Thursday, September 29, 2016

Surprise!

There are many days when you wake up thinking it will be a normal day and sometimes that's true. But some days you get a surprise. Like I did on Tuesday when I checked to see how Faith is the Victory was doing in the Hot New Releases rankings on Amazon and found this:


When I went to bed the night before, I was in the #2 spot and quite a ways from the overall Amazon rankings compared to the book that is in the #3 spot in the picture. To say I was surprised is an understatement. But super happy, too! Especially when I then read Tarissa's review on her blog! 

Monday, September 26, 2016

Faith is the Victory





This book is different from most of my books. First, it's a contemporary fiction book. Second, it's about a college student going through some struggles in his life. Third, despite the shortness of the book, I decided to do a paperback of it! The paperback version isn't available yet, but it should be soon and will be $4.99 on Amazon or $4.00 signed from me.

About the Book

Winning story in Perry Elisabeth Design’s short story contest.

I don’t like change. I know most people get used to it, but I have never been able to. When Dad announced their move and I couldn’t go with them, I didn’t handle it well. Would I ever find the faith to be victorious?

Content warning: A character does attempt suicide, so please read with caution.

Available on Amazon and other platforms such as Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Kobo, and Scribd.

Paperback coming soon!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Hide 'em in Your Heart


More than just a coloring book, this inspirational activity book will help you relax, unwind, and enjoy some creative fun while hiding God’s Word in your heart. 
The 35 separate verses and passages are printed in colorable word art with decorative borders, blank on the back to make them easier to remove and frame or display, if desired. Each one is accompanied by two different activities or puzzles featuring the verse or key words from it. 

Friday, September 2, 2016

We have a winner!

First of all, I would like to thank everyone for being part of my blog tour, whether you posted a blog, entered the giveaway, or helped to promote the tour in anyway, thank you!
I'm feeling lazy right now, so if you'd like to check out any of the posts, you can go to this link. At the bottom of the post is the list with all of the blog posts. 


And now, without further ado, the winner of the lovely bookmarks is...

Marilyn C.!


Congratulations! I'll be emailing you shortly to get your mailing address!

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

It's raining, it's pouring

Sarah Allerding is back on my blog today! This time with her book now published. She also graciously agreed to answer a few questions about herself.

About the Book

When Thomas gets caught in a summer storm, he is sucked into the world of raindrops through a tornado. He learns he will not be allowed to return until he can defeat the lightning, which has been hurling raindrops from the clouds. Many adventures await him in this strange land. Is everything just as the raindrops say it will be? Is it the lightning they need to defend themselves against, or is there a much greater foe behind the disturbing disappearances?

https://www.amazon.com/Rainland-1-Sarah-Allerding/dp/153553752

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31140620-rainland


About the Author

Sarah is a homeschool graduate who enjoys using her imagination to write fiction. She is
working on a degree in theology and hopes to eventually work in the church. She also enjoys umpiring baseball, writing devotions and Bible studies, reading fiction, and playing the guitar.

Friday, August 26, 2016

A mystery within a mystery





Of the three novellas I have published this summer, this one is my favorite. I'm not exactly sure why, though. It could be because this was my favorite cover to create. Or that Adelaide and I are more similar. Or it could be the unusual love story Adelaide has. Whatever it is, this novella is near and dear to my heart and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

First, though, here's a little about the book. And there's a really nice giveaway, too. If I do say so myself.

About the Book

Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine
O what a foretaste of glory divine!
Heir of salvation, purchase of God
Born of His Spirit, washed in His blood.

Adelaide lost her parents a year before and now a rich man in town is making unwanted advances toward her. Desperate, she writes to two men and quickly accepts the one from Cheyenne, Wyoming. On the final leg of her journey, in a stagecoach with four other mail order brides, her suspicions are confirmed. Will she ever find a man she can truly trust?

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01IIU5XPK

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Winners!



The winners have been picked for Peggy's tour! I'm excited to announce them. But first, here are the posts all in one place.

Author Interviews

Book Review

Character Interviews

Excerpt

Guest Post


And now to see who the winners are. 

Winners

Due to there only being 15 people who entered, everyone is a winner! Congratulations!


 5 copies of Elle Burton
Beth A.
Sally P.
Lisa R.
Renee G.
Mary P.

8 copies of Missing
Sharon E.
Connie A.
RJ C. 
James R.
Corrine T.
Raechel K.
Victoria M.
Heidi L.

2 Pendant Replicas
Samantha D.
Emily A.

Congratulations, all! Peggy will be in touch with each of you soon.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Missing: A Blog Tour




Howdy, Bookish readers! Today, we've got an author from a special state. Why is it so special? Because she lives in the same wonderful state that I do! Wisconsin. :D But you don't want to listen to me talk about Wisconsin. I'm sure you'd prefer to let Peggy talk about her book. So I'll stop jabbering to you.

Have you ever had to sacrifice something to bring back something or someone you love? Peggy McAloon is here today to talk about the second book in her Lessons from Fiori series, Missing. Elle's brother has been kidnapped. Will she be able to save him?

About the Book


Kidnapping. Monsters. Magic.

Elle's desperate to find her kidnapped brother. She teams up with the winged warriors from the dimension of Fiori to save him, but JJ isn't the only one in danger. What will Elle sacrifice to bring her brother home? Can she fulfill the ancient prophecy and restore the magic of the Bronze Pendant?
 
You will love this Coming of Age, action-packed fantasy for middle-grade readers. Elle Burton's goal is to rescue her brother. What she discovers is pure evil. The author provides a female role model who strives to overcome her flaws and inspire kids everywhere.
 
"Missing" blends the magic of a fairytale with the contemporary realities of the world today's youth inhabit. You will discover a new world order through the journey of a young girl who exhibits both compassion and jaw-dropping courage in her quest to fulfill an ancient prophecy. Find yourself caught in the ultimate struggle between good and evil. "Missing" is the second book in the "Lessons from Fiori" series.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Date Night Winner!




This has been a fun tour. Thank you all for joining in. If you missed any of the posts, you can find them here:

Author Interviews

Character Interviews  

Excerpts


 Winner

And now for the winner. Congratulations to... *Cues drum roll*

Sarah!!!

Laurie will be in touch with you shortly to get you the exciting Date Night gift basket!

Thank you all for joining me on this blog tour!

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Lady Dragon, Tela Du Cover Reveal



 This must be the week for Dragons. Today, we have a friend of mine on the blog with her cover reveal for her book named Lady Dragon, Tela Du by Kendra Ardnek. It looks like a unique book and I love the cover!


About the Book

Two girls with one face
Two girls with twisted fate
One in purple, one in red
One shall speak the other’s death
Who shall win their final war?
Lady Dragon or Tela Du?

Amber, the Lady Dragon, has been promised a fifty-year reign over Rizkaland and nothing can stop her from claiming it. But when you've lived six thousand years, fifty is such a pitiful number. Only one person can keep her from making this reign permanent - the Tela Du, a girl who shall share Amber's face.

The last thing Petra wants is a magical world interrupting her plans for a normal life, let alone an ultimate battle against the Lady Dragon with only one prophesied survivor. She has her childhood best friend, Reuben, at her side, but she's not sure if he's more of a help or a hindrance right now. Though she'd much prefer to just return home and forget about this whole crazy affair, things change when she discovers that the world has surprising connections to her own family - including her sister who disappeared without a trace two years before. Still, Rizkaland can't possibly expect her to risk her very life, can it?