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Free Inspirational Romance (and Bonus!) July 19-21!

Rescuing Vanessa, A Little Bit of Coffee, Flowers and Romance is Free Friday, Saturday, and Sunday! Enjoy and please be sure to write a review! 🙂

Vanessa is hiding something. No matter what, she can’t seem to escape her mistake. Shame keeps her from trusting the Lord, her family, even the man who loves her. Will she be able to let go and allow herself forgiveness? Or will she fall prey to the man who wants her dead? She needs help, but will she choose to take it?

Bonus: New teen author, Sherlock Treasures has released her latest Sci-Fi, Guardians of the Moon available free as well! Enjoy!

“I’m so sorry!”
“Why?” we all asked.
“It’s a trap,” he said backing away from us. “She sent me to find you……..”

Both books are available through Amazon kindle.

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Free eBook!

Sonya Noble’s book, Monster: 1, is available for free Friday, Oct. 19 through Sunday, Oct 21 on Amazon.com. It’s a great book from a terrific new author!

Monster: 1

New place. New town. New life.

Cami misses her home. She misses her friends. Making new friends is no problem, but they’re guarding some dangerous secrets.

Then she starts showing signs of being like them. She’s kicked out of her home and they take her in. But some of her new housemates are either jealous or afraid of her, and she’s framed for something that she didn’t do.

She leaves and tries to make it out on her own. The streets are dangerous, but it’s better than dealing with backstabbers and people terrified of what she might become.

Her past keeps coming back to haunt her. Something her unstable mother called her still sticks with her and won’t stop screaming at her: Monster.

Is she really a monster?

Here’s a little about Sonya Noble, herself:

As you can probably tell, I’m a teenaged home schooled author. I’m the oldest of five, and my mom has homeschooled us all since I was, well, in preschool.

Yes, school is a walk in the park, if that walk is at night in Western Chicago.

So, I have loved making up stories since I was little. First, it started as playing one of the best games in the world: Pretend. What grown-ups see: A backyard, a few trees, some sticks and a swing-set. What we see?  We’re a group of ninjas with guns and light sabers, on a mission to kill the Evil Lord of Hades and free the land from His Evilness, but we must first go through the Perilous Lands that will test our abilities and hide from his Evil Minions in the Trees of Safety!

And then when I found out that I could actually write this stuff down on paper, they evolved into something even better.

Now, I’m not saying that every story I ever wrote was this amazing masterpiece that people would one day call ‘The Next Hunger Games’ or ‘Even Better than Harry Potter and the Lord of the Rings!’ but they did get better.

So. Being a writer is also a walk in the park, except you actually have to walk through that Western Chicago park in the middle of the night. In your mind.

And being a homeschooled author…well, I need something to occupy all of my time, right?

 

 
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Posted by on October 19, 2012 in Fiction and Sci-Fi

 

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How to Win Friends and Influence People–Be a Better Writer

Recently, I was given an assignment by my pastor to read Dale Carnegie’s excellent book, How to Win Friends & Influence People. My husband and I are on the ministerial staff of our church and our pastor wanted the entire team to read this particular book. The entire focus of the book is learning how to deal with people in a positive, uplifting way. As we apply these principles, our church will naturally grow in number.

The book is divided into four parts, fundamental techniques in handling people, six ways to make people like you, how to win people to your way of thinking, and be a leader: how to change people without giving offense or arousing resentment. As I was reading it, I thought you could use the same principles and apply it to writing.

For instance, in the first section, ‘Fundamental Techniques in Handling People’, Mr. Carnegie says

  • Don’t criticize, condemn, or complain.
  • Give honest and sincere appreciation.
  • Arouse in the other person an eager want.

As a writer, we can criticize, condemn, and complain, but does doing that help anyone? Does it make the reader’s life better, or help them in some way? I’ve read some ‘rants’ on people’s blogs and have come away thinking I just wasted too many minutes of my time. On the other hand, sometimes, I’ve been genuinely helped by it. One writer ‘ranted’ about her concerns about the kindle select program and it swayed my opinion on whether or not to go with it. The difference was, she didn’t just rant for the sake of ranting. She genuinely wanted to voice some very real concerns she had. She wasn’t writing for herself, her focus was on you, her readers, and how she might help us.

The second point, give honest and sincere appreciation, is wonderful advice for a writer. If a writer truly appreciates someone else, and writes about it, everybody benefits. We should never complement looking to get something out of it. Frankly, that’s insincere at best and our readers will quickly recognize it. The result is loss of credibility. However, if we as writers honestly and sincerely complement someone else’s work, not only are we benefiting our readers, we’re benefiting a fellow writer. As we take the time to genuinely bless others, it does eventually come back to us. In fact, it makes us look even better as writers, more expert because we took the time and effort to research and share what we’ve learned.

The third point, arouse in the other person an eager want, can easily be applied to writing. The idea is to think about what motivates the other person. Again, the focus is on other people, not yourself. What does the other person want? As a writer, what needs do we see that we can fill? Look at the people around you. What needs do you see? What do these people like? How can you as a writer either give it to them or help them to get it for themselves? There’s a reason there are thousands and thousands of parenting books available. People want to be good parents. What about cookbooks? Well, most people like to eat. There are also books on gardening, home improvement, etc. You get the idea. But, for the writer, it doesn’t stop with non-fiction. What about entertainment? What do the people around you do to relax? What sorts of fiction do they enjoy reading? How can you provide a vicarious adventure for them? How can you help them to relax and even de-stress for a while?

As writers, we are in a unique position to make a difference in the lives of our readers. We have the power to effect change that outlasts even our own short lives. As we apply Mr. Carnegie’s principles, I think you will be amazed at the results. Your writing will take on new life and you will learn and grow as a writer.

Look for more posts that reference this book. We’ve only barely touched on part one. Let me know how you apply some of these principles in your life and writing and what the results were. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised. Get your own copy through Amazon.com or any other major bookstore. It’s a great read.

 
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Posted by on January 12, 2012 in Bookstore

 

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God Hears You and He Values You

 

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Non-Fiction, Encouragement, Grow Your Faith

Defeat Fear Forever  by: Christina Li

Do you suffer from fear? Do you feel like your dreams will never come true because of your fears? Are you afraid of failure, success, sickness, job loss, financial troubles, death? Defeat Fear Forever addresses those very issues in nine progressive chapters. Warning: Don’t buy this book if you are not willing to change the way you think and act. Don’t buy this book if you are not truly willing to do what it takes to defeat fear–for real and forever. There are things in this book that will more than likely challenge what you have always been taught. However, if you are willing to apply the messages in this book to your own life, you will start to see victory. You will even start to see miracles. What are you waiting for? Don’t you think it’s time for some real change?

Buy your copy now by simply clicking on one of the blue links below:

Now available at Pentecostal Publishing House! Also on Amazon Kindle!

Buy it in paperback and/or

Multi-format e-book (PDF, Kindle, Stanza, Sony, Palm Doc, I-Phone, etc.) at Smashwords.com.

Also available at Amazon.com (paperback), Barnes and Noble NOOKbook,  and SundayScholar.com:  Christian Resources–Twentieth Century Delivery (PDF file).

 

He’ll Do It Again  by: Charlotte Pound

Can’t we all use a faith booster? If you want to build your faith, this book offers plenty of reasons to expect blessings from our unchanging Lord. Pound gives us poignant looks at familiar Bible stories, accounts of modern-day miracles, and the author’s own testimony of God’s provision. She brings clear perception to some perplexing questions, like: `Is God a respecter of persons?’ `Does He favor one of His children more than another?’ She declares, ‘He is God and He changes not! If He answered prayers and worked miracles for one He will do it again for another!’

Buy your copy now by simply clicking on one of the blue links below:

Available from Pentecostal Publishing House and soon from Amazon.com as well.

 

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Fiction and Sci-Fi

We Stand Together  by: Sonya Noble

Pariah is the only true outcast in an army of futuristic super clones. This is the story where she becomes a part of a team, battles an enemy that consumes and destroys everything in its path, and discovers what it really means to stand by your family and never give up. Get ready for an adventure that will take you to a whole new world.

Buy your copy now by simply clicking on one of the blue links below:

Now available on Amazon kindle! Or, get your choice of e-book format at Smashwords.com.

 

An Evil Agenda  by: Charlotte Pound

“An Evil Agenda” is an insightful, Bible-based story of endtime spiritual warfare. From the scriptures we know that Satan goes about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour…He seeks to destroy the dearest thing to the heart of God—His Church—the Bride of Christ. In the story, Satan targets the saints from three individual churches—sending depression, temptation and delusion. The author vividly describes the struggle of flesh against spirit, as the Christian characters battle their own personal desires, their conscience and demon forces. It is the ultimate tale of good versus evil.

This novel is a captivating blend of drama, suspense, and end-time spiritual warfare-the ultimate battle of good versus evil. Written from a Christian perspective, this story gives insight into intrinsic beliefs and values based on God’s Word. The tale is meant to be entertaining and thought-provoking. With a glimpse into the spirit world, human frailty and divine providence, it is an adventure for the believer and unbeliever alike.

Buy your copy now by simply clicking on one of the blue links below:

Available at Pentecostal Publishing House and Amazon.com.

 

Annie’s Adventures: The Chemistry Calamity!  by: Christina Li

Annie is a ten-year-old homeschool girl who decides to find the perfect project for the local Science Fair. After several false starts and even a few disasters, Annie and her sister, Merri, think they’ve finally figured out the perfect project. Will they complete it in time? What will the judges think? Read and see!

This book is a ‘day in the life’ of a homeschool family using the Unit Study approach. At the end, the author gives a book list (used in this Unit Study) as well as several hints and tips on teaching your own Unit Studies at home using items you already have or can get easily through your local library!

Buy your copy now by simply clicking on one of the blue links below:

Your choice of e-book format at Smashwords.com! Also, available  on Amazon kindle, Barnes and Noble NookBook, SundayScholar: Christian Resources–Twentieth Century Delivery,  CurrClick: Home School Curriculum in a Click, and most major retailers around the world.

 
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Posted by on August 3, 2011 in Bookstore, Fiction and Sci-Fi

 

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Church, Outreach, and Sunday School Materials

What Kids Pray  by: Nancy Watrud

“What Kids Pray” is a window into the author’s endeavor to teach her very young Sunday school students about prayer. Nancy became concerned when she noticed a trend. Her students didn’t know what to pray or even how to pray. She became determined to include a time focused on prayer as a part of every class. “What Kids Pray” chronicles some of the strategies the author uses to teach children about prayer. In this book, Nancy shares some of the student’s unique and often humorous responses. This time of learning and practicing prayer became precious to the author and a testimony as to, “What Kids Pray”.

Buy your copy now by simply clicking on one of the blue links below:

Available as paperback and e-book (kindle, etc. at Smashwords.com)

Also available on Amazon.com.

Understanding Soul Winning by: Tim Downs

An excellent, practical how to book on teaching effective methods of evangelism and personal soul winning.

Available as an E-book on Smashwords.com and Amazon kindle!

 

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