EXTENDED: THE CONTEST WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL DECEMBER 10TH.
WINNERS ANNOUNCED DECEMBER 11TH.
In honor of my son serving in the Air Force and deployed to the Middle East, I am having a giveaway to thank those brave, unselfish men and women who serve in the US Military. As any reader knows, reading can be a great escape to help ease homesickness which strikes harder during the holidays.
Do you have a family member or close friend serving in the US military who will be on deployment over the Christmas holidays? If so, I’d like to thank you and them by giving him or her a free book. Several other authors have generously donated a book (some donated several) to this loving cause, so you have many genres from which to choose. If your serviceman or woman is chosen in the random drawing, he or she will receive the author-signed book of your choice.
Pretend you are in a bookstore shopping for your serviceman or woman. What would he or she like? Simply browse through the novels listed here–we have everything from sweet historical romance to adventure, fantasy to speculative fiction, and even military-themed action stories! Once you’ve chosen a book, go to the Rafflecopter below, and scroll through the books listed in the Rafflecopter until you find the book you’d like to give. Follow the directions to enter. It’s easy!
BTW, if you find a book you want to read, most titles are a live link to Amazon so you can order your own copy today.
Remember, this is a drawing so there are no guarantees.
Winners must be active duty in US military serving away from home during the 2016 holiday season.
Winners will be announced
December 2, 2016 ***EXTENDED: THE CONTEST WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL DECEMBER 10TH. WINNERS ANNOUNCED DECEMBER 11TH.***
Here are your book choices:
Heartstrings by Donna Hatch (3 copies)
Gently bred young ladies don’t run away from home to find employment, but when forced to choose between marrying a brutish oaf or becoming another man’s mistress, Susanna makes an unconventional decision. Following her passion for music, she flees to London with dreams of securing a position as a harpist. Becoming entangled with a handsome violinist who calls himself Kit, but who seems too aristocratic for a working-class musician, may be more problematic than sleeping in the streets.
Kit’s attention is captured by Susanna’s breath-taking talent, admirable grace, and winsome smiles…until a lawman exposes the new harpist as a runaway bride and a thief. With peril lurking in the shadows, Susanna’s imminent danger not only forces Kit to choose between his better judgment and his heart, but he must also embrace the life to which he swore he would never return.
When Matt Knight left his career as a spy to marry the woman of his dreams, he thought he was in for a life of domestic bliss. But after adopting a baby girl and her teenage brother from China, he finds that being a father comes with its own set of challenges— problems for which his work as an antiterrorism agent did nothing to prepare him. Or so he thought. When a Scout campout with his teenage son takes a terrifying turn, Matt realizes his past and present have just collided, with devastating consequences.
Deep in the rugged mountains of Utah, a band of mercenaries lies in wait. The target: Matt Knight. Their orders come from a dangerous enemy from the former agent’s past, one who is bent on destroying everything Matt holds dear. While struggling to protect his son and the other Scouts, Matt is horrified to learn the full extent of the plan: his wife and baby have been taken too. Now the agent-turned-family-man must draw on his years of combat training in an explosive battle to save those he loves— or die trying.
In Télesphore, the glowing color of a person’s palm determines their place in society, and touching hands with another mixes the colors permanently. When sixteen-year-old Bruno accidentally kills a royal soldier, he goes from favored to fugitive. Now Bruno’s only chance at survival is to become someone else. That means a haircut, a change of wardrobe, and most important, getting rid of his once cherished Blue. Now he’s visiting parts of town he never knew existed, and making friends with people he would’ve crossed the street to avoid only weeks ago. At the last minute, Bruno’s parents arrange a deal to clear his name and get his life back. All Bruno has to do is abandon those in the Red slums that look to him as a leader and let an innocent Green boy die in his place.
The granting of a favor lands loner Noah Carter on ramshackle Alsace Farm, owned by Agnes Deveraux Keller, a French WWII survivor with dementia. The unique friendship that develops between the unlikely pair is threatened when Agnes’s estranged granddaughter, Tayte, arrives save her grandmother, even if it requires her to betray the secret Agnes has guarded for seventy years.
The issue strains the fragile trust between Tayte and Noah, who now realizes Tayte is hiding her own secrets. Her own dragons. Ill-equipped to help either woman, he remembers Agnes’s example of courage and love. In order to save Agnes, the student must now become the teacher, helping Tayte heal—for Agnes’s sake, and for his.
Emerald Bound by Teresa Richards (1 copy)
A princess, a pea, and a tower of mattresses. This is the sliver that survives of a story more nightmare than fairy tale.
Maggie Rhodes, high school junior and semi-reformed stalker, learns the tale’s true roots after a spying attempt goes awry and her best friend Kate ends up as the victim of an ancient curse. At the center of the curse lies an enchanted emerald that has been residing quietly in a museum for the past fifty years. Admirers of the gem have no idea that it feeds on life. Or that it’s found its next victim in Kate.
Enter Lindy, a school acquaintance who knows more than she’s letting on, and Garon, a handsome stranger claiming he knows how to help, and Maggie is left wondering who to trust and how to save her best friend before it’s too late.
If only Maggie knew her connection to the fairy tale was rooted far deeper than an endangered best friend.
Detriment by Christoff Orr (5 copies)
All it takes is one moment, one event for evil to take hold and change a nation. When America’s power grid was knocked out, all was lost. No longer the land of the free, but the land of the oppressed and ruled. Follow the brave men and women who fought back, who risked everything in order to reclaim what mattered most, Freedom. The Lost Nation Series is a compelling story of survival and sacrifice. A story, though fiction, that is based on a very real possibility. What would you do, if your own country turned against you? How would you survive? Are you prepared? Are you willing to fight, to save a Nation lost in itself?
In 1917, the Great War seems far from Logan, Utah, but soon it will transform the lives of Marine Corps volunteer Reed, suffragette Clara, Swiss-German immigrant Trudi, and Shoshone seeking U.S. citizenship Joseph. This novel weaves real events with compelling fictional characters into a sweeping tale of war, romance, self-discovery, and sacrifice.
Lord Rupert Carrington, former captain in finds Majesty’s Royal Navy, finds diversion and adventure by helping the London detectives of Bow Street take down criminals. When Rupert ferrets out a ring of smugglers and is marked for death, the prince regent banishes him to a remote corner of England, where he is only to be known by his title of captain, until the villains are arrested and brought to court. On the first day of Rupert’s exile to the “wilds of Devon,” he meets Alexandra Dancy, a beautiful, but impoverished, country miss whose complex character and extraordinary courage stir in him a degree of affection and admiration he has not yet felt.
Alexandra and her family hide their aristocratic origins to protect a dark secret known to only one man, Cecil Bedford, who wields a cruel power over them. Can Rupert save her from Bedford’s clutches and topple the seemingly insurmountable barriers to winning her love and her hand?
At six and twenty, Lydia Hathaway has endured years of heartbreak, longing for a love that never came. Her deceased fathers foolhardiness has left her family bankrupt, and she is eventually left no alternative but to take a position as a companion to Susan Ashcroft of Danbury Park in Surrey. Early one morning, Lydia rambles across the muddy wilds of the Ashcroft estate, where she has a most unimaginable encounter with Connor Parkhurst, the notorious Viscount Denton. As their paths continue to cross, Lydia falls ever deeper in love with the charming rogue while battling against his growing assault on her heart. In spite of his forward attentions, she considers his behavior toward her as nothing more than idle flirtation. And why should she think otherwise? As the wealthy son of an earl, Lord Denton may choose from among the most beautiful women of England’s first circles. Tormented in a relentless battle to suppress a love she cannot overcome, Lydia resolves to leave the Ashcrofts and Danbury Park forever. After all, she is nothing to Lord Denton isn’t she?
For centuries, historians have speculated that the Queen of Sheba is nothing more than a seductive legend; but when undercover agent Omar Zagouri finds a tomb in a tunnel beneath Jerusalem, he unearths cryptic clues that may lead to the queen’s final resting place.
This discovery, if authentic, could throw into question the governmental claim to the Holy Land—and prove the Bible false. Wealthy collectors, ruthless archaeologists, and officials from Egypt, Ethiopia, Israel, and Yemen scramble to find and lay claim to the secret site.
Dr. Richard Lyon of Brown University, the world’s leading expert on the queen, is found murdered in his office, setting off a chain of deadly events. Omar desperately works to piece together the puzzle to locate the queen’s burial ground, fearing another assassination will take place. He teams up with one of Lyon’s protégées as well as with his ex-girlfriend, agent Mia Golding, in order to unravel the truth about the queen, expose a murderer, and reveal a timeless story of love, revenge, and sacrifice.
Genre: YA speculative fiction with inspirational and historical twists
What if a book really could take you into another world?
A strange girl …
A creepy teacher …
A cool invention …
And the hardest question anyone has ever been asked.
Josh Sawyer’s big mouth usually gets him in trouble, but when his high school debate coach challenges him to prove the existence of God, Josh uses the things he learns at the feet of such amazing people as Joan of Arc, William Tyndale, and George Washington while traveling through books to prove his point . . . and ultimately to solve a murder.
Elemental by Tiffany Dominguez (1 ebook copy)
Hidden within the Blue Ridge Mountains, an elite private school trains students born with the Elemental powers of Earth, Air, Fire and Water. Luke Huntington, Earth Elemental, is tired of incompetent teachers, easy classes and most of all, competing with Eva Sarantos. Soon-to-be valedictorian Eva, Air Elemental, has trained for years for the chance to prove herself to her advisor, to the Council and to the infuriating Luke. In spite of their tricky past, these two high school seniors are paired together on a covert mission for the ruling body of the Elemental world. After destroying an airplane hangar and watching one of their closest teachers die in their defense, the two students fly to Italy, pursued by an army of black-cloaked elitists. In Italy, they discover Luke’s ancient legacy, the secrets of two of the most powerful men in history and whether they can overcome their own tricky past to team up against a secret society gathering forces in the highest ranks of world leadership.
Big in Japan by Jennifer Griffith (1 copy)
Buck Cooper can’t remember when he became socially invisible-probably when he hit 300 pounds. Now he’s working a dead end job, getting no notice from his boss and no love from the cute secretary he pines for. But when he gets shanghaied to Tokyo, all of that changes for the mild-mannered Buck-because this blond Texan is about to go sumo! Peek inside the secret world of sumo, and cheer for Buck as he fights his way through the ranks- against bullies of incredible size-to win the heart of the girl he loves.
Nathan gains insight into people’s souls from the ancient cloak of Joseph and has to dodge assassins and stop a murderous, cursed traitor.
Lakhoni faces assassins, terrifying conditions, family betrayal, and a harrowing journey to find and kill the king who murdered his family.
Healing Stone by Brock Boohe (1 copy)
Abandoned in a graveyard and a mother who was never found — that’s all Stone Molony knows about his birth. But now he needs to know more. A tragic accident has awakened a powerful gift inside him that changes everything. As the town stirs up around him, Stone journeys through corruption, racism, and violence to uncover the truth about his past.
The Charity Chip by Brock Booher(1 copy)
Life on the streets of Lima is already difficult for Julio, but now that digital money has replaced hard currency, survival is virtually impossible. Isak comes to his rescue and offers him a chance at a better life through a hi-tech humanitarian program. The only catch is a microchip implanted between the thumb and forefinger of the hand. At first life improves dramatically, but when another participant dies mysteriously, Julio suspects that the chip does more than just dispense charity. Now he must uncover the truth behind the charity chip before someone else suffers the same fate.
A dancer and a Marine—two worlds collide.
Chloe Johnson is no stranger to the spotlight. A prestigious member of the LA Laker Girls, she’s in the public eye regularly. Her world is perfect.Eric Taylor, on the other hand, is damaged, both body and spirit. Injured overseas, he returns home with fresh physical wounds, invisible emotional scars, and a bad attitude.
When Chloe becomes the object of affection to an unknown stalker, she must leave her life behind and rely on a total stranger, and the only man she’s ever met who’s never happy to see her—Eric. Can she trust this hardened soldier with her life?
Slayers by C.J. Hill (aka Janette Rallison)
Dragons exist. They’re ferocious. And, in this novel from C. J. Hill, they’re smart: before they were killed off by slayer-knights, they rendered a select group of eggs dormant so their offspring would survive. Only a handful of people know about this, let alone believe it―these “Slayers” are descended from the original knights and are now a diverse group of teens that includes Tori, a smart but spoiled senator’s daughter who didn’t sign up to save the world.
The dragon eggs have fallen into the wrong hands. The Slayers must work together to stop the eggs from hatching. They will fight; they will fall in love. But will they survive?
I believe in you. You have a great destiny. You are meant for great things. And it s possible to live a wonderful, extraordinary life.” That is the promise offered by bestselling author and illustrator James A. Owen in this remarkable and inspirational meditation. In Drawing Out the Dragons, James shares personal stories and the deep truths he learned while navigating past obstacles and adversity toward a life of lasting belief and joy. We all have a grand destiny, but sometimes we feel we lack the power to achieve it. But we always have the power to choose. Every drawing, every life, is nothing but a series of choices and actions. Make your lines. Make your choices. . . . What you create from there is entirely up to you. Drawing Out the Dragons has the power to uplift, inspire, and change your life.
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