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18 October 2011

The Tournament Continues...Clash #3 Reveal

Weren't those great excerpts yesterday? I thought so too! I know you're eager to know who the two Clashing authors are, but first, a little fun business.

Today's game is sponsored by Michelle Massaro, with a $25 Partylite gift certificate. Oh, the fun I could have with that! :)

The game is on at Ann O'Barr's website. Here's what you're looking for: Name two countries where the author worked as a Foreign Service officer.
Head on over there and find those locations. Got them? Great! Now enter your answer in the comment section below to be entered in the drawing for Michelle's Partylite gift certificate.

Here's what readers had to say about yesterday's Clashing excerpts:

"Wow, both excerpts were awesome! I am on edge to discover which books they come from so I can go get them right now!"

"Both excerpts are excellently written. Both exude terror, but on a different level."

"Tough choice!"

"Tough" is putting it mildly! And now, on to the reveal...

Excerpt A: Margaret Brownley's 

A Vision of Lucy

Lucy Fairbanks dreams of working as a photographer at the Rocky Creek newspaper. If she can earn money making photographs, then maybe her father will see that what she does is worthy, more than just a distraction. And her deepest hope is that he’ll see her as an artist, the way he thought of her deceased mother, whose paintings still hung on their walls.

But trouble follows Lucy on every photo shoot: a mess of petticoats and ribbons, an accidental shooting, even a fire.

When Lucy meets David Wolf—a quiet, rustic man who lives on the outskirts of town—she thinks she can catch the attention of the town with his photograph. She doesn’t count on the feelings stirring whenever she’s near him.

Two things happen next that forever change the course of Lucy’s life. But will these events draw her closer to God or push her further away. And how will David accept this new version of Lucy?

About Margaret Brownley

Thrills, mystery, suspense, romance: I penned it all. Nothing wrong with that—except I happened to be writing for the church newsletter. After making the church picnic read like a Grisham novel, my former pastor took me aside and said, "Maybe God's calling you to write fiction."

So that’s what I did. I now have more than 25 novels to my credit, including bestselling and RITA finalist A Lady Like Sarah—not bad for someone who flunked 8th grade English. Just don’t ask me to diagram a sentence.

Visit Margaret on her website: www.margaretbrownley.com

Excerpt B: Erin Rainwater's
The Arrow that Flieth by Day

Mandy Berringer is on the last leg of a homebound journey to Denver when a mistaken accusation by Indian warriors diverts the course of her life. Believed dead by her family, Mandy will do anything to get home. But a disabling accident, an epidemic, an unexpected love and a tragic loss prolong her separation from her family until she is finally reunited with them—only to be devastated by what she finds. The man she loves undergoes crushing trials of his own, and their search for each other leads them on separate journeys into new tests of faith and enduring love.

About Erin Rainwater:

Erin Rainwater is a Pennsylvania native who grew up with a pioneering spirit and a desire to live in the West. She now makes her home in the beautiful foothills west of Denver. She has always been a student and lover of American history, and sets her fictional stories in the past. She has been married to her husband Keith for 37 years, has four children and the five most adorable grandchildren on the planet.

Visit Erin on her website at www.erinrainwater.com.
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