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Giveaway: Security Breach

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How’s your quarantine going? I hope that everyone is finding a comfortable spot between total lock-down and full days “out on the town.” Here in small town Texas, things are moving on as normal as we can manage, though we’re still being super careful.

I’ve been busy writing, writing, writing. You can click here to see all of the books releasing between now and October. Two are reprints, three are brand new releases, and one is the compilation Security Breach.

If you’ve been following along with Nora and Randall’s adventures, you know that I’ve been releasing them in novella form (Fading Into the Night, Midnight Strike, Daybreak, and on June 8th High Noon). These are fun, clean, suspense stories with a touch of faith.

Now for the first time, you can order all four novellas in one print book or ebook. (Yes, I said PRINT BOOK–have to show some love to my paperback peeps.) Security Breach will be available July 8th, so today I thought I’d give away 4 print copies. If you think you’ll have time to read and review this book before July 8th, leave me a comment below and you’ll be entered to win. I’ll choose winners in ten days and contact you for your mailing address. These are Advanced Reader Copies and have “Not for Resale’ on the front, but otherwise it’s the very same book that will release in July. And if you’d like to pre-order a copy, you can find all the links here … except the paperback link which isn’t live yet. It will be on July 8th though!

I pray that this summer finds you with days filled with sunshine, nights sprinkled with laughter, and the peace that only our heavenly Father can bring.

Blessings,

V

Announcements for this week

  • My indies are now back at their regular price (though all are $4.99 or less). You can see my entire book list here.
  • My 4th cyber suspense novella, High Noon releases on June 8th.
  • I’m participating in one cross promotion this month. Danger In a Small Town features 19 clean Christian suspense books, including my romantic suspense, Protected.
  • My Pebble Creek Series is on sale this month. This Amish romance series is set in a less-well-known community in Wisconsin, and if you haven’t read the books I think you will enjoy them.

E-book Giveaway

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How is your new year going? I thought I’d start the year with a giveaway. Interested? Read on, my friend. Read on.

This week I released the 2nd installment in my cyber series. You might be wondering why I hopped into something so different.

  • The shorter length is a fun break from a full length book.
  • I enjoy researching disaster scenarios (I know that’s weird).
  • My interest in the subject came from my research on my Remnant series.
  • I’m a bit of a news junkie, so I’ve kept up with recent cyber attacks.
  • I honestly believe that God’s provision is sufficient–in any scenario.

These novellas are approximately 60 pages in length, and they don’t have to be read in any particular order. Currently they’re available in ebook only (all vendors). Once I’ve completed the series, I’ll release it in a combined/print book.

So let’s give some away! If you’d like a copy of Midnight Strike (book 2) or Fading Into the Night (book 1), comment below with which book you’d like to receive. If you’ve already read it and I draw your name, you can gift it to a friend. I’ll draw 10 winners and contact you in the next week. If you’re on social media and would like to share this giveaway, I’d appreciate it.

Blessings.

V

Announcements for this week

  • Midnight Strike released on 1-3-20. This is novella #2 in my Cyber Division series, and it’s a brand new 60 page story. I hope you’ll give it a try. You can find it on Amazon or any ebook retailers. 
  • An Unlikely Amish Match, book 5 in my Indiana Amish Brides series will appear in stores beginning Jan. 21st. I’d love to hear if you see it in a store near you. Available for pre-order through Amazon or other retailers.
  • Dead Wrong is still available in print and ebook, and you can purchase autographed copies from my on-line store. Order only the book or pair it with a Texas package and shipping is always free. Check it out here.
  • Have Christmas cash to spend? I have lots of new stuff in my on-line store. Check it our here. The discount code 15%Holiday2019 will be good for a few more weeks–15% off any order.

 

Clean Romantic Suspense

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An emerging genre in Christian fiction is something called “clean romantic suspense.” Basically it has a little more tension in the plot, but there’s no graphic violence, no adult language, no bedroom scenes. I’ve written a few of these (Hidden and Protected are 2 good examples). They’re always fun to write, and they give me a nice break from Continue reading

Summer Sale

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H saleWow. Summer has definitely arrived in central Texas. Each year I forget just how hot it gets, but no worries – I can play in the water sprinkler if I need to cool off. You know my dogs love that. The other thing I love to do when the temperatures are on the rise — READ.

I think it’s time for a summer sale! For one week only, the price of Hidden will be 99 cents on Nook and Kindle. If you haven’t tried this story, I hope you will. It’s an inspirational romantic suspense, that focuses as always on providing you Fiction Full of Grace.

Here’s what readers are saying about Hidden:

It is electrifying reading a story that allows you to become part of a team. ~Harold

Do yourself a favor and set aside a few hours to soak in this story. ~Jane

This book is a powerful piece with not only a good mystery woven among it’s pages, but a wonderful story and view of God’s love and forgiveness as well. ~Carol

So pick up a copy and give it a try. If you’ve already read it, please tell your friends that we’re having a 99 cent sale. And don’t forget, the sequel, Protected, is also now available.

Blessings,

V

ps – the winner from our blog drawing was Mary Herrnstein. A big thank you to everyone who entered, and we’ll have another give away later this month.

 

Protected

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This week I wanted to share with you a little bit about my newest release, Protected.

This is book 2 in my Jacobs Family Series. Book 1, Hidden, was about Dana–who works for Homeland Security in Taos, New Mexico. Successful in her job, it’s not until she’s up against a desperate criminal that she realizes her needs for others and her need for faith.

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Protected is about Erin, Dana’s sister. She lives in Livingston, Texas–the town they grew up in and operates an animal rescue service. Erin is actually more comfortable with stray animals than she is with people, which is sort of understandable given all she’s been through in her life. When she answers an emergency call and heads out into the East Texas woods, she finds more than she unexpected. She finds a whole different life. Will she have the courage to embrace it? Can she rediscover the faith of her childhood? And what of Travis Williams, her social worker. How does he fit into the picture?

Protected is a completely separate story from Hidden, and you don’t need to have read Hidden first. Together these books are the stories of two sisters, the hurt they’ve endured and how God brings friends, faith, Godly men, and hope back into their lives. Hidden is available in print ($11.99) and ebook ($0.99). Protected is currently available in ebook ($3.99), and I will be offering it in print before the end of the month. Prices are correct at the time of this post, but please confirm before you hit the purchase button.

Thank you so much for supporting Christian fiction.

Blessings,

Vannetta


 

VC Book Spotlight, HIDDEN

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hidden webHidden, A Christian Romantic Suspense–VC Book Spotlight

This is the final post on my books, and I hope you’ve enjoyed them. Next week we’ll dive into Fall in Amish Country, then in November we’ll have a few posts on gratitude and December will focus on Faith, Family and the Holidays.

I am so happy to share with you the release of my first romantic suspense, Hidden. This is not an Amish book! I adore writing Amish stories, but it was nice to step away for a minute and write about something different. No worries–I’ll have many more Amish releases in the next two years.

Hidden is the story of Dana Jacobs—who SEEMS to have it all together, but in fact is held back in her personal and spiritual life by events in her past. Faith is something she stopped having as a small child. Now Ben Marshall is in her life—a steady, calming, faithful presence, and she doesn’t know what to do with him. When they become deeply involved in a case that threatens both their town and their lives, Dana must decide if she’s going to let her past define her. She must decide whether she’s going to live in fear, or live by faith. It’s a fun, suspenseful story that focuses on God’s grace and love for us.

I was offered a contract for this book by two different publishers, but I decided to publish it on my own. This a new venture for me! You can order it in print from Amazon or from me directly, and you can order it in ebook form (for just $3.99) from any vendor. All links are on my HIDDEN page. I hope you’ll give this book a try, as I believe you’ll enjoy Dana and Ben’s story, and hopefully God will speak to you through the message in the book.

Blessings,

V