Monday, April 20, 2015

Sword of Forgiveness by Debbie Lynne Costello ends April 27th

Today is a very short post. But I would really love your feedback on this one. 

What bible verse do you go to read and stand on when someone you love and care about is facing a possible life threatening illness? 

I'd like to make a list of some of these scriptures. 

So leave me your go-to-verse, one that you might tape on the mirror or stick on your frig and I'll enter you to win a copy of Sword of Forgiveness and if you've already purchased Sword of Forgiveness or won it, I'll give you a $5 amazon gift card if your the winner.

When her father died, she had promised herself no man would own her again, yet who could defy an edict of the king?
After the death of her cruel father, Brithwin is determined never again to live under the harsh rule of any man. Independent and resourceful, she longs to be left alone to manage her father's estate. But she soon discovers a woman has few choices when the king decrees she is to marry Royce, the Lord of Rosencraig. As if the unwelcome marriage isn't enough, her new husband accuses her of murdering his family, and she is faced with a challenge of either proving her innocence or facing possible execution.
Royce of Hawkwood returns home after setting down a rebellion to find his family brutally murdered. When all fingers point to his betrothed and attempts are made on his life, Royce must wade through murky waters to uncover the truth. Yet Brithwin's wise and kind nature begin to break down the walls of his heart, and he soon finds himself in a race to discover who is behind the evil plot before Brithwin is the next victim.

Debbie Lynne Costello has enjoyed writing stories since she was about eight years old. She raised her family and then embarked on her own career of writing the stories that had been begging to be told. She and her husband have four children and live in upstate South Carolina. She has worked in many capacities in her church and is currently the Children's Director. Debbie Lynne has shown and raised Shetland Sheepdogs for eighteen years and still enjoys litters now and then. In their spare time, she and her husband take pleasure in camping and riding their Arabian and Tennessee Walking horses.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

The Power of Loss PLUS - A Stranger's Secret - GIVEAWAY! Ends April 20th

The Power of Loss
by Laurie Alice Eakes 

Please welcome Laurie Alice Eakes to my blog this week. Laurie Alice is generously giving away a copy of her new release, A Stranger's Secret. Read on down to find out how to enter. 
Have you lost anyone or anything precious to you?

Right before I wrote this book, I lost my mother. We hadn’t always gotten along, but in the past several years, we had developed a great relationship, even if I didn’t see her very often due to geographical distance between us. She was my biggest fan, and I felt like a part of myself had been ripped away.

That pain, however, helped me to write Morwenna’s story.

From the beginning of my concept for the Cornwall series, I had a vision for Morwenna. She was the black sheep of the family. When her older cousin, Elizabeth from A Lady’s Honor learns that Morwenna is in trouble, Her first reaction is to ask, “What has she done now.” Not “What has she done?” or “What happened to her?” No, it’s that “now” that tells the tale of how Morwenna is perceived in her family--expected to do no right and take the blame when something goes wrong.

And Morwenna lives up to this reputation. She is a bad girl from a good family, so when she needs her family to believe in her the most, they don’t.

This is where Morwenna is coming from in A Stranger’s Secret. She has lost her family’s respect and support. Before that, she has faced loss all her life. Her parents abandoned her to the authoritarian mercies of her grandparents. Seeking love, she has lost her reputation, something of great value in nineteenth century England. Then, when she tries to do something right, she loses her husband. At the beginning of A Stranger’s Secret, Morwenna is on the verge of losing her home, her son, and, ultimately, her freedom if she is convicted of a horrendous crime and imprisoned.

Then she meets David, a man from a different social class and with a different perspective on life, and Morwenna faces possibly the scariest loss of all--her heart to a stranger she doesn’t quite trust.

Morwenna doesn’t always handle her losses with grace. She is often angry to cover up her hurt. This is the story of how she rises above her grief and anger, accepts grace, and learns to love.

What has helped yu recover from a loss in your life, whether a parent, a spouse, or even a beloved pet?

Do, please, share your wisdom or feel free to ask a question of your own. I am giving away a copy of A Stranger’s Secret. Paperback version only to those living in the 48 contiguous United States, or an ebook to anyone regardless of residence. 


“Eakes has a charming way of making her novels come to life without being over the top,” writes Romantic times of  bestselling, award-winning author Laurie Alice Eakes. Since she lay in bed as a child telling herself stories, she has fulfilled her dream of becoming a published author, with a degree in English and French from Asbury University and a master’s degree in writing fiction from Seton Hill University contributing to her career path. Now she has nearly two dozen books in print.

After enough moves in the past five years to make U-Haul’s stock rise, she now lives in Houston, Texas, where she and her husband are newly minted church leaders. Although they haven’t been blessed with children—yet--they have sundry lovable dogs and cats. If the carpet is relatively free of animal fur, then she is either frustrated with the current manuscript, or brainstorming another, the only two times she genuinely enjoys housekeeping.

As a grieving young widow, Morwenna only wants a quiet life for herself and her son. Until a man washes ashore, entangling her in a web of mystery that could threaten all she holds dear.

Lady Morwenna Trelawny Penvenan indulged in her fair share of dalliances in her youth, but now that she's the widowed mother to the heir of the Penvenan title, she's desperate to polish her reputation. When she's accused of deliberately luring ships to crash on the rocks to steal the cargo, Morwenna begins an investigation to uncover the real culprits and stumbles across an unconscious man lying in the sea's foam—a man wearing a medallion with the Trelawny crest around his neck.

The medallion is a mystery to David Chastain, a boat builder from Somerset. All David knows is that his father was found dead in Cornwall with the medallion in his possession after lying and stealing his family's money. And he knows the widow who rescued him is impossibly beautiful—and likely the siren who caused the shipwreck in the first place—as well as the hand behind whoever is trying to murder David.

As Morwenna nurses David back to health and tries to learn how he landed on her beach, suspicion and pride keep their growing attraction at bay. But can they join together to save Morwenna's name and estate and David’s life? Can they acknowledge the love they are both trying to deny?