Thursday, August 17, 2017

Ribbons, Lace, and Moments of Grace: Inspiration for the Mother of the Bride

 Take a major life transition, infuse it with every imaginable emotion, sprinkle it with 1,001 must-be-made-now decisions, and what do you have?

A wedding.

You're walking alongside your daughter as she dreams, plans, and organizes. You laugh and you cry. A lot. As you wade through the chaos, are you tempted to huddle in a corner with a box of chocolates?

This unique season doesn't have to bring on food binges and panic attacks. With the Lord's guidance, it can be an opportunity to walk with God in a fresh way.

Through Scripture, prayers, and the personal stories of women who've been there, Ribbons, Lace, and Moments of Grace encourages and uplifts the mother of the bride.

With insight and humor, Thomas reveals how God's peace and love can flow through you to your husband, your daughter, your future son-in-law, and others involved in this beautiful and sacred event.
Hi! It's a joy to connect! I'm a Jesus-follower, wife, mom, grammy, author, speaker, and Peanut M&M's enthusiast. My goal is to write encouraging and inspirational material to help readers keep a Jesus heart in this sometimes upside-down world.
 
Leigh Ann Thomas is the author of Ribbons, Lace, and Moments of Grace—Inspiration for the Mother of the Bride (SonRise Devotionals, Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas). A columnist for AlmostAnAuthor.com, she has also written for Just18Summers.com, ChristianDevotions.us, and Power for Living. She is a contributing author in ten books and her work is included in two editions of Southern Writers Magazine's Best Short Stories. You can find Leigh Ann on her front porch daydreaming story plots, or blogging at LeighAThomas.com.

In addition to writing for drama magazines and collections, Leigh Ann is a contributing author for the following books: Thanks, Mom (Barbour), God's Word for Women (Barbour), Just Call Me Mom (Barbour), God's Rainbow Book (Xulon), The Imaginary Stage (Church Street Press), Sharing the Hope-Dramas with a Message (South Carolina Baptist Convention), Spotlight on Stewardship (Stewardship Development Association, SBC), and 52 Dramatic Moments for Worship and Ministry (Church Street Press).

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Waiting for Butterflies

 A mother's love never ends--not even when her life does.
Longing for her family after her sudden death, Maggie becomes a lingering spirit and returns home where she helplessly witnesses her family's downward spiral in the aftermath of her passing.
Her husband is haunted by past mistakes and struggles to redeem himself. Her teenage daughter silently drowns in her own guilt, secretly believing she caused her mother's death. Only her five-year-old, full of innocence, can sense her presence. Although limited by her family's grief and lack of faith, Maggie is determined to keep a sacred promise and save her family before her second chance runs out. -- A tender portrait of a mother whose love reaches beyond possible, Waiting for Butterflies will embrace your heart and not let go.
KAREN SARGENT 
creates characters whose imperfect faith collides with real-life conflicts, taking readers on a journey through grace and redemption to discover enduring hope. A romantic element is woven within each story. In addition to writing inspirational novels, she blogs at The MOM Journey, where moms aren't perfect and that's perfectly okay. Her writing has been featured in Guidepost’s Angels on Earth magazine and on ForEveryMom.com.When she is not writing, she teaches high school and college English. She is a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University and resides in the beautiful Arcadia Valley with her husband and two daughters. Visit her at karensargentbooks.com.
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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Providence: Hannah's Journey (Tribes of Israel)

 As the sole daughter of the chief priest, Hannah is publicly shamed when the prophet of Israel refuses to heal her. Determined to restore her family's honor, she escapes Jerusalem in hopes of finding the prophet and convincing him to restore her deformities. Gilead, a young Hebrew guard sympathetic to her plight, willingly accompanies her. On their way, they are captured by a band of raiders and Hannah is forced to serve in the household of the commander of the Aramean army, an officer who is in need of healing himself. Meanwhile, Gilead is being used as sword practice for the Aramean soldiers. Hannah must act fast to save Gilead and herself, but survival will mean coaxing the prophet of Israel to heal an enemy commander.
Barbara M. Britton was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, but currently lives in Wisconsin and loves the snow—when it accumulates under three inches. She writes romantic adventures for teens and adults. Barb has a nutrition degree from Baylor University but loves to dip healthy strawberries in chocolate. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Wisconsin Romance Writers of America, Romance Writers of America and American Christian Fiction Writers. You can visit Barb online at www. barbarambritton.com or follow her on Facebook and twitter. 
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Monday, August 14, 2017

Breathless

Lydia Frederickson is afraid to answer her telephone. Widowed and alone, she only wants to get through another anniversary of her husband’s death without falling to pieces, but a stalker isn’t making that goal easy. The disturbing calls are becoming increasingly personal and threatening, and everyone who knows her is suspect. The only person she knows isn’t making the calls is her new ponytailed, tattooed—and breathtakingly handsome— minister, Matthew Winters.

Former narcotics agent-turned-minister Matthew Winters knows he’s not what the town expected in their new pastor, but he’s up for the challenge. What he doesn’t expect is the sudden attraction he feels for parishioner Lydia Frederickson. When he discovers she’s the victim of a stalker, he feels God’s intervention has led him—both a cop and a preacher—to her. Matthew knows he’s falling for the beautiful widow, but a secret from his past may undermine their future.
Kathryn J. Bain is an award-winning author of Christian, mystery, and suspense, including the Lincolnville Mystery series and KT Morgan short suspense series.

Ms. Bain has garnered several awards, including First Place for Short Suspense in the IDA (Independent Digital Awards), two Heart of Excellence Readers’ Choice Awards and a First Place Royal Palm Literary Award for Inspirational Fiction.

A past President of Florida Sisters in Crime and Public Relations Director for Ancient City Romance Authors, Kathryn enjoys doing talks and teaching about writing.

Kathryn has also been a paralegal for over twenty years and works for an attorney who specializes in elder law.

If you would like to join her newsletter to receive information on upcoming books/giveaways/contests, please sign up at http://eepurl.com/bzOpBX. 
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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Mardan's Mark: Mardan's Mark Epic Fantasy Adventure Series

Death is not their deepest fear.

Epic Fantasy Adventure Series

Abducted by pirates and taken behind enemy lines across the Great Gulf, Princess Srilani is determined to save her sisters and younger brother, the crown prince, from captivity.
She convinces their caretaker, Aldan, and his brother slaves to share the perilous journey home. This ragtag group of unlikely heroes sets out on a quest — pursued by cutthroat pirates, merciless priests, and marauding soldiers — to return the heir to his kingdom before war breaks out.
In this epic adventure fantasy, Srilani and Aldan risk everything to save a prince and a nation, discovering along the way that death is not their deepest fear.

Mardan’s Mark is the award-winning first book in the Mardan’s Mark series.

Texas author, Kathrese McKee, writes epic adventures for young adults and anyone else who enjoys pirates and princesses combined with life's difficult questions. She is committed to exciting stories, appropriate content, and quality craftsmanship.

Once upon a time, Kathrese worked as a systems engineer for EDS and various oil and gas companies. After that, she taught Reading and ESL at the middle school level. These days, she edits fiction, home schools her children, and turns a blind eye to the feral dust bunnies lurking beneath her desk.
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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Abaddyon

 Abaddyon is a fast-paced, Christian, apocalyptic urban fantasy/science fiction romance thriller that takes place in Salt Lake City, Utah and St. Louis, Missouri.  On a sleepy Sunday morning, the local populations are oblivious to ominous events that have occurred on the other side of the globe.  Sacred Biblical artifacts were stolen from a sacred shrine, and are about to unleash devastating effects on their future and the other surviving members on earth.
FBI Special Agent Alan O'Brian, a recent transplant to Salt Lake City, is unwittingly thrust into a chaotic survival scene as the city suffers massive destruction and calamity.  The chain of events are incomprehensible, but with the aid of a rookie FBI agent and a comical Lutheran pastor, Alan attempts to reconcile and resolve the devolving situation.
Emily Cannon is a young housewife residing in a Northern suburb of Salt Lake City.  Her perfect, protected life and religious commitment to the predominant religion is vanquished by the devastating earthquakes that rock the city.   The earthquakes are not her only obstacles; her children have vanished, and the unfathomable seismic events have revealed hidden community secrets Emily could have never imagined.
All hope seems lost when Abaddyon and his legion of angels surface from the depths of hell to claim the condemned souls of the survivors.  Alan and his team of improbable characters must locate and consecrate the unprecedented artifacts in order to reverse the disaster. Battling nature’s fury and formidable hellish creatures, their task is a daunting race against time, and individual spiritual awakenings.
Larry Shackelford
was raised in southwest Missouri where he received his college degree, but he received his education after he graduated and began working in a maximum-security federal prison. After spending two years behind bars, he continued his law enforcement career as a criminal investigator, residing and working in eight states and two foreign countries. Larry retired from law enforcement after twenty-five years of service and resides in Salt Lake City with his wife and cat. 
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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Second Chances for Trampled Hearts: Book 1 in the Bear Creek Saddle Series

A handsome rancher who lost his faith along with his young wife…
A waitress, abandoned by her cheating ex, and looking for a fresh start…

Allie Crawford buys half-ownership of the cowboy’s diner in the small mountain town of Bear Creek Saddle, Idaho. It’s all she can afford, and it’s about as far from Miami as she can get. Will it be far enough?
“Big Bad Bill” inherited the town’s infamous old diner from his great-uncle, who insisted it stay in the family. Bill knows cattle, not the restaurant business—so he’ll foot the bill to get it going again, and let the woman champing at the bit for her own restaurant handle running it.
Then Allie needs his help with renovations, and Bill finds he can’t stay away, after all.
Neither expects the friendship that blooms between them. But even beautiful evergreen trees and soaring mountain peaks can’t soothe the pain of betrayal and loss.
Faith may be the only thing big enough to heal their trampled hearts, and give them both a second chance at love…
Second Chances for Trampled Hearts is New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Shoshanna Evers’
first inspirational romance writing as Shoshanna Gabriel.
Author Shoshanna Gabriel (aka Shoshanna Evers)
Wait, what happened? Why?
A note from Shoshanna:
After over five years as a published erotic romance author, I am saying goodbye to that genre, and with it, the name I spent so long building up with my “Sexily *EVERS* After” books. I made a decision to accept Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior, and it made being Shoshanna Evers uncomfortable for me, because I feel like I am no longer the same person who wrote those sexy books.
Now I want to write romance novels that also include a faith element. To write about people changing completely when God enters their lives, just as my life has changed.
I’m going to move forward with my career openly—no denying that I wrote as Shoshanna Evers—and let the fact that I used to be a hard-core Jewish erotica author and am now a Christian inspirational romance author be my testimony that God can change people’s lives completely.
So I will be writing these new inspirational romances as Shoshanna Gabriel, and I hope you, my readers and my friends, stick with me!
While there is no secret that Shoshanna used to write naughty books, the new name is a way to ensure readers won’t pick up an Evers book thinking it’s a Gabriel book by accident. That’s because the Shoshanna Gabriel books will be written with the Christian reader in mind, without profanity or gratuitous content. The new books will have Christian themes and faith-based stories along with the romance!
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