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Called and Courageous Girls by Harvest House Publishers | Live Webcast

 

Join the movement to inspire the next generation of godly women! 

Meet God’s Called and Courageous Girls, Bible heroes who inspire your child’s faith in God. Harvest House's new series just launched with the release of the first book! To celebrate the release of A Brave Big Sister, you're invited to join authors Rachel Spier Weaver and Anna Haggard for a live webcast on September 7 at 2 PM EDT (1 PM CDT/12 PM MDT/11 AM PDT).

Join top Christian speakers and the creators of the Called and Courageous Girls series for this live one-hour event to equip and encourage parents how to teach their kids about the women of the Bible. Explore how God is calling women to serve him today in exciting ways. There will be plenty of prizes to win, too, so stop by on your lunch break and join in the conversation.

Guest speakers and topics will include:
  • Peter Greer on framing our biblical and faith narrative in a way that invites girls to join God’s story.
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  • Chris Horst on the Christian narrative and the significance of women in scripture.
  • Carolyn Custis James, Kate Wallace Nunneley, with Rachel Spier Weaver and Anna Haggard, the authors and creators of the Called and Courageous Girls series of children’s books.
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by Gillian Jones

Genre: Contemporary Romance

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My name is Hendrix Hills.
When I was twenty-nine, I fell in love with a girl.
We loved fast. We loved hard.
But our love was tainted.

My name is Trinity Adams.
When I was twenty-seven, I fell in love with a boy.
We loved fast. We loved hard.
It's too bad my blood was tainted.

Warning: Not your traditional HEA. May contain emotional triggers for some. There will be things that you won't like and some you will, but I hope that you have fun finding out!













ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Wife, mother, proud Canadian. Shoe addict, red wine connoisseur, lover of laughter and the friendships that cause it. I'm a sucker for those epic romances that steal my breath and leave me always wanting more.

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MURDER SHE FLOATS by Rachael Stapleton – GREAT ESCAPES BOOK BLAST

Murder She Floats By Rachael Stapleton

August 28, 29, 30, 2017

Release Date - August 29, 2017

Cozy Mystery New Series
Self Published
Publication Date: August 29, 2017
Print Length: 126 pages 
ASIN: B074B4J7SJ


Purchase Link: Amazon

It's the end of the summer and Journalist Penelope Trubble has returned home to help her father with the Private Eye business. With a contest prize of ten thousand dollars on the line, the town is full of summer vacationers on the hunt for the rare 1913 Liberty Head nickel that was lost to Bohemian Lake over fifty years ago. With the help of spitfire local, Eve Berns and Cody Lumos, the town's handsome new detective, amateur sleuth Lucky Penny takes the bait and goes diving for the story behind the legend of the million dollar coin. Unfortunately, her dive turns up more bodies than missing treasure. The deeper she digs, the more secrets she finds hidden in the sand, but will she be buried along with them?

About The Author

Rachael Stapleton lives in a Second Empire Victorian home with her husband and two children in Ontario, Canada and enjoys writing in the comforts of aged wood and arched dormers.

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Purchase Link: Amazon




TOUR PARTICIPANTS

August 28
Celticlady's Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
Mythical Books – SPOTLIGHT
Cozy Up With Kathy – SPOTLIGHT
Books,Dreams,Life – SPOTLIGHT
Varietats – REVIEW

August 29
Readeropolis – SPOTLIGHT
Queen of All She Reads – SPOTLIGHT
Island Confidential – SPOTLIGHT
Laura's interests – REVIEW

August 30
Cassidy's Bookshelves – SPOTLIGHT
StoreyBook Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
Jane Reads – REVIEW
Brooke Blogs – SPOTLIGHT
  

THE RELUCTANT DEBUTANTE | Author Q&A ft Wendy May Andrews | Goddess Fish Promotions Presents Historical Romance

Goddess Fish Promotions has organized a Virtual Name Before the Masses Tour for THE RELUCTANT DEBUTANTE by Wendy May Andrews, a Historical Romance (Regency) available now from Sparrow Ink.

Wendy will be awarding $15 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

Be sure to follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates can be found at the bottom of the post
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The Reluctant Debutante
by Wendy May Andrews


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GENRE: Historical Romance (Regency)

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BLURB:

The Duke of Wychwood seeks retribution from the Earl of Pickering. When he finds out the earl has a beautiful young niece, the duke thinks to involve her in his feud, but is shocked to discover he is attracted to her.

The orphaned niece of the earl, Lady Victoria, serves as governess to four of his children and is made to feel like an interloper in her own home. A chance encounter with the duke affords her the opportunity to enter Society, but to take it means risking what little security she has.

Revenge and love don't sit well together, to have a future can they learn to give up the past?


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EXCERPT:

chapter 3 – first sparks

Victoria was beginning to feel quite miserable. She was soaked from head to toe, most of her body immersed in the water. Her heavy skirts were feeling like lead weights as they pulled her towards the current. Her boots were slowly sinking into the sludge on the river bottom. And the gorgeous stranger was now looking at her appraisingly.

“Can you reach my hand?”

Victoria felt a shiver slither up her back at the sound of his deep voice as he leaned down for her.

Wishing there were some other way, Victoria looked at him then up and down the river once more. Unfortunately, the riverbanks had not changed in the last few minutes and there was still no way to get up the bank on her own. Turning back to the stranger, she gritted her teeth and stretched out her hand.

Bryghton was struck by the young woman’s beauty. Her remarkable eyes held so much expressive emotion. He could tell she was scared and embarrassed but she had the wit to realize she had little choice if she wished to be rescued from her precarious position. The duke knew that not too much farther downstream the river deepened considerably.

The feel of her cold little hand in his large, warm one sent a strange sensation through him, but he knew this was not the time to be distracted. Despite her slight frame, her soaking clothes were weighing her down considerably, and effort would be required to get her out. In a similar gesture to hers, he too gritted his teeth and yanked on her arm.

With a plop, and after a swift scrabble up the bank, Victoria landed on the edge of the river next to the impeccably dressed, handsome stranger. Blushing again, she offered a shy, hesitant smile as she pushed herself to a seated position.


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AUTHOR INTERVIEW:

How did you come up with the title of your book or series?

Titles are my weakness! I would rather write the whole book than try to come up with a title. I will usually sit down with my brainstorming friends and they help me come up with ideas and then my husband will pick when I’ve narrowed it down to three or so. But this book was actually fairly easy to name. The Reluctant Debutante really tells what the story is about – Victoria is very reluctant to enter into the social fray of Society.

Tell us a little bit about your cover art. Who designed it? Why did you go with that particular design?

My cover artist is Victorine Lieske of Blue Valley Author Services. I absolutely love it! I had a great deal of say and control over this cover. I wanted it to have the feel of my heroine looking into the aristocratic life and hesitating. I didn’t want her looking at the reader because I want my readers to be able to imagine for themselves what she looks like. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and I’m always so disappointed if a cover has someone on it that I don’t find particularly attractive. I think it’s better to leave it up to the reader, so I prefer my covers not to have a face completely visible.

Who is your favorite character from your book and why?

I think the hero’s mom is one of my favorite characters ever. She plays a fairly minor role but I just love her combination of hardness and softness. She’s a duchess so she’s a very powerful woman, but she is always motivated by love for her family. And I found her single-mindedness to be hilarious.

How about your least favorite character?  What makes them less appealing to you?

My heroine’s uncle is the villain of the book. He is weak and wicked – a terrible combination.

If you could change ONE thing about your book, what would it be?  Why?

This is too difficult to answer. It just recently released and I did my very best to make it fantastic so at this point I wouldn’t change anything about it. But give it time and there will probably be more than one thing…

Where did your love of reading/storytelling/writing/etc. come from?

I have a brother who is three years older than me. Apparently I was his constant shadow until he started school. Because I was crestfallen when he went to school without me, my mother spent a lot of time with me, including reading to me. Because I have a very active imagination, reading is a wonderful activity and I took to reading quite avidly, learning to read before I even started school. I also have an aunt who is an avid reader and she generously shared all her books with me. She introduced me to the works of Georgette Heyer and my love for Regencies was born.

How can we contact you or find out more about your books?

I have a website, wendymayandrews.com, I’m also on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (all under WendyMayAndrews) or you can find me directly on Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/Wendy-May-Andrews/e/B002W42H3A

What can we expect from you in the future? What are you working on now?

I have another Regency (not yet named) coming out this fall. It’s with my editor right now. I’ve also started writing two new series. One is set in 1855 American mid-west. The other is a new Regency series. I’m really excited about both of these new series. I can’t wait to share them with readers. I hope to start releasing them early next year.

What can readers who enjoy your book do to help make it successful?

Tell everyone you know about it ☺ And write a review. Writers love getting reviews from people who’ve enjoyed their books.

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Best-selling author, Wendy May Andrews, has been in love with the written word since she learned to read at the age of five. She has been writing for almost as long but it took her some time before she was willing to share her stories with anyone other than her mother.

Wendy can be found with her nose in a book in a cozy corner of downtown Toronto. She is happily married to her own real-life hero, who is also her best friend and favourite travel companion. Being a firm believer that every life experience contributes to the writing process, Wendy is off planning her next trip.

She loves to hear from her readers and can be found at her website (wendymayandrews.com), on twitter, Instagram or Facebook.

Website & Blog:  http://wendymayandrews.com



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July 25: Lisa Haselton's Reviews and Interviews
August 1: Christine Young
August 1: Welcome to My World of Dreams
August 8: Fabulous and Brunette
August 15: Laurie's Thoughts and Reviews
August 22: Independent Authors
August 29: Readeropolis
September 5: Rachel Brimble Romance
September 12: Long and Short Reviews

BETRAYER | Q&A ft @Falcondraco + $10 GC #Giveaway | @GoddessFish Presents #Fantasy

Goddess Fish Promotions has organized a Virtual Name Before the Masses Tour for BETRAYER by Leslie D. Soule, a fantasy available soon from Melange Books.

Leslie D. Soule will be awarding $10 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

Be sure to follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates can be found at the bottom of the post.



Betrayer
by Leslie D. Soule

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GENRE:   Fantasy

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BLURB:

With five crystals to destroy, in order to rob the dark lord Malegaunt of his power, Ash Kensington's path is set. She begins a quest with the talking cat, Greymalkin, and her wyvern, Slick. But when she meets up with the handsome dragon slayer, Draeon, her senses overwhelm her, and she becomes distracted. Will she be able to destroy the crystals in time to challenge Malegaunt?


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EXCERPT:

“What can I do for ya?”

She looked at the bartender and said sorrowfully, “Give me a spell to make me forget.” I’ve wasted so much time, she thought to herself, and now I don’t know if I can get back on track. Malegaunt is out there, and none of the crystals have been destroyed. It drove her mad.

He shook his head and pushed a pint of dark beer across the bar. “This is the best magic I know. That’s why I’m a bartender.” He pointed down the bar a ways to a man who looked to be in his forties, if not older. He was clothed in a black coat, and his stubbled face was hunched over a glass of what looked like whiskey on the rocks. “Now, that guy over there, on the other hand, he might be able to help ya. People call him the Oracle of the Oasis,” he informed her.



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AUTHOR INTERVIEW:

1. Who is your intended audience and why should they read your book?

Well, this is a difficult question for me to answer. As a writer, I find that I don’t have an intended audience in mind when I write. I just write as I feel like, and hope that there’s some truth in there or some things that people like about it. I try not to shy away from the difficult stuff, but a lot of people do. I try not to conform my writing to a target audience. I mean, it would detract from the process of writing, which is supposed to be organic and from the heart. Literature is where humanity stores its collective heart. And when you write a specific thing for a specific audience, it becomes more of a cold, mechanical process.

2. How did you come up with the title of your book or series?

    My series is called the Fallenwood Chronicles. I did a search to check that the name hadn’t been used for a series already, and so far as I could tell, it hadn’t. I wanted something short, but to the point. This is a fallen fantasy woodland realm (or at least the area Ash starts off in, is in the woods), so smooshing the words “fallen” and “wood” together, did the job nicely. I also give the fantasy world the more proper title of Terra Illumina, but as a series name, I like Fallenwood Chronicles better.

3. Tell us a little bit about your cover art. Who designed it? Why did you go with that particular design?

Stephanie Flint did the design, and I love it. She did the other covers for my novels as well, and I LOVE how they turned out! With this book, I wanted the cover to show an action scene and to show something exciting. I wanted there to be a dragon. Well, there’s a dragon-slaying scene in this book. I gave Stephanie the basic idea I was looking for, and she ran with it, and it’s awesome!

4. Who is your favorite character from your book and why?

Of course my favorite character is Ash, because she’s based on me, but besides her, I really love Will Everett. He’s a character who I’ve tried to create as an embodiment of a genuinely good man. He’s Ash’s mentor and he knows a lot – in Betrayer, you get to see all the books he owns, on a variety of subjects. He’s a character that’s part reality and part wish fulfillment.

5. If you could change ONE thing about your book, what would it be?  Why?

I’d add in more sensory detail. I have my own writing style, but I think it comes off as a bit stoic sometimes, and I’d create more atmosphere in my novels, if I could change something about them.

6. How can we contact you or find out more about your books?

Check out my website at www.lesliesoule.com – there’s a contact form there, if you want to write to me directly. I’ve created a Facebook author page, and feel free to contact me on Twitter.

7. What can readers who enjoy your book do to help make it successful?

Well, I’m an introvert, and so any help I could get with getting the word out about my books, is appreciated and helpful. I love getting reviews. And I’d love to network with other authors, and I particularly think we California authors ought to stick together and help each other.

8. Is there anything else you’d like to say?

Yes. I want to say that if there’s a novel that you’ve always wanted to write, write it. Just start putting words on the page, even if you don’t think they’re good enough. Just write. And keep writing, and edit it all later. When you’re done, you’ll have something that you can work on polishing up, and you can continuously polish it until you’re happy with the result.


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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Leslie D. Soule is a fantasy/sci-fi author from Sacramento, CA. She has an M.A. in English from National University, and is currently working on the final book of her fantasy series, The Fallenwood Chronicles.


Website link: www.lesliesoule.com




Buy Links:

Fallenwood: 




Book 2 – Forgetting Fallenwood:




Book 3 – Betrayer






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GIVEAWAY:

Leslie D. Soule will be awarding $10 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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TOUR PARTICIPANTS:

July 31: Lisa Haselton's Reviews and Interviews
August 7: The Avid Reader
August 14: Christine Young
August 14: Long and Short Reviews
August 21: Kit 'N Kabookle
August 28: Up 'Til Dawn Book Blog
August 28: Readeropolis
September 4: Fabulous and Brunette
September 11: Laurie's Paranormal Thoughts and Reviews
September 18: The Reading Addict

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