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Win a Quilt from Nancy Mehl & RSVP for 7/26 Facebook Party!

Celebrate with Nancy by entering her “Inescapable” Giveaway and connecting with her during the Author Chat Party on 7/26!

Find out what readers are saying here.

One winner will receive:

  • A Handmade Mennonite Quilt
  • A copy of Inescapable by Nancy Mehl

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on July 25th. Winner will be announced at the “Inescapable” Author Chat Facebook Party on 7/26. Nancy will be hosting a book chat, testing your trivia skills (how much do you know about the Mennonites?) and giving away some great prizes!

Watch the Video.

Click here to buy the book:   http://ow.ly/caqAl.

So grab your copy of Inescapable and join Nancy on the evening of the July 26th for a chance to connect with Nancy and make some new friends. (If you haven’t read the book – don’t let that stop you from coming!)

Enter via E-mail Enter via FacebookEnter via Twitter
Don’t miss a moment of the RSVP todayTell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 26th!

Enter Today – 7/11-7/25!

Click the icon below for the blog tour schedule:

Nancy Mehl Inescapable Quilt Giveaway

{About Inescapable}

Page-Turning Romantic Suspense Set Against the Backdrop of a Small Mennonite TownLizzie Engel is used to running away. At eighteen, she left her Mennonite hometown, her family, and her faith with plans never to return. Five years later, Lizzie finds she’ll have to run again. False accusations at her job, a stalker, and a string of anonymous threatening letters have left her with no other options. This time, however, her escape is back to Kingdom, her hometown.As Lizzie becomes reacquainted with Kingdom, she realizes she may not have left her Mennonite roots and her faith as firmly in the past as she thought.She draws on the support of Noah Housler, an old friend, as she hides out and attempts to plan her next steps.

When it becomes painfully clear that the danger has followed Lizzie to Kingdom, suspicions and tensions run high, and she no longer knows who to trust. With her life and the lives of those she loves at risk, Lizzie will have to run one last time–to a Father whose love is inescapable.

{About Nancy}

Nancy Mehl, the author of 13 books, received an ACFW Carol Award in 2009 for her novel For Whom the Wedding Bell Tolls. She has a background in social work and is a member of ACFW and RWA.She writes from her home in Wichita, Kansas, where she lives with her husband, Norman, and their puggle, Watson.

Visit her website at www.nancymehl.com.

Win a $350 “Glam” Visa Card Prize Pack from @LisaTBegren & RSVP for 6/27 Facebook party! [“Glamorous Illusions” by Lisa T. Bergren]

What is our “true” identity?

Join the conversation at Lisa Tawn Bergren’s
Glamorous Illusions Author Chat Facebook Event Page. On the evening of 6/27 we’ll gather to talk about our spiritual journey, share our stories and a few laughs.

In the meantime, celebrate with Lisa by entering her Glamorous Illusions Giveaway Between Today, 6/7 and 6/26!!


One “glamorous” winner will receive a “Glam Prize Pack”:

  • A $350 Visa Cash Card (Oh … think of what you could do: treat yourself to a mani/pedi, a fabulous new dress, dinner for two, or even a two-night escape in a lovely hotel – you’re only limited by your imagination!)
  • Glamorous Illusions (by Lisa Tawn Bergren)

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends 6/26/12!

Winner will be announced at Lisa’s “Glamorous Illusions” Facebook Party on  6/27 {Fun begins at 5pm PDT / 8pm EDT}. Lisa will be hosting an evening of meaningful chat, fun trivia, laughter, and encouragement – bring your friends! She’ll also be giving away some GREAT prizes: gift certificates, books, and a Book Club Prize Pack! (Ten copies of the book for your small group or book club and a live chat with Lisa via video or phone.)

So grab a few of your friends and your copy of Glamorous Illusions and join Lisa on the evening of June 27th for an evening of fun.

Don’t miss a moment of the fun! RSVP TODAY and tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to
see you on the 27th!

Facebook Party Tonight! (3/22): Debora’s “Divine Beauty” Giveaways Galore! (And My Review)

Party tonight!!!

So grab your copy of More Beauty, Less Beast and join Debora and friends tonight, March 22nd, on Facebook for an evening of fun!

It’ll start at 5 PM PT (6 MT, 7 CT, 8 ET) on March 22nd (tonight!) and go for about an hour and a half. 
It’s a fun way to connect with your favorite author and make some new friends. Plus, there are tons of giveaways, laughter and encouraging chat!
So click the link to RSVP and we’ll see you tonight!      RSVP here!!

If you haven’t already, enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends tonight, 3/22/12.

More about the Transform Your Inner Ogre Giveaway

Using Biblical advice and her trademark humor, Debora Coty urges women to conquer guilt and re-institute hope in More Beauty, Less Beast. Celebrate with Debora by entering to win a $150 Visa Cash Card!

One “beautiful” winner will receive:

A $150 Visa Cash Card (Treat yourself to a spa day or weekend get-away!)

A Debora Coty Library (More Beauty, Less Beast, Too Blessed Too Be Stressed and Everyday Hope)

Chocolate (Every good thing begins with chocolate!)

The winner will be announced at Debora’s “Divine Beauty” Facebook Party tonight, 3/22. Debora will be hosting an evening of chat, fun beauty trivia, laughter, and encouragement – bring your friends! She’ll also be giving away some GREAT prizes: gift certificates, books, and a book club prize pack! (Ten copies of the book for your small group or book club and a live chat with Debora via Skype.)

With her own offbeat brand of wit and near-wisdom, inspirational humorist Debora Coty addresses heart needs of women struggling to tame that out-of-control inner beast that unexpectedly pounces, roaring and shredding, as it threatens to destroy the divinely beautiful princess hidden within. Whether jaded by emotional wounds, unrealistic standards, or lack of confidence, this laugh-out-loud, girlfriend-to-girlfriend encouragement will help women transform their destructive inner beast into the exquisite beauty they were always meant to be.

With the wit of Erma Bombeck and the wisdom of Dear Abby, Coty weaves a practical handbook into a fun, easy read. Patsy Clairmont calls Debora “delightful … invigorating”. Debora is celebrating the release of her new book by hosting the “Transform Your Inner Ogre Giveaway” (win a $150 Visa Cash Card!) and hosting the “Divine Beauty” Facebook party (3/22)! Details below.

Debora Coty is an occupational therapist, a piano teacher, and a freelance writer. She’s also involved in the children’s ministry at her church and is an avid tennis player. Debora began writing to fill the void when her last child left for college, and it has since become a passion. Debora has a real knack for getting across sound biblical concepts with a refreshing lightheartedness as attested in her monthly newspaper column entitled “Grace Notes: God’s Grace for Everyday Living.”

Visit www.deboracoty.com for more about Debora and her books.

My Review:

Debora Coty, in her book, More Beauty, Less Beast, reaches into every area of your life to allow the Lord access and transform you into more of a beauty and less of a beast.   Debora is transparent in her book to show you her own life, worts and all, and how God is changing her every day she allows Him to.  She doesn’t say it’s painless, but it’s worth every second of your life.

Debora’s style truly is a lot like Erma Bombeck, with humor that makes us sometimes laugh at ourselves and get back up and start over.  Yet she is tender and comforting as she encourages you to get back up and start over.  Her stories lend an understanding to the concepts she is expounding on.  I found this to be a very enriching book to read over again to gain more insights.

Debora teaches on four basic subjects, but they delve much deeper than one would think:

  1. Outer Beauty-judging, flab, waists, behavior, maturing, fleas, confidence
  2. Inner Beauty-God’s standard, spiritual retreat, discernment, adversity, goals,  conquering guilt, call-waiting
  3. Undergarments by Fruit of the Spirit (Not the Loom!)-love battlefields, lifer, stress-p00l, patience, queen, silk ribbons, fragrances, melted earrings
  4. Beautifying My World-friendships, forgiveness, chocolate, weirdness legacy, encouragement, the real thing, ogre transformation

Debora’s opening Scripture for each chapter resonates throughout each chapter.  And as a re-cap, she has a ‘taming the beast’ set of questions that make the book personal.

I would love to have a woman’s Bible study based on this author’s book.  The ‘taming the beast’ questions could be the starting point for a good discussion, with a chance to encourage each other in their transformation and trials.

“Embraced by God” by Babbie Mason with a Nook Tablet Giveaway/Facebook Party~~(A Litfuse Blog Tour)

“Embraced by God: 21-day Devotional” by Babbie Mason 

Nook Tablet Giveaway, Facebook Party and Book Tour!

Embraced by God is a journey of discovering what it means to be unconditionally loved, approved, accepted, forgiven, blessed, cherished, treasured, and favored by God.

To celebrate the book’s release, Babbie is giving away a Nook Tablet and hosting the “Embrace” FB party on 3/6/12. All the details below.

Endorsements for Embraced by God:

Here’s what I love about Embraced by God: it’s as warm and caring, as biblical and wise, as Babbie Mason herself. Filled with passion and compassion, flavored with memorable stories and lyrical lessons, Babbie’s devotional invites you to spend twenty-one days basking in the truth of God’s love for you. A splendid new resource from a gifted sister.Liz Curtis Higgs, best-selling author of Bad Girls of the Bible

If you want to enjoy the peace of knowing ‘everything is all right’ because of who God thinks you are, then read…Embraced by God. Jan Silvious (Speaker, Life Coach, Author, Big Girls Don’t Whine and Same Life New Story)

Are you longing for the truth of God’s love and tenderness for you? Read this book! Babbie Mason has authentically, passionately, purposefully, and powerfully written words of healing for you!Dr. Thelma Wells

{More about Embraced by God}

 Have you ever wondered, “Does God really love me? Do I really matter to him?”HE LOVES YOU.As a matter of fact, God loves you just as much as he loves His own Son.

In the pages of this heartwarming, thoughtful and life-affirming 21-day journey, award-winning gospel singer, songwriter, and teacher Babbie Mason reminds you, when you know you are loved by God and that you are in His eternal plan, you’ll never again wonder if your life matters.

Click for more info.

{More about Babbie}

Babbie Mason is a Dove Award-winning and Grammy nominated gospel singer, songwriter, author, creator of the Embrace: A Worship Event for Women ministry, professor of songwriting at Atlanta Christian College and Lee University, and a television talk-show host. She was inducted into the Christian Music Hall of Fame in 2010 and has appeared on numerous national television and radio programs. Babbie has been honored perform for Presidents Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, George H. W. Bush, George W. Bush, Lady Margaret Thatcher, Colin Powell, Steve Forbes among many others. Babbie performs a holiday special at Carnegie Hall every year. Babbie lives near Atlanta on a farm with her husband Charles.

{More about the Embraced by God Giveaway}

Embraced by God is a 21-day encounter that shares the unconditional love of God. “If you watch what the media says as to where we should find our identity–” says Babbie, “–money, beauty, power and technology–you’ll just be confused about who you are and what your purpose is. As a culture we are trying to buy or sell what can only be administered to the soul by Jesus.”

The Blog Tour sites are here.

Celebrate with Babbie by entering her Nook Tablet Giveaway!

One beloved winner will receive:

  • A Brand new Nook Tablet with Wi-Fi
  • Embraced by God by Babbie Mason
  • Babbie’s Embraced by God Music CD
  • Babbie’s Embraced by God Notecards

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends 3/5/12. Winner will be announced at Babbie’s “Embraced” Facebook Party on 3/6. Babbie will be hosting an evening of chat, music, laughter, and encouragement – bring your friends! She’ll also be giving away some GREAT prizes: gift certificates, books, Embraced by God music CDs and Notecards, and a book club prize pack! (Ten copies of the book for your small group or book club.)

So grab your copy of Embraced by God and join Babbie and friends on the evening of March 6th for an evening of fun.

Don’t miss a moment of the fun. RSVP TODAY and tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 6th!


My review will follow towards the end of the month.  A book was provided by Amy Lathrop of the Litfuse Publicity Group in exchange for my honest review.  No monetary compensation was exchanged.

CRUISE GIVEAWAY and “The Mountains Bow Down” Blog Tour – Sibella Giorello.

Everything’s going to work out. Time away always makes things better . . .

Book Blurb:

That’s what FBI Special Agent Raleigh Harmon believes as she boards a cruise to Alaska. A land of mountains and gems and minerals, The Last Frontier is a dream destination for this forensic geologist who’s hoping to leave behind a hectic work schedule and an engagement drained of romance.

But when a passenger goes missing and winds up dead, Raleigh’s vacation suddenly gets lost at sea. The ship’s security chief tries to rule the death a suicide, but Raleigh’s forensics background points to a much darker conclusion: Somewhere onboard, a ruthless murderer walks free.

Engulfed by one of her toughest cases yet, Raleigh requests assistance from the FBI and receives her nemesis-perpetual ladies man Special Agent Jack Stephanson. As the cruise ship sails through the Inside Passage, Raleigh has five days to solve a high-profile murder, provide consultation for a movie filming onboard, and figure out her increasingly complicated feelings for Jack-who might not be such a jerk after all.

And that’s only her work life. Family offers even more challenges. Joined on the cruise by her mother and aunt, Raleigh watches helplessly as disturbing rifts splinter her family.

Like the scenery that surrounds the cruise ship, Raleigh discovers a situation so steep and so complex that even the mountains might bow down.

Sibella Giorello grew up in Alaska and majored in geology at Mount Holyoke College. After riding a motorcycle across the country, she worked as a features writer for the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Her stories have won state and national awards, including two nominations for the Pulitzer Prize. She now lives in Washington state with her husband and sons. Find out more about Sibella and her other books at her website, www.sibellagiorello.com

Link to buy this book.

Start the series fresh with this great deal! Pick up a copy of Book 1 for your Kindle or Nook for only $2.99 here or here! The Stones Roll Away is the critically acclaimed award winner that kicked off the Raleigh Harmon series.

About The Mountains Bow Down CRUISE Giveaway:


Sibella’s celebrating the release of The Mountains Bow Down by giving away a Cruise prize pack worth over $500.00!
One Grand Prize winner will receive:

  • A $500 gift certificate toward the cruise of their choice from Vacations To Go.
  • The entire set of the Raleigh Harmon series.

To enter go here!

Then tell your friends. And enter soon – the giveaway ends on 4/1! The winner will be announced at Sibella’s Raleigh Harmon Book Club Party on FB April 5th, 2011! Don’t miss the fun – prizes, books and gab!

Facebook Party:

Join Sibella and fans of the Raleigh Harmon series on April 5th at 5:00 pm PST (6 MST, 7 CST & 8 EST) for a Facebook Book Club Party. Sibella will be giving away some fun prizes, testing your trivia skills and hosting a book chat about the Raleigh Harmon books. Please RSVP  and if you have questions you’d like to chat about – leave them on the Event page.

Blog Tour Schedule: http://litfusegroup.com/blogtours/text/13142727 )

My  Review:

FBI Special Agent Raleigh Harman is on an Alaskan cruise to determine the path of her life– whether she wants to marry her high school sweetheart, DeMott Fielding–who hates her long, extended days of investigations.  Resting from her hectic work schedule, she’s planning on doing  some geological gem and mineral research for relaxation.  She only came along with her mother and aunt as their guest because her sister bowed out over work issues.

All of Raleigh’s plans are aborted when a female passenger goes missing and is found dead, a high-profile murder of an alcoholic actor’s unloved, yet devoted, wife.  Into the investigation comes her old rival, Special Agent Jack Stephanson.  Did I mention handsome?  Oops, got off course.  They, along with the ship’s security head, Geert van Broeck, a Dutchman, have five days to find the killer or killers.   This turns out to be the toughest case thus far in Raleigh’s career.  American law doesn’t outrank the law of the ship, as they are in foreign waters, making the case even more difficult for Raleigh and Jack.

Sibella has a host of quirky characters that lighten the dark task of solving the grizzly murder, including van Broeck, who has the vocabulary of a comic, using words such as Caw-lee-for-knee-ya.  The crew of the Alaskan cruiser are mostly foreign, as Americans are too lazy.

The scenarios change quickly at times, but at other times they seemed to drag for me. I would venture to say that the geological aspects were what didn’t hold my attention as much as normal.   My interest was piqued throughout the majority of the book by all the different crises, missing employees, movie rehearsals, thefts, historical information, alcoholic binges, and rivalries between the investigators.  The plot twists and character interactions were very well done.  The communicative aspects were normal for the circumstances.

When you think that most of the action takes place on a cruise ship, Sibella did an excellent job of describing the different components of the story and areas of the ship without getting me seasick or lost.

Raleigh’s faith is a part of her life, but Jill doesn’t have it displayed openly in the book.  You see it show up in different scenarios, especially with Claire, the clairvoyant.

This book was provided by Amy Lathrop of Litfuse Publicity Group in exchange for blog touring and giving my honest review.  No monetary exchange was involved.