To enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment. Winner will be drawn on Feb. 14!

This is a special day for me so I hope you’ll come celebrate the day with me. My eighth book is being released today. BETRAYED is the second in my Sisters by Choice series (DECEPTION was the first.) You might think after seven books, a new release is just one more, not that big of a deal. Wrong! It’s might not be that big of a deal to anyone else, but it is to the writer. If not, they shouldn’t be writing.

But this is even a bigger deal to me.  

I was diagnosed with bilateral brain tumors in 2012. Since then, I’ve had two treatments and all the side effects that go with the treatments. I am not the same person I was on the day I was diagnosed. Chances are I will never be as healthy as I was.  I have permanent balance and hearing issues that aren’t going away–unless God chooses to heal me.

 As we get older many of us will face serious health issues, just as I have and still am. When that happens we can give up or we can keep going on the best we can. Sometimes, adjustments have to be made to the situation, but that’s not the same as giving up. And I have no plans on giving up any time soon!

 So, come celebrate with me today!

 Ever wonder what kind of woman can be married to a terrorist and not know it? 


Witness Protection Program claims they can keep anyone safe if only they follow the rules so Maria follows the rules–every rule. She’s given up everything–her friends, her family, her past, even her name to ensure her daughter has a future.

Reborn as Veronica Minor in the sleepy little town of Sunberry, Ohio, she struggles to rebuild their life amid the beauty of her flower shop. A life where her daughter can have a happy normal childhood. A life where her daughter will never know that her father was a monster.

When a child disappears, Veronica prays it has nothing to do with her past, but what if she’s wrong? Not knowing who to trust, she trusts no one…and that’s her first mistake.



To celebrate the release of BETRAYED, I’m giving away a virtual gift basket! The virtual gift basket includes: DECEPTION, the first in the Sisters By Choice series as well as a copy of my books, SERENITY SPRINGS, OHIO; DARK ALLEYS; and GEESE MATE FOR LIFE.  Along with the books, a $25 Amazon gift card is included. To enter the contest, simply leave a comment on this post.  To earn an extra entry, share this post on Twitter, FB, or any social media site, then be sure to tell me in the comment that you did.

Winner will be chosen and announced on February 14.



An ecopy of each of my books:

BETRAYED–Maria gave up everything to protect her daughter, but her dead husband just called from the grave!

DECEPTION–When a niece she knows nothing about calls, Patti must unravel the truth of her twin sister’s life and her disappearance.

THE CHRISTMAS STALKING–Country music star, Destiny’s life isn’t all glitz and glamour, someone wants her dead!

PURSUED–Trusting Dylan will either be her best decision or her last!

DARK ALLEYS–Homeless and alone, Tessa witnesses a murder, now he’s after her.

SERENITIY SPRINGS, OHIO–His open and shut case just got complicated.

GEESE MATE FOR LIFE–Jenni wants justice for her murdered husband, but is she willing to die for it?

Books by Other Writers:

GLASS by Suzanne Williams: Andre Garner, up-and-coming glassmaker, thought the trip to the island was worth the risk. He’s been warned the place is full of mystery, and that the old woman living there is peculiar and anything can happen.

Suzanne D. Williams, is a native Floridian, wife, mother, and photographer. She is the author of both nonfiction and fiction books. Her  blog link is at http://suzanne-williams-photography.blogspot.com/

Escape to Big Fork Lake by Mary L. Ball: A Romantic Suspense–Will an inheritance bring happiness or a trap for murder?

Mary L. Ball lives in North Carolina between the wondrous mountains and beautiful beaches. She is a member of ACFW and loves the outdoors. The characters in her novels face real-life problems while learning the true meaning of grace.  Amazon link:   http://buff.ly/1gvDuGM    

 Cleansed by Fire, by James R. Callan: Churches are being torched and a man is killed. One minister is swept into the search for the arsonists. But can he save his own church? Can he save his own life?

James R. Callan has written six mystery/suspense books and four non-fiction books. His latest suspense book is A Ton of Gold (2013). His latest non-fiction book is How to Write Great Dialog (2014).  His website is: www.jamesrcallan.com

The Last Detail by Lisa J Lickel: Hope, love, and loss meld two polar opposite personalities. How long can they keep passion for their ministry and each other after the wedding?

Lisa Lickel is a Wisconsin author, editor, and mentor. She collects dragons and loves to connect with other writers. Visit www.LisaLickel.com. 

Heaven’s Prey by Janet Sketchley: A grieving woman is abducted by a serial killer—and it may be the answer to her prayers. Heaven’s Prey tells the story of a villain’s last chance at redemption and a vulnerable woman’s obedience to pray for her enemy.

Janet Sketchley is a Canadian author who writes about God’s tenacity and how faith applies to real life, through weekly devotionals and Christian living posts on her blog. Learn more about Janet at http://janetsketchley.ca/.

Imagine The Future You by Ada Brownell:  This motivational Bible study will help you discover evidence for faith; how to look and be your best; who can help; choosing a career; and how to avoid hazards, all mingled with true stories that make you smile. Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B001KJ2C06

Ada Brownell, a devoted Bible student, has written for Christian publications since age 15 and spent much of her life as a journalist for The Pueblo Chieftain in Colorado.

Journey of Eleven Moons by Bonnie LeonA successful walrus hunt means Anna and her beloved Kinauquak will soon be joined in marriage. But before they can seal their promise to one another, a tsunami wipes their tribe from the rugged shore—everyone except Anna and her little sister, Iya, who are left alone to face the Alaskan wilderness.

Bonnie Leon is the author of nineteen novels, including the newly released Journey of Eleven Moons.  She and her husband, Greg, live in Southern Oregon.  They have three grown children and seven grandchildren. You can find Bonnie at http://www.bonnieleon.com



UNTIL NEXT TIME…God Bless & Good Reading!

98 thoughts on “CELEBRATION!!!

  1. I like your celebration spirit. 🙂 Every day, every breath is a gift. And, every special person in our lives. Thank you for the focus on friendship, coupled with romance in your writing. So great and so needed. Thank you for the opportunity to win Deception. I can’t wait to check into your series. I will be praying for your healing. HUGS

  2. Lillian, Your book sounds so interesting love to win it in a paperback as I don’t have a e-reader yet! the giftcard is just a added bonus !!

  3. I am so excited to read this one!! It sounds soooo fantastic!!! I am also excited to help you Celebrate!!! Praying for your health and for gods healing touch!! blessings to you!!! And yes please give your sweet sister a copy of your book!!

  4. Congratulations on publication of your 8th book, Lillian. Can relate to what you wrote about when illness strikes. I’ll remember you in prayer. Such a generous offer. Have posted this on my FB page. God bless.

  5. Congratulations Lillian on the release of your 8th book. You are a new author to me and I am looking forward to reading your books.

    My heart and prayers are with you. I pray that it will be God’s Will for you to be completely healed. We know He is capable.

    I shared on FB!

    Judy B judyjohn2004(at)yahoo(dot)com

  6. Congratulations, Lillian, on your newest release and thank you for the chance to win this fantastic giveaway. My prayers are with you and I hope you enjoy improved health and continued writing success.

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

  7. Congratulations, Lillian, on your newest release and thank you so much for the chance to win this fantastic giveaway! My prayers are with you and I hope you enjoy improved health and continued writing success.

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

  8. Hey Lillian, what a great contest, who wouldn’t love to be the winner! Your interview was fun to read about, and my idea of camping falls right along in line with yours 🙂 Hope you are feeling better these days, continued success in your writing adventures!

  9. Wow, you’ve been productive while going through a tough health issue. I pray that your health will improve and that God will continue to bless you as you reach out to others through your work. Your books sound interesting, and I’d love to read them. I love your celebration message. Keep up the great work. Maybe I’ll hear from you soon. 🙂 Take care.

  10. Your new book Betrayed sounds really good. It’s always been intriguing to me the fact that someone could be married to someone who is completely different than they ever thought. Like women who are married to serial killers or whatever and how devastating that would be to find out. It sounds like you have explored that in your book. Thanks for having the contest too

  11. It sounds very interesting!!! I am amazed at your ability to push through your life challenges and continue to write. Very inspiring!

  12. Congratulations. To answer your question, I have wondered what it’d be like to be married to a terrorist. How could you not know? I can’t wait to read your book, and what a great contest. I’d love to be entered. Thanks!

  13. This sounds like a wonderful and exciting book!! I’ve shared this blog post on my FB page. Congratulations, Lillian. Praying for you.

  14. I am wishing you a miraculous recovery. You are so wonderful to offer a giveaway like this will everything else going on in your life. Thank you so much. I would love to win.
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  15. Would love to enter your contest. Wishing you best on your new release. I understand about not having the wellness when we most want it. I have learned not to try to borrow strength for tomorrow’s tasks based on my depleting strength of today. God gives us just what we need when we need it.

  16. I may have commented on the wrong link. Not sure, Lillian. I left one somewhere! Just in case, I’ll do it again here. LOL I would love to read your other books. I read Geese Mate For Life.

  17. So wonderful that despite all you have been through and are still going through you are still able to do what you were clearly created to do. Would love to win, posted on twitter.

  18. This book sounds great – I’m with you, I love mystery and intrigue.
    You are inspiring the way you have allowed God to heal your pain and fear. That’s a big hurdle and God’s still working on me toward that end.
    Bless you – I’ll be praying for His total healing of your illness.

  19. Lillian, be kind to your sister. Send her a book! LOL! Congratulations on yet another release, especially in the face of such adversity. It sure would be great to win all of these goodies, so please enter me.

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