Swords of Time Cover Reveal

Hi everyone. Today I am revealing the cover for my new book which was designed by Perry Elisabeth Design. I don’t have a definite release date yet, but I am hoping it will be sometime in August.

About the book

Braden has one goal: knighthood.

Unfortunately, he lives on a horse farm in modern day America with his uncle, his younger brother, and an aunt who absolutely hates him.

Against all odds, Braden and his brother, Jamie, stumble across a pair of special swords that sweep them back into medieval times. They land near a castle whose lord has a task for them.

His older son is lost somewhere in time, and only someone who can control the Swords of Time can save him.

With the goal of knighthood suddenly in sight, Braden’s not sure he wants to leave, but he wishes to impress the lord. Can he protect his brother, find the lost heir, and fulfill his dreams, or will the lord’s younger son ruin everything?

 

And now for the cover…

 

 

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All The Way My Savior Leads-Review

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About the book

 

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Caroline and I walked out the back door and went into the barn.

“What are we going to do?” Caroline asked.

“Head out on our own. Saddle Whitey, please.”

Caroline’s mouth gaped open. “They’ll find us.”

“I know.”

Caroline sighed. “What can we do then?”

I shook my head. “We can stick together. Always.”

 

Tragedy stole everything from him … except her …

 

Three years ago, an illness orphaned Henry and Caroline Sullivan. The harsh years at the orphanage have forged a strong bond between the pair.

 

But Henry’s about to age out.

 

He must choose whether to leave his only family behind in relative safety, or take her with him as he pursues dreams of owning a farm. Henry trusts that God has a plan for him, but little does he know that others have plans for him and his younger sister as well. He will need all his faith to find the right path.

I really enjoyed reading this book. I thought the historical aspect was well done and the characters were well written. I grew to care about the characters. I always like it when authors write characters that I can care about. This is a great, well written book that I could hardly put down.

Although this is the second book in the series, it can be read as a standalone.

 

Note: 50% of the author’s income from this series will go to the World Orphans organization.

 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071DL3Z9T

http://books2read.com/alltheway

 

About the author

 

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Faith Blum is a 20-something author of multiple books in various genres. She loves to write, read, play piano, knit, crochet, sew, watch movies, and play games with her family.  She lives in Wisconsin with her family on a small family farm where they raise goats, chickens, turkeys, ducks, and have 2 dogs and a varying number of cats.

Faith’s goal in her writing is to encourage Christians in their walk with Christ. If you enjoyed this book, go to her website to sign up for her Monthly Newsletter so you can get an email with fun facts, giveaways, and so much more every month. You will also find links to her other Social Media sites on her website. She loves to hear from her readers, so feel free to contact her.

 

Double sale

 

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For May 26-31 only, get both books in the Orphans of the West series for just $0.99 each! They are both available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, iBooks, and more.

 

http://books2read.com/saviorlikeashepherd

http://books2read.com/alltheway

 

Giveaway 

 

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Three prizes, three winners! The grand prize is a Savior, Like a Shepherd notebook and paperback. Sorry, but the lantern isn’t mine to giveaway. In second and third prize, the winners will receive a free eBook of All the Way My Savior Leads.

 

Note: The grand prize is open only to those in the continental US, but the other two are open to all.

Enter the giveaway

 

Tour schedule 

 

May 26

Bookish Orchestrations-Intro Post

Annie Louise Twitchell            -Review

 

May 27

Letters from Annie Douglass Lima-Book Spotlight

Zerina Blossom’s Books-Review

 

May 28

Rachel Rossano’s Words-Guest Post: How I Pick Hymns

The Book Corner-Review

 

May 29

Sarah Allerding-Review

Writings, Ramblings, and Reflections-Character Q&A with Henry

 

May 30

Frances Hoelsma-Book Spotlight

Purposeful Learning– Review

 

May 31

God’s Peculiar Treasure Rae-Guest Post: Why Henry?

Written Rest-Review

 

June 1

Bookish Orchestrations-Giveaway Winner

 

 

 

Savior, Like a Shepherd-Author Interview

HI everyone. Today I am participating in the blog tour for Faith Blum’s new book, Savior, Like a Shepherd. I had a lot of fun beta-reading this book.

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About the book

The ground shook and a rumble sounded through the air as the train squealed to a stop. Maybe, just maybe, I could carry someone’s bags without the porter taking notice. And then there was the even bigger maybe: Maybe I could get enough money to at least buy a crust of bread for Trevor and Tabitha to share.

I hid behind the boxes in the freight yard and kept one eye on the porter, and the other on the second class passenger car. The porter had his attention on the first class car, so I slipped into the gathering crowd.

Titus Hine has always taken care of others. First in protecting his brother and sister from the men his mother entertained. Even more so after her death, when the townspeople refused to help the orphans of a town prostitute. He’s been protector and provider, despite the hardships. He’s learned that no one will help, no one cares and if he wants to survive he’ll have to rely on his own strength not just for himself but his family as well.

Then a stranger shows him the kindness and help no one else seems willing to. Between her kindness and the lecture she gives the Christian Leaders, Titus’s life takes an unexpected turn for the better. With help and provision from the local believers things should be easier, his burdens are lifted. So why does it feel like life is spinning out of control?

Can Titus learn that while man may fail him there is One who will never fail? Can he learn to allow God to be the Shepherd of his life and lead him? Or will life continue to push him every which way?

Excerpt

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I hid behind the boxes in the freight yard and kept one eye on the porter, and the other on the second-class passenger car. The porter had his attention on the first-class car, so I slipped into the gathering crowd.

A pretty young woman stepped out of the second-class car, took a few quick steps out of the way, and then checked her pocket watch. I thought that rather odd. Why would she be more concerned about the time than if someone was there to meet her? And where was her escort? Surely she hadn’t traveled alone.

The time on the watch must have concerned her, because she hurried down to the baggage car and spoke with the porter. I edged closer and got there in time to hear her frustration.

“I don’t mean to be insistent, but I need to get on the next stagecoach and it leaves in less than an hour.”

“All right, I’ll find it. But you’d better find someone to carry the trunk for you.”

“Thank you, sir. You are a true gentleman.”

As she looked around and the porter turned back to the baggage car, I tugged on her sleeve lightly. “Did I hear that you need some help, ma’am?”

The lady smiled. “Yes, I do. Do you think you could carry my trunk to the stage office and show me the way there?”

I grinned. “Sure!” My face fell almost as quickly. “Well, it depends on how heavy the trunk is.”

She put a hand on my arm. “How about you try it once they find the trunk and if you can’t, you can help me find someone else.”

My grin returned. “Thank you, ma’am.”

“You can call me Miss Brown,” she said.

“Yes, Miss Brown.”

The porter came over with a trunk. “Here you are, Miss.” He saw me before I could duck out of sight. “Didn’t I tell you to stay away? We don’t need your kind around here. Now git!”

I started to skulk away when Miss Brown inserted herself between us. “I’ve hired this young man to carry my trunk for me. I’d appreciate it if you would leave him alone. If you don’t, I’ll take back my words from earlier about you being a gentleman.”

I peeked around Miss Brown in time to see the porter’s eyes look heavenward. “Whatever you say. I wouldn’t want a boy like him carrying my trunk.”

“Why not? He may not have the cleanest of clothing, but you likely know nothing about why his clothes aren’t clean. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to catch the stage.”

 

Author Interview

Hi Faith. Welcome to my blog. Will you please tell me a little bit about yourself?

Hi, Sarah! Thanks for having me. I am a 20-something author of multiple books in various genres. I love to write, read, play piano, knit, crochet, sew, watch movies, and play games with my family.  My goal in my writing is to encourage Christians in their walk with Christ.


What do you like best about writing?

It’s flexible. The way I do things, I can write when I have time, I can do other things like a Bible Study, organizing the VBS at our church, helping around the house, etc., but still have a fairly sustainable income. Granted, I live at home with my family, so that helps, but one of my goals with my writing is to keep being able to do it once I’m married and hopefully even have kids. I won’t be able to do as much once those things happen, but the books I have published and will publish in the future will also be able to bring in a supplementary income, Lord willing. The flexibility is great!


What do you find is the hardest thing about writing?

Editing and researching. I know, that’s two things. Sorry. I have a hard time doing research because it’s really hard to find accurate information about the time period in the subjects I need them in. And editing after a while gets rather tiresome, especially when all I want to do is chuck the manuscript against the wall, let it scatter around the room and go do some “real” writing.


What inspired you to write Savior Like a Shepherd?

One of my novellas. Seriously. I wrote a novella about a young lady who becomes a mail order bride and on her way to meet her husband, she comes in contact with Titus. Titus is a twelve-year-old orphan who is trying to take care of his brother and sister but is disadvantaged by the fact that he and his siblings were born illegitimately to a lady of the night. Adelaide does what she can, but I wanted to explore his story more and see what happened to him after she left.

If you could only have one of your books published, which one would you choose? Why?

You cruel, cruel person! Only one? You do realize that for a single person who is also an author, making someone choose only one book is almost as bad as asking a parent to choose just one child. *sigh* Okay, I’ll try. I think I would say Blessed Assurance (the novella that inspired Savior, Like a Shepherd) because it has so many facets of lots of things. And it’s one of my favorite stories and has my favorite couple in it. It’s a mystery, love story/romance, and I think it is one of my better written works to date. But that’s just my opinion. You’ll have to read it and decide for yourself. 😉

 

About the Author

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Faith Blum is a 20-something author of multiple books in various genres. She loves to write, read, play piano, knit, crochet, sew, watch movies, and play games with her family.  She lives in Wisconsin with her family on a small family farm where they raise goats, chickens, turkeys, ducks, and have 2 dogs and a varying number of cats.

Faith’s goal in her writing is to encourage Christians in their walk with Christ. If you want to know when her latest book comes out, go to her website to sign up for her New Releases Newsletter so you can get an email when her next book in the series comes out. You will also find links to her other Social Media sites on her website. She loves to hear from her readers, so feel free to contact her.

 

Givaway

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Faith is generously giving away EIGHT prizes! She has two paperbacks and two eBooks of Savior, Like a Shepherd up for grabs as well as one paperback and three eBooks of her Hymns of the West Novellas: Volume Two. The novella collection contains the novella that inspired her latest series as well as her new novel. Fill out the rafflecopter for the chance to win one of the prizes:

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/9912248017/

Tour Schedule

Bonus Post from February 10

Petticoats and Pistols – The History of Paint (Note: the giveaway on that post is closed)

February 16

Bookish Orchestrations-Tour Introduction

Peggy’s Hope 4U– Character Spotlight of Titus

February 17

Leah’s Bookshelf– Book Spotlight

Rebekah Lyn Books– Character Spotlight of Tabitha

February 18

Zerina Blossom’s Books– Guest Post – About the Town

February 20

Once Upon an Ordinary– Character Spotlight of Tabitha Hine

Sarah Allerding– Author Interview

February 21

Tara Ellis Author– Book Spotlight

Melanie D. Snitker, Author – Character Spotlight of Trevor

February 22

Writings, Ramblings, and Reflections– Character Interview

February 23

Reveries Reviews– Character Spotlight of Titus Hine

Kelsey’s Notebook– Guest Post – My Kind of Romance

February 24

With a Joyful Noise– Book Review

February 25

Writing Dreams– Guest Post – Why Orphans?

Zerina Blossom’s Books – Book Review

February 27

God’s Peculiar Treasure Rae– Character Spotlight of Trevor Hine

February 28

Homeschooled Authors– Author Interview

Rachel Rossano’s Words– Guest Post – What’s the Inspiration and song connection?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Orphans of the West Cover Reveal

Hi everyone. Today I am revealing one of the covers from the “Orphans of the West” series written by Faith Blum. I got to beta-read one of them and really enjoyed it! But first, let’s hear about the series.

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About the Series

 

Genre: Christian Western Coming of Age

Logline: Through God’s leading, four orphans grow up to be important members of their communities.

The Orphans of the West series is a continuation of the stories of 4 orphans that were introduced in either a Hymns of the West novel or novella and goes through each orphans life.

Savior, Like a Shepherd is about Titus Hine who was introduced in Blessed Assurance (Hymns of the West Novellas #6) and how he must take care of his sister and brother as winter approaches, all while not being allowed to work anywhere.

All the Way is about Henry Salisbury, the only orphan in the series not directly introduced in a previous book, but it has other characters you will recognize from the books about the Brookings family.

He Hideth My Soul is also attached to the Brookings family and Otis Miller as Otis finds out that his grandfather left him a large inheritance and he can finally follow his dream.

He Leadeth Me takes up Gage Wilhelm’s story. Gage was introduced in I Love Thee (Hymns of the West Novellas #1) and tells how he is given the deed to his farm and told to go back to his farm. Gage gladly accepts only to have someone show up claiming his long-dead father owed another man a large sum of money and now there’s 10 years of interest added on.

 

About the Author

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Faith Blum is a 20-something author of multiple books in various genres. She loves to write, read, play piano, knit, crochet, sew, watch movies, and play games with her family.  She lives in Wisconsin with her family on a small family farm where they raise goats, chickens, turkeys, ducks, and have 2 dogs and a varying number of cats.

Faith’s goal in her writing is to encourage Christians in their walk with Christ. If you enjoyed this book, go to her website to sign up for her New Releases Newsletter so you can get an email when her next book in the series comes out. You will also find links to her other Social Media sites on her website. She loves to hear from her readers, so feel free to contact her.

 

Reveal Time!

 

 

Now comes the fun part, the cover reveal! First, here is the cover I am revealing to you. This is the book I got to beta-read. It is a really good story!:

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Logline: When an illegitimate young man is orphaned, he must take care of his sister and brother as winter approaches, all while not being allowed to work anywhere.

To gain access to the secret web page so you can see the other three covers, go here to find options for Facebook post, tweet, Instagram, and email wording. Each option shares the pre-order link to the first book in the Orphans of the West series, Savior, Like a Shepherd. In each post is a word in ALL CAPS. That word is the case sensitive password to gain access to the covers.

 

 

Participating Blogs

Melanie D. Snitker, Author – Savior, Like a Shepherd

Sarah Allerding – Savior, Like a Shepherd

Queen of Random – All the Way

Rachel Rossano’s Words – All the Way

Thilly Little Nothings – He Hideth My Soul

In the Bookcase – He Hideth My Soul

George’s Shorts – He Leadeth Me

Wildflower Acres – He Leadeth Me

 

 

 

Black Friday Book Sale

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It’s that time of year. The time for buying presents and making wish lists. If any of those activities involve books for you, Indie Christian Authors has a perfect event for you. Both of my books are included in this sale for the first time this year.

From Nov 25 (that’s today!) through Nov 28th, more than 70 independent Christian books are on sale. You can find free shipping, $0.99 ebooks, package deals, and more! And if your budget is depleted from Christmas shopping, they’ve got you covered with some freebies!

Think 70 books is overwhelming? Narrow it down and find the perfect books for you or someone on your Christmas list by using this quiz to generate a customized book list.

What awesome reads of 2016 are you grateful for? What books are you looking forward to reading in 2017?

A note on the Ebooks Only page. All books are listed as “Sold Out.” This only refers to paperback copies of these titles. Please click onto the product pages to find descriptions and links to discounted or free ebooks.Also, some of the authors this year chose to not sell their paperbacks directly through the site. Those books are also marked “Sold Out” but if you click them open, you’ll find a link to the site where they are on sale and a discount code for you to use at check out.
Acknowledgements: Thanks to Leah E. Good and Kendra E. Ardnek for their work organizing this sale, and Hannah Mills for her fantastic design work on the website graphics. Hannah can be contacted at hmills(at)omorecollege(dot)edu for more information about her design services.

Crannig Castle Blog Tour-Book Review

Today I am participating in the blog tour for Morgan Huneke’s book, Crannig Castle. You can see the rest of the blog tour here.

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God, please look after Adriel. Keep him safe and keep him from acting foolish. And please help him to be able to find me.


Rae knew she could trust God to look after both of them. It was all she had now.

The Time Captives have been reunited. The rightful king has been freed. Now all that remains is to defeat the strytes who still hold a tyrannical rule over the people of Calhortz. But with their lack of soldiers, it’s a task that is easier said than done. They need allies, but are they worth it when it requires facing ghosts from their pasts?
Returning to his home country only brings the loss of Adriel’s family to the forefront of his mind. His determination to find Rae has never ceased, but now that determination could potentially destroy all that he and the Time Captives have been working towards. And his new-found faith may not be able to withstand the challenge.
Will they be able to set aside their personal struggles for the sake of the freedom of all or will they allow their pasts to consume them? Will they manage to win back Crannig Castle from the rule of the strytes? The fate of Calhortz hangs in the balance.
Crannig Castle is the final book of the Time Captives trilogy, a tale of faith, family, fantasy, and a fight for truth and freedom.

And here is my review:

This is a really great ending to the “Time Captives” trilogy. I like the parts where the story was written as if it were back in time. Instead of just hearing it explained, it is actually like I was there with the characters. I had a little trouble keeping track of the characters but that could be because it had been a while since I read the other two in the series. There also is a very handy character list in the front of the book which I probably should have used. Overall it was a really good book that was fun to read!

Buy Now

 

Kindle ~ Paperback ~ Signed Copy

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Creighton Hill and The Crossways will be free on kindle November 7-11.

About the Author

Morgan Huneke

Morgan Elizabeth Huneke is a homeschool graduate who lives in Georgia. She has enjoyed creating characters and writing stories since early childhood. Books have always been a big part of her life, never more so than when working at the local library. Her other interests include reading, playing the piano and violin, and politics.

You can connect with Morgan on her website, blog, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, and Pinterest.

 

Giveaway

 

Join in the excitement of Crannig Castle and enter to win a special prize! The first prize winner will receive signed copies of the entire Time Captives trilogy. The second prize winner will receive a signed copy of Crannig Castle. The third prize winner will receive an eCopy of Crannig Castle in the eBook format of his/her choice. Giveaway open to U.S. residents only.

Enter the giveaway here.

 

 

Crannig Castle-Cover Reveal

Hi everyone. Today I am participating in a cover reveal for Morgan Huneke’s book Crannig Castle. The rest of the participants are listed here.

About the book

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God, please look after Adriel. Keep him safe and keep him from acting foolish. And please help him to be able to find me.

Rae knew she could trust God to look after both of them. It was all she had now.

 

The Time Captives have been reunited. The rightful king has been freed. Now all that remains is to defeat the strytes who still hold a tyrannical rule over the people of Calhortz. But with their lack of soldiers, it’s a task that is easier said than done. They need allies, but are they worth it when it requires facing ghosts from their pasts?

 

Returning to his home country only brings the loss of Adriel’s family to the forefront of his mind. His determination to find Rae has never ceased, but now that determination could potentially destroy all that he and the Time Captives have been working towards. And his new-found faith may not be able to withstand the challenge.

 

Will they be able to set aside their personal struggles for the sake of the freedom of all or will they allow their pasts to consume them? Will they manage to win back Crannig Castle from the rule of the strytes? The fate of Calhortz hangs in the balance.

 

Crannig Castle is the final book of the Time Captives trilogy, a tale of faith, family, fantasy, and a fight for truth and freedom.

 

And now for the cover…

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Release Date

Crannig Castle, will be released on November 7th, 2016. Stay tuned on Morgan’s blog and Facebook page for more information and sneak peeks.

 

Preorder on Kindle now!

 

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About the Author

Morgan Huneke

Morgan Elizabeth Huneke is a homeschool graduate who lives in Georgia. She has enjoyed creating characters and writing stories since early childhood. Her other interests include reading, playing the piano and violin, and politics. She is the author of Across the Stars and The Experiment as well as the Time Captives fantasy trilogy.

 

You can connect with Morgan on her website, blog, Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Instagram, and Pinterest.

Rainland Blog Tour Introduction

Hi everyone. Today is the first day of the blog tour for my newly published book. I have an excerpt for you to read. Enjoy!

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Eerie silence. Dark sky. Unbearable heat. Air as stagnant as the water at the bottom of a well. No substantial shelter within miles.

An ominous feeling welled up inside of Thomas. Something bad was going to happen and it was going to—

A loud crash tore through the humid night as if it were ripping a gigantic hole through the sky. Immediately, torrents of angry rain poured from the clouds like a river cascading over a rocky cliff. Thomas, who was completely drenched the minute the rain reached him, was knocked off his feet by the force of the water. He stared into the sky in utter horror. An angry black cloud was rapidly rotating above him. A tornado! Frantically, Thomas tried to get to his feet, but the torrential rain was too strong and he soon gave up. Squeezing his eyes shut as tightly as he could, Thomas braced himself for the impact. The agonizing wait, while no more than five seconds, seemed to last forever. With a tremendous roar, Thomas was sucked into the swirling wind. Where was he going to land? The spinning stopped. He had landed on something solid.

“That’s not a cow!” screeched a high-pitched voice nearby.

“If it’s not a cow, what is it?” asked a second voice.

Thomas sat up and opened his eyes. Everything was spinning around him. He shook himself, trying to get rid of his dizziness. “W-where am I?” he sputtered thickly.

“You’ve entered the world of rain by the mistake of our captain,” grumbled the first voice, which he could now tell was coming from a rather large raindrop that was standing over him. “He thought you were a cow.”

“I-I don’t understand,” Thomas replied, bewildered.

“Well, first of all, let me introduce myself,” replied the first voice. “I am A Water. We are all raindrops. The captain is Captain H2O. Now, we all live in the clouds, but we do not have everything we need. When we need something, like a cow, we touch down on the ground and pick it up. Captain H2O thought you were a cow. That is why he directed us to pick you up.”

Thomas, still in a daze, looked around to see what he could make of his surroundings. There was an entire city in the clouds inhabited by thousands upon thousands of raindrops. There were railings all along the borders of the cloud as a feeble attempt to keep the raindrops from falling out. The hard surface on which he had landed was made of mismatched boards, worn from years of constant use. He could see massive staircases spiraling downward in multiple places on the deck-like floor of the cloud. He assumed they must lead to some sort of basement. It would not make much sense to build a stairway that led to the open sky.

As of this morning, Thomas had not imagined that raindrops could talk, let alone build a city. Turning his head, Thomas focused his attention back on the raindrop who had spoken to him earlier. “Now that you know I am not a cow, how am I going to get back home?”

“You’re not going home; not yet anyway,” the captain stated matter-of-factly, stepping forward and placing his glasses on the tip of his nose. “We need you.”

“W-what do you mean?” Thomas asked. Immediately, panic overwhelmed him as the realization hit him. He was trapped in an unknown world with absolutely no way out. He was helpless…at the mercy of an army of talking raindrops. He sank down with a groan of despair.

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Blog tour schedule:

August 29

Introduction and excerpt at Sarah Allerding 

August 30
Author Interview at The Overactive Imagination 
Book Spotlight at Jaye L. Knight 
August 31st
Author interview at Bookish Orchestrations
September 1st
September 2nd
Book Review at My Bookcase and I
September 3rd
Character Interview Drip at A Day in the Life 

Rainland Cover Reveal

Hi everyone. Today I am revealing the cover for my new book which was designed by Perry Elisabeth Design. I don’t have a definite release date yet, but I am hoping it will be sometime in August.

 

About the book 

When Thomas gets caught in a summer storm, he is sucked into the world of raindrops through a tornado. He learns he will not be allowed to return until he can defeat the lightning, which has been hurling raindrops from the clouds. Many adventures await him in this strange land. Is everything just as the raindrops say it will be? Is it the lightning they need to defend themselves against, or is there a much greater foe behind the disturbing disappearances?

 

 

And here’s the Cover…

 

 

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Author Interview: Nicole Sager

Hi Everyone. Today I have an author interview with Nicole Sager to share with you.

 

Hi Nicole. Welcome to my blog. Will you please tell me a little bit about yourself?

-Thank you for hosting me, Sarah! I’m a homeschool grad in my late-20s living with my family in the Midwest. I’ve been writing stories for 15-16 years, and published my first book, The Heart of Arcrea, when I was 23. I love reading historical Christian Fiction, and coffee is my favorite beverage!

 

What do you like best about writing?

-I love watching the story unfold. I usually have an idea of where to start and where to finish, but the middle tends to come piece-by-piece as I pray for wisdom. I love watching God pull it all together, and I’m honored that He allows me to play a small part in putting it on paper. Also, I find that the spiritual lessons my characters are learning somehow mirror what I’m learning in my own life, so for me to watch the story come together is also to watch a life-lesson get resolved.

 

What do you find is the hardest thing about writing?

-Haha! Waiting for the story to unfold in my mind so I can write it! God is still teaching me patience, so it’s hard to wait on His timing when I want to get the story done now!

 

What do you hope people get out of reading your books?

-My prayer has been that God will use each book to somehow bless each reader; that He would use my books as a tool in touching lives and drawing at least one person to Christ for salvation. I hope readers are encouraged as they walk alongside the characters to cultivate godly attributes in their own lives, and inspired in their walk of faith.

 

What inspired you to write the Arcrean Conquest series and the companion books, Hebbros and Burdney?

-About the time I came up with the name Druet, and wanted to write a story about a hero who was also a blacksmith, my little brother came up with the name Arcrea, and told me I could use it in a story if I wanted to. The story sprouted from there and continued to grow as more characters and places were introduced, each with a tale of their own to tell! Some of them are still waiting in line, anxious to share their story with readers. Unfortunately, Miss Sager hasn’t been able to keep up!

 

If you could only have one of your books published, which one would you choose? Why?

-Ooooh!! Tough question! Let me see… If you’ve read any of my recent interviews you’ve see that, several times now, I called Burdney my favorite. A lot of “me” went into that one and it holds a special place in my heart. However! If I could choose only one to publish I think I would end up picking The Heart of Arcrea. My first published novel, there’s just something about “Heart” that draws me back to it again and again. I think it offers readers simple examples in developing character that are nevertheless powerful if put into practice. The entire Arcrean journey started with the Heart, and I think if the other stories had not been published, readers would still have the ability to build on it with their own imaginations!

 

Thanks again for hosting me, Sarah! I love connecting with readers through any of my social media pages, so click on a link below, Like or Follow my page, and if you’re on Pinterest join the fun on my Arcrea Group Board (comment so I can add you!). I look forward to hearing from you!

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