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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, October 15, 2018

Veronica Heley and Free Books!

Some bored wives play a game of Murder, leading to a husband dying in the way one of the women had suggested . . . and in consequence they’re all thrown out of house and home!

Before we meet today's author, I want to announce that the winner of the free e-copy of the spec-fiction novel, The Awakened, by Richard Spillman, is:

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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 Veronica Heley, author of Murder by Suggestion (Severn House, June 2018), a story of "crime in the community – with a light touch."

Veronica Heley celebrated the publication of this, her 81st book, in June 2018. She is currently writing two gentle crime series, the Ellie Quicke Mysteries and the Abbot Agency stories, and every now and then contributes a short story about some retired friends to the Methodist Recorder.

She tries but doesn’t always succeed in keeping up with the newest technology, even with help from her friends. She is active in her local church and community affairs, likes to break off work for coffee with friends, and gardens when she can.

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

I play Patience with real cards whenever I get stuck in my stories.

Despite having had a British mum, I had to look up that card game, Veronica! It looks like Patience is the same as our Solitaire. I've become somewhat addicted to the electronic version of the game on my phone. I play a few hands every night before I go to bed.

Please tell us a bit more about the plot of Murder by Suggestion.

Ellie Quicke is shocked when her daughter, Diana, turns up at her door with suitcases in tow. Bunny Brewster has died of an overdose and Diana’s husband, Evan, is convinced that she is responsible for his friend’s death. It seems that Diana and four other neglected, bored wives of Evan’s friends recently joked about ways to kill their husbands. Diana’s suggested method of murder involved muddling up pills – could this be how Bunny died, or was it just a tragic accident?

Chaos rules when the rest of the wives descend on Ellie, but a further distressing development confirms Ellie’s instinct that there’s more to this than meets the eye. With the safety of her nearest and dearest at risk, can Ellie work out who is responsible, and why?

I know we've featured Ellie here many times, but what would you say it is about Ellie that makes your readers care about her?

Ellie cares about people. She has no great opinion of herself, but has the knack of drawing others out.

Write one sentence for us that tells us something about Ellie as a child. 

She was taught as a child that a woman’s place was in the home and her job in life was to look after her family.

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

I love Anne Tyler’s books, and the latest, Clock Dance, is no exception. It is beautifully written. It is not about anyone globally important, it thumps no tubs, but it enters into the life of a woman who has been given a second chance at having a useful life . . . and may or may not be able to take it. We understand the heroine completely, and identify with her. It is delightful, and sad, and glad . . . and I look forward to Tyler’s next book.

I couldn't agree more with you about Tyler's writing in general, Veronica. I've loved every book of hers that I've read. They're never about anyone who is, as you say, globally important, but they're always so realistic and intriguing, which is the reason I think many of us identify with her heroines.

What are you working on now?

I’m working on another Ellie Quicke story, called Murder for Good. Also I have to think up another short story about my retired friends for Christmas.

Where else can readers find you online?

My website is www.veronicaheley.com

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What question would you like to ask my readers?

The story I’m working on now is the twentieth featuring Ellie Quicke. Should she not be thinking of retirement?

Thank you, Veronica, for visiting and telling us about yourself and your book. Readers, Veronica has offered to give away free e-copy of her novel. To enter, leave a comment and your email below in answer to Veronica'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, October 8, 2018

Richard Spillman and Free Books!

Everyone dies once, but what if a chosen few were raised from the dead?

Before we meet today's author, I want to announce that the winner of the free e-copy of the contemporary romance, Love in Pictures, by Alexis Goring, is:

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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 Richard Spillman, author of the spec-fiction novel, The Awakened (Mountain Brook Ink, October 1).

Dr. Richard Spillman founded the Kingdom is Near Ministries (KIN). Through KIN he has supported an orphanage in Uganda as well as a church/school for kids from conflict zones in the Philippines. He has small teams on short-term missions into slums and jungles around the world. He has also taught in DTS for YWAM in Mali, South Korea, India, and the Philippines.

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

I was trafficked by my mother to my uncle and his pedophile ring. It was a deep dark secret most of my life but now God uses my experience to minister to abused children.

Wow. God bless you, Richard, for turning such a horrible experience into a way to minister to children.

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

Two thousand years ago Jesus resurrected his friend, Lazarus, who founded a secret organization: SOAR. Since then Jesus has added to the resurrected—The Awakened—to aid Lazarus in SOAR's battle against Satan's slaves, the UnVeilers. The threat is escalating. The UnVeilers have stepped up their attacks on mankind through a charming leader and a devastating series of bombings in Dubai and Tel Aviv.

But the invasion doesn't stop with international terrorism. The UnVeilers are searching for a secret that Jesus embedded in Lazarus’ journal that not even Lazarus knows—and it will determine the fate of mankind. After a failed cyber-attack against SOAR's computers, Lazarus and his team of experts must find the secret before the UnVeilers do. What clue is he overlooking that could turn the tide of this ageless conflict?

The souls fighting with Lazarus are weary, but the war against evil is far from won. Can Lazarus and his team set aside their longing for heaven and put a stop to these satanic attacks before it's too late?

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

The last novel (actually two novels) I read was The Evaporation of Sofi Snow/Reclaiming Shilo Snow, by Mary Weber. This two book series is a science fiction adventure with a heart. It’s underlying message about child slavery spoke to me.

What are you working on now?

The second book in this trilogy, called The Ascension.

Where else can readers find you online?

My web page is spillmanauthor.com
Bit.ly/spillmanauthor has the links to my facebook/twitter/Instagram accounts.

The book can be purchased online via the following button:



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

What do you look for in a book that is labeled Christian fiction? Is it enough that it be clean (in language and situations)? Or the main character must be Christian? Or something more?

Thank you, Richard, for visiting and telling us about yourself and your book. Readers, Richard has offered to give away free e-copy of his novel. To enter, leave a comment and your email below in answer to Richard'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, October 1, 2018

Alexis Goring and Free Books!

She makes a living capturing couple’s romantic love in pictures but her own romance has yet to happen…until she meets the one man who she simply cannot forget.

Before we meet today's author, I want to announce that the winner of the signed copy of the time-slip novel, Hidden Among the Stars, by Melanie Dobson, is:

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Congratulations! I'll email you for your snail mail address, and assuming you live in the U.S., 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 Alexis Goring, author of the contemporary romance, Love in Pictures (Forget Me Not Romances, June 2018).

Alexis A. Goring is a passionate writer with a degree in Print Journalism and an MFA in Creative Writing. She loves the art of storytelling and hopes that her stories will connect readers with the enduring, forever love of Jesus Christ.

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

I don’t like to talk when I’m eating food.

That almost sounds like the result of a parent's successful guidance about good mealtime manners. But I imagine you mean you prefer not talking during the entire mealtime. I definitely get that. I enjoy mealtime conversation when I'm dining with someone else, but sometimes it's nice to have a quiet meal alone, especially with a good book or a compelling film on TV.

Please tell us a bit more about the plot of Love in Pictures.

Michelle Hadley is a wedding photographer based in Annapolis, Maryland. She is a pro at capturing couple’s romantic love in pictures but an amateur when it comes to finding romance in her personal life.

Logan Emerson is an award-winning print journalist who dreams of greater success as a broadcast journalist but his personal challenge presents what looks like insurmountable roadblocks on the path to making his dreams come true.

Michelle doesn’t date often and Logan is recovering from a broken heart but something about Michelle awakens his desire to love again.

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

Michelle's beautiful personality and passion for promoting diversity for all people in her career field will make my readers care about her in this story.

Write a sentence for us that tells us something about Michelle as a child, and please do the same about Logan.

Michelle loved to take pictures of her grade school friends with a little point and shoot camera that her parents bought for her as a Christmas gift when she was a child.

Since his childhood, Logan loved to entertain his parents at dinnertime by pretending that he was anchoring the evening news—from their kitchen table!

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

The Love Letter, by Rachel Hauck and yes, I would recommend it because it was a beautiful story.

What are you working on now?

I’m working on book number four which is about a formerly fat pastry chef who is now considered “one fine brother” by all the ladies. But his heart is set on the one girl who he loved from afar in high school but was too shy to ask out on a date. What he does not know is that she grew up to be a food writer and her magazine office is located down the block from his bakery.

Where else can readers find you online?

Facebook
Twitter
Website
Pinterest
Goodreads
“God is Love” blog

The book can be purchased online via the following button:



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

Why do you like to read books?

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