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Overrun By Your Love Book Release & Giveaway

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I am so excited to announce that Overrun By Your Love, my collection of inspirational poetry, has now been released! This book has been in the works since I wrote my first poem at age four, and I’m thrilled to finally have this collection to share with the world. Join in the excitement with the giveaway, sales, and freebies below, and don’t forget to check out the other blog tour stops this weekend.

The ebook is already available for purchase. The paperback should be live on Amazon in a few days or a week – I had a few technical difficulties with the cover color and have just been able to order a second proof copy – so I’m waiting until that arrives and I can guarantee that everything looks perfect for you!

Meanwhile, check out the giveaways and the ebook!

About the Book

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kindle cover overrunImmerse yourself in a lyrical, artistic story older than time: the story of the kingdom of God.

Receive encouragement and refreshment in your spiritual walk with a collection of poems on our awesome God, trusting God, family, God’s creation, special occasions, and ministering Christ.

Inspirational and joyful poetry hones in on Biblical truth in a meditative manner.

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Sales and Freebies!

To celebrate this release, Promise’s Prayer is on sale for just $0.99 for the ebook this weekend starting today, and Gather ‘Round the Fables is FREE! Click here to find links to snatch up both of them.

Giveaway!

Click here to enter to win Overrun By Your Love in paperback or ebook!

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Tour Schedule

July 19
Right here at Resting Life // Tour Kickoff
Kelsey Bryant //
Kelsey’s Notebook // Book & Poem Spotlight
July 20
Faith Potts //
Chosen Vessels // Book Spotlight
Faith Blum //
Bookish Orchestrations // Book Spotlight
July 21
Kellyn Roth // 
Reveries // Book Spotlight
Jaye L. Knight //
Jaye L. Knight // Book Spotlight
July 23
Jessica Greyson // 
jessicagreyson.com // Book & Poem Spotlight
Elizabeth Ender //
Seek Him First // Book Spotlight
Brie Donning // Reality Reflected // Book Spotlight, Book Review, Poem Spotlight
July 24
Right here at Resting Life // Tour Wrapup & Giveaway Winners

Social Media Shout-outs: Angela Watts, Victoria Lynn

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Release Date, Cover Reveal, Preorders, & Media Tour!

Good news for those of you looking forward to another Erika Mathews book release! Several pieces of news, to be exact . . .

  1. I have a release date for my book of inspirational poetry, Overrun By Your Love – and it’s only one week to wait! July 19, 2018 is the big day when the release will be live.
  2. I’m excited to reveal the lovely cover today, designed by Aesthetically Designs. It’s just perfect for this book. I love everything about this cover: the waterfall picturing how we are “overrun” by God’s love – abundantly more than anything we could imagine; the figure on the bridge abiding in that abundance; and the contrast between the brightness and joy of being filled with the fullness of God and the darkness of the world around us.

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3. Overrun By Your Love is now available for preorder! You can order the Kindle ebook now and it will be automatically delivered to you on July 19 (and sometimes even a bit early!). Click here for more details.

4. I’m hosting a Media Tour to celebrate the release of this book! But I need your help to spread the word. If you have a blog or a social media account where you’d be willing to share about this book’s release, please fill out this form. There will be a special giveaway just for those who join in the Media Tour and spread the word about the release!

 

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Christmas in July Kick-off!

A group of authors have banded together to offer you an entire month of Christmas specials! That’s right – it’s Christmas in July! Amanda Tero will be releasing a Christmas story this month, and EVERY DAY this month an author will be posting a sale or a free book special as we shower you with Christmas gifts. What’s more, there will be two grand giveaways – one for U.S. and one internationally!

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Personally, I’ll be releasing a book of my own on July 19 – two of my books will be on sale for just 99 cents and one will be free! Here’s a sneak peek of what else is coming this month.

July 1, 2018
Author Sarah Holman
www.thedestinyofone.com
Free: Distorted Glass

July 2, 2018
Author A.M. Heath
https://amheathblog.wordpress.com/
Giveaway: Where Can I Flee?

July 3, 2018
Author Faith Blum
www.fathblum.wordpress.com,
Giveaway: Audiobook redemption code

July 4, 2018
Author E. Kaiser Writes
http://ekaiserwritesablog.blogspot.com/
Spotlight: new cover

July 5, 2018
Author Amanda Tero
http://withajoyfulnoise.blogspot.com/
Free: Noelle’s Gift

July 6, 2018
Author Ryanna Lynn
https://www.lifeofheritage.com/blog
Discount: Free shipping for Coffee Shop Christmas

July 7, 2018
Author Alicia G. Ruggieri
http://www.aliciagruggieri.com/category/abrighterdestiny/
Discount: The House of Mercy e-book

July 8, 2018
Author Sarah Holman
www.thedestinyofone.com
Discount: Emmeline

July 9, 2018
Author A.M. Heath
https://amheathblog.wordpress.com/
Giveaway: In the Shadow of Thy Wings

Author Kelsey Bryant
https://kelseysnotebookblog.blogspot.com/
Discount: Suit and Suitability ebook

July 10, 2018
Author Kelsey Bryant
https://kelseysnotebookblog.blogspot.com/
Discount: Second Impressions ebook

July 11, 2018
Author Rachel Rossano
https://www.rachelrossano.com/blog
Discount: The King of Anavrea ebook

July 12, 2018
Author Amanda Tero
http://withajoyfulnoise.blogspot.com/
Free eBook: Hartly Manor

July 13, 2018
Author Kate Willis
https://onceuponanordinary.wordpress.com/
Free eBook: Enjoy the Poodle Skirt

July 14, 2018
Author Kendra E. Ardnek
knittedbygodsplan.blogspot.com
Vlog and Giveaway: The most romantic fairy tales

July 16, 2018
Author A.M. Heath
https://amheathblog.wordpress.com/
Giveaway: Out of the Ashes

July 17, 2018
Author Rebekah Morris
www.readanotherpage.com
Discount: The Unexpected Request
Free: Choices for Max

July 18, 2018
Author Emily Ann Benedict
https://www.facebook.com/Emily-Ann-Benedict-164350249985/
Discount: Perception, a Vintage Jane Austen Novel

July 19, 2018
Author Erika Mathews
www.restinglife.com
Discount: Promise’s Prayer ebook, Overrun By Your Love
Free: Gather ‘Round The Fables

July 20, 2018
Author Ryana Lynn
www.lifeofheritage.com
Blog post: character interview.

July 21, 2018
Author Rebekah Morris
www.readanotherpage.com
Sale: to be announced

July 23, 2018
Author Amanda Tero
http://withajoyfulnoise.blogspot.com/
Discount: Journey to Love, Befriending the Beast, The Secret Slipper

July 24, 2018
Author Rebekah Morris
www.readanotherpage.com
Blog: Special upcoming release announcement

July 25, 2018
Author Emily Ann Benedict
https://www.facebook.com/Emily-Ann-Benedict-164350249985/
Giveaway: The Father Christmas Confessions

July 26, 2018
Author Faith Blum
www.faithblum.wordpress.com
Blog: Special upcoming release announcement and book sale

July 27, 2018
Author Alicia G. Ruggieri
http://www.aliciagruggieri.com/category/abrighterdestiny/
Discount: A Time of Grace: The Complete Series
Blog: Spotlight on new book

July 28, 2018
Author Abigayle Claire
https://theleft-handedtypist.blogspot.com
Giveaway and discount: Andora’s Folly

July 30, 2018
Author Alicia G. Ruggieri
http://www.aliciagruggieri.com/category/abrighterdestiny/
Discount: The Mystery of the Missing Cufflinks

July 31, 2018
Author Amanda Tero
http://withajoyfulnoise.blogspot.com/
Giveaway and new release: “Finding Christmas Joy”

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GRAND GIVEAWAY

Three Paperbacks
A Christmas Disaster by Rebekah Morris
A Holy Passion by Alicia G. Ruggieri
The Worth of a King by Kendra E. Ardnek

Six Ebooks
Martin Hospitality by Abigayle Claire
Andora’s Folly by Abigayle Claire
Coffee Shop Christmas by Ryana Lynn
Books One and Two in the Father Christmas Series by Emily Ann Benedict
Overrun By Your Love by Erika Mathews

Two Audiobooks
Sufficient Grace by Jessica Greyson
Emmeline by Sarah Holman

Three Other Goodies
“Christmas Is a Gift” CD by Amanda Tero
$5 Starbucks gift card from Amanda Tero
Trust and Obey notebook from Faith Blum

Enter the Grand Giveaway here!

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GRAND INTERNATIONAL GIVEAWAY

Eleven Ebooks
Finding Christmas Joy by Amanda Tero
Noelle’s Gift by Amanda Tero
Hartly Manor by Amanda Tero
Coffee Shop Christmas  by Ryana Lynn
A Holy Passion by Alicia G. Ruggieri
Martin Hospitality by Abigayle Claire
Andora’s Folly by Abigayle Claire
The Worth of a King e-ARC by Kendra E. Ardnek
Books One and Two in the Father Christmas Series by Emily Ann Benedict
Overrun By Your Love by Erika Mathews

Five Audiobooks
The Unexpected Request by Rebekah Morris
A Mighty Fortress by Faith Blum
Be Thou My Vision by Faith Blum
Sufficient Grace by Jessica Greyson
Emmeline by Sarah Holman

Enter the Grand International Giveaway here!

 

Stay tuned for all of this month’s exciting Christmas celebrations!

 

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The Thief, The Damsel, & The Dragon Cover Reveal

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Today I’m delighted to join with my my good author friend Angela R. Watts in revealing the cover for her latest summer contemporary romance novella! I haven’t yet read the book, but I’m always excited for new clean Christian books with content I can trust – especially romance, where “clean” seems to be quite rare even among Christian novels.

The Thief, The Damsel, And The Dragon Synopsis

“… the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.” ~ Psalms 91:13

Edward Prosner is going to steal from the small town mayor of Fall Springs, North Carolina. He’s got a flawless plan of action and is determined to return honor and justice to his father’s good name. The problem he faces? He needs a date for the mayor’s dinner party.

Lucy Levitt is a huge romantic at heart, but with her family’s ranch and her part-time job, she has no time for dating. She believes God will place her soulmate in her life when the time is right. When the new man in town asks her out, how can she say no?

The first date seems ordinary enough, but then they begin to realize that they can’t fight their dragons alone. 

 

Author Bio

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Angela R. Watts is a sinner saved by Yahweh’s Grace and she strives to glorify the King in all she does. She’s a homeschooled highschooler who lives at Step By Step Sanctuary, Tennessee, with her loving family and ranch animals. She’s been writing stories since she was tiny and hasn’t stopped since, though she also enjoys ranch and housework, painting, babysitting, and watching sunsets.

The Cover

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What do you think? From the cover and synopsis, is this a book you’d pick up? 🙂

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Quest For Leviathan – Spotlight & Review

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Are sea monsters a real thing? What about fire-breathing dragons? According to the Bible, there is a fire-breathing sea creature who really existed: the leviathan. Amanda Tero brings this dragon to life in her newest short story, “Quest for Leviathan.” Join Anath and his crew of ninety-nine rowers as they face the waves of the Mediterranean Sea and the power of Leviathan.

About the Story

Leviathan took the life of his father.

Anath has spent three years preparing for the voyage that will end the threat of Leviathan. Yet as the Valor launches into the depths of the Mediterranean, an inward quest also begins, taking Anath to depths he is not willing to face.

Purchase an e-copy on Amazon or order a paperback.Add to your Goodreads shelf.

My Review
Though little is known about this time period, I greatly enjoyed the immersive and accurate historical feel of this Biblical fiction story. I could see the ship, feel the waves, and understand the characters’ motivations.

For such a short story, the backstory was well-developed and thoroughly presented. The reader fully understands Anath’s thought processes and feelings before the action begins. The action sequences were then portrayed well, and Anath’s spiritual struggle was gripping: I was on edge to know what he would decide. However, because of the complete backstory, I felt that the story ended a bit too soon – because Anath’s entire life purpose up to that point had been “quest for Leviathan,” I wanted to know what became of him – what did he do for the rest of his life and how did he handle any lingering negative feelings after the climax.

The Biblically accurate way in which Leviathan was portrayed was refreshing. The wise counsel and spiritual truth shared in the story was excellent. It did seem like Leviathan was too easily found when it was convenient, but perhaps that’s not inaccurate. Also, I loved the illustrations that set apart each individual section of the story.

Overall, this is an excellent short story I’d highly recommend.

Giveaway!

Amanda is giving away TWO print copies of “Quest for Leviathan” to one winner — one for you, and one for your friend!
About the Author
Amanda Tero began her love for words at a young age—reading anything she could get her hands on and penning short stories as young as age eight. Since graduation, she has honed her writing skills by dedicated practice and study of the writing craft. She began her journey of publication with a few short stories that she had written for her sisters and continued to add to her collection with other short stories, novellas, and novels. It is her utmost desire to write that which not only pleases her Lord and Savior, but also draws the reader into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ.
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Connect with Amanda
Email: amandaterobooks@gmail.com

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Plotting Kingdom Adventure Fiction


Today my genre, Kingdom Adventure, is featured at Indie e-Con, and I’m here as a guest speaker to discuss the unique flexibilities of plotting this genre. Watch below!

Links mentioned in the video:

Comprehensive definition of Kingdom Adventure: https://intuitivewritingguide.wordpress.com/2017/10/13/genre-101-not-fantasy-part-3-we-have-a-name/

List of Kingdom Adventure books: https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/116627.Kingdom_Adventure_Books

My book, Promise’s Prayer: http://restinglife.com/books

Current status of future Truth from Taerna books: http://restinglife.com/books/on-my-desk

Indie e-Con: http://kendrasgiraffecrafts.blogspot.com/

 

Leave a comment: what intrigues you most about Kingdom Adventure? Have you ever tried plotting this genre? What sort of Kingdom Adventure world would you want to create?

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London in the Dark by Victoria Lynn – Book Review

Check out London In The Dark by Victoria Lynn

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32832281

Plot: very good! I enjoyed the emphasis on personal interactions, character growth, and relationships – internal conflict and growth as well as the outer conflict with the “mystery.” Because villain POV snippets were interspersed in the story from the beginning, I figured out most of the plot twists and what was going on well ahead of time – so there wasn’t the suspense aspect present in some mysteries – but this didn’t lessen my enjoyment of the book. It felt fresh and interesting.

Writing quality and style: I felt that this detracted just a bit from the story for me, as there were some grammatical errors, some instances of showing where telling could have been better as well as instances where I felt the narration was too detached from the characters. Still, I’ve read a later work by this author where none of these issues were present – so I’m definitely hoping that was unique to this book.

Characters: I loved the everyday mannerisms that set apart the characters – all but Olivia’s habit of touching her neck. I’m sure it’s just me, but it seemed cliche. I loved how the details of daily life were described – the little happy things especially. For most of the book, I felt the characters weren’t deep enough – I didn’t relate to or sympathize with them. In the first several pages, Cyril was a shrewd detective, but then he seemed to lose all distinct personality and become a grump who kept acting and reacting the same way, over and over, throughout most of the rest of the book – I found myself wishing for more variation in his character rather than the same basic scene repeated in every circumstance. (If you must be a grump, be an interesting one!) The same with Dudley: he was so sweet and lovable, but almost too predictably so for the first portion of the book – but then there was just enough variation and depth to make him refreshingly interesting. Olivia took a bit to understand: she seemed quite relatable at first, then uncharacteristically emotionally demonstrative at the drop of a hat (I get she had good reason; it just didn’t seem in line with her previous character to me) – and finally, naive. It was the naive stage that garnered my sympathy again, though – it seemed much more understandable and natural that the previous emotional outbursts. In retrospect, however, I don’t believe she was as demonstrative as I had the impression she was while reading; she was still at least ladylike about it.

The message: amazing! I loved how God and faith appeared naturally in the characters and their lifestyles. So well done, relatable, natural, and touching.

The ending: I loved the epilogue! So sweet. It did, however, confuse me a bit because it occurs AFTER the events in book 2 of this series – so since it’s a series, I may not have wanted to know these events this soon. 🙂 Still, it was so wonderful and wrapped up the characters.

Content: some violence, not described

Overall – if you enjoy mystery, England, or the 1910s era, read this book! Highly recommended. 🙂