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Blog tour, day 61

Captain's Log, Stardate 10.31.2008 The complete schedule of the Single Sashimi blog tour is here. Hallelujah! It's the end of the tour! ( Update: The content on this last day of my blog tour has changed.) Sozintara reviews Single Sashimi Earlier I mentioned how "The Other Side" by Avalon was my inspirational song as I wrote Single Sashimi . I found a video of the song on YouTube so if you're not familiar with the song, you can hear it! (Click on the link above for the lyrics.) Happy Halloween! Don't eat too much candy!

Excerpt - How Harry Cast His Spell by John Granger

Here is a special Wild Card for Halloween! The author is: John Granger and the book: How Harry Cast His Spell: the Meaning Behind the Mania for J.K. Rowling’s Bestselling Books SaltRiver (August 4, 2008) More than any other book of the last fifty years (and perhaps ever), the Harry Potter novels have captured the imagination of children and adults around the world. Yet no one has ever been able to unlock the secret of Harry's wild popularity . . . until now. Updated and expanded since its original publication as Looking for God in Harry Potter (and now containing final conclusions based on the entire series), How Harry Cast His Spell explains why the books meet our longing to experience the truths of life, love, and death; help us better understand life and our role in the universe; and encourage us to discover and develop our own gifts and abilities. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: John Granger is an author, speaker, and popular guest on talk shows and interview programs. A gr

Blog tour, day 60

Captain's Log, Stardate 10.30.2008 The complete schedule of the Single Sashimi blog tour is here. Heidi Strawser reviews Single Sashimi Tyora Moody reviews Single Sashimi I'm on Words of Faith radio program on the VirtueRadioNetwork

Excerpt - Faking Grace by Tamera Leigh

Today's Wild Card author is: Tamera Leigh and the book: Faking Grace Multnomah Books (August 19, 2008) All she wants is a job. All she needs is religion. How hard can it be? Maizy Grace Stewart dreams of a career as an investigative journalist, but her last job ended in disaster when her compassion cost her employer a juicy headline. A part-time gig at a Nashville newspaper might be her big break. A second job at Steeple Side Christian Resources could help pay the bills, but Steeple Side only hires committed Christians. Maizy is sure she can fake it with her Five-Step Program to Authentic Christian Faith–a plan of action that includes changing her first name to Grace, buying Jesus-themed accessories, and learning “Christian Speak.” If only Jack Prentiss, Steeple Side’s managing editor and two-day-stubbled, blue-jean-wearing British hottie wasn’t determined to prove her a fraud. When Maizy’s boss at the newspaper decides that she should investigate–and expose–any skelet

Blog tour, day 59

Captain's Log, Stardate 10.29.2008 The complete schedule of the Single Sashimi blog tour is here. Join me on Erica Vetsch’s blog where I'm talking a little more in depth on Venus's spiritual struggles and character.

Excerpt - The Rosary: A Journey to the Beloved by Gary Jansen

Today's Wild Card author is: Gary Jansen and the book: The Rosary: A Journey to the Beloved FaithWords; 1st FaithWords Ed edition (October 28, 2008) THE ROSARY is a beautifully illustrated practical and reverential primer to a centuries old prayer that has touched millions of lives. In the introduction, author Gary Jansen appeals to the universality of one of the original Christian prayers, "Though traditionally considered a Catholic act of devotion, the rosary with its primary focus on the life, death, and resurrection of Christ Jesus, is ultimately a . . . universal prayer--one that can appeal to Christians of all denominations." Written for both Catholic and Protestant Christians, candid explanations on why and how to pray the rosary along with useful instructions on how to get the most out of the meditative and spiritual exercise of repeating prayers are in the first of two sections. Prayers including a visual and spiritual journey that illuminates

Blog tour, day 58

Captain's Log, Stardate 10.28.2008 The complete schedule of the Single Sashimi blog tour is here. Tina asks me about my writing day and NaNoWriMo (just around the corner!)

Excerpt - Diamond Duo by Marcia Gruver

Today's Wild Card author is: Marcia Gruver and the book: Diamond Duo Barbour Publishing, Inc (October 1, 2008) Get ready to burn the midnight oil with Diamond Duo, a suspense-filled historical romance that will keep you reading with a white-knuckled grip. When Bertha Biddle meets an enigmatic charmer named Annie Monroe, she's hoping to learn from her the art of how to woo a man. But just how far will Bertha go to win her heart's desire? One woman's miserable end still haunts the town of Jefferson, Texas, today. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Marcia Gruver is a full time writer who hails from Southeast Texas. Inordinately enamored by the past, Marcia delights in writing historical fiction. Her deep south-central roots lend a Southern-comfortable style and a touch of humor to her writing. Awarded a three book contract by Barbour Publishing for full-length historical fiction, Marcia is busy these days pounding on the keyboard and watching the deadline clock.