Showing posts with label blogs. Show all posts
Showing posts with label blogs. Show all posts

Monday, December 8, 2014

Blog Link Giveaway

Worth Her Weight is available now for pre-order at   For all who pre-order, it can be purchased at a 10% discount before Christmas.

Several wonderful blogs are helping me get out the word this week about the pre-order discount. Here's a list of the blog links and what you'll find there. Scroll to the bottom of this list to find how you might win a copy of the new book.

Friday, Dec. 5  Ada Brownell's blog
On it, you'll find a devotion used in Divine Dining Weight Controllers class to help you with  a  healthy, God-driven lifestyle.
Saturday, Dec. 6 Patti Shene's Patti's Porch blog
I give my personal testimony of how I lost 95 lbs. For a comment on this blog, you might win a free copy of your choice of  Divine Dining or Worth Her Weight.

Wednesday, Dec. 10 Beverly Stowe McClure's blog
Here you'll find an excerpt from the book, Worth Her Weight

Thursday, Dec. 11, Ane Mulligan's blog
Here you'll read chapter one of Worth Her Weight.

Friday, Dec. 12 Melanie Robertson-King's blog
The main character of Worth Her Weight has to learn a whole new way of eating. She shares a dessert recipe with you.

Monday, Dec. 15 Cherie Brubach

Friday, Dec. 19 Lillian Duncan
Main character shares a New Years recipe.

Anyone that leaves a comment below and tells me which of the above blogs that you read and tell me something about it will go in a drawing to win a copy of Worth Her Weight as soon as it releases.

Log in again tomorrow in case I add new blogs. Also you can comment and enter to win up to 7 times if you tell me something about another of the blogs above that you read.

Don't miss this chance. Be the first to get a new release.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Beauty for Ashes by Lillian Duncan

I enjoy reading Lillian Duncan's two blogs. I find her writing Christ-like and strong. Online friends like her are a treasure to a writer. I asked her to post one of her wonderful devotional thoughts on my blog. I also wanted to introduce you to her and her new book. First, the devotion.

Isaiah 61: 3

…and provide for those who grieve in Zion to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the LORD for the display of his splendor.

Beauty for ashes! 

This phrase comes up several times in my soon-to be released book, BETRAYED. In fact, I would even go out on a limb and say it’s one of the themes of the story. It’s not a secret so I can tell you, my main characters—Maria and her daughter—are in the witness protection program because Maria was betrayed by her husband in the most horrible of ways. (you’ll have to read the story to find out the details!)

Betrayals hurt! I know—I’ve lived through a few. They were ugly and painful and nothing I would ever want to live through again. Unfortunately, even years later a word, a picture, a smell, or a song can trigger the memory and for a moment the pain still crashes in on me.

That’s when I remind myself of this verse.  Beauty for ashes.  

In fact, if you choose to let them, betrayals can ruin your life.  If you choose to let them, but you don’t have to make that choice. You can choose to understand when someone betrays you that is about their character, not you and your worthiness as a person.

Or you can get stuck in the past!  Stay angry and bitter and pitiful!  Not a fun place to visit, let alone live there!  Go ahead, feel the pain and the anger and all those other powerful negative emotions, but then let God heal you.

He will!

In my own life, God definitely kept his promise of beauty for ashes. He has given me the desires of my heart. I now have a godly, loving husband and I’m a published writer. God restored my life and gave me beauty for ashes.

 He will do the same for you.

That's one of my favorite Scripture verses. Thanks for bringing that thought to life in your book.

 Tell us more about your new book BETRAYED.

Witness Protection Program claims they can keep anyone safe if only they follow the rules so Maria follows the rules--every rule. She's given up everything--her friends, her family, her past, even her name to ensure her daughter has a future.

Reborn as Veronica Minor in the sleepy little town of Sunberry, Ohio, she struggles to rebuild their life amid the beauty of her flower shop. A life where her daughter can have a happy normal childhood. A life where her daughter will never know that her father was a monster.

When a child disappears, Veronica prays it has nothing to do with her past, but what if she's wrong? Not knowing who to trust, she trusts no one...and that's her first mistake.

Purchase the book on Amazon, at Christian Books, or

Now, let me tell you something about Lillian Duncan.
Lillian Duncan…Stories of faith mingled… with murder & mayhem.

Lillian is a multi-published writer who writes the type of books she loves to read—suspense with a touch of romance. Whether as an educator, a writer, or a speech pathologist, she believes in the power of words to transform lives, especially God’s Word.

To learn more about Lillian and her books, visit:  She also has a devotional blog at:  as well as her personal blog, Tiaras & Tennis Shoes at

To celebrate the release of BETRAYED, I’m giving away a virtual gift basket at Tiaras & Tennis Shoes at The virtual gift basket includes a copy of my books, SERENITY SPRINGS, OHIO; DARK ALLEYS; and GEESE MATE FOR LIFE.  Along with the books, a $25 Amazon gift card is included plus a few books from some writer friends. To enter the contest, simply hop on over to Tiaras & Tennis Shoes at , leave a comment on the post titled CELEBRATION! Winner will be chosen and announced on February 14.

Can't beat that. Go over to Lillian Duncan's site now and enter the contest. I know I'm sure doing that. I've ordered my copy of Betrayed and can't wait to read it.

Thank you, Lillian, for being my guest today.