Category: Blog Tours

Apr 11
CFBA Tour Preview: The Fiddler by Beverly Lewis

CFBA Tour Preview: The Fiddler by Beverly Lewis

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing The Fiddler Bethany House Publishers (April 10, 2012) by Beverly Lewis ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Beverly’s first venture into adult fiction is the best-selling trilogy, The Heritage of Lancaster County, including The Shunning, a suspenseful saga of Katie Lapp, a young Amish woman drawn to the modern world by secrets from her past. The book is loosely based on the author’s maternal grandmother, Ada Ranck Buchwalter, who left her Old Order Mennonite upbringing to marry a Bible College student. One Amish-country newspaper claimed Beverly’s work to be “a primer on Lancaster County folklore” and offers “an insider’s view of Amish life.” Booksellers across the country, and around the world, have spread the word of Beverly’s tender tales of Plain country life. A clerk in a Virginia bookstore wrote, “Beverly’s books have a compelling freshness and spark. You just don’t run across writing like that every day. I hope she’ll keep writing stories about the Plain people for a long, long time.” A member of the National League of American Pen Women, as well as a Distinguished Alumnus of Evangel University, Lewis has written over 80 books for children, youth, and adults, many… Read more »

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Mar 30
PUYB Tour Guest Post: A Special Delivery’s Kathi Macias + Giveaway!!

PUYB Tour Guest Post: A Special Delivery’s Kathi Macias + Giveaway!!

Shining God’s Light on Dark Subjects by Kathi Macias One of the questions I frequently hear is: “Why do you write about such dark subjects?” My answer: Why wouldn’t I? Truthfully, though, I don’t write about dark subjects. I write about light shining in the darkness—even the darkest places imaginable—because that’s where it is most needed. I’ve done an entire fiction series (“Extreme Devotion”: No Greater Love; More than Conquerors; Red Ink; People of the Book) on the topic of the persecuted church, and yes, some scenes are dark and will most definitely make readers uncomfortable. Good! God hasn’t called us to comfort, but to courage; He hasn’t equipped us to run from the darkness in fear, but rather to live in a way that lights the path of escape for those who are trapped there. And though the 4 novels in the “Extreme Devotion” series don’t necessarily wrap up with the typical happily-ever-after endings of many novels, they do finish on a triumphant note because the darkness can never overcome God’s Light. Confronting the Darkness of Human Trafficking Now I am in the midst of releasing a “Freedom” series trilogy on the topic of human trafficking. The first book… Read more »

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Mar 28
CFBA Tour Preview: The Chase By DiAnn Mills

CFBA Tour Preview: The Chase By DiAnn Mills

This week, theChristian Fiction Blog Allianceis introducingThe ChaseZondervan (March 27, 2012)byDiAnn MillsABOUT THE AUTHOR: DiAnn Mills believes her readers should “Expect an Adventure.” She is a fiction writer who combines an adventuresome spirit with unforgettable characters to create action-packed novels. Her books have won many awards through American Christian Fiction Writers, and she is the recipient of the Inspirational Reader’s Choice award for 2005, 2007, and 2010. She was a Christy Award finalist in 2008 and a Christy winner in 2010. DiAnn is a founding board member for American Christian Fiction Writers, a member of Inspirational Writers Alive, Advanced Writers and Speakers Association, and is the Craftsman Mentor for the Christian Writer’s Guild. She speaks to various groups and teaches writing workshops. DiAnn and her husband live in Houston, Texas. Visit her website or find her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/diannmills ABOUT THE BOOK To the FBI it’s a cold case. To Kariss Walker it’s a hot idea that could either reshape or ruin her writing career. And it’s a burning mission to revisit an event she can never forget. Five years ago, an unidentified little girl was found starved to death in the woods behind a Houston apartment complex. A… Read more »

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Mar 25
CFBA Tour Preview: Missing by Shelley Shepard Gray

CFBA Tour Preview: Missing by Shelley Shepard Gray

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing Missing Avon Inspire; Original edition (March 20, 2012) by Shelley Shepard Gray ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Since 2000, Shelley Sabga has sold over thirty novels to numerous publishers, including HarperCollins, Harlequin, Abingdon Press, and Avon Inspire. She has been interviewed by NPR, and her books have been highlighted in numerous publications, including USA Today and The Wall Street Journal. Under the name Shelley Shepard Gray, Shelley writes Amish romances for HarperCollins’ inspirational line, Avon Inspire. Her recent novel, The Protector, the final book in her “Families of Honor” series, hit the New York Times List, and her previous novel in the same series, The Survivor, appeared on the USA Today bestseller list. Shelley has won the prestigious Holt Medallion for her books, Forgiven and Grace, and her novels have been chosen as Alternate Selections for the Doubleday/Literary Guild Book Club. Her first novel with Avon Inspire, Hidden, was an Inspirational Reader’s Choice finalist. Before writing romances, Shelley lived in Texas and Colorado, where she taught school and earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education. She now lives in southern Ohio and writes full time. Shelley is married, the mother of… Read more »

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Mar 23
PUYB Tour Spotlight + Giveaway Montana Morning by Jill Limber

PUYB Tour Spotlight + Giveaway Montana Morning by Jill Limber

Montana Morning Jill Limber Boroughs Publishing Group February 12, 2012 eBook Amazon | BN RBM’s Disclaimer Katherine Holman needs a husband to inherit her father’s ranch, so she snatches a man off the gallows, thinking he will leave as soon as she has the deed in hand, but Wes Merrick has other plans and sticks around to complicate her life in the best possible way. In the Montana Territory town of Dennison, the law allows a woman to save a man from hanging if she agrees to marry him. Battered and nearly unconscious with a noose around his neck, Katherine Holman decides Wes Merrick is perfect husband material. Under the terms of her father’s will, due to a youthful indiscretion, she must be married to inherit. She expects her ‘husband’ to leave as soon as the deed is in her name. She wasn’t prepared for the fact that the man she has chosen turns out to be an honorable sort who decides to stick around and hold up his end of the bargain. About The Author: A multi-published author and former RWA President, Jill Limber’s latest books are Montana Morning, A Heart That Dares and The Right Track. As a… Read more »

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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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