Foreign Affaire: Chasing the Lion by Nancy Kimball

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Featuring: Chasing the Lion by Nancy Kimball

Set in Ancient Rome

Chasing the Lion is March’s Book of the Month on Foreign Affaires, a blog devoted to novels that take place in international (and imaginary) places.

Catch up with author Nancy Kimball and her characters in this round-up of posts from the Foreign Affaires site.

Book and Author of March: Chasing the Lion by Nancy Kimball

Italy: Then and Now

Jonathan and Nessa: Gallant Gladiator and Healer Heroine

Nancy Kimball: Up Close and Personal

Nancy Kimball: On Writing

Two Truths and a Lie: Fun with Chasing the Lion

About the Book

From the blood-soaked sand of the Roman arena, a divine destiny will rise.

For as long as Jonathan Tarquinius can remember, everyone has wanted something from him. His half brother wants him dead. His master’s wife wants his innocence. The gladiator dealers want him to fight—and die—for their greed. Rome’s most famous prostitute wants his love. And the gentle slave girl who tends the wounds on his body and the hidden ones on his soul longs for him to return to his faith.

What Jonathan wants is simple. Freedom. But God wants something from Jonathan too—something more than anyone would ever imagine. The young warrior’s journey will push him to the limits of human endurance and teach him that true freedom is found within. The greatest battle Jonathan must ever fight will not come in the arena, but deep within himself as he is forced to choose between vengeance and mercy—with the fate of an empire and the life of the woman he loves hanging in the balance.

nancy-kimballMeet Nancy

Author, avid reader, and shameless hero addict, Nancy Kimball loves books, Ancient Rome and all things gladiator. She makes her home in Houston, Texas and is the former president of her local American Christian Fiction Writers chapter, Writers on the Storm. Her industry accolades include a two-time ACFW Genesis finalist (Chasing the Lion – 2012 /Unseen Love – 2013), and a Romance Writers of America Lonestar finalist in the Inspirational Category (Adrift No More – 2013).

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Foreign Affaire: Echoes of Edinburgh by JoAnn Durgin

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Featuring: Echoes of Edinburgh by JoAnn Durgin

Set in Edinburgh, Scotland

Echoes of Edinburgh is February’s Book of the Month on Foreign Affaires, a blog devoted to novels that take place in international (and imaginary) places.

Catch up with author JoAnn Durgin and her characters in this round-up of posts from the Foreign Affaires site.

Book and Author of February: Echoes of Edinburgh by JoAnn Durgin

Experience Exciting Edinburgh

Harrison Reed: Hero with Heart

Harrison Reed: A Few of His Favorite Things

Shelby Harmon: Thorough Thoroughbred Heroine

Shelby Harmon: A Few of Her Favorite Things

JoAnn Durgin: Up Close and Personal

JoAnn Durgin: A Few of Her FavoriteThings

JoAnn Durgin: On Writing (Part One)

JoAnn Durgin: On Writing (Part Two)

JoAnn Durgin: On Echoes of Edinburgh

About the Book

To honor her dying father’s wish, Chicago stockbroker Shelby Harmon promises to hand deliver an envelope addressed to “Robert Nichols, Personal & Confidential.” Her quest to find Robert leads her to a most unlikely place—the Castlehill Gardens outside Scotland’s Edinburgh Castle. Who is this fiercely private man and what is his connection to Harmony Lane, her family’s horse farm in Lexington, Kentucky? Harrison Reed cautions Shelby against dredging up hurtful memories for his close friend, Robert. As they explore the city together, Shelby and Harrison find themselves increasingly drawn to one another. When the contents of the mysterious envelope are revealed, the answer gives her hope for the future of Harmony Lane. Is the time spent in Edinburgh with Harrison destined to be nothing more than a beautiful memory? Did Shelby lose her heart in Edinburgh…or find her way home again?

joann-durginAbout the Author

JoAnn Durgin is the author of five novels (and counting) in the popular Lewis Legacy Series and the series prequel, Prelude, as well as Catching Serenity, a standalone novel. Her novellas include Meet Me Under the Mistletoe, Starlight, Star Bright, Sleigh Ride Together with You, and Echoes of Edinburgh. A member of the American Christian Fiction Writers and the Louisville Christian Writers, JoAnn lives with her husband and three children in southern Indiana. She recently retired from her paralegal position to write full-time. JoAnn loves to hear from her readers at www.joanndurgin.com or www.facebook.com/authorjoanndurgin.

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Foreign Affaire: Where Treasure Hides

Foreign Affaire: Finding Romance in Novel Places

Featuring: Where Treasure Hides

Set in World War II Europe

where-treasure-hides-682x1024-new-coverWhere Treasure Hides is January’s Book of the Month on Foreign Affaires, a blog devoted to novels that take place in international (and imaginary) places.

I am thrilled to be featured on the Foreign Affaires site. Here’s a roundup of the posts, including interviews with my characters and me.

Book and Author of January: Where Treasure Hides

Travelling Through World War II Europe

Ian Devlin: Charming Captain & Hero

Ian Devlin: A Few of His Favorite Things

Alison Schuyler: Talented Artist & Heroine

Alison Schuyler: A Few of Her Favorite Things

Up Close and Personal

On Writing

About the Book

Artist Alison Schuyler spends her time working in her family’s renowned art gallery, determined to avoid the curse that has followed the Schuyler clan from the Netherlands to America and back again. She’s certain that true love will only lead to tragedy—that is, until a chance meeting at Waterloo station brings Ian Devlin into her life.

Drawn to the bold and compassionate British Army captain, Alison begins to question her fear of love as World War II breaks out, separating the two and drawing each into their own battles. While Ian fights for freedom on the battlefield, Alison works with the Dutch Underground to find a safe haven for Jewish children and priceless pieces of art alike.

But safety is a luxury war does not allow. As time, war, and human will struggle to keep them apart, will Alison and Ian have the faith to fight for their love, or is it their fate to be separated forever?

About the Author

That’s me!

Purchase Where Treasure Hides

Where Treasure Hides is currently available as an ebook. The print edition releases August 2015.

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Foreign Affaire: One Smooth Stone by Marcia Lee Laycock

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Featuring: One Smooth Stone by Marcia Lee Laycock

Set in Canada’s Yukon

One Smooth Stone is December’s Book of the Month on Foreign Affaires, a blog devoted to novels that take place in international (and imaginary) places.

Catch up with author Marcia Lee Laycock and her characters in this round-up of posts from the Foreign Affaires site.

Book and Author of December: One Smooth Stone by Marcia Lee Laycock

Finding the Sun in Yukon: Setting for One Smooth Stone

Alex Donnelly: Hurting Hero of One Smooth Stone

Alex Donnelly: A Few of His Favorite Things

Kendra “Kenni” Adams: Kind Heroine of One Smooth Stone

Kendra “Kenni” Adams: A Few of Her Favorite Things

Marcia Lee Laycock: Up Close and Personal

Marcia Lee Laycock: On Writing

About the Book

Alex Donnelly is trying desperately to hide from his past, the police, and especially God. He picks a good place to hide – the wilderness of Canada’s Yukon, but he finds even there he is pursued by all of the above. Confronted with intriguing information and burning to know more about his real parents, Alex returns to his birthplace of Seattle, Washington, only to discover that his mother had tried to abort him. The trauma sends him on the run again, but God has orchestrated a divine appointment for him back in the Yukon. The story is filled with miraculous healing, struggles with rage, and an obsession with revenge. It illustrates that God never gives up as Alex learns that no matter how far you run, God will find you, and no matter what you have done, God will forgive you.

About the Author

marcia-lee-laylock2Marcia’s writing has won awards in Canada and the U.S. Her devotionals are distributed to thousands and her novel, One Smooth Stone, won the Best New Canadian Christian Author Award from Castle Quay Books and The Word Guild. The sequel, A Tumbled Stone, has also garnered excellent reviews and been short-listed for awards. Marcia’s most recent release is the first book of The Ambassadors, a YA fantasy series just launched with Helping Hands Press. Marcia is also a sought-after speaker for women’s events.

Connect with Marcia

Website          Blog for Book Reviews & Writing Articles          Devotional Writing

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Amazon Author Page          Smashwords          Goodreads

Book Links

One Smooth Stone          A Tumbled Stone

Spur of the Moment          Abundant Rain

The Ambassadors – Journey to a Strong Tower

The Ambassadors Book One – Amazon.com

The Ambassadors Book One – Amazon.ca (Paperback)

The Ambassadors Book One – Amazon.ca (Kindle)

The Ambassadors Book One PB on HHP site

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Foreign Affaire: Her Tycoon Hero by Narelle Atkins

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Featuring: Her Tycoon Hero by Narelle Atkins

Set in Sydney, Australia

Her Tycoon Hero is November’s Book of the Month on Foreign Affaires, a blog devoted to novels that take place in international (and imaginary) places.

Catch up with author Narelle Atkins and her characters in this round-up of posts from the Foreign Affaires site.

Book and Author of November: Her Tycoon Hero by Narelle Atkins

Down Under in Sydney Australia: Setting for Her Tycoon Hero

Ryan Mitchell: Sun-Loving Water Baby Tycoon Hero of Her Tycoon Hero

Ryan Mitchell: A Few of Our Hero’s Favorite Things

Cassie Beaumont: Her Tycoon Hero’s Recovered and Restored Heroine

Cassie Beaumont: A Few of Our Heroine’s Favorite Things

Narelle Atkins: Up Close and Personal

Narelle Atkins: On Writing

Cassie Beaumont Believes in Second Chances

Set on proving to everyone that she’s no longer a party girl, Cassie is focused on her career as an event planner. But her dad’s top executive, Ryan Mitchell, proves to be a handsome distraction. Especially when someone from Cassie’s wild past tries to get her tangled in the life she’s worked hard to escape.

Ryan is taken with his boss’s beautiful daughter. But having been fooled by a brother who ran in her same circles, he is slow to trust. When Cassie’s newfound faith works its way into his heart, Ryan soon finds he wants to claim both her faith and Cassie as his own.

narelle-atkins2About the Author

A fun loving Aussie girl at heart, Narelle Atkins was born and raised on the beautiful northern beaches in Sydney, Australia. She has settled in Canberra with her husband and children. A lifelong romance reader, she found the perfect genre to write when she discovered inspirational romance. Narelle’s contemporary stories of faith and romance are set in Australia. She sold her debut novel, Falling for the Farmer, to Harlequin’s Love Inspired Heartsong Presents line in a 6-book contract. Her Tycoon Hero is her fourth release and the first book in her Sydney series.

She blogs regularly with Australasian Christian Writers, International Christian Fiction Writers and Inspy Romance.

Narelle is also a co-founder of the Australian Christian Readers Blog Alliance (ACRBA).

Connect with Narelle:

Website           Blog

Facebook          Twitter: @NarelleAtkins

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