I don’t know how I missed this, but Wayne Thomas Batson has written a sequel to Isle of Swords and Isle of Fire!
The wedding of Griffin “Cat” Thorne and Anne Ross is on! Or is it? Captain Tobias Dredd, the infamous pirate “Toby Scratch,” has been scouring the South Pacific, searching for Father Carroll, a member of the clandestine holy warriors known only as The Brethren. When Dredd’s ship, The Red Corsair, levels a Brethren monastery, Declan Ross and the crew of The Robert Bruce are called upon to pursue Father Carroll and maintain his safety at all costs. The hunt for Father Carroll is on between Ross and Dredd. At stake: the lives of everyone involved and a treasure worth three times the world. For Father Carroll alone knows the location of The Isle of Stars, and he knows its secrets.
I may have squealed when I saw this. I’m a huge fan and although I’ve fallen behind on reading his books, (there’s a lot, what can I say) he’s still one of my go-to recommended authors for tweens and teens.
I helped a lady discover Inspirational Fiction today!
Well, sort of. I had just finished waxing eloquent on the glories of FamilyFiction.com* to a co-worker, when a poor unsuspecting customer walked up with a handful of Inspirational fiction titles and I pounced.
Me: Do you read a lot of Christian fiction?”
Poor Unsuspecting Customer: Oh, is that what these are?
Me: Um…well, yes, technically…
Poor Unsuspecting Customer: Oh, well I get a lot of these [Love Inspired paperbacks] because I don’t have to worry about the sex in them.
Me: *thunks head on desk.*
Actually, I told her she should check out FamilyFiction.com if she ever had a moment and wanted to find some new authors or similar titles. This really bears up my findings that most people really do read Christian/Inspirational fiction for the clean content. So keep writing clean fiction, the people want to read it. Sigh.**
*FamilyFiction.com is totally AWESOME! It’s my go-to website for all things Inspirational Fiction! It has monthly e-zines you subscribe to, author interviews, coming soon lists, and it covers all publishers! Check it out HERE.
**Disclaimer: Not that there’s anything wrong with clean content, but there are other reasons to read Inspirational fiction. Like, y’know, the plot, or the characters, or the faith element for crying out loud!
It’s been a busy Fall folks, but I got some reading done over the holidays and I wanted to let you know what’s in my TBR pile for the next couple of days.
Cold Shot by Dani Pettrey (Yes, the Christian Inspirational Romance with A GUY ON THE COVER)
The Painter’s Daughter by Julie Klassen
And last, but not least THE NEW TESSA AFSHAR NOVEL THAT I JUST FOUND OUT EXISTED, Land of Silence.
Rel over at Relz Reviews is hosting a pretty awesome GIVEAWAY for 6 titles from Enclave Publishing!
I’m particularly excited about Ronie Kendig’s new release Embers, just out today. Ronie’s previous books have been contemporary romance/suspense (which I liked) so I’m anxious to see what she does in the speculative genre!
Yesterday I got to talk about Inspirational fiction to a bunch of awesome librarians at the KLA/MLA Libraries Without Borders conference. It was tons of fun. Below are links to the slides from my presentation as well as a link to a handout on Inspirational publishers and awards. (A big thank you to Deborah Bryan for the awesome handout!) I’ve also included links to some genre specific websites. Enjoy and if you were at my presentation yesterday, thanks for stopping by!
Redefining Inspirational Fiction PowerPoint Slides
Inspirational Awards & Publishers handout