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What book should you read next? What words should you write next? Whether you're a reader, a writer, or both, you need look no further for ideas and pointers to help you make up your mind. You might even get your next book for free--and signed by the author!

Sometimes I even give away my own novels. My Inspirational romances and devotionals are pictured below and are detailed on my Books page. You can always count on a trace of humor in my novels and nonfiction. Whether you're a teen or a woman mature in years, I think these stories will ring true.

Read on, and discover some of today's most appealing Inspirational novelists, their latest books, and their words of wisdom and imagination. Enjoy!

Monday, March 18, 2019

Erin Howard and Free Books!

Elnora’s parents gave her one rule: Stay hidden away at all costs.

Before we meet today's author, I want to announce that the winner of the free copy of Within These Lines, by Stephanie Morrill, is:

bridgetmagness14@...

Congratulations! I'll email you for your snail mail address, and (assuming you live in the U.S.) we'll get your books right out to you. I encourage readers to keep commenting and/or subscribe at right (above my list of books) in order to learn about new releases! U.S. subscribers are entered in the drawings a second time when they comment.

And now let's meet novelist Erin Howard, author of the supernatural fantasy novel, The Soul Searcher (Mantle Rock Publishing, February 2019).

Erin R. Howard is a developmental editor, fantasy author of The Kalila Chronicles, and has earned a Bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing/English from Southern New Hampshire University. When she's not writing, Erin enjoys spending time with her family, fueling her craft addictions, and teaching writing workshops.

Erin is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and the KenTen Writers Group. She resides in Western Kentucky with her husband and three children.

Please tell us one random thing we might not know about you.

I wanted to learn how to crochet because I always saw my Nanny crocheting. She tried teaching me when I was little, but I finally taught myself by watching YouTube videos.

That's fantastic that the YouTube videos did the trick for you. I remember that one of my many never-finished craft projects was a crocheted animal. I think I got the top of the head done before moving on. So I essentially crocheted a doll-sized yarmulke. Sigh.

Please tell us a bit more about the plot of The Soul Searcher.

The Soul Searcher is the second book in my series, The Kalila Chronicles. It picks up immediately after the first book, The Seer and doesn’t slow down.

In the first book, a teenage girl named Thea is thrown into a world of ancient societies, demons, and angels. The series started out as an assignment for a writing workshop where I had to write from a villain's or unlikely hero’s view.

In The Seer, the angel, Matthias, and the demon, Viktor, are brothers. Viktor fell from heaven when Lucifer was kicked out. Both of them are assigned to Thea. There are thousands of years of history between the two of them and lots of anger too, especially when they are forced to work together to save Thea’s life.

In book two, there are new threats and dangers for the group, and a more in-depth look at a new character, Elnora. I’m really excited about Elnora’s story.

What is it about Elnora that will make your readers care about her?

Elnora has faced circumstances that she had no control over and the results of those circumstances have touched every aspect of her life. But now, when the stakes are raised even more, and Elnora finds herself kidnapped, we get to see how Elnora reacts and walks through these changes. I think readers will be able to connect with her because we all have things that we go through that we don’t have any control over.

Please share with us your novel’s opening line.

The slam of the front door echoed in the small living room with such a finality that Elnora wanted to reach out and take it back. To tell Thea she changed her mind and she needed to go with them.

What is the last novel you read that you would recommend?

I’m currently reading Unblemished by Sara Ella. So far, I’m really enjoying the book. If you like fantasy, and portals that take you to new places, you will probably like this.

What are you working on now?

I’m working on book three of The Kalila Chronicles, and a new novella series.

Where else can readers find you online?

I love to connect with readers and other authors!

Website: erinrhoward.com
Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
Pinterest
Blog/Wordpress:erinrhoward.wordpress.com
Newsletter

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Finally, what question would you like to ask my readers?

Why do you enjoy reading?

1) For fun or escape.
2) Deeper meanings for challenge or growth.

Thank you, Erin, for visiting and telling us about yourself and your book. Readers, Erin has offered to give away a free e-copy of her novel. To enter, leave a comment and your email below in answer to Erin's question, above. "Please enter me" won't get you entered. Remember that U.S. subscribers are entered an additional time in each drawing. The drawing is done by email, so leave your email address, like so: trish[at]trishperry[dot]com. 

Only United States residents are eligible for the drawing, but anyone can subscribe to the blog posts via the GDPA-compliant Feedblitz box above my list of books, at right.

Also readers, I'd love it if you'd connect with me on Facebook. Just click on my name at the right of today's post title.

Remember, if you'd like information on additional new releases, check out Christian Book Heaven, an email newsletter for Christian book deals in whatever genres you select. You can subscribe here: ChristianBookHeaven

Annoying legal disclaimer: drawings void where prohibited; open only to U.S. residents; the odds of winning depend upon the number of participants. See full disclaimer, GDPA notice, and my Disclosure of Material Connection HERE

Monday, March 11, 2019

Stephanie Morrill and Free Books!

An Italian American teenage girl and a Japanese American teenage are boy torn apart by racism during WWII.

Before we meet today's author, I want to announce that the winner of the free copy of my e-book, Together By Design, is:

von1janet@...

and the winner of the free copy of my e-book, Beach Dreams, is

grandmatinaof2@...

Congratulations! I'll get your books right out to you. I encourage readers to keep commenting and/or subscribe at right (above my list of books) in order to learn about new releases! U.S. subscribers are entered in the drawings a second time when they comment.

And now let's meet novelist Stephanie Morrill, author of the Young Adult historical novel, Within These Lines (Blink/HarperCollins, March 2019).

Stephanie Morrill writes books about girls who are on an adventure to discover their unique place in the world. She is the author of several contemporary young adult series, as well as the 1920s mystery, The Lost Girl of Astor Street, and the WWII era romance, Within These Lines.

Since 2010, Stephanie has been encouraging the next generation of writers at her website, GoTeenWriters.com.

She lives in the Kansas City area, where she loves plotting big and small adventures to enjoy with her husband and three children.

Please tell us one random thing we might not know about you.

I can sing all 50 states in alphabetical order thanks to a music unit in fourth grade. This skill comes in surprisingly handy.

What a great idea, and it's so cool that it stuck with you. I love the connection our memories have between facts and music.

Please tell us a bit more about the plot of Within These Lines.

Evalina Cassano's life in an Italian-American family in 1941 is everything it "should be" until she falls in love with Taichi Hamasaki, the son of Japanese immigrants. Despite the scandal it would cause and that inter-racial marriage is illegal in California, Evalina and Taichi vow they will find a way to be together. But anti-Japanese feelings erupt across the country after the attack on Pearl Harbor, and Taichi and his family are forced to give up their farm and move to an internment camp.

Degrading treatment make life at Manzanar Relocation Center difficult. Taichi's only connection to the outside world are treasured letters from Evalina. Feeling that the only action she can take to help Taichi is to speak out on behalf of all Japanese Americans, Evalina becomes increasingly vocal at school and at home. Meanwhile, inside Manzanar, fighting between different Japanese-American factions arises. Taichi begins to doubt he will ever leave the camp alive.

With tensions running high and their freedom on the line, Evalina and Taichi must hold true to their values and believe in their love to make a way back to each other against unbelievable odds.

That's an excellent story idea, Stephanie! The only novel I've read about that time period was Stewart David Ikeda's What the Scarecrow Said, years ago (not a Young Adult novel). It was a very moving account of a sad time in our history. It's wonderful that you've written your book for a younger audience to read.

What is it about Evalina that will make your readers care about her?

Evalina is strong and fiery in temperament, but she’s also tender and compassionate. She cares deeply about social injustice and looking out for those who are vulnerable.

Please share with us your novel’s opening line.

When I jolt awake, the familiar fear smothers my early morning thoughts and thrums through my veins.

What is the last novel you read that you would recommend?

Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate. I had heard tons of amazing things about the book, and it really lived up to all the hype. Even though the history Wingate explores in the story is horrifying and sad, the book still manages to feel hopeful. It’s one I’ll continue to re-read as years pass!

Yes, Lisa's book is often listed in response to this question. I have it on my TBR list (as do many readers, obviously). I've read articles about the subject matter as a result of Lisa's research. You're right--horrifying.

Where else can readers find you online?

You can connect with me and learn more about my books at www.StephanieMorrill.com, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. If you’re a young writer, you can find me at www.GoTeenWriters.com

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Finally, what question would you like to ask my readers?

I’ve been reading a lot of really heavy fiction recently, and I’m ready for stories that are light and fun. What would you recommend?

Thank you, Stephanie, for visiting and telling us about yourself and your book. Readers, Stephanie has offered to give away a free copy of her novel. To enter, leave a comment and your email below in answer to Stephanie's question, above. "Please enter me" won't get you entered. Remember that U.S. subscribers are entered an additional time in each drawing. The drawing is done by email, so leave your email address, like so: trish[at]trishperry[dot]com. 

Only United States residents are eligible for the drawing, but anyone can subscribe to the blog posts via the GDPA-compliant Feedblitz box above my list of books, at right.

Also readers, I'd love it if you'd connect with me on Facebook. Just click on my name at the right of today's post title.

Remember, if you'd like information on additional new releases, check out Christian Book Heaven, an email newsletter for Christian book deals in whatever genres you select. You can subscribe here: ChristianBookHeaven

Annoying legal disclaimer: drawings void where prohibited; open only to U.S. residents; the odds of winning depend upon the number of participants. See full disclaimer, GDPA notice, and my Disclosure of Material Connection HERE

Monday, March 4, 2019

I'm Giving Away My Books!

After we do today's book give-away, I'm going to feature next week's give-aways of two of my books that are now available in ebook format:

Together By Design 
and 
Beach Dreams













But first I want to announce that the winner of the free copy of A Love Most Worthy, by Sandra Ardoin, is:

aliciabhaney@...

Congratulations! We'll get your book right out to you. I encourage readers to keep commenting and/or subscribe at right (above my list of books) in order to learn about new releases! U.S. subscribers are entered in the drawings a second time when they comment.

And now let's look at next week's give-aways.

Together By Design will be featured as a possible read for the new Forget Me Not Book Club, so for the month of March, Forget Me Not Romances is selling the book for only 99 cents. Here's the blurb about the story:

Elena Tafani is in control of almost every aspect of her life. But getting arrested is only the first in a number of experiences that throw her summer completely off kilter. She may know how to stage a home to show it at its best, but her life isn’t showing quite as well. There’s her runaway niece, her hard-bitten sister, her over-indulgent parents, and her judgmental clients. Then there’s Chaz, the best friend for whom she’s developing very confusing feelings. What’s a good rule follower supposed to do?

Beach Dreams was initially released in paperback several years ago, but we just released it in e-book format. To celebrate, I'm giving away a free copy. If you happen to have read my books, The Guy I'm Not Dating and Too Good to Be True, you'll be familiar with the hero and heroine, Tiffany LeBoeuf and Jeremy Beckett. This is their story, and here the back cover copy:

“So, what do I do? Just give up? Avoid him? Stop brushing my teeth and wearing deodorant? He’s so sweet. And when he says something in that cute accent and looks at me with those long-lashed blue eyes and those dimples and that cleft thingy in his chin, and have you noticed how perfect his nose is?”

Tiffany LeBoeuf has a problem. She has lost her job, her mother has recently passed away, and she has zero social life. And then she meets Jeremy Beckett. But Tiff is a new Christian and knows she shouldn’t be attracted to this unbelieving (but charming!) Brit.

And then there’s Eve….Jeremy’s girlfriend. When Tiffany reserves a cozy beach house in San Diego for a much needed retreat, a mix-up causes a double booking, and Tiffany ends up sharing the beach house with Eve. When Jeremy arrives to surprise Eve, he surprises Tiffany, as well.

As Jeremy settles in at the beach house next door, events and secrets unravel that surprise everyone. 

Trish Perry’s Beach Dreams tells the touching and humorous story about how God uses even our mistakes to bring about His divine purposes.


Of course, both books are available on online purchase via the following buttons:







If you'd like to be entered for the drawings for these two books, please leave your answer to the following question.

Simply because of my current living situation, I'm finding I'm doing more of my reading via e-books and audio books, since all of my paperbacks and hardcovers are packed away in storage. Sigh, I miss them. What about you? What format do you lean toward, and why?

To enter, leave a comment and your email below in answer to my question, above. "Please enter me" won't get you entered. Remember that U.S. subscribers are entered an additional time in each drawing. The drawing is done by email, so leave your email address, like so: trish[at]trishperry[dot]com. 

Only United States residents are eligible for the drawing, but anyone can subscribe to the blog posts via the GDPA-compliant Feedblitz box above my list of books, at right.

Also readers, I'd love it if you'd connect with me on Facebook. Just click on my name at the right of today's post title.

Remember, if you'd like information on additional new releases, check out Christian Book Heaven, an email newsletter for Christian book deals in whatever genres you select. You can subscribe here: ChristianBookHeaven

Annoying legal disclaimer: drawings void where prohibited; open only to U.S. residents; the odds of winning depend upon the number of participants. See full disclaimer, GDPA notice, and my Disclosure of Material Connection HERE

Monday, February 25, 2019

Sandra Ardoin and Free Books!

During the Nome, Alaska gold rush of 1900, a man with a tragic past sends for a sober-minded bride to help him raise his young nephews, but he receives a cheery and adventuresome woman who tests his determination to hold her at arm’s length.

Before we meet today's author, I want to announce that the winner of the free copy of The Sleuth's Dilemma, by Kimberly Rose Johnson, is:

paulalipper@...

Congratulations! We'll get your book right out to you. I encourage readers to keep commenting and/or subscribe at right (above my list of books) in order to learn about new releases! U.S. subscribers are entered in the drawings a second time when they comment.

And now let's meet novelist Sandra Ardoin, author of the historical romance, A Love Most Worthy (Independently Published by Sandra Ardoin, February 2019).

As an author of heartwarming and award-winning historical romance, Sandra Ardoin engages readers with page-turning stories of love and faith. Her novel A Reluctant Melody won the 2016 Grace Award, and she’s been both encouraged and humbled by the responses to it and her novella, The Yuletide Angel. A Love Most Worthy is her third published book and is available in e-book on Amazon.

Rarely out of reach of a good read, Sandra is also an armchair sports enthusiast, country music listener, and seldom says no to eating out.

Please tell us one random thing we might not know about you.

When I was young and single, my motto was “Love me, love my horse,” because, hey, you didn’t get one without the other. I won’t mention how long I stayed single.

Well, I hope you stuck to your guns. Or, at least to your horse. I assume a good horse-loving man can be hard to find.

Please tell us a bit more about the plot of A Love Most Worthy.

Hallie Russell believes life should be lived to the fullest. For that reason, she sails to the gold rush town of Nome, Alaska to take her cousin’s place as the mail-order bride of a respected shopkeeper. But when her aloof husband’s wedding-night announcement rocks her plans for their marriage, Hallie sees her desire for a family to call her own vanish as quickly as the dreams of hopeful miners.

Tragedy led Rance Preston to repent of his rowdy ways and open a general store for the miners in Nome. He’s content in his bachelorhood, but his two orphaned nephews deserve a proper and serious-minded mother. Duped once by a vivacious female, he’s determined to never again let his heart overrule his head…until the high spirits of his new bride threaten his resolve.

When a misunderstanding comes to light, will they allow the gale force winds of insecurity to destroy what they each need most?

What is it about your lead characters that will make your readers care about them?

Hallie is spirited and embraces adventure, however, all she really wants is to be a cherished part of a family. Rance’s attitude reinforces the belief instilled by her father that she’s of no more value than the cook stove.

For Rance’s part, his past won’t allow him to trust his own judgment, and he won’t risk the safety of his nephews—again.

Who is one of your favorite fictional characters?

The one who sticks out to me is Bane from Elizabeth Camden’s Against the Tide. He’s a dangerous and mysterious prankster. I love that whenever he’s near Lydia’s desk, somehow, things get moved around. It drives the OCD heroine crazy.

What a fun personality conflict. 

What is the last novel you read that you would recommend?

I recently finished Nancy Mehl’s new novel, Mind Games. It’s different from the typical “romantic suspense” and had me guessing the whole way, taking various twists and turns. I’ve read a number of her books and, in my opinion, this is the best.

What are you working on now?

Right now, I’m working on a historical romance Christmas novella. I’m also developing a plan to release it in the fall as the prequel to a series of three additional novels.

Where else can readers find you online?

I hang out on my website at www.sandraardoin.com as well as on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, and Pinterest. Be sure to follow me on BookBub to get my new release alerts and my reading recommendations.

Readers, I also recommend that you become part of the Love and Faith in Fiction newsletter community to keep up to date on what I’m working on, along with fun tidbits and specials.

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Finally, what question would you like to ask my readers?

For discussion purposes, have you ever passed over a book because a hero or heroine had a name that really turned you off? How important are names to you when it comes to your interest in the character and the overall impression you have of him/her? (Sorry. That’s two questions.)

Thank you so much for having me on your blog today, Trish. What great questions! Readers, I look forward to interacting with you here today and other places online in the future. If you’re attending the Christian Fiction Reader’s Retreat in April, be sure to locate me and say hello.

Thank you, Sandra, for visiting and telling us about yourself and your book. Readers, Sandra has offered to give away a free e-copy of her novel. To enter, leave a comment and your email below in answer to Sandra's question, above. "Please enter me" won't get you entered. Remember that U.S. subscribers are entered an additional time in each drawing. The drawing is done by email, so leave your email address, like so: trish[at]trishperry[dot]com. 

Only United States residents are eligible for the drawing, but anyone can subscribe to the blog posts via the GDPA-compliant Feedblitz box above my list of books, at right.

Also readers, I'd love it if you'd connect with me on Facebook. Just click on my name at the right of today's post title.

Remember, if you'd like information on additional new releases, check out Christian Book Heaven, an email newsletter for Christian book deals in whatever genres you select. You can subscribe here: ChristianBookHeaven

Annoying legal disclaimer: drawings void where prohibited; open only to U.S. residents; the odds of winning depend upon the number of participants. See full disclaimer, GDPA notice, and my Disclosure of Material Connection HERE

Monday, February 18, 2019

Kimberly Rose Johnson and Free Books!

Someone is threatening a high school English teacher, and Nancy Daley is determined to find out who is behind the threats.

Before we meet today's author, I want to announce that the winner of the free copy of my romantic comedy novel, Too Good to Be True, is:

lejeune@...

Congratulations! I'll get your book right out to you. I encourage readers to keep commenting and/or subscribe at right (above my list of books) in order to learn about new releases! U.S. subscribers are entered in the drawings a second time when they comment.

And now let's meet novelist Kimberly Rose Johnson, author of the romantic mystery novel, The Sleuth’s Dilemma (Mountain Brook Ink, February 2019).

Award winning author Kimberly Rose Johnson married her college sweetheart and lives in the Pacific Northwest. From a young child Kimberly has been an avid reader. That love of reading fostered a creative mind and led to her passion for writing. She especially loves romance and writes contemporary romance that warms the heart and feeds the soul.

Kimberly holds a degree in Behavioral Science from Northwest University in Kirkland, Washington, and is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers.

Please tell us one random thing we might not know about you.

At age ten I knocked myself out by doing a death drop on the bars at school.

Ah, the joys of being a "tom-boy." I remember the face plant I did in the process of learning the death drop. We're lucky we didn't break our faces, aren't we?

Please tell us a bit more about the plot of The Sleuth's Dilemma.

Anna loves her job as a high school English teacher until everything goes sideways. The one bright spot in her life is Titus Gains, the school counselor, who is there for her at every turn.

Titus’ boss complicates his ordered world when she tasks him with running a meeting that changes everything. How had he not noticed Anna earlier? Someone is out to destroy her, and he can’t let that happen.

As the head of the English department, part of Luke Harms’ job is to make sure everything runs smoothly. Things went haywire when Anna was put in charge of the big writing contest. Entries are missing, Anna appears to be in danger, and her job is on the line. Luke is investigating and wants to make things right for this woman he’s starting to care about.

Can a trio of school officials along with Nancy Daley, the town sleuth, stop the saboteur before it’s too late? And will Anna choose the right man, or lose them both?

Plenty of intrigue in that one!

What is it about Nancy Daley that will make your readers care about her?

Nancy loves a good mystery, and she loves to help the people in her life. Sometimes that means doing crazy things, which put her in harms way. She also is the town’s librarian and loves books so much so that she takes on some of the vocabulary from whichever book she is reading.

What is the last novel you read that you would recommend?

Believe it or not Trish, I just finished reading one of your books. Together by Design captivated me from the opening line. I don’t usually read books fast, but I did with this one.

I'm flattered, Kimberly! I'm so glad you enjoyed Elena's story. She certainly has her hands full.

What are you working on now?

I am currently writing the final book in the Librarian Sleuth Series. It’s set to release in November of 2019.

We'll definitely have to have you back to feature it.

Where else can readers find you online?

You can access all my social media outlets and subscribe to my newsletter from the homepage of my website. kimberlyrjohnson.com. I recently joined Instagram so that link is not there. My handle is kimberlyrosejohnsonauthor.

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Finally, what question would you like to ask my readers?

Have you ever solved a real life mystery? If so please tell us about it.

Ooo, I like that one!

Thank you, Kimberly, for visiting and telling us about yourself and your book. Readers, Kimberly has offered to give away a free e-copy of her novel. To enter, leave a comment and your email below in answer to Kimberly's question, above. "Please enter me" won't get you entered. Remember that U.S. subscribers are entered an additional time in each drawing. The drawing is done by email, so leave your email address, like so: trish[at]trishperry[dot]com. 

Only United States residents are eligible for the drawing, but anyone can subscribe to the blog posts via the GDPA-compliant Feedblitz box above my list of books, at right.

Also readers, I'd love it if you'd connect with me on Facebook. Just click on my name at the right of today's post title.

Remember, if you'd like information on additional new releases, check out Christian Book Heaven, an email newsletter for Christian book deals in whatever genres you select. You can subscribe here: ChristianBookHeaven

Annoying legal disclaimer: drawings void where prohibited; open only to U.S. residents; the odds of winning depend upon the number of participants. See full disclaimer, GDPA notice, and my Disclosure of Material Connection HERE
 

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