Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Play it Again by Tracy Krauss

Tracy Krauss, author of ‘edgy inspirational fiction’, is launching her book PLAY IT AGAIN on Feb. 21. You can help her achieve ‘best seller’ status by purchasing the book at amazon.com TODAY – and receive all kinds of cool free gifts while you’re at it!

Here’s how:

1. Go to the Landing Page on Tracy’s Website

2. Buy the book at amazon.

3. Go back to the Landing Page and fill in the form with your name, email and purchase number

It’s that easy! You’ll be directed to your free gifts and all you have to do is choose which ones you want.

About the book:

An unlikely duo meet in Play It Again, a story of love, life and faith. Sparks fly when an ex-rock and roll junkie and a stuffy accountant rendezvous at a local resort, but neither are prepared for the emotional entanglements, family complications, and threat from the past that unexpectedly resurfaces. Set in the 1980s, this story brings two opposing forces together in a clash of romance and danger, while its musical undertones highlight the theme that God can turn anything into beautiful music. Play It Again is the much anticipated prequel to Tracy’s debut novel And the Beat Goes On. Find out where Mark Graham’s journey began in this, the story of his parents.

What others are saying about PLAY IT AGAIN:

“This is one of the best contemporary novels I've read all year. . . Not only was it well-written, but it was edgy in that the story dared to be honest. . . I can see this touching a lot of people who have thought about God but have been afraid to move forward.”

- Michelle Sutton, author of more than a dozen inspirational novels

“This book is hot property, and grabs your interest from page one.”

- Yvonne Pat Wright, author of From Spice to Eternity

Author bio:

Tracy Krauss is a high school teacher by profession, and a prolific author, artist, playwright and director by choice. She received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Saskatchewan and has gone on to teach Art, Drama and English – all the things she is passionate about. After raising four children, she and her husband now reside in beautiful Tumbler Ridge, BC where she continues to pursue all of her creative interests. Her first two books were both nominated for the ‘Indie Excellence Book Awards’ for religious fiction in 2011.


Here’s just a sampling of the FREE e-gifts from generous supporters:

- An e-copy of Lisa Lickel’s award winning novel Meander Scar

- Sample chapters from The Promise of Deer Run by Elaine Cooper, Warring Spirits by April Gardner, and The Right Person by Stacy Padula

- Beautiful downloadable art cards by author and artist Brenda Hendricks

- A free subscription to ‘PixApple’

- You copy of Frazzled No More by Shelley Hitz

- A cool ‘Daily Scheduler’ developed by author Janalyn Voigt

- And much more!

All if you buy your copy of PLAY IT AGAIN at amazon.com on Feb. 21! All links will be operational on the ‘Landing Page’ at www.tracykrauss.com/

DISCLAIMER: This ‘Best Seller book launch’ has been coordinated with the help of the ‘John 3:16 Marketing Network’ and many other generous supporters. The free gifts are deliverable electronically over the internet or by email by individual authors and supporters. They are not in any way associated with, nor deliverable by, amazon.com

Friday, February 17, 2012

Not In the Heart by Chris Fabry

What Would You Do to Save the Life of Your Child?

Award-winning author and popular radio host Chris Fabry explores ethical dilemmas in his latest release, Not in the Heart

Dallas/Ft. Worth – If your child needed a life-saving heart transplant, how far would you go to make it happen? How would you feel if a man convicted of murder offered his heart to your child? What if you discovered the man was innocent, but the only way your child could live was to hide the truth? “I’ve found the only thing I can control is how well I tell the story and follow the truth. . . . The truth will always lead you to a good place,” reflects Truman Wiley, the main character in Chris Fabry’s newest novel, Not in the Heart. Fabry passionately delves into hot topics such as capital punishment, gambling addiction and organ donation, leaving readers to examine their own lives and views.

Chris Fabry has had an impressive career. He has written more than seventy books for children and adults. Last year, his novel Almost Heaven won the ECPA Fiction Book of the Year Award and a Christy Award for Outstanding Standalone Contemporary Novel. He has spent decades as a radio talk show host for Moody Radio and in 2008 was named “Talk Show Host of the Year.” In his latest book, Not in the Heart,Fabry tells the story of a father that faces an impossible situation while his world is falling apart.

Not in the Heart explores the life of Truman Wiley. Wiley once reported news stories from around the world, but now the only troubling headlines are his own. He’s out of work, separated from his family and buried in debt. His gambling addiction is out of control, but, above all else, his son needs a heart. When his estranged wife presents the opportunity to write the story of a death row inmate willing to donate his heart to Truman’s son, he takes the bait. And as the execution clock ticks, he will uncover disturbing evidence that may point to a different killer. For his son to live, will an innocent man die? As the investigation escalates, Truman will be forced to face his failures and make a choice that will change his life, his family and the destinies of two men forever.

Not in the Heart is a story of redemption—the story of two men’s lives who bear the consequences of their addictions and receive a second chance. Unfortunately, addiction has become commonplace in our culture, with the effects not only impacting the individuals but also those around them. This story will encourage anyone who has a loved one battling addiction.
Fabry has been praised by reviewers for being a compelling storyteller. He uses that gift to get inside the head of a father who has failed his family and himself—a man who has grown so numb from life’s experiences that the only way he knows how to cope is through gambling. Yet this broken man is called to save another’s life in a way that will shock readers.

Chris Fabry draws his readers into the lives of his characters, and as a result they face themselves. While acknowledging their frustration with Truman, readers will be forced to examine their own mistakes and weaknesses. The book also explores the controversy over organ donation by prisoners. Murder, suspense and broken relationships will keep readers peeling back the layers to discover the truth that lies deep within the heart.

The release date in February coincides with observances that create a greater awareness of the issues brought forward in the book. National Organ Donor Day, as designated by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, is set for February 14. The National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) will be observing Problem Gambling Awareness Week March 4-10, 2012


Monday, February 13, 2012

Nearing Home by Billy Graham

I remember the first time I saw Billy Graham on television, preaching in a large stadium somewhere in the U.S. I remember listening intently and then thinking, wow, his message is so simple, so clear. There was no complicated theology, just simple Biblical truth. And thousands responded.

Mr. Graham's latest, and most likely last book is exactly that. The evangelist talks simply and openly about his journey into old age, the surprises, the difficulties, the joys, and then he outlines a recipe for aging well that is both Biblical and straightforward.

But this is not just a book for those moving into the twilight years. It's a book that should be read by everyone who wants to 'finish well.' Highly recommended.