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Christian Fiction Easter Party!

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Hi, Friends! Jericha Kingston here. Friday, March 24th from 6:00-9:00 p.m., please join authors Tamera Lynn Kraft, Darlene Franklin, Wanda Snow Porter, Joan Leotta, Amber Schamel, and me for a Christian Fiction Easter Party on Facebook. Fun, friends, and fiction… What could be better? Prizes, of course!

Log in to Facebook, type “Christian Fiction for Easter Party” in your Facebook search box, or simply click this.

Meet the authors, learn about their stories, and have a chance to win free books. Here are the authors and the times they’ll be available at the party:
6:00 pm Tamera Lynn Kraft
6:30 pm Jericha Kingston
7:00 pm Joan Leotta
7:30 pm Darlene Franklin
8:00 pm Wanda Porter
8:30 pm Amber Schamel

We hope you’ll join us. I’ll be giving away three Adobe PDFs of my eNovella Waiting for Lily Bloom. Here’s the storyline:

WaitingForLilyBloom_w11738_1K.225x225-75James Bloom has prayed three years for rain and five years for a wife. His dreams are demolished on Palm Sunday, 1935, when a catastrophic dust storm hits Oklahoma, and his neighbor’s niece has to ride out the storm at his house–-overnight. The next day he’s forced to marry her, an East coast city girl who can’t speak. Could this be God’s plan?

Condemned to marry to a stranger in the dusty Oklahoma wasteland, Lily Driggers longs for her home. Yet somehow her new husband is the only one who understands her silence.

As Easter approaches, Lily and James wonder if there is hope after the storm.

 

Joan Leotta’s book, Secrets of the Heart (Desert Breeze Publishers) is a novella, Part Four of a series called Legacy of Honor that deals with strong Italian-American women in time of war–WW2, Korean, Vietnam, and Desert Storm. Here’s the plot:

SecretsoftheHeartCoverArtPart One of the book takes readers to January, 1865. Two Union soldiers set out on a reconnaissance mission just before the battle of Fort Fisher, North Carolina. Rinaldo DeBartolo wants to finish the mission and to return to Italy and his sweetheart, Emilia. When he and his partner, Walter, discover  hidden gold, a trail of secrets begins.

That trail winds through the Italian unification, two world wars, and a tangle of immigration to reach into Rome Italy in the 1990s at the time of Desert Storm. In a wonderful Roman spring, the descendents of the American De Bartolo family meet Rinaldo’s descendents at a delightful and delicious Easter dinner. Kathy Ann, the youngest of the clan, is working a gap year as a journalist intern. Kathy Ann’s writing endeavors and the family reunion become complicated by romance, stolen art,  and the discovery that not all secrets–even family secrets–are good ones.

You can find Joan’s book here. It’s available in both electronic and print versions. To find out more about Joan, visit her at her website or on Facebook.

Meet the other authors at our Facebook party!

**Contest rules:
You must be 18 to enter. Recipients must live in the US unless otherwise noted. Recipients will not hold Facebook liable in any way for the results of this contest. This contest is sponsored by the authors in the event. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administrated by, or associated with, Facebook. Winners will be notified on this event page on March 24, 2017 between 9:00 and 11:00 pm EDT. Winners have until March 25th at midnight EDT to contact the owners of this page with their mailing address. If winners fail to notify the owners of this page by the deadline, prizes will be forfeited.
HOW TO ENTER: Comment on the picture of the prize you are interested in according to the instructions. Multiple comments on the same prize will count as one entry.

 

Twisted Lies: New Romantic Suspense from Robin Patchen

Kindle CoverShe thought they’d never find her.  And then her daughter vanished.

Marisa Vega’s life as an adoptive mom in a tiny Mexican village isn’t what she’d dreamed while growing up in New York, but as the target of a man who’s convinced she stole millions of dollars from his financial firm, Marisa believes hiding is her only way to stay alive. When her daughter is snatched and held for ransom, Marisa must discover who really stole the money in order to rescue her.

Months after being kidnapped, tortured, and left with PTSD, Nate Boyle is ready to live a quiet life in rural New Hampshire. When the source of his breakout newspaper article—and the woman who haunts his dreams—begs for help, he gets pulled into a riddle that’s proved unsolvable for nearly a decade.

Can Nate and Marisa unravel the years-old mystery and bring her daughter home?

Twisted Lies is the second in the Hidden Truth Series. Pick it up today at AmazonKoboiBooks, and Barnes & Noble. For information on all Robin Patchen’s new releases, visit her website or follow her on AmazonBookBub, or Goodreads.

DSC_8915-25edAbout the author:  Robin Patchen is an award winning multi-published author, but only because she can’t pursue her other dream.

If time and money were no object, Robin would spend her life traveling. Her goal is to visit every place in the entire world–twice. She longs to meet everybody and see everything and spread the good news of Christ. Alas, time is short and money is scarce, and her husband and three teenagers don’t want to traipse all around the world with her, so Robin does the next best thing: she writes. In the tales she creates, she can illustrate the unending grace of God through the power and magic of story.

 

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Meant To Be

If you’re a fan of military suspense, patriotism and romance then today’s featured book in our Book Showcase, Meant To Be, by multiple award winning Christian author Jessica James is the one for you.

 

meant-to-beIt started as a chance encounter on the beach, and ended 24 hours later when they parted to go their separate ways.

Or so they thought.

Actually it was just the beginning.

When Lauren Cantrell and Michael “Rad” Radcliff said goodbye, they had no way of knowing they would ever see each other again. But fate had another unexpected meeting in store for them—this time in a place where danger was part of the culture and the stakes were life and death.

From the sundrenched beaches of Ocean City, Md., to the snowcapped mountains of Afghanistan, this gripping tale of espionage and intrigue takes readers on a spellbinding journey into the secret lives of our nation’s quiet heroes—and answers the question:

What do you do when the person you most want to protect is the one risking everything to make sure you survive?

 

Awards of Author Jessica James:

2016 Gold Medal Military Writers Society of America
2016 Readers’ Favorite International Book Award Bronze Winner Romance – Suspense
2016 Finalist for BOOK OF THE YEAR in Foreword Magazine’s IndieFab contest
2015 NJRW Golden Leaf Award
2014 Valley Forge Romance Writers Sheila Award Finalist
2014 John Esten Cooke Award for Southern Fiction
2014 Reader’s Crown Award Finalist
2014 Next Generation Indie Award Finalist in Fiction/Religious
2013 USA “Best Books 2013” Finalist in Fiction/Religious
2012 Bronze winner Foreword Magazine Book of the Year in Romance
2011 John Esten Cooke Award for Southern Fiction
2011 USA “Best Books 2011” Finalist in Historical Fiction
2011 Next Generation Indie Award for Best Regional Fiction
2011 Next Generation Indie Finalist in Romance
2011 Next Generation Indie Finalist in Historical Fiction
2011 NABE Pinnacle Book Achievement Award
2010 Military Writers Society Award in Historical Fiction
2009 HOLT Medallion Finalist for Best Southern Theme
2009 Nominated for the Michael Shaara Award for Excellence in Civil War Fiction
2008 Indie Next Generation Award for Best Regional Fiction
2008 Indie Next Generation Finalist for Best Historical Fiction
2008 IPPY Award for Best Regional Fiction
2008 ForeWord Magazine Finalist for Book of the Year in Romance category

~ Kara Hunt

 
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Posted by on January 20, 2017 in Book Showcase, Kara Hunt

 

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Because You’re Mine

If you’re a fan of romantic suspense author, Colleen Coble, she has a new book, Because You’re Mine releasing January 10, 2017. And if you’re a fan of the Irish music group Celtic Woman, you’ll also be a fan of this upcoming release. To read more about how this novel was inspired by the all-woman music group, click here.

 

because-youre-mineAlanna has been plagued by tragedy. So it should come as no surprise that in the beauty that surrounds Charleston, all is not as it seems.

When her husband is killed by a car bomb while their band is on tour in Charleston, Alanna doesn’t know where to turn. Her father-in-law is threatening to take custody of the baby she carries, but the one thing she knows for sure is that she can’t lose the last piece of Liam she has left.

Their manager offers her a marriage of convenience to gain her U.S. citizenship and allow her to escape her father-in-law’s control. It seems like the perfect solution . . . but her doubts begin almost as soon as she arrives at Barry’s family home, a decaying mansion surrounded by swamp.

To make matters worse, Liam’s best friend survived the car bomb. She’s never really liked Jesse and now she can’t seem to get away from him. When he takes Liam’s place in their band, it’s almost more than she can bear.

But then things start happening. Things that could easily cost Alanna her life—or the life of her unborn child. Are they merely coincidences? Or is there something much more sinister at work?

– Kara Hunt

 
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Posted by on January 6, 2017 in Book Showcase, Kara Hunt

 

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Author Feature: Rachelle Rae Cobb

rachelle-rae-cobbToday, we’d like to introduce you to author Rachelle Rae Cobb. Rachelle reads and writes about years long ago–her passions include the Reformation, Revolutions, and romance. During college, Rachelle wrote the Steadfast Love series. Five months after she graduated, she signed a three-book deal with her dream publisher, WhiteFire. She’s a homeschool grad, Oreo addict, and plots her novels while driving around her dream car, a pick-up truck. In June 2016, she married a man with the same name as her fictional hero, and they live happily ever after in Small Town, South.

Rachelle is the author of the acclaimed Steadfast Love Series. The series is set in 16th-century Europe, where the Reformation rages between Protestants and Catholics. Gwyneth, a half-Dutch Catholic, flees from England to Holland to escape the man who murdered her parents. When he follows her there and insists he came to rescue her, will she trust this man called Dirk? When tragedy strikes, will their steadfast love erode?

The Sound of Silver, book two in the series, is celebrating it’s first birthday! Here’s a little about the book:

The stalwart saint and the redeemed rebel. One fights for faith, the other for honor…

After Dirk rescues Gwyneth from the Iconoclastic Fury, she discovers that faith is sometimes fragile—and hope is not as easy as it may seem. Gwyneth continues her quest to learn more about the love of God preached by Protestants she once distrusted.

Meanwhile, Dirk’s quest is to prevent his sullied name from staining hers. Will his choice to protect her prove the undoing of her first faltering steps toward a Father God? Once separated, will Dirk and Gwyneth’s searching hearts ever sing the same song?

Sounds like a great read, doesn’t it? To purchase The Sound of Silver, check out these links.    sound of silver.jpg

Amazon: http://is.gd/EZ7DJ1

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Books a Million: http://is.gd/M2y5P2

Goodreads: http://is.gd/iBE2lJ

ISBN: 1939023610

ISBN-13: 978-1939023612

 

For more on Rachelle Rae Cobb, her books, and her editing services, visit her website at www.rachelleraecobb.com.

 

 

~Candice Sue Patterson

 

The Moses Conspiracy

Good morning suspense fans and welcome to today’s Book Showcase!!! Our suspense feature for the month of October is The Moses Conspiracy by suspense novelist Susan J. Reinhardt.

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In 2025, two seemingly unconnected events set a diabolical plan in motion. Ellie and John Zimmerman find themselves embroiled in a life-threatening investigation, fighting a shadowy enemy.

Several years after a terrorist attack on Washington, D.C., Ellie and her son, Peter, go on a field trip to the nation’s capital. Her greatest fear is realized when they become separated. Back home, John witnesses a buggy accident with unusual circumstances.

Caught between strained family relationships and ominous warnings from a faceless enemy, the couple rely on God for wisdom and protection. When the true nature of a past tragedy is revealed, will they survive the heartache it brings?

The Moses Conspiracy, as well as other books by Susan J. Reinhardt, are also available in print.

Susan J. Reinhardt began her journey as a non-fiction writer. After numerous devotionals, short articles, and several contributions to susan-reinhardtanthologies were published, she switched gears and entered the world of fiction. The Moses Conspiracy is the first book in The Moses Trilogy.

A widow, daughter, stepmom, and active church member, Susan resides in Pennsylvania. When not writing, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, couponing, gardening, and finding small treasures in antique shops.

You can find out more about Susan J. Reinhardt and The Moses Trilogies by connecting with her via:

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Susan may also be contacted via Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Twitter.

 

Kara writes layered suspense thrillers and is an ACFW Genesis 2013 Finalist in the Mystery/Suspense/Thriller category.Kara

She’ll also continue to keep you updated on some of the best reads in Christian fiction suspense.

To contact Kara, email her at fictionwithfaith@gmail.com or by clicking the below link:

@KaraHunt2016 on Twitter

 

 

 
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Posted by on October 14, 2016 in Book Showcase, Kara Hunt, Writing

 

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Crevice – Behind The Story

July 8th’s suspense post showcased the Christian romantic thriller novel, Crevice, by suspense author, Janice Boekhoff. 

And now, here’s the story behind the story.

JaniceSince childhood, I’ve been hooked on Indiana Jones movies. I would binge watch them with my family on the weekends. For many years, I wanted to be an archaeologist myself. But that dream fell away when I realized most archaeologists classify clay pot shards for a living. Even so, I’ve never lost my love of history and the desire for a great treasure hunt.

A few years ago, I was watching a TV show that had a segment on the Lost Dutchman gold mine located somewhere in the Superstition Mountains of Arizona. The myriad of legends reached out with their tantalizing clues and drew me in. Which ones were real? Which were fantasy?

Only Jacob Waltz—the Dutchman—knew for sure, and he was long dead.

For over a century, treasure hunters have tried to find the mine by understanding the Dutchman himself. Not much is known about Jacob Waltz, who wasn’t even Dutch, but German. His early life is shadowed in mystery. But by the 1860s, he had settled into a humble existence as a farmer near the Salt River (modern day Phoenix, AZ), and yet he died with a box of rich gold ore under his bed.

Where did he get access to such wealth, and why didn’t he flaunt it?

In Crevice, I had such fun coming up with a creative explanation for the enigma of Waltz’s life, but the truth remains a mystery. Sadly, theCrevice details of the lonely Dutchman’s life, and whatever mine he might have discovered, died with him in 1891.

The lost mine remains lost.

Even so, Dutch Hunters continue to scour the desert mountains, looking for the treasure. It’s a dangerous obsession. Over two hundred people have died or disappeared while searching. Why do they do it? Because they believe the Dutchman’s gold is still out there, waiting to be discovered.

That kind of obsession (and my own obsession with rocks) inspired me to write a modern day treasure hunt, but Elery Hearst doesn’t care about the gold. She only wants to find her missing brother. And along the way, she finds so much more.

Perhaps, the Dutchman’s gold isn’t all legend. Maybe a rich mine really is out there … waiting. If you happen to stumble across it, feel free to send a few chunks of gold ore my way.

Save and pre-order your copy now for only $2.99!

Janice Boekhoff is a former Research Geologist who pours her love of science and the outdoors into her suspense novels. She is a three-time Janicefinalist in the ACFW Genesis Contest. She writes from Iowa, where she lives with her amazing husband and three feisty kids.

To contact Janice or to find out more about upcoming books in the Earth Hunters Series, click on one of the below links:

Website

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Twitter

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Email: Janice.boekhoff@gmail.com

 

Kara writes layered suspense thrillers and is an ACFW Genesis 2013 Finalist in the Mystery/Suspense/Thriller category.Kara

She’ll also continue to keep you updated on some of the best reads in Christian fiction suspense.

To contact Kara, email her at fictionwithfaith@gmail.com or by clicking the below link:

@KaraHunt2016 on Twitter

 
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Posted by on July 22, 2016 in Book Showcase, Kara Hunt

 

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