Friday, February 26, 2016

Unshaken

While studying Revelation in #BSF this week and reading about the seven bowls of judgment in chapter 16, I was stopped by this verse: "And a great earthquake struck—the worst since people were placed on the earth."

Mankind has seen some pretty horrific earthquakes in our time on earth. But none, the Bible says, compares to the one coming when God unleashes His final judgment. As I continued to study over the next two days, the word "unshaken" kept returning to me, along with a verse I could almost remember, yet...didn't.

Finally, I sat down and did some searching and found the verses I was trying to recall. They were SUCH an encouragement, especially in light of how the kingdom of darkness will someday will be shaken to its core and thrown into the lake of fire and brimstone, when all evil and wrongdoing will be judged accordingly by God's justice and sovereignty.

The verses are from Hebrews 12...

"Be careful that you do not refuse to listen to the One who is speaking. For if the people of Israel did not escape when they refused to listen to Moses, the earthly messenger, we will certainly not escape if we reject the One who speaks to us from heaven! When God spoke from Mount Sinai his voice shook the earth, but now he makes another promise: "Once again I will shake not only the earth but the heavens also." 

This means that all of creation will be shaken and removed, so that only unshakable things will remain. Since we are receiving a Kingdom that is UNSHAKABLE, let us be thankful and please God by worshiping him with holy fear and awe. For our God is a devouring fire." (Hebrews 11:25-29)

God is merciful AND just. The two attributes go hand-in-hand. And, as believers in Christ, we're eternally grateful.

Among all your reading this week, be sure to read the most important book of all—His. What encouragement—or conviction—has God's Word given you this week?


Tuesday, December 29, 2015

From a Distance $1.99


From a Distance, the first book in the Timber Ridge Reflections series—and the 2009 winner of the Christy Award for Best Historical Romance—is on sale for $1.99 in ebook for a limited time.  Hope you enjoy!

Have you taken Daniel and Elizabeth's journey yet?




Wednesday, December 23, 2015

The Inheritance $1.99 ebook

Just in time for Christmas—and gift giving! A romance set in the wilds of the Colorado Territory with Wyatt and McKenna, two of my favorite characters. Thanks for sharing with your reader friends!



Women of Faith Fiction
2010 RITA Award winner
2010 Christy Finalist







About The Inheritance: 


Determined to tame her younger brother’s rebellious streak, McKenna Ashford accepts her cousin’s invitation to move west, and to begin again. But she quickly discovers that life in Copper Creek, Colorado is far from what she expected. Shouldering burdens beyond her years, McKenna tries to be the parent Robert needs, instead of the older sister he resents. But an “untimely inheritance” challenges her resolve at every turn, while also offering a second chance to restore her sense of trust—and perhaps even her heart.

U.S. Marshal Wyatt Caradon is dedicated to bringing fugitives to justice, yet years of living on the trail have taken their toll. When his path intersects with that of McKenna Ashford, he comes face-to-face with a past he never wanted to relive—and the one woman who can help him find the future he’s been longing for.

As McKenna struggles to let go of her independence and Wyatt considers opening his heart again, they discover an inheritance beyond imagination. But it will come at a price.

Women of FaithTM has shared the message of hope and grace with millions of women across the country through conferences and resources. When you see the words "Women of Faith Fiction" on a novel, you're guaranteed a reading experience that will capture your imagination and inspire your faith.      


Thursday, September 10, 2015

101 Best Romances from the past decade


Thanks, Colleen Coble, for giving me the heads up on this list from BookListReader.com! And thanks to BookListReader for including #ABeautySoRare, a Belmont Mansion novel, on this list! 

Anyone reading Marcus and Eleanor's story right now?

Here are some favorite reader excerpts from A Beauty So Rare:

"Eleanor liked looking at him from this side. Actually, she liked looking at him from any angle. Although heaven help her if he ever knew. The man's ego practically entered the room before he did."

"She didn't want that—to have regrets at the end, to look back on things she wished she'd had the courage to do but didn't even try. She didn't want to merely survive this life. She wanted to live it."

Do you have a favorite quote to add?


Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Exclusive Material for Among the Fair Magnolias

Here's the UNLOCKED EXCLUSIVE MATERIAL for ‪#‎AmongtheFairMagnolias‬, friends! 
Thanks so much for sharing this book's release with your reading buddies and for your enthusiasm to read it. Y'all are the best! 
Let me know what you think about the exclusive material. Do you enjoy getting sneak peeks of upcoming releases like this? As well as additional scenes?


Releases July 14


Thursday, June 18, 2015

Help UNLOCK exclusive content

To promote our July release of Among the Fair Magnolias—with writing buddies Shelley Shepard Gray, Dorothy Love, and Elizabeth Musser—we're challenging readers to help unlock exclusive content from the book.





Once this graphic (above) and #FairMagnolias has been shared 300 times, the bonus material will be unlocked.

So please, visit my facebook page here and let the unlocking begin by SHARING that FB post with your reading buddies. Thanks, friends, for taking part in getting the word out about this book.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Secretariat-themed Giveaway

What does Becky Wade's newest novel, A Love Like Ours, and mine, To Win Her Favor, have in common? Thoroughbreds! Specifically, Secretariat, the 1973 Triple Crown Winner.  

The horse in Becky’s novel traces its lineage back to Secretariat, and Secretariat’s lineage actually traces back to the Belle Meade Plantation (the setting of #ToWinHerFavor) and to a thoroughbred in my story named Bonnie Scotland. 


Enter by this Sunday night (June 14) at midnight central.
We'll post the winners (drawn at random) on our FB pages Monday morning.


I’m giving away a copy of Becky’s novel and a copy of Secretariat, the movie, to TWO lucky winners! And Becky’s giving away a copy of To Win Her Favor and a copy of Secretariat, the movie, to TWO lucky winners. 

So you have two chances to win! 

Simply leave a comment on my FB page post HERE to be entered and **ALSO** on Becky's FB post HERE.

Thanks for reading and for spreading the word to reader friends!


Wednesday, June 10, 2015

FaithTalk LIVE - a chat with Rick & Dan

Just had a fabulous chat with Rick and Dan on FaithTalk LIVE this morning! What FUN these Atlanta guys are. Lots of joking around and a somewhat snarky, LOL, and funny moment when the term "NashVegas" was used by one of us. 

Let me know if you take a quick listen!

Apparently Dan isn't pictured below because he hasn't been working out enough, LOL. Listen to the interview and you'll understand.





Monday, June 8, 2015

$2.99 e-book To Whisper Her Name

My Belle Meade Plantation novel To Whisper Her Name is currently on sale for $2.99. If you've read it and enjoyed it, I'd so appreciate you passing this sale along to your book group and reader friends. Thanks for reading—and sharing! 








About the book: 

Olivia Aberdeen, destitute widow of a man shot as a traitor to the South, is shunned by proper society and gratefully accepts an invitation from "Aunt" Elizabeth Harding, mistress of Belle Meade Plantation. Expecting to be the Harding's head housekeeper, Olivia is disillusioned when she learns the real reason Elizabeth's husband, Confederate General William Giles Harding, agreed to her coming. Not finding the safe haven she expects, Olivia is caught off guard by her feelings for Ridley Adam Cooper, a Southern man who seems anything but a Southern gentleman.

Branded a traitor by some, Ridley Cooper, a Southern son who chose to fight for the Union, is a man desperate to end the war still raging inside him. Determined to learn "the gift" that Belle Meade's head horse trainer and former slave, Bob Green, possesses, Ridley harbors secrets that threaten both their lives.

As Ridley seeks to make peace within himself for "betraying" the South he loved, Olivia is determined to never be betrayed again.

Set at Nashville's historic Belle Meade Plantation, the most influential thoroughbred stud farm in America's history, To Whisper Her Name weaves the struggles of real people of the post-war South with the journeys of a man and a woman scarred by betrayal.

What others are saying:

"Pure reading pleasure."
Liz Curtis Higgs, New York Times best-selling author of Mine Is the Night

"Deeply satisfying, both to my heart and my soul."
Christy Jordan, Southern Plate

"Beautiful. Powerful. Stirring. Written on my heart for all time."
Cindy Woodsmall, New York Times best-selling author of Sisters of the Quilt series





Saturday, June 6, 2015

10 things about me that might surprise you

Think you know me? Well you might, and you might not (LOL). Rachel McRae from LifeWay Christian shares 10 things about me that might surprise you. She says her favs are #2 and #8. You agree? Which ones did you NOT already know? 




Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Thanks to everyone who participated in my Race to the Pin contest!

It was such fun seeing your interpretation of the characters and the setting. Congratulations and big hugs to the following winners listed below... 



Grand prize: Tori Gordon (woohoo, congrats, Tori!)

A copy of To Win Her Favor: Samantha Tyler
A copy of To Win Her Favor: Rachael Farnsworth-Merritt
A copy of To Win Her Favor: Savannah-Marie Johnson
A copy of To Win Her Favor: Carrie Schmidt
(Hope you enjoy the story, gals!)

Gift card (winner's choice of Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Starbucks): Hannah Gideons
Gift card (winner's choice of Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Starbucks): Sarah Trout
Gift card (winner's choice of Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Starbucks): Dana Michaels
Gift card (winner's choice of Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Starbucks): FaithHopeCherrytea
(Happy shopping, sweet friends!)

Winners, please email your mailing address to:
info {at} litfusegroup {dot} com


Also, click here to see all the fabulous pins and sharing everyone did!
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