Thursday, July 27, 2017

The Kennedy Stern sale/Liberty in North Korea fundraiser!!


Confronted with questions of underage abortion, plagued by a stalker and paralyzing PTSD flashbacks, and eventually caught in the center of a police brutality scandal, Kennedy discovers that her first year at Harvard University involves a lot more than passing a few lab classes and fulfilling her premed requirements.

With her parents serving North Korean refugees overseas, Kennedy befriends a loving and highly opinionated pastor, his hospitable and encouraging wife, an eccentric but respectful roommate whose worldview is drastically different from Kennedy's, and a foreign lab partner who's harboring a grave secret he'd do just about anything to keep from being exposed.

The Kennedy Stern Christian suspense series tackles controversial issues facing the church today and brings them to light in a way that encourages questions and fosters discussions without ever turning preachy or heavy-handed. 


In addition to lowering her book bundle price down to 99-cents (from a regular $9.99), Alana’s using the sale to raise funds for Liberty in North Korea, an organization that runs an underground railroad for North Korean refugees. A portion of all book sales from the bundle will be donated to LiNK. Alana’s goal is to sell 10,000 copies of this ebook, which would lead to $3,000 for LiNK (the amount it costs to rescue one refugee on their underground railroad).
How can you help a North Korean refugee find freedom and safety?



In addition to raising money for LiNK, you’ll receive 3 full-length novels from the author who’s won awards from Women of Faith, The Book Club Network, Readers’ Favorite, and many others. Remember, the sale and fundraiser both end Sunday at midnight, so grab the 3-in-1 bundle now!



On sale until midnight July 30, 99 cents for the first 3 Kennedy novels

Link to the bundle: www.alanaterry.com/99 (this is probably the best link to send people to since this is how I will track web traffic for the $25 gift card, but if you prefer using your own links, etc., that’s fine too)



Books included:
Unplanned (A mysterious phone call will change Kennedy’s life forever …)

When Kennedy Stern’s childhood pastor asks her to volunteer at his new pregnancy center, she carves time out of her rigorous college schedule to promote the cause of the unborn.
After receiving a disturbing call from someone far too young to carry a child, Kennedy can no longer blindly hide behind the pro-life platitudes she grew up believing. She resolves to locate the unknown girl but winds up entrenched in a mystery that grows more convoluted as it unfolds.
Soon, Kennedy finds herself a pawn in a deadly game of intrigue, at the mercy of those who consider a few innocent lives a small ransom to pay in exchange for personal and political victory.



Paralyzed (It’s hard to heal from the past when the past wants you dead …)

Kennedy Stern has returned to campus after surviving an abduction, but old scars cut deep. Vivid flashbacks and terrifying dreams paralyze her, threatening to ruin her academic career and any chance she has for peace or happiness. This mental anguish, however, constitutes only a small fraction of her post-traumatic nightmare.
A partner in Kennedy’s kidnapping remains at large and will not stop until he has silenced her witness permanently. His violent resolve risks not only her life, but the safety of anyone who tries to help.
Kennedy must engage in a deadly battle of the mind as she struggles to stay alive. While fighting on two fronts — one psychological and one physical — the question isn’t whether she’ll come out of the war stronger in the end.
The question is whether she’ll come out of it at all.



Policed (A rogue police officer can ruin a lot more than a perfect evening out.)

Kennedy Stern and her best friend Reuben drag themselves away from their grueling studies to enjoy a night off campus, but getting pulled over by a belligerent cop isn’t in either of their plans.
When the police altercation turns violent, the media notes Reuben’s dark skin and labels this instance of police brutality a hate crime. Those Kennedy trusts the most warn her not to get involved, but she owes it to Reuben to pursue justice regardless of the personal cost.
Nothing remains a secret when a frenzied media and an embarrassed police department delve into Kennedy’s and Reuben’s backgrounds. Some truths, unfortunately, grow increasingly more painful the closer they get to the surface.

About the author: Alana is a pastor's wife, homeschooling mom, self-diagnosed chicken lady, and Christian suspense author. Her novels have won awards from Women of Faith, Book Club Network, Grace Awards, Readers' Favorite, and more. Alana's passion for social justice, human rights, and religious freedom shines through her writing, and her books are known for raising tough questions without preaching. She and her family live in rural Alaska where the northern lights in the winter and midnight sun in the summer make hauling water, surviving the annual mosquito apocalypse, and cleaning goat stalls in negative forty degrees worth every second.

Reviews:
"Alana writes gritty fiction with fantastic plot lines and realistic characters." ~ Julia Wilson, Christian Bookaholic

"I am a huge fan of Dee Henderson and Alana Terry is one of the few writers that even comes close to her books." ~ Christy Remillard, Reader

"Kennedy has become like a friend and I love how she is such a strong character ... I am a huge fan and continue to grow spiritually through her books." Deana Dick, Texas Bookaholic

"Alana Terry always leaves you pondering with each novel she writes and gives you lots of food for thought." Aimee, Blogger at Seasons of Opportunity

"Alana also has a way of weaving a Christian message throughout her books without being 'preachy.'" ~ Diane Higgins

"Alana knows how to bring tough subjects to the table from all angles without telling us how to believe." ~ Andrea Byer, Book Reviewer

**Giveaway** Under The Parisian Sky by Alli Sinclair




UNDER THE PARISIAN SKY
by
Alli Sinclair

Genre: Women’s Fiction
Pub
Date: 7/25/2017


In
the City of Light, one dancer must confront her fears about love and
loss before she can step into a brighter future…
Lily Johannson has
returned to Paris, the city that broke her heart and destroyed her
ballet career, with two goals in mind: to overcome the grief
surrounding her fiancĂ©’s death, and to make amends with her
estranged sister, Natalie, also a ballerina. But when Lily meets
charming composer Yves Rousseau, he is convinced she has a third
mission—as his muse…
Struggling to
finish a score about an infamous Ballets Russes dancer from 1917,
Yves believes Lily is meant to help him. Despite her resistance, she
is swept once more into the exhilarating arms of the dance—and into
Yves’ passionate embrace. But when her sister is cast as the
infamous dancer and begins to imitate her tragic life, she soon goes
missing. Now Lily and Yves must set out to find her—and along the
way face their own demons, while also discovering that art, like
love, should not be abandoned so easily…

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* Kobo


Alli
Sinclair is a multi award-winning author who spent her early adult
years travelling the globe, intent on becoming an Indiana Jones in
heels. She scaled mountains in Nepal, Argentina, and Peru, rafted the
Ganges, and rode a camel in the Sahara. Argentina and Peru became her
home for a few years and when she wasn’t working as a mountain or
tour guide, Alli could be found in the dance halls dancing the tango,
salsa, merengue, and samba.
All
of these adventures made for fun storytelling and this is when she
discovered her love of writing. Alli’s stories capture the romance
and thrill of exploring new destinations and cultures that also take
readers on a journey of discovery.
Alli
volunteers as an author role model with
 Books
in Homes
,
promoting literacy and reading amongst young people.



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**Giveaway** A Letter From Lancaster County by Kate Lloyd **Review**

Will their sibling rivalry get in the way of these two sisters' chances at life and love? Find out in Kate Lloyd's new book, A Letter from Lancaster County. When a letter arrives from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Angela and Rose decide to visit their mother's Mennonite sister in the heart of Amish country. Angela and Rose discover surprising family secrets that add to their strife and threaten Rose's romance with a new beau. Through it all, the two sisters must find the faith necessary to face their personal problems and allow God to restore hope and healing to their hearts and relationship as only He can.


Celebrate the release of Kate's new book by entering to win her Two Sisters, Two Winners Giveaway!


A Letter from Lancaster County (Harvest House, July 2017)
Two sisters get a second chance at life and love
Angela—Her mother’s untimely death, a struggling marriage, a strained relationship with her sister, Rose, and regrets over what might have been haunt her. Despite being a wife and mother, she feels she has little to show for her life.
Rose—Still single, she longs for a husband and children. But Angela has all that and still isn’t happy. Rose wants to be closer to her older sister, but she and Angela couldn’t be more different. Both strong women, will their sibling rivalry ever end?
* * *
When a letter arrives from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Angela and Rose decide to visit Aunt Silvia, their mother’s Mennonite sister, in the heart of Amish country. This vacation could provide the opportunity both sisters need to sort out their issues. And yet instead of finding a new way of connecting with each other, Angela and Rose discover surprising family secrets that add to their strife and threaten Rose’s romance with a new beau.
Through it all, the two sisters must find the faith necessary to face their personal problems and allow God to restore hope and healing to their hearts and relationship as only He can.


*****

REVIEW:

This was such a sweet and enduring story about two sisters. The setting is in Amish Country. Opening the pages of this book you are plunged into the story between these two sisters and their relationship and their struggles. When they go back to visit their mother's sister, the sisters find out family secrets they weren't expecting which only brings their relationship closer and deeper. I loved how the author used real life situations even in the Amish setting (because most of us aren't accustomed to the Amish setting) and yet still made it a relatable situation for readers. I am very much looking forward to the next books in this series. 

*****
Kate Lloyd
Kate Lloyd is a bestselling novelist whose books include "A Portrait of Marguerite" and the Legacy of Lancaster trilogy. A native of Baltimore, she enjoys spending time with friends and family in rural Pennsylvania and is a member of the Lancaster County Mennonite Historical Society. She now resides in the Pacific Northwest with her husband.




One grand prize winner will receive:



  • A copy of A Letter from Lancaster County
  • A Kindle Fire

Another grand prize winner will receive:



  • A copy of A Letter from Lancaster County
  • A queen-size Amish quilt


 



Enter today by clicking the icon below, but hurry! The giveaway ends on July 27. The winner will be announced July 28 on the Litfuse blog.





**Giveaway** Bound Souls by N. D. Jones




Bound
Souls
Forever
Yours Book 1
by
N.D. Jones
Genre:
SciFi, Fantasy Romance

A
supernatural love triangle that tests the bounds of science, truth,
and faith.



Regent
Lela of Asiya is the most powerful person on her planet but she is
powerless to save the life of her beloved soulmate—Zion Grace. For
thirty years they lived as husband and wife, but Zion’s time is at
an end. Lela must go on without him.


There
will never be anyone else for me.”


Despite
having died, nothing can keep Zion from his soulmate. He’s back but
not as the man he once was. Zion must help Lela move on with her
life, lest he lose her forever. But how can Zion convince Lela to
accept the love and affections of another man when he still wants her
for himself?


I
love you, Lela. My heart is forever yours.”


Lela
and Zion are b


GUEST POST:

What inspired you to write this book?
I wouldn’t necessarily use the word inspired. But “Of Beasts and Bonds” is the second book in my Death and Destiny paranormal romance trilogy, so there was no question I would continue with the series when I finished “Of Fear and Faith.” In fact, the reason I have a trilogy is because I wrote one hellishly long story a few years back, just for fun. When I thought about turning the work into a bona fide novel, I knew it was far too long for a single work. I’m not J.K. Rowling and this isn’t the Harry Potter series. Most people don’t want to read a 600+ page book by an author, least of all an unknown author. So I divided my very rough draft into three manageable parts. For the most part, I stayed true to my draft for “Of Fear and Faith.” For “Of Beasts and Bonds,” I kept most of the ideas but essentially started from scratch, adding, for example, more supporting characters and some kickass scenes of magic. As I mentioned earlier, I’m going to have a new series, which will be a sequel to Death and Destiny. The new series will focus on many of the supporting characters from the trilogy. When readers read “Of Beasts and Bonds” they’ll get a few hints at possible future romantic pairings.


What can we expect from you in the future?
I’m currently working on Of Deception and Divinity. It’s the third and final book in my Death and Destiny paranormal romance trilogy. The book will be released on October 12th of this year. I haven’t yet revealed the cover. That will happen next month. But I can share the blurb with your readers.
The arrival of a new enemy.  The start of a greater battle.  A destiny to be defended.
A mighty war, waged every 500 years, has returned to the realm of mortals.  And with it, the Day of Serpents arrives to wreak havoc upon the world.
Assefa and Sanura struggle to complete their mate bond, as they also continue their fight in this preternatural war of fire versus water. Unseen enemies, surprise magic attacks, and betrayal lurk at every turn for the couple, and revelations about their powers and past come to light. 
As Assefa and Sanura fight to seal their bond and love, destiny and divinity may have already sealed their fate.
I’m also participating in a paranormal romance boxset with over a dozen other authors. It’s a sky and sea theme, and I’m writing a novella about dragon shifters. Tentatively, the novella is entitled “Corporate Dragons.”


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N.
D. Jones lives in Maryland with her husband and two children. Having
earned a M.A. in Political Science, she is a dedicated educator. She
taught high school social studies for nine years. Currently, she is a
professional development teacher specialist with a local Maryland
school system, working on increasing student achievement through
teacher and administrator efficacy. N.D. is also a continuing
education student who is pursuing her doctorate in education in
Community College Leadership.

A
desire to see more novels with positive, sexy, and three-dimensional
African American characters as soul mates, friends, and lovers,
inspired the author to take on the challenge of penning such romantic
reads. She is the author of two paranormal romance series: Winged
Warriors and Death and Destiny. N.D. likes to read historical and
paranormal romance novels, as well as comics and manga.



Books
by N.D. Jones

Winged
Warriors Series:
Fury, Faith
Hunt, Hope

Death
and Destiny Trilogy:
Fear and Faith
Beasts and Bonds

Forever
Yours Series:
Souls



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