Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Seasoned Romance Sale

Looking for a great new read for yourself or for someone else? How about a “Seasoned” Romance – one in which the characters are a bit more mature, and the problems they face are ones that you and I deal with? I’m pleased to announce a special sale featuring twenty-four Seasoned Romances! Each book in the picture above is only 99 cents for the next three days. Take a look at and shop away! My contemporary holiday romance Christmas Journey is one of them. 
I haven’t read any of the other titles in this collection yet, but at 99 cents I’ll be sure to pick up several, and I hope you will too! In the meantime, I’ll tell you a bit about my book:

Helen DeGroot is a widow, a mother, and grandmother. Her quiet life in Zutphen includes her children, grandchildren, and church committee work. She can’t shake the feeling that life has something else in store for her. But finances are tight, and her grown sons always seem to need her help.
Mike Sikkema has a high-powered job at a travel magazine. He’s never had time for settling down with a family. But when his brother tells him about their mother’s health problems, he drops everything and heads to Zutphen, Michigan to help out. Apartments are scarce in the small town, so he rents a room from an attractive widow in his brother’s congregation.
The road to self-discovery and happiness can be long and painful. Can these two help each other navigate the journey?

Christmas Journey is available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Smashwords, and other ebook outlets.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Blog Tour: Keri's Christmas Wish by Pamela S. Thibodeaux

Christian Theme:
--> The power of faith to heal 

Can Keri get past her angst over Christ’s birth and enjoy the Christmas season?

For as long as she can remember, Keri Jackson has despised the hype and commercialism around Christmas so much she seldom enjoys the holiday. Will she get her wish and be free of the angst to truly enjoy Christmas this year?

A devout Christian at heart, Jeremy Hinton, a Psychotherapist, Life Coach, Spiritual Mentor and Energy Medicine Practitioner has studied all of the world’s religions and homeopathic healing modalities. But when a rare bacterial infection threatens the life of the woman he loves, will all of his faith and training be for naught?

Find out in Keri’s Christmas Wish

Excerpt: An image began to form in her mind…a young girl being led around on a horse by an ethereal figure. As the trio came closer, Keri felt as though she looked in a mirror. Her heart swelled. Tears clogged her throat, filled her eyes, and slipped down her cheeks.

“Hi, Keri!”

The childlike voice reverberated through her entire body. Keri smiled and whispered, “Hello.”

Excitement lit the youngster’s eyes. Brilliant colors vibrated around her. “Do you know who I am?”

“You’re me as a little girl. That’s Spark, my horse who died when I was a teenager.”

Spark nodded his head as the girl giggled—a joyous melody that rang through the atmosphere. “No, silly, I’m your big sister. Only, I didn’t live very long.”

Tension seeped in, a mixture of shock and awe.

“Don’t be afraid. Ask mom.”

And then the mirage disappeared.
Keri's Christmas Wish is available at Amazon.

Patricia's thoughts: 
I was totally enchanted with this story of a young woman's journey to come to terms with her negativity toward the Christmas season. While she was raised in a loving Christian family, modern-day commercialism has soured her feelings for the season. Her boyfriend Jeremy, a psychotherapist with a strong personal faith, encourages her to journal about her feelings. 
This story is well-written. Jenna's character arc is well-described and believable. Jeremy is a patient, steadfast mentor, though he seems a bit finicky for my taste. 

Blog Tour Stops (visit each stop to enter the giveaway!):
Dec 7thDiana Rubino Blog
Dec 8thTina Gayle Blog
Dec 10thMarilyn Leach Blog
Dec 11thRobin Bayne Blog
Dec 12thRaquel Byrnes Blog
Dec 13thCami Checketts Blog
Dec 14thLinda McLaughlin Blog
Dec 15thDiane Burton Blog
Dec 16thMaureen Bonatch Blog
Dec 17thAlicia Dean Blog
Dec 18thJody Day Blog

Dec 20thMarian Merritt’s Blog

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