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“Exiles” by Jaye L. Knight ~ Release Post and Character Spotlight!

Jaye L. Knight’s newest novel, Exiles, has been released! How exciting, yes?! Exiles is the fourth book in the Christian fantasy series, Ilyon Chronicles. Read about it below, along with a special Character Spotlight,  and be sure to check out the other blog stops on the tour by visiting the official tour page. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway!

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About the Book

Exiled after their defeat in Samara, the Resistance struggles to find allies in their quest to restore King Balen to his throne and put an end to the emperor’s tyranny. When the crete people refuse to lend their aid, Balen leads a group to Dorland to reason with them and win their support. However, enemies prove to be everywhere, and they find themselves in a fight to keep Dorland from becoming Daican’s latest conquest.

Back in Landale, the arrival of a new enemy forces Trask and Anne to tread more carefully than ever. Tensions are rising, and the enemy is determined to test Anne’s loyalty and root out the location of Trask and the Resistance once and for all.

Feeling trapped within the walls of Valcré, Prince Daniel must contend with an ever-eroding relationship with his father. As their clashes escalate, the situation becomes potentially life threatening when his loyalty is called into question. His sister seems bent on branding him a traitor and actively seeking to condemn him to the fate of those put to death in their father’s new arena. Daniel is certain his father would never execute his only son and heir, but with other forces at work, it might not be that simple.

One small misstep could prove fatal for all.

 

 

Character Spotlight

 

Appearance: Shoulder length dark hair, amber eyes, fit build, 5’10” tall. 
Age: 47
Race: Human 
History: Daican is the emperor of Arcacia. His father died unexpectedly, leaving him the throne when he was only seventeen years old. It is his goal in life to honor his father’s legacy and create the Arcacian empire his father was working towards.

Author’s Notes: For me personally, Daican is one of the most interesting antagonists I’ve written about so far. I knew from the beginning, I wanted him to be both likeable and relatable. When Kaden tells Kyrin that Daican is manipulating her in the first book of the series, while that’s naturally what he would think in their position, it’s actually not true. Daican’s charm and kindness toward Kyrin in the beginning were genuine. He genuinely liked her and wanted her to be comfortable and content in Auréa Palace. He had no reason to feel otherwise. It wasn’t until Davira started bringing him condemning information on Kyrin that things change. Then his kindness became a mask to cover his suspicion.

Daican is cunning and calculating, but he is also equally charming and genuine until you cross him. Then heaven help you. He’s very driven, so any threat to his goals is dealt with swiftly and without mercy. What I find most interesting about his character is how he very much mirrors my heroes. He’s very dedicated to his faith in his false gods. He’s not just some power-hungry emperor. He truly believes he’s serving his gods by trying to root out and destroy believers in Elôm. His love for his father and for Davira are very real and deep. In fact, his close relationship with Davira very closely mirrors the close relationship Kyrin had with her father.

With just a few changes to his thinking, Daican could have actually been a strong ally to my heroes. Unfortunately, they have opposite beliefs.

 

 

 

 

Available now on Amazon!

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Haven’t discovered the world of Ilyon yet? The first three Kindle books are on sale August 11th – 14th!
You can find them on Amazon.
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About the Author

JayeAuthor2015Jaye L. Knight is an award-winning author, homeschool graduate, and shameless tea addict with a passion for Christian fantasy. Armed with an active imagination and love for adventure, Jaye weaves stories of truth, faith, and courage with the message that even in the deepest darkness, God’s love shines as a light to offer hope. She has been penning stories since the age of eight and resides in the Northwoods of Wisconsin.

You can connect with Jaye on her website, blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Etsy.

 
Share in the excitement of the release and enter to win a themed giveaway pack! Prizes include an autographed copy of Exiles, a pewter dragon necklace by treasurecast, and a sword letter opener! (Giveaway is open to US residents only. Cannot be shipped internationally.)

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Blog Tour: “Worth It All” by Isabella D. Morganthal

Good morning!

Today I have the pleasure of sharing about a new book – “Worth it All” by Isabella D. Morganthal! It looks like a very lovely book, with a great message. Congratulations on this release, Miss Morganthal! :)

 

 

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Worth it All: Running the Race of a Lifetime

We are all running a race.

A race that will change our lives…

This is the personal race—the journey—to know Jesus more deeply than we could even imagine, and live completely dedicated to Him. It’s the race of a lifetime. In her third book, Worth it All, National Bible Bee Alumnus Isabella Morganthal shares about her journey as a Bible Bee contestant for five years. Comparing her time as a contestant to a race, she encourages readers to run their own race of knowing Jesus well.

Worth it All is meant to inspire you to live for Jesus radically in a way that shows the world He is worth more to you than anything or anyone else.

So if you’re willing to step onto the racetrack for the race of your life, begin reading.

Ready? Set…

Go.

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This is Isabella’s third published book. Her first being “I Dare You”, the second being “The King’s Princess”, both pictured below. You can click on the covers to go to Amazon and read their descriptions as well. :) (I read and reviewed “I Dare You” here.)

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About the Author:

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Isabella Morganthal (19) is a homeschool high school graduate who loves Jesus with all of her heart. She is a drummer, writer, creative arts director, and modern-day abolitionist.

Website// Blog// Facebook:@isabellamorganthal //Twitter: authorbella2015

Stop by the other blogs participating in this celebration:

Monday, October 31, 2016Bethany Smith, www.girlonfire116.wordpress.com

Tuesday, November 1, 2016Raechel (you’re here!), www.godspeculiartreasurerae.wordpress.com

Wednesday, November 2, 2016Katherine Forster, www.songbeyondsilence.wordpress.com

Thursday, November 3, 2016Bethany Smith, www.girlonfire116.wordpress.com

Friday, November 4, 2016Elizabeth Lindsay, www.onelightinadarkworld.blogspot.com

Saturday, November 5, 2016Beth H., www.thisredeemedgirl16.blogspot.com

Sunday, November 6, 2016Author, Isabella Morganthal, (my own blog) www.Jesusisworthitall.weebly.com

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Blog Tour: Blessed Assurance by Faith Blum

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Who doesn’t like a good mystery? I’m sure there are a few, but most people do like mysteries. What about a mystery within a mystery. Faith Blum’s new novella is just that. First there’s the mystery of who tried to dupe five mail order brides. Then Adelaide finds out someone is claiming she’s a runaway bride. What happens to her? Find out in Blessed Assurance.

About the Book

Blessed Assurance_FrontBlessed assurance, Jesus is mine
O what a foretaste of glory divine!
Heir of salvation, purchase of God
Born of His Spirit, washed in His blood.

Adelaide lost her parents a year before and now a rich man in town is making unwanted advances toward her. Desperate, she writes to two men and quickly accepts the one from Cheyenne, Wyoming. On the final leg of her journey, in a stagecoach with four other mail order brides, her suspicions are confirmed. Will she ever find a man she can truly trust?

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Faith Blum started writing at an early age. She started even before she could read! She even thought she could write better than Dr. Seuss. Now that she has grown up a little more, she knows she will probably never reach the success of Dr. Seuss, but that doesn’t stop her from trying.

When she isn’t writing, Faith enjoys doing many right-brained activities such as reading, crafting, playing piano, and playing games with her family. One of her dreams is to visit Castle City, Montana, someday to see the ghost town she chose for her characters to live in. She currently lives on a hobby farm with her family in Wisconsin.

There are many ways to connect with Faith online. All of them can be found in one convenient place: http://FaithBlum.com. On her website you can find links to her various social media sites and both of her blogs as well as learn about any events she has coming up.

Excerpt

 

Detective Bradley Connor stepped off the train in Cheyenne and gathered his horse, saddle, and saddlebags from the cattle car. After stabling his horse at the livery and finding a hotel, he headed to the sheriff’s office.

“Are you the sheriff?” he asked the man behind the desk.

“I am. What can I do for you?”

“Bradley Connor. I’m a Pinkerton detective and I need some information from you.”

The sheriff sat up straighter. “Sheriff Leland Granger. I’ll certainly help in any way I can. What do you need to know?”

“Do you know of an Adelaide Brown?”

“Yes, I do. Surely she isn’t a criminal!” Sheriff Granger’s face was filled with horror.

“No, nothing like that. She simply ran away from someone and that person is looking for her. Could you tell me where she is staying?”

Sheriff Granger gave him an assessing look. “Why?”

“I need to speak with her alone. I have an uncomfortable feeling about the person who is looking for her and need to hear her side of the story first. Is she married?”

“No.”

Bradley leaned forward. “But she came out here as a mail order bride.”

“Yes, but she, and four others, were lured here by those ads. They were meant to be sold to saloons, but the outlaw’s plans were thwarted. Four of the five have now married. Adelaide is the only one who has not.”

“Why not?”

Sheriff Granger shrugged. “I don’t know. As for where she lives, she lives with Allen Reese and Edward Harris.” He gave Bradley the address. “But I would be careful about approaching her.”

Bradley nodded. “I will. Thank you.”

Bradley found the house and watched it carefully. It only took a few hours before he caught his first glimpse of her. She was truly as beautiful as his client had said she was. So why had she run away?

 

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Giveaway

 

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Faith’s sister, Naomi, graciously hand painted two beautiful bookmarks for this giveaway. There will be one lucky winner. The bookmarks are made with Adelaide in mind. Aren’t they gorgeous?

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Tour Schedule

August 26
Bookish Orchestrations-Tour Introduction
Letters from Annie Douglas Lima-Excerpt
With a Joyful Noise-Excerpt
Rebekah Lyn Books-Excerpt
August 27
Blue-Brown Books-Author Interview
August 29
Singing Librarian Books-Excerpt
God’s Peculiar Treasure Rae-Excerpt
August 30
Ramblings of a Young Author-Review
August 31
Jaye L. Knight-Excerpt
Rachel Rossano’s Words-Excerpt
September 1
The Abrahamic Adventures-Excerpt
Writings, Ramblings, and Reflections-Character Interview (Adelaide)
September 2
Bookish Orchestrations-Tour Conclusion and Winner

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The Solid Rock by Faith Blum – book spotlight and giveaway

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I am excited to be part of this blog tour for a new Christian Western! Faith Blum joins us today to talk about her new release, The Solid Rock. It is about a talented detective with a mission to find his kidnapped colleague who finds himself working undercover with a heinous outlaw who has more plans than first meet the eye.

About the Book

3D The Solid RockJoshua woke with a quiet groan. As his senses woke up one at a time, he cracked his eyelids open. Sure enough, there was a silhouetted form standing at the foot of the bed. From the smell, the person was either from the brothel down the street or had recently left one.

He forced himself to breathe evenly and reached for the knife in his thigh holster. With as tough and evil a voice as he could imitate, he spoke, “State your intentions.”

Pinkerton detective, Joshua Brookings, is sent on a job that seems simple on the surface. His fellow detective has been kidnapped and his boss, William Pinkerton senses foul play. Joshua is sent to investigate Edward’s case in hopes of finding the kidnapped detective and helping solve the case that has taken over ten years to investigate.

Arriving in Cheyenne, Joshua finds much more than a simple kidnapping. Yet again, he must go undercover, something he made his boss promise never to make him do again. The only Christian in the outlaw group, Joshua falters and almost loses faith in God’s providence. Will he stand on the solid Rock or drown in the sinking sand? Continue reading “The Solid Rock by Faith Blum – book spotlight and giveaway”

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Miriam

Today is just one post of a several where I shall be talking about the book, “Miriam” by Mesu Andrews. :)

Have you heard of this book yet? It looks beautiful! And I’m looking forward to reading it. I should be getting my ARC (advanced readers copy) soon and I keep checking the mailbox expectantly every day!

You wanna hear about the book now? Here’s the cover:

 

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It follows after the book “The Pharaoh’s Daughter” (you can read my review of that one here).

“Miriam” shall release March 15th, 2016

About the Book:

The Hebrews call me prophetess, the Egyptians a seer.
But I am neither. I am simply a watcher of Israel
and the messenger of El Shaddai.
When He speaks to me in dreams, I interpret. When He whispers a melody, I sing.

At eighty-six, Miriam had devoted her entire life to loving El Shaddai and serving His people as both midwife and messenger. Yet when her brother Moses returns to Egypt from exile, he brings a disruptive message. God has a new name – Yahweh – and has declared a radical deliverance for the Israelites.

Miriam and her beloved family face an impossible choice: cling to familiar bondage or embrace uncharted freedom at an unimaginable cost. Even if the Hebrews survive the plagues set to turn the Nile to blood and unleash a maelstrom of frogs and locusts, can they weather the resulting fury of the Pharaoh?

Enter an exotic land where a cruel Pharaoh reigns, pagan priests wield black arts, and the Israelites cry out to a God they only think they know. – See more at WaterBrook Multnomah

 

As I said, I’m looking forward to it!

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Book Spotlight: “Lily of the Valley” by Faith Blum

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Happy Cyber Monday! In honor of the biggest internet shopping day of the year, or at least one of them, Faith Blum decided to do a blog tour release of her newest novel, Lily of the Valley. There are two giveaway opportunities and lots of fun interviews and excerpts.

About the Book

Howdy, Teacher! You don’t know me, but my kids talk bout you a lot. I been lookin fer a wife and mother fer a few years and was wonderin iffen we cood meet and get to no each other a bit. I’ll come after skool to git yer answer. Grover Miller

Lily of the Valley FrontUnruly schoolchildren, three suitors, and too many things to do. When Ruth Brookings rejects one of the suitors, he refuses to accept no for an answer.

To make matters worse, when she prays for guidance, she’s answered with a challenge instead: To encourage her friend to find a wife—whether he wants one or not.

Will she lose her friend just when she needs a friend the most? Will she be able to weather the storms she’s about to face?

Purchase on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B016VAJ7EW

About the Author

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Faith Blum started writing at an early age. She started even before she could read! She even thought she could write better than Dr. Seuss. (The picture doesn’t show it well, but there are scribblings on the page of Green Eggs and Ham). Now that she’s grown up a little more, she knows she will probably never reach the success of Dr. Seuss, but that doesn’t stop her from trying.
When she isn’t writing, Faith enjoys doing many right-brained activities such as reading, crafting, writing, playing piano, and playing games with her family. One of her dreams is to visit Castle City, Montana someday to see the ghost town she chose for her characters to live in. She currently lives on a hobby farm with her family in Wisconsin.

Free Book

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Today is the last day to get Be Thou My Vision (Hymns of the West #2) free! Here is the link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NF3QV52

Giveaway

Faith has a Goodreads giveaway going on through November 30th! Be sure to check it out and enter to win one of two signed paperback copies of Lily of the Valley.

 

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Lily of the Valley

by Faith Blum

Giveaway ends November 30, 2015.

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https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/widget/161619 In addition to the Goodreads giveaway, Faith is also giving away all four of her paperback novels to one lucky winner!

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Bloggers involved

 

November 29:
Writings, Ramblings, and Reflections-Tour introduction
Shanna Hatfield-Book Spotlight

November 30:
Musings of Inspiration-Author Interview/Book Spotlight
C.K.Rich-Book Spotlight
Singing Librarian Books-Book Review/Author Interview
Writing Dreams-Author Interview/Character Interview/Book Spotlight
Tara Ellis – Wife. Mother, Indie Author and Photographer-Book Spotlight
Christa Reads & Writes-Book Spotlight
Rebekah Lyn Books-Book Spotlight
The Overactive Imagination-Author Interview
Wildflower Acres-Book Review/Spotlight
Jaye L. Knight-Book Spotlight
Zerina Blossom’s Books-Book Review/Spotlight
God’s Peculiar Treasure Rae-Book Spotlight
Tamie Dearen’s Blog-Book Review/Spotlight

Clean Indie Reads

 

And I’m pleased to share this EXCERPT with you fantastic readers! Enjoy!!

A group of horses bearing riders came into view. Annabelle grabbed Ruth’s arm. “Here he comes! And we’re all alone.”
Ruth shook her head and shrugged Annabelle’s hand off her arm. “You’ll be fine. Remember what we learned this week in Bible study?”
Annabelle took a deep breath and let it out. “‘Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.’ Philippians 4:6-7.”
“Exactly!” Ruth exclaimed. “I’m proud of you for getting that memorized. Now you just have to put it into practice.”
Annabelle groaned. “I know. That’s where I have the most trouble—remembering the things I learn.”
“What’s two plus two?” Ruth asked.
“Four,” Annabelle responded, her face scrunched up in confusion.
“Who was the fourth president?”
“James Madison. What are you doing, Ruth?”
“What do they call the study of rocks?”
“Geology,” Annabelle responded. “What purpose does this quiz serve?”
Ruth smiled. “One more question. What is Genesis 1:1?”
“‘In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.’”
Ruth nodded. “Repetition is the key. You remember things better than you think, you just need to keep repeating them until it becomes natural.”

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Faith Blum’s latest cover-reveal…with a fun twist!

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Happy Wednesday! Today we have a blog post with a cover reveal. But, there’s a catch. The author, Faith Blum, has split her cover into 15 different pieces! In order to enter her giveaway, you need to put it together and email her your cover. Or, if you don’t want to enter the giveaway, but you’d still like to see the cover, stop by her blog on Thursday.

The Prize

The winner will have to be patient, but the prize for this cover reveal is a signed paperback copy of Lily of the Valley. Unfortunately, due to the high cost of shipping internationally, Faith won’t be sending a paperback outside of the U.S. If you are international and would like to participate and win, you will receive an ebook copy of any TWO of my published books including Lily of the Valley.

To help you a little with putting together the cover, here is the description:

Howdy, Teacher! You don’t know me, but my kids talk bout you a lot. I been lookin fer a wife and mother fer a few years and was wonderin iffen we cood meet and get to no each other a bit. I’ll come after school to git yer answer. Grover Miller

Unruly schoolchildren, three suitors, and too many things to do. When Ruth Brookings rejects one of the suitors, he refuses to accept no for an answer.

To make matters worse, when she prays for guidance, she’s answered with a challenge instead: To encourage her friend to find a wife—whether he wants one or not.

Will she lose her friend just when she needs a friend the most? Will she be able to weather the storms she’s about to face?

Details

  • Stop by each blog listed below to get their piece of the cover.
  • Use a program like this website to put the cover together: https://www.befunky.com/features/collage-maker/. If you get a little extra space between each piece, your cover will still count toward the prize. It doesn’t have to be perfect as long is each piece is in the correct place.
  • Email your completed cover to Faith at faith[dot]blum[dot]@gmail[dot]com NO LATER THAN October 14th at 9:00 PM Central time. (If you have problems with time zones, shoot Faith an email and she’ll help you out).
  • Stop by Faith’s blog to see the cover and who won.

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About the Author

Faith with Rikki-croppedFaith Blum is a 24 year old home school graduate who enjoys doing many right-brained activities such as reading, crafting, writing, and playing piano. Her favorite genre to read and write is Historical Fiction, more specifically, Westerns. In the Hymns of the West series, she has endeavored to create clean, fun, and challenging Western stories for the whole family. She currently has three novels and three novellas published. You can find her in various places online: Website | Blog | Facebook | Pinterest | Twitter | New Releases Newsletter | Amazon

 

Bloggers

Find the other pieces of the cover on these blogs. If you are coming in late and would like direct links to each of the blog posts about the cover reveal, please go to Faith’s website link here. She will update each link to go directly to the blog post about the cover reveal.

October 12
The Overactive Imagination
Rebekah Lyn Books—with Author Interview
Morgan Elizabeth Huneke
All Things Literary and Political
Hello Precious Bliss

October 13
With a Joyful Noise
Ruth’s Real Life
Flights from Aerie
Jaye L. Knight
Rachel Rossano’s Words—with Author Interview

October 14
Zerina Blossom’s Books
God’s Peculiar Treasure Rae
Wildflower Acres
A Brighter Destiny
Writing Dreams

October 15
Writings, Ramblings, and Reflections—with full cover and winner announcement