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Trust and Trickery, Book 3 in the ‘Light of Nations’ series

Trust and Trickery, Book 3 in the ‘Light of Nations’ series

Blurb for Trust and Trickery: Everyone he loves is about to be annihilated. When Danel is suddenly orphaned, his childhood dream of becoming a warrior is lost in the relentless grind of running the family bakery. To make matters worse, his grandfather’s mind has fled and he keeps disturbing the peace with prophecies of doom. Prophecies that seem destined to come true when a vast army encamps on the borders of their lands. Who are these people and why does…

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Wells and Wanderers – new book, new series, new genre

Wells and Wanderers – new book, new series, new genre

Blurb for Wells and Wanderers – Amorites Sometimes freedom and family are found in unexpected places. Inanna, an Amorite chieftain’s daughter, craves to be free as the eagles that fly above her hometown.Utu, her loyal twin, just wants to keep his wayward sister out of trouble.Neither succeeds, and their dreams are uprooted as they’re sold into slavery. During their forced travels, they encounter nations they’d only known from stories, palaces beyond description, and fickle kings claiming to be all-powerful deities.Yet…

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2023 – top ten reads

2023 – top ten reads

2023 is the seventh year that I’ve kept a file on my top Christian reads for the year. You can follow my reviews on Goodreads or BookBub. I continued to read quite a few Biblical-era fiction authors because this is the genre of the series I am currently writing (and will be for some years). These books aren’t listed in any particular order. 1. In the Shadow of the Queen by Kim Stokely This was my only 5-star review for…

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Plagues and Papyrus, Book 2 in ‘Light of Nations’ series

Plagues and Papyrus, Book 2 in ‘Light of Nations’ series

Blurb for Plagues and Papyrus – Egyptians What if life is built on the wrong foundation? Kheti and his family have farmed papyrus along the Nile for generations. Kheti is confident the gods of Egypt and the harmony maintained by the divine Pharaoh are the sources of his prosperity. Then he watches his beloved river turn to blood, his crops fail, and his nation descend into chaos. The Hebrew God wants his people released from slavery. When the gods remain…

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First-time ever Biblical novels giveaway – June 2023

First-time ever Biblical novels giveaway – June 2023

As I am now publishing Old-Testament-era novels, I have also been reading lots of authors who write Biblical novels. I have chosen some of my favourite authors in the genre/favourite books and offer two books from each author. There will be fourteen prizewinners because ten will choose two books, and the remaining four will choose one book. Please read the instructions below as in every giveaway there have been prizewinners who don’t answer their email and the prizes go to…

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Easter 2023 – Multi-author contemporary Christian fiction giveaway

Easter 2023 – Multi-author contemporary Christian fiction giveaway

This year I will only run this contemporary Christian fiction multi-author giveaway at Easter. For June and November, I will run a Biblical-era fiction giveaway as this is the new genre that I am now writing. How to enter 1. Answer the question – this ensures real people are entering! Please answer the question in the multiple-choice drop-down section within the giveaway app NOT in the comments below the post. 2. You will then be asked for your FIRST name…

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2022 – Top ten reads

2022 – Top ten reads

2022 is the sixth year that I’ve kept a file on my top Christian reads for the year. You can follow my reviews on Goodreads or BookBub. I read a lot of new authors this year especially in the area of historical fiction, especially Biblical-era fiction, as my upcoming series will be in the Old-Testament era. These books aren’t listed in any particular order. 1. Alabaster by Chris Aslan 5-star wow! A novel based on the story of Mary, Martha,…

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Recommend books for your public library

Recommend books for your public library

Did you even know that you could recommend books for your local library? One of the things that has surprised me is that public libraries, even in Australia, will buy Christian fiction or Christian books. US libraries have HUGE Christian or clean fiction sections. For other countries, you’ll have to try and see. Even here, the librarian might block CF but if you can go to their shelves and find prominent US-CF authors, then you have a better argument that…

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October 2022 – Hope for times like these … giveaway

October 2022 – Hope for times like these … giveaway

How to enter 1. Answer the question – this ensures real people are entering! Please answer the question in the multiple-choice drop-down section within the giveaway app NOT in the comments below the post. ? 2. You will then be asked for your FIRST name and email address. 3. CONFIRM YOUR ENTRY!!!! Search for email and confirm entry (check your ‘spam’/’junk’ folders). *** Entrants keep forgetting this step and so don’t see the email telling them they’re a winner. 4. INCREASE…

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BookBub – why bother? For readers and authors

BookBub – why bother? For readers and authors

“BookBub is a book discovery service that was created to help readers find new books and authors. The company features free and discounted ebooks selected by its editorial team, as well as book recommendations, updates from authors, and articles about books.” (Wikipedia) The company is most well-known in the US but it also does promotions for Canada, the UK, and Australia. It is also a book recommendation site (rather than simply a book review site). This means that you can…

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