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LIGHTNING BOOK PROMOTIONS


I'd like to introduce to you my friend Stormi Johnson and her new company Lightning book promotions. I'll let her tell you a little bit about herself and her company!

Lightning Book Promotions

Hi everyone, 

my name is Stormi from Lightning Book Promotions. LBP is a new start-up company that is working hard to provide authors with the help they need when it comes to promoting their novels. I work with small press and independent authors, but that doesn't mean that I won't work with a more mainstream publisher. I help authors by organizing blog tours and I currently have 68 bloggers signed up to review books, but I don't just stop there I am always actively seeking out other bloggers, websites, etc trying to find places that will take on the books I am currently working with. I try to find places that will host the authors for radio interviews, places that the author can post advertisements.

I can help you set up simple author websites, blogs, get you signed up on the social networks if you are not already there. I can help you stay on top of your websites by helping you manage them and making sure they are always active with the latest news about your books. I am always willing to try something different as long as your willing to give it a try, we can go all out or just do a little bit, it really depends on the authors promotional budget.

I know a lot of authors have limited budgets so I like to think that at LBP I can provide a good quality services for an inexpensive price. I care about each author that comes to me with a book, I get excited with each new review, I am there to encourage when things are not going the way you wanted, or a negative review appears. I love books and I like helping authors promote their books.

If you would like to check out some of my blog tours from the past you can check out the links below:

I am currently organizing five blog tours for later in the spring and always looking for more authors to put on tour. I am also always actively seeking out reviewers that would like to sign up on my website at http://lightningbookpromotions.com.


Stormi

Review site:

**ATTN authors*
If you need help with promoting your books, Lightning Book Promotions is the place to go. We can organize book tours, write press releases, help you get set up all over the net, what ever you need we can try and help..we will promote your book while you work on another one! Contact me atstormi@lightningbookpromotion.com.



LOOKS LIKE LOVE by BRANDY BRUCE

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books.  A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured.  The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old...or for somewhere in between!  Enjoy your free peek into the book!

You never know when I might play a wild card on you!


Today's Wild Card author is:


and the book:

WestBow Press A Division of Thomas Nelson (December 7, 2010)
***Special thanks to Brandy Bruce for sending me a review copy.***

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:




Brandy Bruce holds a bachelor of arts degree from Liberty University. She's been a nonfiction developmental book editor for more than six years. Brandy lives in Colorado with her husband, Jeff, and her daughter, Ashtyn.



Visit the author's website.



SHORT BOOK DESCRIPTION:

Kasey Addison is a twenty-something marketing consultant whose life has just been savagely thrown into disaster status. Following a bad breakup and an unfulfilling career, Kasey feels lost in her own life. With the help of her best friend, and with a rekindled relationship with the Lover of her soul, she embarks on an adventure to rediscover life, faith, and love.



Product Details:

List Price: $19.95
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: WestBow Press A Division of Thomas Nelson (December 7, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1449707017
ISBN-13: 978-1449707019

AND NOW...THE FIRST CHAPTER:


I wasn’t going to marry him anyway.

     At least that’s what I told myself about fifty-two times from the moment he said the words “This just isn’t working for me” until my car was started and my shaking hands were holding the steering wheel. I wasn’t going to marry him. Not in a million lifetimes would I consider marrying him.

     My shock turned into devastation, which soon turned into anger as I ransacked my apartment and tossed every piece of Riley Shepard memorabilia I could find into a large brown box.

     Riley Shepard. Boyfriend of eight years and sixty-four days. Dirty dog deserving death.

     Well, I should possibly have said, dirty dog deserving death who up until recently was in disguise. Nah, too much work. Dog summarized my feelings pretty well, and even that was being generous.

     And so, here I found myself: Kasey Addison, a normally very nice, Christian, twenty-seven-year-old marketing consultant for Jinkson’s Advertising Firm in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, whose life had just been savagely thrown into disaster status. I tried not to think about the fact that if this breakup remained permanent, the last eight years of my life had been worthless.

     How did I get here? Was it possible for me to be shocked by a cruel announcement telling me that I was no longer loved? Weren’t there warning signs? Answers: I don’t know. Yes. No.

     The box of memorabilia sat by the door, a constant reminder of the end of my life. I refused to call Riley. If he wanted his things, he’d have to make the effort to come get them.

* * *

One week later, I caved and gave into the foolish desire to call him since he had made no attempt to contact me. I thought perhaps the sound of my voice would bring him back to reality. That was when I realized the unfortunate truth: Riley was fine. He didn’t miss me. He was happy. He spoke to me as though I were a dear, old friend who had been keeping some of his belongings for him. He even told me that my friendship was important to him. That was the moment I yelled unintelligibly (think Tasmanian devil) before hanging up the phone and sinking into depression.

     For three weeks I avoided all calls from my parents and my friends from work and church. I managed to go to work every day and come home and that was it. I’d even started living off frozen pizza, Chinese take-out, and my faithful friends Ben and Jerry.

      Everything changed when Amanda called. Amanda Scott. Best friend since freshman year of college. British chick who went to Penn State as an exchange student. My lifesaver.

     The phone rang twelve times before I considered answering it. My voicemail would kick on after every four rings. Amanda would hang up and text me. She did this three times, and I knew it wouldn’t stop until she reached me.

     I set aside my pint of Cherry Garcia and reached for the cordless (which was sitting next to me on the sofa).

     “I’m here.”

     Amanda’s exasperated sigh was so loud that I could practically feel her breath in my ear.

     “Of course you’re there. Where else would you be? Getting on with your life? I know you too well to assume that. Which is why I’m calling.”

     I noticed the scattered popcorn around the living room floor. Why couldn’t I at least lose weight as a result of my broken heart? I’d known girls who couldn’t eat after a breakup. Not me. I’d already cleaned out the first and second shelves of the pantry.

     “Why are you calling again?”

     Luckily, I knew Amanda to be the type of sarcastic friend who was not offended easily—not to mention controlling, sweet when she wanted to be, and a little demanding. She was the kind of girl who left London to be an exchange student only to annoy her parents. I was very aware of the fact that other people’s feelings were rarely her priority.

     “I’m calling to pull you out of depression and push you back among the land of the living. I bought you a birthday present.”

     I picked up a piece of popcorn from the floor and ate it, hoping it would poison me.

     “My birthday was two months ago, and you already sent me that skirt that I’ll never wear.”

     “You haven’t worn it? Forget I said that. You will wear it, Kasey. With your pale skin, the color will look great on you.”

     Demanding. More than a little.

     “Thanks for that reminder that I basically look like mozzarella string cheese,” I retorted.

     Amanda chuckled. “String cheese doesn’t have wavy, strawberry-blond hair.”

     “Frizzy, you mean,” I interrupted.

     “I was being nice,” Amanda said bluntly. “Back to the present situation. I bought you a present. How much holiday time do you have?”

     “Not much. I think Annie hates me.” Annie was my boss who thought she was prettier than she really was and treated me worse than her pet poodle.

     “Who cares about Annie? How much time off do you have? Concentrate, Kasey! Have you been drinking?”

     “No,” I answered, thinking that it didn’t sound like a bad idea. Amanda’s tone softened just a tad.

     “Listen, I know you’ve been through a lot. I wish I were there so I could go directly to Riley’s apartment and tell him what I think of him—and maybe slash his tires. But honestly, Kas, it’s time to move forward, and I’m here to help you. I bought you a ticket to come visit me. We’re going to have a great time, and you are going to realize that you deserve better than Riley.”

     My tears vanished. Suddenly I was quite coherent and pretty sure I had just heard Amanda tell me that she had bought me a plane ticket to London.

     “Amanda, what have you done? How am I supposed to pay you back for this? I can’t take a vacation in the middle of October. The holidays will be here soon.”

     “What does that matter? Holidays will only make you more depressed. What you need is some girl time with me.”


I promised to think it over and later came to the conclusion that it made sense to me. Riley and I usually spent the holidays together, jumping back and forth from his parents’ house to my parents’ house. Maybe a trip to England would help boost my re-entrance into single life. Maybe I would meet a gorgeous, Hugh Grant-type of guy.

     I knew it was unlikely. My chances of attracting an amazing Brit were slim to none, especially since I was obviously repulsive to normal, sensible guys like Riley.

      I wished I were twenty-two again. Why couldn’t Riley have broken up with me when I was twenty-two and still valuable to the opposite sex? Did he know nothing of the predicament of aging women? Amanda was absolutely right. I should travel. Increase knowledge and gain experience. I’d never been to England. My only European jaunt had been a family vacation to Italy with my parents when I was in sixth grade. Maybe some adventure was exactly what I needed. (Plus, there was always the hope that Riley might come to his senses and start to miss me.)

                                   * * *

Somehow Amanda always managed to talk me into things, telling me later that I wouldn’t have gone along if I hadn’t really wanted to. Usually I believed her. But taking my precious week of vacation the month before Thanksgiving felt strange. Annie had given me that look. The one that meant, Are you ever going to be a normal person? But she’d signed the vacation form and I’d started packing my bags.

     Amanda had bought an open ticket so I could leave when I wanted to. She must have been feeling kind. It was unlike her to leave decisions up to me. But I’d made my decision. I was going to England. I was taking this trip for myself, and I wasn’t going to mourn Riley the entire time. In two weeks, my new life was beginning.

***NOTE*** I'm behind on my reviewing. I'll post a review when I'm finished with the book. This looks like just plain fun!! I needed something fun to read. Just wanted to share my two cents now and you'll catch the rest later!!

Nora St.Laurent
The Book Club Network
www.bookfun.org

ISBN-13: 978-1439192672 
March 6, 2012


ABOUT FRANK PERETTI: His books have sold more than 12 million copies, is the author of Monster as well as the international bestsellers The Oath , Piercing the Darkness, The Visitation and This Present Darkness. The Oath (1995) has sold more than a million copies and was awarded the 1996 ECPA Gold Medallion Award for best fiction. Peretti lives with his wife Barbara in the Pacific Northwest.

ILLUSION'S BOOK DESCRIPTION:

Dane and Mandy, a popular magic act for forty years, are tragically separated by a car wreck that claims Mandy’s life—or so everyone thinks. Even as Dane mourns and tries to rebuild his life without her, Mandy, supposedly dead, awakes in the present as the nineteen-year-old she was in 1970. Distraught and disoriented in what to her is the future, she is confined to a mental ward until she discovers a magical ability to pass invisibly through time and space to escape. Alone in a strange world, she uses her mysterious powers to eke out a living, performing magic on the streets and in a quaint coffee shop.

  Hoping to discover an exciting new talent, Dane ventures into the coffee shop and is transfixed by the magic he sees, illusions that even he, a seasoned professional, cannot explain. But more than anything, he is emotionally devastated by this teenager who has never met him, doesn’t know him, is certainly not in love with him, but is in every respect identical to the young beauty he first met and married some forty years earlier.

They begin a furtive relationship as mentor and protégée, but even as Dane tries to sort out who she really is and she tries to understand why she is drawn to him, they are watched by secretive interests who not only possess the answers to Mandy’s powers and misplacement in time but also the roguish ability to decide what will become of her. Frank Peretti has crafted a rich, rewarding story of love and life, loss and restoration, full of twists and mystery. Exceptionally well written, Illusion will soon prove another Peretti classic.


***NOTE*** I don't know about you but I'm very excited to read this NEW book by Frank Peretti. It's out next month. I know that his earlier books ROCKED MY WORLD!! He brought new meaning to me about the Battles in the heaven-lies on my behalf.

If you've never read these books they are Piercing the Darkness and This Present Darkness!! 
I can't wait to read his new book. It sounds like another powerful read!

Nora St.Laurent
The Book Club Network
www.bookfun.org

TODAY'S LAST DAY TO ENTER 17 BOOK DRAWING




5 COPIES WILL BE GIVEN AWAY AT THE END OF THE MONTH - THANKS TO B & H PUBLISHERS







ALL DRAWING COMMENTS are at THE BOOK CLUB NETWORK SITE. No Entries are on this blog.

The Authors have come up with some really fun questions for you to answer!! Come by and join the FUN!!

See you there!!
Happy Saturday!!
Blessings

Nora :o)
THE BOOK CLUB NETWORK
www.bookfun.org 

2 Book GIVEAWAY - CHERRY BLOSSOM CAPERS by CARA PUTMAN


CARA PUTMAN is a CAN AUTHOR that We are Featuring - Her new book CHERRY BLOSSOM CAPERS - She is giving away (2) Books.








I know that you are a lawyer by trade. As I read about the courtroom scenes and how your main characters were preparing for their cases I couldn't help but wonder how much of your experiences are included in your books? Are there certain areas of your job you can't talk about in novels? Do Tell!


Nora, that’s a great question. In Cherry Blossom Capers, Daniel and Ciara are both attorneys in Old Town Alexandria, VA. I spent my first eight years out of undergrad in that area. Ciara actually lived in my old townhouse :-) I didn’t practice law in Old Town, but I did clerk for a federal judge, so I used that for their backstory. And I incorporated the close relationship you build with fellow clerks and the judge into their story. I also incorporated my awesome paralegal as Ciara’s wiser mentor. Linda gets some great scenes and it was a delight to dedicate the novella to her. And I’ve had some domestic cases, like those that Daniel and Ciara were involved in though theirs weren’t too similar to any of mine.  


What do you hope readers take away from your new book?




I hope they get a sense that we can build community, no matter how big the city or busy your life. I also hope they leave the book with an “ahhh, what a satisfying romantic mystery.” They’ll get touches of what I love, too: Classic movies, Washington, D.C., and a great romance. 








Can you give us a peek at what you are working on now? When will it be out?
I’m working on marketing for my books that release in April (A Wedding Transpires on Mackinac Island — a full-length romantic mystery from Barbour set on that beautiful Island) and May (a novella in Rainbow’s End, geocaching in the Ozarks with a twist of suspense.) I’m also working on a proposal with good writing buds Tricia Goyer and Sarah Sundin for a novella series set in the Heartland during World War II. I also have a World War II proposal I’m letting percolate before going over it one more time.
Thanks for stopping by Cara and sharing some book club experiences with us. Love hearing about your new book. I did enjoy reading your story in the Cherry Blossom Capers, it's definitely fun!



Thanks for having me here Nora!


-- Cara C. Putman
http://www.caraputman.com  --- http://www.facebook.com/caraputman
Releasing in 2012: Cherry Blossom Capers, A Wedding Transpires on Mackinac Island, & Rainbow's End (all Barbour)
ACFW Publicity Officer Http://www.acfw.com




MANDATORY - You need to Answer Cara's Question to be entered into the drawing. 
BELOW IS LINK TO DRAWING
CLICK HERE TO ENTERhttp://www.bookfun.org/group/tbcnfeaturedauthors/forum/topics/2-book-giveaway-cherry-blossom-capers-cara-putman

Last Day to enter Drawing is FEB 25th
********DISCLAIMER: Entering the give away is considered a confirmation of eligibility on behalf of the enterer in accord with these rules and any pertaining local/federal/international laws. Void where prohibited; odds of winning depend on number of entrants.

This giveaway is open USA only!!  This giveaway is sponsored by the PUBLISHER and is in no way affiliated with Facebook or Twitter.
Winner will have 3 days to respond to email with your name and address - If we haven't heard from you another winner will be picked. LAST DAY TO ENTER DRAWING FEB 25th****

Nora St.Laurent
The Book Club Network

10 BOOK GIVEAWAY - BLUE MOON BAY by Lisa Wingate


THANKS to Bethany House Publisher for Sponsoring this TEN BOOK GIVEAWAY 



LISA WINGATE BIO: Lisa is an award-winning journalist, magazine columnist, popular inspirational speaker and a national bestselling author. Lisa is one of a select group of authors to find success in both the Christian and general markets in mainstream fiction. Her works have been featured by the National Reader's Club of America, AOL Book Picks, Women’s World Magazine, Family Circle Magazine, and have been short-listed for various awards, including the American Christian Fiction Writer’s Book of the Year Award, which her book Never Say Never won in 2011.

Blogging Mondays at: http://www.southernbelleview.com/
What do you hope readers take away from your new book?


Booklist called Blue Moon Bay "A warm and expressive modern twist on the parable of the Prodigal Son, or, in this case, Prodigal Daughter." That's a pretty good nutshell for this story (I just found out that the book got a starred review from Booklist, by the way. If you heard squealing from Central Texas last week, that was me).
When Heather Hampton’s family falls into conflict over the sale of the family land, she is forced to return to the family funeral home in tiny Moses Lake, Texas to sort things out and deal with the unresolved wounds of her past. There, she meets a local guy, finds herself embroiled in a family mystery, and reconnects with the plain faith of her family’s Mennonite neighbors.

The last place Heather ever wanted to find herself turns out to be the place where she might reconnect with her family and find out where she’s meant to be. In addressing the ongoing mystery and working toward the sale of the land, she learns what we all have to learn in life—that we can’t hold back our love until people fit our pre-defined parameters. We can either love people the way they are or not love them at all. That is especially true among families. I hope that Blue Moon Bay will be a healing story for some families, and for others that it will strengthen the bonds that are already there.

On a larger scale, with every book, I hope to change people, to lift them up, to leave readers better off than I found them. I never want a reader to leave one of my stories feeling down, depressed, or hopeless. I want readers to leave with a sense of God’s grace. For me, if a story doesn’t bolster faith and create hope, it hasn’t done its job.

Every once in a while, I’ll hear from a reader who says, “Your stories make me want to be a better person.” That’s my goal in writing a story—to reinforce the belief that it is possible to reject the bad and cling to the good, that good is ultimately stronger. It’s not just my goal for the reader, it’s my goal for myself as a writer. Every story is an opportunity to grow and refocus the spirit, and show God working in both worlds—the one we imagine within a book, and the one we live in beyond the pages.

Contest starts Feb 23rd- 25th
ALL ENTRIES are at THE BOOK CLUB NETWORK. LINK ON TOP of this post.

Lisa has a Fun question for you to answer. You must answer the question to be entered into the drawing.

Nora St.Laurent
The Book Club Network
www.bookfun.org 

5 COPIES WILL BE GIVEN AWAY AT THE END OF THE MONTH - THANKS to B & H PUBLISHERS
Book Blurb: A federal judge lies bleeding on his office floor, betrayed by a most unlikely source—people who helped him bring criminals to justice. Now, why would someone working for the FBI need to disappear after witnessing this crime?
When Remington Wyatt sees her godfather’s murder, she recognizes the killers and knows it’s only a matter of time before they come to silence her. She must do the only thing possible to stay alive . . . run.
FBI agent Rafe Baxter is serious about his career, and solving a cold case involving a federal judge’s death puts him in line for the promotion he so desires. But the case leads him to the small town of Hopewell, Louisiana, where some secrets seem inextricably hidden deep within the bayou.
Injustice for All explores what happens when everything a person believes in is utterly destroyed. Who can you trust?





INJUSTICE FOR ALL
By Robin Caroll

Publisher: B&H Books (January 1, 2012)
Paperback: 352 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1433672125

Why write Christian Fiction? What is the draw for you?

 The hope. I want to write stories that fill people with hope again. Hope that comes with eternal salvation that only comes through Jesus Christ.

Nora: I have enjoyed reading your books for many reasons but one of the main reasons is how you naturally weave a spiritual thread into the stories. It’s not preachy but very natural. I Like that so did the ladies in my book club. We also liked your well timed humor in the middle of suspenseful situations.

What do you hope readers take away from your new book?
Nora: Oh, Robin. I’m in the middle of INJUSTICE FOR ALL – I really love this book. It’s suspenseful, fun and I like how you’ve written it. It’s not like your others but I like it. I can’t wait until the other books come out. They sounds just as good as this one.

THANKS ROBIN for stopping by and letting us know about your new series JUSTICE SEEKERS and about your book club experience!! Thanks for writing Christian Fiction have enjoyed your writing journey! Hope you can stop by again!! 


EXCITING NEWS!
B & H is giving away FIVE COPIES of INJUSTICE FOR ALL!! You’ll want to mark your calendars for this giveaway FEBRUARY 23rd – 25th AT THE BOOK CLUB NETWORK.

This is the FIRST book in this series. Wow, what a start!! I highly recommend it. I do like suspense.

ROBIN HAS A QUESTION FOR YOU TO ANSWER TODAY!! MANDATORY - NEED TO ANSWER THE QUESTION TO BE ENTERED IN THE DRAWING for INJUSTICE FOR ALL!!


********DISCLAIMER: Entering the give away is considered a confirmation of eligibility on behalf of the enterer in accord with these rules and any pertaining local/federal/international laws. Void where prohibited; odds of winning depend on number of entrants.

This giveaway is open EVERYONE!! This giveaway is sponsored by the PUBLISHER and is in no way affiliated with Facebook or Twitter.
Winner will have 3 days to respond to email with your name and address - If we haven't heard from you another winner will be picked. LAST DAY TO ENTER DRAWING FEB 25th****

Nora St.Laurent
The Book Club Network

FREE EBOOK by JANICE THOMPSON - HURRY! GRAB IT WHILE YOU CAN





This Ebook is FREE For a Few More days!!

Janice Hanna Thompson, Freelance Author 
Announcing a New E-Book!



Happy mid-February, when all of those dieting promises you made on January 1st seem like a distant memory! I'm popping in today to tell you about the release of my light-hearted Christian dieting book, I MUST DECREASE, which is free on kindle for the next five days. Below, you will find a Q&A telling you all about it. Snag it while you can, and feel free to use the Q&A on your blog to help me spread the word. May HE truly increase as we decrease together! 




Janice, can you tell us a little about your non-fiction e-book book, I MUST DECREASE?
Sure! As a comedic author, I usually write light-hearted stories. I'm known as the funny girl. I get the giggles and chuckle my way through most situations. Not everything is funny, however. When it came to my weight, however, I had very little to laugh about. Most of my readers didn't realize the health crisis I was facing as a result of the added pounds. I needed to get things under control, so I started counting calories and watching what I ate. Out of that came my non-fiction book, I MUST DECREASE (which released in paperback in 2005). The book is set up in a daily devotional format and it meant to bring humor (as well as dieting tips) to Christians who need/want to lose weight. 

Can you tell us about the layout of the book? 
Each day's devotion offers the following:

Ticklers: A humorous quote or "thought for the day" to tickle your funny bone.
Tidbits: A "Did You Know?" area offering tidbits of information from multiple sources.
Traps: Common misconceptions and/or food "traps" we often fall into
Tricks: "Tricks of the trade" to help you stick with your plan
Treats: Clever snack and food ideas for the healthy eater
Testimonies: Personal testimonies of others who've faced the weight loss challenge and won (including some prominent personalities)
Treasures: Daily scripture reference
Tips: Devotional for the day, based on the daily scripture above
Turning Your Focus: A variety of ways you can reach out to others
Today's Food Choices: A reminder to write down your daily food choices
Thoughts on Paper: Encouragement to keep a daily journal entry


Why did you choose the title I MUST DECREASE?

The title came as a result of a prayer time at church. I'd gone up for prayer and the gentleman praying for me used the scripture (John 3:30) as he prayed for me: 
"He must increase, but I must decrease."
For whatever reason, it got me tickled. I'd never thought about that particular scripture having anything to do with dieting before, but it suddenly felt right as a title for the book.

Why did you choose the humorous approach?

Being overweight is nothing to laugh at, but most people who want to lose weight are tired of the serious, "Thou shalt not" approach. Many are ready for a lighthearted look at weight loss, so I created a practical but fun devotional that offers scriptural advice in a way that encourages and never condemns. I decided to share light-hearted ways that dieters could lose weight and still keep their humor intact. This way I could keep my funny bone engaged while losing weight.

I MUST DECREASE contains tips and testimonies from several well-known (and much-loved) Christian authors, including Mary Connealy, Lena Nelson Dooley, Martha Rogers, Kristin Billerbeck, Laurie Alice Eakes, Carrie Turansky, Marcia Gruver, Deb Ulrich, Gina Bishop, Pam Hillman and Lynette Sowell. I adore these ladies and am so grateful for their input.  
Who can benefit from this book?

I would say that anyone concerned with his or her weight (or the weight of a loved one) could benefit from reading. Whether you want to drop five pounds or 150 pounds, this is the book to help you achieve that goal.
Can you tell us about the special feature?

This e-book version of my devotional contains a few of my favorite low-cal recipes. Bon Appetite! 



What do readers think about I MUST DECREASE?


Here's what one Amazon reader had to say: "This Book Works! I loved this book. As soon as I started reading I was not only motivated to lose weight, but inspired that I actually could this time. I lost 39 lbs and feel free from the bondage that food can put you in. This is a lite-hearted book with biblical principals as well as helpful hints to rid yourself of unwanted pounds without "Dieting" or "Dieing" to eat. The journal pages have been so instrumental to my progress, do not read the book without using the journal section daily!" May 26, 2011 (by megamomma)



Why did you decide to offer the book for free for the first five days?

I love the kindle select program and thought it would be fun to jump-start the process by giving away the book from February 22nd - February 26th. Readers can download the book for free by following this link to I MUST DECREASE. 



Can you tell us about your I MUST DECREASE Facebook group?

I would love to! More than a year ago I started a private group on Facebook for a handful of ladies (like myself) who wanted to have the camaraderie of fellow Christian dieters. The group has since grown! Men and women are welcome to join us, but if you do, be prepared to share recipes, fun tips and tidbits from your personal journey. What happens in I MUST DECREASE stays in I MUST DECREASE! That's why the group will always remain private. To apply to the group, follow this link to I MUST DECREASE. 
 


What happens when the "freebie" days end?

The book will still be available for purchase on Amazon (and eventually on Barnes and Noble). 



ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Award-winning author Janice Thompson also writes under the pseudonym Janice Hanna. She has published nearly eighty books for the Christian market, crossing genre lines to write cozy mysteries, historicals, romances, nonfiction books, devotionals, children's books and more. She particularly enjoys writing light-hearted, comedic tales because she enjoys making readers laugh. In addition, she enjoys public speaking and mentoring young writers. Janice is passionate about her faith and does all she can to share the joy of the Lord with others, which is why she particularly enjoys writing. Her tagline, "Love, Laughter, and Happily Ever Afters!" sums up her take on life.

Thanks so much everyone! To stay in touch with me, check out the following: 


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