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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, November 18, 2019

Joi Copeland and Free Books!

Ethan Knight, at the end of his rope caring for his deaf son, needs a miracle, and then he meets her.

Before we meet today's author, I want to announce that the winner of the free e-copy of Kimberly Rose Johnson's contemporary romance novel, Sara's Gift, is:

jthauge@...

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 Joi Copeland, author of the romantic women's novella, Silent Knight (Forget Me Not Romances/Winged Publications, July 2019).

Joi Copeland is married to a wonderful man, Chris, and has three amazing boys, Garrison, Gage, and Gavin. She lives in Denver, Colorado, but within the year, hopes to be living in Galway, Ireland.

Joi’s love of writing began at a young age. She wrote short stories for several years, and in 2009, she began writing her first novel, Hope for Tomorrow.

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

God called me and my family to the mission field in 2014. We are almost ready to leave the country!

To Galway! Very exciting! Many blessings with that, Joi. You'll have to keep us apprised of your progress there.

You do look like an Irish lass, by the way.

Please tell us a bit more about the plot of Silent Knight.

Struggling to take care of his deaf son in a town with no resources, Ethan Knight’s at the end of his rope. When his son is kicked out of preschool, he feels he’s out of options and prays for a miracle. A newcomer to Snow Globe, Montana may be his answer to prayer, or is it the possibility of an old love?



London Meriwether leaves her home after the passing of her grandmother, the woman who raised her. She falls in love with Snow Globe, Montana. Right after arriving to the small town, she comes face to face with learning what it means to truly forgive someone. 



Can Ethan help London in her quest of forgiveness? Will London be the help Ethan needs for his deaf son?

What is it about Ethan Knight that will make your readers care about him?

Ethan Knight is a caring father who loves his son and wants the best for him. He knows he can’t help his son on his own, though. Throughout the story, the reader will see just how much he adores his son. I think this really helps them connect to Ethan. (At least it made my editor swoon!) 😊

Imagine you’re waiting at the gate for your flight somewhere. You see someone sitting there, reading your latest release. What expression do you hope you see on his/her face?

I hope I’d see a face full of hope. Maybe her hand over her heart. 😊

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

I’m reading Finding Love in Eureka, California by Angela Ruth Strong. It’s from a great series, and it captures you from the beginning!

What are you working on now?

As much as I love writing, I’ve stopped for the rest of the year so I can focus on my website, marketing, and getting my newsletter built up. I miss writing so much, and I’ve only stopped for a month! So, marketing has been my priority.

Where else can readers find you online?

www.joicopeland.com
Amazon author page:
Facebook:
twitter: @joicopeland4
Instagram

The book can be purchased online via the following button:



For a sample reading from the book, click  HERE

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

What does your ideal Christmas look like?

Thank you so much for having me!

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

Remember that Winged Publications is having a sale on its Christmas-themed novellas, novels, and collections. See the details HERE.

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.

Annoying legal disclaimer: as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases; 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, November 11, 2019

Kimberly Rose Johnson and Free Books!

A woman is left $1500 to gift anonymously at Christmas, but with little time to spare, will she be able to find a deserving recipient?

Before we meet today's author, I want to announce that the winner of the free e-copy of Karin Beery's contemporary romance/women's fiction book, Practically Married, is:

squiressquad@...

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 Kimberly Rose Johnson, author of the contemporary romance, Sara’s Gift (Indie published, October 2019).

Award winning author 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 enjoy quiet.

I imagine we all have times we prefer that, Kimberly! I love when the house is quiet, and like a lot of people, I can't write unless it's totally quiet. I guess I'm too easily distracted.

Please tell us a bit more about the plot of Sara's Gift.

Christmas is the season of giving, but Sara isn’t sure she is up to the task. Playing secret angel in high school was fun, and now, years later, Sara has the opportunity to do it once more on a bigger scale. She enlists the help of Gabe, her long-time best friend, to come up with a deserving recipient. But something is off with Gabe—he’s more attentive than usual.

The Christmas season has put Gabe in a reflective mood. His evaluation of his life has left him lonely and wanting more. But can his heart have its desire? That’s up to Sara.

Can these two long-time best friends navigate their changing relationship, or will the romance Grinch steal their Christmas joy?

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

They are relatable. They also care about others.

Imagine you’re waiting at the gate for your flight somewhere. You see someone sitting there, reading your latest release. What expression do you hope you see on his/her face?

I hope they are smiling if it’s one of my romances and if it’s one of my mystery or suspense novels I hope to see anxiety mixed with pleasure.

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

I finished listening to an audio book yesterday by Kathy Harris called Deadly Commitment. This book gripped me with the teaser! I can’t say exactly why I liked it so much other than I liked the characters and plot. It wasn’t bogged down with extra stuff that didn’t need to be there. It was simply exceptional! I never listen to an eight hour book in three days time and I did with this one. I created excuses to be listening. My house is cleaner than normal this week.

Oh, that's funny. And I hear you. I haven't been able to go on my regular walks for the past several months, and what I especially miss is not being able to listen to audio books.

What are you working on now?

I’m writing the fourth book in my Librarian Sleuth Mystery series.

Where else can readers find you online?

The easiest place to find my social media is on my website. From there you can access links to all my social media.

The book can be purchased online via the following button:



To read a sample from the book, go HERE.

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

Have you ever been the recipient of a good surprise? If so, what was most special about it?

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

Remember that Winged Publications is having a sale on its Christmas-themed novellas, novels, and collections. See the details HERE.

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.

Annoying legal disclaimer: as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases; 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, November 4, 2019

Karin Beery and Free Books!

Her fiancé left her his house—and his roommate.

Before we meet today's author, I want to announce that the winner of the free copy of Deborah Raney's women's fiction book, Chasing Dreams, is:

grandaddya@...

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 chat with novelist Karin Beery, author of the contemporary romance/women’s fiction book, Practically Married (Guiding Light Women’s Fiction, October 2019).

Karin Beery grew up in a rural Michigan town, where she wrote her first novel in high school. Today, she writes contemporary stories with a healthy dose of romance. When she’s not writing fiction, she’s reading, editing, or teaching it.

In her free time, Karin enjoys watching University of Michigan football and action-adventure movies with her husband and fur babies.

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

I love pizza, but I can’t eat it anymore (gluten sensitivity). Cauliflower crust pizza is okay, but I really miss a chewy, hand-tossed crust.

Aw, what a shame. I tried going gluten free for awhile (just to cut back on starches) and found I really enjoy cauliflower crust from pizzerias. But I've tried making them from scratch, and I've tried the frozen version. Pretty sorry, compared to--as you say--the chewy, hand-tossed crusts.

Please tell us a bit more about the plot of Practically Married.

It’s a modern spin on the marriage of convenience story. I wondered what it would take for two people today to decide to get married for practical reasons instead of for love. Thanks to the internet, poor communication, familial influences, and unpredictable Michigan weather, Practically Married answers that question:

Ashley Johnson moves to northern Michigan to finally meet her fiancé face-to-face, but she arrives in time to go to his funeral. With no home back in Ohio, she decides to stay in what would have been their house, except his cousin Russ lives there too, and Russ has never heard of Ashley. To complicate matters, her fiancé accidentally willed her the family farmhouse.

Eager to please everyone and desperate to disappoint no one, she proposes a marriage of convenience that could solve her and Russ’s problems, if they can get past her aunt, his sisters, and an ex-girlfriend.

What a cool premise! It takes a clever writer to pull off the miscommunication trope these days. I remember the good old days for plotting when cell phones weren't the norm. Good for you to figure out a way to make this idea work. It sounds like fun.

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

Ashley and Russ have both experienced tragedies, but they don’t let it stop them. That doesn’t mean their timing is always perfect or they always make the right decisions, but they manage to make it work.

Imagine you’re waiting at the gate for your flight somewhere. You see someone sitting there, reading your latest release. What expression do you hope you see on his/her face?

A smile! There’s enough drama in real life. I hope my novels offer an escape and a reason to smile.

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

Lady Jayne Disappears by Joanna Politano Davidson. It’s a historical romantic suspense, which is a genre I’ve never read before. She grabbed my attention early in the book and held it through the end. I’m looking forward to reading another book by her.

Yes, that's a great combination of genres. What are you working on now?

A series about three sisters. I’ve actually finished the first two books (a novel and novella) and have just started on the third. Like my other books, they’re contemporary, set in Michigan, and on the light-hearted side.

Where else can readers find you online?

I’m all over!

Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
BoobBub
Amazon author page
Goodreads

Read excerpts from the journal that inspired Ashley to agree to a practical marriage, plus get the first chapter of Practically Married: BookFunnel

The book can be purchased online via the following button:



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

Do you prefer books that make you laugh or books that make you cry? Why?

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

Remember that Winged Publications is having a sale on its Christmas-themed novellas, novels, and collections. See the details HERE.

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.

Annoying legal disclaimer: as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases; 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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