Month: June 2010

Jun 30
[CFBA Tour&Review] Refuge on Crescent Hill by

[CFBA Tour&Review] Refuge on Crescent Hill by

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing Refuge on Crescent Hill Kregel Publications (March 11, 2010) by Melanie Dobson ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Melanie Dobson is the award-winning author of The Black Cloister; Love Finds You in Liberty, Indiana; and Together for Good. Prior to launching Dobson Media Group in 1999, Melanie was the corporate publicity manager at Focus on the Family where she was responsible for the publicity of events, products, films, and TV specials. Melanie received her undergraduate degree in journalism from Liberty University and her master’s degree in communication from Regent University. She has worked in the fields of publicity and journalism for fifteen years including two years as a publicist for The Family Channel. Melanie and her husband, Jon, met in Colorado Springs in 1997 at Vanguard Church. Jon works in the field of computer animation. Since they’ve been married, the Dobsons have relocated numerous times including stints in Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, Colorado, Berlin, and Southern California. These days they are enjoying their new home in the Pacific Northwest. Jon and Melanie have adopted their two daughters —Karly (6) and Kinzel (5). When Melanie isn’t writing or entertaining their girls, she enjoys exploring ghost… Read more »

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Jun 30
[CFBA Tour&Review] Refuge on Crescent Hill by

[CFBA Tour&Review] Refuge on Crescent Hill by

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing Refuge on Crescent Hill Kregel Publications (March 11, 2010) by Melanie Dobson ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Melanie Dobson is the award-winning author of The Black Cloister; Love Finds You in Liberty, Indiana; and Together for Good. Prior to launching Dobson Media Group in 1999, Melanie was the corporate publicity manager at Focus on the Family where she was responsible for the publicity of events, products, films, and TV specials. Melanie received her undergraduate degree in journalism from Liberty University and her master’s degree in communication from Regent University. She has worked in the fields of publicity and journalism for fifteen years including two years as a publicist for The Family Channel. Melanie and her husband, Jon, met in Colorado Springs in 1997 at Vanguard Church. Jon works in the field of computer animation. Since they’ve been married, the Dobsons have relocated numerous times including stints in Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, Colorado, Berlin, and Southern California. These days they are enjoying their new home in the Pacific Northwest. Jon and Melanie have adopted their two daughters —Karly (6) and Kinzel (5). When Melanie isn’t writing or entertaining their girls, she enjoys exploring ghost… Read more »

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Jun 29
[Glass Roads PR Blog Tour] Missing Max by Karen Young

[Glass Roads PR Blog Tour] Missing Max by Karen Young

About the Book:When baby Max is kidnapped during Mardi Gras, Jane and Kyle Madison’s life falls apart. What their daughter, Melanie, does next is unthinkable. Max vanished into thin air while in the care of his teenage sister, Melanie. Six months later, the family is a shadow of its former self: Melanie blames herself and is acting out and rebellious; Jane is obsessed with finding Max; and Kyle, a lawyer, struggles to cope with his own grief—and a persistent suspicion that one of his cases is connected to Max’s disappearance. With her family in turmoil and her marriage on the rocks, Jane thinks things can’t get any worse. Then when an affair and an unexpected pregnancy threaten to tear the Madisons’ lives apart, an anonymous caller leads to a break in the case. Can a second kidnapping bring their family back together? About the Author:Karen Young is the author of thirty-four novels with more than ten million copies in print. Her many awards include the RITA from Romance Writers of America and both the Career Achievement and Reviewer’s Choice awards from Romantic Times magazine. She is a frequent public speaker and a teacher of the craft of writing. Currently, she… Read more »

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Jun 29
{GIVEAWAY] 3 copies of PRIVATE by James Patterson/Maxine Paetro

{GIVEAWAY] 3 copies of PRIVATE by James Patterson/Maxine Paetro

It’s giveaway time! This time, thanks to Brad and the Hachette Book Group, I am offering 3 lucky winners a chance to get a copy of James Patterson/Maxine Paetro’s newest release, PRIVATE. All you have to do is leave a comment WITH your email address to enter! NO EMAIL=NO VALID ENTRY *Open to US and Canadian Residents ONLY**NO PO Boxes Please!**Deadline: Tuesday, July 6th @11:59pmEST*Good luck to all! About the Book:The police can’t help youFormer CIA agent Jack Morgan runs Private, a renowned investigation company with branches around the globe. It is where you go when you need maximum force and maximum discretion. The secrets of the most influential men and women on the planet come to Jack daily–and his staff of investigators uses the world’s most advanced forensic tools to make and break their cases.The press will destroy youJack is already deep into the investigation of a multi-million dollar NFL gambling scandal and the unsolved slayings of 18 schoolgirls when he learns of a horrific murder close to home: his best friend’s wife, Jack’s former lover, has been killed. It nearly pushes him over the edge. Instead, Jack pushes back and devotes all of Private’s resources to tracking down her… Read more »

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Jun 29
[FIRST WildCard Tour&Review] The Mailbox by Marybeth Whalen

[FIRST WildCard Tour&Review] The Mailbox by Marybeth Whalen

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old…or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book! You never know when I might play a wild card on you! Today’s Wild Card author is: Marybeth Whalen and the book: The Mailbox David C. Cook; New edition (June 1, 2010) ***Special thanks to Audra Jennings of The B&B Media Group for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Marybeth Whalen is the general editor of For the Write Reason and The Reason We Speakas well as co-author of the book Learning to Live Financially Free. She serves as a speaker for the Proverbs 31 Ministry Team and directs a fiction book club, She Reads, through this same outreach. Most importantly, Marybeth is the wife of Curt… Read more »

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Jun 29
[FIRST WildCard Tour&Review] The Mailbox by Marybeth Whalen

[FIRST WildCard Tour&Review] The Mailbox by Marybeth Whalen

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old…or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book! You never know when I might play a wild card on you! Today’s Wild Card author is: Marybeth Whalen and the book: The Mailbox David C. Cook; New edition (June 1, 2010) ***Special thanks to Audra Jennings of The B&B Media Group for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Marybeth Whalen is the general editor of For the Write Reason and The Reason We Speakas well as co-author of the book Learning to Live Financially Free. She serves as a speaker for the Proverbs 31 Ministry Team and directs a fiction book club, She Reads, through this same outreach. Most importantly, Marybeth is the wife of Curt… Read more »

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Jun 28
[CFBA Tour&Review] Simple Secrets(The Harmony Series,bk 1) by Nancy Mehl

[CFBA Tour&Review] Simple Secrets(The Harmony Series,bk 1) by Nancy Mehl

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing Simple SecretsBarbour Books (June 1, 2010) by Nancy Mehl ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Nancy Mehl lives in Wichita, Kansas with her husband Norman and her son, Danny. She’s authored nine books and is currently at work on her newest series for Barbour Publishing. All of Nancy’s novels have an added touch – something for your spirit as well as your soul. “I welcome the opportunity to share my faith through my writing,” Nancy says. “It’s a part of me and of everything I think or do. God is number one in my life. I wouldn’t be writing at all if I didn’t believe that this is what He’s called me to do. I hope everyone who reads my books will walk away with the most important message I can give them: God is good, and He loves you more than you can imagine. He has a good plan especially for your life, and there is nothing you can’t overcome with His help.” CREATING FICTION FULL OF FAITH, HOPE AND HEART… Nancy Mehl is a mystery writer who loves to set her novels in her home state of Kansas. Her three-in-one book, COZY… Read more »

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Jun 28
[CFBA Tour&Review] Simple Secrets(The Harmony Series,bk 1) by Nancy Mehl

[CFBA Tour&Review] Simple Secrets(The Harmony Series,bk 1) by Nancy Mehl

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing Simple SecretsBarbour Books (June 1, 2010) by Nancy Mehl ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Nancy Mehl lives in Wichita, Kansas with her husband Norman and her son, Danny. She’s authored nine books and is currently at work on her newest series for Barbour Publishing. All of Nancy’s novels have an added touch – something for your spirit as well as your soul. “I welcome the opportunity to share my faith through my writing,” Nancy says. “It’s a part of me and of everything I think or do. God is number one in my life. I wouldn’t be writing at all if I didn’t believe that this is what He’s called me to do. I hope everyone who reads my books will walk away with the most important message I can give them: God is good, and He loves you more than you can imagine. He has a good plan especially for your life, and there is nothing you can’t overcome with His help.” CREATING FICTION FULL OF FAITH, HOPE AND HEART… Nancy Mehl is a mystery writer who loves to set her novels in her home state of Kansas. Her three-in-one book, COZY… Read more »

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Jun 26
[Revell Blog Tour&Review] A Love of Her Own by Maggie Brendan

[Revell Blog Tour&Review] A Love of Her Own by Maggie Brendan

About the Book:She has everything her heart desires . . . except the one thing money can’t buy Still cautious after a broken engagement, April McBride fully intends to guard her heart when she travels to Lewistown, Montana, to attend her brother’s wedding. One look around the small mining town convinces April that doing so won’t be difficult–just a bunch of dusty shops, bad service, and ill-bred cowboys. But a run-in with horse trainer Wes Owen opens up vast possibilities for frustration, embarrassment, friendship, and . . . love? Can April and Wes see past their differences to envision a future together? Or are they destined to live the rest of their lives alone? Book three in the Heart of the West series, A Love of Her Own is an adventurous, spark-filled ride through love in turn-of-the-century Montana. About the Author:Maggie Brendan is a member of American Christian Writers and the American Fiction Writers Association. She is the author of No Place for a Lady and The Jewel of His Heart and lives in Georgia. My Review:Maggie Brendan is an exceptional author! Once again, she has truly captured my heart with her beautiful historical work. And this one picks up… Read more »

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Jun 26
[Revell Blog Tour&Review] A Love of Her Own by Maggie Brendan

[Revell Blog Tour&Review] A Love of Her Own by Maggie Brendan

About the Book:She has everything her heart desires . . . except the one thing money can’t buy Still cautious after a broken engagement, April McBride fully intends to guard her heart when she travels to Lewistown, Montana, to attend her brother’s wedding. One look around the small mining town convinces April that doing so won’t be difficult–just a bunch of dusty shops, bad service, and ill-bred cowboys. But a run-in with horse trainer Wes Owen opens up vast possibilities for frustration, embarrassment, friendship, and . . . love? Can April and Wes see past their differences to envision a future together? Or are they destined to live the rest of their lives alone? Book three in the Heart of the West series, A Love of Her Own is an adventurous, spark-filled ride through love in turn-of-the-century Montana. About the Author:Maggie Brendan is a member of American Christian Writers and the American Fiction Writers Association. She is the author of No Place for a Lady and The Jewel of His Heart and lives in Georgia. My Review:Maggie Brendan is an exceptional author! Once again, she has truly captured my heart with her beautiful historical work. And this one picks up… Read more »

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