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Kings, Captives, Faeries, Warriors, Princes, and Traitors. Even Sasquatch!

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NEW RELEASE! HAPPY BOOKDAY! FAERIES & WARRIORS! This series has it all: Kings, Captives, Faeries, Warriors, Princes, and Traitors. Even Sasquatch! How can you resist a tagline like that. I wouldn't have resisted, but this year has been so crazy with all my various hospitalizations. But I'm well now, so maybe I'll get to read it now. I've certainly enjoyed many other of Dana Pratola's books. Here's what the author says: ~~It's not your mother's Christian fiction.~~ God gave me a passion to write Christian Romance. These books don’t contain explicit sex scenes, but my characters have real desires, struggles and choices to make. A lot of the time they make the wrong ones. No subject is prohibited, but good always triumphs and God is glorified. In my personal life, He has also blessed me with a wonderful husband and three dynamic children, all of whom are destined to make wide, colorful splashes in this world. We share our New Jersey home with three

What roles are you committed to, and what if you were really "committed"?

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 Today I get to welcome author Paoline Milana to my blog, with her book Committed. After reading a little about the book and author, I realize why this could be such a readable and important book, so look below for places where you can buy it, and please enjoy this note from the author. Thank you for visiting my blog, Paolina. SHIFTING THE SCRIPT OF INSANITY By Paolina Milana My mom and my younger sister were both diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. From the age of about ten, my life and that of my family revolved around mental illness. In my early twenties, when my father died, I took on the role of primary caregiver. I kept secret from the outside world the fact that insanity had taken root in my family tree, and I was tasked with tending its garden. As strong as I was and as much as I appeared a success from the outside looking in, I struggled to stay sane while surrounded with madness. The story I was living, the beliefs I held, the shame I felt nearly did me in. I had to shift

Pillars of Barabbas

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  Today I'm delighted to welcome author M. D. House to my blog, to tell about book 2 in her Barabbas series. At this point, I'm eager to read both book 1 and book 2, as I'm sure you will be too. But first, please would you tell us a little about how and why you're writing this series? By the time of Book 2 in the Barabbas series, Barabbas, the prisoner released in exchange for Jesus, has accepted Christ and joined himself to the body of the church. The second book,  Pillars of Barabbas, seeks to imagine how  how he continued his progress. But did you come to visualize his path? My original plans for Barabbas have evolved in surprising ways. To a large degree, I, too, have been led on a journey of discovering possibilities, seeing things I hadn’t contemplated before. That evolution occurs as I study the history—including the New Testament of the Bible—and continually try to place myself in the full milieu of that time period, recognizing how similar thos

How would you cope with the unexpected?

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  Today I'm delighted to welcome Karen Warner Scheuler to my blog, author of The Sudden Caregiver,  A practical and proven guide, a roadmap, and a source of comfort for anyone who is caring for a loved one, and especially for those for whom the role was unexpected. You can read an excerpt below, then read on to learn more about the author and where to find the book. Introducing the Sudden Caregiver “There are only four kinds of people in the world – those who have   been caregivers, those who are caregivers, those who will be caregivers,   and those who will need caregivers.” — Former US First Lady, Rosalynn Carter , from Written Testimony Before the Senate Special Committee on Aging 1 This is the moment. I wake up in the middle of the night to the ringing of my mobile in the dark. The standard-issue hotel bedside clock reads 2:04 a.m. I answer the phone with a startled, heart racing, “Sweetie!” In the two decades we’ve been together, Joel has  never called me in the middle of the

Where did 2020 go?

I wonder if this will work - it's meant to list the books I've read this year, a much smaller number than last year's list. I guess I've been spending more time editing... and more time reading and re-reading the news, which was time not well spent. But I'm taking Christmas off, so I hope to get some writing done too. Book 2 of Hemlock Edge, perhaps - it's nearly finished. Anyway, here's that link, and good luck with it! If your book's in there, thank you for the read! https://www.goodreads.com/user/year_in_books/2020/2039269

Who was Dracula?

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  Today I'm delighted to welcome author Melodie Romeo to my blog, featuring her book release, Tribute in Blood, which promises thrills and romance immersed in a historical setting, as Vlad the Impaler returns! A thrilling read for the coming holiday season, I'm told, so I'm looking forward to reading it! Meanwhile, she's here to share some information about the famous Dracula.   So, over to you Melodie, and thank you for visiting here: Thoughts on Vlad Tepes by Melodie Romeo All characters, even villains, are multifaceted individuals with strengths and weaknesses, successes and failures, virtues and vices. I found the same to be true of Vlad Tepes, history’s Dracula. Prince Vlad of Walachia (1431-1476) was a capable strategist and military leader who defeated one of the greatest conquerors of his day, a pro-autonomist who desired to raise his principality to full nation status, a shrewd politician who knew how to play one adversary off another… but he was also a sadi

An eternal dance since time immemorial

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  I'm delighted to welcome author Ruchi Singh to my blog today, celebrating a bewitching romance enhanced (for me) by the delights of a different culture.    Read an Excerpt from Bewitched The seat had remained vacant, and it reminded her of the premiere night and Samar’s friend… no, Rudra Pratap Maurya.  Well, he was something. Full of confidence and a little too forward, which normally was the result of being born with a silver spoon. Who would know that better than she? But she wasn’t brash, quite the opposite. Would she be meeting him again today? She might. The thought incited a flutter in her heart.  Twice during her performance in the last month, she had experienced the same kind of flutter and was reminded of him. Why? She shouldn’t be thinking about another man. She had no right. A loud noise in the living room brought her out of her troubled thoughts. Mansi was bustling around in the suite and must have dropped something. She would be busy packing their things. They had