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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, 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
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• Email: sfoust25@hotmail.com
Facebook
Twitter
Pinterest
Google+
Amazon:

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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

Monday, August 13, 2018

Kimberly Rose Johnson and Free Books!

Two strong-willed sleuths team up to solve a mystery.

Before we meet today's author, I want to announce that the winner of the free e-copy of Wildfire, by Gayla Hiss, is:

kristiedonelson@...

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 novelist Kimberly Rose Johnson, author of the new romantic mystery, The Sleuth’s Miscalculation (Mountain Brook Ink, June 2018).

Two-time Faith, Hope, and Love Reader's Choice Finalist, 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’m addicted to Hallmark movies. I spend almost every Saturday night watching one. I also love the Hallmark mystery channel.

I see that Prince Harry's wife, Meghan Markle, stars in one that airs tomorrow, Dater's Handbook. 

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

Librarian Nancy Daley loves a good mystery and enjoys moonlighting as a consultant for the sheriff’s department. When license plates go missing in Tipton County, she’s on the case. This time things are different—she’s been partnered with the new deputy, and he’s not interested in her help. To make matters worse, she’s angered the wrong person and is now being threatened.

Sheriff Deputy Carter Malone expects Tipton, Oregon to be a sleepy small-town, but he miscalculated. He’d come to town for a fresh start with his nephew—one without the issues big cities deal with. Had he made a mistake? To complicate matters, he’s told he must consult with the sheriff’s daughter, who is not in law enforcement. When the minor case they are working morphs into something more, things quickly go from harmless to scary.

Can they solve the mystery before it’s too late, and more importantly, what will they do about their growing attraction?

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

I think readers will be able to relate to Nancy. She values her friends and family and will do anything for them. She has hurts and regrets like all of us. Finally, she has a curious mind that drives her to solve mysteries.

Who is one of your favorite fictional characters?

I always come back to Dee Henderson's Marcus O'Malley when presented with a question like this. He is literally the only character that has stayed with me for years and years. I was drawn to his strength and depth of character.

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

I am currently reading The Saturday Night Supper Club by Carla Laureano. This story has held my interest and even though it takes me forever to finish a book, I will finish this one because I’m enjoying the interplay between the characters.

I know what you mean about taking forever to finish a book. Over the past year I've had so little reading time. I think I'm doing more "reading" by audiobook than any other method, because I can do that while walking or while in traffic.

What are you working on now?

Currently I’m adapting one of my books to screenplay, but once I’m finished with that I will finish the next book in my Brides of Seattle series and then write the third book in The Librarian Sleuth series.

Where else can readers find you online?

The best place to start is my website, kimberlyrjohnson.com. From there you can click to all my social media outlets.

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

Do you read mysteries? What is about them that draws you to them?

Thank you, Kimberly, for visiting and telling us about yourself and your book. Readers, Kimberly has offered to give away an 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, 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 6, 2018

Gayla Hiss and Free Books!

Sparks fly when wildfire researcher Rachael Woodston clashes with firefighter Dylan Veracruz as an outbreak of wildfires threatens Rocky Mountain National Park.

Before we meet today's author, I want to announce that the winner of the free e-copy of The Widow's Plight, by Mary Davis, is:

wfnren@...

Congratulations! I'll contact you to ask whether you want the paper or e-book version, 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 Gayla Hiss, author of the Inspirational Romantic Suspense novel, Wildfire, book 3 of the Peril in the Park series (Mountain Brook Ink, August 2018).

Gayla’s writing journey began with her hobby painting landscapes. In her imagination, characters and scenes came to life as she painted beautiful natural settings. Her inspiring novels combine her love for the great outdoors with romance, suspense, and mystery.

A common theme in her stories is getting back to the simple things in life like faith, family, and the land. A national park enthusiast, she wants future generations to value and enjoy them too. All of the books in her Peril in the Park series are set in national parks.

Gayla and her husband often tour the country in their RV. She enjoys hiking, camping, and traveling, and lives in the Pacific Northwest.

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

I used to work for NASA—as a software engineer, not a rocket scientist.

How fascinating! I'm pretty sure you're the only NASA engineer I've ever featured here.

Please tell us a bit more about the plot of Wildfire.

Wildfire is about a female wildfire scientist and a firefighter who team up to investigate wildfires in the Rockies. The hero, Dylan, was a teenager in my first book, Avalanche. Now he’s a firefighter in the national park. Rachael, the heroine, is a professor at a local college.

Rachael and Dylan soon discover that chasing fires isn’t all they have in common—they’re both survivors of deep loss. However, their difference of opinion about faith keeps them at arm’s length, despite a growing attraction. As the danger escalates, Rachael and Dylan soon find themselves in a firestorm they cannot escape.

All seems lost until Rachael has a profound encounter that restores her faith and gives her hope. The close call also fuels her determination to stop the fires for good, but as she and Dylan search for answers, they find themselves at the center of a mystery. Can they solve it before disaster strikes again?

What a timely setting, considering all of the West Coast fires we're witnessing right now.

What is it about Dylan and Rachel that will make your readers care about them?

Dylan had a troubled childhood and was a juvenile delinquent. He has since straightened up his life and is an engine captain on a firefighting crew, but the tragic death of his brother still haunts him, despite his deep faith and calling to become a pastor.

Rachael is a pastor’s daughter, but the painful loss she suffered as a child has caused her to look to science instead of God for answers. Through science, she believes she can find a way to prevent wildfires and ultimately rid the planet of their devastation—yet a part of her still wants to believe in a loving God who cares about His Creation.

Who is one of your favorite fictional characters?

I watched the Star Trek movies recently and rediscovered the compelling character of Captain James T. Kirk. He’s so daring and adventurous, and both a man’s man and a lady’s man. No matter what, he never gives up. He always thinks he can find a way out of the most impossible circumstances—and he does!

I definitely enjoy the Chris Pine version of Captain Kirk.

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

Love Finds You in Tombstone, Arizona by Miralee Ferrell It was very well written and captured my interest all the way through. I enjoy reading realistic novels about the Old West and this one addressed the hard choices young women were faced with. It also had a compelling romance.

What are you working on now?

It’s the fourth book in the series, set in Yellowstone National Park. The hero is Jake Mitchell, a young firefighter in Wildfire.

Where else can readers find you online?

I share about my books and related topics on my Facebook Readers Group:

My website is: www.gaylakhiss.com

I’m also active on these sites:

Goodreads
Amazon Author Page
Pinterest
BookBub
AllAuthor

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

Which type of stories do you prefer, plot-driven or character-driven?

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

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