Tuesday, December 31, 2013

CrossReads Book Blast: Serenity to Accept by Elizabeth Maddrey

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Serenity to Accept By Elizabeth Maddrey

About the Book

Karin Reid has never had much use for God. There's been too much pain in her life for her to accept that God is anything other than, at best, disinterested or, at worst, sadistic. Until she meets Jason Garcia. After his own mistakes of the past, Jason is committed to dating only Christians. He decides to bend his rule for Karin, as long as she comes to church with him. As their friendship grows, both will have to decide if they'll accept the path God has for them, even if it means losing each other.


Elizabeth Maddrey Elizabeth Maddrey began writing stories as soon as she could form the letters properly and has never looked back. Though her practical nature and love of math and organization steered her into computer science for college and graduate school, she has always had one or more stories in progress to occupy her free time. When she isn’t writing, Elizabeth is a voracious consumer of books and has mastered the art of reading while undertaking just about any other activity. She loves to write about Christians who struggle through their lives, dealing with sin and receiving God’s grace. Elizabeth lives in the suburbs of Washington D.C. with her husband and their two incredibly active little boys. She invites you to interact with her at her website www.ElizabethMaddrey.com or on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ElizabethMaddrey

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Saturday, December 28, 2013

Kiddy Lit Steampunk! Leonardo Ramirez and the Jupiter Chronicles

Jupiter Chronicles
The Secret of the Great Red Spot

By Leonardo Ramirez
A Steampunk Children’s Series
C. 2012 Leonardoverse
ISBN: 978-0615633336

 Ebook 1.99
Pbook 5.99
Barnes and Noble


About the Book, from the author:
Book One of a Steampunk Children'’s Adventure Series

Witness the dawn of Steampunk!

It is the year 1892 and Ian and Callie Castillo have had to suffer the hardships of a single parent family since their father went missing five years ago. Since then Ian has refused to use the last gift that his father left the wounded boy; a telescope that sits collecting dust in the attic.
When Callie decides to peer through its murky lens it activates the device and sends the Castillos to the steam-powered floating cities of Jupiter to rescue their father and save the Jovians before the Martians launch their attack.
What follows is the beginning of an era that will forever be known by its strange name...
. . .Steampunk.
Combining Children’s Science Fiction with Fantasy, this action-packed Chapter Book series takes you on an adventure into the world of Steampunk chronicles the birth of a new era!
Join the adventure now!

 My Review:

Ramirez enjoys his world, it’s easy to tell. There’s enough steam engines and gadgets, gears and wishful thinking for any young reader to love in The Jupiter Chronicles, without too many details over the head of nine to eleven-year-olds.
Young readers join Callie and Ian as they blast off in a mystery mission to Jupiter where they encounter the false lizard emperor, robots, and other cool gadgets. The gadgets and creatures not only help them learn the secret of the red spot, something that Ian’s wondered about since his dad disappeared five years ago, but save that world.
A nice read, a little less than a hundred pages, geared toward middle graders, Ramirez also packs in some fun facts about real people like Nikola Tesla and some art from the book. What might these machines have looked like? The story is told from the children’s viewpoint, and keeps the reader turning pages with nice action. Those who enjoy quest stories, gadgets, space travel, and bloodless shoot ’em up video games will like this story. Beautiful cover. The date of the setting is mentioned in the book description on the author’s website and online retailers, but not in the book.
Ramirez’s website is packed with fun things to do, and a guide for educators who might want to schedule a visit. Children are also invited to send in artwork.
About the Author:
Leonardo Ramirez is a writer whose joy first comes from being a husband and a dad and enjoying life with his family.
He’s the author of the Haven: The Graphic Novel and Haven of Dante.
Web: http://www.leonardoverse.com

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Love One Another--how to develop close friendships, by Michael Reynolds

This is a great workbook, as well as for reading, especially for small groups in any setting. ~Lisa


Kindle 4.99
Paperback 8.99


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Are you an authorGod created you with an inner desire to have close friends who encourage you throughout life’s ups and downs. More than that, Jesus commands you to love other followers of Christ with the same intimate love that he pours out on you. How amazing is that? This is the kind of command I want to follow! Love One Another explores the meaning of this beautiful command and how obeying it can transform your life in exciting new ways. Michael gives practical ways to deepen the friendships God has given you and explores how living this kind of life draws you closer to Christ.

In a busy and fast-paced culture, we can find ourselves settling for friendships that are convenient and shallow. God desires us to experience extraordinary life-changing friendships that reflect the love he has for us. Following this one command is essential if we are to grow in our love for God, in our love for others, and become a more appealing image of Christ to everyone else. Christ’s love is intimate and deep, sacrificing his own life to save ours. Can you imagine someone saying that about you? Love One Another will start you on this journey towards deep friendships that will change your life. Are you ready for such an adventure?


Saturday, December 21, 2013

Book review: Sarah and the Widow's Mate by Gay N. Lewis

Gay N. Lewis 

Prism Book Group
November 2013
ISBN: 978-1940099279
$3.99 ebook; $14.99 print book
Inspirational fantasy


From the publisher:
Widow Beth Marsh is not only beautiful, but wealthy enough to buy a third-world country. When she enters the dating arena to find companionship, two men profess an interest in her...but is it Beth they want, or are they out to get her money? Watching from the Heavenlies, the Superiors dispatch Heaven’s Little Love Angel to Houston during the Christmas holidays. Sarah’s mission is to help the lady determine which of her suitors is the genuine article. Is black-haired Bryan Wingate the real deal? Or is good-looking Charles Chadwick the more earnest suitor? When Beth invites human-disguised Sarah to attend a wedding, the delighted angel looks forward to an opportunity to wear a beautiful formal gown, and maybe—at long last—red stilettos! But Sarah’s mission becomes deadly serious when she discovers Beth’s life is in danger. If Sarah fails in her mission, Tomas, the Warrior Angel, will intercede. Determined to keep her human charge safe from gold diggers and save Tomas the trouble, the little love angel steps up her efforts. But Sarah wouldn’t be Sarah without a few bungles along the way...

My review:
The adorable love angel, Sarah, is on her next assignment. After successfully running interference in encouraging Laney and Cannon’s romance and marriage in Sarah: Laney’s Angel, Sarah, aka Annie Wingspand, is tasked next with guiding Beth Marsh. Beth has been widowed a few years, and is being courted by three different gentlemen, one of whom means her harm. Sarah is charged with helping Beth choose the right one.

Who couldn’t love angel who adores food, high heels, whose favorite exclamation is poopty doopty, and giving lost people a little help, even when those sidetracks aren’t part of her mission. I appreciated that about Lewis’s story; even her description of heavenly messengers with different missions.

Told from Sarah’s point of view, those who enjoy fantasy stories about what angels might be doing, hanging around us, will find much to love in this story. Those who enjoy Mignon Ballard’s August Ballard will love Sarah. One of my favorite parts was those rumbles from above whenever Sarah entertained less than charitable thoughts. I tried to practice that on myself—imagining those rumbles. I’ll report back later when I don’t end up soaking everyone around me with thunderstorms.

Note: The first book, Sarah: A Mission of Love, is on sale for Kindle, .99

Friday, December 20, 2013

Brave New Century, new historical romance anthology

Brave New Century

Inspirational Historical Romance from Prism Book Group

Stories of four young women who are each braving challenges at the dawn of the 20th century in the big city. Will they overcome their hardships and find love?
Available from your favorite bookseller, Amazon Print, Kindle
ISBN: 978-1940099255
Print: $13.99
Electronic: $3.99

Three Rings for Alice by Lisa Lickel

Love and respect in 1899 Milwaukee is as close as a phone call.

Forgiven by Paula Mowery

When Henry and Jessie meet it seems to be classic love at first sight until a shocking revelation tears them apart.

The Pocket Watch by Kathleen Rouser

Searching for the past an orphan and a young doctor find love for the future.

Flames of Hope by Teena Stewart

Love ignites in the midst of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire.


More about Three Rings for Alice:
Our opening story, Three Rings For Alice, shows Alice Smith’s struggles to be a modern woman at the turn of the twentieth century in America. Orphaned, she must make her own way in an age when women are just coming into the workforce. Despite a proposal of marriage from a long time friend, she determines to marry for nothing less than love, even if her love is a voice over the telephone.

About the author: Lisa Lickel is a Wisconsin writer who lives in a hundred and sixty-year-old house built by a Great Lakes ship captain. A muti-published, best-selling and award-winning novelist, she also writes short stories and radio-theater, is an avid book reviewer, blogger, a freelance editor, and magazine editor. Visit LisaLickel.com.

More about Forgiven:
Henry Smith has little interest in the plans his parents have for him when it comes to his career and who he will marry. His world is turned upside-down when a shoot-out ends in fatalities. 

Jessie Lee Capelle and her sister strike out from the orphanage their father mysteriously abandoned them at to make a life for themselves. Shamed by her background, Jessie struggles with Henry's attention. 
Just as Henry and Jessie decide on a life together a shocking revelation could force them apart unless true forgiveness can be found. 

About the author: Paula Mowery is a published author, speaker, and acquisitions editor for Prism Book Group. Her articles have appeared in Woman's World, The Christian Online Magazine, and the multi-author devotional blog, Full Flavored Living. She reviews Christian fiction for several authors. She is a member of ACFW and on their author interview team. Paula is a pastor's wife who lives with her husband and daughter in East Tennessee.  Find her at www.paulamowery.blogspot.com or connect with her through her author page on Facebook.

More about The Pocket Watch:
Isabel Jones, an orphan, receives a ruby ring left by the mother she never knew and wants more than ever to find her roots. When a young physician, Daniel Harper, rescues her from an oncoming automobile and she finds his pocket watch in a puddle, her circumstances take a turn. She begins to consider what life outside the orphanage could be like. Daniel’s heart has been broken before and the attractive young lady who finds his treasured timepiece wouldn’t be deemed suitable by his social climbing parents.

When Isabel and Daniel work side by side, caring for the orphanage children during an influenza epidemic, she becomes gravely ill. Compelled to redeem the time by helping her find the past, Daniel finds a buried truth that creates an unbridgeable chasm between them. Where will they find hope in a hopeless situation?

About the author: Kathleen Rouser has loved making up stories since she was a little girl and wanted to be a writer before she could even read. The Pocket Watch is Kathleen’s debut novella. She has been published in Homeschool Digest and An Encouraging Word. She currently enjoys interviewing authors for the Novel PASTimes historical fiction blog. Her desire is to bring to life endearing characters who resonate with readers and realize the need for a transforming Savior in their everyday lives. She lives in southeast Michigan with her hero and husband of 31 years, Jack, who not only listens to her stories, but also cooks for her. Find her at: www.kathleenrouser.com, www.novelpastimes.com and https://www.facebook.com/kathleenerouser

More about Flames of Hope:
Young San Francisco police officer Gideon Light is smitten the moment he sees Lily McMinn rolling down the awnings on her father’s mercantile. Lovely, petite, and spunky, Lily had to grow up quickly after her mother passed away. She not only oversees the welfare of two younger siblings, she also helps run her father’s business.

Gideon and Lily are immediately attracted to each other and soon become good friends. It doesn’t take long before Lily realizes her feelings for Gideon have changed to something far deeper. He secretly harbors dreams of advancing in the force to earn a substantial enough income to make Lily his wife.
Before either has a chance to pursue each other, however, an earthquake of unthinkable magnitude shatters their world. With a raging fire fast in its wake, tragedy and triumph await as Gideon, Lily, and her family flee for their lives with little more than the clothes on their backs.
Set during the time of the great 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire, this tale of great loss, incredible human courage, and sweet romance, will inspire and warm your heart.

About the author: Teena Stewart is a published author, an accomplished artist, and a ministry leader. In addition to Brave New Century, her recent published books include Mothers and Daughters: Mending a Strained Relationship and The Treasure Seeker: Finding Love and Value in the Arms of Your Loving Heavenly Father. Brave New Century represents Teena’s first fiction inclusion in a book. She and her husband Jeff are involved in “out-of-the-box” organic church ministry in Hickory, NC. For more info on Teena visit www.teenastewart.com

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

CrossReads Book Blast with Becca Fisher's Amish Christmas Boxed Set

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Amish Christmas Boxed Set By Becca Fisher

About the Book

Four different Amish Christmas stories, plus one bonus novella by Best Selling Amish author, Becca Fisher:
The Christmas Surprise
Joshua Zook and Sadie Miller have been dancing around their feelings for months. But just as Joshua works up the nerve to admit how much he cares for Sadie, he realizes that he may be too late to win Sadie's heart.
The Christmas Miracle
William Bieler just wants a simple Amish Christmas. But with a newborn child at home, nothing is simple. When William's wife falls ill however, it will take a miracle to save Christmas at the Bieler house.
The Christmas Performance
Emma Bieler is chosen to do a solo at the school holiday pageant. But a case of crippling stage fright strikes her just before she's about to go onstage. What happens next will change Emma's life forever.
The Christmas Gift
When Amish widow Hannah King remarries, her daughters do not take well to their new step father. But as the holidays approach, it's make or break time to bring peace back into Hannah's house. Bonus novella: Clara Bieler's Amish Christmas
becca fisher

Becca Fisher I'm Becca Fisher and I write sweet Amish romances featuring simple people with complex love lives. I'm devout in my faith, relish time with my family, and seek to bring joy to as many lives as possible. I would love to have you as a reader. God bless. If you would like to be the first to know about my new books, join my mailing list here http://eepurl.com/s3WIT Everyone that signs up for my mailing list will receive a Free copy of my "Complete Amish Romance Boxed Set."
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Enter below to enter a $50 Amazon gift card, sponsored by author Becca Fisher! a Rafflecopter giveaway This book blast is hosted by Crossreads. We would like to send out a special THANK YOU to all of the CrossReads book blast bloggers!

Winner of The German Girl


Thank you to Carole Brown, author of the amazing book The Redemption of Caralynn Hayman,
winner of
for her loving comments on the recent excerpt tour of
The Potawatomi Boy.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Holiday Extravaganza recap

For a chance to win a $200 Amazon gift card, between December 1 and December 16, 2013, enter the John 3:16 Marketing Network Rafflecopter drawing at: http://bit.ly/Christian_Books
To recap, the books and authors were featured during this special holiday promotion at these links:
Green Leaf, The Potowatomi Boy (Amazon purchase link)
For another last chance to visit and comment on The Potawatomi Boy Excerpt Tour, here's the list. Comment to win a copy of The German Girl.
Kim Payne: 1, http://bit.ly/1bU0nTc
Kara Howell: 1, http://bit.ly/1dhTLfD
Kara Howell: 2, Dec 6 - http://bit.ly/1cwRsDW
Lorilyn Roberts: 3, December 4 http://bit.ly/1bj4BiK
Emma Right: 4, December 5 http://bit.ly/1bJtme5
Carol A. Brown: 5, December 7 http://bit.ly/18RbY4k
Janis Cox : 6, December 16  http://wp.me/p2yfqH-1ag
And a very big thank you to these lovely folks who hosted me these past weeks:
Anne Evans, My Mommy the Writer blog: http://annegarboczievans.blogspot.com/
Kimberely Payne, December 8th on Books for Book Lovers blog at http://www.kimpayne.wordpress.com

Today, December 16, is the last day to enter and win...and a very happy holiday season to you all.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Special Holiday Book Tour with Lorilyn Roberts and Prize Drawing

For a chance to win a $200 Amazon gift card, between December 1 and December 16, 2013, enter the John 3:16 Marketing Network Rafflecopter drawing at: http://bit.ly/Christian_Books
Five Favorites with Lorilyn Roberts, author of The Donkey and the King, a children's picture book.
QUESTION:  Favorite city you have visited?
LORILYN:  Jerusalem. I will never forget approaching the city and seeing a modern street sign that said “Jerusalem.”  Tears welled up in my eyes, but the lack of sleep made my eyes burn so much I had to quit crying. The juxtaposition of a modern sign with an ancient city seemed anachronistic. I couldn’t believe I was there.

QUESTION:  Favorite food?
LORILYN:   Chocolate – in any form except ice cream.

QUESTION:  Favorite authors?
LORILYN:  Randy Alcorn, C.S. Lewis, and Max Lucado

QUESTION:  Favorite book you’ve read in the last three months?
LORILYN:  On Writing, A Memoir of the Craft, by Stephen King

QUESTION:  Favorite historical person?
LORILYN:  Corrie Ten Boom



About the Book:
The Kindle version of  The Donkey and the King is all new and updated. The artwork has been rescanned from the original drawings, and the text can be resized for young readers. Click on the artwork on each page, and enlarge the drawing to look for the hidden word “good.” The Donkey and the King will entertain young ones and help them to become lifelong lovers of books and reading, all while teaching them about Jesus and redemption.

Be sure and pick up your Kindle version of The Donkey and the King for 99 cents at http://bit.ly/Donkey_Kindle


About the Author:
Lorilyn graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Alabama in 1991. Her studies included spending two weeks in Israel at the start of the Gulf War and touring England, Australia, New Zealand, and several countries in Europe. She later attended the Institute of Children’s Literature and earned her Master of Arts in Creative Writing from Perelandra College.

Lorilyn has two daughters whom she adopted from Nepal and Vietnam as a single mother. She homeschooled both of them, the older one through high school, and believes that the hope of the United States may rest on the conservative values homeschooling families instill in their offspring.

“If we fail to teach our children how to live out their Christian faith practically, we will have lost an opportunity to impact the world for good. It only takes one generation to forget the past. As JRR Tolkien said, ‘There is some good in this world and it’s worth fighting for.’”

To learn more about Lorilyn, you can visit her website  and blog.

You can follow her on twitter and Facebook.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Support Operation All the Way Home with a great book, Room Four

AJ Knauss returns with a special request to support
Operation All the Way Home.
I introduced AJ and her book Room Four at Wisconsin Author Review. Read the post.

 Recently she sent this request:

Hi Lisa,

I have partnered with Operation All the Way Home to donate all my book proceeds until the end of my current army tour to their organization.  OATH is a group of high school students who are building an accessible home for SPC Jerral Hancock. On his birthday, he became paralyzed, burned and lost his left arm in Iraq.  He has two young kids and an indomitable spirit.

As a physician I know too well that the acute trauma care we provide is only a small part, the long road after is everything.  kids and Mr. Hancock are truly inspiring.

They are over halfway there in fundraising and I think they could get there so quickly if word spread.

Thank you again for your support of Wisconsin authors!

MAJ Anne Johnson MD
Camp Arifjan, Kuwait

author of ROOM FOUR, AJ Knauss

Mission Statement
    OATH is a grass-roots, community effort created and organized by the Pride of the Nation students of Lancaster High School.  
    The mission of Operation All The Way Home (OATH) is to assist veterans of the United States Armed Forces with the acquisition of housing, both permanent and transitional. OATH also assists veterans with other needs as they relate to assimilating into civilian life after completion of their service.
    OATH's current mission is to raise funds and break ground for construction of a new home for wounded warrior, Jerral Hancock, within one year. Committed to working from June 1, 2013 to June 1, 2014, the students have enlisted for a one-year "tour of duty" to make this happen.  

About the book:

It's just after Christmas and Alan Fries, hapless accountant, wonders why nurses with antler hats are hovering over him. He endures a three day coma stuck with only Jerry for company, an 87-year-old crank who died in the same room earlier but is waiting for someone to sign the death certificate. Jerry and Alan becomes dead flies on the wall of an aging Chicago hospital and observe the staff...the doctor who leaves his sperm sample in the work fridge, the veteran nurse putting the kibosh on an intern's crush, the holiday hamfork injuries and the various nutcases who file through the ER doors. When they uncover a billing scandal and the truth about the corrupt CEO who is bankrupting the hospital they get to work. But can they put the proof in front of the eyes of the living in time? Can they save the hospital before driving each other crazy? Will Alan get resuscitated and start the bucket list he never had? A grouchy, laugh-out-loud, heartwarming tale of how tough love shines through the crustiest exterior.

ISBN: 978-1477572436
$11.95 Print
$3.79 E-book

Connect with AJ:
Amazon Author Page


Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Book launch with $200 prize drawing - Martin Roth and Brother Half Angel

Welcome Martin Roth to our special Book Promotion
For a chance to win a $200 Amazon gift card, between December 1 and December 16, 2013, enter the John 3:16 Marketing Network Rafflecopter drawing at: http://bit.ly/Christian_Books

About the Book:Brother Half Angel is the leader of a secret new church military order, dedicated to helping Christians under attack around the world. In this book, the first in the Brother Half Angel series, he is dispatched urgently to China, where an underground seminary is under siege from fanatical sword-wielding members of a local cult who still pay homage to the bloodthirsty extremists who tried to expel all foreigners from China in the nineteenth century.

Buy here.

About the Author:

Martin Roth is a veteran journalist and foreign correspondent whose reports from Asia have appeared in leading publications around the world, including the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun and The Guardian. He is the author of many books. His Brother Half Angel international thrillers focus on the persecuted church. They feature Brother Half Angel, an abrasive former military man who heads a clandestine new military order that is dedicated to fighting for the rights of persecuted Christians around the world. He lives in Australia with his Korean wife and three sons.

5 Favs with Martin:

Favorite city you’ve visited – Tokyo. I lived there for 17 years, and wouldn’t have stayed if I didn’t love the place. They say that when you visit Rome or Paris you feel like you’re living in the past, when you visit New York you feel like you’re living in the present and when you visit Tokyo you feel like you’re living in the future. It’s true.

Favorite food – just about anything Japanese, unless it’s still wriggling (which in Japan it occasionally is).

Favorite authors – I write thrillers and I love reading them. Raymond Chandler, who wrote “The Big Sleep” and “Farewell My Lovely” is the master. I read and re-read him, wondering how he manages to create all that atmosphere.

Favorite book you’ve read in the last three months – a Scottish friend has just left Australia (where I live) and has moved with his family back to the UK. Before he went he gave me his collection of Ian Rankin detective mysteries, and I’m reading the series now. They’re great – excellent writing, marvelous characters and a gritty, very atmospheric Edinburgh locale. 

Favorite historical person (fiction or non) - as a strong Christian I should probably answer that it is Jesus. But I have just started some intensive reading of the Old Testament, so right now my favorite historical person is that passionate man of God - and man of action - David.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Avon Calling! with Cindy Duvel

I'd like to introduce my cousin Cindy Duvel
who is an Avon Representative.
If you still need some gifts for the holidays,
I recommend Avon from Cindy.
Tom Duvel
Cindy, and her number one fan, my cousin Tom.

Lisa:  How did you get started, Cindy?

Cindy: This March I will be selling AVON for 5 years. In 2008 I was unemployed I heard about selling AVON. I gave it a try and AVON is so much fun.

Lisa: Tell us about selling Avon, Cindy.

Cindy: I know what my customers like. I tell the when the specials come. I always give them the best deal. Here are some specials for Dec. 6- through Dec. 17th.

Kissing Mickey & Minnie mug $14.99 807-570
Disney sweet smooth watch $24.99 094-418,
Mickey kisses Minnie tote bag $19.99 115-558
Betty Boop wine glass $16.99 122-580
Sweet Odyssey cologne spray $7.00 979=734
Secrets toilet spray $10.00 125-282
Iron man spray $16.50 011=076

Lisa: How does it work?

Cindy: Here is my website. www.youravon.com/cduvel I will receive credit when they use my website. 
You will need to use your credit card.

Thanks so much! Cindy

Lisa: You're welcome, and Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Holiday Extravaganza! $200 Amazon card, prizes, with Katy Lee and Warning Signs

Katy Lee! Warning Signs, a Love Inspired Suspense
For a chance to win a $200 Amazon gift card, between December 1 and December 16, 2013, enter the John 3:16 Marketing Network Rafflecopter drawing at: http://bit.ly/Christian_Books

Five Favorites with Katy Lee:

Favorite city you’ve visited –
I love to travel, but I would have to say my favorite city I visited was Venice, Italy. We spent three nights in Venice, and they were the most wonderful days, filled with water taxi rides and gondolas, bird feeding in the square, and colorful glassblowing demonstrations.

Favorite food –
I look forward to my corned beef and cabbage dinner at St. Patrick’s Day more than any other dinner throughout the year.

Favorite authors –
I’ve always been a huge Catherine Anderson fan. Her stories are so character driven, and I love when they become my friends by the end.

Favorite book you’ve read in the last three months –
I really enjoy reading the Love Inspired series from Harlequin each month. The stories are well written, clean, and short enough to be a quick and easy read, but in depth enough to make an impact.

Favorite historical person (fiction or non) –
Helen Keller. She was my inspiration for my latest book, WARNING SIGNS. I watched a Youtube video of Helen speaking her first words aloud. I cried…and then, started writing Miriam’s story. Click if you would like to watch Helen speak.


About the Book:

When a drug-smuggling ring rocks a small coastal town, the DEA sends Agent Owen Matthews to shut it down. A single father with a deaf son, Owen senses that the town's number one suspect—the high school's new principal—doesn't fit the profile. Miriam Hunter hoped to shrug off the stigma of her hearing impairment when she returned to Stepping Stones, Maine. But her recurring nightmares dredge up old memories that could prove her innocence—and uncover the truth behind a decades-old murder. Yet Owen's help may not be enough when someone decides to keep Miriam silenced—permanently.
Katy says: In my latest romantic-suspense story, WARNING SIGNS, my heroine, Miriam Hunter, is deaf. Owen, my hero, has some misconceptions of people with hearing impairments, but can Miriam change his way of thinking before she goes to jail? Or worse, killed?  WARNING SIGNS is the first story in my inspirational series that takes place on a fishing island in Maine. Stop by the Island of Stepping Stones, where the lobster traps are always full and romance awaits even the hardest of hearts. 

RT Book Reviews gave WARNING SIGNS 4 ½ Stars, making it a keeper. "Miriam is a strong character who is not held back by what others may perceive as a weakness. Acceptance is a key theme as Lee dispels some misconceptions regarding people with hearing impairments." ~RT Magazine

To read an excerpt, please visit Amazon

About the Author:

As an Inspirational Romantic Suspense author, Katy Lee writes higher-purpose stories in high-speed worlds. Through her writing, ministries, and teaching, she dedicates her life to sharing tales of love, from the “greatest love story ever told” to those sweet romantic stories of falling in love. Katy and her husband are born New Englanders and love to travel with their three adventuresome homeschooled children. You can connect with Katy anytime at her website, www.KatyLeeBooks.com. There you will find links to Facebook and Twitter.  Please look her up!

To purchase the WARNING SIGNS Kindle version, you can go to:  http://tinyurl.com/o446oqw

B.O.G.O. Sale: If you purchase WARNING SIGNS between 12/1/13 -12/16/13 from any retailer, contact Katy at her website at www.KatyLeeBooks.com for directions to claim your FREE ecopy of REAL VIRTUE. If you would like to see the details on REAL VIRTUE, go here: But remember to contact Katy directly at her website to claim your ecopy!

Bonus Giveaway: For a chance to win a $200 Amazon gift card, between December 1 and December 16, 2013, enter the John 3:16 Marketing Network Rafflecopter drawing at: http://bit.ly/Christian_Books You get a free entry just for stopping by!


Thursday, December 5, 2013

Holiday book launch and prize drawing with Michelle Dennis Evans


For a chance to win a $200 Amazon gift card, between December 1 and December 16, 2013, enter the John 3:16 Marketing Network Rafflecopter drawing at: http://bit.ly/Christian_Books

Five Favorites:
Favorite city you’ve visited - Sydney - I love the views of the harbour - but my favourite city is the one I live in - the Gold Coast
Favorite food - Cheese! Avocado, Mango ... I love food! 
Favorite authors – God - it's my cop out answer because if I start naming authors I love I'll never stop and even then I might miss someone! Maybe check out my 5* ratings on Goodreads
Favorite book you’ve read in the last three months - Treasures of Darkness: A Prison Journey by Trish Jenkins
Favorite historical person (fiction or non) - Jesus - so many wow moments that are still talked about over 2000 years later
About the Book:
Temptation, depression, seduction, betrayal ... Not what Stephanie was expecting at fifteen years of age. Uprooted from her happy, all-girl high school life with a dream filled future and thrown into an unfriendly co-ed school, Stephanie spirals into depression. When charismatic high school senior, Jason notices her, Stephanie jumps in feet first and willingly puts all her faith and trust in him, a boy she barely knows. Every choice she makes and turn she takes leads her towards a dangerous path. Her best friend is never far away and ready to catch her … but will she push Tabbie too far away when she needs her most? 

Set in Australia, this novel contains adult themes. 
Recommended reading audiences 15+ 
Purchase Spiralling Out of Control.
About the Author:
Michelle writes to inspire, take people on a journey and escape their world. She believes you can find healing or hope when you read about someone else’s story – fiction or truth. Michelle is married to an awesome man. She spends most of her days educating, socialising and sporting their four children and her nights writing. Her life is full and at times overflowing but she wouldn’t have it any other way.