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Friday, September 30, 2011

Steven James, Carol Award winners, free fiction and more (Sept 27)

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New from Nancy Rue: "If you leave the church the same as you entered it," Allison Chamberlain says, "what is the point?" But she's still struggling to follow God's call—and to help others feel it—as one roadblock after another is thrown in her way in Book 2 of the Reluctant Prophet series.
Winners: ACFW Carol Awards
Over the weekend, American Christian Fiction Writers announced the winners of The Carol Awards and The Genesis Contest. Recognizing the best in Christian fiction, awards were handed out in St. Louis, Missouri. Click here for the 2011 finalists and winners.
Interview: Kathy Tyers
With her original Firebird trilogy, author Kathy Tyers (Star Wars: The Truce at Bakura) is said to have invented the Christian science fiction genre in the modern era. Following a long sabbatical, she returns to fiction—and to the Firebird saga. Read the interview here!
Excerpt: THE QUEEN
New from Steven James: While investigating a homicide in a northern Wisconsin town, FBI Special Agent Patrick Bowers uncovers a conspiracy that twists through long-buried Cold War secrets and targets present-day tensions in the Middle East. Click here for more!
Video: A Word From the Editor
In this short video, FamilyFiction editor Chris Well explains why FamilyFiction is the magazine of the future! He also shares about all the great features in the new issue, and how you can read the magazine free of charge. Don't delay -- watch the video now!
FamilyFiction September/October 2011
Beverly Lewis and The Shunning * The film Courageous * Ted Dekker & Tosca Lee * The Christy Awards * Kathy Tyers * Mary Connealy * PLUS: Children's books, suspense fiction, romance, comics, and much more! Read online -- or download to your computer -- FREE!
Recommended Christian Authors
Courtesy of the Christian review blog Bookworm: Here's a listing of "Recommended Christian Authors." You'll find the list in the right-hand column -- just scroll down. So surf on over and check out the list! (Click here to see how to get your blog in this space!)
10 Christian Authors Who Write Westerns
Courtesy of the blog Christian Fiction News: Got a hankering to visit the Old West? Here are 10 Christian Authors Who Write Westerns. Go see who's on the list -- and while you're there, share YOUR favorite Christian western authors! (See how to get your blog in this space!)
Giveaway: CIAO, BELLA
You could win one of 10 copies of Ryan M. Phillips's contemporary novel Ciao, Bella -- a story about searching for beauty and finding love. To enter the drawing, go to our contest page and enter your name and email. Entries must be received by Sept. 30 at midnight CST.
Giveaway: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
On October 1, our new Facebook page FamilyFiction Edge is giving away a box set The Lord of the Rings: The Trilogy -- Extended Edition. (Winner gets to choose DVD or Blu-ray -- a $100 value!) To enter, just go to FamilyFiction Edge and click "like." That's it!

Below, find free eBooks for your digital reader! (Offers provided by the respective publishers and retailers.)
Losing her had shaken all his most deeply held beliefs: For a limited time, download Jillian Hart's Homespun Bride free for your Kindle, PC, Mac or portable device, from Sony's ReaderStore and for Barnes & Noble's Nook. Limited Offer: Price Subject to Change.
Free Fiction: INVISIBLE
She's not your average crime fighter! For a limited time, download the first of Lorena McCourtney's Ivy Malone Mysteries free! Download free for your Kindle, PC, Mac or portable device and for Barnes & Noble's Nook. Limited Offer: Price Subject to Change.
Love, heartbreak, and triumph lie deep within the wilds of the Colorado highlands: Download the first in Kathleen Morgan's Brides of Culdee Creek series 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

Links to more free Christian fiction here.

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