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STOPPED COLD by Gail Pallotta

GIVEAWAY ALERT! Read to the bottom to have a chance to win a review copy of STOPPED COLD or a Kindle copy of BARELY ABOVE WATER–winner’s choice. Barely Above Water is a 2017 Reader’s Favorite Award Winner! Now let’s find out a little more about Gail Pallotta and her new book, STOPPED COLD.

Award-winning author Gail Pallotta is a wife, mom, swimmer and bargain shopper who loves God, beach sunsets and getting together with friends and family. She’s a former regional writer of the year for American Christian Writers Association, a 2013 Grace Awards finalist for an earlier edition of Stopped Cold and a 2017 Reader’s Favorite Book Award winner. She’s published six books, poems, short stories and two-hundred articles. Some of her articles appear in anthologies while two are in museums. To learn more about Gail and her books visit her website at www.http//gailpallotta.com.

Things aren’t what they seem in peaceful Mistville, North Carolina.

Margaret McWhorter enjoys a laid-back Freshman year in high school swimming and hanging out with friends—until the day her brother, Sean, suffers a stroke from taking steroids. Now he’s lying unconscious in a hospital.

Anger sets a fire for retribution inside her, and Margaret vows to make the criminals pay. Even the cop on the case can’t stop her from investigating. Looking for justice, she convinces two friends, Jimmy and Emily, to join her in a quest that takes them through a twisted, drug-filled sub-culture they discover deep in the woods behind the school. Time and again they walk a treacherous path, and come face-to-face with danger.

All the while Margaret really wants to cure Sean, heal the hate inside, and open her heart to love.

The high school in Stopped Cold, Meriwether Christian, has its own twitter page. Margaret would love to have you follow it at Meriwether Christian @ MeriwetherCS (https://twitter.com/MeriwetherCS/followers). What a fun idea!

 

The theme for Stopped Cold, you don’t have to be number one for God to love you, rattled around in my head for years. As a college student and later as a Mom I saw children, teens and young adults suffer heartache and sometimes, devastating results because they didn’t always excel. The results ranged from sadness over not winning a race, or making all As to suicide attempts and suicide in young adults. The more pain I witnessed, the more I wished these children, teens and young adults had believed they did not have to be the best, but do their best. Even though the drive seemed to originate from different sources – parents, siblings, peer pressure or within – I wanted to tell them that God had given each of them a gift or gifts to use for Him, and they didn’t need to be #1.

Over the years I’ve seen quite a few newspaper articles exploring this subject. In “A Young Athlete’s World of Pain and Where It Led,” published on June 22, 2016, in “The New York Times,” Tim Rohan tells the story of a young football player suffering from concussions. He didn’t mention it to anyone because he thought it wasn’t the manly thing to do. He ended up killing himself.

In today’s society the sports media lambasts us with their opinions of the best and worst players in a game. While accolades about the best and demeaning remarks about the worst may make good headlines, they’re anything but healthy for young people. They also fail to promote healthy competition, which is unfortunate because it’s a good thing. Healthy competition pushes us to do our best. We may achieve success beyond our goals, or not, but when the game or contest ends, we realize it was only a competition and doesn’t define our worth as a human being.

People compete in so many things, and it’s fun—everything from pie tasting, quilting and sports to writing contests, the list goes on and on, but neither the competition, nor the hoopla surrounding it, are the reason for our existence. The Westminster Catechism tells us our
chief end” is “to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever.”

Thanks for visiting us, Gail. This sounds like a great book to read.

Stopped Cold is available at most online book stores including Amazon and Barnes & Nobles.

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GIVEAWAY ALERT! Thanks to Gail’s generosity, one  winner gets their choice of  a review copy of STOPPED COLD or a Kindle copy of BARELY ABOVE WATER. Barely Above Water is a 2017 Reader’s Favorite Award Winner! Now let’s find out a little more about Gail Pallotta and her new book, STOPPED COLD. To enter the giveaway leave a comment. Winner will be chosen June 10. 

 

 

 

 

Christmas in East Kansas by Regina Smeltzer (DAY 12)

On the 12th day of the Christmas Giveaway, my true love gave to me, 12 drummers drumming and…

A FREE copy of GOD, LIFE & HULA HOOPS by Lillian Duncan on Amazon! It will only be FREE today so click on the link before you forget.  AMAZON LINK

Keep on reading to enter for today’s prize!

Regina Smeltzer loves the unusual, the unexpected, and ALWAYS cheers for the underdog! Her favorite experiences include riding a runaway camel in Egypt and catching Camen in the Amazon and holding a snake-charmer’s python. Her biggest adventure was marrying a career military man and raising four children. Now five grandchildren hold her heart.  Regina writes:

I wrote my first story in grade school (Akron, Ohio), and had my first short story published at age fifteen. During my busy motherhood and nursing career years, my writing included developing protocols, writing grants, and creating workshops, as well as creating puppet shows for VBS, and providing holiday dramas for my church.

I moved from Ohio to Darlington, South Carolina in 2006, took an assistant professor position at Francis Marion University and also began teaching online as an adjunct for Indiana Wesleyan University. I love speaking to groups about my faith, my life’s challenges, and my writing journey. I currently have three novels published by Pelican Book Group, Deadly Decision, Retribution, and Light of Logan and one novella, Christmas in East Kansas.

East Kansas is the picture postcard of Christmas with the mountain peaks, wreath-covered storefronts and holiday music streaming into the streets. During the holiday season, ice skating on Miller Pond is the main social outlet for the town. A new road through the mountains will ease the town’s economic struggle, but will destroy the pond which is fiercely protected by Olivia Miller. Even though Olivia hates Thomas Baker, the man hired to build the road and destroy her family’s legacy, she also finds herself unexplainably drawn to him.

Thomas Baker plans to spend another Christmas alone until he is offered a chance to supervise the construction of a new road. His excitement fades when he finds out the job is in East Kansas, the one place he swore to never return to. Besides avoiding the man who lives there, Thomas must protect his heart against the young girl who stole it 15 years ago.

Just as Olivia and Thomas begin to kindle a relationship, history between their two families surfaces. The past threatens to kill both their futures as well as the road. Will this be the last Christmas for East Kansas?

A Christmas miracle is needed in East Kansas.

AND THAT CONCLUDES THE 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY! I hope you’ve enjoyed learning about all the great Christian authors and their books. You still have a few days to go back and enter for all the days’ prizes.

 

Twelve Days of Christmas Giveaway!

 

TODAY’S PRIZE: An ecopy of Christmas in East Kansas.

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!

 

 

 

AND MERRY CHRISTMAS!

 

 

A Journey to Christmas by Clare Revell (DAY 11)

On the 11th day of the Christmas Giveaway, my true love gave to me, 11 pipers piping and…

A FREE copy of UNTIL DEATH DO US PART by Lillian Duncan. It’s only FREE today so don’t forget to click on the link! AMAZON LINK

Keep reading to enter for today’s prize.

A JOURNEY TO CHRISTMAS by Clare Revell

 

Clare Revell is a British author. She lives in a small town just outside Reading, England with her husband. Her books are based in the UK, with a couple of exceptions, thus, although the spelling may be American in some of them, the books contain British language and terminology and the more recent ones are written in UK English.  The first draft of every novel is hand written.

Journey to Christmas: The only problem drama teacher Paiton Underwood had was deciding what to do for the school’s fiftieth anniversary Christmas production. Until a class altercation left her with a broken arm—and a new job.

Fraser Quirk’s first day as headmaster went from pretty good to downright disastrous in seconds. Now he’s suspending students, and dealing with an injured teacher. Not to mention the threat of school closure—of the permanent kind.

She thinks he’s bossy and overbearing. He thinks she’s a control freak. Can the schools journey to Christmas bring healing, love and a hope for the future?

 

LILLIAN’S REVIEW:

Journey to Christmas is a great way to start your own journey to Christmas this year.

It’s a wonderful story that’s guaranteed to put you in the Christmas spirit. Clare Revell’s done a great job of creating a memorable Christmas story with believable characters and a plot that will make you smile—not to mention a love story that will have you swooning.

One of my favorite things about the book is that it’s set in Great Britain where Clare lives and writes. It was enlightening to read a story set in another country.  It’s gives us a glimpse of life in Great Britain these days. Plus, it gave me a peek into their educational system—something that interests this retired educator.

Well done, Clare Revell! I’d definitely recommend A JOURNEY TO CHRISTMAS if you like romances–and who doesn’t?

 

Twelve Days of Christmas Giveaway!

 

TODAY’S PRIZE: Journey to Christmas (ebook)

 

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!

 

 

 

 

A Cardinal Christmas by LoRee Peery (DAY10)

On the 10th day of The Christmas Giveaway, my true love gave to me, 10 lords a leaping and…

A FREE copy of  SPLIT by Lillian Duncan from Amazon! Be sure to download it today!  AMAZON LINK

Keep reading for other goodies and more chances to win!

 

Christian romance author, LoRee Peery writes to feel alive, as a way of contributing, and to pass forward the hope of rescue from sin. She writes of redeeming grace with a sense of place. LoRee clings to 1 John 5:4 and prays her family sees that faith. She has authored the Frivolities Series and other e-books. Her desire for readers, the same as for her characters, is to discover where they fit in this life journey to best work out the Lord’s life plan. She is who she is by the grace of God: Christian, country girl, wife, mother, grandmother, sister, friend, and author. She’s been a reader since before kindergarten. Connect with LoRee through these links: www.loreepeery.com

A Cardinal Christmas

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Blythe loves her job and doesn’t need personal relationships, especially of the “love life” variety. Steeling herself from a recent heartbreak, Blythe focuses on furthering her successful career, but when her father needs surgery, Blythe returns home to help with the family auto shop. There, she comes face-to-face with the dreams of her past.

Werner has been content to let life pass him by. Following the death of his parents and the loss of his job, he returns to the only place he’s ever called home. He finds Blythe more breathtaking than he remembered. But her presence is only temporary and she refuses to let him in.

Can Blythe leave her career behind for a whole new life? Though her heart cries to remain with Werner, can she risk being hurt again?

Twelve Days of Christmas Giveaway!

 TODAY’S Prize:  A PDF copy of A Christmas Cardinal by LoRee Peery.

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!

 

Christmas Passed by Anita Klumpers (DAY 9)

On the 9th day of the 12 Days’ of Christmas Giveaway, my true love gave to me 9 ladies dancing and…

A FREE copy of DEVOTIONS FROM PUZZLE HOUSE. It’s FREE today on Amazon so be sure to get it today! AMAZON LINK

Keep reading so you don’t miss out on entering for today’s giveaway!

Anita Klumpers is Midwest born and bred, except for a brief and exhilarating few years in Denver when she was small. She received a teaching degree sometime in the previous millennium and used it mostly to homeschool her three sons. These days Anita chases her grandchildren around, waving books at them and suggesting everyone cuddle up for a good story.

Good stories are her passion, especially if they are well-written, have a dose of humor, just a tickle of romance, and a decidedly non-gory mystery. On the other hand, she lists “Frankenstein” and “Fahrenheit 451” as two of her favorite books. Go figure. Creating skits was Anita’s first foray into writing. Always up for a challenge and a reason to postpone defrosting the freezer, she tried her hand at a full-length novel. It only took five years, but she did it!

  Daily (honestly) she marvels at how much she loves coffee and her husband; her family, friends and church. Even more, she is astonished at how much she is loved by her Lord and Savior.  Her blog is “The Tuesday Prude” ( https://thetuesdayprude.com/) and she’s had two books published by Pelican/Prism Books (“Winter Watch” and “Hounded.”)

“Christmas Passed” is part of  Pelican’s Christmas Extravaganza.

Blurb:

Dinah loves Christmas. She loves history, the old Wagner House, and the elderly women working to preserve its heritage. She loves almost everything except Mick Wagner, her childhood nemesis.

But if they want to save the Wagner House and solve a mystery that’s been hiding in the attic for almost eighty years, they’ll have to join forces. And they have to do it quickly, before one of them dies trying.

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12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY

TODAY’S PRIZE: A copy of Christmas Passed (ebook)

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!

 

 

 

 

Christmas With The Enemy by Mary Vee (DAY 8)

On the 8th day of the Christmas giveaway, my true love gave to me 8 maids a milking and…

A FREE copy of God, Life, & Hula Hoops on Amazon. It will only be free today so don’t forget to click on the link! AMAZON LINK

Keep reading to enter for today’s prize.

Mary Vee: Rock climbing, white-water rafting, and hiking top Mary’s list of ways to enjoy a day. She has lived in Montana and near Chicago, perfect settings for a Christmas story. Mary married an Air Force man. She has been a finalist in several writing contests and writes for her King.

CHRISTMAS WITH THE ENEMY:

Christmas With The Enemy: A Blizzard Novel

Christmas doesn’t turn out as planned for either the Chicago Windermeres or the Montana Tuckers. Rancher Hank has never been told about the Windermere in his generation, and marketing intern, Samantha hasn’t heard about the Tucker’s son. Their fathers kindle an on-going feud over a priceless antique toy once owned by long-ago ancestors. The dads have gone so far as to forbid their families from seeing each other. Ever.

Sam checks the weather app on her cell phone before boarding an early flight. Clear skies are forecasted for the next Rocky Mountain pre-Christmas days. Her parents’ flight is scheduled to arrive later that afternoon. The family holiday vacation plans at the lodge are just what her dad’s heart doctor prescribes. Mountain folk have long repeated the legend of a great and powerful blizzard that can curtain the Rockies with no notice, trapping unsuspecting guests, ruining plans, and putting lives at risk.

Christmas With The Enemy is on sale for $0.99!! CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY

TODAY’S PRIZE: A copy of Christmas With The Enemy (ebook)

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!

Mistletoe Mix-up by Jody Day (DAY 7)

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!