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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 Christian novelists, their latest books, and their words of wisdom and imagination. Enjoy!

Monday, May 21, 2018

Jenna Brandt and Free Books!

A Texas Deputy Sheriff and a small town girl fall in love in the Old West. 

Before we meet today's author, I want to announce that the winner of the signed copy of Things I Never Told You, by Beth Vogt, is:

marypopmom@...


Congratulations! I'll email you for your snail mail address, 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 visit with novelist Jenna Brandt, author of the Inspirational historical western romance, Lawfully Loved (independently published, February 2018).

Jenna Brandt is a Christian historical romance author and she is branching into contemporary romance in 2018. Her books span from Victorian to Western to WWI eras with elements of romance, suspense, and faith.

Her debut series, the Window to the Heart Saga, has become a bestseller and her newest venture is the multi-author series, The Lawkeepers.

She is also an author in the First Street Church kindle world.

Please tell us a bit more about the plot of Lawfully Loved.

Jake “Bullseye” Bolton is trying to hide from a broken past through his work while Rebecca Caldwell is trying to take care of her family while they deal with an ongoing problem with their family. Both don’t think they can make room for love, but when instant attraction forms between them, they both rethink their decision.

The novel has a bit of humor with lots of action and romance.

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

Jake is honorable and loyal. He cares about the people he is protecting. Rebecca loves her family and does everything she can to take care of them.

Share with us one hard, cold fact about writing and one warm, fuzzy one.

Finding time to write is probably one of the largest obstacles most writers face. When someone tells me they loved my book and made them happy, it’s the best feeling in the world.

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

I really enjoyed Evangeline Kelly’s Lawfully Protected. It’s in the same series. I was surprised to like it since I don’t like first person perspective, but Evangeline does a terrific job. The characters are well developed; the story is great and you can tell she researched her book’s content.

What are you working on now?

I’m currently working on a spin-off series from my first contemporary romance book, Lawfully Adored which came out in April. It takes places in a small town, Clear Mountain, Colorado, which I created for the book. I decided to turn it into a series called Clear Mountain Romances and I’m working on the first book, tentatively called Clearly Wedded detailing the lives of the couple from Lawfully Adored and setting up future books in the series.

Where else can readers find you online?

My website and newsletter: www.jennabrandt.com
My street team
My reader’s club
The Lawkeepers’ reader’s group
My books on Amazon
Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
Pinterest
Goodreads

The book can be purchased online via the following link:



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

What’s your favorite part of a book?

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

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Copy of email sent to all subscribers today--

For my EU and UK readers:

As a follow-up to "The Rules" update I posted last week, I'm playing it very safe. I am sending this notice to all readers who have subscribed to my blogpost, but it really only applies to my readers who live in the EU and UK. If that applies, to you, please read on.

Given the new EU and UK regulations for personal data protection that require everyone to reconfirm their email subscriptions, I need to verify that you would like to continue receiving weekly notice of my blogpost, Reading, Writing, and the Stuff In-Between.

I wish you and I could ignore this, but that would be too easy! I apologize for the inconvenience. I value the fact I can share authors, their book releases, and their news with you.

As stated before, my GDPR-compliant blogpost processor (Feedblitz) has your email address and nothing else, and we never share that information.

So, let's stay in touch! If you do not want to receive notice of my blogpost, please unsubscribe at the bottom. If you do not hit unsubscribe, I will take that to mean you want to continue receiving the blogpost notice, and I thank you!

Monday, May 14, 2018

Beth Vogt and Free Books!

Things I Never Told You asks the question: Is family always worth fighting for?

Before we meet today's author, I want to announce that the winners of the e-copies of my new novella, Together by Design, are:

cheetahthecat1986@... 

and

tumcsec@...(dot)com

Congratulations! I'll get your e-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 visit with novelist Beth Vogt, author of the women's fiction release, Things I Never Told You (Tyndale House Publisher, May 2018).

Beth K. Vogt is a non-fiction author and editor who said she’d never write fiction. She’s the wife of an Air Force family physician (now in solo practice) who said she’d never marry a doctor—or anyone in the military. She’s a mom of four who said she’d never have kids.

Now Beth believes God’s best often waits behind the doors marked “Never.”

Beth is a 2016 Christy Award winner, a 2016 ACFW Carol Award winner, and a 2015 RITA finalist. Her 2014 novel, Somebody Like You, was one of Publisher's Weekly's Best Books of 2014.

An established magazine writer and former editor of the leadership magazine for MOPS International, Beth blogs for Novel Rocket and The Write Conversation and also enjoys speaking to writers' groups and mentoring other writers.

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

When I’m not writing, you’ll probably find me on the sidelines of my daughter’s volleyball games holding a camera and taking thousands and thousands of photos. I’ve become the (un)official photographer of both her high school and club teams. I love viewing the game through the perspective of a camera lens.

Please tell us a bit more about the plot of Things I Never Told You.

It’s been ten years since Payton Thatcher’s twin sister died in an accident, leaving the entire family to cope in whatever way they could. No longer half of a pair, Payton reinvents herself as a partner in a successful party-planning business and is doing just fine — as long as she manages to hold her memories and her family at arm’s length.

But as old wounds reopen and the family faces yet another tragedy, the Thatchers must decide if they will pull together or be driven apart for good.

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

Payton is anything but perfect …and this speaks to the anything-but-perfect part in all of us. Sometimes we try to hide that part of ourselves. Sometimes we try to pretty it up … but then circumstances overwhelm us, and we can’t help but be real … gut-level honest with ourselves, with others, and with God.

I recently moved to California from the East Coast, and I know I’ll end up setting some future stories here now. What life event would you say has impacted what you write?

For Things I Never Told You, which is about the complicated relationships between sisters, I drew upon my own complicated relationship with my two sisters. I believe all relationships have their difficult, challenging moments, and I like to delve into that when I’m writing — even when I was writing contemporary romance.

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

Cathy West is a good friend and a talented writer. I’ve told her that if we weren’t good friends I just might seriously envy her writing ability instead of celebrating it. Her latest release, Where Hope Begins, is rich with emotion and she tackles serious topics like grief and infidelity with insight and sensitivity.

Cathy is a terrific person. I'm not at all surprised that her books are insightful.

What are you working on now?

I’m writing book 2 of the Thatcher Sister Series — more complications … more character growth.

Where else can readers find you online?

Website/blog: Website
Instagram
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 have sisters, what kind of relationship do you have with them? Or if you have daughters, what are you doing to encourage a good relationship between them? Any twins out there? (I’m a twin — I have a fraternal twin sister.)

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

Saturday, May 12, 2018

The Rules, Updated

Dear readers,

I'm updating some privacy info here in order to comply with nitty gritty laws about giving away all of these awesome novels, especially with regard to new rules in Europe. I'm posting the rules and will post a link to this post with each future giveaway. Nothing has changed about my giveaways or your involvement/responsibility, but there's been some new chatter lately about the little bureaucratic gremlins insisting upon the posting of these rules. I aim to please, even bureaucratic gremlins. So:

Disclaimer:
1. No purchase necessary to enter any giveaways given on this site (http://www.trishperry.com). The giveaway will end on the date the next giveaway opportunity is posted. The opportunity to play may be affected by local ability to access the Internet at any particular time. The odds of winning depend upon the number of participants.

2. Open to all readers, 18 years or older, who are legally allowed to participate in such a giveaway as allowed by their local laws. Per U.S. and international law, the book giveaways are limited to United States residents only. EU and UK readers can, however, subscribe to the blog via the GDPR-compliant Feedblitz processor (above my list of books).

3. Players' contact information is used solely for electronic notice of my blog posts and to notify book winners. Entrants will be informed if they are winners on or after the giveaway end date. Limit one entry per person. Trish Perry is not responsible for: incomplete, lost, late, damaged, scrambled or misdirected entries or other errors of any kind whether human, mechanical or electronic, which may limit a user's ability to participate in the giveaway.

4. Trish Perry and members of her family are not allowed to enter the giveaway. Void where prohibited by law. All Federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.

5. Prize(s) will be assigned to those who have been identified as winners.

6. Entrants will be informed at the close of the giveaway if they are winners and what book they have won. Physical book winners will receive their book via mail after the giveaway has completed and winners have been verified. Electronic book winners will receive the book via email after they have been verified. Taxes, if any, are the sole responsibility of the winner. Trish Perry assumes no responsibility or liability for any damages, losses, or injury resulting from the acceptance or use of any prize. All prizes are mailed out within 6-8 weeks of announcement of winner.

7. Entering the giveaway is considered a confirmation of eligibility on behalf of the enterer in accord with these rules and any pertaining local/federal/international laws.

8. Subscription to my blog is voluntary, will only happen upon your email address submission (via the Feedblitz box above my list of books) and after Feedblitz verifies that your email address belongs to you. Every Feedblitz email from me will provide you the opportunity to easily and immediately unsubscribe.

There now. That wasn't so bad, was it?

Also, here is my Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the Amazon links in the pages on this site are "affiliate links." This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I might receive an affiliate commission. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

Monday, May 7, 2018

Together by Design! In Love and War! Free Books!

When life and love thwart Elena's well-designed plans, she discovers the riches available to those willing to bend, take risks, and surrender just a little control.

To celebrate the release of my latest contemporary romance, Together by Design (Winged Publications, May 2018), I'm going to give away two e-copies next week.

Here's a brief summary of 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?


The novella can be purchased online via the following button:




This is also a good time to mention that the entertaining four-novella contemporary romance collection, In Love and War, featuring stories by Miralee Ferrell, Kimberly Rose Johnson, Debby Mayne, and myself, has been priced down to only 99 cents for the entire e-collection for a limited time. All four stories concern couples who are initially adversarial before love works its way into their hearts. Click the following button to take advantage of the 99 cent pricing!




To enter the drawing for the two e-copies of Together by Design, leave a comment and your email in answer to my question below. "Please enter me" won't get you entered. Remember that 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.

Many commenters are left out of the drawing because they forget to include a way for me to notify them of their win (their email).


My question? What is something that came along in your life to disrupt the plans you thought you were going to follow? How did that work out?

I hope you'll also enjoy the interview below with Sherri Wilson Johnson!


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, as well as my Disclosure of Material Connection HERE

 

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