Congratulations to Angela S. for winning Valerie Hansen’s Cozy Christmas and to Liz for winning Lynette Sowell’s Tempest’s Course.
This week I’m hosting Elizabeth Goddard with Wilderness Peril (US only) and Dave Fessenden with The Case of the Exploding Speakeasy (US and Canada only). If you want to enter the drawings for the books, please leave a comment on one of the post during the week with your email address. I will not enter you without an email address (my way to contact you if you win). If you don’t want to leave an email address, another way you can enter is to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. The drawings end Sunday (Dec. 22nd) evening.
Elizabeth Goddard is an award-winning author of eighteen romance and romantic suspense novels, including the romantic mystery, The Camera Never Lies—winner of the prestigious Carol Award in 2011. After acquiring her computer science degree, she worked at a software firm before eventually retiring to raise her four children and become a professional writer. A member of several writing organizations, she judges numerous contests and mentors new writers. In addition to writing, she home schools her children and serves with her husband in ministry.
Blurb for Wilderness Peril by Elizabeth Goddard:
ON THIN ICE
Run off the road and left for dead, Shay Ridiker’s only hope for surviving the frozen claws of the wilderness is pilot Rick Savage. The beautiful airplane mechanic came to Alaska expecting a routine repo, but a missing coworker and a crippled plane are just the tip of the iceberg. Now held captive by ruthless killers at a derelict gold mine, Shay needs Rick’s protection more than ever. But Rick has shadows that follow him into the land of the midnight sun. With gunmen at their backs, can he be all Shay needs—a haven…and a hero?
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David E. Fessenden is an independent publishing consultant with 20 years experience in editorial management for Christian publishers. Dave has a B.A. in journalism, an M.A. in religion, and over 30 years of experience in writing and editing. In previous positions Dave served on the communications staff of a Bible institute and was editor of a regional edition of the largest Protestant weekly newspaper in the country. Dave has published five books, produced study guides for two titles by A.W. Tozer (published in the back of the books), written hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles, and edited numerous books. He recently completed a 10-year stint as a regular columnist for Cross & Quill, a Christian writers newsletter, and is a frequent speaker at writers conferences. Dave also conducts Sunday school teaching workshops based on his book, Teaching with All Your Heart. In 2011 he pooled his experience in Christian publishing to produce Writing the Christian Nonfiction Book: Concept to Contract, published by SonFire Media. Dave s first novel, The Case of the Exploding Speakeasy, reflects his love for history and for the Sherlock Holmes stories of Arthur Conan-Doyle. Dave and his wife, Jacque live in Central Pennsylvania and have two adult sons.
Blurb for The Case of the Exploding Speakeasy by Dave Fessenden:
Thomas Watson leaves London to become a newspaper reporter in 1920s Philadelphia, in an attempt to get out from under the twin shadows of his famous father, Dr. John Watson, and his father’s even more famous friend, the late Sherlock Holmes.
After two short years, with little success in journalism, and mourning the recent death of his father, Thomas suddenly finds himself caught up in the biggest story of his career: a suspicious explosion at a speakeasy, which kills the owner and his card-playing buddies.
Convinced it is not a mob hit, as the police and his editor think, Thomas is helped by Sherlock’s brother, Mycroft, recently arrived from England. Mycroft quickly solves the mystery but refuses to tell Thomas the solution, saying he should figure it out himself. With the scanty clues he has, can Thomas track down the murderer—before becoming his next victim?