Tuesday, December 24, 2013

As Fairydust Settles, the sequel to Shrouded Jewels, is now available, and we would love to celebrate with you!

January 11th, 2014
Starts at 2pm, but come when you can

The author's house (email for the address and directions)

  • Hors d'oeuvres and cookies
  • A small gift for those who attend
  • A raffle prize (must be present to win)
  • Short book readings on the hour
  • Special treat: meet the cover models from all three novels!
Books will be sold at discounted rates:
  • Paperback:
    • $10 for one
    • $18 for two
    • $25 for three
  • Hardcover formats can be ordered for $25 each (regularly $28 for friends and family) 
Please invite your friends! You're welcome to contact Jansina (Jansina@rivershorebooks.com) if you'd like more details.

Want an easy way to share the event? Join it on Facebook!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Free eBooks!

In honor of Christmas, author Kendra E. Ardnek is offering four of her ebooks FREE on the Kindle! 

If you don't own a Kindle you can always read the books on your cell phone or computer. I do have one, but I still use my phone quite often.

These will be available for a limited time, so mark your calendars!

December 23rd to 27th: The Derao, a short story 
December 24th to 28th: Sew, It's a Quest 
December 25th: Do You Take This Quest? and The Ankulen

There is no small print with this deal--just free books! Of course, authors always appreciate reviews. (I'll be reviewing each of these sometime in 2014.)

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

New Release: Priceless by L.A. Ramsey

This is a guest post by author L.A. Ramsey. Rivershore Books was recently given the opportunity to edit another of her books, Sunny Beam. We haven't read Priceless yet, but are excited to.

Have you ever wondered if there was any sin that God's grace doesn't cover? Does a person live who has fallen so deeply in the mire of sin that even God's love and mercy can't reach? Even when all hope seems lost and you think life is no longer worth living, God's love shines through...somehow...

He works in mysterious ways, even when we make the conscious choice to deny Him. He wishes for no one to be lost. No one...

Priceless - Love's True Worth is such a story, a coming of age romance about a young girl faced with almost more than she can handle.  Her life leads her to ill choices that lead her down a dark and unworthy path...until she meets him...until he introduces her to the One who can reach down and save her.  The question remains, will she accept it?  Will she change her ways?

From the back cover...

Of what value is a life?  For some the cost of companionship is a few dollars while to others the cost is a lifetime of commitment to another.  Annequin’s life in Shady Grove begins simply enough, a caricature of the early lives of many young girls who find themselves the victims of circumstance.  Loss and a lack of deep caring in her home eventually drive this beautiful young woman away from her difficult home life to another life that she believes will be her way to happiness.  As far too many in Annequin’s position discover, the road chosen is sometimes paved with pain and disappointment.  With time and the testing of a young heart and soul, the woman from Shady Grove learns the true meaning of love and grace given by others.

Why I Wrote Priceless

I wrote this novel wanting to show that not everyone starts on a pristine path to his or her Christian walk.  Some people may have unfortunate circumstances that leads them down the dark paths of sin and then choose to turn their back on the One who can redeem them.  In Priceless, I show that no matter how dark the night may be, God's light can find a way.
Priceless is available as a digital download on Amazon Kindle, Nook, SmashWords, and soon on Kobo, iTunes, and Sony.  Priceless is available on Amazon as paperback too.


LA Ramsey enjoys writing about her faith in novels from her home with her husband and six children. Priceless was 19 years in the making. This is her second novel. Her first novel is Sunny Beam - The Holy Lion, a Christian romance, available on Amazon. 

Find Lori at: LA Ramsey, Facebook , Pinterest, and Twitter.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Marilynn Dawson Blog Tour

Welcome to our blog stop on the Google Play Winter Giveaway! Author Marilynn Dawson is giving away one PDF copy of her books each week until the end of January 2014.  This Giveaway is in celebration of her next release, "Dressed for Eternity" which will launch in February 2014.  You can read a sample of that book here.

Today, we get to feature Volume Two of her series, Becoming the Bride of Christ: A Personal Journey. This is a 6 volume set with a Leader's Guide; 14 chapters spread across the volumes, with Volume Two containing Chapters 5 and 6. The back cover of Volume Two has this to share:

"God's been speaking to me so much about His love and how it affects areas of life I never really thought about before, areas that I'm realizing are almost impossible to achieve victory in apart from His love working in me. It honestly amazes me. Truly we can do nothing apart from the transforming work of God's love through the Holy Spirit in our lives. All our best efforts apart from this love are just so much wood, hay and stubble. Imagine what would happen to our churches if more of us made this realization. I have to admit it's a realization fraught with discoveries of just how soiled a heart can be and the needed washing and cleansing that has to happen as a result of the light of God's love being shone on it. But as long as I can keep from recoiling, as long as I can keep choosing to present my heart wide open to my Lord, as long as I don't shrink back from the transforming work going on in my life, then I can look forward to what is ahead."

Becoming the Bride of Christ chronicles Marilynn's personal journey as she learn to live with God as unseen Husband and Father in the home. It's about learning to appropriate many Scriptural concepts that we've overly spiritualized, and bringing them down to where life is lived every day. This book can be read as an account of the lessons God's actively teaching her, or it can be engaged in as a personal or group Bible study. There is quite a bit of Scripture in every chapter, as well as questions to help a person appropriate these lessons into their own life. One of her goals is to share a story that men as well as women can read and glean from. Too often it seems presentations on the Bride of Christ have been geared toward women when Scripture says the Church, who is referred to as the Bride of Christ, is made up of men and women. Marilynn write from a women's perspective of course, but it's her desire that men will be able to gather helpful insight, not just women. After all, we are all called to live out the commands of Christ in our everyday life.

You are welcome to read an excerpt from Volume Two here.

Marilynn is giving away a copy of Volume Two on December 15th.  As the giveaway is happening on Google Play, you will need a Google account email address to be eligible for the drawing.  Enter via Rafflecopter below:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

If you use the following coupon code while ordering from CreateSpace, you'll get 10% off your order of Marilynn's books: 2MU73RQR 

The code is good through the end of the blog tour on January 26th.

Disclaimer: The cool thing about taking part in this blog tour is that I get a copy of this week's book too! We both win!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

As Fairydust Settles is Here!

Jansina’s newest book, As Fairydust Settles, is now available!

From the back cover:

“Would you have married me if you had known?”

Mical’s question stays with Davey. He doesn’t have an answer.

Mical was wrong to deceive him, and her apologetic efforts may not be enough to keep them together. Will her spiteful father allow them the chance to find out?

This sequel to Shrouded Jewels continues to follow Mical and Davey as they struggle with deception, temptation, and a sometimes bitter reality.

Will Davey and Mical find their happily ever after?

Praise for the book:

“I think it may be her best yet.” – Gina Marinello-Sweeney, author of I Thirst

“Jansina, once again, brilliantly shows how the fairytale can have a happy ending after all.” – C.M. Stewart.

“It has mystery, humor, sadness, happiness, it’s very descriptive, and more. Jansina is a gifted author!” – Liz Ellertson, author of Liz’s Lefse

As Fairydust Settles is now available in paperback, hardcover, and ebook formats!

Ebook: ($2.99)

Paperback: ($12.99)

Hardcover, casewrap: ($19.99)

Hardcover, dust-jacket ($21.59)

You are welcome to purchase paperback or hardcover editions from the author by emailing her at Jansina@rivershorebooks.com. She is honored to sign any copies purchased directly from her!

Friday, December 6, 2013

Marilynn Dawson Blog Tour: Schedule

Guess what everyone? We're part of a blog tour! Author Marilynn Dawson is inviting you to take part in the Google Play Winter Giveaway taking place between December 1st and January 26th. As part of the blog tour, we get to feature one of her books every week. The complete schedule is below. My date is in the list, and don't forget to stop by the others as well. If you have a Google account email address, you can enter your name to win one of her books every week. The first drawing is on December 8th.

December 2nd: Tiffany - Voices4Society

December 9th: Jansina - Rivershore Books

December 18th: Lori Ramsey - Author and Novelist

December 23: Tiffany - Voices4Society

December 30th: Marilynn Dawson - Songdove's Musings

January 6th: LitanyPrayerhope - Prayer of Hope's Christian Fiction Reviews

January 13th: Tiffany  - Voices4Society

January 20th: Jansina - Thilly Little Nothings