Monday, December 23, 2013

Featured Author Interview: Julie Klassen

Julie Klassen is an American author of inspirational Regency romance novels. She is the winner of several Christy Awards and a Midwest Book Award.
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Julie worked in publishing for sixteen years (first in advertising, then as a fiction editor) and now writes full time. Three of her books, The Maid of Fairbourne Hall, The Girl in the Gatehouse, and The Silent Governess have won the Christy Award for Historical Romance. The Maid of Fairbourne Hall and The Girl in the Gatehouse also won a Midwest Book Award and The Silent Governess was a finalist in Romance Writers of America's RITA awards.

Julie graduated from the University of Illinois and enjoys travel, research, BBC period dramas, long hikes, short naps, and coffee with friends. Julie and her husband have two sons and live near St. Paul, Minnesota.

The following is a December 2013 interview with Julie.

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ENTER THE GIVEAWAY
AT THE END OF THE INTERVIEW


Be in to win a copy of
The Dancing Master
by Julie Klassen


One print copy and one Kindle copy to be won

Contest open to entrants worldwide.

Contest runs from 20 December -  3 January NZDT

Thursday, December 19, 2013

December New Releases in Category Fiction

New Releases in Category Fiction for December 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 GIVEAWAY

Be in to win a copy of one of the following:
Christmas Cover-Up by Lynette Eason
Wilderness Peril by Elizabeth Goddard
The Lady's Hero by Carolyn R. Scheidies
The Professor's Heart by Laurie Alice Eakes
Home at Last by Anita Higman
Return of the Cowboy Doctor by Lacy Williams
Her Holiday Hero by Margaret Daley
The Lawman's Holiday Wish by Ruth Logan Herne


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 Tuesday December 31 NZDT.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Featured Debut Novelist: Michael K. Reynolds

Michael K. Reynolds is the author of a series of Irish historical novels, and has more than two decades of experience in crafting fiction, non-fiction, journalism, copywriting and documentary production. 
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Michael is the writer and producer of an Emmy and Telly award-winning series of documentaries, and has extensive experience in all levels of branding, web development, social media, public relations and advertising. He also has wide experience as a speaker and on-air personality and has been interviewed on a variety of newspapers, radio stations and television networks throughout the nation. He is active in marketplace, marriage, small group and men’s ministries as a leader and speaker. 

Michael earned his B.A. in Creative Writing from the University of California, San Diego and lives in Reno with his wife and three children.

The following is a December 2013 interview with Michael.

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ENTER THE GIVEAWAY 
AT THE END OF THE INTERVIEW


Be in to win a copy of 
Flight of the Earls, In Golden Splendor, or Songs of the Shenandoah
by Michael K. Reynolds


Two copies to be won - winner's choice - 1 USA winner, 1 international
Contest open to entrants worldwide.
Contest runs from 13-26 December NZDT

Saturday, December 14, 2013

A Closer Look: Quilts of Love Series

Quilts tell stories of love and loss, hope and faith, tradition and new beginnings. The Quilts of Love series focuses on the women who quilted all of these things into their family history. Featuring contemporary and historical romances as well as women's fiction and the occasional light mystery, you will be drawn into the endearing characters of this series and be touched by their stories.
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PLUS! ENTER THE GIVEAWAY

Comment on which titles are your favourites and be in to win a copy of one of the following:

The Christmas Quilt by Vannetta Chapman
Aloha Rose by Lisa Carter
Tempest's Course by Lynette Sowell


3 print copies of each to be won
Contest open to entrants in the USA only.
Contest runs from 9 - 15 December NZDT

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Featured Author Interview: Beth Wiseman

Beth Wiseman is the best-selling author of the Daughters of the Promise series and the Land of Canaan series.  Her books have held spots on the ECPA (Evangelical Christian Publishers Association) Bestseller List and the CBA (Christian Book Association) Bestseller List. 

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She was a recipient of the prestigious Carol Award in 2011 and 2013, three-time winner of the Inspirational Readers Choice Award, INSPY Award winner, and recipient of the coveted HOLT Medallion.  Her first book in the Land of Canaan series--Seek Me With All Your Heart—was selected as the 2011 Women of Faith Book of the Year.  Beth is contracted with HarperCollins Christian Publishing into the year 2015, and she has completed twelve novels and seven novellas to date.

Beth has a deep affection for the Amish and their simpler way of life, and while she plans to continue writing Amish love stories, she is also branching out into other areas.

The following is a December 2013 interview with Beth.

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ENTER THE GIVEAWAY
AT THE END OF THE INTERVIEW


Be in to win a copy of
Plain Peace or An Amish Miracle 
by Beth Wiseman


One print copy of each to be won

Contest open to entrants in the USA only.


Contest runs from 6-19 December NZDT

Saturday, December 7, 2013

December New Releases in Christian Fiction

New Releases in Christian Fiction for December 2013 include all new releases from Tracie Peterson, Mary Connealy, Kathleen Y'Barbo, Gilbert Morris, Lynette Sowell, Ruth Reid and Sarah E. Ladd among many others.

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Choose your December favourites and be in to win a new release title from one of these authors (with thanks to Abingdon Press & Thomas Nelson Publishers):
  • Lynette Sowell
  • Dorothy Love
  • Sarah E. Ladd
  • Ruth Reid
  • Erin Healy
  • Beth Wiseman, Ruth Reid & Mary Ellis
  • William Sirls
  • Suzanne Field
  • Neta Jackson

See the end of the blog post for contest entry details. Contests end 15 December 2013 NZDT.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Featured Debut Novelist: Lisa Carter

Lisa Carter is a writer, teacher, speaker and musician whose articles have appeared in FamilyFun, Thriving Family, MomSense and Christian Parenting Today. 

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Carolina Reckoning, her debut novel, released in August 2013, but she was always the child who made up epic tales involving prairie schooners or interplanetary voyages for the neighborhood kids to re-enact during summer vacation.

Aloha Rose, part of the Quilts of Love series, released in November 2013, with her next novel Beneath a Navajo Moon following in March, 2014.

The following is a November 2013 interview with Lisa.

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ENTER THE GIVEAWAY 
AT THE END OF THE INTERVIEW


Be in to win a copy of 
Carolina Reckoning
by Lisa Carter


One print copy to be won

Contest open to entrants in the USA only.

Contest runs from 29 November - 12 December NZDT

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