Saturday, October 9, 2021

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.  Please send to If the winner does not contact us within two weeks, another winner may be selected.

Monday: The Winner of a signed copy of Mary Connealy's new release Love on the Range is Anne Rightlier.

Wednesday:  Mindy offered some encouragement for pre-published authors.

Friday: Carrie shared some outstanding advice for author websites. Whether you're a multi-published author or awaiting the release of your debut novel, there's some great insight into what readers and bloggers look for when they visit your webpage. The winner of a super fun reading journal from Ink and Willow is... Connie Queen!

Monday:  Jan Drexler has updated an archived post by Pam Hillman about contests! Pam's original post helped Jan navigate the contest world back in those early days, and we're sure it will help you, too!

Wednesday:  Ruthy comes storming in chatting about something earth-shattering and bossy, no doubt. :) Join her as she talks about her upcoming Love Inspired release "The Path Not Taken", book 2 of her new Kendrick Creek series! 
Friday: Winnie will be here to share some writerly wisdom.

Hey, I promised some of our writing buddies a shout out this weekend for their new anthology release, so here it is! Wonderful collection!

Crisp Days. Cold Nights. Dangerous Pursuits.

The chill of fall brings with it a hint of peril in Dangerous Pursuits.

Consecrated Sacrifice by Mary Alford:

CIA Officer Branch Collins is saved by a dead woman. Is she a hero or a traitor? Everything rides on finding out the answer.

The Last Day by Lisa Harris:

When Dr. Hope McQuaid stops at the scene of an accident on a lonely west Texas highway, she becomes a bargaining chip for two dangerous fugitives with nothing to lose.

Sleep Deprived by Therese Heckenkamp:

When sleep deprivation skews her judgment, grieving young mother Mae risks everything to save a baby—only to wind up accused of a crime.

A Time to Hunt by Cynthia Hickey:

A bestselling author finds himself mired in a plot straight out of one of his books, and the clock is ticking down to the death of those around him.

Don't Look Down by Gina Holder:

Can she prove a killer's guilt before he silences her forever? Erynn, owner of the Gourmet Gal food truck, witnesses a murder, but no one believes her.

Deadly Heights by Ronie Kendig:

Heiress and experienced climber Jolie Decouteau doesn't believe in coincidences, so getting acute mountain sickness while on a hike shortly after her father is found dead convinces her that someone is trying to kill her.

Never Think Twice by Loree Lough:

One of the felons recovery agent Fitz delivered to authorities has escaped from his maximum-security prison and is coming after Fitz and his loved ones.

A Dark Silence by Dana R. Lynn:

Deaf since birth, Heidi Martin is excited about her new career as a counselor at the school for the deaf. Until she walks in on a murder and must flee to stay alive.

Amish Justice by Ann Malley:

In the cross-hairs of an Amish criminal kingpin, Naomi Boentreger is forced to uncover family secrets first and trust the man she once loved yet now barely recognizes.

A Dark Road Home by Dana Mentink:

After a tragic mistake, Lola Armstrong left the U.S. Marshals and rancher Abe Everhart far behind. Now Abe's on her doorstep with retrograde amnesia and his twin niece and nephew in tow.

Courage on the Run by J. Carol Nemeth:

When innkeeper Casey Hartman witnesses a murder, can guest DEA Agent Will Kerns keep her safe from the killer as they head out on the run?

Stepping from Shadows by Cara Putman:

When Emma Donahue goes home, it's time to find answers or die trying. She has days to discover the truth or she'll lose her inheritance. After years of trusting no one, can she risk relying on Lance Updike?

Deadly Catalyst by Sharee Stover:

What starts as an online computer game becomes a life-and-death struggle for Jorja Hale and her teen brother, plummeting them into a deadly underground network.

Protecting the Heiress by Terri Reed:

A reluctant heiress needs the protection of the intelligence officer who broke her heart if she is to make it to the reading of her father's will alive.

The Winter Pearl by Lenora Worth:

When antique-jewelry store owner Hannah Dupree mistakenly receives a priceless pearl necklace, someone is out to kill her and get it back.

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Barnes and Noble:



A Man with a Past
Book #2 of the Brothers in Arms Series
Made the Bestseller List
Just in time for the release of 
Love on the Range
Book #3 of the Brothers in Arms Series!!!

Available now at your favorite bookstores!

Creative Ways to Create a Book Spine by LA Sartor at Book Brush Blog

How to Create Nuanced Characters by Nina Schuyler at Live Write Thrive

The Journey by Patricia Bradley at Learn How to Write a Novel

What is a MacGuffin by Eldred Bird at Writers In The Storm

How do the Characters We Write Speak to Us? by Sarah Sally Hamer at The Write Conversation

How to Properly Introduce Your Protagonist by PJ Parrish at Kill Zone Blog

How to Start Worldbuilding by World Anvil at NaNoWriMo Blog

Why I Bought the Book by Tamela Hancock Murray at Steve Laube Agency

How to Use Mystery to Hook Your Readers by Jonah Lehrer at The Creative Penn 

How Much do I Need to Describe My Character's Appearance? by Angela Ackerman at Writers Helping Writers


  1. Lots of book selections! Happy reading, everyone!

  2. What a great WE! I've spent the last ten minutes reading some of the links and almost forgot to comment!

    Happy weekend, everyone!


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