August 2013 Posts

E-Book Deal Alert: Frame 232

Frame 232

 

For a limited time, you can download Frame 232 by Wil Mara for $2.99! This offer ends on 8/31/2013.

What’s it about? Billionaire sleuth Jason Hammond knows a thing or two about running from his past, so when Sheila Baker comes to him with a mysterious photo that might expose Sheila’s mother as the mysterious babushka lady from the Kennedy assassination, Jason knows just what to do.

Who should read it?  History buffs, conspiracy theorists, mystery lovers

What should you read when you’re done with this?  Looking for another mystery? Check out Misery Loves Company by Rene Gutteridge about a blogger kidnapped by her favorite author. It’s free this week! For another murder trial, check out Dead Lawyers Tell No Tales by Randy Singer.

 

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Free E-Book Alert: Heaven Hears

Misery Loves Company

 

For a limited time, you can download Rene Gutteridge’s novel, Misery Loves Company, for free! This offer ends on 8/24/13.

What’s it about?  Book-blogger Julie has hardly left her house since her police officer husband died while on-duty. One day, Julie decides to venture out, just to the grocery store, where she bumps into her favorite author! And that’s the last thing she remembers when she wakes up in a strange room with a splitting headache.

Who should read it?  Book bloggers who have ever imagined themselves as part of the story, people who like seeing mysteries uncovered, people who wonder if there’s more to the story than meets the eye

What should you read when you’re done with this? Check out Rene’s last thriller Possession, about a police decective investigating a sniper case in Washington D.C. Looking for another mystery? Check out Frame 232 by Wil Mara.

 

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What’s Happening Wednesday? August Favorite Lines Edition

Afternoon, readers, and welcome to the August edition of “What’s Happening Wednesday”! This time around, we thought it might be fun to share a few of our favorite lines from some great novels coming up this September. And please share a few favorite lines from a novel you’re reading in the comments below. We love to hear about new books!

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The Prayer Box

Lightly interspersed throughout Lisa Wingate’s latest, The Prayer Box, is her charming Southern humor, along with beautiful, evocative prose and poignant scenes that will stay with the reader long after the final page. You’ll uncover the extraordinary, unsung life of an amazing woman whose journeys of faith and observations on love lead to one final lesson that could change everything.

Jan’s picks:

“There is a crack, a crack in everything. It’s through the cracks, the light comes in. . . .”

My life was like that box. . . . The journey itself was the architect of the wood. The interior would never be fully dark because the struggle had cracked it, providing an avenue for the light.”

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“You can dress a toad in lace, but the minute you let it go, it’ll still poop on your porch.”

 

Every Waking Moment

Chris Fabry’s latest novel is about an ordinary woman with an extraordinary gift. The opening lines of Every Waking Moment give us Treha’s first memory—one she made up because she doesn’t know who her mother is or why she abandoned her.

 

Stephanie’s pick:

“Treha imagined it like this: A summer afternoon. Her mother’s satin dress billowing. Fully leaved, green trees swaying. Crossing a busy street. . . . Looking into the sunlight, she saw the silhouette of her mother’s face with beads of sweat on her lip and the wide-brimmed hat casting shade. Her mother not quite smiling but showing dazzling teeth. Deep-red lipstick. Like a movie star with a hint of concern on her face.”

Karen’s pick:

“Isn’t that what you believe? When God closes a door, he opens a window?”

“Listen, honey, God has closed doors and windows on my fingers.”

 

Heart of the Country

Faith and Luke Carraday have it all . . . that is, until Luke’s involvement in a Ponzi scheme puts him behind bars and sends Faith running to a place she hasn’t been in years: home. Can two prodigals return to families they abandoned? And will a marriage survive betrayal when there is nowhere to run but home? In this dynamic novel, Rene Gutteridge explores the themes of John Ward’s engaging and heartwarming screenplay. Movie available now on demand and at certain Walmart locations. 

Karen’s pick:

“To the lightest of applause, Luke formally announced our engagement to his family a week after he’d proposed to me. I had to look hard for one approving smile.”

Shaina’s pick:

“Not until I was driving to North Carolina, in the quietness of the car, did my soul do more than just glance upward. It stared, hard, into the still, silent vastness where we all hope God dwells.”

 

Born of Persuasion

Debut novelist Jessica Dotta plunges the reader into an uncertain Gothic/Victorian world with her naive but sympathetic heroine, Julia. Dotta challenges us to figure out whom Julia can trust . . . and whom she can’t!

Stephanie’s pick:

“I stared, not certain what to say. Talking to [Mr. Macy] was like trying to walk on the ocean. Every step, every word shifted. The fact that Mr. Forrester had published the scandal shattered the framework again. Every time I thought I understood something, it changed.”

 

Tattler’s Branch

As a registered nurse for twenty-five years, author Jan Watson flawlessly incorporates her nursing experience into each of her novels. In Tattler’s Branch, Lilly Corbett Still has grown to love her life as the small-town doctor of Skip Rock, a tiny coal community in the Kentucky mountains. But with her husband working miles away and a baby coming soon, Lilly must discover the strength of her resilient country neighbors, her God, and herself.

Julie’s pick:

“Lilly knew well the snare of being a caregiver; that’s why she was a doctor practicing in a coal camp when she could be working in a research lab as she’d intended to do with her medical degree. The study of disease, its causes and cures, was her first love, but duty had called, and she came to Skip Rock and then couldn’t leave.”

Shaina’s pick:

The house was built on the outskirts of town, putting her at some remove from the clinic. Tern didn’t want people thinking they could just drop in anytime. Her husband was a wise man.

 

Critical Pursuit

Former police officer Janice Cantore lets us ride shotgun with Brinna Caruso in Critical Pursuit. This stubborn officer has built her reputation at the precinct as the cop to call when a child goes missing. For Brinna, it’s personal because she was once one of those missing kids.

Julie’s pick:

“Clear skies, pleasantly warm temps. Brinna glanced at the ocean. Now would be a great time for a long, long kayak paddle, way out in the middle of the ocean . . . away from phones, newspapers, money-hungry lawyers, and vicious child killers, she thought wistfully.”

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Thanks for stopping by. And if you’re planning to be at the American Christian Fiction Writers conference (ACFW) in a few weeks, pop over and say hello. Readers and writers are our favorite people!

Don’t forget to leave a few of your best-loved lines from a great read in the comments!

Amazon Romance Daily Deal: The Outcast (And Contest!)

The Outcast

 

Amazon has chosen The Outcast to be their Romance Daily Deal! For today only, you can get The Outcast for your Kindle or Kindle app for just $1.99.

Raised in an Old Order Mennonite community, Rachel Stoltzfus is a strong-willed single woman, content living apart from mainstream society until whispers stir the moment her belly swells with new life. Refusing to repent and name the partner in her sin, Rachel feels the wrath of the religious sect as she is shunned by those she loves most. She is eventually coerced into leaving by her brother-in-law, the bishop.

But secrets run deep in this cloistered community, and the bishop is hiding some of his own, threatening his conscience and his very soul. When the life of Rachel’s baby is at stake, however, choices must be made that will bring the darkness to light, forever changing the lives of those who call Copper Creek home.

Visit Amazon.com to get your copy of The Outcast for $1.99. Hurry! This offer ends today.

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In honor of this special promotional deal, author Jolina Petersheim will be hosting a giveaway through her Facebook author page. To enter the giveaway, like Jolina’s author page and then share Amazon’s Romance Daily Deal promotional link on one of your social media pages. If you share the promotion on two of your social media pages, your name will be entered TWICE!

There will be THREE giveaway opportunities:

1. Four-foot-long loom-crafted rug from an Old Order Mennonite community in Kentucky

2. The Outcast audiobook

3. Signed copy of The Outcast

Random.org will be used to select the winners.
Good luck, readers!

Free E-Book Alert: Misery Loves Company

Misery Loves Company

 

For a limited time, you can download Rene Gutteridge’s novel, Misery Loves Company, for free! This offer ends on 8/24/13.

What’s it about?  Book-blogger Julie has hardly left her house since her police officer husband died while on-duty. One day, Julie decides to venture out, just to the grocery store, where she bumps into her favorite author! And that’s the last thing she remembers when she wakes up in a strange room with a splitting headache.

Who should read it?  Book bloggers who have ever imagined themselves as part of the story, people who like seeing mysteries uncovered, people who wonder if there’s more to the story than meets the eye

What should you read when you’re done with this? Check out Rene’s last thriller Possession, about a police decective investigating a sniper case in Washington D.C. Looking for another mystery? Check out Frame 232 by Wil Mara.

 

Click here to see all our current ebook deals!