This week Staci Stallings, Daniel Darling, Lisa Grace and Lillian Duncan

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Congratulations to Shirley for winning Lynette Sowell’s Cherry Blossom Capers, to Mary for winning Ronie Kendig’s Firethorn, to Karen for winning Ada Brownell’s Swallowed by Life and to Glenda for winning Grace Fox’s Moving from Fear to Freedom.

This week I’m hosting Staci Stallings with If  You Believed in Love, Daniel Darling with iFaith, Lisa Grace with Angel in the Shadows, and Lillian Duncan with Deception. 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 The drawings end Sunday (January 29th) evening.

Bio for Staci Stallings:

A stay-at-home mom with a husband, three kids and a writing addiction on the side, Staci Stallings has numerous titles for readers to choose from.  Not content to stay in one genre and write it to death, Staci’s stories run the gamut from young adult to adult, from motivational and inspirational to full-out Christian and back again.  Every title is a new adventure!  That’s what keeps Staci writing and you reading.  Staci touches the lives of people across the globe every week with her various Internet endeavors including:

Spirit Light Books–The Blog

Facebook Author Page at:

Staci’s Bookshelf:


Follow Staci on Twitter @StaciStallings

Come on over for a visit…

You’ll feel better for the experience!

Blurb for If You Believed in Love:

Jonathon Danforth has checked out of life. Stinging from an unimaginable loss, he has withdrawn from life, wanting only to live out his existence with as little interference as possible. However, when his sister talks him into auditing an English Literature class at the local community college, he reluctantly accepts the invitation to abandon his lonely apartment. Intent upon making an appearance for his sister’s sake and then disappearing for his own, Jonathon sulks into class. But when he meets Elizabeth Forester, the professor, Jonathon learns there is more to life and to love than he ever could have imagined.

Bio for Daniel Darling:

Daniel Darling is the Senior Pastor of Gages Lake Bible Church in the northwest suburbs of Chicago and is the author of Teen People of the Bible, Crash Course, and iFaith (2011). His work has been featured in evangelical publications such as Focus on the Family, Marriage Partnership, Pray!, Stand Firm, In Touch with Dr. Charles Stanley. His op-eds have appeared in Newsweek/Washington Posts’ On Faith section and other newspapers and opinion sites. He has been profiled by The Chicago Tribune. Daniel is a contributing writer to Zondervan’s Couples Devotional Bible.

Dan’s columns appear weekly at and monthly for the local Lake County Journals. Dan has been interviewed on TV and radio outlets across the country, including, Steve Brown, etc, Moody Broadcasting Network, Harvest Television, The Sandy Rios Show, American Family Radio, and many others.

Daniel has a bachelor’s degree in pastoral ministry from Dayspring Bible College. He traveled extensively to India and the Middle East. He and his wife, Angela, have two daughters and a son and reside in the northwest suburbs of Chicago.

Blurb for iFaith:

We’re a generation raised on instant: Instant formula. Disposable diapers. Satellite TV. GPS navigation. Online check-in. Automatic everything. 
We’re always plugged in and wired. We’re accustomed to having answers at the snap of our fingers. We’re used to being in control.
How does this affect our communication with God? This is the question iFaith seeks to answer. What has life at warp speed done to our souls? Has faith been replaced with a false sense of security? Has the digital and technological revolution made us more impatient with the God who delights in making His people wait? iFaith is a unique look at prayer and faith in the twenty-first century, calling us back to a place of rest and silence and peace with God.

Bio for Lisa Grace:

Lisa Grace lives with her family along the Gulf Coast of Florida. She loves to think she may have entertained angels, and is busy creating word windows that open to the supernatural world around us.

Twitter: @lisagracebooks



Blurb for Angel in the Shadows:

Fifteen-year-old Megan Laughlin has a gift; or what seems like a curse at times. Megan sees angels and demons.

Megan knows her destiny is to protect her friends against dark angels who try to sway them into situations that can destroy their souls, their lives, and their eternity.

At school she recognizes an über popular boy, as a demon hell-bent on destroying her and everyone she loves. As Judas spreads horrible rumors and overdoses two of her classmates at a rave, Megan realizes the enormity of his power. While classmates die, Megan, with the help of an angel, Johnny, and a team of friends will face the fight of their lives as they battle Judas.

Megan thinks God hasn’t given her any “special” powers, but discovers she has what she needs as she confronts Judas and his seemingly unconquerable power.

Angel in the Shadows, Book 1 and Angel in the Storm, Book 2, have been optioned for a major movie and the Angel Series has been optioned for a series of films to continue the saga.

AOL’s recommended alternative to the Twilight series. See article:

“Ms. Grace rocks the originality.”

I finished this book a week ago, and I am still thinking about various scenes from the book: that’s impressive (to me) due to the volume of books I read each month, which tells me it must have been pretty good. I’m looking forward to reading the second book in the series, as the author leaves you with a good ending that makes you want to continue the story. 4 stars – Michael Gallagher Amazon TOP 50 Reviewer

“Lisa Grace creates a supernatural world, where the heroine is 100 percent human – a brilliant alternative to the vampire novels. If this is her first novel – I can’t wait to see what else she has in store for readers. A page turner from start to finish.” Alexis Del Cid, CBS NEWS, KOIN-TV Portland, Oregon

“Lisa Grace is a talented and exciting author. Suspense drips off each page. I look forward to her next work.” Gretchen Helgeson

Phoenix, AZ, – Book Reviewer

Bio for Lillian Duncan:

Lillian Duncan writes suspense novels with a hint of romance. She believes books can be entertaining and uplifting at the same time. Along with novels, she writes devotions for 

She lives in the middle of Amish country in Ohio with her husband and menagerie of pets, including four parrots, a Jack Russell Terrier and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel that she’s thinking about renaming Clifford–since he continues to grow and grow and grow… 

She’s been a speech-language pathologist for over thirty years. Most of those years were in the Cleveland Municipal School district where she worked primarily with deaf and hard-of-hearing students. 

As a  writer, speech pathologist, and an educator, she believes in the power of words to change lives, especially God’s Word.

Blurb for Deception:

Twins are supposed to have an unbreakable bond, but Patti and Jamie have serious relationship issues. They haven’t spoken since Jamie ruined Patti’s upcoming nuptials years ago. When a niece she knows nothing about telephones, Patti must unravel the yarn of Jamie’s life and her mysterious disappearance. Detective Carter Caldwell takes his job seriously, and it’s his job to keep Patti and her niece safe. But Patti is determined to help find her sister. As the investigation grows more dangerous, Carter begrudgingly admits the safest place for Patti is at his side. Each step in their journey leads them closer to the truth but pulls them further down a road filled with danger and deception, where each will battle for survival and the lives of countless Americans.