Month: September 2015 (page 1 of 2)

#BehindtheScenes with Rachelle Dekker: Get Access to Exclusive Content Left on the Cutting-Room Floor! + #TheChoosing E-book Deal

Hey there, readers! Shaina here, your friendly guide to all things #Crazy4Fiction! Today I’m talking about something I personally love. As an avid reader myself, there is nothing I get more excited about than being privy to exclusive bonus content. It always makes me feel like a member of the best elite club!

More time with my favorite characters is all I want after I’ve turned the last page of a great novel. Some authors will offer bonus e-books that bridge the gaps between novels in a series, while others will share #behindthescenes looks at their writing techniques. As an acquisitions editor, I’m very blessed to frequently peek behind the velvet curtain and see some great content that often must be left out of a novel for the sake of the overall storyline, in order to keep the character’s stories balanced, or simply because of the word count.

#TheChoosing ebook is just $.99! #LimitedTime

 

I don’t know about you, but whenever I finish a good book there are just certain characters I long to spend more time with. But what are they doing NOW?! I’ll wonder to myself. Today I’m pleased to offer you, dear readers, the opportunity to peek inside the creative process of Rachelle Dekker, daughter of well-known author Ted Dekker and incredible novelist of the stunning debut The Choosing. Rachelle has graciously invited her fans into her story, offering brief glimpses of where your favorite characters are now, after the end of The Choosing.

#TheChoosing ebook is just $.99! #LimitedTime

Haven’t had the chance to read The Choosing yet? Don’t worry! For a limited time (9/22 – 9/23), the e-book is only $.99.

If you’ve read the story, hurry over to Rachelle’s newsletter and sign up for access to these incredible #behindthescenes shorts!

Enjoy! Let us know in the comments what you think your favorite #TheChoosing characters are up to!

War Room the Movie Releases to Acclaim! #BookGiveaway

Those of us who work in the Christian book industry are continuously immersed in media about the latest Christian media hit, whether that be a novel, a nonfiction piece, or even a major motion picture. At Tyndale House #Crazy4Fiction, we are very fortunate to work with many film houses on novelization projects (Sony Affirm for The Remaining; Old is New, LLC for Old Fashioned; MGM for the upcoming February 2016 remake of the acclaimed movie and novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ).

Having worked with the well-known Kendrick brothers in the past (producing the novelization for Courageous), we were very excited to partner with them for War Room, their movie on the power of prayer. While the Kendrick brothers’ films have always struck a chord at the heart of modern-day issues, we were very excited to see this film open up discussion on the importance of prayer in our daily lives.

Since hitting theaters August 28, War Room’s success has shocked critics as it has risen to the top of the box office. Check out a few interesting articles on the movie’s success:

 

As we know, prayer is vital in our own personal battles as well as those we face collectively as a society. The message of War Room is a hopeful call for Christians to prioritize their prayer lives.

In celebration of War Room’s success, we are giving away five copies of the novelization. All you need to do is leave a comment sharing your favorite Bible verse on prayer. Giveaway available in U.S. only. Winner will be emailed the last week of October.

Buy your own copy of the War Room novelization now!

God bless.

A Pivotal Moment in History: A Study of the Power of Prayer in Maggie Bright + #BookGiveaway

There are so many battles and pivotal moments in history, it can be hard to keep them all straight. Historical fiction fans, I know one of my favorite aspects of a standout historical novel is its ability to unearth a forgotten time period or major event and open my eyes not only to a moment in the past but also to the ways in which history was changed because of it. Tracy Groot’s latest novel, Maggie Bright, does just this, giving readers a fresh perspective on the Battle of Dunkirk and the ways in which prayer was used as a line of defense during this crucial battle.

Maggie Bright

Below, check out Tracy Groot’s note from the author, featured in Maggie Bright. And click here for more info on Tracy’s novel.

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In the midst of our defeat, glory came to the island people, united and unconquerable; and the tale of the Dunkirk beaches will shine in whatever records are preserved of our affairs.

Winston Churchill

The evacuation of Dunkirk shines as the greatest military rescue in history. Approximately 340,000 men were saved from certain death or imprisonment by the Herculean efforts of many.

Yet what of those left behind?

Many British and Allied soldiers paid a heavy price to buy time for others to make it home. They defended the retreat by protecting the ever-shrinking corridor to Dunkirk, often fighting down to the last man and bullet until they were killed or taken captive. Thousands of these defenders died. Forty thousand spent five years in captivity.

Forty thousand.

One of these men was John Borland.

John Borland was a Cameron Highlander serving with the 51st Highland Division. He never reached Dunkirk but was forced to hold the line further west. . . . As he was marched away to five years of captivity, Mr. Borland spotted a scrap of paper blowing across his path. He has it still. “It was a biblical text, with the words ‘Don’t give up’ scrawled in pencil, probably by the man who’d dropped it. Those words stayed with me through my time in the POW camps.” [Borland was asked,] had he ever given up? The answer was unequivocal: “Never.”

Robert Hall, BBC News UK, May 28, 2010

Let this shine, too.

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Leave a comment about a time in history you’re particularly drawn to for the chance to win a copy of Maggie Bright. (Three winners will be chosen.) US entries only. Winners will be announced during the first week of October on the Crazy4Fiction Facebook page.

Janice Cantore #BehindtheScenes: An Author and Veteran Police Officer’s View

Hey there, readers! We are so excited to be chatting on the blog today about Janice Cantore’s latest novel, Drawing Fire. Janice’s 22 years on the Long Beach police force allow her to bring a special authenticity to her romantic suspense novels.

Drawing Fire

On Janice’s blog, she shares her unique viewpoints on current events from the lens of not only a former police officer but a novelist as well.

Some fascinating topics Janice has written about recently:

Unarmed Does Not Mean Not Dangerous 
Janice addresses the media’s perspective on police brutality and the difference between an unarmed suspect and a nonthreatening suspect.

Justice: Cold Case and Otherwise
Sometimes it can be difficult to see God’s will in the horrible circumstances a police officer must encounter. Janice ruminates on God’s justice, especially in relation to unsolved or cold cases.

Janice covers gripping topics ripped from the headlines in her latest novel, Drawing Fire. We are very excited to offer three copies for giveaway.

Leave a comment below about what makes you pick up a romantic suspense novel (the cover, the plot summary on the back cover, the author, etc.) for a chance to win! Three winners will be chosen. U.S. only. Giveaway ends 09/18. Winners will be announced on #Crazy4Fiction Facebook the week of the 21st.

Did you enjoy Janice’s blog posts? Be sure to follow her e-newsletter for more updates and intriguing insider views.

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