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These authors kill it! Seven incredible mysteries from seven best selling authors in this limited time collection! You’ll find a story for every taste.

A Carol for Kent by Hallee Bridgeman: A ruthless serial killer seeks to end a love song eight years in the making.

Anything for a Mystery by Cynthia HIckey: For best-selling romance author, Stormi Nelson, switching genres could get her killed.

Between a Clutch and a Hard Place by Gayle Trent: When Myrtle Crumb finds a cryptic note in a consignment store purse, she simply has to investigate. Will she find more trouble than she bargained for?

Building Ties by New York Times Best Selling Author Teresa J. Reasor: Navy SEAL Brett ‘Cutter’ Weaver is on a mission to Nicaragua when he learns his bride-to-be, Tess Kelly, has been injured in a car bombing. He rushes home on the next available transport and arrives to find Tess embroiled in three controversial stories. There’s a killer stalking her, and one interview at a time, they mean to catch him.

Death By Chocolate by Abigail Keam: Josiah Reynolds is tracking down the disappearance of an old friend’s son. But while she is chasing a missing person, O’nan is hot on Josiah’s trail chasing her. And he is threatening, conniving, and blackmailing others to help destroy the woman he thinks ruined his life. Will he finally succeed?

Dirty Little Murder by Traci Tyne Hilton: Everyone seemed to love Douglas Swanson—just ask his wife, his ex-wife, or the many girlfriends he left in his wake. So when Jane Adler found him dead at the bottom of his hot tub, the question wasn’t how he had died, but whose passion had taken a violent turn.

The Wiles of Watermelon by Lynette Sowell: In Greenburg, TN, someone has been keeping skeletons in the watermelon field that should have stayed stored away in the past. Murder stalks those who would solve the years old case.

 

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Interview with Author Sally Bradley

Welcome to Readers Write to Know! I asked you, my readers, what questions they would ask their favorite authors if given the chance. This week, I’m so very happy to bring you Sally Bradley. Sally is a pastor’s wife and a cop’s wife together – two of THE TOUGHEST jobs a woman can have. She’s the author of Kept – a book that sounds absolutely amazing. AND — I saw on Twitter this morning that the book is just 99 cents through today (March 2) – so go get you one before the books is no longer on sale! Please enjoy this interview as much as I did!

Tell us a little bit about yourself. Sure. I’m a work-at-home mom of three and I’m married to a pastor/cop. We’re Chicagoans now living in the beautiful country of eastern Kansas. It’s taken some adjustment, but we like it there.

bradley kept Tell us about your current release. Kept is big-city fiction that deals with real issues yet offers real hope. Here’s the back cover blurb:

Life has taught Miska Tomlinson that there are no honorable men. Her womanizing brothers, her absentee father, and Mark, the married baseball player who claims to love her—all have proven undependable. But Miska has life under control. She runs her editing business from her luxury condo, stays fit with daily jogs along Chicago’s lakefront, and in her free time blogs anonymously about life as a kept woman.

Enter new neighbor Dillan Foster. Between his unexpected friendship and her father’s sudden reappearance, Miska loses control of her orderly life. Her relationship with Mark deteriorates, and Miska can’t help comparing him to Dillan. His religious views are so foreign, yet the way he treats her is something she’s longed for. But Dillan discovers exactly who she is and what she has done. Too late she finds herself longing for a man who is determined to never look her way again.

When her blog receives unexpected national press, Miska realizes that her anonymity was an illusion. Caught in a scandal about to break across the nation, Miska wonders if the God Dillan talks about would bother with a woman like her—a woman who’s gone too far and done too much.

“Gutsy and fast-paced.”—Laura Frantz, author of Love’s Reckoning

“One of the most surprising and best books I’ve read this year.”—MaryLu Tyndall, best-selling author of Legacy of the King’s Pirates series

 What do you think is lacking in Christian Fiction? I’ve felt in recent years that Christian fiction hasn’t dealt with the reality of life in America. There seems to have been a shift back to lighthearted historical romances and very little that deals with things many Christians are facing today. My tastes run toward books that make you think which is why I wrote Kept. It was the book I couldn’t find.

bradleyDo you have your plotline and character development already laid out before you begin writing a book, or do they develop as you write? I have a question, a what if, that I want to explore. I know the opening scenes and I know, very generically, how it ends and maybe three or four scenes in between. That’s really it. So for me the rough draft is a true discovery and adventure, and things often completely surprise me. There are a number of times when I finish a scene and think, “What happens next?”

I’m always intrigued by how writers get started…did you always have these books inside you and knew that you wanted to write them or did the idea just pop into your head one day and you decided to put pen to paper? I’ve always, always, always wanted to write. Since third grade.

Do you write your books for your own enjoyment or more for what you think people would want to read? I write books that I can’t find, books I’m longing to read. I know I’m not alone in my tastes—Kept’s sales have proven that—so I plan to keep writing that way.

Which of your characters most reflects your personality? I’d have to say Dillan Foster. He’s a rather serious, focused guy who isn’t the type to catch much attention. Yet he catches the attention of Miska, the heroine, because he’s so different than the other men she knows.

I assume when you start a book, you pretty much have the plot laid out. Nope! Not at all. I describe my writing style as dashing through a dark, dark night with a lantern held arms’ length in front of me and a cliff right beside me. It’s terrifying, it’s fun, and every so often it can turn deadly when I take a wrong turn. Fortunately I survive by deleting a scene that went the wrong direction and having something different happen. Thankfully, falling over the “cliff” has been a rare occurrence.

If you knew ahead of time your book would benefit only one person on their spiritual journey, would you still write it? I’d like to think I would. That one person might be me, you know? Writing fiction completely feeds me, and writing Christian fiction makes me examine areas in my own life. And my goal with Kept was to reach women who have a past similar to Miska’s and are struggling with it. If Kept helps women with that, I’m truly thrilled.

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Christian Fiction Friday: February 27th

Welcome to this week’s edition of Christian Fiction Friday brought to you by me and my lovely and talented co-host, Alana Terry! This is a chance for Christian authors to post short snippets from their works in progress! Easy and fun!

Here is my offering for the week, from my current work in progress, Flight of Faith, Part 7 of the Virtues and Valor Series.

v07-faith“We aren’t going to make it!” Helen yelled as she struggled with the controls.

“Just lost the left engine,” her copilot Harold Curtis said, looking beyond Helen to the burning wing. Less than a second later, the entire plane shuddered as another antiaircraft burst exploded right next to them, causing her to rapidly start losing altitude.

“You need to find me a place to set this baby down or else we’re going to be in a heap of trouble,” she managed to say as she stood and used the weight of her body to try to control the yoke. Some part of her brain told that right now she ought to feel absolute terror, but she didn’t have time for that. Maybe later, when this was over, would she take time and react to the fact that she was crash landing into enemy territory, into a country in which she did not speak the language.

 

Now, link your Christian Fiction Friday! Here are the rules:

1. Christian Fiction Friday is a blog hop where authors post short (400-ish words or less) snippets from their current works in progress (not published pieces).

2. Keep it PG-13 or lower. No swearing, no sex scenes. If you have a particularly violent scene or deal with a heavy or controversial subject matter, please include a disclaimer at the beginning of your post.




Suggestions:

1. Visit at least some of the other Christian Fiction Friday authors each week and comment on their blogs.

2. Don’t offer critiques unless the author specifically asks for it in his or her post.

3. Please include this blurb at the end of your weekly post:

Christian Fiction Friday is a weekly blog hop where authors post snippets from their current Works in Progress. It is hosted by Alana Terry and Hallee Bridgeman.

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Christian Fiction Friday: February 20th

Welcome to this week’s edition of Christian Fiction Friday brought to you by me and my lovely and talented co-host, Alana Terry! This is a chance for Christian authors to post short snippets from their works in progress! Easy and fun!

Here is my offering for the week, from my current work in progress, Flight of Faith, Part 7 of the Virtues and Valor Series.

v07-faithHelen popped the canopy on Diamond and pushed herself out of the cockpit. As her boots landed on the ground, she saw the two men rushing toward her, one of them with a gun drawn from the holster on his belt. She weakly raised her hands. “I have a letter of permission,” she declared before they even came to a stop.

The man in the officer’s uniform looked her up and down, intense green eyes taking in her leather jacket, pants, and boots. He inspected her with a methodical eye for detail, taking in her apparent age, weight, and state of alertness along with her very American accent. He waved a hand at the gun toting man next to him. “Put that away, Erickson.”

The trip here had taken Helen from Texas to New York to Newfoundland to Greenland to Iceland and finally here. The trip had taken seven days. Exhaustion overrode every cell in her body, and Helen didn’t know how much energy she had left from which to pull reserves, especially standing here with her hands in the air. “Let’s have a looksie at your letter, then, shall we?” he demanded.

“I have to get it out of my jacket pocket,” she warned, her voice hoarse with exhaustion. “Don’t let Skippy here get an itchy trigger finger.” The officer simply raised an eyebrow and extended his hand. She retrieved the letter from her inside pocket and handed it over to him.

After he skimmed it, he looked at her again. “This says H. ‘Troy’ Mulberry. You don’t strike me as a Troy.”

She loved his accent. She didn’t think he’d appreciate hearing it at this point, but she honestly thought she could listen to him talk all day. “Well, shucks, Admiral. We just met. Give it some time to grow on ya.”

He didn’t look amused. She lowered her hands and shoved them into her pockets. “Everyone who knows me calls me Troy. Not my fault people assume that means a man.” Helen slumped down onto the wing of her Na-16. “I’ve been flying for half a fortnight. Think I could catch forty winks somewhere, Admiral?”

He looked at Texas Diamond, dusty and dirty, and back at her. “Where did you fly out of, Miss Mulberry?”

 

Now, link your Christian Fiction Friday! Here are the rules:

1. Christian Fiction Friday is a blog hop where authors post short (400-ish words or less) snippets from their current works in progress (not published pieces).

2. Keep it PG-13 or lower. No swearing, no sex scenes. If you have a particularly violent scene or deal with a heavy or controversial subject matter, please include a disclaimer at the beginning of your post.




Suggestions:

1. Visit at least some of the other Christian Fiction Friday authors each week and comment on their blogs.

2. Don’t offer critiques unless the author specifically asks for it in his or her post.

3. Please include this blurb at the end of your weekly post:

Christian Fiction Friday is a weekly blog hop where authors post snippets from their current Works in Progress. It is hosted by Alana Terry and Hallee Bridgeman.

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An Interview with Author Erin Taylor Young

Welcome to Readers Write to Know! I asked you, my readers, what questions they would ask their favorite authors if given the chance. This week, I’m thrilled to have Erin Taylor Young as my guest. Her book, Surviving Henry: Adventures in Loving a Canine Catastrophe, sounds hysterical. I so admire authors who can write humor. I appreciate humor, and can scatter it throughout my books in dialogue, but I can’t just straight up write humor. That’s hard work.

I also love that one of her young crushes was John Denver. I remember my 4th or 5th grade year, our grade had a music program. One of our songs was “Grandma’s Featherbed” by John Denver. The boy that was supposed to sing the solo verses of that song was sick, and I was the only kid in the entire grade who knew all of the words to the verses, so I had to sing them. (1) I’m not a boy (heh) (2.) I can’t sing. Seriously. I’m a terrible singer. My autistic son will hold his ears when I sing. So, that was certainly an adventure – for me AND the audience. Weren’t my parents surprised?

Please enjoy Erin’s interview as much as I did.

ErinTaylorYoungTell us a little bit about yourself.I’m a humor writer who’d rather wear jeans and a flannel shirt than tights and dresses. I probably belong in the mountains somewhere, but I live in the flat part of Oklahoma with my well-meaning husband, two polar opposite sons, and a noncompliant dog. When I’m not writing or rescuing the dog from mortal danger, I work as an acquisitions editor for Redbud Press—a company I helped found. I’m also partnering in another start-up project—a podcast aimed at ministering to the hearts of writers, with a series of coordinating books. I love what I do! You can visit me at www.erintayloryoung.com where I blog about writing, God, and my aversion to spiders.

Tell us about your current release.  Surviving Henry: Adventures in Loving a Canine Catastrophe  is our true-life story about a rogue torpedo of a dog who broadsides our family with love. Think Marley & Me meets Erma Bombeck meets the Roadrunner. (Yes, really!) The book has been repeatedly accused of making people laugh until they cry, but I say folks have to decide that for themselves. I’m working on an additional collection of “Henry stories” (he’s so bad I couldn’t fit everything in one book) that I hope will be out later this year.

If you knew ahead of time your book would benefit only one person on their spiritual journey, would you still write it?  This is a question we writers frequently ask ourselves. Writing is hard. Publishing is hard. The journey is long. But for me, the answer is yep. Writing is first and foremost what I do as an act of obedience to God. And it’s a way I spend time with Him, creating together. I see His faithfulness, His love, and His amazing provision time and again, and so I grow, I change, and I treasure the time with God. So I guess I already know that it’ll benefit one person—me. : ) I hope and pray the things I write will make a difference in someone else’s life too, but all I can do is offer my best effort and see where God wants to take it.

Who was your first Screen/Musical Crush?  Oh, definitely Christopher Plummer in The Sound of Music. Handsome, brave, and he could play the guitar!

Surviving Henry_2D coverWhat advice do you have for aspiring writers?  Enjoy the journey. Only God knows ultimately where our path will lead, but the one thing we can know is that it’ll be filled with curves and detours and rough roads and barely visible paths that lead to high bridges that are detours to more rough roads. And we’ll never really arrive, exactly, because there’s always another destination around the next bend. But here’s the thing, it’s a grand adventure.

What is your preferred method of writing? (computer, pen & paper, etc.)  I love to sit on the couch, my laptop open, a view of the trees outside, and Henry curled up on the couch next to me. Now that Henry is older, that’s more a possibility. But anyone who reads Surviving Henry will learn about one ridiculously odd position I sat in to write a few portions of the book.

What is one thing that you “never saw yourself doing” and either do it now or have done?  This one’s easy. I NEVER saw myself turning into a humor writer. I mean, I wanted to be a songwriter (John Denver was my next crush after Christopher Plummer). My hubby and kids would tell you I’m not the funniest one in our family, but God had other ideas. He gave me the most ridiculous and difficult dog in maybe the whole wide world, and I just had to write about it. And it turns out that I’m not a very talented musician, but I’ve got lots of funny stories about that too.

Do you remember where you were or what you were doing when you started this story?  It was probably early in Henry’s ludicrous string of near-death fiascos. I remember thinking: Oh. My. Gosh. People will never believe the stuff this dog does. I oughta be writing it down…Like that would prove it really happened or something? Or maybe I just wanted a record of it all.  And when readers tell me their trials and escapades, and how much the book helped them to know they’re not alone in this crazy pet gig, well, then I’m really glad I wrote it all down.

Thanks very much, Hallee, for letting me meet your readers!

If anyone would like news about future releases, they can signup for my newsletter and get a free, fun ebook of Henry’s World Tour postcard memes. My favorite is the one from Antarctica. : ) Follow this link:

You can catch up with Erin and Henry at the following locations

Erin’s Website
Surviving Henry
Erin’s blog: Humor on the Upside of Down
Surviving Henry Book Trailer
Henry’s YouTube channel 

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Mission of Mercy is Now Available!

The exciting Virtues and Valor serialized story continues with book 6!

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06_9781939603500_640Doctor BETTY GRIMES, miraculously survives the Nazi bombing of her hospital but suffers the loss of her fiancé in the raid. She goes to the countryside to grieve and recuperate and there meets the leader of the Virtues team who recruits the brilliant surgeon.

After months of training, Betty, code-named MERCY, now works in Occupied France as a nurse, where she garners information from patients and passes it to the Allies. Secretly, she tends to injured Resistance operatives, treating gunshots and other wounds that would otherwise draw the attention of the Third Reich.

When Betty is sent to the local prison to see to a prisoner who has taken ill, her shock at finding TEMPERANCE nearly blows her cover. Now Temperance is sick and Mercy needs to get her well enough for the coming rescue operation to succeed.
Can MERCY save TEMPERANCE in time for her rescue, or will her patient succumb to the disease brought on by the torture of the Gestapo?

MISSION OF MERCY is part six of seven serialized novellas entitled the Virtues and Valor series.

In 1941 Great Britain a special war department assembles an experimental and exclusively female cohort of combat operatives. Four willing spies, a wireless radio operator, an ingenious code breaker, and a fearless pilot are each hand-picked, recruited, and trained to initiate a daring mission in Occupied France. As plans are laid to engineer the largest prison break of Allied POWs in history, the Nazis capture the Virtues’ radio operator. It will take the cohesive teamwork of the rest of the women to save her life before Berlin breaks her and brings the force of the Third Reich to bear.

Some find love, some find vengeance, and some discover the kind of strength that lives in the human heart when all they can do is rely on each other and their shared belief. Courage, faith, and valor intersect but, in the end, one pays the ultimate price.

Continuing the Virtues and Valor series by Hallee Bridgeman. Seven serialized novellas, each inspired by real people and actual events, reveal the incredible story of amazing heroines facing the ultimate test of bravery. Book 6, Mission of Mercy, is now available at the following locations:

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