This week Krista Phillips, Donn Taylor and Janet Bly

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Congratulations to Amy for winning Christy Barritt’s Ricochet, to Jane for winning Martha Rogers’ Christmas at Holly Hill, to Deevena for winning Lillian Duncan’s Dark Alleys and to bn100 for winning Harry Kraus’  A Heartbeat Away.

This week I’m hosting  Krista Phillips with Sandwich with a Side of Romance, Donn Taylor with Deadly Additive and Janet Bly with Stuart Brannon’s Final Shot. 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 (September 30th) evening.

Krista Phillips’ Bio:

Krista Phillips writes inspirational romantic comedy. She believes a sprinkle of laughter (and a wee bit of chocolate) makes everything a little better! She blogs regularly about life as a wife, mother, follower of Jesus, and mother of a child with a rare congenital heart defect at Her debut novel, “Sandwich, With a Side of Romance,” releases in September, 2012 from Abingdon Press.

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Blurb for Sandwich with a Side of Romance:

She moved to Sandwich, Illinois, in search of a new life, but ended up in a giant pickle.

Sandwich represents hope for twenty-year-old Maddie Buckner and Kyle, the eleven-year-old brother Maddie wants to spring out of foster care. Then she loses her new job after less than a day. It’s all Reuben-the-Jerk’s fault, and she’s determined to make him right the wrong.   

He does so, reluctantly, by giving her a job at his restaurant, The Sandwich Emporium. Then crazy things start happening at the restaurant, and Kyle’s foster parents apply to adopt him. To stop it all, Maddie must learn the art of humbling herself and accepting the help God has arranged, risking her heart to Reuben in the process.  

And she’d rather eat a million corned-beef on rye sandwiches than do that.

Bio for Donn Taylor:

Donn Taylor led an Infantry rifle platoon in the Korean War, served with Army aviation in Vietnam, and worked with air reconnaissance in Europe and Asia. Afterwards, he completed a PhD degree at The University of Texas and taught English literature (especially Renaissance) at two liberal arts colleges. His novels The Lazarus File and Rhapsody in Red have received excellent reviews, and he has also authored Dust and Diamond: Poems of Earth and Beyond. He is a frequent speaker at writers’ conferences such as Glorieta and Blue Ridge. He and his wife live near Houston, Texas, where he continues to write fiction, poetry, and articles on current topics.

Blurb for Deadly Additive:

To soldier-of-fortune Jeb Sledge it seems like a simple job: Rescue an heiress and her journalist friend Kristin Halvorsen from their kidnapping by Colombian guerrillas and collect a sizable paycheck. But Kristin has other plans. After stumbling onto a mass of dead bodies, she won’t leave Colombia without the proof she needs for the story of a lifetime. While she and Jeb wrangle over her obstinacy, they discover a hidden factory where the guerrillas build a new and deadly type chemical weapon for the international black market. Their discovery triggers a raid on the factory, followed by a desperate search through the Caribbean and the U.S. to prevent a catastrophic attack by weapons the factory has produced. But who is behind that attack, and what are the planned targets? Finding out brings Jeb and Kristin again into peril for their lives.

Bio for Janet Bly:

— B.S., Literature & Fine & Performing Arts Interdisciplinary,  Lewis-Clark State College, Lewiston, Idaho

— speaker at women’s events on women’s issues, relational challenges, and devotional themes (topic list available upon request).

— teacher at writers conferences & workshops on topics like Writing For The Woman’s Heart, Finishing Dad’s Novel: A Family Affair (the process of fiction), Creating A Family History. Mentor, Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writers Guild; Writer of Year Award, Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference; Judge, International Self-Published Book Awards, Writer’s Digest Magazine.

— music director, Winchester Community Church, Winchester, Idaho, president of local Library Board

— mother of three married sons:  Russell, Michael, and Aaron, grandmother of Zachary, Miranda, Keaton & Deckard, g-grandma to Alayah.

— widow of Christy Award winner for Westerns Stephen Bly who authored 106 nonfiction & fiction books, including Stuart Brannon: The Final Shot, Throw The Devil Off The Train, Cowboy For A Rainy Afternoon, Paperback Writer and Once A Parent, Always A Parent.

— authored 11 books, including Words To Live By For Women (Bethany), Hope Lives Here (Discovery), God Is Good All The Time (Discovery), Awakening Your Sense of Wonder (Discovery), Friends Forever (Aglow), Managing Your Restless Search (Victor Books) and The Heart of a Runaway (Discovery).

— co-author (with husband Stephen) of 19 nonfiction and fiction books, including The Power of a Godly Grandparent (Beacon Hill), The Carson City Chronicles (Servant), The Hidden West Series (Servant).

— contributor to 7 books, including What The Wind Picked Up, The Storyteller’s Collection, and Intimate Encounters With God.

Blurb for Stuart Brannon’s Final Shot:


In 1905, at 58 years old, legendary lawman Stuart Brannon – now a rancher and widower – had no intention of leaving his beloved Arizona Territory to attend the Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition in Portland, Oregon, nor to participate in the celebrity golf tournament for the Willamette Orphan Farm. Even an emotional appeal for a longtime friend didn’t persuade him. His life no longer consisted of bloodthirsty men to track down… people trying to kill him… lawless gangs preying on the innocent.

Then the telegram came: Stuart, I need you in Portland. Tim Wiseman is missing. I think there’s a cover-up going on. Tell folks you’re going to the Exposition. Nose around. Find out how a U.S. Marshal can disappear and no one knows why. I’ll contact you there. T.R.

No way could Stuart Brannon refuse a personal request from the President of the United States.