This week Mary Connealy, Debby Giusti, Deborah Piccurelli, Deanna Klingel and Nora St. Laurent

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Congratulations to Amy for winning Kay Marshall Strom’s The Love of Divena and to bn100 for winning Nikki Arana’s The Next Target.

This week I’m hosting  Mary Connealy with Over the Edge, Debby Giusti with The Colonel’s Daughter, Deborah Piccurelli with Hush Little Baby and Deanna Klingel with Bread Upon the Water.  I also have a special guest on Saturday–Nora St. Laurent who runs The Book Club Network. 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 (August 12th) evening.

Bio for Mary Connealy:

Mary Connealy writes romantic comedy…with cowboys. She is the author of Out of Control, In Too Deep, and the newly released Over the Edge, books one, two, and three of The Kincaid Brides Series.  Mary is a Carol award winner and a Rita and Christy award finalist.

Blurb for Over the Edge by Mary Connealy:

Seth Kincaid survived a fire in a cave, but he’s never been the same. He was always a reckless youth, but now he’s gone over the edge. He ran off to the Civil War and came back crazier than ever.

After the war, nearly dead from his injuries, it appears Seth got married. Oh, he’s got a lot of excuses, but his wife isn’t happy to find out Seth doesn’t remember her. Callie has searched, prayed, and worried. Now she’s come to the Kincaid family’s ranch in Colorado to find her lost husband.
Callie isn’t a long-suffering woman. Once she knows her husband is alive, she wants to kill him. She’s not even close to forgiving him for abandoning her.
Then more trouble shows up in the form of a secret Seth’s pa kept for years. The Kincaid brothers might lose their ranch if they can’t sort things out. It’s enough to drive a man insane–but somehow it’s all making Seth see things more clearly. And now that he knows what he wants, no one better stand in his way.

Bio for Debby Giusti:

Debby Giusti is a medical technologist who loves working with test tubes and petri dishes almost as much as she loves to write. Growing up as an Army Brat, Debby met and married her husband–then a Captain in the Army–at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Together they traveled the world, raised three wonderful Army Brats of their own and have now settled in Atlanta, Georgia, where Debby spins tales of suspense that touch the heart and soul.

Debby’s work has won numerous awards, including the Daphne du Maurier Award for Inspirational Suspense, the National Readers’ Choice Award, the Golden Quill, the Beacon, the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence and the Write Touch. In addition, Debby is an Award of Merit Recipient for the HOLT Medallion. Her tenth book, THE COLONEL’S DAUGHTER, will be released in August 2012. THE GENERAL’S SECRETARY follows in January 2013. Both stories are part of her Military Investigations Series published by Love Inspired Books. In addition to full-length fiction, Debby has written magazine articles for Southern Lady, Woman’s World, Our Sunday Visitor, Army and Family, and served for over twelve years on the editorial advisory board of ADVANCE Magazine for Administrators of the Laboratory.

Blurb for The Colonel’s Daughter by Debby Giusti:

A ruthless killer is targeting the families of soldiers in a U.S. Army colonel’s brigade. Special agent Jamison Steele, of the Criminal Investigation Division, vows to stop him—because this time, Jamison’s heart is involved. The colonel’s daughter, the woman who loved and left Jamison without a word, came face-to-face with the murderer. Protecting Michele Logan means constant surveillance. And solving the mystery of the serial killer’s motive requires asking Michele the questions she least wants to answer. Questions that may lead them both into a deadly trap.

Bio for Deborah M. Piccurelli:

Deborah M. Piccurelli is an adovcate for sanctity of life, and tackles such issues in her novels, weaving them into compelling stories. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and their two sons. 

Blurb for Hush Little Baby by Deborah M. Piccurella: 

Investigative journalist, Amber Blake, is a little person bent on payback for the death of her average-sized twin sister. Enlisted by her former partner and estranged husband, Evan, she poses as a counselor in an abortion clinic to expose the doctor responsible for fetal harvesting. As a Christian, she struggles with concealing her beliefs to maintain her cover, while the doctor’s romantic overtures tumble her stomach. Amber agrees to date him for the sake of the story, but nothing prepares her for what’s behind a mysterious door in his office.

**Ten per cent of the proceeds from this book will go to Life Dynamics, an organization that helps to stop fetal harvesting.      

Bio of Deanna Klingel:

Deanna Klingel was a child in a small town in the 1950s. It was a time when kids amused themselves with paper, scissors, magazines, paste, crayons, and books, while listening to the radio. That’s when she wrote and illustrated her first books, lacing the pages together with shoe strings. Writing wasn’t something she dreamed of doing “when I grow up;” it was something she was already doing. She wrote plays for her classmates, wrote for the school newspapers, yearbook, tons of letters of correspondence with relatives and pen pals. She recently found a yellowed poem she wrote for the Michigan State University newspaper. Don’t remember it, but there it is! After she had kids (7) she wrote puppet plays and stories for them, edited school newsletters, and projects, plays and news for Scouts and church. She wrote all the time. She made scrapbooks, diaries, and kept journals. She hadn’t figured out that she was a writer, or an author. That didn’t happen until after the children were grown and she began writing travel books for grand children. Then one day it happened. She woke up and said, “I have a story in my head, and I think it wants to be a book. I guess I’ll try to write a book.”

Blurb for Bread Upon the Water by Deanna Klingel:

This is the true story of Father Tiến Dương, a Catholic priest who grew up in the strife and hardship of Communist Vietnam. Follow young Tiến’s riveting tale as he deals with not-so-distant mortar fire in a Catholic boarding school, his eventual escape from Vietnam, struggles in various refugee camps, and eventual migration to the United States.