Friday’s Freebies, Sales, New Releases, Upcoming Releases, and Giveaways – 11/20/15

Was last week’s list not awesome?! I was so excited to share the many books from my author friends. I think you’ll be pleased with this week’s list as well. We have some repeats so don’t worry if you didn’t get a chance last week. Get ready to add to your TBR pile! Here we go!



1. Joy Ohagwu’s The New Rulebook
​Ms. Ohagwu’s novel is still free!! Hop on over to Kindle to download it.

Here’s the blurb: ““My name is Ruby. I’ve been framed for murder by The New Rulebook. Though I’ve never heard of or seen it, its masterminds hotly pursue me…”

Ruby Masters just saw a woman die. And discovered The New Rulebook—something she knows nothing about. But it knows everything about her—enough to frame her for murder. Ruby calls on the one person she trusts, her best friend, Robert Towers. Robert will find a way out. He always has. But she didn’t count on him falling in love with her—and turning Christian.
His unrelenting grip on a newfound faith irritates Ruby—until she finds herself captured behind enemy lines, helpless, alone, and with no way out.
When all human effort fails, what she gets at the end, is the one thing she didn’t see coming, completely changing her life and Robert’s.

The New Rulebook is taut with suspense and action, then dipped in romance.
Contemporary Christian Fiction Author, Joy Ohagwu, brings you this suspense-filled story. Enjoy!”

You can find Ms. Ohagwu at her Website, Facebook, or contact her via E-mail.​​



1. Joy Ohagwu’s ​After 2
Ms. Ohagwu’s eBook, After 2, is still on sale for 99c, so hop on over to Kindle to download it.

Here’s the blurb: “”I almost drowned…then I lived.”

Blossom Daniels lost her job moments after she reported to work, because she couldn’t climb the stairs for mail delivery, thanks to a permanently broken down elevator. Her day was only beginning. Little did she know, before it ended, she’d be fighting for her life in the chilly grip of the Potomac.

Josh Miller was running late to his sister’s baby shower—a shower she pressured him to attend, refusing to hear his complaints of, “men don’t attend that sort of event.” But after a slew of traffic mishaps, neither his sister’s baby shower nor the traffic comprised his agenda. He was diving into the depths of the Potomac River to save a person he’d never met.

Blossom knew her weight would challenge anyone attempting to save her. She prayed desperately, “God, if you save me, I will lose this weight!” First, she must overcome the rough waves determined to sink her.”

You can find Ms. Ohagwu at her Website, Facebook, or contact her via E-mail.​​​​


2. Dawn V. Cahill’s When Lyric Met Limerick
Ms. Cahill’s novel is on sale for 99c on Kindle. She’s also hosting a giveaway on her blog for her novel. You have until the 24th to enter.

Here’s the blurb: “She’s a winsome poetess looking for work. He’s a moody songwriter asking for trouble. When their lives collide, explosions are bound to follow.

There’s only one problem.

He attracts trouble like Pike Place Market attracts tourists. Why would smart, gifted Luna want to be with a lying, thieving dreamer like him?

But without Luna, Howard faces a future as bleak as a Seattle winter. Will God give him a second chance to win the girl of his dreams?”

You can follow Ms. Cahill on her Website, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.​​​


3. Warmed Mulled Kisses
Warmed Mulled Kisses​ is on sale for 99c on Kindle. The boxset included 10 Christmas novellas.

Here’s the blurb: “​Reindeer Games – by multi-published author Lisa Crane
Luke Anderson is only at the mall as a favor to his sister and her two children. A modern-day Cinderella storywith a twist of mistletoe, Reindeer Games will have you laughing and sighing.

No Thank You – by multi-published author Lena Nelson Dooley
Social Director Scarlett McKaye loves planning things down to the last detail. But what she didn’t count on was having to spurn the bold advances of a reckless suitor. How far will daredevil Derrick Greene have to go to cancel Scarlett’s reservations?

A Riveting Christmas – by multi-published author Jackie Castle
In 1945, Charles Madison returned home from WWII full of hope and a fistful of sweet-scented letters from his childhood friend and girl of his dreams. Emma Rose Carter fought her own war while the men were away. Will she find her heart’s desire in her ol’ pal Chuck or in the ambitious factory boss who promises to sweep her off her feet?

Christmas Apples – by multi-published author J. A. Marx, and debut author Sydnie Shreffler
Bailey Chapman’s son asks for only one gift for Christmas—a daddy. Mason Tolman, marine-turned-bored banker, hasn’t forgiven himself for the accident that almost killed his high school sweetheart. As they disassemble the estate room by room, they discover treasures that will change the future of the entire town. But can those treasures merge their mismatched paths into one?

Santability – by debut author Marilyn Eudaly
Radio Personality Trudy Moore needs the Santability promotion she designed to impress the new owners of K-FOLK radio. Gunnar Stone is the corporate vice president with power to cancel Jim and Trudy’s morning drive-time show. Trudy sees Gunnar as a grinch stealing the joy out of the Christmas season. Her career and future blurred by hurtful words, Trudy is caught between condemnation and forgiveness.

Saving Christmas – by multi-published author Patricia PacJac Carroll
Priscilla Christmas Humphry stared out on the bleak street of Al Drado, Texas. It had none of the holiday look of Baltimore. Rancher Steve Matthews wasn’t really looking for a wife, but there was just something about Priscilla that drew him to her.
A fun story of twists and turns and father knows best.

The Gift Quilt – by debut author Kathy Wall
Ashley McDonald intends to bury her guilt by becoming a medical missionary. Dr. Michael Davis is ready to start a family—only there’s no woman in his life who draw his interest. Learning the truth of the gift quilt opens Ashley’s world to new possibilities, but could it also provide the answer to Michael’s dreams for a family.

No-L, No-L, No-L – by multi-published author Marji Laine
Noelle Arcoli fully expects her father to promote her to the head of Arcolli Labs when he announces his retirement. e presses her to settle down and raise a family. Donovan Arcoli has been grooming Nick Bannister for the position. In an effort to encourage her, he draws her out privately, as a friend. Yet the more time they spend together, the more his affection becomes less and less brotherly. Could he hold the answer to all of her problems?

A Groom for Christmas – by multi-published author Anne Greene
In 1851 when her father dies of cholera, Felicity Daniels is stranded at Ft. Laramie, one-third of the way to Oregon Territory. She owns two fully-loaded prairie schooners and the oxen to pull them.Ben Bonneville has problems of his own. Living for the past two months at Sal’s Boarding House, he’s attracted to Felicity. He’s committed to panning gold to pay his mother’s medical debts back East, and then becoming a circuit-riding preacher in the Gold Rush towns.

A Christmas Mosaic – by debut author Karen Jurgens
Carlie Livingston is steering into her last year of college, confident that she and Lance Holloway are headed to the altar after graduation. Her dad’s infidelity caused her parents to walk through a messy.”​


4. Unoma Nwankwor ​A Scoop of Love
Ms. Nwankwor’s novel, A Scoop of Love, is on sale for $2.99 on Kindle.

Here’s the blurb: “The oldest of the Danjuma brothers, Rasheed was a self-made man. He’d learned at an early age that love and commitment brought with it complications he didn’t want to deal with. His single-minded focus had paid off. He was able to step into the shoes of his absentee father by taking care of his mother and twin brothers. But just when he thought he could stop carrying the weight of his family on his shoulders, he gets a call that could change the trajectory of Rasheed’s life.

Ibiso Jaja, a professional caterer, had gambled on the love of a man and lost. Through the redeeming love of God, she had picked herself up and was now living her dream as the owner of Bisso Bites, a bistro in the heart of Abuja. However circumstances conspire to threaten the bistro and bring her face to face with the type of man she has vowed to avoid. The attraction is instant.

Once again, Rasheed is forced to do something he has done all his life – put the needs of his family ahead of his own. This time however, he crosses path with the sassy, independent, Jesus-loving caterer who is bent on making him see the power of forgiveness and God’s love. Just when Rasheed lets his guard down, a deadly sabotage causes old demons to rise. Will Rasheed continue to pursue power and success or surrender to the light of God’s love?”

You can follow Ms. Nwankor on her Website, Facebook, and Goodreads.​​​​

New Releases


1. Gail Kittleson’s In This Together
Ms. Kittleson’s novel, In This Together, released Wednesday. (Happy Belated Release Day to you!). You can purchase her novel at Wild Rose Publishing, ​​Amazon, Kobo, All Romance Books, and BookStrand.

Here’s the blurb: “After World War II steals her only son and sickness takes her husband, Dottie Kyle begins cooking and cleaning at the local boarding house. The job and small town life allow her to slip into a predictable routine, but her daughters and grandchildren live far away, and loneliness is Dottie’s constant companion when she’s not working.

Al Jensen, Dottie’s long-time neighbor, has merely existed since his wife died. Al passes his time working for his son at the town’s hardware store. However, he still copes with tragic memories of serving in WWI. Being with Dottie makes him happy, and their friendship grows until, for him, love has replaced friendship.

When Dottie’s daughter has health issues, will Al’s strength and servant’s heart be enough to win Dottie’s love and affection? Can Dottie’s love for her family enable her to face her fear of crowds and enclosed spaces and travel halfway across the country to help the daughter who so desperately needs her?”

You can follow Ms. Kittleson on her Website, Facebook, and Goodreads.​​

Upcoming Releases


1. A Bit of Christmas
Chalfont House Publishing brings you six Christian short stories available for pre-order at 99c on Kindle. The boxset will be available December 1st, just in time for Christmas. The authors’ names hyperlink to their websites.

Here’s the blurb: “​Six Christian Short Stories Celebrating the Season.
Sometimes you only have a few minutes to read. Short stories are the answer!

This boxed set of six short stories features the winners of the 2015 American Christian Fiction Writers Virginia Chapter short story contest. Each previously unpublished tale has a clear Christian faith element and focuses on the theme of Christmas. So grab a warm drink and a cookie, and relax for a bit with a Christmas short story!

Included are:

First place: “I Heard the Bells” by Angela K. Couch (Historical category). Three years ago, Gabriel Morgan left his home in Virginia to fight for the Union Army, despite his family and fiancee’s loyalties to the South. Now, with battle fresh in his mind, and the Civil War still raging, he chances a quick trip home with one prayer… to make peace this Christmas.

Second place: “The Missing Piece” by Kathleen Neely (Contemporary category). Donning her designer clothing and superior attitude, Sandra reluctantly agrees to accompany her friend to an estate sale. The discovery of a photograph that looks remarkably like her sends her on a search for truth. Knowing that she was adopted and finding the photograph so close to home is too coincidental to dismiss. Her search leads her to a life-changing truth beyond the face in the photograph.

Third place: “Returning Christmas” by Emily Conrad (Speculative fiction category). When Gwen receives an extravagant Christmas present from Maddox, a neighbor she doesn’t know, she must decide if she can accept a gift she can never repay. The other tenants in her building return and exchange Maddox’s pricey gifts to suit their selfish agendas. Sensing there’s much more to Maddox than her neighbors suspect, Gwen struggles to understand the motivation behind his generosity and what he could mean when he claims that the others would return Christmas itself, given the chance.

Honorable Mention: “Christmas Presence” by Kari Fischer (Contemporary category). Ex-Navy SEAL, Deputy Sheriff, Guardian—and Daddy? Entrusted with his late ex-wife’s daughter Mia, Nick Gardner takes his responsibility seriously. It doesn’t hurt that he’s certain Mia is his daughter. Before he can establish paternity, an unexpected visitor threatens to tear Mia away from the most stable home she’s ever known. Mia longs for a special gift, but the only present Nick wants for Christmas is legal proof that Mia is his daughter.

Honorable Mention: “Just Another Navidad” by Allison K. Garcia (Contemporary category). Compared to his childhood home of Guadalajara, Mexico, Navidad in the Shenandoah Valley seems like just another day to hard-working Alberto Gonzalez. With bills piling up and no end in sight, he barely has the energy to enjoy his family, let alone Christmas. When things go from bad to worse, Alberto isn’t sure where to turn. Will the church down the hill from his trailor park help him get into the Christmas spirit, or will it end up being just another Navidad?

Honorable Mention: “The Dance” by Kathleen Neely (Young Adult category). Connie’s shyness is challenged when her family moves across the country in her senior year. In an effort to make new friends, she tells a lie. Her classmates now believe that she is a dancer and encourage her to join a local production. Connie’s lie is exposed, but the journey leads her to a passion that is greater than her fear.

Join five Christian writers and their six stories to bring a bit of Christmas into your day.”​​​


2. Unoma Nwankor’s ​Anchored by Love
Ms. Nwankor’s latest release, Anchored by Love, is available for pre-order at Amazon. It releases December 4th!

Here’s the blurb: “One night takes them back to the very beginning

When Jabir Danjuma met Damisi Odinga years ago, it wasn’t necessarily love at first sight. However, their attraction can’t be denied. Just as he begins to feel the forbidden emotion, Damisi breaks up with him and moves half way across the world.
Now, Damisi has a request that only Jabir could fulfill. Their encounter sets off a series of events that leave them both with fresh pain and hurt. They vow never to see each other again, but fate has a different idea. Will they stick it out long enough for the Potter to perfect their scars and pain for His purpose or will distance and time steal the day.”

​You can follow Ms. Nwankor on her Website, Facebook, and Goodreads.​​



1. Jean C. Gordon’s ​Holiday Homecoming
​Ms. Gordon has a Goodreads giveaway for her latest release, Holiday Homecoming.​ You have a chance to win 1 of 5 copies.

Here’s the blurb: “Pastor Connor Donnelly is done with romance. After proposing to his high school sweetheart, Natalie Delacroix, five years ago–and being turned down–he’s putting all his time and energy into his community. He’s determined to make the Christmas pageant he’s directing a success. But family and friends are set on fixing up the good-looking bachelor in time for the holidays. And now that Natalie is back in Paradox Lake–and helping with the pageant–they might just succeed. Because working so closely with Natalie stirs up old feelings . . . and Connor starts to hope for a second chance with the one who got away.”

You can follow Ms. Gordon on her Website, Facebook, Goodreads, and Twitter and purchase the novel on Amazon.​​


2. Jo Huddleston’s Weekly Giveaway
Author Jo Juddleston is giving a way a copy of Carly McAdoo’s ​The King’s Highway on her blog. You have until November 24th to enter.

Here’s the blurb: “With airplanes falling out of the sky and all things electric rendered useless after a mysterious flash, skills instilled by Jackson’s Marine father move front and center. With a fierce determination to keep his thirteen-year-old sister McKenzie and nine-year-old brother Cooper safe, the high school freshman is compelled to leave their Irving home in the shadow of the DFW Airport. Thrust into a lawless, chaotic world, he’s guided by an ever-changing cryptic note that leads his growing troupe along the King’s Highway in search of their grandparents. Bullies, Russians, wild animals, gang-bangers, and kidnappers thwart their progress while a lack of drinkable water and food is a constant concern. Will he ever find a safe place?”

You can follow Ms. McAdoo on her Website and purchase the novel on Amazon.​​​


3. ​Historical Romance Giveaway
Want a chance to win 1 of 12 historical romance novels? Enter the rafflecopter below for the chance.


4. Dawn Crandall’s ​The Captive Imposter
Ms. Crandall is giving away paperback copies of the third book in The Everstone Chronicles, The Captive Imposter.​  She has two giveaways. One is the rafflecopter below and the other one is on Goodreads.

Here’s the blurb: “Sent away for protection, hotel heiress Estella Everstone finds herself living undercover as a lady’s companion named Elle Stoneburner at one of her father’s opulent hotels in the mountains of Maine—the one she’d always loved best and always hoped to own one day, Everston. The one thing she doesn’t like about the situation is that her ex-fiancé is in the area and is set on marrying someone else. Reeling from her feelings of being unwanted and unworthy, Estella reluctantly forms a friendship with the gruff manager of Everston, Dexter Blakeley, who seems to have something against wealthy young socialites with too much money, although they are just the kind of people Everston caters to.

When Estella finds herself in need of help, Dexter comes to the rescue with an offer she can’t refuse. She sees no other choice aside from going back home to her family and accepts the position as companion to his sister. Throughout her interactions with Dexter, she can’t deny the pull that’s evidenced between them every time he comes near. Estella realizes that while she’s been hiding behind a false name and identity, she’s never been freer to be herself than when she’s with Dexter Blakeley. But will he still love her when he finds out she’s Estella Everstone? She’s not entirely sure. ​”

You can find Ms. Crandall on her Website, Facebook, GoodreadsGoogle+, and Twitter. You can purchase the novel on Amazon.

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