Faith-Filled Friday

Welcome to Faith-Filled Friday! Please feel free to share a favorite Bible verse, inspirational poem, or a few sentences from one of your favorite Christian books. Authors may post an excerpt from any of their family friendly books. One day when I was shopping, I came across bottles of Bubble Up pop for sale. The name reminded me of a song I used to sing in Sunday school. Does anyone else remember singing this song?

Bubble Up for Jesus,

Bubble Up.

Bubble Up for Jesus,

Everybody bubble up.

 

Show the world you care,

By the love you share.

Bubble Up For Jesus,

Everybody bubble up.

 

“But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.” John 4:14

“For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.” Revelation 7:17

Have a blessed weekend!

 

 

 

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Out of My League

This new release by Jennifer McCoy Blaske is only 99 cents! Out of My League is the second book in the Madison Musicians series.

Blurb:

College freshman Annie O’Connor gets the opportunity of a lifetime when she’s hired to play keyboard alongside the amazing guitarist, Scott Stewart. He’s the perfect guy and she’s determined to get him to notice her as more than another musician.

In her quest to woo a guy who’s clearly out of her league, she stumbles across an Internet article called “5 Ways to Make a Guy Go Crazy Over You.” Maybe this is just the answer Annie is looking for.

However, Annie soon finds out that there are never easy solutions to life’s challenges, and that relationships — and people — are more complicated than she originally thought.

Author Bio:

When Jennifer McCoy Blaske isn’t writing, she works as a professional piano player for weddings and other events in the Atlanta area.

She has three kids, two cats, and one husband. Her TV shows of choice these days include The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidtt with her daughters and The Monkees with her 11 year old son. Jennifer and her daughters are patiently waiting for the second season of Stranger Things.

Get your copy at https://www.amazon.com/Out-League-Madison-Musicians-Book-ebook/dp/B072YVSP9L

Happy Reading!

 

Masquerading Our Love

If you’re looking for a sweet teenage romance story to read, then check out Masquerading Our Love by Audrey Rich!

Blurb:

Junior year has been tough on Thalía Reynari.

A new high school, trying to fit in with new friends, schoolwork, family commitments. With everything going on in her life, Thalía could use a break, an adventure.

So when Thalía meets Christopher Cooper, the most gorgeous guy in town, her life should change for the better, right?

Don’t bet on it.

Thalía and Christopher find themselves caught in the middle of a simmering feud that’s kept the two families apart for a decade. And no one is sure if young love will be enough to bridge this divide.

As they hide their relationship behind masks Thalía must decide if this new love is worth losing her parents’ approval.

Excerpt:

We stood, our hands clasped. Hope filled his eyes. “Remember, I’ll always be your lighthouse against any storm, no matter how severe.” He planted a kiss on my open mouth and winked. “I’ll text you after eight.”

The lights of his car disappeared, but I didn’t head in. Holding the column for strength, the one I needed to continue with this masquerade, my brain again went into overdrive.

What if my dad gets really upset? Well, at least now he knows him. Hopefully he won’t freak when he finds out; although he might be more disappointed than angry at our deception. What a potential catastrophe. He’s my own lighthouse against any storm. My lighthouse.

What readers are saying:

“Was transported to a sweeter time as I read this book. Got caught up in the innocence and complexity of pre-adult characters. And I languished in their sincerity. Have to applaud the author on a well-written adventure into first Love, and beyond. But even more… Thanks for reminding me of the purity of love at the apex of discovery. WELL-DONE!” S. Clarke

“This is a great YA novel!! I bought the book for my 14 year old daughter and it’s perfect! I loved the fact that it is smut-free but still filled with teen romance.… Kudos to the author given this was her first book. I am looking forward to Ms. Rich’s future work for my daughter to read.” V.C.

What other authors are saying:

“A classy, beautifully written novel….Great achievement for this author’s first novel.” Vivan Towers, author of Shui Gui.

“Audrey Rich has written the perfect romance for the awkward teen in all of us. Full of longing, honesty, and hope, Masquerading Our Love is a satisfying and delightful read.” Liwen Ho, International Bestselling Author of Kisses, Kids and Bundles of Joy.

“This is a sweet story about two teenage students…” CeeCee James, author of Wrecked and Yours.

Author Bio:

Audrey Rich is a New York City transplant living in South Florida, who writes sweet YA and NA Contemporary Romances and is an avid reader of novels where love conquers all.

She’s married to her own happily-ever-after Hero, is an inactive CPA, and a stay-at-home mom homeschooling her teenage daughter.

Audrey enjoys volunteering with children of all ages at church and teaching the Junior Achievement curriculums at local middle and high schools. She also loves to travel with her family.

Her first novel is Masquerading Our Love, which she started writing one night when she was too wired to sleep. It took her three months to write and five years to finally publish it.

Audrey’s first YA short story, Where There’s Smoke There’s Fire, is in the free You & Me Forever: A Sweet Romance Collection with seven other writers. Released on the 25th of April it hit number one in Amazon’s Top 100 Free slot for the Teen and YA Contemporary Romance category for numerous days.

She is currently writing Part 2 of Thinking About Love and hopes to have it published by late summer.

You can follow her at:

goaudreyrich.wordpress.com

amazon.com/Audrey-Rich/e/B01M3R7JP

facebook.com/AudreyRichAuthor

goodreads.com/author/show/16025219.Audrey_Rich

twitter.com/goaudreyrich

instagram.com/goaudreyrich

Get your copy at Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Masquerading-Love-Stonehaven-High-Book-ebook/dp/B01N09BGWD

Happy Reading!

Faith-Filled Friday

Welcome to Faith-Filled Friday! Please feel free to share a favorite Bible verse, inspirational poem, or a few sentences from one of your favorite Christian books. Authors may post an excerpt from any of their family friendly books. Today I’m sharing an excerpt with you from my Christmas novella, Secret Angel.

Jasper’s hand slid away from her arm, stretching to swipe the glob of snow on her cheek. The gentle touch of his fingers weakened her knees and for a brief moment she wondered if she would end up hugging the cypress bush to keep from crumpling in his arms.

“Ready to go?”

She nodded, stepping alongside him. “What’s on your mind?” she asked as they passed Deer Crossings. Jingles’ shadowy outline materialized in the window, and she sensed the feline watching them.

“I didn’t want to go to bed with things being weird between us.” Jasper spoke in a quieter tone. He kicked at some snow on the sidewalk. “Isn’t there a Bible verse about not going to bed when you’re angry?”

“Ephesians 4:26: ‘Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath.’” Studying his face in the moonlight she said, “I’m sorry. I’ll try not to pry again.”

His pace slowed as they approached Sabela’s. The enticing aroma of garlic floated in the air, tempting Hannah’s taste buds. Unlike most people, when she was upset, she couldn’t eat. After fighting with Jasper, all she’d had for supper was a spoonful of peanut butter. Her stomach rumbled at the idea of biting into one of Sabela’s cheesy breadsticks.

“I suppose that’s one thing I disliked about being in the public eye: people constantly prying into your life, wanting to know what cereal you eat for breakfast and which brand of toothpaste you use.” He shook his head and chuckled. “People place importance on the craziest things.”

“Let me guess. You liked the kids’ cereals with a prize inside the box, right?” she teased, muffling another loud grumble with her kidding.

“Every kid needs a secret decoder ring,” he said, waiting at the corner. His eyes danced in the light shining from the street lamp. He leaned in, clasping her hand. “I’m glad I met you, even if you do get my blood boiling at times.”

Hannah swallowed hard as their eyes locked. “I’m glad, too.”

Growl.

Holding his gaze, they broke into a fit of laughter.

“Come on. Let’s get you something to eat before Sabela’s closes.” He continued holding her hand on the way back to the restaurant.

Merry Christmas in July!

The Christmas Angel Thief

I’m continuing my Christmas in July theme with The Christmas Angel Thief by Lillian Duncan. Beat the heat this summer by grabbing your copy today!

Zoe Adams has a secret—one that’s worth killing for!

As the country’s most infamous PK (preacher’s kid), Zoe chose to rebel against her famous father and his beliefs. Instead, she lived the party lifestyle with the rich and famous of Hollywood until she disappeared after witnessing a crime. After more than three years of running and hiding, all she wants is to go home for Christmas but knows that can never happen—if she wants to stay alive.

Ex-FBI agent, Marco Bernstein traded his gun in for a Bible. His path crosses with Zoe’s in a most unusual way. When he recognizes her, he makes a promise to get her home for Christmas

Someone else is just as determined to make sure Zoe never gets home alive so keeping that promise turns out to be more difficult than Marco ever imagined—and even more dangerous!

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Author Bio:

Lillian Duncan writes stories of faith mingled with murder & mayhem. She lives in Ohio with her husband, two parrots, one Jack Russell, and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel that she’s thinking about renaming Clifford since he keeps growing and growing and….

She writes the type of books she loves to read–suspense with a touch or two 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.

Follow Lillian on social media:

Website: www.lillianduncan.net

Blog: www.lillian-duncan.com

Blog: www.powerupwithGod.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/lillian.k.duncan

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Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/search?q=lillian+duncan

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Amazon:  https://www.amazon.com/Lillian-Duncan/e/B007NFPAE6/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0

Her new book, Puzzle House, will be released on October 6th!