This week Susan Sleeman, Carla Stewart and K. Dawn Byrd

» Posted on Jun 12, 2011 in Blog | 15 comments

Congratulations to Abi for winning Roxanne Rustand’s Second Chance Dad, to Cindy for winning Margaret Brownley’s A Vision of Lucy, and to Dorothy for winning Carolyn Williford’s Bridge to a Distant Star.

This week I’m hosting Susan Sleeman with Behind the Badge , Carla Stewart with Broken Wings, and K. Dawn Byrd with Mistaken Identity (ebook). If you want to enter the drawings, 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 (June 19th) evening.

Bio for Susan Sleeman:

SUSAN SLEEMAN is a best-selling author of inspirational romantic suspense and mystery novels. She grew up in a small Wisconsin town where she spent her summers reading Nancy Drew and developing a love of mystery and suspense books. Today, she channels this enthusiasm into writing romantic suspense and mystery novels and hosting the popular internet website

TheSuspenseZone.com. Susan currently lives in Florida, but has had the pleasure of living in nine states. Her husband is a church music director and they have two beautiful daughters, a very special son-in-law and an adorable grandson. To learn more about Susan visit her Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/SusanSleemanBooks or website  http://www.susansleeman.com.

Blurb for Behind the Badge:

A killer is threatening the life of rookie cop Sydney Tucker’s sister—unless Sydney turns over evidence from a drug bust. But she doesn’t have the evidence. Not that the thug believes her. Now she and the sibling in her care are under the watchful eye of Logan Lake police chief Russ Morgan…but will his protection be enough? The killer is closing in, picking off the people and places that mean the most to Sydney. A list that now includes Russ. To protect her loved ones, will she pay the ultimate price—her life?

Broken WingsBio for Carla Stewart:

Carla Stewart’s writing reflects her passion for times gone by as depicted in her first highly-acclaimed novel, Chasing Lilacs, which was a 2011 Finalist for the Oklahoma Book Award and the trophy winner of the 2011 Best Fiction Book for the Oklahoma Writers Federation Inc. (OWFI). Chasing Lilacs received a starred review in Publisher’s Weekly and favorable reviews in Library Journal, RT Book Reviews, Book Page, and Christian Retailing magazine.

Carla launched her writing career in 2002 when she earned the coveted honor of being invited to attend Guidepost’s Writers Workshop in Rye, New York. Since then, her articles have appeared in Guideposts, Angels on Earth, Saddle Baron, and Blood and Thunder: Musings on the Art of Medicine.

An Oklahoma native and graduate of OU, Carla has lived in Tulsa since 2003. In her life before writing, Carla enjoyed a career in nursing and raising her family. Now that their four sons are married and they’ve become empty-nesters, she and her husband relish the occasional weekend getaway and delight in the adventures of their six grandchildren.

My website: www.carlastewart.com

Follow me on Twitter: www.twitter.com/#!/ChasingLilacs

FaceBook: http://www.facebook.com/carlastewartauthor

Amazon link to Broken Wings:

http://www.amazon.com/Broken-Wings-Novel-Carla-Stewart/dp/0446556564/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1303925189&sr=8-1

Blurb for Broken Wings:

Onstage, the singing duo of Gabe and Mitzi Steiner captured America’s heart for more than two decades. Offstage, their own hearts have throbbed as one for sixty years. Only now, Gabe has retreated into the tangles of Alzheimer’s, leaving Mitzi to ponder her future alone.

On the other side of Tulsa, everyone believes Brooke Woodson has found the perfect man–a handsome lawyer with sights on becoming Tulsa’s next District Attorney. If only Brooke felt more sure. If only her fiancé could control his anger. If only love didn’t come with so many scars.

When an accident lands Brooke in the hospital where Mitzi volunteers, the two women quickly develop an unlikely friendship birthed by providence and bathed in grace. And with Mitzi’s help, kindness, and insight, Brooke learns how to pick up the broken pieces of her life.

Mistaken IdentityBio for K. Dawn Byrd:

How did this story come to you?  Sometimes I get the strangest ideas! I wondered what would happen if a not-as-pretty good Christian girl and her gorgeous non-Christian best friend fell in love with the same guy. Who would get the guy?

Tell us about the journey to getting this book published. I had already published several book with Desert Breeze Publishing when they opened a young adult line. I’d been writing romantic suspense and thought it would fun to try my hand at a young adult novel. It was so much fun that I’m signing a contract for a young adult mystery series that will debut in January.

Tell me three things about yourself that would surprise your readers.

  1. I own two hairless Chinese Crested dogs.
  2. I love sour things….pickles, lemons, sour candy.
  3. I used to ride a Harley, but gave it up in order to have more time to write. (My husband always wanted to stay out way too long and take the scenic route home. He still has his bike, but I don’t miss mine at all.)

What are you working on now and what’s next for you? I’m editing my October release with Desert Breeze. This Time for Keeps is an inspirational romance.

Parting comments? Thank you for hosting me! For those of you who love Christian fiction, please check my blog for weekly book giveaways. I interview 3-5 authors a week who give away their books. www.kdawnbyrd.blogspot.com

 

Where can fans find you on the internet?

Links:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geWeGQ6Ueu4

http://stores.desertbreezepublishing.com/-strse-178/K-Dawn-Byrd-Mistaken/Detail.bok

www.kdawnbyrd.com

www.kdawnbyrd.blogspot.com

 

I’m also on Twitter (kdawnbyrd) and facebook (K Dawn Byrd.) I am the moderator of the Christian Fiction Gathering facebook group (http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=128209963444) If you join this group, you’ll get reminders about the weekly book giveaways.

Blurb for Mistaken Identity:

Onstage, the singing duo of Gabe and Mitzi Steiner captured America’s heart for more than two decades. Offstage, their own hearts have throbbed as one for sixty years. Only now, Gabe has retreated into the tangles of Alzheimer’s, leaving Mitzi to ponder her future alone.

On the other side of Tulsa, everyone believes Brooke Woodson has found the perfect man–a handsome lawyer with sights on becoming Tulsa’s next District Attorney. If only Brooke felt more sure. If only her fiancé could control his anger. If only love didn’t come with so many scars.

When an accident lands Brooke in the hospital where Mitzi volunteers, the two women quickly develop an unlikely friendship birthed by providence and bathed in grace. And with Mitzi’s help, kindness, and insight, Brooke learns how to pick up the broken pieces of her life.

 

 

 

15 Comments

  1. These books sound great! Please enter me!

  2. I enjoyed the last book I read of Susan’s! I haven’t heard of the other two authors but now I have so I will have to pick up something of theirs!

    • Thanks for hosting me this week Margaret. I’m honored to be on the same blog as these other fine books. And Valri, I’m so glad you enjoyed one of my books. I appreciate your support.

  3. All three books sound wonderful and I would love to be entered to win them. THank you so very much.

    Smiles & Blessings,
    Cindy W.

    countrybear52[at]yahoo[dot]com

  4. They all look so good! Where to begin?

    srstormo at yahoo dot com

  5. Broken Wings sounds emotional, beautiful and memorable. I know that this book tugs at the heartstrings. Many thanks for featuring this lovely and special story.

  6. Please enter me in the giveaway!

    bharbin07[at]gmail[dot]com

    Thanks!
    Beth

  7. These both sound like interesting books.
    I also like the new look to the site!!!
    Blessings,
    hollymag/at/gmail/dot/com

  8. Thanks, Margaret, for featuring BROKEN WINGS this week – an impressive lineup, to be sure. You’re a peach!

  9. Wow, these are 3 awesome books and I would love to read all three. Thanks for the opportunity to enter giveaway.
    I have read High-Stakes Inheritance by Susan but have not read any books by Carla or K.Dawn but I do have them on my wish list books.

  10. Carla’s books are on my reading list. Actually all the books that are mentioned on this blog sound like great reads! Would love to be entered into the giveaway:)

  11. Would love to enter for these….except for Dawn’s Mistaken Identity….I have this one already……
    Blessings…..Joy
    ibjoy1953{at]yahoo[dot]com

  12. all three books sound good love to be entered in all of them thanks

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

  13. I would love to be entered into the drawing. These books sound really good!
    I haven’t read anything by these authors yet! I would love to review them for our book club! Thanks for the opportunity to win!
    Deborah
    dleathers36(at)yahoo(dot)com

  14. I would love to read Behind the Badge! Thank you!

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