Monday, July 4, 2011

"Fade to Blue" by Julie Carobini

Clash of The Titles

Julie Carobini competed in Clash of the Titles’ Best Back Cover Blurb category with an endearing novel set in Northern California. She wanted to write a novel using the historic Hearst Castle as its backdrop for quite some time. “So much intrigue and mystery about that real castle on the hill overlooking the sea,” Carobini says. “Of course, novels are more than their location, so after writing the first two stand-alone books, Sweet Waters & A Shore Thing, I had an idea. Why not figure out what happens next for big-hearted Suz Mitchell from A Shore Thing? So... Fade to Blue is Suz's story.”

Her setting and plot choice was a hit!

About Fade to Blue:
How do you restore a soul? One brush stroke at a time...
Suz Mitchell is a determined dreamer, and won't allow her ex-husband's jail sentence to ruin their young son Jeremiah's life. An accomplished artist, Suz moves with her child across the country to California's central coast, and lands a job restoring priceless art for the historic Hearst Castle overlooking the sea.

But even dreams have shocking twists. To her surprise, a serious old flame, Seth, works at the castle and jumbles the new aspirations in Suz's heart. While sorting through their past and a palette of spiritual differences, an even bigger brush with yesterday awaits.

Suz must learn to let God be the true restorer of all that once seemed lost.

What readers are saying:
“Fade to Blue is an insightful contemporary Christian Otter Bay relationship drama. The cast makes the tale work especially Suz-Q whose belief in the Lord will soon be tested. With a profound underlying message that you can pray for others but like that proverbial horse not make them drink the water of faith. Readers will appreciate this strong drama.”

“I loved this book. It was a nice change from the normal everyday plots. Great characters and a wonderful style of writing will keep you enthralled in the pages of this book!”

“Julie has a gift for making characters and settings come alive… Julie offers a delightful summer read, full of more than romance to satisfy your yearning for a good story. Perfect to escape into the fun and the sun.”

Grab your copy of Fade to Blue ( now then head on over to Clash of the Titles ( to join the fun! And you can find out more about Fade to Blue, Julie Carobini, and her writing at

Jennifer Slattery ( is a novelist, freelance writer, and the marketing representative for the literary website, Clash of the Titles, where authors compete and readers judge.

In 2009 she won first place in the HACWN writing contest in the book category, placed second in the 2010 Dixie Kane, fourth in the 2010 Golden Pen and finaled in the 2010 CWG Operation First Novel Contest.

She has a short piece appearing in Bethany House’s Love is a Flame (under a pen name), forwarded by Gary Chapman, another piece in Cathy Messecar’s A Still and Quiet Soul, and writes for Christ to the World, Reflections in Hindsight, Samie Sisters, The Christian Pulse, and reviews for Novel Reviews.

She’s also written for Granola Bar Devotions, Afictionado, The Christian Fiction Online Magazine, Romantic Times Review, Bloom, and the Breakthrough Intercessor.


  1. I enjoy Julie's books. Please enter me.


  2. Please count me in on this fabulous book
    Thanks very much!

  3. I love historical fiction & Christian historical is even better!

  4. Have tried to win this book before to no avail.:-( I sure would love to win this time. Thanks for the opportunity!

  5. love to be entered thanks

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

  6. Please enter me for a chance to win a copy of Fade To Blue...sounds like a really interesting read. margie at mijares dot net

  7. I would love to win a copy of this book! Thanks for the chance.

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    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

  8. Love the setting!

  9. Ah I would love to win this book as I grew up in this area, close anyway Monterey . Thanks so much ihhcheryl(at)comcast(dot)net

  10. This sounds like an intriguing read. I love it when characters "say something" or spark an idea in the writer's mind for their own story.

  11. I would love to win Julie's new book. Thanks for the chance!


    hspruitt {at} frontiernet (DoT) net

  12. I would love to win Fade to Blue. I have had it on my wish list since the first review I read. Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

    misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

    Google will not let me comment on this type comment form from my blogger account.

  13. Thank you for this opportunity. I'm looking forward to reading Julie's new book.


  14. Hi Everyone! Thanks for the kind comments. If you've never had the chance to visit Hearst Castle, it's open for tours. I took several in prep for writing Fade to Blue. Learn more at

    Blessings, Julie

  15. Thanks for the opportunity to win this! This book is on my TBR list. Can't wait to read it!


  16. Sounds like a good story.
    Hope I can win it

  17. This sounds like a great book.Please enter me in the giveaway.Thanks for the giveaway.augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com .

  18. I'd love to enter. larksc[at]gmail[dot]com

  19. Hi Everyone! Kerry is the winner of Fade to Blue. Thanks for entering and congrats to Kerry!!!