Patrick, her
first-line editor and biggest fan. She writes historical suspense under her own name, and contemporary suspense under her alter ego of Leeann Betts. Donna has published a collection of short stories, a book on writing tips, and several devotionals under her own name. She is currently under contract with Barbour Books in a novella collection on the Pony Express. Donna loves history and research, and travels extensively for both.


Welcome, Donna. If you could have dinner with one person from today or history (except Jesus) who would it be? Why?
I would love to have dinner with Sir Winston Churchill. His cigar-chomping-four-hours-of-sleep-reading-in-the-bathtub persona has always intrigued me, and following a visit to the National Churchill Museum in Fulton, MO this summer, I have even more questions. I'd like to know why he kept going in the face of such opposition, what were his faith beliefs, and what person from his present or history would he like to have dinner with.

What do you enjoy doing for relaxation?
For relaxation, I like to watch favorite movies or programs, such as the Cadfael series, back to back to back, which I just did – for about the 10th time. I just got the series in DVD (I had it on VHS but my VHS ate the last movie I watched so I wasn't risking this fave). Another favorite is Witness for the Prosecution. I've watched that one at least 10 times, too. Any Sherlock Holmes episode with Jeremy Brett, Matlock, Murder She Wrote, Diagnosis: Murder – are you seeing a pattern here?

Do you have a dedicated place to write, or a nook or corner of a room, or the kitchen table? 
Most of my writing is done at my desk in the office I share with my husband. It started out as a room in the basement, and has gradually morphed into a real office, particularly after last summer's renovation that was accomplished while we were on vacation. Let me tell you—those are the best renovations! I've also been spotted at Panera Bread on Monday mornings, where I meet with writing friends at our weekly Write Out, or at From the Ground Up on Friday mornings where I write while hubby meets with other Christian businessmen. And, like most writers, I've also written in hotel rooms and libraries, but probably the strangest place I've ever written was sitting in the front seat of our car as we hurtled down the highway at 75 mph.

What can your readers expect from you next?
My next book comes out October 2016, The Physics of Love. It's based on my father's memoirs, which I wrote for him a couple of years ago and which we published for family only. He wanted me to take the story and make it into a book for the general market. It's the story of a woman looking for love in all the wrong places, a boy-child looking for a forever home, and a man who finds the true meaning of family. The story is set in 1930s Newfoundland.

Please tell us a little about your novel, Second Chances and Second Cups.
Sweet stories of second chances from a God of second chances.


The stories in this collection will warm your heart and encourage you to keep on going when all your circumstances say otherwise. No matter where you are or what you're struggling with, these stories will touch you. Each story stands on its own, but in total, paints a picture of a God who offers second chances, and third chances, and more. Stories include forgiveness, living out your dreams, revising your opinion of others, and finding a forever home.

Where can readers find you online?
Blog   
Website
Facebook
Twitter

Where can readers purchase Second Chances and Second Cups?
Amazon, in digital and print

Any parting comment?
Thanks so much for stopping by today. I truly appreciate your time.

Donna, thanks for visiting with my readers and me. One commenter to this blog post will be selected to receive their choice of a print (U.S. mailing address only) or an eBook copy of Second Chances and Second Cups that Donna has offered. Those who comment through Tuesday, September 27, 2016 will be entered in the book drawing. Please remember to leave your email address so I can contact you if you’re the winner.


The winner of last Thursday’s blog post for a copy of Worth Forgiving by Janet K. Brown is Patricia P. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.

Till next time … keep on smiling.



You can keep up to date with my writing by signing up for my mailing list. You'll receive a free quarterly e-newsletter and timely announcements about happenings of interest. I have a monthly drawing among those who sign up for my mailing list for the first time, and the winner receives a free eBook copy of their choice of one of my books.

On my website, you can read the first chapters of all my novels and novellas.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Janet K. Brown, women's fiction novel


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WORTH FORGIVING
by Janet K. Brown


Janet K. Brown lives in Wichita Falls, Texas with her husband, Charles. 
Janet K. Brown

Worth Forgiving, an inspirational women’s fiction, is the second in her Wharton Rock series. Her only non-fiction is Divine Dining: 365 Devotions to Guide You to Healthier Weight and Abundant Wellness

Worth Forgiving marks Brown’s fourth book. Who knew she had a penchant for teens and ghosts? She released her debut novel, an inspirational young adult, Victoria and the Ghost, in July, 2012.

Janet and her husband love to travel with their RV, work in their church, and visit their three daughters, two sons-in-law and three perfect grandchildren. 


Welcome, Janet. If you could have dinner with one person from today or history (except Jesus) who would it be? Why?
Janette Oak – She braved the way for Christian women authors. I would love to brainstorm & learn of how Jesus led her into this career.

Where is your favorite vacation spot?
I love taking our travel trailer anywhere in the Rocky mountains of Colorado or New Mexico.

What do you enjoy doing for relaxation?
Reading and watching Net Flix with hubby to rest; Swimming and line dancing for exercise.

What is your favorite Bible verse? 
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28, NIV

Please tell us a little about your novel, Worth Forgiving.
Worth Forgiving is Book II in the Wharton Rock Series

Prejudice and mistrust hinders an ex-con, drug addict’s new beginning. 


The state of Texas releases from prison Katie Smith. Full of optimism, she sets out to get a job, rent her own place, and make a home for her eight-year-old daughter, but Katie gave away her daughter three years ago. She could use a friend, but her past choices threaten to doom her to continued failure.

Larry Pullman graduated from seminary with high marks, but the fact that he has no wife makes finding a preaching job almost impossible. It doesn’t help that running from God as a teenager gave him a past that he can’t undo. All he needs is an ex-con, drug addict messing up his life, but then why did God lead him to her? Or did He?

Isn’t it enough that Lacey Chandler gave her sister’s daughter a home? Does that mean she has to clean up Katie’s messes forever?

Could it be that Katie is not Worth Forgiving?

Where can readers find you online?
Website
Twitter
Facebook   
Email

Where can readers purchase Worth Forgiving
Pen-L Publishing
Amazon

Leave a question you’d like readers to answer. (Commenters not required to answer to be entered in the book drawing.)
Is it harder to forgive someone else, or yourself?

Janet, thanks for visiting with my readers and me. One commenter to this blog post will be selected to receive their choice of a print or an eBook copy of Worth Forgiving that Janet has offered. (Print copies to U.S. mailing address only.) Those who comment through Tuesday, September 20, 2016 will be entered in the book drawing. Please remember to leave your email address so I can contact you if you’re the winner.


The winner of last Thursday’s blog post for a copy of Christmas in Raccoon Creek by June Foster is Wendy. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.

Till next time … keep on smiling. 



Thanks for reading my blog! My recently released novella, Donna’s Detour, is included in a boxed set of 10 romantic novellas, and all take place on the historic U.S. Route 66, a two-lane highway that ran from Chicago to California's west coast. Available in eBook at Amazon.


Thursday, September 8, 2016

June Foster, Christmas novella


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CHRISTMAS IN RACCOON CREEK
by June Foster


Our guest blogger is award-winning author,
June Foster
June 
Foster. June is a retired teacher with a BA in education and MA in counseling. Her characters find themselves in tough situations but overcome through God's power and the Word. She writes edgy topics wrapped in a good story. To date, she's seen ten contemporary romances published. 

Enjoy June's article below about writing her novel, Christmas in Raccoon Creek.



Christmas in Raccoon Creek

Christmas in Raccoon Creek represents a new venture for me. Here's why. When I felt the Lord leading me to write Christian fiction in 2010, the stories in my head all fell into the category of contemporary romance. I love creating novel-length stories about Christian characters who experience the struggles we all face yet find freedom in their lives through God's power and His word.

So when I answered the call to write Christmas in Raccoon Creek for Lovely Christian Romance, the project challenged my skills as an author since the genre is historical, set in the 1950s. In addition, it's a novella and the story must be told in fewer words.

All my novels contain a spiritual theme. Christmas in Raccoon Creek is fun and upbeat. So what spiritual theme would this story possibly communicate, I asked? After only the third chapter, I knew. God's truth transcends the decades and the years. Hebrews 13:8 says "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever."

Please allow me to share my back cover blurb, and I hope you enjoy reading the story as much as I
enjoyed writing it. Thanks to Teresa Lilly who created the idea for the collection. 

Emily Eason wants to distance herself from her parents' opulent lifestyle in Birmingham, Alabama, and enjoy life in the rural village of Raccoon Creek and her fifties-style home. But after gazing into the little snow globe she purchased from Hardwicke's Drugs and Gifts, she finds herself transported to another time—her grandmother's era.

Lance Hardwicke is the pharmacist and owner of Hardwicke's Drugs. Four years of pharmacy school didn't allow for much of a social life. Gorgeous Emily Eason, nurse and resident of Raccoon Creek, has captured his attention. The next time she comes in the store, he's determined to ask her out. Maybe take her to Birmingham to see the Christmas lights in his brand new orange and white '53 Pontiac Pathfinder.

Can love span the fifty-year gap standing between them?  


June, where can readers find you online?
Website
Amazon Author Page
Twitter
Facebook

Where can readers purchase Christmas in Raccoon Creek
Amazon

Any parting comment?
Thank you so much for allowing me to share my adventure in writing Christmas in Raccoon Creek, Jo. 

Please leave a question you’d like readers to answer. (Commenters aren’t required to answer question in order to be entered in the book drawing.)
Do you have a snow globe amid your Christmas decorations? Is it different or similar to Emily's in Christmas in Raccoon Creek

June, thanks for visiting with my readers and me. One commenter to this blog post will be selected to receive an eBook copy of Christmas in Raccoon Creek that June has offered. Commenters, to enter the book drawing, please leave a comment through Tuesday, September 13, 2016 and remember to leave your email address so I can contact you if you're the winner.

The winner of last Thursday’s blog post for a copy of Entangled by Julie Arduini is Marie. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.

Till next time … keep on smiling. 



Thanks for reading my blog! My recently released novella, Donna’s Detour, is included in a boxed set of 10 romantic novellas, and all take place on the historic U.S. Route 66, a two-lane highway that ran from Chicago to California's west coast. Available in eBook at Amazon.

Thursday, September 1, 2016


CORRECTION

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Julie Arduini, Contemporary Romance novel


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 ENTANGLED by Julie Arduini


Julie Arduini loves to encourage readers to surrender
Julie Arduini
the good, the bad, and—maybe one day—the chocolate. She’s the author of Entrusted: Surrendering the Present, as well as the sequel, Entangled: Surrendering the Past. She also shared her story in the infertility devotional, A Walk in the Valley. She blogs every other Wednesday for Christians Read. She resides in Ohio with her husband and two children. Learn more by visiting her at her website.


Welcome, Julie! If you could have dinner with one person from today or history (except Jesus) who would it be? Why?
I think I would enjoy a dinner with President George W. Bush. I think his faith story is a fascinating one, and although he might not have been a perfect president, I believe he was a compassionate one. He seems like a person that would be interesting to chat with over a thick steak.


What fun or unique things can you tell us about yourself?
I was born on Good Friday with tornado warnings. I used to live 7 miles from the Watkins Glen NASCAR track. I can usually guess what year songs and movies from the 1980s were from and be right, but I have the hardest time getting Bible verses completely accurate.


What can your readers expect from you next?
I’m one-third done with Engaged: Surrendering the Future, the last book in the Surrendering Time series. Trish Maxwell was the bad girl in Entrusted, and now she’s back in Speculator Falls with no job and a lot of explaining to do. Everyone wants to know what her next step is. Will it include the handsome paramedic who caught her eye?


What can readers who enjoy your book do to help make it successful?
Reviews are vital. If you enjoyed Entangled or Entrusted, leave a review on Amazon and Goodreads. Tell others. Word of mouth is such an effective means of marketing, and I can’t do it without help from the readers. I appreciate every single thing readers do to let others know my work exists and that it is worth reading.


Please tell us a little about your novel, Entangled.
“You need to leave me alone. It’s the least you can do.”


Carla Rowling has been given her dream of attending cosmetology school. The gift is so generous she feels unworthy because of choices she made as a teen. The pressure mounts as Carla juggles school, is a single mom, helps her best friend Jenna plan her wedding, spends time with boyfriend Will Marshall, and deals with the fact that her son's father is back in their lives.

Will Marshall is the one Speculator Falls resident everyone can count on. His truck deliveries are reliable. He's the first to help friends like Ben Regan with boat work or be a card partner with Bart Davis. Will's ready to settle down with Carla, loving her is natural. He's bonded with her son, Noah. But when Carla starts cosmetology school, she puts emotional distance between her and Will.

Can Carla release her past and create a future full of highlights, or, will she burn her options worse than a bad perm?


Where can readers find you online?
Website

Facebook
Twitter
Google+
Pinterest
Instagram
Snapchat: @juliearduini
Goodreads
Amazon
Monthly Newsletter
Weekly Sunday’s Surrender and Chocolate
Surrendered Scribe Media Promotions (Book release info sent as needed)

Where can readers purchase Entangled?
Amazon (Kindle and Print)


Entangled is book #2. Although it can standalone, if you’d like to read Entrusted: Surrendering the Present first, click here.


Any parting comment?
Thank you, Jo, for having me today. I really appreciate it!


Leave a question you’d like readers to answer. (Commenters not required to answer to be entered in the book giveaway drawing.)

What surrender issue would you like to see utilized? (Entrusted was about surrendering fear and change, Entangled is surrendering regret, and Engaged will be surrendering the plans you have in exchange for God’s.)

Julie, thanks for visiting with my readers and me. One commenter to this blog post will be selected to receive an eBook copy of Entangled that Julie has offered. Commenters please leave a comment before 6 pm CT September 6, 2016 and remember to leave your email address so I can contact you if you’re the winner.



The winner of last Thursday’s blog post for a copy of Mail Order Surprise by Lucy Thompson is Nancy. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.


Till next time … keep on smiling. 





Thanks for reading my blog! My recently released novella, Donna’s Detour, is included in a boxed set of 10 romantic novellas, and all take place on the historic U.S. Route 66, a two-lane highway that ran from Chicago to California's west coast. Available in eBook at Amazon.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Lucy Thompson, mail order bride novel


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MAIL ORDER SURPRISE
by Lucy Thompson


Lucy Thompson is a stay-at-home mum to five
Lucy Thompson
precocious children by day and a snoop by night, stalking interesting characters through historical settings, and writing about their exploits.


She enjoys meeting new people from all over the world and learning about the craft of writing. When she can be separated from her laptop, she is a professional time waster on Facebook.


Her home is in central Queensland, Australia where she does not ride a kangaroo to the shops, mainly because her children won’t fit.



Welcome, Lucy. If you could have dinner with one person from today or history (except Jesus) who would it be? Why?
My Nana. She passed away last November and there is so much I still had to learn from her. 


What fun or unique things can you tell us about yourself?
I’m an Australian and don’t like kangaroos. :)
I have five children, all with reasonably difficult names to spell or pronounce.
While playing Singstar® on the Playstation 2, I once sung ABBA songs for FOUR hours straight. Yes, I could still talk afterwards. ;)


What is your favorite Bible verse?
“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.  Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.” Galatians 6:9-10 NIV


What do you enjoy most about writing?
The ability to speak God’s truth to hurting women through made up words about people who don’t exist outside of my imagination. (Try saying that three times fast!) 


Please tell us a little about your novel, Mail Order Surprise.
My first book, Mail Order Surprise, released late April.


Colorado, 1881. 


Lydia Walsh is on the run. The quiet rancher she marries and expected to find safety and protection with turns out to have three siblings, next to nothing to live on, and is a crack shot who may or may not be one of the state’s best cattle rustlers. Beau Harding wants to keep his family together and do the right thing by them. His mail order bride comes with her own set of baggage: two more mouths to feed and empty hearts begging him to fill. The job he took for some quick money gets him thrown in jail for rustling, and then to clear his name he takes on another job--and learns that his wife may have been the one plotting his family’s downfall all along.


Where can readers find you online?
I’d love to make a new friend. :) Look me up on Facebook either at my author page or at my personal Facebook page. I also have a website, where I promise to not post too often. ;)

Where can readers purchase Mail Order Surprise?
Amazon


Any parting comment?
In my story, Lydia is recovering from a relationship that had domestic violence. I’ve experienced this in my life and know first-hand how devastating it is. I just want you to know that Jesus really loves you. Like really loves you. And that he has better for you than a life where your worth isn’t valued. So, if you can identify with Lydia, I encourage you to pray. Pray for wisdom. And get a good support network.
That’s all for now. God bless. :)


Leave a question you’d like readers to answer.
What is your favorite part about a mail order bride story? (Commenters not required to answer to be entered in the book giveaway drawing.)


Lucy, thanks for visiting with my readers and me. One commenter to this blog post will be selected to receive an eBook copy of Mail Order Surprise that Lucy has offered. Commenters please remember to leave your email address so I can contact you if you’re the winner.

The winner of last Thursday’s blog post for a copy of A Promise in Defiance by Heather Blanton is Diane. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.


Till next time … keep on smiling. 




Thanks for reading my blog! My recently released novella, Donna’s Detour, is included in a boxed set of 10 romantic novellas, and all take place on the historic U.S. Route 66, a two-lane highway that ran from Chicago to California's west coast. Available in eBook at Amazon.