Lily of the Valley is here!!!

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Today is the day! Technically, Lily of the Valley released on Thursday, but today and tomorrow are the days of this blog tour. And yes, I’m hoping the Cyber Monday excitement will help generate a little more attention to my book. 🙂 But, before I get to that, I have some exciting things happening. Be Thou My Vision has been free since Thursday and on Friday, I had some really big numbers for all of my novels.

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Be Thou My Vision made it up to the #3 slot on Amazon Free books. I had it advertised on Bookbub (the hardest promo site to get in) on Black Friday. Continue reading

It’s Black Friday!

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It’s that time of year. The time for buying presents, making wish lists, and planning New Year’s Resolutions. If any of those activities involve books for you, Indie Christian Authors has a perfect event for you.

From Nov 27 (that’s today!) through Nov 30th, more than 70 independent Christian books are on sale. You can find free shipping, $0.99 ebooks, package deals, and more! And if your budget is depleted from Christmas shopping, they’ve got you covered with some freebies

Think 70 books is overwhelming? Narrow it down and find the perfect books for you or someone on your Christmas list by using this quiz to generate a customized book list.>

What awesome reads of 2015 are you grateful for? What books are you looking forward to reading in 2016?

A note on the Ebooks Only page. All books are listed as “Sold Out.” This only refers to paperback copies of these titles. Please click onto the product pages to find descriptions and links to discounted or free ebooks.
Acknowledgements: Thanks to Leah E. Good for her work organizing this sale, Gloria Repp for completing the time consuming job of uploading book info to the sale website, and Hannah Mills for her fantastic design work on the website graphics. Hannah can be contacted at hmills(at)omorecollege(dot)edu for more information about her design services.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving

For thanksgiving this year, I’d like to just leave you with this proclamation by Abraham Lincoln. Keep in mind that he said this during the Civil War. It’s powerful. And have a wonderful thanksgiving!

Abraham Lincoln’s 1863 Thanksgiving Proclamation

It is the duty of nations, as well as of men to own their dependence upon the overruling power of God; to confess their sins and transgressions in humble sorrow, yet with assured hope that genuine repentance will lead to mercy and pardon; and to recognize the sublime truth, announced in the Holy Scriptures and proven by all history, that those nations are blessed whose God is the Lord.

Know that by His divine law, nations, like individuals are subjected to punishments and chastisements in this world. May we not justly fear that the awful calamity of civil war which now desolates the land may be a punishment inflicted upon us for our presumptuous sins, to the needful end of our national reformation as a whole people?

We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of heaven/ we have been preserved these many years in peace and prosperity; we have grown in numbers, wealth and power as no other nations has ever grown.

But we have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us, and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own. Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us.

It has seemed to me fit and proper that God should be solemnly, reverently and grateful acknowledged, as with one heart and one voice, by the whole American people. I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday in November as a day of Thanksgiving and praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the heavens.

Abraham, Lincoln, October 3, 1863

It’s Busy Season!

Do you know the Looney Tunes shows with Daffy Duck and Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd about Rabbit season and Duck Season. Just to refresh your memory:

Well, lately it seems like this is Busy Season and I feel like saying, “SHOOT ME NOW! SHOOT ME NOW!!” It all started on my birthday. Then ten days later with my brother’s birthday, plus a bunch of things in between. Then there’s the book release (LILY OF THE VALLEY WILL BE PUBLISHED ON THURSDAY!!), Mom’s birthday, Thanksgiving, Dad’s birthday, and other activities in between. And I’m trying to do National Novel Writing Month, amongst all of this. I’ve been pleasantly surprised that I have actually been able to stay ahead in getting my 50,000 words.

Despite all the busyness, I figured I should give my readers a little update instead of just posting blog tours. So, here goes. Continue reading

How a Star Falls gets a new cover

A Note from the Author

A year ago today (November 18th), my little star story, How a Star Falls, landed on Amazon. I’m thrilled to celebrate the anniversary of its release with you by introducing a brand-new cover (where the hero, Derrick, makes an appearance) and sharing a fun giveaway with prizes from some of my favorite Etsy shops!

If you journeyed with Derrick and Brielle when their story first released, thank you for allowing them into your heart. And if this will be your first time meeting them, I hope you’ll be encouraged by their story and reminded of the hope of Psalm 138:8: “The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me.”

Blessings through life’s seasons!

~Amber Continue reading

Kate’s Innocence: A review

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What would you do if you were accused of a crime you didn’t commit?

Kate watched as her campus was torn apart by bombs and now is being accused of perpetrating the crime. As the evidence quickly stacks up against her, she begins to lose hope that the truth will come to light. Even though the handsome FBI Agent, Patrick, has taken up her cause, will they be able to prove her innocence? Will God, who she neglected for so long, listen to her prayers for help?

Patrick is an agent with a very special team of agents. He wants to help Kate prove she is innocent, but as each new piece of evidence is revealed, that goal seems harder. He wonders why he feels so compelled to help her and so sure she is innocent despite the evidence. Will he be willing to put his job on the line to help her? Can he trust in God to make sure the truth will come out in the end?

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Time for the Lost

Today we have a cover reveal for Chess Desalls upcoming book, Time for the Lost.

About the Book

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Calla’s disappearance leads her family and friends to suspect that she’s lost. In a desperate attempt to find her, Valcas se

eks help from a man he betrayed. A new search begins, one that sounds promising, even if it forces Valcas

to confront his past.

The travel team reunites for a mission they never saw coming: a journey to a world caught between life and death, and hidden within the deepest recesses of time. Ivory rediscovers a friend and Ray learns the meaning behind his tattoo. But the connections they make between travelers and the lost may twist the core of the Time and Space Travel Agency inside out.

Time for the Lost is the third installment in The Call to Search Everywhen serial series.

Catch up with Calla and Valcas’ adventure before the third book releases in February 2016!

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About the Author

Chess Desalls is the author of the YA time travel series, The Call to Search Everywhen. She’s a longtime reader of fantasy and sci-fi novels, particularly classics and young adult fiction. Her non-fiction writing has led to academic and industry publications. She’s also a contributing editor for her local writing club’s monthly newsletter. The California Writers Club, South Bay branch, has awarded two of Chess’ stories first place for best short fiction. When she’s not reading or writing, she enjoys traveling and trying to stay in tune on her flute.

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Vote please

Pass Me Not Promo

Okay, so this is kind of a silly request, but a while ago, I entered my book cover to be on a website that has something called “Cover Wars.” They pick ten covers to be on their website for a week. This week happens to be the week they chose mine. If you have an extra thirty seconds, would you please go vote for my cover. It isn’t losing terribly yet, but there are a couple that have a lot of votes. There is no registration or sign in that you need to do to vote. Just vote for your favorite cover. If you really like one of the covers better than mine, I guess that’s okay, too. 😉

Here’s the website: http://authorshout.com/cover-wars/

The Christmas Vow

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Welcome to the 2nd

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Cowboys and Christmas

Blog Tour!

Raising funds and awareness for the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund

Ring in the Holidays with a Helping Hand

NoJCCF logovember 1 through Dec. 24, 10 percent of the net proceeds from all Shanna Hatfield book sales will be donated to the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund. The JCCF is a non-profit organization that assists rodeo athletes who’ve sustained catastrophic injuries and are unable t

o work for an extended period. Every book purchased during this promotional period adds to the donation total. Don’t forget to add books to your Christmas lists!

USA Today Bestselling Author Shanna Hatfield writes character-driven romances with relatable heroes and heroines. Her historical westerns have been described as “reminiscent of the era captured by Bonanza and The Virginian” while her contemporary works have been called “laugh-out-loud funny, and a little heart-pumping sexy without being explicit in any way.”

And now, before we meet Luke and Filly Granger and get more info on some of her books and a fun giveaway, here’s a review of Shanna’s new book, The Christmas Vow. Continue reading