Monday, January 10, 2011

Deb Kinnard & Clash of the Titles"Seasons in the Mist"

Clash of the Titles, Where Authors Compete and Readers Judge


Clash of the Titles got off to a strong start in the last quarter of 2010. With their new spin on book promotion within the Christian Fiction marketplace, you can't help but sit up and take notice. With us today is Michelle Massaro, Assistant Editor for COTT, to highlight another five featured authors.


Deb Kinnard joined the COTT family during Thanksgiving week as an Honorable Mention. This means that even though it hadn't made it into our previous Clashes, we at COTT felt her excerpt was just too good not to share with our readers.

Deb: I enjoyed the idea of going one-on-one against a passage from another writer in our market. I didn't anticipate enjoying it as much as I did!

About her book: SEASONS IN THE MIST is the story of an ambitious history grad student who inadvertently is yanked back to 1353 Cornwall. Challenges aplenty await her -- does the Lord intend for her to stay in the past, or return to her life and try to integrate her very strange experiences?

Just for fun, here's a snippit when the two main characters are busy falling in love by the holy well:

“The place has always been holy,” Michael was continuing. “The church in her wisdom assigned the spring to St. Aldhem, but we Cornish know better. St. Aldhem is but a nouveau arrivé. This well was sacred long before we Christians changed its name.”

“Sacred to whom?”

He loves this place. And its legends.



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I look back over 2010 with a very full heart at all of the authors who have joined the COTT family. The Lord has been good to us. Readers and writers are being brought together, brothers and sisters are connecting, and I have made some good friends. I can't wait to see what's in store for 2011 and I sure hope you will join us- both as a reader and as a competitor. Authors can get information on participation at www.clashofthetitles.com/contact.html. Come take part in the website where authors battle and readers judge!

Michelle Massaro is the Assistant Editor for Clash of the Titles website and an aspiring novelist. She and her husband Mike live in Southern California with their four children, two dogs, two cats, ten guppies, and one rat. They attend Living Truth Christian Fellowship where they teach origins science to the youth and where Michelle is involved in the worship ministry.

22 comments:

  1. I love time travel books!!! Count me in!

    dancealert at aol dot com

    I'm a subscriber/follower

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  2. Sounds like an interesting premise! I would like to win and read this!

    Angel

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  3. “The place has always been holy,” Michael was continuing. “The church in her wisdom assigned the spring to St. Aldhem, but we Cornish know better. St. Aldhem is but a nouveau arrivé. This well was sacred long before we Christians changed its name.”

    “Sacred to whom?”

    I think the answer would be God.

    This book definitely piques my interest. I've learned an aquired taste for time travel stories. I find them imaginative and interesting. Thanks for the giveaway of this book and the chance to win this fine book. I hope I do win.

    Blessings,
    Barb Shelton
    barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

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  4. I loved the cover the first time I saw it on Dineen Miller's web site. When I looked closer and noticed the background, I thought "wow, how cool!" Then I read the back and thought it would be very interesting. I haven't read much in the way of time travel at all, so that would be a first for me.
    Thanks for the opportunity to enter! I hope I win! :D
    -Emily

    hendrickson_emily(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  5. Wow...can you imagine being swept to another time? Guess your imagination can put you anywhere, but how do you get back? Please include me!


    alekee02[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  6. Sounds very interesting. Count me in!

    Blessings,
    Jo
    ladijo40(at)aol(dot)com

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  7. I love time travel stories and Welcome. It always wonderful to find a new author that I have not read. I look forward to reasing your books and I hope I get the chance to read this soon.

    Blessings,
    Heidi

    heidijohnjeff@verizon.net

    Great teaser, sounds wonderful, I can't wait to read the rest...

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  8. The time travel aspect appeals to me greatly. Thank you for hosting.

    freda.mans[at]gmail.com

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  9. The mix of time-travel and faith sounds really quite intriguing

    sdeeth at msn dot com

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  10. i'm interested in reading this novel...thanks for the chance :)

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  11. Love to be included in this book's drawing
    thanks

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  12. Please enter me in this giveaway for such an interesting read!
    Thank you for the giveaway!
    Charlotte
    charsaltz at yahoo dot com

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  13. Hey, Dawn, thanks for having me on here -- and go ahead, pick a winner! I can't wait to send someone their first (or not) time travel book.

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  14. This book sounds very interesting. Please enter me in your giveaway. Thanks!

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  15. This sounds like a great book! Please include me. I am an email subscriber :)Thanks for the chance.

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

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  16. I have always loved time travel movies, and now a book!!! Thank you for the giveaway...look forward to hearing more about Deb's books in the future.

    homesteading[at]charetr[dot]net

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  17. Stretching my genre--add me to the giveaway!

    desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

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  18. I love time travel books and movies. It is fasinating to me to be able to trave back or forward in time and to experience another generation. Please include me in this giveaway.

    misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

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  19. Thanks for the chance to win!
    Ann_Lee_Miller@msn.com

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  20. I would love to win this book! It sounds very interesting! I am an email subscriber.

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

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  21. This sounds like a wonderful book.
    Please enter me into the drawing.
    Thank you for the chance.
    wdesirees[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  22. I let my 16 year old pick the winner -- she chose comment #19, which is Nancye's. Nancye, I'll be notifying you via e-mail so you can send your snail addy.

    Thanks, everyone, for your kind comments about SEASONS IN THE MIST. I wish I could send books to all of you.

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