Monday, June 24, 2013

3 Book Giveaway, The Ravensmoore Chronicles by Jillian Kent ends July 1st


 Jillian Kent is the author of the Ravensmoore Chronicles series which includes, Secrets of the Heart, Chameleon, and Mystery of the Heart. These are all historical romantic mystery/suspense novels set during England’s regency era that will keep you turning pages. Jill is a licensed independent social worker employed as a counselor for nursing students. She is also a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors and passionate about mental health and wellness for everyone. She contributes and coordinates the writing of  The Well Writer column for the Christian Fiction Online Magazine. Escape into the past . . . Discover faith for the future are the first words you’ll find on her home page that perfectly describe her stories.

I want to welcome Jillian Kent to my blog. Jillian is a talented author and is graciously giving away her 3 book series, The Ravensmoore Chronicles. Leave a comment and tell us how you like to escape to be entered in this fantastic drawing.


THE ART OF ESCAPISM 
I’m thrilled that Debbie invited me here. I’ve decided to share with you why I wrote the three novels I currently have in print and where I think I might be headed next. For those of you who have no idea what my novels are about I’ll give you some information and if you’re interested you can click over to my website and read the first chapter of each novel on my books page.
First of all you’ll notice that my tag line on my website is, Escape into the Past, Discover Faith for the Future. It wasn’t difficult for me to come up with that line; it’s what I’ve been doing for a long time. I’ve always loved escaping into the past but it was really in order to escape the present. There was no other reason for it other than pure escapism from problems I was trying to cope with and I don’t believe there is anything wrong with that, however, I wanted more. I was missing that spiritual thread which was an important part of my life but I hadn’t discovered Christian fiction.
I studied the craft of writing without writing much at all in the early nineties after having my children. I worked full-time and devoted all the rest of my time to my children and husband. My hubby and I have worked continuously since we each received our masters degrees in social work in 1980 and we’re still working. I do have some thoughts of wanting to write full time but I don’t think I’d enjoy writing as much if I did that; at least not yet. I like the work I do as a counselor (it’s as much my calling as writing is) and I also like getting a paycheck. J Did anyone ever tell you that you may not make a lot of money writing novels? It’s true, so don’t write for the money, and if it comes you can celebrate.
I think it was in 1999 that I finished my first novel, Dreams in the Mist, that I still hope to publish someday after another few rounds of revision. If you’ve ever written a book you know that first novels rarely sell and with good reason, they usually stink. However, I believe that with time and knowledge many first books may be salvaged. I was writing that book for the secular market and I wrote my next book for the secular market as well. That book became, Secrets of the Heart, Book One of The Ravensmoore Chronicles.
I rewrote Secrets of the Heart for the Christian market after reading Robin Lee Hatcher’s, The Forgiving Hour. My first two novels in The Ravensmoore Chronicles delve into dark secrets, mental illness, and the treatment of the mentally ill in the early nineteenth century. This was my way of writing about a subject that was very important to me yet allowed me to put some distance between how the issue of mental illness was treated centuries ago as compared to today. And yet I could still explore themes that are relevant today, such as fear, ignorance, prejudice, stigma, etc.
So if any of you are reading this and want to shed light on a subject close to your heart but perhaps too painful to write about in modern times, I encourage you to think about making your novel a historical and bring light to a difficult subject today as you escape into the past to do so.

Tell us how you like to escape to be entered in this 3 book giveaway of The Ravensmoore Chronicles!


Lady Mercy Grayson has secretly been studying medicine in Edinburgh, Scotland. She has dressed as a man to pursue the same passion her big brother Devlin, Lord Ravensmoore, pursued outside the acceptance of society. Her secret has been discovered. Now she's running away from Scotland and her dreams. Will she be able to accomplish what she feels is God's calling, or will the parameters of society and those who want to use her secret to accomplish their own selfish ends determine the course of her future?
Vincent Lyons, Lord Eden, is an adventurer coming home to London to deliver the mysterious Holy Lance to the prince regent who wants to see if the legends are true surrounding this relic that is said to possess both the power of healing and destruction. His life is catapulted in another direction when he meets Mercy who is pursuing a different kind of adventure that will cause him to question everything he believes.
Both will be forced to examine their personal motives when members of a voudon tribe, the Regent, and the London Legend Seekers Club search to possess the ancient relic for their own purposes.


Chameleon is the story of Lady Victoria Grayson, fondly referred to as Snoop by her physician
brother, Lord Ravensmoore. Lady Victoria journeys to London for the first time in her adult life after battling a chronic childhood illness that kept her home bound for years. She is embroiled in a hornet's nest of intrigue when her brother is called upon to treat a Member of Parliament after a brutal attack.
The Prince Regent has called Jonathon Denning, Lord Witt, from his home in the country to investigate Ravensmoore's activities. The Regent isn't so sure he wants one of his lords working a trade and expects to put an end to what he considers eccentric behavior. Jaded by his profession as a spy, Witt understands that some people are not what they pretend to be. When he meets Victoria his cynical nature is challenged along with his doubts about God. Together they must confront their pasts in order to solve a mystery that could devastate their future.


Madeline Whittington, daughter of the deceased Earl of Richfield, emerges from English society's prescribed period of mourning in the winter of 1817.
Madeline believes that she no longer belongs in a world of gossip and gowns after experiencing multiple losses. When she rescues a runaway from Ashcroft Insane Asylum, her life will be forever changed as she discovers the dark secrets within the asylum walls.
Because of his elder brother's unexpected death, Devlin Greyson becomes Earl of Ravensmoore and struggles between two worlds: one of affluence and privilege and one of poverty and disease. Torn between his desire to become a doctor and the numerous responsibilities of his title, he wrestles with God's calling for his future.
Will he be able to honor this God-given gift and win the woman he falls in love with in a society that does not value gentlemen who work? And will Lady Madeline be able to honor her father's memory when she is attracted to the man she holds responsible for her father's death?

Want to connect with Jillian? You can reach her at these places.                     



Twitter @JillKentAuthor

http://www.christianfictiononlinemagazine.com/

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Monday, June 17, 2013

Immigrant Bride Collection by Nancy Farrier and others plus a tote bag ends June 24th



Nancy J Farrier is an award winning author who lives in Southern California in the Mojave Desert. She loves the Southwest and interesting historical past. Nancy and her husband have five children. When Nancy isn’t writing, she loves to read, do needlecraft, play with her cats, and spend time with her family. Nancy is represented by Karen Ball of The Steve Laube Literary Agency. You can read more about Nancy and her books on her website: nancyjfarrier.com.

Nancy is giving away a copy of her new release, Immigrant Bride Series and a tote bag for all of your favorite books! Leave a comment and tell us some crazy thing you've done to be entered in the drawing.

Where are you right now (LVR, DR, Bathroom) and what are you wearing? You have to tell the truth.
     At this very moment I’m sitting on the couch in the living room, laptop on my lap and my legs curled up under me. I’m wearing exercise capris and a comfy t-shirt. My hair is pulled back with a scrunchie, and I am saying, “Thank you, thank you,” that this isn’t a video chat. LOL

What is the funniest, strangest, or most interesting thing you have learned when doing research?

     The inspiration for my book, An Ostrich a Day, came when I accompanied my daughters on a field trip to an ostrich ranch. I was fascinated and called the owner later to ask if I could come and interview her to research a book. She was so much fun. We spent an afternoon together and she shared many stories about raising ostriches, some that happened to her and her husband, and some that others experienced. I included parts of those stories in my book, or used them for reference for my characters. (Before the book released, I took the manuscript to her to read and check for errors. She loved the story and I thanked her in my dedication.)
     One of the stories she related had to do with the younger male ostriches – the teenagers so to speak. The adolescent males can be very rambunctious. A person can go in a pen of female ostriches safely, but you have to be careful of those rowdy boys.
     She told of one man who wouldn’t listen to those who cautioned him. He wanted to show off and went into the ostrich pen. The male ostriches became very excited and surrounded him so he couldn’t exit the pen. By the time they were able to get him out, he was still alive, but lost every stitch of his clothing. A hard lesson learned. I used this scene in my book, but the character in the book did not lose all of his clothes, just part of them. Even now, thinking about that scene makes me smile.

What is something that very few people know about you?

     I grew up going to church with my family, but didn’t know I needed to ask Jesus to be my Savior. When I was sixteen, I questioned everything my parents taught, and didn’t find any good answers. So, I turned away from my parents, from the church and from God.
     The next several years were miserable, I acted like life was wonderful, but inside I had a heart filled with pain. I hated everyone, because I hated myself. At 18, I became pregnant and my fiancé and I married. Over the next six years I miscarried three times, and felt worthless as a woman. When I became pregnant for the 4th time, I didn’t think I would be able to live if I lost another child, even contemplating suicide. I cried out to God and told Him I would believe in Him if He let me have this baby.
      I gave birth to a healthy baby boy and told God I believed in Him now, but my life, which had become difficult didn’t change. What I didn’t know is that “even the demons believe and tremble.” (James 2:19 NKJV) By this time my marriage was a shambles, and I didn’t know what to do, or where to turn.
     Our son was 20 months old when my husband died in a car accident. I didn’t think life could get any worse. I felt responsible because of all the trouble we’d been having. But, God was there, working on my hardened heart. Almost a year after my husband died, I knelt on my living room floor and begged Jesus to forgive me and to become my Lord and Savior. What felt like a physical weight lifted from my shoulders, and I became a changed person.
     Since that day, life hasn’t always been easy. I lost my home in a flood, and had another home destroyed in a sink hole. Yet, through everything God has given me strength, peace and joy. He’s given me a wonderful husband and five children. I wouldn’t trade my life with Jesus Christ for anything. He is my life.

What is your favorite material item that you own (examples: ipod, Gone with the Wind book, grandmother’s rocking chair)   
     I am surrounded by wonderful material possessions that may not be valuable to most people, but are treasured by me. That’s because of the memories associated with each item – something one of my kids gave me, something that belonged to my mom, etc. I have a very special book given to me this past Mother’s Day, which is handwritten and illustrated by my grandson. I can’t even express how much that means to me.
     One of my new favorite possessions is my iPad. I didn’t think I would become so attached when I got this, but it’s so easy to carry in my purse and so useful. I have my Bible on it, books on the Kindle app, a list maker for my shopping, a camera to take pictures, internet access, and on and on. One of my favorite apps and the reason I first got the iPad is OnSong. This is an app for people who do worship in their church. As Worship Leader in my church this in invaluable resource for me.
     Yes, I know I could give up the iPad, but I wouldn’t find it fun. Lol

If you could live in any time period other than the one we live in, past or future,  when and where would that be and why?

     While I write historical fiction and love studying the time periods and how people live, I deal in the fictionalized reality, not the way things actually were. When I think what people faced living in those times, I don’t want to go back there.
     I feel God placed me in this time, right now, for a purpose. I’m content to be here – mostly, lol – without any desire for time travel one direction or the other.
     That said, if I could go to a time when people could travel on hover boards like they had in the Scott Westerfeld’s, Uglies, books, that would be fun. I loved the hover boards and the fact they had the bracelet that kept them from hitting the ground if they fell off. What fun. So maybe I would go to an alternate reality, not forward or backward.

If you were writing a book about your life what would the title be?
     Free to Laugh – Trusting God with every aspect of my life has given me the freedom to laugh and enjoy the life He’s given me. Yes, there are down times, times of hurt or discouragement, but overall I love to laugh and find joy in life.

What one novel did you read that made you want to be a part of the story?
     From the time I first learned to read, I devoured books. I would go to the library and bring home a pile of books to read each week. The library was one of my favorite places.
     I wasn’t always crazy about the assigned reading books in school, but in 10th grade my English teacher assigned The Hobbit. I’d never read any fantasy books before and didn’t even realize there was such a genre outside of fairy tale type of books. I will never forget the fascination I had for Tolkien’s story. We were to take a few weeks to read and discuss The Hobbit. I think I finished it in a couple of days. I don’t know how many times I reread it during that time. I loved the adventure and in reading, was drawn into the story like I had never been before.
     I still love fantasy stories, but most of all I love stories where I connect with the characters. I read fiction to become part of the story, and to learn something to. In reading The Hobbit, I learned about bravery, honesty and loyalty, plus many other lessons. Yep, I just love books and reading.

What is the biggest secret you ever kept (of course it can’t be a secret anymore)?
     Okay, so this is something I kept secret for years, but I did confess to my mother a couple of years before she passed away. My big, terrible secret.
     Until I was nine-years-old, we lived in a small Indiana community. Our neighbors were wonderful and it was a great place to grow up. The house we lived in had a huge front porch, which strangely shrank to a very normal sized porch when I went back to look at the house as an adult. LOL
     When I was around five or six-years-old, we had a bird, our only pet. Sometimes Mom would let the bird out to fly around the room. I loved that bird, but was fascinated after hearing stories about cats catching birds and killing them. I couldn’t imagine how any cat could catch a winged creature that flitted so high and so fast.
      One day I was alone in the living room. The bird flew about, going from one side of the room to the cage to the curtains on the other side of the room. I loved to watch him fly. This was a spring day, so the front storm door was open, leaving the only the screen door between the living room and outdoors. I heard a noise and looked over to see the neighbor’s cat at our door watching the bright-colored bird flit around the room.
     Well, I’m sure you can guess what happened. Curiosity didn’t kill the cat this time, but the bird didn’t fare so well. As soon as I cracked the door open that cat moved with light speed into the room, leaped into the air, grabbed the bird mid-flight, was out the door and gone before I had time to process what had happened. I’d never seen an animal move so fast.
     Now, I knew I would be in huge trouble, so I pretended I had no idea what happened to our little parakeet. For many years I kept quiet about what really happened. The funny thing was when I finally “fessed” up to Mom, she said, “Oh, I figured that’s what happened.”  I did learn a valuable lesson that day – at the cost of that poor bird.

What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done?

     I think most of us do some very crazy things when we’re young and don’t understand the full consequences we might face. Sometimes, tragedy happens because of this and sometimes we survive by the grace of God.
     I loved horses and I used to go riding a lot with a friend of mine. He was as crazy as I was. Once when we were riding, we decided we wanted to cross the main highway to visit someone. This was a very busy north-south road in Indiana with a lot of traffic. We wanted to cross outside of town, so the cars and semis would be travelling about 65mph. That made it hard to get across safely on horseback.
     One of us had the bright idea to cross over on the railroad bridge. Yep, there was a railroad bridge across this busy highway that was in just the right place. We figured we could ride our sometimes skittish horses over a road with big trucks traveling at high speeds and without knowing the train schedule. At that time trains came through town frequently.
     We started out, and I remember looking down at those vehicles racing below and being afraid, but I couldn’t back down. I have to say there was no fence or anything at the edge of the railroad bridge. It dropped off with no guard rail at all.
     If I remember right, my friend’s horse balked about half way across and we ended up turning around and going back. I was terrified that a train would come along and can still remember the utter relief I felt when we were back on safe ground. This is also something I didn’t tell my parents about. I would have been grounded and locked in my room for the next thirty years with good cause. That’s probably the most dangerous thing I ever did. Sometimes when I hear about teenagers doing something dangerous and getting hurt, I remember that time and understand. I am so grateful nothing horrible happened to either of us.

Join nine young women who leave their homelands to pursue the American dream! Spanning the years 1775 to 1906, this can't-put-down collection of historical romances includes Capucine: Home to My Heart; Freedom's Cry; The Golden Cord; I Take Thee, a Stranger; Blessed Land; Promises Kept; The Blessing Basket; The Angel of Nuremburg; and Prairie Schoolmarm. Nancy's novella is Blessed Land, the story of a young girl in 1854, Tucson, Arizona, right after the Gadsden Purchase made that area part of the United States of America.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Rocky Road by Susan Lohrer ends 6/17

Susan Lohrer grew up in more towns in western Canada than she has fingers to count them on. She currently lives in southern BC with her husband of more than two decades, their two teenagers who are still at home, three dogs, and far more aquariums than a reasonable household should contain. She believes life is always better with a healthy dose of humor.

Please welcome my sweet friend, great editor, and awesome author, Susan Lohrer. Susan is giving away 2 copies of her new release, Rocky Road, one paperback and one ebook.

Where are you right now (LVR, DR, Bathroom) and what are you wearing? You have to tell the truth.
I’m in my home office (it’s where my computer lives). And I’m wearing a pink T-shirt and bright orange skinny jeans. Do people really do interviews in the bathroom? I’ve taken my own picture in the bathroom before, but only because the mirror makes it easier to get my face in my camera’s viewfinder. That’s not weird, right?

What is the funniest, strangest, or most interesting thing you have learned when doing research?That people love to share their experiences and knowledge with authors. When I first set out to do my research, it was hard getting up the nerve to say, “I’m writing this romance novel, and do you have a few moments to talk to me about X, Y, or Z?” But I did eventually get up my nerve because there’s some stuff you can’t learn from Google. I had several medical people weigh in on Rocky Road, from physical therapists to a speech and language pathologist. Even people I’ve never met were willing to help, like Peg’s Car Guy in Colorado—a car dealer, who, though he knew my intent was to harm my hero’s car, sent me a huge package full of information on old Mustangs. For my second romantic comedy, Over the Edge (it’ll be out July 25, and you can get a sneak peek at the end of Rocky Road), I called a police station in Idaho, and one of the officers chuckled a little at my request to know exactly what the station smelled like and then proceeded to help me make my fictional police station look and smell authentic. And Sharen, my kids’ high school principal, shared tons of stuff that helped make that book’s setting and heroine true to life. In fact, I’ve never ever found a person who didn’t want to help out with research for a novel. Researching novels really bolsters one’s faith in humanity.

What is something that very few people know about you?

Oh, gosh, that’s a hard one. I blather about everything all the time, so I’m sure everyone knows all there is to know about me. Um, OK, I have one: In high school I played the saxophone and won every music award the school had—but I couldn’t improvise to save my life. Apparently I was saving my creativity for when I started writing.

What is your favorite material item that you own (examples: ipod, Gone with the Wind book, grandmother’s rocking chair)
My Royal Doulton figurine. I wanted one all my life, and a few years ago my husband got her for me for my birthday (well, I showed him a picture of her and told him that’s what he was getting for me, and then I ordered her). He’s a fabulous gift picker-outer.

If you could live in any time period other than the one we live in, past or future,  when and where would that be and why?
I guess I’d pick the future. I’ve tried my hand at raising farm animals and vegetables and doing laundry without running water (that last one wasn’t by choice); water is heavy, and slaughtering chickens and chasing pigs all over the front yard isn’t my cup of tea—and I really prefer having hot running water in the house—so that’s how I know I definitely wouldn’t want to live very far in the past. And I’d be happy living anywhere that has 1. a couple of months of proper summer 2. mountains (something about flat places makes me nervous).

If you were writing a book about your life what would the title be?

Do What You Want, You Will Anyway. It’s something my exasperated husband said a couple of weeks after we got married, and his father was dumfounded at his having acquired this wisdom at such a young age. I think it’d be awesome for my biography to emphasize one of my husband’s qualities that has made such a strong, enduring marriage.

What one novel did you read that made you want to be a part of the story?

A Wrinkle in Time.

What is the biggest secret you ever kept (of course it can’t be a secret anymore)?

My writing! One day a friend was over, and it came up that I’d had an anecdote published in the Canadian Reader’s Digest. Well, four of them. So the guy put on a snooty accent, looked down his nose, and said to me, “And now I’m living in the count-reh, working on my no-o-o-ovel.” Well, I did live in the country, and I was working on Rocky Road at the time. But no way was I going to admit it to him after that!

What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done?

This doesn’t seem crazy to me anymore because I’ve been doing it a few years, but it makes some of my friends think I’m nuts. In fact, one of them wanted to make sure I was packing while I do it. Being Canadian, I asked, “Packing what? I’m not going overnight, you know.” Anyway. After a pretty bad car accident, my husband couldn’t ride dirt bikes anymore, so he told me he was going to get a street bike instead. I’m not sure what possessed me, but I shot back, “Then you’d darn well better get me one, too.” So he got me an ancient Nighthawk. So then I was kind of obligated to learn how to ride the thing and get my license. And I love it! Now I’m riding an FZ6 (a sport bike), and I love that even better. She’s red, and her name is Precious (the way Sméagol says it). I don’t have a tattoo, though (in case you were wondering).



Sometimes the best road to love is a Rocky Road…



Physical therapist Nancy Anne Robertson has her sights set on her dream promotion. Problem #1: she’s engaged to one of her patients, and if her secret gets out, she’ll lose her job altogether. Problem #2: her ex-fiancé is back in town, shooting for the same promotion. Complicating matters are two mothers (and one fiancé) with alarming secrets, an autistic brother with a penchant for wandering off at the most inconvenient times, and four rings—the fake diamond kind, the stolen kind, the sticky wax kind that belongs under a toilet . . . and maybe, just maybe, the kind meant to make a girl say I do.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Stealing the Preacher ends June 10th

                                                      
 Karen Witemeyer writes historical romance fiction for Bethany House and was recently named a RITA® Finalist in the category of Best First Book for her debut novel, A Tailor-Made Bride. She loves to watch movies (even those not inspired by true stories), cross-stitch, and eat chocolate chip ice cream. Karen makes her home in Abilene, Texas with her hunky, computer nerd husband and their three children.

Karen is giving away a copy of Stealing the Preacher. Be sure to leave a comment and your email address. Also, let me know if you are a feedburner follower. 
                                                          
                                                         Stealing the Preacher

                                                  Q&A with Karen Witemeyer

What inspired you to write Stealing the Preacher?
After the amazing response to the Archer brothers depicted in Short-Straw Bride, I couldn't wait to craft a stand-alone story for Crockett, the charmer of the Archer clan. First, I had a gang of over-the-hill outlaws steal him from a train then tangled him up with the gang leader's daughter, a heroine with enough sense to look beneath his charm and sufficient spirit to fight for what she wants. Finally, since Crockett is no ordinary preacher, but a gun-toting rancher with a gift for doctoring . . . well, that meant a plot full of scrapes, trouble, and untold shenanigans. But amid the adventure and romance lies a heartrending tale of God's pursuit of a single lost soul.

Does a reader have to have read Short-Straw Bride in order to enjoy Stealing the Preacher?No. Stealing the Preacher is written as a stand-alone title. It includes a completely new cast of characters and a new setting with only a few casual mentions of characters from Short-Straw Bride. A new reader can easily pick this book up and enjoy it with no previous exposure to the Archers. However, readers who did read Short-Straw Bride will enjoy reconnecting with Crockett and continuing on with the family's adventures.

Do you have any plans for more Archer stories?
The youngest Archer brother, Neill, will be featured in a novella coming in January 2014. This will be part of a collection entitled, A Match Made in Texas. A grown-up Neill meets his match in a feisty half-Comanche widow in the wilds of west Texas. I just couldn't let those Archers go without giving them all their own happily-ever-afters.

What are some of the themes explored in Stealing the Preacher?Submitting to God's call is the overall theme, yet this plays out differently through the various characters. Crockett must surrender his dream of serving God in the way he'd always envisioned in order to follow a new path leading in the opposite direction. Joanna must trust God with her father's soul, and Silas must reach his breaking point in order to submit to his need for a Savior.

We all have people in our lives who resist surrendering their hearts to God. This story encourages those of us who love them to never give up on those precious souls - to continue in prayer, to plant seeds, and to speak truth when the opportunity arises.

Did you do any interesting research during your writing?
My heroine, Joanna, is an artist like her mother. As I researched artistic styles of the 19th century, I came across one that not only stirred me, personally, but helped my plot by giving Joanna's mother a reason to travel west. In the mid-1800s, the Hudson River School burst on the scene with glorious
landscapes that idealized the beauty of untamed wilderness. In the 20th century, the term luminism was coined to describe this style. It is characterized by attention to detail and the hiding of brush strokes so that nothing distracts from the vision of nature being depicted. Artists in the Hudson River School for the most part believed that nature in the form of the American landscape was a manifestation of God. Therefore they painted highly realistic yet idealized renderings of what they had seen on their travels. It is Martha Robbins's dedication to this style of art that drives her to leave her safe city life to search out her own wilderness to paint. This, of course, eventually leads her to Texas and the outlaw who would become her husband and Joanna's father.




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Saturday, June 1, 2013

About Me

Debbie Lynne Costello lives in the beautiful state of South Carolina with her husband. She has finished a number of historical Christian fiction romance stories and is represented by Tamela Hancock Murray of the Steve Laube Agency. Her favorite time and setting is the ninteenth century in Charleston, South Carolina. Debbie Lynne is a member of the ACFW. She loves the Lord and hopes that someday she will be able to touch people's lives through her writing. For more information about Debbie Lynne stop by her website. Besides her personal blog Debbie Lynne contributes to Christian Fiction Historical Society on the 7th of each month. She and Kathy Maher also host a blog dedicated to getting the word out about blog giveaways. Stop by Fiction Addiction Fix to find great giveaways or learn how to have your giveaway advertised.