Clean Indie Reads is hosting an amazing sale this week and you're not going to want to miss it! Click here to see who all is participating.
Do you like entering for a chance to win a fantastic prize? Then you're not going to want to miss this! What is it, you ask? More than 40 digital books. Now that's definitely worth signing up for! To make sure you get your name in, click to go to the "Year of Reading" Entry Form. A copy of my book, Finding Peace, is one of the many eBooks that you could win.
March Madness Sale
This is an amazing sale that many of the members from Clean Indie Reads have worked hard to put together. There are a large number of books that are on sale this week. If you're looking for something to read and you enjoy a clean book without sex, excessive violence, or cursing, check out our sale. You'll find books in categories ranging from Kids books to Science Fiction, from Mystery to Romance. There's truly something for everyone. Go have a look at the books and remember, the sale officially begins March 16th.
Both of my books are included in this sale and you'll be able to pick them up for $0.99 starting March 16th through March 20th.
Blog Hop Fun
My blog is only one of many who are participating in the CIR March Madness fun. Below you'll find a list of the others who are involved. Check out their blogs and you may find some other contests you can enter!
A kickoff of new holiday romances by Shanna Hatfield
and a fundraiser for the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund
Meet Luke and Filly Granger of Hardman Holidays
Two key characters from Shanna Hatfield’s historical holiday series, Hardman Holidays visit us today. Set in the western town of Hardman, Oregon, this series of sweet romances highlights determined women and the men who fall for them in the 1890s.
Welcome Mr. and Mrs. Granger. Tell us a little about how you met.
Luke: Let’s just say Filly is the best bargain I’ve ever made.
Filly: (Blushes and squeezes Luke’s hand) My father imprisoned me on our farm from the time I was fourteen until Luke showed up one day to call in a debt long past due. In lieu of his payment, Luke ended up taking me. Chauncy Dodd, the pastor at the church and Luke’s dear friend, insisted we wed, so we did.
So you married a complete stranger?
Filly: I remembered Luke from when we were in school, although he was a few years ahead of me. All the girls had a thing for him. Even back then, he was so handsome and charming.
Luke: (Kisses Filly’s cheek) I vaguely recalled her from school, but hadn’t seen her for years. The day I brought her off the farm, she wore a dirt-colored dress and rag on her head. When Chauncy talked me into marrying her, I had no idea I was getting such a beautiful bride, both inside and out.
Tell us what it’s like living in Hardman. Don’t you have family in town nearby?
Luke: My sister, Ginny, and her husband, Blake, live in Hardman. He’s a magnificent wood craftsman and Ginny writes for the newspaper.
Filly: Don’t forget about Ginny’s artwork. She creates wonderful paintings and sketches, sometimes to accompany her articles for the paper.
Luke: And then there’s my folks. They just finished building a huge house in the middle of town. My mother vowed she’d never again live in Hardman the last time they left, but with the arrival of our baby, Maura, Dad and Mother decided to move back.
Filly: They’ll be arriving right before Christmas, along with Blake’s parents. They’re sailing over from England and will meet Mother and Dad in New York City before they all travel to Oregon.
What’s the most exciting thing going on in your town this Christmas?
(Filly glances at Luke and smiles)
Luke: Arlan Guthry, my friend and assistant at the bank I own, found a broken-down magic wagon on the side of the road a few months ago. The prestidigitator who performs phantasmagorical wonders didn’t have enough money to pay for the repairs so she accepted a temporary job as schoolteacher until Christmas.
Filly: Alex and her magic wagon have certainly livened things up in town.
Luke: Especially when it comes to Arlan. He’s head-over-heels in love with Alex the Amazing, but for some reason refuses to admit it.
Filly: (Gives Luke a saucy smile) It’s an affliction several men in town bear.
Thank you for joining us. Any parting words for our readers?
Luke: Thank you for hosting us today. If you enjoy sweet holiday romances set in the past, I hope you’ll consider reading our stories in The Christmas Bargain, The Christmas Token, and The Christmas Calamity.
Where to Find the Books
Travel back to a different time with the historic Hardman Holiday Series,
beginning with The Christmas Bargain.
You’re Invited to PARTY!
You’re invited to join in the online Cowboys & Christmas Facebook Party Thursday, Nov. 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (PST). Drop in anytime during those four hours to enter to win great prizes, chat with guest authors, and more! Here’s the link to the party: http://tinyurl.com/cowboychristmasparty
The third book in the Hardman Holidays sweet Victorian romance series releases that day! The Christmas Calamity takes readers back to Hardman just in time for the holiday season. Preorders are available now for just $1.99 on Kindle. You can reserve your copy here: http://amzn.com/B00OGOO994
In addition, the first book in the Hardman Holidays series, The Christmas Bargain, will be available free that day, as well!
Enter to Win Prizes!
To enter the drawing for an Amazon gift card, autographed books, chocolates, original western artwork, and more fun goodies, fill out this form.
Now through Dec. 24, Shanna will donate 10 percent of the net proceeds from all her book sales to the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund. The JCCF is a non-profit organization that assists rodeo athletes who’ve sustained catastrophic injuries and are unable to work for an extended period.
About Shanna Hatfield
A hopeless romantic with a bit of sarcasm thrown in for good measure, Shanna Hatfield is a bestselling author of sweet romantic fiction written with a healthy dose of humor. In addition to blogging and eating too much chocolate, she is completely smitten with her husband, lovingly known as Captain Cavedweller.
Shanna creates character-driven romances with realistic heroes and heroines. Her historical westerns have been described as “reminiscent of the era captured by Bonanza and The Virginian” while her contemporary works have been called “laugh-out-loud funny, and a little heart-pumping sexy without being explicit in any way.”
She is a member of Western Writers of America, Women Writing the West, and Romance Writers of America.
Description of Be Thou My Vision (Hymns of the West Book 2)
The church was empty when I dragged myself out of the pew and headed out the door. As I opened the door, the corner of my eye caught a flicker of movement which I chose to ignore. I walked down the steps and was nearly bowled over by two wild boys. With arms grown strong and quick from man-handling two brothers growing up, I grabbed the two boys before they had a chance to escape me.
Anna Stuart is comfortable with her life. She may be a 30 year old spinster, but she has her routine and enjoys taking care of her father and older brother. One letter shatters all her routines, comfort, and enjoyment. After learning of her brother’s death, Anna feels like her life will never be the same again.
Then she meets two motherless boys. Did God place them in her life to lead her to a new vision of life? Can she trust God to give her the desires of her heart before she even knows what they are?
You can pre-order Be Thou My Vision by Faith Blum now through October 25th for only $0.99!
About Faith Blum
An avid reader, Faith Blum started writing at an early age. Whether it was a story about the camping trip that summer or a more creative story about fictional characters, she has always enjoyed writing. When not writing, Miss Blum enjoys reading, crafting, playing piano, moderating on the Holy Worlds Historical Fiction Forum and playing games with her family (canasta, anyone?).
As a history enthusiast who has been fascinated for years with the Old West, Faith has endeavored to create a clean, fun, and challenging Western story. Faith lives with her family on a hobby farm in the Northern Midwest, where she enjoys the many cats they have.
You can find Faith on her Website, Blog, Facebook, Google+, and Twitter
Q1: Where are you from?
I come from the lovely state of Wisconsin where the leaves are turning colors and falling off the trees and the snow has already fallen this year (only once and barely a dusting, but there was some snow on the ground).
Q2: Tell us your latest news?
Besides publishing my second book? Let’s see, I’ll be 24 at the end of October. Other than that, not a whole lot is happening that is new.
Follow the Blog Tour
Please continue to follow the blog tour to get to know Faith as well as her works. The tour started yesterday at Prairie Dust Trail. You can head over there to see the complete schedule of future stops over the course of the next ten days.
Facebook Launch Party
Faith Blum is having a Facebook Launch Party that will take place November 1, 2014 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. You won't want to miss it. There's going to be a lot of fun and door prizes! So head over to the Facebook event page now and let her know that you plan to attend!
Check out the first book in Faith Blum's Hymns of the West series. A Mighty Fortress is available both on Kindle and in paperback.
I live in West Texas so we aren't seeing falling leaves or changing colors, but the weather has gotten cooler. Lately, the temperatures have been between 85 and 90, which compared to this summer, seems wonderful. I'm especially enjoying the early mornings, when the air has a chill to it.
Falling Leaves, Falling Prices
To celebrate the fall season, the amazing Clean Indie Reads group has a sale going on. If you haven't checked the Clean Indie Reads Fall Sale out, you need to! I'm planning on going shopping later today - it's taken me this long to narrow down what I'm going to purchase because there truly are so many wonderful books available.
I'm so excited to not only be a part of the sale, but to participate in this Blog Hop as well. I hope those of you who have been following the blog hop are having fun! I know I've enjoyed learning more about my fellow authors. Please make sure you check out all of the blogs participating as many are doing a giveaway and the deadlines aren't until the sale is over!
Mary Ellen Bramwell
Barbara A. Martin
Sally Sue Fleischmann Ember
Chrystal Lynn Miles Gauthier
Blog Hop Question
Do the changing seasons influence your writing and/or the choice of books you read?
This is a question that all of the bloggers participating in the blog hop have been asked. For myself, I do find that I am more inclined to write a book that takes place in colder months during the summer, and vice versa. In fact, these last two months I've worked on Finding Peace, where the story plays out during the month of January. I found myself enjoying the idea of colder weather and snow during the hot summer we've had here in West Texas. I have a feeling that the opposite may be true when I'm shivering this winter, double socks on my feet, and a mug of hot chocolate sitting on my desk. LOL
I don't know that the changing seasons really affect what books I read, save for one exception: I tend to only read Christmas or holiday novels during November and December. Otherwise, I choose novels based on the mood I'm in at the time.
I just wanted to say that, when you read a book, authors love it if you have a moment to leave a review. Reviews are a great way to provide some honest feedback and help future readers choose a book. I know I truly appreciate them, and other authors do as well.
I am so glad that you took time today to come by my blog. I would love to hear from you! What is your favorite thing about fall? Does it affect what books you enjoy reading?
Information About My Novel
My book, Calming the Storm, is on sale for $0.99 through October 11th. If you enjoy Christian romance, I hope you'll give it a try. The story itself was on my heart for several years before I wrote the book. The song, "Sometimes He Calms the Storm," performed by Scott Krippayne on his album, "Wild Imagination," inspired the book. This song has been a huge help at difficult times in my life. The words in the chorus remind me that, no matter what I'm going through, God is there with me. Even when God doesn't calm the storm that I'm struggling through, He's here holding me as I weather it. I am so incredibly thankful for His love, peace and guidance.
In Calming the Storm, Rachel had a rough childhood and continues to feel like she has no control over her life. She has always felt that she was at the mercy of life's storms. When her sister - the only immediate family she has - is killed in a car accident, Rachel finds herself caring for her young niece. Struggling to find a job and a permanent place to live, Rachel is at risk of losing custody of her niece.
Brandon teaches a class that Rachel attends, but when she has to drop out of college to take care of her niece, he becomes concerned. Learning about the difficult situation she's in, he does the only thing he can think of to help: He suggests a marriage of convenience. With that agreement, she would have a stable living situation, a new job through his parents, and health insurance. All things that would hopefully lead to Rachel being able to adopt her niece and give her the kind of childhood she never had herself.
Brandon reaches out to Rachel as he tries to break through the walls that she's built up over the years. With love and patience, he hopes to help Rachel realize that, even when she experiences storms in her life, she isn't alone.
Calming the Storm is available on Kindle as well as paperback through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and CreateSpace.
Coming in November
My next book, Finding Peace, is the first in my Love's Compass series. The book itself is done and I'm currently in the editing process. I'm so excited about this title and I can't wait for my readers to get to know these new characters.
Kentucky "Tuck" Chandler is a police officer in the small town of Kitner, Texas. When Laurie Blake walks in on a robbery at her photography studio, Tuck is assigned the case.
What seems to be a simple break-in soon becomes a string of incidents. They appear to have no connection, but with each new case, more people are in danger.
Can Tuck find the answers he needs to keep Laurie safe and bring peace back to the residents of Kitner?
Falling Leaves means Falling Prices at the Clean Indie Reads Fall Sale!
Are you looking to stock up on a bunch of books to read over the winter? Are you thinking about sending some books to friends and family for Christmas? Check out these amazing sales! There are a lot of books available for free, $0.99, $1.99 and up. Don't miss out!
This sale will be going from October 5th through October 11th.
Click here for a list of the books on sale.
My novel, Calming the Storm, will be available for $0.99 during this sale as well. I know that I will be going through that list above and picking up some books to read.
Click here for blog hop information.
We are also having a blog hop to go along with this sale. I will be participating in this fun event as well. Watch for my post on October 9th! Meanwhile, please do go check out the authors who are participating each day. You'll learn more about them, their work, and some authors are offering small giveaways each day as well.
Do you like to browse on Amazon? Click here for lists related to our sale.
A member of the CIR team put together these lists on Amazon featuring all of the books we have on sale. Browse by genre to find that perfect book you're looking for!
And remember, all of these titles are flinch-free and guilt-free!
I am so excited to announce that Clean Indie Reads is hosting a Fall Clean Book Sale. This is a massive sale with eBooks that range from free to $4.99. My novel, Calming the Storm, will be included in this sale and will be available for $0.99.
The sale will take place October 5th - 11th.
You will not want to miss it!
Fall Clean Book Sale