Thursday, November 1, 2007

Latest in Christian Fiction and Book Giveaways

I've got two exciting new releases to tell you about. Different genres, both guaranteed great reads.

Readers have come to love the eccentric characters from Skary, Indiana, in Rene Gutteridges popular Boo! series. Now, in Boo, Humbug! they're back and they're stirring up a large amount of holiday havoc.

Its Christmastime in Skary, and the town is planning an original production of A Christmas Carol with a horror spin. As showtime approaches, things go very awry for director Lois Stepaphanopolis. She panics when she discovers that her marketing director loathes Christmas and that the audience has been promised not Dickens A Christmas Carol, but the real Christmas story. Can the actors pull off the improv of all improvs and convince their community to embrace the true meaning of the Christmas season?

Boo, Humbug! offers readers a delightful glimpse into small town, community life with heartwarming humor and winsome characters. And in the end, the true meaning of Christmas shines out bright and clear, in a decidedly un-Skary way.

Rene Gutteridge (a good friend and a great writer!) is the author of 10 novels, including the Boo series, the Storm series, The Occupational Hazards series and My Life as a Doormat, a Women of Faith selection for 2006. She has been published over 30 times as a playwright, and holds a degree in screenwriting, graduating magna cum laude from Oklahoma State University. Rene is married to Sean, a musician, and they have two young children. They make their home in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Check out more about Rene here.

To win one of TWO free copies of Renee's newest book, leave a comment between now and next Wednesday! (And remember, due to cost of postage, we only ship within the U.S.)

And another new book to tell you about...

When Sam's estranged step-father dies, she inherits his ocean-front cottage in Nantucket--not because he kindly bequeathed it to her, but because he neglected to ever create a will.

Sam returns to the island she left 11 years ago with her daughter Caden to fix up the house and sell it, but she isn't counting on is the fact that Landon Reed still lives two doors down from her childhood home.

As their long-dormant romance begins to bud again, Sam must face the fact that Landon still doesn't know why she really left the island. Will the secrets she's hidden all these years tear them apart? Or is Landon's love really as unconditional as he claims?
I met Denise several years ago and she's as sweet and kind as she looks! Denise lives in Indiana with her husband Kevin and their three sons. In 1996, Denise began her first book, a Christian romance novel, writing while her children napped. Two years later it was published, and she's been writing ever since.

Her books often contain a strong romantic element, and her husband Kevin says he provides all her romantic material, but Denise insists a good imagination helps too!

In addition to Surrender Bay, the second Nantucket book releases in April 2008. The title is The Convenient Groom and features Kate Lawrence, a relationship advice columnist, whose groom dumps her on her wedding day. Denise is currently at work on the third Nantucket book (Oct 2008) which is untitled so far.


  1. Renee's book sounds wonderful. I love Christmas time and reading stories in that setting.

  2. Count me in!

  3. Both of these books sound wonderful--thank you for the recommendations, Tamera!

    And yes, I'd love to be entered in the drawing :)

  4. Oooh, definitely interested in BOO HUMBUG. :)

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  5. Hope it's not too late to get in on the drawing...I have really enjoyed the "Boo" series so far and would love to see what the folks of Skary, Indiana, are up to. :)

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  6. An interesting book! I like the title too! My first grandson was born yesterday, on Halloween. I got to fly to Seattle to be there for his birth. And his nickname, given by my other daughter, is Boo! Lol! I'm sure he will grow to love that one!


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