This week Davalynn Spencer, Vickie McDonough, Ada Brownell, and Christa Allan

» Posted on Feb 25, 2013 in Blog | 11 comments

Congratulations to Heather for winning Lena Nelson Dooley’s Catherine Pursuit, to Patricia for winning Jeanette Windle’s Congo Dawn, to Sarah for winning Vannetta Chapman’s A Home for Lydia, and to Donita for winning Angela Ruth Strong’s Lighten Up.

This week I’m hosting  Davalynn Spencer with As You Are at Christmas (ebook), Vickie McDonough with Stitched with Love, Ada Brownell with Joe the Dreamer: the Castle and the Catapult, and Christa Allen with Threads of Hope.  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 margaretdaley@gmail.com. The drawings end Sunday (March 3rd) evening.

Cover 1Bio for Davalynn Spencer:

Davalynn Spencer is an award-winning journalist whose writing has taken her from the city crime beat and national rodeo circuit to adjunct professorship and inspirational publication. Her work has appeared in The Upper Room, Power for Living, The Quiet Hour, Chicken Soup for the Soul, American Cowboy, Western Horseman, and Prorodeo Sports News. She speaks and leads worship at women’s retreats and writes an inspirational column for The Line Rider, a publication of the Fellowship of Christian Cowboys. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Christian Authors Network, and The Christian PEN, and her inspirational romance is represented by Linda Glaz of Hartline Literary Agency. Davalynn makes her home on Colorado’s Front Range with her husband, Mike, and their Queensland heeler, Blue. 

As You Are at Christmas can be purchased at Amazon, Christianbook.com and Pelicanbookgroup.com.

Blurb for As You Are at Christmas by Davalynn Spencer:

Angela Murphy’s plans for a cozy Colorado Christmas shatter when she finds her fellow-teacher boyfriend entangled with another woman. But she goes home anyway—to the Berthoud Boarding House where her grandmother Mollie needs help with tasks requiring both Angela’s aid and that of a handsome new boarder, Matt Dawson. Temporarily rooming at the boarding house until his new furnace arrives, Matt sees through Mollie’s manipulations. But he can’t complain about spending time with the beautiful gray-eyed school teacher and the mangy stray dog they pick up on their way home from cutting a Christmas tree. In the company of both a beauty and a beast, Matt remembers the encouragement of a long-forgotten youth minister. Will those words draw him back to a long-forgotten God? And will Angela find that home lies not in the Victorian house of her childhood, but in the arms of the man she’s grown to love?

Stitched with Love coverBio for Vickie McDonough:
 
Vickie McDonough is an award-winning author of 26 books and novellas. Her novels include the fun and feisty Texas Boardinghouse Brides series and the 3rd & 6th books in the Texas Trails series. Her novel,Long Trail Home, won the Inspirational category of the 2012 Booksellers’ Best Awards. To learn more about Vickie, visit her website: www.vickiemcdonough.com
 
Blurb for Stitched with Love:
 
Treasure this keepsake collection of nine historical romances. Faced with finding the right fit in life and love, nine young women seek the courage to stitch together romance. 
 
But when unexpected obstacles abound, will love unravel before their eyes?

Joe the dreamer coverBio for Ada Brownell:

ADA BROWNELL is the author of the teen novel Joe the Dreamer: The Castle and the Catapult; Swallowed by LIFE: Mysteries of Death, Resurrection and the Eternal, and Confessions of a Pentecostal (Gospel Publishing House, out of print but recently released as an e-book. She has been writing for Christian publications since age 15 and sold approximately 275 articles and fiction stories to 45 Christian magazines. She also is a retired journalist from The Pueblo Chieftain in Colorado. She and her husband, Lester, have five children—one of them in heaven.

Links:

Joe the Dreamer: The Castle and the Catapult http://buff.ly/XeqTvH

Swallowed by LIFE: http://amzn.to/Jnc1rW

Confessions of a Pentecostal: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0088OP460

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/#!/AdaBrownellWritingMinistries

Twitter: @adellerella

Blog: http://inkfromanearthenvessel.blogspot.com

Blurb for Joe the Dreamer: The Castle and the Catapult by A.B. Brownell:

Enter an area where people are missing and radicals want to obliterate Christianity from the earth. After Joe Baker’s parents mysteriously disappear, he finds himself with a vicious man after him. Joe and an unusual gang team up to find his mom and dad. The gang is dedicated to preventing and solving crimes with ordinary harmless things such as noise, water, and a pet skunk instead of blades and bullets. Joe reads the Bible hoping to discover whether God will answer prayer and bring his parents home. In his dreams, Joe slips into the skin of Bible characters and what happened to them, happens to him—the peril and the victories. Yet, crying out in his sleep causes him to end up in a mental hospital’s juvenile unit. Will he escape or will he be harmed? Will he find his parents? Does God answer prayer?

Where can you find this suspenseful and spiritually profitable book for teens? Joe the Dreamer will be released on Amazon, Barnesandnoble.com and other outlets in paperback and as an e-book Jan. 15.

To learn more about this author’s books: http://www.inkfromanearthenvessel.blogspot.com

 

9781426752667_p0_v7_s260x420Bio for Christa Allan:

A born and bred Louisiana girl, Christa Allan is an award- winning,multi-published author of stories of redemption for the broken. Her novel, The Edge of Grace, won the 2012 SELAH for Contemporary Fiction. Threads of Hope is her fourth novel. By day, she is a National Board Certified teacher who has been teaching high school English for more than twenty-four years. The mother of five adult children and the totally smitten Grammy of two granddaughters, Christa and her veterinarian husband, Ken live in New Orleans where they await retirement, play golf, and continue to dodge hurricanes.
 
Blurb for Threads of Hope by Christa Allan:
Passed over for promotion and dumped by her boyfriend, Nina O’Malley is further frustrated when her editor assigns her one of the “soft” stories she despises—covering a gala benefit supporting the AIDS Memorial Quilt. More determined than ever to prove she deserves a promotion to the NY office, Nina decides to write a series featuring a local quilting group raising money for AIDs research.

At the event, she runs into her high school nemesis: Greg is a widower and the adoptive father of Jazarah, an HIV positive girl from Ethiopia. Unlike Nina, Greg has faith in a loving God, and he trusts in God’s plan for his life.

Greg and Nina grow closer, and as Nina interviews the quilt families, she begins to question the choices she has made and her lack of faith. Nina suddenly finds herself facing two possible dreams, two paths for her life.

11 Comments

  1. would love to win.

  2. I would love to be entered to win Stitched With Love and As You Are at Christmas. Thank you for the opportunity.

    🙂 Smiles & Blessings,
    Cindy W.

  3. Thanks, Margaret, for featuring my new novel.

  4. Such a pleasure to be hosted on your blog, Margaret. I’m looking forward to meeting the readers. Thanks so much!

    • Snow, Colorado, Christmas, romance, and a mutt – it doesn’t get any better, does it? Would love to have a copy!

  5. Davalynn’s book sounds amazing! Thanks for this opportunity! 🙂

  6. This was truly one of my favorite Christmas reads. I read several novellas as part of my holiday treat, and Davalynn’s was one of my favorites.

  7. I haven’t read any of these books. They sound good. Thanks for a chance to win.

    superstarsarah94(at)gmail(dot)com

  8. These sound interesting

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  9. AS YOU ARE AT CHRISTMAS certainly caught my attention. I’d happily read Christmas stories all year round.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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