This week I’m celebrating a birthday! No, not my birthday (because as you all know, I’m at 29 and holding). 😉
This week my 7th book, Love Unexpected, released. It’s the first book in my new Beacons of Hope lighthouse series. The series centers around real women light keepers who served at real Michigan
Love Unexpected is a marriage of convenience story, which is one of my personal favorites. One of the first marriage of convenience stories I ever read was Janette Oke’s Love Comes Softly which ranks as one of my favorite books of all times!
Love Unexpected also involves Great Lakes pirates. We’ve all heard of ocean-faring pirates, but yes, there really were pirates who roamed the Great Lakes! In fact, the villain in Love Unexpected is based on a real pirate, Dan Seavey who was notorious on the Great Lakes for his violence and pirating ways.
Lighthouses, marriages of convenience, and pirates. What could be better than that combination!? 🙂
In celebration of my book’s release, my publisher is sponsoring a “Give the Gift of Books” giveaway with a package of FIVE new releases (including Love Unexpected). Enter to win the package of books either on my Facebook Page or on the Events Page on my website. If you win, you can give the books to yourself or to the book lovers in your life.
In addition, I’m giving away a signed copy of Love Unexpected here on this blog! Just fill out the Rafflecopter form below to enter. The contest will end at midnight on Sunday December 7th.
If you haven’t yet downloaded the prequel to my lighthouse series, Out of the Storm, don’t miss it! It’s a free e-novella and can be found at all online bookstores including: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Christianbook.com
Thanks for celebrating this book birthday with me! Enjoy a virtual cupcake and cup of coffee! And tell us YOUR favorite way to celebrate the happy occasions in your life! (I always like to celebrate by buying a new book or two!)
UPDATE! The winner of the book giveaway is Katharine Vinson! Congrats, Kat! Thanks to everyone for participating! 🙂