Thursday, September 28, 2017

Sarah Sundin, World War II Novel


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WHEN TIDES TURN
By Sarah Sundin

Sarah Sundin is the author of Through Waters Deep
and Anchor in the Storm, as well as the Wings of the Nightingale and the Wings of Glory series. A graduate of UC San Francisco School of Pharmacy, she works on-call as a hospital pharmacist. During WWII, her grandfather served as a pharmacist’s mate (medic) in the Navy, and her great-uncle flew with the US Eighth Air Force. Sarah lives in California. Visit her website for more information.


From the Book’s Back Cover:
In a time of war, sometimes battles take place in the heart.


Tess Beaumont is tired of being thought of as just a pretty face. Eager to do her part for the war effort, she joins the Navy’s newly established WAVES program for women. Perhaps there she can convince people that there is more to her than meets the eye.

Lt. Dan Avery has been using his skills in the fight against German U-boats and hoping to make admiral. The last thing he wants to see on his radar is a girl like Tess. Convinced that romance will interfere with his goals, Dan is determined to stay the course, no matter how intriguing a distraction Tess is.

But love, like war, is unpredictable. When Dan is shipped out at the peak of the Battle of the Atlantic, he finds himself torn between his lifelong career goals and his desire to help the beguiling Tess root out a possible spy on shore. Could this fun-loving glamour girl really be the one?

From Jo:
I’ve enjoyed all of Sarah Sundin’s World War II novels, and this one is no exception. She writes stories of relationships during WWII sprinkled with historical facts that draw the reader into the story’s romance plots as well as the battle plots. Suspense aplenty keep the reader turning pages until the end.

Booklist named When Tides Turn to its Top 10 Romance Fiction of 2017!


To enter the book drawing for a print copy of When Tides Turn, please leave your comment on this post through October 3, 2017 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 Solve by Christmas by Amber Schamel is Robin in NC. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.

Till next time … keep on smiling. 


My latest book has released – Betty’s Blessing, a novella, book #2 in the California Bound series. (Book #1 in the series is Donna’s Detour.) Here is the cover, and you can read more about the book and the first chapter here

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Amber Schamel, Historical Christmas Mystery


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SOLVE BY CHRISTMAS
by Amber Schamel


Amber Schamel writes riveting stories that bring
Amber Schamel
HIStory to life. She has a passion for travel, history, books and her Savior. This combination results in what her readers call "historical fiction at its finest." Her title, Dawn of Liberty, was awarded the 2017 CSPA Book of the Year award in Historical Fiction. She lives in Colorado and spends half her time volunteering in the Ozarks. Amber is a proud member of the American Christian Fiction Writers Association. Visit her website and download a FREE story by subscribing to her Newsletter!



Welcome, Amber, what is your favorite season?
I can’t make up my mind as to whether I like fall or Christmas season better. Christmas season is so wonderful with all the decorations, the carols, the lights,  the Christmas movies and stories, the merriness of the season, the peppermint, the get togethers with the people you love, the openness that people have to Christ during this time of year…what’s not to like? And fall leads right into that. I also love how beautiful it is, even though everything is dying off for the winter. It reminds me that there is a beauty in death. A beauty only God can show. And a promise of resurrection.

Would you rather go to the future or go to the past? 
Oh, the past for sure! I grew up wishing there was a real life Imagination Station that I could hop into and travel back in time. There are so many events I would have loved to see, from Jesus walking the earth, to the signing of the Declaration of Independence, to the faith of General Lee, to the character of Abe Lincoln. Goodness, what fun it would be!

Are you a fast writer or a slow writer?
I feel like I’m a really slow writer. But I have been working on getting faster. My top speed is about 1,000 words per hour, but I usually average around 700. 

Lighting Round:
Vacation: Beach or Mountains? I visited the Vancouver area this year. They have both. Now I am spoiled. 😉

Y’all or You Guys? Mostly ya’ll, though I do tend to use both since I spend a lot of time in Colorado and the South. 

Biscuits or Dinner Roll? Dinner roll. Especially if the rolls are from Lamberts. 

Spring, summer, winter, or fall? Fall

Laptop or Desktop? Laptop. I just got a new one. His name is Enoch and I’m hoping he will fulfill his name and never die on me. 

Mug or teacup? Mug. Ain’t enough room for coffee in a teacup.

Please tell us a little about your novel, Solve by Christmas.
When sabotage threatens the Rudin Sugar Factory, Detective Jasper Hollock believes this will be his first
real case. But dear Mr. Rudin—the only father Jasper has ever known—holds a different assignment for his private investigator.

“I’ve struck a deal with God, Jasper, and you’re my angel.”

Mr. Rudin charges Jasper to build a “case” of reasons for his employer to continue his life. If he fails, Mr. Rudin will end it in suicide on Christmas night.

As the incidents at the factory become life threatening, Jasper’s attempts at dissuading Mr. Rudin prove futile, and Jasper is left staring at the stark reality of his own soul. Time is ticking. Jasper must solve both cases by Christmas before Mr. Rudin, the company, and Jasper’s faith, are dragged to perdition. Will this be the Christmas Jasper truly discovers what makes life worth living?

Where can readers find you online?
Website  
Newsletter & updates
Blogs - Stitches Thru Time 
           Heroes, Heroines & History
           Amber Schamel’s HIStory Blog
Facebook
Twitter
Pinterest
Goodreads
Amazon
Pronoun

Where can readers purchase Solve by Christmas?
Just about anywhere you can buy Christian fiction. If they don’t have it in stock, they should be able to order it for you. Here are some of the most common…
Amazon
Smashwords
Kobo
Barnes and Noble
Feedbooks

Amber, thanks for visiting with my readers and me. Amber is offering an eBook copy of Solve by Christmas to one commenter to this blog post.

Commenters, to enter the book drawing please leave your comment on this post through September 26, 2017 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 Christmas Admirer by Laura V. Hilton is Jackie. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.

Till next time … keep on smiling. 


My latest book has released – Unraveled, a novella. Here is the cover, and you can read more about the book here. You can read the first chapter of the book on my website.


Thursday, September 14, 2017

Laura V. Hilton, Amish Contemporary Romance


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THE CHRISTMAS ADMIRER
by Laura V. Hilton

Laura V. Hilton
Laura V. Hilton is an award-winning, sought-after author with almost twenty Amish, contemporary, and historical romances. When she’s not writing, she reviews books for her blogs, and writes devotionals for blog posts for Seriously Write and Putting on the New. 

Laura and her pastor-husband have five children and a hyper dog named Skye. They currently live in Arkansas. One son is in the U.S. Coast Guard. She is a pastor’s wife, and homeschools her two youngest children. 

When she’s not writing, Laura enjoys reading, and visiting lighthouses and waterfalls. Her favorite season is winter, her favorite holiday is Christmas. 

Welcome, Laura. What’s the title of a book you recently read that make you laugh or cry?
Clean Getaway by Christy Barritt

What is the best writing advice you’ve ever been given? 
Keep a button beside your computer. It means:  Put your butt on a chair and write. 

How long have you been writing? When did you sell your first book? 
I’ve been writing since I was 8.  I sold my first book in 2011.

Lighting Round:
Vacation: Beach or Mountains?  Beach
Y’all or You Guys?  Y’all
Biscuits or Dinner Roll?  Biscuits 
Spring, summer, winter, or fall?  Four seasons make life complete – so all. 
Laptop or Desktop? laptop
Mug or teacup?  Both I drink from mugs and collect teacups

Please tell us a little about your novel, The Christmas Admirer.
Benaiah Troyer has loved Susanna King for as long as he can remember, but other than a lone summer filled with romantic buggy rides, marrying her
remains an elusive dream. When his parents died in an accident a year ago, he broke up with her—for her own good. After all, they left him as the sole caregiver for his three younger sisters and his grandparents. What woman wants to step into a ready-made family like his? Still, he leaves her monthly gifts from “A Secret Admirer,” hoping she’ll know that someone loves her, even though he isn’t free to step forward. 

Susanna has never gotten over losing Benaiah, and hopes he’s her secret admirer, but now the clock is ticking. Susanna’s father is remarrying in January and his wife-to-be doesn’t want to leave her Amish community and family in Iowa. So when Susanna’s daed sells his glass-blowing business to his right-hand man, Benaiah, she’s left with three options: 1) Go with Daed to his new home with a new frau and step-kinner, 2) Flush out her mysterious secret admirer, or 3) Resign herself to life as an old maid. She doesn’t want to follow Daed where his new frau is leading him. And number three isn’t happening. Marrying Benaiah is her greatest desire—but he broke her heart, and now he treats her like a pesky younger sister. Can she make him see her as a woman, one who could stand by his side as he cares for his family?

As Christmas approaches, Susanna and her friends start making gingerbread houses for select members of the community. Susanna plans for hers to go to Benaiah’s family. But while her gingerbread may find a home—will her heart?

Where can readers find you online? 
Amazon Author Page
My blogs: Lighthouse-Academy and Laura V. Hilton
Twitter
Facebook
Pinterest

Where can readers purchase The Christmas Admirer? 
Amazon
CBD
Barnes and Noble
Deeper Shopping 

Leave a question you’d like readers to answer. (Commenters not required to answer question to be entered in book drawing.)
Have you ever had a secret admirer? Whether you did or didn’t, what kind of gifts do you think he’d bring?

Laura, thanks for visiting with my readers and me. Laura is offering winner’s choice of a paperback or eBook copy of The Christmas Admirer to one commenter to this blog post.

Commenters, to enter the book drawing please leave your comment on this post through September 19, 2017 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 Under This Same Sky by Cynthia Roemer is Mindy. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.

Till next time … keep on smiling. 


My latest book has released – Unraveled, a novella. Here is the cover, and you can read more about the book here. You can read the first chapter of the book on my website.


Thursday, September 7, 2017

Cynthia Roemer, Historical Romance Novel


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UNDER THIS SAME SKY
by Cynthia Roemer


Cynthia Roemer is an award-winning inspirational
Cynthia Roemer
writer with a heart for scattering seeds of hope into the lives of readers. Raised in the cornfields of rural Illinois, Cynthia enjoys spinning tales set in the backdrop of the 1800s prairie. She writes from her family farm in central Illinois where she resides with her husband and their two college-aged sons. Under This Same Sky is her debut novel.



Welcome, Cynthia. If you could have dinner with one person from today or history (except Jesus) who would it be? Why? 
Hmm. That’s a toughy. I would say it’s a toss-up between the Apostle John (to get a glimpse at his view of Heaven) and Abraham Lincoln (he was such a simple man, but had such wisdom).

Please describe yourself with three words. 
Christian, Loyal, Introvert

What do you enjoy most about writing? 
Creating new characters. I love developing their personalities and getting to know them.

What can your readers expect from you next? 
My next book will be Book Two in my Prairie Sky Series entitled: Under Prairie Skies. It’s set to release in late spring or early summer, 2018. It’s the story of Becky’s cousin Charlotte, a spoiled red-head who meets her match in the handsome, elusive stranger, Chad Avery. I’m excited to delve deeper into their story in the coming months.

Please tell us a little about your novel, Under This Same Sky (Book One, Prairie Sky Series).
 ~ She thought she’d lost everything ~ Instead she found what she needed most. ~
Illinois ~ 1854
Becky Hollister wants nothing more than to live out her days on the prairie, building a life for herself alongside her future husband. But when a tornado rips through her parents’ farm, killing her mother and sister, she must leave the only home she’s ever known and the man she’s begun to love to accompany her injured father to St. Louis.

Catapulted into a world of unknowns, Becky finds solace in corresponding with Matthew Brody, the handsome pastor back home. But when word comes that he is all but engaged to someone else, she must call upon her faith to decipher her future.

Where can readers find you online?
Website
Twitter  
Facebook

Where can readers purchase Under This Same Sky
Amazon
Barnes and Noble

Any parting comment? 
I want to thank you for inviting me to your blog, Jo. I also want to thank those who take time to read the interview and check out Under This Same Sky. I pray those who read Becky’s story will be blessed. I love interacting with readers and other writers, so be sure to stop by and share your thoughts. God bless!

Leave a question you’d like readers to answer. (Commenters not required to answer question to be entered in book drawing.)
In Historical Fiction, what era do you most enjoy reading about? 

Cynthia, thanks for visiting with my readers and me. Cynthia is offering an eBook copy of Under This Same Sky to one commenter to this blog post.

Commenters, to enter the book drawing please leave your comment on this post through September 12, 2017 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 Wheels of Justice by Vickie Phelps is Melanie. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.

Till next time … keep on smiling. 


My latest book has released – Unraveled, a novella. Here is the cover, and you can read more about the book here. You can read the first chapter of the book on my website.