Fall into Suspense Giveaway! Many Sparrows by Lori Benton (with giveaway) Kara Isaac: The Writer & Her Book (with giveaway) Coming in early 2018 from Bethany House

The Inside Scoop! with Erik Guzman

Erik Guzman



The Inside Scoop!


Erik Guzman

and his fantasy novel

The Seed

New Growth Press



I grew up in…

…the state of confusion. I’m sorry. That’s my dad’s joke.

I feel like I grew up on the road. My dad was in the military. We travelled a lot, criss-crossing the country in a brown Ford Econoline van that my dad decked out with groovy star-shaped windows and a bed in the back. I’d ask what state we’re in, and my dad would reply, “The state of confusion.”

I was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and ended up …

Bookish Question of the Week



It’s already been a year of great reading and there’s still plenty to come! With five more months in 2016,  I’m thinking about the books still to be released and read. There are more fantastic indie books to get your hands on, along with those from traditional publishers.

I’m sharing some of the books I’m excited to get my hands on in the second half of this year.  I’ve had the pleasure of reading four of the beauties below already and I can very confidently say you are in for a treat! It’s quite the eclectic mix of must …

The Reading Habits of Kelli Stuart

Kelli Stuart



The Reading Habits


Kelli Stuart



Are you a re-reader?

I am a re-reader when it’s a book I absolutely adore. I have read Anna Karenina at least ten times, and I love it more each time I read it. I tend to fall in love with really great writing, so if a story sings its way into my heart, I’ll likely pick it up again on a rainy day.

When is your optimal time to read?

Usually before bed. I can’t really sleep if I haven’t read for a few minutes at least. If it’s …

Playing with Fire by Susan May Warren

Playing with FireSynopsis:~

She can’t forget the man she walked away from . . .

Liza Beaumont knew she was playing with fire when she let smoke jumper Conner Young into her life. Just friends, she promised herself, but she couldn’t help but fall for the tall, blond firefighter who needed her. But loving him got her burned, and she’s not about to risk her heart again.

His one chance to get her back . . .

Conner Young knows he blew his one chance with Liza. His personal losses—and his profession—made him wary of offering any promises he couldn’t be sure

Character Spotlight: Dina Sleiman’s Rosalind & Randel with a giveaway


Meet a crusader and a knight in

Dina Sleiman’s

Medieval YA Romance


Bethany House


The Story

Inspired by the vision of the Young Lady Sapphira, Rosalind of Ipsworth joins a group of men, women, and children as a defender of the cross, seeking to free captives from prisons near Tripoli. She gladly gives herself to the cause, as she’s haunted by a tragic mistake and no longer deserves such joys as marriage and family might bring.

Sir Randel Penigree was reared to serve in the church, but dreams of protecting the innocent as a knight. Joining a crusade

The Reading Habits of Chris Fabry and a giveaway



The Reading Habits


Chris Fabry


A note from Chris:

I went to see my mother around Mother’s Day. She’s eighty-nine and slowing down, though she’s still driving—which is a scary thought to me. She looked around at the house, the furniture, the memorabilia, and said to me, “When I leave this world, I won’t miss anything but my books.”

Books were a part of her life since I was young. She read to me. She modeled reading to me. She loved nonfiction, commentaries, poetry—anything that was well-written. I know I caught the writing bug from her …