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COTT: Kara Issac Wins Clash with Can’t Help Falling

Posted by Julie on December 12, 2016 in COTT, encouragement, God's Word, Julie Arduini, Life Lessons, Writing |

 

Congratulations to Kara Isaac, with 
Can’t Help Falling
29430781 
 

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A funny, heartfelt romance about how an antique shop, a
wardrobe, and a mysterious tea cup bring two C.S. Lewis fans together in a
snowy and picturesque Oxford, England.

Emelia Mason has spent her career finding the dirt on the rich and famous. But
deep down past this fearless tabloid-reporter façade, there’s a nerdy
Narnia-obsessed girl who still can’t resist climbing into wardrobes to check
for the magical land on the other side. When a story she writes produces tragic
results, she flees to Oxford, England—home to C.S. Lewis—to try and make amends
for the damage she has caused.Peter Carlisle was on his way to become one of Great Britain’s best
rowers—until he injured his shoulder and lost his chance at glory. He’s
determined to fight his way back to the top even if it means risking permanent
disability to do so. It’s the only way he can find his way past failing the one
person who never stopped believing in his Olympic dream.

When Peter and Emelia cross paths on her first night in Oxford, the attraction
is instant and they find common ground in their shared love of Narnia. But can
the lessons from a fantasyland be enough to hold them together when secrets of
the real world threaten to tear them apart? Cobblestone streets, an
aristocratic estate, and an antique shop with curious a wardrobe bring the
world of Narnia to life in Kara Isaac’s inspiring and romantic story about
second chances.

What Voters Had to Say:

These authors are all a blessing! Please keep writing…You encourage us all!
The cover alone makes me want to read the book, which sounds
like a wonderful read. 🙂
Loved Can’t Help Falling. More please! 🙂
Keep writing, Kara! Love your books!
Kara Isaac, I have just discovered your books and love them.
Keep it up!
I loved Kara Isaac’s first book, Close to You, so am really
looking forward to reading Can’t Help Falling. I enjoy her style of writing. I
recommended Close to You to my book club, so hopefully we’ll be reading and
discussing it sometime in 2017.
I have read, and enjoyed, Can’t Help Falling. As far as the
covers, I have to vote for this one because what little you see of the guy’s
face, it looks like my son!!
I won Kara Isaac’s Can’t Help Falling on a Facebook giveaway
and was wonderfully surprised at how much I loved this book! The cover is
amazing and it really catches the eye!
Kara has a zany unique writing style that combines substance
with heartfelt laughter
I’m not familiar with some of these authors but really like
some of them!  Keep up the good work!
Kara Isaac, you have such a gift bringing comedy, romance,
and meaning to your stories. I love them!!
Wish I could have picked two books here, because Can’t Help Falling caught me
just by the description. I’ll be looking for this one!


About the Author:
 
Kara Isaac
Kara Isaac lives in Wellington, New Zealand. When she’s not
working her day job as a public servant, chasing around a ninja preschooler and
his feisty toddler sister, she spends her time writing horribly bad first
drafts and wishing you could get Double Stuf Oreos in New Zealand. Her debut romantic comedy, Close To You, released April 2016. Her sophomore novel, Can’t Help Falling, releases in October 2016 and is an RT Reviews Top Pick. She loves to connect with readers on GoodReads, Twitter, Facebook and through her
website.

 

 

 

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My eBooks are FREE Friday and Saturday!

Posted by Julie on September 23, 2016 in encouragement, God's Word, Julie Arduini, Life Lessons, surrender, Writing |

My eBooks are FREE Friday and Saturday!

There are writing moments I ask why.

  • Why am I writing when life is pulling me so many directions?
  • Why write if the words are hard to come by?
  • Why write when it is so lonely?
  • Why write if it feels like no one knows or seems to care?

Well, I write because I was created to write stories that show readers there is freedom through surrender. I’m so passionate about the message that I often do the opposite of what markets advise.

Like I enjoy offering eBooks for free.

And that’s just what I’m doing.

On Friday, September 23 (check price first, the sale tends to start after 3am Eastern,) and Saturday, September 24 (again, check price first,) ENTRUSTED and ENTANGLED will be FREE eBooks.

I want these books to reach as many readers as possible.

Not only do I want readers to experience the freedom through surrender by reading my fiction, I also am starting a book club on my Facebook Author Page in October. I’d love readers to join me as I discuss assigned chapters. I’ll also be sharing the writing process AND secrets behind the chapters. I love doing events like this, and again, the best way to get started is to offer you these eBooks for free so you can join me.

My eBooks are FREE Friday and Saturday!

My eBooks are FREE Friday and Saturday!

Spread the word, won’t you?

 

Like my Author Page and in October, we’ll have the Book Club there—http://facebook.com/JulieArduiniAuthor

Grab ENTRUSTED as a FREE eBook Friday 9/23 and Saturday 9/24 (check price first)

https://www.amazon.com/Entrusted-Surrendering-Present-Time/dp/B01FGC1Z8W/

Grab ENTANGLED as a FREE eBook Friday, 9/23 and Saturday, 9/24 (check price first)

https://www.amazon.com/Entangled-Surrendering-Past-Time-Book-ebook/dp/B01FG7JALG/

Both eBooks are also FREE on Kindle Unlimited.

I’ll be offering this same eBook sale October 7-9.

The private feedback and the Amazon reviews are confirming that these books have purpose. Readers are finding friends in the characters and they are finding the courage to surrender fear, loss, change, and regret.

Join me on the journey, won’t you?

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Don’t Miss This: Dance Over Me by Candee Fick

Posted by Julie on September 8, 2016 in Book Review, encouragement, God's Word, Julie Arduini, Life Lessons, surrender |

Dance Over Me by Candee Fick

Dance Over Me by Candee Fick

Dance Over Me by Candee Fick

Danielle Lefontaine, a fledgling actress raised to the lullaby of Broadway, searches for her long-lost brother and her place on the stage, but a jealous cast member and numerous fruitless leads threaten to drop the curtain on her dreams and shine a spotlight on her longing for a place to belong. Meanwhile, Alex Sheridan is living his dream except for someone to share it with. When Dani dances into his life, he hopes he’s found the missing piece to his heart but fears the bright lights of a bigger stage could steal her away. Will the rhythm of dancing feet usher in their deepest desires or leave them stranded in the wings?

BIO: Candee Fick is the wife of a high school football coach and the mother of three children, including a daughter with a rare genetic syndrome. When not busy with her day job or writing, she can be found cheering on the home team at football, basketball, baseball, and Special Olympics games. In what little free time remains, she enjoys exploring the great Colorado outdoors, indulging in dark chocolate, and savoring happily-ever-after endings through a good book.
www.CandeeFick.com
https://twitter.com/CandeeFick
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https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/702901.Candee_Fick
https://plus.google.com/+CandeeFick

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Goodreads Giveaway Winner!

Posted by Julie on August 30, 2016 in encouragement, Julie Arduini |

You guys!

I received an email letting me know that my Goodreads giveaway was over and the winner is from the US.

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There is a Goodreads Giveaway Winner!

The message also let me know 790 of you entered to win.

This is my first time ever doing this. I researched and decided to try one winner, but open it up to someone in either the US, Canada, UK or Australia.  For 790 of you to enter, that blesses me.

If you entered and didn’t win, no worries. I am offering ENTRUSTED and ENTANGLED as FREE ebooks September 23/24 and October 7-9. Check the price as the promotion usually starts after 12am PACIFIC time. 

You guys are amazing. If you’ve read ENTRUSTED and/or ENTANGLED and enjoyed it, would you be kind enough to leave a review on Amazon and Goodreads?

Thank you. I truly appreciate all your support.

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CHECK THIS OUT: Angel Beneath My Wheels by K.S. Moore

Posted by Julie on July 26, 2016 in encouragement, God's Word, Julie Arduini, Life Lessons, surrender |

Julie’s Note: I love to introduce readers to new-to-them authors and books. Each month I try to accomplish that with the Check This Out feature. I hope you take a look at Angel Beneath My Wheels!

Bio: Kathryn Moore grew up working on cars with her father in Indianapolis and now lives in southwest Michigan with her husband, two children and a little Yorkie named Bear. She is a graduate of Purdue University where she studied information technology, engineering, and chemistry. When she’s not working, writing or serving in her local youth ministry, she enjoys the outdoors with family and friends.

 Through her writing, Moore strives is to bridge the gap between Christian literature and mainstream best sellers, to depict contemporary Christians in real-life stories of love, drama, action and adventure, to show (not tell!) what it means to live a Christ-centered life in today’s culture, and to provide wholesome fodder for more family-friendly movies.

A prolific reader, she’s always enjoyed the escape of a really good book and four years ago decided to try her hand at writing one of her own. Her first book, Angel Beneath My Wheels, was released on February 29th, 2016. If you’d like to receive her monthly short stories called Touches, join her mailing list here.

 

Angel Beneath My Wheels by K.S. Moore

Angel Beneath My Wheels by KS Moore

Book Blurb: 

Beneath his playboy façade, young NASCAR driver Luke Brandt yearns for a family. Rachel Tate, an inventive, purity-ring-wearing mechanical engineer, is determined to prove herself in a male dominated industry. When Luke outbids Rachel on the only two muscle cars she could use to test her new vapor-fueled engine, she wants nothing to do with him. But Luke’s gentle ways and down home country charm just might win her over—if his painful past doesn’t push her away.

 

When she begins to touch his heart, he’s haunted by bitter memories of the only woman he’s ever loved—the mother who abandoned him as a little boy. With an intense trust that God will lead her on life’s journey, Rachel perseveres, her innocence and grace breach his defenses and his walls begin to crumble. As they join forces to bring her remarkable invention to market, their love, their very lives, are threatened by the iron-tight grip that “Big Oil” holds over the whole auto industry and Luke realizes his final happiness must come through faith, in the One who has always loved him… and always will.

 

 

Endorsements:

 “Creating stories has always been a powerful tool to communicate truths that need to be heard in a relevant way. Angel Beneath My Wheels captivates you and takes you on an ages old journey of the potential to discover trust lost. Often hidden beneath the surface of our personas we create resides, in many of us, a need to trust once again, and in the process receive healing. Kathryn has written a wonderful and creative novel that will take you beyond fiction to fact… that trust is healing, and when built upon a foundation of faith in Christ, saving, and conquering.” ~ Billy E. Mauldin Jr., President and CEO, Motor Racing Outreach, co-author of The Race: Living Life on Track

 Kathryn Sue Moore’s inspiring debut, Angel Beneath My Wheels, is brimming with romance, passion, and heart. With a spunky protagonist who can turn heads and change carburetors how cool is that?! Christian romance readers and NASCAR fans will flock to this charming, uplifting novel. ~ Lori Nelson Spielman, best-selling author of The Life List and Sweet Forgiveness

 Having been married for more than 40 years, and having ministered to late-stage cancer patients for more than 10 years, I had thought that perhaps my heart might have lost its ability to be moved and made emotionally vulnerable. Angel Beneath My Wheels reminded me of the sweetness and innocence of first love.” My heart was touched by this story and I believe yours will be too. ~ Rev. Dr. Michael Barry, author of A Reason for Hope, A Season for Hope, The Art of Caregiving and The Forgiveness Project

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Surrender to Peace by Rose Allen McCauley

Posted by Julie on June 23, 2016 in encouragement, God's Word, Guest blogger, Julie Arduini, Life Lessons, surrender |

Surrender to Peace by Rose Allen McCauley

Surrender to Peace is the title of my latest contemporary romance set in lovely Puerto Rico, and it is also something I think Christ taught all Christians to do when he said to “take up your cross daily.” This quote is mentioned in three of the four gospels, so I think it is definitely something Christ wants us to emulate. Just as Jesus prayed, “Not my will, but Thine” in the Garden before he left to be tried and nailed to a cross, (Matt. 26:39) we all need to give up our own wills to the Father in all things.

At the beginning of the story, my character, Joy Worth, has just flown to Puerto Rico on her “un-honeymoon” after she was jilted a week before her wedding. As she has more time to think and pray in this tropical paradise, she comes to realize she stopped listening to God’s Spirit months before when she became engaged to a guy who wouldn’t even go to church with her. Was that the turning point in her relationship with God? She spends her time touring the lovely island and reading her Bible and praying to hear His Voice again.

I hope you will read the rest of the story to find out her journey to surrender. And to learn more about this beautiful island which is an American commonwealth. Some of the reviewers have said they felt like they were touring the island with Joy and Benigno, her Christian guide.

Happy reading, and happy surrender because that is the only way to be truly happy!

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Surrender to Peace

About Surrender to Peace:

Joy Worth arrives in Puerto Rico on her honeymoon trip–without her ex-fiancé. On a tour, she meets Park Ranger Benigno Arroyo.
On several more outings, he shows her the joy of living through the beauty of his beloved island. She begins to hear God’s voice again.
Joy so loves the island she decides to stay. Benigno falls in love with Joy but realizes her pain is still fresh. Joy loves him but doubts her judgment.
Can Benigno Cook earn her trust and love while helping her learn to hear God’s still, quiet voice again?

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