Friday’s Sales, New Releases, Upcoming Releases, and Giveaways – 9/25/15

It’s Friday!!! I can’t tell you how much I look forward to Fridays. I’m sure y’all feel the same. But what makes Fridays even sweeter: book sales! Yep, I’ve got your Friday sales again. I’ve also added a new category: Free!

My author friends kindly shared their free books, sales, releases, and giveaways. Reader friends, the list is long, so get ready to add to your TBR pile. I know I will be. The links are in blue to assist you in your purchases, so here we go!

*If you purchase a read, please leave a review for the author. It’s your way to say thank you. Happy Reading!



1. Valerie Comer’s Raspberries and Vinegar (A Farm Fresh Romance Book 1)
Ms. Comer’s first book in the Farm Fresh Romance series is free on Kindle, Nook, Kobo,iBooks. You’ll need to check the price for Audible.

Here’s the blurb: “Josephine Shaw: complex, yet singleminded. A tiny woman with big ideas and, some would say, a mouth to match. But what does she really know about sustainable living as it relates to the real world? After all, she and her two friends are new to farming. 
Zachary Nemesek is back only until his dad recovers enough to work his own land again. When Zach discovers three helpless females have taken up residence at the old farm next door, he expects trouble. But a mouse invasion proves Jo has everything under control. Is there anything she can’t handle? And surely there’s something sweet beneath all that tart.”

You can find Ms. Comer on her Website, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and Goodreads.



1. Johnnie Alexander’s Where Treasure Hides
Ms. Alexander’s novel is back on the Friday blog post, but this time for sales. Her eBook is on sale for $2.99 until September 26th, so hurry to purchase it for your Kindle.

Here’s a portion of the blurb: “Artist Alison Schuyler spends her time working in her family’s renowned art gallery, determined to avoid the curse that has followed the Schuyler clan from the Netherlands to America and back again. She’s certain that true love will only lead to tragedy―that is, until a chance meeting at Waterloo station brings Ian Devlin into her life.”

You can find Ms. Alexander on her Website, Facebook, Goodreads, Pinterest, and Twitter.


2. Elizabeth Maddrey’s Joint Venture (Grant us Grace Book 0)
Ms. Maddrey is on the list with three books today! First up is Book 0 in the Grant Us Grace series, Joint Venture, which is available on Kindle for 99c.

Here’s the blurb: “Laura Willis is busy planning her wedding to Ryan when she catches him cheating. Again. This time with her best friend. She throws her fist, and her ring, in his face and immerses herself in work at Brenda’s House of Hair. But the salon is awash in drama too as Brenda cuts corners and goes on a rampage.  
Laura’s coworker hairstylist, Matt Stephenson, is searching for other employment options and a new place to live. Deciding to take a risk, he determines to open his own salon and invites Laura to partner with him. Can their friendship survive the undertaking or will this joint venture be more than either of them bargained for?”

You can find Ms. Maddrey at her Website, Facebook, and Twitter.


3. Elizabeth Maddrey’s Wisdom to Know (Grant Us Grace Book 1)
The second novel from Ms. Maddrey is Wisdom to Know, which is available on Kindle for 99c. (Pssst: I really liked this book!)

Here’s a little snippet of the blurb: “Lydia Brown has taken just about every wrong turn she could find. When an abortion leaves her overwhelmed by guilt, she turns to drugs to escape her pain. After a single car accident lands her in the hospital facing DUI charges, Lydia is forced to reevaluate her choices.”


4. Elizabeth Maddrey’s Faith Departed (Remnants Book 1)
Ms. Maddrey’s last book on the blog is Faith Departed. It is available on Kindle for 99c.

Curious? Here’s the blurb: “Twin sisters June and July have never encountered an obstacle they couldn’t overcome. Married just after graduating college, the girls and their husbands remained a close-knit group.
Now settled and successful, the next logical step is children. But as the couples struggle to conceive, each must reconcile the goodness of God with their present suffering.
Will their faith be strong enough to triumph in the midst of trial?”

Again, if you are interested in following Ms. Maddrey, see her social media links listed under book two in the Sales portion.


5. Toni Shiloh’s A Life to Live
Yep, I’m back on the list. A Live to Live is on sale for Kindle and Nook at 99c. I’m donating my September royalties to the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Inc.  (SCDAA) in support of Sickle Cell Awareness Month.

Here’s a snippet from my blurb: “Mia is headed to the famed Nottingham for a month long vacation. She never imagined she’d run into her high-school sweetheart thousands of miles away from her home town. Why would God throw them back together?”

You can find me here, Facebook, Pinterest, and Goodreads.

New Releases


1. Saundra Staats McLemore Christmas Pact
Ms. McLemore is bringing us her latest release. The Christmas Pact is available on Kindle for $4.99.

Here’s a portion from the blurb: “Carrie Emeline has a loving and trusting heart. Is it a blessing or a curse? Innocent and naive Carrie Emeline meets the man who can help her conquer her dilemmas…or can he? Following the marriage, she discovers she’s been deceived by her husband who deliberately wheedled himself into her life and her heart with an unthinkable lie.”

You can find Ms. McLemore at her Website and Facebook.


2. Christmas Mail-Order Angels
Brought to you by Darlene Franklin, Cynthia Hickey, Susan Page Davis, Brandi Boddie, Jennifer AlLee, and Teresa Ives Lilly. The boxset of historical romantic novellas is available on Kindle for $4.99.

Here’s the blurb: “A dying town populated by miners eager to settle down. . .but not a single marriageable woman lives in Angel Vale, Wyoming. The women of Merville, Maine, have lost too many men to the Civil War and to the sea. When the Ladies Aid Society receives the request for mail order brides, eleven matches are made.”

To find out more about each author, click on their names to go to their websites.


3. “Dying to Read Collection”
Brought to you by Susette Williams, Cynthia Hickey, Janice Thompson, Traci Tyne Hilton, and Christy Barritt. The boxset of inspirational cozy mysteries is available on Kindle for 99c.

Here’s a part of the blurbs for the stories:
Pounced by Christy Barritt
“Sierra is used to fighting for the lives of innocent creatures. But when a killer puts the lives of her own cats on the line, her crusade becomes personal.” 

Deadly Neighbors by Cynthia Hickey
“When Marsha Calloway’s daughter is accused of a crime she didn’t commit, Marsha is determined to find the real culprit. She enlists the help of her Cadillac driving mama, the man who ditched Marsha at her high-school graduation but kept her heart, and a bumbling police officer.”

Hard To Find by Traci Tyne Hilton
“Isaac Daniels screwed up his romance with Jane Adler, and then a few more. Starting over at a Bible School in Sweden probably wasn’t the best idea. Especially when he manages to lose the pretty girl with the big green eyes, her crazy sister, and his boss’s diabetic nephew.” 

The Wedding Caper by Janice Thompson
“Join Annie Peterson, mother of the bride, as she solves crimes on her way to the wedding. In book one of the Bridal Mayhem Mystery series(The Wedding Caper) a $25,000 night deposit mysteriously disappears from the Clark County Savings and Loan, and Annie Peterson takes on the role of amateur sleuth to solve the mystery. Only one problem. . .she knows nothing about crime solving!”

Deadly Business by Susette Williams
“Bailey inherits her grandfather’s business, Maid For You, but cleaning up dead body parts wasn’t part of the job description. Bailey hopes to wipe out crime with the help of Nate, her computer hacker assistant, despite protests of their involvement in the case from Detective Max Wellington.
As the threads of deceit unravel, the murders begin to break out like a case of Bubonic Plague. Bailey uncovers deception, corruption and a few secrets that may forever change her life.”

To find out more about each author, click on their names to go to their websites.


4. Frontier Hearts: An Historical Christian Western Romance Collection
Brought to you by Lynette Bonner, Angela Breidenbach, Susan Page Davis, Vickie McDonough, Janelle Mowery, and Janice Thompson. The boxset is available on Kindle for 99c.

Here’s a portion from the blurb for the stories:
Rocky Mountain Oasis by Lynnette Bonner
“When Sky Jordan hears that his nefarious cousin has sent for a mail-order bride, he knows he has to prevent the marriage. No woman deserves to be left to that fate. Still, he’s as surprised as anyone to find himself standing next to her before the minister.”

The Debutante Queen by Angela Breidenbach
“Calista Blythe enters the first Miss Snowflake Pageant celebrating Montana statehood to expose the plight of street urchins. But hiding an indentured orphan could unravel Calista’s reputation, and her budding romance with pageant organizer, Albert Shanahan, if her secret is revealed. Will love or law prevail?”

Almost Home by Susan Page Davis
“Patricia Logan leaves her friend’s party in Denver and heads for home at her uncle’s ranch. Her ride is sidelined by the storm. A chance meeting with Jared Booker, an old friend, prompts Patricia to beg for a lift. They set out on horseback and become snowbound for two days in a shack with a crotchety midwife and their past. Can they rekindle their old camaraderie and see it transform into lasting love?”

A Breed Apart by Vickie McDonough
“The only thing Sarah Ames is good at is training horses. Her family wants to see her married. When her pa hires a stranger to take her job at their ranch, Sarah is hurt and angry. She suspects the handsome half-breed is a rustler and keeps her eye on him, but the man seems surprisingly above reproach. When cattle go missing, Sarah no longer wants to believe Carson is the thief. Could Carson have stolen her heart as well as the cattle?”

When all my Dreams Come True by Janelle Mowery
“Bobbie McIntyre dreams of running a ranch of her own. Raised without a mother and having spent most of her time around men, she knows more about wrangling than acting like a lady. Still, the friendship of her new employer awakens a desire to learn more about presenting her feminine side…but ranch life keeps getting in the way.”

Mismatched in Texas by Janice Thompson
“In the quaint community of Poetry, Texas, Belinda Bauer spies an opportunity. The tiny town is filled with loggers and railroad men in need of wives, so she sets herself up as a marriage broker. At her invitation, potential brides begin to arrive in Poetry. There’s only one problem: Belinda doesn’t have a clue what she’s doing and all the brides marry the wrong men!”

To find out more about each author, click on their names to go to their websites.

Upcoming Releases


1. Dawn Cahill’s When Lyric Met Limerick
Ms. Cahill’s novelette will be releasing October 7th. Right now, it’s available to pre-order on Kindle for 99c. Yep, 99c.

And now for a portion from the blurb: “It’s Seattle in the 1980s~~ The city and decade that spawned the grunge rock craze. Rocker wannabe Howard aspires to be the next Bruce Springsteen, and doesn’t mind bending a few rules to get there. Then he meets “Luna Tunes,” who sells limericks for a living. Sure, she’s cute, but who does that? And why is she with that goon Brian?”

Intrigued? Then go pre-order Ms. Cahill’s novelette. If you would like to know more about her and her writings, then check out her social media links: Website and Facebook.


2. Joy Ohagwu’s After
Ms. Ohagwe’s novel is releasing October 1st! It’s available for pre-order on Kindle at 99c.

Here’s a portion from the blurb: “Sixty thousand people watched as she fell off the stage-literally. Is her career in music over? Weighing 350 pounds, and left by her fiancé because of the shame of her public fall, will her new Christian faith be powerful enough to anchor her? Will she ever have another chance at true love?”

You can connect with Ms. Ohagwu on Facebook, Website, and via Email.


3. Nigeria Lockley’s Tempted to Touch
Ms. Lockley’s latest release is available for pre-order on Kindle and Smashwords for $2.99. You can also head to the publisher’s website to pre-order an autographed copy. It will release October 27th.

Want to know more? Here’s the blurb: “Kira Seagram is frustrated by her husband Mason’s zeal for the Lord, so she pours all of her attention into her work and reserves her soprano singing skills for the shower. Kira would rather not use them if she get can’t the adoration and recognition she feels she deserves and doubts she’ll find singing lead for Mason’s choir. When a routine drop off at her son, Nate’s private school turns into a ten-year reunion with her ex-boyfriend, Quincy McAdams, Kira isn’t interested in Mason’s half-hearted affection or willing to keep her voice to herself. With a firm offer from Quincy to help Kira cut a demo and possibly revive the love they let die, Kira has some choices to make. When Kira finds herself tempted to touch will she remain faithful to her husband or yield to the desires of her flesh?”

To find out more about Ms. Lockley, head to her Website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.



1. Jo Huddleston’s Weekly Giveaway
Author Jo Huddleston has a weekly giveaway on her blog. This week she is hosting a giveaway for Gail Gaymer Martin’s A Husband for Christmas. You have until September 29th to enter the giveaway.

Here’s a portion of the blurb: “Spending her holidays in picturesque Lilac Circle, Michigan, is the perfect place for Nina Jerome to start anew. She’s determined to put her painful divorce in the past and focus on the future. She hadn’t planned on being distracted by her sweet neighbor, Doug Billings.”

A Husband for Christmas is available for pre-order on Kindle for $4.99.

2. The Sweet South Blog
The Sweet South Blog is interviewing Darlene Franklin. Therefore, Ms. Franklin is doing a giveaway of the eBook, Christmas Traditions. You can enter here. Happy Entering!
3. Darlene Franklin’s Month-long Giveaway
Ms. Franklin is hosting a month-long giveaway on her blog for A Texas Christmas and Romanian Rhapsody. Enter a comment on her blog to enter. Happy Entering!

You can find Ms. Franklin on her Website, Facebook, and Twitter.


3. Dawn Crandall’s The Hesitant Heiress Ms. Crandall is back! Her giveaway for the paperback version of The Hesitant Heiress ends September 29th. In case you haven’t heard, Ms. Crandall’s novel was a finalist in the ACFW Carol Awards (well deserved!). I’ve included the link for her Goodreads giveaway as well as the rafflecopter version below.

Here’s a portion of the blurb: “After being unjustly expelled from the Boston Conservatory of Music, Amaryllis Brigham sees her dreams of founding a music academy in her hometown of Seattle, Washington, disappearing before her very eyes. Now, the only way to achieve her goal comes with high stakes for someone set on avoiding men as much as possible: Marry within the year to inherit the immense fortune of her estranged grandmother.”

Happy Entering!

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The Hesitant Heiress by Dawn Crandall

The Hesitant Heiress

by Dawn Crandall

Giveaway ends September 29, 2015.

See the giveaway details at Goodreads.

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