Posts Tagged "Saving Hope"

Human Trafficking: Why I Wrote Saving Hope

»Posted on Mar 24, 2012 in Blog | Comments Off on Human Trafficking: Why I Wrote Saving Hope

It is estimated that 293,000 American youths are at risk of becoming involved in sex trafficking. We aren’t talking about just 16-18 year olds but younger children, too. The average age is 12-13 years old. The FBI says this problem is growing in the United States with pimps on social media sites to lure more youths. Most of these teens are runaways or throwaway kids, often children that have been abused or kicked out of their families. Some teens are targeted and kidnapped or their parents sell them to a trafficker. Anyway you look at it, these youths are trapped in a horrific situation with little means of getting out. They become victimized, not just girls but boys, too. 1. We need to recognized the problem. Human trafficking exist in the United States,...

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New Releases for March

»Posted on Mar 11, 2012 in Blog | Comments Off on New Releases for March

More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. Love’s Sacred Song by Mesu Andrews — Young King Solomon marries a Shulamite shepherdess to quell the unrest of Israel’s northern tribes, but will this marriage become a love that sings for the ages? (Historical from Revell). Dawn Comes Early (The Brides of Last Chance Ranch Series) by Margaret Brownley — It’s 1895 and 29-year-old dime novelist Kate Tenney finds herself without a publisher or other means of support when her novel is banned. When she agrees to try her hand at ranching, trouble begins. The West is nothing like she wrote about in her books. (Historical Romance from Thomas Nelson). A Perfect Square by Vannetta Chapman —...

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Saving Hope by Margaret Daley

»Posted on Mar 2, 2012 in Blog | Comments Off on Saving Hope by Margaret Daley

This week I’m hosting Fay Lamb with Because of Me (ebook), Carrie Turansky with A Man to Trust, Gail Sattler with Seattle Cinderella (no book giveaway) and Margaret Daley with Saving 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 The drawings end Sunday (March 4th) evening. The reason I wrote Saving Hope, the first book in Men of the Texas Rangers Series, is because human trafficking is over a $32 billion dollar business per year and growing. It touches all countries,...

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Saving Hope Excerpt

»Posted on Feb 8, 2012 in Book Excerpts | Comments Off on Saving Hope Excerpt

Rose gripped her cell phone so tightly her muscles ached. “Where are you, Lily?” “At—Nowhere Motel.” A sob caught on the end of the last word. “Help—me.” Lily’s breath rattled, followed by a clunking sound as though she’d dropped the phone. Rose paced the small bathroom at Beacon of Hope. “Lily?” Sweat coated her palms, and she rubbed her free hand against her jeans. Silence taunted her. What have you done? But the second that Rose asked that question, an image came to mind of her friend lying on the dingy gray sheets in the cheap motel, wasted, trying anyway she could to forget the horror of her life. “Lily, talk to me. Stay on the line.” Pulling the door open, Rose entered her room. When she saw her roommate, she came to a stop. Cynthia’s wide-eyed gaze fixed...

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ALA Convention

»Posted on Jan 29, 2012 in Blog | Comments Off on ALA Convention

I was in Dallas last weekend to sign my book coming out from Abingdon Press March 1st. Saving Hope is the first in the Men of the Texas Rangers Series. That was the first time I got to see the cover and I loved it. They did a great job on it. I signed all my books and had a great time talking to librarians and other industry people while I was doing it. People had tons of books they were lugging around. My back hurt just looking at them, but what joy they will have sitting down and reading all of them. Another great part of the day was seeing people I know–a friend I taught with years ago, Camy Tang, fellow author, Suzy Kuhn, an event planner  as well as two more authors, DiAnn Mills and Vannetta Chapman. The short time I spent at the convention was a...

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