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Saturday, December 26, 2015

#SaturdaySpotlight is on Lillian Duncan and No Home for the Holidays!

Merry Christmas!

Thursday, we #sharedthejoy with Christmas titles and other books that are on sale through the holidays. Well today is another wonderful Christmas story by returning author, Lillian Duncan!

You've gotten a sneak peek into Lillian's book when she visited us for Tuesday Treasures and Thursday Thoughts but today you'll get an even better look at No Home for the Holidays!

Unlike the Prodigal Son, Chloe Sullivan knows she can’t go home for the Christmas holidays or ever—not if she wants to stay alive.

She’s resigned to the fact she must stay in hiding to keep herself and her family safe. Lonely and desperate for God’s presence, she’s drawn to a nearby church.

Ex-FBI agent turned preacher, Colton Douglas, mistakenly identifies Chloe as the person breaking into local churches. A midnight chase ensues that ends with him snapping her photo. When the photo goes public he learns more about the mystery woman than he bargained for. . .

And that changes everything!  


Colton Douglas huddled in the dark while the icy wind swirled.

If the weather got worse, he wouldn’t be able to take pictures. With the falling snow and the star shining bright above the Nativity, it would make an awesome picture to post on the church website. So far, the photos hadn’t turned out as pretty as what he could see.

He rubbed his hands together in an effort to keep warm. The wind chill factor was already below zero. He considered going back to his warm cozy house to sit in front of the fireplace, but insomnia had crept in once again. Instead of lying in bed trying not to think of things better forgotten, he’d decided to get up. A glance at the Nativity had brought him out to capture the perfect photo.

He held up the camera and snapped several times and shivered as a strong gust of wind assaulted him. Colton pulled the scarf tighter around his neck, then held his hands up to his mouth so he could warm them with his breath. He wiggled them around, barely able to feel his fingers. Five more minutes and then he’d call it a night whether he got the right picture or not.
Waiting outside in the dark reminded him of his days as an FBI agent. The familiar pit in his stomach jolted, inviting him back into the darkness.

Colton refused to jump in.

Those days were behind him. God had other plans for him that didn’t include carrying a gun. These days he carried a Bible.

Colton stamped his feet to bring back feeling. Brutal was the only way to describe the weather this winter—and it was only December! What would January be like?
He snapped a few more shots but still wasn’t happy. Maybe it would be better with the flash off. To give that ethereal quality he was looking for.


Perfect! The star shone but with a hazy quality. He sent the photo to his social media sites and to the church website. Pleased that he’d captured the essence of the season, he scanned the area, taking in the lovely scene one more time.

A shadowed figure darted near the church steps.

Lillian Duncan: stories of faith mingled with murder & mayhem!

Lillian is a multi-published writer with several Amazon bestsellers, including The Christmas Stalking and Betrayed. Lillian writes the types of books she loves to read—fast-paced suspense with a touch or two of romance that demonstrates God’s love for all of us

Whether as an educator, a writer, or a speech pathologist, she believes in the power of words to transform lives, especially God’s Word.

To learn more about Lillian and her books, visit: www.lillianduncan.net. Tiaras & Tennis Shoes is her personal blog at www.lillian-duncan.com

To celebrate the release of No Home For The Holidays, Lillian is running a contest on her blog, Tiaras & Tennis Shoes. Five lucky winners will receive a $10 Amazon Gift card. So hop on over to www.lillian-duncan.com and leave a comment under the No Home For The Holidays blog post so you’ll be entered to win one of the gift cards. Winners will be picked on Dec. 23—just in time for Christmas!

You can purchase No Home for the Holidays right now for only $.99 cents at Pelican Book Group ($1.99 at Amazon) 

Well...if you received an E-reader for Christmas, you've got numerous titles to choose from to start filling it up!

Hope you enjoyed today's spotlight. Hope to see you next week!

Until later....take care and God Bless.


MJ Schiller said...

Liked your excerpt, Lillian! The writing flowed well and you gave us a lot of information in a short time. On top of that you have the conflict all set up with the moment he captures the heroine on film. With such a great price, I'm sure people will be snatching this up! Happy holidays, a blessed 2016, and best wishes for NO HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS.

Susan Coryell said...

Sounds like a great conflict situation and excerpt is compelling. Best wishes for success!

Diane Burton said...

Great excerpt. Sounds like an intriguing story.