Monday, November 30, 2015

Christmas Book Signing!

Hey KC Metro area Peeps, I'm doing another book signing this Saturday, Dec 5th from 9-4 at Living Hope Restoration Branch on S Crysler. There will be a lot of amazing vendors there with me, like Angel's Divine Designs, Paper Moon art and Bread of Life Bakery just to name a few, so be sure to stop in. Don't forget to share this with your friends so they can come too. 

Friday, November 20, 2015

Holiday Bazaar Book Signing!

Want to have fun this weekend? Hang out with the friends, or the family? Want a place that includes kids? I have just the place for you if you live in the Kansas City Metro area.

C.P.R.S. Yuletide Treasures Christmas Bazaar 
819 W. Waldo Ave, Indep. MO 64050
Saturday, November 21,2015
10 a.m. - 5 pm

Join me for my first book signing this year. Get autographed copies of Justice Burning or Dysfunction Junction at more than 30% off retail. Talk about a great Christmas gift, right? I'll have lots of bonus things on hand as well, so be sure to come by and visit.

I'm proud to say may sister Angel will also be there with her hand crafted and personally designed jewelry. She has TALENT people! I love wearing her bracelets, necklaces and earrings. Her booth will be right next to mine, prepare to be blown away. :)

The Bazaar will have a gift wrapping station, a Craft Cabin for the kiddos, a cafe with delicious treats and of course lots of great shopping. You can see more at the Facebook Event page.

Come have fun and help support my high school Alma mater. I look forward to visiting with you all. :)

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

CFBA: Hand-Me-Down Princess by Carol Moncado

Song Stuck on the Brain: Shake it Off by Taylor Swift

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing:

Hand Me Down Princess
CANDID Publications (August 31, 2015)


Carol Moncado


I've found a new favorite author! If you haven't followed my blog long enough to see me host National Princess Week and National Prince Week, or blather on about my favorite princess and fairy tale books, then let me just catch you up. I love a good Fairy Tale romance come to life - be there magic or not. The Princess by Lori Wick has always been one of my favorites, but Carol Moncado has just taken the tiara with her new book Hand-Me-Down Princess, the first book in The Brides of Belles Montagnes series. 

What started out as a sweet re-imagining of the commoner and the prince arranged marriage (which is enough to get me hooked), quickly ramped up to include a pretty massive royal secret. The surprises were well crafted and believable, I love a good surprise ending. :)  Prince Mal and Jessabelle have an amazingly intricate story to tell with a strong faith filled message underlying it all. 

So now that I'm totally smitten with Prince Mal and hooked on the royal family, I'm anxious to know what happens next. You will be too, so get Winning the Queen's Heart, book 2, available now on to keep the princess party going. It's on my TBR list now.  

Carol's series The Montevaro Monarchy is the trilogy that came first and introduces many of the characters in this new Brides of Belles Montagnes series. You can download the first book, Good Enough for a Princess for free, or download the full three book series as an eBook package here. (These too have been added to my TBR digital stack)

If you love my fellow Missourian author's writing as much as I do, you should also check out her  CANDID Romance series. Finding Mr. Write, book 1, is also free.


Prince Malachi Van Renssalaer of Mevendia is getting married. The problem? He’s never even met his bride. His father arranged everything, right down to the marriage contract. Malachi swears to himself that he will be nothing like his father in the ways that count - including his fidelity to his wife.

Jessabelle Keller would happily spend her entire life in obscurity, but her father once saved the life of a future king. Before he dies, her father is committed to seeing that king make good on his promise to have one of his sons marry her so she would be taken care of for life.

No sooner than Prince Malachi and Jessabelle return from their honeymoon, they find themselves dealing with both private trauma and the very public drama of groundless accusations from the press. Just as they begin to weave their fragile trust back together, a ghost from the king’s past arrives and threatens everything they’ve ever held dear.

Secrets have a funny way of coming out and this one could rip the faith of the country in their leaders to shreds. Malachi is determined to protect Jessabelle no matter what it takes, but will it ever be enough for her to not feel like a Hand-Me-Down Princess?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Hand Me Down Princess, go HERE.


When she’s not writing about her imaginary friends, Carol Moncado is hanging out with her husband, four kids, and a dog who weighs less than most hard cover books. She prefers watching NCIS to just about anything, except maybe watching Castle, or Girl Meets World with her kids. She believes peanut butter M&Ms are the perfect food and Dr. Pepper should come in an IV. When not watching her kids – and the dog – race around her big backyard in Southwest Missouri, she’s teaching American Government at a local community college. She’s a founding member and President of MozArks ACFW, category coordinator for First Impressions, blogger at InspyRomance, and represented by Tamela Hancock Murray of The Steve Laube Agency.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

The Winter Holiday Celebrations Begin!

A Winter Holiday Celebration

Solstice Publishing proudly presents these offerings from our extremely talented authors. Each has created an upbeat story celebrating holidays all around the world. And those authors themselves are an international group. Settle in and discover these fabulous tales about many holidays coming to all countries, all nationalities.

A Winter Holiday Anthology

Ten stories about holiday celebrations from a multinational group of authors. From a Hanukkah celebration to a young woman taking her duties as St. Lucia in Scandinavia seriously—two military members make St. Nicholas day memorable while a lonely woman takes a cruise. Volunteering to help out the local fire department ignites feelings between a couple and a mischievous granddaughter gets her grandmother into hot water when the child sends out a love potion through the mail. A pagan child learns to enjoy the holidays with her Christian neighbors while an enlightened fly observes a Hindu festival of lights. Finally, a woman’s family rejoices in her life as she passes to another plane while a young daughter of vineyard owners yearns for a dog.

Check out A Volunteer Christmas, a Heroes in Justice story in this anthology! 

Holiday Novella
Riona’s life of self-doubt stranded her in an abusive marriage with four small children to raise. Her children and a successful career in the Air Force made her life bearable. She needed out—and Fate handed her a way.

Once, when she was younger, there was a man she thought good until he stood her up. She had no way of knowing that he had endured a bad marriage and a bitter divorce, leaving a teenaged daughter in the middle. He had never forgotten Riona.

Both their hearts were hurting. Fate would help them heal.

Sweet Christmas Romances

Four of our romance authors, Susanne Matthews, P.A. Estelle, E.B. Sullivan, and K.C. Sprayberry present to you sweet tales of this holiday season. From a grandmother protecting tradition, to a woman rediscovering the magic of Christmas; from a woman in financial straits discovering that Santa Claus does exist for adults to a couple overcoming adversity to present a beautiful rendition of Silent night—we will give you stories that will overcome those long days spent shopping or preparing meals.

Her Christmas Hero

The Ornament

Christmas Escape

An Angel Sang Tonight

What can you do while standing in line to pay for your holiday purchases? Two of our very talented authors present you with shorts that will allow you to enjoy the wait rather than become frustrated. And you don’t need your Kindle along, Amazon provides a free app for most smart phones!

Say Hi For Me

The Decorator

Finally, what would Christmas be without dessert—the candy, confections, cakes, puddings, and pies? A lucky thirteen of our authors are sharing their favorites with you, and the cost of this cookbook that could become one of your most treasured treats is absolutely nothing. It’s free on the Solstice Publishing website!

This book is a gift from Solstice Publishing to our fans. Grab your free copy now!

Click on the links, discover an escape from the holiday shopping madness, discover a new author to help you relax after a long day, present your family with a beautiful dessert that may soon become a tradition.

We at Solstice Publishing wish you Happy Holidays!

Monday, November 09, 2015

CFBA: A Father's Second Chance by Mindy Oberhaus

Song Stuck on the Brain: Cheerleader - the Pentatonix cover

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing:

A Father's Second Chance
Love Inspired (July 21, 2015)
Mindy Oberhaus


I enjoyed Mindy Oberhaus' newest release so much, I submitted a write in vote for A Father's Second Chance in the Romance Category for Goodreads Choice Awards 2015. If that doesn't say it loudly enough, let me try again. I really, really enjoyed this book! lol

Gage is the kind of man women dream of, the fact he is a single dad that is devoted to his girls only adds to the appeal. The relationship that develops between Celeste and Gage is sweet and expected in all the right ways, but that doesn't lessen the appeal or mean there aren't some great little surprises along the way. It's everything a good romance is meant to be, leaving you warm, fuzzy and feeling full of hope at the end. Exactly the way it should. Don't pass this one up.


Businesswoman Celeste Thompson has one goal: to make her restaurant and hotel a success. She doesn't need any distractions, even from handsome contractor Gage Purcell and his two adorable little girls. Besides, single dad Gage is just biding his time before a big job at the mines comes through. But as Celeste's project springs to life, their arguments transform into attraction. Gage isn't looking for romance, especially not with another career-driven woman like his ex-wife. But openhearted Celeste is more than just another work-consumed client. She might just be his happily-ever-after.

If you would like to read the first chapter of A Father's Second Chance, go HERE.


A Word from the Author: To steal a line from Donny and Marie, I’m a little bit country, a little bit rock-n-roll. I’m trapped in the city, but prefer the country or the mountains.

I love Jesus, my family, and just about anything sweet.

I believe Jesus died for my sins, rose three days later, and will one day return. He has carried me through some of my darkest hours. Without faith in Him, I would be nowhere.

I have a penchant for chocolate, clothes, and shoes. When I’m not penning romance novels, I enjoy cooking, decorating and shopping.