“…whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things.” Philippians 4:8
Author, C.C. Warrens, is offering the first two books of her A Holly Novel series for 99cents each. That’s an amazing deal, especially considering they are excellent books. You can find my review of all three books here on my blog.
You’ll need to visit the author’s website to buy these e-books. Here’s the link:
Just when you think a series can’t get any better…BAM! This book had me from the first sentence and didn’t let go until the end. Wait! It didn’t even let go then…I want MORE!!!
First let me say that this is Book 3 in a series and they must be read in order. So if you haven’t read, Criss Cross and Cross Fire yet, then buy them and start this amazing, thrilling, rollercoaster ride of suspense, mystery, humor and God’s mercy! This 3rd book continues with Holly, Marx, Jordan, Jace, and of course, Collin. If you read book 2, then you can imagine how this book will start. And start with a bang, yes! Emotions in high gear from the start and it only intensifies from there.
This is the book we’ve been waiting for. The one where Collin is finally finished with toying with Holly. He’s ready to get down to business and he doesn’t care who is hurt in his quest to destroy Holly. Holly is surrounded by many people who love and care for her, Marx, Jordan, Jace, Sam and she’s trying her best to keep them safe from Collin as well. There are so many touching scenes in this book. I probably highlighted at least a third of the book. One minute you will find yourself crying from sadness, then laughing at something quirky Holly does, then on to holding your breath and hanging on for life. This book does get gritty. The author, C.C. Warrens, does it in a very compassionate, tasteful way and although the horrible scenes will have you gasping for breath, she always ends it and gives you plenty of time to breath and compose yourself. Holly, even when she’s on the brink of despair, she can always come back with something to be thankful for or some witty comeback that will ease the tension.
This is Christian fiction, but it’s not “preachy”. It’s real. It’s about life and how dirty it can get. It’s about how even at our worst, God is with us. He never leaves. Holly’s relationship with Jesus is woven throughout the whole series and is not overpowering. So don’t let this being Christian ficition stop you from reading these amazing books. I think you will love them!
C.C. Warrens is an excellent writer and I’m so thankful that I found her books. Because I love a book that will totally capture me and not let go. It’s full of surprises and not your typical mystery that you figure out before you’re halfway through. You will fall in love with the characters and the story, you will be exhausted from the suspense, you will laugh out loud at Holly, you will end each book saying “I can’t wait until the next one!”
You can find more about C.C. Warrens at these links:
If you are a fan of Beth Moore and have been wondering about her first fiction book but didn’t want to pay full price, then wonder no more. The e-book is on sale through 1-7-18 for $2.99!
I love legal thrillers and today when I saw that Randy Singer‘s latest book, Rule of Law, was on sale for $2.99…I jumped right on it. (I had $1.16 left of an Amazon gift card so it only cost me $1.83! Can’t beat that, can ya?)
This book has great reviews on Amazon and on Goodreads and I’m looking forward to reading this book and hoping it’s better than the book I’m forcing myself to finish now (not by Randy Singer!)
Click on Randy’s name and you’ll be taken to his website and click on the book title and you’ll be taken to his site to read more about the book and can check out the book trailer.
I just came across this FREE book on Kindle and it may be free on other e-readers also, so check it out. I’m not sure how long it will be FREE, so hurry and get it. Sounds great and I love getting the first book free cause then I can read it and if it’s really good I can buy the others.
Oh my! Holly Cross does seem to have trouble follow her every where she goes. This second book in the series picks up where Criss Cross left off. Only now there is more trouble for Holly to get mixed up in. Her detective friend, Marx, is involved with gangs and murders. And of course, Holly gets involved and things turn very, very dangerous. Not only for her, but for her long-time friend, Jordan, who returns to help protect Holly from Collin, her nightmare…the man that only wants to continue to torture Holly. The suspense of the current danger that Holly, Marx and Jordan are in and add to it the deeper suspense of wondering when and where Collin will show himself, is edge-of-your seat tension. If this were a movie, I would cover my eyes and peak through my fingers to see what’s coming next!
Author C.C. Warrens did an excellent job on continuing Holly’s story. She has really developed the characters even more as they continue on in this novel with new dangers. I had a hard time putting this book down, yet at the same time, I would stop reading just because I wanted it to last longer. Holly is still a quirky, witty, thankful woman. But she is still haunted by her past and is still having a hard time letting the people that care for her do just that…care for her! Holly still has boundaries but is slowly trying very hard to overcome the horrors of the past. But some horrors never seem to go away…Collin!
If you read, Criss Cross, then you know you will have to continue reading about Holly to find out how things turned out. And if you haven’t read the first book, Criss Cross, then do! Please do! If you like mystery/suspense, very little romance, quirky characters and funny, witty characters, then this is the book series for you. No bad language, no sex scenes, and that is important for me. This is a Christian book, but there’s not preachy scenes, just a good balance of a wounded life and how Jesus is always there for Holly.
The third book, Crossed Off, is expected to be released in April 2018. And C.C. Warrens is giving Marx his own book to tell his story, which I’m eager to read also.
C. C. Warrens is a new Christian Fiction author and if she continues to write novels like her first, Criss Cross, I will continue reading them. The book is full of edge-of-your-seat, hold-your-breath suspense. And you don’t know the whole story until much later in the novel, which I love! That’s true suspense. If you are worried about bad language or sexual scenes, don’t. It’s a very clean novel, yet deals with tough situations and yet the author writes in such a way that you don’t miss the bad language that most secular novelist think they must include to captivate the reader. The main character is a Christian, but the book is not overtly Christian, so I feel anyone could read this and love it.
Holly, the main character, is a photographer that lives completly off the grid. She has many quirks and a past that will not let go of her. Her quick, witty banter with her best friend, Jace, and later with Detective Marx is totally wonderful. A very tense situation can turn funny with the wit of Holly.
Holly’s past has caught up with her and she needs help, yet due to her past, she is reluctant to accept it. She isolates herself and likes, no demands, her personal space. And getting her to trust is very hard, but totally worth it.
You will find yourself holding your breath because you are so scared for her and you will be sitting on the edge of your favorite reading chair wondering what’s going to happen and how will it turn out. But you will also smile and a few times laugh and the funny things that happen during tense moments of suspense.
And the ending? Oh my goodness!!! I can’t wait until Book 2, Cross Fire, comes out in November 2017. And I believe there will be a Book 3 also. Yeah!!!! Love this new author and her novel. Looking forward to reading many more books to come.
One of my favorite quotes from the book. Holly has just asked Detective Marx if he believes in God…
“I’ve seen a lot of bad things with my job. And I’ve asked God why, if He exists, He allows them to happen. I never get an answer.”
“Do you ask Him why He allows the good things to happen?”
A thoughtful line formed between his eyebrows. “Can’t say that I have.”
“If you’re gonna hold God accountable for the bad things, you should hold Him accountable for the good things too. There’s a lot more good than bad, but if all you do is pile the bad at His feet, you’ll never be able to see past it to the good things.”
Here’s a FREE Kindle book that sounds really great if you like Christian suspense with some romance. Always Watching (Elite Guardian Series, Book 1) by Lynette Eason. It’s FREE today (July 27, 2017) on Amazon. It may be free longer, but if you think you might want to try this book, then you better get it today. I’ve waited before and the books weren’t free any longer 😦
I’ve read some books by Lynette Eason (click on her name and check out her website) and really enjoyed them, so I’m looking forward to reading this book. Happy Reading!
I just received an email from author, Julie Lessman, with an outstanding offer! Her book, Isle of Hope: Unfailing Love (Book 1), is currently FREE on Kindle from June 23-27, 2017. So hurry to Amazon and download this book.
I’ve read a couple of her books and enjoyed them. So I’m looking forward to getting to read the first in this series FREE!! Can’t beat that, can ya?
And I saved the best news for last. Julie Lessman wrote a prequel to this book, A Glimmer of Hope: A Novella Prequel to Isle of Hope, and it is also FREE to download.
So, what are you waiting for? Get to Amazon and download these two books for FREE now!! It may be offered free on other e-reader sites too, so be sure to check it out.
Thanks, Julie Lessman, for this wonderful deal!!!!
If you are a subscriber to Netflix you may have seen the announcement of the addition of King’s Faith. This is a very good, well made Christian movie.
I am ashamed to say that I am always surprised at well made and well acted Christian movies. The Christian movie genre is getting better and better and I am excited every time I see a really good Christian movie!
So check out the trailer and if you have Netflix…watch it! If you do not, I am sure it is on DVD.
It does deal with some hefty subjects (and very well done) so I would suggest that the age group be teenagers and up. But parents can watch it and then decide if their younger ones are mature enough to see the movie.
Today, June 7, 2016, you can get a free e-book by Louie Giglio and Matt Redman.
Indescribable by Louie Giglio and Matt Redman
Putting this powerful message into print for the first time, visionary pastor Louie Giglio and songwriter Matt Redman team up to write a heart-stirring book about the mysteries of God’s creation. Indescribable takes readers on a journey through the vastness of outer space and into the depths of the soul.
Modern science allows viewers to see farther into space than ever before, and every step draws them closer to the God who breathed each star into existence. In Indescribable, the authors intertwine devotional insights with remarkable scientific facts that awaken both mind and spirit. As Giglio and Redman write, God turnswonderers into worshipers.
Above all, Indescribable is a call to worship—an invitation to know and be known by the God of all creation and to become more passionate worshipers of Jesus Christ.
Publisher, David C Cook, is offering this book FREE today only – May 27, 2016. So if you like to read Christian non-fiction, this should be a great book to download.
Anxious for Nothing by John MacAuthur
Another one of my favorite authors, is Terri Blackstock! She can really keep you interested and sitting on the edge of your seat through the whole book!
Here’s the deal: She is having a contest for a Free FitBit and a copy of her new book! And right now you can pre-order her book, kindle edition, for only $4.99. That was a splurge for me, but I think this book will be worth it.
Here’s the link to enter to win: http://www.familyfiction.com/authors/terri-blackstock/features/win-a-fitbit-from-terri-blackstock (I hope this link works…tried to copy and paste and it didn’t work. I’ve been out of the “blog business” so long they have changed how they do things and I don’t know how to add a link now.)
I love books by Susan May Warren! And I just found out she has a FREE e-book for Kindle and iBooks. I don’t know how long this will be free, so if you want it, get it now. This is Book 1 in The Heirs of Anton series and it sounds great and has some great reviews on Amazon. So, how can we go wrong? Great author! Great price! Let’s download it and give it a try.
And remember, when you finish reading the book to write a small review to post on Amazon, iBooks, or whatever platform you have for reviews…Goodreads is great too! Not only does it help others know what the book is about and if it’s worth their time or not, it really helps the author get their books noticed. And if you don’t like a book, remember to be nice with your review. Just because it’s not your style, it could be someone else’s and we don’t want to hurt these authors who put so much time into writing these books!
From Russia with Love (The Heirs of Anton #1) by Susan May Warren
Hey, it’s been a while since I posted any freebies. Today I checked my email and I had one from Susan May Warren and she is celebrating her birthday by giving away a 6-book set by several Christian authors. The email said one day only, 1-21-16, but I didn’t get the email until this morning and I checked on Amazon anyway and it’s FREE! So here are the details:
Much Ado About Love: A Contemporary Christian Romance Collection: Susan May Warren, Lynnette Bonner, Tamara Leigh, Lesley Ann McDaniel, Jan Thompson, Linda W. Yezak (It’s star rating on Amazon is 4.7)
I have no idea if it’s on any other e-readers, so if you have a Nook, please check to see if it’s free for you.
REMEMBER, get it today!
Hey, I haven’t been around much the last year and I have officially resigned from our church media center and left it to some “old timers” and some “newbies” and I’m excited to see what God will do with our library through their hard work.
So far, I don’t know if anyone will want to continue with this blog and get it going again, but until then, I’ll try and post a few FREE E-Books from time to time. There used to be lots of freebies out there, but not so many anymore, so we better get what we can, right?
Through March 14, 2015, this historical fiction by Tracy Groot will be available as a free download. I’m not sure if it’s just on Kindle or on other e-readers also, so check your store. Here’s the title:
- The Sentinels of Andersonville by Tracy Groot
I downloaded it, but don’t know when I’ll get around to reading it, but would love to know if you do read it and what you think about it.
For some of us Spring has been teasing us and I am ready for higher temps (70-80) is perfect!!!!! But, there is no perfect here on this earth. We’ll just have to wait until Heaven!!!!!
Have a great day, week, weekend, month, year……
Tyndale House is offering a free e-book from 1-25 to 1-31. We have this book in our Media Center and I haven’t read it, but heard it’s a good one. And now to get it FREE!!! Who can complain?
A Little Salty to Cut the Sweet by Sophie Hudson (author of BooMama Blog)
It’s available on several different e-readers, so look yours up and download this great freebie!
It’s been awhile since I posted but I saw these books and thought I would share them with y’all. Publisher, David C Cook is offering these books free yesterday (too late) and today (just in time!).
* Safe at Home by Richard Doster
* Alone With God: Rediscovering the Power and Passion of Prayer (John MacArthur Study)
Both of these are free on Amazon and may be free on other e-reader sites.
It’s a beautiful day in Georgia, I hope everyone is having a beautiful day around the world. Just remember “This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it!” (That’s probably not quoted correctly, so please forgive me…I can get the gist of a verse, but usually can’t remember it word for word:)