Marji Laine: Faith~Driven Fiction

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Interview with a new favorite: Sandra Ardoin!

pay-706798_1280I’m doubly excited to interview one of my fellow Suspense Sister reviewers, Sandra Ardoin today. First because she’s downright delightful, but second because she’s Continue reading

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The Baby is Out

KatiebabyWoohoo! It’s done. I’m not sure how I should feel about it, a little sick and nervous, but so very relieved.

Wow. Reading through this, I really do sound like a new mother. I remember my first labor. My sweet boy screamed at the nurses. My hubby held my hand. All at the same time I felt such joy, yet loss because “the kid” who had been my constant companion for nine months was no longer Continue reading


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Special Interview: Agent Terry Burns

Terry BurnsI’m so thankful for my wonderful agent, Terry Burns with Hartline Literary Agency. And I’m delighted he agreed to join me on Faith~Driven Fiction to talk about the changing climate of the publishing industry, what agents do for their clients during this time, and give hints about ways that un-agented writers can gain attention from agents. Continue reading


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Interview: Kathleen Maher & Carrie Fancett Pagels

I’m so excited to have not one, but TWO authors here on Faith~Driven Fiction today. Kathleen Maher and Carrie Fancett Pagels are both involved in a series of novellas set during the Cival War. And we’ve got something extra special! Carrie is giving away a copy of her just released Return to Shirley Plantation! Kathleen also has a giveaway, but because her book isn’t available for another few weeks, she’s got a special Irish gift to go with the setting of her story, Bachelor Buttons, which comes out on May 1. Both gifts will go to one reader on Friday. Check below to find out how to enter. And make sure I have a way to reach you! Winner will be announced on Friday, April 12. Continue reading


HUGE Summer Reading Sale!

Clash of the Titles has a BIG week coming up!

Wednesday marks the beginning of our June Releases Clash, hosted by the lovely Gail Pallotta. She’ll introduce you to five amazing new books, so get your voting finger ready.
Saturday, we’ll announce the three finalists in the 2012 Laurel Awards. Our judges have been raving about the books, saying they wished they had more than just the first two chapters. Remember, this year’s judges are readers like you, who have no connection with the writing or publishing world. You could be one of them! If you’re interested in being a judge for the upcoming Olympia Award, please email us at contactcott(at)gmail(dot)com.
Our current judges are still sending in their score sheets, but by Saturday, we’ll have the final tally!

In the meantime, we’d like to pass along that Astraea Press is having a HUGE Summer Sale. Almost all of their stock is available for $.99 on Kindle and Nook. To whet your appetite, here are five titles from their Inspirational line. The sale lasts until the end of July, but get your e-books today, before you forget!

JUST A LITTLE FAITH by Amy Norris

Contemporary Romance

Paxson Taylor’s recent relocation to St. Louis leads her to a life different from what she’s experienced in the past. Through her work with a small charity, she meets and attracts the attention of professional baseball player, Sebastian Quinn. Flattered, Pax tempers her desire for the handsome playboy with her need to serve her God—a God Seb doesn’t believe exists. Through unspeakable tragedy, they grow closer and with disappointment, drift apart. How can two people from opposite ends of the faith spectrum reconnect when they need each other most?

$.99 on KINDLE

$.99 on NOOK

LIZZIE AND THE GUERNSEY GANG by April W Gardner

2012 Selah Award winner in youth fiction

Middle grade historical/adventure

Lizzie Browning loves nothing more than her tiny, island-home of Guernsey, but when German troops invade, she knows it will never be the same again. For Lizzie, younger brother Andre, and Cousin James, the time to escape is now, and they know just how to do it. With the right tools and a little help from a boat named, Trina, they’ll be off the island in no time. When things start going wrong, Lizzie wonders about God’s plan. From the looks of it, He might expect them to live under Nazi rule…forever.

$.99 on KINDLE

$.99 on NOOK

THEN SENTENCE by Elaine Cantrell

Contemporary Romance

How could he do it! How could her father bring into their home the guy who burned the church? Yeah, it was an accident and her dad’s a minister, but if he wanted to save this man’s soul, why didn’t he go to the prison to do it?  And no matter how cute the criminal is, no matter what anyone says, she doesn’t watch him all the time. Nice girls don’t fall for guys like Clint.  Do they?

$.99 on Kindle

$.99 on NOOK

THE MULLIGAN MAN by Monique O’Connor James

Short Story

When six kids are at a party, partaking in a little too much fun, one of them is killed. The Mulligan Man, a character straight out of folklore appears offering them the chance to fix all the wrongs. In order to complete the deal, the teenagers must find out the truth of what happened, perform a random act of kindness, and become friends.

If they meet these stipulations, he will allow them to bring their friend back from the dead. In the process they learn not to judge, to stay away from drugs and alcohol, and that love can bridge even the boundary of death.

$.99 on Kindle

$.99 on NOOK

THE PECULIAR PRINCESS  by Christina Graham Parker

Romance

Sent back four hundred years to reclaim her birthright as Princess of Dresdonia, Lexy Newberry discovers the only thing harder than living without electricity is guarding her heart from the perplexing Lord Lukas Reynard.

$.99 on Kindle

$.99 on NOOK

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