Saturday, August 19, 2017

Spotlight: As Angels Sing

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As Angels Sing 
by Linda Buice
Contemporary Christian
June 2017
Publisher: WestBow Publishing

A death bed promise to her father and a job loss force Robin Anderson to move back to her hometown to live with her estranged mother, Betty. Ten years ago, Robin’s husband, Jeff and her mother refused to support Robin’s decision not to her abort her unborn daughter who had Down syndrome. They abandoned her. With emotional support from others and a strong Christian faith, she lived a contented life as a single mom until faced with the inability to support her child. Now her faith will be tested again. Old wounds will be reopened.

Molly dimmed the lights and turned on the projector, and Tina’s drawing of angels was projected on the screen behind Tina for her solo. Strands of lights twinkled around the manger scene with Mary and Joseph. The sky backdrop on the manger also twinkled with lights. Each person in the sanctuary held a lit candle, and Tina sang, “Silent Night.” The simplicity of the program revealed the truest of Christmas messages.
Kristen and Chris watched the sanctuary empty. God had provided, and the community celebrated the birth of Christ forgetting their own problems.
“What a lovely service!” Kristen said. “Betty acted like such a doting grandmother. That family has been through so much.”
Chris agreed and added, “Nate would be pleased, and I hope he is watching from heaven. Let me lock the front doors and check the others. I’ll be home soon.” Kristen kissed him on the cheek and went to the narthex, where Chloe and Robbie waited with Molly.
A young man stepped out of the dark corner. Chris recognized him from the hospital.
“Hi. I didn’t want to interrupt,” he said.
Chris asked, “Didn’t I see you at the hospital?”
“I was in the waiting room of the ICU. That was a powerful service. I haven’t been to church in over ten years.”
“What brought you here tonight?” Chris asked.
“I watched a video online of a little girl singing. I also saw someone in the video that I think is my ex-wife, Robin Anderson. I’m Jeff Anderson.”
“Did Robin invite you?” he asked.
“No—she didn’t know I was here.”
“What do you want?”
“I’m not sure, but Tina might be my daughter.”
“Why come back now?”
“Is Tina my daughter?” he asked.
“You’ll have to talk to Robin.”
Jeff paused, and his facial expression suggested shock. “I thought if I left and she was alone, she might get the abortion.” He kept rubbing the back of his neck and clearly was conflicted. Then he asked, “Do you really think Christmas is a time for miracles?”
Chris looked at the sanctuary cross, and he locked the door. “I certainly do, Jeff. Would you like to talk?”
Jeff nodded, and they walked down the hall to Chris’s office.

About the Author: Linda Buice grew up in Rochester, New York and moved to the beautiful Southern Tier over forty years ago. She retired after teaching for twenty-eight years in the small Elmira Heights School District. Teaching writing to students was a passion for her, and since retiring she has spent time developing her own writing skills. She shares her life with her husband of twenty-five years. Her Christian faith and family are the central to her life. She also enjoys volunteering in her church and also at the local Pregnancy Resource Center. Blogging and reading are also favorite activities.
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Friday, August 18, 2017

Book Blast: The Devil’s Assistant Series

Dark Hope (The Devil’s Assistant, Book 1)

After five years of working for the Devil, Claire Cooper believes she lives an otherwise normal life. Until she finds herself in jeopardy for a murder she did not commit. Desperate to save her life and soul, she enters Purgatory, but runs afoul of the Devil's sister, Pagan Queen Mab. Mab has her own agenda and uses Claire to get even with the Devil. Claire learns each ruler is in a race to discover “the girl” in the prophecy to fix time. As Claire peels away clues to the real killer, she realizes she must outwit the Devil’s children or end up a prisoner in Purgatory forever.

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Dark Awakened (The Devil's Assistant Book 2)

Last spring Claire’s seemingly normal—if not totally screwed up—life was tossed on its head. For five years she’d been one of the damned—a human that knows the truth about the otherworldly among us. She’d worked for The Boss—the Demon King himself—as his administrative assistant, handling everything from early retirements, to Maintenance’s incessant requests for dental.

No one gets dental.

Then she walked into Purgatory—totally not her fault—went back in time, and awakened powers she never knew existed. Now Claire has a prophecy hanging over her head, a diamond ring hidden in her sock drawer, and the blood of a long dead royal running through her veins.

And it’s only going to get worse.

Her vow to live free or die takes a serious hit when she’s forced back under The Boss’s protection. Of course, there’s no protection from fate, or the Bounty Hunter sent to deliver her to Purgatory. And as if being “the girl” in the prophecy wasn’t enough, Claire soon discovers there are three other contenders for her role—two of whom want her dead.

Follow more of Claire’s adventures in Dark Awakened, the second installment of the Devil’s Assistant Series, to find out if she’s lucky enough to escape with her life, or if she’s just the first notch on the next contender’s belt.


Dark Forsaken (The Devil's Assistant Book 3)

Last Spring, Claire was framed for the murder of Junior, the Devil’s oldest hellspawn.
Last Summer, she reawakened the fourth realm, saved the world (after almost destroying it), and wound up with the worst job ever.

Now, Claire’s been locked out of her realm, given an assistant that doesn’t actually assist, and told to handle a small problem in Underworld that might just get her killed.

And to top it all off, Mab’s made one of the contenders her untouchable. So, yeah, you could say Claire’s having one of those days.

Follow more of Claire’s adventures in Dark Forsaken, book 3 of the Devil’s Assistant Series, to find out if Claire can defeat the latest contender, survive the quads, and replace the curator before Harry figures out she’s stolen his blood.


Dark Contender (The Devil's Assistant Book 4)

One final contender stands between Claire and claiming the Fallen Throne—but Faith isn’t giving up without a fight. Defeating Faith and taking her blood isn’t all Claire has to worry about. She must find the last few drops of her own original blood—before the big three usurp her realm and end any chance of her completing the prophecy.

Mace offers a strong shoulder, but as long as Claire aches for the missing Thanos, she can’t let herself lean on it.

Meanwhile, the Oracle has emerged from a 500-year hiatus to gleefully fling monkey wrenches into Claire’s timeline. Claire loses several hours to one of the hag’s schemes, resulting in Faith getting away with the Prince of Time. Which definitely isn’t part of the prophecy.

Putting the Time King back together again won’t be easy. Even if Claire manages to gather all the parts, nothing fits like it did before. The cracks expose the truth that will change everything…including who’ll be the last man standing by Claire’s side.


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HD Smith is a software developer by day and an author of kick-ass Urban Fantasy at night. She grew up in South Carolina, but has called the Sunshine State home since 1997. She has a Masters degree in Computer Science, but her love of writing has really unleashed the creative siren in her soul. For more information, visit HD's website at

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Cover Reveal: Temptation Trials Part 2

Today is the cover reveal for Temptation Trials Part 2 by B Truly. This is part 2 of a two part novel. This cover reveal is organized by Lola's Blog Tours.

Temptation Trials Part 2Temptation Trials Part 2

By B Truly

Genre: Dystopian Romance

Age category: Adult


Lust Is the Epitome of Damnation

Lust, one of the seven deadly sins, is sweeping the nation into its seductive web. In this dystopian society, Cali and Stefani have to comply by the Regime’s strict rule of arranged marriage. But Eminence, the world dictator, doesn’t play fair.

Against all odds, they both decide to put their relationships through the ultimate test on The Temptation Trials—a reality TV show where every temptation of the flesh is set before them.

As participants on the show, they soon learn that losing may cost them more than the men they love. Cali’s torn, unsure of what her future holds with Cade. Stefani worries whether her relationship with Tobias can be salvaged.

Love can be blind. The betrayal they face from the Trials burden them. Will love be their redemption, or will it destroy them?

A million questions torment their minds.

Can you love two people at once? If a person is chosen for you, can those feelings be real?

Cali and Stefani must overcome heartbreak and pull together with their loved ones before it’s too late. The abominable truth is unveiled, which sends them on a journey that will jeopardize their lives.

The will of the weak is his for the taking. Can love save their souls?

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Chapter 1

* * * Stefani * * *

Our group assembled at the dock—silence billowed in the air. We girls were thinking the same thing, with anxious expressions evident on our faces. Our tempt guys stirred quietly. Enrique shifted from foot to foot, standing right behind Melody. Zion was now in the back of our group and continued to look at Cali. I didn’t let her know of his presence. With how his eyes seared her, it was obvious he was in love, and that only created more problems for Cali. Zion didn’t approach her, which seemed to be a struggle for him. He raked a hand through his uniquely pecan-colored hair, his eyes never leaving her.

Dom was at the front. He bored holes into the sand with his eyes. One thing was for certain, this was going to be a long journey home.

Once we boarded, they directed us straight to our suites. Being a coward was a new concept to me, but I was glad for a delay. All thirty-six participants of the Trials were told to be in the commons area within thirty minutes. Well, thirty-four, since Kimi was dead, and who knew if Deidrick was still alive. I couldn’t hide forever. I commanded myself to push those dreary thoughts aside before I went into a panic.

Glimpsing myself in the mirror, I continued to take deep breaths. I hadn’t seen Tobias in six weeks. I should be thrilled about seeing him. But I’d never been more frightened, consumed with terror that he might not want to salvage our relationship. Pull it together, tramp! I chastised myself. Only one way to see how this ended—time to face the music.

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Temptation Trials Part 1

Temptation Trials Part 1

Will you be Tempted? Will Love save your Soul?

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B TrulyAbout the Author:

B. Truly has wanted to be an author since she was fifteen years old and is grateful to have accomplished this dream. She has very vivid dreams and a wild imagination. She likes to read, watch tons of TV shows, and movies. She’s addicted to romance and gets a thrill out of action and sci-fi. She writes New Adult and Adult, Romance. Sci-fi, Dystopian, and Paranormal genres.

B. Truly likes to explore different elements of sci-fi romance, and create various realms of reality. She also loves creating impossible situations for her characters to grow from and try to overcome.

B. Truly has three wonderful children and a husband who defines the person that she is today. She works full-time as an Ultrasound technologist in Houston, Texas.

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Cover Reveal: Journey from Skioria

Today is the cover reveal for Journey from Skioria by Kandi J Wyatt. This cover reveal is organized by Lola's Blog Tours. The cover is designed by Yosbe Design and Leo Illustrations.

Journey from SkioriaJourney from Skioria

By Kandi J Wyatt

Genre: Fantasy

Age category: Middle Grade

Release Date: 5 September 2017

Tania is lost, shipwrecked on an unfamiliar shore. With no friends or family, the nine-year-old girl must make her way through the realm of the woodland people to a town she's never heard of. With unexpected allies from the forest, Tania departs on a wild adventure where storms rage and the forces of nature do their very best to end her journey before it has truly begun.

In a land full of magic and evil forces, can one young girl make it home alive?

Lord of the Rings meets Narnia in this standalone middle grade fantasy by author Kandi J Wyatt.

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Kandi J WyattAbout the Author:

Kandi J Wyatt is a wife, mother of five, teacher, artist, and author. In her free time, she enjoys writing fantasy stories and Christmas programs, and drawing with graphite and colored pencils. Portraits are her specialty. Kandi also enjoys photography, thanks to her photographer husband who has let her join his journey as both his model and apprentice, and she occasionally serves as his assistant when he needs a “light stand with feet.”

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