Wow! What a weekend! We had an amazing time serving as a sponsor at the Allume conference in Greenville, South Carolina. We met so many incredible ladies and received lots of entries to our giveaway. Wondering if you won the copy of Faith, Hope Love & and Whisk along with the Anthropologie rolling pin? Check out this quick video from publicist Alison Storm:
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Author Draws Inspriation from a Her Sons
For immediate release: October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Over 3.2 million students are victims of bullying each year and 17 percent of American students report being bullied at least two times a month according to dosomething.org. Author Laura Taylor hopes her new children’s book, EE Otter and the Bullfrog Bullies (Ambassador International; October 2014; $6.99, paperback) will give kids tools to help them put a stop to bullying the Biblical way.
Studies from the National Association of School Psychologists show that one in four teachers don’t think bullying is wrong and only intervene 4 percent of the time. “Bullying is a heart issue and so many of the programs that are implemented deal with punitive measures that address the behaviors and don’t address the issues of heart,” says Taylor, a teacher herself. “And while punitive measures need to be in place as a consequence to bullying someone, we need to understand that God’s desire is to change hearts with His love and power.
EE Otter and the Bullfrog Bullies follows a band of loveable animals as they encounter relevant issues that many kids face at school today. When a group of scary bullfrogs threatens them for using the basketball court EE and his pals try to fight back. EE’s grandfather uses the situation as an opportunity to explain how the Bible says we should treat our enemies. He points to Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, citing Scripture as a powerful source of guidance. Using the wise advice, EE is able to show love to the bullies, relying on God’s Word and prayer to help him through a difficult situation.
About the Author: Laura Taylor resides in rural South Carolina. She holds a B.S. degree in Therapeutic Recreation from Houghton College and teaches at Wardlaw Academy. She and her husband are the parents of five amazing and busy boys! They operate a small martial arts school where their passion is ministering the transforming love of Jesus Christ through the medium of martial arts.
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For 24 hours we’re offering a brand new non-fiction title for just 99¢! Pick up the author Sarah Martin Byrd’s new book The River Keeper for less than a buck for the Kindle during our one-day sale event. After Thursday the price will go up to $2.99 through the weekend and then it will return to regular price. So don’t wait– pick up The River Keeper right now for just 99¢ on Kindle.
Synopsis: Callie Mae McCauley knows a girl’s got to be leathery, or she’ll be tore to pieces by the weight of all her troubles and trials . . . The tragedy Callie endures will forever change her simple, yet full life in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Orphaned at age eight, she must move to her Granny Jane’s, where she soon realizes the shock of what she’s seen has stolen her voice.
A new neighbor and Granny Jane’s swarm of honeybees help Callie find her tongue. She soon discovers that, although Chloe Combs may be peculiar, Miss Chloe may be her only friend when her uncles come to claim their share of Granny Jane’s land that straddles the New River. Her uncles have a plan, and they won’t let anything or anyone stand in their way, certainly not their niece Callie. When Callie ends up in an orphanage, she knows a mountain girl can’t be held inside walls of plaster and wood. A mountain girl’s got to feel the earth beneath her feet and listen as the river makes sweet music in her ears.
But time is running out for Callie to save the New River—her river—from her greedy uncles’ plan. BUY NOW
Authors Hope to Help Other Military Spouses Thrive
For immediate release: They’ve gone weeks without talking to their husbands, spent sleepless nights worrying about infidelity and agonized over whether they will see each other again. Marrying someone in the military means you not only marry them; you marry their profession, too. And as authors Kathy Barnett and Carrie Daws learned years after saying “I do,” they must not only love their men, but they must love the calling of those men as well. In The Warrior’s Bride: Biblical Strategies to Help the Military Spouse Thrive, (Ambassador International; October 2014; $15.99, paperback) Barnett and Daws hope to help others find hope and joy in their military marriages.
Whether bearing the frustration of being a single parent while their spouse was deployed or dealing with the stress of yet another move, military spouses handle a unique set of life challenges. “One of the greatest frustrations about being married to a military man is knowing that you cannot plan your own life,” writes Barnett. “Your husband, and thus your marriage, is owned by the United States Government, and you are forced to accept the plans for the greater good over your own.”
The Warrior’s Bride includes funny stories, major failures and plentiful amounts of encouragement for people walking the path of being a military spouse. Daws and Barnett deal with touchy topics like the fear of death, the pain of infidelity and living with a wounded soul. “We are sharing what we have learned,” explains Daws, “and what Christ has taught us.”
About the Authors: Kathy Barnett has been Sam’s Warrior Bride for 24 years. With his recent retirement from the U.S. Army, she eagerly continues to serve Sam as they raise and homeschool their nine children. She and Sam counsel and minister to the needs of military families pointing them to the freedom found in Christ.
God rewrote Carrie Daws’ dreams, including being a stay-at-home mom and writer. Originally writing devotions, the Christian Writer’s Guild cultivated in Carrie a love for writing fiction. Carrie’s husband medically retired from the USAF, and they now live in Virginia with their three children. She stays busy homeschooling and volunteering within military ministries.
For more information about the authors visit Facebook.com/TheWarriorsBride. To connect with the authors please contact publicist Alison Storm at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faith, Hope, Love, and a Whisk Offers Family Recipes and Soul-Nourishing Devotions
For immediate release:A new cookbook combines mouth-watering recipes with delicious devotionals to help readers start each day feeling nourished in mind, body and spirit. Lemon blueberry bread pudding, peanut butter French toast sandwiches and pineapple brunch punch are among some of the scrumptious recipes offered in the pages of Faith, Hope, Love, and a Whisk: Breakfast With the Savior (Ambassador International; October 2014; $29.99).
In John 21:12, Jesus said to His disciples to “Come and eat breakfast,” and this cookbook devotional invites you to do the same, literally and figuratively. “The devotionals I have written are for women who want to develop a deeper relationship with Jesus and live their life for Him,” explains author Tori Winkelman, who earned a degree in Biblical Studies from Azusa Pacific University. “Everything we do, we do for the Lord—even cooking!”
Tori hopes readers will open up Faith, Hope, Love, and a Whisk to find a breakfast recipe, reading a devotional and spending time in prayer as they prepare their meal. The book’s devotionals cover a variety of topics, offering guidelines for prayer, tips for toxic relationships and wisdom for finding contentedness in a materialistic world.
Every recipe in the book is accompanied by beautiful full-color photography. Tori’s family members even make appearances throughout the book. Many of the dishes featured in the book are not only recipes, but family traditions. From waking up on Christmas morning to the scent of caramelized pecan French toast to preparing her unique take on pigs in a blanket for her husband, Tori invites readers into her kitchen and her life by sharing personal reflections.
About the Author: Tori Winkelman lives in Upland, CA with her husband Aaron and their dog Buffy. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biblical Studies from Azusa Pacific University. Faith, Hope, Love, and a Whisk: Breakfast with the Savior combines her two passions in life: God’s Word and cooking.
To connect with the author or receive a review copy of Faith, Hope, Love, and a Whisk mail publicist Alison Storm at email@example.com.
The 20th Christmas Filled with Two Decades of Emotion
For immediate release: “Write this– it’s time.” Awoken after a vivid dream that revealed the plot for author Andrea Rodgers’ latest novel, the voice of God very clearly told her this story needed to be told. In The 20th Christmas (Ambassador International; October 2014; $13.99, paperback) a joyous day spent shopping for gifts on a cold December morning turns tragic as Arianna Tate’s toddler Chase goes missing from a coffee shop.
Rodgers takes readers on an emotional, two-decade long journey. Set in Des Moines, Iowa, this fictional kidnapping makes reference to the well-known Johnny Gosch case, a 12-year-old newspaper carrier who disappeared during his route in 1982. The abduction put parents across the state on edge and sparked a fear campaign in the Iowa schools.
Instead of helping her son make his first gingerbread house, Arianna is fielding questions from authorities about his disappearance. Two days before Christmas Chase’s friends, family and complete strangers gather in frigid temperatures for a candlelight vigil outside the coffee shop he was last seen. Living in a fog of guilt and pain, the Tate’s celebrate Christmas after Christmas longing for the return of their precious son. With their marriage on the verge of destruction, the Tate’s must find a way to live with the grief of losing their son.
Meanwhile a drug addicted, mentally unstable woman reconnects with her estranged sister, this time with a child. After her sister’s death, Lydia and her husband adopt the little boy, raising him alongside their own four children. The 20th Christmas begins in 1994 with Chase’s disappearance, and ends in 2014 with an answer to Arianna’s repeated question to God, “why?”
About the Author: Andrea Rodgers knew from a young age that she wanted to be a novelist. Her passion never wavered, even when she put creative writing on hold for “a real job.” Andrea majored in journalism and mass communication at Iowa State University and worked at a Christian music station prior to being a stay-at-home-mom. She’s thrilled to be doing what she feels is her purpose in life. Andrea resides near Des Moines with her husband and two children.
To receive a review copy of The 20th Christmas or to connect with the author please contact publicist Alison Storm by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For 24 hours we’re offering a brand new fiction title for just 99¢! Pick up the author Kathy M. Howard’s’s novel From Dishes to Snow for less than a buck for the Kindle during our one-day sale event. After Thursday the price will go up to $2.99 through the weekend and then it will return to regular price. So don’t wait– pick up From Dishes to Snow right now for just 99¢ on Kindle.
Synopsis: Bayne Harris has lost everything she holds dear in her life. Her husband and children are dead. She was the one who caused the accident—the one behind the wheel. She cannot escape that night as it continuously haunts her thoughts.
A year after they’re gone, nothing has changed. The memories are still unbearable. She can’t breathe. She can’t function. She needs to get away.
View Top Mountain provides the perfect escape. No one will bother her there. No one will want to check on her or talk about what happened. She can live her life alone, away from do-gooders and any chance of happiness. This is her plan, but she soon finds out God has something else in store. BUY NOW!
Author Provides Practical Tips for Everyday Life
For immediate release: As the final clock ticks down to the end of time, do you shine as a light in a dark world? Wars, natural disasters, and financial ruin terrorize the world as we know it, but author David Garcia believes that Christians can stand firm in these troubled times. But what does standing up for God’s truths look like? Portrait of a Powerful Last-Day Christian: Prophetic Insights for Successful End-Time Living (Ambassador International; June 2014; $13.99, paperback) provides a helpful guide for Christians, giving them truths to live by for their everyday lives.
Using David as an example of a man of God who stood up against adversity, Garcia outlines the basic character qualities of a last-day Christian and how Christians can claim victory over today’s struggles. Garcia writes, “In this book, we will explore the Scripture to find that God has intended for you to be victorious as a Last-Day Christian. Yes, God has promised this victory in the Scriptures. It is not just a feel-good, positive-thinking attitude; it is in the word of God!”
Each chapter of Portrait of a Powerful Last-Day Christian discusses a new facet of David’s example—leadership, strength in God, trusting in God’s provision—and applies it to the life of everyday Christians. Through these different lessons, Garcia teaches that in these end-time days, no matter what our news, television and internet proclaim, God has a real provision for you, as a Christian, right now.
About the Author: David Garcia is the Lead Pastor at one of central Florida’s most exciting churches, Grace World Outreach Church, which has been located in Brooksville, Florida, for over one-quarter of a century. Pastor Garcia is a versatile and popular speaker for seminars, crusades, and conferences, and he offers a wealth of Biblical and practical ideas. He is also a gifted author with a unique style of relevant presentation. David and his wife, Nellie, have been married for 44 years and have two happily married children, both serving God in full-time ministry, and four wonderful grandchildren.
To connect with author David Garcia or to receive a review copy of his book Portrait of a Powerful Last-Day Christian please contact publicist Alison Storm by email at email@example.com.
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For 24 hours we’re offering a brand new fiction title for just 99¢! Pick up Robert Parlante’s honest and touching novel Patch Town: A Letter From Miss Wingate for less than a buck for the Kindleduring our one-day sale event. After Thursday the price will go up to $2.99 through the weekend and then it will return to regular price.
Synopsis: Widower for three years. Frequent periods of unemployment throughout his life. Unresolved anger. A fragmented family that cannot deal with a father spiraling downward. Martin receives a letter from his old 8th grade teacher asking him to forgive her for a painful childhood incident. He is overwhelmed once again by his hatred for Miss Wingate, blaming her for much of what went wrong in his life. His son and daughter eventually help him take reluctant steps to forgive the teacher he wished was long dead. He meets recently divorced Linda who brings a flow of freshness into his life. She encourages Martin to visit the teacher, now dying from dementia in a nursing home. Along his journey to a coal mining community to meet the teacher, strangers enter his life compelling him to confront his past and unsure future—helping him move from failure to forgiveness and spiritual redemption. BUY NOW!