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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Saturday Spotlight ~ New Release from White Rose Publishing!

Good Morning Friends,

Well I'm back in Bandera, TX this weekend at the Silver Spur Guest Ranch - then on to Wichita Falls and home to LA next weekend for Mother's Day. But today, it is my pleasure to bring to you this week's new release from White Rose Publishing ~ Kylie's Kiss (book 2 in the Solomon's Gate series!) by Delia Latham.

Kylie Matthews is waiting for the kiss that steals her breath away, well, Kylie's Kiss is sure to steal your breath away...and maybe make your heart skip a few beats as well. Not to worry, Easter has arrived and Resurrection is in the air, so don't miss out on this wonderful story of finding one's self-worth...and love, to boot!

On a dare, Kylie Matthews lands smack in the middle of Solomon's Gate-Castle Creek's new Christian dating agency-and she finds herself revealing exactly what she's waiting for in a relationship: "The kiss that steals my breath away."

What she doesn't reveal is her lack of self-esteem or her irrational reaction to facial disfigurement. Neither is applicable to her quest to find the perfect match. But that seemingly superficial malady becomes all-important when her first agency-arranged date is Rick Dale-a man who is everything Kylie is searching for. He's handsome, smart, fun. Rick has it all...including an angelic six-year-old daughter with severe scarring on one side of her face.

Hard at work founding a therapy camp for young female victims of deformity or disfigurement, Rick wants Kylie to be a part of those plans. She'd love to say yes...but how can she, when every contact with the facility's guests-and Rick's own daughter-will make her violently ill?

Kylie is ready to admit their relationship doesn't stand a chance, but she's forgotten that God makes a way where there seems no way.

Kylie's Kiss is available now in Ebook and Print!

Well friends, that's about it for now - see you next week!

Until then...take care, God Bless and remember...sometimes what we perceive as a disappointment is actually a Divine Delay!

Pamela S Thibodeaux
"Inspirational with an Edge!" (tm)

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Saturday Spotlight - Quest for the Nail Prints!

Good Morning Friends and Happy Easter to you all!

In this holiest of weeks it is my pleasure to bring a very special spotlight to you - a newly released book from Sheaf House Publishers - Quest for the Nail Prints by Don Furr.

I've had the priveledge of reading this book and must say - it'll certainly make you think!

Before our spotlight though...here's my life in a nutshell: Not much new to report. I've sent a few more changes in on The Visionary and am still awaiting cover art. I'm editing my uncontracted novel, Circles of Fate. I hope to publish that novel sometime this year also. As usual I'm still travelling quite often between Texas and Louisiana as I'm sure I'll do from now on. Still editing for others, still peddling my online course, Networking 101 and well...just keep on keeping on! Boring huh? LOL!  Not really, just life. :-)

Now....onto our spotlight!

Don Furr can add to his list of accomplishments the title of author. A world traveler, Don is an accomplished actor and playwright who owns and operates a major exhibit services company. He and his wife reside in Memphis, Tennessee, and have three children and three grandchildren. He has piloted his Ranger helicopter for a local television station and is currently customizing a 1981 DeLorean as a replica of the car in the movie Back to the Future. He is an active member of First Baptist Church in Lakeland, Tennessee. Find out more about Don by visiting his website and/or blog!

Nail print touches every page of new time travel novel  by Memphis author, Don Furr

Haven’t we all dreamed of walking with Jesus? Wondered what it would be like to talk with Him as He peers into our eyes and tells us the secrets of why? Do you long to touch His face and callused hands, knowing full well that your only response could be nothing more than a trembling smile as He brushes away your tears and gazes into your soul? What if you could touch the scars . . . trace the outline of the nail prints, like Thomas?

Quest for the Nail Prints is the story of three ordinary people chosen by God for an extraordinary journey. A journey so amazing even they have a hard time believing that it is real. Through unrelated circumstances, Dr. Elizabeth Stewart, Reverend Paul Ryann, and Professor Leonardo Van Eaton find themselves sharing a journey to the Holy Land . . . when suddenly they are thrust back in time nearly two thousand years and find themselves face to face with the rugged, radical rabbi known throughout the region as Jesus of Nazareth.

This is the story of how a personal encounter with the living Christ in His time creates the journey of a lifetime! Not only for the characters traveling within the pages of the book, but for all who take the journey with them.

With thousands of books on the market, what makes this one different? There is literally a nail print individually hand driven through the entire book, from front to back. Why the nail print?

“The idea of the nail print surfaced during the first draft,” says Don Furr. “From the very start, I knew the part the nail prints would play. The idea quickly flourished into the nail prints marking every page, much in the same way I picture the nail prints touching every page of our lives.”


Time is not at all what it seems. It does not flow in only one direction, and the future exists simultaneously with the past.   —Albert Einstein

Chapter One

Ellen Barnes yanked the page from the fax machine and raced down the narrow corridor that led to the doctors’ quarters. For courtesy’s sake, she rapped once on the door, then burst into the dark room.

“Elizabeth,” she barked. “Pile-up on I-40 at the 25-mile marker. RCC says they have a thirteen-year-old male, critical --”

Stretched across the bed, the young resident stirred.

“Doctor Stewart!” Ellen snapped, flipping on the light to illuminate the dark room.

Dr. Elizabeth Stewart sat up. “A thirteen-year-old?”

The flight nurse focused on the report. “Well, so far we’ve got a DOA, two non-critical, and the boy’s being extricated right now. They say they’ll have him out by the time we get there.”

The clock said 1:55 a.m. Elizabeth had been asleep a mere forty minutes. She swung her legs over the side of the bed and struggled to focus.

The only sound was the rain assaulting the single window of the cramped, unadorned room. This was her second twenty-four-hour shift this week at Memphis Hospital Wing, an air medivac unit serving the Elvis Presley Memorial Trauma Unit, the only level-one trauma unit for two hundred miles in any direction.

Obviously Medivac services had gotten a call and patched through to the “red phone” that set the medical team’s life in motion. Hospital Wing’s policy was that no flights could depart with ceilings below or forecasted below five hundred feet. If administration made the decision to make a flight, and then couldn’t make it to the scene because of weather or, even worse, they picked up the patient and couldn’t make it back to the trauma unit, a critical patient would have little chance of survival. The conditions on this night were marginal at best.

From its berth in the nearby hangar, the piercing whine of the jet engine rattled the walls as the chopper blades spooled up to full rpm. Elizabeth stood up, pulled her shirt on over her head, and dropped her crucifix inside. She double knotted her scrubs and reached for the door. Her heart skipped a beat. She tripped the light, and she and Ellen sprinted down the cinder-block hallway and into the hangar.

The smell of jet fuel was intoxicating, sending adrenaline coursing through Elizabeth’s veins. She and Ellen grabbed their headsets and mounted the maroon and gray A-Star.

Elizabeth was a good fit for the disaster business, with a stint in Desert Storm and two years at the MED under her belt. Ellen was also a seasoned medical pro, serving three plus years in the ER and with LeBonheur’s Pedi-flight. They made a tough team who never cracked, no matter how intense the pressure.

Continue reading chpt 1: http://questforthenailprints.blogspot.com/p/quest-excerpt.html

Wow! What a book to read this time of year!

Quest for the Nail Prints is available now at Amazon.com; Barnes & Noble; Books-a-Million; and Christianbook.com

Well Friends that about wraps up another edition of Saturday Spotlight & My Life in a Nutshell. Hope to see you again soon.

IMW, may the grace and peace of our Lord Jesus Christ fill your life to overflowing!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Saturday Spotlight ~ New Release from White Rose Publishing!

Good Morning and Welcome once again to Saturday Spotlight!

Easter is almost upon us. As we look to Holy Week, we bring you a FREE READ!  from mega-sensation, Mary Manners. Enjoy the freebie, and this most holy of weeks, be sure to keep the true Passion in mind and a love for Christ kindled in your heart.

After the death of her husband, Jeanne doesn't think she'll ever find love again--not with three rambunctious sons in tow, but when a fireman, Ryan Palmer comes to her rescue, she learns that triumph--and love--sometimes really does follow tragedy.

Well Friends, not much else going on in my world so I'll simply say.....Take care & God Bless!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Saturday Spotlight - New Release from White Rose Publishing!

Good Morning Friends!

It's that time again....time to bring you another fabulous story from a new White Rose author. But first, here's my life in a nutshell.....

As I mentioned in a previous post, I've created an online course titled Networking 101 ~ Registration is now open for the next class May 2 - 13th. Check my website for details. Also, my ebook, Simple Promotional Tools for Every Author is now available on Kindle AND Nook for only $3.00! Both the class & ebook have gotten great feedback - for which I'm grateful - so register today for the class and/or get your copy of the book today!

Not much else going on in my world so .... on to the spotlight.....a brand new release from my dear friend & critique partner!

Donna B. Snow makes her White Rose Publishing debut with a touching contemporary story of tragedy and love lost-and-found. Don't miss Daffodils--the perfect read on a sunny (or stormy) April afternoon.

Margaret Ellington is not only grief stricken after her husband dies, but guilt ridden as well. Her solution? To run away. Hoping to escape the memories of her failure as a wife, she vows never to marry again, not even if it's Lukas North, her first love who's now returned.

Lukas North is determined to reclaim the love he threw away ten years ago. He's willing to give Margaret time to recover from losing her husband, but letting her go is not an option.

Margaret is wary of another long-distance relationship with Lukas-after all, it didn't work the first time-and when she discovers he's been keeping a secret, she panics. After the mistakes they made in the past, can their relationship be rebuilt on anything less than complete honesty?

Can Lukas prove his devotion, and can Margaret learn to trust that both Lukas and God want only what's best for her?

Daffodils is availble now from White Rose Publishing and Trust me Friends this is a great little story!

Well that wraps up another Saturday Spotlight & My Life in a Nutshell - hope to see you again next week!

Until then....take care, God Bless and remember ~ if the same spirit that raised Christ from the dead lives in you, you have not only the right but the power to walk in victory!

Pamela S Thibodeaux
"Inspirational with an Edge!" (tm)

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Saturday Spotlight ~ New Release from White Rose Publishing!

Good Morning Friends and Happy April to you All!

Well, I'm on the road again LOL! Today I'm travelling back to Wichita Falls, TX to spend a few weeks with my honey and his family, then back to Louisiana for Easter and then on to Bandera & the Silver Spur for a few days at the end of the month.

But before I hit the road, I'd like to spotlight this week's new release from White Rose Publishing ~ the next book in the Frivolities stories.

LoRee Peery pens a lovely may-december romance that will leave have you laughing and crying--what more could you ask for? Don't miss Rainn on My Parade

After firefighter Rainn Harris rescues Geneva Carson from being stuck in a tree, she feels she owes him. Helping to care for his autistic niece comes easy, but her attraction to Rainn is a different story. Being drawn to a man twelve years her junior metes internal havoc as Geneva attempts to balance responsibility and personal fulfillment. And the prospect of becoming a middle-aged mom to a special-needs child sends Geneva into a tailspin of conflicting emotions.

As the custodial parent for his young niece, Rainn is determined to be a better parent than his absentee sister. When Geneva agrees to help care for Mia, Rainn is overjoyed. He admires Geneva's compassion and enthusiasm for life, and expects she'll be a positive influence on Mia. What he doesn't expect is to fall in love with the beautiful and vital woman. But Geneva's hung up on their age difference, and he must convince her of his sincerity before they will ever have a chance at happiness together.

As tension threatens to pull them apart, both must learn to rely on the Lord to direct their futures-whether that means two lives joined or paths in opposite directions.

Rainn on my Parade is availble in Ebook & Print and while you're over at WRP, check out LoRee's other title, Moselle's Insurance!

Also, check out this week's Free Read ~
Cross my Heart by Elizabeth Pina!

Well Friends, that wraps up another edition of Saturday Spotlight. Hope to have more to share with you next week. Unitl next time....take care, God Bless & Remember.....If you want to change the circumstances in your life ~ bathe them in thoughts of Love!

Pamela S Thibodeaux
"Inspirational with an Edge!" (tm)