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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, December 9, 2019

Laura Hilton and Free Books!

Could this bride's wedding disaster be a blessing in disguise?

Before we chat with today's author, I want to announce that the winner of the free copy of Lynne Tagawa's historical novel, Deadly Commitment, is:

sarahmom335@...

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 revisit with novelist Laura Hilton, author of the contempory Amish romance novel, The Amish Wedding Promise (Forever, December 2019).

Laura V. Hilton is an award-winning, sought-after author with thirty Amish, contemporary, and historical romances. When she’s not writing, she reviews books for her blogs. Her most recent series is set in Mackinac County, Michigan, and includes Firestorm, The Amish Candymaker, and Married to a Stranger (July 2019).

Laura and her pastor-husband have five children and a hyper dog named Skye. They currently live in Arkansas. One son is in the U.S. Coast Guard. Laura homeschools her two youngest children.

When she’s not writing, she enjoys reading and visiting lighthouses and waterfalls. Her favorite season is winter, her favorite holiday is Christmas.

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

I hate going to doctors.

Gosh, who doesn't?! Sometimes I put off making appointments for months. Which reminds me, I need to call my doctor...

Please tell us a bit more about the plot of The Amish Wedding Promise.

Grace Lantz always imagined her wedding day would be a blissfully happy occasion. But after a tornado swept through town, she finds herself relieved that the ceremony is delayed. After all, her groom-to-be hasn't even bothered to check on her. Instead, it's the handsome volunteer Zeke Bontrager who selflessly offers Grace his strong shoulders to lean on.

Zeke came to Hidden Springs to assist a community in need. He didn't expect to meet his soul mate. Determined to ignore his feelings, Zeke promises to help reunite kind, beautiful Grace with her groom. But after spending time together, Grace confesses that she might not want to marry her fiancé after all. Can Zeke convince her that her true love is standing right in front of her? And can she find the courage to follow her heart?

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

Grace is searching for answers to questions she’s afraid to ask.

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

Wyatt by Susan May Warren. She is just so good.

What are you working on now?

The Amish Christmas Gift, the second book in the Hidden Springs series.

Where else can readers find you online?

Facebook
Twitter
Pinterest

The book can be purchased online via the following button:



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

If you are married, what went wrong at your wedding? If you aren’t, what went wrong at another wedding you attended?

Thank you, Laura, for visiting and telling us about yourself and your book. Readers, Laura has offered to give away a free copy of her book. To enter, leave a comment and your email below in answer to her 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.

Remember that Winged Publications is having a sale on its Christmas-themed novellas, novels, and collections. See the details HERE.

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.

Annoying legal disclaimer: as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases; 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, December 2, 2019

Lynne Tagawa and Free Books!

During a revival a young couple experience a spiritual journey as well as physical adventures as they travel to the Shenandoah Valley.

Before we meet today's author, I want to announce that the winner of the free copy of Kathy Harris's romantic suspense novel, Deadly Commitment, is:

gcwhiskas@...

Congratulations! I'll be in touch by email, and 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 revisit with novelist Lynne Tagawa, author of the historical novel (with a touch of romance), The Shenandoah Road: A Novel of the Great Awakening (Blue Rock Press, July 2018).

Lynne Tagawa is an author, editor, educator, and best of all, grandma to four. She loves to writes quality fiction with solid gospel content.

Her debut novel, A Twisted Strand, is contemporary romantic suspense, but she thinks she’s found a true home in historical fiction.

You look far too young to be a grandma four times over, Lynne, but we'll take your word for it.

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

I spent a good part of my life in Hawaii. I graduated from the University of Hawaii where I met my husband. If you come to our house you have to take off your shoes in (carpet-saving) Japanese fashion.

What a beautiful place to go to college. 

Please tell us a bit more about the plot of The Shenandoah Road.

John Russell lost his wife in an Indian skirmish and desires to marry again for the sake of his little daughter. Abigail Williams is a bit reluctant on her part, but this strange man dressed in buckskin doesn’t make fun of her botany book, and they marry.

The plot is more about their spiritual growth than the romance. They read a sermon by George Whitefield together and Abigail is rocked to the core. They travel to the valley, and everything is new to Abigail, including the Scots-Irish culture.

What is it about John Russell that will make your readers care about him?

I rather fell in love with John Russell myself. He’s got his faults but he really is an intrepid hero type, a strong Christian man. He felt the loss of his first wife strongly and we open the story in the graveyard. He’s still hurting, but strives to do right.

What fictional character would you like to meet?

I would love to meet John Craig, who is a real-life person featured in my story. I had to fill in the gaps using my imagination, as I only had bits of his autobiography to go on. He was the minister to two congregations in the Shenandoah Valley from about 1740 onward. His buckskin-covered Bible and rifle sit in a local museum.

I love when authors incorporate real people into their stories.

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

Peace Like a River by Leif Enger. This Christian novel has some very sweet, unique elements, and its overall tone reminds me of To Kill a Mockingbird, which is a personal fave. Well-written!

I agree about the tone--such a lovely book.

What are you working on now?

I’m writing a sequel to Shenandoah, set a few years later, when the French and Indian War breaks out. Susanna Russell is older now, and getting restless. The other protagonists are James Paxton, a young man training for the ministry under Mr. Craig’s tutelage, and Red Hawk, a young Shawnee.

Where else can readers find you online?

The best place is to go to my website, www.lynnetagawa.com, and sign up for my monthly newsletter. That’s where you’ll hear about updates and discounts.

The book can be purchased online via the following button:



You can read a sample of the novel HERE

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

Several places are described in my novel: Philadelphia and the Shenandoah Valley. Have you ever gone to either place and looked at the historic sites? What is your favorite?

Thank you, Lynne, for visiting and telling us about yourself and your book. Readers, Lynne has offered to give away a free copy of her book. To enter, leave a comment and your email below in answer to her 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.

Remember that Winged Publications is having a sale on its Christmas-themed novellas, novels, and collections. See the details HERE.

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.

Annoying legal disclaimer: as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases; 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, November 25, 2019

Kathy Harris and Free Books!

Danni Kemp fears she’s being stalked—but the truth about her fiancé is much more deadly!

Before we meet today's author, I want to announce that the winner of the free e-copy of Joi Copeland's romantic women's novella, Silent Knight, is:

chellegoodson@...

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 Kathy Harris, author of the romantic suspense novel, Deadly Commitment (New Hope Publishing/Iron Stream Media, October 2019).

Kathy Harris is an author by way of a divine detour into the Nashville entertainment business where she works as a marketing director.

For several years she freelanced entertainer biographies and wrote, as well as ghost wrote, news stories and columns for various music publications. She sold her first Christian nonfiction story in 2007. Her debut women’s fiction novel, The Road to Mercy, released in 2012. Deadly Commitment is the first book in her new romantic suspense series, The Deadly Secrets.

Kathy regularly interviews authors and entertainers on her blog, Divine Detour.

The fact that you work in the entertainment business puts a bit of pizzazz in your bio, Kathy! Very cool.

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

After graduating college, I took a short-term position teaching English Literature and Poetry in a men’s minimum-security penitentiary. From that group of guys—many not much older than me at the time, I learned a lot about the consequences of past experiences. I’m hoping that I was able to teach them a bit about ‘second chances.’

What a wonderful thing to do. I would imagine you made a difference for many of those men.

Please tell us a bit more about the plot of Deadly Commitment.

Danielle Kemp, the manager of a trendy Italian restaurant in Nashville, is about to call it quits with her boyfriend, Rob Evans, when he proposes. The following night her life is threatened by a burglary, and she comes face-to-face with the intimidating stranger who has been hanging around her condominium.

Caleb Samuels is an undercover agent with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation assigned to investigate Robert Evans for running drugs with an international narcotics ring.

At first fearful of Caleb, after Danni learns his real identify she agrees to assist with the investigation.

Things begin to fall into place, including an unexpected romance between Danni and Caleb, until a young boy goes missing. An exchange of money at a meeting with the drug boss is arranged. Now that Danni has found a man who really loves her will she lose him—and even her own life?

Deadly Commitment drops the reader into the frightening world of illicit drugs, where ordinary lives are lost, and families are changed forever—and in a setting so commonplace that you will wonder if you or someone you love could become the next victim.

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

Even while struggling with her own problems, Danni learns that she can still be an encourager to others.

I think even that last line in your story description, that the setting is unnervingly commonplace, might also lead readers to identify with what Danni experiences--it could happen closer to us than we realize.

Imagine you’re waiting at the gate for your flight somewhere. You see someone sitting there, reading your latest release. What expression do you hope you see on his/her face?

I hope they will look captivated!

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

I’ve read mostly non-fiction lately, and one of my favorite non-fiction books is Flourish: Cultivate Creativity. Sow Beauty. Live in Color. by Staci Frenes. If you’re a creative of any sort, I highly recommend reading it!

What are you working on now?

Deadly Connection, the second book in The Deadly Secrets series.

Where else can readers find you online?

My author website is www.kathyharrisbooks.com. I blog at www.divinedetour.com. I regularly post on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

The book can be purchased online via the following button:



You can read a sample of the book HERE

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

If you were leaving for a deserted island tomorrow and you could take only three books with you, what three books would you take?

Thank you, Kathy, for visiting and telling us about yourself and your book. Readers, Kathy has offered to give away a free copy of her book. To enter, leave a comment and your email below in answer to her 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.

Remember that Winged Publications is having a sale on its Christmas-themed novellas, novels, and collections. See the details HERE.

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.

Annoying legal disclaimer: as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases; 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, November 18, 2019

Joi Copeland and Free Books!

Ethan Knight, at the end of his rope caring for his deaf son, needs a miracle, and then he meets her.

Before we meet today's author, I want to announce that the winner of the free e-copy of Kimberly Rose Johnson's contemporary romance novel, Sara's Gift, is:

jthauge@...

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 chat with novelist Joi Copeland, author of the romantic women's novella, Silent Knight (Forget Me Not Romances/Winged Publications, July 2019).

Joi Copeland is married to a wonderful man, Chris, and has three amazing boys, Garrison, Gage, and Gavin. She lives in Denver, Colorado, but within the year, hopes to be living in Galway, Ireland.

Joi’s love of writing began at a young age. She wrote short stories for several years, and in 2009, she began writing her first novel, Hope for Tomorrow.

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

God called me and my family to the mission field in 2014. We are almost ready to leave the country!

To Galway! Very exciting! Many blessings with that, Joi. You'll have to keep us apprised of your progress there.

You do look like an Irish lass, by the way.

Please tell us a bit more about the plot of Silent Knight.

Struggling to take care of his deaf son in a town with no resources, Ethan Knight’s at the end of his rope. When his son is kicked out of preschool, he feels he’s out of options and prays for a miracle. A newcomer to Snow Globe, Montana may be his answer to prayer, or is it the possibility of an old love?



London Meriwether leaves her home after the passing of her grandmother, the woman who raised her. She falls in love with Snow Globe, Montana. Right after arriving to the small town, she comes face to face with learning what it means to truly forgive someone. 



Can Ethan help London in her quest of forgiveness? Will London be the help Ethan needs for his deaf son?

What is it about Ethan Knight that will make your readers care about him?

Ethan Knight is a caring father who loves his son and wants the best for him. He knows he can’t help his son on his own, though. Throughout the story, the reader will see just how much he adores his son. I think this really helps them connect to Ethan. (At least it made my editor swoon!) 😊

Imagine you’re waiting at the gate for your flight somewhere. You see someone sitting there, reading your latest release. What expression do you hope you see on his/her face?

I hope I’d see a face full of hope. Maybe her hand over her heart. 😊

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

I’m reading Finding Love in Eureka, California by Angela Ruth Strong. It’s from a great series, and it captures you from the beginning!

What are you working on now?

As much as I love writing, I’ve stopped for the rest of the year so I can focus on my website, marketing, and getting my newsletter built up. I miss writing so much, and I’ve only stopped for a month! So, marketing has been my priority.

Where else can readers find you online?

www.joicopeland.com
Amazon author page:
Facebook
twitter: @joicopeland4
Instagram

The book can be purchased online via the following button:



For a sample reading from the book, click  HERE

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

What does your ideal Christmas look like?

Thank you so much for having me!

Thank you, Joi, for visiting and telling us about yourself and your book. Readers, Joi has offered to give away a free copy of her book. To enter, leave a comment and your email below in answer to her 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.

Remember that Winged Publications is having a sale on its Christmas-themed novellas, novels, and collections. See the details HERE.

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.

Annoying legal disclaimer: as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases; 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, November 11, 2019

Kimberly Rose Johnson and Free Books!

A woman is left $1500 to gift anonymously at Christmas, but with little time to spare, will she be able to find a deserving recipient?

Before we meet today's author, I want to announce that the winner of the free e-copy of Karin Beery's contemporary romance/women's fiction book, Practically Married, is:

squiressquad@...

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 chat with novelist Kimberly Rose Johnson, author of the contemporary romance, Sara’s Gift (Indie published, October 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.

I enjoy quiet.

I imagine we all have times we prefer that, Kimberly! I love when the house is quiet, and like a lot of people, I can't write unless it's totally quiet. I guess I'm too easily distracted.

Please tell us a bit more about the plot of Sara's Gift.

Christmas is the season of giving, but Sara isn’t sure she is up to the task. Playing secret angel in high school was fun, and now, years later, Sara has the opportunity to do it once more on a bigger scale. She enlists the help of Gabe, her long-time best friend, to come up with a deserving recipient. But something is off with Gabe—he’s more attentive than usual.

The Christmas season has put Gabe in a reflective mood. His evaluation of his life has left him lonely and wanting more. But can his heart have its desire? That’s up to Sara.

Can these two long-time best friends navigate their changing relationship, or will the romance Grinch steal their Christmas joy?

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

They are relatable. They also care about others.

Imagine you’re waiting at the gate for your flight somewhere. You see someone sitting there, reading your latest release. What expression do you hope you see on his/her face?

I hope they are smiling if it’s one of my romances and if it’s one of my mystery or suspense novels I hope to see anxiety mixed with pleasure.

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

I finished listening to an audio book yesterday by Kathy Harris called Deadly Commitment. This book gripped me with the teaser! I can’t say exactly why I liked it so much other than I liked the characters and plot. It wasn’t bogged down with extra stuff that didn’t need to be there. It was simply exceptional! I never listen to an eight hour book in three days time and I did with this one. I created excuses to be listening. My house is cleaner than normal this week.

Oh, that's funny. And I hear you. I haven't been able to go on my regular walks for the past several months, and what I especially miss is not being able to listen to audio books.

What are you working on now?

I’m writing the fourth book in my Librarian Sleuth Mystery series.

Where else can readers find you online?

The easiest place to find my social media is on my website. From there you can access links to all my social media.

The book can be purchased online via the following button:



To read a sample from the book, go HERE.

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

Have you ever been the recipient of a good surprise? If so, what was most special about it?

Thank you, Kimberly, for visiting and telling us about yourself and your novel. Readers, Kimberly has offered to give away a free copy of her book. To enter, leave a comment and your email below in answer to her 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.

Remember that Winged Publications is having a sale on its Christmas-themed novellas, novels, and collections. See the details HERE.

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.

Annoying legal disclaimer: as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases; 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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