Happy Monday! I'm thrilled to be a part of Larissa's blog tour for her Cherry Tucker novel Still Life in Brunswick Stew. Artist Cherry Tucker finds herself embroiled in all kinds of southern chaos as she juggles her work, her family, her friends, two men, and unsavory characters of the craziest kind. Small town Georgia has never seen such drama. Cherry is a fun, loving, caring woman who finds herself in all the wrong places, at the right times of her own free will. (Most of the time.) I enjoyed Cherry's adventures, her take on certain folks, and the fact that she's dating a hunky police guy. Or is she? So many aspects of this book are fun, flirty, mysterious and laugh out loud. Larissa knows southern towns and characters and they come to life in Cherry's latest adventure. Excerpt from Still Life in Brunswick StewI sped past the inflatable jumping games, wandered through the craft section, and halted at my partially dismantled booth. With sweat darkening his golden blonde…
Here's the verse I used for the book and a blurb. John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." When Ann Thomas is summoned to Florida for the reading of the will of the father she never knew, her life is forever changed. She learns she has a half-sister, she has the chance to inherit millions, and her name is really Angelina. Brett Hamilton, CPA, is assigned to help Ann spend a lot of money in a short period of time. As soon as his ‘assignment’ with her is over, he’s headed to Peru to be a missionary, something he’s felt called to do his whole life. Ann still lives with the pain of having a mother who chose world missions over her. Can Ann risk giving her love to someone who might give it back, or should she ignore her growing feelings towards Brett to keep her heart safe?
Well, here it is. A blog hop. And one of the very good kind.
Celebrating a contract!
Way to go Rachel!
And I admit I'm such a Rachel fan. I've read her historicals, and recently featured her on a Did I Notice Your Book Blog Hop.
Her covers are beautiful, her stories are amazing, and I'm glad New York saw all these amazing things as well.
Here is her cover I featured on the DINYB Blog Hop.
(If you are reading this text, blogger is being a bear and wouldn't let me add the photo. Will do so as soon as blogger straightens up. :) )
Meanwhile, Rachel said to mention our books as well, so here is a blurb of my upcoming release, Rich In Love:
3:16 "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son,
that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting
life." When Ann Thomas is summoned to Florida for the
reading of the will of the father she never knew, her life is forever
changed. She learns she has a half-sister, she has the chan…
Click Here At End It Movement to read what we can do to end slavery. There are more slaves in the world today than at any time in history. Trafficking, labor camps, it happens everywhere. Yes, even in your area!
Today is the day the world becomes aware of what is going on and commits to taking a stand to stop this injustice.
Put a red X on your hand, on your shirt, on your car---help spread the awareness and join the fight to free the 27 million people held in slavery today!
Tomorrow, in Marietta, Georgia, 4 authors are hanging out at The Daily Grind at 4 o'clock.. We'll be reading excerpts from our books and giving away prizes. And we have food! Yes we do. If you are in the area, come and join us.
Escapement is told by Princess Semara. Don’t hold the fact Semara is a princess against her like I did, there is more to her than you can possibly imagine.
Here is a brief explanation of her telling of our uprising:
Ten years after the great war of 2185 the queen’s reign is threatened by uprisings and fear. In celebration of my sixteenth birthday it is my duty as princess to sacrifice a slave to be initiated into the ruling council, solidifying my mother’s empire. When my own erratic powers surface I’m captured and tried for treason. Slaves hate me, my mother wants me executed, and my only chance of survival rests in the hands of a young man, Ryder Arteres, whose sister I sentenced to death.
What people are saying about Escapement:
“A heady mix of action adventure and steampunk -- leavened with a dash of romance -- ESCAPEMENT offers up its fair share of thrills, horrors and heart-pounding moments. A strong start to a captivating new series.”
Confession--I can't sing! At all. My kids used to say 'turn up the radio' when I was singing in the car. I even had a boyfriend turn that knob up. (yes, this was a while back--now we push the volume up with buttons.)
Okay, so now that we've established that fact, I had a dream that I was going to sing at my church. Passion City church, which has the #1 worship leaders in the country as worship leaders.
So, in my dream, which has so many more aspects that we won't even get into here right now, I was surprised that they asked me to sing, (really?) and I was told I was going to sing by Kim Walker, the amazing and talented gal from Jesus Culture.
my granddaughter singing!
So, I wound my way to the special access singer section and had just met the pastor, when the band came filing backstage saying they were done. The band had been told by somebody that there was a change of plans.
My very favorite Christian musician is David Crowder.
I recently had the opportunity to hear him at the Passion 2013 conference. He's taken a bluegrass turn, much like a lot of the music on the David Crowder Band's last Cd-Give Us Rest, and it works perfectly for him. I think it's just in the natural rhythm of who he is. He had amazing musicians accompanying him.
All in all a great sound.
Does is surprise anyone who knows me that I give Crowder a thumbs up?
For a gal who changed the whole look of her blog and posted a title that says "There's So Much More," said gal hasn't said much of anything at all in over two weeks.
I've come to the conclusion that when blogging, you have to come 'into' your blog. You have to find your little 'niche' so to say, and figure out what it is that you would have to say to the world. I've come across some bloggers who are very intentional in their blogging. At least that's how I see them.
What I mean by intentional, is this. When I go to these blogs, I know what I"m going to get. Not that they say the 'same thing' all the time. No. But these bloggers, in my opinion, have found their 'niche.'
These are some of my favorite blogs to visit. They make me smile, they make me laugh, they give my great recaps, (Kristin--the Bachelor and such--LOVE!), they give me information. I could go on, but …