Saturday, January 12, 2019

Weekend Edition


If you are not familiar with our giveaway rules, take a minute to read them here. It keeps us all happy! All winners should send their name, address, and phone number to claim prizes.  Note our new email address and please send your emails to

Monday: Ruthy was here rambling on about taking charge of your days and getting the job done, you know... the same thing she says all the time but with 50 novels and novellas published now, we're listening more! So that's our advice from this day: Write, write, write! 

Tuesday: Richard Mabry stopped by on Tuesday. We love Doc Mabry, and he shared with us how he's going to live more intentionally and focused and not be grumpy... and he offered a copy of his newest suspense "Emergency Case" and the winner of that is Pudy68!

Wednesday: Ruthy...again! Yes, our very own Ruth Logan Herne was back in the house on Wednesday with words of wisdom for any professional in any business... Finish the Job. This holds particularly true in writing because it's so easy to become distracted. Shiny object??? Email??? Someone messaged me??? Beware the shiny objects, stay focused and let your light shine through your efforts! Go you! Winner of a copy of "A Cowboy in Shepherd's Crossing" is Nicki Chapelway!

Friday: Mary Connealy entertained with stories of Gothic romance...her own!! The winner of an ecopy of Loving the Mysterious Texan is Vince.


Monday:  Laurie Wood will be our guest! She'll be giving us a peek behind the scenes of her recent book, Northern Deception. Come celebrate the debut release with her! She'll be giving away a PDF copy.

Tuesday: Jill Lynn has a post that's guaranteed to make you giggle. She'll also be sharing some good news and celebrating with a giveaway.

Wednesday:  Debby Giusti invites Maggie Black and Dana Lynn to discuss their new  Amish Witness Protection Continuity from Love Inspired Suspense. Debby, Maggie and Dana worked together to create three exciting stories that will keep readers on the edge of their seats! Get a behind-the-scenes look at how continuities are created as well as the challenges the authors faced in writing this fast-paced series.
Friday: Winnie Griggs is at Disney World today, cheering on her marathon-running daughter, but she'll be here on Friday with another of her posts filled with writing tips.

Loving the Mysterious Texan

Garrison's Law enters the Gothic Romance Genre.

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 Amnesia, murder, treasure and ghosts. 

A woman wakes up next to a dead man with no idea how she got there, who he is.....who SHE is.
Grey Devereau drags a terrified woman out of his cousin's bed...his very dead cousin. It looks for all the world like she killed him. But then everyone who knows Victor wants to kill him eventually. Grey included.
Lanny Cole, the young woman hired to research the history of the Devereau family, can't remember a thing.
Grey steps in with an alibi and Lanny realizes that if Grey is her alibi, then she's his. She decides to trust him, but then she's suffered a head injury. So she's probably making one stupid decision after another.
And then someone else dies. And a hurricane cuts them all off from help. And then someone else dies....
And the rumors of ghosts and treasure can't be true. Sure Grey saw the ghost, in fact, he's pretty sure the ghost saved his life as a child. But he was upset at the time and he doesn't believe in ghosts.
Chills and thrills abound in an old island home built by a loathsome pirate. He's not a Garrison, but when he gets in trouble, he turns to his old friend Case Garrison for help.

Garrison's Law just got spooky.
The Ebook is up, the print book should appear when the ebook goes live! But is not available for preorder!


Ruthy has a couple of things to share!!!!


AND SAVE THE DATE IF YOU CAN! The nice folks at Harlequin and Love Inspired Books are daring to let Ruthy speak live on facebook on January 28th... at 1:00. Like the meme says below. What were they thinking???? Gadzooks, we know it's not safe to let Ruthy have a microphone, ever, but clearly THEY DON'T KNOW THAT....  :) Join me there, let's talk faith, hope, love, romance, smokin' hot heroes and the women they have to work to impress!

By Debby Giusti
Hiding in Plain Sight
The second thrilling Amish Witness Protection novel

After Julia Bradford’s son witnesses a gang shooting, hiding in witness protection on Abraham King’s Amish farm is the only hope the Englischerand her children have. Even as danger closes in, Julia is drawn to the community’s peaceful ways—and the ex-cop turned Amish protector. But when their location is discovered, can Abraham protect her family…and possibly have a future by her side?
 Pre-order HERE!

Rest for Success & Why Busy is Seriously Overrated by Kristen Lamb

Did God Really Ask You to Write? (podcast with transcript) at Write From the Deep by Karen Ball and Erin Taylor Young.

Writers Beware of the Legal Pitfalls - Defamation, Privacy and Publicity by Karen Van Den Heuvel at Thyme For Writers

Want Authorly Superpowers? Build A Street Team! by Angela Ackerman at Writers In The Storm

4 Things You Should Know Before You Quit Writing Your Novel by Jerry B Jenkins at Helping Writers Become Authors

A Nest of Words: What Kind of Writer-Bird Are You? by Gayle Brandeis at Writer's Digest

The Different Types of Editing Explained by Jim Dempsey at Writer UnBoxed


  1. Congratulations to the winners! Enjoy your weekend!

  2. Congratulations everyone.... from the very cold reaches of WNY where I am scrubbing and patching walls for painting.... It's warm inside and I'm considering this my workout. :) Writing is done, and the day goes on... wishing you all a marvelous weekend!

  3. Hi Seekervillagers.
    I can't wait to see if Vince likes the gothic! :)
    Congrats to all the winners.

  4. Hi Mary:

    I forgot to mention yesterday that I love the cover of "Loving the Mysterious Texan". The title is easy to read, the cliff house and dark skies shout 'gothic' and your name is prominent. In a two second glance the reader knows everything: type of book, title, author, and even the mood of the book. I think this is a great example of how to do a series cover with clarity and fusion with the other books.

    BTW: I just made my pre-order and people should know that they only have to wait two days for the release date. I'm really ready for some Gothic!


    P.S. M. C. Beaton did a modern cliff side Gothic in her Hamish Macbeth mystery series which was great fun. I think it is a great idea to try a Gothic in a series like you are doing. It's actually the most memorable of the over 30 books of her's I've read. "Death of a Gentle Lady"...just look at the cover. Beware: Hamish books are addictive! She used to be the Regency romance writer Marion Chesney btw!!!

    1. Another book to put on my TBR list!

    2. Vince, did you see you WON this book? If you want another one in the series, let me know. post here or when you claim your prize mention another title from this series.

    3. I'm so glad you like the cover. Jamisonediting did it for me.

    4. Hi Mary:

      No, I didn't see I won that book. I still have not seen the notice. Yes, please let it be the Kindle format of "Loving Her Texas Protector: A Texas Lawman Romantic Suspense" (Garrison's Law Book 2). That would be just perfect!



  5. Congratulations to the winners. I'm looking forward to the week ahead in Seekerville. Enjoy your weekend!

  6. Happy Weekend, Seekerville!

    Congratulations to the winners! It's a cloudy, chilly day here in the Black Hills, so I'm planning to spend the day at my computer. :-)

    Looking forward to the week ahead!

  7. Happy Weekend to all!

    Praying for those in this storm. Makes me glad we live in GA! :)

    Congrats to the winners!


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