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Getting to know an author...

I've been following Pam Hillman's Blog Tour for her new book release Claiming Mariah, which was published by Tyndale earlier this month.

Pam, as it turns out, is an amazing person who has had some truly amazing adventures. She's posted several wonderful interviews and articles on her tour this week, all of which give a glimpse into her life and also into her inspiration for her book and her main character.

The blog tour stops are all very interesting, I'd recommend that you read them all if you can.
Oh, and don't forget to enter her drawings for some nifty prizes - including a Kindle or a Nook.

Today's stop on Pam's Blog Tour is here:

This week's stops included:
Monday - Seekerville
Thinking Outside the Box...and THEN Some!
Pam's blog stop here deals with promotional tools for writers. It may not hold interest for you if you're a reader, but if you're a reader and a writer, you'll definately want to take a look. Pam has some really original and unique ideas that she shares.

Tuesday - Sarah Forgrave's Blog -
Dreaming of the Tropics with Pam Hillman (A Meet and Greet Interview)
Pam gives a very interesting interview on this blog stop. I learned quit a bit about the author, and it was an enjoyable experience. Pam is very open, and often funny, in her responses to Sarah's interview questions.

Wednesday - Pens on a World Map -
Starbucks at Your Fingertips? - Author Pam Hillman Interview and Giveaway
Another interview with Pam, but this time with some interesting questions and answers about travel.

Thursday - Henry McLaughlin's blog -
A New Book and Giveaways from Pam Hillman
Hmm. I learned something new about Pam at this blog stop. She has spent most of her adult life "buying millions of pounds of precious metals, stainless steel, copper, and brass goods."

Friday - Living The Body of Christ blog -
The Ultimate Heart Monitor
Ever thought about heart monitors much? I hadn't really either, until like Pam, my father developed heart issues. Now, I know a lot more about them than I used to. Click on over to this blog and read about heart monitors, and learn about God's monitor for our own hearts.

Saturday - Infinite Characters blog -
Pam Hillman on the IC Hotseat today!
One of the best interviews I've read in quite a while. Connie's questions and Pam's answers had me grinning the whole time. I also learned something new. Pam Hillman was once caught in a stampede! A stampede! How many authors do you know who can say that? And there was also a little something in the interview about juggling. Pam is certainly an author with many other talents...

That Summer by Jo Huddleston

Jo Huddleston

An inspirational Southern historical novel

The Great Depression brings devastation to the Southern Appalachians but love’s triangle survives.

To escape his poppa’s physical abuse and their dirt-poor farm life, Jim flees to an imagined prosperous city life where he can make his own choices, ignoring God patiently knocking on his heart’s door. Settled in town, Jim strays from God and the way of faith his momma taught him. He meets a girl and loses his heart … and meets another girl and loses his willpower. Jim wrestles with social and moral dilemmas as he makes a choice beside Caney Creek that will alter the lives of five people.

That Summer is Book #1 in the Caney Creek Series. Book #2 and #3 are scheduled to release in April 2013 and September 2013, respectively. Follow the Callaway family through all three books. Live their triumphs, sorrows, achievements, and losses. Walk along with them as they meet faith challenges and fight to regain a rightful place in God's plan.

Chance to win books, books and more books! Plus some other prizes, too.

Check out these book-related contests I've found for this week. Better enter fast though - I'm not sure how long some of them will last!

Linda S Glaz is giving away some novels:

Sylvia Nash is giving away two signed copies of The Missing Calico:

Lillian Duncan is giving away a copy of Janet K. Brown's devotional book, Divine Dining: 365 Devotions to Guide You to Healthier Weight and Abundant Wellness at

Michael J. Webb is giving away an autographed copy of THE OLDEST ENEMY

H. G. Ferguson is giving away a copy of NEW BLOOD

Melissa Finnegan is giving away seven books

Carole Towriss is giving away IN THE SHADOW OF SINAI

Elk Lake Publishing is giving away then copies of GRACE LIKE RAIN

Pam Hillman is giving away an ereader (winners choice of Kindle or Nook) on Facebook:

From Margaret Brownley: "Ever own a car that was clunky, rusty, holey, feisty or sporty? In my new bookWaiting for Morning, the hero owns a rattletrap named Bertha whose habit of backfiring nearly gets him killed when the heroine, thinking she’s being shot at, fires back. Tell us about a car that played a part in YOUR life story and you could win a $100 gas card. Just write a paragraph or two and send (along with a photo if you have one) to Contest ends January 31st!"

K. Dawn Byrd is giving away a copy of SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL:

Donna Schlachter is holding a contest for a $10 Starbucks card:

Tina Pinson is giving away two $25 gift certificates, plus pendants and books:

A Resolutions Contest for a $10 Starbucks gift card:

Laura McClellan is giving away books:

Two chances to win two books: or

Jeanett Windle is giving away a copy of CONGO DAWN:

Georgiana Daniels is giving away a copy of A DAUGHTER'S REDEMPTION:

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Destiny's Promise by Janeau L'voe

Destiny's Promise An anthology containing: The Imminent Future: Meet Sylver Dreeming, the foremost geo-thermal expert for CosmoTeck. Follow her efforts to find a solution to the problem of Earth's overpopulation in the year 2193.

Daughter's Destiny: Is a daughter's healing strength enough to save her mother from the evil that has stalked her across an entire mountain? Can love change the nature of the beast that only wishes to do harm?

Spellfire by Jessica Andersen

Imprisoned and tortured, Rabbit knows that even if he can escape, there is no going back. Although an ancient prophecy says his unique powers are key to winning the Nightkeepers' final battle, he's lost his magic.

He has betrayed the one woman he loved and although he wants to make amends, Myrinne's not prepared to face the fierce man he's become or the dangerous feelings he sparks in her.

A Magical Christmas by Heather Graham

Jon and Julie Radcliff are facing the last Christmas of a marriage in trouble. The love they once shared has been tattered by time and torn apart by divergent goals. Their teenagers, Christie and Jordan, are rebellious, and their youngest child, six-year-old Ashley, is showing the hurt and confusion of her family's turmoil.