Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Announcing My Newest Endeavor

You’d think I have a lot of time on my hands. Truth is, I have pretty much NO time. Ah, how naive I was when I thought I’d have more time when I lived on my own. Still, I do what I can with whatever free time I can find. One thing I’ve always had an interest in is making book covers. Because I LOVE making book covers. I love making them even when they aren’t for my books, so I thought, why not offer some to my fellow authors, right? And that, my friends, is my new endeavor. I’ve got a little site set up and a few covers. I’ll be adding more as I can. In the meantime, you can check them out here:

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I also set up a Facebook page. Whenever I make new covers, I’ll add them to the album there.

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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Dreams and Devotion Spotlight + Giveaway!

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Today I’m sharing a spotlight for Sarah Holman’s new book, Dreams and Devotion!

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Some dreams will be dashed, and their devotion will be tested.

Dara's life is full of farm work and worries, especially now that her older brother is a priest in a far off city. Yet she still has time to dream of the life she hopes will someday be. She dreams of marrying her dear friend and the worries of her family ending. Now, the selfishness of one person threatens her very way of life.

Dresden's initial excitement about living a life devoted to the service of God quickly is dashed on the rocks of reality. The life of a priest is nothing like what he imagined. To make matters worse, he finds out his family back in his home village is on the brink of disaster. Torn between his vows and his love for his family, what will he choose?

Buy the book for the special preorder price, here.

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About the Author

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Sarah Holman is a not so typical mid-twenties girl: A homeschool graduate, sister to six awesome siblings, and author of many published books and short stories. If there is anything adventuresome about her life, it is because she serves a God with a destiny bigger than anything she could have imagined.

Find her at www.thedestinyofone.com





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Stops on the blog tour:

July 8

Bookish Orchestrations ~ Faith Blum

July 9

His Princess Warrior ~ Katie Hamilton

July 10

In the Book Case ~ Tarissa Graves

Jessica Greyson ~ Jessica Greyson

July 11

Gods Peculiar Treasure Rae ~ Raechel

Read Another Page ~Rebekah Morris

July 12

Whimsical Writings For His Glory ~ Jesseca Dawn

Shannon McDermott ~ Shannon McDermott

July 13

The Page Dreamer ~ Deborah O'Carroll

July 14

Knitted by God’s Plans ~ Kendra E. Ardnek

With a Joyful Noise ~ Amanda Tero

Once Upon an Ordinary ~ Kate Willis

July 15

Jaye L. Knight ~ Jaye L. Knight

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Exiles Weekend Release Blitz Signup!

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I’m doing something a little bit different for the release of Exiles. Instead of doing a week long blog tour, I’m condensing it down to a three day weekend blitz. :) It’s basically the same, just in a shorter time period. For any bloggers who wish to participate, there are options for simple book spotlights, reviews, author interviews, and I will also be doing character interviews. (There are a limited number of slots for these, so if you want to interview one of my characters, make sure to sign up for it quickly!)
Also check out what fun items the blitz giveaway will contain at the end of the post!


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Friday, June 23, 2017

Exiles Release Update

Okay, so I’ve never actually had to do this before. I hate that I have to now, but over the last couple of weeks, I’ve come to the realization that I have to postpone the release of Exiles. Now, before you panic, I’m only postponing it 30 days! The new release date is August 11th. You see, life is kind of kicking my butt lately. Not in overly bad ways. I just feel overwhelmed. I’ve been trying and trying to get Exiles done ASAP and constantly feeling like I’m running out of time. That is also making me hate the book and feel like I’m not doing my best and completely lose confidence in myself. So, after praying about it, I made the decision to postpone it a month and feel much better about it. Like I said, I hate to do it, but I feel this is the only way I can give Exiles the TLC and proper editing/time it needs and release a book to all of you faithful readers that I’m happy with. Now don’t worry if you already pre-ordered the Kindle version on Amazon. You’ll still get your book and don’t have to re-order or anything. It’ll just be delivered to you on the new publishing date. So go re-mark your calendars for August 11th!

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Three Sleeping Beauties Cover Reveal

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Today I’m taking part in the cover reveals for not one, but three different Sleeping Beauty retellings! All three books release on August 7th.

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About the Book

Everyone knows that Sleeping Beauty's curse is triggered when she pricks her finger on a spindle and that she is awakened by true love's kiss ... but what happens when the wicked fairy decides to switch things up?

Edmund didn't mean to put Auralea to sleep, but now it's up to him and the famous Puss in Boots to figure out how, exactly, a spinning wheel is supposed to awaken her.

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About the Author

Kendra E. ArdnekKendra E. Ardnek is a homeschool graduate who picked up a pen at an early age and never put it down. The eldest of four, she makes her home in the Piney Woods of East Texas with her parents, younger siblings, giant herd of giraffes, and honor guard of nutcrackers.

You can connect with Kendra on her website, blog, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.




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About the Book

“I, Calandra, of the Wingans, do bestow upon you, the Princess of Hanover, a gift. You have been given long life. I cannot interfere with that, but when you are sixteen years of age, you will prick your finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel and fall into an everlasting sleep.” She stepped closer so that she could be heard only by Liesel and her parents. “Then you will at last see the truth. Be wary. Be wise. Your fate rests upon yourself.”

On her sixteenth birthday, Princess Liesel Rosanna falls victim to a sleeping curse—but wakens in another world, a prisoner of war. As the bait in a trap for her fiancĂ©, the crown prince of Hanover, Liesel longs to escape back to the fairy tale world. The world where she is only wanting a true love’s kiss to set everything to rights.

As situations quickly grow dire, Liesel must choose which story to live, which life is real. The fate of her country rests on her decision.

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About the Author

Morgan HunekeMorgan Elizabeth Huneke is a homeschool graduate who lives in Georgia. She has enjoyed creating characters and writing stories since early childhood. Books have always been a big part of her life, never more so than when working at the local library. Her other interests include reading, playing and teaching piano and violin, and politics. She is the author of Across the Stars and The Experiment as well as the Time Captives fantasy trilogy.

You can connect with Morgan on her website, blog, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.


Rosetta Thornbriar

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About the Book

Once upon a time, way out west...

Back when they were young'uns, Fleur Guardstone proposed to Rosette Thornbriar with a cigar band ring. However, not long after, she disappeared back into the forest and hadn't been heard from since. However, when Fleur hears reports of smoke coming from that woods, he's determined to find out if it is, indeed, his dear Rosette. If he can get past all of the briars.

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About the Author

Rachel RodenRachel Roden is a natural story teller, capable of weaving the most hilarious of fairy tales. She fell in love with the Lone Ranger in her teens, but ended up with a basketball referee instead. Together, she and the Ref homeschool their four children in the Piney Woods of East Texas, as well as any other odd kid who ends up in their house. She might also be the sole human who still uses math after college.

You can connect with Rachel on her blog, twitter, and Pinterest.


Friday, May 5, 2017

A Friday Post

Such an original post title, right? :P Anyway, I just had a couple things to share. First of all, Samara’s Peril is one of five finalists for the Realm Maker’s Alliance Award!!

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I was so excited/shocked/stunned to see it! Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who voted for it. Obviously, I wouldn’t even be in the running without you. I’m equally excited for the other finalists who are all friends/acquaintances. I have to say, I’m particularly happy for Tricia Mingerink. You know how I adore her books. Defy deserves this. ;) The final round of voting will begin on May 10th. Make sure to visit the Alliance Award page then and cast your votes for your favorites.

Item number 2 of this post: I gave my website a major overhall. As if I needed more work. But I like website work, so it was something fun to do. I added a fun FAQs section, plus shared my favorite books. So you can check it out here.

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Item number 3: It’s May. I don’t know if anyone remembered, but May is usually when I have my annual fan art contest. It didn’t even cross my mind until like the last two days of April. I could have set it up real quick, but I decided to move it ahead one month to June. That way, the school year will be over and it might give everyone a little extra time to participate. Agree? So I will officially be taking submissions to the contest on June 1st. I’ll post more details closer to that date. Still, that doesn’t mean you can’t start working on things now. ;)

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And lastly, item number 4: Charlemagne is my forty-two times great-grandfather. :D I just had to throw that in there. My family and I have a lot of fun doing genealogy on Ancestry.com, and a couple of days ago I was tracing one of my mom’s lines back as far as I could and next thing I know I found a connection to Charlemagne and was able to trace the entire line. For a history buff like me, it was one of the coolest things ever. Everyone wants to find out they’re descended from royalty, right? ;)

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Monday, May 1, 2017

Release Date Announcement

For this first day of May, I have an exciting announcement for you all. Exiles finally has a release date AND the Kindle edition is available for pre-order!

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And all of my readers rejoice. :D

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