March 2013 Posts

Free E-Book Alert: All in Good Time

All in Good Time by Maureen Lang For a limited time, you can download Maureen Lang’s novel  All in Good Time for free! Click here for links to your preferred retailer and for a complete list of our current e-book deals. This offer ends on 04/1/13.

Dessa Caldwell has a dream: to open Pierson House, a refuge for former prostitutes in Denver’s roughest neighborhood. But after exhausting all charitable donations, Dessa still needs a loan, and nearly every bank in town has turned her down. Her last hope hinges on the owner of Hawkins National Bank.
Henry Hawkins has a secret: though he owns the most successful bank in town, his initial capital came from three successful raids on Wells Fargo coaches. Now he’s the most eligible bachelor in Denver, but to protect his criminal past, he’s built a fortress around his heart. Not even the boldest matchmaking mother can tempt him . . . until the day Dessa Caldwell ventures into his bank requesting a loan.

Though he’s certain her proposal is a bad investment, Henry is drawn to Dessa’s passion. But that same passion drives her to make rash decisions about Pierson House . . . and about whom she can trust. One man might hold the key to the future of her mission—but he also threatens to bring Henry’s darkest secrets to light. As the walls around their hearts begin to crumble, Henry and Dessa must choose between their plans and God’s, between safety and love.

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Tyndale Fiction- What’s Happening Wednesday? March Edition

Hello, readers! Today on the blog we’re starting a new feature called
“What’s Happening Wednesday?”

On the last Wednesday of every month, the Fiction team will be sharing an inside scoop on the projects each of our team members are focusing on at the moment. It’s always fun to take a peek behind the scenes. Check out what’s happening here and let us know what you think by answering the questions at the end of each team member’s thoughts.


I’m currently wrapping up a few details after fall 2013 presentations to our national account sales reps—getting them additional information, manuscripts to review, etc. I’ve also started working on PIFs (product information forms) for our spring 2014 projects. Submitting these forms triggers the Design manager to assign a designer to each project. In the next couple of weeks we’ll be in communication with our authors to discuss what they envision for their covers, accumulate pertinent information, and schedule a time to kick off the covers.


What, for you, makes a cover stand out? Do you often have strong responses to covers (negative and/or positive?) Why do you think that is? If you were designing your own book cover, what would you love to see? What would you hate to see—or what have you seen too much of previously?


Today I’m working on brainstorming a title for a historical novel that will release in spring 2014. It has a working title, of course, but we’re considering changing it. We want to make sure that a book’s title has all or a combination of the following: it is memorable and will spur curiosity; it will appeal to the right audience; it accurately represents the story; and/or it will hint at the themes within. That’s a tall order!


What do you think makes a title memorable? Have you ever purchased a novel simply because you liked the title? Have you ever read a book whose title didn’t seem to fit?


I’m working on an array of projects, from writing discussion questions to looking over hard copies of manuscripts, reading proposals, and reviewing already-commissioned manuscripts. Reading manuscripts, whether in proposal stage or as a draft from a Tyndale author, is a large part of my weekly job responsibilities.


What do you look for when reading fiction: an original hook, lovable and intriguing characters, a plot that keeps you guessing, or something else? Do you ever find yourself putting down a book and struggling to pick it back up? Why do you think that is?


I’m working on the April release of Susan May Warren’s new novel, Take a Chance on Me. What a great start to a six-book series about the Christiansens, where faith and family meet real life.


What makes you want to keep reading a series? Do you prefer books in a series or stand-alones? Have you ever wished an author would turn their stand-alone book into a series? If so, what about that book captured you?


Here’s what I am working on:

~Writing ad copy for my summer 2013 titles, including Dead Lawyers Tell No Tales, a legal thriller by Randy Singer, and Frame 232, a fictional account of the JFK assassination by new Tyndale author Wil Mara

~Finalizing marketing plans for fall 2013 titles, including Every Waking Moment by Chris Fabry and the second-phase marketing plan for Damascus Countdown by Joel C. Rosenberg

~Balancing my 2013 marketing budgets—always a thrilling activity

~Creating a website and social media pages for a new teen book by Beth Moore called So Long, Insecurity Teen Edition—follow us on Twitter @SecureGirls for updates on the teen title, coming this summer!


When flipping through a magazine, what makes you stop and take notice of an ad (for example, the copy, the images, the call to action)? Do you have a favorite social media site for receiving updates on books, promotions, author events, etc.? If so, what makes this site work best for you?


Thanks for reading and finding out what’s happening in Tyndale Fiction this Wednesday!

And, as always, we’d love to hear from you:

What’re you up to? What’s happening in your Wednesday?


Free E-Book Alert: The Last Plea Bargain

The Last Plea Bargain For a limited time, you can download Randy Singer’s  The Last Plea Bargain for free! Click here for links to your preferred retailer and for a complete list of our current e-book deals. This offer ends on 03/30/13.

Plea bargains may grease the rails of justice, but for Jamie Brock, prosecuting criminals is not about cutting deals. In her three years as assistant DA, she’s never plea-bargained a case and vows she never will. But when a powerful defense attorney is indicted for murder and devises a way to bring the entire justice system to a screeching halt, Jamie finds herself at a crossroads. One by one, prisoners begin rejecting deals. Prosecutors are overwhelmed, and felons start walking free on technicalities. To break the logjam and convict her nemesis, Jamie must violate every principle that has guided her young career. But she has little choice. To convict the devil, sometimes you have to cut a deal with one of his demons.

E-book Deal Alert: Congo Dawn

E-Book Deal Alert: Congo DawnFor a limited time, you can download Jeanette Windle’s Congo Dawn for only $3.99. Click here for links to your preferred retailer and for a complete list of our current ebook deals. This offer ends on 03/30/13.

While former Marine lieutenant Robin Duncan is no stranger to corruption or conspiracy, she has always been able to tell the good guys from the bad, and the Congo jungle at first seems no different. But as her security team tries to track down an insurgent killer, Robin has to face a man who broke her trust years ago, and she discovers the gray areas extend farther in this jungle wilderness than she anticipated.

A ruthless global conspiracy begins to surface, run by powerful men who can’t afford to leave any witnesses. Her life at stake, Robin doesn’t know who to trust and wonders how she can help protect innocent people. Why is God silent amid all the pain and injustice? And how do these people of faith continue to rejoice in their suffering?