Story Spotlight on ‘A Beauty Refined’

July 27th, 2016

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What does it take to reveal the true beauty of a hidden gem? Phoebe Von Bergen, the daughter of a German count, is excited to visit America for the first time while her father purchases sapphires in Helena, Montana. Little does she know, however, that her father’s intentions—both for her and the gemstones—are not what she thinks.

Read our story spotlight with Tracie Peterson to learn about A Beauty Refined and discover a few of Tracie’s writing favorites. Plus, join Tracie in celebrating her new release by entering to win her Precious Gems giveaway and by attending her author chat party on August 9!


The Story Behind A Beauty Refined

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

A Beauty Refined is the second book in the Sapphire Bride series. As I researched the history of Yogo sapphires, I knew I wanted to show a lapidary at work… read more »

Weekly Client Roundup

July 25th, 2016

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

Little does Phoebe know that her father’s plans—for the sapphires and his daughter—are not what they seem. If you love historical fiction, romance, and adventure, don’t miss Tracie Peterson’s A Beauty Refined. Celebrate the book with Tracie at her upcoming author chat party and by entering to win a sapphire set!

As the realities of life are settling in post-wedding, are you tempted to think, “It’s my husband’s job to make me happy”? Add Rhonda Stoppe’s new book, If My Husband Would Change, I’d Be Happy, to your must-read list.

For the list of upcoming campaigns in 2016, head to this page. We’re updating the page weekly, so check back often.

Take a look at what’s on Tracie Peterson’s nightstand on Inspired by Life and Fiction (plus a giveaway).

What Tracie Peterson finds most… read more »

The Dating Game with Deb & Ron DeArmond

July 22nd, 2016

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How well do Deb and Ron DeArmond know each other after 40+ years? We put them to the test and had them play the dating game! Watch the video to see the DeArmonds answer questions about dating, marriage, and book-writing. Stop by debdearmond.com to learn more about their new release, Don’t Go to Bed Angry, Stay Up and Fightand purchase a copy.

A practical handbook on how to fight better—together—for your marriage.

In every marriage, there is conflict. And with every conflict, there is a choice for resolution. Will you ignore the issue until it seemingly goes away? Or will you work together to find peace?

In Don’t Go to Bed Angry, Deb and Ron DeArmond give you permission to fight. Conflict isn’t the problem, after all; the real issue is how we deal with the conflict. Deb and Ron demonstrate how communication through conflict can safeguard—and even strengthen—your relationship. Immensely practical features including… read more »

Story Spotlight on ‘Sister Dear’

July 20th, 2016

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All Allie Marshall wants is a fresh start. But when dark secrets refuse to stay buried, will her chance at a new life be shattered forever? Convicted of a crime she didn’t commit, Allie watched a decade of her life vanish – time that can never be recovered. Now, out on parole, Allie is determined to clear her name, rebuild her life, and reconnect with the daughter she barely knows. As her commitment to finding the truth intensifies, what Allie ultimately uncovers is far worse than she imagined. Her own sister has been hiding a dark secret—one that holds the key to Allie’s freedom.

Read our story spotlight on Sister Dear with Laura McNeill to learn more.


The Story Behind Sister Dear

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

Years ago, a close friend of mine shared an incident about her past, an experience which… read more »

Winners Announced from Deb and Ron DeArmond’s 5-Book Giveaway

July 19th, 2016

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Deb and Ron DeArmond, authors of Don’t Go to Bed Angry, are pleased to announce the winner from the 5-book giveaway!

Congratulations to the winners:

Erika Evans
Keri Bucci
Renee Rousseau
Lynna Brooke Sutherland
Carla Moore

Congrats, winners—please email your mailing address to caitlin {at} litfusegroup {dot} com read more »

Weekly Client Roundup

July 18th, 2016

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

Travel back in time in Kelli Stuart’s new novel, Like a River from Its Course, as the city of Kiev is bombed in Hitler’s blitzkrieg across the Soviet Union. Kelli is also giving away a Kindle Fire prize pack to one reader. Today is the last day to enter!

Conflict in marriage is not the problem. It’s how we deal with it that makes it a problem. Learn how to deal with the conflict in Deb and Ron DeArmond’s new book, Don’t Go to Bed Angry. Deb and Ron are giving away five copies of their new book!

For the list of upcoming campaigns in 2016, head to this page. We’re updating the page weekly, so check back often.

Take a look at what’s on Kelli Stuart’s writing desk on Inspired by Life and Fiction (plus a giveaway).

You… read more »

Story Spotlight on ‘Like a River from Its Course’

July 15th, 2016

Like a River from its Course

Travel back in time in Kelli Stuart’s new novel, Like a River from Its Course, as the city of Kiev is bombed in Hitler’s blitzkrieg across the Soviet Union. This sweeping historical saga takes the reader on a captivating journey into the little-known history of Ukraine’s tragedies through the eyes of four compelling characters who experience the same story from different perspectives. Based on true stories gathered from fifteen years of research and interviews with Ukrainian World War II survivors. Celebrate with Kelli and enter her Kindle Fire Prize Pack giveaway.


The Story Behind Like a River from Its Course

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

In 1995, I met a woman named Maria Ivanovna while on a mission trip in Kiev, Ukraine. A survivor of a World War II German slave labor camp, Maria’s story fascinated me. She told me of her history with such a… read more »

Story Spotlight on ‘Murder Mezzo Forte’

July 13th, 2016

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He is a reclusive history professor with musical hallucinations. . . . She a headstrong professor of religion, a converted Wiccan. Earlier, they solved a campus murder, but now police say they formed two-thirds of an illicit love triangle with a newly-murdered female colleague and they’re probably guilty of her murder. A leak of the alleged scandal to the college administration threatens their jobs. Their desperate attempt to prove themselves innocent of the triangle and the murder plunges them into a tangle of unsavory corporate relationships among college trustees. And it puts their lives in danger from a mysterious criminal organization that seems to have tentacles everywhere. Read our story spotlight on Murder Mezzo Forte with Donn Taylor to learn more.


The Story Behind Murder Mezzo Forte

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

My eighteen years of teaching at two denominational liberal arts… read more »