marks the beginning of our June Releases Clash, hosted by the lovely
Gail Pallotta. She’ll introduce you to five amazing new books, so get
your voting finger ready.
we’ll announce the three finalists in the 2012 Laurel Awards. Our
judges have been raving about the books, saying they wished they had
more than just the first two chapters. Remember, this year’s judges are
readers like you, who have no connection with the writing or publishing
world. You could be one of them! If you’re interested in being a judge
for the upcoming Olympia Award, please email us at
available for $.99 on Kindle and Nook. To whet your appetite, here are
five titles from their Inspirational line. The sale lasts until the end
of July, but get your e-books today, before you forget!
Taylor’s recent relocation to St. Louis leads her to a life different
from what she’s experienced in the past. Through her work with a small
charity, she meets and attracts the attention of professional baseball
player, Sebastian Quinn. Flattered, Pax tempers her desire for the
handsome playboy with her need to serve her God—a God Seb doesn’t
believe exists. Through unspeakable tragedy, they grow closer and with
disappointment, drift apart. How can two people from opposite ends of
the faith spectrum reconnect when they need each other most?
LIZZIE AND THE GUERNSEY GANG by April W Gardner
2012 Selah Award winner in youth fiction
Middle grade historical/adventure
Browning loves nothing more than her tiny, island-home of Guernsey, but
when German troops invade, she knows it will never be the same again.
For Lizzie, younger brother Andre, and Cousin James, the time to escape
is now, and they know just how to do it. With the right tools and a
little help from a boat named, Trina, they’ll be off the island in no
time. When things start going wrong, Lizzie wonders about God’s plan.
From the looks of it, He might expect them to live under Nazi
THEN SENTENCE by Elaine Cantrell
could he do it! How could her father bring into their home the guy who
burned the church? Yeah, it was an accident and her dad’s a minister,
but if he wanted to save this man’s soul, why didn’t he go to the prison
to do it? And no matter how cute the criminal is, no matter
what anyone says, she doesn’t watch him all the time.
Nice girls don’t fall for guys like Clint. Do they?
THE MULLIGAN MAN by Monique O’Connor James
When six kids are at a party, partaking in a little
too much fun, one of them is killed. The Mulligan Man, a character
straight out of folklore appears offering them the chance to fix all the
wrongs. In order to complete the deal, the teenagers must find out the
truth of what happened, perform a random act of kindness, and become
If they meet these stipulations, he will allow them to
bring their friend back from the dead. In the process they learn not to
judge, to stay away from drugs and alcohol, and that love can bridge
even the boundary of death.
Sent back four
hundred years to reclaim her birthright as Princess of Dresdonia, Lexy
Newberry discovers the only thing harder than living without electricity
is guarding her heart from the perplexing Lord Lukas Reynard.