Friday, June 1, 2018

Summer Reading Giveaway!

Hello Dear Readers!

Summer is almost upon us, and it's been a while since I've done a giveaway, so I thought we could celebrate with a little kickoff.

So how about not one, not two...okay, this is getting old...four books. Four full-length novels and guess what! AN AUDIO BOOK!

Yes! Sufficient Grace is finally out on audiobook at long long long long last!


But it has been forever since I've done a giveaway, and I hope to do one each month this summer--so to start with we'll kick it off with a BIG ONE





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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

My Summer Reading List

Hello Dear Bloggers!

I am so excited that spring has finally arrived in my part of the world after a huge snowstorm! UGH! So much snow....way to much snow...it made me want to cry. I usually like snow but I was ready to be done this year.
However, since I've already been hit with 80 degrees. I figured it was time to roll out the summer reading list. I have a busy summer so I don't have a ton
of books on my list but I have a few I can't wait to get to!
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Fiction
Promise's Prayer
By Erika Mathews 
I purchased this book over Christmas for myself but have yet had a chance to sit down and enjoy it. But at last it is by my bed and hopefully shall be picked up and read soon.

Reread
Only A Novel
By Amy Dashwood.
This! Without a doubt is one of my favorite books to read ever!!! I laugh, I cry...I reread it! (that right there is shocking!) But this is a book you should pick up if you want something to warm your heart deep down inside, it's like the perfect cup of tea for your soul.

Non-fiction
Wrestling Prayer
Eric and Leslie Ludy
I've been hungering for a richer prayer life! So this is on my list of books to read, and perhaps reread as I seek God's face and hunger for His call. I have a few other books also by the Ludy's on my list to read, they include:
It Takes a Gentleman and a Lady
When God Writes Your Love Story
Also, may I recommend Meet Mr. Smith I HAVE LOVED LOVED LOVED LOVED LOVED LOVED LOVED EVERY WORD OF THIS BOOK...go read it!!!!

Korean Interest
Dear Leader
By Jang- Jin-Sung
Another North Korean escapee story, told from an elite person something I haven't gotten to read much of. I've read mostly common peoples escapes. 


My first 500 Korean Words
By Talk To Me In Korean
I WILL LEARN KOREAN!!! I WILL!!!! I WILL or at least I will die trying!

I know that is a really small summer reading list! But it's a list I feel sure I can manage, and I am excited about reading! I am also going to try to be editing, a book, two short stories, and attend a bible school all at once so, small is good right now.

What is on your list of things to read this summer?

Blessings!
In Christ,
Jessica Greyson

Thursday, April 26, 2018

At Her Fingertips By Kellyn Roth - Author Interview

Hello Dear Readers!

I am delighted today to bring you a sneak peek and an interview of her delightful book At Her Fingertips!



First...the interview:

What inspired you to become an author?

I'm not exactly sure! I remember writing my first written-down-and-I-actually-remember-it story, Kicky the Dolphin, when I was seven. At that point, it was just for fun, though. I think I became serious about writing and publishing when I was eleven. I wasn't sure how - but I knew I wanted to publish my stories! I think it just came from wanting to share my books with more people.

What is your biggest dream for this book?

I hope a lot of people read and enjoy it, of course. I'd love to meet at least one person who really just loves it, you know? Have someone email and say, "This was just awesome!" or something like that. I'd also love it if a zillion people bought it, butttttt that's not gonna happen. ;)

What is the one thing you hope readers will take away?

To listen to God's guiding in your life and not jump ahead without taking time to ask His opinion on your move. There are some other little lessons, but that's the main one.

What is one thing you’ve learned through writing this book?

Well, I think I learned the same thing Alice did - you've got to wait for God! He's got a plan for you, and you can't just ignore it and do your own thing.

Do you have a favorite character? What about them makes them your favorite?

Peter Strauss is my favorite character in this particular novel. He's just such a stellar guy! And, yes, he has his faults, but honestly, he's so adorable. Which is not a good way to describe a twenty-six-year-old man, but it's the best word for him. He's so sweet and awkward.

What inspires you as a writer?

Talking to people about my writing really helps as well as listening to certain music (basically anything upbeat and confident) and reading over the not-so-bad portions of my own stories. Reading can also be very inspirational ... or watching movies ... or basically, anything that makes me look at other creative works.

If you could travel back to the time-period of your book what would you do? What places would you visit? And is there any advice you’d give to your characters?

Hmm ... well, I'd tour London and the surrounding areas and then I'd just steal someone's horse and ride it around for the rest of my time. ;) Hey, I figure I can't be a convicted felon if I don't exist in this time, right? And I love horses but don't get the opportunity to ride one all that often!

Okay, not really; let's not commit a sin just for fun, no matter if I exist in that time or not! I'd visit different landmarks. I'd love to see a lot of America as well as Europe during this time period - as much as I could fit in. It would sure be amazing research ... as well as loads of fun!

As for my characters ... I'm pretty sure if I met them, I'd just yell at them for hours! How could they be so foolish? There are so many things I'd need to tell them. But, of course, since I made them do those things, I guess I probably can't complain.

How does your faith play out in your books?

Other than just being a part of my characters' lives, I love incorporating it into themes. It's fun to show how Christianity plays out in life, and novels give me that "what if this happened" peek into people's lives, if you will.

Do you have a writing routine?

Not exactly at the moment. I try to fit a little writing in before and after lunch as well as in the evening, and every so often I'll get up early and do some extra. I try to write at least a few words every day - and sometimes it doesn't happen, but I don't stress it. I want to have a serious writing session at least 2/3 times a week.

Any advice you’d like to give other authors?


There's so much! I honestly don't know what to say. The most important thing about writing, though, is that you've got to write! Write until your fingers fall off and your headaches. Don't stop! Don't give up! You can do it ... really!



So now that you know a bit about Kellyn here is a little sneak peek into her book!

Although it was all quite exciting, the people her mother introduced her to faded together in
Alice’s mind, none of them standing out to her. She admired some, was disgusted by others,
and had no opinion whatsoever about the remaining. However, none of these feelings lingered long enough for her to care.
She danced in almost every set and tried to talk with Cassie when she wasn’t in demand—but
Cassie appeared to be the belle of the ball, an earl’s daughter with a sizable dowry and a sweet face. Alice could scarcely speak a word to her before they were interrupted by a young man full of flattering
words to make Cassie blush until her freckles disappeared.
On toward midnight, Alice accepted an offer of refreshments made by a young man whom she
honestly just wanted to leave her alone, as much of a fop as he was. She stood where he left
her at the edge of the ballroom floor and watched him procure two glasses of punch and
triumphantly start back toward her.
He was halfway to her when, out of a side door which led to the library, came Gibson Ashfield.
She could see even from the distance that neither men were looking where they were going,
and inevitably a glass of lemonade spilled down the front of Alice’s partner’s waistcoat and
shirt.
Alice’s partner pulled out a handkerchief and began dabbing at his front fiercely. Alice walked
over to them, barely hiding her smile. A quick glance at the furiously apologizing Gibson
confirmed Alice’s suspicions; his lips twitched with suppressed mirth.
“Miss Knight,” said Alice’s partner when he saw her, “I’m terribly sorry, but I must leave you
to tidy up.”
“Of course, that’s perfectly fine. I’ll—”
“Dance with me,” Gibson interposed. “When a man barrels over a woman’s partner, he should
at least offer to take his place.”
Alice drew back. He can’t be serious. After all, she was just Miss Knight of Windpool Street.
But his eyes held nothing but a smile. She forced her head to move in assent. “It would be an
honor.”
“No, the honor is all mine,” Gibson assured her. He extended his arm and led her onto the
floor. The music began as they turned to face each other and
Alice, still a little speechless, began to dance.


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Sunday, March 25, 2018

Want to double your sales?

Hello dear and darling fellow authors,

I've been using a wonderful company called Draft2Digital for the past two months and have seen my ebook sales double. Yes, that is right double! It's been so much fun to see my audience expand that I thought I'd share this little golden tip with all of you!

Want to see your sales double?
Grab this link! (it's a referral link so I'd be ever so grateful if you'd use it!)
And start expanding your network, readers, and sales!

Blessings to you all!
In Christ,
Jessica Greyson

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

WORTH OF A KING COVER REVEAL!!!! By Kendra E. Ardnek


Hello Blogging Lovelies!!!!
I am excited today to have the wonderful Kendra E. Ardnek here for a cover reveal and guys! The cover is GORGEOUS!!
 But first...a bit about this book. We have AN EXCLUSIVE SNIPPER just for my bloggers here.

“Not at all,” said Nadilynn. “Speaking of which, Adrian’s brother – is he spoken for?”
“Well, there are several girls in the village who have their eye on Jerolin,” Christa admitted. “But he is always rather … preoccupied. I doubt he even realizes that he has admirers. Why?”
“Yes, Nadi,” said Obsidia, glancing back towards them. “Why?”
“No reason,” was Nadilynn’s sing-song answer.
Nadi.” Obsidia slid a warning edge into her voice. Nadilynn was a girl of notions, and it was clear that she was entertaining one now.
“Oh, Sidi, you just wouldn’t understand.” Nadilynn gave another melodramatic sigh. “Not you. You’re calm and collected and keep your nose clean. Everyone loves you. You can’t possibly understand the desire to do something scandalous.”

Are you getting curious? 
 I hope so...before I reveal more, I had the opportunity to ask the wonderful Kendra a few questions about her lovely writing.

What inspired you to start writing?
The discovery that that was how books came into being and it was the socially acceptable thing to do with the stories in your head. You know, as opposed to kidnapping people and forcing them to act out your stories for you.

What is your favorite thing about this story?
I'm about ten thousand percent in love with this story, and I'm just in awe as to how it came together - plot, theme, characters, all beautiful.

But I suppose if I have to pick one thing, it's that I got to write about Amber and Granite before she went evil and he went mopey. It was awesome. And so weird to refer to him as king, because he'd rejected the title by the time Rizkaland happened.

Your favorite way to hunt up story inspiration.
Pinterest, hands down. Also my favorite way to lose hours on end.

Also, make sure you check out her awesome pinterest board! We got an awesome pin to peek at.


Are you FINALLY READY FOR THE COVER?



ARE YOU SURE???



HERE IT COMES!!!!!








TADA!!!!













Princess Obsidia’s father was killed the night she was born. Since there was no male heir, the crown went to the man who killed him, by Dialcian law. This never bothered her, growing up, and when it comes time for Obsidia to choose her husband, she chooses Prince Delaney, the son of that man, with little hesitation. Only then does her life start crumbling around her.
Adrian expected to live a normal life, taking his father’s place at the print shop when his father retired. But, on his eighteenth birthday, when the princess’ engagement is announced, his world is ripped out from under him when he learns that his life was a ruse, and he is the twin brother to the princess – and expected to take back his father’s throne.
Delaney knows that his country is hovering on the brink of war – and that his father may harbor murderous intentions towards his intended bride due to her Zovordian blood. He wants nothing more than to protect Obsidia and his people, but as merely prince, he has little power against his father.
The ancient war between the Dragons and the Immortal King and Queen is nearing its climax, and the three are already caught in it.
If you want to snatch a peek at the opening chapter: https://knittedbygodsplan.blogspot.com/2018/02/the-worth-of-king-chapter-1.html
Don't for get to add this book to your want to read list on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32739875-the-worth-of-a-king


About the Authoress,
Kendra E. Ardnek loves fairytales and twisting them in new and exciting ways. She's been or acting them on her dozen plus cousins and siblings for years. "Finish your story, Kendra," is frequently heard at family gatherings. Her sole life goal has always been to grow up and be an author of fantasy and children's tales that glorify God and His Word.
Find her online at: 
Website || Blog || Goodreads || Facebook || Twitter || Amazon 

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Monday, February 5, 2018

Valentine's Cover E-book Sale and Clearance!

Hello, Dear Readers & Authors!

As many of you know. I love to do graphic design as a side business. I've been creating covers for myself and other authors for several years now. I've had fun making new covers etc. to practice and create new things.

However, my stack of ready-made covers has grown to a point where I can't quite keep them all, so I am having a clearance sale.

If you want one or more of these special deals, email me @ jessapphire.at.gmail.com

These covers are up for grabs for $7 dollars! Over half off!
















$10 Valentine's Day Sale!
 (good until midnight CST on the 14th)
























Wrap around covers $30








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