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Blog Tag. I'm it

I got tagged by Paula Mowery to answer questions about my latest release. I'm meant to tag five more authors for you to go visit but the last time I tried that it didn't work so I'm not going to.


What is the working title of your book?

Well the working title was 12,000 miles to love. As you can see the end title is very different. At one point it was angels from the realms of Sydney.

Blurb:
On an extended holiday from the UK, John Connington finds himself in Sydney with nowhere to stay. Only a telephone number from a friend of someone his sister works with offering him a place to stay. Trusting that God knows what He’s doing, John rings and asks a total stranger if he can stay.

Jo can’t believe the audacity of the man, yet when her flat mate knows of this arrangement there is nothing she can do. She’s not prepared for the avalanche of feelings produced by seeing John. Not impressed by God’s sense of humour she fights how she feels until just before John leaves for home, bot…

Its that time of year again - Nanowrimo

Gold postbox in Henley, to commemorate the rowing winners of the 2012. There are roughly 50 specially painted one scattered up and down the country. Do I look cold? It was cold. 2C and falling. Finally settled around minus one in the end.
This will be my 7th year doing nano. Wow. Going for my 7th win. You can find me HERE

I've sold my last 3 nano novels actually. 2009 - Season for Miracles. 2010 - Tuesday's Child. 2011- Thursday's Child. And this years is already sold on the synopsis alone. Hence the very brief one on the site. A hero, a heroine, a radio station, lots of coffee, even more flowers... No that wasn't what I sent in, in the book proposal. lol.

Thing is I don't plot. Well, not to the extent some authors do. I have a 700 word basis. But in the other 50-80,000 words, anything can and quite often does happen.

And if I get stuck. Well then there is my trusty help sheet HERE. Which does give hilarious out takes at times, but can be incredibly useful at othe…

New release. Callie by Sharon Srock

Blurb: Three dire circumstances. Three desperate prayers. One miracle to save them all. Callie Stillman is drawn to the evasive girl who’s befriended her granddaughter, but the last time Callie tried to help a child, her efforts backfired. Memories of the tiny coffin still haunt her. Samantha and Iris Evans should be worried about homework, not whether they can pool enough cash to survive another week of caring for an infant while evading the authorities. Steve Evans wants a second chance at fatherhood, but his children are missing.  And no one seems to want to help the former addict who deserted his family. For Steve to regain the relationship he abandoned, for his girls to receive the care they deserve, Callie must surrender her fear and rely on God to work the miracle they all need. Extract: Callie Stillman dabbed raindrops from her face with a linen napkin as Benton dodged a server with a loaded tray and took his place across from her. She smiled into her husband’s blue eyes and reache…

blog tag

I was tagged by Tanya Stowe

What is the working title of your book?


Tuesday's Child tenders direction...
Deaf from the age of five, Adeline Munroe operates a hospital for injured dolls, but lately her quiet life is disturbed by violent, haunting visions. Perhaps it's just her unspoken fear--a serial killer has struck in Headley Cross. But Adeline soon realizes she's seeing each murder just before they happen and reluctantly contacts the police. 
Detective Sergeant Nate Holmes has enough to deal with between caring for his orphaned niece and his current assignment--the Herbalist killings, so when a woman comes forward who claims to be "seeing" the crimes in dreams, he isn't hopeful she'll be of any help. But he knows her from church, and she inexplicably describes how each crime is committed. Is God answering his prayers through Adeline?
Adeline assists the police, yet more women die and she becomes the prime target of the killer. Will Nate crack the case b…

Review: Book of Aleth 2 - Revelation by Michael Duncan

Blurb:

"We have lost much of what we once were."

A new alliance...After escaping the dwarvish prison in Brekken Dahl, Aaron, Lorik, and two dwarves continue their quest to recover the Book of Aleth, now fallen into enemy hands. To avoid Therion's forces, the band forges deep under the shattered hills into long-forgotten passages, where foul creatures wait in the darkness.

An ancient prophecy...Although each step is fraught with danger and betrayal, the mission must succeed. The travelers encounter beings, both friend and foe, straight from myth and legend. And when a member of the group falls, a new ally of a race thought extinct joins the quest. In the ruins of Kellen Dahl, a discovery is made...to restore hope and a future a new protector must rise.


Review:

Having read the first book, I was very keen to read the second part of Michael Duncan's story, and it didn't disappoint. Picking up from where book one left off, this one continues Aaron's search for th…

Wed Child still free

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Wednesdays-Child-ebook/dp/B009MP6VU2/ref=sr_1_7?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1349652397&sr=1-7

http://www.amazon.com/Wednesdays-Child-ebook/dp/B009MP6VU2/ref=la_B005NZT2O2_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1349652563&sr=1-9

Free today on Amazon


Wednesday's Child grieves for his soul...

Liam Page, school teacher and ex-missionary, is a man with a secret agenda. Revenge. But when he says it with flowers, toppling a vase of carnations and drenching  a woman who just happens to be the school's landscape architect, he may have found a light in his darkness.

After an abusive relationship, Jacqui Dorne prefers work to men. It's safer. But Liam Page with his boyish charm and wounded soul, manages to change her preferences. Has God led her to Liam to help him heal?

When their growing relationship is marred by the reappearance of Jacqui's ex-boyfriend, they find themselves suddenly embroiled in a series of dangerous events --leading them to Africa and leaving t…

Release day - Tuesday's Child

Today's the day! Tuesday's Child officially releases. Second in a series of seven based on the new version of the nursery rhyme -


Monday’s Child must hide for protection, Tuesday’s Child tenders direction Wednesday’s Child grieves for his soul Thursday’s Child chases the whole Friday's Child is a man obsessed Saturday’s Child might be possessed And Sunday’s Child on life’s seas is tossed Awaiting the Lifeboat that rescues the lost.


Blurb: Tuesday's Child tenders direction...
Deaf from the age of five, Adeline Munroe operates a hospital for injured dolls, but lately her quiet life is disturbed by violent, haunting visions. Perhaps it's just her unspoken fear--a serial killer has struck in Headley Cross. But Adeline soon realizes she's seeing each murder just before they happen and reluctantly contacts the police. 
Detective Sergeant Nate Holmes has enough to deal with between caring for his orphaned niece and his current assignment--the Herbalist killings, so whe…

Is it Friday yet?

It's almost here. Release day for Tuesday's Child - though it's been on Amazon for a couple weeks now...


But here's the give away.
Three scented candles, hand made by a company in Wales called Busy Bee Candles.
A PDF copy of Tuesday's Child
Plus the signed cover you see in the picture.

How do you win this? Easy

On Friday there will be a post here, a few other posts around the net - which i will post the links for - a special post on FB, a tweet to repost, and a post on the Headley Cross FB.

A comment on any of them gets your name in the hat. Simples.

The winner will be contacted by email and then i shall snail mail the candles. Anywhere in the world. Cos I can :D

New release. Hearts Haven 1: Jewels for the Kingdom by Delia Latham

Hearts Haven - an exciting new series from four great authors debuts today with book one
Jewels for the Kingdom by Delia Latham


Blurb:

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?

Buy Link

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New release and review - The Homecoming of Reece Flynn by Mallary Mitchell

The Homecoming of Reece Flynn



Blurb:
The Homecoming of Reece Flynn
Having escaped from a bad marriage Molly has no plans to venture back into the dating world. But when Reece Flynn drives through her father’s church—literally, that is—he crashes into her life like no other man ever has. It’s crazy to think a man like Reece would be interested in a woman like her, but why would God allow her to meet him if Reece wasn’t meant for her?
With his singing career in shambles, Reece Flynn relocates to Piney Mountain, North Carolina where he’s assigned a long hitch of community service. Reece is restless, always searching, but no matter what he gets, it’s not enough. He hopes to find some peace and quiet in Piney Mountain, but instead he finds Molly Harmon. Could what he feels be love?

Review:
You know how sometimes a line from a book lingers long after the last page has closed? This is one of those books."My pop used to say that one all the time when I would complain about something. He’d …

New Release - Devotion by Marianne Evans

And here's the second of today's releases

Devotion by Marianne Evans
Ebook
Paperback
Blurb: From This Day Forward
Christian Music agent Kellen Rossiter has everything he ever wanted: A-list clients from coast to coast, a loving wife who honors and respects him, and a faith life that’s never wavered—until now.

Juliet Rossiter has the perfect life: a rewarding schedule serving the underprivileged, a husband who loves her as Christ loved the church, and a blessed future as a mother—at least that's what she thinks.

For Better or Worse
But what happens when their rock-solid marriage begins to crumble under the weight of an unexpected and powerful temptation? How does love survive when its foundation is shaken?

'Til Death Do Us Part
When human frailty and the allure of sin deal a harsh blow to their relationship, it will take more than love to mend the shattered trust and heartbreak. It will take a lifetime of devotion.


Review:
Marriages may be made in heaven, but they consist of…

New Release. Wisdom Tree by Mary Manners

Two great books release today from Pelican Book Group. Both by great authors. Both gripping reads that will leave you in tears at some point. But each one deserves its own page, so that's what they're getting



Wisdom Tree by Mary Manners
Ebook Paperback
Blurb: Sometimes the last thing we think we need is exactly what God has planned. 
After the death of his parents, Jake Samuels has enough on his plate—including a fledgling church to lead and a mischievous younger brother to raise. The last thing he needs is a rambunctious woman to contend with. 
Carin O'Malley is dealing with the death of her brother and a new job as an English teacher at East Ridge Middle School where Corey Samuels reigns as King of Chaos. The last thing she needs is to fall in love with a man...especially a handsome and complicated preacher like Corey’s brother Jake. 
But when Corey's antics toss Carin and Jake together, the two must draw from God’s wisdom to find refuge in His perfect plan for them.
Rev…

question

Should i keep the star rating for my reviews or come up with a new one. Lighthouses for example.
Haha, bet you were expecting lifeboats then. Well I could.

any thoughts on this?

Harbourlight books release - Deadly Additive by Donn Taylor

Blurb:

To soldier-of-fortune Jeb Sledge, the assignment seemed simple: Rescue an heiress and her journalist friend from Colombian guerrillas and collect a sizable paycheck for his troubles. But things rarely go as planned. After stumbling upon a mass of dead bodies, Kristin Halvorsen isn't about to leave Colombia without the proof she needs for the story of a lifetime, and Sledge soon finds himself ensnared in a chemical weapons conspiracy that involves civilians, guerillas and high-ranking government officials. But neutralizing the factory isn’t enough. Where are the weapons that have already been fabricated? Who are the intended targets? How potent and far-reaching are the effects? A pursuit through South America, the U.S. and Caribbean embroils Sledge and Kristin in a mission to prevent a catastrophic attack—and leaves Sledge fighting to save both their lives.

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Donn Taylor led an Infantry rifle platoon in the Korean War, served with Army aviation in Vietnam, and worked with a…