When Love Stirs Prize Winners


I was delighted by all of the kitchen disaster responses. They were so much fun to read and I hope to highlight some in my newsletter soon. I love how cooking and food are such an integral part of our lives. We associate different foods with so many memories which make us laugh or smile.

That’s the feeling I wanted to capture in While Love Stirs. For Charlotte, cooking feeds the soul, not just the body.

And the winners for this blog stop are:

Prize Package #1

When Love Calls and While Love Stirs

Fannie Farmer Cookbook

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Kelly Blackwell

Prize Package #2

When Love Calls and While Love Stirs

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The Grand Prize Winner of the Kindle Fire HDX and $100 gift certificate is Jamie G.

The two runners-up of the sets of 32 books are Melanie S. and Jean F.

Congratulations to all the winners, and thanks to all of you who took the time to enter, like my Facebook page, and sign up the newsletter. You bless my writer’s heart.

Keep reading!




Scavenger Hunt Stop #11

Spring-scavenger-collageYou’re on your way!

Welcome to stop #11 on the Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt. The hunt begins at noon (Mountain Time Zone) on Friday, April 4, 2013 and ends Sunday, April 6, 2014, at midnight. If you are just arriving, you’ll want to go the first stop here.

As you progress through the scavenger hunt, you will collect a CLUE IN RED at each stop. Write these down as you go. At the end of the hunt, you will enter these clues into a Rafflecopter form.

The hunt is open to international entries. The grand prize is a Kindle Fire HDX along with a $100 gift certificate. Two runners-up will receive all 32 of the new releases featured by the authors in the hunt.

Now, it is my honor and pleasure to introduce you to Margaret Daley. I first met Margaret at the American Fiction Christian Writers conference where she was active in her role as president. Not only is she an amazingly gifted writer, she is also a sweet, genuine person.


Margaret Daley

1-Margaret Daley photo-jpgBestselling author, Margaret Daley, is multi-published with 94 books. She had written for Harlequin, Abingdon, Kensington, Dell, and Simon and Schuster. She has won multiple awards, including the prestigious Carol Award, Holt Medallion and Inspirational Readers’ Choice Contest. To find out more about Margaret visit her website at http://www.margaretdaley.com .

Strong Women in Extraordinary Situations

photoI am writing a series of novellas about: Strong Women, Extraordinary Situations. My first novella is out right now—Deadly Hunt, part of collection one for Inspy Kisses. In May is my last book of Guardians, Inc. Series for Love Inspired Suspense, Bodyguard Reunion, about female bodyguards. Many readers have described these books showcasing strong women, women ready to do what they have to protect others. They make hard decisions in tough situations.

I decided to ask others what they thought a strong woman was on Facebook. I got some wonderful comments from a “woman with a strong faith” to words like having perseverance, compassionate, a sense of humor and full of integrity. People talked about a woman who faced difficult situations and came out the other end stronger, a better person, reinforced in her faith.

I have always felt my mother was what I considered a strong woman. She was there for others as a mother, friend, daughter and nurse. Her faith was strong and helped her get through difficult situations. She cared about others and wasn’t afraid to show it. She did what needed to be done.

Women with the above characteristics are interesting to develop and write. They are not flawless. Everyone has strengths and weaknesses. What is important is what the person does with those strengths and weaknesses. They believe in hope and trust in God because without them what is there.

We’ve all met strong women. I’d love to hear about what you think is a strong woman or about a woman who you know is strong. What is a strong woman to you?

And here’s a little more about Deadly Hunt by Margaret Daley

margaret_coverFrom #1 Amazon Bestselling Author Margaret Daley comes a new romance suspense Deadly Hunt, part of the First Kisses collection of novellas:

All bodyguard Tess Miller wants is a vacation. But when a wounded stranger stumbles into her isolated cabin in the Arizona mountains, Tess becomes his lifeline. When Shane Burkhart opens his eyes, all he can focus on is his guardian angel leaning over him. And in the days to come he will need a guardian angel while being hunted by someone who wants him dead.

Buy First Kisses Novella Collection:


Barnes and Noble


And I’m sure you’ll want to read Body Guard Reunion, too. So here’s the scoop.


Teaming up with an old flame is not what bodyguard Chloe Howard would call a smart move. Nine years ago Chloe and T. J. Davenport worked on a case together, fell in love, then went their separate ways. Now she’s reunited with the fearless bodyguard to protect a controversial couple on a book tour through Texas. And the reunion reminds Chloe of dreams best forgotten. She knows she has to keep her emotions in check so their clients’ protection remains their top priority. Protection that is the only thing keeping them from falling prey to a stalker’s deadly schemes.

 Buy Bodyguard Reunion (Love Inspired Suspense) by Margaret Daley:


Barnes and Noble

Christianbooks. com

Now, get out your pen and write down the clue for this scavenger hunt stop (#11). It’s read the books. You’ll need all the red clues when you get to the end to enter into Rafflecopter if you want to win the big prize. And when you’re finished here, head on over to Hunt Stop #12.Margaret Daley’s Blog.



While Love Stirs 2I’m celebrating the release of While Love Stirs, book 2 in the Gregory Sisters Series, with a special giveaway.

Prize package #1

When Love Calls

 While Love Stirs

Fannie Farmer’s Cookbook

Prize Package #2

When Love Calls and While Love Stirs


How do you enter this bonus giveaway? On the previous blog stop, I introduced you to the wonder of the gas stove. To enter this part, LIKE my Lorna Seilstad’s Fan Page, then return here and tell me about your your worst kitchen disaster (or a friend’s) in the comments below. Make sure you mention that you LIKED my Facebook page, too. For a bonus chance, sign up for my newsletter and mention that, too. If you’ve already done both, thank you! Just let me know.

FFcookbookMy kitchen horror story occurred when I was eleven. I had very long hair and was mixing a cake. I turned to look at the minute hand on the clock to make sure I was mixing it long enough, and a section of my hair got wrapped around the beaters. The section was yanked out in a millisecond and left me a quarter-sized bald spot for a month. Needless to say, we threw the cake batter away.

Now, it’s your turn. Let’s have some fun and share our kitchen nightmares.


Bonus giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.

The winners will be posted on this blog on April. 7.