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Christian Fiction Friday: August 21st

Welcome to this week’s edition of Christian Fiction Friday brought to you by me and my lovely and talented co-host, Alana Terry! This is a chance for Christian authors to post short snippets from their works in progress! Easy and fun!

This week, have been writing a Christmas novella that is a second generation Jewel Series titled Christmas Star Sapphire. It follows the story of Madeline Viscolli and Joe Westcott. Here is a snippet from Chapter 3:

“Morning, Joe,” the seventy-year-old owner Paula said. “Little early for this cool weather, eh.”

“If the air were drier, it would be a lot better. After that ride, I could do with some of your hot coffee.” He removed his bike helmet, fastened the chin strap to the shoulder strap of his bag, and absently and pointlessly attempted to smooth his hair back down.

“Fresh pot’s brewing right now. I’ll bring it on over to you when it’s ready. Take a seat.”

starsapphireHis eyes scanned the room and he spotted Barbara Mullins, the reason for the early morning meeting. The sophomore from Birmingham had her head bowed and sniffled into her paper napkin. As Joe approached, he felt his steps pause when he saw Madeline Viscolli seated across from Barbara. As soon as he recognized her, he waited for the skip of the beat of his heart and the catch of his breath. When he expected to see her, he could usually brace himself and control it. But the unexpected times, like this, actually took his breath away and made him feel nervous, jittery, and uncharacteristically shy.

He had seen a lot of beautiful things in his life. He had seen sunrises and sunsets over crystal seas that would envelop every sense like a symphony. He had seen longboats and yachts hand crafted with the finest attention to the smallest detail that soared over the water like sea foam. He had seen beauty in his lifetime. But he had never seen anything as beautiful as Madeline Viscolli.

Now steeled against the feelings, he felt he could safely approach the table. He mentally wished Barbara would look up and scoot over to accommodate him, but she didn’t even see him walk up. Instead, Madeline looked up at him, her ultramarine eyes shining like sapphires, and a warm smile lit up her face.

He wondered, absently, how a woman devoid of any makeup, wearing a worn out Florida Gators sweatshirt with her hair piled on top of her head could possibly look so beautiful that her loveliness could steal a grown man’s breath. As she moved over for him, he took the time to slip his bag over his head and set it on the ground next to the table. When he slid into the booth, his hip and thigh brushed up against Madeline’s.

Now it’s your turn! Just link your Christian Fiction Friday! Here are the rules:

1. Christian Fiction Friday is a blog hop where authors post short (400-ish words or less) snippets from their current works in progress (not published pieces).

2. Keep it PG-13 or lower. No swearing, no sex scenes. If you have a particularly violent scene or deal with a heavy or controversial subject matter, please include a disclaimer at the beginning of your post.


Suggestions:

1. Visit at least some of the other Christian Fiction Friday authors each week and comment on their blogs.

2. Don’t offer critiques unless the author specifically asks for it in his or her post.

3. Please include this blurb at the end of your weekly post:

Christian Fiction Friday is a weekly blog hop where authors post snippets from their current Works in Progress. It is hosted by Alana Terry and Hallee Bridgeman.
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And the Winner of the Autographed Jewel Series Is…

The winner of the autographed Jewel Series who commented on what “Love Is…” is:

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Commenter #11: Peg!

Thank you so much, everyone, for participating in my Valentine’s Day giveaway.

There are currently two more giveaways going on here:

Janis Cox is giving away a copy of her children’s book Tadeo Turtle

Kimberly Payne is giving away a copy of her children’s book Trees of the Book

Be sure to visit those interviews and enter to win the books!

 

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Greater Than Rubies Video!

Here is the video I made for Greater Than Rubies, Book 1.5 of the Jewel Series.  I think this video is my favorite of all that I’ve done. Now that I think about it, I think it was also the only one done in one take! I’d love to hear your thoughts about it!

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Get Christmas Diamond Here!

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Christmas Diamond, a Novella

If you’d like to download a FREE read, but don’t want to deal with online distributors or creating accounts, Christmas Diamond is available on this website at this link. You can download it directly from me.

I hope you enjoy the story! I would love to hear from you if you’ve read it.
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My Christmas Gift to You

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Christmas Diamond, a special Christmas Novella inspired by the Jewel Series and introducing the Virtues and Valor series, is FREE for you to enjoy!

Faith Green spends her career as a pilot honoring her grandmother’s heroic efforts during World War II. When she’s invited to participate in a Christmas time air show in the Florida Keys, she thinks it will be exciting to fly somewhere warm and sunny instead of her cold and wintery London home. But on her first day, she encounters a lifeless body washed up onto the beach.

TJ Viscolli is the eldest child and only son of a wealthy and powerful corporate mogul but instead of modern business his interests lie in history. Months away from a Ph.D., he has an accident windsurfing at his Key West home. When he is resuscitated by a beautiful women, at first he thinks that a Christmas angel has come to save him.

The couple share the common bond of a love of history and romance blossoms. But an accident during the Christmas Eve air show threatens their hope of a life spent together. Will God provide a Christmas miracle, or will the future look cold and dark like a winter night?

Find the ebook free at any of the following locations!

Deeper Shopping,Amazon, Apple iTunes, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Smashwords, Lulu, BookieJar, All Romance eBooks

I hope that you enjoy the story and that it blesses you in some way. As always, I would LOVE to hear from you after you read it.

Have a blessed and wonderful Christmas!
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