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AGENT: Linda is a an agent with Hartline Literary Agency. She would love to represent that next great American novel! She will look at nonfiction, but she LOVES FICTION--historic, suspense, romance or all of the above.

AUTHOR: Linda writes romance in all categories, but what is her fave? Suspense, and not only suspense, but SUSPENSE SEALED WITH A KISS

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Five Books! Four Authors! Giveaways--Yeah!

Golly Gee, but I love to give away books!

And I’ve got two ebooks and three print books just chomping at the proverbial bit to land in someone’s hands.
Let’s start with author, Rose Zediker.  Wedding on the Rocks. This is Rose’s fourth book for Heartsong, though she’s written many others.
When she traded small-town life for the bright lights of Chicago, Jennifer Edwards yearned to discover a world beyond Faith, South Dakota. So when her father's illness calls her home to run their cattle ranch, she tells herself it's temporary. Then why is she even thinkingabout a future with archaeology professor Brett Lange—the boy she left behind—whose life's work is digging up the past?
Rose captures the heart of romance in Wedding on the Rocks.

Next is Davalynn Spencer and her novel, The Rancher’s Second Chance. This is Davalynn’s first novel with Heartsong, but not her first rodeo, so to speak. She’s actually been a clown when she filled in for her husband who keeps the bull from the rider. Not many folks can say that!  
Laura Bell is home for good. Twelve years ago she left her home behind—but she could never forget the boy next door. Now, hurting from a broken engagement and fed up with city life, Laura returns to her family's ranch. But her homecoming is bittersweet. Twelve years apart has changed Eli Hawthorne. Yet the bond they once shared has only deepened with time.
If you like a country setting with a handsome cowboy, Davalynn’s your writer. She knows the genre because she lives it! Let’s all experience a handsome cowboy and plenty of conflict in The Rancher’s Second Chance

How about plenty of laughter? Yup, you got it. Karla Akins, The Pastor’s Wife Wears Biker Boots…from Harbourlight, an imprint from Pelican Book Group, and she knows what she’s talking about. Pastor’s wife Karla Akins tells a tale full of tears and laughter. And she understand what it is to be a pastor’s wife and need a bike to occasionally vroooom off into the sunset and calm the tension.
Pastor's wife, Kirstie Donovan, lives life in a fishbowl, so when she hops on the back of a bright pink motorcycle, tongues start to wag at the conservative, century-old First Independent Christian Community Church of Eels Falls. Kirstie loves roaring down a road less traveled by most women over forty, but she's not just riding her bike for the fun of it. Kirstie has a ministry. However, certain church members have secrets to hide, and when God uses Kirstie's ministry to fill the pews with leather-clad, tattooed bikers, those secrets could be exposed...and some will stop at nothing to hide the truth.
If you love to laugh, love a good mystery, and love a few tears sprinkled in like a straight-laced baptism, then Biker Boots is for you!

Finally, I love to give away books, too!!! So I’m giving away two copies of my own books. First: The Substitute Bride.
Rancher Jared Callahan eagerly awaited the arrival of his mail-order bride. But instead of the kindhearted woman who wrote about escaping her constrained city life, the beauty who arrived in his remote frontier town couldn't remember anything. Not him, not their long-distance courtship, not even her own name. What is he going to do with this petite spitfire? 
Find out how his bride discovers her true identity in The Substitute Bride!
Then, because I can’t give away enough to make me happy, I’m going to give away my two ebooks from White Rose Publishing:
Polar Bear Plunge and the sequel Miss Fishly. Both to the same person.
Polar Bear Plunge:
Brice Taylor might not be on Aleni Callan's Christmas list, but she finds him under her tree anyway.Nurse Aleni Callan's anger toward God is fueled when Brice Taylor enters her life. Not only does Brice have no regard for his own life—as evidenced by the concussion and hypothermia he suffers after participating in the Polar Bear Plunge—he escaped the war in Afghanistan and lived to tell his story in a bestselling book, while her precious husband was killed.
Miss Fishfly:
Searching for love everywhere but in the right places, Christie Hayes is confounded when chocolate brown eyes wink at her at her best friend's wedding. A narrow miss of the bedpan, and she discovers old Mr. Hartway's grandson, Colton Keller, and brown eyes are one in the same.

So if you’d like a chance to win one or more of the books listed here, please drop a note by this Sunday at noon about why you’d love to read one. Be sure and leave your email addy!

Blessings to you all!


  1. Oops, I guess that's three of my own. Never said I was a math genius.

  2. They all sound very interesting, but I'd like to read The Pastor's Wife Wears Biker Boots, by Karla Akins. While not a pastor's wife, I do know what it's like to stick out in a conservative church.

  3. Hi, Linda! I love a good chuckle almost as much as I love a good giveaway, so I'd go for The Pastor's Wife Wears Biker Boots. But if that's already taken, my Ma would love to read any paperback (she doesn't do ebooks) except The Substitute Bride (already have that one).

  4. What fun! They do all sound intriguing, but my first choice would be The Substitute Bride.

  5. You guys are right, Karla's Biker Boots is a hoot. I'll be giving that one away later this month as well. Her book is such fun! But they're all good, and fun reads, but I can say that because I love mystery, handsome leading men, motorcycles, cowboys, Big Foot, sassy older women, drooling gigantic dogs, and ranches. Have I covered it all? Oh yeah, and cute little kids and crotchety old folks that pull characters together. There, I've covered all the books. But honestly, they are all fun reads.

  6. I read Biker Boots and loved it. Now I need to catch up on the others cuz I love romance.

  7. Hi Everyone!

    I don't think you can go wrong with any of these reads...something for everyone.


    Thanks for sponsoring the giveway!

  8. Just one?! They all sound good! If I have to pick just one... then it would have to be The Rancher's Second Chance for the rodeo link. My son is a team roper and I'll be in the stands for 2 rodeos in the next week, cheering him on. Yes - we do have rodeos in Michigan! ;)
    twinwillowsfarm at gmail dot com

  9. Let's go down your list: I don't know about mystery, but I married a handsome leading man, I used to ride a motorcycle, I gave birth to a cowboy, I've never seen bigfoot (although my brother is close), I am a sassy older woman, I have a St. Bernard with enough drool to keep us both happy, and I live on a farm where I entertain little kids and grouchy old folks. Do we have a lot in common or not?

  10. One, can I read more then one ? Please...many look great and my sister is a preacher's wife who does biker ministry lol
    Linda Finn

  11. How very generous of you to post this here, Linda! Thanks so much!

  12. Hi, Juli! Thanks for stopping by! I know what it's like to stick out, too! :-)

  13. Linda, I love a good chuckle, too and love making people laugh. Thanks for stopping by!

  14. I am reading your book now, Davalynn and LOVE IT!!

  15. Linda, I'd love to meet your sister!

  16. Would love to read Biker's Boots--sounds like a hoot!

  17. They all sound fabulous. I love small town reunion stories, veteran heroes, and tortured heroines. Karla's book sound hilarious!

  18. They all sound fabulous. I love small town reunion stories, veteran heroes, and tortured heroines. Karla's book sound hilarious!

  19. Oops, forgot my email.

  20. Pegg, you should write a book. hahahahah
    What a list of accomplishments!

  21. I didn't pay her to say that!!!

  22. You bet. There are just some books worth shouting about and you and Karla and Davalynn wrote some really GOOD BOOKS!

  23. Oh, it is! A hoot and a half! But there are moments when you'll need a tissue as well. And then two seconds later, you'll be howling with laughter again.

  24. All the books sounds really upbeat wonderful to read this summer!!

  25. We've always dreamed of writing for Heartsong, but since it hasn't happened (yet), we'd settle for winning a copy of one of yours! Well done! S & S