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Book Spotlight ~ This Is The Day By Tim Tebow

The New York Times best-selling sports star and media icon motivates readers to stop postponing dreams and start making them happen now because–this is the day. Beyond Tim Tebow’s exploits as a Heisman-winning football player, he is widely known and respected for his exemplary character and personal excellence, which have made him a role model for millions. When Tim interacts with the public, he often encounters people who feel “stuck”–unable to take action on matters ranging from daily life to pursuing lifelong dreams. In response, Tim often identifies a crippling fear or lack of courage, to which he advises: “now is the time to take some risks, to quiet the voices of defeat, to step forward and make a mark, because this is the day.” In this inspiring, motivational book, readers will receive the advice and encouragement to daily move from “pause” to “play” in finding deeper meaning and success. Tim illustrates the book’s themes with stories from his personal life that will delight all readers, including an update on his dream pursuit of a …

Book Review ~ 12 Days At Bleakly Manor By Michelle Griep

About the Book When CLARA CHAPMAN receives an intriguing invitation to spend Christmas at an English manor home, she is hesitant yet compelled to attend—for if she remains the duration of the twelve-day celebration, she is promised a sum of one thousand pounds. That’s enough money to bring her brother back from America and reinstate their stolen family fortune. But is she walking into danger? It appears so, especially when she comes face to face with one of the other guests—her former fiancé, BENJAMIN LANE. Imprisoned unjustly, Ben wants revenge on whoever stole his honor. When he’s given the chance to gain his freedom, he jumps at it—and is faced with the anger of the woman he stood up at the altar. Brought together under mysterious circumstances for the Twelve Days of Christmas, Clara and Ben discover that what they’ve been striving for isn’t what ultimately matters. What matters most is what Christmas is all about . . . love. Category Christian/Fiction Genre Romance/Mystery Rating 3.5 Stars Review A simple, soft, and handsome retelling of …

NEWS ~ The Emotional Wound Thesaurus By Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi Releases Today

The seventh installment in The Emotional Thesaurus series by co-authors Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi releases today. The book, The Emotional Wound Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide To Psychological Trauma, will help writers better craft characters with emotional wounds so that they are relatable to readers. Find out more details about this book below. About the Book Readers connect to characters with depth, ones who have experienced life’s ups and downs. To deliver key players that are both realistic and compelling, writers must know them intimately—not only who they are in the present story, but also what made them that way. Of all the formative experiences in a character’s past, none are more destructive than emotional wounds. The aftershocks of trauma can change who they are, alter what they believe, and sabotage their ability to achieve meaningful goals, all of which will affect the trajectory of your story. Identifying the backstory wound is crucial to understanding how it will shape your character’s behavior, and The Emotional Wound Thesaurus can help. Inside, you’ll find: • A database of …

How I Became A Bestseller Author by Michelle Onuorah

It’s a tour stop! I’m happy to introduce to you folks for this first time on this blog, author Michelle Onuorah! She’s one of the most remarkable authors whose work I’ve come across, one of the reasons being that she makes no apology/excuses for her style of writing. When you read her book, whether you’re a Christian or non-Christian, it’s impossible not to walk away in a jaw-dropping manner. I believe Laura Pol of Crafty BookSheeps will agree with me! My head’s still reeling from reading her new book Jane. I’m honored to be part of the blog tour team, and today Michelle is guest posting here. If you’re a writer just starting out, her words of wisdom are exactly what you need. Those who’ve been in the business will agree with Michelle’s words. So folks, I present to you … Michelle Onuorah!   I wrote this on Facebook a few days ago and feel it very appropriate to open this post with the same words: “I just realized that 10 years and 5 days …

Cover Reveal! ~ The sound of Diamonds by Rachelle Rea!

Rachelle is a friend of mine, and also my proofreader, and so I’m delighted to announce she has a book on the way! Today, we and, a couple of other blogger friends reveal its awesome cover! Here we go … What do you think? Isn’t it lovely? I think so, too! With a lady’s hand on the knob of a closed door, her other hand clutching the chain around her neck, as well as the general outlook, the cover presents some sort of mystery. I love the colors of the cover also, especially the blue dress! That being said, I’m looking forward to reading this book! About the Book In Reformation-era England, a converted rogue wants to restore his honor—at whatever cost. Running from a tortured past, Dirk Godfrey knows he has only one chance at redemption. An independent Catholic maiden seeking refuge in the Low Countries finds herself at the center of the Iconoclastic Fury. Jaded by tragedy, Gwyneth’s only hope of getting home is to trust the man she hates, and she soon discovers …

Three Things Every Indie Author Needs to Know by Erin Sands

Hello folks! Today, author Erin Sands will be guest-posting on TBAP as part of the tour for her new book, The Dunes. Please, make her feel welcome! My name is Erin Sands and I am the author of a faith-based, inspirational book entitled, The Dunes. Although every author’s journey is different, there are three key points that when applied will make your indie author experience far more rewarding. Strive for Excellence As an author, writing The Dunes reinforced the most important and the most necessary aspect of writing: Re-Writing. . There is no way around that. To produce excellence as a writer you must be open to re-writing and re-writing again and then re-writing some more after that. A first draft is merely that, a “first” draft. As writers we need to be open to re-examining the way we expose a story or a point of view to the reader. We are not our audience so if you are the only one who understands your writing, that’s a problem. There were times when I was …

This Awesome Thing That My Spirit Does … And, To Die Once Is Finally In Paperback!

There is this awesome thing that my spirit does … Back up a bit … I’m a music person. I LOVE music! Every now and then there’s a song whistling in my head, except when I have my head concentrated on work or some other activity. But even with methodical things like cooking etc, there’s likely to be a song, still. Being that my choice of music is Christian, I find it very uplifting. Like books, some songs I discover are so timely in my life I know it’s not a coincidence. I’ve learned new things, being reminded of the beautiful old, and encouraged/strengthened, simply by paying attention to the lyrics of a song. But there are those days when I’m so down—days when I wonder if things will work out, and I start to entertain doubts, and then turn to God with questions. I’m even too hurt to want to listen to any “Biblical” reasoning that He sends into my spirit, much less entertain any “music in the air’. But there is this thing …