I am excited to bring you a new blog series - monthly for now - where I compile a list of Christian fiction titles that are either FREE or on sale! I am a sucker for FREE books and books on sale! Aren't you?? Then you're in the right place. I'm happy to bring you … Continue reading Christian Fiction Friday: the best of CF on Sale
I am honored to have my book, A Worthy Heart, reviewed on Diversity Between the Pages.
Not only is it Friday, but it’s Valentine’s Day! A good day to read a romantic book, don’t you think? That’s why I’m sharing A Worthy Heart by Sara Beth Williams. This sweet story is the perfect Valentine’s Day book to curl up with!
About the Book
Joel Bennett has always known Serena Hayes as his sister’s gregarious best friend. In the three years since Lacey began college, Serena became a regular houseguest, but lately, she’s absent more than not. When Joel discovers she’s in an abusive relationship, protectiveness from within roars to life.
With only a part time job to support her and nowhere to go, Serena fears leaving her current relationship would jeopardize her chances of graduating college. After a brutal attack leaves her no choice, she courageously moves out. On her journey toward regaining confidence, self-worth, and independence, Joel falls in beside her, encouraging her…
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Check out an excerpt from A Worthy Heart!
We have a little surprise for you! In honor of Valentine’s Day, our authors are happy to share romantic excerpts with you in the name of love. We hope you enjoy!
From Nothing Ventured by Julie Arnold
“Dance with me,” Jax murmured, his lips brushing over her skin.
Dance with Jax? No, no, no! Her coordination was roughly on par with a swarm of mayflies blowing arbitrarily into people’s vinyl siding.
“C’mon, Maizey.” He chuckled at her gawkiness. “I promise I’ll return you just how I found you.”
“Thanks, but no.”
He gave her a look that could charm a grizzly bear. “Is it the dancing thing, or the ‘with me’ thing?”
She sighed. “I am the worst dancer on the planet. And with the added complication of high heels, I would be falling all over you.”
“Maizey, I’ve held on to twelve-foot trees in tree shakers with icy…
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A Plan for Everything: By Beverly Varnado Contemporary Christian Romance Synopsis: Connie’s Coffee and Cones is thriving, and owner Connie Spencer is right on track to realize her dream of expanding into a catering business. She believes she owes her success to her remarkable ability to plan. In fact, she has a plan for everything. … Continue reading A Plan for Everything: Book Spotlight
Let’s talk author websites:
Close your eyes; think of your favorite, popular author. Have you been to their website lately? What does it look like? Which aspects do you like/dislike? Is it clean and professional? Cluttered? Does it take days to load? (don’t you hate that? I do.) Huge print, small print, huge pictures, small pictures, no pictures? Are you impressed as a reader?
Now think about your own website, if you have one. (If you don’t yet, you’re in the right place!) Incorporating these following 10 elements will help impress your readers—and hopefully, they’ll stick around a while.
1 A list of published works
This goes without saying – but you need to have a page dedicated to your books, with book covers, synopsis for each book and BUY links.
2 An About Me page
You should absolutely have a bio, short or long…
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We are thrilled to have our first 2020 releases today! First up is our romance releases:
Connie’s Coffee and Cones is thriving, and owner Connie Spencer is right on track to realize her dream of expanding into a catering business. She believes she owes her success to her remarkable ability to plan. In fact, she has a plan for everything. At least, she thought she did—until Michael Cole appears in Worthville.
Michael has an agenda of his own—and a competing business—that threatens to derail everything Connie hopes for professionally. And if that isn’t enough, Michael carries a secret that could cause a backlash for both of them. So, why does she find herself attracted to him? When an accident on a rain-slicked highway leaves Michael temporarily incapacitated, Connie is presented with a dilemma she never saw coming—helping the man she’s falling for, or moving ahead with her meticulous plans.
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The process of writing and publishing a book is no romantic snowy walk in the park. It takes tenacity, dedication, persistence and yes, some planning; even by those who claim to write by the seat of their pants.
Publishing a book for the first time, while eliciting a euphoric feeling of accomplishment, isn’t the end destination. In order to impress readers, book reviewers, podcasters, and other media personnel (aka your potential author platform) you need to make the best use of these 5 online tools. (This is where that planning comes in.)
1. You need a website
A website is like a home base. Your home base. Where you, the author, can display all your published works, awards and accomplishments, your blog—any and all information necessary so readers from everywhere can find out more about you. And you really, really want readers to find out more about you. In this…
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Welcome to With You Here Blog Tour: With you here: By Sarah Monzon Christian Romance / Time Split / historical / contemporary romance Release Date: Synopsis: Holy Roman Empire, 1527 In the wake of Martin Luther’s religious reforms, Princess Christyne von Heidelbraum is compelled by her sense of duty to help ease the burden of … Continue reading With You Here: Book Review
What's your decade look like in the form of books? Let me know what your favorite read of the decade was below! I haven't been the greatest at keeping track of what I've read until recently,, but I will say, every year there's always been at least one memorable book I've read. So let's see how … Continue reading Top 10 books of the decade
Do Ordinary Snowflakes by Jennifer Rodewald Contemporary Christian Romance Synopsis: A single mom, a snowy Christmas, and a Secret Santa gift. Perhaps her romance days aren't over after all. Someone has noticed me. A secret admirer? A man with a good heart, who sees how much I actually need help, even though I never admit … Continue reading Book Review: Ordinary Snowflakes