Thursday, January 10, 2019

Author Interview: The Daily Life of Hailey Grace (+ a giveaway)

Good morning, ladies and gents! Today, we have a special treat. Not only is there a giveaway, but author, Beloved, answered a few questions about writing! Read on to learn more about the book, the author, and enter the giveaway.

About the Book

For Hailey Grace, birthdays suck! She hopes with all her heart that her big day passes without gifts, or even a birthday wish. But with loving parents and two witty best friends who keep her on her toes, there’s no telling what adventure Hailey Grace will be forced to explore this time. Unexpectedly, her best friend Alex challenges her to do something she’s never done before. With that comes a whole new set of rules, and another life Hailey isn’t sure she’s quite ready for. Now questioning all that she has ever believed, she takes Alex up on the dare by asking for something that no one but God can give her. Her request also comes with a twenty-four-hour deadline. As the minutes slowly but surely tick by, Hailey’s life shifts into overdrive and she wonders if she has asked for too much too soon.

About the Author

Beloved is a ministry leader and Christian Romance Author born and raised in Miami, FL. She spends much of her time studying the scriptures and has a gift for sharing the Gospel. Through her debut novel, Beloved hopes to inspire youth to seek God whole-heartily, knowing there is nothing impossible with Him on their side!

Facebook: belovedchrist
Instagram: @belovedforever2018
Twitter: beloved4jesus


Beloved is giving away an autographed copy of The Daily Life of Hailey Grace, as well as a $10.00 Amazon Gift Card! There will be 3 book winners, and one Grand Prize Winner will receive the Gift Card in addition to their copy.

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Author Interview 

Good morning, Beloved and thank you for stopping by my blog!

1. What is your writing process? Do you outline before you start? My writing process is a bit different every time. Depending on what I’m writing and how long I’ve been sitting with the idea in my head. Typically, every story for me begins with an idea and a character that I absolutely adore. From there I listen to music that defines my character, and that process makes her even more real to me. Afterwards her words, thoughts, and actions come naturally and before I know it, I’m a few chapters into the novel.

2. How do you develop your characters? Do you use images found online, a Pinterest board, character sketches, or develop them as you write? I really enjoy this question because developing my characters are probably my most favorite thing about writing. I have to say when I’m developing my main character, I stay away from what I know and who I know. During this process I don’t usually read other books especially by authors who are writing in the same genre. I don’t want to create a clone of what is already out there. However, I do like to start with an attribute that is worthy, honorable, and godly. For example, I love the woman Ruth in the Bible! I like to create characters that encourage me to want to be better in every aspect of my life. That’s like a must for me when I’m creating my main character. I desire him/her to ultimately be someone I can learn from and look up to.

3. What is your best advice for getting rid of writer’s block? If you would have asked me something like this years ago, I know my answer would be totally different and perhaps long and drawn out. Simply put. PRAY!!!

4. If you could share one piece of advice that you wish someone else had told you to an aspiring writer, what would it be? Once again PRAY!!! That is the very first thing anyone should do before they make a commitment to do anything. Because writing is a commitment and a responsibility. Like any commitment, it shouldn’t be taken lightly, and it should both honor and serve Jesus Christ as well as those who you will be held accountable for. Writing is a ministry, and as authors we are responsible for the well-being of every reader who are drinking in our words.

5. What is your favorite genre? Hmm…that’s a tough one. I think I’m going to have to say Christian Fiction.

Fun questions:
Pizza or Pasta? Pizza!

Favorite movie? The Notebook

Favorite Bible verse? Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God." (Mark 10:27)

Coffee, tea, or water? Water

Favorite movie adaptation? Love Comes Softly By: Janette Oke

Monday, December 3, 2018

Christmas Duet Winner!

We have winners! But first I want to say thank you all so much for being part of the tour. It was a lot of fun. If you want to go back and read the posts, you can find them all on the original post here.

Monday, November 26, 2018

The Christmas Duet Blog Tour

Rebekah Morris and Faith Blum have teamed up for a fun Christmas Duet Blog Tour! Why Christmas Duet? Because both books have titles that have to do with a Christmas song! Be sure to check out all of the blog posts as well as the giveaway.

About the Books

His Law is Love

 Will hate and fear drown the song of Christmas love?

Amelia is eagerly anticipating her first Christmas in the west, but she soon finds that her brother-in-law's worry and her sister's exhaustion reach far deeper than the cares of a ranch and a family. A rash of fires and cattle thefts is plaguing the area, and the three young orphans they've sheltered are under suspicion from their prejudiced neighbors.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Cover Reveal: The Rose's Maker

Today, I have a fun cover reveal from a dear friend of mine. You can see the cover above or in more detail below. Here are a few more details about the book:

Short story

Sometimes flowers tell stories 
A strange old man, a notion that flowers don’t grow, and a wild rose sets Rosie’s feet on a journey to find the the truth she seeks. 
Can a simple wild-flower show her the way to the Maker of the Rose?

As of right now, all you have to do is follow by email at, and when Dec. 18 rolls around you'll find it in your inbox - completely FREE, a Christmas gift from Julia to you.  

And if you want to see the cover without all the trimmings above, here it is!


Friday, November 16, 2018

Blog Tour: Yesterday's Christmas


I have the privilege of joining a new writer friend's blog tour! I am looking forward to reading at least one of her books over this Christmas! A.M. Heath invites you to spend Christmas with the Tanners in a dual-timeline novel loosely inspired by Beauty and the Beast. You’re sure to fall in love again and again. To see the other posts in the tour, check out this link: And make sure you check out the author interview at the end of the blog post!

About the Book

During a snowstorm, Betty Tanner finds herself stuck with her estranged husband. Spending Christmas with Glenn wasn’t what she had in mind, and her thoughts reluctantly travel back three decades to their first Christmas together, when another snowstorm caused her to wreck her car outside the Tanner home …

1954: Stranded with the Tanners over Christmas, Betty is forced into the company of Glenn, who has spurned her for years. But as the snow falls outside, the walls between Betty and Glenn begin to melt, revealing a side of him she never knew existed. A side she longs to know better.

Pride and bitterness can make a beast out of anyone. And the hardships they face in their relationship are of their own making. But can following Christ’s ways lead Betty and Glenn to the reconciliation they long for?

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Blog Tour: Cordial Killing by Vikki Walton

About the Book

Anne is excited for the opening of the Brandywine Inn. Kandi and Hope are her partners in the bed-and-breakfast in Carolan Springs, Colorado, where they also provide homesteading and herbal workshops for guests.

As soon as the guests arrive, it’s plain that the five old college chums have bad blood between them. When Anne finds a threatening note, it's clear that someone is out for revenge. Then they find a guest dead. At first, the death appears to be natural, but suspicions begin to grow.

When a blizzard threatens the Inn, will it trap them all with a killer and no way out?

Cordial Killing is a classic who-dun-it with a twist. Set in the fictional small town of Carolan Springs, you will enjoy an armchair getaway into beautiful Colorado.


About the author

Vikki’s first words were “I get it!” This attitude became her life-long mantra to always go after what

After spending years as a registered interior designer, Vikki began to write. While writing for periodicals, Vikki found herself on assignment interviewing publishers in Colorado Springs. It wasn’t long before the natural beauty of Colorado captured her heart.

After moving to Colorado, Vikki worked with nonprofits. However, she soon realized she needed more autonomy in her work.

Vikki started her own business as a nonprofit consultant and grant writer. She has helped nonprofits across the U.S. to receive millions of dollars for their work. Yet, she realized doing one thing wouldn’t satisfy her for long.

Vikki became a Work Quilter™ combining her many passions to create multiple income streams. She started speaking and teaching adults on myriad and diverse topics around her knowledge, skills and passions. She's taught and spoken on Creative Writing, Design for Heart and Home, Fundraising Fundamentals , Suburban Homesteading, Permaculture, How to Get What You Really Want, and of course, Work Quilting. Two words that continually appear on instructor and speaker feedback forms are "engaging" and "knowledgeable."

Born in Chicago, Vikki lived outside of Paris for a few years as a small child. That may account for her love of travel. She moved to Wichita with her parents before going on to live most of her life around the San Antonio, Texas area. She is the founder of #girlswantago and you can connect through Facebook or

Vikki is also an experienced, professional global house and pet sitter.

Vikki's favorite genre is mystery so it wasn't long before she had begun her first cozy mystery series. Incorporating her love of suburban homesteading, or as some call it, backyard farming, Vikki's first book is Chicken Culprit.

You'll most often find Vikki out hiking with her dog, outside gardening, traveling abroad, house or pet sitting, or writing her next book. It also helped her realize her desire to help others get what they really want out of life.


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Thursday, November 1, 2018

Lo, How a Rose Giveaway Winner

Thank you all for making this blog tour so fun! And now to pick our winner!

Congratulations to...


You won! I'll be emailing shortly to get your address.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Blog Tour: Lo, How a Rose

Did you know that I have a lot of books published? If you've followed me much, you probably knew that, but do you know how many books I have published and what was the date my first book publication?

If you've ever asked these questions, you're in luck, because I'm about to answer them. Counting my multiple boxsets, individual books for sale in either eBook and/or paperback format, and the stories I have in anthologies, as of today, I

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Blog Tour: Beyond Her Calling + Author Interview

Kellyn is a newer author friend of mine and I recently had the privilege to beta-read this book. It was a great book and I loved it! Not only that, but Kellyn also answered a few questions from me. Be sure to check out everything, especially the interview and the giveaway!

About the Book

At twenty, Ivy Knight feels as if she hasn’t accomplished anything of worth. Her life stretches on before her, empty and pointless. Though her faith in God and her mental abilities have been strengthened, she still doubts herself. Does God have a purpose for a socially awkward, often confused and frightened young woman?

Jordy McAllen has just returned to Scotland after his education in London. Though he has accomplished a lot for a farm lad such as himself, he fears that what everyone has always said about him may be true: he won’t really make a good doctor. Determined to prove himself, Jordy snatches up the opportunity to become the doctor in the village of Keefmore near his parents’ farm.

Helping Jordy with his work at Keefmore seems like the perfect opportunity for Ivy. Still, she doubts herself. Is there a purpose to Ivy’s life?


Thursday, October 11, 2018

Blog Tour: Body by Blood

About the Book

Dr. Raymond Verity came back to life today. Awakening from an optical-cerebral transplant into a clone body, Ray is amazed at how society changed in the 27 years he was cryo-preserved. Having pioneered cloning technology based on fetal tissue experiments, he has no qualms destroying imperfect samples. Until he meets his only granddaughter and falls in love with her despite her Down Syndrome. When he discovers that Mary Nell is scheduled to be “replaced” by her genetically-perfect duplicate, Dr. Verity embarks on a desperate mission to atone for his past sins. Can he save both Mary Nell and her clone?

Body by Blood is a futuristic thriller which takes you on a heart-pounding journey that will call into question your core beliefs about life.

About the Author

Dr. Patrick Johnston is a family physician, the father of ten children, the founder of the Association of Pro- Life Physicians and the director of Personhood Ohio. He has authored ten fiction novels, two film scripts, and one non-fiction workbook.

You can learn more about Dr. Johnston and his family and ministry at


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Tour Schedule

Monday, October 8th
Intro // Kellyn Roth @ Reveries

Tuesday, October 9th
Author Interview // Jessie Bingham

Wednesday, October 10th
Author Interview // Germaine Han @ The Writing Mafia
Author Interview // Kellyn Roth @ Reveries

Thursday, October 11th
Book Spotlight // Faith Blum @ Bookish Orchestrations
Book Spotlight // Rebekah @ The Narrow Road for Teens

Friday, October 12th
Wrap-Up // Kellyn Roth @ Reveries