Monday, May 31, 2010

Interview and Giveaway with Science Fiction Author Steve Rzasa

It's my pleasure to welcome back science fiction author Steve Rzasa.


Steve Rzasa was born and raised in South Jersey, and fell in love with books – especially science fiction novels and historical volumes – at an early age. He earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism from Boston University’s College of Communications in 2000, and then spent seven years as a reporter and assistant editor at weekly newspapers in Maine. Steve moved to Wyoming in 2007 to become the editor of a weekly newspaper there, and now works at the local library. He and his wife Carrie have two boys and live in Buffalo, Wyoming. His favorite authors include C.J. Cherryh, David Drake, Robert Heinlein, Kathy Tyers, Chris Walley and David Weber.

More information about Steve’s books is available at and


JA: The Word Unleashed is a sequel to The Word Reclaimed. What are the challenges and blessings involved in writing a sequel as opposed to something totally new?
SR: Well, part of the blessing of writing The Word Unleashed is that it and The Word Reclaimed were originally one book. So the beginning, middle and ending were already there. The challenge came in splitting Commissioned (as the manuscript was originally titled) into two – it necessitated the writing of whole new chapters, scenes, as well as the removal of old and creation of new characters. It was an overall rewarding process to conclude the two-part story.

JA: How do you come up with your story ideas?
SR: Well, I just kind of daydream, I guess. A lot of times I happen to think of a scene or a combination of characters – or a starship – and then it all kind of flows from there. Once I put pen to paper and write down that idea, more ideas seem to come naturally. But many times I troll through the current events and see what can be adapted as a future plot.

JA: How does your faith impact your writing?
SR: My faith drives me to present what I believe about God rather directly. It enhances my creativity and gives me the freedom to address topics not necessarily just for a secular or Christian audience.

JA: After becoming a published author, what surprised you the most?
SR: The biggest surprise was that people other than my family and friends read my book and liked it! I’ve been gratified that men and women of varying ages – from 70s right on down to middle school – have enjoyed reading The Word Reclaimed and The Word Unleashed.

JA: What do you think about writing contests? Have you participated in any? What’s the benefit to an unpublished writer?
SR: I won second prize in the 2009 Christian Writing Contest held by Athanatos Christian Ministries for my short story, Rescued. It serves, I think, as a way to show potential publishers that an unbiased source read and liked your work, so I would encourage submitting to such contests.

JA: What’s next for you in the writing arena?
SR: I’m working on a novel set in the same Face of the Deep universe as the first two, except taking place a couple of years later. It is a kind of follow-up to my short story Rescued, which you can read at I’ve also got some short stories from the Face of the Deep universe in the works.

JA: What’s your idea of a dream vacation?
SR: Let’s see – eating donuts from Dot’s Pastries at 7:30 a.m., spending the first half of the day on the beach, lounging around, reading, writing, drawing, playing with my boys, visiting my family – wait a sec, that’s what I do every summer in Ocean City, NJ!

JA:  Sounds like you're living the high life, Steve! Thanks so much for visiting with us today.

The Word Unleashed
Book 2: The Face of the Deep

Baden’s book won’t leave him alone.
He’d like nothing more than to get rid of the Bible he found in the wreckage if a derelict starship. It’s brought trouble – the secret police are closing in on him. He’s fighting more with his father. And he fears that the young woman he loves may be falling under the book’s spell.
But he can’t seem to let it go.
Now he’s sharing what he’s read with believers who have awaited the return of God’s Word for decades. His mysterious rescuer, Jason, wants the Bible taken to a safe place.
So now it’s his choice. He can hide it, or proclaim it.
With Kesek in control of the Realm and coming after all its opponents, Baden will have to trust not only in his friends but in a contingent of elite soldiers determined to save the king.
He’ll have to come to grips with the power he has unleashed on the Realm of Five. And that power has plans of its own.


If you’d like to be entered to win a copy of The Word Unleashed , just leave a comment on this blog. I’ll pick a winner at random on June 7th. (No, you're not imagining things... I extended the contest to give more people time to enter. Tell your friends!) Please leave an email address so I can contact you if you're the winner. (To prevent spammers from trolling for your email, please use this format with the brackets--you [at] yourmail [dot] com--or something similar.) Good luck!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

CFBA Presents A MATTER OF CHARACTER by Robin Lee Hatcher

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
A Matter Of Character
(Zondervan - May 25, 2010)
Robin Lee Hatcher


Robin Lee Hatcher discovered her vocation as a novelist after many years of reading everything she could put her hands on, including the backs of cereal boxes and ketchup bottles. The winner of the Christy Award for Excellence in Christian Fiction (Whispers from Yesterday), the RITA Award for Best Inspirational Romance (Patterns of Love and The Shepherd's Voice), two RT Career Achievement Awards (Americana Romance and Inspirational Fiction), and the RWA Lifetime Achievement Award, Robin is the author of over 50 novels, including Catching Katie, named one of the Best Books of 2004 by the Library Journal.

Robin enjoys being with her family, spending time in the beautiful Idaho outdoors, reading books that make her cry, and watching romantic movies. She is passionate about the theater, and several nights every summer, she can be found at the outdoor amphitheater of the Idaho Shakespeare Festival, enjoying Shakespeare under the stars. She makes her home outside of Boise, sharing it with Poppet the high-maintenance Papillon


It's 1918, and Daphne McKinley, heiress to a small fortune, has found contentment in the town of Bethlehem Springs, Idaho. But Daphne has a secret.

A series of dime novels loosely based on local lore and featuring a nefarious villain known as Rawhide Rick has enjoyed modest popularity among readers. Nobody in Bethlehem Springs knows the man behind the stories ... except Daphne.

When newspaperman Joshua Crawford comes to town searching for the man who sullied the good name of his grandfather, Daphne finds herself at a crossroads, reassessing the power of her words, re-thinking how best to honor her gifts, and reconsidering what she wants out of life.

Robin is conducting a contest for the new book. Join in the fun HERE.

If you would like to read the Prologue and first Chapter of A Matter Of Character, go HERE.


A Matter of Character is the third and final book in The Sisters of Bethlehem Springs series. Filled with warmth, humor and charm, it's a great way to end an extremely enjoyable journey. While the three books stand on their own, I think you'll enjoy them much more if you start with book one and read your way through to the end.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Farewell, LOST. Thanks for the ride!

Well, that's it. LOST is over. If you haven't seen it yet, STOP READING NOW!

Okay, let's continue...

As expected, the finale is receiving intense scrutiny. Some, like me, found it gripping, touching, and emotionally satisfying. Others feel cheated that all their questions weren't answered (What's the deal with the polar bear?)

While it would have been nice to know about the bear, the Dharma notebooks, and how Mother got on the island in the first place, the show really wasn't about that. Yes, the uniqueness of what happened on the island was a huge part of what made us love LOST. But from the very beginning, LOST drew us in because of the people. Their struggles with past sins, their need for redemption and love, and their hope in the face of almost certain catastrophe. Even characters we shouldn't sympathize with, like the tragically layered Ben Linus, revealed a humanity that made them relatable. We didn't know it at the time, but it seems Jack gave us the theme of the show in season one: "If we don't live together, we'll die alone." These people needed each other, and the road to them realizing it was fascinating.

One thing that seems to be causing the most unhappiness for viewers is confusion over exactly when everybody died. For the record, everything that happened on the island actually happened (in the story world, that is... I'm a fan, not a crazy person). In other words, the Oceanic passengers weren't dead from the get go, and they didn't all die when Juliet set off the bomb. Nope, everyone died exactly when we saw them die. The sideways reality, which most of us thought was an alternate time line, was actually a kind of cosmic transfer station. It was a way for them to all come together before moving on. Moving on to what? That's left open to interpretation. But the fact that they were all dead and all came together at the same time, doesn't mean that they died at the same time. As Jack's father said, "There is no now here." Time wasn't an issue. So even though Shannon died long before Jack, and Hurley and Ben lived longer on the island, they all came together at the same place.

Despite the feeling of satisfaction at the end, I'm sorry to see LOST go. For six seasons, the writers stretched the boundaries of what we expected to see on network television. They took risks, made bold moves, and asked us to think. As a result, LOST became the kind of show that would spark long discussions about spirituality, philosophy, and when Sawyer might again take off his shirt.

The LOST experience was quite a ride. I doubt we'll see anything like it on TV again. But I'm thankful for what we had. And that there will be a six-season Blu-Ray set available before Christmas.

Oh, honey...

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Before They Were LOST

As we prepare to say farewell to LOST, I thought it might be fun to take a look at a few of these actors before they took on the characters we know and love...

As Sawyer, Josh Holloway is all about being cool. But back in his modeling days, it looks like Josh was all about being colorful. (And no, I have no idea what he was selling in this ad.)

As doomed-to-die Juliet, Elizabeth Mitchell may have fallen for bad-boy Sawyer, but in The Santa Claus 2 she went for a whole different kinda guy.

Granted, Terry O'Quinn is kinda freaky at times in his dual role as John Locke/Smoke Monster. But he was downright creepy in this 1980s horror flick, The Stepfather.

This is quite possibly my favorite. We all know Nestor Carbonell as the tortured Richard Alpert. But before that, Nestor took a turn in tights as Batmanuel on the short-lived TV series, The Tick.

I think this gives hope to anyone who thinks, "Man, why did I wear that?"

Friday, May 21, 2010

For Everyone Who's Every Held a Book Signing Event...

This video has been making the rounds on the writers' loops, so it's quite possible you've seen it already. But for those who haven't, it's definitely worth two minutes and forty seconds of your time. Sit back, relax, and get ready to laugh at Parnell Hall's light hearted - and all too true - look at author book signings.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

LOST - What's Wrong with this Picture?

When Jorge Garcia was on The View Tuesday, he presented Whoopie Goldberg with a limited edition print of the LOST cast from season one. It's an awesome photo, but there's something missing. Take a look...

Yes, something's missing. Or rather, someone.

You notice it too, don't you?

Where's Claire?

Maybe she was taking a nap. At any rate, it's still cool to see how our Oceanic friends have changed over the years. The print is available for purchase at But only 815 were available, so by now, they may all be... LOST!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

LOST: What They Died For - Was it too easy?

After watching last night's last regular episode of LOST, I had this thought: "That was too easy." Which is the beauty of LOST. Nothing is ever quite as it seems. Such as...

Jack Steps Up - After snatching his ashes from Hurley, Jacob makes a mystical fire and can now be seen by all four of the remaining candidates. He tells them, in the vaguest terms possible, about the island, what his job is, and why he brought them there. When Jacob tells them that if one of them doesn't take over his job, Jack immediately steps up. "I'll do it. It's why I'm here. It's my purpose." Jacob beams angelically and they go to the river to share island-communion, after which Jack's eyes darn near glow with enlightenment. Standing far off, watching, are Kate, Sawyer and Hurley. Sawyer says "And we thought he had a God complex before." Hurley's responds with, "I'm just glad it's not me." Uh oh. Not so fast, Hurley. When Jack asked Jacob how long he had to do the job, the answer was, "As long as you can." Pretty cryptic, if you ask me. Is it possible that Jack is a stop gap? A filler until Hurley is ready to step in? Hmmm...

Richard Bites the Dust - Or does he? Ben, Miles and Richard hike back to New Otherton in order to get Ben's stash of C-4 out of the secret room in his old house. (The plan is to destroy the plane on Hydra Island) But Widmore, his lady friend and UnLocke find them there. In order to give the others time to carry out the plan, Richard says he'll make UnLocke think he's going to join them, since he's wanted that all along. Apparently, Richard's not nearly as important as he used to be, because he no sooner steps outside than the smoke monster swoops through and sends him flying. It would be easy to assume he's dead, but this isn't the first time he's been walloped by smoky and lived. I fully expect to see Richard in the finale.

Ben Returns to the Dark Side - After Richard's knock out, Ben waits outside the house to confront the monster. This time, it comes in the form of UnLocke and tells Ben he needs his help. There are some people he has to kill. Ben immediately jumps on board, giving up Widmore's hiding place and even shooting the man himself. It seems that Ben has aligned himself with evil again. Or has he? Remember, Widmore had Ben's daughter killed, which explains why he had no qualms about killing him. But for the most part, I think Ben is hanging out with UnLocke because he's fighting for his life. He's got to find a weakness for this smoke-monster-man in order to defeat him. I still think that in the end, Ben is going to do the right thing and will be instrumental in kicking Smokey to the curb.

There were lots of other delicious nuggets in this episode. Like...

Why was Kate's name crossed off the wall? Because she became a mother (to Aaron). But Jacob tells her that "It's just a line on wall. The job is still yours if you want it." In other words, sometimes a red door is just a red door. Not everything is symbolic. Just most things.

Everybody's going to a concert. In sideways land, Desmond, Kate, Jack, Charlotte, and Miles are all going to a charity concert. It sounds like it's the same one Eloise Hawkings was organizing, which means she, Charles Widmore, Penny, and Charlie (Drive Shaft was to play) will also be there. Jack's son mentioned that his mom would be there, and I'd bet money she turns out to be Juliet. Hurley and Sayid drove off in his hummer to take care of something else... perhaps rounding up everyone else? At any rate, it looks like this is where our castaways will come together.

What's with all the bran? Did you notice that honkin' big box of "Super Bran" cereal on the table at Jack's house? Not sure if there's something significant about it, but is sure was funny.

At this point, we know a lot of things, and we still have a lot of questions. One thing I know for sure... I haven't been this excited about a finale since the last show of Alias (another J.J. Abrams mind-bender that went out on a bitter-sweet note). I find it interesting that the last show of LOST airs on what in the church calendar is Pentecost Sunday. Coincidence? Hmmm....

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

CFBA Presents CROSSING OCEANS by Gina Holmes

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Crossing Oceans
(Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. - May 1, 2010)
Gina Holmes


Gina Holmes began her career in 1998, penning articles and short stories. In 2005 she founded the influential literary blog, Novel Journey. She holds degrees in science and nursing and currently resides with her husband and children in southern Virginia. To learn more about her, visit May 2010's issue of CFOM at Interview with Gina Holmes or Novel Journey.


Jenny Lucas swore she’d never go home again. But being told you’re dying has a way of changing things. Years after she left, she and her five-year-old daughter, Isabella, must return to her sleepy North Carolina town to face the ghosts she left behind. They welcome her in the form of her oxygen tank–toting grandmother, her stoic and distant father, and David, Isabella’s dad . . . who doesn’t yet know he has a daughter. As Jenny navigates the rough and unknown waters of her new reality, the unforgettable story that unfolds is a testament to the power of love and its ability to change everything—to heal old hurts, bring new beginnings . . . even overcome the impossible. A stunning debut about love and loss from a talented new voice.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Crossing Oceans, go HERE.

Watch the Video Book Trailer:


How far will a mother go to protect her child? Gina Holmes delves into this question in her debut novel, Crossing Oceans. When Jenny Lucas returns to her childhood home – something she swore she'd never do – she comes face to face with the consequences of the choices she's made over the last six years. Jenny and the people she left behind must repair relationships and put aside their own feelings in order to see to the needs of Jenny's daughter, Isabella.

Holmes takes a storyline that could easily be morbid and depressing and makes it a celebration of life. Jenny's journey is one of introspection, of hope, and of unconditional, sacrificial love. The kind of love a mother has for her daughter. The kind of love our Savior has for His children.

With Crossing Oceans, Holmes sets a high standard for writers of Christian fiction. I eagerly await the next novel from this talented writer.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Artistic Coincidence... It Happens More Often Than You'd Think

What are the odds that two movie studios would release computer animated films starring rats within seven months of each other? It doesn't seem likely, but it happened with Flushed Away (Dreamworks, Nov. 2006) and Ratatouille (Pixar, June 2007). Granted, the plots were wildly different, but can you imagine the conversation when someone said, "Hey, they other guy's coming out with a rat movie, too!"

I remember back in the '90s when three movies about Christopher Columbus (the explorer, not the director) came out in the same year. I doubt Studio A caught wind that Studio B was doing a Columbus epic and stole the idea, followed quickly by the not-to-be-left-out Studio C, but that's what some folks thought. (And if someone did steal that idea, it was probably the studio that made the one I paid money to see, which was terrible).

The world of publishing isn't immune to this phenomenon. When similar books hit the shelves mere months apart, the natural inclination is to assume that Book 2 is a copy cat. In truth, books are scheduled so far in advance there's virtually no chance that could be true. The fact is, there are only so many plot lines in the world. It's inevitable that authors will overlap each other from time to time. What we do with those plots, how we tell our stories, that's where the magic comes in.

I've experienced several instances of artistic coincidence. At least twice now, I've written started writing stories only to discover several months later that those books were new releases by other authors. I may return to mine someday, but right now, it's too soon. Then there was the time when I finished a manuscript only to find out the next day that a similar book was becoming a word-of-mouth sensation. I had no idea this other book existed. In fact, I thought my book was so unique and different, I never dreamed anyone would write something like it. Talk about an ego-deflating experience.

But my most amazing, you-can't-make-this-stuff-up coincidence happened with my new release, The Pastor's Wife. I began writing that book back in 2006 while living in Southern California. I had the first draft completed by the time my family moved to Las Vegas in 2007. Imagine my shock when I realized our new church - Faith Community - bore the same name as the church in my book. And then my shock deepened when I met an incredible woman named Maura at our new church... the same name as the heroine in my book! I've never known anybody named Maura. I chose that name just because I liked it. But now, I attend a church and have a friend whose names are also in my book. How's that for a crazy, fun coincidence?

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mr. T says "Treat Your Mother Right"

To all the moms out there, here's a big shout out to you from none other than Mr. T (after the insults are over). Thanks to my friend, Nate, for bringing this video to my attention.

Be blessed, moms!

Friday, May 7, 2010

In Case You Find Elevators Confusing...

My son and I found this sign at an outdoor shopping plaza in Clairmont, California:

This should clear things up for people who thought they were getting into
"the magic box."

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

LOST: The Candidate - It's the Beginning of the End

If you haven't watched the May 4th episode of LOST, stop reading right now and go watch it! Then come back.

I'll give you a minute to leave...

Are they gone? Okay...

For those of you who did watch it... WOW! I was expecting someone to die tonight, but I never thought we'd lose three of our core castaways. On top of that, UnLocke has finally tipped his hand, and Jack appears to be claiming his own destiny. So what does it all mean? Here's what I think...

Sayid had to die - Remember what Hurley said in the last episode about people being able to come back from the dark side? He mentioned Anakin (Skywalker, who became Darth Vadar in Star Wars). It was an act of sacrifice - saving his son, Luke - that redeemed Anakin. While I believe Sayid turned when he found Desmond in the well and spared his life, the redemption became complete tonight when he grabbed that bomb and got it as far away from his friends as possible. Unfortunately, he didn't run quite fast enough...

Sun and Jin - LOST's most tragic couple - When the bomb went off in the sub, not only did it kill Sayid, but it pinned Sun to the wall behind a huge piece of metal. As the water rose higher and higher, Sun begged Jin to leave. Jin refused. I kept expecting Sun to remind Jin that they have a daughter back home, and it would be nice if she had at least one parent to raise her. But that didn't happen. When Jin said, "I will never leave you again," that was it. Their fate was sealed. The last shot of Sun and Jin was of their clasped hands, under water. Then, reminiscent of Jack and Rose in Titanic, their hands slipped apart, and Jin floated away. That part moved me, but what killed me was when Hurley found out and he burst into tears on the beach. Yep, I cried, too.  

Having your name written on the cave wall doesn't mean you won't die... it just means the Man in Black can't kill you. Up until tonight, I believed that UnLocke could only get off the island if he went with the others, but Jack nailed it. He can't leave unless all the candidates are dead. Problem is, he can't kill them himself. Making the bomb and putting it in Jack's pack, knowing that everyone would end up together in the sub, was a genius way to have them kill each other. But it didn't work. Sawyer, Hurley, Kate and Jack are still alive, and now there's no doubt that UnLocke can't be trusted.

Who else will die? I can almost guarantee that Claire will bite the dust. My guess is that she will also come back from the dark side, stand up to UnLocke, and he will take her out. But in her sacrifice will be her redemption. She may even give Kate her blessing to raise Aaron.

Meanwhile, in Sideways land... Things are fairly confusing. The passengers of Oceanic 815 are crossing paths like crazy. They are experiencing those odd, haven't-I-seen-you-before moments. When the real Locke was lying in the hospital bed, talking in a half-sedated state, he said "Keep pushing the button" and "Why won't you believe me?" The connection between the two realities is there, and I still think that the two will merge back together into one. I just have no idea how.

Oh, and here's some exciting news. reports that the series finale has now been extended by thirty minutes. It will air on Sunday (make note of the different day), May 23 at 9/8c, push the local news back by half an hour, and be followed by the Jimmy Kimmel Live: Aloha to LOST special at 12:05 AM.

Okay, now it's your turn. What do you think about tonight's episode?

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Meet Historical Fiction Author Jennifer Hudson Taylor - Interview & Giveaway!

It's my pleasure to introduce one of my fellow Abingdon Press authors, Jennifer Hudson Taylor!


Jennifer Hudson Taylor is the author of historical and contemporary Christian fiction set in Europe and the Carolinas. Her fiction has won awards in the American Christian Fiction Writers' Genesis Contest. Her debut novel, Highland Blessings, released May 2010. Other works have appeared in national publications, such as Guideposts, Heritage Quest Magazine, Everton’s Genealogical Publishers, and The Military Trader. Jennifer graduated from Elon University with a B.A. in Journalism. When she isn't writing, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, genealogy, and reading. She resides with her husband and daughter in the Charlotte area of NC.


JA:  How does your faith impact your writing?
JHT:  Ever since I decided to dedicate my writing to God, my faith impacts my work very much. It may not be very noticeable to some as my work isn’t preachy or heavy on salvation scenes in every novel, but I pray about my writing, I depend on God to finish it, and I know I’m called to plant biblical seeds so that the Holy Spirit will do the rest.

JA:  How do you deal with writer’s block?
JHT:  Writer’s block is often caused by stress, not knowing what to write next, not knowing where the story should go, lack of inspiration, and fatigue. Solutions range from more prayer time and rest to reprioritizing one’s schedule, taking a temporary break for a few days or weeks, brainstorming new plot twists, introducing new characters, etc.

JA:  After becoming a published author, what surprised you the most?
JHT:  Even though my day job is marketing and communications, it’s keeping up with that very aspect that is quite daunting. It’s hard to manage a blog tour, get interview questions completed and returned on time, mail out books to blog winners as that requires a trip to the post office on a regular basis. Perhaps it wouldn’t seem so time consuming if 40 hours of my week weren’t already dedicated to another job, but I’m surprised at how hard it is and how much time it has taken me away from writing my sequel.

JA:  What do you think about writing contests? Have you participated in any? What’s the benefit to an unpublished writer?
JHT:  To be honest, I have mixed feelings about writing contests. First my positive thoughts, contests can be great in preparing one to accept criticism, obtaining valuable feedback to help one improve their writing skills, gaining writing credits, establishing a reputation, and getting manuscripts in front of editors and agents above the slush pile.

My negative experiences are even if judges are trained, sometimes the way they phrase things and their lack of experience in the publishing world can mislead new writers and create unnecessary confusion. Regardless of the secular or Christian market, there are those who pride themselves on knowing more than they actually do. They mean well, but bad advice is still bad advice no matter how well intended. I’ve seen so many things that really should not have taken place on my manuscripts as well as fellow authors.

Unpublished writers need to be very selective in which contests they enter, careful in choosing the best corresponding category, and target appropriate editors and agents as final judges for their type of manuscript. Know if you are seeking feedback or exposure. It makes a difference as to which contests to enter. Pray about the feedback and use discernment before accepting the feedback, but not too prideful to admit that your work may need improvement.

JA:  If you weren’t a writer, what would you be doing?
JHT:  Reading more and eagerly awaiting new releases. Now I read when I get the chance in between my own projects and books are released faster than I can keep up with them because my time is limited.

JA:  What's your idea of a dream vacation?
JHT:  I would love an entire summer traveling about Scotland, England, and Ireland staying in castles, bed and breakfast inns, visiting historical sites, collecting resource materials that would be hard to obtain here in the U.S.

JA:  What’s the one far out sci-fi technology you’d most like to see become a household item?
JHT:  A time machine. I’d love to go back in time, meet my ancestors and experience the way things were and be able to come back. I wouldn’t want to remain there. I’m not sure I’d want to visit the future. I may not like what I see.

Thank you, Jennifer, for taking the time to visit with us today. May God bless you as you continue to write for Him!

To find out more about Jennifer and her writing, visit her website at

ABOUT THE BOOK - Highland Blessings

Highland warrior Bryce MacPhearson kidnaps Akira MacKenzie on her wedding day to honor a promise he made to his dying father. When he forces Akira to wed him, hoping to end a half-century feud between their clans, she struggles to overcome her anger and resentment. . .Yet her strength in the Lord becomes a witness to Bryce. But there is a traitor in their midst . . . and murder is the ultimate weapon.


If you’d like to be entered to win a copy of Highland Blessings, just leave a reply to this blog. I’ll pick a winner at random on May 7th. Please leave an email address so I can contact you if you're the winner. (To prevent spammers from trolling for your email, please use this format with the brackets--you [at] yourmail [dot] com--or something similar.) Good luck!