Celebrate the Treasury of Bible Stories by entering the Rhythmical Rhymes Kindle Giveaway!

Monday, September 29, 2014

About the book: Children ages 4-8 will be delighted by these rhyming Bible stories pairing spiritual truths with playful illustrations.

Featuring lyrical stories full of lighthearted moments, this colorful collection of Magnificent Tales is perfect for reading out loud. As families read these stories night after night, they will make memories together while learning about the Bible.

Purchase a copy: http://ow.ly/BotGV

About the author: Kelly Pulley works from his middle Tennessee home writing and illustrating children's picture books, most recently Ten Unusual Features of Lulu McDunn and The Cycling Wangdoos. He is best known for illustrating dozens of books in the Beginner's Bible series, including The Beginner's Bible (over 1.25 million copies sold).

Find Kelly online: website, Facebook

Part of the Magnificent Tales series, Treasury of Bible Stories: Rhythmical Rhymes of Biblical Times will delight children ages 4–8 with rhyming Bible stories pairing spiritual truths with playful illustrations.

Enter the Rhythmical Rhymes Kindle Giveaway 9/15 – 10/12.

Treasury of Bible 
Stories Kelly Pulley

One grand prize winner will receive:

  • A Kindle HDX

  • Treasury of Bible Stories by Kelly Pulley

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on October 12th. Winner will be announced October 13th at Kelly's blog.

Don't miss a moment of the fun; enter today and be sure to visit Kelly's blog on the 13th to see if you won!

My Thoughts:

This book is beautiful, not only are the pictures bright, and colorful, they have great detail that draw you in. The rhyming stories are a fun way to tell children Bible precepts. My granddaughter, Nani read some of the book and my husband read to our granddaughter, Lily and she loved the stories.
I highly recommend it!

  Here is a picture of Papa reading to Lily.

Pre-order @MaxLucado’s BEFORE AMEN and receive a FREE book. And, Enter to WIN an iPad!

Friday, September 26, 2014

About the book: 

We all pray . . . some.

We pray to stay sober, centered, or solvent. When the lump is deemed malignant. When the money runs out before the month does. When the marriage is falling apart. We pray.
But wouldn't we like to pray more? Better? Stronger? With more fire, faith, and fervency?
Yet we have kids to feed, bills to pay, deadlines to meet. The calendar pounces on our good intentions like a tiger on a rabbit. And what about our checkered history with prayer? Uncertain words. Unmet expectations. Unanswered requests.
We aren't the first to struggle with prayer. The first followers of Jesus needed prayer guidance too. In fact, prayer is the only tutorial they ever requested.
And Jesus gave them a prayer. Not a lecture on prayer. Not the doctrine of prayer. He gave them a quotable, repeatable, portable prayer. Couldn't we use the same?
In Before Amen best-selling author Max Lucado joins readers on a journey to the very heart of biblical prayer, offering hope for doubts and confidence even for prayer wimps. Distilling prayers in the Bible down to one pocket-sized prayer, Max reminds readers that prayer is not a privilege for the pious nor the art of a chosen few. Prayer is simply a heartfelt conversation between God and his child. Let the conversation begin.

Pre-order a copy of Before Amen by 9/29 and receive a FREE ebook copy of Max's best-selling Second Chances: More Stories of Grace.

Purchase a copy:  http://ow.ly/BbwcL

About the author: More than 120 million readers have found comfort in the writings of Max Lucado. He ministers at the Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas, where he lives with his wife, Denalyn, and a sweet but misbehaving mutt, Andy.

Find Max online: website, Twitter, Facebook
 Prayer is simply a heartfelt conversation between God and his child. In Before Amen, best-selling author Max Lucado joins readers on a journey to the very heart of biblical prayer, offering hope for doubts, and confidence even for prayer wimps. Let the conversation begin.

Be sure to enter the Before Amen iPad Mini giveaway. AND if you pre-order a copy of Before Amen by 9/29, you'll receive a FREE ebook copy of Max’s best-selling Second Chances: More Stories of Grace.


One grand prize winner will receive:

  • An iPad Mini

  • Before Amen by Max Lucado

Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on September 29th. Winner will be announced September 30th on the Litfuse blog.

Don't miss a moment of the fun; enter today and be sure to visit the Litfuse blog on the 30th to see if you won! (Or better yet, subscribe to their blog and have the winner announcement delivered to your inbox!)

My Thoughts:

The first book I read of Max Lucado's was In the Eye of the Storm. I have been a fan ever since and have read most if not all of his books. I love the way that he takes truth from the Bible and weaves stories from his life into his books. He speaks in simple terms that you as the reader can relate to. In Before Amen he takes a look at the Lord's Prayer in a new and enlightening way. 
I highly recommend this book!


Hidden in the Stars

Thursday, September 25, 2014

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Hidden in the Stars
Abingdon Press (September 16, 2014)
Robin Caroll


Born and raised in Louisiana, Robin Caroll is a southerner through and through. Her passion has always been to tell stories to entertain others. Robin’s mother, bless her heart, is a genealogist who instilled in Robin the deep love of family and pride of heritage—two aspects Robin weaves into each of her books.

When she isn’t writing, Robin spends time with her husband of twenty-plus years, her 3 beautiful daughters, 2 precious grandsons, and their character-filled pets at home—in the South, where else?


Following an attack that killed her mother and stole her ability to speak, 21-year-old Sophia Montgomery has no choice but to accept her estranged grandmother’s offer to return to their family home. Although detective Julian Frazier is working hard on the case, Sophia unknowingly frustrates him because her inability to speak thwarts her eyewitness evidence. The fact that Julian is undeniably attracted to Sophia doesn’t help either, so Julian hides his feelings as concern for a trauma victim and focuses instead on finding the killer.

Little do they know, the clues to solving the case may be right in front of them, displayed in Sophia’s mother’s “special” quilt design. Who will realize the secret Sophia’s unwittingly been hiding in plain sight? When the truth comes to light, will Sophia find her voice again? Or will the murderer—still at large—silence her forever?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Hidden in the Stars, go HERE.

Kindle HDX Giveaway and Live Webcast Event with @MaryConnealy!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

 About the book: Saddle up for a wildly fun ride with the Wilde sisters!

Kylie Wilde is the youngest sister---and the most civilized. Her older sisters might be happy dressing in trousers and posing as men, but Kylie has grown her hair long and wears skirts every chance she gets. It's a risk---they are homesteading using the special exemptions they earned serving in the Civil War as "boys"---but Kylie plans to make the most of the years before she can sell her property and return to the luxuries of life back East.
Local land agent Aaron Masterson is fascinated with Kylie from the moment her long hair falls from her cap. But now that he knows her secret, can he in good conscience defraud the U.S. government? And when someone tries to force Kylie off her land, does he have any hope of convincing her that marrying him and settling on the frontier is the better option for her future?

Purchase a copy:  http://ow.ly/AS8Js

About the author: Mary Connealy writes fun and lively "romantic comedy with cowboys" for the inspirational market. She is the author of the successful Kincaid Brides, Lassoed in Texas, Montana Marriages, and Sophie's Daughters series, and she has been a finalist for a Rita and Christy Award and a two time winner of the Carol Award. She lives on a ranch in eastern Nebraska with her husband, Ivan, and has four grown daughters.

Find Mary online: website, Facebook, Twitter
Don't miss the first book in Mary Connealy's Wild at Heart series. In Tried & True, Mary is back with her signature humor and heartfelt story-telling.

Mary's celebrating by connecting with readers during a live webcast event and giving away a Kindle HDX.


One winner will receive:

  • A Kindle HDX

  • Tried & True by Mary Connealy

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on September 23rd. Winner will be announced at the Tried & True LIVE webcast event on September 23rd. Connect with Mary for an evening of swoon-worthy book chat, fun trivia, laughter, a sneak peek at the next book in the Wild at Heart series, and more! Mary will also be taking questions from the audience and giving away books, fun prizes, and gift certificates throughout the evening.

So grab your copy of Tried & True and join Mary and friends on the evening of September 23rd 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 today by signing up for a reminder. Tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 23rd!

My Thoughts:
Mary Connealy has done it again! She has created another fun, loving romance. I love that this book was set in Idaho, since I live here. As women we today enjoy freedoms that women of the 1800 didn't. I couldn't imagine living through what they did in the 1800's.
Kylie is a hoot! She is sassy and snarky, and gives Aaron a run for his money.
Highly recommended!


Kept by Sally Bradley and Interview

Friday, September 19, 2014

Life has taught Miska Tomlinson that there are no honorable men. Her womanizing brothers, her absentee father, and Mark, the married baseball player who claims to love her—all have proven undependable. But Miska has life under control. She runs her editing business from her luxury condo, stays fit with daily jogs along Chicago's lakefront, and in her free time blogs anonymously about life as a kept woman.

Enter new neighbor Dillan Foster. Between his unexpected friendship and her father's sudden reappearance, Miska loses control of her orderly life. Her relationship with Mark deteriorates, and Miska can't help comparing him to Dillan. His religious views are so foreign, yet the way he treats her is something she's longed for. But Dillan discovers exactly who she is and what she has done. Too late she finds herself longing for a man who is determined to never look her way again.

When her blog receives unexpected national press, Miska realizes that her anonymity was an illusion. Caught in a scandal about to break across the nation, Miska wonders if the God Dillan talks about would bother with a woman like her—a woman who's gone too far and done too much.

Sally Bradley has worked for two publishers, writing sales and marketing materials, sorting through the slush pile, and proofreading and editing fiction. She has a BA in English and a love for perfecting novels, whether it’s her work or the work of others.
A judge in fiction-writing contests, Sally is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, The Christian PEN, and the Christian Editor Network. In 2000, she left the working world to have her first child. She now runs Bradley Writing and Editing Services from her home outside Kansas City. A mother of three, Sally is married to a pastor who moonlights as a small-town cop. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, doing laundry, and rooting on her favorite Chicago sports team of the season.
You can find Sally at Sally Bradley, Writer on Facebook.

Interview with Sally:

If you could have chosen your name what would it have been?
Oh, fun! Something really, really bizarre with all the vowels exchanged for ys and such. Like Khrystyne or Khrysia. I used to want to have eight kids, just so I could give them all really “unique” names. Thankfully, I got over that. Guess I’ve got a little Anne of Green Gables in me.
What was your first pet's name? Well, my sister had fish when I was in high school. Three neons. I talked her into naming them Neon, Deion, and Sanders. Made my dad laugh.

What was your best friend's name in school? Beth.
Did you have a special toy or book that went everywhere with you when you were young? No, but once I hit upper elementary, I usually had some book with me at all times.
What is your favorite movie? So hard. I really liked The Lake House with Sandra Bullock... and Keanu Reeves. Cool story! Plus half of it is set in Chicago.
What is the bravest thing you've ever done? 
I have no idea! You don’t do brave stuff to be brave, you know? I remember

booking after my toddler who was about to get hurt by something. I was eight months pregnant at the time, and I remember that everyone nearby acted rather impressed that I could move that fast for the shape I was in!

If you were stranded on a desert island what would you take besides your Bible?
Sun screen. I’m one shade away from full-blown albino.

If you could meet a famous person who would that be?
Francine Rivers. I love her fiction; she’s had a huge impact on me.

What did you want to be when you grew up?
A writer! Always.

If you could live in one era what would you choose? Well, I really like AC and the internet and dishwashers. But if I had to leave, I think the 1940s would be a fascinating era to visit.
What made you decide to be an indie author instead of going through a publishing house? 
I’d been researching indie options for a couple years, just to be educated and make a wise decision. And late last year I started getting consistently impressed feedback from the Christian fiction industry, but no one wanted to tackle Kept. The industry seems to have gotten

more safe in the last year or so, and Kept doesn’t have any Amish or prairie. But it was a story I completely believed in, so I decided to pull it from someone who did have it and do it myself. Very glad that I did!
Where did you come up with the idea for Kept?
On SportsCenter! Isn’t that where all good romances and women’s fiction novels begin?
SportsCenter ran a series on temptations pro athletes face, and one of them was about women who made their living off pro athletes. One woman they interviewed was completely silhouetted, but she did have a very unique short haircut. As the interview went on, she confessed that not only was she “kept” by one pro athlete, being available only to him when his team came to town, but by a second one—and that each man thought they were the only one. My immediate thought was, Honey, I hope you’re wearing a wig. Or they know now.
I couldn’t get her out of my head and had to figure out what would make her live that way and what it would take for her to see—and want—the truth. Plus she just needed a truly happy ending.

Is there anything else you'd like to share with my readers?
Definitely! I love meeting my readers and hearing their thoughts on Kept. Seriously, if you wanted, we could talk for days about Miska and Dillan and company. I’m incredibly touched that people would spend their time and money on my story, and I want to be open and as available as possible to my readers. I’d love to hear from you.
Sally Bradley writes big-city fiction with real issues and real hope. A Chicagoan since age five, she now lives in the Kansas City area with her family, but they still get back to Chicago once in a while for important things—like good pizza and a White Sox game. Fiction has been her passion since childhood, and she’s thrilled now to be writing books that not only entertain, but point back to Christ. Kept is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo.

My Thoughts on Kept:
I am a huge fan of debut authors, and this was particularly fun, because Sally and I are apart of the same blog alliance.
Kept is a book that will stay with you. The characters are real, and with all that's going on in the news with the NFL this book is timely, not that it is about abuse, it is however about feeling like you don't deserve better than you have seen and even experienced.
Miska has made bad choices but God is pursuing her and is not relenting.
Sally's voice is clear, and these characters will grip your heart and keep you thinking about them long after you turn the last page.
Highly recommended!

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