Sustainer’s Smile is Here!

It’s Here, It’s Here!

My favorite book is out.
Happy launch day to Sustainer’s Smile
grab it today to celebrate

p.s. it’s currently on sale for 50% off because I forgot to change the price before the preorder locked. So it’s launching at just $1.99! It’ll go up to $3.99 on Saturday, so grab it now!

As the oldest sister of eight children and the mother of three, I have never NOT been around babies. My earliest memory is the day my next brother was born, and I date all of my subsequent memories (childhood, teen, and adult) by who the baby was at the time. 

So the wonder in writing a book that prominently features babies is only that it took me so long to do it. 😉   

I first drafted Sustainer’s Smile four years ago. It had been scheduled to be drafted that month for two years previously, so it was an extra-special blessing from God that the tiny, newly-created form of my first son was being molded within me as the words of this book – words of life, words of truth, words of heartache and hope and loss and suffering and smiles and babies and pregnancy woes and God’s sustaining hand – first formed themselves under my fingers. 

What a blessing to experience firsthand the miracle of unborn life while penning this book. What empathy for those little humans that no physical eye has yet seen but whose hearts beat steadily with the potential of a thousand unknown futures.  

Today, as I write this, my son sits at my feet, joyfully putting together airplanes for a game and letting us know which of us gets which color. Today, he’s just as much of a blessing as he was when Sustainer’s Smile was first drafted.  

Today, Sustainer’s Smile is ready to launch into the world. One day, our children will be also. In the meantime, are we redeeming these precious moments with them? May we indeed consider little ones as God sees them: children as a blessing and babies as a reward.

Fun Features of Sustainer’s Smile: 

  • it has babies.
  • cute babies.
  • fictional babies. enjoy them without any work. 😉
  • there’s a baby squirrel.
  • The main character is Liliora and she’s my favorite of the Ellith siblings.
  • you might cry.
  • fun brother banter.
  • secrets and surprises.
  • deep spiritual messages. 

Don’t forget to join the giveaway. Or read the first chapter for free. Have you been participating in the Honor Life challenge for Instagram and blogs? It’s not too late! During the month of October, follow the prompts in the image above and share a post, photo, quote, book, or caption that somehow relates to one of the prompts. If you have a blog or social media account, please join!

Get Sustainer’s Smile

Learn the Basics

  • It’s Book Four of Truth from Taerna but it can easily be read as a standalone.
  • It’s a prolife novel.
  • It tells the story of Liliora Ellith, who makes peace with her past and discovers her future among the cradles of Taerna’s unwanted babies, born and unborn.
  • It’s a kingdom adventure fiction novel.
  • It’s clean and family-friendly, though it’s recommended for teens and up due to dealing with the issue of abortion. 
  • You can get it here right now! or get the paperback.

View or Buy Sustainer’s Smile on Amazon

Read the Snippets

Liliora shook her head. “If Adon Olam wants it, I will not listen to my fears.” Yet tears welled up even in the words, and she felt her heart failing her. 

“And then we played Hide and Find Me in the hay. And Kethin couldn’t find me forever! I hid in the very back corner, and Kelton helped pile hay on me so I looked like a haystack. And then Kethin laid down in the hay to hide, but I saw his boots peeking out.”

“That’s not fair, because I’m so much bigger than you.” Kethin’s grin flashed. “The hay doesn’t cover me as well. And it takes a good deal more to cover me.”

“You still have hay in your hair.” Liliora motioned to Kethin, then to Tae.

Kethin ran his hand through his hair. “Are you teasing me?”

“No! There’s some by your ear.” Liliora set down her spoon, not going to risk spilling a bite while shaking with laughter. 

Kethin’s fingers traveled up and down and at last landed on a miniscule fragment of straw behind his right ear. “Come now, that’s hardly hay. Not like Tae, at any rate.”

“My hair is a haystack,” Tae replied, rumpling it until it stood on end.“A very dark-colored one,” Liliora agreed

See the Blurb

Suffering suffocates her soul. 

How can she ever smile again?

A helpless newborn…that’s exactly how twenty-four-year-old Liliora Ellith feels in her efforts to speak up on behalf of the youngest members of Taerna’s pleasure-driven society. Her tender heart for the defenseless and deep aversion to conflict throw Liliora’s soul into turmoil when tragedy opens her eyes to the quiet yet heartrending war on Taerna’s babies—both born and unborn. Adon Olam’s Word coupled with a secret in her own past fuel her determination. All she wants is to make peace with her past and discover her future among the cradles of unwanted babies. However, the challenges ahead of her threaten to send her spiraling into hopeless depression time and again. Saving innocent lives from the crush of the destroyer and raising a generation in the ways of Adon Olam seem more impossible than ever. At the very end of herself, will the sufferings of her and her babies prove to be anything less than the catalyst for complete disaster?

Enter the Giveaway

Win a signed paperback of Promise’s Prayer (Truth from Taerna #1) and other fun prizes! Enter here.

ALSO! Surprise! You can get the whole Taerna series for less than $5 this weekend! Promise’s Prayer is FREE! And the rest of the Taerna books are on sale! Run and grab the whole thing – FOUR Full-length novels for $4.97!
(PS – due to technical difficulties, it might not show up until tomorrow #timezones. But hurry! I’m putting Sustainer’s Smile up to its regular price of $3.99 on Saturday!)

Find the Rest

There’s a bookstagram/blog challenge, author interviews, character spotlights, and more!Add to Goodreads

View or Buy Sustainer’s Smile on Amazon

See the Rest of the Prolife Tour

2 thoughts on “Sustainer’s Smile is Here!

  1. Yay! It’s so fun that this book is releasing! I enjoyed beta reading it, and I know my mom is devouring the earlier books in the series and will be excited to read this one! 😉
    I noticed in the giveaway it said to share your favourite baby name . . . JUST ONE?!?! I LOVE names!!! I do kind of want to name a child “Margaret” because it’s a family name, but as for other names . . . I tend to use them up on my characters, so it might be a whole new set of names by the time I’m actually having kids!

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