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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, September 17, 2018

Linda Hannah, Deborah Dulworth, and Free Books!

Widowed Sue North is determined to avoid any hint of romance, but to her chagrin, two very different men begin to challenge her resolve.

Before we meet today's authors, I want to announce that the winner of the free e-copy of the Southern Historical Romance novel, Magnolia Summer, by Melanie Dickerson, is:

bmrawlins@...

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 novelists Linda Hannah and Deborah Dulworth, authors of the Inspirational Romance, The Call of Indian Summer (Mountain Brook Ink, September 2018).













In addition to their four novels, co-authors, Linda Hanna (left) and Deborah Dulworth (right) have jointly and individually written magazine articles and devotionals. They feel called to share uplifting messages of faith, family, and love within the framework of lighthearted novels. In addition to entertaining through these stories, they hope to inspire and encourage readers on their own spiritual journey.

Linda and Debbie are well-known for their humor, word play, and unpredictable plot twists. The two always find themselves writing poems, song parodies, and stories with funny scenarios and eccentric characters.

Even though the past several years have taken some unexpected turns, they cling unswerving to their faith - and God continues to bless as He works in their lives.

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

Linda: One of my childhood friends grew up to be a serial killer.

Deb: We adopted our son from the Philippines.

Oh, my goodness, Linda, that's horrible! That's so shocking. And Deb, yours is wonderful. 

Please tell us a bit more about the plot of The Call of Indian Summer.

Recently widowed Sue North leaves her Vermont home to help her daughter and son-in-law care for orphans near Apache Pointe, Arizona. The last thing Sue wants in her peaceful new life is to catch the eye of another man. But, in one jaw-dropping moment, suave attorney, Brian Campton, saunters into her path. After dealing with her husband’s abuse, can she find the courage or desire to begin a relationship with someone as serious-minded as Brian?

Meanwhile, Stuart Drake, the handsome survivor of a loveless marriage, is on the lam from the dogged church ladies keen on his availability. He chooses the tuck-tail-and-run method to guard his battered soul, while yearning for affection he’s never known. Has finding the joy of a shared love eluded him? Enter Sue North. Stuart finds himself tripping over his heart. She’s beautiful, vibrant, and too young. The age gap haunts him. Can he compete with the flirtatious lawyer’s money and sophistication?

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

Even though she’s made wrong decisions in the past, Sue North is a survivor and strives to make better choices in her new life. She’s a devoted mother and friend. Readers have told us her humble nature and wit are endearing.

How do you restart the creative flow when you feel a block coming on?

We find that praying for guidance and taking a break from work to read a similar genre gets us back on track.

Good point. Sometimes stepping away from the thoughts will free up that censor.

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

We recently critiqued Rifle by the Door by Dan Fuller, soon to be published by Lighthouse of the Carolinas. Fuller uses great word pictures and the storyline draws you into the drama.

What are you working on now?

Updates on our future projects are under wraps right now... But please follow our blog for any announcements!

Where else can readers find you online?

Facebook
dulworthandhanna.wordpress.com
Pinterest (Linda)
Pinterest (Deborah)
Linda's Amazon page
Deborah's Amazon page

The book can be purchased online via the following button:




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

Do you prefer contemporary or historic romance?

Thank you, Linda and Deborah, for visiting and telling us about yourself and your book. Readers, Linda and Deborah have offered to give away an e-copy of their novel. To enter, leave a comment and your email below in answer to Linda and Deborah'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

Monday, September 10, 2018

Melanie Dickerson and Free Books!

Magnolia Summer is a story of love, heroism, and secrets so dangerous they could change this sleepy Southern town forever.

Before we meet today's author, I want to announce that the winner of the free e-copy of the Christmas cozy mystery novel, A Caffeine Conundrum, by Angela Ruth Strong, is:

Myersalicem@...

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 meet novelist Melanie Dickerson, author of the Southern Historical Romance, Magnolia Summer (September 2018).

Melanie Dickerson is the New York Times bestselling author who writes Inspirational Historical Romance and Inspirational YA, including Regency Romance and Fairy Tale Retellings. And now she’s drawn upon her Southern heritage growing up in Alabama with her new book, Magnolia Summer.

She is a Christy Award winner, a two-time Maggie Award winner, and winner of The National Reader's Choice Award and the Carol Award in Young Adult fiction. She earned her bachelor's degree in special education from The University of Alabama and has taught children with special needs in Georgia and Tennessee, and English to adults in Germany and Ukraine.

Now she spends her time writing stories of love and adventure near Huntsville, Alabama.

Wow, not only prolific, but quite an award winner, as well. 

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

I once killed a rattlesnake with a stick because my puppy was wandering up to it.

Brought out the mama bear in you, eh? It's amazing how that instinct kicks in when we have someone or something innocent to protect.

Please tell us a bit more about the plot of Magnolia Summer.

Truett Beverly’s hometown needed a doctor, so after finishing medical school, he returned to Bethel Springs, Alabama. Fighting a secret war with a corrupt lawman wasn’t in his plans, but Sheriff Suggs thinks he’s above the law and can lynch anyone who crosses him. When Suggs threatens his childhood friend, Truett dons a cape and hood and becomes the Hooded Horseman—becoming Sheriff Suggs’s enemy in the process.

Celia Wilcox arrives in Bethel Springs in June of 1880. She’s come from Nashville to help her sister care for their younger siblings. She must return to Nashville if she ever hopes to fulfill her dream of opening her own dress shop. Her attraction to Dr. Beverly terrifies her.

Celia catches Truett’s eye, and he finds himself wanting to impress her. But she flatly refuses to flirt with him or to fall for his—if he does say so himself—considerable charm. What will happen when Sheriff Suggs discovers Truett is the Hooded Horseman? Will Celia be able to prevent the sheriff from carrying out one last lynching?

What is it about Celia and Truett that will make your readers care about them?

Celia gave up her dream, perhaps forever, to help her family. And Truett risks his life to save people from the corrupt sheriff, and he takes care of Celia’s family when their father dies.

How do you restart the creative flow when you feel a block coming on?

It depends on what’s causing the block. When I’m just distracted by being at home, I go write at a coffee shop. When I don’t know what’s supposed to happen next in my story, I brainstorm, either by plotting in my head, or by talking out the story with a friend or one of my daughters.

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

One of the last novels I read was The Lacemaker by Laura Frantz. I recommend it because it is a thoughtful, well-written romance with authentic historical details. Go read it!

What are you working on now?

I’m writing a Pied Piper of Hamlin fairy tale retelling, which will be the 10th book in my Hagenheim/Fairy Tale Romance series.

Where else can readers find you online?

My website is www.melaniedickerwson.com. I’m on Facebook and Instagram and you can follow me on Amazon or BookBub .

The book can be purchased online via the following button:



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

What makes you recommend a book to a friend?

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

Monday, September 3, 2018

Angela Ruth Strong and Free Books!

A prissy tea drinker and sassy coffee connoisseur fight over the perfect location for their new beverage business until the current owner is murdered and they must join forces to prove their innocence.

Before we meet today's author, I want to announce that the winner of the signed copy of the inspirational romantic suspense novel, Camp Hope, by Sara Foust, is:

smincer10@...

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 meet novelist Angela Ruth Strong, author of the Christmas cozy mystery, A Caffeine Conundrum, from the series, The CafFUNated Mysteries (Mountain Brook Ink, September 2018).

Angela Ruth Strong (pictured here with her own personal Santa) studied journalism at the University of Oregon and published her first novel, Love Finds You in Sun Valley, Idaho, in 2010. With movie producers interested in her book, she's rereleased it as part of a new series titled Resort to Love. She's also written for Love Inspired Suspense and is excited to combine her enjoyment of a good mystery with the quirky style of her romance novels in the new CafFUNated Mystery Series.

This Idaho Top Author and Cascade Award winner started IDAhope Writers to encourage other aspiring authors. She currently lives in Idaho with her husband and teenagers where she teaches yoga and works as a ticket agent for an airline when not writing.

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

I once won a television and Xbox in a hamster ball race where I was the hamster.

Not bad for a day's work!

Please tell us a bit more about the plot of A Caffeine Conundrum.

Sassy city girl Tandy Brandt moves to the small town of Grace Springs to start a coffee shop, never imagining she'll be competing with local beauty queen Marissa Alexander and her dreams of running a tea house. Unfortunately, the current store owner dies before selling the location to either of them, and they both become murder suspects.

The unlikely pair team up in an attempt to discover the real killer, though with the secrets in Tandy's past and Marissa's infamous clumsiness they could be their own worst enemies. Despite their differences, they follow clues to question a sweet, apple pie baking antique store owner, a GQ Santa in the retirement center, and a hipster millionaire with no social skills. Will they be able to figure out whodunit and prove their innocence before one of them goes to jail...or worse?

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

Tandy was abandoned by her mom and tries to act tough and independent though you see her soft side with her love of dogs. Marissa was raised by controlling parents and often embarrasses herself when trying to prove her worth.

What will make the readers care about them is their relationship in how they balance each other out even while trying to push each other over the edge.

How do you restart the creative flow when you feel a block coming on?

I put myself in my character’s shoes. My worst block came when writing Finding Love in Big Sky, and I realized it was because I know nothing about horses. I called my friend who owns a farm and asked if I could visit. That was just the inspiration I needed. So when I got blocked in A Caffeine Conundrum when writing the scene on the riverboat, I tried to get my husband to spend the weekend driving to Portland to go on a riverboat cruise. As supportive he is, he also has to keep me grounded. I visited riverboats on Youtube instead.

Can't say I blame you for wanting to try the actual riverboat. Sounds fun. I'm always impressed with my writer friends who go overseas to research (usually for historical novels). I'm not the globetrotter they are.

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

I really enjoyed Kara Isaac’s Then There Was You. So fun, so full of chemistry, a powerful message, and it had a great ending. Those are my main requirements of a good read. But don’t just take my word for it. Kara won a Rita for the novel, and it’s been nominated for many other awards.

What are you working on now?

The next book in the series is A Cuppa Trouble. There will be four books, all set during holidays. This one is set during Valentine’s, and the mystery involves car thieves. So expect some love connections and high-speed chases.

Where else can readers find you online?

My website is www.angelaruthstrong.com where you can sign up for my newsletter to be the first to see cover reveals and enter contests. I also enjoy hanging out on Facebook where readers give me feedback on ideas or suggest names for characters. Join at Facebook

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

Which do you prefer—coffee or tea? And why?

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

Monday, August 27, 2018

Sara Foust and Free Books!

Facing dehydration, starvation, and a convoluted kidnapper, will Amy succeed in recovering her precious foster daughter or get lost in a vast wilderness forever?

Before we meet today's author, I want to announce that the winner of the free e-copy of my new comedic romance, A Midnight Clear, is:

lemonade050@...

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 Sara L. Foust, author of the inspirational romantic suspense novel, Camp Hope (Mantle Rock Publishing, July 2018).

Sara is a multi-published, award-winning author who writes inspirational romantic suspense from a mini-farm in East Tennessee, where she lives with her husband and their five homeschooled children. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from the University of Tennessee and is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers.

Her debut novel Callum's Compass won second place in Deep River Books' 2017 Writer's Contest. She also has a story, “Leap of Faith,” in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Step Outside Your Comfort Zone.

Sara finds inspiration in her faith, her family, and the beauty of nature. When she isn’t writing, you can find her reading, camping, and spending time outdoors with her family.

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

I love pirate history, pirate stories, pirate movies . . . pretty much anything pirate.

So do I! 

Please tell us a bit more about the plot of Camp Hope.

Amy Dawson directs a summer camp for foster children near Briceville, Tennessee. A foster mom for the first time, her responsibilities as mother to a traumatized child bring a whole new set of challenges and joys.

But when Amy’s four-year-old foster daughter is dragged into the mountains of Royal Blue by a former employee, parenting challenges are overshadowed by a new nightmare. The Sheriff's department fails to procure viable leads, and Amy can’t sit idle. Her childhood friend and first love, Jack Evans, returns to lend his skills as tracker. Problem is, he also stirs up romantic memories Amy would rather leave buried.

Jack struggles to let go of his past failures and prove his reliability by bringing Mattie home, but fears when he left camp nineteen years ago and failed to keep a promise to Amy, he permanently lost her confidence.

As Amy plunges into the wilderness on horseback to search for Mattie, she must decide who she trusts, let go of her childhood traumas, and learn to rely on hope in God. Facing dehydration, starvation, and a convoluted kidnapper, will she succeed in recovering her precious foster daughter or get lost in the vast wilderness forever?

Exciting subject matter! 

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

I think readers will care about Amy because she is real. She is not perfect and has a scarred past, with a childhood filled with abuse, that has led her to a point where she doesn’t believe God cares about her. She is relatable in that we have all struggled at a time in our lives, and I believe readers will root for her to succeed, to heal, and most of all, to rediscover God.

Who is one of your favorite fictional characters?

Does Indiana Jones count? I love, love, love his resourceful, imperfect, and adventurous character, flaws and all.

Yes, he certainly does count. I remember seeing the first Indie film and thinking he was such a great modern twist on an old-fashioned hero. Great character.

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

The last novel I read was Red Carpet Summer by Melissa Ferguson. She is a new author and this is actually the freebie novel she is giving away if people sign up for her newsletter. But I absolutely loved the story. I immediately cared about what happened to her main heroine, Addie, and the plot was very interesting.

What are you working on now?

My third novel in the Love, Hope, and Faith Series, Rarity Mountain, is with my beta reader now. Once she finishes, I will be using her suggestions to finish tweaking it and then be sending it off to Mantle Rock. I am also writing a new novella, my first dip into the Women’s Fiction genre, called Of Walls, about a woman who goes on a mission trip across the world hoping to save her marriage.

That's one thing I love about the upsurge in independent publishing, the ability to publish in other genres. I hope you enjoy the Of Walls experience.

Where else can readers find you online?

• Website: www.saralfoust.com
Newsletter sign-up
• Email: sfoust25@hotmail.com
Facebook
Twitter
Pinterest
Google+
Amazon:

The book can be purchased online using the following button:



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

When you discover a new author, what makes you interested in reading their books?

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

Monday, August 20, 2018

A Midnight Clear and Free Books!

For Maddie Travers, there's something weighty about the midnight hour. She's no Cinderella, but for better or worse, her life has a way of changing after that twelfth stroke.

Before we look at this week's giveaway, I want to announce that the winner of the free e-copy of The Sleuth's Miscalculation, by Kimberly Rose Johnson, is:

dachsr4me@...

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 I want to introduce you to my newly released comedic romance, A Midnight Clear (Winged Publications, August 2018).

A bit more about the story: When she attends a Washington, D.C. dinner party thrown by friends far wealthier than she, writer Maddie Travers is distracted by internal debates. Should she move back to D.C.? Should she seek work she might find more fulfilling? She meets the appealing “regular guy,” Dom Sebastiani, at the party and consequently wonders whether she’s ready to seek romance again. So many decisions! At the stroke of midnight, a shocking turn of events sets Maddie on a path that holds at least as many questions for her as it does answers.

The story involves touches of intrigue, comedy, romance, and hope. Maddie is a young woman in flux who struggles between a desire for professional success and the hope of making a meaningful impact on her fellow human beings. In the midst of that conflict is her attraction to two different men in varying degrees of eligibility. Life is not always clear, even at midnight.

The e-book can be purchased online using the following button:




My question for you: 

What choice between one thing and another have you had to make in life? Do you think you chose well?

I plan to give away an e-copy of the book. 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, 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
 

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