Finding Our Unique Purpose

If you were a body part, which would you be? Eyes, mouth, feet? Think for a moment and then check out this guest post I wrote around 1 Cor 12 for “That Which Brings Joy.”

Because sometimes we feel boxed, defined, and even trapped by who we are–or who people think we are.

So . . . what do you do?

Check out the post here: https://thatwhichbringsjoy.com/…/finding-our-unique-purpose/

(Based on the presentation I did for Bloomfield Hills and Westland’s Stake Relief Societies.)

“Much of the confusion we experience in this life comes from not understanding who we are.” – Uchtdorf

 

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Citizens of Logan Pond Book Giveaway

Hey all,

I’ve had lots going on my life recently, foremost that my 15yo son was diagnosed with cancer. This cancer hit us from out of the blue–which I suppose cancer usually does. Luckily, he’s doing great and he has a phenomenal attitude. Plus, I love being able to spend more time with him now that he’s home for the next six months, undergoing treatment.

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His great sense of humor shining through as he contemplates baldness.

As you can imagine, this little hiccup has given me lots to think about–and do–besides books and music. And yet, strangely, it’s also given me lots to be thankful for. One thing I’ve been most thankful for is people. We have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of love, prayers, and support from friends, family, strangers, and even many of you! It’s meant so much to us–and him.

To show thanks, I’ve decided to give away some FREE signed books.

So . . .

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Between Hope and the Highway – by Charissa Stastny

I recently finished reading a fun contemporary romance by Charissa Stastny called Between Hope & the Highway.

cover-between-hope-and-the-highwaySometimes things get so messed up you have to pick up and get the heck out of Dodge. That’s what Liz Ruthersford does. Memories can be weapons, and hers have become incoming missiles. Fleeing home and her parents’ pity, she seeks refuge on a remote ranch in Montana where no one knows her tragic past. When she meets Bentley and Rawson Law, brothers with wounds of their own, life veers off course. Embers of hope flicker to life, but will bias, bitterness, and misunderstanding smother them before they burn bright enough to warm her heart? Or will she hit the highway and run once again? For readers who crave a clean, yet heart-pounding romance and redemption story, this one’s for you. 

MY THOUGHTS:

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The Pursuit is Now Available

How far would you go to pursue happiness? What if that happiness isn’t just your own, but involves the safety and happiness of your family and friends?

The Pursuit is out, the final book in the Citizens of Logan Pond trilogy. I’m really excited about this one. :)

Here’s a little about it:

Six years ago, with the financial collapse of her country and the death of her parents, Carrie Ashworth swore to protect her siblings. She has fought to build a life for them in her illegal clan. In this battle for siblings and friends, for homes lost and freedoms stolen, the citizens must ask: How far would you go to pursue happiness? The stakes are pushed to their boundaries in this highly anticipated final book in Rebecca Belliston’s Citizens of Logan Pond trilogy, bringing her epic love story to an unforgettable end.

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“Loved this book full of suspense and surprises!”
– Cathy, My Book a Day

“Nail-biting conclusion to a riveting series…will satisfy readers who love Dystopian stories with a touch of romance.”
– Charissa, Joy in the Moments

“Couldn’t put it down. Love Love Loved it. Full of suspense and romance, and is a thought-provoking story on top of it all. I highly recommend this series!”
– Janet, Goodreads Review

As part of the fun, find out which citizen you are and TAKE THE QUIZ. Then let me know who you get.  


Audiobooks

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The Citizens of Logan Pond trilogy is now on audiobooks, read by the talented Rebecca Roberts! LIFE is already available, with LIBERTY, and THE PURSUIT coming soon. They’re available for MP3 download, CDs, libraries, Audible, and all that jazz. It’s awesome! I love audiobooks.

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If you happen to read any of my books, let me know what you think (and post a review so others can read your thoughts, too).

Love you guys!

 

Countdown to The Pursuit

The Pursuit is less than one month away from release. I can’t believe it!

This Citizens of Logan Pond series has been near to my heart for eight years now. It’s hard to believe it’s coming to a close. Crazy.

I love these characters, and hope you do, too.

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To celebrate The Pursuit’s release, I have some book deals coming up.

The first starts today:

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Book Blog Tour: Change of Heart by Jennifer Moore

My friend Jennifer Moore has a new romance novel out that I’m anxious to read. It looks so fun and sweet. I’m excited to be part of her blog tour and $25 giftcard GIVEAWAY today (enter below).

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Change of Heart by Jennifer Moore

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Rone Award Voting plus Audiobooks!

TWO THINGS TODAY:

Rone Awards

I just found out that LIBERTY is up for a RONE Award!!!! Yay. But to move to the next round, it needs A LOT of votes.

CaptureIf you guys have a second, can you vote for my book (new adult category)?

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The RONE Awards are hosted by In D’tale Magazine which said of LIBERTY, “this novel has a scary but very realistic premise which makes it a piece that should be required reading for young and old alike.” – In D’tale Magazine

They’ve placed LIBERTY in the NEW ADULT category, which has the reputation of a lot of hot, steamy, very adult romances. My book is NOT that type of romance. It’s squeaky clean, appropriate for readers of all ages, so it needs all the support it can get.

Plus, because I’ve been so out of it this week (2 kids with the flu; ugh), I didn’t realize voting has been going on ALL WEEK LONG. It’s Thursday now. Not sure how it is, but it is indeed Thursday today.

So anyway, if you have a second and can vote for my baby, I mean, my book, I’d love you forever! (I’ll love you forever even if you can’t.) :) 

Thanks!!!!

AND SECOND THING:

Audiobooks

The Citizens of Logan Pond trilogy is coming to audiobooks!!!

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Most of the ‘reading’ I do these days is through audiobooks. I love them. For a while now, I’ve wanted to get LIFE | LIBERTY | THE PURSUIT onto an audio format.

Well, I’m thrilled to announce that it’s happening!

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Rebecca Roberts, audiobook narrator for the Citizens of Logan Pond trilogy

Rebecca Roberts, a talented narrator, is narrating and producing the three books, and Blackstone Audio, the largest independent audiobook publisher will be doing the distribution, getting it into bookstores, libraries, Audible, etc. So cool.

Rebecca is doing such a lovely job with the story and the characters. I can’t wait for you to hear! (See Rebecca Robert’s other works here and here.)

Here is the tentative release schedule for the audiobooks:

So if you’re a fan of audiobooks like I am, they’re coming!

(Speaking of The Pursuit, many have asked when the release date is for the print/ebook version. I don’t technically have a release date yet, but that too is coming. I’m working hard, trying to wrap up all loose ends in the trilogy to make sure it ends with a bang! I’ll keep you posted.)

 

MBM: Intuitive Grammar – The Comma Dilemma by Julie L Casey

 

Today is the last day of MARCH BOOK MADNESS! (Full explanation and schedule here.) I can’t believe it’s the end of the month already. I hope you’ve learned as much as I have from this talented group of authors. (Huge thank you to all of them for sharing their knowledge with us!!!!!) If you’ve missed any posts, make sure to catch up (list below).

Our last author is my friend, Julie L. Casey, author of the Teenage Survivalist series. Because Julie writes dystopian, end-of-civilization stuff like I do, she and I get along great. :) In fact, if you’re interested, she posts lots of basic survival tips on Pinterest and her other social sites. Make sure to check out her books and her blog (below her bio). Not only is she talented and knowledgeable, she’s also super sweet and nice. Today she’s talking about my arch nemesis: the comma.

Here she is:

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