Monthly Archives: November 2016

Letitia Suk’s ‘Getaway with God’ Travel Bag Giveaway

Do you need a day away from busyness and stress to transform your life? Schedule a day and learn how to make the most of your time of refreshment with Letitia Suk’s new book, Getaway with God. You’ll find detailed steps for preparation, including descriptions of different kinds of retreats and how to choose the best one for you, and you’ll learn ways to bring the renewal you experience home with you. Practical appendixes identify retreat centers nationwide and provide exercises and prayers to kick-start your getaway with God.

Get ready for your own getaway with God by entering to win a travel bag set from Letitia.

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One grand prize winner will receive:

  • A copy of Getaway with God
  • A Vera Bradley XL Duffel Travel Bag
  • A Vera Bradley Cosmetic Trio
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Enter today by clicking the icon below, but hurry! The giveaway ends on December 16. The winner will be announced December 19 on the Litfuse blog.

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Marvelous! The Cherished Quilt by Amy Clipston

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The Cherished Quilt is book three in An Amish Heirloom Series by Amy Clipston. This book is absolutely marvelous! You will be riveted to your seat the whole time. Characters and story line that is so well written that you feel as though you are part of the story. You are going to love Emily Fisher and Christopher Hochstetler’s story. Get yourself a glass of sweet tea while you enjoy this story. Be sure to order your copy of The Cherished Quilt by Amy Clipston today. 5 stars!

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Twilight at Blueberry Barrens by Colleen Coble

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Twilight at Blueberry Barrens is book three in A Sunset Cove series by Colleen Coble. Colleen has written a book will have you setting on pins and needles with all the twists and turns and unexpected happens. I couldn’t put this book down it was that good! You are going to love Kate Mason and Drake Newham’s story. Be sure to order your copy of Twilight at Blueberry Barrens by Colleen Coble today. It also makes a great gift. 5 stars!

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Review of Pursuing Gold by Cynthia L. Simmons

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Pursuing Gold (Elk Lake, October 2016)

With his father dead and his business partner incapacitated, Peter Chandler inherits the leadership of a bank in economic crisis.

With only a newly-minted college degree and little experience, Peter joins his partner’s daughter, Mary Beth Roper, in a struggle to keep C&R Bank afloat while the Civil War rages around Chattanooga. Political pressure for unsecured loans of gold to the government stirs up trouble as tempers and prices rise. Their problems multiply when Mary Beth discovers counterfeit money with Peter’s forged signature. Can they find the forger before the bank fails? The two friends must pursue gold on behalf of their business, as they learn to pursue their heavenly Father to find hope and peace.

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About the author:

 

Cynthia L Simmons and her husband, Ray, have five children

and reside in Atlanta. She has taught for over thirty years as a homeschool mother and Bible teacher. She’s a columnist for Leading Hearts Magazine and she directs Atlanta Christian Writing Conference. Cyndi has a heart for encouraging women in today’s crazy, upside-down world. She loves history and peppers her speaking and teaching with fascinating vignettes from the past. Her first book, Struggles and Triumphs, was nominated for 2008 Georgia Author of the Year. She co-founded Homeschool Answers and hosts Heart of the Matter Radio.

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Cynthia L. Simmons book is a great piece of historical fiction. There is so much to this story. This novel is set in the Civil War time period. I love Peter and Mary Beth and the rolls they play in this story. 4 stars!

 

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(Spotlight & Giveaway!) Season of Miracles by Alexa Verde

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Seven Inspirational Romances of Faith, Hope, and Love (the set includes new novel by Alexa Verde Season of Miracles). Christmas is my favorite time of the year. Do you have a favorite Christmas memory? Nurse Lana Smith gives herself a gift for Christmas, a fresh start in a small town. After escaping a dead-end relationship with a celebrity, she avoids her patient’s grandson, a pro football player. When Arturo gradually thaws her frozen heart, can her Christmas wish for family and affection come true? Football is Arturo De La Vega’s life, but he returns to his hometown to help his ailing grandfather. Lana challenges Arturo to reach for stars of faith and love. Is Arturo’s quest for glory worth crushing Lana’s dreams and sacrificing his heart’s true desire?

Would you like to read Season of Miracles? Here is the linkhttps://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M0QJJNK

Bio:

Alexa Verde writes sweet, wholesome books about faith, love, and murder. She penned her first literary masterpiece, a rhymed poem, at the ripe age of eight, and since has had 200 short stories, articles, and poems published in the five languages that she speaks. She can claim her 15 seconds of Amazon fame with her books climbing to the #1 spot in Hispanic American and #3 in Christian Mystery & Suspense. She’s worn the hats of reporter, teacher, translator, model (even one day counts!), caretaker, and secretary, but thinks that the writer’s hat suits her the best. After traveling the world and living in both hemispheres, she calls a small town in south Texas home. 

Please visit her online, on Facebook and Twitter. For giveaways, contests, and news, please sign up for her newsletter.

Giveaway to one randomly chosen commenter:

 One Kindle copy of Christmas Blessings:  To enter be sure to let Alexa know what your favorite Christmas memory is in the comment section below. You must leave your name and email address also. Your email address can be in the (DOT) (COM) format. Giveaway ends 12/9

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The Best Christmas Gift Ever! Veggietales

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The Best Christmas Gift Ever! This book is written by Melinda Rumbaugh. This is a board book that will surely capture the eye of the young child in your life. Pictures that are beautifully illustrated and a story that is just the right length to keep their attention. A most wonderful way for the young child in your life to learn the true meaning of Christmas.  Will look forward to reading this story with my granddaughter. Be sure to order your copy of The Best Christmas Gift Ever! 5 stars! I received a complimentary copy of this book. This review is my honest opinion.

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Donna Walo Clancy (Spotlight & GIVEAWAY)

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Donna Walo Clancy

I was born in 1959. Yes, according to my children I am getting old. My home is on Cape Cod in Massachusetts, USA. Single (and loving every minute of it), I have three grown children, Meghan, Sarah, and Brandon, who are my world. My writing assistant and snugglebug is my seven-year-old Papillion dog, Zumiez.

 I enjoy walking the beaches with my metal detector, photography, crafting of all kinds, and day trips exploring new places with my kids. An avid concert goer, I have been known to hop in a car and follow a band up and down the east coast. My favorite band is All Time Low.

I am currently working on several new projects. The Wishing Cradle, a Christmas story will be released in December 2016. Next year will see the releases of The Ghost of the Emerald Peacock; Dead Men Talk, the first in…

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SPOTLIGHT & Giveaway! ON A WRITER’s LIFE

SPOTLIGHT ON A WRITER’s LIFE

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By Melony Teague

If you love reading and books as much as I do, you will appreciate that wonderful feeling when you turn the last page and you sigh with satisfaction, reading a good book is such a wonderful gift. I am so grateful for authors, their craft, their skill, their heart and their resilience. It is because of what they do that we enjoy hours of entertainment, through reading.

This made me want to spotlight authors here today and give them a shout out for a job well done.

One of the main reasons for writing the devotional, As the Ink Flows, was to encourage authors, writers and speakers in what they do. Writing can be a lonely profession, with many hours spent crafting words into a story, many times without much contact with the outside world for days on end, and then the scary business of marketing and book signings and such, where they put themselves out there—usually out of their comfort zones. Most writers are introverts, but there are some extroverts out there among them.

Writers write, because they can’t not.

Please join me today in giving a shout out to your favorite authors, and thanking them for what they do.

THANK YOU AUTHORS!

As the Ink Flows is a dazzling goldmine of inspirational nuggets so creative and concise, it’s a must-have devotional for writers, pastors, speakers, or anyone in ministry!” —Julie Lessman, award-winning author of The Daughters of Boston and Heart of San Francisco series

“If you are a writer… a blogger… a creative person … a speaker … a ministry leader … or you know someone who is, As the Ink Flows would be a phenomenal asset for your devotional needs.  The devotions are quick to grab before getting ready in the morning, on your lunch hour, or during a writing break but are also full of profound truth that settles in the heart and points to Jesus. These co-authors love Jesus and love writing, and it shows, their different writing voices complementing each other and providing options for all sorts of preferred reading styles.” —Carrie Schmidt. ReadingIsMySuperPower.org

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Melony Teague is an author and freelance writer who believes everyone has a story to tell and each story is unique and sometimes wilder than fiction. She is one of five contributors to, As the Ink Flows: Devotions to Inspire Christian Writers & Speakers. She loves to uncover the good news in society and writes human interest and community pieces. Melony is an editorial contributor for newspapers and magazines in the Greater Toronto Area. Melony’s guest columns address issues pertaining to the life and health of her community. She loves to inspire and motivate others through her written words. She teaches seniors how to write their personal story. In her spare time she reviews books, and interviews authors. These reviews can be found on her website: melonyteague.com

Melony Teague was born in South Africa and immigrated to Canada in 1999. She lives in Toronto with her husband and their two children.

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(Review & Giveaway!) Where Jesus Slept by Norma Lewis

Review: Where Jesus Slept written by Norma Lewis and illustrated by Katy Hudson. Where Jesus Slept is beautifully written and illustrated. I love this book. It is great for a little one especially those dear and near to your heart. What a wonderful way to share the true joy of Christmas. Be sure to order your copy of Where Jesus Slept today. 4 stars! I received a complementary copy of this book. This review is my honest opinion. 

About the book:

“This is the bed where Jesus slept. This is the straw that lined the bed where Jesus slept.” From here, the story builds with each spread, adding a new element and explaining the relationships among the participants and witnesses to the first Christmas. From Jesus sleeping sweetly to the wise men bringing gifts, this charming book reminds readers young and not-so-young of the joyous event we celebrate at Christmastime. Children will love the delightful illustrations and the engaging repetition in this cumulative tale.

Format: jacketed hardcover

Trim size: 10×10

Page count: 32

Retail price: $16.99

Reading age: 4-7

About the author:

Norma Lewis is the author of ten books. She lives in Grand Haven, MI, with a marmalade cat named Scalawag. They both love spending time with her six grandchildren, ranging in age from three to twenty.

Illustrated by Katy Hudson.

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Donna Walo Clancy (Spotlight & GIVEAWAY)

 

Donna Walo Clancy

I was born in 1959. Yes, according to my children I am getting old. My home is on Cape Cod in Massachusetts, USA. Single (and loving every minute of it), I have three grown children, Meghan, Sarah, and Brandon, who are my world. My writing assistant and snugglebug is my seven-year-old Papillion dog, Zumiez.

 I enjoy walking the beaches with my metal detector, photography, crafting of all kinds, and day trips exploring new places with my kids. An avid concert goer, I have been known to hop in a car and follow a band up and down the east coast. My favorite band is All Time Low.

I am currently working on several new projects. The Wishing Cradle, a Christmas story will be released in December 2016. Next year will see the releases of The Ghost of the Emerald Peacock; Dead Men Talk, the first in my new mystery series Ship Wreck Café; Until Jam Do Us Part, Jam Up and Jelly Fright, the second and third books in my cozy mystery series Jellies, Jams, and Weddings.

I also have an anthology coming out in September of 2017 of ghost stories. Stories already completed for this project include; The Screamers of Cedar Swamp, Not Only Clothes Hang in Your Closet, Merry Go Round and Round and Round, Making Love to Mother Earth, The Restless Brides, and several more.

My current listings on Amazon include;

The Big Mistake Club

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Jellies, Jams, and Bodies

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Keep the Faith, Ellen McGuire

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The Baby Factory

This story was released in 2013. It has been taken down off Amazon for re-working and editing. It is a great story but needs a little tender loving care. It will return to Amazon in 2017.

 

I can be found on Social Media in many places. Connect with me and keep up on new releases and fun contests!

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I enjoy writing stand-alone stories most, but have delved into several mystery series for my readers because that is what they requested. Hopefully, God willing, I will be around for many more years to write. My writing area is covered with outlines of many stories to come.

My favorite book that I have written so far is The Big Mistake Club. It took me two years to write. The book is very emotionally charged and a lot of people don’t agree with the ending. It received a five-star rating from Readers Favorites. Something may be in the works for my book but I have to keep it hush-hush for now!  

 

“I have always wanted to be a writer. My mind works in strange ways. I can sit and look at an object or a scene in front of me and a whole story will form in my mind and I run to write it down. I am a story-teller. This is what I was born to do. I walk the beaches talking out loud, forming new books in my mind. People think I am crazy and maybe I am. But, my kids love me anyway!”

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