Christian Fiction Friday: March 27th

Welcome to this week’s edition of Christian Fiction Friday brought to you by me and my lovely and talented co-host, Alana Terry! This is a chance for Christian authors to post short snippets from their works in progress! Easy and fun!

Please note that there will be no Christian Fiction Friday on April 3, 2015. Please enjoy the holiday weekend.

cover-front_9781939603-4ah4s_640My snippet this week is from my upcoming book, A Harmony for Steve, book 4 in the Song of Suspense Series:

No more.

His promise repeated itself over and over again in his mind. The single kidney he had couldn’t take any more abuse, and one more binge might be the last. The message from the doctor resonated loud and clear. As much as he had spent the last thirteen years running as far and and fast away from whatever deity reigned above, he had no desire to meet Him anytime soon. So he’d chill on the drinking and the drugs, and he’d stick to not smoking even though right now the need for a cigarette screamed through every single pore in his skin.

When he thought he might be able to stand without falling back down or throwing up, he shakily stood and stumbled into the bathroom. He barely recognized the man staring back at him in the mirror. Black circles framed red rimmed eyes. A long beard covered his face and his hair lay in greasy strings all around his hollow cheeks that sunk into yellowed skin. One of his earlobes was crusty with dried blood where he’d apparently ripped out an earring.

Drink. Then shower. Then food.

Now it’s your turn! Just link your Christian Fiction Friday! Here are the rules:

1. Christian Fiction Friday is a blog hop where authors post short (400-ish words or less) snippets from their current works in progress (not published pieces).

2. Keep it PG-13 or lower. No swearing, no sex scenes. If you have a particularly violent scene or deal with a heavy or controversial subject matter, please include a disclaimer at the beginning of your post.




Suggestions:

1. Visit at least some of the other Christian Fiction Friday authors each week and comment on their blogs.

2. Don’t offer critiques unless the author specifically asks for it in his or her post.

3. Please include this blurb at the end of your weekly post:

Christian Fiction Friday is a weekly blog hop where authors post snippets from their current Works in Progress. It is hosted by Alana Terry and Hallee Bridgeman.

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Christian Fiction Friday: March 20th

Welcome to this week’s edition of Christian Fiction Friday brought to you by me and my lovely and talented co-host, Alana Terry! This is a chance for Christian authors to post short snippets from their works in progress! Easy and fun!

I don’t have a snippet from a work in progress this week because I don’t have a work in progress!  My last work, a, Flight of Faith released March 17th! But, here is the link up for you!

Just link your Christian Fiction Friday! Here are the rules:

1. Christian Fiction Friday is a blog hop where authors post short (400-ish words or less) snippets from their current works in progress (not published pieces).

2. Keep it PG-13 or lower. No swearing, no sex scenes. If you have a particularly violent scene or deal with a heavy or controversial subject matter, please include a disclaimer at the beginning of your post.




Suggestions:

1. Visit at least some of the other Christian Fiction Friday authors each week and comment on their blogs.

2. Don’t offer critiques unless the author specifically asks for it in his or her post.

3. Please include this blurb at the end of your weekly post:

Christian Fiction Friday is a weekly blog hop where authors post snippets from their current Works in Progress. It is hosted by Alana Terry and Hallee Bridgeman.

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The Breathtaking Conclusion to the Virtues and Valor Series Releases Today!

The exciting Virtues and Valor serialized story CONCLUDES with Flight of Faith!

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v07-faithHELEN MULBERRY, the youngest child and only daughter of a wealthy Texas oil tycoon, has always had her every wish granted immediately. When the Germans march into France, no one denies her request to fly her plane to England and help free up a male pilot for combat. Her father’s influence opens doors, and 19 year old Helen joins the Virtues team.

Now under the code-name FAITH, she flies between Britain and France, transporting passengers, supplies, or performing reconnaissance. The Nazis guard their skies with vigor, and Helen learns to fly in combat, land in a field with no lights, and evade the anti-aircraft fire. She masterfully takes on each mission, despite the perceptions and chauvinistic attitudes of many of the male pilots.

Shot down over France during the mission to rescue the agent code named TEMPERANCE from the clutches of the Gestapo, Helen must make her way through enemy territory with no language skills and somehow come through with a means to get her team back to Britain. Can she save them, or will they all find that they have no way out?

FLIGHT OF FAITH is the final episode in seven serialized novellas entitled the Virtues and Valor series by Hallee Bridgeman. Seven serialized novellas, each inspired by real people and actual events, reveal the incredible story of amazing heroines facing the ultimate test of bravery.

In 1941 Great Britain a special war department assembles an experimental and exclusively female cohort of combat operatives. Four willing spies, a wireless radio operator, an ingenious code breaker, and a fearless pilot are each hand-picked, recruited, and trained to initiate a daring mission in Occupied France. As plans are laid to engineer the largest prison break of Allied POWs in history, the Nazis capture the Virtues’ radio operator. It will take the cohesive teamwork of the rest of the women to save her life before Berlin breaks her and brings the force of the Third Reich to bear.

Some find love, some find vengeance, and some discover the kind of strength that lives in the human heart when all they can do is rely on each other and their shared belief. Courage, faith, and valor intersect but, in the end, one pays the ultimate price.

Concluding the Virtues and Valor series by Hallee Bridgeman. Seven serialized novellas, each inspired by real people and actual events, reveal the incredible story of amazing heroines facing the ultimate test of bravery. Book 7, Flight of Faith, is now available at the following locations:

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Christian Fiction Friday: March 13th

Welcome to this week’s edition of Christian Fiction Friday brought to you by me and my lovely and talented co-host, Alana Terry! This is a chance for Christian authors to post short snippets from their works in progress! Easy and fun!

I do realize that it’s Saturday. I think I was distracted by my daughter’s birthday Friday the 13th, and just didn’t get to my blog. So, a day late, here is my offering for the week, from my current work in progress, Flight of Faith, Part 7 of the Virtues and Valor Series. This book publishes on Tuesday, March 17th!

v07-faith“What do you think you were about up there?” Captain Green bellowed.

Helen ducked under the nose of the blackened Avro Anson and stood toe to toe with a red-faced Captain Green. Irritation at the dressing down in front of the ground crew bristled up and down her spine. It caused her to mouth off, which she immediately regretted. “You mean besides out-flying the rest of your men?”

“The rest of my men did not break protocol.”

“Break protocol?” With exaggerated movements, she tapped her chin with her finger, then her eyes widened and she held that finger up. “Oh! You mean with the lights? Gee, Cap, I was just sayin’ howdy.”

“Sayin’ howdy?” he sputtered. He closed his eyes, as if praying for patience, then opened them and glared at her, his vivid green eyes staring her down and putting her into place much more quickly than any angry words he could speak. They almost shone in the night with their intensity and she knew she had crossed a line. “Faith, the second those lights came on, the aggressor had you in his sights and fired. You’re officially dead. Consider that for the next three days if you can. You’re grounded.”

Indignation huffed a sound from deep in her chest out of her. She had simply flashed her plane’s exterior lights off and on one time after the exercise concluded. It was almost a victory flash more than anything. “Three days? You can’t do that!”

“Oh, but I assure you that I absolutely can. In fact, I already have. It’s done. Take protocol seriously, like those men you’re up there flying with, and we shall never have to have this conversation again.”

 

Now, link your Christian Fiction Friday! Here are the rules:

1. Christian Fiction Friday is a blog hop where authors post short (400-ish words or less) snippets from their current works in progress (not published pieces).

2. Keep it PG-13 or lower. No swearing, no sex scenes. If you have a particularly violent scene or deal with a heavy or controversial subject matter, please include a disclaimer at the beginning of your post.




Suggestions:

1. Visit at least some of the other Christian Fiction Friday authors each week and comment on their blogs.

2. Don’t offer critiques unless the author specifically asks for it in his or her post.

3. Please include this blurb at the end of your weekly post:

Christian Fiction Friday is a weekly blog hop where authors post snippets from their current Works in Progress. It is hosted by Alana Terry and Hallee Bridgeman.

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Interview with Author Annslee Urban & TWO Giveaways!

Welcome to Readers Write to Know! I asked you, my readers, what questions they would ask their favorite authors if given the chance. This week, I’m so pleased to introduce you to Annslee Urban. Like me, Annslee writes romantic suspense. I LOVE the sound of her latest release — and she’s giving away TWO copies of it! One lucky winner will get an ebook, and one lucky winner will get a paperback! Read on to see how you can be entered to win!

Tell us a little bit about yourself. I grew up in the hot Arizona desert, lived in the cold north for a few years before finally settling in cozy warmth of North Carolina. I’ve been married for over 30 years, have 5 kids and am “Nina” to six awesome grandkiddos. I love the outdoors, am an off the beaten track traveler and a night owl who loves to write long into the night. And most of all I am a grateful servant of the Lord who is ever amazed at HIS generous blessings.

brokensilencecoverTell us about your current release. Broken Silence is my second romantic suspense with Harlequin Love Inspired Suspense and is about a heroine whose tragic secret forced her to walk away from the man she loved. A decade later someone is trying to kill her because of what she knows and the person charged to protect her is the fiancé she never forgot.

Whats the first major news headline that you can remember and what do you remember? The first vague memory I have of recalling a major headline was when I was about four years. My siblings and I were watching TV, sitting on the floor, eating our lunch of tomato soup and grilled cheese when the news broke that JFK had been shot. I wasn’t sure what all that meant, but I knew it was bad because my mother was crying. Even now after all these years when I hear even a reference about him, my mind tumbles back to that day.

Have you always wanted to write a book? I was somewhat of a daydreamer long before a writer. From the time I was young, I was conjuring up stories in my head. I loved Cinderella fairytales, sweet romance and happy endings. It wasn’t until my children were nearly grown that I sat down and tried to write a novel. Although, I’ve never marketed that story, it sparked a passion in me to become an author.

Do you have pre-determined length in mind when you first begin a book? Word count is very important when writing a story. My last two books have been with Harlequin Love Inspired Suspense, so I tailor my story to their guidelines which are 55,000-60,000 words.

annsleeurbanWhat advice do you have for aspiring writers? Never give up on a dream that the Lord has given you. Persevere, Pray and write daily.

What is your preferred method of writing?  I love my laptop. I prefer to write and rewrite using Microsoft Word. It’s so easy to move bits and pieces of my chapter around, or delete and start over. And it’s so easy to read through it as I’m writing. My handwriting would never allow that.  :)

What is your inspiration for writing? My inspiration is more often than not sparked by my life experiences. Threaded through my books are bits and pieces of my life. Places I’ve been, people I’ve encountered, emotions and memories. I love to explore the unknown, try new foods, travel to new destinations, talk to and enjoy friends and family. All of these things continue to spark my creativity, and sometimes just a phrase that I’ve heard or a situation is enough to start my mind churning. And once that happens, creative thinking kicks in and characters come to life. Getting into the heart of those characters is what drives a story!

Who do you envision your typical reader to be? I’ve always loved love stories and happy endings, so writing for women was my target audience from the get go.

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Christian Fiction Friday: March 6th

Welcome to this week’s edition of Christian Fiction Friday brought to you by me and my lovely and talented co-host, Alana Terry! This is a chance for Christian authors to post short snippets from their works in progress! Easy and fun!

Here is my offering for the week, from my current work in progress, Flight of Faith, Part 7 of the Virtues and Valor Series.

v07-faithHelen slipped into the pilot’s seat and looked around.

“Everything’s written in German,” she said. For the first time, she started to allow a little bit of that fear to begin to spread through her.

“What? In a Luftwaffe Junkers JU-52? How dare those cheeky Nazis write everything in German in a German aircraft?” Harold replied.

“Wow, Lieutenant, that’s mighty insightful. And helpful besides.” It actually was helpful. It pulled her away from the despair that had started to clutch at her. She huffed out a breath and closed her eyes, willing herself to reflexively reach for controls. She reached forward where she thought the ignition should be and pressed the button. So far so good.

 

Now, link your Christian Fiction Friday! Here are the rules:

1. Christian Fiction Friday is a blog hop where authors post short (400-ish words or less) snippets from their current works in progress (not published pieces).

2. Keep it PG-13 or lower. No swearing, no sex scenes. If you have a particularly violent scene or deal with a heavy or controversial subject matter, please include a disclaimer at the beginning of your post.




Suggestions:

1. Visit at least some of the other Christian Fiction Friday authors each week and comment on their blogs.

2. Don’t offer critiques unless the author specifically asks for it in his or her post.

3. Please include this blurb at the end of your weekly post:

Christian Fiction Friday is a weekly blog hop where authors post snippets from their current Works in Progress. It is hosted by Alana Terry and Hallee Bridgeman.

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