Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale

Black Friday Sale

Hello everyone! I promise haven’t forgone being thankful in exchange for diving into the crazy, American shopping spree that is Black Friday. However, I do want to make you all aware of some really great sales being hosted by Christian indie authors (myself included) before it’s too late. So I’ll be posting my grateful list tomorrow. In the meantime, check out these Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. Some of the sales require coupon codes. Some are built into the price you see. And for some you’ll be able to see the original price and price reduction. The Cyber Monday sales might not be visible or available until Dec 1st (but they’ll be great, so be sure to check back!). Without further ado.

DISCLAIMER: I have not read most of these books. Inclusions of titles in this post does not equal a personal endorsement from me. Read the descriptions and decide for yourselves if they meet your standards.

Kendra E. Ardnek
The Ankuluen: Cyber Monday
Saffron’s Big Plan and Other StoriesCyber Monday
Do You Take This Quest?: Cyber Monday

Faith Blum
A Mighty Fortress: Black Friday and Cyber Monday)
Be Thou My Vision: Black Friday [7626YZAK — 20%] and Cyber Monday

Sarah Brown
The Prodigal Pup: Black Friday
Learning Lessons from Furry Friends: Black Friday

Kelsey Bryant
Family Reunion: Black Friday [YFY84GHU — 20%]

Elizabeth Ender
RansomedBlack Friday [GNE6VUXY — 30%]

J.J. Francesco
Blood Chain: Cyber Monday

Julie Gilbert
Nadia’s Tears: Cyber Monday

Leah Good
Counted Worthy: Black Friday [K7CVNEER — 40%] and Cyber Monday

Melody Grubb
The Land of Calais: Black Friday and Cyber Monday
The Warmth of His Eyes: Black Friday and Cyber Monday
Send Me, Lord Jesus: Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Therese Heckenkamp
Past Suspicion: Black Friday and Cyber Monday
Frozen Footprints: Black Friday

Rachel Heffington
Anon, Sir, Anon: Black Friday [9MTYHSX3 — 25%] and Cyber Monday

Rebekah Jones
Journeys of Four: Cyber Monday
Grandmother’s Letters: Cyber Monday
A Year with the Potters: Cyber Monday

Jaye L. Knight
ResistanceBlack Friday [Q45HN6G9 — 25%] and Cyber Monday

Tina M. Neely
Diamond Hair Princess: Black Friday

Joel A. Parisi
Shadow Play: Cyber Monday

J. Grace Pennington
Radialloy: Black Friday [Y2XHGYDN — 25%] and Cyber Monday
In His Image: Black Friday [KXNZ7PYN — 25%] and Cyber Monday
Machiavellian: Black Friday [UFXGUYMM — 25%] and Cyber Monday

Jennifer Sauer
Why Rodney Never Should’ve Gone to the NAPIC: Black Friday [F76DDR7S — 45%] and Cyber Monday

Sarah Elisabeth Sawyer
Touch My Tears: Black Friday and Cyber Monday
Third Side of the Coin: Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Cara Simmons
The Haven: Black Friday and Cyber Monday
The Leviathan: Black Friday and Cyber Monday
The Champion: Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Jordan Smith
Finding the Core of Your Story: Black Friday [NL4NJXWS — 30%]

Melanie D. Snitker
Calming the Storm: Cyber Monday

Rachel Starr Thomson
Reap the Whirlwind: Cyber Monday
Lady Moon: Cyber Monday
Angel in the Woods: Cyber Monday

Aren’t there a lot of books? I’m thrilled with how many people participated. Let me know if you purchase any of them and what you think of them when you’re finished reading.

Radio Interview

Hey everyone! Just wanted to let you all know that I’m going to be on the radio talking about Counted Worthy at 8AM EST time tomorrow (Monday, Nov 24th). If you want to tune in, you can do so online. I’m so excited and grateful for this opportunity! Can’t wait to see how it goes. :)

While I’m here and talking about Counted Worthy, check out this delightful poem a fan sent me today. She did a great job with it. It’s like a synopsis of the story in poem form. Thanks so much, Amanda!

Poem by Beth Beguerie

Guess a Quote (11.18.14)

Guess a Quote [Hinds Feet]Wow! I finally stumped you all again. :) The quote from last week came from Hinds’ Feet On High Places. How many of you have read it? I haven’t, but it sounds like it’s written in a style similar to Pilgrim’s Progress? Is it? Is it something I should add to my reading list?

Now for this week’s quote, recommended by Spencer R. I laughed just reading it! It’s from a popular classic.

Still, an Englishman’s ‘ouse is his Castle, and castles must not be busted ‘cept when done in war time.

Happy Guessing!

Book Review: God’s Smuggler

Gods SmugglerGod’s Smuggler was one of my favorite books of 2013. We’re now nearing the end of 2014, and I realized I never posted my review of this Brother Andrew classic. Oops! But, actually, that’s a good thing, because I didn’t have a chance to finish a book this week, so I’m happy to have such a good book to tell you about! Before I share my review, though, I’ll let the book talk for itself. God’s Smuggler has some fantastic quotes.

Whenever, wherever, however You want me, I’ll go. And I’ll begin this very minute. Lord, as I stand up from this place, and as I take my first step forward, will You consider this is a step toward complete obedience to You? I’ll call it the step of yes.

The enemy is fierce and he would like for you to think that he has on. Don’t believe his lie.

Why are we worried!” Rolf said suddenly. “This is God’s work. He’ll make a way for us.

Persecution is an enemy the Church has met and mastered many times. Indifference could prove to be a far more dangerous foe.

I have heard about this book for most of my life and, while I didn’t doubt the quality of the content, I expected it to be hard to read. After deciding to tackle it, I was pleasantly surprised to find that it was easy to read and extremely engaging. Funny stories throughout the book made me laugh and people’s poignant desire for God’s word brought tears to my eyes on several occasions. Written in a style similar to The Hiding Place, I highly recommend this powerful story of a life of service, adventure and faith.

Have you read God’s Smuggler? If not, do you plan on adding it to your to-read list now? You should!

Guess a Quote (11.11.14)

Guess a Quote [21 Balloons]

I’m finally back with a new Guess a Quote! Have you been waiting in suspense? :) Only one person guessed our last quote. Amanda had shared with us a fun quote from The Twenty-One Balloons, by William Pene du Bois. Addyson guessed the correct book. I’m impressed! How many of you have read The Twenty-One Balloons or have it on your to-read list?

Here’s the quote for this week. It’s from a popular allegory.

She had the feeling that somehow, in the very far-off places, perhaps even in far-off ages, there would be a meaning found to all sorrow and an answer too fair and wonderful to be as yet understood.

Happy Guessing!

Facebook Launch Party!

launch_party_blogThe party starts in one hour, and now you can participate even if you don’t have Facebook! Brett Harris has opened up a place on The Rebelution for non-Facebook users to follow the excitement, ask Brett and I questions about writing and more, and enter giveaways. We’ll be hanging out on Facebook and The Rebelution from 9PM-10:30PM EST.

The Grand Prize giveaway is a book bundle containing Counted WorthyDo Hard Things, and Start Here! Hope to see you there!

If you’d like to read a new review of Counted Worthy before the event, check out this Newbery and Beyond review!

If you’re waiting for Guess a Quote to resume, check back tomorrow. I hope to have the winners from two weeks ago up and a new quote posted tomorrow afternoon. ;)


Book Review: Sacred Singleness

Sacred SinglenessBeing single is not something I personally struggle with. At this season of my life, I’m thankful God has blessed me with contentment for where He has me and willingness to wait and see what He has next. However, like most people my age, I have occasional questions about what God wants me to use this time for. I also have plenty of friends who struggle with singleness more than I do.

This book has been sitting on a shelf in our house for almost a year. I’d forgotten about it. But last week I read a blog post by a young woman serving as a foster mom to eleven special needs orphans in India. She expressed that one of the hardest things about being a foster mother was still being single. As I read the post, I thought to myself that I wished I had a book to recommend to friends and acquaintances struggling with being single. So I dug up this book by Leslie Ludy and started reading.

Sacred Singleness lays out the power and beauty of single years that are surrendered to Christ. It points out that while popular “wisdom” tells us to make ourselves available and “help God out” by seeking and attracting the attention of potential marriage partners, God tells us to be single-minded in His service and to wait for His timing. I loved the way Leslie casts a vision for being fully satisfied in our relationship with Christ and putting Him above all else.


Check out the final stop on the Counted Worthy blog tour. Lisbeth of Dancing in His Reign wrote a delightful Counted Worthy Book Review.

Also, don’t forget to RSVP for the Counted Worthy Facebook launch party! We’ll be having a bunch of giveaways, including a “grand prize” set of books that includes Counted WorthyDo Hard Things, and Start Here!

Today Is the Day! Counted Worthy Release

CW_Cover MediumCounted Worthy hit the shelves this morning! You can buy it at…

If you’ve already read it, please consider leaving a review on Amazon. Amazon reviews are very important, especially to self-published authors. If you want to help out even more, consider:

  • Asking your library to purchase a copy
  • Posting a video review to YouTube
  • Tweeting, Facebooking, Pinning, etc. about Counted Worthy
  • Writing a blog post about Counted Worthy
  • Adding Counted Worthy to an Amazon Listmania or Goodreads Listopia list.
  • Attend and invite others to attend the Facebook Launch Party next Monday.

If you implement any of these ideas (or come up with ideas of your own) let me know and I’ll be sure to give you Story Shop points.

Release Day Fun

I’m not the only one celebrating today. Check out the release day fun going elsewhere in the blogosphere and beyond.

Dreaming Hobbit: Author Interview
Ivory Palace: Author Interview
Writing to Inspire: Author Interview
The Rebelution Facebook Announcement
Christian Bookshelf Review: Interview and Giveaway