Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Books I've Loved ~ $10 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway


I went into a store today and saw fall decor for sale. Really? Is summer that close to ending? No...I then remember they start selling Christmas things in October also. There is still time to pick up a great summer read...if your TBR list isn't still growing!

Here are some of my favorites what are yours?
(the links are to their Amazon pages but they all have author websites too)

If you're looking for Romance:
Try Julie Lessman (any and all but her most recent series is the Heart of San Francisco series)




If you're looking for Laughs:
Try Jen Turano



If you're looking for Memorable Characters:
Have you discovered Melissa Tagg yet?




If you're looking for Action:
Try Ronie Kendig
This 1st novella in the serial series is FREE on Amazon!



If you're looking for Biblical Fiction:
Pick up Tessa Afshar


If you're looking for a storyteller that can "take you there":
Try Siri MitchellJody HedlundTamera Alexander















In the mood for Swashbuckling Adventure & Romance?
MaryLu Tyndall's Legacy of the King's Pirates series



A good, solid Historical Fiction:
Try Michael K. Reynolds' Heirs of Ireland series
(Siri Mitchell & Jody Hedlund also fall into this category)







Some books I can't wait to read:

Katherine Reay's Lizzy & Jane
Melissa Jagears' A Bride in Store
Ronie Kendig's Hawk
Elizabeth Camden's With Every Breath

Ways you can encourage your favorite author?
~ Write a review of their book on sites like Amazon, B&N, Christianbooks.com, Goodreads
~ Like their author page on Amazon (made it easy for you with the links, didn't I) ;-)
~ Post on FB or Tweet
~ Talk it up

Now for the giveaway. Just use the Rafflecopter form below to enter to win your $10 Amazon Card!

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24 comments:

  1. What a lovely and informative post! And thumbs up for the Julie Lessman and others - every recommended author is great, I just have a soft spot for Julie, because she has very unique caring way of treating her readers - very nice lady!!!

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    1. Hi Janka! I love the way Julie responds to her readers, too! She has such a unique way of making you feel special...even when you've never met her. :)

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    2. JANKA and JOLEEN, you sweet girls, you!! I have a soft spot for both of you too!!

      I am on a sabbatical of sorts where I am mostly off emails, social media, and blogs until Oct. when my next book comes out, so I've not been chatting with many people of late. But every now and then I see a tweet, and MaryLu's brought me here today, and I am SO glad!! It gives me a chance to give you both a cyber hug and thank you for your incredible friendship and support.

      Joleen, thank you SO much for promo-ing my books here, and I hope both you and Janka (LOVE that name!!) will enjoy Meg's story this fall.

      Hugs and more hugs to you both and HAPPY SUMMER!!
      Julie

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    3. YAY for nice comments! Hugs to you both!

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  2. You have a great list of books here. I've read Camden's With Every Breath (Super good- I think it has been my favorite by her so far). I love Julie Lessman as well. I can't wait for her next book! More recently, I read Prelude for a Lord by Camille Elliot. It was quite good and I highly recommend it!

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    1. With Every Breath arrives in the mail today...I can't wait! Her books are always so great! I'll have to give Prelude for a Lord a try; thanks for the recommendation!

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  3. I just finished Rise and Shine by Sandra Bricker, very cute! And I'm reading Take a Chance on Me by Susan May Warren, intense! I'm looking forward to In Perfect Time by Sarah Sundin and Love's Fortune by Laura Frantz. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. Hello Lis! I love Laura Frantz's works. Plus, she's a local for me. ;-) I enjoy Sandra Bricker's books...especially when I just need a fun, easy read. Her stories are always so cute. Did you read her Christmas one last year?

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  4. Lots of books and authors that I really like. Listed here, my favorite is Tessa Afshar's Field of Grace. Absolutely loved it. I keep reading wonderful things abou In Perfect Time (even in a comment here...lol) and I am intrigued. I think I would like to read that next or maybe a Karen Witemeyer book.

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    1. Cynthia, thanks for stopping by again! I think I'm going to have to give In Perfect Time a try. :) Have you read any of Karen Witemeyer's books yet?

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  5. Thanks for listing my books, Joleen!! I LOVE some of these other authors too. Some I haven't heard of. Julie Lessman.. adore her!! I can't believe summer is almost over either! Hugs

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    1. Of course, my Dear! And thanks for sending the beautiful Mrs.Julie Lessman this way during her sabbatical. So honored to have you both stop by! Love you!

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  6. What a great giveaway and a chance to support our favorite authors! I'm so excited for Lizzie and Jane too!

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    1. Thank you, Jamie. What an honor to have you stop by! I love your reviews and blog. Yes, Rel got me turned on to Lizzie and Jane. :)

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  7. Google deleted my comment, so let's try this again.
    I have read so many books I don't know where to begin.
    I've read Jude by Jeff Nesbit, Dry as Rain by Gina Holmes, and various short stories from Christian authors such as J.J. Johnson, and Jason Brannon.
    I have more than 20 paperback books and over 150 kindle books left to read at home. I'm excited for A Voice in the Wind by Francine RIvers, Illusion by Frank Peretti, and The Priest's Graveyard by Ted Dekker. I love reading ;)

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    1. Bianca...you'll LOVE A Voice in the Wind. One of my all time favorite series!

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  8. How kind of you to include the Heirs of Ireland series in this prestigious list. These kinds of articles are so helpful and appreciated by authors. Thank you Joleen!

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    1. Of course! It is one of my favorites. I just lent my copies to my mother-in-law since her heritage is Irish. I think she'll love them. Maybe we'll even do a family book club and have them all buy their own copies. ;-)

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  9. Just finished Jake Miller's Wheel by James Ostby, now I'm reading Bear Naked 2: Wolf Camp by R.J. Eliason, sounds interesting? Thank you for the giveaway, I like it when I find authors I haven't met or read their books.

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  10. I am SO excited for Rebels by Jill Williamson as well as Thunder by Bonnie Calhoun! There going to be great! Love the many books you have on here! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. You're very welcome Laura. Thanks for the suggested reads!

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  11. I'm enjoying Dani Pettrey's Alaskan Courage Series. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  12. I am excited to read Shana Galen's Love and Let Spy

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  13. I'm excited about Katherine Reay's Lizzy & Jane! Thanks!

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