Friday’s Freebies, Sales, New Releases, Upcoming Releases, and Giveaways – 12/18/15

Another week. Another Friday. But this day should always make you do a jig. Add to the fact we have great reads from some great authors and you should be swooning on your way to book heaven. My author friends sent me their freebies, sales, new releases, upcoming releases, and of course giveaways. I think your TBR pile will be smiling today. Here we go!



Sandra Orchard’s Deadly Devotion
The first novel in the Port Aster Secrets series, Deadly Devotion,​ is free on eBooks until January 31st. You can download it on Kindle, Nook, Kobo, and iTunes.

Here’s a portion of the blurb: “Kate knows the truth is out there—but if she’s right, that means a killer is out there too.

Research scientists Kate Adams and Daisy Leacock were on the brink of a breakthrough for treating depression with herbal medicine when Daisy was suddenly found dead. Kate knows that her mentor’s death wasn’t suicide or a careless accident—and she’s determined to do whatever it takes to unearth the truth about what happened to the woman who changed her life.”

You can connect with Ms. Orchard on her Website, Facebook, and Goodreads.​​


Rebecca Bruner’s ​Mary’s Perfume
Ms. Bruner’s book is free with coupon code TQ23U on Smashwords.

Here’s a snippet of the blurb: “Mary was an ardent follower of Jesus, sitting at his feet to drink in his captivating words. When her brother, Lazarus, falls deathly ill, she begs Jesus to come quickly, confident that he will heal him, but Jesus never shows up. What will it take for her to overcome her deep disillusionment with Jesus and consider him worthy of the most precious gift she has to offer?”

​You can follw Ms. Bruner via her Website and Facebook.


Rebecca Bruner’s Sarah’s Laughter
​Ms. Bruner has another book that is free with the coupon code WM68V. You can use it on Smashwords.

​Here’s a snippet of the blurb: “Sarah is the wife of the great prophet, Abraham. When her husband repeatedly abandons her in order to protect himself, Sarah struggles to believe that she has any worth in the eyes of God. Her doubts compel her to manipulate her circumstances, often with disastrous results. Can she overcome her cynical unbelief, and find the faith to believe she is truly precious in God’s sight?​”

You can follw Ms. Bruner via her Website and Facebook.



Patrick E. Craig’s The Amish Heiress
​Mr. Craig’s novel, The Amish Heiress, has a holiday ​discounted price of $2.99 on Kindle or visit his Website and get the print version for 30% off.

Here’s the blurb: “Rachel Hershberger’s life in Paradise, Pennsylvania is far from happy. Her papa struggles with a terrible event from the past, and his emotional instability has created an irreparable breach between them. Rachel’s one desire is to leave the Amish way of life and Paradise forever. Then her prayers are answered. Rachel discovers that the strange, key-shaped birthmark above her heart identifies her as the heir to a vast fortune left by her Englischer grandfather, Robert St. Clair. If Rachel will marry a suitable descendant of the St. Clair family, she will inherit an enormous sum of money. But Rachel does not know that behind the scenes is her long-dead grandfather’s sister-in-law, Augusta St. Clair, a vicious woman who will do anything to keep the fortune in her own hands. As the deceptions and intrigues of the St. Clair family bind her in their web, Rachel realizes that she has made a terrible mistake. But has her change of heart come too late?”

You can follow Mr. Craig on his Website, Goodreads, and Pinterest.​​


Norma Gail’s Land of my Dreams
​Ms. Gail’s novel is on sale for 99c each day for the next 4 days. When she reaches her goal of 50 copies each day the price will go back up, but it will start over the next day. Those who purchase a print copy can get the Kindle version for free during this time. Head to Amazon for a copy.

Ms. Gail is also hosting a giveaway for a Kindle Fire. Hop on over to her Website now because the giveaway ends today.
You can watch the book trailer on YouTube.​

Here’s a portion of the back cover blurb: “Alone and betrayed, American professor, Bonny Bryant longs for a haven of peace. She accepts a position at a small Christian college in Fort William, Scotland, craving escape from her painful past. The passionate love which develops when she meets fellow professor and sheep farmer, Kieran MacDonell, is something she never anticipated.

Kieran harbors a deep anger toward God in the face of his own devastating grief. When Bonny’s former fiancé reenters her life, Kieran’s loneliness draws him to a former student.”

You can connect with Ms. Gail via her Website, Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, Goodreads, Twitter, and LinkedIn.​​


Susan J. Reinhardt’s The Moses Conspiracy
Ms. Reinhardt’s novel is on sale for 99c for Kindle. The paperback version is also on sale through Amazon.

Here’s a snippet of the blurb: “A trip to post-terrorized Washington, D.C. in 2025 and a buggy accident in Bird-in-Hand, PA set in motion events that expose a diabolical plan to destroy the Christian community. Ellie and John Zimmerman find themselves embroiled in a life-threatening investigation, fighting a shadowy enemy. Convinced it’s now safe to visit D.C., Ellie and her 8-year-old son, Peter, travel to the nation’s capital. Both mother and child make an effort to enjoy the sights, but they’re unprepared for the challenges they face. Her nightmares come true when she and Peter are separated.”

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


Angela Ruth Strong’s Fun 4 Hire Series
​Ms. Strong’s Fun 4 Hire series (for ages 8-12) is on sale. Book 1, is free for Kindle. Books 2 and 3 are 99c on Kindle.

​Want to know what it’s about? Here you go: “In the award-winning Fun4Hire series, preteen entrepreneur Joey Michaels finds ways to earn money by throwing water balloons, snowballs, pies, and pillows at people. And with the help of his prissy little sister, the annoying neighbor girl, a super athletic best friend, and eccentric parents, Joey learns more about life through each mess he makes. These books are the perfect stocking stuffer for fun-loving kids ages 8-12. “I love The Water Fight Professional. My kids think it should be made into a movie!” –Jill Williamson, Christian YA Author”

​You can connect with Ms. Strong via Website, Facebook, and Twitter.

New Releases


Sheryl Marcoux’s Cowboy in the Moonlight
​Ms. Marcoux’s novel debuted November! You can purchase it on Amazon.

Here’s the blurb: “Sometimes Beauty is Better Seen with the Eyes Closed. Lillian Rauling is among four English women on a ship bound for matrimony. She’s the orphaned daughter of a once-famous opera singer, and her beauty has been nothing but a curse. This time that curse has driven her to flee the authorities and avoid prison by escaping to America. She daydreams that a rugged cowboy will await her on the moonlit horizon and that he’s able to see past her lovely face and into her lonely heart. Not until she hears a voice so magnificent that it steals her breath away does she realize that true happiness lies in her own willingness to look past a cowboy’s outward appearance and into his Godly heart.”

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


Clarice G. James’ Double Header
​Ms. James’ novel debuted December 1st! It’s available for purchase on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and iTunes.

Here’s the blurb: “Casey Gallagher credits a carefully crafted game plan for her wins: her solid marriage to Sam; her lucrative marketing career in Boston; and her popular sports column, Double Header, which she writes with her brother, Griffin. When Casey discovers that her late father, the one man she idolized, had an affair which produced a son even he didn’t know about, she’s determined to identify this walking threat to her father’s memory​ before he can do any harm. When Casey attempts to fit the changes that life throws at her into her idealistic plan, she’s challenged by the dialogue running in her head. Is it her conscience or her imagination? Or is it the voice of the God she’s not sure she believes in?”

You can connect with Ms. James on her Website, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Goodreads.​


Gail Pallotta’s ​Messages
Ms. Pallotta has a new release available on Amazon!

Here’s the blurb: “Find inspiration for our hectic times in these straight-forward poems for happy and sad days.
Find history, warmth and a touch of the paranormal in three stories.
Getting the Goat peeks into the early 1900’s when mountain life was tough. Does Mama’s advice hold true today?
In Stitches in Love Rose’s deep love for her grandmother motivates others to share their gifts. Does Rose reap her reward?
Robert Horner is tempted in The Stranger, but does he succumb to the lure?”

​You can connect with Ms. Pallotta on her Website, Blog, Twitter, Google+ , and Facebook.


Susan Count’s ​Selah’s Sweet Dreams
Ms. Count’s novel released this month and is available for purchase on Amazon!

Here’s the blurb: “Twelve year old Selah’s quest to become an equestrian superstar is haunted by her grandmother’s past and hindered by a horse with an attitude. She dreamed of a perfect sweet horse, but life is not a dream.”

​You can follow Ms. Count via Facebook, Pinterest, and her Website.


Leeann Betts’ There was a Crooked Man
​Ms. Betts’ second novel in the By the Numbers series released last month. It’s available for purchase on Amazon!

Here’s the blurb: “Carly Turnquist, forensic accountant, is joining husband Mike on a working vacation–working for him, vacation for her–at a dude ranch in New Mexico. First she learns of missing stock and unpaid invoices, then veiled threats and a dead foreman threaten to ruin her trip. Can Carly figure out who wants to put this family-owned ranch out of business, or will she die trying?”

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


Leeann Betts and Donna Schlachter’s Nuggets of Writing Gold
​Ms. Betts and Ms. Schlachter’s novel released last month. It’s available on Amazon for your reading pleasure.

Here’s the blurb: “​Nuggets of Writing Gold, ​a compilation of essays and articles on the writing life and journey, full of nuggets of ideas and helps for writers at any stage of their career. Topics include the passion to write, making time for writing, organization, editing, dialogue, and a resource section.”

You can follow Ms. Betts on Facebook and her Website. You can connect with Ms. Schlachter on her Website and Facebook.​​

Upcoming Releases


Sandra Ardoin’s A Reluctant Melody
​Ms. Ardoin has a new release coming to readers January 11th! It’s available for pre-order on Amazon.

Here’s a snippet of the blurb: “A reclusive widow, ashamed of her past, seeks to sell her house and start over elsewhere. When the only purchase offer comes from the man who once stole her virtue, then rejected her, she refuses to sell to him—until a blackmailer threatens to reveal a secret she’s kept for years.”

You can follow Ms. Ardoin via her Website, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, and Goodreads. Join her email community to receive occasional updates and a free short story.​


Johnnie Alexander’s Where She Belongs
​Ms. Alexander has a new novel coming to you January 5th! It’s available for pre-order on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Christian Books.

Here’s a snippet of the blurb: “Shelby Kincaid is ready to move on from her grief. With high hopes for the future, she longs to purchase her family’s ancestral homestead so she can raise her young daughters in the only place she ever truly belonged. She plans to transform the abandoned house into the perfect home of her memories. But she’ll have her work cut out for her.”

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


Angela Ruth Strong’s Finding Love in Sun Valley, Idaho
​Ms. Strong has a new release coming February 1st! It’s available for pre-order on Amazon.

Here’s the blurb: “Actress Emily Van Arsdale has returned to her Idaho hometown – with an entire film crew in tow! With its stunning scenery and reputation for hosting celebrities, Sun Valley is the perfect setting for Emily’s newest romantic comedy. Tracen Lake is happy to work as a stunt consultant for the movie but not as thrilled to deal with a bunch of high-maintenance Hollywood types. But Tracen is surprised to discover in Emily a down-to-earth Idaho girl who does all her own stunts and loves the outdoors. As filming wraps up and Emily heads off to her next gig, will she be able to leave Sun Valley – and Tracen – behind?”

You can connect with Ms. Strong via her Website, Facebook, and Goodreads.​​


Vanetta Chapman’s Joshua’s Mission
​Ms. Chapman has a new release coming February 1st! It’s available for pre-order on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Here’s a portion of the blurb: “Joshua Kline travels from his farm in Oklahoma to offer aid to an Englisch town on the gulf coast of Texas after a category 4 hurricane has ravaged the area. He brings his brother with him, who needs a change of environment. The last thing he wants for Alton is another brush with the law. He is pleasantly surprised when he hears that Becca Troyer, the bishop’s granddaughter, plans on joining their team.”

​You can follow Ms. Chapman on her Website, Facebook, Blog, Instagram, and Twitter.


Annette O’Hare’s Northern Light
​Ms. O’Hare has a release coming March 1st! It’s available for pre-order on Amazon.

Here’s the back cover blurb: “Civil War has robbed Margaret Logan of all she holds dear, including her beloved New Orleans home and her fiancé. When her family moves to the desolate Bolivar Peninsula to manage a lighthouse that is no longer there, all her hopes for a normal future are dashed. Her world is rocked once again when a wounded Yankee soldier washes ashore needing her help. Despite her contempt for the North, Margaret falls in love with Thomas Murphy. As their love blooms, Margaret’s sister is overcome with neurosis, and her mind slowly slips away. Bitterness, psychosis and depression yield a decision fueled by contempt. Will one fatal choice cause Margaret to lose the man she loves and condemn Thomas to death?”

You can follow Ms. O’Hare via her Website, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.​​


Sandy Nadeau’s Rescue Me
​Ms. Nadeau has a novel releasing in May! It’s available for pre-order on Amazon.

Here’s the blurb: “First Responder Ronnie Spencer has a no-dating-firefighters rule. She lost her father to a fire, and won’t risk the heartbreak of losing someone else. But when Steve McNeal returns, Ronnie’s heart is tested. How can she swear off dating a firefighter when she has to work with the one man she used to love? When the unthinkable happens, Ronnie has doubts. How can a loving God allow tragedy to stalk her life again? As her faith wavers, Ronnie must decide. Will their blossoming relationship be quickly extinguished by the very thing she feared, or will Ronnie trust God and allow her heart to be rescued–even if that means giving it to a firefighter?”

You can connect with Ms. Nadeau ​​on her Website, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.



Jo Huddleston’s Weekly Giveaway
Author Jo Huddleston is hosting a giveaway for a copy of ​The Bishop’s Son ​by Kelly Irvin. You can enter the contest by going to Ms. Huddleston’s Blog. It runs from December 17th to December 22nd.

Here’s a snippet of the blurb: “Two men offer Leila two very different futures. Will she choose with her heart or with her faith?

Leila Lantz has been in love with Jesse Glick from the day she first saw him at his father’s store, but she can’t make sense of his intentions. One day he wants to come courting, the next he seems to be putting distance between them.

Jesse may be the bishop’s son, but his faith has been wavering of late. If he is so unsure, is it fair to give Leila false hope for a future he doubts he can provide?”

​You can follow Ms. Irvin on her Website and purchase the novel on Amazon (among other retailers).

16 thoughts on “Friday’s Freebies, Sales, New Releases, Upcoming Releases, and Giveaways – 12/18/15”

  1. Hi Toni – Thanks so much for featuring The Moses Conspiracy and the works of the other authors. Merry Christmas, Susan J. Reinhardt


  2. Hi, Toni. Thanks so much for including Where She Belongs in the Upcoming Releases list.
    I enjoy seeing all the different types of covers and books you showcase here. Very nice!


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