Meditation is NOT a Dirty Word!

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When Puzzle House was released, I also released a devotional to go along with it–DEVOTIONS FROM PUZZLE HOUSE. And to celebrate the release of The David Years, it’s FREE right now on Amazon. Simply click on the link and it will take you to Amazon.

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Anyway to continue the tradition, I wrote a new devotional to go along with THE DAVID YEARS. The title is MEDITATION IS NOT A DIRTY WORD! How I got that title is that at one point in The David Years, Nia gets involved with a questionable group that promotes meditation. I won’t give away the plot, but…it’s an interesting story line.

And the good news is that this devotional is also FREE right now for a limited time!

Meditation is NOT a Dirty Word! by [Duncan, Lillian]

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Why are they free? Because I don’t really care about making money from them. I’m not against making money, but that’s not why I write devotions and these devotional books. I want to share what I’ve learned about the amazingly, awesome power of God’s Word. So don’t miss out, they’ll only be FREE for a few days so click on them right now.

To celebrate the release of The David Years, I’m having a giveaway–actually TWO different giveaways! The grand prize is a $25 Amazon gift card and your choice of one of my ebooks. To enter that giveaway, CLICK HERE and follow the directions!

I’ll also pick FIVE lucky winners to receive their choice of one my ebooks (except The Sisters of Choice trilogy) here.  To be entered in that giveaway, simply leave a comment here. EASY-PEASY! And if you want to get an extra entry, post something about me or THE DAVID YEARS on your Facebook account or any other social media. When you leave a comment tell me where you shared the information and you’ll have an extra entry.

Don’t forget to leave a comment here or on any of the other DAVID YEARS posts so you can be entered to win a book! Thanks!

GOD BLESS & GOOD READING!

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Coming soon… THE DAVID YEARS

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Giveaway News!

I’m excited to announce my latest novel–THE DAVID YEARS–will be released soon! In fact, it will be available in a few days.  THE DAVID YEARS is the sequel to Puzzle House. In case you don’t remember, Puzzle House was a finalist for the 2017 Carol Award–an award for excellence in Christian Fiction by the American Christian Fiction Writers.

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To celebrate the release of The David Years, I’m having a giveaway–actually TWO different giveaways! The grand prize is a $25 Amazon gift card and your choice of one of my ebooks. To enter that giveaway, CLICK HERE and follow the directions!

I’ll also pick FIVE lucky winners to receive their choice of one my ebooks (except The Sisters of Choice trilogy) here.  To be entered in that giveaway, simply leave a comment here. EASY-PEASY! And if you want to get an extra entry, post something about me or THE DAVID YEARS on your Facebook account or any other social media. When you leave a comment tell me where you shared the information and you’ll have an extra entry.

That’s it for now, but I’ll be sharing more about THE DAVID YEARS in the next few days so stay tuned!

Don’t forget to leave a comment here or on any of the other DAVID YEARS posts so you can be entered to win a book! Thanks!

 

GOD BLESS & GOOD READING!

Stretching With God!

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I’m not young, skinny, or athletic, but I have exercised most of my adult life. I believe in exercise! I’m not all that healthy but I keep trying because our bodies are the temple of God. So we should do what we can to be as healthy as we can be.

In 2012, I was diagnosed with bilateral brain tumors and subsequently a genetic disease called Neurofibromatosis Type 2. If you want to hear more about that, you can read my book, GOD, LIFE & HULA HOOPS.

Anyway, without going into all the gory details, I’m completely deaf in one ear and partially deaf in the others. Along with that I also have multiple other health issues, including  serious balance problems and fatigue among other things.

At one point, I didn’t have the energy to do much of anything and could barely walk.

I decided it was time to take control of my health.

I decided it was time to start exercising again.

I was told I should go to physical therapy for my balance issues. Instead, I started researching it and ending up developing an exercise routine to help with my balance and flexibility. I call it Stretching with God, because I incorporated the seven days of creation into the workout.

So how’s my health now? I’ve lost 50 pounds, I usually do 2-3 miles on the treadmill at least 3-4 times every week, and can bend over to pick stuff off the floor without falling! I still have my struggles, but I’m healthier than I’ve been in a long time. And I believe Stretching with God has helped!

Want to know more about it? Click on the page that says Stretching with God, and it gives the full workout!

 

God Bless & Good Reading!

Ted Dekker and Bravery?

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I thought I’d share a writer’s secret with you today.  This was something I learned as I wrote my first manuscript many–many years ago. It was surprising. It was unexpected. It was unsettling. In fact, it was terrifying! At least terrifying to an introvert like me.

Are you ready for this big secret?

A writer shares a part of themselves in every book they write!

Maybe that doesn’t surprise you, but it sure surprised me at the time. After all, fiction is fiction, right? By its very definition that makes it not true. I’m not talking about the facts of a story or the plot, though I’m certainly guilty of borrowing from my own life now and then as I write my stories. I’m talking about on a different level.

I’m talking about the truth of who we are.

We can’t completely hide ourselves as we create stories about the human experience. And every fiction story is about the human experience even if the story’s set in another universe or time or with robots, animals or other creatures as the main characters. It’s still about the human experience.

So what’s this secret have to do with Ted Dekker and bravery?

I just finished reading his novel, RISE OF THE MYSTICS. It is the second novel in a two-part series. The first was THE 49TH MYSTIC. I’ll do a review tomorrow, but today I want to talk about Ted Dekker’s bravery. If you don’t know Ted Dekker’s books, they can be described as horror, supernatural, and/or fantasy but with a Christian message. And he’s been successful–very successful. HIs books are best sellers.

As you read these two books, it will become obvious that he’s sharing his own spiritual journey and truths with his readers in the form he’s so good at–fiction. Whether you like or dislike the story, whether you agree or disagree with him, you can’t deny that Ted Dekker is willing to make himself and his readers uncomfortable in order to share his spiritual journey. And that makes him one of the bravest writers I know!

Well done, Ted Dekker!

God Bless & Good Reading!

Rise of the Mystics (Beyond the Circle Book #2)

Mistletoe Mix-up by Jody Day (DAY 7)

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On the 7th day of Christmas Giveaway, my true love gave to me 7 swans a swimming and …

a FREE copy of BIRTHRIGHT by Lillian Duncan from Amazon. It’s only free today so be sure to click now before you forget! AMAZON LINK

Keep reading and be sure to leave a comment so you can be entered to win today’s prize!

 

 

Mistletoe Mix-up by Jody Day

 

MY REVIEW:

 

Mistletoe Mix-up is a heartwarming Christmas tale that won’t have you missing the snow and cold of northern Christmases. It’s set in Candle, Texas and as the title implies there’s a lot of confusion and mix-ups happening—enough to keep you reading and wondering what’s going to happen next.

The story features Evan Edwards and Rise’ Larkin. Evan faces another lonely Christmas since his mom’s off on yet another honeymoon. When a college professor tells him of a house-sitting opportunity, he jumps at the chance to at least be in a home (even if it’s isn’t his home) for Christmas rather than a dorm.

And that’s when the mix-up begins.

Jodie Bailey Day has done a great job creating memorable characters, a fun story, and a Christmas message.

 

Jodie Bailey Day has given readers a wonderful Christmas gift in the form of Mistletoe Mix-up

 

 Twelve Days of Christmas Giveaway!

 

TODAY’S PRIZE: A copy of Mistletoe Mix-Up (ebook) by Jody Day

To celebrate Christmas, I’m having A Twelve Days of Christmas Giveaway. Each day, one of my books will be FREE on Amazon so everyone’s a winner! There will also be a daily prize, but you must leave a comment for each day to win that day’s prize as well as be entered for the grand prize. If you leave a comment each day, that gives you 12 entries for the grand prize!

Grand prize:

$10 Amazon gift card from me;

$10 Amazon gift card donated by Molly Jebber;

$10 Amazon card donated by Anita Klumpers;

An e-book of Two Suitors for Anna by Molly Jebber;

An e-book of Everything About You by Lisa Lickel

A print copy of Without a Song by LoRee Peery,

Your choice of one of my e-books!

 

Winners will be chosen on December 20th and announced on December 21st (I hope!).

Don’t forget to leave a comment to be entered in the drawing for today’s prize.

 

GOD BLESS & GOOD READING!

 

 

 

GOD BLESS & GOOD READING!

A CHRISTMAS STOLEN by Lillian Duncan (DAY 1)

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On the first day of THE 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY, my true love gave to me a partridge in a pear tree and…

A FREE copy of THE CHRISTMAS ANGEL THIEF from Amazon! But it’s only FREE today! Amazon Link 

Keep reading to find out about more goodies!

It’s always an exciting day when I have a new book releasing! And that day is today. Don’t you just love the cover?

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A CHRISTMAS STOLEN is part of my publisher’s Christmas Extravaganza! Every year, she releases new Christmas-themed novellas in a variety of genres. If you go to Amazon and type in Christmas Extravaganza, you’ll find lots of great Christmas stories to read in your favorite genre. So here’s a little about A CHRISTMAS STOLEN:

Christmas is the best time of the year until evil comes knocking.

Danica Jordan is looking forward to her first Christmas with her newborn niece in spite of being back home. Unlike most people, her hometown doesn’t hold a special place in her heart.

When she arrives home, she finds an open door and an empty crib. She discovers her sister asleep in her bedroom. Panic sets in when the two sisters realize Baby Angelica’s been abducted.

With the baby abducted and Christmas stolen, Danica must put aside her own feelings to search for her precious niece. As the investigation proceeds, Danica comes face to face with the two men who ruined her life.

She comes to understand that Christmas isn’t a thing but a symbol of God’s love and can never be stolen—no matter the circumstances.

 

 

Twelve Days of Christmas Giveaway!

TODAY’S PRIZE: A copy of A ROCK & ROLL CHRISTMAS by Lillian Duncan

To celebrate Christmas, I’m having A Twelve Days of Christmas Giveaway. Each day, one of my books will be FREE on Amazon so everyone’s a winner! There will also be a daily prize, but you must leave a comment for each day to win that day’s prize as well as be entered for the grand prize. If you leave a comment each day, that gives you 12 entries for the grand prize!

Grand prize:

$10 Amazon gift card from me;

$10 Amazon gift card donated by Molly Jebber;

$10 Amazon card donated by Anita Klumpers;

An e-book of Two Suitors for Anna by Molly Jebber;

An e-book of Everything About You by Lisa Lickel

A print copy of Without a Song by LoRee Peery,

Your choice of one of my e-books!

Winners will be chosen on December 20th and announced on December 21st (I hope!).

Don’t forget to leave a comment to be entered in the drawing for today’s prize.

 

GOD BLESS & GOOD READING!

 

 

 

 

12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY!

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I love Christmas!

To celebrate Christmas and the release of my new Christmas novellas, A CHRISTMAS STOLEN and A ROCK & ROLL CHRISTMAS, I’m having a giveaway but not just any ordinary giveaway. This is the 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY! As the name implies, there will be 12 days and that means 12 chances to win!

But wait there’s more…. in the spirit of Christmas I want everyone to be a winner! Every day, one of my books will be FREE on Amazon. That’s right–FREE! All you have to do is click on the Amazon link that day and it will take you to the book that’s FREE that day. But you do need to do that on that day because they won’t stay FREE for the entire giveaway!

But wait there’s more…. There will also be a grand prize giveaway as well! Each day you leave a comment, you’ll be entered for that day’s prize as well as for the grand prize. So if you leave a comment for every one of the 12 days, you’ll also have 12 entries in the grand prize drawing!

But wait there’s more… I wanted to give everyone a fair chance to win so instead of choosing the winners every day, I’m giving a little more time to enter in case you’re behind on the days. The absolute last day to enter will be December 20! Winners will be announced on December 21. I hope–I admit time seems to slip away from me sometimes but I’m going to do my best to announce the winners on December 21.

PS. There will be a different winner for each day but all your entries will count toward the grand prize!

Grand prize:

$10 Amazon gift card from me;

$10 Amazon gift card donated by Molly Jebber;

$10 Amazon card donated by Anita Klumpers;

An e-book of Two Suitors for Anna by Molly Jebber;

An e-book of Everything About You by Lisa Lickel

A print copy of Without a Song by LoRee Peery,

Your choice of one of my e-books!

Winners will be chosen on December 20th and announced on December 21st (I hope!).

GOD BLESS & GOOD READING! AND MERRY CHRISTMAS!