Weekly Client Roundup

August 3rd, 2015

roundup-bird

Happy Monday! This is Caitlin, and here is your weekly client roundup:

If you love historical fiction, you’ll want to check out Melissa Jagears’ new book, A Bride at Last. She’s giving away a $100 gift card and hosting an author chat party on Facebook on August 4 (that’s TOMORROW) to celebrate!

Indulge in a little romance and head to a destination wedding in Beth Vogt’s new book, Crazy Little Thing Called Love! It’s on tour with us now.

Four authors, one new book! Tamera Alexander, Shelley Gray, Dorothy Love, and Elizabeth Musser have come together to write four stories in the new book, Among the Fair Magnolias. Stop by the book page for info on a blog tour, Kindle giveaway, and 8/13 author chat party!

For the list of upcoming campaigns in 2015, head to this page. We’re updating the page weekly, so check… read more »

Sunday Refreshments with Pamela Havey Lau | Why Our Friendships Really Need Prayer?

August 2nd, 2015

sundayrefresh

Is it possible for true friendships to exist in a “me-first” culture? Pamela Havey Lau joins us on today to share the importance of prayer in friendships. Keep reading to learn more and make sure to check out her new release, A Friend in Me.


Without Jesus as my Rescuer and Savior, I wouldn’t have close women friendships. And every time I think the relationship won’t make it, Jesus lavishes me more and more with his love. So how can I help but pursue friendships with my whole heart?

Is it possible for genuine friendships to thrive in the “me-first,” competitive soil of our 21st century culture? I’ve learned real friendship with women thrives when my hands are wide open as God places mercy in one and truth in the other.

Several months ago, a close friend hurt me with a short, but mindless text, and it… read more »

Friday Favorite | Author Videos to Watch

July 31st, 2015

Did you know Litfuse has a YouTube channel? And we’ve been busy adding new get-to-know-you interviews and behind-the-scenes pages scoops from your favorite authors. Below are the videos we’ve recently added and a few we’ve favorited on other channels! Stayed tuned for new videos with the latest author news (or better yet, subscribe to our channel and we’ll let you know when we add new content!)


Don’t miss the chance to enter to win a Kindle Fire from the authors of Among the Fair Magnolias!

Get the scoop on Beth Vogt’s latest release, Crazy Little Thing Called Love:

Can even the most threadbare soul once again find healing and hope? Find out in Cynthia Ruchti’s Tattered and Mended

You still have time to read Anita Higman’s Summer’s List before summer turns to… read more »

Character Interview with Russell Andrew Champion

July 30th, 2015

51mx7tavsmL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_

When Russell returns to Fort Worth, he’s determined to begin a new life. But when he arrives at his mother’s homestead, he discovers she’s very ill, and the woman he loved is still as beautiful and sweet as he remembered. With time running out, Russell must come to terms with both his future and his past. Read our character interview with Russell to learn more about Shelley Gray’s story, “An Outlaw’s Heart” in Among the Fair MagnoliasCelebrate this new release by entering to win a Kindle Fire! Click here to learn more and enter.


What is the most interesting thing about you?

I was once a member of the Walton Gang.

Occupation:

I used to rob trains. Now that I turned my life around, I’m currently unemployed.

What three words would you use to describe yourself?

Patient, Loyal, Selfless.

What do you do for fun?

Ride my horse, Candy, and visit my… read more »

The Story Behind ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’

July 29th, 2015

Crazy Little Thing Called Love - PK

Maya Angelou once said, “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” Where does a writer find inspiration? What’s the hardest part about writing a book? What do you hope your writing achieves? We asked Beth Vogt to tell us the story behind Crazy Little Thing Called Love.


Tell us a bit about the story behind your latest novel. Where did your inspiration spark from?

There were two sparks for Crazy Little Thing Called Love: the first was the whole idea of young love and a couple eloping. I know people who were high school sweethearts and got married, and their marriages are still going strong. The second was the realization that we’ve all made mistakes and wishing we could undo those mistakes.

How long did your book take you to write?

I use The Book Buddy, a work-text developed by author Susan May Warren, and… read more »

Character Interview with Silas Jonesey

July 28th, 2015

bride at last-pinterest

Abandoned by his mail-order bride, Silas Jonesey has fought an uphill battle to recover from a pattern of poor choices. Now his prayers for reconciliation have finally come true and his estranged wife has contacted him with her whereabouts. Kate Dawson was supposed to be a mail-order bride, but upon realizing she’d been deceived about her intended groom, she’s now settled into life as a schoolteacher. When the mother of a student passes away, Kate assumes she’ll take on care of nine-year-old Anthony–until two men suddenly show up in town, claiming to be the boy’s father. Read our interview with Silas Jonesey to learn more about A Bride at Last by Melissa JagearsDon’t miss the chance to win a $100 Memory-Making giveaway and RSVP for Melissa’s 8/4 author chat party! Click here to learn more and enter.


What is the most interesting thing about you?

Despite a… read more »

Weekly Client Roundup

July 27th, 2015

roundup-bird

Happy Monday! This is Caitlin, and here is your weekly client roundup:

Learn how your soul can experience healing and mending with Cynthia Ruchti’s latest non-fiction release, Tattered and Mended. She’s celebrating the release with a Reclaimed Treasures giveaway! Today is the last day to enter!

Currently on tour with us: Melanie Dobson’s Shadows of Ladenbrooke Manor.

Continue reading Colleen Coble’s compelling story in book five, A Heart’s Promise, of her A Journey of the Heart series. She’s giving away the first five books of the series and a beach bag to tote them in!

If you love historical fiction, you’ll want to check out Melissa Jagears’ new book, A Bride at Last. She’s giving away a $100 gift card and hosting an author chat party on Facebook on August 4 to celebrate!

Meet Daniel, a man forced to live in a fast-changing and godless society that brings to… read more »

Sunday Refreshments with Sarah Ladd | The Giver of Dreams

July 26th, 2015

Curiosity Keeper

Do you have a dream deep in your heart that you don’t know if you should follow? Sarah Ladd shares about how God lead her to follow her dream of becoming a writer. Keep reading to learn more and make sure to check out Sarah’s latest release, The Curiosity Keeper. 


Have you ever had a dream – a burning desire to do or create something, but weren’t sure the timing was right?

Before I started writing my debut novel, I struggled with the decision to write a book. After all, writing a book takes dedication and a lot of time, and I had a family. A job. Responsibilities. I wasn’t sure the timing was right.But in quiet, still moments, I would feel a nudging. My ideas would play in my mind like a movie, and the dream of writing a novel would not subside. So I prayed… read more »