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14 January 2011

Conversion Scenes--Winning Authors Revealed!

This Clash’s winner is… 
DELIA LATHAM and her excerpt from 

Congratulations, Delia!

Here’s the first bit from her excerpt.

As Pastor Paul Porter extended an altar invitation, Destiny sneaked a peek at Clay’s face. His hands had been fisted into white-knuckled balls for the past twenty minutes. Now a muscle worked in the strong line of his jaw as the familiar, sweet notes of “Softly and Tenderly” played in the background.

Miss Willard was consistent in her preference for the old hymns.

Right now, Destiny had no objection.

She laid a gentle hand over one of Clay’s hard fists. He opened his eyes and slanted a misty look her way even as he unfurled his fingers to wrap them around hers. Without a word, he nodded, and they stood. Destiny walked with him toward the front of the church, joyous tears dimming her vision.

Read more HERE.

COTT Staff thanks both our authors—Delia Latham and Tracy Krauss--for putting their work out there to be judged. We’ve loved having you and getting to know you both the past two week. You’ll each be receiving your respective buttons to display on your blogs.

We’ve had a fabulous start to 2011 as we've focused on Christ’s transforming power displayed through Christian fiction. This Monday, bring your tissue box and prepare to have your gut wrenched. Our next excerpts are ones you won’t want to miss!

Here's a reminder that we love to get feedback from our readers, be it a word of encouragement or a need for improvement. You can do so at contactcott (at) gmail (dot) com.

The two winners for our book drawings will be announced in a separate post today at noon. The drum roll continues…!
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Delia Latham said... Friday, 14 January, 2011

Wow. I really am touched! Tracy's excerpt was great, I knew I had stiff competition as soon as I read it. Thanks to all who voted for my conversion scene - I appreciate your vote, and I appreciate YOU!

Tracy, it's been a blast "clashing" with you! I pray God blesses your promotional efforts for My Mother the Man Eater, and that it is more successful than you ever dreamed it would be.

Jennifer and April...thank you for inviting me to COTT! It was an honor - and SO MUCH FUN. :)

Tracy Krauss said... Friday, 14 January, 2011

Congratulations Delia on a win well deserved. For those who haven't read DESTINY'S DREAM yet, may I encourage you to do so. I just finished it and loved, loved, loved it! I'm posting a review next week on my blog along with a promo for Delia as she is hosting an Amazon book launch on Jan. 18. If you're thinking of buying Delia's book, do so that day. You won't be disappointed.

Delia Latham said... Friday, 14 January, 2011

Oh, Tracy - you're such a jewel! Thank you for plugging my launch, as I completely forgot to do so. LOL More information regarding my Jan. 18 book launch can be accessed through my website (www.delialatham.net).

Thanks, Clare!

Michelle Massaro said... Friday, 14 January, 2011

Congratulations!!! How exciting, this was a fun week. I loved how both authors praised each other's work and seemed to be fans of the other. How precious.

Thanks for playing! And congrats to our drawing winners too.

Anonymous said... Friday, 14 January, 2011

Thanks, Michelle! Tracy is a sweet lady, and judging from her conversion excerpt, a very good author. (I must admit, I have yet to read her book - but it's on my TBR list) These competitions are wonderful - I love participating, and they're a lot of fun. But at the end of the day, it's PEOPLE that matter.

Tracy and I are both members of the John 3:16 Marketing Network. Helping and encouraging one another is what it's all about. :)

Item Reviewed: Conversion Scenes--Winning Authors Revealed! Rating: 5 Reviewed By: April Gardner