Welcome back to a new monthly quiz and this one correlates with the devotion in the August installment of Patched In. If you haven’t signed up for my newsletter, you can go to the HOME page, scroll to the bottom and there’s a place to enter your email and sign up. No worries, I never give our your email address. When you sign up, you’ll receive a monthly newsletter “Patched In” which features a new quiz, book news, deal alerts, upcoming exclusive info, a Patch of Hope which includes a devotion, worship song video, a prayer, and Scripture verse to reflect on. I also share book recommendations and other fun stuff. I think you’d like it. 🙂
My next newsletter goes out August 10th, so if you’re here before then, be sure to sign up!
I’m also doing a month long giveaway to celebrate my upcoming release, Cold Case Double Cross.
You can enter for a chance to win here: GIVEAWAY !
And now for the Quiz! Yay! Comment below and tell me which flower best represents your personality: The Marigold, the Night-blooming jasmine, or the African violet. Also, be sure to share your results so your friends on social media can participate too!
Hey everyone! I’m super excited that Cold Case Double Cross will release on August 24th in digital, mass market print, large print, and TRUE LARGE print (which is huge font)! To celebrate the upcoming release I’m giving away a fun Cold Case Prize Package which includes the following:
Also, you can preorder Cold Case Double Cross to make sure you don’t forget at the end of the month. This is a fast-paced whodunit but it also deals with a woman who struggles to trust men in her life and God. If you’ve ever been looked over, forgotten, betrayed–then this book will be some salve to your sore heart. My hero Cash is dealing with a learning disability and is hiding it because of the shame he feels over how he’s been treated in the past in regards to it. God is our Healer and while the characters are fictional, the hope, IS REAL.
Today kicks off with the first book in my newest Cold Case Investigators series, Cold Case Takedown! You can purchase it at your favorite online retailer or anywhere Harlequin books are sold such as Walmart, Barnes &Noble, BAM etc…
I’m a cold case fanatic, an armchair detective if you will, much like my heroine Georgia Maxwell in CCT! Are you intrigued by cold cases? Follow them on podcasts, buy books on them, watch documentaries? Me too! So in honor of this new cold case series, I’m giving away ONE COPY of
Discover the fascinating true crime stories of JonBenét Ramsey, the Black Dahlia, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum theft, the Amber Alert case, the Cleveland Torso Murders, and more—a must-read for murderinos, armchair detectives, and online sleuths of all kinds!
From mystifying heists to shocking murders, Cold Cases: A True Crime Collection features case file facts, fascinating details, and chilling testimonies of the world’s most famous cold cases. Written for true crime junkies who love to speculate on the facts and theories surrounding their favorite cases, this book reads like you’re having a conversation with a friend or listening to your favorite crime podcast. Each chapter delves deep into the facts, while also illuminating the many theories surrounding these mysteriously fascinating cases:
– The Zodiac Killer – The disappearance of Natalee Holloway – The murder of JonBenét Ramsey – The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist – The Kingsbury Run murders, aka the Cleveland Torso murders – The Black Dahlia murder – The Freeway Phantom murders – D. B. Cooper’s airplane heist – The Amber Alert case (the death of Amber Hagerman) – The Golden State Killer
Giveaway is paperback U.S., kindle abroad. 18+ to enter.
Last year I didn’t have a single Love Inspired Suspense novel release because I had taken 2019 off for some other things unrelated to writing. But I gotta tell you, it was great to get back to the land of fiction in 2020–I needed the escape, as I’m sure many of you did and found it in reading or writing yourself.
And all the work in 2020 is coming to fruition in 2021 which means you’ll have 3 brand new books to scarf down in April, August, and December. This Cold Case Investigators series was one of my favorites so far (I say that about every series at the time).
The series follows the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation Cold Case Unit (MBI) and tells their stories of struggle, faith, romance, and high-impact danger! They’ll battle things like clinical anxiety and panic disorder, gender bias, guilt, shame, feelings of uncertainty and no control. You’ll see villains who are less diabolical (though cut-throat all the same) and more motivated by feelings you and I could be motivated by if we didn’t have faith and hope but acted on greed, unhealthy desires, and desperation.
And all books will take place in small fictional towns in Mississippi, although I admit to modeling Book 2 after where I live!
April kicks off with Cold Case Takedown which is unit chief Colt McCoy and podcaster Georgia Maxwell. It’s a story about battling fear and clinical anxiety. It’s about faith and prayer and even medication–because some anxiety needs treated as much as high cholesterol! And it’s about giving grace to those who suffer with anxiety/panic that aren’t spiritual in nature but medical. It’s also about small town corruption in regards to football. Everybody down south knows football is king! Friday Night Lights, baby!
So to celebrate, I’m giving away 10 signed paperback copies of Cold Case Takedown to 10 people! EEEK! And just a little ahem…authors truly do love reviews because it helps push the book out into the big book world to be seen by others. Even if it’s “I really liked this book and these characters!” Early reviews can be posted on Goodreads too! But Amazon makes ya wait until Release Day, just saying.
Now, feel free to enter for a chance to win 1 out of 10 copies and share this post so your friends can enter too! Share the love, y’all.
Hey friends! It’s that time of year again when I get to team up with some of my favorite authors to bring you the 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway where the prizes build each day and the grand prize consists of all the books and a $100 Amazon card!
So without further ado, on the 8th Day of Christmas author, Jessica R. Patch gave to me…
Cold Case Christmas!
Secrets lie buried in ice…
One of them can kill her.
Home for Christmas after her long-missing mother’s body is found, nothing will keep Nora Livingstone from uncovering the truth about the cold case. Especially not Deputy Sheriff Rush Buchanan, whom she once loved and left. Even when threats become attempts on her life, Rush can’t dissuade her—but he will protect her. Because someone is determined to bury the truth…or bury Nora.
I’m writing a new book for a proposal I’ve sent to Love Inspired Suspense. I guess writing it is a step of faith. 🙂 Since we’re talking about faith–my heroine has faith but she struggles with a lot of fear about the future and all kinds of things that can happen in this world. So many bad things have already happened. I put together a playlist of worship songs that I think Georgia Maxwell needs to hear–songs that tell her story and would fuel her faith and to help her battle fear.
And it happens to be a timely message. We are still living in uncertain times. There’s a lot of fear and anxiety. While concern is legit, I don’t think paralyzing fear is!
I thought I’d share the Spotify playlist I’ve been listening to for weeks while I work through this story.
Since I’m the author I already know she’s going to overcome it and rise up stronger than ever. God is our Author and Finisher of our faith and He knows how our story ends as well…in victory in Christ. We’re coming out of this stronger than before!
If you listen to the playlist (or follow it if you’re on Spotify) I’d love to hear which song meant the most to you. Answer in the comments or find me on Facebook and let me know!
Right now it seems like everything is upside down as we grapple for a new kind of normal. Extroverts are not doing okay. Introverts have some social breathing room, but everyone is uncertain of what is ahead and that can be a scary time.
Let me encourage you: “Before the mountains were born, before you gave birth to the earth and the world, from beginning to end, you are God.” Psalm 90: 2 NLT
From beginning to end, You are God! That gives me such comfort and hope. That tells me that God was there at our beginning–and before. He’s in the middle. And in the end. He’s in control and He’s good.
There’s a lot of speculation on why all this is happening. The enemy’s tactics. God’s judgment. I don’t know. What I do know though, is that these circumstances don’t change the faithfulness and goodness of God. I know He is with us. He’s ahead of it. And this gives us, yet again, another opportunity to trust Him. To take Him at His Word. To return to Him if we’ve been away awhile. To reach unbelievers, who do not have the hope we have, with the gospel message in a myriad of online ways.
Is it just a trial and tribulation? Maybe. But I know that Jesus has overcome the world and given us the promise that through them He will be with us.
Is this the end? I don’t know. Maybe. But in the end, all is restored and made new, including us. And we’ll be with Him forever.
I take comfort in the promises. And I’m praying for you out there who are fearful. I’m praying for you out there who have legitimate concerns like what to do with your children while you have to work because you’re essential personnel, or how you’ll pay your bills because you’re not working right now. How will you tackle educating your children, supplying for your family, and providing for their needs.
God is with you. This is the time for the church to rise up and take care of people. I trust somehow, some way, God will get you what you need when you need it. That’s what I’m praying.
Me? What can I do? Not a lot but encourage you and offer you some escape, some entertainment, some laughs, a little romance, and some hope through two of my books that I’m making free through March 25th.
If you haven’t read them, snatch them up. If you have, share the free deal with your friends and family. And know I am praying for you!
It’s not too late to enter in the Rafflecopter giveaway below by following some of your favorite authors on social media and signing up for their newsletters. We draw a new winner every day, and on December 12th, we’ll give away a $100 Amazon Gift Card in addition to all the other great prizes!
Y’all! How many of you love getting together with girlfriends for a Girls’ Night Out with some of your killer friends? They’re just the bestest ever. Wild and crazy and up for all sorts of mischief. Me too! And so does my good friend Emily Shuff. We got together and decided to do something super fun for you and a group of girlfriends to make the next Girls’ Night Out even more fun.
That’s right! We’re partnering to bring you a spooky/suspenseful photoshoot. In fact, we’ll be heading out on a location scout in just a few weeks to find the perfect (and safe) place for the photo session! We’ll be posting some video snippets of our scouting day for you to see!
In Killer Exposure, my heroine is a crime scene photographer and the hero is a storm chaser, capturing all sorts of wild weather on film. It’s set in a small Alabama town and a local carnival! Some of the scenes take place in spooky settings! So we wanted to bring photography and suspense together to give y’all a fantastic fun night! One captured on camera that you can talk about for years to come!
What does this giveaway include?
The winner receives an Online Gallery of 45+ images. All edited images are available for download! You and your girlfriends can get together and do whatever you want with the images!
Each participant receives a signed paperback copy of Killer Exposure. This would be a great night out with your bookclub gal pals as well!
*Maximum group size 20 people.
Where will this photoshoot be located?
The shoot will be in the Memphis or Northwest MS region (Desoto County, Tate County, Marshall County). The winner will be notified privately by email of the location.
Anyone can enter but the winner is responsible for transportation to the photoshoot site. Want to drive from Arkansas? Well, come on. Alabama? Roll tide! If you do not have transportation to the region, a new winner will be drawn. So be sure you can get yourself here!
When is the photoshoot?
The winner has FOUR dates to choose from for the Killer Friends photo session: Friday, July 26th, Saturday, July 27th, Friday, August 16th, or Saturday, August 17th.
*If the winner can’t make any of these dates, they will be forfeit and a new winner will be selected.
The photo session begins at 6:30 p.m.
Just think of all the fun possibilities! Come to the photoshoot then on to dinner, maybe try an escape room…endless ideas to make this night a blast.