Spoiler Alert: Black Friday deals...

Sunday, November 20, 2022

 Hey everyone! I'm sharing my Black Friday deals a few days early on here because I know it's about to get busy with everyone's holiday weekend. 

I'll be having a slew of deals for both Michaela Bush and Makenzie Gray, so if you've been holding off on buying Kindle copies of my books...now's the time to grab em! If you DO, please make sure to leave a review on Goodreads or Amazon! Those are an author's bread and butter, and I promise we do a happy dance every time we see a nice review. (Yes, every. single. time.) 

SO without further ado, here's what you can expect. Click on the titles for the links! 

$0.99:
Between Us preorders!

FREE on Kindle:
Back To Me
The Lady of Lanaria
Faith, Hope, and Love Vol. 1 
The Mount Sterling series, books 1-3 
Everything I Never Said
Everything And Nothing
everything i became

Makenzie Gray: 
Those With Ears
Let Them Hear 


I don't usually put books on free if they've been published the same year, but all of my 2022 releases are ones that I felt the Holy Spirit working through in a mighty way. Especially Back To Me, where I literally typed entire scenes that flew into my head which I needed to hear and think about in that moment...so in lieu of offering giveaways like I normally do around new releases, I'm offering all my 2022 books to date for free. I hope you enjoy 'em, and I hope you snag some new books over the holiday weekend! 


I hope you'll also grab copies of Where Giants Fall and Tales From The Tower -- WGF is only $0.99 and Tales is $5.99! 


This is also the best time to get signed paperbacks if you're interested! Click HERE to submit your orders.  I have a variety of special bundles (and subsequent pricing) with most books between 5% and 65% off. So if you want to snag signed copies, including my dystopians, you'll want to check those out too! I'm offering these prices from November 1-30th to make sure orders arrive in time for Christmas. 



I hope you have a wonderful and family-filled Thanksgiving! What are you planning for the holiday week/weekend? Let's chat in the comments!


COVER REVEAL: THE KNIGHTS OF PEARLBELLE PARK by Kellyn Roth!

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

 Hey everyone! Today I have a cover reveal for Kellyn Roth's upcoming novella, The Knights of Pearlbelle Park! Keep reading for more info. 

ABOUT THE KNIGHTS OF PEARLBELLE PARK

Enjoy Christmas with the Knights of Pearlbelle Park …

Claire Knight‘s two youngest sons have come down with a mysterious illness just before Christmas, and she can’t focus on a thing but them, despite her many duties. Everything is so utterly overwhelming—yet relying on others, especially her husband, for comfort and aid seems impossible.

Lois Chattoway is finally married to the love of her life and expecting their first child. She should be perfectly content. If only her husband were as enthusiastic about their upcoming arrival as she is. When her niece, Posy, arrives at Pearlbelle Park with her neglectful father, Lois longs to convince her husband to adopt the child. Yet she knows he’ll never agree to it. Not likely.

Ned Knight is frightened. His mother is afraid, and there’s only one person he can tell—Mama. Oh, not his mother. He means Mama, who Ned never properly met but whose portrait hangs in a locked bedroom all by itself. Finding his place in the family is hard, but she makes it easier because she always listens—always. If only everyone else wanted to remember Mama as much as Ned does.

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The Knights of Pearlbelle Park will be arriving December 20, 2022 and is a novella situated between books 2 and 3 of The Chronicles of Alice and Ivy. Find out more about the book on https://kellynrothauthor.com  or on social media @kellynrothauthor! 

Now for the cover...





Isn't it pretty?!


November Paperback Sales & Holiday Specials!

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

 Hey everyone! 




Since shipping is still slower than a turtle wading through molasses in winter, I realized that I needed to put up my Christmas/Black Friday paperback rates, like, yesterday. SO without further ado, almost all of my popular paperbacks are for sale! Some of them are 5% off and some of the bundles are 65% off. So if you know someone who would like a signed paperback for Christmas, make sure to check out this form soon! I'll include the prices below too, in case you want to check it out before clicking HERE ;) If you're a fan of Makenzie Gray's work (aka my alter ego), I've also got those books on sale! This sale will run from November 1 through November 30, 2022. 
**Note: I have very limited stock of each book, so make sure to order soon if you plan on it!


BOOKS ON SALE

Faith, Hope, and Love Vol. 1 $15.00 (25% off)
The Lady of Lanaria $8.00 (20% off)
*HARDCOVER The Lady of Lanaria $17.00 (17% off)
Everything I Never Said $6.00 (15% off) 
Everything And Nothing $6.00 (15% off) 
everything i became $6.00 (15% off)
Where Giants Fall Anthology $15.00 (5% off my normal) 
Tales from the Tower Anthology $15.00 (5% off my normal) 
Back To Me $15.00 
Between Us $7.00 (14% off)
Those With Ears $6.00 (65% off)
Let Them Hear $15.00  

POETRY BUNDLE (Everything I Never Said, Everything And Nothing, everything i became) $12.00 (50% off)
THE BRIDGE DUOLOGY BUNDLE (Back To Me, Between Us) $20.00 (10% off)
2022 FANTASY ANTHOLOGY BUNDLE (Where Giants Fall, Tales from the Tower) $20.00 (50% off my normal) 
MIDNIGHT HOUR SERIES BUNDLE (Those With Ears & Let Them Hear) $18.00 (20% off)


See anything you like? Make sure to fill out the form HERE if you plan on snagging some early deals for gifts!

BETWEEN US PREORDER!

Monday, October 31, 2022

 Hey everyone! 
In case you missed the announcement on Back To Me's release day, here's a big surprise! 

The sequel in The Bridge Duology, Between Us, is a Christmas novella releasing December 13, 2022. Yep, this year! Here's everything you need to know: 



There's a lot between us.

As Christmas bells ring, so do wedding bells for Nick and Bridget. Yet, something is off. Between frustration with the guest list, eerily familiar work with her recovery group, and whispers of Bridget's past threatening to break back to the forefront, it's time to put her ghosts to rest and celebrate her future. Can she stand firm, or will she stumble and fall?

A novella celebrating found family, selfless love, and the power of testimony.

The second book in THE BRIDGE DUOLOGY.

GOODREADS | AMAZON PREORDER 

I'm excited to share this one -- it's the first Christmassy story I've written, and I must admit that I enjoyed it wholeheartedly. (It's not a Hallmarky kind of Christmas story, though.) When I finished BTM, I realized that there were a couple things I still wanted to address -- and they're in this book. Check out a quote below:



Do you plan on preordering? 

WELCOMING BACK TO ME + A SURPRISE ANNOUNCEMENT

Monday, October 24, 2022

 Hey everyone! Today is Back To Me's book birthday! I've been a mix of excited, in awe, and absolutely scared sick since mid-September over this, lol. I'm pleased with it, and I'm so thankful that it's out in the world, not to mention the sweet feedback I've gotten from reviewers and the support I've had from friends and family through the entire writing process. But on the other hand, it's still weird. It's out there now. But I'm glad that it is, and it's all finished up and I can pursue other stories now.



Paperbacks and Kindle copies available HERE -- and the $0.99 Kindle price will be going up effective tomorrow, so grab a copy soon! If you ordered a signed paperback from me, they'll be coming soon! 
Shelf it on Goodreads HERE.
Now, for the surprise. 
I always wanted to do Bridget's story in a duology, but gave up on the idea a few months before publication (which was annoying. Covers had to be changed, people. Book descriptions altered. The powers that be had to vet changes to Goodreads logs. UGH.) ....And then within a week, I had an idea. Within a week and a half, I had the second draft of a novella clocking in at 28,000 words. 
It's the fastest I've ever written a book (which is good, because covers had to be changed again. Book descriptions altered AGAIN. The powers that be are probably wondering what kind of nutcase I am, but I'll join them in that question). And then I had to keep my mouth shut about the whole thing, which was terrible. So, on Back To Me's release date, I'm announcing the other little project that is close to my heart in a happier way. 

Between Us is the sequel novella, a Christmas story celebrating found family and the power of testimony. 

BLURB: 

There's a lot between us.

As Christmas bells ring, so do wedding bells for Nick and Bridget. Yet, something is off. Between frustration with the guest list, eerily familiar work with her recovery group,  and whispers of Bridget's past threatening to break back to the forefront, it's time to put her ghosts to rest and celebrate her future. Can she persevere, or will she stumble and fall?

A novella celebrating found family, selfless love, and the power of testimony.

The second book in THE BRIDGE DUOLOGY.

Goodreads & Amazon preorder links coming soon. 

AND since we're already this deep into announcing things, how about a cover? And a snippet? 


Now, when is this releasing? Since it's a Christmas book, it's a December release. When I got pummeled with ideas and concepts and themes and ideas on how to write it, I prayed for guidance to write the thing in the next two years, and asked for guidance so that whenever December 13 would be on a Tuesday, I'd be able to release it then. And then I took a look at the calendar for this year, and...well, well, well. 

December 13th is a Tuesday this year. 

*Maniacal laughing has entered the chat.* 
*Carpal tunnel has also entered the chat.* 
*Sanity has left the chat.* (Okay so that one left a long time ago.) 

Why December 13? I originally wanted to honor the day by releasing Back To Me then, but October felt like a better time. BTM is more of a summer-into-fall story. So when Between Us came up, it made sense to write a Christmassy story and release it in December, even though that's probably one of the dumbest strategies I've ever employed because paperbacks won't arrive in time for Christmas, people will be busy with other things, and December is generally considered the worst time ever to release a book. But December 13th marks two years since I embarked on this journey -- my own, not Bridget's. It marks the end of one chapter and the beginning of another. So...stay tuned!

So tell me -- are you surprised? Have you ordered Back To Me yet? Excited for Between Us? Let me know in the comments!


COVER REVEAL: HE SHOULD HAVE TOLD THE BEES by Amanda Cox!

 Hey everyone! I'm so excited to share this cover reveal with you. Amanda Cox is rapidly becoming an "instant buy" author for me, so I can't wait to read He Should Have Told The Bees, which is coming out in August 2023. 

Here's some info on the book:

ABOUT THE BOOK

Beekeeper Beckett Walsh is living her dream, working alongside her father in their apiary, until his untimely death sends her world into a tailspin. She suddenly finds she must deal with a new part owner of the family business--one who is looking to sell the property. Beck cannot fathom why her father would put her into the position to lose everything they built together.

When Callie Peterson is named in the trust of a man she's never heard of, she's not sure what to do. Her fledgling business has just taken wing and her mother has reentered her life asking for help getting into rehab for her lifelong substance abuse issues, making Callie's financial situation rather . . . precarious. She's sure she has no right to someone else's farm, but the money from the sale could solve her problems and give her the stability she's always craved.

As these two women navigate their present conundrum, they will discover a complex and entangled past full of secrets--and the potential for a brighter future for both of them.

When you preorder, fill out the form below to enter Amanda's monthly preorder giveaways going on November through August. Open to everyone who preorders the book!

GOODREADS | AMAZON | PREORDER GIVEAWAYS | BAKER BOOK HOUSE


And now....for the cover!




Have you read Amanda Cox's other books? Are you looking forward to this one?! 

REVIEW: AFTER OUR CASTLE by Kellyn Roth!

Friday, October 14, 2022

Hey everyone! Today I'm thrilled to share a review of After Our Castle by Kellyn Roth! This is the sixth book in The Chronicles of Alice & Ivy, and the third Ivy-centric book in the series -- and today just happens to be release day! Before I get into my review, here's some info on the book!  

ABOUT THE BOOK 



And they lived … well, happily ever after.


A year into a blissfully happy marriage, Violet Angel admits to a dose of skepticism. She’s not married, granted—but as the closest friend of the bride and groom, she feels she has a perspective no one but the people directly involved could have. There’s no such thing as a happy ending, and it’s only a matter of time before the castle in the sky plummets to earth.


If only Violet were always wrong instead of just mostly wrong. Ivy McAllen doesn’t believe she and her new husband are out of the honeymoon period—if they are, she isn’t going to admit it to herself—but there are certainly areas of adjustment that she hadn’t expected.


Changes at the village of Keefmore and in Ivy’s life lead to complications, and Violet spirals further and further from reality. When a castle in the sky turns out to be more cloud than stronghold, finding a foothold proves more than a little difficult.

GOODREADS | AMAZON




MY REVIEW

This book really takes a deep-dive into not only Ivy's growth as a character, but also Violet's spiral from reality. I loved the themes involving the importance of open and honest conversation, of handling difficult topics even if doing so is painful; and also the give-and-take struggle of friends drifting apart (when to hold on and when to let go). In some respects, this did struggle to keep my attention for the first 30% or so, but after that I really enjoyed it and the pace picked up. As always, the representation of mental struggles as well as Violet's descent into madness were interesting and accurate (and after this, I'd kind of like to see a Violet-centric story about her eventual redemption OR final decline, I mean...anyone read "The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman...?) I did really enjoy the scene where God grants Ivy an answer to what she's looking for -- I can't go into detail, you'll just have to read it -- as well as the strength Ivy had to possess in the end of the story; I found those to be particularly moving and impactful. 
Overall, if you enjoy the Chronicles of Alice & Ivy, you'll have to pick this one up too. Them's the rules. 

Do you plan on picking up a copy of After Our Castle