Drum Roll Please…

Wasn’t that blog tour fun? I know I had fun. But I’m sure y’all don’t necessarily care. You mainly want to know who our two lucky winners are. Well, our lucky winners today are…

Onisha

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AND

Deeanna

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Congratulations to you both! I’m sure you’ll enjoy reading the books! Either Shanna or I will be emailing you soon. Random, fun fact: Anna and Aundy both have some similarities. They are both unconventional women and they are both taller than most women.

And since there were only three entries, I didn’t want to leave Miss Theodora out. Theodora will be receiving two lovely desktop backgrounds created by Perry Elisabeth.

Be Thou My Vision

Don’t forget that you can preorder “Be Thou My Vision” all the way up to the publishing date. On October 26th, the price goes up to what will be the regular price: $2.99.

BTMV Preorder Promo2And if you haven’t read the first book, “A Mighty Fortress”, it isn’t necessary to read first, but it does give a little bit of back story. Also, be on the look out for updates on “Amazing Grace”. To get the full story, from “Be Thou My Vision”, you will want to read “Amazing Grace”. Lord willing, that book will be coming out early 2015.

Another sneak peek

Today’s blog tour stop is at Valerie Howard’s blog and is another sneak peek. Go over to the Pen Help blog to read about Anna meeting up with an old school mate.

And thank you to all who have entered the giveaway. Make sure you tell people about the giveaway. The more the merrier! 😀

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Exciting News!

Before I get to the exciting news, I do have a favor to ask anybody who has a blog and would like to participate to go to this form and check out the details. The form is asking for people to participate in my big cover reveal. A fun giveaway is planned for the cover reveal as well, so make sure you stop by my blog when I do the cover reveal September 15-22.

And now on to the exciting news! Continue reading

Introducing My First Blog Tour

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It is hard to believe that two weeks have passed since I became a published author.  Where does the time go?  Since November 19, I have sold 4 paperbacks off of Amazon, 4 Kindle editions off of Amazon, 25+ signed copies, and given away 511 free Kindle editions during my 2-day free promotion.  And now today, I am doing something new: I am starting my very first blog tour.

What is a blog tour?

A blog tour is when someone (say, an author) asks people if they would be willing to post something on a specific day for the blog tour.  In my case, there will be reviews, guest posts (with excerpts), and interviews.  Each day, I will add a link to the new blog of the day, so make sure you come back everyday and catch all the fun.

Schedule

December 3: Review and Interview on Mary Beth Magee’s blog

December 4: Interview on J. Grace Pennington’s blog

December 5: “What must I do to be saved?”

December 6: Guest Post on Writing Historical Fiction for Aubrey Hansen’s blog

December 7: Excerpt on Molly Evangeline’s blog

December 8: Interview on Jesse Rice’s blog

December 9: Interview on Michelle Lynn Brown’s blog

December 10: Back to my blog with a surprise post

December 11: Review from Carolyn Park-Williams

December 12: Review or guest post on the Holy Worlds blog

December 13: The wrap-up

Excerpt

And since I want to share an excerpt, I’ll also post an excerpt in here.  Enjoy!

Out of habit, Joshua looked up and down the street as he stepped out of the Sheriff’s office.  Nothing but dust and a few people walking to and from the stores.  He turned to his right and strode to the telegraph office.

After sending the telegram to Cheyenne, he walked down to the livery where he stabled his horse, Poseidon, during the day.

“Hey, there, boy.”  Joshua brushed his hand down the gelding’s flanks.  “How would you like to take a ride out to the ranch?”  He laughed when Poseidon snorted and moved his head up and down.  “Okay, we’ll get going.  But first I need to get you saddled.  I’m not riding bareback.”

After saddling his horse, Joshua mounted and directed the horse toward home.  As he rode, he studied the scenery and prayed.  “God, I know this idea came from You.  No one else could have given it to me.  Thank You for giving me the idea.  I pray that it will work and that she will be willing and able to come out here.  God, You know how much Jed needs to accept Your free gift.  He is drowning in his anger.  Show him Your love.”

Joshua rode in silence until he reached the Double B ranch.  He considered visiting his family, but he needed to get back to town.  The time would be better spent with God anyway.  With his job as sheriff plus helping out at the ranch as needed, Joshua had little time to spend just praying and listening.

Joshua pulled on the reins to direct Poseidon back toward town.  Poseidon was reluctant to go away from the ranch, but he was obedient to his master.

“Humans could learn a lot from horses, Poseidon.  It takes a lot to break the wildness out of you, but once you are broken, you are forever obedient to your master, as long as they don’t mistreat you.”  He looked around at the rolling hills.  “God, help me be completely broken by You and always obey without question.”