This weekend we're celebrating the release of Debby's Giusti's Love Inspired Suspense, Plain Danger. Leave a comment for a chance to win a print copy. Three winner's will be announced in the next Weekend Edition.
We Have Winners
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.
Winner of Lindt Lindor Truffles from the last Weekend Edition is Melissa Jagears
Monday, free-lance editor and writer Ericka McIntyre stopped by to talk about the Do's and Don'ts of Working with Editors and Publishers! Meghan Carver is the winner of Ruth Logan Herne's "More Than a Promise" (Franciscan Media).
Myra Johnson took us "From Identity to Essence in the Christian romance" on Tuesday. We compared Michael Hauge's character arc concept with Timothy Keller's teachings on marriage from his book The Meaning of Marriage. Preslaysa Williams is the winner of Tim Keller's book The Meaning of Marriage; Dana McNeely is the winner of Myra's contemporary romance Autumn Rains.
Wednesday was KISSES, KISSES, KISSES ... with Julie Lessman (who some people call "The Kissing Queen") Laura Conner Kestner is the winner of her choice of either an ecopy of Isle of Hope or it's brand-new prequel novella, A Glimmer of Hope.
Ruth Logan Herne galloped into Seekerville on Thursday, with her post on the character development of her three heroes, the Stafford brothers, and on setting. Jess, Dena, Phyllis Wheeler, Jana Vanderslice and Kav are the winners of Back in the Saddle .
Next Week In Seekerville
Monday: Janet Dean is our blog hostess today with her post, "Playing with Your Plot." Stop by for some plotting pointers and a chance to win your choice of either The Bounty Hunter’s Redemption or Courting Miss Adelaide.
Tuesday: Today Seeker Tina Radcliffe brings you "Writer Beware." Come prepared to take notes on this discussion of the shady side of the business of writing. There will be a quiz and prizes!
Wednesday: Debby Giusti is manning the blog today and talking about forming habits...good ones, that is. Stop by to chat with Debby and get your name in the drawing for a surprise gift, along with a copy of Plain Danger.
Thursday: Stop by today for "What I’ve learned from Working with Multiple Publishers (AND a Cover Reveal!)" with guest Susan Anne Mason. Commenters will have the chance to win a copy of either Irish Meadows or A Worthy Heart.
Friday: Today we present Best of the Archives with Julie Lessman. Comments are closed on Friday's to give us all more reading and writing time!
With This Spark
Coffee Shop Romances
With This Kiss Historical Collection
With This Kiss Contemporary Collection
JULIE LESSMAN BRINGS YOU TWO GIVEAWAYS! Here’s your chance to win a Kindle Fire, Amazon gift cards, gift baskets, a character named after you in Julie's next book, twelve books by top CBA authors, more free books, and a whole lot more!! How?
1. Book Lover's Giveaway — February 7-13, 2016: Win TWELVE signed paperback books by TOP CBA authors such as: Hannah Alexander, Tamera Alexander, Colleen Coble, Robin Lee Hatcher, Rachel Hauck, Denise Hunter, Cara Putman, Deborah Raney, Beth Vogt, Becky Wade, and Susan May Warren, as well as our own Julie Lessman.
Just click on the link here anytime during February 7-13 and Good Luck!
2. It's Time to Fall in Love Treasure Hunt- February 10-29, 2016: Join Debbie Lynne Costello, MaryLu Tyndall, and Julie Lessman as they celebrate the release of our latest books with some fabulous prizes, including 2 Kindles, Amazon gift cards, gift baskets, and books galore!
Visit each of the blogs on the scheduled dates above for the rules and Treasure Hunt clues..and good luck.
Debbie Lynne Costello
ISLE OF HOPE 50% OFF 3 MORE DAYS! With a five-star rating on Amazon with 109 reviews, you don't want to miss Julie Lessman's latest, a contemporary novel that bestselling authors Denise Hunter called a "riveting tale," Becky Wade praised as "a delight," and Beth Vogt said, "be prepared to question your beliefs about forgiveness." This is your chance to download it at the following link for half off!
Download Isle of Hope Here!
99-CENT SALE FOR PREQUEL TO ISLE OF HOPE: A prequel novella to Isle of Hope?? Yes, it’s true, A Glimmer of Hope is on sale for only 99 cents until it’s release date of March 1st, 66% off of the release-day price, so take advantage! She’s a wounded girl
serving up trouble.
He’s a pastor’s kid
bent on serving God.
But can they find a glimmer of hope
for a future together?
Preorder Sale for A Glimmer of Hope Here!
Twelve Brides of Summer is on sale for $.99 in February. Novella Collection 2 features Mary Connealy. Novella Collection 3 features Pam Hillman!
If you're looking for someone to talk to next FRIDAY, February 19th, come on over to Petticoats & Pistols where Ruth Logan Herne will be chatting it up about writing westerns, both contemporary and historical, and how the West was instrumental in the women's rights movements! Four Western states granted women the right to vote DECADES before the more "informed" East! Stop by and leave a comment to have your name tossed into Colt Stafford's cowboy hat for a chance to win a copy of Back in the Saddle!
Random News & Information
Thanks to everyone who sent links!
Too Late to Start Writing? (Writer Unboxed)
How Real People Make it BIG (Inc.) *Worth Rereading!*
Movie! Love Finds You in Valentine (Up Channel)
How Your Book Can Share in the Valentine’s Day (Marketing) Love (Writer Unboxed)
February 2016 Author Earnings Report: Amazon’s Ebook, Print, and Audio Sales (AER)
Amazon sells over 1 million ebooks a day as indies tighten hold on Kindle market (Roger Packer)
Her One and Only: Book Cover Photoshoot (BethanyHouse//YouTube)
Understanding the Genres: How to Write a Novel (DIY Author)
How To Create Titles to Hook Your Reader (The Book Designer)
How romance king Nicholas Sparks fell in love with faith (RNS)
Harlequin’s Writing Resources for Aspiring Romance Authors (Harlequin Blog)
Marketing a New Book Release that’s Part of a Long Series (BookBub Partners)
Use All Five Sense to Enrich Your Writing (Book Baby Blog)
How To Use Touch Love to Suceed as a Writer (Writing and Wellness)
!!! INSPIRATIONAL ENTRIES NEEDED!!!
Deadline March 1. Remember that all editors can acquire for all lines at Harlequin!
Wishing you a wonderful Valentines Day!