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The Other Brother

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She wanted to know him better. Know what kind of man gives up every night to take care of his brother’s family. Spends hours in prayer for them. On his knees? It was only breakfast. What could it hurt?

My novella The Other Brother is now individually available in Kindle for only 99¢. Brother was in the six-book set “Falling for You”, which was on the Amazon Christian collections bestseller list for several weeks in October and November. I am planning to have the paperback copy available later this week.

Let me introduce you to Marc and Kendall, the hero and heroine of The Other Brother.

Marmarcc Hudson grew up in Newtown, Indiana. It’s a small town, in the state where basketball rules. Entire towns in Indiana come to a standstill every time there is a game. Marc’s brother was a star in high school, taking his team …

Five Things I (Re)Learned This Week

all-progress-takes-place-outside-the-comfort-zoneOur six-novella box set released this week, and it’s reminded me of a number of things that I know well, but that always seem to come to light during book launches, especially when it comes to reviews.

You can’t please everyone. Some readers liked one novella over another, which is of course to be expected. Some of the authors in our group have written numerous books, and yet in a review or two they were the least favorite of the six.

Some people are too picky. One reviewer took off a star because we put commas in the wrong place. Another wrote a loooong piece, using a 5-point rubric for each of the six books.

Some readers forget that authors are human, too. They can say really mean things. They can forget how long it take to write even a 25,000 word novella. You may read in a day, but …

Stop Me Before I Fall Again

Falling for You box set

 

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I’ve read them all, and they’re all warm, wonderful tales, perfect to read with a cup of hot chocolate near a window looking out on a tree full of colorful, falling leaves.

AN INFORMAL DATE by Heather Gray 
Kimi sells coffee at a hospital kiosk and has a smile for everyone who comes her way. Owen is a research scientist with limited people skills and a fondness for caffeine. How can two such different people go from a shared interest in beverages to a shared future?

OPERATION BACK-TO-SCHOOL by Elizabeth Maddrey 
With both her girls in school Shannon Cross is looking forward to being back in the office. But how …