Wednesday, June 6, 2012

I'm such a tease...

Well, OK, I'm not really that much of a tease.  *wink * But here are a few "teasers" about three awesome books that will be released in the next few months!

Author, Keli Gwyn

This is Keli's debut novel, and I'm very, very excited to read it!  It comes out next month, y’all--YIPPEE!!

Curious?  Here’s a little more from Keli's website to whet your appetite:

"Widow Elenora Watkins heads to California with her nine-year-old daughter, Tildy, eager to become partner in a mercantile. When the mulish owner withdraws his offer because she’s a woman, she opens her own shop. She’s determined to prove herself capable of running a successful business without the help of anyone—including her controlling father, her seemingly distant heavenly Father, and one Miles Rutledge.
Widower Miles Rutledge is not about to get involved with another willful woman like his late wife, especially when she’s his competition. But the beautiful Elenora and her precocious daughter may be too hard to resist. When another man appears out to claim Elenora’s heart, Miles searches for a way to win her back. . .while putting her out of business.
Meanwhile, Maude Rutledge, Miles’s meddling mother, longs to see her son make a good match. And Tildy is just as bent on gaining a loving papa.
The battle of wills begins, but can anyone win when the competition is more than they bargained for?"
Can’t wait, right?  Me either!!

Next, we have two fabulous authors with new books coming out in September!!!

First, Laura Frantz’s book: LOVE’S RECKONING!  The teaser for this is short, sweet, and very intriguing!  (Awesome cover, right?!)

"Two sisters. One man. When he chooses one, will the other destroy their love?"

The setting for this book is 1784 Pennsylvania!  How awesome is that?!  Very few books take place in that era, and it’s one of my very favorite!!  Laura is a very talented writer, I can’t wait for this story!

The next author who’s third book debut’s in September is Jody Hedlund!  I love Jody!  Her book UNENDING DEVOTION looks wonderful!  This is what her website gives as the teaser for this story:

"In 1883 Michigan, Lily Young is on a mission to save her lost sister, or die trying. Heedless of the danger, her searches of logging camps lead her to Harrison and into the sights of Connell McCormick, a man doing his best to add to the hard-earned fortunes of his lumber baron father.

Posing during the day as a photographer's assistant, Lily can't understand why any God-fearing citizen would allow evil to persist and why men like Connell McCormick turn a blind eye to the crime rampant in the town. But Connell is boss-man of three of his father's lumber camps in the area, and like most of the other men, he's interested in clearing the pine and earning a profit. He figures as long as he's living an upright life, that's what matters.

Lily challenges everything he thought he knew, and together they work not only to save her sister but to put an end to the corruption that's dominated Harrison for so long."

Dare I hope that this character will have brown hair and brown eyes?  It's hard to tell from the cover, but I can't stop myself from hoping.  (You think I need to get over my little obsession with the whole brown hair/eyes thing?  Sorry, I don't think I can...)

Isn’t it fun to have new books to look forward to?!  I just love it!  It’s more exciting than waiting for a new movie to come out, but then again that’s just me.   Of course, these books are available for pre-order!  I mean, why wait right?  *giggle *  Check out these author's websites for more info!

Happy Reading!!


  1. Amber, Thanks so much for adding Love's Reckoning to your exciting line-up here:) You're the best! Keli is such an encouraging friend to me and I'm so excited you know her, too! Feeling very thankful to be among such authors - and to get to know you, too.
    You're a GEM!

    1. Laura! How totally FUN that you know Keli! I love how everyone knows everyone--and I do feel honored and blessed to be getting to know all of you as well! Can't wait to feature you in August, Laura!!

  2. Amber, I'm a huge fan of Laura's work. After reading The Colonel's Lady, I'm more smitten than ever. Her hero was sooo well done. And nobody does historical detail with the artistry of Laura. She uses words like artists use color. I'm eager to read Love's Reckoning and have had it on order for months.

    Now it's my turn to be a tease. I've read Jody's upcoming release, Unending Devotion. Yup. I had the privilege of serving as her critique partner for a time, and I read the story in manuscript form. I think it's her best ever. Her hunky logger hero and spunky, impulsive heroine are great. And as Jody's readers have come to expect, the story is fast-paced and full of tension. Be prepared to turn pages well into the wee hours of the morning.

    Thanks for including my debut novel in your teaser. I can't tell you how exciting it is to have my book featured along with Laura and Jody's, two of my dear friends. What an honor.

    1. You are one lucky duck, Keli! teehee How fun that you have read it and that you can give us another little "tease"! :) I am so happy to learn that you know Jody and Laura too!!! I had no idea--that's so fun!

  3. Great teasers :) I've pre-ordered Keli's book and can't wait! I will have to check out the books by Jody and Laura. They all look wonderful!

    1. Hi Joanne! I'm so glad you pre-ordered Keli's--it looks great doesn't it? The other books also look wonderful, I can't wait! It's great to see you on here, and on FB too! Thanks for your comments and posts!!!!

  4. Thanks for the shout out about my fall book release, Amber! I know you're going to love Keli's book! I've read it and love her characters! And Laura's cover up there is to-die-for. Wow! Every time I see it, I'm blown away by how gorgeous it is!

    I love what you're doing to your blog, Amber! I see Karen's highlight for her new release and that looks great! Thanks for all you're doing to support Christian historical fiction!


  5. Amber, I love all these authors and I'm so excited to see you've highlighted their upcoming books! Each one has been such an encouragement and inspiration for me and I can't wait to read their stories this fall. Keep up the good work - I love visiting your site. ;)