Auralia’s Colors – CSFF Blog Tour

Auralia’s Colors by Jeffrey OverstreetAuralia’s Colors meets all my requirements for a great fantasy novel. The characters are captivating. The plot is skilfully woven with the perfect balance of mysterious imagery. Jeffrey Overstreet’s lyrical writing style is poetic, artistic, and nearly musical at times.

I related to Auralia’s Colors on more than one level. On one level is the story line which drew me in and kept my interest until the end. On another level I was immersed in the mystical beauty of the subliminal atmosphere that seemed to be just out of reach.

My imagination was captured by the imagery of a colorless world and Auralia’s attempt to bring it back to life with colors woven from nature. As an amateur graphic artist, I am enthralled with colors and their contrasts or marriage with other colors. Auralia’s methods of taking colors from nature for her creations revealed a bit more to me of the true source of art and color.

I had hoped to participate in each day of this blog tour but may not be able to do so. My mother-in-law is critically ill in a hospital an hour’s drive from my home so my internet time is necessarily shortened for now.

I do highly recommend this book especially to fantasy lovers. The story is full of wonder and the beauty of Overstreet’s writing is truly rare.

Book web site: http://lookingcloser.org/auralia/default.htm
Jeffrey Overstreet’s Author blog, Looking Closer Journal: http://lookingcloser.wordpress.com/

Click here to purchase your own copy of Auralia’s Colors.

*Participants’ Links:
Brandon Barr |Jim Black | Justin Boyer | Grace Bridges | Jackie Castle | Carol Bruce Collett | Valerie Comer | CSFF Blog Tour | D. G. D. Davidson | Chris Deanne | Jeff Draper | April Erwin | Marcus Goodyear | Andrea Graham | Jill Hart | Katie Hart | Timothy Hicks | Heather R. Hunt | Becca Johnson | Jason Joyner | Kait | Karen | Carol Keen | Mike Lynch | Margaret | Rachel Marks | Shannon McNear | Melissa Meeks | Rebecca LuElla Miller | Mirtika or Mir’s Here | Pamela Morrisson| Eve Nielsen | John W. Otte | John Ottinger | Deena Peterson | Rachelle | Steve Rice | Cheryl Russel | Ashley Rutherford | Hanna Sandvig | Chawna Schroeder | James Somers | Rachelle Sperling | Donna Swanson | Steve Trower | Speculative Faith | Jason Waguespac | Laura Williams | Timothy Wise

CFBA Blog Tour – Christian Writer’s Market Guide 2008

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing Christian Writers’ Market Guide 2008
WaterBrook Press (January 15, 2008) by Sally StuartABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Sally Stuart has been writing for the last 40+ years, and has been putting out the annual “Christian Writers’ Market Guide” for the last 23 years. Her other writing includes several Christian education resources books, a children’s picture book, a basic writing text, writing resources, and a western novel–plus hundreds of articles and marketing columns. She writes marketing columns for the “Christian Communicator,” “Advanced Christian Writer,” and the Oregon Christian Writers’ Newsletter. She speaks and teaches at Christian Writers’ Conferences nationwide. Sally is the mother of 3 and grandmother of 8. She and her husband, Norm, spend their free time vacationing on the Oregon coast.Check out her blog!

ABOUT THE BOOK:

The essential reference tool for the Christian writer, Sally Stuart’s Christian Writers’ Market Guide is now in its 23rd annual edition!

Check out the section on Blogging on page 69…the CFBA is listed!

Writers’ Conference listings, Book Publishers, Magazine Publishers, and a Bookstore filled with the resources you need to be successful in this business. Get a Book Contract or Manuscript Evaluation, and check out the Writer’s Resource links. This book has all you need to connect to all these valuable helps for the beginning, intermediate, or professional writer.
To keep you up to date with the latest marketing news, visit Sally Stuart’s new marketing blog, Christian Writers’ Marketplace, at http://www.stuartmarket.blogspot.com/.

A new, updated version of the Christian Writers’ Market Guide is available about January 15 each year.

Click here to purchase your own copy 0f the Christian Writers’ Market Guide 2008.

Book Review and Giveaway – Happily Even After by Marilynn Griffith

Happily Even After by Marilynn Griffith was my first book by this author and I wasn’t sure what to expect. Let me tell you, it was a thoroughly enjoyable read – humorous and outspoken but infused with spiritual depth.

Tracey is unsure of her position as a wife, new mother, daughter-in-law, and member of her husband’s (and mother-in-law’s) church. Tracey’s quest for acceptance and self-esteem takes her through many ups and downs as she touches the people in her life in surprising and positive ways.

I was left with the message that being yourself is of more value than trying to be who you think others want you to be. I would highly recommend this book and look forward to reading others by Marilynn Griffith.

I have an extra copy of Happily Even After to give away. If you will leave a comment requesting an entry, I will draw one name from all entries on Wednesday, January 16, 2008. Please leave me a way to contact you if you are the winner.

Happily Even After (#3 – Sassy Sistahood Series) by Marilynn Griffith

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Happily Even After (#3 – Sassy Sistahood Series)

(Steeple Hill January 1, 2008)

by

Marilynn GriffithABOUT THE AUTHOR:Marilynn Griffith is mom to a tribe, wife to a deacon and proof that God gives second chances. While best known for her colorful novels about friendship, family and faith, Marilynn is also a speaker and nonfiction writer.

Her nonfiction has been included in CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE CHRISTIAN WOMAN’S SOUL and several other devotionals and magazines. Currently, Marilynn is editor of the SISTAHFAITH:BELIEVING BEYOND SHAME anthology. She is also the founder of Faithchick.com, a blog for faith fiction readers.

Marilynn is the author of six novels dealing with issues such as teen pregnancy, AIDS, abstinence, stress relief, single parenting and marriage. Her recent fiction titles include TANGERINE and IF THE SHOE FITS.

Marilynn has served as Vice President and Publicity Officer of American Christian Fiction Writers. She speaks to youth, women and writers about believing beyond boundaries and daring to reach dreams.

Marilynn lives in Florida with her husband and seven children whom she taught at home for seven years. When not chasing toddlers, helping with homework or trying to find her husband a clean shirt, she can be found scribbling furiously on her next novel.

To book Marilynn for media interviews, speaking engagements, Serious Fun fiction parties or book club call-ins, please contact her thru her WEBSITE.

ABOUT THE BOOK
Superwoman doesn’t live here!

I marry a gorgeous executive, have a baby, lose all the weight (most of it), and move to a fine house in the suburbs with a welcoming new church. Wait…did I say welcoming?

One teeny waaah! and new mothers and their crying babies are exiled to a separate room. At least there’s some enlightening conversation. Like about my husband and issues I didn’t even know about!

And then there’s my aptly named mother-in-law, Queen Elizabeth, who can’t stand me.

I’m about to lose my mind! So it’s high time for a visit to the Sassy Sistahood for some much-needed advice about men, marriage and motherhood!

The Sassy Sistahood: They get by with a little help from their friends. Click here to purchase your own copy of Happily Even After.

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