Ps 91 (NKJV)

3 Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler, and from the perilous pestilence.4 He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler.5 You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day,6 nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.

Friday, January 31, 2014

I'm in Labor...


I couldn't resist this title. Writers around the world call their novels their babies and I am no different. After months of waiting, the time is almost at hand.

Today is the beginning of my labor pains:

excitement - it's really happening
anxiety - will anyone else like it?
excitement - my name in print
anxiety - am I really a writer?

Back and forth, just as though I were birthing a live child. I remember those moments when I worried if I would be a good mother or if I could make it through the pain of childbirth.

But this baby is coming forth Tuesday, February 4th, 2014. Mark the day on your calendar. :) I know I will.

And just for you - well, not really because I've shared this picture all over facebook and in e-mail - for your viewing pleasure.

Look, there it is with my name on the cover. Somebody pinch me.  :)

Okay, so here's the deal. It will be available for purchase Tuesday, but I don't get any links until it goes live, so I can't send you there YET.

When I get them, I will POST them with the cover on the sidebar. (I'm having a guest blog that day and I do not wish to take away from her wonderful post.)  You'll be able to click and it will take you to Amazon to purchase a digital copy (I hope).

Oh, and here's a quick blurb, so you know what the book is about.  :)

Cahri Michaels is American by birth, but Belikarian by choice. Being selected to participate the Bridal March forces her to give up the independent life she’s created for herself. She’s not ready to be anyone’s wife, much less to a man she doesn’t know.

Prince Josiah Vallis despises the centuries old tradition—the Bridal March—that is forcing him to choose a wife from fifty women. Why does it matter that he’s twenty-five and still single?

When Cahri and Josiah meet, sparks fly. Will it ignite a godly love that can see them through or will they be burned, never to be the same?

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

The Headmistress of Rosemere Giveaway and Facebook Party!

Taking a break from my break :) to fulfill some promises to post. I hope your new year is going well.

Don't miss Sarah Ladd's latest Regency novel, The Headmistress of Rosemere. She is celebrating the release of book two in her Whispers on the Moors series with a fun "School" Your Desk Kindle Fire Giveaway and an Author Chat Facebook Party!


Between January 17–28, visit Sarah Ladd's Facebook Page to enter to win a new giveaway each day and be entered to win a Kindle Fire grand prize. Winners will be announced at the Facebook Author Chat party on January 28th! (Don't have a Facebook account? Enter here.)

RSVP today for Sarah's The Headmistress of Rosemere Author Chat Party on Facebook. During the party Sarah will be hosting a book chat, testing your Regency trivia skills, announcing the winner of the "School" Your Desk Giveaway, and giving away books, gift certificates, and more. Oh, and she'll also be giving partygoers an exclusive look at the next book in the Whispers on the Moors series!

So grab your copy of The Headmistress of Rosemere and hope to see you on the evening of January 28th! (If you haven’t read the book, don’t let that stop you from coming!)


My review: I found The Headmistress of Rosemere to be a sweet story with lots of conflict to keep the reader wondering what is going to happen next. I like that Patience doesn't really live up to her name.

The romance is secondary to the story, which made it seem a bit slow to me, but the excellent writing made it interesting enough to keep me reading.

Rating: 4 roses.


Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Winners...and a Problem

Well, I thought a giveaway would increase your willingness to comment. I guess not. I wonder if you're really out there or if I'm mainly writing this blog for myself and a select few who are regular readers.

If I am, that's okay. I'll just change what I write about.

Back to that in a moment...FIRST:

Second, we have winners. These are in the order in which they were drawn by a random name picker. First choice begins at the top and so on down the line.

  1. Tina Hunt
  2. E. A. West
  3. Jennifer Hallmark
  4. Patricia Kiyono
  5. Jacqueline Seewald
  6. Sylvia Patzold
  7. Jennifer Gravely
  8. Beth Steury
Congratulations to each of you. Thank you for commenting during my month of guests and giveaways. Please contact me before January 5, 2014 at BedofRosesThornsIncluded [at] (or my regular e-mail, if you have it) to choose your books and send me your postal address.

Now the problem:
My blog is not generating the kind of feedback I would like to get for the amount of time it takes to set up. So, if you'd like to see something specific here, comment below and tell me. I don't read minds, sometimes not even my own. :)

I think I will take off the month of January to decide if this blog is worth the effort or if I need to change direction.

Blessings on you and yours for 2014 (and beyond). May it be a year of peace in your homes and bring you the desires of your hearts.