It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Seekerville.
We're getting ready for the release of two sets of holiday novella collections
by many of your Seeker friends on October 10th.
Leave a comment and we'll put your name in the candy dish
for a copy of each upon release,
and for now a $10.00 Amazon gift card.
TWO WINNERS of two collections and a gift card.
Winners announced in the next Weekend Edition.
Giveaway rules can be found here. Please drop us a line to claim your giveaway at firstname.lastname@example.org. All prizes not claimed in 8 weeks go back into the prize vault. We wish we could contact all our winners individually, but we'd rather write books! And P.S. - if we forget to send your prize DO let us know after 8 weeks per our rules.
Deanna Stevens, Abigail Richmond and Terri are Weekend Edition winners of Glynna Kaye's Rekindling the Widower's Heart.
As we're preparing for our October birthday month, Missy Tippens shared "Seven Things I've Learned the Last Seven Years" on Monday. Winners of the chat with Missy are Vicki Marney and Lyndee H. Please let us know if you prefer phone or email chat.
Tuesday Lisa Carter stopped in to see us today on her way to the ACFW Conference in Dallas Texas. Her post was called, " Is your writing like Julie Andrews, Etta James or Lady Gaga? Recognizing and maximizing your voice." Walt Mussell is the winner of her latest release, Beyond the Cherokee Trail, a 4 1/2 star Romantic Times Top Pick.
Wednesday: Love Inspired Suspense author Debby Giusti shared pics and info about the Writer's Police Academy she recently attended. She provided a behind-the-scenes look at law enforcement personnel in action. In honor of our police, fire and EMS heroes, Dana McNeely is the winner of a copy of Debby's latest release, Person of Interest, and a $10 Starbucks' gift card.
Piper Huguley, 2015 Debut Author of the Year by Romance Slam Jam and Breakout Author of the Year by AAMBC, and a two-time Golden Heart ®finalist, was our special guest Thursday. Her post was "Shine with a Steady Light." Stephanie Trietsch is the winner of ecopy of any one of Piper's Migration of the Heart releases to one commenter. (A Virtuous Ruby, A Most Precious Pearl, or a preorder of her November release, A Treasure of Gold.)
Home for Christmas Historical Collection featuring
Janet Dean, Ruth Logan Herne, Pam Hillman and Julie Lessman.
Next Week in Seekerville
Monday: Using History Mysteries to Grab Your Reader’s Attention or Who’s Buried in Grant’s Tomb? Join us Monday when Jewell Tweedt comes to visit. As an American History teacher instructing technology-reared middle school students. In the same way, Jewell uses mysteries to engage them. As a historical fiction writer she uses historical mysteries to engage her readers. One lucky commenter will receive a copy of Jewell's latest release A Lady for the Lawman.
Tuesday: Today Villagers Natalie Monk & Courtney Ballinger bring us the inside scoop from the 2015 ACFW Conference in Dallas, Texas! Stop by to chat and you might win your choice of any 2015 Carol Award finalist release.
Wednesday: Having trouble keeping track of all your story elements as you write that novel? Check out Seeker Glynna Kaye's "Staying Focused With A Character 'Wanted' Poster."
Thursday: Seeker Tina Radcliffe is back with a post that provides another peek into her very strange mind. Join us for "Diary of a Novelist." The giveaway will be as off beat as the post. ( Spew alert advisory in effect on Thursday-all day!)
Friday: Today is the Best of the Archives featuring Ruth Logan Herne we're going to jump to one of our all-time top-viewed post: "Holy Hot Heroes, Batman!" Come visit Ruthy as she returns to this favorite that talks about... well, the title says it all! See you Friday!
A Heart Full of Christmas featuring Debby Giusti,
Ruth Logan Herne,
Ruth Logan Herne,
Tina Radcliffe, Sandra Leesmith and Missy Tippens.
Fire and Ice, book #3 of the Wild at Heart series by Mary Connealy.
Gage is an honest man, but he didn't make his fortune being weak. He won't break the law, but he'll push as hard as he can within it. Five thousand acres of his best range land is lost to him because Bailey's homestead is located right across the only suitable entrance to a canyon full of lush grass. Gage has to regain access to his land--and he's got to go through Bailey to do it.
There is a drawing for a signed copy of Fire and Ice. To get in the drawing you must specifically mention the title and that you want in! This is a test to see who's paying attention. :D
The blog tour begins for Myra Johnson's newest release, The Sweetest Rain, with interviews, reviews, and giveaways!
First up, next Tuesday, 9/22, Myra faces off with Charity Andrews on A Transparent Mom blog. This is a totally different kind of interview, and we promise, it's going to be fun!
Next, on Friday, 9/25, read Leslie McKee's review plus a peek at the inspiration behind this novel. And there's more to come, so check back next weekend for the latest announcements!
As the drought of 1930 burns crops to a crisp, Bryony Linwood dreams of cooling winter snows and the life she would have had if Daddy hadn’t been killed in the Great War and Mama hadn’t moved Bryony and her sisters to their grandfather’s struggling tenant farm in tiny Eden, Arkansas. Now Mama’s gone, too, and as times grow tougher, Bryony will do whatever it takes to ensure her family’s survival. Michael Heath barely survived the war, and twelve years later all he wants to do is forget. A virtual recluse, his one passion is botanical illustration. Lost in the diversity of nature’s beauty, he finds escape from a troubled past and from his wealthy father’s continual pressure to take an interest in the family plantation. . . . As their relationship deepens, friendship soon blossoms into healing for wounded souls and a love that can’t be denied.
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Hello, It's Me! by Wendy Markham a Hallmark Movie!!! (If you haven't read the book, grab your tissues! It's fabulous) Preview here.
More info here.
Have a great reading and writing weekend.