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Preview: Short-Straw Bride Book Trailer

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As you may know Karen Witemeyer is one of my favorite Christian fiction writers and this spring she has a new romance coming out entitled Short-Straw Bride. Check out the cute trailer below and then, if you want, head off to your favorite online bookseller and pre-order a copy (or two)!



Short-Straw Bride by Karen Witemeyer Copyright 2012 Bethany House Publishers ISBN: 9780764209659
From the publisher:
Four brothers. Four straws. One bride.

 No one steps on Archer land. Not if they value their life. But when Meredith Hayes overhears a plot to burn the Archer brothers off their ranch, a long-standing debt compels her to take the risk.

 Years of constant vigilance hardens a man. Yet when Travis Archer comes across a female trespasser with the same vivid blue eyes as the courageous young girl he once aided, he can't bring himself to send her away. And when an act of sacrifice leaves her injured and her reputation in shreds, gratitude and guilt prompt him to attempt to rescue her once ag…

Sensational Debut: Wildflowers From Winter by Katie Ganshert

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About the book (from Amazon):
A young architect at a prestigious Chicago firm, Bethany Quinn has built a life far removed from her trailer park teen years. Until an interruption from her estranged mother reveals that tragedy has struck in her hometown and a reluctant Bethany is called back to rural Iowa. Determined to pay her respects while avoiding any emotional entanglements, she vows not to stay long. But the unexpected inheritance of farmland and a startling turn of events in Chicago forces Bethany to come up with a new plan. 

Handsome farmhand Evan Price has taken care of the Quinn farm for years. So when Bethany is left the land, he must fight her decisions to realize his dreams. But even as he disagrees with Bethany's vision, Evan feels drawn to her and the pain she keeps so carefully locked away.

 For Bethany, making peace with her past and the God of her childhood doesn't seem like the path to freedom. Is letting go the only way to new life, love and a peace she'…

Good E-Book Find: Conception (Future Savior, Book 1) by Jennifer Hartz

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About the book (taken from Amazon): 
"I do not think it is a question of where, but when." were the words that Charis left my mother with thirty years ago when I disappeared from Meric…before I was born.

Shortly after being sent back I've been attacked by man-eating Vaipes. I've learned that my father was a power wielding Guardian. I've discovered that the silvery-blue eyes intriguing me my entire life belong to my Watcher, Shaw who is without a doubt the most handsome man I have ever seen. And somehow I need to stop a war mongering tyrant who can manipulate people's thoughts.

So my question isn't where or when. It is how? How can I help the people of Meric when I can't stop myself from falling in love?


My Thoughts: 
Christina, a teacher from Pittsburgh, enjoying her dinner at the local greasy spoon suddenly finds herself in the magical land of Meric where dwarfs, elves, and kindly giants are battling an evil queen and her army of Vaipes (basically zom…

April Showers Bring May Flowers (and a Giveaway!)

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To celebrate the end of a rather, please pardon the slang, CRAPPY April and the beginning of a new and hopefully sunny or at least warmer month in May I'm hosting a giveaway of a brand new, yet-to-be released book by Katie Ganshert. Katie, who I hope loves warmer weather as much as I do, has graciously offered an ARC of her debut novel Wildflowers from Winter for one lucky reader of this blog! This book isn't even officially out yet so you will get to be one of the first readers and hopefully one of her new fans! I'm in the process of reading this book right now and let me tell you it's pretty darn good! So if you're ready to celebrate spring with a fresh book pick then please feel free to enter this giveaway. Rules are at the top of the form so be sure to read 'em so I don't have to rain on your beautiful spring day by disqualifying your entry. Feel free to leave a comment for Katie, you never know, she might pop by to chat. :-)

Visit Katie's blog HERE

FIRST Wild Card Blog Tour + My Review: Need You Now by Beth Wiseman

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It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old...or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!

You never know when I might play a wild card on you!



Today's Wild Card author is:
Beth Wiseman
and the book:
Need You Now Thomas Nelson; 1 edition (April 10, 2012)
***Special thanks to Rick Roberson, The B&B Media Group, for sending me a review copy.***

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

 When a personal crisis tested and strengthened her faith, award-winning journalist Beth Wiseman was advised by her agent to consider writing a Christian novel, particularly an Amish one. Encouraged by her agent’s urging, she began exploring the Amish l…

Some Black 'n Gold News...

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As you know I titled my blog Black 'n Gold Girl's Book Spot to showcase my love for my two favorite things, books and the Pittsburgh Steelers. I haven't been talking much about "my boys" lately but that's definitely going to be changing since the NFL draft is just days away and footballs season itself is just around the corner. Just in case you didn't know or haven't seen, I'm posting the 2012 Steelers schedule and a pic of the new throwback uniforms that Nike and the Steelers are debuting this year to celebrate 80 years of Steeler greatness. Now I have to say that while the schedule looks great the uniforms...well...not so much. I'm all about paying homage to one's roots but in this case I think an 80 year badge on a regular black 'n gold uniform would have been nicer than the prison/bumblebee disaster that they are bringing back. I can't wait to see what our division foes have to say about these frighting things! 


Yeesh, Steeler d…

Clash of the Titles Winner: Winter by Keven Newsome

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Clash of the Titles Congratulates Keven Newsome, author of Winter  and winner of the Comparable Cover/ Book Blurb Clash! One of the commenters at Clash of the Titles said, “Just finished Winter, loved it.”
About Winter: We're all freaks. It's just a matter of perspective. Winter Maessen didn’t ask for the gift of prophecy. She’s happy being a freak – but now everyone thinks she’s crazy. Or evil. Goths aren’t all the same, you know. Some are Christians… Christians to whom God sends visions. Students at her university are being attacked, and Winter knows there’s more than flesh and blood at work. Her gift means she’s the only one who can stop it – but at what price?


Keven talks about Winter.Winter is a four book series. As the series progresses, Winter’s ability as a prophetess grows to rival Elijah. She does not just have a gift of prophecy, but is an Old Testament style prophet. I worked very hard to make sure everything she does is theologically and Biblically accurate. Eve…

FIRST Wild Card Blog Tour + Review: The Dublin Destiny

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It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old...or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!

You never know when I might play a wild card on you!



Today's Wild Card author is:
Jill Twigg
and the book:
The Dublin Destiny Tate Publishing (January 10, 2012)
***Special thanks to Jill Twigg for sending me a review copy.***

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:


With the encouragement of family and friends, Jill Twigg pursued her lifelong dream of becoming a Christian author into reality.  She is the mother of four daughters and nina to five grandchildren.  She resides in Houma, Louisiana with her husband.

Visit the author's website.




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