Congratulations to Sue for winning Julianna Deering’s Rules of Murder, to Diana for winning Anita Higman’s Winter in Full Bloom, to Susan for winning Davalynn Spencer’s The Rancher’s Second Chance, to Brittany for winning Liz Tolsma’s Snow on the Tulips.
This week I’m hosting Lisa Carter with Carolina Reckoning, Steve Rzasa with Crosswind and Sandstorm (The Sark Brothers Tales–US and Canada only) and Carla Olson Gade with Pattern for Romance (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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The drawings end Sunday (Aug 18th) evening.
Lisa Carter is a writer, teacher, speaker and musician whose articles have appeared in FamilyFun, Thriving Family, MomSense andChristian Parenting Today. She once worked as a staff docent at an antebellum historic park and began to wonder what if a murder were to occur in this uniquely Southern setting. The result is her romantic suspense trademark—Sweet Tea with a Slice of Murder. A little bit of sweet tea and a whole lot of magnolia, Carolina Reckoning is her debut novel. She and her husband have two daughters and make their home in North Carolina. When she isn’t writing, Lisa enjoys traveling to romantic locales, quilting and researching her next exotic adventure. www.lisacarterauthor.com
Blurb for Carolina Reckoning by Lisa Carter:
Alison wanted her cheating husband gone, not dead . . .
When Alison Monaghan discovers proof of her husband’s infidelity in a photograph with a mysterious woman, she must decide how to confront Frank when he returns home from work. Despite the influence of her best friend Valerie, a strong Christian, Alison remains aloof from God and is determined to handle this crisis her own way. But Alison may not get that chance. Frank never makes it home. Soon his body is found on a lonely back-country road in antebellum Weathersby Historic Park where Frank served on the board of directors and where Alison, with a degree in landscape design, was a volunteer garden docent. Homicide detective Mike Barefoot, a Cherokee native from the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, immediately puts Alison at the top of his suspect list. He finds himself drawn to her—and not just because she had motive for the crime. As an army veteran, Mike usually keeps his emotional walls high. And as a detective, he knows not to get involved with murder suspects. So why he is so attracted to Alison?
Can he fight his feelings for her—and the stirrings in his heart toward God?
Steve Rzasa is a librarian in Buffalo, Wyoming who fills his head with Scripture, history, graphic novels, and TV shows like Castle and Big Bang Theory, ideally in that order. Steve has had three science-fiction books published by Marcher Lord Press: The Word Reclaimed (2009), its sequel, The Word Unleashed (2010), and Broken Sight(2011), which won the 2012 Carol Award for Speculative Fiction from the American Christian Fiction Writers.Crosswind: The First Sark Brothers Tale was published in November 2012. Sandstorm is his fifth novel.
AEROPLANES AND INTRIGUE – It’s been almost five hundred years since the collapse of the Great Commonwealth. The plagues left folk few and far between. City-states rule the continent of Galderica. There’s coin to be had in trade-whether you take your wares by aeroplane or ride them over the rails. Winchell Sark has a fine life as a reporter for the Perch Advocate newspaper, a good family at home and a faith that seems downright peculiar to most everyone else. So when he is called out to investigate a biplane crash at the foot of Perch, the finest center of aviation in the Sawtooth Mountains, he doesn’t think much of it. But there are dark powers at work-powers that have their eye on Perch. Powers that mankind long thought consigned to the trash heap of mythology. ‘Cept they were wrong. It’s up to Winch and his brother, Copernicus, a hotshot pilot, to save their people-and it ain’t going to be easy.
It’s been four months since the city-state of Perch turned away the invading army of its southern rival, Trestleway, and sent the dark forces of the Cythraul packing.
Thanks in no small part, everyone reckons, to Winchell Sark and his brother, Copernicus.
Word reaches Winch that an old friend is in dire need. Seems he’s come across a long-lost artifact deep in the Golden Desert that folk say can tear apart the veil separating this world from the one beyond the shadows.
But it’s not only Winch and company seeking this relic. There’s a new threat gathering, one that will stop at nothing to conquer the desert sands-and unleash the Cythraul on an unsuspecting world.
Honour Metcalf’s quilting needlework is admired by a wealthy customer of the Boston mantua-maker for whom she works. In need of increasing her earnings, she agrees to create an elaborate white work bridal quilt for the dowager’s niece. A beautiful design emerges as she carefully stitches the intricate patterns and she begins to dream of fashioning a wedding quilt of her own.
When Honour is falsely accused of thievery and finds herself in a perilous position, merchant tailor Joshua Sutton, comes to her aid. Joshua risks his relationships, reputation, and livelihood to prove her innocence but even that might not be enough.