Friday, July 21, 2017

In Love With Malta: The Hidden Treasures

What is it about the Maltese Islands that brings an Irishman back to these little multi-coloured rocks year after year, fills him with joy and enchantment, and sends him home restored, revitalised, and eagerly looking forward to his next visit? A good question, I hear you say, and one that I suspect thousands of others have asked themselves but can’t explain the magnetism of the islands or why they like me, became addicted to this idyllic little spot on the planet.
In this ‘Guide to the Hidden Treasures of the Maltese Islands,’ I have answered that question. It is well known that Malta is renowned for its heroic history, exquisite landscape and its charming inhabitants, but I have been amazed to find the Maltese Islands so brimful with hidden gems that are not featured or well known, and I figure that without guidance, it might take visitors several trips to discover them. I have been coming for twelve years and I’m still adding to my collection of ‘must visit’ beauty spots, little treasures that you won’t find in the mainstream guide books, but are well worth seeing, and in my opinion, define the charm and mystique of Malta, Gozo and Comino.
Malta has many fine bustling cities and towns. The capital, the World Heritage City of Valletta, is an amazing example of baroque architecture and is a wonderful testament to the artistry of the Knights who built it all those centuries ago. Today it stands majestically in all its beauty and splendour, adorned with magnificent palaces, richly embellished churches, old world shops and restaurants.

Throughout the islands you will also find lots of sleepy villages and picturesque little fishing ports. But Malta can be lively and modern too with a myriad of restaurants, cafes, clubs and nightlife. There is something for everyone to enjoy from living it up in modern urban resorts to meandering at your leisure in little traditional hamlets and villages dotted throughout the islands where time seems to stand still and you can linger awhile and relax in the warm sunshine.
So, come with me on a trek through this ancient paradise of history, beauty and intrigue. If like me, you are addicted to exquisite beauty, fascinated by rich culture or enchanted by warm friendly people, then a stroll through these delightful little islands will fill you with pleasure, gladden your heart and leave you eagerly looking forward to your next visit to the Maltese Islands.
Paddy Cummins 
has written twelve books. Three novels, one Epic Sea Book. one Memoir, an autobiography, two Travel Books, one self-help book and three Collections of Short Stories and Poems.
His travel book: 'It's a Long Way to Malta' (An Irishman's Gem in the Med) is internationally acclaimed as the first real travel book that gets to the heart of The Maltese Islands and is a multiple Kindle number one.
His two romantic adventure novels, 'Dream Valley' (The Price of Paradise) and 'Green Lodge' have been number one best-sellers on Kindle. His autobiography, 'The Long Road', is now available on Kindle and Amazon.

'In Love With Malta' (The Hidden Treasures) is Paddy's new Travel Book and has just been launched on Kindle and Amazon.

Paddy lives in Ireland during the summer and spends the winter months in Malta. 
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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Timeless Moments

 Jack Vines has the Victorian home of his dreams--or so it seems until he discovers an intriguing beauty lurking in the shadows. Stunned, he finds they share the house but live a century apart. The realization leads him to questions so disturbing it changes both their lives forever. She is a prisoner of the past, shrouded in a world of dark mysteries. He holds the keys that will protect their future. But first, he must solve the mystery concealed for nearly a hundred years.
Born and raised in the heart of Virginia, Michelle Kidd is an author, quilter, and avid reader. Michelle lives with her husband of 25 years, two sons, the world’s craziest cat, and dorky dog. When not writing, she enjoys homeschooling and time with family. A lifelong writer, she enjoys weaving her faith through her stories. 
Michelle enjoys hearing from her readers and learning how the stories and characters have impacted them. 
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Twitter:  @MichelleKidd67

Monday, July 10, 2017

Always With You

 Can she move forward without knowing her past?
Will he enjoy his present if he can’t free himself from what he left behind?In the heart of the Adirondacks, Isabelle lives in the shadow of a dark family secret whose silent burden strips her family of emotional warmth and faith in God. Tyler belongs to the religious sect called The Faithful, which Isabelle’s father dislikes immensely. Yet, because Tyler belongs to this group, Isabelle sees only a man devoted to his family and faith.She wants it; she gets it; they marry. And when the truth comes out, Isabelle faces two choices:
Staying could endanger her child.
Leaving could cost her life.
Elaine Stock 
writes contemporary fiction, fusing romance, family drama, and psychological suspense in a "clean fiction" style, suitable for teens to any age adult. ALWAYS WITH YOU, her debut novel, is a 2017 Christian Small Publishers Association Book of the Year Award winner in the fiction category. Elaine's short stories were published in the best-selling Amazon anthology "Christmas Treasures: A Collection of Christmas Short Stories" and FamilyFiction's "The Story: 2014 Anthology." She is also a regular contributor to the HappySis Magazine. On her blog, Everyone's Story, she hosts guests weekly to help encourage readers, writers, and all those in-between.
 website: www.elainestock.com 
Twitter: @ElaineStock

Monday, July 3, 2017

Masquerade 'Til Midnight (Love at Midnight Book 1)

Olivia Davenport attends the most exciting ball of the year~ a masquerade~ and meets a masked man who won't leave her side for a moment.
He dances divinely and says the most outlandish, romantic things that leave her heart racing.
Who is he, and will the magic end at the stroke of midnight?
This is a Christian romance of approximately 100 pages.
Felicia Mires 
began her writing career years ago when she became bored with what she found available in the Christian Fiction market. Hoping to entertain herself and provide inspiration to other Christians, she wrote her first novel, Diamonds are for Eden. Since that time, she has written more than 20 Christian novels (all with a bit of romance), even becoming a finalist in the ACFW competition. Along the way, she has judged multiple writing contests, edited scores of books for other writers, and discovered a wealth of fascinating Christian fiction.

But, God did not create man, or woman, for books alone. Thankfully, there is relationship. Felicia has been married for over 25 years to Gene Mires, from whom she gains a plethora of hilarious and creative ideas. Felicia and Gene have three incredible children, three dogs who think they're children, and a cat who torments the dogs. Ahh, the drama...and unending plot ideas.

Life is full of relationship. If you need a bit of inspiration or encouragement, try Christian Fiction by Felicia Mires. 

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Twitter: @FeliciaMires

Sunday, June 25, 2017

The Dark Wolf (The Heart of Light Trilogy Book 1)

 The Legend Begins....

He is a trained warrior, a man that is almost unstoppable, with abilities beyond that of men or elves. Forged to become the ultimate weapon, Darvir is a man without a past, family, or friends. The only life he has ever known is one of slavery and bloodshed.

Elaine is intelligent, beautiful—a daughter of kings, yet she is an embarrassment and disgrace to her family for going against tradition and wanting to know the truth. Exiled to a remote part of the kingdom, she lies there in seclusion until a deadly menace forces her to flee.

When the paths of these two people cross, they are thrust into a web of peril and sorcery against impossible odds. As Darvir and Elaine both struggle to survive the myriad of dangers before them, an ancient evil is stirring and preparing to unleash a power which none can hope to prevail against.

About the Author

Since he was a toddler, J.M. Christian has been a lover of fantasy fiction and passionate about writing. Armed with God and a laptop, he finally decided to attempt to create a story, which grew into the epic series, The Heart of Light Trilogy. The Dark Wolf, the first in the trilogy, is his first published work. An avid bookworm and enthusiastic graphic artist, J.M.'s goal in life is to use the stories he has been given to spread God’s glory, and encourage others to always lean on the greatest Father of all. To connect with J.M. Christian, visit him on his blog: http://55darkwolf.wordpress.com 
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Thursday, June 22, 2017

The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck

Becoming a Christian is the best and worst thing that has ever happened to Sarah Hollenbeck. Best because, well, that's obvious. Worst because, up to this point, she's made her very comfortable living as a well-known, bestselling author of steamy romance novels that would leave the members of her new church blushing. Now Sarah is trying to reconcile her past with the future she's chosen. She's still under contract with her publisher and on the hook with her enormous fan base for the kind of book she's not sure she can write anymore. She's beginning to think that the church might frown on her tithing on royalties from a "scandalous" book. And the fact that she's falling in love with her pastor doesn't make things any easier.
With a powerful voice, penetrating insight, and plenty of wit, Bethany Turner explodes onto the scene with a debut that isn't afraid to deal with the thorny realities of living the Christian life.
Bethany Turner 
has been writing since the second grade, when she won her first writing award for her essay explaining why, if she could have lunch with any person throughout history, she would choose John Stamos. Do-gooders all around her chose Reagan, Thatcher and Gorbachev, but it was Bethany's ode to Uncle Jesse which walked away with the prize. More than 25 years later, her writing is still infused with pop culture and off-the-beaten-track ideas.

Bethany is a born and bred Kentucky girl who relocated to Colorado in 2001, three years after meeting the love of her life in a chat room, back before anyone knew that wasn't always a good idea. Thankfully, it worked out in this case, and she and her husband are the proud parents of two boys. In 2014 Bethany walked away from her career as a bank vice president to step out in faith as a writer. Since then, God has not only opened doors in the publishing world, but has also called her to full-time ministry serving on a church staff. She is an innovative systems administrator for a rural church that is passionate about reaching the unchurched.

Bethany's debut novel for Revell is a romantic comedy which stays true to her pop culture roots, and will be published in October 2017. Her home on the web is www.seebethanywrite.com.

Bethany is proud to say that John Stamos regularly ignores her on social media, even to this very day.
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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Stealing Liberty

When Reed Paine is sent to a secret detention school for teens whose parents are branded enemies of the state, he doesn’t expect to find friendship – especially after coming face to face with Riley Paca, a girl who has every reason to hate him.

But when Reed, Riley and a few others start reading the old books they find in tunnels under the school, they begin to question what they are taught about the last days of America and the gov-ernment that has risen in its place.

Then the government decides to sell the Liberty Bell and Reed and his friends risk everything to steal it – to take back their history and the liberty that has been stolen from them.
Jennifer Froelich's 
new novel, STEALING LIBERTY, is now available from Clean Reads books. Readers praised her debut novel, Dream of Me, as "well-orchestrated with outstanding imagery." Her second novel, A Place Between Breaths, was called "a roller-coaster ride with enough twists and turns to keep everyone interested" and awarded an Honorable Mention in Writer's Digest's 23rd Annual Self Published Book competition. Jennifer worked for many years as a freelance editor and ghost writer before publishing her own work. She lives in Idaho with her husband, two children and a cat named Katniss. 
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Twitter: @jenfroelich