Guarding Candy Kane by V.B. Tenery (DAY 2)

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 On the 2nd day of the Christmas Giveaway, my true love gave to me two turtle doves and…

A FREE copy of GOD, LIFE & HULA HOOPS from Amazon! It’s FREE today so you have to go to Amazon to get it for FREE! AMAZON LINK

Award winning author V. B. Tenery lives with her family in East Texas. Her passion is writing novels with shining characters, settings, and plots so exciting readers can’t put them down and they come away feeling delighted with the reading experience—honoring God in the process. Not content to stay in one genre, her novels range from contemporary suspense and supernatural suspense, to a historical suspense set in WWII England. When not writing she enjoys reading, hiking, and tube-floating down rivers in the beautiful Texas Hill Country You can find her website at:  http://www.vbtenery.com

Guarding Candy Kane  by V. B. Tenery
Nothing bad can happen in a place called Christmas Tyme, Colorado. Right?
Granted, Sean McGregor is there to bodyguard a recent heiress to the Kane Industries fortune. Not to mention there have been two previous attempts on her life.
For Sean, a former Recon Marine and ex-Secret Service Agent this should be a no-brainer. Safely ensconced in a mountain chalet overlooking the picturesque town he can control the environment. Control the environment, control the mission.
But the Kane chalet is hiding dark secrets he can’t control.

 

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!

 

 

 

 

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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!

 

 

 

 

 

Coming soon… A CHRISTMAS STOLEN

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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. A CHRISTMAS STOLEN will be released on December 1, but you can preorder now!

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If you go to Amazon and type in Christmas Extravaganza, you’ll find lots of great Christmas stories to read. Pelican Book Group has so many talented and godly writers, you should check them out!

Today, I’m sharing some of the reviews and/or endorsements for A CHRISTMAS STOLEN.

Luana Ehrlich, author of The Titus Ray Thriller Series:

A Christmas Stolen is a powerful inspirational novella of forgiveness and love all wrapped up in a fast-paced, suspenseful story unfolding just days before Christmas. This heart-rendering tale of a kidnapped baby, combined with the story of a lost love, is a perfect example of how Lillian Duncan is an author who knows how to draw the reader into the story through realistic dialogue and compelling characters, while presenting the Christian message in a subtle yet convincing way. Readers will not be disappointed in A Christmas Stolen. It held my interest from page one and never let go.

V.B. Tenery, author of the awarding winning Matt Foley series

“Reading A Stolen Christmas reminded me of why Lillian Duncan is one of my favorite authors. Unfolding  high tension began on page one with a foreshadowing of things to come that didn’t let up until I turned the last page. The Christmas setting added poignancy to this taut tale of love, fear, loss, desperation, and forgiveness.  A quick and stellar read. Highly recommended!”

Lisa Lickel, author of Meow Mistletoe

A harrowing, heartwarming tale of a Christmas miracle baby, a kidnapping ring, long lost love, and long-awaited forgiveness during one special Ohio Christmas. Duncan shares a lovely contemporary story to remind us who we’ve been and Whose we are. Forgiveness doesn’t have to wait to remind us of all that we can become.

 

 

GOD BLESS & GOOD READING!

A Rock & Roll Christmas by Lillian Duncan

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I love Christmas so much that I wrote a two Christmas novellas this year–A Rock & Roll Christmas and A Christmas Stolen! A Christmas Stolen is part of my publisher’s Christmas Extravaganza and won’t be released until December 1. A Rock & Roll Christmas is available now!

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It was $2.99 but it’s on sale now through Christmas for .99 cents! I’m also doing an Amazon Giveaway with it.  Which means you go to this LINK and have a chance to win it for FREE!

When I was asked to be part of a Christmas Collection with other suspense authors, I wanted to write something new rather than use one of my older books. So I thought and thought. I wrote A CHRISTMAS STALKING a few years ago and it featured a country music star and a handsome small-town police chief. So…I thought why not reverse the story. So I created Johnny Rocker–an arrogant rock & roll star. It was fun to write@

 

Here’s a bit about A ROCK & ROLL CHRISTMAS:

Someone wants mega rock & roll star, Johnny Rocker, dead. It’s Maddie Cotton’s job to make sure that doesn’t happen.

Johnny Rocker believes he’s doesn’t need anyone or anything—especially God because after all he is a rock & roll god. When the floor beneath his feet crumbles—literally—he hurtles toward a different truth.

Since the death of Maddie Cotton’s family, she’s run from life and love. With God’s help, she’s ready to step out of her comfort zone and into a different life. But when her boss asks—no begs—her to take on one last job, she finds it hard to refuse.

Even under Maddie’s protection the threats continue. As Christmas approaches the danger escalates—someone doesn’t want Johnny Rocker to celebrate A Rock & Roll Christmas.

 

GOD BLESS & GOOD READING!

 

 

Writer of the Day–Gail Palotta

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BOOK GIVEAWAY!

To celebrate the release of her new book, Gail’s giving away a copy of one of her books, Barely Above Water. To learn how to enter the giveaway read to the bottom of the post!

Gail Palotta is my writer of the day.  Let’s learn a bit more about her. 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. Gail’s a former regional writer of the year for American Christian Writers Association, a 2013 Grace Awards finalist and a 2017 Reader’s Favorite Book Award winner. She’s published five 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 http//gailpallotta.com.

Her latest book is Hair Calamities and Hot Cash. Sounds like a fun book. Gail’s going to share a behind the scenes look at it today.

The Story Behind The Story

My mother’s beauty shop in a small town at the foothills of the North Carolina Mountains inspired Hair Calamities and Hot Cash. While my mother rolled hair, she listened to as many troubles as the local psychologist and heard as much gossip as the area’s nosiest busybody. But the caring attitude of every customer who entered the shop etched a special memory on my heart for my mother’s business and the town where I grew up. It’s even more precious in our divided society now when the word community only means a place to live. I wanted to bring back the camaraderie, acceptance, and respect for others that existed then. And of course, in my mind every town needs romance, mystery and humor.

Blurb: New York stockbroker Philip Wells crashes his rental car into Eve Castleberry’s beauty shop in Triville, North Carolina. On the same day the young widow’s defective hair products cause wild hairdos. Philip’s attracted to the distraught top-notch hairstylist and asks her out. She starts dating him, but stops because she falls too hard for a wayfarer who’ll leave and break her heart. When there’s another catastrophe in the shop, Philip comes to Eve’s rescue and convinces her to go out as friends. Later he solicits her help to find the thieves who stole his client’s cash. Then they trail two of the FBI’s most-wanted criminals. Romance blossoms amid danger, suspense and Eve’s hair-brained plan to get back the money.

To celebrate the release of Hair Calamities and Hot Cash, she’s giving away a Kindle copy of Barely Above Water, a 2017 Reader’s Favorite Award Winner. To enter, leave a comment. Winner will be picked on August 22.

 

 

Buy Barely Above Water on Amazon at http://amzn.to/1W4fUXB 

 

Don’t forget to leave a comment, if you want to win! Winner will be chosen on November 15!

UNTIL NEXT TIME…GOD BLESS & GOOD READING!

 

 

Writer of the Day–Alice K. Arenz

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AND A GIVEAWAY!

My writer of the day is  Alice K. Arenz.  Though she’s known for her cozy mysteries and romantic mystery/suspense novels, the Carol Award winning author has branched out with her newest release, The Wedding Barter, a romance that is both serious and funny. She’s a member of American Christian Fiction Writers. Her first three novels were honored by two finals and one win in ACFW’s Carol Awards: cozy mysteries The Case of the Bouncing Grandma (a 2009 finalist), The Case of the Mystified M.D., (2010 winner), and mystery/suspense Mirrored Image (a 2011 finalist). These novels have been followed by An American Gothic, Portrait of Jenny, and short story, Home Cookin’.  Visit her at her website www.akawriter.com

 

Good news for you, Alice is going to giveaway an e-copy of her new book, The Wedding Barter. Keep reading to find out how to enter the giveaway.  So let’s find out how a mystery/suspense writer came to write a romance in her own words. Alice K. Arenz:

 

Though romance—to some degree—has always been part of my books in the past, I hadn’t attempted one in…well, let’s just say too many years to count out. Let’s just leave it as being in the ancient times of the early 80s. It didn’t go very well. I was told my contributions were filled with too much comedy, too much mystery, and not enough sensual content—at which point I said “EW-www,” then promptly moved on.

Back to the story of how The Wedding Barter came to be part of the TRYING OUT FOR LOVE boxed set published by my incredibly awesome published Forget Me Not Romances. To be honest, the encouragement and confidence in my ability to write a romance sealed the deal. I was convinced it was the correct decision when, after a lot of prayer, the title for my “short novel” as well as the names of the lead characters were “given to me.” From there, it was a question of how to fulfill my commitment—which had suddenly become more difficult because of health issues. But, I’m a firm believer that God wouldn’t have given me the idea and details if He didn’t have the solution already worked out.

After stewing over the dilemma for about a month, my husband suggested that I dictate to him as he typed on his laptop. Um, seriously? Would that work. Really??? He was not only serious, but was dedicated to the project—even when absolutely nothing was happening! He tried to understand how “my process” had always involved me sitting at my desk, eyes closed, fingers on the keyboard while I prayed and waited for the “connection.” I can’t even begin to explain how much more difficult it was to find a way to verbally describe what I saw happening in my head! But, like my characters in Barter reminded themselves, all it takes is a mustard seed of faith. That’s what I sought, and the result is a 49,000 word short novel—a romance based in the same fictional town of Tarryton, Missouri where The Bouncing Grandma Mystery series is set. No murders, but a few twists and turns, and, I hope, some laughs as well.

 

THE WEDDING BARTER by Alice K. Arenz

Riley Carr has been best friends with Amy Lawton since they were toddlers.  While Amy awaits her discharge from the Army, Riley’s been left in charge of helping to arrange “a very small, intimate ceremony with no fanfare” for Amy and her fiancé. But, Riley has something else in mind.

With the aid of two other friends, Riley presents her “wedding barter” idea to groom, David Herron. He agrees, providing best man, Mike Todd, stays in the loop to keep things from getting out of hand.

It doesn’t help that the giant of a man is threatening, overbearing, and just doesn’t seem to like her or her ideas. But, when Todd gives Riley an ultimatum of producing results in three weeks or he’ll take over, she’s determined to prove him wrong. . .in more ways than one.

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To enter to win an e-copy of the Wedding Barter, leave a comment. Winner will be picked on July 16th. Thanks!

Thanks, Alice for sharing your story with us–both the book and how you came to write a romance. So, readers, do you prefer your favorite writers stick to one genre or are you willing to read something different from them?

UNTIL NEXT TIME…GOD BLESS & GOOD READING!