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Deadly Intent blog tour for July 31st

Captain's Log, Stardate 07.31.2009 The complete schedule of the Deadly Intent blog tour is here. Laura Domino reviews Deadly Intent .

Deadly Intent blog tour for July 30th

Captain's Log, Stardate 07.30.2009 The complete schedule of the Deadly Intent blog tour is here. My hero, Dr. Devon Knightley, talks about his own spiritual battles on Laura Domino’s blog I'm on the blog of my friend and fellow Love Inspired Suspense author Janet Dean with a guest blog post about my heroine, Naomi, and her family pressures--which I hope/think a lot of you will relate to!

Excerpt - MAGGIE ROSE by Sharlene MacLaren

Today's Wild Card author is: Sharlene MacLaren and the book: Maggie Rose – 2nd in the Daughters of Jacob Kane series Whitaker House (June 8, 2009) The year is 1904, and Maggie Rose, the spunky, twenty-year-old middle daughter of Jacob Kane, feels compelled to leave her beloved hometown of Sandy Shores, Michigan, to work for a charity that transports New York City's abandoned children to loving families across the U.S. – the historic "Orphan Trains." When a newspaper reporter comes to research the orphanage for an article, Maggie is struck by his handsome face—but concerned by his lack of faith. Will she be able to stay focused on her mission? This second in MacLaren's Daughters of Jacob Kane series picks up where the popular Hannah Grace left off. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Born and raised in west Michigan, Sharlene MacLaren graduated from Spring Arbor University, married her husband Cecil, and raised two daughters. She worked as a school teacher for over 30

Excerpt - Offworld by Robin Parrish

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing Offworld Bethany House (July 1, 2009) by Robin Parrish ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Robin Parrish had two great ambitions in his life: to have a family, and to be a published novelist. In March of 2005, he proposed to his future wife the same week he signed his first book contract with Bethany House Publishers. They contracted him for the rights to not only that first book, Relentless -- but two sequels including Fearless and Merciless . A trilogy that unfolded in the consecutive summers of 2006, 2007, and 2008. Robin Parrish is a journalist who's written about pop culture for more than a decade. Currently he serves as Senior Editor at XZOOSIA.com, a community portal that fuses social networking with magazine-style features about entertainment and culture. He and his wife, Karen and son live in North Carolina. ABOUT THE BOOK "Every Person on This Planet Has Disappeared." Commander Christopher B

Deadly Intent blog tour for July 28th

Captain's Log, Stardate 07.28.2009 The complete schedule of the Deadly Intent blog tour is here. My friend MJ reviews my book on her blog, Creative Madness That Makes Me Myself . Writers, read about the Basic Building Blocks of Good Story Structure at the blog of contemporary romance author Cheryl Wyatt .

Excerpt - Things Left Unspoken: A Novel by Eva Marie Everson

Things Left Unspoken by Eva Marie Everson Every family--and every house--has its secrets. Jo-Lynn Hunter is at a crossroads in life when her great-aunt Stella insists that she return home to restore the old family manse in sleepy Cottonwood, Georgia. Jo-Lynn longs to get her teeth into a noteworthy and satisfying project. And it's the perfect excuse for some therapeutic time away from her self-absorbed husband and his snobby Atlanta friends. Beneath the dust and the peeling wallpaper, things are not what they seem, and what Jo-Lynn doesn't know about her family holds just as many surprises. Was her great-grandfather the pillar of the community she thought he was? What is Aunt Stella hiding? And will her own marriage survive the renovation? Jo-Lynn isn't sure she wants to know the truth--but sometimes the truth has a way of making itself known. Excerpt of chapter one: Chapter 1 It snowed the day we buried Uncle Jim. Not the kind of snow that flurries about your face

Excerpt - RETURN TO LOVE by Betsy St. Amant

Captain's Log, Stardate 07.27.2009 Return To Love by Betsy St. Amant "I'm not the man I used to be!" - if only Gracie Broussard could believe that. Years ago, Carter Alexander broke her heart and betrayed her. Now, just when she needs him most, he's back -- asking her to believe he's changed. But this time, its not just Gracie who'll be hurt if he disappears. A penguin keeper, Gracie urgently needs to find a new home for her beloved birds. Carter is the only one who can help. He promises that she can trust him, that he's not the rebel he once was. And that he needs Gracie as much as her birds do. Excerpt of chapter one: Feeding time—Gracie Broussard's favorite part of the day at the Aquarium of the Americas. It was worth the chaos, watching a dozen or more awe-stricken young faces press against the display glass in glee. Sometimes she didn't know who bounced the most—the excited children, or the penguins. She stroked the top of Ern