Showing posts from July, 2014

Contest, Giveaways and Scavenger Hunts - Christmas in July and August!

It's Christmas in July at Helping Hands Press! Starting July 25th and going on until August 7th we are featuring two paperbacks: Best-Selling author Amber Schamel's "The Swaddling Clothes" and Linda Wood Rondeau's "Joy Comes to Dinsmore Street"!   There will be contests, prizes, giveaways, and much more! Go to the HHP blog page HERE and answer the questions to get in the drawing! They also have chapter samples. On Monday HHP will announce the prizes and have more reading samples up for you to enjoy. Let's start the contest for a variety of giveaways! What are the prizes? We will announce those on Monday! Be sure to follow HHP on Facebook and on the Blog so you don't miss out on the action! Saturday we will have some Fun questions about Amber Schamel, so be sure to check back! There will also be posts by the authors here on the main blog, who knows maybe some fun questions may come from them.

Meet Samuel Adams! Summer Reading Blog Tour

We're having all sorts of fun on the Summer Reading Blog Tour!  For this tour, we're interviewing the main character in our story. Here's an interview with Sam Adams, the patriotic hero and signer of the Declaration of Independence. I hope you enjoy getting to know him as much as I have! What is your name? My name is Samuel Adams, but most folks know me as Sam.  What one word best describes you? If you ask the Governor, I'm hot headed and troublesome. But if you ask me, I am passionate and Patriotic. I am also known to be a speech maker, as you probably guessed at this long reply to your question.  How did you first become involved in the story? I was one of the first men to step up when the British began their tyrannical acts. Working tirelessly on committees,  writing for the Gazette,  and lobbying for Liberty became my occupation.  The people of Boston entrusted me with the task of traveling to Pennsylvania to join delegates from the other colon

Interview with Author Donna F. Crow and #BookGiveaway

I am pleased to welcome back to the blog, author Donna Fletcher Crow. Donna is an author of historical novels including the epic Glastonbury, A Novel of Christian England , which was awarded First Place in Historical Fiction by the National Federation of Press Women. Donna lives and writes in Boise, Idaho. Welcome Donna! Tell us a little bit about yourself. Thank you, Amber. I’m delighted to be here. It’s always such fun to visit with readers. I’ve written forty-some books, mostly novels with a lot of British history in the background. Now I’m focusing on murder mysteries, keeping three series going. In my personal life, my husband and I celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary last Christmas. We have 4 children and 13 grandchildren. And I love to garden when I’m not busy writing or playing with grandchildren. 50 years of marriage? Congratulations! How did you discover your calling to be a writer? I became a writer because I was a passionate reader. I was devouring

Homeschool Authors Kindle Giveaway

Hello Friends! I wanted to let you all know about a great giveaway we're doing with Homeschool Authors! How would you like to win a FREE Kindle loaded with ebooks? Here's your chance! Read-to-Win challenge! How would you like to get a lot of books at a discounted rate? Would like to help authors by leaving reviews on their books? Would you like to win a brand new Kindle? This summer, Homeschool Authors is hosting our first ever summer reading challenge and giveaway! Every week a different author will be stopping by and their Kindle book will be discounted to $1.99 or less. What could you win? First Prize Kindle loaded with a book by each of the featured authors Second Prize  Five digital books (winner gets to pick from a list) Third Prize Two digital books (winner gets to pick from a list) Forth Prize One signed paperback book  Here is how you earn entries: Buy the book o n Amazon (make sure you get it while

Book Review Jane Austen Encounter by Donna F. Crow

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old...or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book! You never know when I might play a wild card on you! Today's Wild Card author is: Donna F. Crow and the book: A Jane Austin Encounter StoneHouse Ink (February 2014) ***Special thanks to author Donna F. Crow for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Donna Fletcher Crow, who lives in Idaho with her husband of 46 years, is the mother of four adult children, grandmother of 10 and author of thirty-some books, mostly novels dealing with British history. Her best known book is t

Special Guest: Joseph Max Lewis Author of John Hancock

Today I have the pleasure of introducing you to one of my co-authors of the Declaration of Independence series! Today, Joseph shares some of his research and reaction to the critics of the Founding Fathers of this nation.  Happy Fourth of July!             Imagine how the signers of The Declaration of Independence feel while looking down from heaven and listening to their critics. The thought never occurred to me until my publisher asked me to write a fictional short story relating how John Hancock experienced the 4 th of July. Before starting, I read Herbert S. Allan’s even-handed biography of Hancock. Yes, the Founders were all human - Hancock was vain and a clothes horse, for example. But when you study the founding of America from the perspective of a Founder, the greatness of these men staggers you.             “But they didn’t free the slaves and women and blacks couldn’t vote!”             Guess what?   No one could meaningfully vote and everyone, eve