Tuesday, August 6, 2013

GIVEAWAY! THE PASTOR'S WIFE WEARS BIKER BOOTS! by Karla Akins




You want to be sure and have plenty of tissues, because if you aren’t laughing, you’ll be crying.
Karla Akins is a preacher’s wife and she knows from where she speaks.
With her own life challenges, she writes about a pastor’s wife named Kirstie who faces countless challenges of her own, and she finds herself a tad depressed. Her husband, being a husband, tells her he’ll pray about it.
While he’s praying, she’s headed to the bike shop to pick out a bubble gum pink motorcycle.
You heard right, a motorcycle. She longs to feel freedom blowing through her hair and she has loads of eccentric friends to ride with her.
What will the church folks think? What will her family think?
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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.

Kirstie and her motorcycle “gang”—two church matrons and a mouthy, gum-smacking non-church member—discover that road-toughened bikers are quite capable of ministering to others, and faith is fortified in the most unexpected ways.

The book includes a teen with autism. Akins has twin boys with autism. It also addresses the issues of Alzheimer’s.

When she wrote the book, she didn’t realize her mother-in-law would come down with Alzheimer’s. She now lives with their family. Karla realizes that in writing her book, God was preparing her for things to come.

“I think there are several things in the book that people will identify with. There’s a chapter devoted to the Patriot Guard and a fallen soldier returning home from Afghanistan. Struggling to raise kids in a modern world when temptation is everywhere is also addressed. And the pressures of pastoring a church. But the emotions and experiences are universal because they’re human,” she says.

There’s also an awesome mystery attached to the church history and those most adamant about controlling Kirstie are the ones with secrets to hide.


DON’T MISS THIS HILARIOUS NOVEL.
Leave a comment and your email addy (YOU MUST LEAVE THE ADDY, I WON’T GO HUNTING FOR IT) for a chance to win a copy of:
THE PASTOR’S WIFE WEARS BIKER BOOTS! By Karla Akins.

26 comments:

  1. Would definitely love the chance to win this book! Sounds hilarious! fictionwithfaith at gmail dot com

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    1. Kara, thanks for reading and posting! I hope you win a copy! :-)

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    2. Oh, and come by my blog sometime, too, I have giveaways constantly! http://karlaakins.com/blog

      You can find me on facebook: http://facebook.com/karlakakins

      Hope to see you there!

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  2. It's a hilarious book, Kara. Will be picking a winner the weekend of the 19th! So watch for it...

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  3. This book sounds entertaining with a few good twists. I'm trying to visualize our pastor's wife ministering to bikers. Yeah, I don't think so but I'm sure she'd enjoy reading this adventure. Yes,I'd like to win a copy of this book.

    Loribethuy@yahoo.com

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    1. Laura, you'd be surprised what your pastor's wife might do! People didn't visualize me riding my own motorcycle, either. :-) Best blessings with the drawing! Hope you love the book!

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    2. Oh, and come by my blog sometime, too, I have giveaways constantly! http://karlaakins.com/blog

      You can find me on facebook: http://facebook.com/karlakakins

      Hope to see you there!

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  4. Karla is an amazing writer and her humor is electrifying! You can't help but laugh out-loud. I highly recommend this book to anyone who would enjoy the emotional story along with a good dose of laughter. Aloha! --Cheryl

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    1. Congrats on your release today, Cheryl! WOO HOO!!! Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. This one caught my attention as soon as I saw the title when it was announced it was coming out. I haven't picked up a copy yet, but sure want to. It sounds like it's that right combination of hilarious and heartwarming. I'd love a chance to win a copy. Somehow, some way, I gotta read this one.
    Burt
    Burton W. Cole, burtseyevu@aol.com

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  6. We grew up as PK's,,, oh the stories we could tell LOL. We can identify with so many of the issues mentioned, it's a little creepy hahaha! Would love to win! Pick us! Pick us! sscuffe (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  7. Would love a chance to win this book, Linda. Know many P.K.s and have a sister and brother-in-law who are bikers. sounds funny and appealing...right up my alley.

    My addy is bennitt49@yahoo.com.

    Peggy Bennitt

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  8. Oh,you'd all love it. I guarantee. Funny stuff and a few tears thrown in for good measure. Hahaha

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  9. Oh absolutely enter me in this one. Need a laugh, have an autistic son, and a father in law with altzheimers. Sounds wonderful! Joanne(at)joannesher(dot)com

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  10. Well, I love The Lord, ride bikes and have a grandson with autism. Three for three. kparsons901(at)yahoo(dot)com.

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  11. This book sounds awesome. Would love to win. Being disabled and in the house majority of the time, I need some good laughs. Please enter me in your giveaway. Thank you!!
    Barbara Thompson
    barbmaci61(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  12. This former pastor's wife (& now missionary's wife) would love to read your book! I wrote a cookbook called "& You're a Preacher's Wife?" with my love of writing about my mistakes along with my love of cooking. I've been told I march to the beat of my own drum - sounds like you do also!

    missionwife AT hotmail DOT com

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  13. This book sounds like it would make me smile, A LOT, lol. Thank you for the chance to win it.

    wfnren(at)aol(dot)com

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  14. I would love to read this sounds good.
    Blessings
    joeym11@frontier.com

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  15. This sounds like a book I should be reading right now!!! I so need a laugh or two!
    Thanks for offering it.
    Blessings
    HollyMag(at)gmail(dot)com

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  16. Sounds like a fun read with lots of issues to enjoy reading about! Would love to read/win the book! Thanks!

    bonnieroof6o(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  17. This sounds wonderful! I love hilarious books and would love to win. shopgirl152nykiki(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  18. Oh my, this book sounds like it is wonderful and hilarious. I do want to read it and thank you for the opportunity!

    Blessings,
    Jo
    azladijo(at)aol(dot)com

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  19. Oh boy! So many folks who want the book, I just had to offer more than one!
    The print goes to Holly, and kindle copies go to
    Burt, Kevin, Bonnie and Jo! Holly, I'll be contacting you for your snail mail address!

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  20. Bonnie, you're addy is bouncing. I'll wait till 6 tonight, and if you don't send me a new addy, I'll have to offer to someone else! And yes, I replaced dot with . and at with @.

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  21. Would love to win a copy. Jaxbrown1118@gmail.com

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