Friday, January 22, 2010

Fireproof is Awesome!

Okay, I admit it. I stay so busy that I just saw Fireproof. I work full-time and almost every spare minute is spent writing. I have one word for step-daughter's favorite word....AMAZING! Even my husband loved it. It's a must see for every married couple whether you have a strong marriage or yearn for a strong marriage. I can't recommend it enough. If you've seen it, I'd love to read your comments.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

"The Country House Courtship" Linore Rose Burkard

We're happy to have Linore Rose Burkard with us today.
Click on the photo to the left to visit the author's website. Read on to learn more about Linore and her book...

Description of The Country House Courtship
England, 1818: It has been five years since Ariana Forsythe married The Paragon, Mr. Phillip Mornay. Now, Ariana's sister, Miss Beatrice Forsythe, is seventeen and determined to marry advantageously as well. (Surely Ariana's society connexions all but guarantee Beatrice's success-especially if Mr. Mornay is created a baronet by the Prince Regent!

But the Mornay's have disappeared from high society as they raise a family at their country estate. Can Beatrice persuade them to chaperone her in London? And what about her business with the curate, Mr. O'Brien, whom Beatrice rashly promised to marry years earlier? She is too sophisticated now to settle for a mere clergyman-despite his agreeable countenance and gentle, understanding ways. When Mr. Tristan Barton becomes tenant of the Manor House, Beatrice's hopes seem to have found their object. But when Ariana falls gravely ill, secrets come to light, motives are revealed, and pretenses that are easy to keep up in the darkness begin to crumble. As hearts are bared and truths uncovered, a country house courtship like no other cannot be far behind!

Fans of Linore's first books, Before the Season Ends, and The House on Grosvenor Square, will be delighted with final addition to the Regency Inspirational Series, as will all readers of historical romance.
About the author:
Linore Rose Burkard creates Inspirational Romance for the Jane Austen Soul. Her characters take you back in time to experience life and love during the Regency England era (circa 1800 - 1830). Ms. Burkard's novels include Before the Seasons Ends, The House in Grosvenor Square and, The Country House Courtship. Her stories blend Christian faith and romance with well-researched details from the Regency. Readers experience a romantic age, where England from the past comes alive and happy endings are possible for everyone!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

M.L. Tyndall's "The Raven Saint"

We're happy to have M.L. Tyndall with us today.
Click on the photo to the left to visit the author's website. Read on to learn more about M.L. and her book...

1) How did this story come to you?
The Raven Saint is the third book in a series called Charles Towne Belles which follows the lives of three daughters of a British Admiral stationed in colonial Charles Towne in 1718. Hence, The Raven Saint is about the third sister, Grace. What’s really cool about this series is that each daughter represents one of the seeds in the parable of the seed and sower in Matthew 13. Faith in The Red Siren was the seed that feel upon the rocks whose shallow faith falters when troubles arise. She becomes a lady pirate! Hope in The Blue Enchantress represents the seed that fell among the thorns where the pleasures of this world choked her faith. She is the seductress searching for true love. And in this book, The Raven Saint, Grace is the seed that fell on the good soil. She is the saintly sister who gets kidnapped by a French Mercenary (think Orlando Bloom) who intends to sell her as a slave to a Spanish Don.

2) Tell us about the journey to getting this book published.
God gave me the idea for this series during one of my daily walks on a trail behind my house. At the time, I was still writing The Falcon and the Sparrow, a spy-regency novel. But I thought this was such a cool idea that I wrote up a proposal and submitted it to my publisher. It took awhile—several months—but they finally came back to me with an offer for the entire series. Needless to say, I was very excited. And I’ve had a blast writing these books. Each sister is so different and their stories are so different and yet so meaningful in their own way.

3) Tell me three things about yourself that would surprise your readers.
I’m extremely shy.
I would rather eat popcorn than most anything
I had several stepfathers when I was growing up.

4) What are you working on now and what's next for you?
I’m working on a new series entitled, Surrender to Destiny. The three books are set in Baltimore during the War of 1812 and follow the lives of three women who against their wishes get involved in the middle of the conflict. One of them gets forced to serve on a British warship, another helps prevent Washington DC from being completely burned by the British, and a third helps Francis Scott Key write the Star Spangled Banner while Fort McHenry was being bombarded. And of course these books are all highly adventurous, patriotic and very romantic. I’m very excited about this new series! The first book, Surrender the Sea, will be released in August.

5) Parting comments?
Thank you for having me on your blog! And if anyone made it down this far, thank you for reading my interview. If you haven’t yet tried my books and you enjoy a great page-turning, adventurous romance with a strong spiritual theme, I guarantee you’ll love my books!

6) Where can fans find you on the internet?
And I’m on Facebook!