Monday, December 23, 2013

Our Christmas Books :) All in one spot :)

You've bought for other people, now it's time to buy something nice for yourself. All Astraea Books are between 99 cents and $3.99 so they are very affordable. Treat yourself tonight. <3 ~Kelly

A Christmas Surprise by Lindsay Downs

A Christmas Surprise by Lindsay Downs

The Devil Duke Takes a Bride by Rachel Van Dyken

The Devil Duke Takes a Bride by Rachel Van Dyken

The Partridge and the Peartree by Patricia Kiyono

Partridge and the Peartree by Particia Kiyono

Ghosts of Winters Past by Christy Graham Parker

Ghosts of Winter's Past by Christy Graham Parker (Winters – no apostrophe)

Nowhere for Christmas by Heather Gray

Nowhere for Christmas by Heather Gray

Scandal of Half Moon Street by Vivian Roycroft

Scandal on Half Moon Street by Vivian Roycroft

Time for A Duke by Ruth J. Hartman

Time for a Duke by Ruth J. Hartman

Trust of the Heart by E.A. West

Trust of the Heart by EA West

Two Turtledoves by Leah Sanders

Two Turtledoves by Leah Sanders

The Toymaker by Kay Springsteen

The Toymaker by Kay Springsteen

Over The Mistletoe by Jennifer Robins

Over the Mistletoe by Jennifer Robins

Over Coffee by Barbara Briggs Ward

Over Coffee by Barbara Briggs Ward

The Table in the Window by Elaine Cantrell

The Table in the Window by Elaine Cantrell

Twelve Kisses Later by Sandra Sookoo

Twelve Kisses Later by Sandra Sookoo

The Christmas Phoenix by Patricia Kiyono

The Christmas Phoenix by Patricia Kiyono

A Dog Gone Christmas by Lindsay Downs

A Dog Gone Christmas by Lindsay Downs

No Room At the Inn by B.G. Lashbrooks

No Room At The Inn by B.G. Lashbrooks

A Cornish Christmas by Nell Dixon

A Cornish Christmas by Nell Dixon

To Christmas With Love by Jennifer Robins
To Christmas with Love by Jennifer Robins

Gentry's Gallery of Angels by Stephy Smith

Gentry's Gallery of Angels by Stephy Smith

The Cinderella Substitute by Nell Dixon

The Cinderella Substitute by Nell Dixon

A Promise For Her Love by Elaina Lee

A Promise for her Love by Elaina Lee

Operation: Christmas Hearts by Kay Springsteen

Operation: Christmas Hearts by Kay Springsteen

Believe by Liz Botts

Believe by Liz Botts

Spell Fire by Ariella Moon

Spell Fire by Ariella Moon

The Grotto Under the Tree by John Theo Jr.

The Grotto Under the Tree by John Theo, Jr.

Vidal's Honor by Sherry Gloag

Vidal's Honor by Sherry Gloag

Teach Me Under the Mistletoe by Kay Springsteen
Teach Me Under the Mistletoe by Kay Springsteen


Saturday, December 21, 2013

New from Stephanie Taylor: JESSE'S GIRL

Jesse's Girl by Stephanie Taylor
Ally Roche has loved only one man her entire life, her childhood best friend turned lover.  But when she turned down his proposal one summer before he went back to college, he disappeared from her life, leaving her empty and alone.

Detective Jesse Richards is back in town and avoiding Ally like the plague…until she walks into the station and reports a murder and then promptly faints at his feet.  Faced with the knowledge the killer knows who she is, Jesse has no choice but to protect the woman he’s always loved.
And maybe, just maybe, he can protect his heart as well.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

"Warm Your Heart" Merry Christmas Giveaway

Hi guys :)

I'm excited to be celebrating this time of year with you. Our AP authors and staff have something really special lined up. We have a Christmas blog tour! All... that's right ALL.. of our Christmas books will be highlighted on different blogs for the next 2 weeks! From our new releases to old favorites. You'll find them all.

I'll edit this post when I get all the URLs so you can follow along and see the books. I have to say, we at AP have THE BEST covers around. <3 Credit goes to our fabulous cover artists and of course, the wonderful authors who fill the pages.

To celebrate Christmas, we want to give you guys a chance to win a Christmas present: either a $50 Amazon gift card or your choice of any one of our AP Christmas ebooks. Tell your friends and neighbors and spread good will :)

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Saturday, December 7, 2013

New Christmas Release from Kay Springsteen

This will get you in the Christmas spirit...

Teach Me Under the Mistletoe by Kay Springsteen
According to Caroline "Kitty" Tyndall's friends, a young lady who's gone two seasons in London with nary a nibble from a prospective suitor is well on the way to spinsterhood. But what's a girl to do when she's never been kissed, and the worldly man she wants regards her as a child?

Hugh McCollum spends his days as a stable hand staying out of trouble and saving for his planned emigration to America. When Lady Caroline asks him to teach her how to kiss so the man she's set her cap for will find her more sophisticated, he knows he should run in the other direction. But when a pretty young woman falls into his arms and begs for his help, what's a red-blooded man to do but oblige?

If learning to kiss leads Kitty to love, will the man of her dreams be the man of her heart?
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Sunday, December 1, 2013

New Releases: Week of Nov. 26th. "Angels", "Rayne", "Trust", "Sea", and "Tamed"...

Five new releases this week! Something for everyone. You bought for others on Black Friday... now buy for yourself :)
Angels in Turquoise Skies by Debbie R. Cummings
To angel Zachariah Aurelius, this was supposed to be another assignment. He wasn’t supposed to fall in love with Leah Blanco.

Leah Blanco is about to learn her life wasn’t what she thought she was. She has a secret she doesn’t even know about.
Redefining Rayne by Amy Mullen
Rayne de Latham, cousin to King William Rufus, should be enjoying a life of privilege. Instead, she has only known misery. Her disastrous first marriage yielded nothing but pain, suffering, and three stillborn children. She believes she is cursed and is certain another pregnancy will end in another tragedy. When the king seeks to get rid of her by sending her to marry one of his knights, she will do just about anything to get out of her betrothal.

Widower Andre de Grelle is father to two small boys who came to him by marriage. When his first wife jumps off the castle walls in a fit of madness, he keeps the boys he has grown to love as his own. When king sends him a new bride, the lovely but troubled Rayne, he vows to have more patience with her than he had with his first wife.

Once Rayne arrives at Cuxton Castle, Andre realizes there is much more to her than meets the eye. She does everything she can to force him to send her away, but nothing works. Frustration grows as Andre discovers his betrothed is hiding something from him about her past, something so devastating she cannot speak the words out loud.

In the midst of a siege on nearby Pevensey Castle, a truth comes to light that changes everything. As the real story of Rayne’s past emerges, lives change forever. Will love be enough, or will it be easier to walk away?
Trust of the Heart by E.A. West
Josh Teague has dark memories from his time in Iraq. While he longs to share the burden of those memories with someone, he is afraid they will scare his girlfriend. Unwilling to risk losing her, he keeps the memories to himself and tries to keep a cheerful attitude despite the holiday season threatening to bring his mood down.

Leann Robak has her own set of memories causing trouble. Abandoned by her father when she was ten, she is devastated when her mother announces she’s taking a month-long trip to Europe over Christmas. Although Josh’s invitation to spend Christmas with him at his parents’ house holds exciting prospects, Leann can tell he’s hiding something from her. That knowledge leaves her wondering how well she truly knows him and whether he even wants to be in a relationship with her.

Can Josh and Leann learn to trust each other fully, or will their insecurities drive them apart?

Swept To Sea by Heather Manning
Lady Eden Trenton never wanted to leave her privileged existence in London—until her father invites a dangerous suitor into her life. Left with few options, Eden devises the best reprieve she can: escape. Chasing freedom, she stows away aboard a pirate ship, praying she will gain her independence in the colonies before she is discovered by the nefarious crew.

Captain Caspian Archer has spent the last five years hardening his heart and searching to exact revenge for the event that tore his life to shreds. When he catches word that his enemy is residing in Jamaica, Caspian steers his ship toward the colonies in all haste. His plans soon change, however, when he discovers the young beauty hiding in his ship’s hold.

Cut from the only lives they have known, Caspian and Eden are pulled together as each pursues a fresh hope upon the sea.
Barnes and Noble
Suddenly Tamed by Sarah Vicks
Because of her… he believes in romance again. Captain Alan Tame is wrapping up the tail end of his commission in India. Just as he's convinced himself to return home to England and resume his life in Brighton, his gaze falls on an enchanting woman. He's captivated by one glance and the pursuit begins no matter that it's a crazy idea.

Because of him… her hope for the future is restored.  Devi Derbyshire is the daughter of an Eng-lish military man and his Indian housekeeper. She knows exactly what she wants from life—a home, a family and the love of a good man. But her mixed heritage has clouded her options. One accidental glance across a ballroom gives her heart wings and her belly flutters.

Because of the magic of love… Alan cajoles Devi into a dance, and that one twirl about the floor leads to so much more. On a perfumed balcony, plans are made for an assignation in the court-yard, but before Devi can meet him, she’s waylaid and locked in a tiny room, leading Alan to assume the worst. Only the belief in true love will see them through.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

New Releases (week of Nov. 19th) JAXSON'S ANGEL

Jaxson's Angel by Serena Pettus
Only 99 cents
Jaxson Sterling loves his life. He has a booming charter boat business that he runs with his twin brother, who also happens to be a very popular romance writer. Add to that a spacious home right on the beach, and it just didn’t seem like things could get much better.

 When his brother invites his agent down to stay in their rental house, Jaxson is hopeful that this will snap his brother out of his current writing funk, but imagine his surprise when the agent ends up being a very attractive woman. And not just any woman, but his destined mate.
Angel is ready to relax and work on a plan for her future since she has just left her job at the literary agency. A beach vacation sounds perfect, and she is excited to visit with one of her favorite clients in the process, but instead of the serious writer she is used to, Angel encounters a much more playful and flirtatious man.

 Much to her surprise, Jaxson is his twin, and a very sweet distraction from her current worries. They spend a lot of time together, seeing the sites, dining, walking the sugar-white beaches . . . but Jaxson has a secret that could bring their budding relationship to a dead halt.

 He’s a werewolf.

 Jaxson claims that his brother’s writings are true, and that he can offer her the type of everlasting love that has been described in the bestsellers she represents
It all sounds wonderful, but can she accept his furry tendencies and bind her soul to him for all time?


Tuesday, November 19, 2013

New Releases: 'Mistress' 'Folly' and 'Podum'

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Last week, we had 3 new releases: Dark One's Mistress, Molly's Folly, and Podium Finish.

Dark One's Mistress by Aldrea Alien
For centuries, the people have lived under the protection of their so-called Dark Lord. Now, with news of his death reaching the quiet village of Everdark, rumour whispers that his son, Lucias, is hunting for a mistress to beget him an heir.

Clara doesn't put much stock in village gossip, until she finds herself forcibly taken to the Lord's fortress. Escape is not easy. She has no way out and, against a man with magic, little chance of fighting back. But the Lords are still men and the death of Lucias' father is proof that they die just the same. And yet, if Lucias dies heirless, his army will be free to terrorise the land.

Such is the goal of Lenora of Ne'ermore, an old enemy and ex-prisoner of the kingdom. She is sending a man to slaughter Lucias and, to ensure there's no chance of an heir, his mistress must die as well.

Caught between regaining her freedom or losing it for the good of the kingdom, Clara struggles to decide her path before certain death breaches the gates.

Contemporary Romance
Molly's Folly by Denise Gwen
A high-powered Washington insider, Molly Brandenburg has been sent back to Bellefleur, a sleepy river-town on the banks of the Ohio, to set up a headquarters for her senator boss.  But when she runs back into the guy who took her to the senior prom, Michael Carson, her one true love, she begins to wonder if perhaps she didn’t make a mistake when she kicked the dust of Bellefleur off her heels sixteen years earlier?

Because, on the fateful night when Mike told her he loved her, something happened be-tween them that would change their lives forever after.
Olympic Games
Podium Finish by Beth Pond
With six months until the Olympic Games, seventeen-year-old Harper's life is pretty much per-fect. She's fighting for the starting spot on Team USA Women's Hockey, and for the first time ever, she has a crush on a guy who likes her back. She feels like the luckiest girl in the world, until she runs a risky play at practice and breaks her knee, thereby sentencing herself to six weeks in a cast and possibly ending her Olympic dream before it even starts.

For seventeen-year-old Alex, being anything less than the best is unacceptable. That's why, after a miserable debut season at the senior level, the former junior national singles champion switches to ice dance. Her skating partner, Ace, is an "all skating all the time" type of guy, which would be fine, if he'd stop keeping secrets about the real reason he and his former partner broke up. Now is not the time for second thoughts, but how can Alex skate her best if she can’t trust her partner…or herself?

As the pressure to make the Olympic team builds, the girls must rely on each other, because if there’s one thing they both know, it's that the only thing harder than skating to the top is staying there.


Saturday, November 9, 2013


Fighting for the Edge by Jennifer Comeaux
Two friends. Two dreams. One night that changes everything…

Ice dancer Aubrey London scoffs at romance. She’s focused on winning a medal at the upcoming Olympics and uses that as her excuse to avoid serious relationships. But when she and longtime friend Chris Grayden are thrown together by unforeseen circumstances, Aubrey finds herself questioning everything she’s ever known about love, complicating her life both on and off the ice.
Pairs skater Emily Petrov embraces romance. She and her husband Sergei still act like honeymooners two years after their wedding. As Emily’s coach, Sergei provides constant support while she prepares to challenge for gold at the Olympics. But Sergei’s support might not be enough to help Emily overcome the one challenge she never saw coming.

With the Games only weeks away, Emily and Aubrey are on the verge of realizing their dreams. But one snowy, stormy night sets in motion a series of events that will test them in ways they never imagined, giving them more to fight for than Olympic medals.


Sunday, November 3, 2013

New Releases: "Fame" "Nowhere" and "Day"

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This week, we had three new releases. Two from best selling authors, and one wonderful debut.

Contemporary Romance/Social Issues
Fame and Misfortune by Frank J. Borne, Jr.
Kevin Clayton wanted to be thin, attractive, and wear normal sized clothing.  However, after rising to prominence as an accomplished fitness guru following an extraordinary transformation and weight loss of 200 pounds, he finds that happiness remains elusive.  His marriage to his childhood sweetheart shattered, his relationship with his daughter destroyed, and unable to trust the countless women who swoon over him because of his new looks, Kevin struggles to find meaning for his remarkable accomplishment and his efforts to teach others how to change their lifestyle and lose weight. Kevin longs for his wife and wants to make amends with his daughter, but his career and staff have other plans for him.  Ultimately, he is torn between pursuing his ex-wife, Jennifer, or yielding to the advances of his sexy young assistant, Mika, whose motives are questioned when Kevin discovers that she and a trusted ally, his trainer, may be responsible for altering more than his diet.
Nowhere for Christmas by Heather Gray
Anything can happen on the road to Nowhere…

A journalist and single mother, Avery is used to being in control though she tries to remind her-self to let God take lead in her life. Eli, her son, is happy as long as he has his music, plenty of food, and the occasional adult on which to practice his rapier wit.  Gavin, a virtual stranger, is a photojournalist who mysteriously dropped off the scene a few years ago.

The trio ends up together for a Christmas road trip to the small town of Nowhere.  An eight hour drive in a rental car turns into two days of misadventure and calamity as bad luck seems to stalk them.  They get a flat tire, the bumper falls off, the car overheats – and that's only the beginning! Along the way they meet some interesting people – from a bait shop owner who moonlights as a mechanic to a chatty preacher's wife and a highway patrolman whose wife and mother can't agree on the best way to remove a skunk's stink.

Hungry, cold, and tired, the three finally reach Nowhere only to discover the town is nothing like they

Name the Day by Sherry Gloag
Renowned portrait artist, Samantha Brown is through with men. After dealing with an overbearing father and cheating ex-fiance, Samantha is not in the market for romance, of any kind. Give her a blank canvas, some paints and brushes and she’s in charge of her life. There was no room in her life for love, so why did she find herself giving in to Rafael San-tini’s outrageous demand that she paint his portrait?

Satisfied with his upcoming marriage of convenience Rafael Santini isn’t in the market for love. So, how come he finds the pint-sized artist stirring up emotions he didn’t have time for?
An accident forces Rafael to re-evaluate his life and wonder whether he can teach Samantha the art of love.

Friday, November 1, 2013

$225 Astraea Press Gives Back Giveaway!

We know how tight money can be, especially around the holidays. That's why, we want to give back. You guys have been so good to us throughout the year: buying our books, leaving reviews, being our friends on facebook, liking us on twitter, etc. We just want to do a little something for you.

This giveaway runs from Nov. 1st to Nov. 27th (at midnight. Prize will be announced on Wed. Nov. 27th. Just in time for your Black Friday Shopping). The money will be given through paypal, so please make sure you have an account with them. It can't be awarded any other way.

Void where prohibited. No purchase necessary to win.

Thank you guys so much for a great year!

~Kelly-- Astraea Press

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Saturday, October 26, 2013

New Releases! "Beau", "Fire", and "Marry Me"

Hi APeeps! We had a great week at Astraea Press! Don't forget to 'like' our facebook page for the latest releases, mid-morning musings and late night ponderments.

Here are this weeks releases: 2 of which are already Amazon Best Sellers!!!

Contemporary Inspirational Romance
Marry Me by Kristin Wallace
Julia Richardson is no fan of weddings. A lifetime of watching her parents treat relationships like the flavor of the month has taught her that love is for fools and faith is for naïve. She’s always put her faith in her career. Then her life is thrown into a tailspin. First, she loses her job. Then she gets a panicked call and learns her former stepsister is having a crisis with her pregnancy. The crisis has Julia returning to the small Southern town – and the family – she’s been avoiding for years. Before she knows it, Julia’s been pressed into service running her stepsister’s wedding planning business.

Julia doesn’t know a garter from a garden hose, but now she must navigate couples along the bumpy path down the aisle - despite wardrobe malfunctions, killer bees, and plenty of near disasters. In the midst of it all, Julia makes the most unexpected discovery of all…Love, with Seth Graham, the widowed local minister! Julia’s been running from love and everything spiritual for most of her life. It’s not until she finds the courage to stop running and learns to believe in the power of love, faith and family that she finds her own “I Do” moment.

Historical Romance
Amanda's Beau by Shirley Raye Redmond
The year is 1905. It is autumn in the village of Aztec in New Mexico territory. Amanda Dale is burdened with the responsibility of caring for her widowed sister—an invalid----and Ella’s two children—one a premature infant. But Amanda wants a husband and children of her own and despairs that God does not care about her plight. Schoolteacher Gil Gladney is handsome, intelligent, and God-fearing. He is drawn to Amanda, but feels he cannot propose marriage until he is able to purchase the ranch he has been saving for.
When Gil and his pupils discover the relics of an ancient culture among the ruins outside the village, Gil contacts an old college friend. The possibility of an archeological excavation excites the community of cash-strapped farmers, eager to earn extra money working on the site.
Gil is delighted when Nate Phillips comes to Aztec to take up the challenge. When a rabid skunk reels through the excavation site, threatening the lives of Amanda and her nephew Rex, Gil realizes that life is short and the possibility of true happiness can be fleeting. In the end, Amanda learns to trust God to provide the happily-ever-after ending she’s been praying for.
Paranormal, YA
Spell Fire by Ariella Moon
New school. New friends. New reputation. High school sophomore Ainslie Avalon-Bennett works hard to hide her Crazy Girl past. But as long as her best friend’s disappearance remains unsolved, she can’t shake the depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder that once landed her in a mental ward.
Ainslie’s tenuous control over her life shatters when her warring parents ditch her at Christmas. While they take a cruise to “work things out,” Ainslie must spend the holiday with her aunt and uncle, owners of a struggling Mystery School and occult store. Plunged into the world of fire fortunes, dragons, entity eaters, and an ailing spell book, Ainslie is well beyond her comfort zone.
Then she meets Thor, a seventeen year-old dragon shaman. He spikes her pulse and calms her OCD. But will she lose him once he discovers her past? Or will Thor’s deadly secret, hidden in plain view, be their undoing?


Friday, October 25, 2013

31 Days of Halloween-- The Super Spies and the Cat Lady Killer by Lisa Orchard

The Super Spies and the Cat Lady Killer by Lisa Orchard
In a small town in Michigan, fifteen-year-old Sarah Cole is stuck spending the summer at her Aunt and Uncle’s with her sister, Lacey. She’s not happy with the situation until she befriends a girl named Jackie. The three girls stumble upon the ruthless murder of a reclusive neighborhood woman and what's worse? One of the officers investigating the crime believes the girls are responsible for her death.

Fearing that this officer will frame them for the murder, the girls organize their own detective squad. They become the Super Spies and start their own investigation.  The Super Spies can’t understand why anyone would want to murder the “Cat Lady” until they start digging into her past and discover a horrible crime that happened thirty years ago. They uncover a connection between the two crimes and attempt to bring this information to the police, only to be reprimanded for meddling in the investigation. Not only are the girls upset by the admonition, but they also struggle with the fact that their exuberant investigating could provide a legal loophole allowing the killer to go free. Frustrated by this turn of events, the Super Spies realize it’s up to them to snare the Cat Lady killer.

Or die trying...


Thursday, October 24, 2013

31 Days of Halloween-- LIGHTS, CAMERA, POLTERGEIST by Nell Dixon

Lights, Camera, Poltergeist! by Nell Dixon
As the presenter for Ghost Uk, the leading TV show investigating paranormal activity, Fae thought she’d seen it all. Until a Valentine’s Eve live show from Scotland’s Fingelly Manor upsets both her preconceptions and her love life.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

31 Days of Halloween-- HYSTERIA by P.W. CREIGHTON

Hysteria by PW Creighton
Three years after a fanatical cult attempted to murder everyone important to him, Connor Maitland is still attempting to put his life back together. Accompanied by his business part-ner Alison and their new recruit, he is making a living as a jack-of-all-trades running a security company, sailing charters, and even photographing weddings; whatever it takes to get by.  Connor’s world was finally coming back together until the cult resurfaced in an effort to finish what they started..

After a violent attack, Connor finally has a lead on the founders of the cult and their motivations. The investigation is hindered when they are forced into taking a case to protect a family from a disturbing neighbor. As reports of residents disappearing begin to surface, Connor is caught between his desire to learn the truth about the cult and the need to save the family.

Connor is learning that sometimes high school memories do more than haunt you…


Monday, October 21, 2013

An interview with Kimberly Rae: How her chronic illness shaped BLUE RIDGE SETUP

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Amazon bestselling author Kimberly Rae usually writes suspense about human trafficking. Her brand new book, Blue Ridge Setup, however, is a fun, lighthearted read set in the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina. Let’s find out more!
Blue Ridge Set Up by Kimberly Rae


What is Blue Ridge Setup about?

At its heart, Blue Ridge Setup is a fun read about a young woman getting set up who doesn’t want to get set up. Kayla Madison moves in with her eccentric romance-novelist great aunt, who is determined she and Ryan Cummings would make great characters for her next novel, if only she can get them together! Poor Ryan has no idea what he’s getting into when he agrees to do a landscaping project for the great aunt, who intends to keep coming up with jobs for him to do until her plan works! And of course I love that it’s set in the Blue Ridge mountains, in my own town in fact!

Is the eccentric great aunt based on someone you know?

No, but I wish she was. She’s a riot—kind of what I’d imagine Anne of Green Gables would be like as a senior citizen. =)

Your main character starts having health problems and that plays a big part in your story. Why did you do that?

Most novels don’t have heroines with chronic health conditions. If there is a medical crisis in a book, it gets resolved so the main character can get back to her life as a healthy, productive individual.

As nice as that is, for many it is just not a reality. I was shocked to find out that nearly 1 out of every 2 people in our country has some type of chronic illness, and 96% of those are “invisible illnesses,” meaning the phrase I and others often hear, “But you don’t look sick!” As a person with chronic illness myself, I wanted to read a book with a character who didn’t get magically better, but who learned to live well despite and through her limitations. I wanted a book that said you don’t have to be healthy to have a happy ending.

Kayla’s disease is very rare. Did you have to do a lot of research?

None at all, well, not for her anyway. I have Addison’s disease myself. I thought about giving her something different but they say you should write what you know, so…

Did you embellish a little with the health crisis to make it more dramatic?

The opposite, actually. That crisis in the book is from memory, not imagination, including the doctor asking, “Do you give permission for this surgery?”

And me responding, “What happens if I don’t?”

“You die,” he says. Cracked me up! Oh, and her joking with Ryan about the doctor saying sometimes a Central IV goes up instead of down actually happened to me, and the doctor told me he’d fix it tomorrow. Tomorrow! That was an interesting night. =) Goodness, that makes my life sounds interesting.
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So did the falling-down-the-mountain-needing-a-shot incident happen to you as well?

Thankfully, no. That’s fiction. However, I have needed my husband to give me those shots on several occasions (poor man, he hates needles), once even on an airplane, which made a passing stewardess quite nervous!

Are any other parts of the story personal to you?

Like Kayla, health problems brought me home from the mission field and took away my sense of identity and significance. And it was one of the best things God ever did for me. I hated it, but I had to learn to stop looking for my worth in what I did. Now, I get to share with others that it is God who gives us worth, and it is not based at all on our level of activity or achievement.

What do you hope readers get out of Blue Ridge Setup?

First, I hope they just enjoy the story. After that, I hope it blesses readers with the reminder that God loves them deeply. If they are in a place where it feels like He has taken away their biggest dreams, they should not despair. His dreams for them are better than anything they could dream for themselves.

Where can readers get Blue Ridge Setup?

You can find it on amazon: . Right now it only has a few reviews. I’d love some more!
Find out more about Kimberly’s bestselling suspense series or her books on living joyfully with chronic illness, or contact her at