Friday, December 11, 2009

Book Signing Tomorrow!

Oh, goodness, in the midst of the blog tour rush, I totally forgot to post about the book signing I have coming up tomorrow! My local group, Middle Tennessee Christian Writers (MTCW), is having our annual Christmas brunch in the morning, and then this year those of us who are published—or about to be published—are participating in 2 book signings instead of the usual 1. It’s going to be a killer day, but we always have a huge amount of fun, and I hope you can join us!

The poster at left has the details of time and place. The first is from 1-2:30 at the Books-A-Million at Rivergate, just off I-65 on the north side of Nashville. The second is from 4-5:30 at the Books-A-Million at Mt. Juliet out on the east side off I-40.

I’ll be signing copies of One Holy Night for this Christmas season. For those of you who are fans of Tamara Leigh, please be aware she’ll only be participating in the first signing at Rivergate.

If you’re in the Nashville area, please do stop by at one location or another and join in the fun! We’d love to see you!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Blog Stop Change

There’s been a change to December 14 stop on the Wind of the Spirit blog tour. My favorite Christmas memory will appear on the As the Pages Turn blog. Below is the corrected full list. Be sure to stop by and leave a comment!

Tuesday, Dec. 1: http://bookvideos.wordpress.com/
Wednesday, Dec. 2: http://edgyinspirationalauthor.blogspot.com/
Thursday, Dec. 3 http://beyondthebooks.wordpress.com/
Friday, Dec. 4: http://readingthepast.blogspot.com/
Monday, Dec. 7: http://bookexcerpts.wordpress.com/ (Between the Covers)
Tuesday, Dec. 8: http://thebookconnectionccm.blogspot.com/
Wednesday, Dec. 9: http://blog.lyndacoker.net/ (Between the Lines)
Thursday, Dec. 10: http://www.thehotauthorreport.blogalogues.com/
Friday, Dec. 11 http://fewmorepages.blogspot.com/
Friday, Dec. 11: http://www.sipsncupscafe.com/2009/07/wind-of-spirit-review.html
Monday, Dec. 14: http://asthepagesturn.wordpress.com/
Tuesday, Dec. 15: http://thebookrack.wordpress.com/
Wednesday, Dec. 16: http://www.masoncanyon.blogspot.com/ (Thoughts in Progress)

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Amber Stockton Blog Tour

Looks like a bunch of us are doing blog tours this holiday season. My good buddy and webmistress Tiff Stockton is getting in on the action too. Below is the information on all her books. There are some great reads here! And don't forget, books make great Christmas gifts. So stock up for friends and family, and treat yourself as well for that much-needed break in all the holiday shopping!

Tiffany Amber Stockton is an author, online marketing consultant, and web site designer who lives with her husband and fellow author, Stuart, and their baby daughter in Colorado. They also have a vivacious Border Collie mix named Roxie. Amber has sold eight books to Barbour Publishing with more on the horizon. Other writing credits include five short stories for Romancing the Christian Heart, and contributions to Grit for the Oyster and 101 Ways to Romance Your Marriage. Her goal in writing is to convey the message that God is always present, even during the most difficult circumstances. Read more about her at her web site: http:///www.amberstockton.com.

Tiff's Books

Promises, Promises
Barbour Publishing/Heartsong Presents
Book 1 of Liberty's Promise (HP #784)
Buy at Amazon.com
Release date: February 2008
ISBN-10: 1597899399
ISBN-13: 9781597899390

Raelene Strattford believes God has forsaken her, but her neighbor proves just the opposite while giving her a voice in a world where women have none.

Has God forsaken Raelene? What kind of God would take a girl's family and leave her alone in a wild land where women have no voice? When Gustaf Hanssen promises Raelene's dying father that he will take care of her, he finds himself bound to her happiness, her success, and her well-being in ways he never imagined. To keep his word, must Gustaf really oversee all of Raelene's affairs, find her a husband, and maintain her farm, while she does nothing but scorn him? Can God reach through Raelene's pain and self-centeredness and give her the love that awaits, if only she will accept His will?

Read the first chapter here: http://www.amberstockton.com/excerpts/ppexcerpt.html

Quills & Promises
Barbour Publishing/Heartsong Presents
Book 2 of Liberty's Promise (HP #803)
Buy at Amazon.com
Release date: July 2008
ISBN-10: 160260049X
ISBN-13: 9781602600492

Separated from Madison when he leaves to fight the French and Indians, Elanna Hanssen must choose between her heart and her head, especially when Madison's integrity is questioned.

Innocence paired with wisdom beyond her years--With these traits, Elanna Hanssen unwittingly captures the attentions of Major Madison Scott. Her honest desire to understand the war fascinates him, and he resolves to get to know this perspicacious young lady better. When he is called away to fight the French and the Indians, they begin a correspondence, cautiously baring their hearts to one another. Elanna has never known emotions like these before, but she is drawn to the integrity she sees in her major. When a writer for the first newspaper in the colony questions the major's credentials and activities, however, will she allow her heart or her head to rule? Can true love grow over such distance and around such obstacles?

Read the first chapter here: http://www.amberstockton.com/excerpts/qpexcerpt.html

Deceptive Promises
Barbour Publishing/Heartsong Presents
Book 3 of Liberty's Promise (HP #823)
Buy at Amazon.com
Release date: November 2008
ISBN-10: 1602601895
ISBN-13: 9781602601895

Living during the American Revolution and the formation of a new nation, Margret Scott gets involved with a spy and a life of deception that could endanger herself, her family and the man she loves.

Is deception fair in wartime? Margret Scott finds she must deal with this question as she becomes attracted to the enigmatic Samuel Lowe. As the tensions grow between the colonists and the British soldiers and loyalists, Margret struggles to determine where Samuel's loyalties lie, despite his reassurances that they lie with the colonists. Samuel's duties have him working for both sides of this war, and he is often torn between what is right and what is wrong. He promises Margret she can trust him, and Margret promises him she does. But can promises born in deception be trusted? Can relationships built in uncertainty survive?

Read the first chapter here: http://www.amberstockton.com/excerpts/dpexcerpt.html

Liberty's Promise
Amber's first 3 books repackaged into 1 volume
Romancing America collection, Barbour Publishing. Available for Pre-Order! Buy at Amazon.com
Release date: March 2010
ISBN-10: 1602607990
ISBN-13: 9781602607996

Publisher's description: Relive the birth of a new country as three women battle for determining to whom they can entrust their hearts. Raelene is all alone, but is there peace in following the wishes of her deceased father? Elanna is intelligent for her young age, but will her love for an older man turn into a passing fancy when his integrity is questioned? Margret's loyalties are torn when the colonists rebel, for how can a relationship with a British soldier built on deceptions survive? Will each woman find her place of freedom to embrace her faith and trust her heart to love?

Copper and Candles
Barbour Publishing/Heartsong Presents
Book 1 of Michigan historical series (HP #843)
Release date: April 2009
ISBN-10: 1602603405
ISBN-13: 9781602603400

A young lady of means discovers that keeping secrets, no matter how noble the intent, demands a price that she and a refinery worker, with all their resources, might not be able to pay.

Society teas and garden parties, shopping, gossip—life as a young lady of means may be fun, but Felicity wants to do more. Unfortunately, she finds that her position and wealth can sometimes hinder her efforts to help those around her in need. Thus, when a charity case falls ill and cannot work, Felicity determines to go to work as a commoner in Detroit's dangerous factory district. Relationships become complicated, however, and she soon finds herself falling in love with a worker from the copper refinery next door. She knows her family would never accept him as a suitor, but what's a girl to do? What she doesn't know is that Brandt has his own secrets and hides his identity just as carefully as she. Brandt and Felicity soon discover that deception—no matter how noble its intent—demands a price that even they, with all their resources, may not be able to pay. Can they survive the storm when truth is revealed?

Read the first chapter here: http://www.amberstockton.com/excerpts/ccexcerpt.html

Hearts and Harvest
Barbour Publishing/Heartsong Presents
Book 2 of Michigan historical series (HP #867)
Release date: September 2009
ISBN-10: 1602605769
ISBN-13: 9781602605763

A destitute young man fights society's mores to win the hand of his privileged sweetheart.

William's is a true riches to rags story...Once members of Detroit's elite society, the Berringer family lost everything they had in the financial crash of 1893. From a life of influence and privilege, they now find themselves working a potato patch alongside immigrants and other destitute folk on borrowed land. William's resentment toward his current situation—and mostly toward God for allowing it—simmers barely beneath the surface. All it takes is one charitable visit to the fields from a lovely society darling to burst his façade of acceptance. Annabelle Lawson, convicted by her pastor's admonishing words, begins delivering food and water to the workers on her father's donated land. But as she learns the stories of the people who work there, she becomes increasingly drawn to their plight. Especially that of the inscrutable William Berringer. Can Annabelle and William overcome the stigma placed upon his family by a society that once embraced them? Will her parents remember their own meeting or forbid this budding romance altogether?

Read the first chapter here: http://www.amberstockton.com/excerpts/hhexcerpt.html

Patterns and Progress
Barbour Publishing/Heartsong Presents
Book 3 of Michigan historical series (HP# )
Release date: December 2009
ISBN-10: 1602606870
ISBN-13: 9781602606876

A farmer's daughter would rather turn back the hands of time than accept the fact that advancement in technology could be in God's plan.

Shannon Delaney was right. Every time she might consider changing her stance on what other people called progress, something bad would happen and she would be proven right again. Take the day Jacob Berringer almost ran her over in that new Model-T, for instance. And he had the nerve to suggest she'd been daydreaming? Or the Titanic. A marvel of modern invention. Look where that got them. Or how about the new tractor her brother insisted they try out. What did he get from that? A broken arm. Why can't things just stay the way they are—the way they should be? Jacob's got his work cut out for him, proving to the stubborn but beautiful Shannon that just because he works for the Henry Ford Company, he isn't evil incarnate. But something about her tells him she's worth the effort, and when Jacob puts his mind to something, he doesn't turn back. But will either of them look to God for direction?

Read the first chapter here: http://www.amberstockton.com/excerpts/pnpexcerpt.html