Monday, October 22, 2012

No Safe Harbor by Elizabeth Ludwig

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

No Safe Harbor

Bethany House Publishers (October 1, 2012)


Elizabeth Ludwig


Elizabeth Ludwig is an award-winning author whose work has been featured on Novel Journey, the Christian Authors Network, and The Christian Pulse. Her first novel, Where the Truth Lies, which she co-authored with Janelle Mowery, earned her the 2008 IWA Writer of the Year honors. This book was followed in 2009 by “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” part of a Christmas anthology collection called Christmas Homecoming, also from Barbour Publishing.

In 2010, her first full-length historical novel Love Finds You in Calico, California earned Four Stars from the Romantic Times. Books two and three of Elizabeth’s mystery series, Died in the Wool (Barbour Publishing) and Inn Plain Sight (Spyglass Lane), respectively, released in 2011.

Coming in 2012 is Elizabeth’s newest historical series from Bethany House Publishers. No Safe Harbor, the first book in the Edge of Freedom Series, will release in October, with two more books following in 2013 and 2014.

Elizabeth is an accomplished speaker and teacher, and often attends conferences and seminars, where she lectures on editing for fiction writers, crafting effective novel proposals, and conducting successful editor/agent interviews. Her popular literary blog, The Borrowed Book, enjoyed a wide readership in its first full year, with more than 17,000 visitors in 2011. Along with her husband and two children, Elizabeth makes her home in the great state of Texas.


The Thrill of Romantic Suspense Meets the Romance of 1800s America

Lured by a handful of scribbled words across a faded letter, Cara Hamilton sets off from 1896 Ireland on a quest to find the brother she'd thought dead. Her search lands her in America, amidst a houseful of strangers and one man who claims to be a friend--Rourke Walsh.

Despite her brother's warning, Cara decides to trust Rourke and reveals the truth about her purpose in America. But he is not who he claims to be, and as rumors begin to circulate about an underground group of dangerous revolutionaries, Cara's desperation grows. Her questions lead her ever closer to her brother, but they also bring her closer to destruction as Rourke's true intentions come to light.

If you would like to read the first chapter of No Safe Harbor, go HERE.

Click here to buy the book now!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Swallowed by Life by Ada Brownell

I don't often post about non-fiction, but I wanted you to know about this book.

 Mysteries of Death Resurrection and the Eternal
By Ada Brownell

Swallowed by Life will be free Oct. 19-21 at

God warned Adam and Eve if they disobeyed Him, they would die.

 Satan opened his fangy face and guffawed. “You won’t die.” He crawled up the tree trunk, curled around a branch, and nudged a sun-blushed fruit from the forbidden tree. It landed at Eve’s feet. Satan said, “Eat it. It’s delicious!”

 Eve picked it up, ran to Adam, and offered him a taste. Soon the couple bit in to the sugary food, juice dripping from the edges of their mouths as they watched one another change from immortal to mortal beings that would become ill and die.

 Satan’s venom fills every earthly body and grave since that time.  Read about it in Genesis 3.

But God had compassion and promised a Redeemer who would bruise Satan’s head, although the Redeemer’s heel would be bruised by the serpent when the Savior came to redeem and free every man who wanted to be saved from eternal death. We know the Messiah was crucified and Satan thought he conquered. But death could not hold him!

 Although we know the story, yet when Satan whispers, “Don’t even think about it. You won’t die,” we avoid putting that faith deposit in the bank, because when someone we know has a troubling diagnosis or passes away, we’re deceived into thinking he or she is the only one going. Fear becomes a factor, but if we believe John 3:16, we can think about the eternal with joy.

 Being filled with faith is the reason I wrote Swallowed by Life: Mysteries of Death, Resurrection and the Eternal.

 When we lost our beautiful 31-year-old daughter, Carolyn, only two months after the cancer diagnosis, I was in shock. Did I believe what I thought I did about the eternal?  So I went through the entire New Testament and underlined every verse that had to do with eternal life.

Oh, what joy! I learned faith is a force that must be fed, and the Word brings faith to life.

 Armed with strengthened faith from the Word, I thought about what I learned as a medical reporter for The Pueblo Chieftain in Colorado. I noticed obvious things about our bodies that tell us we are more than our flesh: beginning as a fertilized egg as small as the period at the end of this sentence; growth; weight gain and loss; constant cell death and regeneration (our skeleton is completely rebuilt every seven years); removal of body parts and sometimes replacing them with a mechanical device or transplants from others—even another person’s heart; and all the other changes that occur, and we’re still the same person we were in our mother’s womb.

Evidence shows we’re more than a body and we’ll live even if it turns to dust. I knew I should share it. When Carolyn became ill, she fed her soul on the Word and songs such as It is Well with My Soul sung by Sandi Patti. She died with her confidence in God. Yet, she wondered what happens when you die. The journey, the eternal, the resurrection and heaven. So I wrote this book for those who want to increase their faith, those who are curious about their eternal future, and those who give them counsel. The Q and A sections make the book ideal for a study guide. ©Ada Brownell 2012

ADA BROWNELL is the author of Swallowed by LIFE: Mysteries of Death, Resurrection and the Eternal, and Confessions of a Pentecostal (Gospel Publishing House, out of print but recently released as an e-book. She has been writing for Christian publications since age 15 and sold approximately 275 articles and fiction stories to 45 Christian magazines. She also is a retired journalist for The Pueblo Chieftain in Colorado. She and her husband, Lester,have five children—one in heaven.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Against the Tide by Elizabeth Camden

Historical readers, come running! I do have a giveaway copy, so leave a comment at the end of the post for a chance to win!
This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Against the Tide
Bethany House Publishers (October 1, 2012)
Elizabeth Camden


A Word from Elizabeth:

I am a college librarian in central Florida by day, but by night I can be found pounding out inspirational historical novels the moment the sun goes down. I love writing books about fiercely intelligent people who are confronted with profound challenges. As a rather introverted person, I have found that writing is the best way for me to share my faith and a sense of resilience with others.

I married relatively late in life, which turned out to be an odd kind of blessing. I had gotten very good at leading a solo life, and although I was not particularly content being alone, I had become reconciled to it. Most importantly, it taught me never to take my husband for granted. I give daily thanks for the blessing of being able to share a life with my favorite person on the planet.

As for who I am? I love old Hitchcock films, the hour before sunset, a long, sweaty run through the Florida countryside, and a glass of good wine. After spending my entire adult life on a college campus (either as a student or a librarian) I have finally been able to pursue my ultimate goal of writing professionally.


Love and Lives are Threatened in Camden's Latest Offering

As a child, Lydia Pallas became all too familiar with uncertainty when it came to the future. Now, she's finally carved out a perfect life for herself--a life of stability and order with no changes, surprises, or chaos of any kind. She adores her apartment overlooking the bustling Boston Harbor, and her skill with languages has landed her a secure position as a translator for the U.S. Navy.

However, it is her talent for translation that brings her into contact with Alexander Banebridge, or "Bane," a man who equally attracts and aggravates her. When Bane hires Lydia to translate a seemingly innocuous collection of European documents, she hesitantly agrees, only to discover she is in over her head.

Just as Bane's charm begins to win her over, Lydia learns he is driven by a secret campaign against some of the most dangerous criminals on the East Coast, compelled by his faith and his past. Bane forbids any involvement on Lydia's part, but when the criminals gain the upper hand, it is Lydia on whom he must depend.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Against the Tide, go HERE.


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Massive Book Giveaway - Including Copy of My December Release!

The Book Club Network has gathered over 100 authors to celebrate the launch of their new digital magazine. The celebration is being called “The Signature Library Contest” and they are going to be awarding over 150 books to people chosen at random from their new subscriber lists. The interesting aspect of the contest is that the winners will be picking out their books from an impressive list of new releases. The first place contestant will have their choice of 30 titles from this impressive list; second place will pick 20 titles; 5 third place winners will pick 10 books from the list and there will be many runner up books awarded. All of these titles (that will be listed in the magazine in November) will be signed by the author and mailed to the winners. More details will be in the November issue of Book Fun Magazine that will be out October 27th 2012. How does one enter into the contest? It is a simple matter of subscribing to the magazine at and this is a FREE subscription. There are well written articles and links to author pages in the current magazine, so read the magazine and enjoy, while entering for the chance to choose your own library of signature editions. The winners will be chosen before the end of November and will be listed in the December issue, of the magazine which will be released the last weekend of November. Look for more contests and giveaways at Book Fun Magazine, published by The Book Club Network (TBCN) where book fun begins!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Jewels for the Kingdom by Delia Latham

A dear writer friend has a new e-book romance releasing this week. The premise sounds awesome! Read on to find out more!
Jewels for the Kingdom is an e-Book novella, the first of FOUR books in the Heart's Haven collection, from White Rose Publishing. Authors who contributed to the collection include Marianne Evans (Operation Breathless), Tanya Stowe(Leap of Faith), Mary Manners (Dance with Me) and Delia Latham (Jewels for the Kingdom). The authors are all very excited about Heart's Haven, and truly believe God had a very decisive hand in its creation and publication.
A bit about Heart's Haven: Heart's Haven is a one-of-a-kind apartment complex located just outside the fictional town of Angel Falls, TX, on the outskirts of the Angelina National Forest. It's owned by Andrew Hart, a crusty old guy who is rumored to have the ability to see and speak with angels. Does he? Well, who knows? But there is, without a doubt, some kind of divine presence that makes itself felt by every tenant. The complex consists of eight small cottages, each with its own tiny yard and trellised gate. Over each gate, a hand-carved sign proclaims: May love find all who enter here. And it usually does... About Jewels for the Kingdom Pia Peretti’s past could destroy her future. Thanks to her pre-Christian lifestyle, she can’t marry a believer, and she won’t marry a non-believer. Minister David Myers wants to help Pia release her guilt and trust that God has forgiven her...but the young minister is working through his own trial of faith. After a failed counseling session with a wounded soul, David's confidence is shaken. He accepts a new pastorate, and moves to Angel Falls to find a haven for his wounded heart. Is it possible these two hurting hearts are meant to mend each other’s brokenness with some divine intervention? If you're interested in learning a little more about Heart's Haven, you're welcome to VISIT THE FACEBOOK PAGE. Each of the heroines from the four Heart's Haven books also has a page, as does Mr. Hart. Please...take a stroll through Heart's Haven and visit all of its character pages, as well. You'll like what you find!

Monday, October 08, 2012

Full Disclosure by Dee Henderson

Dee is back! Yes, I have a giveaway copy. Be sure to leave a comment at the end of the post, along with contact information, for a chance to win!
This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Full Disclosure
Bethany House Publishers (October 2, 2012)
Dee Henderson


Dee Henderson is the bestselling, award-winning author of 15 previous novels, including the acclaimed O'MALLEY series and UNCOMMON HEROES series. She is a lifelong resident of Illinois.


Ann Silver is a cop's cop. As the Midwest Homicide Investigator, she is called in to help local law enforcement on the worst of cases, looking for answers to murder. Hers is one of the region's most trusted investigative positions.

Paul Falcon is the FBI's top murder cop in the Midwest. If the victim carried a federal badge or had a security clearance, odds are good Paul and his team see the case file or work the murder.

Their lives intersect when Ann arrives to pass a case off her desk and onto his. A car wreck and a suspicious death offer a lead on a hired shooter he is tracking. Paul isn't expecting to meet someone, the kind that goes on the personal side of the ledger, but Ann Silver has his attention.

The better he gets to know her, the more Paul realizes her job barely scratches the surface of who she is. She knows spies and soldiers and U.S. Marshals, and has written books about them. She is friends with the former Vice President. People with good reason to be cautious about who they let into their lives deeply trust her. Paul wonders just what secrets Ann is keeping, until she shows him the John Doe Killer case file, and he starts to realize just who this lady he is falling in love with really is…

Watch the book trailer:

If you would like to read the first chapter of Full Disclosure, go HERE.