Candace Calvert: Home Grown Drama with a giveaway Perfecting Kate by Tamara Leigh with giveaways Jessica Dotta: Discover more…and a giveaway Coming in late 2015 from Revell Books

Bookish Question of the Week

rp_Quoftheweek1-300x3001.pngTo be a novella, or not to be. That is the question!

My friend, the lovely Amber Lynn Perry, posed the question on Facebook recently asking if readers liked novellas or not, so I’m brazenly stealing her question today :) I’ve not always been a big fan of the shortened story but I’ve been quite taken with the recent push from a number of publishers ~ Bethany House and Howard Books come to mind ~ to introduce readers to a new author by way of a novella, often free, before their full length debut novel releases.

In addition, I’ve had …

Better All the Time by Carre Armstrong Gardner with a giveaway

Better All the TimeSynopsis:~

Seraphina Darling has always struggled to stand out. With her weight issues at the forefront of her mind, Sephy prefers to place herself comfortably in the background. But when Sephy’s best friend and older brother announce their engagement, she vows to make a permanent change in her appearance and her life.

Meanwhile her younger sister, Amy, lands her dream job: coordinating the restoration of the community theater’s arts programs. As the deadline for the project’s completion approaches, Amy continues to run herself ragged, struggling to trust anyone but herself.

As the Darling sisters move through tragedy and triumph, between

Introducing…Author Support Services

ASSlogoWords. Story. People.

Three small words that encapsulate the whispers in my heart for over a decade ~ the desire to pursue a career where those words beat together like drums, in perfect rhythm.

I’m delighted to formally announce that I am now providing Author Support Services for writers who long for extra time with family, or more margin to make their next novel the best it can be. A virtual assistant, if you like, to manage the distractions and to enable writers to focus on what they are called to do ~ write!

This will likely be the only …

Jen Turano: The Rise of the American Socialite with a giveaway



The Rise of the American Socialite


Jen Turano

Author of

After a Fashion

Bethany House




In the spirit of biding a fond farewell to season five of Downton Abbey, I thought it might be fun to travel back in time a few decades before Downton and visit the circumstance that allowed that marvelous show to be created in the first place – the rise of the American Socialite and Heiress.

Before the Civil War, (1861-1865) high society in the United States consisted of a select group of well-established families, these families having secured their fortunes …

Coming in late 2015 from Tyndale House


With only a few releases in September and October this year, Tyndale House shows some stylish covers which I think you will like!

Lisa’s is lovely, despite its similarity to Susanna Kearsley’s The Winter Sea, which came to mind immediately when I saw this cover.

Cathy’s is splendid! The movement and gray tones communicate the danger and starkness of Nazi Germany with hope in the splash of colour of her jacket and her travelling somewhere with a purpose. The historical and contemporary storylines sound terrific.

DiAnn’s continues the themes of bold colours and protagonists front and centre, as with …

Candace Calvert: Home Grown Drama with a giveaway

Candace Calvert HS


Home Grown Drama:

Insider Truths About By Your Side


Candace Calvert



The Story

ER nurse Macy Wynn learned essential, gritty lessons in the California foster care system: land on your feet and trust no one. She’s finally located the fellow foster child she loves like a sister, but the girl’s in deep trouble. Macy’s determined to help, no matter what it takes. Her motto is to “make it happen” in any situation life throws at her—even when she butts heads with an idealistic cop.

Deputy Fletcher Holt believes in a higher plan, the fair outcome—and his