I’m hosting author B. J. Robinson whose new novel One Rainy Summer will release soon

One Rainy Summer by B. J. Robinson releases October 21 from Desert Breeze Publishing, Inc., California.
One Rainy Summer by B. J. Robinson is a story of old and new love. Granny has a secret. Hope falls for the boy next door. Her grandmother rekindles a relationship her family didn't approve of years before. Hope finds an old picture of her Grandma clutched in the embrace of a man with icy blue eyes. Who is he? Hope scoots out the door and back to her own room, dashes to the window, and peeks outside. The moonlight reveals a funny sight. Her beach-ball granny climbs a ladder like the prince climbed Rapunzel’s hair. A man stands at the bottom and holds it. He gazes up at Hope's window, and she shivers and lets the curtain drop. Grandma is a grown woman. Why is she sneaking around with this mystery man? What's going on? Why is my honest, respectful, Bible-reading granny slipping out her bedroom window in the middle of the night like some teen?


My mind ran rampant with thoughts of Matthew. What had gotten into me? I'd never thought of him other than a good friend. We'd lived in stifling hot, muggy-buggy, mosquito-infested,cattle-ranching, timber-raising, and citrus-growing Holopaw our entire lives, right next door to one another. You had to experience a place like this for yourself. I loved how riding my four-wheeler down the rutted dirt paths in Suburban reminded me of bunny hops on a roller coaster. I'd ridden all the coasters in Florida from The Hulk and The Dueling Dragons at Universal Studios to the newest ones at Busch Gardens in Tampa.

Holopaw and St. Cloud, Florida, had both been used for military training during World War II. Both towns had been a major source of sugar cane production, and a railroad was used for transportation. That fit, since Holopaw's Indian name meant "place where something is hauled. "I shook my head in wonder when I thought about what a rich and diverse area we lived in. I couldn't help but love it. There was never a dull moment, always something to do. My history teacher would be proud of me if she knew I remembered what I learned in class. Lost in thought, I let Matthew take the lead, and he strode ahead down the winding trail that lead to Sandy's. I gazed at his lithe figure and wondered when things had begun to change between us. When did I begin to think of him other than just the boy next door? Did he think differently of me, too, or was it all one-sided on my part? I didn't want to let him know how I felt, just in case. Only time would tell.

Author B. J. Robinson has been writing and seeing her work published since the third grade when her teacher submitted her pet story to a local newspaper. Her first college essay was published in another local paper, and her first college short story won first-prize, publication in the university's literary magazine, and ran as a serial for three weeks on the front page of her hometown newspaper. She developed that story into the novel Southern Superstitions.

Author B. J. Robinson writes from Florida where she lives with her husband and pets, two dogs, and a cat. She's authored three romantic suspense novels, and One Rainy Summer is her first sweet YA book, a short novel. She published short stories that can be found on Amazon.com. Her children live in Louisiana and Maine, and have all made her a grandmother multiple times. She has 12 grandchildren. Visit her at the following locations. Sign to follow her blog for an opportunity to win free novels, both paperback and e-book.

http://stores.desertbreezepublishing.com/-strse-355/One-Rainy-Summer-BJ/Detail.bok will be available as an e-book at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Sony, Christianbooks.com, etc. YA, sweet rating.
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Meet Lynne Walding, Author of a “Handful of Demons”

Back Matter - Handful of Demons is a purely fictional story about the very real battle we fight daily against Satan and his demons. God calls His trusted servant, Witt Gregory, to intervene in the life of a pastor who's losing the battle and destined to destruction. But there's one problem . . . Witt discovers Pastor Edward's wife, Casey, is the love of his youth. And the only woman he's ever loved. Beset and vulnerable, she'd his for the taking . . . At the cost of Edward's soul


 What is your genre? “Christian fiction doesn’t describe it adequately, since that genre can cover everything from Biblical stories with fictional details, to a murder mystery with a main character who prays occasionally. My genre could best be described as “honest, contemporary Christian fiction.” God always has an active role in the plot.”

Why are you drawn to this particular style? “I feel uniquely qualified (for a pastor’s wife) to write on the things that beset women, having been on both sides of the fence. I’ve experienced, first hand, the awesome redemptive power of God in my life. I’ve lived through an abusive marriage, divorce, and the death of a child. But I have no desire to dwell on the negative. God created us to be winners.”
How many books have you written? Had published or self-published? “I’ve completed four novels. “Handful of Demons” is my debut novel, released in July of 2012. The sequel, “Devil’s Digs” is slated for the spring of 2013. They’re all love/Christian stories. God knows I’m a hopeless romantic, and He’s allowed me to include a generous amount of mortal love in my stories.”

Share something about your writing life. “I’ve written for major magazines, mostly on clocks. (Clockmaking is a family trade) I wrote a correspondence course on clock repair, and for a time, a column for syndication. Music, poetry . . . you name it. I've written it. But I had no passion until . . . I married and served in the ministry beside my husband for a few years. That’s when I knew what I was called to do. Unfortunately, there was no time to write. Being in the ministry is a full-time job. I had to wait until retirement.

Which authors do you most admire? “A few short years into the ministry a lady joined our church who had her own ministry in spiritual warfare. She introduced me to Frank Peretti’s work. I devoured “This Present Darkness” and “Piercing the Darkness” and have been a great admirer of his ever since. I’m humbled and more than flattered my work has been compared to his.”

If we know each other, share how we met, and what interests we share. “Although I’m not immersed in the Jewish culture, I have a great love for the Jewish people. In our churches we always attempted to observe their religious holidays in some small way. The love I feel is so strong, sometimes I think I must have some Jewish genes, but there is a total lack of evidence of this in my family history. Then I realize it’s because they’re my Father’s Chosen People. I’ll never forget the time we celebrated a Jewish holiday with a church dinner. Each lady brought a Jewish dish. The ladies who had been assigned Matzo balls realized too late they didn’t have the proper ingredients. They substituted most things, thinking we wouldn’t know the difference. We knew . . . because they were like small stones…Totally inedible. I’m still looking forward to having some good Matzo balls someday!”

To enter the drawing for a copy of "Handful of Demons," leave a comment.
I looking forward to hearing from you, and who knows, Lynn might drop by to answer some of your questions or respond to a comment or two.     

Lynne Wells Walding spent more than twenty-five years in the full-time Christian ministry. She wrote many of the praise and worship songs for their services, served as pianist, co-worship leader, and minister to women. She and her pastor husband are now retired and live in the Piney Woods of East Texas with their dog, Sarah. There they enjoy frequent visits from children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. 

She writes a blog called "The Battle is Real" . . . an exposé of Satan's bag of tricks. And is a member of ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers), where she's currently serving on a panel of judges in a writing contest.

Drawing from her years in the ministry, her greatest passion is writing novels to demonstrate the spiritual battle we all face daily, and the power of Jesus Christ to overcome the Enemy.

MaryLu Tyndall, best-selling author of the Legacy of the King’s Pirates series wrote: WE ARE SURROUNDED BY INVISIBLE ENEMIES who are out to destroy our lives, our marriages, and our happiness. Don’t believe me? Handful of Demons may convince you otherwise. With this unique blend of the movies Ghostbusters and The Exorcist, Ms. Walding crafts a story that rivals C. S. Lewis’s Screwtape Letters, a story that allows the reader a peek into a realm beyond our five senses but a realm that is no less real. This book deals with so many topics and in such a real way—love, betrayal, marriage, spiritual warfare, sacrifice, pride, fear, and more—that I had a hard time putting it down each night! A refreshing and poignant look at a subject rarely addressed in Christian fiction.”
Readers have said: That they can’t put it down. But my most treasured statements come from people who've gained knowledge into Satan’s agenda for the believer and non-believer alike. I’ve been told the story is poignant, funny, and scary all at the same time. To learn more or purchase a book, I'd love for you to visit me at lynnewellswalding.com.  
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Today's Guest Blogger is Stephanie Guerrero

Christmas Romance at Dickens on Main
 Anthology Novella: Time for Christmas
By: Stephanie Guerrero

Much ado has been made of Charles Dickens and his amazing works. I just released a book surrounding a real life Dickens Event in Boerne, Texas, entitled Christmas Romance at Dickens on Main. In England they are celebrating 200 years of Charles Dickens this year. I'm sure we all have our favorite stories.

Among my personal favorites, and I'm sure a favorite of many others, is his book, A Christmas Carol. The new romantic suspense anthology, I’ve written, Romance at Dickens on Main, is based on a real life event in Boerne, Texas surrounding the tale of A Christmas Carol.

Time for Christmas

Love is the last thing on FBI Agent “Wolf” Davis' mind. On leave for Christmas, he wants nothing more exciting than to sink his teeth into some good German pastry and enjoy the Dickens on Main event in his hometown of Boerne, Texas. Then his partner, Angelika Muller, shows up with terrifying news. Terrorist sleeper cells are targeting small town celebrations nationwide with Boerne, Texas at the top of their list. Posing as a couple for the weekend , Gabe and Angelika forge a love that goes deeper than partnership; but will they be able to unmask a mole, stop a terrorist, protect the President-elect without tearing their budding relationship apart? Will be four days be enough? Only time will tell, and for Gabe and Angelica: the clock is ticking.
Author’s Comment

Real life doesn't wait for us to hit the pause button and catch our breath. How I wish it did. Gabe and Angelika learn to walk out the scripture in Matthew 6:34: "Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble."

In the midst of terrible trials, we can only live moment by moment walking and trusting in God Almighty's care. May God bless us everyone as we remember He is our source!

Did You Know? 

1. The names of the Main Characters, Angelika and Gabe, are rooted in the Christmas story. Angelika is for "Angel" and Gabe is for "Gabriel!”

2. There really is an annual Dickens on Main Event in Boerne, Texas every year just after Thanksgiving, and people do dress up like Gabe and Angelika get to do.

3. The Guadalupe River really is both clear and green due to lime deposits. It is beautiful.

 Fun Facts About the Author

1. My favorite foods: Mexican and chocolate! 

2. I once had a hive of bees covering my arms! Since I’ve been a beekeeper, they were gloved of course! 

3. I'm passionate about a redemptive story because my Savior: Yeshua, Jesus the Christ, has redeemed me.

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