Thursday, December 29, 2016

Elizabeth Camden, Historical Novel


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FROM THIS MOMENT
by Elizabeth Camden


Elizabeth Camden is the author of eight historical
novels and has been honored with the RITA Award, the Christy Award, and the Carol Award. With a master’s in history and a master’s in library science, she is a research librarian by day and scribbles away on her next novel by night. She lives with her husband in Florida. Learn more at her website


From the Book’s Back Cover:
Stella West’s artistic talent made her the toast of
London, but when her beloved sister dies under mysterious circumstances she abandons everything and heads for Boston. With single-minded determination she fights to pierce the ring of secrecy surrounding her sister’s death. Upon meeting Romulus White, a publishers with connections into every important power circle in the city, she quickly realizes he could be a valuable ally in navigating Boston society.

Romulus has been pursuing Stella for years to create art for his magazine. Her luminous illustrations are the missing piece he needs to propel his magazine to the forefront of the industry, and he will stop at nothing to get her on board.

Sparks fly the instant they join forces, but Romulus is unsettled by the unwelcome attraction he feels toward Stella, fearing she might be the one woman who could disrupt his hard-won independence. He may have finally met his match in Stella, but is helping her solve the mystery of her sister’s death worth the risk to his publishing empire?

From Jo:
When Stella West and Romulus White meet in Boston in 1897, proverbial sparks fly as they both meet their match. With one goal, Stella is determined to uncover the mystery surrounding her sister’s death. For years, Romulus has wanted Stella do art work for his magazine, but when he meets her, his bachelorhood is threatened by his attraction to her. Elizabeth Camden has written another superb historical novel with a worthy mystery that keeps the reader turning pages. Great characterizations.

Title: From This Moment
Author: Elizabeth Camden
Publisher: Bethany House
Release Date: June 2016
Purchase at: Amazon   

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The winner of last Thursday’s blog post for a copy of Soar Like Eagles by Terri Wangard is Robin. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.

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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Terri Wangard, Historical Romance Novel


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SOAR LIKE EAGLES
by Terri Wangard 


Terri Wangard grew up in Green Bay, Wisconsin,
during the Lombardi Glory Years. Her first Girl Scout badge was the Writer. These days she is writing historical fiction, and won the 2013 Writers on the Storm contest and 2013 First Impressions, as well as being a 2012 Genesis finalist. Holder of a bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s degree in library science, she lives in Wisconsin. Her research included going for a ride in a WWII B-17 Flying Fortress bomber. Classic Boating Magazine, a family business since 1984, keeps her busy as an associate editor.


Welcome, Terri. If you could have dinner with one person from today or history (except Jesus) who would it be? Why?
My great-great-grandmother who immigrated to America a year after her husband had gone ahead. What was it like to leave everything familiar and go to a land where they spoke another language, knowing she would probably never see Germany again? 

Or maybe my 8 or 9x great grandmothers who left France in the seventeenth century to go to New France and be brides of the soldiers who were there. What was it like?

Where is your favorite vacation spot?
The Gulf Coast of Florida. I love to collect sea shells.

What is your favorite Bible verse? 
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” Phil. 4:6 NIV

Do you have a dedicated place to write, or a nook or corner of a room, or the kitchen table? 
I have a desk you might find in a high school student’s room. My laptop is parked on top, usually surrounded by a mess of research notes, photocopies, books. The window looks out on a pine tree that is actively used by birds who come to the feeders below. They can be very distracting. The old film canister holds sand from Omaha Beach.

Please tell us a little about your novel, Soar Like Eagles
She wants to do her part for the war, but struggles to maintain her ideals. He joins the air force, hoping to find peace.

Carol becomes a Red Cross doughnut girl, serving GIs and boosting their morale. Believing wartime romances are doomed to disappointment, she attempts to avoid entanglements and transfers to France, away from Chet, the airman she’s falling for.

Chet’s father always belittled him. Now a well-regarded navigator, he longs to prove him wrong. After he’s ditched in the North Sea, parachuted into France, and been called before a review, his focus changes to staying alive, and winning the Red Cross girl he keeps crossing paths with.

Where can readers find you online? 
Website
Facebook
Pinterest

Where can readers purchase Soar Like Eagles?
Amazon

Leave a question you’d like readers to answer. (Commenters aren’t required to answer to be entered in the book drawing.)
How would you have liked to serve during World War II?

Terri, thanks for visiting with my readers and me. One commenter to this blog post will be selected to receive a print copy of Soar Like Eagles

Commenters, to enter the book drawing please leave your comment on this post through December 27, 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 Buying Love by Toni Shiloh is Linda M. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.

Till next time … keep on smiling. 


Merry Christmas
and

Happy Hanukkah




Thursday, December 15, 2016

Toni Shiloh - Contemporary Romance Novel


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BUYING LOVE by Toni Shiloh


Toni Shiloh is a wife, mom, and Christian fiction
Toni Shiloh
writer. Once she understood the powerful saving grace thanks to the love of Christ, she was moved to honor her Savior. She writes to bring Him glory and to learn more about His goodness.


She spends her days hanging out with her husband and their two boys. She is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and the local Virginia Chapter.


Welcome, Toni. If you could have dinner with one person from today or history (except Jesus) who would it be? Why?
I would have to choose Jane Austen. Her writing is iconic and has spanned generations of readers. I would love to know how many times she wrote Pride and Prejudice. Was it just one time, all of the words pouring out as she wrote, or did it take revision upon revision?

Please describe yourself with three words. 
Football loving Texan.

What is your favorite Bible verse?
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7 NKJV

What can readers who enjoy your book do to help make it successful?
If you enjoyed the book, please leave a review and then tell a friend or two about it. Reviews and word of mouth are vital!

Please tell us a little about your novel, Buying Love.
Will money ruin everything?

Nina Warrenton is ready for the next step in her life plan—marriage, but there is one problem. No one has proposed! Taking matters into her hand, she places an ad in the newspaper hoping to entice a willing stranger. But when she begins to fall for the small-town chef, she realizes how much she wants him to love her and not her money.

Dwight Williams needs fast cash to save the family restaurant. When he sees Nina’s monetary offer for a husband, he goes for it. He’s determined to save the legacy his dad left him, but can he let it go to prove his love for her?

Can Nina and Dwight find true love, once money has entered the equation?

Where can readers find you online?
Website
Facebook
Google+
Pinterest
Goodreads
Bookbub
Linkedin
Blog I’m part of: Putting on the New  
Blog I'm part of: Heart"wings" 

Where can readers purchase Buying Love?
Amazon
Celebrate Lit Publishing   

Any parting comment?
Thank you so much for having me! I look forward to interacting with your readers.

Leave a question you’d like readers to answer. (Commenters aren’t required to answer to be entered in the book drawing.)
What happened the last time you took matters into your own hands?

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

Commenters, to enter the book drawing please leave your comment on this post through December 20, 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 Love in the Seams by Jodie Wolfe is Terri. 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, December 8, 2016

Jodie Wolfe, Historical Romance


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LOVE IN THE SEAMS
by Jodie Wolfe

Jodie Wolfe creates novels where hope and quirky
meet. She’s been a semi-finalist and finalist in various writing contests and is a member of ACFW. When not writing, she enjoys spending time with her husband in Pennsylvania, reading, walking, and being a Grammie. 


Welcome, Jodie. If you could have dinner with one person from today or history (except Jesus) who would it be? Why?
It would be with my husband. He’s my best friend, and I love spending time together.

What do you enjoy doing for relaxation?
I enjoy reading, walking, and spending time with my husband. Are you noticing a pattern? :) Lately I haven’t been able to walk much due to a physical ailment with my hip. I’m praying physical therapy helps to strengthen the area so I can get back to walking again.

What do you enjoy most about writing?
I love seeing a story dance and move on the page. To breathe life into my characters and then watch them take over.

What can your readers expect from you next?
I recently signed a contract with Celebrate Lit Publishing for a novelette coming out in Spring 2017. It will be a compilation with two other authors. My story is about a dime novelist who is out of work and is desperately trying to figure out a way to save her sisters and family home. My working title for the story is Husband Hunting.

Please tell us a little about your novel, Love in the Seams.
Mae Stafford longs for the companionship and unconditional love her sister has found in her new
husband. But after years of refusing potential suitors because of a pact they made as children, Mae no longer has any choices left once their agreement is broken. She's given up hope that God will give her what she desires most, a family of her own. Instead of dwelling on what she doesn't have, she throws herself into her work as the recent sole owner of the local dress shop.

As a promise made to his late wife, Johannes Mueller agrees to travel west to be a school teacher in Calder Springs, Texas, away from the bigotry associated with being an immigrant in New York City. He hopes to improve his life and forget his loss. Johannes isn't counting on his five-year-old daughter's search for a new mother when they arrive. His little LillyAnn finds ways to bring the seamstress and him together…often. Can he learn to embrace his German heritage and unlock his heart to love again? 

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

Where can readers purchase Love in the Seams
Amazon  

Any parting comment? 
Thank you so much for allowing me to be here today. I pray you and your readers have a blessed Christmas.

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 Christmas tradition?

Jodie, thanks for visiting with my readers and me. One commenter to this blog post will be selected to receive an eBook copy of Love in the Seams

Commenters, to enter the book drawing please leave your comment on this post through December 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 Christmas Snowe and Peppermint Cocoa by Joi Copeland is Ann K. 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 SummerI'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.






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.