Monday, August 20, 2018

Romance Freebie Monday!

I haven't read any Debra Clopton books, but her novel, From This Moment On is free today and I think it looks good! It's a sweet romance in Windswept Bay. *sigh* Doesn't that sound like somewhere you'd like to be right now? Well, download your free book and be "swept" away!

Here's the back copy:

Hurt by her failed marriage and dashed dreams, Cali Sinclair returns home to Windswept Bay with her heart wary and closed to the dreams of true love she so desperately wanted. Determined to never again risk her heart, she throws herself into running the family’s small boutique resort on the Florida coast, a place so full of romance that it’s a reminder every day of what she’ll never have. But when renowned artist Grant Ellington shows up to paint a mural on the wall of the resort, she’s swept away by her response to the artist. Suddenly, every time he looks at her, Cali finds it harder than she ever thought possible to keep her heart protected.

Grant Ellington loves his ranch, his horses, and his life as a sought-after artist. But after walking away from a plane crash that killed his best friend and the young pilot, he’s still struggling with survivor’s guilt as he heads to Windswept Bay. Painting a sea life mural at the resort started out as a favor to his neighbor, but one meeting with the beautiful Cali and he feels alive again—and determined to spend time on the moonlit beaches with her in his arms…

But, like him, Cali has her own emotional scars—can they learn to trust the love that sparks between them and move forward from this moment on?

Download your free Kindle copy here

Saturday, August 18, 2018

National Book Lover's Day Winner!

Thank you so much to everyone who entered my National Book Lover's Day Giveaway! There were so many good books mentioned, my to-read list really grew!

But the winner who gets their most wanted book gifted to them is:

*drum roll*


She wanted Dorothy Keddington's book Secret of the Spirit Walls. Congratulations!

(Lynette, please contact me at juliecoulterbellon AT gmail DOT com and tell me a good email address to send the book to.)

Thanks again to all my book-loving friends and readers!

Friday, August 17, 2018

Book Deal for Romance Fans!

Lucy McConnell's romance, Royal Distraction, is on sale today for only .99 cents! I haven't read this one, but I've really enjoyed other Lucy McConnell books and I need a good weekend read!

Here's the back copy:

With her family threatened by an assassin and her island balancing on the precipice of a civil war, Princess Nyssa Jobassit embarks on a dangerous mission to obtain allied status with the United States and qualify for military support. A private security company has bled the royal treasury dry, leaving a bad taste in her mouth for privateers. Fully aware of her innocence, having been raised on a small island in the Emerald Sea, Nyssa is determined to be the means of salvation for her people and her family.

Tatum Scott is a retired SEAL turned private security mogul—and, he’s been taken out of the game while he recuperates from a bullet to the shoulder. He wouldn’t mind a contract on a small island where he can semi-retire, but schmoozing royals and dancing at balls is way out of his comfort zone.

On her first night in America, Nyssa hosts a ball. Following tradition, she stands at the door to greet guests. When a handsome stranger mistakes her for the coat-check girl, she doesn’t bother to correct him. When he flirts and his blue eyes spark, she doesn’t want to correct him.

Over the course of her visit to the US, Tatum becomes a romantic distraction from her mission, one she cannot afford. She’ll need to find a way to win America’s support and keep her identity a secret or risk the lives of her family, the island she loves, and the man who has captured her heart.

Download your sale copy here

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Back to School $250 Cash Giveaway! Don't Miss This One!

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

In the Non-Fiction Corner--Women of the Blue and Gray

In the Non-Fiction Corner with Lauren

Okay, so since I graduated in history, I feel like I am a history book snob. I know exactly what interests me, and if it’s the normal ho hum history I need to read, no thank you. The Civil War usually falls under that category for most of us. Who hasn’t been forced to read at least one Abe Lincoln biography in their life? I felt like I knew plenty about the Civil War BUT BOY WAS I WRONG. This is the book that you need that you didn’t know you needed. Seriously, who doesn’t love a well-researched, interesting, thought provoking book? Marianne Monson has created the perfect combination of those three things. Not only does she have stories that most people have never heard, but you can tell that she really knows her stuff and her sources are all cited so beautifully and accurately. So if you love women or history or women in history or spy stories or water or anything else, you should read this book.

Women of the Blue and Gray is all about the women of the Civil War, and I was so impressed with the interesting stories that it contained. I had no idea that women played such a role! Not only does Monson tell tons of stories that I had never heard, but even when she is telling stories of well-known women like Harriet Tubman, she focuses on the lesser known facts of that person’s life. My favorite chapter was the one on women spies. These women were passionate about something and willing to fight for it, no matter the cost. I love that the author focused on that, that the women were involved in their cause, whether that was for the North or the South. Monson did a masterful job with this book, and it made me want to learn more about women’s involvement in history.

Here's the back copy:

Hidden amongst the photographs, uniforms, revolvers, and war medals of the Civil War are the remarkable stories of some of the most unlikely heroes—women.

North, South, black, white, Native American, immigrant—the women in these micro-drama biographies are wives, mothers, sisters, and friends whose purposes ranged from supporting husbands and sons during wartime to counseling President Lincoln on strategy, from tending to the wounded on the battlefield to spiriting away slaves through the Underground Railroad, from donning a uniform and fighting unrecognized alongside the men to working as spies for either side.

This book brings to light the incredible stories of women from the Civil War that remain relevant to our nation today. Each woman's experience helps us see a truer, fuller, richer version of what really happened in this country during this time period.

Download your copy here

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

My New Boxed Set Is Here!

I have a new boxed set out! It includes the first two books in my award-winning Hostage Negotiation team series, All Fall Down and Ashes Ashes PLUS the two bonus novellas, Falling Slowly and From the Ashes! (And I really love the boxed set image for this one!) 

If you love action adventure romance, and are stocking up for when the kids go back to school, you can get your collection here (or read it free in Kindle Unlimited!)

Monday, August 13, 2018

Book Review and Giveaway! Anna the Prophetess

I was so excited to be part of the blog tour for Anna the Prophetess. I love all of H.B. Moore's historical fictions because of the way she is able to truly bring these Biblical characters to life.

Since very little is known about Anna from the Bible I was curious to see how Ms. Moore would flesh out an entire book about her. The author stayed very close to what we do know, and then used a great-niece named Julia to flesh out what may have happened. She also helps us observe and really experience exactly what Anna had chosen to do with her life after being widowed and how it affected her. The flashbacks to her courtship and marriage were tender and coincided nicely with the decisions that Julia was trying to make in her own life regarding her own courtship and possible marriage.

I loved seeing the possibilities of why Anna chose to dedicate her life to the Lord and what she thought about the calling, promises, and special witnesses she received. I was also interested to see what Julia would choose to do with her own life when several choices are placed before her. Both Anna and Julia are strong characters that seem so real, which, of course, is a trademark of H.B. Moore books. And it wouldn't be an H.B. Moore book if the setting details weren't incredible. She truly has a talent for really bringing the time period to life. The food, clothing, and village are easy to imagine with all the fine points included and expounded upon until the reader feels like they are really there, immersed in the culture and life of those who lived long ago.

This was a book that held my attention and really made me think about the women who lived in the Savior's time and those who had anticipated his coming. Don't be surprised if this book holds your thoughts long after you've read the last page.

Be sure to scroll down and enter the giveaway!


You can get your copy here

Here is the back copy:

Anna the Prophetess is the dramatic chronicle of the only woman to be called a prophetess in the Gospels. When Anna's great-niece Julia is exiled to Jerusalem as punishment for her refusal to marry a man old enough to be her father, Anna shares the story of her early days of courtship with her husband. Although Julia's parents admonished her to observe firsthand how lonely Anna's life is, Julia instead discovers that her great-aunt's life is far from lonely--it is full of love, peace, and incredible faith. As Anna shares her unwavering testimony of the coming Messiah with her great-niece, these two faithful women are changed forever as they seek the Lord's will in their lives and joyfully witness the long-awaited miracles of Christ's birth.