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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, March 25, 2019

Tom Donnan and Free Books

A Family steps into the kingdom of God and into the supernatural.

Before we meet today's author, I want to announce that the winner of the free copy of The Soul Searcher, by Erin Howard, is:

lorigeorge@...

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 novelist Tom Donnan, author of One Door Between Us (Gazelle Press, November 2018).

Tom Donnan died on February 6th 2006 of a heart attack. His first experience was hearing God speak to him. He said: “It is only while you are on earth that you can work for Jesus!” The paramedics brought Tom back to life, and his passion is serving the Lord.

He has three children and five grandchild. Retired from a 44-year career as an elevator mechanic, he now writes, speaks, and ministers as God opens the doors.

Wow, that's quite a testimony, Tom. 

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

I'm now enrolled in Global University where I hope to enter ministry.

Please tell us a bit more about the plot of One Door Between Us.

The book is all about what happens when God enters a family and the changes that take place with each of them. It is not just a salvation message, the supernatural side of God becomes part of their lives. The book is written to allow the reader to see what is happening on both sides, in our world and the spiritual realm.

The main character, Arielle steps through two important doors in her life. One door is to lasting love and the other is answering the call of God upon her life.

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

Arielle has an insatiable desire to know the truth in every story and a goal to achieve lofty educational degrees. It is her love and desire to please God that is seen through the book. Although Arielle is the named character in the book, the real woman goes on in life to walk the path God sets before her. Brave and courageous; she grows into the person God has hoped her to be.

Please share with us your novel’s opening line.

“Police station, this is officer Henry. How can I help you?”.

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

I have shifted my reading list from Christian arena to diving into my text books. I have loved the Left Behind series and enjoy a good adventure novel with the unforeseen twist and turn.

I remember that nonfiction-only period while working on my degree, Tom. I was so eager to get back to fiction reading once I graduated!

What are you working on now?

Now that the marketing of this book has begun, I am choppin' at the bit to begin the second book in this series. Three years ago I met three dynamic lady pastors. Once I questioned them about their lives, I saw where God was ever present and very active from their beginning.

Where else can readers find you online?

Healing the Nation Ministries on Facebook
Amazon Author Page:
Email: healingthenation1776@gmail.com

The book can be purchased online via the following button:



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

Dear Reader, do you desire to know and experience God?

Thank you, Tom, for visiting and telling us about yourself and your book. Readers, Tom has offered to give away a free copy of his novel. To enter, leave a comment and your email below in answer to Tom'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, an 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, March 18, 2019

Erin Howard and Free Books!

Elnora’s parents gave her one rule: Stay hidden away at all costs.

Before we meet today's author, I want to announce that the winner of the free copy of Within These Lines, by Stephanie Morrill, is:

bridgetmagness14@...

Congratulations! I'll email you for your snail mail address, and (assuming you live in the U.S.) we'll get your 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 meet novelist Erin Howard, author of the supernatural fantasy novel, The Soul Searcher (Mantle Rock Publishing, February 2019).

Erin R. Howard is a developmental editor, fantasy author of The Kalila Chronicles, and has earned a Bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing/English from Southern New Hampshire University. When she's not writing, Erin enjoys spending time with her family, fueling her craft addictions, and teaching writing workshops.

Erin is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and the KenTen Writers Group. She resides in Western Kentucky with her husband and three children.

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

I wanted to learn how to crochet because I always saw my Nanny crocheting. She tried teaching me when I was little, but I finally taught myself by watching YouTube videos.

That's fantastic that the YouTube videos did the trick for you. I remember that one of my many never-finished craft projects was a crocheted animal. I think I got the top of the head done before moving on. So I essentially crocheted a doll-sized yarmulke. Sigh.

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

The Soul Searcher is the second book in my series, The Kalila Chronicles. It picks up immediately after the first book, The Seer and doesn’t slow down.

In the first book, a teenage girl named Thea is thrown into a world of ancient societies, demons, and angels. The series started out as an assignment for a writing workshop where I had to write from a villain's or unlikely hero’s view.

In The Seer, the angel, Matthias, and the demon, Viktor, are brothers. Viktor fell from heaven when Lucifer was kicked out. Both of them are assigned to Thea. There are thousands of years of history between the two of them and lots of anger too, especially when they are forced to work together to save Thea’s life.

In book two, there are new threats and dangers for the group, and a more in-depth look at a new character, Elnora. I’m really excited about Elnora’s story.

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

Elnora has faced circumstances that she had no control over and the results of those circumstances have touched every aspect of her life. But now, when the stakes are raised even more, and Elnora finds herself kidnapped, we get to see how Elnora reacts and walks through these changes. I think readers will be able to connect with her because we all have things that we go through that we don’t have any control over.

Please share with us your novel’s opening line.

The slam of the front door echoed in the small living room with such a finality that Elnora wanted to reach out and take it back. To tell Thea she changed her mind and she needed to go with them.

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

I’m currently reading Unblemished by Sara Ella. So far, I’m really enjoying the book. If you like fantasy, and portals that take you to new places, you will probably like this.

What are you working on now?

I’m working on book three of The Kalila Chronicles, and a new novella series.

Where else can readers find you online?

I love to connect with readers and other authors!

Website: erinrhoward.com
Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
Pinterest
Blog/Wordpress:erinrhoward.wordpress.com
Newsletter

The book can be purchased online via the following button:



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

Why do you enjoy reading?

1) For fun or escape.
2) Deeper meanings for challenge or growth.

Thank you, Erin, for visiting and telling us about yourself and your book. Readers, Erin has offered to give away a free e-copy of her novel. To enter, leave a comment and your email below in answer to Erin'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, an 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, March 11, 2019

Stephanie Morrill and Free Books!

An Italian American teenage girl and a Japanese American teenage are boy torn apart by racism during WWII.

Before we meet today's author, I want to announce that the winner of the free copy of my e-book, Together By Design, is:

von1janet@...

and the winner of the free copy of my e-book, Beach Dreams, is

grandmatinaof2@...

Congratulations! I'll get your 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 meet novelist Stephanie Morrill, author of the Young Adult historical novel, Within These Lines (Blink/HarperCollins, March 2019).

Stephanie Morrill writes books about girls who are on an adventure to discover their unique place in the world. She is the author of several contemporary young adult series, as well as the 1920s mystery, The Lost Girl of Astor Street, and the WWII era romance, Within These Lines.

Since 2010, Stephanie has been encouraging the next generation of writers at her website, GoTeenWriters.com.

She lives in the Kansas City area, where she loves plotting big and small adventures to enjoy with her husband and three children.

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

I can sing all 50 states in alphabetical order thanks to a music unit in fourth grade. This skill comes in surprisingly handy.

What a great idea, and it's so cool that it stuck with you. I love the connection our memories have between facts and music.

Please tell us a bit more about the plot of Within These Lines.

Evalina Cassano's life in an Italian-American family in 1941 is everything it "should be" until she falls in love with Taichi Hamasaki, the son of Japanese immigrants. Despite the scandal it would cause and that inter-racial marriage is illegal in California, Evalina and Taichi vow they will find a way to be together. But anti-Japanese feelings erupt across the country after the attack on Pearl Harbor, and Taichi and his family are forced to give up their farm and move to an internment camp.

Degrading treatment make life at Manzanar Relocation Center difficult. Taichi's only connection to the outside world are treasured letters from Evalina. Feeling that the only action she can take to help Taichi is to speak out on behalf of all Japanese Americans, Evalina becomes increasingly vocal at school and at home. Meanwhile, inside Manzanar, fighting between different Japanese-American factions arises. Taichi begins to doubt he will ever leave the camp alive.

With tensions running high and their freedom on the line, Evalina and Taichi must hold true to their values and believe in their love to make a way back to each other against unbelievable odds.

That's an excellent story idea, Stephanie! The only novel I've read about that time period was Stewart David Ikeda's What the Scarecrow Said, years ago (not a Young Adult novel). It was a very moving account of a sad time in our history. It's wonderful that you've written your book for a younger audience to read.

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

Evalina is strong and fiery in temperament, but she’s also tender and compassionate. She cares deeply about social injustice and looking out for those who are vulnerable.

Please share with us your novel’s opening line.

When I jolt awake, the familiar fear smothers my early morning thoughts and thrums through my veins.

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

Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate. I had heard tons of amazing things about the book, and it really lived up to all the hype. Even though the history Wingate explores in the story is horrifying and sad, the book still manages to feel hopeful. It’s one I’ll continue to re-read as years pass!

Yes, Lisa's book is often listed in response to this question. I have it on my TBR list (as do many readers, obviously). I've read articles about the subject matter as a result of Lisa's research. You're right--horrifying.

Where else can readers find you online?

You can connect with me and learn more about my books at www.StephanieMorrill.com, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. If you’re a young writer, you can find me at www.GoTeenWriters.com

The book can be purchased online via the following button:




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

I’ve been reading a lot of really heavy fiction recently, and I’m ready for stories that are light and fun. What would you recommend?

Thank you, Stephanie, for visiting and telling us about yourself and your book. Readers, Stephanie has offered to give away a free copy of her novel. To enter, leave a comment and your email below in answer to Stephanie'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, an 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, March 4, 2019

I'm Giving Away My Books!

After we do today's book give-away, I'm going to feature next week's give-aways of two of my books that are now available in ebook format:

Together By Design 
and 
Beach Dreams













But first I want to announce that the winner of the free copy of A Love Most Worthy, by Sandra Ardoin, is:

aliciabhaney@...

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 look at next week's give-aways.

Together By Design will be featured as a possible read for the new Forget Me Not Book Club, so for the month of March, Forget Me Not Romances is selling the book for only 99 cents. Here's the blurb about 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?

Beach Dreams was initially released in paperback several years ago, but we just released it in e-book format. To celebrate, I'm giving away a free copy. If you happen to have read my books, The Guy I'm Not Dating and Too Good to Be True, you'll be familiar with the hero and heroine, Tiffany LeBoeuf and Jeremy Beckett. This is their story, and here the back cover copy:

“So, what do I do? Just give up? Avoid him? Stop brushing my teeth and wearing deodorant? He’s so sweet. And when he says something in that cute accent and looks at me with those long-lashed blue eyes and those dimples and that cleft thingy in his chin, and have you noticed how perfect his nose is?”

Tiffany LeBoeuf has a problem. She has lost her job, her mother has recently passed away, and she has zero social life. And then she meets Jeremy Beckett. But Tiff is a new Christian and knows she shouldn’t be attracted to this unbelieving (but charming!) Brit.

And then there’s Eve….Jeremy’s girlfriend. When Tiffany reserves a cozy beach house in San Diego for a much needed retreat, a mix-up causes a double booking, and Tiffany ends up sharing the beach house with Eve. When Jeremy arrives to surprise Eve, he surprises Tiffany, as well.

As Jeremy settles in at the beach house next door, events and secrets unravel that surprise everyone. 

Trish Perry’s Beach Dreams tells the touching and humorous story about how God uses even our mistakes to bring about His divine purposes.


Of course, both books are available on online purchase via the following buttons:







If you'd like to be entered for the drawings for these two books, please leave your answer to the following question.

Simply because of my current living situation, I'm finding I'm doing more of my reading via e-books and audio books, since all of my paperbacks and hardcovers are packed away in storage. Sigh, I miss them. What about you? What format do you lean toward, and why?

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, an 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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