Friday, November 24, 2017

Book Sales!!!!!

 It’s that time of year again! The time for buying presents, making wish lists, and planning New Year’s Resolutions if you do that kind of thing. If any of that involve books (which would be really smart;) of you) for you, Indie Christian Books has a perfect event for you.
From Nov 24th through Nov 30th, a humongous selection of independently published Christian books will be on sale. You can find discounted paperbacks, dozens of books offered with free shipping$0.99 ebookspackage deals and more.  If your budget is depleted from Christmas shopping, we have some freebies for you! Need even more of a reason to support indie authors and fill your shelf with good stories? When you purchase a paperback book through indiechristianbooks.com you’ll be eligible to enter an exclusive giveaway including free books and an Amazon gift card! How cool is that?
You can also meet our very cool authors by visiting the Author Database on the before mentioned website. Want to get to know the authors better AND have the chance to win some fun prizes? We’d love to have you join our week long Facebook party which will feature 39 authors over 7 days.
What awesome reads of 2017 are you grateful for? What books are you looking forward to reading in 2018?
A note on the Ebooks Only page. Some of the books that are listed as "Sold Out." This is because we aren’t selling those directly through our site. Please click on the product's page to find descriptions and links to discounted and just maybe free ebooks.
Acknowledgements: Thanks to Leah E. Good and Kendra E. Ardnek</a> for their work organizing this sale, and Hannah Mills for her fantastic design work on the website graphics. Hannah can be contacted at hmills(at)omorecollege(dot)edu for more information about her design services

Here is the link to the giveaway.

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Indie Christian Authors Black Friday Sale! Book Review!



Genre: Historical Fiction.

My Rating: 5 Stars. A Different Kind Of Courage is my favorite book set during the American Revolution book.

Recommendation: Anyone. Especially if you like history fiction books.

My favorite character/s: William Landor, he has just returned from England with a pile of secrets which keeps growing. He is torn when he has to choose between his father Britain, or his
friends, the patriot's cause, and the patriot indentured servant girl that he is starting to care for more then he should.

My Verse for William is Romans 8:28
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.


Indie Christian Authors Black Friday Sale! Author interview and Book review!!!

Author of Counted Worthy 


What gave you the idea to write Counted Worthy?

I was playing a game with myself, taking phrases from Bible verses and pretending they were story titles. Counted Worthy from from Acts 5:41 captured my imagination, so I wrote a short story around the title. When my friends read the short story, they insisted the story needed to be longer. That short story turned into chapter one of the novel.

What was the hardest part of writing Counted Worthy?

The editing! The rough draft fell into place relatively quickly, but there was a lot of work to do afterwords. I cut up to 10,000 words at a time and rewrote whole sections of the book to make everything cohesive and interesting.

Where is your favorite place to write? And would you be willing to share a picture of your favorite place to write?

These days my favorite place to write is a local coffee shop (see attached pictures), but Counted Worthy was written almost exclusively at my desk in my bedroom.




What helps you to write?

The three things that most inspire me are reading good novels, bouncing ideas off other people and brainstorming with friends, and reading books about writing or listing to writing podcasts. All three of these things get my creative brain spinning and generating new ideas.

Do you plan on writing any more books?

Yes! Entering the workforce and some other life changes have slowed my writing down, but I still plan on continuing to write and publish stories. For the past 3 years I've been ever-so-slowly working on a sequel to Counted Worthy. I've started writing and then scrapped three ideas so far, but I hope my current outline is the one that's going to stick. The sequel is going to be mostly about Bryce, his family, and the repercussions of the public outcry shown in the final chapter of Counted Worthy.

What do you do when you have writers block?

I don't have a great answer for this. Writer's block for me is usually a side effect of a really busy schedule, changes in my life, or stressful situations. Since publishing Counted Worthy I've had three different jobs, lost two grandparents, and adjusted to my family taking care of another grandparent. All of those things plus new priorities for this season of life have lead to limited writing progress--or writers block. A few months ago I started setting aside an hour on Friday mornings to go to a coffee shop and work on my story, and that has lead to finally making slow but steady progress.

Who inspired you to write?

Making up stories and writing has been a part of me for as long as I can remember. However, I credit becoming serious about writing as a craft to Daniel Schwabauer and my fellow One Year Adventure Novel classmates.

Who are your favorite authors?

My current favorite authors are Jaye L. Knight, Tricia Mingerink, and Brandon Sanderson.

Do you like reading or writing more?

That's a toss up! I don't think I can decide between the two.

What is your favorite non literary thing to do?

I love to get out of the house to do stuff and try new things. Whenever I can find a buddy to go out with you'll find me hiking, exploring museums or festivals, or trying whatever unique type of food I can find on a restaurant's menu.

My Review

Genre: Fiction.

My Rating: 5 Stars.

Recommendation: 13 and older. Because of some things are harder to read.

My Favorite Character/s: Heather Stone is a Christian, as well as a supposed rebel her Father is arrested for having a Bible, which is illegal. She is strong and doesn't back down from her beliefs.

My Verse for Heather is Hebrews 13:5 Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave  you nor forsake you.

Warning There is a execution.

"From November 24th-30th there is a huge selection of discounted books available at indiechristianbooks.com. You can also go to the Indie Christian Authors for a week long Facebook party during the same dates."

Here is the link to the giveaway.
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Monday, November 20, 2017

Book review: of The Green Ember by S. D Smith.

About: Heather and Picket are extraordinary rabbits with ordinary lives until calamitous events overtake them, spilling them into a cauldron of misadventures. They discover that their own story is bound up in the tumult threatening to overwhelm the wider world.
Kings fall and kingdoms totter. Tyrants ascend and terrors threaten. Betrayal beckons, and loyalty is a broken road with peril around every bend.
Where will Heather and Picket land? How will they make their stand?

Genre: Fantasy

My Rating: 5 Stars.

Recommendation: 10 and up by them selves, or anyone who likes Peter Rabbit, Narina, Redwall, or Fantasy. It would be a great family read aloud.

I love the story line of the Green Ember, the cover is really cute, S. D Smith did a great job on the Green Ember, it is one of my favorite fantasy books. I like the Green Ember more then Redwall.

Saturday, November 18, 2017


What do you get when you mix two parents who grew up in the city, six kids who have always lived in the country, and add homeschooling? You get a whole lot of laughter!
Homeschool graduate and author Sarah Holman shares stories about her family that range from thought-provoking to side-splitting. She shares both hilarious mistakes and heartbreaking moments in her family. In this collection of stories, she endeavors capture some of the answers to the questions people have often asked her about growing up in a conservative homeschool family as well as some of the wisdom she has gleaned along the way. Sarah invites you to open up this scrapbook of memories. She hopes that you come away encouraged, inspired…and laughing.


Genre: Nonfiction.

My Rating: 5 Stars.


Recommendation: Anyone, especially if you are looking to home school, Homeschooling, or just looking  to see what homeschooling is all about.

I love There Was Always Laughter. It was funny, sweet, and true. I highly recommended reading There Was Always Laughter. I am homeschooled and sometimes people act like that is a terrible thing. I am learning so much more than I would trapped in a room for hours everyday. I think that There was Always Laughter shows how much better it is to be homeschooled than to go to public or private school. Although having a grammarian as a mom is sometimes a little hard ... Especially when you ask her to check your spelling on a book review.


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November 16
Reachel – What stories are you going to include, Sarah?
J. Grace Pennington – An interview
Esther Filbrun – A review
Tarissa Graves – A review

November 17
Leona Ruth – A review
Chloe – A review

November 18
Kaylee – A review
Alexa - A Thanksgiving Story

November 19
Liv K. Fisher – Short Girl Jokes
Kelsey Bryant – A review

Monday, November 13, 2017

Book spotlight



Christmas tour 


Christmas time is almost here! Okay, so not really, for my family on Christmas day we celebrate with extended family. My immediate family and I celebrate on January 6th but that doesn't mean we can't start celebrating early, right? So today, we're celebrating the release of not one or two, but eight new Christmas books!!! All written by Rebekah A. Morris. I am spotlighting two of her books today and you will find out more about the others as you follow the tour.

About the Books

Home for Christmas


Feeling that life is unfair when her father is killed in the front lines of France and she has to live with her relatives on a western farm, twelve-year-old Susanna Stanson runs away to the city. She decides that all will be well when she reaches her old home, but a severe snowstorm interrupts her trip.

Christmas Smiles


This was Lana’s second Christmas without her parents, who had died in an accident, and she was sure it would bering nothing but tears, because she and her aunt couldn’t seem to get along. When a frightening experience occurs, Lana, her cousin, and her aunt and uncle find unexpected cause for smiles.


About the Author

Rebekah A. Morris is a homeschool graduate, an enthusiastic freelance author and a passionate writing teacher. Her books include, among others, Home Fires of the Great War, The Unexpected Request, Gift from the Storm, and her bestselling Triple Creek Ranch series. Some of her favorite pastimes, when she isn't’ writing, include reading and coming up with dramatic and original things to do. The Show-Me state is where she calls home.

Tour Schedule


November 13
Bookish Orchestrations – Introductory Post
Read Another Page – Book Spotlight from the author
Kaylee's Kind of Writes – Book Spotlight
Resting Life – Review and Excerpt
Perry Elisabeth – Excerpt
Rachel Rossano's Words – Book Spotlight and Excerpt

November 14
Read Another Page – Book Spotlight from the author
Odelia's Blog – Author Interview and Book spotlight
Bryce’s Creative Writing Corner – Author Interview, Review, and Excerpt
Counting Your Blessings One by One – Review and Excerpt
Perpetual Indie Perspective – Book Spotlight

November 15
Read Another Page – Book Spotlight from the author
Whimsical Writings for His Glory – Author, Review, and Excerpt
Maidens for Modesty – Author Interview and Review
The Destiny of One – Book Spotlight
Rebekah Ashleigh – Book Spotlight
Stephany's BLOG Snippets – Book Spotlight and Excerpt

November 16
Read Another Page – Book Spotlight from the author
Laurel's Leaves – Author Interview
Stories by Firefly – Review
Claire Banschbach – Author Interview
Kelsey's Notebook – Review and Excerpt
Jaye L. Knight – Book Spotlight and Excerpt

November 17
Read Another Page – Book Spotlight from the author
Ruffles and Grace – Book Spotlight
With a Joyful Noise – Book Spotlight
Bookish Orchestrations – Closing Post

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Vintage Jane Austen Interview




Today I would like you to meet Sarah Holman.
Author of Emmeline (Emma): The talk of stock market crashes and depression isn’t going to keep Emmeline Wellington down. Born to wealth and privilege, Emmeline wants nothing more than to help her new friend, Catarina, find a husband. Emmeline sets her sights on one of the town’s most eligible bachelors, but nothing seems to go right. Even her friend and neighbor Fredrick Knight seems to question her at every turn.


What is your favorite Jane Austen book?
Well, I have to be honest here and say that I have only read three of her books. I love the wit and emotion of Pride and Prejudice, perhaps because I see myself in Lizzy so much. I too can be quick to make judgments about people and then have to swallow those ideas later. Besides, there are a few things in there that feel a lot like my life.

When did you first read Jane Austen's books?
I think I was eighteen? Right after I watched the movie for the first time and then went out and got the book. The novel was terrific, though I must say that the film adaptation did a great job of bringing the story to life.

Have you always wanted to write?
Nope, I wanted to be a nurse for the longest time.  I had written stories since I was eleven, but it wasn’t until I faced the reality that I was not going to physically cut it in nursing school that I felt called to devote myself to writing. I have been very blessed by the support of my family in this venture.

Who is your favorite author?
Well, that is always hard to answer. I guess since Christy by Catherine Marshall is my favorite book, I guess I would have to say Catherine Marshall is my favorite author. Although Grace Livingston Hill is a close second.

Who inspired you to write?
As I read a lot growing up, authors were naturally inspiring for me. Grace Livingston Hill was an early inspiration. She wrote over one-hundred books, and they were among some of my early favorites. However, my first venture into writing was inspired by my mother. I had an active (perhaps over-active) imagination, and I had a story idea.
“Why don’t you write it down?” My mom asked.
From that day when I was eleven onward, writing was a part of me. 




Presumption and Partiality by Rebekah Jones (Pride and Prejudice): Coming soon…A retelling of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice… set in 1930s Arizona.

Second Impressions: Jane Austen's stories have inspired writers for generations...in this collection they inspire fiction across the genres!
From the English Regency to the American 1950s, in Houston or a space freighter, fairytale land or a retirement center...Austen's timeless characters come to life again.


Visit these blogs during this week to find interviews, book reviews, and much more!
November 5
                Review of Emmeline - Once Upon the Ordinary
         Review of Bellevere House - Kaylee's Kind Of Writes
Series Spotlight - A Real Writer’s Life
Interview with Kelsey Bryant - Resting Life 
November 6
         Interview with Sarah Holman - J. Grace Pennington
Review of Emmeline - Kaylee's Kind Of Writes
Mini-Reviews and interview with Sarah Scheele - Deborah O’Carroll
Interview with Rebekah Jones - Livy Lynn Blog
Review Suit and Suitability - Resting Life 
November 7
         Interview with Kelsey Bryant - J. Grace Pennington
         Review of Perception - Kaylee's Kind Of Writes
Review and Interview of Perception - Purely by Faith Reviews
Review of Second Impressions - The Page Dreamer
 Series Spotlight - Finding the True Fairytale
November 8
Review Suit and Suitability - Once Upon the Ordinary         
         Review of Suit and Suitability - Kaylee's Kind Of Writes
Review of Perception - A Brighter Destiny

November 9
         Series Spotlight - God’s Peculiar Treasure
                Review of Second Impressions and Suit and Suitability - Ordinary Girl, Extraordinary Father
Interview with Rebekah Jones - Kaylee's Kind Of Writes
Series Spotlight – Christian Bookshelf Reviews

November 10
         Review of Suit and Suitability - With a Joyful Noise
         Series Spotlight - Liv K. Fisher
Review of Second Impressions- Kaylee's Kind Of Writes
Review of Perception - She Hearts Fiction
Interview with Sarah Holman – Rebekah Ashleigh

November 11
         Series Spotlight - Reveries Reviews
         Review of Suit and Suitability - Faith Blum
Interview with Sarah Holman - Kaylee's Kind Of Writes
Interview with Hannah Scheele - Peculiar on Purpose
Review of Bellevere House - Seasons of Humility
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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Book review: Second Impressions A Collection of Fiction Inspired by Jane Austen


What would it be like to see Elizabeth Bennet in 1930’s clothes? What if Emma Woodhouse was the daughter of a car dealership owner? What if Marianne Dashwood was seeking to become a movie star in the golden age of film? The Vintage Jane Austen series explores the world of Jane Austen, set in 1930’s America. Five authors took on Jane Austen’s five most popular novels and retold them set in the depression era, remaining faithful to the original plots. As an extra bonus to the series, there is a collection of short stories that were inspired by Jane Austen. Which of these books do you most want to read?


Genre: Fiction

My Rating: 4 Stars.

Recommendation: Anyone who likes a story set in space, or a fictional country, or just a sweet romance.

Second Impressions: Jane Austen's stories have inspired writers for generations...in this collection they inspire fiction across the genres!
From the English Regency to the American 1950s, in Houston or a space freighter, fairytale land or a retirement center...Austen's timeless characters come to life again.

I don't normally read short stories. But some of these are pretty good. My favorite is Emma’s Irritation. They are very well written and I will probably read them some of these short stories again.

received this book from the author in exchange for my honest review and the thoughts are my own.


Visit these blogs during this week to find interviews, book reviews, and much more!
November 5
                Review of Emmeline - Once Upon the Ordinary
         Review of Bellevere House - Kaylee's Kind Of Writes
Series Spotlight - A Real Writer’s Life

November 6
         Interview with Sarah Holman - J. Grace Pennington
Review of Emmeline - Kaylee's Kind Of Writes
Series Spotlight - Deborah O’Carroll
Interview with Rebekah Jones - Livy Lynn Blog

November 7
         Interview with Kelsey Bryant - J. Grace Pennington
         Review of Perception - Kaylee's Kind Of Writes
Review and Interview of Perception - Purely by Faith Reviews
Review of Second Impressions - The Page Dreamer

November 8
Review Suit and Suitability - Once Upon the Ordinary
         Interview with Kelsey Bryant - Resting Life
         Review of Suit and Suitability - Kaylee's Kind Of Writes
Review of Perception - A Brighter Destiny

November 9
         Review Suit and Suitability - Resting Life
         Series Spotlight - God’s Peculiar Treasure
                Review of Second Impressions and Suit and Suitability - Ordinary Girl, Extraordinary Father
Interview with Rebekah Jones - Kaylee's Kind Of Writes
Series Spotlight – Christian Bookshelf Reviews

November 10
         Review of Suit and Suitability - With a Joyful Noise
         Series Spotlight - Liv K. Fisher
Review of Second Impressions- Kaylee's Kind Of Writes
Review of Perception - She Hearts Fiction
Interview with Sarah Holman – Rebekah Ashleigh

November 11
         Series Spotlight - Reveries Reviews
         Review of Suit and Suitability - Faith Blum
Interview with Sarah Holman - Kaylee's Kind Of Writes
Interview with Hannah Scheele - Peculiar on Purpose
Review of Bellevere House - Seasons of Humility
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