Friday, November 3, 2017

Dreams of Sweetwater River Release!

The third book in the Whispers in Wyoming Series is here! I'm really excited about this one and I think you're going to love it.

Just $0.99 for a limited time!
Summary

On the outside, Jill Michaels seems to have it all together. She is a successful New York columnist and travel critic. When she isn’t writing the next book or column from her west side Manhattan office, she’s a single mother to three beautiful children. On the inside, her faith completely shattered when a routine mission in Afghanistan claimed the life of her husband.

When she decides to move back to Wyoming to be near family, the last thing she expects to find is a second chance at love when Logan Haven walks back into her life. Logan has been building his dream of transforming his father’s property into a dude ranch resort, The Sweetwater. He’s grown up, handsome, successful, and has it all together.

There’s just one problem. Logan is determined to be a preacher in the chapel he built on the ranch, but Jill hasn’t a shred of faith or hope left in his God. She isn’t remotely interested in religion, let alone becoming a preacher’s wife.

Logan lost Jill once before. Will he make the same mistake again? Will Jill find religion, or will she find relationship with God and restored love, purpose, and faith?

Get this stand-alone, sweet, Inspirational romance, "Dreams of Sweetwater River," the third book in the 'Whispers in Wyoming' series, focusing on faith, heritage, and homecoming.

About the Author



Lisa M. Prysock is a Kentucky Indie Author, happily married to her husband of 19 years. Together, they have five children; three grown, two she homeschools. S...he generally writes faith inspired, clean, Christian Historical Romance and devotional/Bible study materials. Born to write, she actually vividly remembers writing her "very first book" in kindergarten... her own version of "Curious George" with the teacher's help and a stapler. She won several awards in school for poetry, a short story, and a painting. Lisa purchased a typewriter with her first babysitting earnings and has been writing ever since in one capacity or another. A few of her loves when she is not writing include gardening, cross stitch, crochet, sewing, walking, swimming, working out, volley ball, badminton, cooking, reading, drawing, chocolate, horses, cats, doll houses, flip flops, shoes, long dresses, and hats... Her motto is hold on to Jesus and never let go. She is a strong supporter of Israel and the Jewish people. You can find out more about Lisa and her books at www.LisaPrysock.com. A generous portion of her book proceeds supports missions.

If you'd like more information about this series, you can visit the WIW page on my website or join the Facebook group to keep up on new book releases and have chances to win free books from all the contributing authors! Just click the links below to visit. Hope to see you there.



Friday, October 20, 2017

Heartstruck and Heavensent Release

Exciting news! The second book in the Whispers in Wyoming series is now available on Amazon!
Want to know more about the series? Well I'm happy to tell you about it. Whispers in Wyoming is a sweet and clean contemporary western romance series written by a group of five authors, including myself and all take place in the beautiful state of Wyoming. If you love romance with an inspirational message, you'll adore this new series.


If you'd like more information about this series, you can visit the WIW page on my website or join the Facebook group to keep up on new book releases and have chances to win free books from all the contributing authors! Just click the links below to visit. Hope to see you there.

So now it's time to introduce Heartstruck and Heavensent.

Summary

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Madison McCartney has a secret that will make her parents hate her.

No one will hurt her if she closes herself off from everyone. And if she tells herself it isn’t her problem, Christians are just too judgmental, then she doesn’t have to change. When her three closest online friends rope her into going on a writer’s retreat at the Broken J ranch in Wyoming, she grits her teeth and hopes the week will fly by. Until a quiet ranch hand finds her hiding in the stable and her silent world suddenly seems far too quiet for her own good.

Randal Kent watches the leggy red-head as she arrives at the Broken J and he can feel his life changing before his eyes. Every woman had told him chivalry was dead and he was too old-fashioned. But just maybe he’d finally found someone who wouldn’t push him to be like everyone else.

When Randal finds out what’s holding Madison back, will it be more than the miles between them that keeps them apart?

Get this stand-alone, second book in the Whispers in Wyoming series, focusing on faith and homecoming.

About the Author


Kari Trumbo is one of four authors in the best-selling Cutter’s Creek series. She writes Christian Historical Romance and is a stay-at-home mom to four vibrant children. When she isn't writing, or editing, she home schools her children and pretends to keep up with them. Kari loves reading, listening to contemporary Christian music, singing when no one’s listening, and curling up near the wood stove when winter hits. She makes her home in central Minnesota with her husband of almost twenty years, two daughters, two sons, two cats, and one hungry wood stove.


Friday, March 10, 2017

Changes


I realized the other day that it has been a long time since I’ve written a blog post besides new release information. Unfortunately, I write posts in my head all the time but most of them never make it on here for some reason. However, in 2017, I’m hoping to change that and give updates more often.


With that said…some of you may have been wondering where I have been and why my writing has slowed down. The truth is, since October 2015 things have been a little crazy. It’s been quite a journey. You see, my husband and I started this ambitious kitchen remodel project in order to make our little two bedroom house in the suburbs more appealing to sell.


Why you might ask? Well, we dreamed of moving to the country and began praying for God to make a way if it was in his will for us. For over a year we dreamed of what it would be like—raising our kids somewhere peaceful on a few acres—more room for them to run and play. A place where we could have a large garden and maybe have some chickens and enjoy fresh farm eggs. Stuff like that.
I’m happy to tell you that after many months of praying, working, house showings and searches, God led us to a cute fixer upper home on two acres on the outskirts of a small town. It needed some work but was just what we were looking for. So we bought it and moved in during one of the coldest weekends in January of this year. Brrrrr…I would not recommend moving during the winter…lol. However, that’s how it happened.


About a month later we were adjusting to life in a new house and new town. We met our new neighbors, found a great church, made a few new friends and slowly but surely began the long and daunting task of unpacking.


Then an unexpected health scare interrupted. I ended up doubled over in pain one evening and had to undergo emergency surgery to remove a large mass in my abdomen. Somehow I missed the signs that something was going amiss with my health. I had been fatigued and short of breath but just attributed the symptoms to the stress of moving.


During those times of uncertainty in the hospital God comforted me and brought peace to my heart through a verse from Jeremiah 29:11 NLT. “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.I knew that no matter what circumstances I found myself in that God was there with me. Through good news or bad he had a perfect plan for my life and would take care of me.


And he did take care of me and my family. Praise the Lord, the mass turned out to be completely benign. Recovery has been a challenge especially with two young boys to homeschool (that's also something new and a blog post for a future date 😊). However we have been blessed with wonderful family and friends who stepped in to help. Our new church family and friends have also been wonderful even though we are new in town. They have prayed for us, sent cards and delivered meals so I didn’t have to worry about cooking. I am so thankful for everything people have done for us during this time. It has truly been a blessing and inspired me to look for more ways to help others in need.


So, that's my story. Some good changes and some scary close calls. The past year and a half have been quite a journey, but through it all, God has taught me some valuable lessons and grown my faith. I'm learning to slow down a little and look for the little blessings He has given and look forward to the adventures He has in store for the future.

God bless and keep Shining for Him!



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Special Announcements:



Literary Lighthouse Awards


My new book, Escaping Reality is up for the Literary Lighthouse Award. If you have read and enjoyed this story or think it sounds like a good read would you follow the link below and cast your vote? Thank you! J This website also includes a contest to win a Kindle Fire!




February Giveaways


Because of my recent health scare I’ve fallen a bit behind in my February audio book giveaways. However, next week I will be formally announcing the winners on my blog and also sending out emails with the prizes. Thank you for your patience.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Valentine's Day Release and Giveaway



February is here!

I don't know about you, but I've always loved Valentine's day ever since my childhood. Fond memories of cutting out paper heart decorations, giving out cards and writing sentences with heart candies fill my thoughts around this time of year. Now, as an adult it holds even more significance for me since my oldest son's birthday is in February. In fact we brought him home from the hospital after a big snowstorm the night before Valentine's Day.

Being an author of Christian romance, the holiday provides an ideal setting for a love story. For that reason the second book in the Riley Family Legacy Series, is one of my favorites. It follows Sarah Riley's story of finding love, courage and forgiveness that only the Lord can give.
Click here to listen to a FREE sample!


Speaking of Beauty Unveiled, I am excited to announce that it is now available in audiobook! I had the opportunity to work with Sarah Pavelec again, the same producer who narrated the first book in the series. You can learn a little more about her below.


Sarah Pavelec is a narrator and producer from Iowa who enjoys working with authors to bring their audio book projects to life. She is also a voice talent, photographer and aspiring author. You can follow Sarah’s projects and future endeavors on her website, Twitter and Instagram.
Now here's the exciting part! To celebrate this new audiobook release I'll be giving away an audiobook of both Beauty Within and Beauty Unveiled to two newsletter subscribers. If you are already subscribed, you're entered! However, if you're not there's still time to enter. Just subscribe by using the link below and I will announce the winners on February 15th.  Please feel free  to help spread the word by sharing this offer on social media.
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**UPDATE**
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Thank you for your continued support and God bless.  :)

Friday, December 30, 2016

Audio Book Release and Giveaway!

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Update 2/2/17
Congratulations to Rebekah D. You are the winner of the audiobook!
Thank you to everyone who participated in the giveaway.
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Exciting News!

My latest release, Escaping Reality is now six months old and available in audio book. I’ve had the opportunity to work with an amazing audio producer, Austenne Grey who's creativity has really brought this story to life. So, to celebrate, I’m offering a free audio book to one random commenter. Keep reading to the end to find out how to enter in this giveaway.

About Escaping Reality
Fame gave her a reason to hide. Can anyone unlock her guarded heart?

Reality star ADDISON LEWIS had the perfect life in LA. Or so she thought. After her fiancĂ© betrays her she’s left with one option. Escape. But is anywhere safe from the relentless paparazzi?

LOGAN HART is caught off guard when a mysterious young woman becomes stranded at his family’s ranch. Past heartbreak makes him reluctant to let anyone close, but the city girl’s amusing antics draw them together.

While two lonely hearts collide and secrets loom on the horizon, could God be orchestrating something miraculous behind the scenes?


 
Meet the audio book producer…

A performer since childhood, Austenne Grey is a professional opera singer, actress and audio book producer who has always loved the art of story-telling no matter the medium. You can follow Austenne’s works and future endeavors on Twitter and Pinterest.

How to Enter in the Giveaway…

All you have to do is enter through rafflecopter through the link below and leave a comment saying why you would like to win an audio book copy of Escaping Reality. Also, I’m looking for help to spread the word about my new release. So…if you share this post on social media, list where you shared and you will get additional entries! *This contest will run from December 30th to January 20th.*

Enter in the Giveaway Here


Good luck everyone and thanks for your support.

God bless.  ~Rachel
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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Escaping Reality Celebration Tour

The day is finally here!

I'm excited to be celebrating the release of my new book with a blog tour hosted by Celebrate Lit! Please visit their website to follow the stops on the tour and sign up for a chance to win some great prizes.

~ Excerpt From Celebrate Lit Website ~


Have you ever needed to escape?

Every year my husband and I plan our summer vacation several months in advance. We hardly ever plan anything lavish or expensive. Most of the time we just hook up our camper, load our kids and family dog in the truck and head to a state park for our “escape.” Some of our most treasured family times have been enjoyed without television, electronics or other luxuries. It’s refreshing to leave the noise of the city for a while and enjoy a nice walk in the woods or a quiet night roasting marshmallows over a campfire. It gives us time to rest and appreciate the simple blessings that God has given us.

If someone ever needed to escape, it’s Addison Lewis. From the outside it seemed like she had it all; fame, fortune and a handsome and successful fiancĂ©. However, when her dreams of a happy future come crashing down Addison flees her home in LA and ends up stranded at a dude ranch in the Montana wilderness...



Saturday, June 11, 2016

Interview with JB Hawker

~ Excerpt from jbhawker.com ~

We are pleased to have Rachel Skatvold joining us today.
Hello, Rachel. Thanks for taking time from your busy schedule writing inspirational romance, devotions, and encouraging blogs to be with us. My readers and I are looking forward to getting to know you better.

You recently completed your novella series (Riley Family Legacy Novellas) and your first full-length novel (Escaping Reality) is in pre-order for publication this month. Besides the length, what was the biggest difference between writing a novella and a longer book?

Rachel: Thank you for having me as a guest today. I think the biggest difference between one of my novellas and a longer book is the complexity of the story line. In my novellas I had to stay completely focused on the main characters, so it left very little time to make any subplots for minor characters. With my new full-length novel, Escaping Reality, the plot is still fast moving and suspenseful but you get to know the minor characters a little better and there are more plot twists, which are always fun to create....