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.


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? 


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. 


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!


 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:


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!


And now....for the cover!

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


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!  


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.



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


Tuesday, October 11, 2022

 Hey everyone! I'm thrilled to share the cover for the upcoming Tell Me You Love Me anthology by Grace A. Johnson and edited by Issabelle Perry (and the cover design was done by Issabelle also!) This is a clean romance anthology and will be released next year. I've got a story titled "Always" in this one!

Here's a bit about the anthology: 

Tell Me You Love Me – a timeless collection of stories that truly understand the meaning of “I love you.”

Twelve young Christian authors have come together, alongside romance novelist Grace A. Johnson and editor Issabelle Perry to show our world of depravity and cheap imitations of romance what love really means: faith, hope, and sacrifice.

These stories range from contemporary YA to historical to fantasy, and tell diverse, unique love stories that compel, captivate, and warm readers’ hearts with their sweet and authentic nature.

Featuring work from Michaela Bush, Saraina Whitney, Karynn Heckler, Margaret Copeland, Lucia Molano, Sarah Lawton, Brooklyn O’Brennan, Mackenzie Hendricks, H.S. Kylian, Lydia M. Jupp, Katherine Perry, and Amelia Cabot, the Tell Me You Love Me anthology is the collaboration of talented and inspirational young writers you’ve been waiting for!

Learn more at or on Goodreads!

Cover design by Issabelle Perry at!

Make sure to shelf it on Goodreads, and follow Grace A. Johnson as well as these fantastic authors for updates on when the anthology is set to release!

And now for that cover!! 

Are you excited for this anthology? Stay tuned for preorders, coming later!


Tuesday, October 4, 2022


Hey everyone! Today I'm excited to share a review of Driving Force by Lynette Eason & Kate Angelo. This is part of the Elite Guardians collection. Thanks so much to JustRead Tours  & Sunrise Publishing! Click HERE for more information on the JustRead website.


Kate Angelo is an author, minister, and public speaker from Southwest Missouri who works alongside her husband strengthening and encouraging marriages and families through their ministry. As the mother of five mostly grown children, she is fluent in both sarcasm and eye rolls-subjects she never intentionally taught while homeschooling. With her chihuahua taking up half of her desk space, she writes suspenseful stories of imperfect people who encounter hope and healing through Jesus. Kate is a tech enthusiast, coffee lover, productivity guru, accomplished knitter, avid boater, prayer warrior, and known klutz. Visit her at 

Lynette Eason is the bestselling author of Life Flight and the Danger Never Sleeps, Blue Justice, Women of Justice, Deadly Reunions, Hidden Identity, and Elite Guardians series. She is the winner of three ACFW Carol Awards, the Selah Award, and the Inspirational Reader's Choice Award, among others. She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and has a master's degree in education from Converse College. Eason lives in South Carolina with her husband and two children. Learn more at

He’s the last client she wants to protect…

Elite Guardians bodyguard/former sniper CHRISTINA SHERMAN has protected uncooperative clients before—but this time, well her client is bossy, headstrong and occasionally eats off the floor. Yes, he’s a highly trained military working dog, but certainly her skills could be put to better use, right?

Not according to former Special Forces Air Commando GREY PARKER. He needs her help to protect his dog while he undergoes an experimental surgery that could restore his ability to walk. He just needs someone to keep his canine partner safe. Most of all, Grey wants back on his feet so he can track down a deranged scientist known as The Scavenger who unleashed a nerve agent that left Grey sidelined in a wheelchair.

When an attempt is made on Grey’s life, and dead bodies begin piling up—with evidence the same toxin is responsible—suddenly Christina is tasked with keeping both dog and soldier alive…and with them, the secrets that could stop a terrorist attack.

But this time, even Christina might be in over her head.

Dive into the exciting ignition to the Elite Guardians Collection.

Want more Elite Guardians?

Elite Guardians Collection
Book 1: Driving Force
Book 2: Impending Strike
Book 3: Defending Honor

Elite Guardians series by Lynette Eason
Book 1: Always Watching
Book 2: Without Warning
Book 3: Moving Target
Book 4: Chasing Secrets



This is an absolutely fantastic suspense read! The characters were enjoyable, the plot twist was very nicely executed, and the romance was very well-written and enjoyable. Angelo and Eason's story blends flawlessly together, and the storyline is fresh and compelling. Driving Force was a very quick (like, two sittings), couldn't-put-it-down book, and now I can't wait to check out the other coathored books in the series, plus the original series by Eason. All of the characters had such fantastic chemistry, not only Christina and Grey, but also the side characters and friends -- absolutely great! As a bonus, I loved the realistic representation of not only a main character using a wheelchair, but also the slick vehicular adaptations that are actually out on the market right now (plus a couple futuristic tweaks). 

PLUS, enter the giveaway hosted by JustRead Tours below!