Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Blog Relocation

The main blog for Soul Inspirationz is now only at Soul Inspirationz // The Christian Fiction Site. The posts are no longer being duplicated here.


Monday, July 7, 2014

Featured Debut Novelist: Sarah E. Ladd

Sarah E. Ladd is the author of the Whispers on the Moors series, which are inspirational romances set in Regency England.

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Sarah has always loved the Regency period — the clothes, the music, the literature and the art. A college trip to England and Scotland confirmed her interest in the time period and gave her idea of what life would’ve looked like in era.

It wasn’t until 2010 that Ladd began writing seriously.  Shortly after, Ladd released the first book in the Whispers on the Moors series. Book one of the series, The Heiress of Winterwood, was the recipient of the 2011 ACFW Genesis Award for historical romance.

The following is a July 2014 interview with Sarah.

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ENTER THE GIVEAWAY
AT THE END 
OF 

THE INTERVIEW

Be in to win a copy of 
The Heiress of Winterwood or 
The Headmistress of Rosemere
by Sarah E. Ladd


One copy of each to be won
Contest open to entrants with USA addresses only.
Contest runs from 4-18 July NZDT

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Featured Author Interview: DeAnna Julie Dodson

DeAnna Julie Dodson is the author of The Chastelayne Trilogy, and as Julianna Deering is the author of the Drew Farthering Mysteries.

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DeAnna is a Dallas native and has lived in North Texas all her life. Although her degree is in business, her real interest has always been in literature, music and the fine arts.

Medieval English history, Shakespeare, and cozy mysteries such as Agatha Christie are particular favorites of hers and, along with her Christian faith, have most influenced her medieval series The Chastelayne Trilogy and her English cozy series, The Drew Farthering Mysteries, as well as her contemporary mysteries for Annie's Attic.

DeAnna also loves cross stitch, quilting, Dallas Stars hockey, and her cats: Eloise and Elizabeth and her new baby boy, Petie.

The following is a June 2014 interview with DeAnna.

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ENTER THE 
GIVEAWAY
AT THE END 
OF 
THE INTERVIEW

Be in to win a copy of a DREW FARTHERING MYSTERY title
(Rules of Murder, Death By the Book OR Murder at the Mikado)
by Julianna Deering


Two copies to be won, winner's choice
Contest open to entrants worldwide.
Contest runs from 27 June - 11 July NZDT

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Featured Author Interview: Lisa Harris

Lisa Harris is an award-winning author of more than twenty novels and novellas, who lives with her husband and their three children in Mozambique, Africa, where they work as missionaries.

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Lisa is a wife, mom,  teacher, author, dreamer, photographer, but most importantly a follower of Christ Jesus.

She currently lives with her  husband, Scott, near the Indian Ocean in Mozambique as church-planting missionaries. Two of their three children are attending a missionary boarding school, while she homeschools their daughter.

When she's not working she loves hanging out with her family, cooking different ethnic dishes, photography, and heading into the African bush on safari. 


The following is a June 2014 interview with Lisa.

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ENTER THE GIVEAWAY
AT THE END 
OF 
THE INTERVIEW


Be in to win a copy of 
Fatal Exchange
by Lisa Harris


Two copies to be won
Contest open to entrants worldwide.
Contest runs from 20 June - 4 July NZDT

Monday, June 23, 2014

Featured Author Interview: Ruth Axtell

Ruth Axtell (also known as Ruth Axtell Morren) is the author of several Regency and Maine historical Christian romances. She wrote her first story when she was 12--a spy thriller--and knew she wanted to be a writer.

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There were many detours along the way as she pursued more realistic goals - studying, teaching, working, marriage and family. While living in Holland Ruth began crafting her first serious story in between having children, and gained her first recognition as a writer when she made the finals in the Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Contest in 1994. But it wasn't until their return to the US coast of Maine before she seriously began her writing career. 

Ruth's inner journey of faith parallels her outward journey--seemingly circuitous, sometimes wandering in the desert--yet ever-guided by the Good Shepherd.

The following is a June 2014 interview with Ruth.

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ENTER THE GIVEAWAY
AT THE END 
OF THE INTERVIEW

Be in to win a copy of 
A Heart's Rebellion (Print* or Digital), In Your Eyes, 

The Lady and the Logger, or The Rogue's Redemption (Digital)
by Ruth Axtell


One copy (winner's choice) to be won
Contest open to entrants worldwide.
Contest runs from 13-27 June NZDT

*Print copy to a US winner only

Friday, June 13, 2014

Blog Tour - Beth K. Vogt

Somebody Like You - Book Review

Beth K. Vogt is a nonfiction author and editor who said she’d never write fiction. She’s the wife of an air force physician who said she’d never marry a doctor—or anyone in the military. She’s a mom of four who said she’d never have kids. She’s discovered that God’s best often waits behind the doors marked “Never.” Somebody Like You is Beth's third novel.            
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Can a young widow find love again with her husband’s reflection?

Haley’s three-year marriage to Sam, an army medic, ends tragically when he’s killed in Afghanistan. Her attempts to create a new life for herself are ambushed when she arrives home one evening—and finds her husband waiting for her. Did the military make an unimaginable mistake when they told her Sam was killed?

Too late to make things right with his estranged twin brother, Stephen discovers Sam never told Haley about him. As Haley and Stephen navigate their fragile relation­ship, they are inexorably drawn to each other. How can they honor the memory of a man whose death brought them together—and whose ghost could drive them apart?

Somebody Like You is a beautifully rendered, affecting novel, reminding us that while we can’t change the past, we have the choice to change the future and start anew.


My Review

This is the first book by Beth K. Vogt that I have read and certainly will not be the last! This gentle love story is one I would love to revisit again.

I really felt the state of shock that Haley was living in as the story opened, which was then compounded by the shock of her coming face to face with the image of her dead husband Sam in his twin, Stephen. With very different quests - Haley coming to terms with a life without Sam and the impending birth of their child, and Stephen trying to find out what became of his brother after they parted ways as teenagers - also comes their story of discovering each other. A part of Haley that she had dismissed as a child slowly emerges once again as Stephen becomes to Haley what she had needed from Sam, but never received. And in being to Haley what he thought Sam would want of him, Stephen discovers he is so much more. 

This gentle journey of healing and love is a must read for those who love Becky Wade, Melissa Tagg, Kim Vogel Sawyer, Deborah Raney and Susan May Warren.

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Somebody Like You 
by Beth K. Vogt
  • Howard Books
  • Contemporary 
  • 13 May 2014
  • ISBN: 9781476737584
Purchase:
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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

June New Releases in Category Fiction

New Releases in Category Fiction for June 2014 include 20 titles from Harlequin's Love InspiredLove Inspired SuspenseLove Inspired Historical, and Heartsong Presents

The following blog post is a title listing with descriptions of each release, plus links for purchase in paperback format from Amazon (US) or The Book Depository (worldwide) and digital format from Amazon Kindle (US) or Mills & Boon on Kindle (worldwide).

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PLUS! ENTER THE GIVEAWAY

Simply comment at the end of the blog post on which titles you would love to read the most and you can enter the Rafflecopter draw.

Contest entries close Wednesday June 18 NZDT.


Be in to win a copy of one of the following:

  • Undercover Marriage by Terri Reed (3 copies)
  • Collateral Damage by Hannah Alexander (5 copies)
  • Lone Star Heiress by Winnie Griggs (2 copies)
  • Forgotten Past by Mary Alford (2 copies)
  • No Place to Run by Marion Faith Laird (1 copy)
  • Family on the Range by Jessica Nelson (1 copy)
  • Bride By Necessity by Linda S. Glaz (1 copy)
  • Ozark Reunion by Helen Gray (1 copy)
  • The Rancher Next Door by Darlene Mindrup (1 copy)
  • A Romance Rekindled by Kimberly Rose Johnson (1 copy)

Monday, June 9, 2014

June New Releases in Christian Fiction

New Releases in CBA Trade Christian Fiction for May 2014 include 35 new releases and reprints from Abingdon, Barbour, Bethany House, David C Cook, Harvest House, Howard, Kregel, Revell, River North, Thomas Nelson, Tyndale House, Zondervan and other publishing houses of CBA Trade fiction.

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PLUS! ENTER THE GIVEAWAY

Simply comment at the end of the blog post on which titles you would love to read the most and you can enter the Rafflecopter draw.

Contest entries close Wednesday June 11 NZDT.


Be in to win a copy of one of the following:

  • Stuck Together by Mary Connealy (2 copies)
  • Truth Be Told by Carol Cox (2 copies)
  • Full Steam Ahead by Karen Witemeyer (2 copies)
  • A Moment in Time by Tracie Peterson (2 copies)
  • Child of Mine by Beverly Lewis & David Lewis (2 copies)
  • A Place in His Heart by Rebecca DeMarino (1 copy)
  • Blind Trust by Sandra Orchard (1 copy)
  • A Woman of Fortune by Kellie Coates Gilbert (1 copy)
  • Huckleberry Summer by Jennifer Beckstrand (2 copies)
  • Saving Amelie by Cathy Gohlke (2 copies)
  • The Midwife by Jolina Petersheim (1 copy)
  • For Love or Country by Jennifer Hudson Taylor (2 copies)
  • Rival Hearts by Tyra Randel (2 copies)
  • Seeing Your Face Again by Jerry S. Eicher (2 copies)
  • A Deadly Business by Lis Wiehl (1 copy)
  • Four Weddings and a Kiss by Margaret Brownley, Mary Connealy, Debra Clopton & Robin Lee Hatcher (1 copy)
  • Crater Trueblood and the Lunar Rescue Company by Homer Hickam (1 copy)
  • The Shadow Lamp by Stephen R. Lawhead (1 copy)
  • A Mother's Secret by Amy Clipston (1 copy)
  • The Bridge Tender by Marybeth Whalen (1 copy)
  • Sky Zone by Creston Mapes (2 copies)
  • Forever Amish by Kate Lloyd (2 copies)
  • Yankee in Atlanta by Jocelyn Green (2 copies)

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Featured Debut Novelist: Kellie Coates Gilbert

Kellie Coates Gilbert is a former legal investigator and trial paralegal who writes with a sympathetic, intimate knowledge of how people react under pressure. Kellie's books tell emotionally poignant stories about women in life-changing circumstances. She writes about messy lives . . . and eternal hope.

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Kellie grew up on a sheep ranch in southern Idaho, a business her family had been in for generations, never dreaming she’d ever see her own name on a novel. She left home to attend Boise State University and spent most of her adult years pursuing a sensible legal career, raising two boys, and learning to be happily married.

But God heard the quiet prayers of a woman who dared to dream big and ask her Lord for the outrageous. In early 2011, Kellie signed her first book contract. Today, she is living her fantasy. Kellie lives in Dallas with her husband, working from home, writing novels. Often by the pool.

The following is a June 2014 interview with Kellie.

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ENTER THE GIVEAWAY
AT THE END 
OF 
THE INTERVIEW


Be in to win a copy of 
A Woman of Fortune
by Kellie Coates Gilbert

One copy to be won
Contest open to entrants with USA addresses only.
Contest runs from 6-20 June NZDT

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Featured Author Interview: Candace Calvert

Candace Calvert is the author of medical hope opera and believes that love, laughter, and faith are the best medicines. 

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A former ER nurse, wife, Mom and proud grandmother, her popular medical fiction offers charismatic characters, pulse-pounding drama, romance, humor, suspense--and a prescription for hope. Think, “Grey’s Anatomy finds its soul.” 
Candace writes inspirational fiction because God blessed her with a quirky wit, buoyant optimism, and a contagious sense of fun--but she didn’t come to know him until after some challenges in her life. From those, she came to fully understand the difference between being a strong woman and a woman of strength. The difference is faith, and that lesson has been her biggest blessing.
 
The following is a May 2014 interview with Candace.

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ENTER THE GIVEAWAY
AT THE END 
OF 
THE INTERVIEW


Be in to win a copy of 
Life Support
by Candace Calvert


One copy to be won
Contest open to entrants worldwide.
Contest runs from 30 May - 13 June NZDT

Monday, May 26, 2014

Featured Debut Novelist: Jolina Petersheim

Jolina Petersheim is the bestselling author of The Outcast, which Library Journal called "outstanding . . . fresh and inspirational" in a starred review and named one of the best books of 2013.

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She holds degrees in English and communication arts from the University of the Cumberlands, and her writing has been featured in venues as varied as radio programs, nonfiction books, and numerous online and print publications. Her blog is syndicated with The Tennessean's "On Nashville" blog roll, and she also blogs weekly with four other bestselling novelists at Southern Belle View.

Jolina and her husband share the same unique Amish and Mennonite heritage that originated in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, but now live in the mountains of Tennessee with their young daughter.


The following is  May 2014 interview with Jolina.

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ENTER THE GIVEAWAY
AT THE END 
OF 
THE INTERVIEW



Be in to win a copy each of 
The Outcast and The Midwife
by Jolina Petersheim


One set to be won
Contest open to entrants with USA addresses only.
Contest runs from 23 May - 6 June NZDT

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Featured Author Interview: Denise Hunter

Denise Hunter is the award-winning author of more than twenty novels, including The Accidental Bride and Convenient Groom.

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In 1996, Denise began her first book, a Christian romance novel, writing while her children napped. Two years later it was published, and she's been writing ever since. Her books often contain a strong romantic element, and her husband Kevin says he provides all her romantic material, but Denise insists a good imagination helps too!

Denise lives in Indiana with her husband Kevin and their three sons. 


The following is a May 2014 interview with Denise.

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ENTER THE GIVEAWAY
AT THE END 
OF 
THE INTERVIEW


Be in to win a copy of 
Dancing with Fireflies
by Denise Hunter


One copy to be won
Contest open to entrants with USA addresses only.
Contest runs from 16-30 May NZDT

Monday, May 12, 2014

Featured Debut Novelist: Liz Tolsma

Liz Tolsma has lived in Wisconsin most of her life, and she now resides next to a farm field with her husband, their son, and their two daughters. All of their children have been adopted internationally and one has special needs. 

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Her novella, Under His Wings, appeared in the New York Times bestselling collection, A Log Cabin Christmas. Her debut novel, Snow on the Tulips, released in August of 2013. Daisies Are Forever releases in May 2014.

 When not busy putting words to paper, she enjoys reading, walking, working in her large perennial garden, kayaking, and camping with her family. She is also a regular contributor to the Barn Door blog.


The following is a May 2014 interview with Liz.

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ENTER THE GIVEAWAY
AT THE END 
OF 
THE INTERVIEW


Be in to win a copy of 
Daisies Are Forever
by Liz Tolsma


One copy to be won
Contest open to entrants with USA addresses only.
Contest runs from 9-23 May NZDT

Friday, May 9, 2014

May New Releases in Category Fiction

New Releases in Category Fiction for May 2014 include 20 titles from Harlequin's Love InspiredLove Inspired SuspenseLove Inspired Historical, and Heartsong Presents

The following blog post is a title listing with descriptions of each release.

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PLUS! ENTER THE GIVEAWAY

Simply comment at the end of the blog post on which titles you would love to read the most and you can enter the Rafflecopter draw. 

Contest entries close Friday May 16 NZDT.


Be in to win a copy of one of the following:
  • Bodyguard Reunion by Margaret Daley (1 print copy)
  • The Horseman's Frontier Family by Karen Kirst (1 print copy)
  • A Rumored Engagement by Lily George (2 print copies)
  • The Honorable Heir by Laurie Alice Eakes (3 print copies)
  • The Nurse's Perfect Match by Narelle Atkins (2 print copies)
  • Jedidiah's Bride by Rebecca Kertz (3 print copies)
  • Loving the Lawman by Ruth Logan Herne (5 print copies)
  • Forever Her Hero by Belle Calhoun (2 print copies)
  • Family in Hiding by Valerie Hansen (2 print copies)
  • Double Agent by Lisa Phillips (1 print copy)
  • North Country Mom by Lois Richer (1 print copy)
  • Grave Danger by Katy Lee (1 print copy)
  • Treasure Point Secrets by Sarah Varland (1 print copy)
  • His Chosen Bride by Rhonda Gibson (1 print copy)
  • Branding the Wrangler's Heart by Davalynn Spencer (2 print copies)
  • Love in the Wind by Elizabeth Goddard (1 print copy)

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Featured Author Interview: Tricia Goyer

Tricia Goyer has written more than thirty-five books, including both novels that delight and entertain readers and non- fiction titles that offer encouragement and hope. She has also published more than 500 articles in national publications such as GuidepostsThriving FamilyProverbs 31, and HomeLife Magazine.

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Tricia Goyer is a busy mom of six, grandmother of two, and wife to John. Somewhere around the hustle and bustle of family life, she manages to find the time to write.

She is a two time Carol Award winner, as well as a Christy and ECPA Award Nominee. In 2010, she was selected as one of the Top 20 Moms to Follow on Twitter by SheKnows.com. Tricia is also on the blogging team at MomLifeToday.com, TheBetterMom.com and other homeschooling and Christian sites. She also hosts the weekly radio podcast, Living Inspired.


The following is a May 2014 interview with Tricia.

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ENTER THE GIVEAWAY
AT THE END 
OF 
THE INTERVIEW


Be in to win a copy of 
The Kissing Bridge or Moms' Night Out
by Tricia Goyer


One copy of each to be won
Contest open to entrants worldwide.
Contest runs from 2-16 May NZDT

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