Friday’s Sales, New Releases, Upcoming Releases, and Giveaways – 1/22/16

Happy Friday, reader friends!! It’s cold and my area is currently on a blizzard warning, so I’m all to happy to snuggle up with a good book. I hope you’re keeping warm in your neck of the woods!

​My author friends have been kind enough to share their great reads with me. I’m sure you’ll love the selection of reads and add to your TBR pile. Happy Reading!



Linda K. Rodante’s Amber Alert
​Ms. Rodante’s novel is on sale for $2.99!

Purchase: Amazon

The Blurb: “All Sharee Jones wants is a partner with whom she can serve the Lord. All John Jergenson wants is no more trauma, no one looking into his past, and no new relationships. When Sharee asks for his help with a church program, how is he to know she’ll involve him in a baby’s kidnapping, unearth his past, and force him to face a God he no longer serves?

Amber Alert…takes the reader on a suspenseful ride with unexpected twists…and characters you’ll care about.” Sandra D. Bricker, Best-selling author of Live-Out-Loud fiction.”

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New Releases


MaryAnn Diorio’s The Madonna of Pisano
​Ms. Diorio’s novel released last month!

Purchase: Amazon, her Bookstore

The Blurb: “A young woman, a priest, and a secret that keeps them bitterly bound to each other . . .”

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Dawn V. Cahill’s Sapphire Secrets
​Ms. Cahill as a new release! Book 1 in the Seattle Trilogy series released this month.

Purchase: Amazon

Snippet from Blurb: Filled with mystery, romance, and unforgettable characters, Sapphire Secrets is the story of a Seattle woman’s relentless pursuit of truth and God’s power to heal and transform broken lives.

Twins Livy and DeeDee McCreary open a dance studio in honor of their late mother, whom they lost when they were six. Problem is, Livy remembers nothing of the day her mother died. The more she questions her family about that awful day, the more she suspects she’s been lied to all her life. While she’s seeking answers to what really happened, she keeps crossing paths with Scott Lorenzo, a handsome, divorced father who compels her to question the New Age philosophy she was raised on. What if there is a personal God out there who cares about her?​”

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Rachel Dylan’s Lethal Action
​Ms. Dylan’s novel just released AND ​is on sale for 99c on Kindle!

Snippet from Blurb: ​”Attorney Hope Finch is a rising star at the prestigious New York law firm of Rice & Taylor and is used to high-stakes litigation. But when she’s sent to what she thought was a small, sleepy town in Georgia, she is unprepared for the dangerous turn of events that threatens her life and career.

FBI Special Agent Gabe Marino knows that something sinister is happening in his hometown of Maxwell, Georgia. But even he doesn’t know how big the threat is until he’s assigned to protect a visiting big city lawyer. As Gabe investigates the illegal activity linked to Hope’s client, he tries to caution her, but she ignores his warnings—until it’s her life that’s in jeopardy.“

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Sara Hamaker’s Lady Elaine: The Journey to Camelot
​Ms. Hamaker has a new release out for children!

Purchase: Amazon

​The Blurb: A retelling of the Arthurian legend from the perspective of Queen Guinevere’s fictitious younger sister, 10-year-old Lady Elaine, who would rather be climbing trees or riding her horse than learning how to be a lady. When Guinevere leaves for Camelot to marry King Arthur, Elaine is forced to come along as her lady-in-waiting. But an attack by bandits and an unexpected encounter make the journey to Camelot more exciting than Elaine anticipated. Maybe Camelot will hold more surprises than she realizes. The first volume in a planned series about Lady Elaine. This book would appeal to readers of American Girl stories, adventure stories, and those reading middle reader chapter books.

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Jean Ann Williams’ Just Claire
Ms. Williams’ has a new release targeted for the upper middle readers!

​Purchase: Amazon, Barnes&Noble, Kobo

​Book Trailer: YouTube

Snippet from Blurb: ​”ClaireLee’s life changes when she must take charge of her siblings after her mother becomes depressed from a difficult childbirth. Frightened by the way Mama sleeps too much and her crying spells during waking hours, ClaireLee just knows she’ll catch her illness like a cold or flu that hangs on through winter. ClaireLee finds comfort in the lies she tells herself and others in order to hide the truth about her erratic mother. Deciding she needs to re-invent herself, she sets out to impress a group of popular girls.”

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​Piper Huguley’s The Representative’s Revolt
​Ms. Huguley has a new release this month! The Representative’s Revolt ​is the latest book in the Home to Milford College series.

Purchase: Amazon

The Blurb: “When a powerful man experiences a setback, his equally powerful wife must sacrifice her dreams. It is only when the horrors of Reconstruction touch their lives that they come to fully understand God’s love for them–and how much they love one another.”

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Upcoming Releases


Angela Ruth Strong’s ​Finding Love in Sun Valley, Idaho
Ms. Strong’s novel releases February 1st!

Pre-order: Amazon

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?” 

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Love is Patient Romance Collection
​The authors of the novella collection, ​Love is Patient, are bringing you 9 Historical Novella to be released February 1st!

Purchase: Amazon

The Blurb: Enjoy the slow dance through the courtship of nine historical couples in the American west, including the territories of Arizona and Wyoming. Just at a time in life when they have nearly given up on finding love, romance enters their lives. But will it be true love, and will it be worth the wait? Find out in this delightful collection written by eight bestselling authors of inspirational romances.

Connect and follow: ​Lena Nelson Dooley, Erica Vetsch, Vickie McDonough, Janet Lee Barton, Frances Devine, Darlene Franklin, Jerri Odell, and Jill Stengl


Kimberly Rose Johnson’s Island Hope
Book 4 in the Wildflower B&B series, Island Hope, will release February 28th!

Pre-order link: Amazon

​The Blurb: ​”Metal sculptor Hope Michaels gave up on art when her creativity was zapped by another. Burying herself in her electrical contracting business, Hope takes a job on Wildflower Island. She never imagines that a job at the Wildflower Resort will turn everything in her life upside down. But that’s exactly what happens when her best friend and employer, Piper, plays matchmaker. 

A lonely widower throws all his energy into raising his teenage daughter, but when he is promoted to manager of the Wildflower Resort, things at home don’t go as smoothly as planned. Worried about his relationship with his daughter, he seeks advice from a feisty-but-sweet newcomer. Will she help smooth his path or will things only get more complicated?

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Heather Gray’s An Informal Christmas
​Ms. Gray has a giveaway going for her novella. You can enter the Goodreads giveaway for a chance to win an autographed copy! Giveaway ends February 7th.

The Blurb: “She works with children for a living. He avoids them. They can’t possibly be meant for each other, and yet…

​Rylie Durham is used to dealing with all sorts of people and situations in her role as a Child Life Specialist at a local hospital. Why, then, does Zach York bring out the worst in her? After all, he’s there to donate toys to the children she loves.

​Could it be that she sees a kindred spirit in him — someone hiding a bruised heart from the world…and blaming God for the hurt?

​As the pair works together on a special Christmas project, Rylie hopes to show Zach that even when it’s pain, love is worth the risk.”

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Heather Gray’s Mail Order Man
​Ms. Gray has a 2nd giveaway going for the 1st book in the Ladies of Larkspur series. Enter the Goodreads giveaway for a chance to win an autographed copy. Giveaway ends February 14th.

Snippet from Blurb: ​”Some people get a mail order bride. She got a mail order man.

Sarah is dumbfounded when her quiet town is overrun by men and mail. Imagine her surprise when she discovers a “husband wanted” ad that a well-meaning friend placed on her behalf.”

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Genevieve D. Woods’ All I’ll Ever Ask
​Ms. Woods is hosting a giveaway for novel. She’ll be giving away a free paperback copy to the first 3 people who signup for her Newsletter. Simply mention that you saw this listed on my blog. (You can also purchase it on Amazon.)

Snippet from Blurb: “Do you believe in love at first sight? If you believe the bible, then your answer is yes. When Adam awoke from the sleep, he beheld Eve and claimed her. The rest is history.

In the first installment of The Greatest Love Series, witness Christian Romance between Benjamin G. Adams and Camille James.
Benjamin has spent the last year mourning the untimely death of his girlfriend Lauren. He is ready to start fresh and this time he is ready to do it the Lord’s way.

Will Camille, an entrepreneur, who works around the clock and makes little time for fun, let down her guards and open her heart to Benjamin?”

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Jo Huddleston’s Weekly Giveaway
​Author Jo Huddleston is hosting a giveaway for Double Header ​by Clarice G. James. The giveaway is going on from January 21st to January 26th. Enter the giveaway at Ms. Huddleston’s Website.

Snippet from Blurb: ​”Casey Gallagher has it all together—a lucrative marketing career in Boston, a happy marriage, and a successful sports column she writes with her younger brother Griffin. She’s got a plan to save for a dream home in the suburbs and then have kids, even though her cop husband Sam doesn’t see the need to wait…”

​Connect with Ms. James: Website Purchase: Amazon


Johnnie Alexander’s Where She Belongs
​Ms. Alexander’s novel is being given away on multiple sites. Head to her Website for the list and ending dates for each give away. (You can also purchase novel on Amazon.)

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.

AJ Sullivan never wanted the homestead. Inherited as a punishment from his grandfather, it has sat empty for fifteen years and fallen into ruin. He’s glad to finally unload it. But a clean break isn’t possible when he can’t get the young widow Shelby off his mind.

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Dawn Crandall’s Giveaway
​Ms. Crandall is hosting a giveaway in celebration of ​The Cautious Maiden ​cover reveal. She is giving away the first 3 books of The Everstone Chronicles, an Everstone mug, and an Amazon gift card. Entry lasts until January 27th. Enter on her Blog.

​Purchase Everstone Chronicles on Amazon!

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