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:



LENGTH: 
Short story

BLURB:
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?


HOW CAN TRM BE OBTAINED???
As of right now, all you have to do is follow by email at litaflame.blog, 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: https://amheathblog.wordpress.com/blog-tour-landing-page/. 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 www.girlswantago.com

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...

Julia!!!!!


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?

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07J2VYVYJ?ref_=pe_3052080_276849420

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 www.Johnston.house.

Giveaway

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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

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Author Interview: Fate of the Watchman by Chad Pettit



About the Book

Lester Sharp is a workaholic, obsessed with the success of his business and oblivious to the world around him. All of that changes when a peculiar stranger comes into his shop asking for food and help. Lester soon finds himself on an impossible journey around the world to bear witness to some of the greatest tragedies a person can know, all frozen in a single moment of time.

In this challenging and gripping novella, debut author Chad Pettit, delivers a supernatural, pulse-pounding adventure in which Lester Sharp is in for the longest second of his life and learns lessons to last a lifetime.

Buy on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GSFMRSK

Add to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40961725-fate-of-the-watchman

About the Author

Chad Pettit grew up in Oregon with books and the mountains to help his imagination grow. After high school, he spent ten years in the Army, travelling and deploying all over the world, including two combat tours in Iraq. After the military, Chad earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Texas A&M University-Central Texas, and then he started teaching English at an early college high school in central Texas. Chad currently serves in a local church as a deacon and the Sunday school superintendent.

Follow the Author:
Website: www.chatpettit.net
Twitter: @pettit_chad
Facebook: ChadPettit.Writer
Instagram: @chad_pettit_ 

Author Interview


1. How do you develop your characters? Do you use images found online, a Pinterest board, character sketches, or develop them as you write?
I don’t even know how Pinterest works. I think I’m probably different than a lot of writers. I have no idea what most of my characters look like. I start with a story, and the characters come to life as I put the story together. It’s always funny to me when people say they can imagine the characters so vividly because I rarely describe the way they look in great detail. 

That sounds a lot like me! I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one. 

2. What is your best advice for getting rid of writer’s block?
Leave it alone. You just can’t force what’s not there. That’s your mind telling you to take a break. But if you just have to write, just start writing descriptions for things. Describe your coffee and the way it smells, feels, tastes. Maybe you feel stressed, and the coffee relieves some stress. Change your name to Bill or something and then talk about why Bill is stressed. See? I just did it! If you tell yourself you can’t write, you’re right. 

That is a cool way to do it. I'll have to try it sometime. Just without the coffee since I don't drink the stuff. ;)

3. If you could share one piece of advice that you wish someone else had told you to an aspiring writer, what would it be?
Your story is unique, and it’s perfectly fine for it to take a long time to develop. I’ve been working on this story since I was sixteen, but I hadn’t lived through enough back then, and I needed experience to find its purpose. Be patient, learn the craft, and practice. People start and never finish writing novels all the time because they haven’t developed the skill or stamina yet. 

I love that advice! Thank you!

4. What is your favorite genre?
I don’t know if I have a favorite. Growing up it was high fantasy. I learned the importance of description from reading the dark elf books by R.A. Salvatore. These days, I’m a huge Ted Dekker fan. I like the mix of fantasy and thriller, but I’m open to a lot of genres.
 
Fun questions:
Pizza or Pasta?
I have to choose?

Favorite movie?
The Martian. I love the exploration of what a person is capable of under extreme conditions. It’s also just a cool premise and well done. 

Favorite Bible verse?
Galatians 2:20. Get a good grasp on that one and everything else starts falling into place.

Coffee, tea, or water?
I like water with coffee or tea in it. Columbian roast in the morning. Chai in the evening.

Favorite movie adaptation?
The Hobbit. The whole trilogy. It was just as magical for me as the book was, and I think they honored Tolkien.


Giveaway

The winner of the giveaway will receive an eBook of Fate of the Watchman.

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Tour Schedule


Monday, October 1st
Intro Post // Kellyn Roth @ Reveries
Book Spotlight // Grace Maples @ Proclaiming His Excellencies

Tuesday, October 2nd
Author Interview // Angela R. Watts @ The Peculiar Messenger

Wednesday, October 3rd
Author Interview // Faith Blum @ Bookish Orchestrations
Author Interview // Germaine Han @ The Writing Mafia

Thursday, October 4th
Review // Rayleigh Gray @ Literature Approved

Friday, October 5th
Review // Grace Buckner @ Literatura

Saturday, October 6th
Review // Jo @ The Lens & The Harddrive
Wrapup Post // Kellyn Roth @ Reveries
A. Kaylee // Book Spotlight @ Kaylee’s Kind Of Writes