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Spring Fever Promo :: Day 9 with Stacy Monso

Welcome to Day 9 of the Spring Fever Promo! Only one day left to enter to win!

Stacy Monson is the author of the Chain of Lakes series. Her stories show an

extraordinary God at work in ordinary life. Residing in the Twin Cities, she’s the wife of a juggling, unicycling physical education teacher, mom to two amazing kids and two wonderful in-law kids, and a very proud grandma.

Some notes from Stacy about her books….

SHATTERED IMAGE (Book 1): Just a small-town Iowa boy, Peter is living his dream of music, fame, and the celebrity life but secretly wonders why it’s not what he expected. Fired from the only job she knows how to do, smiling pretty for the camera, Kiera struggles to make sense of life outside the spotlight.

DANCE OF GRACE (Book 2): Vanessa has lost everything and is angry at everyone, including God. Especially God. Kurt leaps at the chance to live his dream but finds it may be easier to build a house of cards than a safe haven for troubled kids.

THE COLOR OF TRUTH (Book 3): Sam managed to pull his life together after some rocky teen years, only to have his new life blown to bits. Marti believes the lies she’s lived under her whole life; she’s never known anything different. A better life seems unattainable to both of them.

These true to life characters struggle with issues just like anyone else—identity, forgiveness, redemption, grief. Who am I? What am I supposed to be doing? Is there a way out of the chaos of my life? All of them learn lessons they never expected, truths that seemed impossible to believe, and discover forgiveness, joy, and love along the way.

My next book, Open Circle, will release later this spring, and I couldn’t be more excited! Here’s a bit about the story and a peek at the cover. I have a very special place in my heart for those with dementia or Alzheimer’s, and especially those working in the aging industry. This book is my simple way of recognizing those lovely, hard-working, underpaid people!

Mindy Lee “Minnie” Carlson’s dream job has dropped into her hands, but there’s a catch. She has four months to revive Open Circle, the town’s only Senior Adult Day Center, or the doors will close, leaving her beloved seniors stranded, and eliminating the only job she’s ever wanted.
Globe-trotting photographer Jackson Young documents the forgotten people of the world, focusing on the poor and elderly. After decades on the road, he’s stunned to learn his beloved Grandma Em is still alive in the small town he’d had to leave decades earlier.
Overjoyed, Jackson sweeps back into town to reconnect with her and discovers she’s been Minnie’s adopted grandma for the past twenty years. When Grandma Em has a stroke, his ideas about her care pit him against Minnie’s determination and expertise. For Grandma Em’s sake, and the future of Open Circle, they’ll need to do the impossible—find a way to work together.

If you’d like to know more about the books, be the first to know when books release, get yummy recipes, and discover new authors, sign up for Stacy’s newsletter at stacymonson.com. As thanks for joining the fun, you’ll receive a FREE ebook version of Shattered Image.

The Color of Truth is on sale right now for only $.99!! Get it HERE before the sale ends!

Here’s the link for today’s chance to win!
And today’s Word of the Day is: extraordinary

Come back tomorrow to meet our last featured author, Shannon Taylor Vannatter!

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Spring Fever :: Day 2 with Brenda Anderson

Welcome to Day 2 of the 2018 Spring Fever Book Promotion!

Remember – With 10 authors involved, you have at least 10 chances to win awesome prizes! Plus, extra chances to win by entering the secret “Word of the Day” (found within each day’s posting), answering a simple poll, or tweeting about the promo!

Thanks to Barbara Ellen Brink for kicking off the event yesterday! Over the next nine days you’ll discover more contemporary authors ready to take you on adventures that will carry you through the rest of the winter. So curl up next to the fireplace with a blanket, your favorite mug (mine’s full of Tazo Wild Sweet Orange tea), and a book!

 

Today we’re spotlighting Brenda S. Anderson. Brenda writes gritty and authentic, life-affirming fiction. She is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), and is Past-President of the ACFW Minnesota chapter, MN-NICE, the 2016 ACFW Chapter of the Year. When not reading or writing, she enjoys music, theater, roller coasters, and baseball (Go Twins!), and she loves watching

 

movies with her family. She resides in the Minneapolis, Minnesota area with her husband of 30 years, their three children, and one sassy cat.

Brenda is excited to tell the world about her next book project with The Potter’s House Books! In the Fall of 2017, Brenda was invited to join six other authors to tell stories of Hope, Redemption, and Second Chances. Long Way Home, coming out on May 8, is Brenda’s first book in the Potter’s House Series. You can find more information here: http://pottershousebooks.com/. For those who’ve read Brenda’s Coming Home Series, you’ll be reunited with a bunch of old friends! A short story bridging the Coming Home Series with Brenda’s Potter’s House stories will be coming out soon!

The best way to learn about updates and book releases is to sign up for Brenda’s enewsletter. She’s even giving away a free ebook of Risking Love, a Where the Heart Is Romance #1, just for signing up!

During this ten-day promotion/celebration, you can pick up an ecopy of Capturing Beauty, book #2 in Brenda’s Where the Heart Is series, for only $2.99. That’s a savings of $2.00 off regular price!

About Capturing Beauty:

He’s a nature photographer returning to make amends. She’s a camera-shy naturalist seeking privacy. Their love for a boy brings them together, but the camera could drive them apart.

Photographer Haven Carlysle is a changed man. Six years earlier, he had run from his tragedy-filled life in Duluth. Now he’s back in town to capture the North Shore’s beauty … and to recapture the love of his son. But that means making amends with his ex-girlfriend too. When camera-leery Callie Beaumont steps in to bridge the relationship between Haven and his former family, he’s wary, but she’s his only hope.

Callie Beaumont is surrounded by beauty. Her parents are local news celebrities. Her sister is a model. And Callie is … Ordinary. All her life, Callie has longed to work outdoors soaking up God-breathed beauty, and the opportunity is finally on the horizon. But being the liaison between the handsome photographer and his son has thrown her dreams, and her heart, into chaos.

Can Haven capture her heart when she won’t let him capture her image? And will his poor choices cost Callie her dream job and him the love of his son?

Connect with Brenda:

Here’s the link to enter the Spring Fever Promo: a Rafflecopter giveaway

And for an additional chance to win, the secret Word of the Day is Lilac.

Stop by tomorrow–Still Waters is up! Bet you can already guess my word of the day… it’s my favorite place …

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Spring Fever Giveaway :: Day 1 with Barbara Ellen Brink

A couple weeks ago I was invited to join several Christian fiction authors in a Spring Fever giveaway and it starts TODAY!For the next 10 days, discover great deals on books, and get to know amazing authors. Stories of redemption and grace, romance and mystery, and much more. There are tales that will take your mind off the bitter cold and long, dark days of winter until the thaw has begun and spring has finally sprung!

Unless you live in the South like me and you’re already experiencing a thaw and dreaming of hammock days. You’ll need a book or two for those.

With 10 Christian fiction authors involved, you have at least 10 chances to win awesome prizes! Plus, extra chances to win by entering the “Word of the Day” (found within each day’s posting), answering a simple poll, or tweeting about the promo!

First up on the Spring Fever docket is Barbara Ellen Brink.

An award-winning author, Barbara writes action-packed mysteries brimming with suspense and interwoven with a thread of romance. She grew up on a small fruit farm in Washington State, but now lives in the mean “burbs” of Minnesota. In her spare time, she likes to take her motorcycle for a spin, hang out with friends, or go hiking with her husband and their spoiled dog. She is currently working on the 4th book in her Double Barrel Mysteries series, and the 3rd in her Christian romantic suspense series, Second Chances.

Running Home is FREE at Amazon thru March 2nd (reg price 3.99)
Split Sense is on sale for .99¢ at Amazon (reg. price 4.99)

Here is a little about Barbara’s TWO book deals:

In Running Home, Ivy’s husband disappears in a cloud of suspicion and leaves her and the children to pick up the pieces of their lives and move on without him. Back in her hometown she dreams that everything will be better. She can start over and hopefully not make the same mistakes she made in the past. But her philandering husband left her with more than bills to pay and children to raise. He left her in a world of trouble. The FBI thinks she knows something and the bad guys think she has something.

When her husband is found murdered, special agent Samson Sinclair is assigned to keep an eye on her. He’s willing to take a bullet for her, but can she trust him with her heart? Ivy’s attempt to assemble the broken pieces of her life is proving harder than she anticipated. Will her husband’s secrets push her over the edge or into the arms of grace?

Split Sense is a Christian thriller that interweaves the lives of two families, twins separated at birth, and two different but unbelievable gifts that each child discovers which impacts their lives and others in startling ways.

Connect with Barbara online:
Facebook
Twitter
Bookbub Author Page
Webpage

The 3rd book in the Second Chances series will be (fingers crossed) coming soon! Barbara’s first grandbaby is due to arrive in a couple of weeks, so she won’t make any set-in-stone promises, but visit her webpage and/or sign up for her newsletter for all the newest updates!

***Sign up for Barbara’s newsletter on her webpage and get a FREE copy of Entangled!***

For another chance to win in the Spring Fever promo, enter the secret Word of the Day:  blatherskite

Here’s the Spring Fever giveaway link:  a Rafflecopter giveaway

Come by tomorrow to meet prolific author Brenda S. Anderson!