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January 2011 Blog Posts (47)

Cell Shock

The other day, my husband Mike and I shocked our children.

What did we do to make our children check to see whether the world had ended?

We changed our cell phone plans.

Correct that; we changed my cell phone plan.

‘Why is that a shock?’ you may ask. Fair enough question, considering that many people change not only their rate plans, but their phones, and their carriers on a frequent basis.

In our situation, the shock is multi-layered. Layer One:…


Added by Paula K Parker on January 31, 2011 at 3:07pm — 2 Comments


Posted a very unique and interesting book cover on my blog today. This is a book experience you'll be telling everyone about. Just had to share!




Added by Nora St.Laurent on January 30, 2011 at 8:59am — No Comments

Bon Appetit by. Sandra Byrd

I loved this book! Byrd has once again out done herself in this novel. Lexi is off to pastry school in Paris!

Byrd does an excellent job of painting pictures with her words. Throughout the book I felt as though I were experiencing life in Paris with Lexi. I could also relate to Lexi wanting to do what she loves. Throughout the book Lexi faces setbacks, culture shock, and homesickness. Will she choose to stay in Paris or return home to all she knows???

I would recommend this…


Added by Whitney Lett on January 27, 2011 at 11:31pm — No Comments

Article I wrote was published today...

Sallie Krawcheck a Recruiter’s Nightmare

An article I wrote for RIABiz

Check it out:

Added by Phred St Laurent on January 27, 2011 at 10:55am — 2 Comments

Plain Wisdom by. Cindy Woodsmall and Miriam Flaud

When I first requested Plain wisdom I assumed it to be another story about the Amish. However when I received the book I was excited to see that Miriam Flaud was an Old Order Amish woman who had never written before and that She with Cindy Woodsmall had written about their everyday lives and the things they have learned in Plain Wisdom.

The whole time I was reading I felt as though I was sitting around a table with coffee discussing the life stories of two women very much like me! I…


Added by Whitney Lett on January 27, 2011 at 2:59am — 1 Comment

Jump Start Your Internet Book Marketing with Many Free or Almost Free Ideas


Thirty-five pages of information and over fifty links!

Added by Lorilyn Roberts on January 26, 2011 at 12:13am — No Comments

Desert Breeze ~ A Great Place To Be!!!

The rush of excitement has come and gone...oh to be honest, I'm still excited. I signed a three book contract with Desert Breeze in late Fall, 2010 for my Sanctuary Point historical suspense series. BURNING HEARTS comes out in May, 2011, GOODBYE NOEL in December 2011, and PERILOUS SHADOWS in July 2011. My first book contrancting...and not only one book...but…


Added by Nike Chillemi on January 25, 2011 at 11:41pm — No Comments

Grace Awards - Best of 2010 Fiction contest!

Vote For Grace Awards Best of 2010 - Fiction


Individuals (not organizations) who own a networking page (Facebook, Twitter, ShoutLife, Linkedin, Ning sites, etc.) created three months prior to the opening of voting. For Grace Awards, Best of 2010, this would mean the individual's page must have been created before October 21, 2010.

  - Individuals can vote from Jan 21 - Mar 15,…


Added by Amanda Stephan on January 24, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments


Hello, Everyone.


I have a bit of a confession to make - you may not find it as much of a difficulty, but I have to be honest with you.  You see, I've wanted to be a writer since I was 14 years old.  A serious health problem put that on hold for several years, but I'm back, and I'm hoping to accomplish as much as before.


That major health problem - it was a brain injury that almost crippled me - I was even in a comatose state for over two…


Added by Kendra LaLonde on January 24, 2011 at 9:03pm — 2 Comments


Loaded with humor, action, intrigue and romance, My Mother the Man- Eater is the exciting story of a woman whose search for meaning in life finds an unexpected outlet. Joleen Allen is on the hunt for a man. Unfortunately, every time the mother of five meets one, he falls for one of her daughters instead! At forty-four, Joleen has lived a tough life. She became a mother at 16, and her five daughters are now grown. Her ex-husband, Harold, is out of prison and back in the picture,…


Added by Tracy Krauss on January 24, 2011 at 2:03am — 6 Comments


Reviewed By Josee Morgan (Apex)

Official Apex Reviews Rating: 4 1/2 stars

When archaeologist Mark Graham unearths the remains of a pterodactyl at

a dig site in the mountains of Zimbabwe, his discovery isn’t all that remarkable –

that is, until he sees the remains of gigantic human bones buried beside it.

Suddenly, speculation begins to mount about the true nature of the fossils, with

most opinions pointing to a mythical ancient race of half-god, half-men known as

the… Continue

Added by Tracy Krauss on January 24, 2011 at 2:02am — No Comments


HEAL THE WOUNDED is the second in a trilogy by Canadian author Lynn Dove.  The entire series is aimed toward the YA market, but it is worth reading no matter what your age. In HEAL THE WOUNDED , we are introduced to several teenagers who are facing some tough problems. First, Jake, a Christian from a loving family, has to deal with the fact that his mother has been diagnosed with cancer. He is still reeling from the death of a close friend and wonders where God is in all of this. His…


Added by Tracy Krauss on January 24, 2011 at 2:00am — No Comments

Win a Copy of "The Search" on January 31!

Only one week remains until I announce the winner of "The Search." 


Please visit my blog if you would like to enter to win a copy of ”The Search” by Suzanne Woods Fisher (by 1/31/11) or ”Hearts Awakening” by Delia Parr (by 2/15/11).

Added by Melanie B. on January 23, 2011 at 11:14pm — No Comments

Marrying Mallory - a quick review

Marrying Mallory is the story of a young divorcee who wishes to do something for herself for a change - get a nose job. Her handsome plastic surgeon is taken with her at first sight and so a romance begins. What makes this book stand out from the crowd of other Christian romance fiction is the authors treatment of divorce within a Christian context. I applaud Diane Craver for taking on this potentially controversial topic and doing it without a lot of fuss.


Added by Tracy Krauss on January 22, 2011 at 7:14pm — No Comments

Review of ONE SMOOTH STONE by Marcia Laycock

Alex Donnelly is a man on the run – from the law and from the past. What better place to hide than the vast and rugged wilderness of the Yukon? Unexpectedly, he inherits a large sum of money and must leave the relative safety of his backwoods cabin and travel to Seattle to claim his inheritance. While there, some very disturbing revelations surface about his past and he is once again haunted by the demons of his abusive childhood while in foster care. He also meets Kenni Adams, daughter of a…


Added by Tracy Krauss on January 22, 2011 at 7:14pm — No Comments

THE BISHOP'S MAN by Linden Macintyre

I recently finished reading The Bishop's Man by Canadian author and well known broadcast journalist Linden MacIntyre. What can I say but that the book was profoundly beautiful in its descriptiveness and unique 'Cape Breton' voice, but also proundly disturbing and melancholy because of the subject matter. It takes place in the 90's when the news of the ongoing scandals within the Catholic church first begin to surface. It is written from the point of view of Father Duncan…


Added by Tracy Krauss on January 22, 2011 at 7:13pm — No Comments

Birth of a Blog: FaceBook Follies

I burst out laughing when I read the FaceBook comment.


“What is it?” my husband Mike called from the other room.


“I wonder whether your mother knows that she likes Justin Bieber?”


Before someone decides to respond to me on the artistic ability of young Mr. Bieber, let me just make a request that you continue reading.


Like many people throughout the civilized world, one thing I do each morning is check FaceBook. I will leave the…


Added by Paula K Parker on January 22, 2011 at 4:07pm — No Comments

Destiny's Dream by Delia Latham

DESTINY’S DREAM by Delia Latham has it all. There’s romance, mystery and action – all very skillfully woven together into a well told and satisfying story. Add to that a solid presentation of the gospel using real and believable characters, and you have a recipe for a great Christian romance novel. These elements on their own are enough to make this book worth reading, but Latham has taken her story telling to another whole level. There were so many unique things about this book that I’m not…


Added by Tracy Krauss on January 21, 2011 at 1:39am — No Comments

Review of 'The Ninth Generation' by John Owens

The book is set in a pre-flood world and centres mostly around a man named Lameck, the father of Noah. Owens has done a fabulous job of painting a very descriptive and believable picture of what the earth was like at that time. His imagery is rich and thorough. It is obvious he has done extensive research on the topic, and he presents the earth, as it would have appeared under a young-earth model of creationism, in a detailed and imaginative way. I also appreciated the way he constructed an…


Added by Tracy Krauss on January 21, 2011 at 1:29am — No Comments

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