CrossReads Short Takes: This Time With Love & Testing the Waters

CrossReads Short Takes: This Time With Love & Testing the Waters

CrossReads Short Takes

This Time With Love

by Kimberly Rae Jordan

This Time With Love

THIS TIME WITH LOVE is book 1 in the Christian romance series The McKinleys by bestselling author, Kimberly Rae Jordan. Follow the stories of Eric, Brooke, and Victoria as their present lives are impacted by decisions and events in their past. This heartwarming Christian romance series of love, faith and family is sure to inspire and move you.

Six years ago, a new found faith changed Anastacia Stapleton’s perspective on her life and relationship. When the man she is living with refuses to consider marriage, she knows she has to end things with him. Realizing that she can’t continue to live the way she has in the past, Ana runs away from LA and its temptations to the one place her boyfriend had said he’d never go. Minneapolis, Minnesota. As Ana Stapleton becomes Staci Moore, she feels secure in the life she has created for herself and the child she hadn’t realized she carried when she left LA.

Eric McKinley had abandoned the faith of his childhood when he was still in his teens, but after enduring a life-changing trauma, he finds himself once again turning to God. This change of heart prompts him to return to the family he’d become estranged from years ago. Though he thought he had put Ana Stapleton and his feelings for her firmly in his past, Eric realizes nothing could be further from the truth when he runs into her at a singles retreat over the New Year.

Coming face to face with Eric and the emotions of their past relationship has Staci contemplating another disappearance—hopefully before he learns of the child she never told him about. Six years and many counseling sessions later, Staci knows that what she and Eric shared in the past had been anything but healthy. Even as she tries to resist his presence in her life, her heart is drawn to him once again. She can see the changes in Eric, but Staci is scared of reverting back into the person she’d been when they had been together.

As Eric learns about the depth of pain Staci endured as a result of their relationship, he tries to make things right, but will it be enough to help her trust him again? Or will his role in her life never go beyond father to the child they share together?

Other books in the McKinley series by Christian romance author Kimberly Rae Jordan:

  • This Time with Love: Eric’s story
  • Forever My Love: Brooke’s story
  • When There Is Love: Victoria’s story

 

This set leads into the popular Christian Romance series, BLACKTHORPE SECURITY. Be sure to check out that series as well.

  • Guarding Her Heart
  • Signs of Love
  • A Matter of Trust
  • Proof of Life
  • Beauty from Ashes
  • A Sense of Security

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Testing the Waters

by Leslie Ann McDaniel

Testing the Waters

Testing the waters is one thing, but Teresa Reynolds is in serious danger of going overboard.

Feeling down on herself after a breakup with her ultra-critical boyfriend, Teresa arrives in Crescent Cove, Oregon, for a weekend getaway. The trouble is, her ex-boyfriend’s claims that she’s uninteresting and unworthy of love have left her wishing she could be someone else. Then a chance encounter with a cute guy on the beach gives her the opportunity to reinvent herself…

Curt Mason is spending the summer avoiding women and getting over a broken heart. When he meets Térèse from Paris on the beach in Crescent Cove, his vow quickly goes out with the tide. Who is this mysterious woman, and why is he suddenly wracking his brain to remember every bit of French he learned back in high school just to try to impress her?

Being Térèse seems to bring out the best in Teresa, until her little game turns into a French knot of deception. Does she dare let Curt meet the person God made her to be?

Crescent Cove. Where true love comes in waves.

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CrossReads Short Takes: How to Get Honest Reviews & Breaking Pride

CrossReads Short Takes: How to Get Honest Reviews & Breaking Pride

CrossReads Short Takes

How to Get Honest Reviews

by Shelly Hitz & Heather Hart

How to Get Honest Reviews

Are you looking for ways to get more honest reviews for your books?

Offering credibility and proof of readership, reviews have the power to boost your book sales. In part two of this book, we share 7 proven ways authors can legitimately increase the number of reviews written about their books. These are strategies we have used successfully to connect with readers and reviewers and now want to share them with you.

7 Proven Ways to Get Reviews

1) Ask Your Sphere of Influence
2) Contact Amazon Reviewers
3) Harness the Power of Social Media Groups
4) Submit to Readers’ Favorite
5) Contact Blog Reviewers
6) Conduct Giveaways to Get Reviews
7) Develop a Book Review Program

Join us in this book as we take you step-by-step through the process of how to get honest reviews.

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Breaking Pride

Heather Bixler

Breaking Pride

So many of us desire freedom – the freedom that is promised to us when we decide to follow Jesus. The freedom from the burden of our sin, the need to be “good enough”, anger, jealousy, and envy. Even though we are believers, we would be ashamed to say that we don’t always experience peace, contentment, and joy in our life. We are looking for the grace that God has so graciously given to us to be real in our life…

Breaking Pride is an audiobook based on one simple truth: In order to walk in God’s grace, we need to tear down the the walls of pride. A lot of believers, even though saved by God’s grace, are still walking in pride rather than walking in His grace. Knowing what pride is and learning to identify pride in your life is the first step to overcoming a life filled with pride. Pride is rooted in fear and leads to anger, jealousy, and envy.

Sin isn’t keeping us from having a relationship with the Lord, it’s our pride. So many of us long to have an authentic and REAL relationship with the Lord, and we long to have the fruit of the spirit filled in our heart. Our desire is to achieve these fruits through willpower. But we do not even realize that the pride that lives within our heart is what is blocking the fruit of the spirit from living within us.

In Breaking Pride, you will learn to identify different areas of pride in your life. Filled with encouragement, Breaking Pride will take you through a practical review of what pride may look like in your life… Let’s stop building walls of pride and start building the foundation of grace within our lives.

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CrossReads Short Takes: The Remarkable Soul of a Woman & Saving Grace

CrossReads Short Takes: The Remarkable Soul of a Woman & Saving Grace

CrossReads Short Takes

The Remarkable Soul of a Woman

by Dieter F. Uchtdorf

The Remarkable Soul of a Woman

If you are feeling overwhelmed with change, challenges, or checklists, you may wonder how you can partake now of God’s happiness and find your pathway to peace, hope, and joy.

With loving insight, President Dieter F. Uchtdorf addresses two attributes that contribute to our Heavenly Father’s perfect happiness – the power of creation and service with compassion. As a treasured daughter of our Heavenly Father, you can develop those remarkable abilities as well as find happiness in the journey.

By listening to the Spirit, you can come to realize that creating is not just done with paint, pen, or pottery, and compassionate service is more than a casserole or a card. As you bring something into existence that has never been before and as you serve others – even in small ways – you cannot help but participate in the wonder that is God’s joy.

In The Remarkable Soul of a Woman, President Uchtdorf’s timely thoughts on creating and being compassionate will buoy you up, give you strength, and help you realize what a great power for good you truly are.

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Saving Grace

by Leslie Ann McDaniel

Saving Grace

What happens when a New York City opera singer flees to a small town in Montana to escape a stalker? Tracy Fontaine is about to find out.

When an obsessive fan forces Tracy to change her name to Grace Addison and go into hiding, the last thing she wants is to get to know the locals. Now, not one but two men have worked their way into her daily routine, much to the chagrin of jealous local girl Sophia, who insists on prying into Grace’s past and stirring up deadly trouble.

Will Grace find love in Madison Falls…or will her stalker find her?

Madison Falls. Home of faith, love, peach pie…and a dollop of danger.

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CrossReads Short Takes: Beyond the Waves & Dark Justice

CrossReads Short Takes: Beyond the Waves & Dark Justice

CrossReads Short Takes

Beyond the Waves

by Lynette Bonner

Beyond the Waves

Can a Love Shattered by the Sands of Time…Rise Beyond the Waves?

Taysia Green nearly chokes on her water when Officer Kylen Sumner shows up in her office claiming he’s back in town because he loves her. Since he’s broken her heart more than once, and she recently started dating youth pastor Blaine Pittman, she wants absolutely nothing to do with Kylen. But he’s been asked to stand in as the mediator between Taysia and wannabe model Sophia Clinesmith, who twisted her ankle in the parking lot of Taysia’s business and is threatening a lawsuit.

If she didn’t need him to help save her gym, Taysia would tell Kylen to take a long midnight walk on a short cliffside trail.

She’s perfectly happy with her life just the way it is.

So why is it that just the sight of Kylen Sumner sets her traitorous heart to dancing faster than it did the time Blaine kissed her?

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Dark Justice

by Brandilyn Collins

Dark Justice

“If I’d had any idea what those words would mean to me, to my mother and daughter, I’d have fled California without looking back.”
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While driving a rural road, Hannah Shire and her aging mother, who suffers from dementia, stop to help a man at the scene of a car accident. The man whispers mysterious words in Hannah’s ear. Soon people want to kill Hannah and her mother for what they “know.” Even law enforcement may be involved.

The two women must flee for their lives. But how does Hannah hide her confused mother? Carol just wants to listen to her pop music, wear her favorite purple hat, and go home. And if they turn to Hannah’s twentyseven- year-old daughter, Emily, for help, will she fall into danger as well?

Pressed on all sides, Hannah must keep all three generations of women in her family alive. Only then does she learn the threat is not just to her loved ones, but the entire country.

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CrossReads Short Takes: One Among Men & To See the Sun

CrossReads Short Takes: One Among Men & To See the Sun

CrossReads Short Takes

One Among Men

by Connie Almony

One Among Men

Contemporary Christian Romantic Suspense

She applied to run the all-female dorm at Maryland State University. Then why must she live in the all-male dorm instead???

Samantha Hart wants to find Godly purpose within her new Christian faith, like her missionary best friend, but is forced to take a job as the resident director of the all-male, Calvert Hall, where she gets to baby-sitting pampered party boys, rather than change lives.

Facing the typical challenges of her position, such as sexual assaults and drug use by residents, and those unique to being a woman, she leans heavily on her faith. She must also gain respect from young men who view her as a sex object—one of whom is stalking her—while guarding against the campus serial rapist.

It doesn’t help that her boss treats her like an imbecile. So why did God put her here when her experience was with women’s issues and she’d applied for the all-female building?

Chris Johnson, a rock guitarist who is returning to school as a music major, is intrigued by the resident director and the faith she shares with her muscle-bound resident assistant from “the hood,” nick-named Preacher. While Chris observes how they act on their beliefs, he is drawn into a relationship with a ruthless supplier of the on-campus drug trade.

While observing Sam’s care of students who don’t deserve her efforts, Chris assists her on the sly. Can he manage his two worlds without risking Samantha’s life?

From the author of “At the Edge of a Dark Forest.”

Contemporary Christian Romantic Suspense / Women’s Fiction

Though this work is set at a completely FICTIONAL campus, “Maryland State University,” a portion of current author income from it will go to Campus Crusade for Christ (Cru) at University of Maryland College Park.

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To See the Sun

by Peggy Blann Phifer

To See the Sun

Pregnant and widowed hadn’t been part of her “happily ever after” dream. And now, someone was trying to kill her . . . Erin Macintyre never expected to be a widow and a new mother in the same year, anymore than she expected mysterious notes, threatening phone calls, and a strange homeless man who seems to know all about her. The thought of raising a child without a father is daunting enough—worse when you have no idea who might want to harm you. Put an old flame into the mix, and her life begins a tailspin into a world she never knew existed. When P.I. Clay Buchanan, stumbles upon Erin at her husband’s gravesite, he’s totally unprepared for her advanced pregnancy. Her venomous reaction at seeing him, however, was predictable. But Clay can’t let her distrust, or his guilt, get in the way—not when he has evidence that proves Erin’s life is in danger. With few options left, Erin begrudgingly accepts Clay’s help . . . and it just might be her undoing.

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