Tuesday, 10 October 2017

October New Releases (plus giveaway)



The Dishonorable Miss Delancey by Carolyn Miller (Kregel Publications, 24 October 2017) 

Will a damaged reputation and desire for society's approval thwart the legacy of grace?

Tainted by scandal and forced to leave London for the quieter Brighton countryside, the Honorable Miss Clara DeLancey is a shadow of her former society self. She's lost the man she loved to another and, in a culture that has no patience for self-pity, is struggling with depression. A chance encounter brings her a healing friendship with the sisters of an injured naval captain. But Clara's society mama is appalled at the new company she's keeping.

Captain Benjamin Kemsley is not looking for a wife. But his gallant spirit won't let him ignore the penniless viscount's daughter--not when she so obviously needs assistance to keep moving forward from day to day. Can he protect his heart and still keep her safe?

When they're pushed into the highest echelons of society at the Prince Regent's Brighton Pavilion, this mismatched couple must decide if family honor is more important than their hopes. Can they right the wrongs of the past and find future happiness together--without finances, family support, or royal favor?


The Dishonorable Miss DeLancey is full of the captivating, flawed characters, fascinating historical details, and masterful writing that Carolyn Miller's fans have come to know in The Elusive Miss Ellison and The Captivating Lady Charlotte. If you love Lori Wick, Georgette Heyer, and other clean, wholesome Regency romance, you'll love this third book in the Regency Brides: A Legacy of Grace series.

"Fans of historical romance will love Carolyn Miller....With just the right touch of inspiration and interesting historical detail, Carolyn transports you back to Regency England."

--- Carrie Turansky, award-winning author of A Refuge at Highland Hall and Shine Like the Dawn. 

The Dishonorable Miss Delancey will be released on 24th October and will be available in print and ebook from stores including Amazon and Koorong.

Check out Carolyn's giveaway for our blog readers at the end of this post.

Grace in Strange Disguise by Christine Dillon (independent release, 1 October 2017) 

Physiotherapist Esther Macdonald is living the Australian dream, and it doesn’t surprise her.

After all, her father has always said, “Follow Jesus and be blessed.” But at twenty-eight, her world shatters. Everyone assures her God will come through for her, but what happens when he doesn’t? Has she offended God? Is her faith too small? So many conflicting explanations.

Will finding the truth cost her the people closest to her heart?

Available from Amazon. For more information, please visit Christine's website.


Whimsy Primsy Runs Her Race by Jen Gibbs (Tsunami Publishing Ltd., 28 October 2017) 

Join Whimsy Primsy as she runs her race. But will she ever find her lane? Kiwi author, Jen Gibbs introduces us to Primsy, a whimsical girl who begins to run her race but takes a few detours. This is a book that inspires readers to be themselves, not looking to the right or left.

“Whimsy Primsy is every child who needs a little reassurance. These delightful books are real, non-preachy and empowering.” Joy Cowley

$20 Buy from jengibbs.com, all Christian retailers in NZ, PaperPlus and other independent bookstores. Free shipping to Australia and New Zealand on all preorders through the website. 


Whimsy Primsy Sad to Glad  by Jen Gibbs (Tsunami Publishing Ltd., 28 October 2017)

Whimsy Primsy is a little sad. How will she get through it? As Whimsy Primsy’s friends join her one by one Primsy is encouraged that things will get better. This is a book that gently instills hope and shows the power of friendship. Another gorgeous Primsy story from Kiwi author, Jen Gibbs.

“Whimsy Primsy is every child who needs a little reassurance. These delightful books are real, non-preachy and empowering.” Joy Cowley

$20 Buy from jengibbs.com, all Christian retailers in NZ, PaperPlus and other independent bookstores. Free shipping to Australia and New Zealand on all preorders through the website.

Whimsy Primsy Love You More  by Jen Gibbs (Tsunami Publishing Ltd., 28 October 2017)

Whimsy Primsy goes head to head with her dad. Who loves whom the most? A conversation between Primsy and her dad reveals, in ways that are both funny and profound, the depth of their love for each other. A heart warming story that adults and children alike will love to read and re-read by Kiwi author Jen Gibbs.
“Whimsy Primsy is every child who needs a little reassurance. These delightful books are real, non-preachy and empowering.” Joy Cowley

$20 Buy from jengibbs.com, all Christian retailers in NZ, PaperPlus and other independent bookstores. Free shipping to Australia and New Zealand on all preorders through the website. 

The Whimsy Primsy Collection by Jen Gibbs (Tsunami Publishing Ltd., 28 October 2017)

A boxed set containing all three Whimsy Primsy books. Each book is a stand alone story, however, as a set they function as a well crafted series. These sets are ideal as a gift to be treasured.

“Whimsy Primsy is every child who needs a little reassurance. These delightful books are real, non-preachy and empowering.” Joy Cowley

$39.99 Buy from jengibbs.com, all Christian retailers in NZ, PaperPlus and other independent bookstores. Free shipping to Australia and New Zealand on all preorders through the website. 

Heart the Mountain: a short novella by Jeanette O'Hagan (Publisher: By the Light Books, 22 September 2017)

YA Fantasy Adventure in the lost realm deep under the mountain.
Twins Delvina and Retza’s are desperate is to be accepted as prentices by their parents’ old crew when they stumble across a stranger. Trapped under the mountain, young Zadeki’s only thought is to escape home to his kin. Peril awaits all three youngsters. Will they pull apart or work together to save the underground realm?

Blood Crystal: a novella by Jeanette O'Hagan (Publisher: By the Light Books, 22 September 2017)

Unlikely hereos, thrilling adventure, clash of cultures, unthinkable choices.

What price survival? The underground realm is under attack from mad Overseer Uzza and the Crystal Heart is failing. As things become desperate, Twins Delvina and Retza brave a treacherous journey to seek help from Zadeki and his people. 

Will they find the answers they seek before it’s too late? What are the twins prepared to do to save their realm and those they love from certain destruction? 

Blood Crystal is the sequel to Heart of the Mountain.

Akrad's Children Book 1 in the Akrad's Legacy series. by Jeanette O'Hagan (Publisher: By the Light Books, 22 September 2017)

Four young lives, a realm ravaged by war, a haunting legacy

Four young lives are bound together in friendship, love, rivalry and tragedy. A realm ravaged by civil war, a ruler scarred by betrayal, a legacy that haunts them all.

Caught between two cultures, a pawn in a deadly power struggle, Dinnis longs for the day his father will rescue him and his sister from the sorcerer Akrad’s clutches. But things don’t turn out how Dinnis imagines and his father betrays him.

Does Dinnis have a future among the Tamrin? Will he seek revenge for wrongs like his sister or forge a different destiny?


Futurevision anthology (Publisher: 1231Publishing September 9, 2017)

20 Stories about the Future by 20 Australian Authors including stories from Nola Passmore, Raelene Purtill and Jeanette O'Hagan

Since humankind was able to imagine, stories about the future both immediate and far-reaching have been passed on. We ask ourselves:
  • Will we, as a species, be able to overcome our differences and work together?
  • Will planet Earth be salvaged or abandoned?
  • Will we be able to connect with other humans in a digital age?
  • Will we be able to recognise ourselves and our society in twenty years' time? How about in fifty or a hundred?
Find out what twenty Australian authors have imagined and be intrigued by the differences - and similarities - they have in store for humankind.


GIVEAWAY (open until October 31, 2017):

Carolyn Miller is giving away ONE of the following prizes (winner's choice):

An autographed copy of The Dishonorable Miss DeLancey (posted to an Australian address only)

OR $15 Koorong gift card

OR $10 US Amazon.com gift card 

To enter the drawing, please leave a comment on this post by October 31, 2017.

The winner will be announced in early November in a comment on this post and will have until November 15, 2017 to claim their prize by either 1) commenting on this post with their email address or 2) posting a comment on the winner's announcement post in the Australasian Christian Writers Facebook Group.

"Void where prohibited; the odds of winning depend on the number of entrants. Entering the giveaway is considered a confirmation of eligibility on behalf of the enterer in accord with these rules and any pertaining local/federal/international laws."

23 comments:

  1. I love the cover and it sounds very good.
    Thereadmaster@me.com

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  2. Oh so many wonderful books to choose from! Congrats to all for birthing the dream! Blessings ❤️📚

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  3. What a wonderful bunch of new releases. Love the covers and premise for both The Dishonourable Miss Delance and Grace in Disgiuse 😊 Look forward to reading them.

    Perhaps I should clarify that while Heart of the Mountain and Blood Crystal have been available as e-books, the are now available in print. Nothing like holding a paper copy in your hands. 😊

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  4. Huge month for releases. Congratulations to you all.

    Carolyn ... still in awe of all you've produced and achieved in the past couple of years. Amazing. I think I saw the first in the series in the recent Koorong catalogue which just came out (page 2 and all) which is very exciting.

    And Jenny, you've been very active too. Well done and I trust your stories will find some dedicated readers.

    And "Future Vision" - wow, this is intriguing. Might have to check it out.

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  5. Congratulations to everyone!

    Carolyn, I was at Koorong on the weekend and two of your books were on prominent display on there catalouge wall!

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    1. That's so cool, Leila! Thanks for letting me know :)

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  6. The Dishonorable Miss Delancey sounds esp.good! Grace to you as you continue writing with Biblical values!

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  7. I am so excited for the release of The Dishonorable Miss Delancey! Yay! I have the first two books in this series and am looking forward to reading Clara's story and finding out what happens with Captain Benjamin! I just love Christian historical fiction! Thanks, Carolyn, for all of your hard work in bringing us another delightful and intriguing read!!! ~Alison Boss

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  8. Looking forward to reading book 3. Cheering you on as an author and looking forward to seeing you in two weeks.

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  9. Carolyn, well done with the third book in the series, I have the other two so looking forward to the third and well done for completing three books. My historical romance is still at the opening chapters, yet to take the plunge of full commitment and how to weave hope and faith into the plot is a challenge. And yah for an Australian author! Keep going.
    Regards, Lorraine

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  10. Congrats to all the authors with October new releases! A great selection of books :)

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  11. loved the first two Carolyn Miller books and looks like this one will be need to be read soon.
    Congratulations to the others. Love the whimsy/pimsy name.

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  12. I liked The DisHonorable Miss Delancy. It was an enjoyable read. Will you be starting a new series? Do you find series or stand alone easier to write?


    I pray for the day when I can visit Australia

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  13. I'm looking forward to your FB release party Carolyn. I loved your previous books, and I'm sure I'll love this one as well. Thanks for the giveaway.
    Congratulations on the release of this book.

    kasiakepa@yahoo.com

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  14. Thanks for the giveaway. Good luck!

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  15. The cover is beautiful. I have the first book on my TBR list, so I hope to get the second one. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  16. Can't wait to read the 3rd book Carolyn, loved all the books and I'm excited for the next series.

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  17. congrats. what a lovely cover. I live in the US but will put The Dishonorable Miss DeLancey down on my list.
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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  18. Carolyn, I thoroughly enjoyed the first two books. They were wonderfully written! Looking forward to The Dishonorable Miss DeLancey.

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  19. I have the first two books in this series so I'm excited for the chance to win the gift card to buy it since I live in the US! Thank you for the giveaway chance.

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  20. Truthfully I need to read this whole series right now to get back on track! The Dishonorable Miss Delancey gets me excited!

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  21. Thanks everyone! And the winner is....(drumroll please) Alison Boss (aka agboss).
    If you can message me or here with your email address and your prize preference that would be great. Thank you!

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