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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!

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!

Thursday, June 10, 2021

An Unordinary Romance Set!

New release! An Unordinary Romance: 
A trio of fish-out-of-water romances 
in one exciting volume!

All three for the price of one.

 
Here's what the stories are about: 

Autumn's Return, by Joi Copeland 

She longs for forgiveness and redemption. He longs for a new start and reconciliation. 
 
Autumn Johnson left her hometown of Denver, Colorado, and her husband ten years ago and moved to Grand Junction. She resumes her life of partying until tragedy strikes, bringing her to her knees. After giving her life to Jesus, she returns in hopes of reconciling. When she accepts a job at the same radio station as her husband, she finds herself questioning whether the decision to return was a good one. 

Hal Johnson watched his wife drive out of his life a decade ago. When she begins working at KORE FM, he struggles to find where he belongs in her life. When the truth comes out about how she lived her life apart from him, he questions everything. 

 Can they find their way back to each other or will they let their past dictate their future? 


When She Stumbled, by Trish Perry 

Georgie Hobbs awakens on a gorgeous morning in her lovely Washington, DC apartment and stands on the precipice of professional and personal success. She’s the author of an exciting new biography about a hotshot marriage therapist. She has a talented boyfriend in Manhattan, where she may move if their love continues to grow. 

But in a matter of hours, Georgie sees her vision of the future crumble in nearly every respect—her career, her love, her home—gone. 

City girl Georgie escapes to the tiny rural town of Grimsey, Iowa, to lick her wounds and find shelter with her sister’s family. Thanks to an old movie star, a handsome sculptor, and unearthed secrets, shelter is just the beginning of what she finds. 


Finding Love in the Fog of Aphasia, by Diane E. Tatum 

One day on his regular bike ride on the hills of Daelin, GA, Jamey Connor and his bike wound up under a car. Jamey sustained serious injuries including Traumatic Brain Injury with Expressive Aphasia, causing an inability to communicate professionally despite his three engineering degrees. Noelle Etheridge, a certified Speech Language Pathologist, is hired by Jamey’s father and grandfather, owners of Sullivan and Connor Engineering, to aid Jamey in recovery of his communication skills. 

After one week, Jamey’s father decides to put Jamey back on disability and fire Noelle. After her dismissal, Noelle and Jamey fall in love. Amid a toxic environment at work, lawyers, and a new medical complication, how will they find a way to create a future together?


The set can be purchased via the following button:

Monday, June 7, 2021

Karin Beery and Free Books!

She has a chance to redeem her reputation. All she has to do is not blow it. Again.

Before we talk with today's author, I want to announce that the winner of the free copy of the women's contemporary novel, At Lighthouse Point, by Suzanne Woods Fisher, is:

sarahmom335@...

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 Karin Beery, author of romantic women’s novella, Avoiding Marriage: A Practically Married Novella (EA Publishing, April 2021).

Karin Beery grew up in a rural Michigan town, where she wrote her first novel in high school. Today, she writes hopeful fiction with a healthy dose of romance, including her award-nominated sophomore novel Practically Married

When she’s not writing fiction, she’s reading, editing, or teaching it. In her free time, she enjoys watching University of Michigan football (usually) and action-adventure movies with her husband and fur babies.

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

I’m a mosquito magnet. Release one mosquito into a crowd of 100 people and it will find me.

Ah, a woman after my own heart! I don't experience them so much on the west coast, but wow, did the DC Metropolitan Area mosquitos love me! I guess we're especially sweet, Karin.

Please tell us a bit more about the plot of Avoiding Marriage.

Two years ago, Jessica Miller made a mess of her already confusing life. Now, she’s back in Boyne Heights, and she’s determined to fix her reputation. She can’t seem to avoid the past that haunts her, but that’s the joy of small-town life—word spreads and people remember. 

Intent on her mission, however, she faces her past head-on, taking a job with her ex-boyfriend while avoiding her grandmother’s attempts to find her a new one.

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

Jess is smart and beautiful, but she’s also made plenty of mistakes and her life isn’t perfect. Readers relate to her struggles and decisions (even the hard ones).

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

Jess adored the men in her life—her handsome grandpa, her rough-around-the-edges daddy, and her doting older brother.

It's nice to read the occasional book with solid male characters! 

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

The Sowing Season by Katie Powner. It’s the story of a 60-something Gerrit forced into retirement and 16-year-old Rae, his neighbor. They form an unlikely friendship as he learns how to deal with his past and she prepares for her future. This is way outside my normal genres (romance and women’s fiction) but the characters are great and there’s a hint of humor throughout—I loved seeing how the characters navigated life and their relationships. It was hard to put down.

What are you working on now?

A follow-up to Avoiding Marriage. I hadn’t planned to write a series, but people want to know what’s going to happen next in Boyne Heights, so I’m going back with a new female character who will find her life entwined with Felix’s (Jess’s brother).

What a compliment, to have readers asking for more! Where else can you be found online?

The best place to find me is my website: karinbeery.com

I’m also on social media at:

Facebook
Twitter
Instagram

And some reader sites:

Bookbub
Amazon Author Page
Goodreads

The book can be purchased online via the following button:



Readers, you can access a sample from the novel by going HERE and clicking on Look Inside.

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

What’s your favorite trope (I’m a sucker for a marriage of convenience story)? What’s the last one you read?

Thanks, Karin, for visiting and telling us about yourself and your book. Readers, Karin has offered to give away a free copy of her book. To enter, click on the word "comments" below to reach the comments page, and leave your answer and your email in answer to Karin'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, if you connect with me on Bookbub, you'll get alerts when my books release and when they're available at special sale prices. And if you'd like to connect with me on Facebook, just click HERE or 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, May 31, 2021

Suzanne Woods Fisher and Free Books!

Blaine Grayson returns home with a grand plan to ratchet the family’s summer camp up a notch or two. After all, now that the sandbar has gone missing, Three Sisters Island is finally on the map. But that’s the funny thing about Mother Nature—she always has the last word.

Before we revisit with today's author, I want to announce that the winner of the free Kindle copy of the contemporary Christian romance novel, Cornerstone, by Nancy Farrier, is:

lemonade050@...

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 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 Suzanne Woods Fisher, author of the women’s contemporary novel, At Lighthouse Point--book 3 in the Three Sisters Island series (Revell Books, May 2021).

With over one million copies sold, Suzanne Woods Fisher is a bestselling, award winning author of over 30 books, ranging from novels to children’s books to non-fiction. She is a Christy Award finalist, a Carol and Selah award winner, and a two-time finalist for ECPA Book of the Year. 

Suzanne writes stories that take you to places you’ve never visited—with characters that seem like old friends. But most of all, her books give you something to think about long after you’ve finished reading it. 

Suzanne lives with her very big family in northern California.

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

I’m very involved with Guide Dogs for the Blind. I’ve been a puppy raiser, and now I’m a breeder custodian. It’s exciting to see what these wonderful dogs are able to do to help visually impaired people live full and independent lives.

That's got to be extremely rewarding!

Please tell us a bit more about the plot of At Lighthouse Point.

Blaine Grayson returns to Three Sisters Island with a grand plan--to take Camp Kicking Moose to the next level. Her dream starts to unravel when she discovers Moose Manor's kitchen has been badly remodeled by her sister, Cam, who doesn't know how to cook. Added to that blow is the cold shoulder given by her best friend, Artie Lotosky, now a doctor to the unbridged Maine islands.

As old wounds are opened, Blaine starts to wonder if she made a mistake by coming home. Little by little, she must let go of one dream to discover a new one, opening her heart to a purpose and a future she had never imagined.

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

Blaine has had a few extra innings of adolescence…and she’s trying so very hard to catch up. A lot of people, I think, have a Blaine in their life and will appreciate what’s running through her mind.

I love that characterization--a few extra innings of adolescence. I think you're right--most of us either know or have been someone like Blaine. 

How do you restart the creative flow when you feel a block coming on?

Get. Away. From. The. Computer. Seriously! I go outside and take a walk or garden or play tennis. Fresh air for the brain works wonders for a re-boot.

Yes, the distraction often opens things up in the right hemisphere!

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

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig. It’s sweet…and sad…and there’s one pivotal scene that, to me, has a remarkably redemptive moment.

I read that as well. I think the overall theme is an important one, which made me think of two of my most favorite Christmas stories. I don't want to spoil anything by saying which ones...

What are you working on now?

I’m just about to turn in the first in a new series (still to be named). I’ll give you a few hints: it’s set on Cape Cod, in the summer (of course), and is all about an ice cream shop. Seriously delicious research required for this one!

One must suffer for one's art.

Where else can readers find you online?

I love hearing from readers and answer all my own mail. It’s easy to contact me through my website: www.suzannewoodsfisher.com.

The book can be purchased online via the following button:



Readers, you can access a sample from the novel by going HERE and clicking on Look Inside.

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

What’s the most popular ice cream flavor? (Answer: vanilla! Might seem a little dull, but it’s the world’s favorite flavor.) What's your favorite?

Thanks, Suzanne, for visiting and telling us about yourself and your book. Readers, Suzanne has offered to give away a free copy of her book. To enter, click on the word "comments" below to reach the comments page, and leave your answer and your email in answer to Suzanne'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, if you connect with me on Bookbub, you'll get alerts when my books release and when they're available at special sale prices. And if you'd like to connect with me on Facebook, just click HERE or 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, May 24, 2021

Nancy Farrier and Free Books!

Wounded and dead inside, she’s been hurt one time too many, but his patience and love may heal the empty places.

Before we revisit with today's author, I want to announce that the winner of the free Kindle copy of the Faith-fueled Fantasy novel, Windward Shore, by Sharon Hinck, is:

mebehb@...

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 Nancy Farrier, author of the Contemporary Christian Romance, Cornerstone (River Ink Press, June 2021).

Nancy J. Farrier grew up on a small farm in the Midwest amidst a close-knit family and a large extended family. She loved farm life, including the animals, cooking, gardening, and canning, but not so much the cleaning-house part. A little-known fact is that she preferred to help with feeding cattle or mending fences rather than helping with housework.

In school Nancy often got in trouble in history class for hiding a fiction book in her textbook to read during the teacher’s lecture. Or, she daydreamed her way through classes, writing stories in her head instead of paying attention to the teacher. English and Literature were her favorite classes.

Now a best-selling, award-winning author of Christian fiction, Nancy lives in Southern Arizona. She loves reading, hiking in the desert, and needlework. 

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

If something or someone of mine is threatened, I tend to go charging in without thinking of a plan of action. I want to protect what’s mine from harm. 

I live in the Southwest and we’ve had problems recently with the javalina. Javalina look a little like wild pigs with the snout and tusks but they are a peccary. They’ve been digging under our fences coming in our yard looking for water. That was fine, but then they started destroying my cactus. The ones in pots on my porch. 

One night, at almost midnight, my dog started barking from her kennel. I knew the javalina were outside, so I jumped out of bed, jammed on my sandals and ran out to the porch. Javalina can be a little dangerous when cornered or startled, but all I thought about was my mammillarias [cacti]. I flipped on the light and charged outside. 

There was a moment of silence, and then javalina exploded everywhere. They were running around and I was clapping my hands, making shooing noises. I wasn’t hurt. Neither were my cactus. And the javalina were gone for that night. Whew!

Whew is right! Your story was so unusual compared to what authors usually answer, I read it to my family!

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

Cinda Bryant is done with men. They are only true to you until another pretty face catches their eye. Didn’t that happen to her mother? To her sister? To her, when her fianc√© did the unthinkable? So, why, does her heart skip a few beats when her shop is broken into, and Officer Ortega is there to help?

Daniel Ortega has waited for the right woman, and Cinda is that woman. He’s prayed and searched for God’s choice for him. But, is Cinda too wounded to see how much he cares for her? If she learns of his past will a relationship fail before getting started?

When Daniel asks Cinda to teach a quilting class for a group of troubled teens, he doesn’t expect her to work a miracle in their lives and his. When an enemy from her past returns to town, and Daniel’s past comes to light, they must cling to the cornerstone of their faith.

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

Cinda is a very caring and giving person. She’s been wounded in the worst way and is struggling to find her way back to her faith and a semblance of normalcy. She puts everything into teaching a quilting class to teens and reaching out to those who have hurt her in the past. Her forgiving nature shines through.

Wow, she reaches out to those who have hurt her. That is a forgiving nature.

How do you restart the creative flow when you feel a block coming on?

I like to walk. I rarely have a block, but sometimes I need to work through a scene. When I go for a walk outdoors, my mind wanders and often that scene will work out right in my head, ready to be put down on paper. I always have my phone with me, so I can jot some notes and be ready to get back to work when I get home. Meanwhile, I’ve also gotten some fresh air and had time to stretch.

That makes sense. Occasionally when I'm on one of my walks--during which I always listen to audiobooks--the narrator says something that makes me think about something with regard to the book I'm writing. My mind goes off on its tangent, and I suddenly realize I haven't listened to the narrator for about half a mile. I always have to stop and rewind to get back on track with the audiobook.

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

A recent novel I read and thoroughly enjoyed was Alexandra's Appeal by Hallee Bridgeman. This story about flawed characters struggling with their faith and life choices spoke to me. They faced obstacles that are very real-life faith deterrents that we face. Bridgeman handled sensitive issues with grace and truth. An excellent read for me.

What are you working on now?

I am working on the third book of the Driftwood Cove series, Center Point. This story is about Cinda’s sister, Glenna and her husband, Jeffrey. Glenna finds out some difficult news about Jeffrey in Cornerstone, and she must decide if fighting for her marriage is worth the work. Plus, she finds out some startling news of her own and faces difficult decisions about her business. It’s an emotional roller coaster of a story.

That sounds exciting, Nancy! Where else can readers find you online?

www.nancyjfarrier.com
Facebook
Amazon
Bookbub
Goodreads
Twitter
Instagram

Readers, I can't provide a purchase button for you for Nancy's book yet, because its release date has been pushed to June--we're a little ahead of Amazon on this one. But you'll be able to Amazon search for it soon.

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

I am an avid reader. I read on my phone with my Kindle app and I read print books. When I walk or do housework, I listen to audiobooks. I’d love to hear about your reading experience. Are you as fanatical as I am about stories? What type of books speak to you the most? Do you like audiobooks? Ebook? Print?

Thanks, Nancy, for visiting and telling us about yourself and your book. Readers, Nancy has offered to give away a free copy of her book. To enter, click on the word "comments" below to reach the comments page, and leave your answer and your email in answer to Nancy'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, if you connect with me on Bookbub, you'll get alerts when my books release and when they're available at special sale prices. And if you'd like to connect with me on Facebook, just click HERE or 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, May 17, 2021

Sharon Hinck and Free Books!

The island world of Meriel faces an old adversary and a new danger. Will the reformed Order die before it has a chance to blossom?

Before we meet today's author, I want to announce that the winner of the free copy of the southern women's novel, Dust, by Eva Marie Everson, is:

rosemcnana@...

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 Sharon Hinck, author of the Faith-fueled Fantasy novel, Windward Shore (Book 3 in the Dancing Realms Series) (Enclave Publishing, May 2021).

Award-winning author Sharon Hinck writes “stories for the hero in all of us,” about ordinary people on extraordinary faith journeys. Known for their authenticity, emotional range, and spiritual depth, her novels include humorous contemporary fiction, women’s fiction, the ground-breaking Sword of Lyric fantasy series, and her new Dancing Realms series. 

She has been honored with a Christy finalist medal, three Carol awards, and a 2020 Christy Award in the Visionary category for her fantasy novel, Hidden Current.

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

I used to be a good tap dancer.

My granddaughter takes tap, among other styles, and she loves demonstrating her latest moves on the tile floors in the house. I always wanted to take tap as a kid!

The covers for The Dancing Realms series are really beautiful. Please tell us a bit more about the plot of Windward Shore.

In this third and final book of The Dancing Realms Series, storm clouds loom on the horizon as Carya and Brantley struggle to overcome wounds of the past and build a future together. The fragile new Order is on shaky ground, with too few dancers and sparse resources. Then trouble erupts—and now an insidious rebellion and a new foe threaten their entire world.

When she uncovers an old enemy behind all the destruction, Carya realizes the past is not done with her. With conflict tearing apart the dancers and villages, rimmers are soon overrun, and Carya must unite her people by leading the battle to protect the very heart of her world … or lose it all.

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

Carya is constantly growing and changing. She throws her heart into serving her Maker and caring for those she loves, but sometimes makes wrong assumptions or struggles with the sacrifices she faces. Readers have related to her because she has escaped lies, made bold choices, and yet struggles with physical limitations that frustrate her. She continues to discover that the Maker can accomplish His purposes even in her weakness.

Oh, my, how often do we all make wrong assumptions, even while trying to serve our Maker? That's a good quality to give your heroine.

How do you restart the creative flow when you feel a block coming on?

Brainstorming with writing buddies, taking a walk, going to a museum.

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

I’m currently listening to the audio book of The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson. His fantasy novels are rich and full of interesting characters and detailed world-building that I admire. 

I'm such a fan of audio books now. So many of my tasks (especially power walking!) are now pleasures, thanks to the adventures I have through audio books.

What are you working on now?


A new stand-alone epic fantasy novel.

We'll keep our eyes open for that. Where else can readers find you online?

www.sharonhinck.com

The book can be purchased online via the following button:



Readers, you can access a sample from the novel by going HERE and clicking on Look Inside.

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

In what ways have you seen God work through your life in spite of (or because of) your weakness or limitations?

Thank you, Sharon, for visiting and telling us about yourself and your book. Readers, Sharon has offered to give away a free copy of her book. To enter, click on the word "comments" below to reach the comments page, and leave your answer and your email in answer to Sharon'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, if you connect with me on Bookbub, you'll get alerts when my books release and when they're available at special sale prices. And if you'd like to connect with me on Facebook, just click HERE or 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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