This week C.J. Darlington and Janice Thompson

» Posted on Jan 4, 2010 in Blog | 14 comments

Congratulations, Michelle, for winning Christmas Peril by Margaret Daley and Debby Giusti.

This week I’m hosting C.J. Darlington with Thicker Than Blood and Janice Thompson with Swinging on a Star. If you want to enter the drawing for the book, 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 margaretdaley@gmail.com. The drawings end Sunday (Jan. 10th) evening.

C. J. Darlington’s bio:

C. J. began writing the story that would become her first novel Thicker than Blood when she was a fifteen-year-old homeschool student. She has been in the antiquarian bookselling business for over a decade, scouting for stores similar to the one
described in Thicker than Blood before cofounding her own online bookstore. Thicker than Blood was the winner of the 2008 Christian Writers Guild Operation First Novel.
In 2006 C. J. started the Christian entertainment Web site TitleTrakk.com with her sister, Tracy, and has been actively promoting Christian fiction through book reviews and author interviews. She makes her home in Pennsylvania with her family and their menagerie of dogs and cats.

When she’s not writing, she’s reading. Her hobbies include book and art collecting, fly fishing, painting and drawing. 


Thicker than Blood
-Tyndale House
+Winner of the 2008 Christian Writers Guild Operation First Novel Contest 

+A first edition of Ernest Hemingway’s novel For Whom the Bell Tolls plays an important role in the story.

Summary:

 Christy Williams finally has her life on track. She’s putting her past behind her and working hard to build a career as an antiquarian book buyer. But things begin to unravel when a stolen Hemingway first edition is found in her possession, framing her for a crime she didn’t commit. With no one to turn to, she yearns for her estranged, younger sister, May, who she abandoned in their childhood after their parents’ untimely deaths. Soon Christy’s fleeing from her shattered dreams, her ex-boyfriend, and God. May’s Triple Cross ranch could be the safe haven she’s searching for, but will the sisters realize that each possesses what the other desperately needs before it’s too late?



Back cover copy:

 Christy Williams never imagined that a stolen Hemingway first edition would lead her back to the sister she left fifteen years ago. But when things begin to unravel, she finds herself on May’s doorstep, fearing for her life. Will the two discover that some hurts can’t be healed or is there a tie that’s thicker than blood?


Bio for Janice Thompson:

Award-winning author Janice Thompson also writes under the pseudonym Janice Hanna. She got her start in the industry writing screenplays and musical comedies for the stage. Janice has published over fifty books for the Christian market, crossing genre lines to write cozy mysteries, historicals, romances, nonfiction books, devotionals,
children’s books and more. In addition, she enjoys editing, ghost-writing, public speaking, and mentoring young writers. Janice currently serves as Vice-President of CAN (Christian Authors Network)and was named the 2008 Mentor of the year for ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers). She is active in her local writing group, where she regularly teaches on the craft of writing. Janice is passionate about her faith and does all she can to share the joy of the Lord with others, which is why she particularly enjoys writing. She lives in Spring, Texas, where she leads a rich life with her family, a host of writing friends, and two mischievous dachshunds. She does her best to keep the Lord at the center of it all.

You can find out more about Janice at www.janiceathompson.com

Blurb for Swinging on a Star:

“Swinging on a Star” is the second book in the “Weddings by Bella” series. Here’s the synopsis: Bella Rossi’s life is nearing perfection. She’s got the perfect guy, she’s running a successful business, and she’s about to plan her most ambitious wedding yet; a Renaissance-themed fairy tale come true, complete with period costumes and foods, horse-drawn carriages, and even a castle. There’s just one hitch. The best man just happens to be Brock Benson, Hollywood’s hottest and most eligible bachelor. Oh, and did we mention he’s staying at the Rossi house to avoid the paparazzi? With all the pressure surrounding this wedding, Bella’s not sure she’s going to make it through. Add her starstruck sister, her feuding aunt and uncle, and a trio of large, sequined church ladies with even bigger personalities, and you’ve got a recipe for disaster–and a lot of laughs. This hilarious romantic comedy is sure to delight both fans and new readers alike.

14 Comments

  1. I'd love a chance to both books, they are on my "wish"list for 2010. Thanks, so much Margaret for a chance to win great books!

    worthy2bpraised[at]gmail[dot]com

  2. Margaret please enter me into this contest I would like either book also. I just love to read.

    mamat2730(at)charter(dot)net

  3. Thank you for the opportunity to win!!

    Blessings,
    Michelle
    scraphappy71 at sbcglobal dot net

  4. Margaret Please enter me in both these book giveaways this week thanks. Happy New Year's to you.

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

  5. Both of these books look great. =]
    patterly at gmail dot com

  6. I would love to win either of these books. Please enter me for both. Thanks!

    ohiobuckeye91[at]gmail[dot]com

  7. Both books sound great. Please enter me in the drawing. Thanks!

    joann4us(at)yahoo(dot)com

  8. Please enter me for both of these books. Janice's "Fools Rush In" was hilarious and I could use a few more laughs.
    Deborah M.
    debbiejeanm[at]gmail[dot]com

  9. thank you for the opportunity to read these fabulous books 🙂

    karenk
    kmkuka(at)yahoo(dot)com

  10. Please enter me for "Swinging on a Star".

    Thanks,
    Sherry
    love2stitch(at)hotmail(dot)com

  11. Please enter me for either one:) I would love to read both of them. Thanks!!

    esterried[at]yahoo[dot]com

  12. I am interested in reading both books, and would love to win them.
    rbooth43(at)yahoo(dot)com

  13. Both of these books sound wonderful. Please enter me in for both. Thank you Margaret!

    cherierj(at)yahoo(dot)com

  14. I've seen this book making the rounds and I would love to read it. Please sign me up.
    Deborah M.
    debbiejeanm[at]gmail[dot]com

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