Thursday, November 29, 2012

Kaleidoscope Summer

Kaleidoscope Summer: Book One of the Serenity Cove Series, by Rita Garcia.

Romance, mystery and family drama intertwine in the small town of Serenity Cove. Samantha Forrester has it all together. Deafness at age fifteen has not hampered her success. Life, although predictable, has hit a comfortable stride. Her world crumbles when secrets of the past are brought to light. She travels to Serenity Cove to settle her birth mother's estate and search for her true identity. Samantha soon becomes enamored with the town. And then there's police chief Logan Delatorre who startles her pulse, and grandparents who refuse to acknowledge her.

More mystery unfolds when an attack is levied against her--someone wants her out of Serenity Cove. Samantha's faith is called into question when she stumbles over the need to forgive. Can Dr. Ellie Clarimonde help her connect the pieces of her past and learn the power of forgiveness?

"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)

Dr. Rita Garcia is a Clinical Christian Counselor. Her knowledge and passion for helping others provides realistic substance to the counseling woven into her stories. The theme that permeates her hope-filled fiction: Love, lit by the flame of hope. Romance is a big part of her novels. Hope is an even larger element of the stories. Rita and her husband reside in Southern California.

To learn more about Rita or for more information about her books, visit her website: Her blog: You can also contact Rita at She loves hearing from her readers.


Kaleidoscope Summer: Available now in ebook or print.

Friday, November 23, 2012

The Next Big Thing

Donna Fletcher Crow is having fun and inviting her friends to celebrate her upcoming release of a new book in her Lord Danvers Victorian True-Crime series titled “A Tincture of Murder.”  Read all about “Tincture” on Donna’s website:

Check out other great fiction authors with new projects in the works:

Becky Carey Lyles --
“Winds of Freedom” and is the sequel to her debut novel, “Winds of Wyoming.” The first “Winds” recounts Kate Neilson’s ventures following her release from prison. “Winds” #2 focuses on her new marriage to Mike Duncan, her desire for a family to call her own, and her struggle to encourage and assist her loved ones.The publisher, StoneHouse, is planning a Spring 2013 release date for “Winds of Freedom.” Stay tuned! Visit Becky at...

Casey Heatherington
Casey is a book reviewer who describes herself as a follower of Christ, daughter, sister, aspiring author, jewelry designer, avid reader, nerdy knitter, and general all around farm girl. She’s also a 2011 MBT Frasier Finalist and ACFW 2012 Genesis Semi-Finalist.

Ray Ellis
Ray is a law-enforcement officer and trainer plus serves as an associate minister in his church. His gritty Christian crime fiction mysteries include Notorious and DRT–Dead Right There. His short story titled “I” is available on Amazon.

Lisa Buffaloe --
Between Lisa's Internet radio show, Living Joyfully Free, blogging, speaking and writing, she has several non-fiction and fiction projects in the works.

Free for Kindle 11/23 -- Changing Zip Codes by Carol Stratton!

Free 11/23 for Kindle download

When your entire life drives off in a moving van, it’s easy for doubts to flood your mind. Will I ever be organized again? Will I find good friends? Will my children like their new school? Carol Stratton has experienced twenty-two moves and counsels others seeking stability in a culture of change. In Changing Zip Codes, Carol helps readers explore the fun of new possibilities, the magic of new friendships, and the excitement of fresh starts.

With humorous stories and biblical insights, Carol reminds us God is in the midst of every move, leading us to new beginnings. Moving is hard, one of the top stress points in modern life. Help me help movers, and remember when you do purchase a book, part of the proceeds go to Family Life to give scholarship to military families for their "A Weekend to Remember" retreats. Perfect for the unemployed, uprooted, cast off, deployed, transferred, and outsourced.

Carol Stratton has written for several publications, including InTouch magazine and Kyria. She is a contributing writer for Forsyth Woman magazine and has been published in two anthologies, Writing so Heaven Will be Different and Extraordinary Answers to Prayers. She speaks to women's groups such as MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers), and at national writers’ conferences. She attended Capenwray Bible School in New Zealand. Carol and her husband live in North Carolina and have four children and two grandchildren.

Her website,, helps women who are relocating.

Changing Zip Codes: Finding Community Wherever You're Transplanted, An Inspirational Guide for the Unemployed, Uprooted, Cast Off, Deployed, Transferred, and Outsourced (Devotionals for Women and Men) is free today (11/23/2012) for a Kindle download. You can always download the book onto your computer with a free Kindle installation.

Fun with Matt Fore -- Stop Running