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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Christian romance, Christian comics, free fiction and more (Jun 24)

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Spotlight: SHE MAKES IT LOOK EASY
From Marybeth Whalen: A novel for every woman who has looked at another woman's life and thought, I want what she has, Marybeth Whalen's latest novel reminds us of the danger of pedestals and the beauty of authentic friendship.
Christian comic group hits 1000
The Christian Comic Arts Society (CCAS) recently welcomed its 1000th member! The CCAS connects fans and pro who share a passion for the comic book medium and a love for their Christian faith. And check out our growing database of Christian comics here.
Romance Across the Country
Romance authors Miralee Ferrell, Melanie Dobson, Susan Page Davis and Melody Carlson discuss their contributions to the long-running "Love Finds You" series. Each story, set in a unique place, gives readers "a taste of local life across this wonderfully diverse country."
50 Young Adult Fiction Authors!
Meet more than 50 Christian authors who write Young Adult Fiction -- in all types, from comedy to historical to time travel to Amish-- all from a biblical worldview. Just click on any author's name to view their latest books, news, interviews, book trailers and and more!

FamilyFiction May /Jun 2011
The 2011 FamilyFiction Readers Choice Awards * Wanda E. Brunstetter * Terri Blackstock * 10 New Voices in Biblical Fiction * Soul Surfer's Sarah Hill * Phil Vischer's What's In The Bible? * and much more! Read online -- or download to your computer -- FREE!
Question of the Week
What's your preference -- hardcover, paperback or ebook? Click on over to our FamilyFiction page on Facebook and join the discussion!
Giveaway of the Week
Hey, gang, our giveaway program needs to take a break for a couple of weeks -- but we'll get back on schedule in July. Watch this space in a few weeks to find out about our next giveaway!
Last Week's Prize
The winners of last week's prize: Mary Crane, Tracey Krieg, Daryl Crouch, Janet Fields, Michelle Wulf, Diane Hurd, Amy Buckner, Suzanna Shipley, Bill Tillman and Rosalie Gaulin. Congratulations! Find out more about Pearl of Sand here and more about Oasis Audio here.



Below, find free eBooks for your digital reader! (Offers provided by the respective publishers and retailers.)
Free Fiction: HIDE IN PLAIN SIGHT
She couldn't turn her back on her family in their time of need: For a limited time, download Marta Perry's Hide in Plain Sight free for your Kindle, PC, Mac or portable device, for Barnes & Noble's Nook, for Borders' Kobo, and from Sony's ReaderStore. Limited Offer: Price Subject to Change. U.S. Residents Only.
Free Fiction: THE SWAN HOUSE
A young girl comes of age in the midst of racial turmoil and personal tragedy in 1960s Atlanta: For a limited time, download Elizabeth Musser's The Swan House free for your Kindle, PC, Mac or portable device, from Christianbook, and for Barnes & Noble's Nook. Limited Offer: Price Subject to Change.
Free Fiction: WHEN THE DEVIL WHISTLES
A professional whistleblower and a litigator struggle to protect secrets that could ruin them: For a limited time, download Rick Acker's When the Devil Whistles free for your Kindle, PC, Mac or portable device, from Christianbook, and for Barnes & Noble's Nook. Limited: Price Subject to Change.

Links to more free Christian fiction here.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Ginger Garrett, Brandilyn Collins, free Christian fiction (Jun 17)

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Spotlight: THIEF (Brides of Alba Series)
From Linda Windsor: In Arthurian Scotland, a disgraced warrior meets his match in a lovely but larcenous minstrel...but it takes a stargazing princess, an improbably beautiful eel fisherman, and their own yearning hearts to bring them both home in book two of Linda Windsor's addictive Brides of Alba series.
Ginger Garrett
Ginger Garrett's latest historical is based on witch trials in the 1500s—but her focus is not witchcraft. "Every moral disaster begins with a twist on biblical truth," Ginger says. "The more we twist, the further we get from grace. We begin to worship ideas instead of God."
Brandilyn Collins
Over the Edge, the latest thriller from Brandilyn Collins, is fueled by the author's experiences with Lyme disease. "Even my family members and close friends who saw me suffer from Lyme commented that after reading Over the Edge their eyes were opened."
120 Speculative Fiction Authors!
Find your favorite Christian authors who write Speculative Fiction -- including science fiction, fantasy, end-times and supernatural fiction -- all from a biblical worldview. Just click on any author's name to view their latest books, news, interviews, book trailers and and more!

FamilyFiction May /Jun 2011
The 2011 FamilyFiction Readers Choice Awards * Wanda E. Brunstetter * Terri Blackstock * 10 New Voices in Biblical Fiction * Soul Surfer's Sarah Hill * Phil Vischer's What's In The Bible? * and much more! Read online -- or download to your computer -- FREE!
Question of the Week
What are the best Christian novels to share with your non-Christian friends and family? Click on over to our FamilyFiction page on Facebook and join the discussion!
Giveaway of the Week
You could win one of 10 audiobooks of Tessa Afshar's PEARL IN THE SAND courtesy of Oasis Audio! Go to our contest page, enter your name, email and this secret code: [CODE DELETED]. Entries must be received by Tuesday (Jun 21) at 10 a.m. CST. Winners announced in our next newsletter (Jun 24). More about Oasis Audio here.
Last Week's Prize
The winners of last week's prize: Karleen Mrazik, Rita Bodiford, Judy Clouser, Diana Schuh, Evangeline Han, Deb Pease, Diane Hurd, Marlene Dovell, Irene DeBauche and Mary Crane. Congratulations! Find out more about False Witness here.



Below, find free eBooks for your digital reader! (Offers provided by the respective publishers and retailers.)
Free: PRAYERS OF AGNES SPARROW
The folks of Bright's Pond need to find their way back to the true source of miracles: For a limited time, download the first in Joyce Magnin's's Bright's Pond series free for your Kindle, PC, Mac or portable device and from Christianbook. Limited Offer: Price Subject to Change
Free Fiction: SURRENDER THE HEART
On the brink of the War of 1812, a mistrustful young lady is desperate to save her family: For a limited time, download the first volume of MaryLu Tyndall's Surrender to Destiny series free for your Kindle, PC, Mac or portable device. Limited Offer: Price Subject to Change.
Free Fiction: APOCALYPSE DAWN
For a limited time, download the first volume in Mel Odom's Left Behind Apocalypse Series free for your Kindle, PC, Mac or portable device, from Christianbook.com, from Sony's ReaderStore and for Barnes & Noble's Nook. Limited Offer: Price Subject to Change.

Links to more free Christian fiction here.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Remembering Stephen Bly -- Plus: VeggieTales, enter our drawing, more (June 10)

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Spotlight: THE LADY OF BOLTON HILL
From Elizabeth Camden: Known for her controversial exposés, feisty female journalist Clara Endicott always writes the truth. Daniel Tremain has risen from poor factory worker to industry giant, driven by a sinister secret. When their worlds collide after twelve years apart, will Clara's words doom the man she's come to love again?
Stephen Bly 1944-2011
Within just the past minutes we heard about the passing of inspirational western author Stephen Bly, who wrote more than 100 books and hundreds of articles, poems and short stories. Please remember his wife and family in your prayers during this time.
Based On True Stories
Actress Roma Downey (Touched By An Angel) and her husband, TV producer Mark Burnett, are creating a 10-part scripted series based on the Bible. The series will air in 2013 on the History Channel. In the meantime, check out: 10 New Voices in Biblical Fiction
VeggieTales OnStage!
New in stores is VeggieTales Live! Sing Yourself Silly, a DVD capturing the fun of last fall's live tour -- with dancers, bubbles, confetti, bouncy characters and 18 classic VeggieTales silly songs performed live onstage. Bonus features include "Larry's Backstage Pass."
1500 Christian fiction books!
Our site now includes info on more than 1500 Christian fiction titles -- including almost 100 upcoming releases. The list features titles from all categories: Amish, historical, suspense, speculative, romance, contemporary, young adult, children's and comics!
FamilyFiction May /Jun 2011
In the new issue: The results of the 2011 FamilyFiction Readers Choice Awards * Wanda E. Brunstetter * Terri Blackstock * 10 New Voices in Biblical Fiction * Soul Surfer's Sarah Hill * Phil Vischer's What's In The Bible? * and much more! Read it online -- or download it to your computer -- FREE!
Question of the Week
What books are on your nightstand right now? Click on over to our FamilyFiction page on Facebook and join the discussion!
Giveaway of the Week
You could win one of 10 copies of Randy Singer's legal thriller False Witness! Go to our contest page, enter your name, email and this secret code: [CODE DELETED]. Entries must be received by Tuesday (Jun 14) at 10 a.m. CST. Winners announced in our next newsletter (Jun 17).
Last Week's Prize
The winners of last week's prize: Annmarie Rozelle, Kim Greig, Rennie Dotson, Sally Mentzer, Margaret Metz, Kayla Hardin, Donna Krueger, Mary Mast, Jean Kropid and Bobbie Wiseman. Congratulations! Find out more about The Deepest Waters here.



Below, find free eBooks for your digital reader! (Offers provided by the respective publishers and retailers.)
Free Fiction: APOCALYPSE DAWN
For a limited time, download the first volume in Mel Odom's Left Behind Apocalypse Series free for your Kindle, PC, Mac or portable device, from Christianbook.com, from Sony's ReaderStore and for Barnes & Noble's Nook. Limited Offer: Price Subject to Change.
Free Fiction: THIS FINE LIFE
Laugh, cry, and fall in love in 1960s small-town Georgia: For a limited time, download Eva Marie Everson's This Fine Life free for your Kindle, PC, Mac or portable device, from Christianbook.com and for Barnes & Noble's Nook. Limited Offer: Price Subject to Change.
Free Fiction: SOLITARY
Believe in what you cannot see: For a limited time, download Travis Thrasher's Solitary free for your Kindle, PC, Mac or portable device. Limited Offer: Price Subject to Change

Links to more free Christian fiction here.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Terri Blackstock, The Hobbit movies, free Christian fiction and more (Jun 3)

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Spotlight: GRAVESTONE
From Travis Thrasher: This second book in the Solitary Tales continues Chris's journey toward finding out who he is and what his own role is in the darkness suffocating his new hometown. This is a tale of a teenager thrown into a battle over a town, a secret—and ultimately his own soul.
David Housholder: Part of the Plan
Ever wonder if there is a bigger plan to your life or if everything just happens by chance? In The Blackberry Bush, David Housholder takes readers on a journey to discover that their lives may be bigger than they think—and even the worst of mistakes can find redemption.
Terri Blackstock: Set The Captives Free
Find out why Terri Blackstock continues to tackle addiction with Vicious Cycle, the second in the Intervention series: "We don't start our lives at the same level. I wanted to show the level that people who are in bondage are willing to stoop, in order to finance their habits."
Titles, Release Dates for Hobbit Films
Currently being filmed in New Zealand, the big screen adaptation(s) of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic The Hobbit now have titles and release dates: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey hits theaters Dec 2012 and The Hobbit: There and Back Again on Dec 2013. More at our website.

FamilyFiction May /Jun 2011
In the new issue: The results of the 2011 FamilyFiction Readers Choice Awards * Wanda E. Brunstetter * Terri Blackstock * 10 New Voices in Biblical Fiction * Soul Surfer's Sarah Hill * Phil Vischer's What's In The Bible? * and much more! Read it online FREE!
75 Movie and DVD trailers!
Our website now sports 75 movie and DVD trailers: New and upcoming titles include Forgiven, Your Love Never Fails, The Encounter, Soul Surfer, The 5th Quarter, The Grace Card, What If..., CourageousVoyage of the Dawn Treader and many more!
Question of the Week
Which Christian fiction author would you most love to meet in person? Click on over to our FamilyFiction page on Facebook and join the discussion!
Giveaway of the Week
You could win one of 10 copies of Dan Walsh's historical drama The Deepest Waters! Go to our contest page, enter your name, email and this secret code: [CODE DELETED]. Entries must be received by Tuesday (Jun 7) at 10 a.m. CST. Winners announced in our next newsletter (Jun 10).
Last Week's Prize
The winners of last week's prize: Christie Davis, Vida Logan, Bonnie Colvert, Jennifer Schwindt, LaVina Koehn, Patricia Gilbert, Crystal Offhaus, Debbie Lester, Rita Bodiford and Alice DeVaughn. Congratulations! Find out more about The Lightkeeper's Ball here.



Below, find free eBooks for your digital reader! (Offers provided by the respective publishers and retailers.)
Free Fiction: THIS FINE LIFE
Laugh, cry, and fall in love in 1960s small-town Georgia: For a limited time, download Eva Marie Everson's This Fine Life free for your Kindle, PC, Mac or portable device, from Christianbook.com and for Barnes & Noble's Nook. Limited Offer: Price Subject to Change.
Free Fiction: SOLITARY
Believe in what you cannot see: For a limited time, download Travis Thrasher's Solitary free for your Kindle, PC, Mac or portable device. Limited Offer: Price Subject to Change
Free Fiction: THE VOYAGE OF PROMISE
She is safe, and she is free--but she is still alone: For a limited time, download Kay Marshall Strom's The Voyage of Promise free for your Kindle, PC, Mac or portable device, from Christianbook.com and for Barnes & Noble's Nook. Limited Offer: Price Subject to Change.

Links to more free Christian fiction here.

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