Monday, October 28, 2013

Featured Author Interview: Dan Walsh

Dan Walsh is the award-winning author of several books, including The Discovery and The Reunion. A member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Dan served as a pastor for 25 years.
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Dan writes contemporary and historical novels, mostly love stories and family-life dramas. He's been called “the Nicholas Sparks of Christian Fiction,” and often compared to Richard Paul Evans. His goal, whether writing historical or contemporary novels, is to create an entertaining and inspirational experience for his readers. He wants them to thoroughly enjoy themselves, while exploring together some of the themes in life that matter most.

Dan lives with his wife Cindi in the Daytona Beach area, where he's busy researching and writing his next novel.

The following is an October 2013 interview with Dan.

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ENTER THE GIVEAWAY 
AT THE END OF THE INTERVIEW


Be in to win a copy of 
The Dance or The Promise
by Dan Walsh & Gary Smalley

Three print copies to be won


Contest open to entrants in the USA, Canada, Australia and NZ only.

Contest runs from 25 October - 7 November NZDT

Saturday, October 26, 2013

October New Releases in Category Fiction

New Releases in Category Fiction for October 2013 include titles from 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 GIVEAWAYS

Comment at the end of the blog post on which titles you would love to read the most and you can enter the Rafflecopter draws for a copy of Thread of Suspicion by Susan Sleeman, A Family for Christmas by Winnie Griggs, The Secret Princess by Rachelle McCalla, Taming the Rancher by Rhonda Gibson, or Big Sky Bachelor by Lesley Ann McDaniel.  

Contest entries close Thursday October 31 NZDT.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Featured Debut Novelist: Keli Gwyn

Keli Gwyn writes stories that transport readers to the 1800s, where she brings historic towns to life, peoples them with colorful characters, and adds a hint of humor. 
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A California native, Keli lives in the Gold Rush-era town of Placerville at the foot of the majestic Sierra Nevada Mountains. Her debut novel, A Bride Opens Shop in El Dorado, California, set in the heart of the Gold Country is currently available at all major booksellers.

When Keli’s fingers aren’t hovering over the keyboard of her newfangled laptop, she enjoys strolling past stately Victorian houses in her historic town, burying her nose in reference books as she unearths interesting facts to include in her stories, and interacting with other romance readers. Her favorite places to visit are her fictional worlds, historical museums, and the Coach Factory Outlet Store. Yes, she loves a fine purse.


The following is an October 2013 interview with Keli.

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ENTER THE GIVEAWAY 
AT THE END OF THE INTERVIEW

Be in to win a copy of either 
A Bride Opens Shop in El Dorado, California by Keli Gwyn
or Golden State Brides*
by Keli Gwyn & Erica Vetsch


Two copies - one print (USA) and one digital (international) - to be won

Contest open to entrants worldwide.

Contest runs from 18-31 October NZDT

*NB: Golden State Brides is a 2-in-1 title that includes A Bride Opens Shop in El Dorado California by Keli Gwyn as well as A Bride Sews with Love in Needles, California by Erica Vetsch

Friday, October 18, 2013

The TREASURES OF NORWAY Sweepstakes

To celebrate the release of the novel An Untamed Heart, author Lauraine Snelling and Bethany House Publishers are pleased to present the TREASURES OF NORWAY Sweepstakes, and your chance to win one of three spectacular prizes, all closely connected to the story.
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In An Untamed Heart, the latest novel by bestselling author Lauraine Snelling, twenty-year-old Ingeborg Strand is certain she is destined to be an old maid.

When tragedy strikes, and the future looks bleaker than ever, Ingeborg considers leaving Norway to start afresh in America. But how will she accomplish that with little money and no one to accompany her?

Then she meets Roald Bjorklund, a widower who plans to go to America with his young son. He’s a good man, a hard-working man–and his son desperately needs a mother. But is he the answer to her prayers? Could love grow between two people whose hearts are filled with grief?  And can Ingeborg leave her treasured Norway for such an uncertain future?

This giveaway starts October 5, 2013 and ends October 24, 2013 @ 11:59 pm (PST). Entry is open to US residents only, age 18 and over. 
Winners will be selected Friday, October 25, 2013, and announced at laurainesnelling.com.

Read on to find out more about the TREASURES OF NORWAY Sweepstakes and how to enter.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Featured Author Interview: Kelly Irvin

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Kelly Irvin is the author of the Bliss Creek Amish series, published by Harvest House, and the spin-off series New Hope Amish.

A graduate of the University of Kansas William Allen White School of Journalism, Kelly has been writing nonfiction professionally for 35 years. She studied for three semesters at the University of Costa Rica, learning the Spanish language. As a journalist, she worked six years in the border towns of Laredo and El Paso, where she was exposed to culture and language that serves as fodder for her fiction writing.

The following is an October 2013 interview with Kelly.

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ENTER THE GIVEAWAY 
AT THE END OF THE INTERVIEW


Be in to win a copy of 
Love Still Stands
by Kelly Irvin


Two print copies to be won

Contest open to entrants in the USA, Canada, Australia and NZ only.

Contest runs from 11-24 October NZDT

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Featured Debut Novelist: Jordyn Redwood

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Jordyn Redwood is a pediatric ER nurse by day, suspense author at night. As a self professed medical nerd and trauma junkie, she was drawn to the controlled chaotic environments of critical care and emergency nursing.

Her debut medical thriller, Proof, released June, 2012. It received a starred review from Library Journal and has been endorsed by the likes of Lynette Eason, Mike Dellosso, and Dr. Richard Mabry.

Poison, the second book in the Bloodline Trilogy, and the third book, Peril,  both released in 2013.

The following is an October 2013 interview with Jordyn.

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ENTER THE GIVEAWAY 
AT THE END OF THE INTERVIEW

Be in to win a copy of 
Peril 

by Jordyn Redwood

One print copy to be won

Contest open to entrants in the USA and Canada only.

Contest runs from 4-17 October NZDT

Friday, October 4, 2013

October New Releases in Christian Fiction

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New Releases in Christian Fiction for October 2013 include titles from Vannetta Chapman, Laurie Alice Eakes, Ruth Logan Herne & Anna Schmidt, Michael Landon Jr. & Cindy Kelley, Murray Pura, Lauraine Snelling, and Jen Turano, among many others.

  • Choose your October favourites and be in to win a new release or existing title from these authors. 
  • See the end of the blog post for contest entry details. 
  • Contests end 15 October 2013 NZDT.

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