This week hosting Leanna Ellis, Julie Lessman, Miralee Ferrell and Sarah Sundin

» Posted on Aug 15, 2011 in Blog | 17 comments

Congratulations to Dorothy for winning Lacy Williams’ Marrying Miss Marshall, to Ann Lee for winning Veronica Heley’s Murder my Neighbour, to Merry for winning C. J. Chase’s Redeeming the Rogue, and to Cindy for winning Cara Lynn James’ Love By the Book.

This week I’m hosting Leanna Ellis with Plain Fear: Forsaken, Julie Lessman with A Heart Revealed, Miralee Ferrell with Love Finds You in Sundance, Wyoming, and Sarah Sundin with Blue Skies Tomorrow. 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 (August 21st) evening.

Bio of Leanna Ellis:

Winner of the National Readers Choice Award, Leanna Ellis writes women’s fiction and is known for her quirky characters and out-of-the-box plots. But don’t let the quirkiness fool you, Ellis probes deep into the heart and plucks at the heartstrings. In August 2011 her next box, Forsaken, will debut; it’s the first of an Amish/vampire series. Ellis wrote several romances under the name Leanna Wilson before taking her writing in a new direction and into women’s fiction. In her latest Plain Fear series, she combines women’s fiction, suspense and romance.

Blurb for Plain Fear: Forsaken:

Hannah cannot move on.

She pines for Jacob, the boy who saved her life when she drowned, bringing her back from the brink of death by breathing life into her.

But Jacob is gone now, buried.

Levi’s love for Hannah burns just as strong. But he knows how much Hannah loved his brother Jacob. He also knows the troubling event that took Jacob out of their lives. And he lives with that lie every day.

So when a stranger named Akiva comes to their community, he carries with him two secrets that will change their lives forever: he is in fact Jacob, whom Hannah had lost. And he is now a vampire.

When passions stir and secrets are revealed, Hannah must choose between light and dark, between the one she has always loved and the new possibility of love. But it’s more than a choice of passion; it’s a decision that will determine the fate of her soul.

A HEART REVEALED COVERBio for Julie Lessman:

Julie Lessman is an award-winning author whose tagline of “Passion With a Purpose” underscores her intense passion for both God and romance. Winner of the 2009 ACFW Debut Author of the Year and Holt Medallion Awards of Merit for Best First Book and Long Inspirational, Julie is also the recipient of 13 Romance Writers of America awards and was voted by readers as “Borders Best of 2009 So Far: Your Favorite Fiction” at http://www.borders.com/online/store/ListView_best2009favefiction. Chosen as #1 Romance Fiction Author of the Year in the Family Fiction magazine 2011 Readers Choice Awards, Julie was also awarded #1 Series of the Year in that same poll and #3 Author of the Year, #5 Novel of the Year and #4 Historical Fiction Author of the year. She resides in Missouri with her husband, daughter, son and daughter-in-law and is the author of “The Daughters of Boston” series, which includes A Passion Most Pure, A Passion Redeemed, and A Passion Denied. Her “Winds of Change” series has recently released with A Hope Undaunted, which ranked #5 on Booklist’s Top 10 Inspirational Fiction for 2010. You can contact Julie through her website at www.julielessman.com.

Blurb for A Heart Revealed:

Ten years ago, Emma Malloy fled Dublin for Boston as a battered woman, escaping the husband who scarred her beautiful face. The physical and emotional wounds have faded with time, and her life is finally full of purpose and free from the pain of her past. But when she falls for her friend Charity’s handsome and charming brother, Sean O’Connor, fear and shame threaten to destroy her. Could Sean and Emma ever have a future together? Or is Emma doomed to live out the rest of her life denying the only true love she’s ever known?

Filled with intense passion and longing, deception and revelation, A Heart Revealed will hold readers in its grip until the very last page.

Love Finds You In Sundance, WyomingBio for Miralee Ferrell:

Miralee and her husband Allen have been married 39 yrs. They live on 11 acres in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge in southern Washington State, where they love to garden, play with their dogs, take walks, and go sailing. Miralee also rides her horse on the wooded trails near their home with her grown daughter who lives nearby. She’s an avid reader and has a large collection of first edition Zane Grey books, which inspired her desire to write fiction set in the Old West. 

Miralee serves as president of the Portland, Oregon, chapter of American Christian Fiction Writers and belongs to a number of writer’s groups. She also speaks at women’s groups, libraries, and churches about her writing journey. When she started writing fiction Miralee believed that she’d always stay with women’s contemporary, but has since branched out to historical romance. 

Her fourth historical romance with Summerside Press in their Love Finds You series, set in Sundance, Wyoming just released. Miralee’s first three are set in 1877, Love Finds You in Last Chance, CA, 1902, Love Finds You in Bridal Veil, Oregon, and 1881, Love Finds You in Tombstone, AZ.  The first two have a suspense thread as well as romance and the last two have a higher degree of action. 

Facebook:   www.facebook.com/miralee

Web site:    www.miraleeferrell.com   (you can find pictures of our research trips to the historical locations, my journey into writing, family pics and info about my books here)

Blog:   www.miraleesdesk.blogspot.com  (I do occasional book give aways for my book & other authors, as well as random posts on daily life and my upcoming books)

Blurb for Love Finds You in Sundance, WY:

Angel Ramirez is tired of living a lie. But can she live like a lady?

On the run from a dangerous outlaw, Angel works her way across several states disguised as a boy and working as a varmint tracker and horse wrangler. After taking a job on a Wyoming ranch owned by a bachelor and his widowed sister, she finally reveals her true identity and must fight to prove her worth as a ranch hand while somehow discovering her role as woman.

Hiring a woman doesn’t sit well with Travis Morgan, and the dark-haired beauty is causing a ruckus among his cowboys. Just as Angel decides she’ll never be able to please her boss, an unexpected surprise arrives from across the ocean and makes trouble on the ranch. Will Angel leave with the person who’s come so far to claim her?

Blue Skies TomorrowBio for Sarah Sundin:

Sarah Sundin lives in northern California with her husband and three children. When she isn’t ferrying kids to soccer and tennis, she works on-call as a hospital pharmacist and teaches Sunday school and women’s Bible studies. She is the author of the Wings of Glory series—A Distant Melody (Revell, 2010), A Memory Between Us (2010), and Blue Skies Tomorrow (August 2011). In 2011, A Memory Between Us was a finalist in the Inspirational Reader’s Choice Awards and Sarah received the Writer of the Year Award at the Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference.

Blurb for Blue Skies Tomorrow:

Lt. Raymond Novak prefers the pulpit to the cockpit, but his stateside job training B-17 pilots allows him to court Helen Carlisle, a widowed mother who conceals her pain under a frenzy of volunteer work. The sparks of their romance set a fire that flings them both into peril. Ray leaves to fly a combat tour at the peak of the air war over Europe, while Helen takes a job at a dangerous munitions yard and faces an even graver menace in her own home. Can they both find the courage to face their challenges?

Blue Skies Tomorrow is the third book in the Wings of Glory series, which follows the three Novak brothers, B-17 bomber pilots with the US Eighth Air Force stationed in England during World War II. Each book stands alone.


17 Comments

  1. I would love to win any of these books.

  2. thanks for the chance to read these fabulous novels 🙂

  3. So many new authors to get to know about. This is a great way of introduction to those who might not know them. Thank you for this opportunity. would love to win any one of them. Love reading, a great pasttime, it beats watching TV for sure. Juanita W
    whisper97304@yahoo.com

  4. Blue Skies tomorrow would be memorable and special. Many thanks for this great giveaway.

  5. Thank you so much for this giveaway. I would love to win one of these books. I do love finding new authors! My list of books to be read keeps growing and growing! I love it!

    Blessings!

    judyjohn2004[at]yahoo[dot]com

  6. Wow! What a week and I would enjoy winning any of these fabulous books.
    Thanks for such a generous giveaway and the chance to win. I hope I do!

    Blessings,
    Barb Shelton
    barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

  7. I would especially like to read Julie’s A Heart Revealed!! Thanks.

    jackie.smith[at]dishmail[dot]net

  8. I would like to win any of these books except ‘Forsaken’ as I don’t do the vampire stuff. Hope I’m eligible to enter from the UK.

  9. sign me up for all of them please! 🙂

  10. Most of these look like great books but my absolute favorite one to win would be Julie Lessman’s A Heart Revealed. I’ve read all her other books and am really looking forward to this one. It would be such a delight to win a copy!
    I really don’t think Amish/vampire is quite what I’d want to read, so please don’t include me in the drawing for Plain Fear Forsaken.
    Thanks for blessing us with your generosity!

  11. I would love to be entered for all but Blue Skies Tomorrow and Plain Fear Forsaken.

    I already have a copy of Blue Skies Tomorrow and it was absolutely AWESOME! Sarah Sundin has a knack for creating believable characters and her settings (especially inside the B-17 Flying Fortresses) make you feel like you are right there.

    I have not had a chance to read any of Julie Lessman’s books yet but I understand she is an awesome writer and I would really love to be entered to win A Heart Revealed. I have her books on my wish list.

    I so love the Love Finds You book line so I would also love to be entered for Miralee Ferrell’s book as well.

    I will pass on the Amish/Vampire book Plain Fear Forsaken. I love Amish books but I’m not into paranormal books.

    As always, thank you for the opportunity to win these books Margaret!

    Smiles & Blessings,
    Cindy W.

  12. Would love to read Leanna’s book. It looks soo good!

  13. I would love to win any of these books. They all look amazing!

  14. I would love to win any of these books. They all look amazing. The Amish/Vampire one is unique and I’d like to give it a try 🙂

  15. Oh and my email is bberry96@aol.com

  16. Sarah Sundin is fast becoming one of my favorites writers! Her books are kept on my my keep shelves. I smile, laugh, feel sad and more when I read her books. The characters come to life and the stories are so enjoyable. Thank you for the chance to be in the drawing.

  17. All of these books look so good and I would love to win one of them.

    Blessings,
    Jo

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