Thursday, November 26, 2015

Enjoy the Holiday with Loved Ones








The winner of last Thursday’s blog post for a copy of The King's Highway by Caryl McAdoo is Connie. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.


Thursday, November 19, 2015

Caryl McAdoo novel

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Leave a comment on THIS post by 6 p.m. CT Tuesday, November 24, 2015 to be entered in the DRAWING for a copy of the book below. If you mention in your comment that you’re a follower (see in the left sidebar “Join This Site” and “Follow by Email”), I'll add your name a second time in the drawing. U.S. mailing address required to receive a paper book. Read book giveaway details at Disclaimers. To provide you security, please leave your email address like this: johnATyahooDOTcom. Winner announced in next Thursday's blog post.


THE KING'S HIGHWAY
                   by Caryl McAdoo 


Award winning author, Caryl McAdoo debuts her new
Christian mid-grade, book one in the Days of Dread Trilogy, The King's Highway. The prolific, bestselling novelist loves singing new songs the Lord gives her and painting. In 2008, her high school sweetheart-husband Ron moved her to the woods of Red River County. Caryl counts four children and sixteen grandsugars, life’s biggest blessings, believing all good things come from God. Praying her stories give God glory, she hopes each one ministers His love, mercy, and grace to its readers. She and Ron live in Clarksville, Texas with two grandsons, Christian and Benjamen.

Guest blogger, Caryl McAdoo, shares the following information about herself and her new release, The King’s Highway:

The King’s Highway, book one of the Days of Dread Trilogy is a mid-grade dystopia novel that bolsters faith of young believers that in all circumstances, God is with them and watching over them, and will keep, lead, and guide them through the Days of Dread.    Book two in the trilogy is The Sixth Trumpet and book three in the trilogy is The Kidron Valley.

A LITTLE ABOUT THE KING’S HIGHWAY:
A mysterious dead man directs the small band on

their journey to a much safer corridor he dubs the King's Highway. [Boggs, the dog also aids the group.]

Airplanes are falling out of the sky, and all things electric rendered useless after a mysterious flash. It tests the grit of fifteen-year-old Jackson Allison when the care and safety of his younger siblings fall solely to him. No one knows for sure what's happened, but danger lurks if they stay. With a fierce determination to keep his thirteen-year-old sister McKenzie and nine-year-old brother Cooper safe, the high school freshman is compelled to leave their Irving home in the shadow of the DFW Airport for their grandparents' farm a hundred-plus miles northeast.

Thrust into a lawless, chaotic world, he's guided by an every-changing cryptic note that leads his growing troupe along the King's Highway. Bullies, Russians, wild animals, gang-bangers, and kidnappers thwart their progress while a lack of drinkable water and food is a constant concern. Will he ever get his people to safety in the Red River Valley in far Northeast Texas?

EXCERPT FROM THE KING'S HIGHWAY:
Jackson watched him disappear then turned his attention to Al. "So, what's your story? You a pampered rich kid or what?"

The guy ducked his head then lifted one shoulder in a rather half hearted gesture. “Others might enlist me into such a category during earlier times, but any pampering or wealth unquestionably vanished five days ago with the EMP.”

McKenzie almost choked, coughing and gagging. “The what? Are you saying that you know what happened?”

“Yes, ma’am, certainly. In my estimation, an EMP is the only logical explanation as to why everything electronic ceased to function at precisely the same time.”

Cooper held his head back, mouth wide, ketchup packet open and hanging over his pie hole. “What’s empty got to do with anything?” He then squeezed the whole packet of red condiment, and it dropped in globs between his lips. He then tossed in a sardine.

Al put on quite a superior I-can’t-believe-you-didn’t-get-it expression. “Cooper, E-M-P. You know. It’s Starfish Prime all over again.”

Right back, McKenzie gave him one of those stop-being-a-smart-alec looks Jackson knew so well. “Good grief, lighten up, Einstein. He’s only nine! Now how about you tell us exactly what you’re talking about. Except this time, leave out the riddles and sea creatures. What do those initials stand for?”

“Acronym. They’re an acronym for Electro Magnetic Pulse. Someone must have set off a nuclear explosion high in the atmosphere, probably somewhere over Kansas—at least that’s the logical place. I can only presume the outage extends coast to coast. Nothing else makes sense.”

REVIEW OF THE KING'S HIGHWAY:
"Oh my dear Caryl!! Thank you so much for sending me a copy of The King's Highway!  As you know I devour books and I can't remember when I have enjoyed reading one as much as this one.  If I really like a book, I can read it in a day. 

"I read this book twice in two days. I couldn't quit reading.  It has to be right up there with my all-time favorite books.  If anyone is thinking they won't read this book because it is labeled mid-grade, I would encourage them to reconsider.  You will miss a blessing. 

"Anyone who is reading age from the mid grades to senior citizens (that's me) will love this book. The characters in the book are delightful.  I was right in the story with them following them all the way from their home in Irving to Red River County, anticipating every danger.  A fun, fun book!!" --Louise Koiner, a Clarksville, Texas beta reader

LINKS TO FIND CARYL AND HER BOOKS:
All Books
Website (All First Chapters are offered here) Newsletter (Get FREE books for subscribing!)
Reviewer (Join Caryl’s Street Team!)
Facebook
Blog
GoodReads
Google+
LinkedIn
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Pinterest

PURCHASE LINK FOR THE KING’S HIGHWAY:
Amazon

Thank you, Caryl, for sharing about The King’s Highway. One of the commenters to this blog post will be randomly drawn to receive a print copy of your book, which you have graciously offered.



The winner of last Thursday’s blog post for a copy of Love Found at Harbor Inn, Maine by Teresa Ives Lilly is Shelia. 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 next novel in the West Virginia Mountains Series is titled Promise Me. Look for it next spring.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Christmas Novella

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Leave a comment on THIS post by 6 p.m. CT Tuesday, November 17, 2015 to be entered in the DRAWING for a copy of the book below. If you mention in your comment that you’re a follower (see in the left sidebar “Join This Site” and “Follow by Email”), I'll add your name a second time in the drawing. U.S. mailing address required to receive a paper book.
I may or may not have read books offered for giveaways. The mention and giveaway of books on my blog does not in any way indicate any manner of my endorsement of  said books. Read book giveaway details at Disclaimers. To provide you security, please leave your email address like this: johnATyahooDOTcom. Winner announced in next Thursday's blog post. 


Love Found at Harbor Inn, Maine
              by Teresa Ives Lilly 

Teresa Ives Lilly lives in Texas with her husband, near her grown children.  She loves to write Christian historical novellas, although she dabbles in contemporary as well. You can see all her books at blog. She loves to hear from her readers by email.

Welcome, Teresa. If you could be an animal, what would you be? Why?
I'd be a seagull flying free over the ocean.


What can your readers expect from you next?
I am working on a book that I am dedicating to Grace Livingston Hill and I hope it will reflect her style of writing.


What can readers who enjoy your book do to help make it successful?
Please tell your friends and family about the book. Posting a short review of the book on Amazon is much appreciated! Also, spread the word on your social media outlets like Facebook.


Please tell us a little about your novel, Love Found at Harbor Inn, Maine.
Christmas in Harbor Inn, Maine

When Penny Trent, Owner of Cake Time in Harbor Inn, Maine, meets Kyle London, a famous writer who has come to close down his Grandmother’s coffee shop, Just a Cup, there is an immediate attraction between them.

Penny, busy cooking for the Mayor’s Christmas party, the town’s annual Bake Off and trying to persuade Kyle to keep Just a Cup open, doesn’t have time for holiday traditions or to embark on a new relationship, even if it is with the man of her dreams.

Will Kyle be able to convince Penny to enjoy the holidays and believe in his desire to get to know her better? Will Kyle and Penny be able to save the coffee shop by combining forces and find a lasting relationship by Christmas?


Where can readers find you online?

Blog

Where can readers purchase Love Found at Harbor Inn, Maine?
Amazon

Any parting comments?
There are other Love Found books published by Lovely Christian Romance Press.  I hope readers will seek them out as well.



Teresa, thank you for visiting with my readers. One of the commenters to this blog post will be randomly drawn to receive an eBook copy of Love Found at Harbor Inn, Maine, which you've offered.


The winner of last Thursday’s blog post for a copy of Postmark from the Past by Vickie Phelps is Linda. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.



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Till next time … keep on smiling. 

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Vickie Phelps novel

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POSTMARK FROM THE PAST
                 by Vickie Phelps


Vickie Phelps is the author of seven books and has contributed to several anthologies. Her most recent publications are Psalms for the Common Man and Postmark from the Past. Her published credits also include 175 magazine articles in national and regional publications.  She is the founder and director of the East Texas Christian Writers Group.

Welcome, Vickie. If you could have dinner with one person from today or history (except Jesus) who would it be? Why?

Either one of my great-grandmothers. I'd like to know more about my family history, the stories they didn't get a chance to tell and so were never passed down to the next generation.

What is your favorite Bible verse?

"I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13, KJV

Do you have a dedicated place to write, or a nook or corner of a room, or the kitchen table? When we moved into our present home, I converted one of the bedrooms into a home office. My desk sits in front of a double window which gives me natural light and a pleasant view.


What can your readers expect from you next? Postmark from the Past is book one of "The Redwood Chronicles." I'll be working on book two in the coming months.


Please tell us a little about your novel, Postmark from the Past.
In November 1989, Emily Patterson is enjoying a

quiet life in West Texas. She lives in the same house she grew up in, has a great job and good friends. But emptiness nips at her heart. Then a red envelope appears in her mailbox. It’s a letter from Mark who declares his love for her, and promises to come to her if he makes it home alive. But who is Mark? She flips the envelope over, but there is no return address and it is postmarked 1968. Over the next few days more letters mysteriously appear in her mailbox and odd things start happening. Is someone playing a cruel joke? Her friends say it is the season for miracles. As Emily seeks to solve the mystery, can she risk her heart to find a miracle in the Postmark from the Past?

Where can readers find you online?
Website
Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Pinterest

Where can readers purchase Postmark from the Past? 

CrossRiver Media Group
Amazon (pre-order)

Through your local bookstore

Please leave a question you’d like readers to answer.
What do you look for in a series—the same characters having new adventures each time or the same setting with different characters in each book?


Vickie, thanks for visiting with my readers and me. One of the commenters to this blog post will be randomly drawn to receive a paperback copy of Postmark from the Past, which you've offered.


The winner of last Thursday’s blog post for a copy of Jacob's Christmas Dream by Darlene Franklin is Jan. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.


Till next time … keep on smiling.