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Looking Out The Window: Regina Andrews Talks About In Good Faith. Gives Away An E-Book

A Warm Welcome to Regina Andrews
Regina will give away an eBook to be chosen at random. To enter to win leave your comment and an email address below.

Hi Regina, Tell us a little about your new book.

Thank you very much for hosting me on your blog. I am very excited, because In Good Faith, my new inspirational romance novel, has just been released. It is the first book in my new series, the Dunbar Falls Series.

Interesting. Does your faith affect your writing? If so, how?

I’m so glad you asked me that question. Yes, in fact my face is really the reason why I write. My inspirational romance is all deal with a hero and heroine, of course. But they also deal with God’s role in our lives. We may not have a lot of faith, we may be in trouble—no matter what the circumstances, God is always there for us. And in an inspirational romance, God‘s love is what brings the hero and heroine together.

What’s next in the Dunbar Falls Series?

I am working on the second book in the series, and hope to hav…

Looking Out The Window: Lisa Lickel Tells Us The Story Behind Parhelion, Book Three In Her Forces Of Nature Series. Calling All Romantic Sci-Fi Reviewers. Free E-Books

A Warm Welcome to Lisa Lickel
Lisa will giveaway e-copies to anyone who will review romantic sci fi. Comment below and leave an email address if you'd like to participate.

Researching a New Frontier By Lisa Lickel
I am a mid-level science fiction and fantasy fan. I remember pitching a fit when my parents made me go to bed halfway through episodes of the Original Star Trek because I had to get up for school the next day. I’ve loved dragons and brownies—the little folk who live in the hills—ever since I was in kindergarten. Ray Bradbury is my personal hero. I wake up after visiting Mars on a regular basis.

But I’m not crazy…not really. I mean, I write cute mysteries with cats and romance and family drama. For the same reason I won’t ever write history (again) I don’t want to stray into the strange and fierce world of science fiction: I love it too much and I’m too picky about miscues and things I can’t wrap my head around…like television. Seriously, how does it work?

A Forces of Natu…

Looking Out The Window: Lillian Duncan Talks About The David Years, Her Sequel To Puzzle House. She's Holding Two Giveaways.

A Warm Welcome to Lillian Duncan

To celebrate the release of The David Years, Lillian's having a giveaway--actually TWO different giveaways!

To enter to win follow the directions below.

Giveaway # One: The grand prize is a $25 Amazon gift card. To enter that giveaway, click here and follow the directions!

Giveaway #Two: Lillian will pick FIVE lucky winners to receive their choice of one her eBooks  from comments left on her blog about The David Years.  To be entered in that giveaway, go to her Website then leave a comment under one of The David Years posts. EASY-PEASY!

Hi Lillian, how exciting about your new book and the giveaways! Tell us a little about yourself.

I’m 63, happily married, and live in a small town in Ohio.

Were you an avid reader as a child? If so, what did you read?

I never went anywhere without a book. Fishing—took a book. Relatives—took a book. In the car—took a book. Went to bed—you guessed it, I took a book. So yes, I was an avid reader. The li…

Looking Out The Window: American Christian Fiction Writers August New Releases

More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website.

Contemporary Romance:

The Butterfly Recluse by Therese Heckenkamp -- Lila finds solace in her sheltered world by raising butterflies and surrounding herself with their gentle beauty. They’re all she needs—until a motorcycle-riding stranger roars up her driveway, invading her safe haven, throwing her life off-kilter, and forcing her to question everything. What exactly is he after, and what is he not telling her? In one intense night of desperation and revelation, Lila must confront her darkest fears—and hopefully discover that with faith and courage, shattered dreams can be restored, damaged hearts can love again, and broken wings can heal . . . maybe even fly. (Contemporary Romance from Ivory Tower Press)

A Glitter of Gold by Liz Johnson -- Anne Norris moved to Savannah, Georgia, for a fresh start. Now her pirate-tour business is flagging and paying the rent requires more than wishful thinking. W…

Looking In The Window: Big Book Sale, Strawberry Brownies And A Giant-Sized Lemon

Summer's here. These are the days of good books and lemonade. 
I'm sending a virtual giant-sized lemon grown on my friend's farm in Florida, but the Strawberry Brownie recipe below and the .99 book sale are real for a limited time.

About the Books

Stopped Cold, a young adult mystery, is a great summer read or back-to-school gift. A Grace Awards Finalist, Stopped Cold finished 4th in the 16th Annual Preditors and Editors Readers Poll.(It's for young-at-heart adults too.)

Flirting, swimming, fun with friends, it all changed when Margaret's brother, Sean, suffered a stroke.

Readers say:

Pallotta has written a truly inspirational book about how a family grows and comes closer together after a traumatic experience. (GABixler Reviews)

Follow Margaret's journey to discover the depth of true character and faith not only in school and friends, but family. (Lisa Lickel)

Buy on Amazon - Kindle copy .99

Buy on Barnes and Noble - Nook copy .99

Buy on Kobo - .99

Mountain of Lo…

Looking Out The Window: Lisa Lickel Tells Us About Mau Cats, The Pets In Her Fancy Cat Series. She Also Shares An Excerpt And Has A Giveaway

A Warm Welcome to Lisa Lickel
Lisa will give away either an e-Book or a print copy of Meow Matrimony, winner's choice. (U.S. residents only for print.) To enter to win leave a comment and an email address.

Fancy Cats
Psalm 104:24: How many are your works, Lord! In wisdom you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.
Lisa tells us how she decided to write about cats and gives us a little information on Mau cats.
I grew up with cats. I’ve loved them my whole life. Then I married a man who had dander allergies and didn’t want them in the house. I learned to love them vicariously. When I wrote my first mystery series, the Buried Treasure books, the heroine naturally had a cat. I focused on the names of the cats back then, gleefully choosing cats a history nerd teacher might like. Carranza was a hard-bitten male, a bruiser who had definitive likes and vociferous dislikes, but his heart was pure gold and he parented better than any stray mom. His son, Pancho Villa, took cente…

Looking Out The Window: Linda Weaver Clarke Talks Her New Book, Angel's Serenade, And Shares A Link To Her Giveaway.

A Warm Welcome to Linda Weaver Clarke

Stop by Linda's Release Day Celebration here and enter her giveaway.

Hi Linda, first, tell us a little about yourself.

I was raised among the Rocky Mountains of southern Idaho and now live among the red hills of southern Utah. I am the author of Historical Romance, Mystery Suspense, Cozy Mysteries, Swashbuckling/Adventure Romance, a Children’s Book, and Nonfiction. I teach a class about writing your family history and publishing it for your family, which is free to the public. I am also a missionary at the Family Search Center where I help people find their ancestors and learn about their heritage. To learn more, visit my  Website.

Tell us about your latest book.

Angel’s Serenade is a Historical Mystery Romance set in 1836 in the United States. In this story, Emmeline Scott is raising her sister’s two children and is surprised when she finds out the new doctor in town is helping her nephew adapt to his surroundings. As Emmeline gets to know the c…

Looking Out The Window: Larry Hammersley Talks About His Book, The Forever Bond, Tears and Making Bread. Gives Away An Ebook.

A Warm Welcome to Larry Hammersley

Larry will give away an e-Book of The Forever Bond. To enter to win leave a comment and an email address below.

Tears/Weeping Includes favorite verse of Psalms 56:8
Name some reasons for weeping.  Tears are shed at funerals, weddings, pain, anger, happiness, fit throwing, loved ones leaving, for those who are sick and suffering. Tears not due to emotions are cold wind, dust storms, onions, tear gas.

Is weeping just for women and children?  Is it okay for men to weep?  Ecclesiastes 3:4 says there’s a time to weep.  That’s not gender specific.  In Romans 12:15 everyone is included.  Job describes his face as foul with weeping.

Both the New and Old Testaments include examples of men and women who wept.  In the Old Testament we have women such as Hannah, Hagar, Ruth, Orpah, Naomi and Samson’s wife.  Men include Jeremiah who described his tears as a fountain and a river, David on several occasions as recorded in his psalms and 2 Samuel. Esau wept on at l…

Celebrating America's Freedom

American Summer
Sunday-Go-To-Meeting in soft, cotton dresses, and open-collared shirts. Picnic on the grounds, after church.
Wooden tables filled with ripe, red tomatoes, golden corn, garden green beans, and sprigs of mint for tea.
Evening walks down a dusty, country road. Neighbors calling, "Come sit a spell; take off a load."
Thoughtful moments all alone, chewing on a grassy blade sitting 'neath the tall oak's shade.
Flags flying, watermelons cooling, folks sitting on Dresden Plate and Log Cabin quilts. Fireworks tonight!
 God Bless America!
From Messages: Poems and Short Stories to Live By on Amazon

There are so many things I love about America, I can't cover them all here, but I'll name a few.

Freedom of religion

The American Dream

Americans Who Take Pride In Their Work

America's Military...

What do you love about America and want to preserve for posterity?

American Christian Fiction Writers July New Releases

More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website.

Contemporary Romance:

Hometown Hope by Laurel Blount -- In the three years since her mother’s death, widower Hoyt Bradley’s daughter, Jess, hasn’t spoken—until she suddenly begs him to save her favorite bookstore from closing. Hoyt is desperate to hear his daughter’s voice again, but he and the bookstore’s pretty owner, Anna Delaney, share a less-than-friendly past. Working together is complicated enough…but can they avoid falling in love? (Contemporary Romance from Love Inspired [Harlequin])

A Heart Surrendered by Joy K. Massenburge -- Since her teens, pastor’s daughter Sharonda Peterson devoted her life to church service and solitude after the one night she gave Carl Ray Everhart everything. Sobered by a near-death experience, prodigal Carl returns home from an acting and singing career to serve as the worship leader at Sheronda’s church, and she finds that it takes every ounce of her resolve to…