Monday, February 24, 2014

Distortion by Terri Blackstock ebook $4.99 and enter to win a KINDLE

I have always loved Terri Blackstock's books. They never get old, and are ones you want to reread. I think "Emerald Windows" is still my favourite, maybe because of the art aspect of the book.
Distortion,is the second book in the Moonlighters Series, and it keeps you guessing.
Terri always adds an element that strikes the heart of your faith. What hse calls "heartfelt fiction".
A" husband’s lies can have deadly consequences.
When Juliet Cole’s husband of fifteen years is murdered before her eyes, she thinks it was a random shooting. Devastated and traumatized, she answers hours of questioning, then returns home to break the tragic news to her boys. But a threatening voicemail takes this from a random shooting to a planned, deliberate attack.

Juliet realizes that she and her children are in danger too, unless she meets the killers’ demands. But as she and her sisters untangle the clues, her husband’s dark secrets come to light. The more she learns, the more of her life is dismantled. Was her husband an innocent victim or a hardened criminal?"

Terri on the first book, Truth Stained Lies, and her testimony:

Can three sisters---a blogger, a cab driver, and a stay-at-home mom---with only a little courage and no experience, moonlight as private investigators to save their brother from a murder rap? Find out in Truth-Stained Lies---the first book in New York Times bestselling author Terri Blackstock's new Moonlighter Series.

Terri Blackstock ( has sold over six million books worldwide and is a New York Times bestselling author. She is the award-winning author of Intervention, Vicious Cycle, and Downfall, as well as such series as Cape Refuge, Newpointe 911, the SunCoast Chronicles, and the Restoration Series.

Don't miss Terri Blackstock's latest release in the Moonlighters series, Distortion.

The book releases March 11th, and Terri will be kicking off the release with a fun Facebook Distortion party and giving away a Kindle Fire HDX. PLUS readers can pre-order the ebook for just $4.99 between now and 3/11 everywhere ebooks are sold.

One winner will receive:
  • A brand new Kindle Fire HDX
  • Distortion and Truth Stained Lies by Terri Blackstock
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on March 11th. Winner will be announced at the Distortion Facebook Party on March 11th. Connect with Terri for a "suspenseful" book launch party with prizes, a book chat, and more.

Don't miss a moment of the fun; RSVP today by clicking JOIN on the event page. Tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 11th!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

A to Z of C S Lewis

Here is a quick review before I head off on the next trip.

This book is an encyclopedic resource of all things Lewis.
Ever wonder what the name of that evil king was? or what exactly Turkish delight is?
Colin Duriez has compiled the fictional, nonfiction, and real life CS Lewis factoids into one compendium. This is a deeper and larger book than Louis Markos' A to Z CSLewis, with more information and references.
We have been going through Prof. Markos' course on CS Lewis, and this book has been an excellent resource for the course.

"A Complete Guide to His Life, Thoughts and Writings
Published to coincide with the 50th anniversary of C. S. Lewis’s death, this complete guide covers all of Lewis’ works, from his literary criticism to Narnia

C. S. Lewis’s work is widely known and regarded, but enthusiasts are often only aware of one part of his work—his children’s stories and his popular theology; and yet he wrote so much more, including science fiction and literary criticism. This volume brings together all aspects of C S Lewis’s life and thought. Arranged in alphabetical order, it begins with The Abolition of Man—written in 1943 and described as “almost my favorite”—to Wormwood, a character in The Screwtape Letters. This book will delight anyone who is interested in C. S. Lewis and wants to learn more about him, his thought, his works, and his life."
Enjoy! I will be back next week with more!

Friend Me Blog tour and contest

Friend Me by John Faubion
This book was quite a thriller from the first page to the last.
I thoroughly enjoyed it, and to write a lot, would spoil the book.
I took it to bed to read. I DID NOT go to sleep, I stayed up and read the whole thing. This has not happened in quite some time. :)

"Scott and Rachel’s marriage is on the brink of disaster. Scott, a businessman with a high-pressure job, just wants Rachel to understand him and accept his flaws. Rachel is a lonely housewife, desperate for attention and friendship. So she decides to create a virtual friend online, unaware that Scott is doing the exact same thing. As Rachel desperately tries to re-create a friendship with a friend who has passed, Scott becomes unfaithful and is torn between the love for his wife and the perfection of his cyber-girlfriend. But neither realizes that there’s a much larger problem looming…"

Who is behind the virtual friends? What lines are okay to cross and when is it too far?

John Faubion is celebrating his debut novel, Friend Me, with a Kindle HDX giveaway!

One winner will receive:
  • A brand new Kindle Fire HDX
  • Friend Me by John Faubion
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on February 22nd. Winner will be announced February 24th on John Faubion's blog.

Don't miss a moment of the fun; enter today and be sure to stop by John's blog on the 24th to see if you won.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Princess Ever After by Rachel Hauck and giveaway

We are running rather slowly here. The Flu hit 5 out of 8 of us.
Which meant discovering gluten-free ways of recovering. (Byebye, Saltines!)

I did not read book one in this series before being given Princess Ever After to review. Which did not ruin the experience of the book, but I now want to get the first book.

In the country of  Hessenberg, we find a nation struggling for independence, so you have the political intrigue and the fate of a nation at stake. To this stage is brought Regina, a 29 yr old who has not sought romance or relationships, is thrown into a royal role and is facing an uncertain future. It is like an grown up version of Princess Diaries starring Anne Hathaway, with several twists.

Regina is not worried about getting her hands dirty. Her hard working lifestyle, including car restoration,  steels her and helps her in dealing with  political opponents or  paparazzi. But will this strong-willed girl submit to Some One else's plan for her life?

A lovely romantic read for this Valentine's Day.  Don't forget to enter the contests to win!

Rachel Hauck is celebrating the release of her latest "swoon"-worthy romance,  Princess Ever After, with a fun $200 "Princess" prize package giveaway and a Facebook "Princess" party on March 6th. Grab your tiaras and RSVP today!


  One winner will receive:
  • A $200 Visa cash card (buy your very own "princess ever after" gown or tanks of gas for your "royal" ride)
  • Princess Ever After, Once Upon a Prince, and The Wedding Dress by Rachel Hauck
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on March 6th. Winner will be announced at Rachel's "Princess" Facebook Party on March 6th. Connect with Rachel for an evening of "royal" book chat, princess-themed trivia, laughter, prizes, and an exclusive look at the next book in the Royal Wedding series!

So grab your copy of Princess Ever After and join Rachel and friends on the evening of March 6th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book, don't let that stop you from coming!)

Don't miss a moment of the fun; RSVP todayTell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 6th!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

A Road Unknown- Win $200 Visa Cash Card

A Road Unknown by Barbara Cameron, is the story of Elizabeth, the eldest of 9 children. Elizabeth, feeling resentful over being expected to help with the younger children and the house, runs away from home.  She becomes roommates with a college student, gets a job, and begins to makes a life of her own. As much as she might think she is looking out for her self, her life has given her a heart to serve and care for others.
Between these choices, both good and bad decisions, Elizabeth's life takes shape.

I grew up in the beginnings of the home school movement, my parents were writers for the teaching home and other publications. My mother even wrote a book on home schooling. I grew up surrounded by large families. Large meaning more than 8 kids, 5-6 was average. As a mother to six children, I have striven to keep all the children in child roles. Too many of my friends grew up never wanting to have children from their experiences. So I could relate to this story.

I love that it took on a different viewpoint than most of the Amish fiction that I have read in the past.

Barbara Cameron is celebrating the release of A Road Unknown with a $200 Visa cash card giveaway and a fun "Amish Roads" Facebook party.
One winner will receive:
  • A $200 Visa cash card
  • A Road Unknown by Barbara Cameron
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on February 27th. Winner will be announced at Barbara's "Amish Roads" Facebook Party on February 27th. Connect with Barbara for an evening of book chat, Amish trivia, laughter, prizes, and more!

So grab your copy of A Road Unknown and join Barbara and friends on the evening of February 27th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book, don't let that stop you from coming!)

Don't miss a moment of the fun; RSVP todayTell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 27th!

Germany 2014

I am busy preparing for the next Holocaust Reconciliation project. As we go through the arrangements for concerts, dinners, and hotels, please keep us in prayer. Pray for our health, wisdom and the financial needs of the trip, also for the families that encourage us to go. This trip I will be doing something a little different. I am cooking a Passover Seder dinner for 120 Germans. The theme of Passover is freedom from slavery and bondage. The Holocaust has not only etched deep scars, it has bound people with fear, hate, unforgiveness, mistrust.... It is our hope that we will minister to the hurting and see those held captive released.

A Tour Of Roses

 Thousands of roses, dozens of concerts and many tears have been shed over the last 5 years. We will have 5,000 roses for this trip. I am so excited about this project! It is never easy but it is always worth it.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Hopeful the Blog Tour

While we were living in Baltimore, I began reading Amish fiction. S's job at NASA at the time meant each month he had a full week off. We explored as much of the surrounding areas, states really, as we could. I loved driving up into Lancaster and visiting the quilt shops and ordering a slice of shoe fly pie, sampling the chowchow that was served at almost every big barn style restaurant. My mom still makes pickled beet eggs as a special treat.
I was given a copy of Hopeful to review, and guess what?! there is a contest!

Hopeful by Shelley Shepard Gray is the first in the Return to Sugarcreek series, takes place in the Amish town of Sugarcreek, not in Pennsylvania but in Ohio. ( The author just happens to live in Ohio and has sampled Amish fare first hand, which adds to the authentic feel of the story.)
In the first book of the series we are introduced to Miriam Zehr and several of the town residents. She is not the beauty of the town. She is a plain girl in more than one sense of the word. So from the start you are truly hopeful that she will find love.
This is not just "another" Amish story. Hopeful is filled with relatable characters, unrequited love, comedy, and realistic conflicts.
The whole book is enjoyable.

Welcome to the blog tour for Hopeful, the first book in Shelley Shepard Gray's new series, Return to Sugarcreek. Critics have already given their thumbs up for Hopeful: “Lovable characters and a good story, full of romance and suspense . . . a must read." (Library Journal)

Enter to win one of FIVE copies of the book. 
Five winners will receive:
  • Hopeful by Shelley Shepard Gray
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on February 23rd. All winners will be announced February 24th at Shelley's blog.

Enter today and be sure to visit Shelley's blog on the 24th to see if YOU won one of the books!