728x90 AdSpace

Noteworthy

01 November 2011

Tournament of Champions, Clash 7 Reveal!

Tournament Week 4, Day 2


Time for another game and another opportunity to win! And below, we reveal the authors of Clash 7's excerpts. Voting stays open until midnight tonight, so get on over there! As soon as you're done meeting the authors, of course. 


Here's how to play today's game:
1. Sneak over to author Marianne Evan's blog and find the answer to this question. Which of Marianne's books was a Christian Small Publisher's Book of the Year nominee? Find the answer here.
2. Come back and enter the answer at THIS SURVEY
3. Read the below excerpts, vote, and enter again in our 15 Book Grand Prize.


Today's sponsor is Amanda Stephans, author of Lonely Hearts. She is offering a $10 gift card to today's winner, and if you're looking for another chance to win some great prizes today only, she's your gal. But don't sneak off to her place until you've voted HERE for the below authors' excerpts.


Now for the REVEAL!


Excerpt A - Rosslyn Elliot



Fairer Than Morning


Back cover copy:


Ann dreams of a marriage proposal from her poetic suitor, Eli—until Will Hanby shows her that nobility is more than fine words.
On a small farm in 19th century Ohio, young Ann Miller is pursued by the gallant Eli Bowen, son of a prominent family. Eli is the suitor of Ann’s dreams. Like her, he enjoys poetry and beautiful things and soon, he will move to the city to become a doctor.

When Ann travels to Pittsburgh, accompanying her minister father on business, she meets Will Hanby, a saddle-maker’s apprentice. Will has spent years eking out an existence under a cruel master and his spirit is nearly broken. Anne’s compassion lights a long-dark part of his soul.
Through his encounters with Anne’s father, a master saddler, Will discovers new hope and courage even in the midst of tremendous adversity.

When the Millers must return to Ohio and their ministry there, Will resolves to find them, at any cost. If Will can make it back to Ann, will she be waiting?




About Rosslyn:
As the child of a career military man, Rosslyn Elliott lived in four states and two foreign countries before she graduated from high school. She attended Yale University, where she earned her BA in English and Theater Studies. After five years working first in corporate New York City, then as a schoolteacher, she entered the Ph.D. program in English at Emory University and finished her dissertation in 2006. Her study of American literature spurred her to pursue her lifelong dream of writing fiction. She lives in the southwest with her husband and homeschools their daughter.



Excerpt B - Delia Latham



Destiny’s Dream


Back Cover Copy:


Is a little respect too much to ask at a parent’s funeral?


Apparently it is for Destiny May. Clay Gallagher is built like a small mountain and far more vocal than is fitting when he shows up late to her mother’s “going away party.” When it turns out he’s not even at the right funeral, Destiny demands retribution in the form of an escape from the day’s dreary proceedings. Spending time with a handsome stranger who makes her laugh is more therapeutic than fighting with her overbearing family.


Clay finds Destiny beautiful, charming...and intelligent. So why is she stubbornly determined to open a Christian dating service? Clay has little respect for such a frivolous profession, and doesn’t think the small, conservative town of Castle Creek will welcome such a progressive business. But when Destiny is threatened by an anonymous caller who deeply resents her and what she does for a living, Clay makes it his business to keep the saucy redhead out of harm’s way.


Trouble is, spending time in her company weakens his defenses, and Destiny may be the one thing Clay can’t escape...if he even wants to.




About Delia:


Born and raised in a place called Weedpatch, Delia Latham moved from California to Oklahoma in 2008, making her a self-proclaimed California Okie. She loves to read and write in her simple country home, and gets a kick out of watching her husband play Farmer John. The author enjoys multiple roles as Christian wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, but especially loves being a princess daughter to the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. She loves to hear from her readers.

She is the author of Goldeneyes, Yesterday's Promise, Destiny's Dream, Kylie's Kiss, and Gypsy's Game.

You can contact her through her website or email delia(at)delialatham(dot)net.


Vote Here.

  • Comments
  • Facebook Comments

2 comments:

Gail Pallotta said... Tuesday, 01 November, 2011

Wow! Two great books. Rosslyn, lighting a dark spot on someone's soul and giving them hope and courage sounds so inspirational.
Delia, a Christian dating service would be so much fun. I can imagine al the twists and turns in the book.

Delia Latham said... Tuesday, 01 November, 2011

Thanks, Gail! It was a lot of fun creating Solomon's Gate and its clients. :)

Item Reviewed: Tournament of Champions, Clash 7 Reveal! Rating: 5 Reviewed By: April Gardner
Top