Friday’s Freebies, Sales, New Releases, Upcoming Releases, and Giveaways – 12/4/15

Happy Friday!! I hope you’ve been enjoying your week. My author friends have sent me some great reads for another great list! Get ready to add to your TBR for the weekend. And away we go!​



Becky Wade’s Undeniably Yours
​The first novel in the Porter Family series, Undeniably Yours, is free on Kindle!

Here’s the blurb: “When Meg Cole’s father dies unexpectedly, she’s forced to return home to Texas and to Whispering Creek Ranch to take up the reins of his empire. The last thing she has the patience or the sanity to deal with? Her father’s Thoroughbred racehorse farm. She gives its manager, Bo Porter, six months to close the place down.

Bo knows he ought to resent the woman who’s determined to take from him the only job he ever wanted. But instead of anger, Meg evokes within him a profound desire to protect. The more time he spends with her, the more he longs to overcome every obstacle that separates them and earn her love.

Just when Meg realizes she can no longer deny the depth of her feelings for Bo, their fragile bond is broken by a force from Meg’s past. Can their relationship–and their belief that God can work through every circumstance–survive?”

You can follow Ms. Wade on her Website, Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Pinterest, and Instagram.​​



JoAnn Durgin’s Meet Me Under the Mistletoe
Friends, Ms. Durgin has quite a few books on the list today, so enjoy! The first book in the Starlight Christmas series, Meet Me Under the Mistletoe, is on sale for 99c on Kindle.

Here’s the blurb: “Jacob Marston, Starlight, Iowa’s hometown hero made a long-ago promise to the Lord: he won’t kiss a woman until he knows she’s “the one.” Now at age twenty-eight, the rugged firefighter questions if it’ll ever happen. Then, he meets his best friend’s sister, and Jake believes he’s found the woman of his dreams. But what will she think when she discovers his vow?

When Julia makes an unexpected confession on Christmas Day, Jake shares his secret with her, and it looks as though happily-ever-after will make a holiday appearance.

But somehow, everyone in the tiny town of Starlight learns Jake’s secret, and he’s instantly transformed from town hero to laughingstock. Did Julia reveal his secret? Can Jake forget the humiliation and find his way under the mistletoe to share a forever kiss with Julia?”

You can follow Ms. Durgin via her Website and Facebook.​​​


JoAnn Durgin’s ​Starlight, Star Bright
The second book in the Starlight Christmas series is on sale for 99c on Kindle.

​​Here’s the blurb: “Dante Moretti, Texas-born goalie of an Italian World Cup champion team, expects Starlight, Iowa will be only a blip on the radar of his life. Grabbing a quick meal at Barney’s Diner during the holidays, Dante meets two women who capture his heart in very different ways. Then his rental car won’t start and leaves him stranded. Does the Lord have a plan for bringing him—and keeping him—in Starlight?

Amanda Marston is excited to be home for her brother’s wedding. When she drops in for a cup of coffee at Barney’s, she’s charmed by the mysterious, Italian-spouting cowboy. Before she can blink, the handsome stranger is helping with projects all over town and working his way into her heart. Does God have a plan for Dante in her beloved little Starlight or will he take her heart with him when he returns to Italy?”

You can follow Ms. Durgin via her Website and Facebook.


JoAnn Durgin’s Sleigh Ride Together with You
The third book in the Starlight Christmas series is on sale for 99c on Kindle.

Here’s the blurb: “As the popular television co-host of Wake Up, Des Moines! Nicole Reardon has achieved her dream. So why has the network sent “image maker” Alex Kingsfield to the station? The irritatingly handsome man is also the first man she’s been attracted to since Jake Marston dumped her three years ago in Starlight, Iowa. When an unexpected assignment sends Nicole and Alex to Starlight, can she rise above the past and make this interview the defining moment of her career?

Alex Kingsfield knows Nicole is poised on the cusp of network stardom. But beneath the professional exterior is a small-town girl at heart, genuine and God-honoring. Alex holds the power to boost Nicole’s career to unknown heights. Or crush her dreams. From any angle, he’s caught in a “no win” situation when he finds himself falling for the beautiful Nicole. What’s a man to do when love comes calling at Christmas?”

You can follow Ms. Durgin via her Website and Facebook.​​​


Laura V. Hilton’s Christmas Mittens
Ms. Hilton’s book​ is on sale for 99c on Kindle until Christmas.

Here’s the blurb: “Gracia Dykstra enjoys her job at the Senior Center, especially at Christmas time when the seniors have an annual craft shop. Desperate to raise funds Gracia asks for donations of Christmas trees to sell in order to raise much-needed funds, but Christmas tree donations are scarce. Jake Trivett has quit his job in California to come home and help his dad who runs a struggling tree farm. A friendship with Gracia, who he’s always admired, intrigues him. Gracia’s heart flutters with more than Christmas spirit when Jake, an old flame, answers her phone call regarding tree donations. Will Gracia receive more than Christmas trees this year?”

You can follow Ms. Hilton on her Blog, Facebook, Pinterest, Amazon Author Page, and Twitter.​​


Caryl McAdoo’s Sins of the Mothers
​Ms. McAdoo’s novel, Sins of the Mothers, is on sale for 99c on Kindle.

Here’s the blurb: “Persistent faith brings redemption and reconciliation.

Propelled by blind love, Mary Rachel Buckmeyer defies her father to elope with Caleb Wheeler. The newlyweds run off to California then partner with his cousin in his dry goods business.

Unbeknownst to the young bride, her new husband sends his kissing cousin ahead. He wants his love and his new wife’s money, too. Betrayal and murder drive Mary, soon a young mother, to the depths of despair. But she hates the man who loves her enough to cover her sins and deliver her out of the horrible pit she’s dug for herself in. Or does she?

Mary Rachel travels from frontier Texas to the raw bone boomtown of 1850’s San Francisco gold rush days, then all the way to genteel New York to find redemption for the sins of her mothers.”

You can follow Ms. McAdoo on her Website, BlogFacebook, GoodreadsPinterest, Google+ and Twitter.​​


Caryl McAdoo’s The Preacher’s Faith
​Ms. McAdoo has another novel on sale. The Preacher’s Faith ​is 99c on Kindle.

Here’s the blurb: “Can the orphaned preacher and the heartbroken rodeo queen navigate the path to true love with a lie and an ex-beau blocking their way?

Learning of Faith Johnson’s rash promise to her father, New Hope Baptist’s interim preacher Asa Davidson shows up to apply for the position—of husband. The cowgirl was only trying to give her dying father hope promising to marry the first thirty-something-year-old Christian virgin to ask. Who’d ever dream one existed in all of Texas, much less Red River County? But sure enough, one comes a’courting the very next day thanks to the Lord and Daddy’s baby sister, loud mouth Aunt Iris. Faith’s appalled, but a promise is a promise. She only needs to figure a way out.

Originally, Asa sees matrimony as a career move. He hopes a godly, local wife will seal the deal for a permanent call. Then asked right out about that very thing, he lies. Sparks fly when her past love and the preacher meet up, but as the days pass, she finds herself admiring the man and his relationship to God more and more. He’s a hard worker and wonderful, fun companion. Maybe she could learn to love him. But what if New Hope doesn’t call him? She loves it right where she’s at. Plus what about her dying father? And there’s that untruth between them….
And to make things even harder, her ex comes to Christ through it all!”

You can follow Ms. McAdoo on her Website, BlogFacebook, GoodreadsPinterest, Google+ and Twitter.​​


Caryl McAdoo’s Story & Style: The Craft of Writing Creative Fiction
Ms. ​McAdoo’s non-fiction novel is on sale for 99c on Kindle.

Here’s the blurb: ​”Precept upon precept, line upon line… Isaiah 28:10
Storytelling is a gift, but the craft of writing creative fiction can be learned. It’s a matter of knowing the tools and how to use them. In Story & Style, all the basics of the craft are discussed in a friendly, conversational manner and layman’s terms. Indexed for easy reference with wide outside margins for personal notes, this handy book is a virtual toolbox for writers, filled with a smorgasbord of writing elements like hook, point of view, dialogue, characterization, active vs. passive, and more!

Can you hook an agent or editor or reader? Do you head-hop or stay in point of view? What about those character arcs? Is your dialogue smooth and natural, or grammatically perfect, but stilted? Why aren’t you packing in those five-star reviews—when you can get one?
Whether you’ve written and published multiple novels or just starting your first one, Story & Style serves to improve your craft.”
You can follow Ms. McAdoo on her Website, BlogFacebook, GoodreadsPinterest, Google+ and Twitter.

New Releases


Sondra Kraak’s One Plus One Equals Trouble
Ms. Kraak’s novel is available for purchase on Amazon!

Here’s the blurb: “The one room schoolhouse isn’t big enough to hold thirty-four students, let alone the egos of two teachers. He can’t afford to lose the position, and she refuses to lose her heart.

Washington, 1891

Humiliated after her broken engagement, Claire Montgomery flees her comfortable life in San Francisco for a teaching position in Pine Creek, Washington, a dot of a town nestled in the rugged Cascade Mountains. She’s determined to succeed—for once in her life—only to discover, upon her arrival, that success will have to be won. Thanks to a school board error, two teachers have been hired.

When scandal forces professor Barrett Clarke from his position, he returns to Pine Creek where his uncle, chairman of the school board, sets forth an irresistible offer: teach one year in return for ranchland. For this would-be rancher, nothing is more tempting than resurrecting his childhood dream, and nothing can deter him from earning that land.

Except perhaps Claire Montgomery. Losing the battle for the classroom means losing the ranchland, but winning may mean losing Claire’s heart.

With large doses of humor and romantic tension, this Christian historical love story offers a picture of grace, forgiveness, and finding true worth.”

You can follow Ms. Kraak at her Website, FacebookPinterest, and Twitter.​​


Lillian Duncan’s NO Home for the Holidays
​Ms. Duncan’s has a new released which is available for purchase on Amazon.

Ms. Duncan is also hosting a giveaway on her blog to celebrate the release of No Home For The Holidays. Hop on over and leave a comment under the No Home For The Holidays blog post so you’ll be entered to win. ​

Here’s the blurb: “Unlike the Prodigal Son, Chloe Sullivan knows she can’t go home for the Christmas holidays or ever—not if she wants to stay alive.
She’s resigned to the fact she must stay in hiding to keep herself and her family safe. Lonely and desperate for God’s presence, she’s drawn to a nearby church.

Ex-FBI agent turned preacher, Colton Douglas, mistakenly identifies Chloe as the person breaking into local churches. A midnight chase ensues that ends with him snapping her photo. When the photo goes public he learns more about the mystery woman than he bargained for. . .
And that changes everything!”

You can follow Ms. Duncan on her Website and Blog.​​


Jan Elder’s ​​A Semi-Precious Christmas
Ms. Elder latest book released December 1st. A Semi-Precious Christmas is available on Kindle.

Here’s the blurb: “On a bright, crisp December morning, jewelry store manager, Peridot Keaton-Jones, arrives at work expecting to find her beloved uncle, Marty. Instead, she’s greeted by the muzzle of a gun pressed to her temple. When thugs assault her, threaten her life, and steal thousands of dollars worth of jewelry, Peri can only pray her uncle is late for the first time in his life.
Christopher Lane is a TV news cameraman in the right place at the right time. He witnesses the heist, calls the police, and offers help when Peri needs it most. She can’t deny her attraction, but is he really her hero, or is he just after a story? And with Christmas right around the corner, can Peri and Chris avert a holiday disaster?”

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


Elizabeth Maddrey’s Operation Mistletoe
Ms. Maddrey’s latest book released December 1st. You can purchase it on Amazon.

Here’s the blurb: “Victoria Spencer hates Christmas.

For the last ten years, disaster has struck on Christmas Eve, leaving Tori dreading the holidays. When she’s assigned to cover the light displays for her newspaper, she’s determined to spend as little time on the article as possible. Especially once she realizes she’s to feature frat boy Gabe “The Babe” Robertson, her former college crush.

Gabe Robertson is a different man than he was in college. Every December, he transforms his acreage into a winter wonderland designed to celebrate the birth of Christ and share God’s love with the community. He also uses the lights to raise money for Operation Mistletoe, an organization that sends Christmas to troops stationed overseas.

Unable to set aside her prejudice, Tori looks for ulterior motives in Gabe’s actions and determines to dig deeper. Will her investigations destroy any chance of a Merry Christmas?”

You can follow Ms. Maddrey on her Website and Facebook.​​​


JoAnn Durgin’s Starlight in Her Eyes
Ms. Durgin’s latest release is available for 99c on Kindle.

Here’s the blurb: “Colin Young embraces the Christmas season as the new television co-host of Wake Up, Philadelphia! His fun and spontaneous “Out and About” segments in the City of Brotherly Love are a ratings winner. Only one problem—the beautiful but intriguing assistant assigned to help make his transition easier doesn’t seem to like him much. Serena Monroe has no time for the cheeky Brit with a glowing professional reputation and a lengthy personal history with women. Betrayed by one high-profile man, she doesn’t need another. Serena’s sole focus is her daughter, Lily. But then Serena begins to see that Colin is nothing like she assumed. Dare she take a chance on love again? When Colin invites Serena and Lily to share Christmas with him in the little town of Starlight, Iowa, can they discover a holiday miracle of their own?”

You can follow Ms. Durgin via her Website and Facebook.


Julie Fugate’s Betrayal
​Ms. Fugate has a new release! Betrayal ​is available for purchase on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, and Kobo.

Here’s the blurb: “A seraphim angel joins the fallen and uses his abilities to enhance the human race. After repledging his allegiance to God, centuries later his mission collides with the lives of three human/angel hybrid teens.

High school outcast Tara Cox hates her career criminal dad. Despite her reluctance she’s as talented at deception and secrecy as him. When new friends, including the guy she has a crush on, shows her kindness, she dreams of a different life that doesn’t involve violence and solitude.

Sixteen-year-old Inara Mason desires to break away from her controlling dad. She develops a supernatural bond with a real angel who shows her monstrous mermaids and offers the illusion of love.

Former juvenile delinquent Leo Price struggles with the stigma of being a killer and keeping his love for Inara secret. He takes comfort in his dedication to God and the support of his mentor, Inara’s father. As evil closes in, they will fight for their lives, love, and the future of their souls.”

You can follow Ms. Fugate on her Website, Facebook, Instagram, Goodreads, and Twitter.​​


Becky Wade’s ​The Proposal: A Christmas Short Story
Ms. Wade has a new release out! The Proposal is available on Kindle.

Here’s the blurb: “A cold night in Texas, a dream of marriage, a happily ever after….

Single mom Amber Richardson spends every holiday season working to give her young son the best Christmas possible and striving to ignore the empty chairs around her table, chairs she wishes her mother and father and extended family occupied.

She’d hoped that this holiday would be fuller and happier than the rest. Her handsome firefighter boyfriend, Will McGrath, has brought immeasurable joy and love into her life. Up until recently, they’d even been talking about a future that included wedding bells. Lately, though, the wedding talk has been nonexistent and Amber can’t help but worry that Will’s starting to have second thoughts….

Until a fire station surprise brings very good tidings.”

You can follow Ms. Wade on her Website, Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Pinterest, and Instagram.​​​​​


Carole Brown’s Sabotaged Christmas
​Ms. Brown has a new release! Sabotaged Christmas​ is available for purchase on Amazon.

Here’s the blurb: “Toni DeLuca, the Italian owner of DeLuca Construction, finds herself confronted with doubts about her father and his possible deceptions—all because of the mysterious pink notes she’s been receiving.

Relations with Perrin Douglas who has a troubled history—but the first man in years who’s interested her—is building to a peak. Yet Perrin‘s own personal problems and his doubts about women and God, keep getting in the way.

Gossip, a Spanish proposal, an inheritance, and a sabotaged construction business may ruin Christmas for Toni’s employees as well as her own happiness.
Will a mysterious person succeed in pulling off the biggest scam Appleton, West Virginia has ever seen? And will this culprit destroy Toni’s last chance at happiness with the man of her dreams?”

You can follow Ms. Brown on her Blog, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Goodreads, LinkedIn, and Google+.​​

Upcoming Releases


JC Morrows’ A Treacherous Decision
Ms. Morrows’ book two of the Order of the Moonstone series is now available for pre-order on Amazon for $2.99. Ms. Morrows also has a Goodreads giveaway going until December 15th.

Here’s the blurb: “Kayden’s mission should have been simple – she was sent to kill the prince…not fall in love with him.

Within the palace walls, Kayden has discovered that things are not as she expected. Is there more to the royal family, or … is there a more sinister depth to Drey’s mission?

Dvarius thought his mind was made up – but will he have the resolve to see it through?

Between attacks from outside the palace – and within, will the Prince live long enough to choose his Queen?

And will Kayden choose to follow her head … or her heart – knowing that her decision could very well make her a target as well!”

You can follow Ms. Morrows on her Website, Amazon Author Page, Facebook, Goodreads, Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest, and Twitter.​​​


Beth Ann Ziarnik’s Her Deadly Inheritance
Ms. Ziarnik’s new novel releases January 2, 2016. (Happy New Year to you!) You can pre-order the novel on Amazon.

Here’s the blurb: “First a runaway. Now running for her life. Won’t Jill Shepherd’s family be surprised when she returns to Grand Island, Michigan to end their lies and scheme to have her declared legally dead? But when Jill exposes the mastermind behind her intended death, her family’s deception may kill any chance she has of remaining alive.

Clay Merrick may seem to be little more than a handy-man restoring homes, but when the former Special Forces operative tracks a brutal killer to Jill’s historic house under renovation, he has most of the evidence he needs to bring the killer to justice … until Jill gets in the way.

When the killer sets sights on Jill as the next victim, it’s not just Clay s mission on the line, but his heart.”

You can follow Ms. Ziarnik on her Website, Facebook, and Blog.​​​



Jean C. Gordon’s Holiday Homecoming
Ms. Gordon’s Goodreads giveaway for ​Holiday Homecoming is still going on. 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. You can purchase the novel on Amazon.​​


Jo Huddleston’s Weekly Giveaway
Ms. Huddleston is giving away a copy of ​Starlight in Her Eyes by JoAnn Durgin. (Yes, that’s the novel that is under New Releases.) The giveaway ends December 8th on her Website. Happy Entering!​​

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