Thursday, December 1, 2016

Joi Copeland, Christmas Novella


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Christmas Snowe and
Peppermint Cocoa 
by Joi Copeland

Joi Copeland is married to a wonderful man, Chris,
and has three amazing boys, Garrison, Gage, and Gavin. She lives in Denver, Colorado, but within the year, hopes to be living in Galway, Ireland.

Joi’s love of writing began at a young age. She wrote short stories for several years, and in 2009, she began writing her first novel, Hope for Tomorrow. You can learn about all of Joi’s books here


Welcome, Joi. If you could have dinner with one person from today or history (except Jesus) who would it be? Why?
If I could have dinner with anyone, I would have dinner with Amy Carmichael because she was an amazing woman who sought after God.

What fun or unique things can you tell us about yourself?
One thing, I was born with an extra thumb on my right hand. My parents had it removed shortly after I was born. The second thing is my family and I are called to be church planters in Ireland.

Please describe yourself with three words.
Christian, Wife, Mom

What do you enjoy doing for relaxation?
I love to read Christian Fiction Books for relaxation, and watch the television show, Friends.

Please tell us a little about your novel, Christmas Snowe and Peppermint Cocoa.
Snoweflake Jacobson left her home state of Maine to forget the only man she ever loved. After living in California for five years, her memories of Tanner Graham never faded. Now, she must return to Maine to take care of an old home, and possibly, a broken heart.

Where can readers find you online?
Website  
Blog  
Facebook Book Page  
Facebook Ireland Page 

Where can readers purchase Christmas Snowe and Peppermint Cocoa
Amazon

Any parting comment?
Thank you so much for having me!

Please leave a question you’d like readers to answer. (Commenters are not required to answer to be entered in the book drawing.)
What is your favorite holiday beverage?

Joi, thanks for visiting with my readers and me. One commenter to this blog post will be selected to receive an eBook copy of Christmas Snowe and Peppermint Cocoa.

Commenters, to enter the book drawing please leave your comment through December 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 Game On by Lillian Duncan is tickmenot. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.

Till next time … keep on smiling.



My latest novel has released - Tidewater Summer! I'm having a GIVEAWAY of three paperback copies of the book on Goodreads. You can enter the giveaway here or on my website through December 15, 2016.


Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Lillian Duncan, Mystery/Suspense Novel


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GAME ON by Lillian Duncan

Lillian Duncan…Stories of faith mingled…with murder & mayhem.


Lillian Duncan
Lillian is a multi-published author who lives in Ohio Amish country with her husband. After more than 30 years working as a speech pathologist for children, she believes in the power of words to transform lives, especially God’s Word.

Lillian writes the types of books she loves to read—fast-paced suspense and mystery with a touch of romance that demonstrates God’s love for all of us.

To learn more about Lillian, you may visit her at her website or her blog, Tiaras & Tennis Shoes. You may also visit with Lillian at her devotional blog


Welcome, Lillian. Readers, enjoy Lillian’s article below about her newest release, Game On.

Everyone’s heard the saying: just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean someone isn’t out to get you! That’s the premise of my new political thriller, Game On

Congressman Lucas McMann wants to throw his hat into the political arena once again, this time for the U.S. Senate. It’s the next step on his journey to the White House, but he believes he’s the victim of an elaborate stalking game. 

The problem is no one believes him.

Instead, his friends think he’s experiencing PTSD. He can’t move forward until he stops the game. He can’t stop the game until he discovers who’s behind it. To do that he needs someone who will believe in him enough to help him get the proof he so desperately wants.

And he knows just the person.

If only she’s put their past behind her.

Private Investigator, Nikki Kent makes a living finding out other people’s secrets, but she has one of her own. When Lucas shows up asking for her help, she refuses. She can’t take the chance of her secret coming to light. But her new-found faith won’t let her turn her back on someone who is desperate for her help—even if he was the first man to break her heart!

Game On is filled with enough twists and turns that it should keep any reader turning those pages late into the night. I really had fun writing it and hope readers will have fun reading it. My publisher outdid herself with the book trailer for Game On so I hope you’ll check it out.  

Please give us the back cover information about Game On.
Politics is no game when a stalker nears and there’s nowhere to hide.

A run for the senate is just a step on the road to the White House for Congressman Lucas McMann. But his public profile has put him in the middle of a crazed gunman’s twisted game of stalking. If he wants to win the election and reclaim his life, he’ll need the help of the one person who’d rather leave their past behind them.

Private Investigator Nikki Kent knows how to dig up secrets and discover those who exist in the shadows. She should. She’s good at hiding secrets of her own. Can she risk her own discovery for someone so desperate for her help? For the first man who broke her heart?

With new-found faith, she’ll help Lucas search for the answers. But with the truth comes a danger they must face together.

Where can readers purchase Game On?
Amazon
Pelican Books

Lillian, thanks for visiting with my readers and me. One commenter to this blog post will be selected to receive an eBook copy of Game On

Commenters, to enter the book drawing please leave your comment through November 22, 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 Moved, Left No Address by Vickie Phelps is Janet E. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.

Till next time … keep on smiling. 


My latest novel has released - Tidewater Summer! Here's the cover, and you can read more about the book here. You can read the beginning of the book on my website.


Thursday, November 10, 2016

Vickie Phelps - Christian Romance Novel


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MOVED, LEFT NO ADDRESS
by Vickie Phelps


Vickie Phelps writes to encourage, inspire, and
Vickie Phelps
influence. She has published articles, devotionals, and essays in more than fifty magazines. She has also contributed to several anthologies. Vickie is the author of the novels, Postmark From the Past and Moved, Left No Address, a devotional book, Psalms for the Common Man, and is coauthor with Jo Huddleston of Writing 101: A Handbook of Tips & Encouragement for Writers, and Simply Christmas.


Vickie is the founder and director of the East Texas Christian Writers Group in Longview, Texas and a member of the Northeast Texas Writers Organization.


Welcome, Vickie. Where is your favorite vacation spot? 
That’s a tough one, because I’ve been several places that I really like,  but I would have to say that Eureka Springs, Arkansas is the one place that I’ve been to several times and would go again any time the opportunity arises.

What do you enjoy most about writing? 
Telling a story that touches readers. When someone tells me they connected to my books in some way, then all the work and editing is worth it.

What can readers who enjoy your book do to help make it successful? 
Write a review on Amazon, Goodreads, or for your favorite periodical. Also, word of mouth is a good way to get new readers.

Please tell us a little about your novel, Moved, Left No Address.
Joel Webster doesn’t need anyone in his life until his father dies and he finds himself completely alone. Regretting how he alienated himself from his family, he sets out on a search for his uncle who disappeared forty years earlier without a trace. His search takes him from a small Texas town to Santa Fe, New Mexico. If he can find his uncle, maybe there’s a chance at restitution for the past. But the journey could cost him his life, especially when a beautiful woman steps into the picture.

Where can readers find you online? 
Website
Facebook
Amazon Author Page  
Linkedin
Twitter
Pinterest
Blog

Where can readers purchase Moved, Left No Address?
Amazon
Barnes and Noble
Createspace

Please leave a question you’d like readers to answer. (Commenters are not required to answer to be entered in the book drawing.)
Do you prefer books written only in your gender or do you read both male and female points of view?

Vickie, 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 Moved, Left No Address

Commenters, to enter the book drawing please leave your comment through November 15, 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 Christmas Snowe and Peppermint Cocoa by Joi Copeland is Becky. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.

Till next time … keep on smiling. 




My latest novel has released - Tidewater Summer! Here is the cover, and you can read more about the book here. You can read the beginning of the book on my website.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Joi Copeland Christmas Story


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CHRISTMAS SNOWE AND PEPPERMINT COCOA
by Joi Copeland


Joi Copeland is married to a wonderful man, Chris,
Joi Copeland
and has three amazing boys, Garrison, Gage, and Gavin. She lives in Denver, Colorado, but within the year, hopes to be living in Galway, Ireland.


Joi’s love of writing began at a young age. She wrote short stories for several years, and in 2009, she began writing her first novel, Hope for Tomorrow.

Joi’s books include: Hope for Tomorrow, book 1, Hope for the Journey, book 2, Hope from the Past, book 3, Letters of Love, Christmas Rayne, a novella, and Sheriff Bride Rob's Story, a novella.


Welcome, Joi. What do you enjoy most about writing?
I love writing about hope, redemption, and, of course, peppermint drinks! 

What can your readers expect from you next?
I’m working on Shamrock Inn next. It is a continuation on Christmas Snowe and Peppermint Cocoa, to some extent anyway.

What can readers who enjoy your book do to help make it successful?
Readers who enjoy this book can write a review about it on Amazon or any other place the book is sold. They can tell their friends and family about it, and they can contact me to let me know what they thought. They can also purchase more of my books. That always helps! :)

Please tell us a little about your novel,
Christmas Snowe and Peppermint Cocoa. 
Snoweflake Jacobson left her home state of Maine to forget the only man she ever loved. After living in California for five years, her memories of Tanner Graham never faded. Now, she must return to Maine to take care of an old home, and possibly, a broken heart. 


Where can readers find you online?
Website
Blog  
Facebook Book Page
Facebook Copeland Clan to Ireland Page 

Where can readers purchase Christmas Snowe and Peppermint Cocoa?
Amazon

Any parting comment?
Thank you so much for having me!

Please leave a question you’d like readers to answer. (Commenters are not required to answer to be entered in the book drawing.)
What is your favorite holiday beverage? 

Joi, thanks for visiting with my readers and me.

One commenter to this blog post will be selected to receive an eBook copy of Christmas Snowe and Peppermint Cocoa

Commenters, to enter the book drawing please leave your comment through November 8, 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 The Saddle Maker's Son by Kelly Irvin is Wendy. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.

Till next time … keep on smiling.


My latest novel has released--Tidewater Summer! Here is the cover, and you can read more about the book here. On my website, you can read the beginning of the book.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Kelly Irvin Amish Novel


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THE SADDLE MAKER’S SON
by Kelly Irvin


Kelly Irvin is the author of several Amish series
Kelly Irvin
including the Bliss Creek Amish series, the New Hope Amish series, and the Amish of Bee County series. She has also penned two romantic suspense novels, A Deadly Wilderness and No Child of Mine. The Kansas native is a graduate of the University of the Kansas School of Journalism. She has been writing nonfiction professionally for more than thirty years, including ten years as a newspaper reporter, mostly in Texas-Mexico border towns. She has worked in public relations for the City of San Antonio for twenty-two years. Kelly has been married to photographer Tim Irvin for twenty-eight years. They have two young adult children, two cats, and a tank full of fish. In her spare time, she likes to write short stories and read books by her favorite authors.

Twitter: @Kelly_S_Irvin
Facebook: Kelly.Irvin.Author


From the book’s back cover:

Rebekah Lantz feels imprisoned by circumstances she didn’t create. Tobias Byler is haunted by regret. Can two young runaways from half a world away teach them the healing power of true family?


Rebekah isn’t like her sister who left the Amish faith, but the watchful gaze of her family and small, close-knit Amish community makes her feel as if she’s been judged and found lacking. The men avoid her and the women whisper behind her back. She simply longs for the same chance to be a wife and mother that her friends have.

Tobias Byler only wants to escape feelings for a woman he knows he should never have allowed to get close to him. Moving with his family to isolated Bee County, Texas, seemed the best way to leave his mistakes behind. But even a move across the country can’t erase the past that accompanies his every thought.

A surprise encounter with two half-starved runaway children forces Rebekah and Tobias to turn to each other to help a sister and brother who have traveled thousands of miles in search of lives of unfettered peace and joy.

In doing so, Rebekah and Tobias discover the key to forgetting the past is the one that will open the door to love and the future they both seek.


From Jo:
Rebekah Lantz feels she’s being judged by the actions of her sister who left the Amish faith. Tobias Byler tries to leave his mistakes behind by moving to Bee County, Texas. Two sibling runaway children search for a better life. Kelly Irvin weaves the misfortunes of these four characters into a seamless and enjoyable story of forgetting the past. Beautiful characterizations and setting descriptions that bring the residents of Bee County alive for the reader.

Title: The Saddle Maker’s Son
Author: Kelly Irvin
Publisher: Zondervan
Release date: June 2016
Purchase link: Amazon


One commenter to this blog post will be selected to receive a print copy of The Saddle Maker’s Son.

Commenters, to enter the book drawing please leave your comment through Tuesday, November 1, 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 Anchor in the Storm by Sarah Sundin is Diana. 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, October 20, 2016

Sarah Sundin novel


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ANCHOR IN THE STORM
by Sarah Sundin


Sarah Sundin is the author of seven historical novels,
Sarah Sundin
including Through Waters Deep (Revell, August 2015). Her novella "I'll Be Home for Christmas" in Where Treetops Glisten was a finalist for the 2015 Carol Award, and her novel On Distant Shores was a double finalist for the 2014 Golden Scroll Awards. A mother of three, Sarah lives in California, works on-call as a hospital pharmacist, and teaches Sunday school. Learn more at her website



From the book’s back cover:

In a time of sacrifice, what price can one put on true love?

Nothing slows Lillian Avery down—not her personal challenges and certainly not America’s entry into
World War II. She finally has a chance to prove herself as a pharmacist in Boston. The demands of her new job energize her. But society boy Ensign Archer Vandenberg’s attentions only annoy—even if he is her brother’s best friend.

During the darkest days of the war, Arch’s destroyer hunts German U-boats in vain as the submarines sink dozens of merchant ships along the East Coast. Still shaken by battles at sea, Arch notices his men also struggle with their nerves—and with drowsiness. Could there be a link to the large prescriptions Lillian has been filling?

As the danger rises on both land and sea, the two must work together to answer that question. But can Arch ever earn Lillian’s trust and affection?


From Jo:

Book 2 of the Waves of Freedom series didn’t disappoint. This story of Lillian and Arch was a delight to read. Sarah Sundin develops all her characters, not only the hero and heroine, so well that they remain memorable after the last page is turned. Historical detail in this book is excellent.


Title: Anchor in the Storm
Author: Sarah Sundin
Publisher: Revell
Release date: May 2016
Purchase at: Amazon


One commenter to this blog post will be selected to receive a print copy of Anchor in the Storm

Commenters, to enter the book drawing please leave your comment through October 25, 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 Providence: Hannah’s Journey by Barbara H. Britton is Caryl. 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.