Blast from Her Past by Katy Eeten

About the Book

After a disastrous failed engagement, Sydney Hampson is leaving her past—and her faith—behind to focus on her career instead. However, following through with her new, albeit misguided, resolution proves easier said than done when former classmate, and reformed bully, Grant Williams signs on with her company, and they must work closely together. Grant Williams gave up his teenage antics years ago, and now he’s looking forward to a future that includes a strong relationship with God. When he realizes he’ll be working with none other than Sydney Hampson—the girl he had a secret crush on throughout high school—he couldn’t be more thrilled. Until he discovers she’s not the same caring, compassionate woman she used to be. When a business trip gone awry leaves the pair stranded in the middle of a snowstorm, Grant sees his chance to make things right and put their past wrongs behind them…if only Sydney can get over her distrust of men. And with a conniving coworker working to destroy Sydney’s happiness, no matter the cost, can she put her faith back in God and learn to trust in Grant before she loses her chance at happiness?

 

Excerpt from the Book

Note: The below excerpt takes place while Grant and Sydney (ex-classmates and now coworkers) are stranded in their company car during a snowstorm. Grant confesses he’d had a crush on Sydney in high school and the following exchange ensues:

Sydney swallowed hard, her face growing red. She had no idea how to respond to this news. Sure, it had been fourteen years ago, but was Grant basically admitting that he’d had a crush on her? “But what … I mean … why?”

It was Grant’s turn to look embarrassed. “I really admired you.”

“You did not,” Sydney said, brushing off his compliment. “You’re just saying that now because we’re about to freeze to death.”

Grant laughed at her exaggeration. “No, I’m serious. I really did. I thought you had it all together, and I liked how you didn’t seem to care what people said about you. You were really nice and really smart. What was there not to like?” …

Sydney let his comments soak in. “You liked me so much so that you never told me, huh?” she asked, her tone a mixture of sarcasm and melancholy.

“I know, Sydney. I was a coward back then. I cared more about my friends than about most things. Definitely more than your feelings or even my own desires. … I know it’s stupid, but, I told you, I’m a different person now.”

She glanced at him with an almost regretful expression. “Yeah, so am I.”

“I bet you could still channel your inner high school self,” Grant said teasingly.

His tone was all congeniality, but Sydney could hear the truth there too. She stared off into the distance, a twinge of sadness in her eyes. “Maybe.”

 

About the Author

Katy Eeten lives with her husband and two sons in southeast Wisconsin, despite her dislike of cold weather. She works full time in the business world, but writing is her true passion. Katy is a new author whose debut novel, Christian romance “Blast From Her Past” published by Anaiah Press, released earlier this year. When she’s not working or writing, she can be found taking walks, baking goodies, dining out, or simply spending time with her family.

 

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The Land Lord by Cheryl Colwell

About the Book

Land lords: China’s most threatening export yet. Incensed at the economic takeover, America’s ethnic populations are killing each other. Bombs are blowing up buildings, buses and businesses. The President knows someone in his White House is manipulating the hatred. But who?

Book Excerpt

“If we focus on what is different between us, we each become a community of one.” She let that sink in. “The alternative is to look for what we have in common, what each of us has to offer. Only then can we create a community that can accomplish great things.”

About the Author

Cheryl Colwell drops characters you love into stunning locations, where dark contemporary and historical occurrences summon them to action. Each novel takes you on an adventurous quest popping with mystery, romance, and suspense. Inspired by museum finds and historical events she unearths in the cities and countries she visits, her stories keep you guessing what is fact and what is fiction. And who dunnit.

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Living for Jesus Until He Returns by Pearl Nsiah-Kumi

About the Book

Jesus is coming back and soon! That knowledge should motivate all Christians to live with expectation and accountability in mind.

Are you a new Christian with a desire to grow in your faith? Are you a mature Christian looking for a way to encourage and mentor a new Christian? This book is a good resource for you. Living For Jesus Until He Returns is a compilation of articles that address the Christian walk, written in a format that is easy to read and understand. The articles cover the basics of Christian living like prayer, Bible reading, fellowship with other believers, the importance of obedience to what the Bible says and evangelism. Each article has supporting Scripture to aid the reader in the verification of the facts presented. An unbeliever is sure to benefit from this book as well, because the first few articles actually explain the way of salvation.

Book Excerpt

I am special to God, and you can be too! I don’t mean to be boastful—just stating a fact. Please allow me to explain. I have three proofs that God loves me! First, He sent His only Son, Jesus Christ, to die in my place, before I ever understood that, like everyone else, I was a sinner, alienated from Him (see Romans 3:23). Second, He sent someone my way to make sure I heard and understood the gospel (see Romans 10:14), and thank God, I accepted His forgiveness. Third, He confirmed His love and forgiveness by calling me His child. The Scripture clearly puts it this way, “How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God” (1 John 3:1 NIV84)!

About the Author

Pearl is a retired Registered Nurse; she grew up in Ghana, West Africa. She has lived in the USA for forty years. She has three adult children, one son-in-law and four beautiful grandchildren. She has authored two books in the past two years. Pearl loves to express her understanding of the Bible through writing articles and poems. Her goal is two-fold: To reach people with the truth of God’s word and invite them to experience faith in Jesus Christ, and also to encourage Christians to mature in faith walking faithfully with their God through obedience to Him. In addition to writing, Pearl is also a Volunteer Counselor at a local Crisis Pregnancy Clinic.

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Janoose and the Fall Feather Fair by J. D. Holiday and Luke Brandon Winski

About the Book

A Sequel to Janoose The Goose: The Fox returns to Free Range Farm and he has a score to settle with Janoose. How will the fox get his revenge?

Janoose finds her job at the feather factory in trouble! Bags of feathers are disappearing, and Janoose is puzzled over how this is happening. But with help from her true friends at Free Range Farm, she will solve this mystery!

Book Excerpt

The Fall Feather Fair was just around the corner. Janoose the Goose was busy at the feather factory working to get enough feather pillows made for Mr. Rooster, the Feather Factory owner, to give away to the Fair goers.

“We have almost all the pillows made. Maybe we just need one or two more loads of feathers and we are done,” Janoose told her co-workers Mallard the Duck and Margie the Hen who were stuffing pillows as Janoose poured feathers into the hopper.

“Mr. Rooster was mad when I came back with the bags. He said I only brought eight bags back and that the order was for 10 bags. I loaded 10 bags onto the truck at Free Range Farm. I know I did! What could have happened that two bags are missing?” Janoose complained, looking at the chalkboard near their work station. “See, the wrong number is written on the chalkboard. It says 8 when it use to say 10.”

“And you can see the smudge marks where the numbers were switched, Janoose,” Margie told her. “Do you remember, the delivery before this one was two bags short, too!”

Mallard’s eyes moved left to right and back again. “Maybe for that order the bags fell off the truck,” he stammered, looking away. “That must have been what happened. Yeah – yeah, that must have been it.”

 

About the Author

Author and illustrator, J.D. Holiday is the author of four children’s books: Janoose the Goose, the sequel; Janoose And The Fall Feather Fair, The Spy Game, and a chapter book for six to nine-year-olds, THE GREAT SNOWBALL ESCAPADE: and for adults, a collection of short stories, STORIES AND IMAGININGS FOR THE READING SPOT. She has written a variety of short stories and articles. Visit her website.

 

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Make Your Year a Living Success Goals Workbook by Pamela Carmichael

About the Book

Next to helping others become financially empowered, Pamela desires to see you progress in every area of your life. Taking from her personal experiences with setting goals and knowing the ups and downs of working towards those goals, she has created a workbook that is sure the help you not only in the planning stages but also during the action stages. Along with her personal touch, she encourages you, the reader-user of this workbook to involve God every step of the way. She believes that it is with God at the helm of every decision and step in your life that you will experience God’s best and not only gain personally but grow spiritually and daily fulfil God’s purpose in your life.

Are you ready to accomplish more of what matters? Then let this year and beyond be your Living Success Year!

Give yourself the gift of a New Year or a New Season – Turn your Dreams into Goals and your Goals into Living Successes!

This workbook is designed to help you…

• Develop your goals with a Christian world view

• Create all your goals in one simple process

• Get step-by-step instructions throughout the goal creation process

• Take action on your goals immediately

Book Excerpt

CREATE YOUR VISION BOARD

Have fun with this! The purpose of this step is to create a visual of your dreams. The more you see the more you act on what you see. Sometimes when life gets a little challenging and the dream starts to fade within (i.e. gets cloudy because of all that going on in and around you); your dream board will help to encourage you and revive your dreams.

God gives us visuals also to remind us of His promises and faithfulness to us:

• The rainbow in the sky symbolizing God’s promise never to flood the earth again

• The sand on the seashore and the stars in the sky that reminded Abraham how great his descendants would be

• The star in the sky at the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ

• Of course, the written word of God filled with His promises and love letter to us

This step is another way of “writing the vision” so it is clear to you.

You will need a few things to do this board:

• A Bristol board or a scrapbook

• An extra page in the workbook (to make a mini board)

• Magazine, postcards, old books

• Images you can download from the internet (optional)

• Scissors and glue

• Marker (to write the title of your dream board or make other special markings)

Look for images that you can cut out or print. Make a collage with the pictures on the Bristol board or paper. Every day review your dream board and prayer about your goals (for direction and success).

Alternatively another option is to write out your vision letting your thoughts flow using the page titled, “My Vision in the Clouds”. In each cloud, write down your immediate thoughts based on the words in the each cloud. Every success in life starts with an idea.

Enjoy the process and dream with God. Equally important is to use the option that best suits your personality and learning style.

About the Author

Speaker, Author, Coach

Pamela Carmichael is a passionate educator of financial empowerment for people. Her Financial Empowerment Initiative produces workshops and seminars centred on financial literacy education.

An author, a teacher, an encourager, a coach and more, Pamela combines her passion for financial empowerment along with her experience and training in financial services, financial education and life coaching to educate and motivate people to take action toward achieving financial freedom and personal success that multiplies into positive changes in society.

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The Student and the Slave by Annie Douglass Lima

Take a look at this exciting new young adult action and adventure novel, The Student and the Slave, now available for purchase! This is the third book in the Krillonian Chronicles, after The Collar and the Cavvarach and The Gladiator and the Guard

The series is set in an alternate world that is very much like our own, with just a few major differences.  One is that slavery is legal there.  Slaves must wear metal collars that lock around their neck, making their enslaved status obvious to everyone. Another difference is the popularity of a martial art called cavvara shil.  It is fought with a cavvarach (rhymes with “have a rack”), a weapon similar to a sword but with a steel hook protruding from partway down its top edge.  Competitors can strike at each other with their feet as well as with the blades.  You win in one of two ways: disarming your opponent (hooking or knocking their cavvarach out of their hands) or pinning their shoulders to the mat for five seconds.

The Collar and the Cavvarach by Annie Douglass Lima
First, a Little Information about Books 1 and 2: 
Book 1: The Collar and the Cavvarach

Bensin, a teenage slave and martial artist, is desperate to see his little sister freed. But only victory in the Krillonian Empire’s most prestigious tournament will allow him to secretly arrange for Ellie’s escape. Dangerous people are closing in on her, however, and Bensin is running out of time. With his one hope fading quickly away, how can Bensin save Ellie from a life of slavery and abuse?


Click here to read chapter 1 of The Collar and the Cavvarach.
Click here to read about life in the Krillonian Empire, where the series is set.


The Gladiator and the Guard by Annie Douglass LimaBook 2: The Gladiator and the Guard

Bensin, a teenage slave and martial artist, is just one victory away from freedom. But after he is accused of a crime he didn’t commit, he is condemned to the violent life and early death of a gladiator. While his loved ones seek desperately for a way to rescue him, Bensin struggles to stay alive and forge an identity in an environment designed to strip it from him. When he infuriates the authorities with his choices, he knows he is running out of time. Can he stand against the cruelty of the arena system and seize his freedom before that system crushes him?

Click here to read about life in the arena where Bensin and other gladiators are forced to live and train.



And now, The Student and the Slave, with another awesome cover by the talented Jack Lin!

Book 3: The Student and the Slave


Is this what freedom is supposed to be like? Desperate to provide for himself and his sister Ellie, Bensin searches fruitlessly for work like all the other former slaves in Tarnestra. He needs the money for an even more important purpose, though: to rescue Coach Steene, who sacrificed himself for Bensin’s freedom. When members of two rival street gangs express interest in Bensin’s martial arts skills, he realizes he may have a chance to save his father figure after all … at a cost.

Meanwhile, Steene struggles with his new life of slavery in far-away Neliria. Raymond, his young owner, seizes any opportunity to make his life miserable. But while Steene longs to escape and rejoin Bensin and Ellie, he starts to realize that Raymond needs him too. His choices will affect not only his own future, but that of everyone he cares about. Can he make the right ones … and live with the consequences?


Click here to order The Student and the Slave from Amazon for $2.99 a discounted price of just 99 cents through November 31st!

About the Author:

Annie Douglass Lima spent most of her childhood in Kenya and
later graduated from Biola University in Southern California. She and her
husband Floyd currently live in Taiwan, where she teaches fifth grade at
Morrison Academy. She has been writing poetry, short stories, and novels since
her childhood, and to date has published fifteen books (three YA action and
adventure novels, four fantasies, a puppet script, six anthologies of her
students’ poetry, and a Bible verse coloring and activity book). Besides
writing, her hobbies include reading (especially fantasy and science fiction),
scrapbooking, and international travel.

Connect with the Author Online:
Email: AnnieDouglassLima@gmail.com
Blog: http://anniedouglasslima.blogspot.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AnnieDouglassLimaAuthor
Twitter: https://twitter.com/princeofalasia
Goodreads: http://bit.ly/ADLimaOnGoodreads
Amazon Author Page: http://bit.ly/AnnieDouglassLimaOnAmazon
LinkedIn: http://bit.ly/ADLimaOnLinkedIn
Google+: http://bit.ly/ADLimaOnGooglePlus

 

Book Excerpt

Excerpt 13
In this excerpt, Bensin’s search for a job turns up an unexpected option that his conscience isn’t sure about.

“Wow, martial arts lessons? Really?” Deiv’s eyes lit up.

“Yeah,” Bensin said. “You know anyone who might be interested? I could be flexible about the exact amount. I just need a paying job.”

“I certainly do. I have a bunch of friends who will probably be interested, actually. Could you teach a whole group at a time?”

Bensin hesitated. A group of gang members? But that wasn’t the same as joining a gang. And if he was going to offer to train people, he couldn’t really be picky about who his students would be. After all, it wasn’t as though Mr. Drogum interviewed every potential pupil at the CSF to filter out the ones he thought didn’t deserve to learn a sport.

“Yeah,” Bensin said. “I could do that.”

“Okay. Do you mind if I hang onto your ad, then? I’ll check with my friends about the details and give you a call at this number in a couple of days.”

“Sure. That works.”

Bensin wasn’t certain whether to feel excited or uncomfortable as they parted ways. At last he was going to earn some money. That was a relief. And it wasn’t as though he’d be doing anything illegal. He would just be training people, that’s all. Exactly like he had done in his job back in Jarreon, except now he would be the primary teacher, not the assistant. There was nothing wrong with that. Right?

 


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Shine His Light by Marie McGaha

About the Book

Life is messy and it offers a lot of lessons — some are hard, some are funny, and some are surprising. In this new book, award winning author, Marie McGaha offers up lessons learned in her life to help others along the way.

Book Excerpt

Purity & Modesty

“For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age.”
~Titus 2:11-12

Purity and modesty seem irrelevant in today’s society. Both men & women wear less clothes in public than what was once worn in private. Appearing scantily clad or even nude in magazines and on TV is the norm for models & actors these days. And what performers are doing on stage these days would’ve gotten them arrested 50 years ago!

Our lives are inundated with a perverted idea of ‘sexy’, and our children are exposed to it from a very early age. But this idea of dressing and behaving in a way that entices and invites is not part of God’s plan.

As people of God, we are to model decency, modesty, and purity in our lives, in dress and in actions. From the way we dress to the way we speak, we are to model Jesus for the world to see. After all, if we look like the world and talk like the world and act like the world, how will the world see Christianity as anything different than everything else in the world?

Unless there is true conversion of the heart, there cannot be conversion of life. We cannot be Christians by words only; Christianity involves our entire being. It is a complete change from our old lives into a brand new being, much like a caterpillar becoming a butterfly.

1 Peter 1:14 tells us “As obedient children, do not be conformed to the former lusts which were yours in your ignorance…”

What message about Jesus does your life send to others? Does your speech glorify Him? Does your way of dress respect Him? Do your actions emulate Him?

 

About the Author

Marie McGaha is an award-winning author of Christian non-fiction and fiction. She is an ordained minister, a counselor, and co-owner of Dancing With Bear Publishing with business partner Debbie Roppolo. Marie recently moved from southeast Oklahoma to Idaho where she lives with with her wonderful husband of 17 years, Nathan, daughter Lisa, son-in-law Mike, and grandkids, Meagan and Dax, as well as furbabies, Charlie, Artie, Sonya, Lucy, Emma, & Sassy. Nathan and Marie are members of the Patriot Guard Riders, they enjoy hunting and fishing, and their spoiling grandbabies.

 

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