Category: Blog Tours

Mar 23
CFBA Tour Preview: Stuart Brannon’s Final Shot by Stephen Bly

CFBA Tour Preview: Stuart Brannon’s Final Shot by Stephen Bly

This week, theChristian Fiction Blog Allianceis introducingStuart Brannon’s Final ShotCenter Point Pub; Lrg edition (March 2012)byStephen BlyABOUT THE AUTHOR: Stephen Bly (August 17, 1944 – June 9, 2011) authored 106 books and hundreds of articles and short stories. His book, The Long Trail Home (Broadman & Holman), won the prestigious 2002 Christy Award for excellence in Christian fiction in the category western novel. Three other books, Picture Rock (Crossway Books), The Outlaw’s Twin Sister (Crossway Books), and Last of the Texas Camp (Broadman & Holman), were Christy Award finalists. He spoke at colleges, churches, camps and conferences across the U.S. and Canada. He was the pastor of Winchester Community Church, and served as mayor of Winchester, Idaho (2000-2007). He spoke on numerous television and radio programs, including Dr. James Dobson’s Focus on the Family. He was an Active Member of the Western Writers of America. Steve graduated summa cum laude in Philosophy from Fresno State University and received a M.Div from Fuller Theological Seminary. The Blys have three sons: Russell (married to Lois) and father of Zachary and Miranda (married to Chris Ross) and mother of Alayah; Michael (married to Michelle); and Aaron (married to Rina Joye) and father of… Read more »

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Mar 20
FIRST WildCard Tour Preview: The Heart’s Frontier by Lori Copeland and Virginia Smith

FIRST WildCard Tour Preview: The Heart’s Frontier by Lori Copeland and Virginia Smith

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 authors are:   Lori Copeland and Virginia Smith    and the book:   The Heart’s Frontier Harvest House Publishers (March 1, 2012) ***Special thanks to Karri | Marketing Assistant | Harvest House Publishers for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lori Copeland is the author of more than 90 titles, both historical and contemporary fiction. With more than 3 million copies of her books in print, she has developed a loyal following among her rapidly growing fans in the inspirational market. She has been honored with the Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award, The Holt Medallion,… Read more »

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Mar 16
HFVBT Spotlight + Giveaway: The Turning Of Anne Merrick by Christine Blevins

HFVBT Spotlight + Giveaway: The Turning Of Anne Merrick by Christine Blevins

The Turning Of Anne Merrick Christine Blevins Berkley Trade Publishing February 7,2012 448 pages A tale of love and espionage from the author of Midwife of the Blue Ridge… She spies for General Washington, betrays the Redcoats and battles for America’s independence… It’s 1777, and a fledgling country wages an almost hopeless struggle against the might of the British Empire. Brought together by a fateful kiss, Anne Merrick and Jack Hampton are devoted to each other and to their Patriot cause. As part of Washington’s daring network of spies, they are ready and willing to pay even the ultimate price for freedom. From battlefields raging along the Hudson, to the desperate winter encampment at Valley Forge and through the dangerous intrigue of British-occupied Philadelphia, Anne and Jack brave the trials of separation, the ravages of war and an unyielding enemy growing ever more ruthless. For love and for country, all is put at risk-and together the pair must call upon their every ounce of courage and cunning in order to survive. Author Christine Blevins About The Author: Author Christine Blevins writes what she loves to read – historical adventure stories. The Turning of Anne Merrick is Christine’s third novel, and… Read more »

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Mar 15
WOW Blog Tour Guest Post + Giveaway: Caring Lessons’ Lois Roelofs

WOW Blog Tour Guest Post + Giveaway: Caring Lessons’ Lois Roelofs

Caring Lessons: A Nursing Professor’s Journey of Faith and Life Lois Roelofs Deep River Books October 1, 2010 224 pages Amazon RBM’s Disclaimer Lois Roelofs describes herself as a rebellious minister’s daughter, a reluctant nurse, a restless mom, and a perpetual student who eventually became a fun-loving teacher of mental health nursing. During her forty-year nursing career, she cared for patients and taught nursing students in primarily mental health and medical-surgical settings. As a caregiver, she learned the value of caring for herself and did so by changing jobs to suit her interests, going back to school more than once to feed her crave for learning, and seeking professional help when personal and family crises invaded her life. You will be amused, saddened, and inspired as you read this intimate and introspective memoir. Plus you will learn the importance of faith, family, and friendship—whatever your profession—and come away with a new appreciation of caring for yourself as well as caring for others. About The Author: Lois longed to fly the friendly skies but in 1968 minister’s daughters did not become stewardesses. They chose practical careers like teaching or nursing. For the entire first year of nursing school, Lois made weekly… Read more »

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Mar 02
CFBA Tour Preview: Ruby Dawn by Raquel Byrnes

CFBA Tour Preview: Ruby Dawn by Raquel Byrnes

This week, theChristian Fiction Blog Allianceis introducingRuby DawnWhite Rose Publishing (January 27, 2012)byRaquel ByrnesABOUT THE AUTHOR: Raquel married her college sweetheart seventeen years ago and you can still find them spending time together chatting over a cup of coffee like when they were first dating. Her husband is her biggest fan and most ardent supporter. He encourages her to take time for writing as often as he can. He regularly gives her gift cards to her favorite coffee house so that she can go there to write and relax. He has been known to whip up his famous chicken quesadillas complete with guacamole and brownies for dessert. Raquel has written books for more than a decade. She loves to do research and has taken private detective courses, gun classes, and underground tours to get every detail right for her novels. She writes romantic suspense with an edge-of-your-seat pace. Stories filled with faith, love, and adventure. In 2009 she signed with agent, Terry Burns, at Hartline Literary. Terry worked to get her Shades of Hope series sold and in 2010, White Rose Publishing purchased the three-book series. ABOUT THE BOOK A painful past. A love returns A desperate plan. Former street kid, Ruby… Read more »

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Feb 23
FIRST Wild Card Tour Preview: Frantic by Mike Dellosso

FIRST Wild Card Tour Preview: Frantic by Mike Dellosso

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:   Mike Dellosso   and the book:   Frantic Realms (February 7, 2012) ***Special thanks to Jon Wooten of Charisma House for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Mike Dellosso is the author of numerous novels of suspense, including Darkness Follows, Darlington Woods, and Scream. He is an adjunct professor of writing at Lancaster Bible College and frequent contributor to Christian websites and newsletters. Mike is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers association, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance, the Relief Writer’s Network, and FaithWriters, and he plans to… Read more »

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Jan 26
CFBA Tour Preview: Love Blooms In Winter by Lori Copeland

CFBA Tour Preview: Love Blooms In Winter by Lori Copeland

This week, theChristian Fiction Blog Allianceis introducingLove Blooms in WinterHarvest House Publishers (January 1, 2012)byLori CopelandABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lori lives in the beautiful Ozarks with her husband Lance. Lance and Lori have three sons, three daughter-in-laws, and six wonderful grandchildren, and two great-granddaughters. Lance and Lori are very involved in their church, and active in supporting mission work in Mali, West Africa. Lori began her writing career in 1982, writing for the secular book market. In 1995, after many years of writing, Lori sensed that God was calling her to use her gift of writing to honor Him. It was at that time that Lori began writing for the Christian book market. To date, she has had over 100 books published. ABOUT THE BOOK A romantic new book from bestselling author Lori Copeland that portrays God’s miraculous provision even when none seems possible. 1892—Mae Wilkey’s sweet next-door neighbor, Pauline, is suffering from old age and dementia and desperately needs family to come help her. But Pauline can’t recall having kin remaining. Mae searches through her desk and finds a name—Tom Curtis, who may just be the answer to their prayers. Tom can’t remember an old aunt named Pauline, but if… Read more »

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Jan 23
FIRST WildCard Tour Preview: Firethorn by Ronie Kendig

FIRST WildCard Tour Preview: Firethorn by Ronie Kendig

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:   Ronie Kendig   and the book:   Firethorn, Discarded Heroes #4 Barbour Books; Discarded Heroes edition (2012) ***Special thanks to Ronie Kendig for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: An Army brat, Ronie Kendig grew up in the classic military family, with her father often TDY and her mother holding down the proverbial fort. Their family moved often, which left Ronie attending six schools by the time she’d entered fourth grade. Her only respite and “friends” during this time were the characters she created. It was no surprise when… Read more »

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Jan 20
CFBA Tour Preview: The Mulligans of Mt. Jefferson by Don Reid

CFBA Tour Preview: The Mulligans of Mt. Jefferson by Don Reid

This week, theChristian Fiction Blog Allianceis introducingThe Mulligans of Mt JeffersonDavid C. Cook (January 1, 2012)byDon ReidABOUT THE AUTHOR: Don is one of the original members of the STATLER BROTHERS, the most award-winning act in the history of country music. He and his brother and two friends began singing in their hometown of Staunton, Virginia when Don was only fourteen years old. Working all over their home and neighboring states as a part time group, they were discovered in 1964 by Johnny Cash and given their first record contract. By the time Don was 20 years old, the STATLERS had their first major, world-wide hit record with FLOWERS ON THE WALL, which started a string of hits that generated a career in the music industry that lasted for four decades. The STATLERS have been recipients of multiple industry awards: It wasn’t until the STATLER BROTHERS decided to retire from traveling in 2002 that Don pursued his writing career to another level. Having songwriting and scriptwriting under his belt, the next obvious step was to write a book. And that book was the scripture based HEROES AND OUTLAWS OF THE BIBLE published in June of 2002 by New Leaf Press. He… Read more »

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Jan 19
FIRST WildCard Tour Preview: Love Blooms In Winter  by Lori Copeland

FIRST WildCard Tour Preview: Love Blooms In Winter by Lori Copeland

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:   Lori Copeland   and the book:   Love Blooms in Winter (The Dakota Diaries) Harvest House Publishers (January 1, 2012) ***Special thanks to Karri | Marketing Assistant |Harvest House Publishers for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lori Copeland is the author of more than 90 titles, both historical and contemporary fiction. With more than 3 million copies of her books in print, she has developed a loyal following among her rapidly growing fans in the inspirational market. She has been honored with the Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award, The Holt Medallion,… Read more »

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