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Get A Melody for James for 99 Cents!

I’ve teamed up with several authors in a promotion called Love on the Run

Each of our books is a Christian Suspense book. I chose A Melody for James to put into the promotion.

Look through the books offered, pick what you want — don’t pick what you don’t want — and get your seriously discounted reads!  (You will not be added to any email addresses if you purchase a discounted book!)

So many wonderful books about fatherhood to choose from! Go to this link and see!

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Emerald Fire Is On Sale for Just $0.99!

On Tuesday, January 30th, Jade’s Match will release! In preparation for that, Emerald Fire has been marked down to $0.99 for the ebook! Click here to read the book description.

Jade’s Match is the story of Cora Anderson — daughter of Maxine Bartlett and Barry Anderson from Emerald Fire and Davis  Elliott – Team USA hockey player. It is a Second Generation Jewel Series Novella that celebrates Team USA for the upcoming Winter Games in PyeongChang, Korea, and Valentine’s Day.

Securely purchase an ebook copy of Emerald Fire directly from Hallee for $0.99 by clicking the Paypal button:




Emerald Fire can be purchased in e-book format at the following booksellers:

Emerald Fire, Book 2 of the Jewel Series
Emerald Fire, Book 2 of the Jewel Series

Also, if you want a copy of Emerald Fire in paperback with the old cover — it’s still free! Click here to go to my store. All you have to do is pay the postage (you can actually get almost all of the Jewel Series books free in the old covers for one postage payment. Click the link to go to my Square store to see what is still available.)

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Save on THE WALKING BREAD during National Whole Grain Month!

The Walking Bread
Warm up your sense of humor …

September is National Whole Grain Month! To celebrate, I’ve put THE WALKING BREAD on sale for 20% off!

For the paperback: Enter the promo code SEPTGRAINS when purchasing directly from me. Follow this link. Make sure you let me know in the notes section who I can sign the book to.

For the ebook: Enter the promo code CA76X when purchasing from Smashwords. Follow this link.

These are the only two places you can get the 20% off. Celebrate Whole Gran Month with this awesome deal!

While confronting and redeeming a recent popular secular phenomenon, Hallee Bridgeman, A.K.A. “Hallee the Homemaker” finds every grain of truth in her second whole food, real food cookbook with in-depth analysis and amazing recipes of yeast breads, quick breads, sourdoughs, and breads using grains other than wheat. The Walking Bread is a cookbook wrapped in a parody surrounded by a comedy with a tongue firmly inserted into a cheek — but the recipes are “dead serious” and may leave readers searching for all the tasty bread crumbs.

“I am the bread of life. Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and are dead. This is the bread which comes down from heaven, that one may eat of it and not die. I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread that I shall give is My flesh, which I shall give for the life of the world.” John 6:48-51

Readers, bakers, homemakers, and cooks all over the world will find themselves slathering the good stuff atop the muffins or corn bread; speeding through the quick breads; and going ape of over the banana bread. These bread recipes are so good, so healthy, and so easy you will want to pass them down from generation to generation.

Rave Reviews for The Walking Bread …

“I was in a loaf or death situation yeasterday, then I found this cookbook! Now I’m on a roll.”
A homemaker in the USA TODAY said

“I used to rack my grain for hours trying to bake. I made such great bread with this book, my husband brought me flours.”
THE TIMES this has been said are numerous

“If you knead to get serious about the zombie apocalypse, this cookbook is ammunition.”
We’re sure the DAILY MIRROR wishes they had quoted this

“Instead of loafing around, I learned how to bake! Now I don’t feel so crumby!”
Part of SOUTHERN LIVING is overhearing these kinds of remarks now and then

Muffin wrong with this cookbook. If you’re serious about saving some dough, you butter memorize it. It’s the yeast you can do.”
A reader in WEST VIRGINIA JOURNALed

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HUGE Cyber Monday Sale!

For today, December 1, 2014, only, all three of the Song of Suspense Series ebooks are only $1.99. That is a $4.00 savings!!

AND — read on through this post beyond the Song of Suspense books, because all paperbacks are on sale for 25% off! Just enter the coupon code CYBERMONDAY and the discount will be applied when you check out.

cover-front_9781939603074_640A Melody for James

Melody and James lead separate lives of discord until an unexpected meeting brings them to a sinister realization. Unbeknownst to them, dark forces have directed their lives from the shadows, orchestrating movements that keep them in disharmony. Fire, loss, and bloodshed can’t shake their faith in God to see them through as they face a percussive climax that will leave lives forever changed.

To read the first chapter, click this link.

You can get A Melody for James for just $1.99 at the following locations:

Amazon, Nook, iBooks, Google Play, Kobo, Smashwords

Acover-front_9781939603128_640n Aria for Nick

Aria Suarez uncovers a nuclear plot that threatens the heart of our very nation. Sinister forces surround and threaten her when, out of nowhere, the man who reportedly died so many years before returns as if from the grave – intent on protecting her. Has God finally joined them together? Or is Aria doomed to mourn Nick Williams twice?

To read an excerpt, click this link.

You can get An Aria for Nick for just $1.99 at the following locations:

Amazon, Nook, iBooks, Google Play, Kobo, Smashwords

a carol for kentA Carol for Kent

Bobby Kent’s name is synonymous with modern Country Music and he is no stranger to running from overzealous fans and paparazzo. But now he must protect his daughter and Carol, the mother of his only child, from a vicious and ruthless serial killer bent on their destruction.

To read an excerpt, click this link.

You can get A Carol for Kent for just $1.99 at the following locations:

Amazon, Nook, iBooks, Google Play, Kobo, Smashwords

On top of that fantastic ebook sale, paperbacks are also 25% off! Just use the coupon code CYBERMONDAY at checkout to get the discount!

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Celebrate Romance with My Most Romantic Book Yet!

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August is ‘Romance Awareness Month’.

I *love* romance. So, I guess it makes sense that I write romance.

cover-front_9781939603128_640Looking through all 8 of my published romance novels, I believe that my most romantic is An Aria for Nick. Nick is such a deep character who has suffered so much in life that you just find yourself rooting for Aria and him to be together so that maybe some of his demons will quiet. As a reviewer said, the romance is sigh-worthy. So, to celebrate Romance Awareness Month, I put An Aria for Nick on sale for just $0.99. That’s a $4 savings.

An Aria for Nick can be purchased in e-book format at Christian book online retailer Deeper Shopping. An Aria for Nick is also available at the following booksellers: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple, Google Play Bookstore, Smashwords.

The Back Cover:

The Only Man Who Can Save Her Life Has Been Dead for a Decade.

Raised in a loving home, Aria Suarez dreamed of becoming a professional pianist happily married to her high school crush. After the only boy who ever caught her eye dies a hero’s death and her wrist is shattered along with her future plans, she turns her brilliant musical mind to nuclear engineering and solving mysteries of science.

Abandoned to an abusive father at five, Nick Williams grew up dreaming of escape; of enlisting in the Army and leaving his wretched life behind; of proving himself worthy of the girl he loves. But the crucible of combat offers only the escape of death.

A decade later, Aria uncovers a nuclear plot that threatens the heart of our very nation. Sinister forces surround and threaten her when, out of nowhere, the man who reportedly died so many years before returns as if from the grave — intent on protecting her.

Has God finally joined them together?

Or is Aria doomed to mourn Nick twice?

Excerpt from the Book:

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NICK woke with a start, his pulse pounding. On the outside, he did nothing more than open his eyes, but inside he waged a war with fear and panic. He forced his pulse back to normal and got his bearings. Aria’s place. He looked at his watch. Six-thirty. He’d slept for about half an hour.

The room was filled with a soft orange glow from the setting sun coming through the window facing west and the entire home was filled with the aroma of cooking meat. From the direction of the kitchen, he could hear Aria
humming a hymn.

A wave of longing washed over him, leaving him feeling weak and scared. He clenched his hands as he fought it while he cursed himself. This was not for him. A normal life in a little bungalow on the Willamette River was something he could never have. After the things he’d done, it was something he didn’t deserve. The dream had just left him feeling vulnerable.

He stood and stretched, then went to the phone. He started to engage the receiver, but changed his mind. Tomorrow would be soon enough to return to the world. For now, he wanted to shut it off.

He walked toward the kitchen and leaned against the doorway, watching Aria while she was unaware of it. She moved around the kitchen, chopping vegetables, stirring something on the stove, moving around the room but never
looking behind her. She had to get a little stool out to stand on so she could reach something on a high shelf. Nick was reminded just how small she was.

He thought of his old man and how he’d put his hands on her, had broken her wrist and killed her future. Suddenly, Nick felt a white burn of righteous indignation re-ignite somewhere in his chest. He battled the desire to go to
Columbus, Georgia; to reacquaint himself with his father as a grown man and discuss the variable forces involved in breaking the wrist of a petite blonde woman.

Shaking his head to rid himself of the darkness, of the pain of his past, he crossed his arms and leaned his hip against the bar. She stepped off the stool and turned, jumping a little when she saw him.

“You move very quietly,” she said.

He raised an eyebrow. “One of the reasons I’m still alive.”

She nervously shifted her feet. “Hungry?” she asked.

He was hungry. A raw, burning hunger that spread through his whole body. What he craved, he couldn’t take. Time had done nothing to dim the want, and what had once been a boy’s crush was now a man’s longing. On the inside he
began a battle with himself that he hoped he would have the stamina to continue fighting. On the outside, he stayed leaning against the bar with his arms crossed, giving the appearance of total ease.

“Starving,” he said smoothly.“Good,” Aria said, moving to the stove. She opened the oven door. “How do
you like your steak?”
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A Melody for James is Now 99 Cents!

A Melody for James: Part 1 in the Song of Suspense series
A Melody for James: Part 1 in the Song of Suspense series

In preparation for the release of A Carol for Kent, Book 3 in the  Song of Suspense Series, I’ve made the ebook of Book 1 in the Song of Suspense, A Melody for James just 99 cents! You get a RONE’ Award Finalist Book and The Book Club Network’s runner up for 2013 Fiction Book of the Year for less than a dollar!

Wherever you can get it in ebook form, I’ve marked it down from $4.99 to $0.99.

At the time of this blog post, A Melody for James has received 89 customer reviews on Amazon, and ALL of them are 4 and 5 stars – which gives it an average rating of 4.8 stars!melody reviews

Read the book! Tell your friends! Leave a review! And then look forward to the May 13th release of A Carol for Kent!

A Melody for James can be purchased in e-book format at the following places:

Deeper ShoppingAmazon, SmashwordsBarnes & Noble, All Romance eBooks , Apple iTunes StoreLulu, Bookie Jar

 

A Melody for James is the first book in a set of Christian contemporary romantic suspenseful thrillers from best selling inspirational novelist, Hallee Bridgeman. The exciting new SONG OF SUSPENSE series premiers everywhere fine books are sold June 15, 2013 with book 1, A Melody for James.

Recognition:

Clash of The TitlesA Melody for James was voted the Clash of the Titles WINNER in July 2013.

Book Of The Month FictionA Melody for James was voted The Book Club Network‘s August 2013 Fiction Book of the Month.

Book Of The Year FictionA Melody for James was the first runner up for the 2013 Fiction Book of the Year as announced in the February 2014 edition of Book Fun Magazine.

A Melody for James is a RONE’ Award Finalist!

Read the Book:

A Melody for James can be purchased in e-book format at the following places:

Deeper ShoppingAmazon, SmashwordsBarnes & Noble, All Romance eBooks , Apple iTunes StoreLulu, Bookie Jar

Olivia Kimbrell Press
EBook ISBN: 978-1-939603-07-4

A Melody for James can be purchased in paperback at the following places:

Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million

If you’d like an autographed copy, please visit my store at Squareup.com!

Ask your local library to order this title:

Olivia Kimbrell Press
ISBN-13: 978-1-939603-08-1
ISBN-10: 1-939603-08-0

Author Video:

The Back Cover:

Strangers meet during an unexpected layover. Hours later, their hearts sing a harmonious duet.

Melody Mason finds James Montgomery sincere, honest, and keenly intelligent with a tenderness that contradicts his broad stature. Melody lifts James from the depths of all- consuming grief for the first time since his wife’s murder. Uncannily, they learn that they share much in common. They begin to wonder whether God brought them together.

Though determined to unite, sinister events take an ominous turn. The couple won’t even see each other for four long years.

Melody rises to stardom as America’s newest Country Music sensation while James brings a billion dollar technological breakthrough within reach.

The two finally reunite and find the connection between them has only grown stronger in tempo, joining them like notes in a symphony. But once more, a terrifying hidden truth secretly sneers at their hopes for happiness. After so long apart, the couple must work in close concert.

They have to put all their faith in God as they solve the deadly mystery that ties their lives inexplicably together time and again.

Excerpt from the Book:

Chapter 1
ANGELA MONTGOMERY nearly missed it. She had lost herself in memories of her recent birthday celebration marking the passing of her 30th year on earth. Her husband, James, her junior by 2 short years, had gone all out. Being “much” younger, he had decorated the entire house with black balloons and held a surprise “wake” for the passing of her late youth. Daydreaming and lost in feelings of love and adoration for her beloved groom, Angela nearly failed to recognize the moment when it happened.

When her consciousness shifted from her reverie back to the present, for several breaths she simply stared at the smart board in front of her and ran through the calculations again. Then she tried to ignore the little shivers of nervous excitement that danced up her spine.

“Heeyyyyy …” Donald Andrews clicked a few keys on the laptop in front of him, magnifying the image on the smart board screen so that it covered the entire wall. “Did we just …”

Angela rose, her legs feeling uncharacteristically stiff, and walked forward while staring at the screen. “You know what, I’m cautiously going to say yes. Yes, we did.”

Alvin Berry let out a loud, “Whoop!” He removed the ever present knit cap from the top of his head and tossed it into the air. The group collectively looked at each other and grinned. Years of work, and the breakthrough sat right there on that smart board, staring back at them.

“We should celebrate,” Lorie Frazier announced. She pulled her glasses from her nose and casually tossed them onto the stack of papers in front of her. “We need to celebrate, then we need to call a press conference. But only after we get to the patent office.”

Angela looked back at the screen. “We have to be sure.”

“We’re sure,” Alvin said. “Look at that beauty. It is so simple yet so elegant.”

“Call James,” Lorie said. “Tell him to make us a reservation in the most ridiculously expensive restaurant Atlanta has to offer. Tell him we’re going to celebrate.”

Despite her naturally conservative nature, Angela started to let the feeling of giddy excitement take over. She laughed and hugged Don as she pulled her cell phone from her pocket.

Her husband would probably jump up and down or do a little dance of celebration. She felt like she might just as easily be making a call to announce that she was expecting their first child instead of the conclusion of this long project.

For five years, she and this amazing team of engineers had worked to perfect this revolutionary data storage solution. For five years, usually working six days a week, usually not less than twelve hours a day, they’d toiled in this basement lab in her inherited home. While she’d hoped and prayed for all that time, now that the reality of what they’d accomplished actually shone back at her from that beautiful smart screen, she realized she hadn’t ever really been certain they’d succeed.

But they had.

She got James voice mail. “Darling,” she purred, knowing he’d hear the smile in her voice, “We did it. We’re done. I cannot wait to show you. Come home. Come see. We need to celebrate.”

As soon as Angela hung up, she gave Lorie a hug and said, “I vote for cheesecake.”

“Copious amounts,” the nearsighted genius agreed. “Oh! With strawberries! And really good coffee.”

Angela felt her heart skip when the red security light started flashing. Her eyebrows crowded together in confusion. Why was the intruder alarm going off now?

Angela had inherited the farmhouse from her late uncle at the age of 17 and lived there throughout her lengthy matriculation at Georgia Tech. For a brief time when this venture was just beginning, she and her brand new husband, James, as well as their business partner and his best friend, Kurt, had all lived there under the same roof.

During the initial months and years, Kurt and James had renovated the basement entirely; installing a T1, a two post rack of networking gear, a four post rack of high performance servers; and most importantly, a state of the art security system, designed and built by her brilliant husband himself. For the last five years, they had hardened the basement into a panic room with steel reinforced doors, magnetic locks, and pinhole security cameras. It took two-factor authentication to even get into the room.

When the magnitude of the fact that the security alarm was still sounding sunk in, Angela whirled around until her eyes met with Don. When she spoke, she hated the shrill edge of panic she detected in her voice. “Back it up to the Snap.”

His fingers clicked on the keys with the speed of machine gun fire as spoke. “There’s no time. We didn’t do an incremental yesterday because the waffle was running a defrag.”

“Right. Execute a differential and encrypt it.” She waited a few heartbeats while Don’s fingers played out a staccato percussion on his laptop.

With confusion clouding his eyes, he looked up and announced, “Our hard line is down.”

Alvin pressed a series of keys on his computer and several small screens appeared on the smart board, all showing different angles of her home. Men in masks moved through the empty house with military precision, high powered and very deadly looking carbine rifles tucked tightly into their shoulders at the ready. They stared around every corner through the sights on the short rifles.

Lorie gasped and said, “What is going on? Who are they?”

Fear and panic tried to take over. Her stomach turned into ice and Angela felt like her breathing wasn’t productive, like she could never get a deep enough breath. Focus, she said to herself. You will have time to be scared when it’s over.

“Can you remember how we got here since the last backup?” Angela asked Alvin, her hand pointing in his direction like a knife blade. If she’d ever met anyone whose memory rivaled her husband’s, it was Alvin.

His voice sounded flat, emotionless. “Yes. Of course I can.”

She watched a crouched figure outside the entrance to the lab tape two liter plastic bottles filled with water to the hinges of the security door. The security that James and Kurt had installed was tight, state of the art even, and the door was sealed. But no seal in 100 miles would withstand the blast of a shaped charge pushing water ahead of a supersonic shock wave. It would slice through the steel door faster than the world’s most powerful cutting torch.

Whomever these people were, they had known the defenses they would have to overcome. They were prepared. They had planned. They had obviously even rehearsed as was apparent in their staged and perfectly timed precision movements. And the most dangerous thing Angela and her team had for protection once that door came down were a few custom computer viruses.

She’d known the risks. The success of their project was potentially worth upward of a hundred billion dollars in the first year alone, and that was on the conservative side. The long term applications of the soon to be patented technology could not even be calculated. The reason they worked out of her home instead of in some downtown lab was for the secrecy of the project, a vain hope of security by obscurity.

They’d taken additional precautions which Angela belatedly realized she had characterized as “paranoid.” A commercial exothermic incendiary device much like a military grade thermite grenade perched atop each server array that would, when detonated, melt their way through the machines at over 4 thousand degrees Fahrenheit, effectively destroying everything in a completely unrecoverable fashion. They would burn 3 times hotter than molten lava and the crew would have to be careful not to look at them since the radiant energy was bright enough to blind them without a welding visor.

“Then destroy it. Destroy it all.”

Lorie’s finger hovered over a steel pin. “You’re sure?”

The explosion above them shook the room. Alvin rushed to the inner door and made sure the panic room door remained bolted on all four corners. Angela closed the lid on her laptop and slid it into the 2 inch air gap between network switches. Then she draped her hand on Lorie’s shoulder and whispered, “Do it.”

She closed her eyes and started to pray as the room around her grew suddenly very hot and smoke started billowing up to the ceiling. “Lord Jesus, if I live through this, let me remain in Your will. But if I come home to you, sweet Jesus, please watch over my husband. Let him feel your comforting love and let him find the destiny you have in mind for him.”

Smoke alarms went off and the lights flickered. Then she felt herself being picked up and thrown aside, riding on the wave of a perfectly timed blast. As she flew backward from the shock of the multiple explosions blowing open her steel door she prayed even harder — she prayed for courage, for protection, for strength.

As she landed and fell against the tower of computer drives, she watched the thermite spill and splatter like lava, setting the entire area on fire. Her last thought was of pain as a spray of burning powder fell on her chest.
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