CrossReads Book Blast: One Night With a Rock Star by Chana Keefer, $50 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

CrossReads Book Blast: One Night With a Rock Star by Chana Keefer, $50 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

One Night With a Rock Star

By: Chana Keefer


About the Book

It’s Anne of Green Gables Meets Rattle & Hum. Worlds collide.

When Esther was a young teen with frizzy hair and too-skinny legs, Sky’s music soothed her through awkwardness and pain. Now she’s a college journalism student and fledgling print model. One chance meeting rocks their worlds.

Will Esther’s deep roots in family and faith keep her feet on the ground when a tornado named Sky blows her world apart?

This coming-of-age tale will delight young adult, new adult & adult audiences alike with homespun humor, dazzling celebrity, and a heart-wrenching tale that transports the reader from the wide open spaces of Texas, to the castle-dotted Scottish highlands. Explores themes of spirituality, relationship with God versus religion, and how one can have it all yet still search for meaning and purpose in life.

One Night With a Rock Star is a rich, satisfying journey filled with multi-dimensional, lovable characters, sigh-worthy romance and a tale that will carve itself onto your soul.

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Chana Keefer

Chana Keefer

This whole writer’s journey caught me completely by surprise and, to this day, I’m a bit stunned by the ride.

Blame it all on prayer. In 2004 I committed to pray every day, right out of the sack, for at least an hour. A year later I woke in the morning from a very cool dream. As the week went on, the dream wouldn’t let go. It expanded in my brain until I HAD to start writing or just… explode. That story? One Night With a Rock Star. It’s the novel that transformed me into a passionate storyteller.

Two years later, in the middle of prayer, I asked a question and God answered. I yelped in shock but also had to admit the answer made so many of my faith elephants-in-the-room make sense. For the next month, every morning began with more mind-blowing insights. When I showed the 250 pages of notes to my hubby and an author friend, they both said, “This needs to be a novel.”

The journey of writing THE FALL was much more than writing a novel. It was a pilgrimage that crushed, shaped and changed me; the way I think, the way I pray, the way I love, even the way I view current events.

BTW, I’m a mom of four, married to the best man alive, have a background in broadcast journalism and, many moons ago, worked as a model and actress.

I love old barns, old movies, hot chocolate chip cookies and someday I’d like to sail around the world. Guess I’d better learn to sail first.

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Persistent Love

Persistent Love

Christian Romantic Suspense Novella set in 1685, England.

Fear has been Tara’s constant companion since age nine when she witnessed her mother’s murder. Tara’s father moves his family to the ancient castle of Raven’s Cliff, far from the ships that could carry her back to India and the answers she believes lie there. Andrew offers her friendship and guides her gently to the One who will give her peace. Will she find hope for something other than revenge?


A Brief Q&A with the Author, Laura J. Marshall.

Q: What did you find most useful in learning to write?  What was least useful or most destructive?


A: I don’t believe you’re ever really done learning and perfecting the craft of writing. Along the way, the most useful tool has been learning from other writers. I’ve bought numerous writing books and some have helped more than others…it’s all in what clicks with you personally. Also, website content from writers/authors has helped me tremendously learn and grow. The most destructive for me along this journey was trying to take a story and mold it into someone else’s vision. In the end, they said “something was missing” and I realized, “Yes…my heart, my vision for the story”. I won’t compromise again; although I will listen to tips and ways to improve the story overall.

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Laura Marshall

Laura J. Marshall is the full-time mother of five sons and part-time writer and blogger. She operates a popular blog called The Old Stone Wall. Laura is the best-selling author of the Battle Cry Devotional Series. Visit to find out more about Laura’s books.

Body Image Lies Women Believe: Free Kindle eBook & $100 Giveaway

By Shelley Hitz and contributing authors

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About the Book, Body Image Lies Women Believe:

  • Are you insecure about your looks?
  • Have you ever compared yourself to someone else and found yourself wanting?
  • Do complements or put downs determine the image you have of your beauty?

Real Stories of Overcoming Body Image Lies Women Believe with God’s Truth

Throughout this book, Christian women share their stories of how they have struggled with body image lies and a distorted view of themselves. However, each of their stories also contains hope – the hope of replacing these lies with God’s truth. Our prayer for you is that you find encouragement within these pages and allow Christ to transform you with His truth.

We Are Each Created Unique

God has created each one of us with unique abilities, unique talents and a unique personality. As women we are influencers and God has given us that role and our beauty to share with others. Yet so often we settle for a counterfeit. The enemy has counterfeited our idea of beauty, convincing us to share our beauty with the world in a distorted way. Today that often means that we see our beauty as what we look like on the outside.

What Lies Have You Been Believing?

Join us for the journey of replacing body image lies with truth from God’s Word.

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Shelley Hitz

Shelley HItzShelley Hitz is an award-winning and international best-selling author. Her openness and vulnerability as she shares her own story of hope and healing through her books will inspire and encourage you.

Shelley has been ministering alongside her husband, CJ, since 1998. They currently travel and speak to teens and adults around the country. Shelley’s main passion is to share God’s truth and the freedom in Christ she has found with others. She does this through her books, websites and speaking engagements.

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A CrossReads Special Event:  March Madness Sale!

A CrossReads Special Event: March Madness Sale!

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Dirty Dishes

Dirty Dishes

Dirty Dishes

By Laura J. Marshall



My hands are wrinkled and dry.  I liberally smooth on the coconut lotion.  Pink elbow length gloves gracefully dangle against the edge of the sink.  I purposely forget to use them in favor of the feel of the hot sudsy water as I grasp each cup and dish.

I wash, add soap, wash some more, feel the smooth clean surface, and rinse.

The dishwasher is broken again.  We’ve gone through numerous ones in the past eight years.  With five boys, that’s to be expected.

They’re growing and changing.

Coming and going.

I add more hand cream.  The last of the soap bubbles pop and I look at the drying rack.

Our dishes.  So many days, years, moments shared over the mismatched plates and plastic cups.

Birthday dinners,

Graduation celebrations,

Special desserts,

Favorite meals,

Homemade root beer,

Loaves of bread,

Grandma’s noodles.

I add more hand cream, the coconut scent wafting on the air and marking this day.

Thank you, God, for dirty dishes.


 Marshall & Hitz free books

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A Life of Gratitude:  21 Days to Overcoming Self-Pity and Negativity by Shelley Hitz


A Mom’s Battle Cry for Rest:  Battle Cry for Rest Devotional Series by Laura J. Marshall


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