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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Now in two flavors: FamilyFiction and FamilyFiction Edge

FamilyFiction launches spin-off digital magazine FAMILYFICTION EDGE
Second bimonthly digital magazine will cater to Christian fiction readers who love Suspense, Fantasy, Animation, and more
 

Monday, December 26, 2011

Free Christmas movies, Inspy winners, military fiction and more (Dec 20)

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Free Christmas movies!
As we count down the final days before Christmas, there are several specials you can watch free online -- including the perennial A Charlie Brown Christmas, the stop-motion animated The Miracle Maker, and the film Homeless for the Holidays. Click through to find out more!
News: 2011 INSPY Winners
Suspense writer Steven James, romance author Catherine West, and speculative fiction writer T.L. Hines were among the authors honored this year by the INSPY Awards, which celebrates literature that "grapples with expressions of the Christian faith." See all the winners here!
Interview: 3 Authors Who Write Military Fiction
With passion and purpose born of personal experience and keen observation, decorated warrior Maj. Jeff Struecker, military brat Ronie Kendig, and former JAG officer Don Brown write thrilling military adventures of sacrifice, heroism and heartache. Read the article!
Update: THE HOBBIT
One year ahead of the theatrical release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey -- the first of two film adaptations set sixty years before The Lord of the Rings -- Warner Bros. has released the official film description. Further Reading: Explore the Christian faith behind Tolkien and his Worlds.
Book Trailer: INJUSTICE FOR ALL
When a federal judge is murdered, a witness must go on the run, and an ambitious FBI agent must figure out why: Watch the book trailer for Injustice For All: A Justice Seekers Novel, the latest suspense from Robin Caroll. Preview the book here!
Books: 708 Historical Fiction Titles
Check out more than 700 historical fiction book releases -- including historical romance, biblical fiction, and westerns -- from top authors like Francine Rivers, Mary Connealy, and Gilbert Morris. (Not your flavor? Try these speculative fiction titles or children's books.)
Authors: 168 Suspense Fiction Writers!
Whether you prefer pulse-pounding thrillers, cozy mysteries or romantic suspense, meet nearly 170 Christian authors who write suspense! Click on an author for his or her latest books, news, videos and and more! (Not your thing? Here are authors who write romance and Amish fiction!)
FamilyFiction Nov/Dec 2011
In the current issue: Melody Carlson * 10 New Voices in Contemporary Fiction * romance authors Colleen Coble, Kristin Billerbeck, Denise Hunter and Diann Hunt team up * PLUS: DVDs, children's books and much more! Read it online -- or download the issue to your computer -- FREE!
Giveaway: FOREVER FAITHFUL
You could win Karen Kingsbury's 3-in-1 edition Forever Faithful as part of Our Advocate's "12 Days of Christmas" Christian fiction giveaway! To enter the drawing, go visit Our Advocate for all the details! (Got a Christian fiction blog? Find out how to get us to feature you.)
Giveaway: THE QUEEN (Patrick Bowers #5)
This first week of January, the FamilyFiction Edge page on Facebook will pick 10 fans to win a copy of The Queen, the latest thriller in Steven James' Patrick Bowers series! All you have to do: Click through and click "like" if you love reading Steven James!
Giveaway: A RELUCTANT QUEEN
We have 10 copies of A Reluctant Queen: The Love Story of Esther by Joan Wolf. The beloved Bible story springs to fresh life in this inspired novel. To sign up for our drawing, go to the contest page and enter your name and email address. Deadline is Dec. 31 at midnight! [Links disabled]
Winners!
These folks claimed their copy of Forbidden by Ted Dekker and Tosca Lee: Cindy Benedict Barclay, Rebekah Crain, Heather Hill, Patricia Kemp Blackmon, and Jane Wittenbrink Reeves. Check out these upcoming prizes!
Free Fiction and Movies!
Our "free fiction" page includes links to free downloads for multiple reading devices, plus movies you can watch free online. Find available titles here: Free Christian Fiction For Your Computer, Kindle, Nook, and More! Links also available weekly on Twitter.com/FamilyFiction.

Monday, December 19, 2011

VeggieTales news, Tamera Alexander interview, James Scott Bell and more (Dec 13)

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FamilyFiction Nov/Dec 2011
In the current issue: Melody Carlson * 10 New Voices in Contemporary Fiction * romance authors Colleen Coble, Kristin Billerbeck, Denise Hunter and Diann Hunt team up * PLUS: DVDs, children's books and much more! Read it online -- or download the issue to your computer -- FREE!
News: VeggieTales on the way
The VeggieTales gang returns soon with with two new DVDs: On Dec. 26, God Loves You Very Much includes three classic stories and an all-new song. On Jan. 24, If I Sang a Silly Song includes 20 fan-favorites, a new song, and Karaoke tracks. Read the press releases!
Interview: Tamera Alexander
Author Tamera Alexander shares about her new historical romance A Lasting Impression, set at Nashville's historic antebellum manor, Belmont Mansion. "God pursues us with a relentless and jealous love. He's by far my greatest inspiration in writing romance." Read the interview here!
Q&A: James Scott Bell
Former trial lawyer and thriller writer James Scott Bell talks about his new suspense collection, One More Lie: "I got discouraged in college, where I was told 'Writers are born, not made.' I believed that for a long time." Read the interview here.
Almost 500 book trailers!
FamilyFiction.com now sports nearly 500 book trailers -- "movie trailer" style videos representing titles in all genres: Amish, historical, suspense, speculative, romance, contemporary, young adult, children's and comics. Watch the book trailers and learn more about the books!

New releases: Amish fiction
Browse through more than 160 Amish fiction titles, from such popular authors as Amy Clipston, Cindy Woodsmall, Beth Wiseman, Barbara Cameron, Mary Ellis, and more! Click thru for information on the books, and promotional videos. See all the books here!
Interview: K.J. Kolka
Cartoonist K.J. Kolka shares about his webcomic The Cardinal: "They don't anticipate stories about people struggling with issues like violence, homelessness, and keeping your faith when the whole world seems against you." Read the article: The Cardinal: Taking Flight.
Find us on Facebook!
Are you on Facebook? We have two pages: Facebook.com/FamilyFiction and our spin-off page Facebook.com/FamilyFiction.Edge. Both pages feature links to news and interviews, and more. Please stop by and visit us!
Find us on Twitter!
Are you on Twitter? Follow us at Twitter.com/FamilyFiction for links to Christian fiction news, author interviews, updates, #FreeChristianFiction and more! Join us!
Giveaway: A RELUCTANT QUEEN
We have 10 copies of A Reluctant Queen: The Love Story of Esther by Joan Wolf. The beloved Bible story springs to fresh life in this inspired novel. To sign up for our drawing, go to the contest page and enter your name and email address. Deadline is Dec. 31 at midnight! [Links disabled]
Giveaway: THE QUEEN (Patrick Bowers #5)
This first week of January, the FamilyFiction Edge page on Facebook will pick 10 fans to win a copy of The Queen, the latest thriller in Steven James' Patrick Bowers series! All you have to do: Click through and click "like" if you love reading Steven James!
Winners!
These folks won our Christmas Snow Three-Pack: Tammy Federspiel, Mary Anne Holt, Shirley Gardner, Glenda Mills, Jan Ware, Allison Moyer, Shirley Strait, Joyce Johnson, and Jamie Burroughs. Check out these upcoming prizes!
Free Fiction and Movies!
Our "free fiction" page includes links to free downloads for multiple reading devices, plus movies you can watch free online. Find available titles here: Free Christian Fiction For Your Computer, Kindle, Nook, and More! Links also available weekly on Twitter.com/FamilyFiction.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Lauraine Snelling, Frank Peretti, Max Lucado (Dec 6)

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Spotlight: VALLEY OF DREAMS
From Lauraine Snelling: After her father's death, trick rider Cassie Lockwood is forced to leave the only home she's ever known. With a bundle of heartache and two unlikely companions, she sets out with on a wild and daring new adventure. But will her heart be brave enough to carry on?
Preview: Frank Peretti's ILLUSION
As seen on our FamilyFiction Edge page on Facebook! Frank Peretti returns to bookshelves March 2012 with the stunning new thriller Illusion: A grieving husband encounters a teen identical to his dead wife...in face, name, and magical skills. More about the book here.
Q&A: Colleen Coble
Author Colleen Coble shares about Lonestar Angel, the latest in her Lonestar series: "After 40 years of marriage, I'm firmly convinced that a successful relationship is built on a choice to love each and every day. Even when we don't feel like it." Read the interview here!
News: A Comic Book Christmas
Acclaimed comics creator Billy Tucci brings his commitment to research and attention to detail to the story of Christ's birth with A Child Is Born. "I cannot think of any body of work more worthwhile to my family than to illustrate the story of Mary and Joseph." Read the news here.
Excerpts: CHRISTMAS STORIES
Read two excerpts from Max Lucado's Christmas Stories, which collects his holiday fiction and essays. "In the mystery of Christmas, we find its majesty -- the mystery of how God became flesh, why He chose to come, and how much He must love His people."
FamilyFiction Nov/Dec 2011
In our new issue: Melody Carlson * 2011 Carol Awards * 10 New Voices in Contemporary Fiction * romance authors Colleen Coble, Kristin Billerbeck, Denise Hunter and Diann Hunt team up for Smitten * PLUS: DVDs, children's books and much more! Read online -- or download to your computer -- FREE!
Find us on Facebook!
Are you on Facebook? We have two pages: Facebook.com/FamilyFiction and our spin-off page Facebook.com/FamilyFiction.Edge. Both pages feature links to news and interviews, and more. Please stop by and visit us!
Find us on Twitter!
Are you on Twitter? Follow us at Twitter.com/FamilyFiction for links to Christian fiction news, author interviews, updates, #FreeChristianFiction and more! Join us!
Giveaway: A RELUCTANT QUEEN
We have 10 copies of A Reluctant Queen: The Love Story of Esther by Joan Wolf. The beloved Bible story springs to fresh life in this inspired novel. To sign up for our drawing, go to the contest page and enter your name and email address. Deadline is Dec. 31 at midnight! [LINK FOUND IN THE NEWSLETTER]
Giveaway: THE QUEEN (Patrick Bowers #5)
This first week of January, the FamilyFiction Edge page on Facebook will pick 10 fans to win a copy of The Queen, the latest thriller in Steven James' Patrick Bowers series! All you have to do: Click through and click "like" if you love reading Steven James!



Below, find free eBooks and movies! (Offers provided by the respective publishers and retailers.) More titles here!
Free Fiction: O LITTLE TOWN
In a small town at Christmas, three families find themselves muddling their way through the challenges of life: For a limited time, download Don Reid's Christmas novel O Little Town free for your Kindle, PC, Mac or portable device. Limited Offer: Price Subject to Change.
Free Fiction: A VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS
Return to a time when life was uncomplicated: For a limited time, download Catherine Palmer's anthology A Victorian Christmas free for your Kindle, PC, Mac or portable device, from Christianbook, Sony's ReaderStore, and for Barnes & Noble's Nook. Limited Offer: Price Subject to Change.
Free Movie: THE MIRACLE MAKER
Created in state-of-the-art 3D animation, this film features all-star voice cast to bring an inspiring perspective to the greatest story ever told. Watch The Miracle Maker free online on Hulu. Netflix subscribers can watch it on Netflix Watch Instantly. Limited Offer.

Links to more free Christian fiction and movies here.

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