Monday, November 24, 2014

New Release: Sleigh Bells in the Snow by Jeanie Smith Cash


Book 4: A Smoky Mountain
Christmas series. Releases
TODAY on Amazon!

Gabrielle is uneasy when she’s called back to Gatlinburg, Tennessee, for Granddaddy Buchanan’s 80th birthday. Facing the nightmares that plagued her there isn’t her idea of the best way to spend a Christmas holiday. And sure enough, things don’t get off to a great start, when she has to be rescued from a violent storm by handsome respiratory therapist Joseph Garrison. Joseph and his baby girl quickly steal a piece of Gabbi's heart, but is it enough to make her realize Gatlinburg is where the Lord wants her to be? Or will she move back to the city she claims to love?

 

About the author:

Jeanie Smith Cash lives in the country in Southwest Missouri, in the heart of the Ozarks, with her husband, Andy. They were high school sweethearts and have been blessed with two children, and four grandchildren. She feels very fortunate to have her family living close by. Jeanie and her family are members of New Site Baptist Church, where they attend regularly. When she's not writing, Jeanie loves to spend time with her family, spoil her grandchildren, read, collect dolls, crochet, and travel. Jeanie is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, and Monett Christian Writers Guild. She has stories in five Barbour novella collections, Three single novels, as well as four short stories in a magazine. She loves to read Christian romance, and believes a salvation message inside of a good story, could possibly touch someone who wouldn't be reached in any other way. You can find her books at www.Amazon.com.

Jeanie loves to hear from her readers. You may contact her on Facebook or via email. You may also join her newsletter if you wish.

COTT: 2015 Laurel Award Feature

On October 22, 2014, A Miracle of Hope won Clash of the Titles' Laurel Award. During a six-week period, the novel's first 3,500 words were read and judged by avid readers of Christian fiction who determined it to be the worthiest to receive the 2014 Laurel Award.

Clash of the Titles extends a heartfelt congratulations to author Ruth Reid for her commendable work. We wish God's abundant blessings on her future projects.

“A Miracle of Hope quickens a reader’s heart in hope that one child’s faith will be miracle enough.” –Alan Daugherty, News-Banner columnist

About A Miracle of Hope
Lindie Wyse thinks an arranged marriage is the only way to preserve a future for herself and her unborn child. Josiah Plank is certain he’ll never love again, but he needs someone to care for his deaf eight-year-old daughter, Hannah. The two take on their arrangement tentatively at first but soon realize they are each in for more than they imagined. After a short time, Lindie experiences a breakthrough with Hannah when she recognizes the child’s special gifts, but a risky pregnancy and serious health issues threaten to demolish the foundation Josiah and Lindie are building—and the love that is growing between them.

Will their marriage survive their struggles, or will their hearts become as cold as the northern winter?

“A beautifully written love story, A Miracle of Hope is both heartwarming and heartbreaking and features believable, charming characters who are willing to do whatever it takes for love.” 4 stars, RT Book Reviews  


Listen to Cynthia L. Simmon'sHeart of the Matter" radio interview of Laurel Award Winner, Ruth Reid!

About Ruth:
Ruth is a CBA and ECPA best-selling author of the Heaven on Earth and Amish Wonders series. When attending Ferris State University School of Pharmacy in Big Rapids, Michigan, she lived on the outskirts of an Amish community and had several occasions to visit the Amish farms. Her interest grew into love as she saw the beauty in living a simple life. Ruth resides in Florida with her husband and three children. 
She can be reached HERE.

“…Ruth’s descriptions of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula during the winter are vivid and almost hauntingly beautiful—yet the hardship and “cabin fever” element are very real. But it’s character depth that is this story’s strength…” –Carole Jarvis, Amazon Review
Ruth's Upcoming Projects:
Her Christmas Pen Pal, a novella in An Amish Second Christmas collection released October 2014.
A Woodland Miracle will be released in January 2015
She is currently working on book three of the Amish Wonders Series (untitled at this time; release is planned for 2016). 

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OLYMPIA OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS!

Authors, take note! 

Clash of the Titles has opened its doors for submissions to the 2015 Olympia.


The Olympia is COTT's yearly contest for unpublished writers. The submissions are judged by their audience—readers well versed in Christian fiction yet not associated with the CBA industry.
Authors write for readers, so why not have readers be the judges?
Finalists in the contest will also have their work read and judged by three industry professionals!

With a submission fee of only $15, easy electronic submission, a bevy of prizes, and judges devoted to Christian fiction and author encouragement, the Olympia is a contest like no other.

But once our doors are open, you'll need to act quick! Slots are limited. To avoid overburdening our volunteer judges, we are limited in the number of submissions we can accept.

Submissions:
Oct. 31, 2014-Dec 12, 2014 

For more details, please visit our site.

Stay tuned for updates by 

Friday, November 21, 2014

New Release: Christmas Grace by Rose Allen McCauley



Book 3 in the "A Smoky Mountain
Christmas" series. Releases TODAY
on Amazon!
 
Grace Buchanan and Chris Fisher were best friends for sixteen years...until he fell in love with her other best friend, Terrie. Chris and Terrie married after high school, then she died three years ago.

A renewed friendship soon awakens stronger feelings in Grace and Chris. Can they both let go of the past long enough to claim the future God has for them?


About the author:

Rose Allen McCauley is a child of God, a wife, mother to three, and Mimi to five grandchildren. She has been writing for over 10 years. She loves to read and write about Christmas, so is happy to be included in this Smoky Mountain Christmas collection.



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Thursday, November 20, 2014

New Release: Hometown Melodies by Amber Stockton


A Smoky Mountain Christmas, Book 2 releases TODAY!

Book 2: A Smoky Mountain
Christmas series. Releases

TODAY on Amazon!

Melody May Buchanan left Gatlinburg to pursue a life in the symphony. When a letter arrives asking her to return home for her granddaddy’s 80th birthday, she knows she must go. Leaving her fiancé in Denver while the symphony is on break, she pushes behind her the reasons she left and heads home. But the homecoming isn’t quite what she expected, and she’s immediately faced with everything she loved about growing up there…even her childhood best friend, Drew. Old feelings surface, and she starts to wonder if she made a mistake. Then, her two worlds collide when her fiancé arrives, and she discovers Drew has become quite a success in the music industry. Faced with the dilemma of which path to choose, Melody turns to God and her grandfather for advice. Either way, one man will get hurt. Which option is the best?
 
About the author:


Tiffany Amber Stockton has been crafting and embellishing stories since childhood, when she was accused of having a very active imagination and cited with talking entirely too much. Today, she has honed those childhood skills to become an award-winning author andspeaker who has partnered with Nerium International in the anti-aging skin care industry, helping others look younger and live better. She lives with her husband and fellow author, Stuart Vaughn Stockton, in Colorado. They have one girl and one boy, an Aussie/retriever mix named Roxie and and Australian cattle dog/Corgi mix named Timber. She has sold fourteen books so far and is represented by agent Sandra Bishop of the TransAtlantic Agency. You can also find her on FacebookTwitter, and Pinterest.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Christmas Romance Decks the Halls!

Christmas is coming up really fast! And so are the great Christmas romance novellas we all look forward to every year. I do, anyway...right along with the annual line-up of sweet Christmas movies!

Starting today, and each Wednesday until Christmas (as long as I have interested authors sending books), I'll be highlighting Christmas stories you won't want to miss. Some are brand, spankin' new, and others have been around for awhile...but ALL are sweet Christian romances with a Christmas setting.

What better way to help a reader get into the Christmas spirit?

Today, I'm honored, pleased, and excited to bring you books by Clare Revell - and Yours Truly!

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From Clare Revell...




Coming December 1st, as part of
Pelican Book Group's Christmas Extravaganza.

When an accident leaves Eva Anderson in a coma, she is woken by voice of actor Harry 'Matthew' Lyell, whom she has a long-standing crush on. Left in a wheelchair, she withdraws into herself.

Harry Lyell takes a job in pantomine in Headley Cross. He often wonders about the brunette he met at the theatre door and then woke from her coma. Meeting her again must be a God thing because he certainly hadn't planned it.

As Christmas approaches, Eva and Harry's lives are drawn together in a way neither imagined. Can Harry help Eva find the Christmas miracle she needs or will a simple article destroy any future they might have?

Kindle     Nook     ePub/Mobi/Adobe
(Links to Amazon and Barnes & Noble will be provided as they become available.)


FAIRYTALE OF HEADLEY CROSS
 
(Christmas Extravaganza 2013)

Christmas is a busy time in the church calendar, and Pastor Carson Armitage still trying to find his feet in his first job as an ordained minister. When he decides to organize a nativity for Christmas Eve, he employs the help of Maggie Turner, Sunday school teacher extraordinaire. She’s dedicated, smart and beautifu; and Carson finds himself falling for her. But when his past comes back to haunt him in a big way, Christmas may not be so merry.

Can the past be laid to rest? Or is happily ever after only a fairytale?

Kindle     Nook     ePub/Mobi/Adobe






(Christmas Extravaganza 2012)

On an extended holiday from the UK, John Connington finds himself in Sydney, Australia with no lodging, and only a telephone number from a friend-of-a-friend offering him a place to stay. Trusting that God knows what He’s doing, John makes the call.

Jo Heywood can’t believe the audacity of John Connington, yet when her flat mate knows of this obscure offer, there's nothing Jo can do. She’s not prepared for the avalanche of feelings this stranger elicits. Not impressed by God’s sense of humour, Jo fights how she feels.

Can a long distance relationship really work or is God just testing them both?


About Clare Revell:

Clare lives in a small town in England with her husband, whom she married in 1992, and her three children. Writing from an early childhood and encouraged by her teachers, she graduated from rewriting fairy stories through fanfiction to using her own original characters and enjoys writing an eclectic mix of romance, crime fiction and children's stories. When she's not writing, reading, or sewing, she's keeping house or doing the many piles of laundry her children manage to make.
She has been a Christian for more than half her life. She goes to Carey Baptist where she is one of three registrars.

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From Delia Latham...

A Pure Amore Book Club release,
Dec. 1, 2014.

Jingle Belle Knowles is excited about the opportunity to write a Christmas jingle for a new restaurant in Pohono, Oklahoma—until she meets the company’s cocky PR man. Despite an immediate personality clash with much-too-handsome Italian Nick Santini, Belle finds herself irresistibly and unacceptably drawn to her insufferable client.

Nick isn’t pleased about working with the dangerously lovely jingle writer. But with a grand opening date just two weeks before Christmas, he and his brother need something to draw shoppers off the streets and into their Tuscan-themed restaurant. Given Belle's sterling reputation, Nick makes up his mind to grit his teeth and get through the project.



They’re both adults. They’re both Christians. They’re both determined to make the project a success. But when a passionate, self-assured, hard-headed Italian butts heads with a stubborn, auburn-haired, confident Irish spit-fire…the results could make for a highly chaotic Christmas season.

(JINGLE BELLE is available exclusively through Pelican Book Group's Pure Amore Book Club. A year of once-a-month sweet romance that promotes purity before marriage, plus the following extra goodies entirely FREE!



  • The entire Sisters in Spirit series in digital format (by Marianne Evans
  • Either DEVOTION (by Marianne Evans) or WISDOM TREE (by Mary Manners) in print
  • An MP3 download of Nowhere to Hide, the rockin' Christian hit single by Sisters in Spirit
And...if you're one of the first 500 subscribers, you'll get 25% off the price of your subscription!)



DO YOU SEE WHAT I SEE?


Laramie Buchanan’s fiancé betrayed her on what should have been their wedding day.


Evan Lassiter is still trying to recover from being jilted at the altar three years ago.

Now, with Laramie’s beloved Granddaddy celebrating his eightieth birthday (on Christmas Eve) she’s forced to return home to Gatlinburg, Tennessee. But even the memory of that awful day rips her heart to shreds. How can she survive a face-to-face meeting with the man she still loves?



(co-authored with Tanya Stowe)

At twenty-one, Lea Dale is well-adjusted and happy, despite the facial scars she's carried since infancy. She has friends in high places (with a connection to angels); possesses colorful vision (since for some reason she can see auras around folks); and her family and friends adore her. Corrective surgery is a possibility, but not one Lea has felt the need to consider…until wealthy investor Laren Meadows walks into her life and turns it upside down. Suddenly, Lea is painfully conscious of her lack of perfection, given Laren's flawless looks and ultra-charming personality. What a blessing that he's attracted to her despite her scars—and even her special angel seems to approve of the match.

Then a secret from Laren's past threatens to destroy any hope of a future for the two of them. Now there's only one way for Lea to know if Laren's love is true, but taking that action could mark the end of their relationship.

Can love survive such a tangled mess of physical and emotional scars?


About Delia Latham:

DELIA LATHAM is a born-and-bred California gal, raised in a place called Weedpatch and currently living in the lovely mountain town of Tehachapi with her husband, Johnny. She enjoys multiple roles as Christian wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, but especially loves being a princess daughter to the King of Kings. She has a "thing" for Dr. Pepper, and loves to hear from her readers. Contact her through her website or send an e-mail to delia@delialatham.net. Find her also at the following online locations:

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