Saturday, November 29, 2014

Black Friday, Cyber Monday Deals on young adult books

Get your copies of these popular titles from Creative Prose Publishing at 75% off! Black Friday through Cyber Monday only. 

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In dystopian America, sixteen-year-old Kaleigh finds out quickly what having a big mouth and not enough brains to keep it shut can earn you. A one-way ticket to the work camps that no one even knows exists. But, even inside the camps, Kaleigh’s fiery spirit refuses to be extinguished. In a single moment of defiance, she manages to spark a riot that ignites into a full-blown rebellion.


When a tragic accident leaves Jessica comatose, her spirit escapes her body. Navigating a supernatural realm is tough, but being half dead has its advantages.
Like getting into people’s thoughts.
Like taking over someone’s body.
Like experiencing romance on a whole new plane - literally.

Jamie Peters plans to spend the summer before her junior year with her nose stuck in a book—not saving lost souls. Usually the girl that blends into the crowd, Jamie’s world is turned upside down when a mysterious ghost begins to follow her.
But Sophia isn’t just any ghostDetermined to set Sophia free, Jamie blows the dust off her family’s past and unearths clues to discover what she must do to save Sophia’s soul.

According to ancient legend, the forest surrounding Elise's small town is enchanted, and any stranger unworthy to enter the village would be stopped. Then a stranger enters and she is forced to make a startling choice between following her dreams and following her heart. 

Starting her senior year of high school, Raine Patterson is content with being invisible. When she discovers a hidden ability to control the elements, she finds herself the target of a madman, and her enemy Kaden is the only one who can help her. Can she trust him? When Raine becomes the target of an unknown aggressor, Kaden is forced to decide which path he will follow.

Four authors, using a famous first line from a classic novel, weave their own tales.
       ENJOY THE SILENCE by Laurie Treacy
Young fae Zander only wishes to live in the human realm, and leave Ashwoulde behind. But his reckless actions in one night might forever change his world - and that of those who love him.
ETERNITY CRUX by Jamie Canosa
Aurelia and Sayer are on the run from the Legion, who would have them killed for what they know. In a moment of desperation, Aurelia is forced to leave Sayer behind, and manipulate the bounds of time itself to save him.
Kaesen, an elemental princess, lives on a distant star called Maia. She loves Alwen, but as her sworn protector they're forbidden to be together.  Prequel to Raine.
TRAIN STATION: 3:00 P.M. by Candace Gleave
A ball of gold the size of a cow's eyeball and a man worth his weight in fortune bring together a motley group of criminals, all who will do anything and everything to obtain both treasures.

When their parents are taken, triplets Juliet, Cilla, and Emiah Tripp set out to locate them, and soon discover they are at the center of a hunt to capture them. Evading the Collaborative across Senca One s harsh terrain, they’re confronted with the trials of survival. They unwittingly spark the revolution they want no part of and discover something more dangerous than they suspected.


Eight Love Stories, normally 99¢ each or $4.96 for the full book, save 80% on this anthology!
 Xeno:  by Alyssa LaFever 
Temptationby Jamie Canosa
Seeds of Love:  by JC Willibat 
I Was Here Before You Came: by Camelia Miron Skiba 
In the Beginning: by Cindy C Bennett
Haven: by Ranee S Clark 
Ye Olde Summertime of Love:  by Calvin Kern
Pete & Tink: by Sherry Gammon

When sixteen year old Olivia Adams wakes from a horrible car accident that killed her parents, she knows she’s something different. Olivia died, and now the soul inhabiting her body needs to find out who - and what - she is. A glimpse of a world called Razari burning is the only clue to her previous existence—a tragic memory, sparking events that endanger the people helping her.

An anthology of horror stories by 6 different authors.
SIMON SAYS by Rachel McClellan
WATCHED by Cindy C Bennett

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Friday, November 28, 2014

Seeking God's Direction

Sometimes I lack “honesty of heart” meaning that my selfish ways take over and though I may think I’m waiting to serve God, I’m just waiting. I busy myself with egocentric thoughts and deeds. How do I get out of this rut?

I must sincerely look for God’s direction through prayer and the Holy Spirit’s leading. I need to read and study on the Holy Scripture. Wait and listen.

I can’t be impatient, self-righteous (though I should be righteous), or look to the world for answers. If I need to talk with someone and get their opinion it should be another Christian.

Eventually, in God’s time, He will give me direction.



Friday, November 21, 2014

Let God Take the Initiative

I've learned from Philippians 2:13 that 
for God it is who is working in you both to will and to work for His good pleasure.
That was a difficult verse for me to figure out. I understand it to mean that God Himself works in me to help me want to do His will. Alone I could accomplish nothing, but in the spiritual realm He does the heavy lifting for me. He has a purpose, a good one, and with his help and guidance I can act toward that purpose and accomplish anything.

So if God calls you to do something you've never done before (speak in front of thousands, for example) he will also give you the tools you need (confidence, subject matter, composure) and work it out so you succeed.

Truths to take away from this simple verse:

1)  I can do nothing without God.

2) God is the one who does the work.

3) God is present in my life.

4)  He wants to energize in me “to will and to act”, that is, he wants me to have a desire (drive) to please Him and He wants me to work at it. I take that seriously and that is why this blog’s focus has changed to a Biblical perspective instead of just self-promoting my books.

5) I can please God. Whoa! That is mind-boggling, but that’s what this verse says at the end: it’s all for His good pleasure. Amazing. So I should just “let go, and let God,” right? Right. I’ll let God take the initiative.


Building a Log Home in Under a Year

Friday, November 14, 2014

Is God My Genie?

How many times do we tell God what we want? I do it every day. I want God to be like my own personal genie. I pray “Please, God, do this, help me here, grant this wish, protect my family, heal our illness, give us this and that” and I go on and on. 

I really need to change this and start praying “What are you doing, God? How can I help You?”

If I look around and watch what’s happening in my life I will find plenty of things that I can do. God is always at work. Instead of expecting God to fuss with my life I need to join God and find a way to help Him with whatever He is already doing.

I need to remember to:

          Do things God’s way.

          Be His servant.

          Yield to His will.

         Stop telling God what to do in my life and join Him in His work around my life.





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Friday, November 7, 2014

A God-Centered Life

Self-centered life vs. God-centered life

It’s so hard not to be self-centered, but with a bit of awareness I can turn my life away from me-me-me, me-first, only-me, looking-out-for-number-one to a purposeful, God-centered, God-is-number-one, fulfilling life. I’d rather be on track for an eternal purpose than just trying to be popular or rich or beautiful in this short earthly life.

Questions to answer no to:

Am I focused on myself from the time I get up until the time I go to bed?

Am I proud of my accomplishments and believe that I am solely responsible for each and every good thing I've done?

Do I try to make myself acceptable in the world’s eye; am I caught up in fashion, wealth, status, and beauty?

Questions to answer yes to:

Do I keep myself available for conversation with God (prayer) from the moment I wake up until the time I go to bed?

Do I trust God to meet my daily needs and give Him the credit for every good thing in my life?

Do I ignore the world’s standards and try to be like Jesus, knowing the Scriptures, living the truth, standing up for Biblical principles?

Saturday, November 1, 2014

And the Spooktacular Giveaway Hop Winner is ....

Drum roll and keep reading after you see the winner because I have a consolation prize for everyone else.

And the Winner of the Spooktacular Giveaway Hop is  "Joe Hawk". I hope you enjoy your paperback copy of the scary story SHELTERED. I've emailed you, so check your spam folder.

Now for a consolation prize:
You can download a FREE digital copy of THE GUARDIAN'S DIARY from Smashwords by using this Coupon Code: LL37V at check-out. The coupon expires December 1, 2014.

By the way, EDGE OF ESCAPE and SHELTERED are in the Kindle store for 99 cents for a couple more days.

And A SOUL'S KISS is at its lowest price, $3.99, right now.

Thanks, everyone, for participating in the Spooktacular Hop! It was fun.