Friday’s New Releases, Upcoming Releases, and Giveaways – 1/29/16

It’s Friday!! I feel like giving myself a clap on the back for making it. My kids’ school was cancelled due to Winter Storm Jonas. You can imagine they’re quite stir crazy (as am I).

​Anyway, I digress. I have some great reads for you this week, curtesy of my author friends. I hope you enjoy! Happy Reading!

New Releases


JoAnn Durgin’s ​Love so Divine
​Ms. Durgin’s latest release is out. Book 2 in the Wondrous Love series is available for purchase and FREE with Kindle Unlimited!

Purcahse: Amazon

The Blurb: “The ballerina and the inner-city youth pastor.
She’s known privilege. He’s known hardship.
Her dad builds casinos. His dad battles a gambling addiction.
How can it possibly work?
A little divine intervention.”

Connect and follow: Website, Facebook, Goodreads


Paula Rose’s Revenge
​Ms. Rose has a new release. Revenge released January 19th!

Purchase: Amazon

The Blurb: “As a job coach, it’s up to Olivia Foster to ensure her clients work in a safe environment, understand their positions, and serve their employer’s mission. The death of her brother drives her career choice, and it remains her only focus until one of her autistic clients goes missing. Olivia’s employer ends her position. Added to the suspect list, she makes plans to bring the missing young man home. Meanwhile, Detective Lt. Phillip Landon second-guesses his career choice, but his well-honed instincts see major flaws in this missing person’s case. Surprising contacts, mysterious happenings, and threats turn deadly. Can he keep Olivia safe, protect his heart, and remove the job coach from someone’s target list?”

Connect and follow: Website, Blog, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, Goodreads


Katie Pottle’s Cloud Shifters
Ms. Pottle has a new release!

​Purchase: Ellechor

The Blurb: “High above Earth the young angels of the Cloud Land of Glade are preparing for another school year. For Cadin and his best friend Lep, this means leaving middle school and entering Commons High School where they must choose a Path.

In a year where they already have to worry about homework and their Auras emerging, a challenge for Warrior Path angels opens to new students for the first time in the history of the Games. Follow Cadin’s journey through this vivid new land as he gathers an unorthodox team of young angels who must earn challenging arm badges as the first step in securing a spot in the Calvarian Games. Along the way, friendships grow and his character is tested as Cadin learns that his unique abilities make him either a weapon or a target in a looming war.”

Connect and follow: Website, Facebook

Upcoming Releases


Ann Marie Bryan’s ​Mirrored Hearts: Sealed by Fire
Ms. Bryan has an upcoming release. Book 2 in the Encounters of the Heart series is available for pre-order. It releases February 4th!

Pre-order link: Amazon

​The Blurb: “When life takes unexpected twists and secrets are laid bare – remember
to breathe.

Larry Kanate and his wife, Rozene, would be considered a modern day
power couple. Years in the making, they have managed to keep love alive
while supporting each other’s dreams.

Their undeniable love connection is unshakeable… seemingly unbreakable,
until Larry discovers his wife’s crushing secret. As their
picture-perfect world falls apart, she does everything in her power to
get away from her past sin, but he is bent on never letting her forget
it, all the while keeping his “little secret” close to his heart.

When Larry’s day of reckoning comes, will fear hold him hostage or will
he be completely honest with himself and God? Will their marriage be
strong enough to survive mirrored secrets? Will their faith help them to
handle the ultimate solution – a marriage sealed by fire?”

Connect and follow: Website, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Goodreads, Instagram, Amazon Author Page, Google+ 


Heather Gray’s ​An Informal Arrangement
​Ms. Gray’s novella will release February 8th! It’s now available for pre-order at 99c!

Pre-order link: Amazon

The Blurb: She has emotional wounds. He has physical ones. Faith doesn’t come easy for either.

Holden Jenkins receives a diagnosis that alters the course of his life. His slow recovery is pockmarked with discouragement and puts his future in question. Will he ever again walk without pain? Or be well enough to return home?

A heart-rending day in the ICU leaves nurse Maddie Smith hurting in more ways than she can identify. In need of a change – and drawn to a man she barely knows – she goes on sabbatical and takes up the fight to get Holden back on his feet.

As he searches for his identity in the midst of this new life, Holden struggles with a deep hurt. Why would God allow this? Meanwhile Maddie, shaped by her own emotional scars, battles against an unseen God she’s not sure she can believe in. Will these two be able to find peace – and a future together – or will the difficulties they face push them apart?“

Connect and Follow: Website, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Google+


​Noelle Marchand’s The Texan’s Engagement Agreement
​Ms. Marchand’s latest novel will release February 9th!

Pre-order: Amazon, Barnes&Noble, CBD, Harlequin 

The Blurb:Second Chance Reunion
​It’s been five years since Adelaide Harper broke Chris Johansen’s heart-and their long-distance engagement. But when she steps off a train in Peppin, Texas, and strolls back into Chris’s life, he can’t help but panic. Because to avoid his parents’ plan to arrange a marriage for him, he’s let his family believe he and Adelaide are still engaged.

Adelaide is facing her own troubles with a matchmaking mama and a parade of aggravating suitors. So pretending to let Chris court her could help them both. And after five years, there’s no need to worry that the time together will reignite their long-buried love…is there?”

​Connect and follow: Website, Facebook, Goodreads, Pinterest


JC Morrows’ A Dangerous Love
Ms. Morrows’ latest release is available for pre-order! It will release February 23rd.

Pre-order: Amazon, Kobo, iTunes

The Blurb: Before he was King . . .

Before she was Queen . . .

Before their son was forced to choose his bride from among twenty-five strangers . . .

There was another royal romance.

Prince Devron was never meant to be king. He was given the opportunity to choose his bride . . . for love instead of political advantage.

Shiara – the lonely, orphaned, weaver never expected to meet prince Devron much less have him propose marriage. Could this be her very own fairy tale ending . . .“

Connect and follow: Website, Facebook, Goodreads, Twitter, Instagram, Amazon Author Page, Pinterest



Lynette Eason’s Always Watching
Ms. Eason’s latest novel is having a ​Goodreads giveaway which ends February 2nd!

​The Blurb: “When it becomes clear that popular psychiatrist and radio personality Wade Savage has a stalker, his father secretly hires Elite Guardians to protect his son. But when Wade’s bodyguard is attacked and nearly killed, agency owner Olivia Edwards must step in and fill the gap.

Olivia’s skills are about to be tested to the limit as Wade’s stalker moves from leaving innocent gifts at his door to threatening those closest to him–including Olivia. But in her mind, even more dangerous than the threats to her life is the hold her handsome client has on her heart.”

​Connect and Follow: Website, Facebook, Goodreads, Twitter

Pre-order: Amazon


Jo Huddleston’s Weekly Giveaway
​Author Jo Huddleston is hosting Alice K. Arenz this week for her weekly giveaway. You can enter the giveaway from January 28th until February 2nd! Enter on her Blog for a chance to win ​An American Gothic​!

The Blurb: “Devastated by the death of a child in her care, Lyssie’s heart strings are tugged when she finds another child in danger. Amid past secrets, lies, and betrayals of an old college friend’s family, she must choose a twin brother to trust. If she makes the wrong decision, she could not only lose her own life, but also the life of the child she’s come to love.”

Connect and Follow: Website

Purchase: Amazon


​Sarah Ruut’s Weekly Giveaway (#1)
​Author Sarah Ruut is hosting three giveaways. The first one is for Connie Almony’s Flee from Evil.​ You can enter the giveaway until February 1st on Ms. Ruut’s Blog.

The Blurb: “A pastor with a past uses his underworld connections to try and save the child of the woman he wronged many years ago.

Pastor Vince Steegle thought his destructive beginnings were ancient history, but the ramifications of his prior choices just walked in the door of his church. Is Romans 8:28 really true? Can God really make all things good? Or is Vince’s past just too ugly?

After the death of her much-beloved husband, Cassandra Whitaker is looking for security for her children. One, a teen on the cusp of womanhood. The other, a young boy struggling with the effects of autism. But there are those who seek to destroy them. Can Cassandra keep her family safe, or must she flee from evil?”

Connect and Follow: Website

Purchase: Amazon


Sarah Ruut’s Weekly Giveaway (#2)
​Author Sarah Ruut is hosting a giveaway for Vanetta Chapman’s Joshua’s Mission.​ You can enter the giveaway until February 3rd on Ms. Ruut’s Blog.

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. What will Joshua find when he arrives in Texas? A budding romance? A call from God? A possible healing of his relationship with his brother? Joshua’s Mission is a story of love, forgiveness, and the grace of God that carries us through even the worst situations.”

Connect and Follow: Website

Purchase: Amazon


Sarah Ruut’s Weekly Giveaway (#3)
​Author Sarah Ruut is hosting a giveaway for Dawn Cahill’s Sapphire Secrets. ​You can enter the giveaway until February 4th on Ms. Ruut’s Blog.

​Snippet of the Blurb: “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 handsome engineer Scott Lorenzo, 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?”

Connect and Follow: Website

Purchase: Amazon


Catherine Richmond’s Gilding the Waters
​Ms. Richmond novel, Gilding the Waters, is having a Goodreads giveaway until February 4th!

​The Blurb: ​”He’s trying to stay in business.
She’s trying to shut him down.
Only Teddy Roosevelt can bring them together.

Wade Hampton Alexander spiffed up his resort hoping investors will build a fashionable new hotel. He surely doesn’t need some city girl, even a glowing specimen of womanhood, casting aspersions on his spring water.

Delighted with Miss Easterly’s investigation, President Roosevelt commissions Wade as her bodyguard on her travels through Virginia. Who will win… her stubbornness or his heart​?”

Connect and follow: Website, Facebook, Twitter

​Purchase: Amazon

5 thoughts on “Friday’s New Releases, Upcoming Releases, and Giveaways – 1/29/16”

  1. Thank you, Toni, for featuring my new release, Love So Divine, today on your wonderful blog! I hope your readers can check it out as well as the other great reads and giveaways that you feature here! Have a great weekend.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.