Saturday, May 17, 2008

Read Excerpts and Win!

I may be officially addicted to giving books away! Help! Save me!! (No, don't. I'm lovin' it.)

So here's the deal for today through Wednesday: I just finished reading Angela Hunt's new release, The Elevator, and couldn't put it down. It's a lovely hardcover novel from a best-selling author, and I bought it myself (not a publisher giveaway connected to a blog tour), but I'm giving it away so someone else can also enjoy it.

The thing is, since this is costing me the price of the book in addition to postage, there is more to getting entered in the drawing for it than just making a comment at the end of the post. This time around, a comment will also be considered as signing up for my author e-newsletter, which releases every other month. Each Forever Fiction newsletter contains an encouraging message, a special offer for newsletter subscribers only, and an update on my books and speaking schedule, as well as a peek into the writing life.

If this sounds a teensy bit better than brussel sprouts, go ahead and read on about a couple of new books and a way to read excerpts from them. Then offer a pertinent comment, along with your contact information, and you'll be in the drawing, as well as a new member of my newsletter list.

I don't know about you, but I enjoy reading book excerpts to see if a novel would be something up my alley. There's a spot on the web that features excerpts from two "good, clean, fun" reads each week. It's called Chapter-a-Week, and the site also has a chat forum so you can yak it up about your favorite reads. Below are this week's featured titles, followed by the link for Chapter-a-Week.

By Colleen Coble

Welcome to Parke County, Indiana,
land of peaceful farms and covered bridges,
Amish quilts and horse drawn buggies . . . and murder.

After years of running, Hannah Schwartz has finally built a life for herself. Far from the insecure husband who bullied and abused her. Far from the close-knit Amish community who raised her, then shunned her. Still haunted by nightmare memories of her parents' murder . . . and the guilty secret that made her an anathema—a true outcast—from her friends and family.

Only love can bring her home again. Love for a child she had feared was lost forever.
And love for the peaceful people who shaped her life. But can love heal old wounds . . . or keep the community safe from a deadly danger?

Restoration Series—Book 4
Terri Blackstock

Book 4 in Terri Blackstock's popular Restoration Series is in stores now!

As the Pulses that caused the massive global power outage are finally coming to an end, thirteen-year-old Beth Branning witnesses a murder. Threatened by the killer, she keeps the matter to herself. But her silence could cost her life. Will technology return to normal in time to save the Brannings from their worst crisis yet?

To read an excerpt of these new titles go to Chapter-a-Week, and to join our deeper discussion of these titles go to Chapter-a-Week Chat at where authors and readers discuss new titles together.

If you enjoy Chapter-a-Week take the time to tell a friend how to sign up. It's easy and free and a great way to find books that fit each person's particular reading style.


Sara (artist4christ) said...

Hey ok you can contact me on shoutlife I don't want to post my email here . . .
Pertinent commentary ok . . .
I've don't know anything about the book you are offering but I do like the author. I know it's not what your offering but I really want to read Anathema and I've already read and loved the #4 Restoration series read them all own none. :-(
The reason I should win is . . . it's my birthday!

Jill said...

Congratulations to Sara! She won The Elevator by Angela Hunt. I'm sure she'll enjoy the book.

Excellent Blessings,