Monday, July 2, 2018

New Release and Party Invite!


It's officially summer--the time of year when my family starts planning for camp outs, swimming in the pool and eating fresh tomatoes from our garden. One of our favorite events happens at the end of summer. Here in the Midwest, we have a Christian music festival called the Nehemiah Fest. It includes three days of camping out, surrounded by music stages. Christian music groups of every genre come together at the free event to sing throughout the day. It's a wonderful time of worship, fellowship and fun.

Psalm 40:3 says, "He has given me a new song to sing, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see what He has done and be amazed. They will put their trust in the Lord."

The verse is so inspiring because it reminds me that the way we live our lives in public is a testimony to others. In my new book, Melodies of the Heart, the main characters find themselves in the middle of a music competition with a chance to win prize money and a record deal in Nashville. However, being Christian singers, they also have to remember that glorifying God through their music is the most important thing of all.

To find out more about my new book, read the description below!


About the Book

An old acoustic guitar has collected dust in Hope Dawson’s closet for years, serving as a bittersweet memory of her father’s legacy. She has been running from the music stage for years, until wandering into a little music store in Tipton one morning. Will an unexpected meeting with a young guitar instructor revive her love of music?

Zane Wallace’s dream of becoming a country music performer vanished the day he lost his sight. Instead, he works in his parents’ music shop and mentors young musicians, hoping they will achieve the dream he failed to reach. When his students secretly enter him into a music competition, Zane is inspired, but will need help from a new acquaintance to show his students anything is possible.

Can God weave two broken pasts into a beautiful melody?

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You're invited!


You are invited to an Independence day blast! Join us on the Whispers in Wyoming page tomorrow, starting at 1pm central. Also, don't forget to join the page so you can see our posts and giveaways! 

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Treasures in Heaven


Last summer my husband and I invested in an above ground pool for our backyard. It was nothing too fancy—only a small, above ground, supermarket special that we hoped would last a few years and be fun for our kids. After a season of fun in the sun, we drained the water and packed the pool up for safe storage in the shed. So, imagine our surprise when we rolled it out for this season and noticed three large holes!

Later, my husband found the culprit—a little mouse (still very much alive, I would like to mention…eek!) who had hidden inside the filter hose. During the winter, the little creature had done a lot of destruction by building a lovely nest out of our investment.

Even though my wonderful handyman husband was able to patch up the pool for this season, it still serves as a reminder that nothing here on Earth is guaranteed to last.

Mathew 6:19-21 says, “Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal. Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal. Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be.

Photo Credit: "Pearlescent" by Gracey at Morguefile.com

As a child, I struggled to grasp the concept of storing treasures in heaven. It’s still difficult to understand completely as an adult, but sadly I do know that bad things happen all the time—animals eat our carefully tended garden vegetables, people lose their jobs, storms and floods damage homes, thieves steal our possessions. Even our bodies wear out eventually. This is a depressing thought, but praise the Lord, we have something to look forward to someday. Earth is only our temporary home, but one day we will live eternally in heaven.

Recently, three wonderful mentors from my childhood passed away, only weeks apart from each other. While I grieve that they have left this world, I also rejoice that one day we will be reunited in heaven. In remembering them, I am also reminded of the way that they lived and why they inspired me. They were generous and lived to serve. They took time out of their day to greet a young, shy girl (me!) with a smile every Sunday and be a Godly example in her life. Wealth and recognition didn’t matter to them. They knew that the real treasure—the one stored in heaven—is our relationship with Jesus!

When we think about our lives and hardships here on Earth from an eternal standpoint, it changes everything. One day, we will have our eternal reward in heaven, so whatever wealth, resources and talents we have now are gifts—not to be squandered or hoarded selfishly for our own ambitions—but to be used to serve God. I once had someone tell me that their two main goals in life were to make it to heaven and to take as many people with them as they could. Wow! I want those goals to be mine, too, don’t you?

In memory of three wonderful sisters in Christ who are now enjoying
the treasures they stored in heaven.

~Wanda, Ladonna and Nina Fey~

Thank you for serving the Lord.
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Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Marry Me Katie Release

I'm excited to announce the 7th installment in the Whispers in Wyoming Series is here! Marry Me Katie by Lisa M. Prysock is a wonderful love story full of humor, romance and faith. Right now it's available for only $0.99 for a limited time! Read a little more about Lisa's new book below.


Summary

Senator Andrews never dreamed he’d have to crash land his plane on a ranch in the middle of Wyoming. It’s love at first sight for the handsome Wyoming wrangler, McGuire Halston, when the Senator’s daughter, Katie Andrews, steps off the plane and onto his horse; but not for Katie, a successful fashion designer with no regard for ranching. She hates dirt and isn’t fond of animals. Stuck on the ranch while the plane is being repaired, Katie has a knack for getting in trouble and is unpredictable.

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.


Thursday, January 18, 2018

Interview with Ginger Solomon

Author Interview with Rachel Skatvold

What do you like to read?
My book genre tastes are kind of eclectic. I started loving to read in middle school and the first book I remember falling in love with was The Hatchet by Gary Paulsen because it was full of adventure and suspense. Now, I still read adventure packed stories but also love Christian romance, especially historical. Janette Oak and Stephanie Grace Whitson are two of my favorite authors. Their stories warm my heart and teach life lessons about faith.
I’m glad I’m not the only eclectic reader out there. I cut my teeth on mysteries, but love fantasy, supernatural, and romance of almost all types. Tell us about a typical day in your house.
As a homeschooling mom and writer, my day is a little unpredictable but.....

Friday, January 12, 2018

Guardian of Her Heart Release!

It's finally here!

I'm so excited about my new book, Guardian of Her Heart and can't wait for you to meet Charlotte and Trevor. They are two characters that are very close to my heart! So, without further ado, here's a little more about my new release!

Guardian of Her Heart
Whispers in Wyoming, Book 6


Summary

Charlotte Lewis has the life she always dreamed of in London.

Her low profile career and private flat allow her to hide in plain sight, away from the paparazzi obsessed with her famous Hollywood family. Unlucky in love, she is content to live alone, until a tragic accident leaves her the guardian of her eight-year-old niece, Emma and co-owner of Morgan Stables in Wyoming. With no experience in raising children or caring for horses, Charlotte knows one thing. She desperately needs help.

After losing his wife to cancer, Trevor Morgan’s faith is shattered. Living in solitude and training horses for his cousin, Tom, allows him to hide his grief. However, inheriting half of Morgan Stables gives Trevor’s life new purpose. He longs to preserve his family’s legacy and watch over his honorary niece, but Tom’s fancy, uptight sister-in-law complicates his plans.

Can they learn to put their differences aside for Emma’s sake and the future of Morgan Stables?


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If you'd like more information about the Whispers in Wyoming 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.




Tuesday, December 19, 2017

New Release from Kari Trumbo!

I'm excited to announce that the 5th installment of the Whispers in Wyoming Series is now available! This wonderful sweet romance by Kari Trumbo, focusing on redemption and forgiveness will warm your heart and it's just in time for Christmas. You can read the summary for this story below.

Also, my book in this series is coming up next! I can't wait to share it with you all on January 12th.

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Summary

Maisey Reynard has lived life with a fiery passion, but all that empty desire is about to catch up with her.Maisey is up for anything fun, so when an old flame from the Broken J Ranch asks for a visit, it seems like a good chance to get away. But when he leaves her stranded with his handsome, charming brother, she's a fish out of water, especially when Brayden isn't falling for her usual charms.

Nursing an injury after a rodeo accident, Brayden isn’t ready when feisty Maisey is bucked into his life. She’s beautiful, broken, and everything he could ever want. After just a few days, he's almost got her convinced she can be whole, until a wrench in the form of his mother is thrown into the mix.

Brayden must convince Maisey she's got a life worth living...with him.

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.





If you'd like more information about the Whispers in Wyoming 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.



Monday, November 27, 2017

Counting Kadence Release!

The fourth installment in the Whispers in Wyoming Series is here! Counting Kadence by Danni Roan is an inspirational contemporary western romance that I think you'll enjoy!


If you'd like more information about the Whispers in Wyoming 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.

FYI: I will be writing book #6 in his series, coming in January 2018!


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Summary

Searching for quiet amidst the controlling threats of an ex and well-meaning family, Michelle Brighton contacts a modern-day matchmaker to escape the bustle of her New York life in the hopes of finally finding peace.

Quite Kade Ballard knows little more than work, and the fact that he doesn’t want to be alone on the Broken J Ranch anymore. Letters from the past make him long for a simpler time. Hopeful, he places his trust in a match-making, purple-haired psychologist and the help of the Lord to bring him the desires of his heart?

Thrown together, in a perfect storm of circumstances, can Kade and Michelle learn the art of working together? Or will their difference and the past separate them forever?

About the Author


Danni Roan, born in rural western Pennsylvania, has always loved the country life. Her first work published under her real name, Paula Liddle-Beem, is a collection of folk essays about childhood in the lush, green mountains of PA. Being a teacher of English and English as a Second Language for the past twelve years has only inspired Danni’s love of writing Western Historical Fiction. After receiving her Masters of Education in Teaching English as a Foreign Language she determined to indulge her passion for fiction writing. Teaching both in the USA and abroad has exposed Danni to a wide range of people from all walks of life and she tries to capture that unique character in her work.