Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Hey guys! 
The Kindle preorder is now open for Faith, Hope, and Love Collection: Volume One!  
And if you preorder and you have a U.S. mailing address, you'll get a cute little goodie package in the mail.

Click HERE for preorder goodies, and click HERE to preorder! 

If you'd rather preorder a signed paperback just in time for Christmas (unless USPS is the actual GRINCH), click HERE to reserve your copy! 

Have questions? Lemme know! 

HURTS & HEALING: Faith, Hope, and Love Vol 1 + SIGNUPS!

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Hey everyone! Today I'm writing a little bit about Faith, Hope, and Love Vol. 1, which releases in a month and a couple of weeks (I'm trying to ignore the fact that October is coming SO. QUICKLY. Yikes.) 

Before I get into the content/purpose of this post, I'm pleased to announce that positions for the eARC team are NOW OPEN!  I'm working on proofreading edits this week, and hope to send out eARC copies soon.  If you'd like to be on the team, I'd love to have you! Click HERE to sign up. And if you've already read the books (nothing much has changed) and would like to review them, click HERE! I'd so appreciate it. 

Finally, if you'd like to participate in a super laid-back social media tour for release week, click HERE to check out some of the options and sign up! You can always email me with any questions (or comment below). 

Now, moving into the meat of this blog post: the mental health discussions in the collection.
When I wrote the book series originally, the mental health aspects/topics evolved as I learned more through college as a psychology minor (nearly a double-major).  For example, the early symptoms of PTSD suffered by some of the former-soldiers in the series shaped up much more in the last two books, which is another thing that I tweaked in Welcome Home.  While reading through the book, I realized something I had unintentionally done originally: Lucy's character actually complements Spencer's with C-PTSD, a variation caused by chronic stress over an extended period of time, common in abusive situations or relationships.  However, their attitudes are the big contrast: Lucy is bound and determined to turn her back on that part of her life, which causes a massive disruption when she backslides. On the contrary, Spencer has never gotten out of that rut yet, and in some ways, Lucy shows him how to get started.  It's a really interesting harmony that I didn't pick up the first time I wrote the book/series, but it was something that I really enjoyed drawing out a bit more in the new edition.  It's a topic that I'm still a passionate advocate for, and it's always my hope and prayer that it strikes a chord with readers who need that theme of healing and recovery. 

What are some of your favorite books that advocate for healing? 


Wednesday, August 18, 2021


Hey everyone! I'm changing things up a bit for my editorial services, and thought I'd share a blog post announcing said updates.  There's quite a bit of ground to cover, so let's get going!   

1) Editing Bundles
I've been getting a lot of requests to complete multiple editing forms at once, so I'm creating bundle options.  With these bundles, you'll get a discount and a head-start on the next draft of your novel, so that's always a plus!  My ultimate intent here is to streamline the process of editing (and hopefully your timetable as well!) while also offering crucial suggestions for your next steps. 

Just Getting Started Bundle: 
Includes content (aka developmental) edit as well as a line edit once the content editing feedback has been implemented.  This includes a feedback sheet for the content edits. $6.00/1000 words.

Cleanup Bundle: 
Includes a line edit as well as a copy edit.  $5.00/1000 words.  

Polishing Bundle: 
Includes copy editing as well as a proofread once the copy edits have been implemented.  $5.00/1000 words. 

Everything Bundle: 
Includes a content edit, followed by a line edit once the content editing feedback has been implemented, and then a round of copy edits after that.  This includes a feedback sheet for the content edits. $8.00/1000 words.  

2) Editing Prices
Effective January 1, 2022, I will also be changing my prices depending on what type of editing service you'd like. The new fee schedule will be as follows:
Content: $5.00/1000 words
Line: $3.00/1000 words
Copy: $4.00/1000 words 

However, ANY project scheduled during 2021 (even if it's for 2022) will be honored with the old rates. (And if you know me, you know that I tend to do discounts a lot if you're a returning client, so there's also that.) Which leads me to my next announcement...

3) Series Discounts
I'm also humbled and so very thankful for the amount of folks who have sent their first book baby to me and then returned for subsequent books in their series!  As such, I thought that a discount is in order.  If you have one book in your series edited by me, you can return for subsequent novels and receive a 20% discount off of your total editing costs.  This does NOT have to only be the first book in your series; for example, if you come to me with book 2, you'll get a discount for book 3, so on.

ALSO, don't forget that I've already opened up options for Kindle Vella edits! Check out my blog post HERE for more information. 


Tuesday, August 17, 2021

 Hey everyone! Today I've got a review of Saving Zora, a Christian fantasy by author Katie Zora! It's the first book in the Zora Duology. It's also Katie Marie's debut novel, which is fantastic! Before I get into my review, here's some info on the book and author: 


Spy. Fighter. Zorian. Can one girl and her comrades bring about the salvation of two kingdoms? 

Tanner, the youngest spy on the magical island of Zora, receives orders from the Zorian king to gather information on Viggo, the King of the Outlands—England. However, her team’s espionage plans are violently disrupted by Gordon—a man sworn to kill all Zorians. His determination to avenge his daughter’s death knows no bounds as he rallies Outlanders to his cause and searches the seas for Zora.Along with Marcel, a stablehand who hints to be more than he claims, and Lagon, leader of the Arander warriors who has a vengeance of his own, Tanner leads a stand against the evil encompassing the land. With armies descending upon the throne of England and a dangerous man sailing toward Zora, time has seemingly run out for Tanner and her friends. Follow Tanner, Marcel, and their comrades as they journey across lands, charge into battles, uncover shocking news, and find new love in their quest to save England and Zora from the hands of evil in this epic, YA Christian fantasy novel. 

Saving Zora is the first book in The Zora Duology. Each book are standalones but are recommended to be read in order.


Katie Marie is a young author located in Arkansas. She has always enjoyed reading and making up stories, and when she was ten she decided she wanted to be a published author. Katie never stopped pursuing her dream, and now, years later, her debut novel, Saving Zora, is out for the world to see.



This book was fantastic! The characters are easy to keep track of (sometimes I struggle with that in fantasy) and there's a subplot or two that is interesting to follow from the beginning, which end up being pretty hugely important later on in the book. That's one thing I LIVE for when I'm reading - a small thread that doesn't seem to be important at the time until you get further along. The author did a pretty good job explaining her fantasy elements as well, making them believable and easy to understand for the reader.  While there were a few spots that felt like they sagged a bit, the story overall kept my attention (over a busy weekend to boot) and was very heartfelt.  She also weaves some great faith-based themes into the book without feeling too forced or random, which I appreciated deeply.  Overall, if you're a fan of Christian fantasy with some pretty intense characters, an interesting plot, and actual flying horses, make sure to check this one out!

Have you read Saving Zora yet? What was your favorite part? And if you haven't yet, do you plan on it? 


 Hey everyone! Today I've got a cover reveal for Oathbound by Victoria McCombs, which sounds absolutely amazing. I can't wait for February. It's being published by Enclave Publishing, so make sure to give them a follow as well as McCombs so you're up to date on publishing news.  But -- onward!


Beware the waters. The dangerous deep brings ruin to all.


Emme has spent her life avoiding anything to do with pirates. But the fates are cruel, and now a hidden sickness leads her to partner with pirates for the one thing that can save her—a cure on an island none are certain exists.

The pirate captain’s secrets are darker than the deep and threaten to kill them all. His obligations are tinged with betrayal, for his oathbind must be fulfilled. To ignore it is to invite peril of unimaginable destruction. 

As the adventure unfolds, the sea takes more than she expects and the sea give more than he wants.

(Doesn't it sound awesome? I'm so excited.) NOW -- the cover reveal!

Isn't it perfect?!
Are you planning on adding Oathbound to your TBR? 


Sunday, August 8, 2021

 Hey everyone! 
I thought it might be time for an update regarding the Faith, Hope, and Love Vol. 1 Collection. It's officially off to the proofreader, so I've been busy at work getting graphics and whatnot ready for the launch. It's still a little ways out yet, but I'm hoping to be prepared ahead of time for some smooth sailing (both for myself AND the tour/ARC teams!) If you're interested in joining either the ARC team, the tour team, or both, keep your eyes peeled! Signups should be open sometime soon. In the next couple of weeks, I hope. In the meantime, if you've already read one book from the series (or two or all of them), would you be interested in providing an endorsement/front matter review? Click HERE to do so! I'd appreciate it! 

For now, how about a quote to whet your palate? This is a brand-new one, new to the whole collection. 

What do you think? Are you planning on signing up for the ARCs or the social media team? Any questions about the collection? Let me know! 


Thursday, August 5, 2021

 Hey everyone! I'm so excited to share the cover reveal for Taylor Bennett's next book, Promise Me Aloha! It's another installment in the Tradewinds series, which is one that I absolutely love. Before I get to the cover reveal, though, let's check out the blurb!

How can two people come together when everything else is falling apart?
Olive Galloway always knew that Brander Delacroix wasn't going to date until he found the girl he wanted to marry, and she's still marveling over the fact that he decided to date her. But he did, which means it isn't much of a surprise when he drops down on one knee in the sand the year after Olive graduates from college. What does come as a surprise is the sudden realization that she'll no longer be Olive Galloway living at home with Grams and Macie. She'll be Olive Delacroix, building a new life in Hawaii with one of her very best friends.
With that understanding, however, comes a tidal wave of pressure. Between bothersome dealings with soon-to-be in-laws, a mountain of over-the-top wedding preparations, and a trio of explosive family secrets, Olive begins to wonder if she'll be able to make it down the aisle with all of her hair intact. She's thankful for Jazz, her best friend, who is ready and willing to support her through it all, but she can't help wondering why Jazz hasn't found a happily ever after of her own.
As the wedding day draws near and one final devastating secret comes to light, Olive's perfect world comes dangerously close to spinning off its axis. It will take plenty of faith and prayer (and no small amount of shave ice) to set things right before the wedding bells begin to ring and she promises Brander her aloha...forever.

Visit Taylor Bennett on Instagram (HERE) to preorder!

And now, without further ado...

The cover!

Isn't that perfect for the series?
Have you read any of the Tradewinds books yet? Are you looking forward to reading Promise Me Aloha

COVER REVEAL: SEEK by Angela R. Watts!

Sunday, August 1, 2021

Hey everyone! Today I have a cover reveal for Angela R. Watts' upcoming Christian thriller, Seek - this is the first book in her Whispers of Heaven series, and it sounds fantastic! Wait til you see the cover -- but first, here's some more information on the book. 


Hunted by local gang lord Viktor Marino, Angel Cutler doesn’t understand why the man is after her. Angel must flee town with the help of two total strangers--but a demon from her past catches up with her. Faced with car chases, gun fights, and homesickness, Angel must choose between risking it all to protect her family or surrendering her freedom to a mafia lord.

Elijah Davis has made Marino bleed once and he’ll do it again. His attempt at rescuing Angel takes a turn for the worst when Elijah’s little brother is tossed into the midst of the danger. But Elijah can’t save everyone alone and help comes from unlikely places… if he can accept it.

A fast-paced Christian fiction thriller about healing from abusive relationships and seeking hope, no matter the cost.

COMING AUGUST 31, 2021. 

And now...the cover. 

Who's excited to read Seek? What about that cover?!