Friday 30 August 2019

Book Blitz - Secrets Never Die by Laurie Lewis

Tallie Brown’s life has never made sense. Raised in isolation by her mother, Julia, Tallie was dragged suddenly and without explanation from one third-world outpost to another until life normalized seven years ago when Julia took a position on a mountaintop in the Pacific northwest. But when Julia unexpectedly dies, Tallie uncovers clues suggesting that Julia had a secret life. Journalistic phenom Jackson James is still recovering from the devastating mistake that flatlined his promising career. Now he’s paying the price, working as the editor of a syrupy community rag in a posh D.C. suburb. But when the very man who destroyed him drops a tantalizing lead about a potential D.C. scandal, the reporter sees his chance for redemption and sets off to chase the story. Jackson’s investigation leads him to Cutler’s Ridge, a dying Virginia coal town, and directly into the path of the mysterious and beautiful Tallie. As these two mistrustful loners follow their leads, their stories begin to intertwine until they reach an alarming conclusion – something terrible happened in Cutler’s Ridge. As they doggedly pursue the story, the town’s cold reception spirals into threats and danger, proving that there are those who will stop at nothing to keep the past hidden forever –because secrets never die.

Laurie (L.C.) Lewis will always be a Marylander at heart—a weather-whining lover of crabs, American history, and the sea. She admits to being craft-challenged, particularly lethal with a glue gun, and a devotee of sappy movies. Secrets Never Die is Laurie’s twelfth published novel.
Her women’s fiction/romance novels include Love on the Line, (2019), Awakening Avery, (2018), Love on a Limb, (2017), Sweet Water, (2017), The Dragons of Alsace Farm (2016), and
Unspoken (2004), written as Laurie Lewis. Using the pen name L.C. Lewis, she wrote the five volumes of her award-winning FREE MEN and DREAMERS historical romance series, set against the backdrop of the War of 1812: Dark Sky at Dawn (2007), Twilight’s Last Gleaming
(2008), Dawn’s Early Light (2009), Oh, Say Can You See? (2010), and In God is Our Trust, (2011).
Laurie Lewis is a RONE Award Winner (The Dragons of Alsace Farm) and was twice
named a New Apple Literary Award winner in 2017 (The Dragons of Alsace Farm), and in 2018, winning Best New Fiction (Love on a Limb.) She is also a BRAGG Medallion honoree, and she was twice named a Whitney Awards and USA Best Books Awards finalist.
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He stood and helped her stand. Her fingers closed around his and she looked into his face,
her own face alight with want, as if this simple touch had stirred a deep longing to be close to
someone, to be loved by someone. Jackson had known that hunger many times over the past
seven years, and it boiled within in again. He had never felt so vulnerable and responsible at the
same time. The man in him wanted to pull her close and answer her need, but thankfully, the
friend in him, the better man in him, remembered how an anguished soul seeks solace in human
touch. Loving her would be easy. Loving her as she deserved required more than either of them
now had to give.
He was grateful he was the one standing before her, looking into those eyes filled with
pleading to belong to someone, not because he was a great prize, but because his parents had
infused him with the values that should be tied to that want—enduring love, permanence,
marriage, family, and home. He had never been as grateful for those teachings as he now was,
standing before a lonely, beautiful, loving woman with no such background. It was all on him.
He forced himself to step back, freeing one of his hands from hers to brush a stray wisp
of hair into place. A wave of confusion clouded her face at the shift in the mood. Jackson knew
the moment deserved a word or two, but he doubted his resolve if he lingered too long. He
smiled at her. “Never think you’re not worthy of being loved. It’s not true, Tallie. You’re easy to
love. So very easy.”

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Monday 26 August 2019

Cover Reveal - Grace without Grace

Susan was born and raised a Southern California girl but is grateful to have lived on the Oregon coast and in the Rocky Mountains of northern Utah. She’s now enjoying living with her husband in the incomparable beauty of the Redwood forest, nestled against the rugged coast of Northern California.
Susan raised a tribe of children, making ends meet as a registered nurse and lactation consultant, and now her tribe members have tribes of their own and she doesn’t get to see enough of them. She loves to travel and is thrilled with a good movie or a great book, but writing is her passion. She writes almost anything, especially epic fantasy and romance.

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Grace has given up on romance, on almost everything, since Rick Fleming betrayed her faith in him five years ago. Given her constant struggle with bad luck (her friend Murphy), being insanely accident prone, and having been the target of endless ridicule growing up, she has no reason to trust anyone.
Rick made some mistakes as a boy, and as a young man, his worst was hurting Grace Evans. His heart still belongs to her, even if she doesn’t know it. Unfortunately, in the last confrontation between them, she demanded he never speak to her again.
Now, Grace’s best friend (and Rick’s sister) Hannah has invited her to a ten-day summer work-vacation to babysit Hannah’s teen cousins. A palatial cabin, a patio boat on the lake, and all the comforts of the rich and famous at their fingertips? A vacation made in heaven.
At least until they arrive and Grace finds Rick there. And neither can leave. Rick’s car is in pieces in the garage, and Grace forgot her driver’s license at home.
How will Grace survive it? Can she find a way to forgive? Can Rick learn to take
responsibility for his past mistakes? And even if they succeed, what will they do when Rick’s most recent wantabe girlfriend shows up on their doorstep, determined to make Rick hers?

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Friday 9 August 2019

The King's Trial Book Tour

By day Yosyph appears nothing more than a mute tavern-hand. By night he is the shadowy leader of a growing revolution.

When he learns that thousands of his people will be sent as slaves to the mines, he must choose—fight the royal army with an ill-prepared rebellion or journey to the land of his ancestors through the deadly King's Trial, where he hopes to win the help of his kin.

His journey grows complicated when he rescues a maiden and enrages a prince, but if he doesn’t return with help in time, the people he’s loved and secretly served will be gone.

I slid from the horse's back. "Glue for you." I half-hoped he would wander
off while I was in the Thirsty Stallion. I'd rather walk than get back on him. I
pushed my way into the inn. Ugh. And I thought the clothes I'd taken smelled
bad. Vomit, sweat, ale, beer, and all the other smells of the barracks were
packed into one room. I thought the soldiers were gross, but this—no wonder
Mother called the people dirty, miserable animals. – Halavant

As a youth, I made up stories to help my little sisters go to sleep. It backfired. We stayed up for hours continuing the tale. The King’s Trial was born in those late, whispered nights.
Ever since I climbed up to the rafters of our barn at age four, I've lived high adventure: scuba diving, mud football with my brothers, rappelling, and even riding a retired racehorse at full gallop—bareback. I love the thrill and joy.

Stories give me a similar thrill and joy. I love living through the eyes and heart of a hero who faces his internal demons and the heroine who fights her way free instead of waiting to be saved. I read fiction and true-story adventure. I write both, though I'm starting with publishing the fiction—fact will come later.

I create high fantasy, fairy tale retellings, and poetry. I live a joyful adventure with my husband and six children. I am a Christian and I love my Savior.

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Saturday 3 August 2019

The Faith of a Wife Book Tour

Can they survive the refiner's fire?

It is 85 B.C. in the Ancient Americas, and against all odds, Amulek and Tabitha’s arranged marriage has turned into one based on love. Their little family is thriving and life seems to be better than they could have ever hoped for.

Despite her blessed and luxurious lifestyle, Tabitha feels as if something is missing. A part of her yearns for something she cannot see, something to fill the hole inside of her heart. However, no matter where she turns, she cannot find the cure, until she becomes intrigued by a man preaching of God in the town square.

Amulek’s status as a respected and wealthy man in the city of Ammonihah seems to grow by the day. His farm is flourishing and his family is healthy and happy. Everything he ever wanted is in his hands. But when the Lord he has ignored for years, tells Amulek he is not only to house a chosen prophet of God, but travel with him to preach repentance to the people, Amulek’s idyllic life is thrown into turmoil.

No matter his previous status among his peers, Amulek’s change of heart brings his entire family into danger. Before they are ready, their new found faith is thrown directly into the refiner’s fire. It seems as if they will lose everything if they stand firm in their beliefs and follow the plan God has for them. Is what they will gain worth the cost?

“The Faith of a Wife” is a Christian Historical Fiction Romance. Each book is a stand alone story and can be read in any order.

L.A. Pattillo is the mother of 5 busy children and wife to 1 fantastic husband by day and avid reader and writer by night. She loves her father in heaven and is active in her church. She graduated from BYU with a degree in Creative Writing and now resides with her family in the Pacific Northwest.

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Random Facts about Myself by Author L.A. Pattillo:

1. I grew up on a farm.
2. Before I turned to English, I studied Opera in college and still sing
professionally part time.
3. I have an unhealthy obsession with good kissing scenes in books.
4. I prefer the beach over the mountains. (As long as it is warm!!!)
5. I want to travel the world someday.
6. I have identical twin daughters.
7. I am 5+ inches taller than every other female in my family, only an inch
shorter than my dad.
8. I run with a friend several mornings a week, but I'm pretty darn slow.
9. I drove my first tractor when I was 7.
10. I can't stand watching romances on TV, because I get embarrassed for the
characters when they do something stupid, but reading about them is just fine.

Snippet From the Book:

“Friends,” Giddonah said clearly. “I fear there has been a misunderstanding.
Out of the goodness of our hearts, we allowed a man into our home several
weeks ago. This man taught my family many things and unfortunately, his
charming and charismatic ways caught the attention of many of my kin.”

Amulek jerked his head toward Alma. “Alma… Brother…” he breathed.

“All is well,” Alma whispered reassuringly. “Fear not, Amulek. It will be
as it should.”

Grateful that Alma was not taking Giddonah’s words personally, Amulek
turned back to the discussion.

“My son was one of these. He has been caught up in the words of this
man, Alma, and has made the unfortunate decision to follow in his footsteps.”
Giddonah turned to look at his son. Pointing a shaking finger at him, Giddonah
stated. “His words do not reflect his father’s but of another man. We are not a
wicked people and our traditions are just.” He gulped and Amulek could see
tears form in Giddonah’s eyes. “Because of his new beliefs, I state here and
now that Amulek is no longer a son of mine. He has chosen his path.”

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