Sunday, May 25, 2014

$2.99 Download of Nadia's Hope!

To help stop the sex trafficking industry, all proceeds from the novel, Nadia’s Hope, offered for $2.99 on Amazon May 26th – May 28th will go to http://www.wipeeverytear.org/



 Nadia's Hope on Kindle

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The nightmares continue. Memories won’t heal. Nadia must make a choice.

Nadia Minsky fled Israel to escape her past, but she can’t outrun her nightmares. The throbbing scars along her hip and stomach are cruel reminders of shattered dreams. Even though surgeons mended her body, her spirit still bleeds. Friends claim only God can heal her. For Nadia, trusting a God who allowed her to suffer is inconceivable.

Can close friends, a wild roommate, and a handsome medical student help Nadia learn to trust? Or will her past forever cripple her future?

Nadia’s Hope Awards
2010 Women of Faith Writing Contest Finalist Runner-up for Women’s Fiction, 2010 (ACFW) American Christian Fiction Writers Genesis Contest
“A story of grace and love and forgiveness.”
“A story of hope, healing and love.”
“A touching story about pain and forgiveness.”

 
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Why Lisa Buffaloe writes. This excerpt is from my book, No Wound Too Deep For The Deep Love Of Christ I was raised in a Christian home by parents who loved one another and loved the Lord. However, no one knew (including my parents) what was happening behind the scenes. I was molested by a baby-sitter, assaulted by two guys in high school, chased by a man with a knife in a parking lot, had a shotgun pointed at me as two men tried to run me off the road, and I've been raped by a doctor. I've been drugged and locked up, divorced, stalked, had cancer, and experienced the loss of family and friends to death. I've had eight surgeries (still healing from the last one) and over eleven years of chronic illness from Lyme Disease.

I've made mistakes and had many failures. I've needed to forgive others and forgive myself. I have wounds inside and out, scars from falls and bumps and bruises of life. Scars from surgeon knives, and scars from the self-inflicted attempts to rid the hurt inside. However, the more trials I have endured, the more I see God’s unending faithfulness and love. Each wound, every soul-scar brought to God for healing has given greater understanding of the depth and width of God’s love. God’s gentle touch and unfailing love restores and transforms everything the enemy meant for evil to turn it into good.  

Child's Play by Bill Myers

Just Released!
Child's Play (The Last Fool V1) by Bill Myers

AN INSIGHTFUL ADULT COMEDY...DECEPTIVELY FUN, PROFOUNDLY DEEP

TIME: Fifty years in the future. Religion has been banned.

LOCATION: Sisco Heights Mental Health Facility

CHARACTERS:

A seer who has delightful conversations with tattoos, electric shavers, and janitorial supplies.

A wannabe superhero, complete with shower cap, goggles, and bath towel cape.

A prophet who sees 20 seconds into the future.

An amnesiac who opens a fortune cookie and reads: "You are My favorite child. God."

Careful to avoid state scrutiny, these quirky characters begin to explore the amazing possibilities if such a statement is true. The thinking soon infects other patients and the government must tighten its noose until it is met with some startling surprises. A quick and fun read, this first novella of The Last Fool series will make you chuckle while pausing to think.


Bill Myers www.billmyers.com

Bill is a writer/producer whose work has won over 70 national and international awards including a C.S. Lewis Honor Award. His books and videos have sold over 8 million copies and include, McGee and Me, My Life As..., Blood of Heaven, The Face of God, The God Hater, and Eli. When he’s not overseeing his production company, Amaris Media International, he loves speaking at schools and chatting with reader groups live by phone or the internet.



Listen to an interview with Bill Myers on Living Joyfully Free Radio!


Friday, May 23, 2014

The Voices Were Silent

Years ago the masses didn't have an outlet. Now with the blogs, Twitter, Facebook, and other social sites, voices have given to those once silent. Opportunities abound to share God's love. Writers travel to conferences, submit work, pray and beg God for an open door to spread what is written.

However what if your blog, your web articles, Facebook posts, and Tweets are how God wants to use you? What if one post touches one life? What if what you write travels around the globe? What if one blog kept someone from committing suicide? What if your tenacity encourages others? What if God's road to publication is bigger than a book on a shelf?

Don't limit God by a narrow vision of what it means to be an author. God is the God who multiplies, exceedingly abundantly more than we ask or imagine. 


Be a Scribe. You no longer have a silent voice. Write what God prompts you to share.


“Then the Lord told me: ‘I will give you my message in the form of a vision. Write it clearly enough to be read at a glance.’” ~ Habakkuk 2:2 (CEV)





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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Sovereign Ground Free on Kindle - May 15 - 16

Redemptive Fiction by Hilarey Johnson

It isn't like I dreamed I’d take off my clothes for money when I grew up, but life doesn’t always happen the way you want.

I was desperate when I walked into the Wild Lily. When I left, it was more than just a hundred dollars I’d gained. I had hope.

But every time I think I’m in control—I’m not. Every time I think I have a friend—I don’t. And now, the footsteps behind me are getting louder.

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“The story relates to so many of us that have come from the sex industry. This is the God I know and love and who first loved me without regard to what I had done, what had been done to me or where I had come from! A MUST read.”
Former Madame

“You have captured the pain and the paradox of stripping. This story exposes the truth. I love how you wrote that God gives us dignity, but doesn't take it away like the world does.”
Former Stripper
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Ever since Health and Welfare dumped Sparrow at her half brother’s house, she’s lived in fear of her grandfather’s curse. When her sister-in-law decides to kick her out, Sparrow lies about her age and applies as busser in a strip club. After playing dress-up, the dancers nudge her onto stage.

The possibility of independence is fleeting. Within weeks, a stranger stabs one of the customers and strangles the dancer next to Sparrow. Helpless, she wakes in the arms of a police officer while the bar burns down.

Hayden, the Christian cop who rescues her might have ulterior motives. Do the footsteps near her window at night belong to him—or is her curse getting bolder?






http://hilarey.com/sovereign-ground/

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

When A Woman Finds Her Voice on Sale!

When a Woman Finds Her Voice: Overcoming Life's Hurts & Using Your Story to Make a Difference



What happens when brokenness stains our spirits, when the hurts of life linger? 

Secret or unresolved hurts leak into our everyday lives, filtering into everything we think we know about who we are. We tend to question our value and meaning. We feel unimportant, incapable, "less-than" or "not good enough." 

So we put on our false faces, the "life-is-just-fine" masks, while we bury ourselves in family, career, and service to others. And we fall silent. But that's not God's plan. 

In "When A Woman Finds Her Voice," author Jo Ann Fore engages your heart and mind as one who knows your fears and frustrations. As a certified life coach, she unpacks a message of hope and freedom with a gentle boldness that can only come from one who has walked the journey. 

With straight talk, insightful biblical truths, and heart-aching stories of hope, Jo Ann leads you on the unparalleled adventure of finding your voice and using it to make a difference. Jo Ann helps you find healing, then leads you to help others do the same. You will learn how to overcome life's hurts. You will be moved to share the stories you’ve been hesitant to share—those healing stories that have the power to change both your life and the lives of others.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

The Story You Need to Write



by Hilarey Johnson

When I was a kid, I asked my dad, “Why is it every song a girl sings is about a guy and every song a guy sings is about a girl? It’s always about love.”

He said, “What else is there?”

Romantic love.

I was married with a baby before I discovered Christian fiction. As a nursing mom (no money, lots of time) I devoured every book my grandma and mother-in-law bought.

After awhile, I grew tired of romances. Happily-ever-afters made me feel like I had received my quota...I was already married.

I started to write stories about other loves women experience. I wrote about adoption and healing after an affair. This was also about the time I started to attend conferences and discover most people who buy books really want romance in them.  

Romantic love.

What else is there? (Well, as Christians, we know.)

Susan Bell writes in The Artful Edit, (p. 10-11) “Write the story that needs to be written—not what you want to write. Refrain from imposing an inorganic idea in it or turn it into something it isn’t meant to be.
To write falsely is to not write at all.”

Although actually, that kind of writing usually means you have a job. If you are a ghost writer/blogger or write for newspapers, you know what I mean.

When I started Sovereign Ground I began it as a traditional romance with her perspective in the first chapter and his in the second…

But it mysteriously disappeared one day. It wasn’t the first partial book I’d lost or saved over, so I simply said “OK God, how should the book start?”
God answered, but it wasn't what I expected. It was the kind of story I wouldn't have attempted: spiritual suspense, the sex industry, vulnerability, and the innate need women have to be desired. It was the story that needed to be written.

I am a different person because of the experience, and because of the finished story. Follow Bell’s advice and do not impose your ideas on your story.

But go ahead and add a little romantic love.

  

Hilarey Johnson’s first novel, Sovereign Ground released May 2014. Connect with Hilarey on Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads Author Page or sign up for her newsletter to hear about freebies.