His Grace is Sufficient

“But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” 2 Corinthians 12:9 NIV

Quite a few years ago I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis. It was quite a blow because I was a very active young woman. I took Tae Kwon Do, weight lifted, and played hard when I wasn’t working.

The fatigue and pain of the disease slammed me hard. I didn’t want to deal with the disease. Or any disease for that matter. I wanted to work hard and play hard.
One night as I contemplated the consequences of living with a chronic disease, I asked God to heal me. After all, he’s the God of the universe. All powerful. He could heal easily heal me.

Instead of healing my body, he gave me the above verse. He did, however, heal my broken heart. When he reminded me that he wouldn’t waste this hurt but would use it for his glory, I began to understand that in spite of having a chronic illness that makes me hurt and tired, God can still use me.

I wish I could say that I always have a positive attitude when it comes to my health issues, but the truth is, some days I get down and wish they would just go away. It always seems when I’m having a pity party, God shows me a way that he has used me in the midst of my disability.

I strive to maintain satisfaction no matter what my lot because God is bigger than my problems, and he won’t leave me to struggle on my own.

Do you have an area you struggle with? If so, I’d love to hear about it and to encourage you to keep fighting the good fight.

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A New Thing

“See I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.” Isaiah 43:19 NIV

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Perhaps in 2015 you wandered through the wilderness or your life felt as though it had been laid bare. A wasteland with no hopes of change. In the midst of your pain, take heart. God has not abandoned you in the wasteland nor forgotten you in the wilderness.

In my younger years, I ran from God. I’m still not sure why, but I decided I could manage my life with no help from Him. When my life fell apart, I didn’t feel I could reach out to God at that time since I’d messed up. I thought I needed to get my life together before I could return to the Lord.

As a Christian, I should’ve known I couldn’t get my life together on my own. I had a front row seat at my path of self-destruction as I ran through the wasteland of my life, but I still struggled to fix the unfixable.

The harder I tried to put my life back together, the worse things fell apart. I sunk into a deep depression. At my lowest, I wanted to die. Life wasn’t worth living. I couldn’t figure out how to step out of the wilderness on my own, so I decided just going to my heavenly home would be for the best.

However, God had other plans for my life. He never left me alone. He pursued me through the wilderness and through the wasteland.

Not only did He pursue me, He did a new thing in my life. He made a way out of the wilderness and wastelands that I had created. When I relinquished the control to repair my life to the God of the Universe, He led me away from the despair.

My life isn’t perfect. I still make mistakes and mess things up, but I’ve found my joy and my hope in the Creator who never abandoned me.

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Is There a Threat to Religious Freedom?

Stained GlassIs there a threat to religious freedom? In the US? Until a recent bout of Twitteritis, I would’ve said no way.  But a large number of folks on Twitter convinced me otherwise by voting favor of shutting down all Mosques in the United States in a Twitter poll by Charles V. Payne.

While I don’t agree with allowing refugees we cannot vet into our country because at least some radicals will slip in with the others, I don’t believe we should have a scorched earth policy and eliminate all Mosques.

The first amendment to the Constitution of the United States says, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

Because radical Muslims have committed atrocious acts, if we close every mosque, even those who are more moderate, in the country by saying the Quran teaches hate, what is next? Synagogues? Christian churches? Buddhist temples? Hindu temples?

Those looking for a reason to divest our country of any and all religion will find a way to associate hate with all religions. I did a quick search of the words “eliminate” and “religion” on Twitter and found a large number of people calling for the US to eliminate religion. All religion. They attribute hate to Christianity and many have said all religion must go if we are to ever have peace.

If we allow this to happen, before long we will find ourselves in the midst of a country that not only has no religious freedoms but in fact, squashes all religious speech and thought. Thereby infringing not only on the right to free exercise of religion, but also freedom of speech, and the right to peaceably assemble.

As a Christian, I have friends in other countries who have been jailed for having a Bible. Their church services were small groups meeting together in secret — always in fear of having the police arrest them for their faith. This thought terrifies me.

We must use due diligence in protecting our country. With the rise of radical Islam and the recruiting of young people in our country, we need to monitor and quash all terroristic threats, but closing a Mosque will not stop people from meeting together.

In the former USSR Christians met together despite the fact only government authorized churches were allowed. The government was unable to stop them from following their faith. In the US, if we eliminate all Mosques, those of Muslim faith will only go underground to meet. This could make it even harder to monitor and stop radicals.

Eroding the Bill of Rights, our country’s basic tenets, destroys the foundation of the United States and opens the door to erasure of each of the rights granted to us by the Constitution.

 

 

 

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Interview with Author Desiree L. Scott

Desiree L. Scott

 

Please join me in welcoming Desiree L. Scott to Roller Coaster Suspense.

When did you first realize that you wanted to be a writer?

I was about fourteen when I sneaked beneath my mother’s bed and picked up a romance book. After that, I was hooked. I loved to read! When I turned sixteen, I started to think about writing stories. However, everything changed when I turned eighteen. The passion and conviction of becoming a writer was strong and more powerful than anything I had ever known! A little story from me: When I was eighteen years old, I had written ten VERY well-known authors, a few being Julie Garwood and Nora Roberts, just to name a few. Now keep in mind, I wrote a very long letter, asking for advice on writing and so forth, the passion of writing growing stronger. My letter was more gushing than anything else but still, ONE author wrote me back! By hand no less. Her name was Andrea Kane, a suspense writer who crafts the most amazing stories and plots. But because of that one small act of kindness, she not only has my respect as an author but as a wonderful person who took the time to let me know about a few organizations and to wish me luck in my goals and ambitions through life. It meant the world to an eighteen-year-old girl and still does, as I have gotten older. I hope that I make one small impact in the world at large and to readers, even if it’s small.

It’s awesome that Andrea Kane took the time to answer your questions. We never know how we will impact others. Who is your favorite writer, and why?

Andrea Kane, for not only her books but for the reasons I quoted above.

I think she would be one of my favorites too after that kind of encouragement. What inspired you to begin writing?

The urge to write and create fictional words, to have control of what happens and to bring other people joy in my books. That is my true passion. It’s not just the writing itself but when someone messages me and tells me they LOVED my book(s), I’m on cloud nine! And so darn happy! Seriously can’t stop smiling!

I know what you mean. The interaction from the readers is priceless. Do you belong to a critique group?

I belong to quite a few, for the simple reason that I am always learning, always wanting to know how I can improve and be the best that I can be.

Critique groups are invaluable. I belong to several also. What is the most important thing a new writer can do to help further his/her writing.

Write!! EVERY. SINGLE. DAY! I know new writers probably hear that a lot. I know I do! But it is no less true than it was yesterday or will be tomorrow. Write and read. Never stop and you WILL improve and get better!

Great advice! We can’t improve if we don’t start somewhere. Writing, as with many other crafts, we must continually practice in order to hone our skills. What are your current writing goals?

To publish the three novels that I do have done (romance suspense and two paranormal romances), as well as finish the second and third of a series (with the first being done) and continue to work on the hundreds of novels I have started!

Those are lofty goals. Congratulations on having three completed. What is your favorite genre to write?

Suspense and paranormal romance!!

I love suspense. Who do you credit with supporting you the most in your writing journey?

My friends. They have just been amazing and have pushed me so far, continuously! They never let me give up or fail! They believe in me and, therefore, I believe in myself.

Having those encourages is so important on the writing journey. Are you a plotter or a pantser, or somewhere in between?

I’m somewhere in between. I plot up to a point and then struggle to get to that finish line.

I always love to hear how others process their novels. Where do you find inspiration for your settings?

From daily life, from the news, but mainly from my dreams!

Inspiration is all around us, isn’t it? Do you ever have writer’s block?

All the time! Thank God for friends who I can bounce ideas off of or I NEVER would have finished even one novel!!

Sometimes we just need someone else to brainstorm with. Can you tell us a bit about your current novel?

My current novel that I am writing is the second book in the crescent series. It’s a wolf shifter romance. The brief summary is the following: The moment Aiden Burns spies Samantha Kameron, he knows she’s his, and he isn’t shy about voicing his intentions.

Someone may have been listening a little too closely.

Soon after returning to Travis’s pack, his sister’s rescue successful, Aiden receives a call. A pack member’s body has been discovered in the woods.

Regretfully, he leaves to return to his own pack to investigate, vowing to return and claim Samantha. He hopes she will take the time of separation to come to turns with being his mate.

He underestimates her.

And the killings don’t stop.

Three years ago, Samantha’s mate was found shot in the woods, killed. No clues as to who or why. A part of her died with his death and she vows never to let herself fall for another man, at the risk of being hurt and broken.

Is the past and present connected?

Amidst murder and the chaos between two packs, can two lost souls find each other? Or will forces outside of their control snap what sanity a shattered woman has managed to obtain and destroy the Alpha determined to claim her?

That sounds interesting. Who designed your cover art?

I did. I really love playing around and creating different covers!

Murderous Connections

 

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The Photography Bug

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When I was younger and working for a photographer, I learned how to use a completely manual SLR camera. We didn’t have autofocus and had to set our own f-stops, etc.

I loved using my Canon and took quite a few photos. The price of film and processing deterred me to a degree and when digital cameras came out, I started using a point and shoot.

Over the years, I’ve forgotten much of what I learned about photography. I now have a Canon Digital SLR, but I mostly use the automatic settings.

Big Bend

 

My stepmother is also an avid amateur photographer and recently found a course on photography. It includes lighting, settings, etc. We both ordered this course, and I hope to see a drastic improvement in my pictures as I learn more.

Colo

 

I’ve found some websites that help. One is Best Photography Classes It’s a free site. They also have a Facebook group.

I’m also a member of Flickr. Many of my photos on there are quite sub par, but I occasionally snap one that’s pretty good for a novice. What are some of your favorite online sharing sites for photos?

Please feel free to share any photography tips that you have! I love to learn and welcome any comments or tips.

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The Secret Trick to Creativity Is…

The Secret Trick to Creativity Is…

Jump in with both feet and enjoy whatever project you attempt. I’ve messed up many of my creative attempts, but I always have a lot of fun.

 

We went on a Disney Cruise and one of our stateroom neighbors had made adorable Tie Dye Mickey Mouse shirts. I thought they were so cute, but was afraid to try it…for a couple of months anyway.

I decided to do some web searching for instructions and found a great blog that outlined how to do it. Rachel Miller, author of The Kid’s Activity Blog, does a phenomenal job explaining how to make the shirts.

The ones she posted on her blog turned out better than mine, but I had a blast making them, and I think they turned out cute.

 

Tie Dye Mickey

 

I bought the Tulip dyes from the craft store. Then using a pencil, traced the Mickey head with a design I had printed out, on the shirt. Next, I stitched around the tracing using plain (not flavored) dental floss and pulled the design tight and tied it off. I puckered out the mickey head a little then put rubber bands around it so I would have the circle of white.

After I had the Mickey shape secured with rubber bands, I twisted the shirts up into a cinnamon bun shape and secured them with rubber bands.

Next, I dumped them in a soda ash bath. I did one cup of soda ash per gallon of water and I allowed the shirts to soak overnight.

The next day, I squeezed out as much soda ash solution as possible and began dyeing the shirts.

Instead of the loose-fitting plastic gloves that came with the kit, I used tighter medical gloves.

First, I colored the Mickey head then secured plastic wrap around it. Then I did the rest of the shirt. Once I had the shirt completely dyed, I secured the entire thing in plastic wrap and allowed it to sit overnight before rinsing it. Once I had rinsed it, I tossed it in the washer.

Rachel suggested using more dye than you would ever think necessary. She’s right. I used a ton of dye and wish I’d used more.

Her post has detailed instructions for making the shirts. Click here to check it out.

If you decide to try this technique, leave me a comment telling me how it turned out!

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Interview With Justin Leo Breck from Nerve

Interview and giveaway with Justin Leo Breck, the hero from NERVE by Bethany McManus! Join us for a chance to win an e-copy of NERVE and learn more about the hero in this great book!

Nerve

Thank you for joining me today for my Interview With Jeremy Leo Breck from NERVE and a chance to win a copy of this great book!

Justin, thank you for joining us! Can you tell us a little about yourself? Do you have any nicknames?

Hello. My name is Justin Leo Breck. I don’t have any nicknames. Whew! Nicknames can be rough, especially for cops.

I can imagine how a nickname would be hinderance to a cop. Where did you grow up?

Where did you grow up? I grew up in Coral Springs, near Fort Lauderdale, Florida. My mom, Cindel Breck, still lives in the same house. I visit often because I like the shower there better than the one at the gym.

Coral Springs is a beautiful area. Where do you live now?

I have an interesting home. It’s white and barely more than six square feet…it’s a Chevy Express van. But I don’t see myself living there forever. I’m a flexible guy.

Wow. I didn’t expect that answer. You’re full of surprises. So are you a social butterfly or an introvert?

“Social butterfly” sounds like one of those bubbly girls who scream when they see each other. I like to talk, I guess. I’m definitely not an introverted homebody, as evidenced by my living arrangements.

Bubbly girls! That gave me a laugh. I guess “social butterfly” doesn’t quite fit you. What is your favorite memory from childhood?

When my dad, Jeremy, took me to the police station where he worked, and showed me the evidence room.

I can see that being a favorite memory. Especially for a cop. What’s your worst memory from childhood? Being bullied for my red hair.

Children are cruel at times. Do you like to dress up or dress casual?

Dress up…what’s that? ha. No, I have to dress up for slain officers’ funerals. That seems enough. At church, the most dressed up I get is slacks and a button-down.

Slain officers. That’s a solemn thought and an aspect of police work we don’t like to dwell on, but in reality it’s a tragic part of life. Do you have any insecurities?

As mentioned, my red hair. But I don’t dye it, because it would be obvious

I’m glad you don’t dye it! I love red hair. Are you a neat freak or you messy?

Neat freak. I have to be…I live out of a van.

I can imagine how meticulous you’d need to be in such a small space. What is your most prized possession and why do you value it so much?

The black silk bow tie Dad gave Mom on prom night to remember him by. It hangs from my rearview mirror.

How sweet. What one word describes you the best?

Focused.

Justin, thank you for joining us on Roller Coaster Suspense! I can’t wait to read NERVE!

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BIO Bethany lives in Houston with her husband, daughter, and son. After practicing as an RN for five years, Bethany left the nursing field to pursue a writing passion the Lord planted in her heart when she was a child. Nancy Drew mysteries were her guilty pleasure during those early years, so she naturally gravitates her pen toward the things that go bump in the night, and most of her plots have a psychological spin. She’s allergic to cheese, Sulfa drugs, and people who stop in the middle of intersections while driving. BLURB for NERVE It was created to save lives. Now someone is using it to take them. When Lauren “Wren” Masterson discovers her deceased father’s medical invention has been stolen from her childhood home in Florida, she never expects the officer assigned to the case will be Justin Breck, who asked her out two years ago. He’s changed since then, seems like he’s hiding something. What happened to his openness, his no-holds-barred, carefree attitude? She wonders how this new Justin could possibly accept her imperfections, namely the persistent nerve disorder her father’s missing invention might cure. Justin is learning the darker side of Doctor Masterson’s past life. The hard part? Proving it to Doc’s adoring daughter, while attempting to win her heart. He might have some history with her, but Doc’s lawyer, Connor Radcliffe, has more. As bodies begin to drop around them, will Justin and Lauren find the invention before the thief uses it to kill Lauren?

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Blood & Lies Chapter One

Blood & Lies Chapter One

Blood & Lies Cover Art

Andy Carnes followed the teen into Grace Evangelical Fellowship in Odessa, Texas once again. A Saturday night and instead of going on a date, Robert Marcus Davis, Junior, attends church. Did this rascal live here? What ever happened to black kids roaming the streets tagging buildings and stealing beer? Poor kid.

When would be best time to nab him? Andy sighed. He perched a few rows behind the kid. Of course the goons who worked for Marcus’s dad had all of Odessa — in fact, the entire Permian Basin — locked down. Each time he thought about grabbing Marcus, one of these associates would appear.

Wonder why Junior used his middle name? Because he didn’t like being identified with his father? Interesting.

A chubby woman took her place behind the podium. “Good evening. I’m Carol Dobbs with the Ukraine Street Children’s Outreach Ministry. Thank y’all for joinin’ me tonight to learn about the plight of these forgotten kids in Ukraine.”

Oh joy. Andy checked the time. How many hours would this tiresome woman drone on extolling the hardships of those pitiful street children? He’d pretty much grown up on the streets, thanks to his no-good louse of a father and his mom who’d clerked in a convenience store at night. It didn’t hurt him none.

The heifer powered up a slide show and the first photo, a boy climbing into a sewer, drew oohs from the crowd. At least those kids had somewhere to go. Next, a picture of the tunnel popped up. Large pipes filled most of the dirty shaft.

“The children make cardboard pallets on top of these hot water pipes in order to stay warm in the winter. Death from exposure to the cold happens far too often.” Dobbs flipped to the next slide. A different angle of the hole. “Because the sewers are damp and are filthy with human excrement and other waste, the children contract diseases like tuberculosis.”

Andy shivered. Okay, maybe the Ukrainian kids had it worse than he ever did…at least he’d never lived with feces in the same room. Who gave a flip about brats half a world away? Not him, and he wasn’t about to listen to their problems. Swallowing over a lump in his throat, he tried to blot out the woman’s words by opening up his email on his cell phone. He had come for one thing and one thing only. Marcus.

At the end of her presentation, Dobbs gave a big smile. “I’ve told you a little of the plight of the street children in Ukraine in part to raise money to build shelters for these kiddos, but also to invite you to join me on a mission trip in July. We’ll fly into Kiev and from there, we’ll go to Kherson.” She itemized cost and concluded her presentation. “Anyone under the age of eighteen must have a release signed by a parent or guardian. A member of your congregation donated scholarships for three teens who otherwise wouldn’t get to join us. Any questions?”

Marcus stuck his hand up first. “How do we apply for a scholarship?”

Andy sat up straighter. If Marcus went to Ukraine, he could grab the kid over there, leaving Davis helpless. Andy would snatch Junior and get the diamonds back from Davis — before the chief decided to put him in the ground.

Andy grinned as Marcus traipsed to the front to sign up for the trip. Four months — plenty of time to set up a contingency trip to Ukraine. Marcus’s mission to save the world might cost him his life.

The kid sure didn’t follow in his old man’s footsteps. Good. Since Junior wasn’t street-wise, it would be easier to nab him.

Andy flipped through a copy of the itinerary, eyeing Marcus to make sure he completed the paperwork. Once the teen left, Andy approached the organizer. “Mrs. Dobbs?”

She responded with a warm smile. “Yes, may I help you?”

“Did Marcus Davis apply for a scholarship?”

The woman nodded.

“I’m an old family friend, and I’d like to make sure he gets to go.” He paused and held her gaze for a few seconds. “May I pay for his trip? Anonymously? I don’t want either him or his family to know.”

“Certainly.” She smiled. “You can make the check to Ukraine Children’s Outreach Ministry.”

Andy counted out the money. “I’d prefer to give you cash. I’ve included extra so Marcus will have enough for meals and a little spending money.” He exhaled. Glad he’d listened to the boss and stuck some money in his wallet before he followed Junior.

“Thank you.” She picked up a notepad. “May I get your information so we can send you a receipt?”

“Naw. I don’t need one. I’m just happy the kid is involved in something worthwhile.” He flashed her a big smile. “You know, nowadays many teens go down the wrong path.”

“Thank you so much,” Dobbs said. “I’ll be sure to meet with his mom so we can get the consent all filled out.”

Andy slipped out the side door. Yep, if he couldn’t get close to Marcus here, he’d catch him in Ukraine. No way could Davis Senior rescue his son there.

He chuckled. Time for Davis to pay.

 

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Interview With Author Norma Gail

Interview With Author Norma Gail

Norma Gail, Author

Please welcome Norma Gail to Roller Coaster Suspense! Norma, can you tell us your latest news.

I am working on the sequel to my debut contemporary Christian romance, Land of My Dreams. Within Golden Bands begins right where the first book stops and all of the characters are back. I will be pitching to my publisher, Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas, the end of February at a conference.

That sounds very exciting! I hope your publisher gets very excited about your sequel. When did you first consider yourself a writer?

I have always written, from the time I was a child. I just didn’t always show it to anyone. In 2009 I was asked to write a weekly devotional for our church website. That was scary! The women in the Bible studies I led liked what I wrote and used for the opening of class, but this was really putting it out there for people to see. A few months later, I began my first devotional blog. A novel followed, and I signed my contract with LPC in September of 2012. Now I am an author. The pay is not much better, but it is a lot of fun!

It’s funny that the pay isn’t much different, but I do understand the comment. We write because we must, don’t we? Who is your favorite writer, and why?

I love the old classics, so my very favorite author of all time is Charles Dickens. I love his descriptions of characters and scenery. No one writes it like he did. You truly saw, felt, and smelled it all! As far as contemporary authors go, I would have a difficult time deciding between Michael Phillips and Liz Curtiss Higgs. They both write a lot about Scotland. They both have deep spiritual truths that are illustrated by their stories, though in very different ways. They make you feel like you know the characters and see the settings. I read their books over and over.

I love Dickens, too. Liz Curtiss Higgs is a great inspiration also. What inspired you to begin writing?

This will sound really corny, but I had a dream. I was already writing poetry and devotionals. When we were preparing for an anniversary trip to Scotland in 2006, I spent so much time planning and preparing that I dreamed of a man, standing on the side of a hill with his kilt, bagpipes, and surrounded by sheep. It never went away. I kept dreaming. I was in love with Scotland before we went. From the moment we stepped off the plane, I felt I belonged there. At the end of two weeks, I didn’t want to leave. We met an American woman who married a Scot and had lived there for twenty years. My husband and his family immigrated from The Netherlands, so I was familiar with many of the aspects of that. I kept thinking about that woman and my dream, and a story begin to form, so in 2008, when I broke my foot, it was time to write it down. The result is Land of My Dreams, the story of a two brokenhearted people, an American woman and a Scottish man who meet, fall in love, and discover there is no peace until they leave the past behind and take a step of faith.

The story sounds compelling. I’ve never been to Scotland, but imagine that it is beautiful. Dreams are funny how they haunt us and inspire us to write our stories. What is the most important thing a new writer can do to help further his/her writing

Keep honing your craft. Attend conferences, make friends with other writers, even if it has to be long-distance. You need that encouragement and feedback. It is impossible to write about life and do it well without other people and participating in life. Most of all, write what God calls you to write. It is a ministry and whether it is devotionals, poetry, fiction, or non-fiction, God has a purpose for it. Let God have your writing. It is a gift He gave you to be used for His glory and the benefit of others. If you see it as a ministry you will be blessed and the numbers won’t mean as much, only that it accomplishes His purposes.

Great advice! Thank you so much for stopping by for an interview. I know your stories will intrigue my readers!

Land of My Dreams

Author Bio:

Norma Gail’s contemporary Christian romance, Land of My Dreams, released in 2014. She is a Bible study leader, and writes devotionals for ChristianDevotions.us, StitchesthruTime blog, and “The Secret Place.” She belongs to American Christian Fiction Writers, Romance Writers of America, and the New Mexico Christian Novelists. She is married and has two adult children.

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Beast of Stratton

Beast of Stratton

by Renee Blare

Release Date:  March 11,2015 from Prism Book Group

Beast of Stratton

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SUMMARY:

He appears the beast, but she sees his heart.

Architect Aimee Hart, determined to locate her father, infiltrates Miles Stratton’s engineering firm as a secretary. Her presence wrenches the shaggy, wounded man from his penthouse, and the quest begins.

Betrayed by his best friend, Miles would rather hide than help, especially the man’s daughter. But something’s not right. Someone’s trying to destroy Stratton Industrial. A decorated war veteran, he’s defended his own before and the Beast of Stratton can do it again.

Even with the enemy at his side.

Semi-finalist in the 2014 ACFW Genesis Contest.

About the Author:

Renee Blare

Raised in Louisiana and Wyoming, Renee started writing poetry in junior high school and that, as they say, was that. After having her son, a desire to attend pharmacy school sent her small family to Laramie, and she’s been counting pills ever since. While writing’s her first love, well, after the Lord and her husband, she also likes to fish and hunt as well as pick away on her classical guitar.

Nestled against the Black Hills with her husband, crazy old dog and ornery cat, she serves the community of northeastern Wyoming as a pharmacist and pens her Christian stories, keeping them interesting with action and intrigue, of course. She loves to interact with readers and invites you check out her website, blog, and social media.

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