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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, November 13, 2017

Debra Marvin and Free Books!

Can Heather Munro’s youthful devotion to The Girl Detective help her stay out of jail when she finds herself implicated in the death of a handsome professor?

Before we meet today's author, I want to announce that the winner of the e-copy of A Waltz for Amber, by Kimberly Rose Johnson, is:

stacey_dale@...

Congratulations! We'll get your e-book right out to you. I encourage readers to keep commenting and/or subscribe at right (above my list of books) in order to participate in future book give-aways! Subscribers are entered a second time when they comment.

And now let's chat with novelist Debra Marvin, author of the historical cozy mystery, The Case of the Clobbered Cad (Journey Fiction, August 2017).

Debra E. Marvin tries not to run too far from real life but the imagination born out of being an only child has a powerful draw. Besides, the voices in her head tend to agree with all the sensible things she says.

She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Sisters in Crime, and serves on the board of Bridges Ministry in Seneca Falls, NY. She is published with WhiteFire Publishing, Forget Me Not Romances, Journey Fiction and Barbour Publishing, and has been a judge for the Grace Awards for many years.

Debra works as a program assistant at Cornell University, and enjoys her family and grandchildren, obsessively buying fabric, watching British programming and traveling with her childhood friends.

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

I travel with a gnome named Gnorman.

How very Travelocity of you!

Please tell us a bit more about the plot of The Case of the Clobbered Cad.

Inspired by the famous Girl Detective, the members of the Olentangy Heights Girls' Detective Society, affectionately known as the Nosy Parkers, spent their formative years studying criminology, codes, and capers. Unfortunately, opportunities to put their unique skills to work were thin on the ground and they grew up to pursue more sensible careers. Until...

Heather Munro’s youthful sleuthing led to a passion for digging around in history. Now pursuing her Master's Degree in Celtic Studies, Heather must balance exploring Edinburgh with her determination to excel in her classes. Unfortunately, on her first night working in the Archaeology collection, she discovers the dead body of a visiting professor, one she’d hoped never to see again.

As clues come to light, it’s clear someone hopes to frame Heather. Besides her quirky landlady, whom can she trust? The police and the American Consul have plenty of suspects, but only two seem to have both motive and opportunity: Heather and the quiet Scottish archaeologist she longs to believe in.

That sounds like a fun read, Debra!

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

Heather Munro is smart, kind and enjoys witty conversation. She could easily be the gal you’re glad to have as a good friend. She’s used to working hard toward her goal and while she’s always been open and giving, the pain of a recent betrayal causes her to be extra tough on herself when she almost falls for a charming professor. Things get worse when he’s murdered and she has to face too many embarrassing reminders!

What is the most positive thing you can tell my readers about the state of Christian fiction today?

Christian fiction continues to provide entertaining and thought-provoking fiction with a Christian worldview and its genres are ever-widening.

I agree. That widening has increased with the emergence of independent publishing, I think. 

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

My Heart Belongs in Ruby City, Idaho, by Susanne Dietze. Susie found just the cutest way to make a simple complication in a mail-order bride story into a super entertaining and sigh-producing novel!

What are you working on now?

I’m plotting my second mystery with Heather, which will be published n 2018 and set in Ireland.

Where else can readers find you online?

Far too many places! I’d suggest my Facebook Author page or my Amazon Author page. Both are under Debra E. Marvin, and easy to find.

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

Do you find you have an abundance of options for reading Christian fiction, and if so, does it make you more likely to put a book aside and start a new one?

Thank you, Debra, for visiting and telling us about yourself and your book. Readers, Debra has offered to give away a free e-copy of her novel. To enter, leave a comment and your email below in answer to Debra's question, above. "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).

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.

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, as well as my Disclosure of Material Connection HERE


Monday, November 6, 2017

Ends Tonight! Win a new eReader and 30-Romance Collection!


Today is your last chance to enter BookSweeps 30-Romance give away!


There will be two lucky winners, and the Grand Prize winner will receive a brand new eReader.


You can win my novel, Local Girl, plus books from authors like Elizabeth Ludwig, Debby Mayne, and Elizabeth Goddard.

Enter the giveaway by clicking here: http://bit.ly/inspy-oct2017 Good luck, and enjoy!

Monday, October 30, 2017

Win a New eReader and a 30-Romance Collection!


Today, I have a fun surprise that I’d like to share with you. 

I’ve teamed up with 29 fantastic authors to give away a huge collection of inspirational romances to 2 lucky winners, PLUS a brand new eReader to the Grand Prize winner!

Oh, and did I mention you'll receive a collection of FREE ebooks just for entering?

You can win my novel, Local Girl, plus books from authors like Elizabeth Ludwig, Debby Mayne, and Elizabeth Goddard.

Enter the giveaway by clicking here: http://bit.ly/inspy-oct2017 Good luck, and enjoy!

Kimberly Rose Johnson and Free Books!

Their passion for the arts divides them. Can they overcome their differences and find true harmony?

Before we meet today's author, I want to announce that the winner of the e-copy of Puzzle House, by Lillian Duncan, is:

paulams49@...

Congratulations! We'll get your e-book right out to you. I encourage readers to keep commenting and/or subscribe at right (above my list of books) in order to participate in future book give-aways! Subscribers are entered a second time when they comment.

And now let's chat with novelist Kimberly Rose Johnson, author of the contemporary Christian romance, A Waltz for Amber (Sweet Rose Press, October 2017).

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. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers.

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

I love flowers and I will sometimes buy them for myself even though I’m allergic to most of them.

They really do brighten up a room, don't they? I remember my father-in-law saying he always griped at his wife about spending money on them, until she stopped, and he realized how much he missed them.

Please tell us a bit more about the plot of A Waltz for Amber.

Amber, a struggling dance teacher, is desperate to make a success of her studio. The quickly approaching Christmas recital should help except for one problem—the high school music teacher scheduled the holiday program on the same night, causing a conflict for her students. Will she be able to sustain her business or will she lose everything in the pursuit of her dream?

Chris is thrilled to be back in his hometown. However, his past won’t stay in the past, and the pretty dance instructor is a constant reminder of his failings. He wants to make up for his youthful mistake directed at her, but how?

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

Amber has a big heart, and she loves people. She faces adversity head on and she’s not a quitter.

What’s a news story from the last year or so that you think would make a good basis for a novel? 

The hurricane in Texas is sure to provide many writers inspiration.

Yes! Lillian Duncan said the same thing last week, and I mentioned that a novel was recently released based on characters during Hurricane Katrina.

What are you working on now?

I should be working on the next book in this series by the time this interview goes live, but at the moment I’m working on a new book. It’s a contemporary romance with mystery.

Where else can readers find you online?

Facebook
Twitter
My website: kimberlyrjohnson.com

You can sign up for my newsletter via my website.

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

Do you have a favorite season and if so, why is it your favorite?

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 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).

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.

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, as well as my Disclosure of Material Connection HERE


Monday, October 23, 2017

Lillian Duncan and Free Books!

As Rachel Summers' life hangs in the balance, she has a visitor who asks if she wants to be healed or to be a healer—and that’s when the adventure begins!

Before we meet today's author, I want to announce that the winner of the e-copy of Moonstone Secret, by Dawn Cahill, is:

lelandandbecky@...

Congratulations! We'll get your e-book right out to you. I encourage readers to keep commenting and/or subscribe at right (above my list of books) in order to participate in future book give-aways! Subscribers are entered a second time when they comment.

And now let's chat with novelist Lillian Duncan, author of the women's fiction book, Puzzle House (Harbourlight Books, October 2017).

Lillian Duncan…stories of faith mingled with murder & mayhem.

Lillian is a multi-published author who lives in the middle of Ohio Amish country with her husband and a menagerie of pets. She was a speech pathologist for more than 34 years but retired in 2012 after being diagnosed with brain tumors as a result of Neurofibromatosis Type 2.

As an educator, speech pathologist, and a writer, she believes in the power of words to transform lives, especially God’s Word. Lillian writes the types of books she loves to read—fast-paced suspense with a touch of romance that demonstrates God’s love for all of us.

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

I have two parrots, Rocky and Jasper. Jasper loves calling me a bookworm!

How cute. When I call my friend who has talkers, I think they get jealous. Or maybe they always make a lot of noise!

Please tell us a bit more about the plot of Puzzle House.

The story revolves around Rachel Summers and Nia Johnson.

Rachel was all about Rachel until the day she crashed headlong into a semi-truck. While unconscious she has a very special visitor who ask if she wants to be healed or to be a healer.

Nia is a young teenager who’s dying. She’s been told by the doctors that there’s nothing left to do and she’s very angry about that. Against her wishes, she’s spending the week with Rachel at Puzzle House—a place of healing and hope but the only thing Nia feels in anger and hopelessness.

As the two work on Nia’s puzzle, they share a journey that will change both their lives.

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

Early on Rachel is diagnosed with brain tumors because of a genetic disease (Neurofibromatosis Type 2). Instead of feeling sorry for herself, she focuses on God’s Will for her life.

Wow, talk about writing what you know...

What’s a news story from the last year or so that you think would make a good basis for a novel?

As I write this Hurricane Harvey devastated Houston and Texas a week ago and now Irma is heading for Florida. I’m sure there’s a story in there somewhere!

Interesting you would say that. I read recently about a new novel with characters in the midst of (and aftermath of) Hurricane Katrina.

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

I’m reading Beast by Chawna Schroeder at the moment—actually re-reading it. The main character is Beast but it’s really about the beast in all of us and how God’s love can change us.

What are you working on now?

I just completed the sequel to Puzzle House a few weeks ago—The David Years. It focuses on one of the characters you’ll meet in Puzzle House. Right now, I’ve started a new Christmas-themed novel—A Christmas Stolen.

Where else can readers find you online?

To learn more about me, visit me at www.lillianduncan.net or www.lillian-duncan.com. I also have a devotional blog at www.PowerUpWithGod.com.

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

Do you feel cheated when a story ends without a happy ending?

Thank you, Lillian, for visiting and telling us about yourself and your book. Readers, Lillian has offered to give away a free e-copy of her novel. To enter, leave a comment and your email below in answer to Lillian's question, above. "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).

In addition, Lillian wanted me to post this giveaway:

GIVEAWAY INFO: To celebrate the release of Puzzle House, I’m having a very special giveaway on my blog, Tiaras & Tennis Shoes at www.lillian-duncan.com. Leave a comment on one of my Puzzle House posts and you’re entered to win. Easy Peasy!

Thanks, Lillian. 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.

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, as well as my Disclosure of Material Connection HERE


 

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