Resting Life Cover Reveal and Preorders!

Friends, a gorgeous cover for an encouraging Christian living non-fiction book is being revealed today! Resting Life: Jesus’ Rest for the Busy or Burdened Believer is my latest upcoming release!

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But first, all the details.

RELEASE DATE: March 20, 2020! Mark your calendars!

…but you can skip the calendar part if you preorder the ebook on Amazon. You’ll automatically get the best price, and the book will appear right on your device bright and early on release day! (And Amazon is kind enough to notify you, so you can be among the very first to read the book if you wish!)

PREORDER HERE!

But do you actually want to preorder already? What is this new book about? Is it worth your time?

ABOUT THE BOOK

Can your busy, stressful reality truly transform into the abundant, restful reality of the kingdom of God? The Bible says yes. Through rest in Christ, your life can be fulfilled, productive, peaceful, and free to give and receive love. But just what is Biblical rest, and how can it seamlessly fuse with your modern life? In Resting Life: Jesus’ Rest for the Busy or Burdened Believer, Bible teacher Erika Mathews addresses this question. Discover the unification of rest with practical daily life, relationships with others, spiritual warfare, ministry, witnessing, prayer, meditation, fruitfulness, and personal abiding. Through understanding and embracing God’s rest, you too will be uplifted, challenged, encouraged, and freed to live life as He intended—within Him.

Now go preorder. 🙂

But why preorder at all? Why not wait until the book is released? Besides the fact that you’ll automatically get the lowest price, and besides the fact that you won’t have to actually remember to order the book later, did you know that preorders stack up and count as sales on release day? Multiple preorders alert Amazon that this book is popular, and the more popular Amazon’s system sees the book is, the more people Amazon will suggest and show it to, and the higher it will rank in what people see. This means this book – and the message of this book – will be able to reach many more people. This is immensely helpful for visibility in the thousands of books for sale. So if you’d like the ebook, preordering is the way to go.

You don’t want the ebook?

There’s a place to preorder a paperback too!

You want to know more about the author first?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Erika Mathews is an author and editor who lives in the farm country of Minnesota with her husband and children. She’s a homeschool graduate with a Bachelor’s in Communications, a Master’s in Biblical Ministries, and a passion for sharing Jesus Christ and His truth. She wrote Resting Life out of meditations and prayers during her three years at Bible School. When she’s not working with books, she enjoys reading, outdoor activities, piano and violin, organizing, and using the Oxford comma. You can connect with Erika at restinglife.com.

Ready to preorder (Kindle) (Paperback) now?

Of course not. You came here for the cover…and so the cover you shall have.

ISN’T IT GORGEOUS?

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Design credit goes to Sarah Grace Grzy.

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And enjoy the back cover, since back covers don’t often get as much love:

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*Applause! Cheering! Throwing of confetti! Cookies for all!*

*Deep sigh of contentment*

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Thank you so much for attending this reveal party. Watch my Instagram this month for release celebrations, Bible studies based on Resting Life, and giveaways. May the blessings of the Lord be upon you today!

And now you can safely preorder. 🙂

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A Gorgeous Cover Is Coming! (Help Needed!)

The book I’ve been working on for nearly eight years has a cover reveal date!

I can’t wait to share this gorgeous cover (AND the book will be available for preorder!) on February 18, and I’d like you to help with the excitement in spreading it all over the internet. Would you be willing to post the cover for Resting Life: Jesus’ Rest for the Busy or Burdened Believer on social media or your blog? More information here – click to sign up: https://forms.gle/yvrGfuEBbmg5ije98

 

THANK YOU! I can’t wait for you to have this book in your hands!

 

 

Cover and Title Reveal for Sarah Grace Grzy’s Latest Novel!

Sarah Grace Grzy is releasing a sequel to Live Without You . . . and today I’m revealing the title AND the cover!

I read Live Without You this year and was so impressed by the professionalism of the story. It’s hard to believe I’m friends with the author of such a top-notch book. It reads like a traditionally-published best-seller . . . further proof that indie books can be real quality!

Without further delay, I present the sequel’s TITLE!

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Time Captives Cover Reveal

Today we have yet another cover reveal! This time it’s for Morgan Huneke’s Time Capives trilogy. I’ve read this trilogy and found it a simple and thought-provoking tale full of adventure and spiritual truths. For giveaways, purchase links, and more at Morgan’s blog, click here.

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In a perilous quest that spans two worlds, four siblings must team up with their long-lost ancestors and a rebellious slave to deliver an enslaved people from the cruel strytes who invaded their land.

And here are the new covers! I love the new looks – quite fitting for the story and its mood. I especially enjoy how the covers each capture the setting and feel of the story.

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Buy Book 1 now!

Buy Book 2 now!

Buy Book 3 now!

The Time Captives trilogy is a tale of faith, family, fantasy, and a fight for truth and freedom – and Morgan will be giving away a complete set of brand new Time Captives books! Be sure to enter! Giveaway open to U.S. residents only.

Protecting the Poor Cover Reveal

Even though I’m not into fairy tale retellings, this is one series I can’t wait to read. The third book will be released soon – and today we get to see the cover of Amanda Tero’s newest book.

 

Protecting the Poor will release August 26, 2019, completing the Tales of Faith trilogy. While Befriending the Beast and The Secret Slipper are loose retellings of fairy tales, Protecting the Poor is a retelling of a classic legend: Robin Hood.

About the Book

Sheriff Feroci is now lord over the province, and Abtshire has become a pit of injustice. Being forced into the lord’s service does not give Dumphey as many opportunities to help the poor as he desires. When attempts on his life drive him into the forest, this freedom opens a world of possibilities for helping others. But how can he do so when he is running for his life? And does God want him to do more than simply feed the poor?

Noel has always hidden behind the shadow of his older brother, Dumphey. When life forces him to stand on his own, will he still follow God in the corrupt world in which he lives? Would God really call him to do something that is beyond his power to do?

As Lord Feroci’s sinister plot comes to light, each lad has a choice to make. A choice that could cost them their lives.

 

Prologue of “Protecting the Poor”

Lord Feroci slammed the desk with his fists. “I didn’t send you on a fool’s errand, Barat.” He clenched his teeth as he glared at the missive opened before him.

“Aye, sir. I cannot help that others are the fools.”

Feroci released his anger in a growl. Barat stood patiently, his arms crossed.

“We’re losing time, Barat.”

Barat didn’t respond.

“You’re not doing enough.” He raised his head to glare at his man. Barat stared him down. Nothing could phase this man. Which was exactly why Feroci had him in his employ. But ’twas irksome at times. Feroci blew out his pent-up air and fell back into his chair. “What do you suggest?” Barat was the only man in Abtshire from whom he would even consider suggestions. The man had proven his loyalty on the battlefield, taking more than one scar for Feroci. Feroci had returned the favor as many times. They were in this together.

Barat finally stepped forward, but he didn’t sit in the seat across Feroci. Instead, he took the missive from Feroci’s desk and held it at two corners. “I say, we do this…” He pulled at the paper and it ripped—something weak giving way to a greater force that commanded it. That sight alone gave Feroci strength and he nodded in satisfaction.

“Aye. Something made from pulp cannot stand against an iron fist. They will give way.”

“Call another meeting.” Barat layered the two pieces of paper and held them over one of the candles that shed light in the dim room. A small strand of smoke wove upward before the paper burst into flame. Extra light illuminated the room then dimmed as the paper turned into gray ash. “We know their weaknesses as well as their strengths. Use their weaknesses against them. Convince them that there is no other choice.”

Feroci leaned forward and grabbed the quill he had dropped when Barat had entered. He ran his fingers across its smoothness before taking a clean paper. “Well put.” He dipped the quill in ink. “Matheny … ’tis a vast city, but given the right promise, the townspeople will rebel and overthrow Lord Nedry.” He wrote a few lines, shaping the concept that Barat had supplied. “Haar is closer to the king, so that could pose problems.”

“Then wait on Haar. We’ve three cities between our province and them.”

Feroci didn’t look up from his writing. “Lord Alexandre is on my side. If he works with me, mayhap we can claim the help of Belmis, Metz, and Kiralyn.” He paused at the last name. The anger that had dissipated boiled under the surface once more.

“You can’t obtain Kiralyn—”

“Curse you, man!” Feroci threw his quill at Barat. The man didn’t flinch. “We’ll have to overthrow Lord Kiralyn and sever any ‘blood ties’ to the king. I will obtain the throne.” He stood and his chair crashed backward. Obtaining Lord Trent’s domain from the king had been an easy task. The unfortunate lord had conveniently died in battle with no other witness besides Barat. The king had promoted Feroci from sheriff to lordship, giving him reign over Abtshire, Fordyce, and Keller. Controlling the latter two was nothing—they were mere hamlets compared to the likes of Matheny. Feroci had the talent and ability for so much more.

He had to gain control before Yzebel gave birth to their child—his heir. It must be his heir. He had no use for a lass. But a son—a son he could shape and mold, without the meddling of others, to follow in his footsteps … aye, that son would establish their family as royalty forever. The land was now under the leadership of a man who had gone mad since his daughter’s return. Why had he named Princess Belle as heiress of the kingdom? She had left her father and had been raised by Lord and Lady Kiralyn. This, Feroci would know—he was one of the only lords the king didn’t refuse to see after the death of his wife. In the king’s dark hours of grief, he had made substantial promises to Feroci for his help. Promises that had blown away much like the ash of the letter Barat had burned.

Feroci had written. Barat had spoken. Nothing would sway the king’s mind. He was going against all tradition of the land and naming a woman as leadership, should he pass before she married.

“I can’t marry the lass myself, and I haven’t a son to do so. I will make the king pay,” Feroci hissed. He walked to the window and pulled back the drapes that blocked the fading daylight. A lad stood below, staring up at him. Recognition slammed Feroci when his eyes locked onto the lad. He was more of a threat to Feroci than he would ever know.

“Barat.”

The man joined him.

“How much did he hear?”

The lad’s gaze shifted to something in the distance. He turned and walked toward the barracks—the place he should have already been at this time of day.

Barat’s dark eyes followed the lad’s movement. “You can finally make your move against him.”

Finally. Feroci liked the sound of that word. He had waited too long, but he would wait no longer. “Take care of him.”

The silence between them sealed the promise.

“But don’t make it a matter of convenience.” Feroci let the drapes fall. “I don’t want to raise suspicion.”

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Want to read more?

Visit Amanda’s blog for a preview of the first chapter.

Would you like to be a part of “Protecting the Poor’s” release team (and get a free eBook)? Sign up here to spread the word on social media!

 

Two Cover Reveals for Kellyn Roth books!

The Chronicles of Alice and Ivy, main series (1)
This sweet historical fiction series is getting new covers! While I LOVE the old covers, the new ones are equally gorgeous!
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1 - The Dressmaker's SecretThe Dressmaker’s Secret

If they knew who she was, they’d never accept what she’s become.

Claire will stop at nothing to provide for her daughters. An unwed mother, she does everything possible to raise them whilst avoiding her scandalous past. Some secrets are best kept, even between mother and daughter.

Alice longs for a father, especially if that means her mother will be happy. She takes matters into her own hands—but she never expected what she finds.

Despite her efforts to shelter her daughters, Claire’s ghosts rise up to haunt her, and any semblance of control over her life vanishes. If her secrets are uncovered, what will become of her family?

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In a world that doesn’t understand her, how can she grow?

Ivy Knight lives her life in a blur of confusion as the world passes her by in a tumultuous melody. She isn’t the perfect daughter or student, but as long as she can be with her family, she doesn’t mind watching rather than living.

Mrs. Chattoway treasures both of her granddaughters now that they’re reunited. When Ivy’s parents enroll her in a Scottish school for unique children, she’s happy to chaperone.

In a new place with a new guardian, Ivy discovers a special talent that helps her see the blurred world in a new way. There’s a light at the end of the tunnel, and Ivy becomes determined to find it—and help others do the same.

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Find Kellyn Roth online:
Reveries Co: reveriescompany.com
Facebook: krauthor | reveriesco

Carrie Mouse Cover Reveal

About the Book

Martha Squirrel made her journey down the big hill seem like a grand adventure. But what happens when Carrie Mouse disobeys her mama and explores the giant garage?

Inspired by a true story, Carrie Mouse and the Giant Garage tells the story of a young mouse who gets trapped in the garage of the human house at the bottom of the hill. Beautifully illustrated with clay sculptures, this is a book you won’t want to miss!

Coming October 22!

Giveaway

Cover Piece 4It’s scavenger hunt time! The Carrie Mouse cover has been cut into nine pieces and scattered across nine different blogs. Visit this post to find links to all the cover pieces. Assemble them and email the completed cover to hunekeauthor(at)gmail(dot)com to be entered in an extra special giveaway: A book signed by both the author and the illustrator and a handmade Carrie Mouse doll to be shipped upon publication of the book. If you need a collage creation software, you can use PiZap.com, a free online photo editor. All entries must be submitted by midnight EDT on Thursday, September 20. The winner will be announced Friday, September 21 at www.morganhuneke.blogspot.com. Happy hunting!

Giveaway open to U.S. residents only.

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Morgan Elizabeth Huneke is a homeschool graduate who lives in Georgia. She has enjoyed creating characters and writing stories since early childhood. Books have always been a big part of her life, never more so than when working at the local library. She is the author of several middle grade novels including the Time Captives fantasy trilogy and one YA fairy tale retelling novella entitled Twisted Dreams. Carrie Mouse and the Giant Garage is her first picture book.

To learn more about Morgan and her work, visit: www.morganhuneke.com or www.morganhuneke.blogspot.com

 

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Rebekah Huneke is a homeschool graduate who lives in Georgia with her parents, sisters, and yellow Labrador named Sophie. She has been working with Sculpey since age nine, and sells her creations in the Klay Kottage Etsy shop. She also creates and sells stuffed animals and knitted goods. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, and playing cello and piano. Carrie Mouse and the Giant Garage is her first book.

To learn more about Rebekah and her work, visit: www.etsy.com/shop/klaykottage or follow @klaykottage on Instagram