This week Alison Stone, Linda J. White, Lori Copeland and Virginia Smith

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Congratulations to Lucy for winning Belle Calhoune’s Reunited with the Sheriff, to bn100 for winning Fay Lamb’s Stalking Willow, and to Ellie for winning Carla Laureano’s Five Days in Skye.

This week I’m hosting  Alison Stone with Plain Pursuit (ebook US only), Linda White with Seeds of Evidence (US and Canada only), and Lori Copeland/Virginia Smith with A Cowboy at Heart (US only). 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 (June 16th) evening.

Original Plain Pursuit CoverBio for Alison Stone:

Alison Stone left snowy Buffalo, New York and headed a thousand miles south to earn an industrial engineering degree at Georgia Tech in Hotlanta. Go Yellow Jackets! She loved the South, but true love brought her back North.

After the birth of her second child, Alison left Corporate America for full-time motherhood. She credits an advertisement for writing children’s books for sparking her interest in writing. She never did complete a children’s book, but she did have success writing articles for local publications before finding her true calling, writing romantic suspense.

Alison lives in Western New York with her husband of twenty years and their four children where the summers are absolutely gorgeous and the winters are perfect for curling up with a good book–or writing one.

Random Acts and Too Close to Home were released by Samhain Publishing in 2012. Plain Pursuit, a Harlequin Love inspired Suspense, is available now.

Besides writing, Alison keeps busy volunteering at her children’s schools, driving her girls to dance, and watching her boys race motocross.

Twitter: @Alison_Stone


Blurb for Plain Pursuit by Alison Stone:

Danger in Amish Country

When her brother is killed in a small Amish town, Anna Quinn discovers she’s an unwelcome outsider. But the FBI agent investigating the case is right at home—because Eli Miller was born and raised in Apple Creek’s Plain community. Eli left his Amish faith behind long ago, but his heart is rooted in a local cold case he can’t forget—a mystery with strange connections to Anna’s loss. Desperate to uncover the truth, Anna and Eli are faced with stony silences and secrets…secrets that someone wants to keep buried in the past.

 Copyright © 2013 by Harlequin Enterprises Limited

9781426735424_p0_v18_s260x420Bio for Linda J. White:

Linda J. White writes FBI thrillers with a Christian twist. She’s been shot multiple times: Her husband was a filmmaker at the FBI Academy for over 27 years and Linda and their kids appear in his shoot/don’t shoot training videos. (So the shootings were all virtual.) She’s also the assistant editorial-page editor of a daily newspaper in Virginia. She lives out in the beautiful Virginia countryside with her husband, two cats and a Sheltie.
Blurb of Seeds of Evidence by Linda White:
FBI Agent Kit McGovern’s vacation to her grandmother’s Virginia island home is interrupted when the body of a young Latino boy is found on the beautiful Assateague Island beach. The only clues to his identity are the acorns in his pockets and the tomato seeds in his gut. Who killed the beach child? And why? Kit must know. She teams up with D.C. homicide detective David O’Connor, who is himself recovering from a shooting incident. Their search for the killer leads them into the dark world of human trafficking.
9781594154591_p0_v1_s260x420Bio of Lori Copeland and Virginia Smith:
Lori Copeland is the author of more than 90 titles, both historical and contemporary fiction. With more than 3 million copies of her books in print, she has developed a loyal following among her rapidly growing fans in the inspirational market. She has been honored with the Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award, The Holt Medallion, and Walden Books’ Best Seller award. In 2000, Lori was inducted into the Missouri Writers Hall of Fame. She lives in the beautiful Ozarks with her husband, Lance, and their three children and seven grandchildren. Virginia Smith is the author of more than 20 inspirational novels and 50 articles and short stories. An avid reader with eclectic tastes in fiction, Ginny writes in a variety of styles, from lighthearted relationship stories to breath-snatching suspense.
Blurb for A Cowboy at Heart by Lori Copeland and Virginia Smith:

A Cowboy at Heart, an engaging Amish-meets-Wild West adventure from bestselling authors Lori Copeland and Virginia Smith, weaves a clever and romantic tale of new starts and second chances.

1886–Jesse Montgomery is beginning to feel restless. Though he’s grateful to his friends Colin and Emma for helping him get on his feet again after a few bad choices and some hard living, surely the Lord doesn’t want him to stay in Apple Grove forever. Doesn’t the Almighty have plans for this reformed rowdy cowboy to build a life of his own?

When an unscrupulous cattle baron tries to steal Amish land, Jesse intervenes and is wounded. Lovely Katie Miller, the young healer in the district, attends to him while trying to guard her heart. This sweet Amish widow cannot risk falling in love with an Englisch cowboy, charming though he may be. And yet–she believes God has a life for her too that is more than what she can presently see. Could there be a future with Jesse only He could bring about?