Hello, everybody and good morning! I don’t know about you, but I thought the tour was a lot of fun. If you want to go back and see the posts, the schedule and the links to all the posts can be found here. I hope you enjoyed the blog tour and getting to know me and my books better. If you like novellas, keep following my writing. I’m planning three more novellas after each of my next two novels! At the bottom of this post, there is a link to sign up for a newsletter for my new releases.
And now for the moment we have all probably been waiting for! The announcement of the winners!
As part of the blog tour I am doing, I thought I would give you a couple of sneak peeks into future novels. Both Lily of the Valley and The Solid Rock will also have three novellas to go with each novel, so if you prefer shorter stories, be on the lookout for them. Today, there is a sneak peek of The Solid Rock. This is barely edited, so please be forgiving of any errors there may be. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway!
Note: the Prologue beings about 10-12 years before the beginning of the main portion of the book.
Allen Reese. How he hated that name. The man behind the name was even worse. He hated the man almost as much as he hated his own brother. Neither man would take a hint, listen to reason, or think lawlessly even once. Continue reading →
This is probably the easiest blog post–well, one of two–to write on this blog tour. Why? Because most of it was already written. It’s a sneak peek into Lily of the Valley. But first, a little news. Then the sneak peek. Don’t forget to check out the giveaway.
I HAVE A BOOK COVER FOR LILY OF THE VALLEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
*Ahem* Sorry. I got a little carried away there. I may have the cover, but I’m going to have to make you wait a little while. I don’t know exactly when I’ll reveal it to the public, but within the next month or so. Anyway, on to other things. Like the excerpt.
For those who have read A Mighty Fortress, some of these names will sound familiar. They’re just a few years older. Enjoy!
Today is release day! I am excited. Not only because Redeemed is probably my favorite of the novellas, but also because I get to share in today with all of you. 🙂 Be sure to check out all the reviews and fun posts for the blog tour. You can find the schedule at this web page. And don’t forget to check out the giveaway.
To help celebrate release day, I’ve got two excerpts for you. They are both from Amazing Grace, my third novel. This novel is what got the novellas started. The first scene contains the mail order bride advertisements used in all three of the novellas. The second one is the one where I fell in love with Cole and knew I had to write more about him. This post will be a little long, but I hope you enjoy the two excerpts. Continue reading →
What could be better to do on a chilly evening than sit in front of a fire with a good book in your hands? Yes, I know that it’s August and in most places in the US especially it’s probably pretty warm. But, Fall is coming. And with Fall comes falling temperatures. So why not plan ahead for those chilly evenings?
Lucky for you, today, we have just the thing for you. I have written three novellas that are the perfect length for a short read. They’re wholesome, clean, entertaining, romantic, and historical.
Be sure to read to the end of this post to enter an fun giveaway and find out about the free book offer!Continue reading →
I had the privilege of beta-reading Keeper by Elizabeth Altenbach. It’s a book I probably wouldn’t have picked up off the shelf, but I’m glad I read it. It covers two very difficult topics and does so with care. You can preview and purchase Elizabeth’s book at: https://www.createspace.com/5617671 . Enjoy this guest post by Elizabeth and be sure to follow the tour and enter the giveaway at the end of the tour.
“I like good strong words that mean something.”
“I never wanted to go away, and the hard part now is the leaving you all. I’m not afraid, but it seems as if I should be homesick for you even in heaven.”
“I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.”
“There are many Beths in the world, shy and quiet, sitting in corners till needed, and living for others so cheerfully that no one sees the sacrifices till the little cricket on the hearth stops chirping, and the sweet, sunshiny presence vanishes, leaving silence and shadow behind.”
“Be comforted, dear soul! There is always light behind the clouds.”
“I wish I had no heart, it aches so…”
“…I can’t help seeing that you are very lonely, and sometimes there is a hungry look in your eyes that goes to my heart.”
“I think she is growing up, and so begins to dream dreams, and have hopes and fears and fidgets, without knowing why or being able to explain them.”
Gordon Harding didn’t ask for the life he has. He didn’t ask to be orphaned. He didn’t ask to go through life with cancer. And he certainly didn’t ask to be pulled into a future world without warning–a world where every human being is controlled by means of a medical implant.
And when he learns that he’s the only one who can destroy the base of operations, he’s faced with an impossibly painful choice: either hide and let the world decay under this mysterious futuristic force, or rescue humanity from oppression, knowing that there’s someone out there who is willing to use any means necessary to stop him. Continue reading →
Recommended Age: 13 & up for mild violence and magical elements
Overall, the stories were very well done. The elements of the original fairy tale were mostly there with some unique variations in each. There were a few things in most of the stories that irked me some and I will go into more detail about those in the individual reviews. For the most part, I did like the book and it was fairly clear of errors. Since I had an Advanced Reader Copy, I am going to go under the assumption that the few errors I saw are not in the final copy.
I have always loved the Beauty and the Beast fairy tale. I even considered entering the contest for this book, but didn’t get my story done in time and it still needed a lot of research before I could finish it. When the opportunity came up to review this book, therefore, I jumped at the chance. In some ways I was thrilled as I read and in others I was disappointed as I read. The reasons will be explained in each individual review. Continue reading →