Monday, February 27, 2017

CHAPPY DEBBIE'S NEW YEAR MUST READS.....WEEK SIX!

                                   

AUTHORS I HIGHLY RECOMMEND
Week Six

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INTRODUCING AUTHOR 
MICHELLE GRIEP 

Michelle Griep is one of my all-time favorite authors. She has written in different genres and has excelled in all. She is one of the wittiest people I know and one smart cookie to boot. I look forward to her blog posts each week, where she shares writerly tips and helpful insights...all in her usual upbeat and often hilarious way. I highly recommend her books.

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Bio:

I hear voices. Loud. Incessant. And very real. Which basically gives me two options: choke back massive amounts of Prozac or write fiction. I've been writing since I discovered blank wall space and Crayolas. I seek to glorify God in all that I write--except for that graffiti phase I went through as teenager.



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I asked Michelle to talk about a couple of her books and why she wrote them. Here is what she had to say, along with the books and their descriptions.



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The Captive Heart

It's easy to romanticize about living in a kinder, simpler time, but was it really all that kind and simple? In our crazy technological age we sometimes think the grass was greener way-back-when. This idea was something I wanted to explore. I don't have any sweet skills to build a time machine, so I did a ton of research and went the historical fiction route by bringing a cultured, English governess and plopping her down in the middle of backwoods Colonial America. The truth is it wasn't that easy nor as simple as we imagine it to be.




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Book Description:

The wild American wilderness is no place for an elegant English governess

On the run from a brute of an aristocratic employer, Eleanor Morgan escapes from England to America, the land of the free, for the opportunity to serve an upstanding Charles Town family. But freedom is hard to come by as an indentured servant, and downright impossible when she’s forced to agree to an even harsher contract—marriage to a man she’s never met.

Backwoodsman Samuel Heath doesn’t care what others think of him—but his young daughter’s upbringing matters very much. The life of a trapper in the Carolina backcountry is no life for a small girl, but neither is abandoning his child to another family. He decides it’s time to marry again, but that proves to be an impossible task. Who wants to wed a murderer?
 

Both Samuel and Eleanor are survivors, facing down the threat of war, betrayal, and divided loyalties that could cost them everything, but this time they must face their biggest challenge ever . . .Love. 

You can buy your copy HERE.

(MAY I ADD THAT THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I HAVE EVER READ)

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 Brentwood's Ward

It's no secret I love history, so I read a fair amount of non-fiction period pieces. I came across an old newspaper clipping from the late 1700's that attracted my attention as an author. The advertisement was put out by Magistrate Henry Field, encouraging the public to send a note to Bow Street as soon as any serious crime occurred so that “a set of brave fellows could immediately be dispatched in pursuit of the villains.” Who in the world would answer something like that? I wondered about those “brave fellows” and what kind of villains they might come up against, and thus was born Nicholas Brentwood.


Book Description:

Place an unpolished lawman named Nicholas Brentwood as guardian over a spoiled, pompous beauty named Emily Payne and what do you get? More trouble than Brentwood bargains for. She is determined to find a husband this season. He just wants the large fee her father will pay him to help his ailing sister. After a series of dire mishaps, both their desires are thwarted, but each discovers that no matter what, God is in charge.

You can buy your copy HERE.

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SNEAK PEEK!!!!

The Innkeeper's Daughter

Michelle is allowing me to give you a sneak peek of her upcoming book The Innkeeper's Daughter, which is the sequel to Brentwood's Ward. She doesn't  have a cover for it yet, but she does have this graphic that she made. For all the Brentwood lovers out there, this book will give a brief encounter to update everyone on Nicholas & Emily.


Blurb:

Tension is high with the threat of a Napoleonic attack in Regency England, but risk from abroad means nothing when there’s danger at home.

Officer ALEXANDER MOORE goes undercover as a gambling gentleman to expose a high-stakes plot against the crown—and he’s a master of disguise, for JOHANNA LANGLEY believes him to be quite the rogue . . . until she can no longer fight against his unrelenting charm.

All Johanna wants is to keep the family inn afloat, but when the rent and the hearth payment are due at the same time, where will she find the extra funds? If she doesn’t come up with the money, there will be nowhere to go other than the workhouse—where she’ll be separated from her ailing mother and ten-year-old brother.

Alex desperately wants to help Johanna, especially when she confides in him, but his mission—finding and bringing to justice a traitor to the crown—must come first, or they could all end up dead.

It’s a race against time for them both.

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GIVEAWAY!!!!

Because of her upcoming book The Innkeeper's Daughter, Michelle has graciously offered to give away a copy of Brentwood's Ward to one of my commenters. So, leave a comment below, along with your email address, to be entered. Paperback for US residents only.

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I wish to thank Michelle for allowing me to feature her on my blog. 


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More of  Michelle's books and a link to her Amazon.com page:










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       CHECK OUT  ALL OF MICHELLE'S BOOKS ON HER  AMAZON PAGE.



AND YOU CAN ALSO FIND MICHELLE  HERE: 


I’m a writer. It says so on my business card. Writer off the Leash is a real-time log of what goes on in an author's head. 

If there’s a writerly topic you’d like discussed on Writer Off the Leash, give me a holler at michellegriep@gmaildotcom.

Other places I can be found:





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CONGRATULATIONS TO NORMA FER WINNIN' ONE OF STEPHEN M. MILLER'S BOOKS! STEPHEN WILL BE CONTACTIN' YE SOON.


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Thanks fer coming aboard! God bless.

32 comments:

  1. A pleasure to be here matey! Thanks for having me!

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    1. Looking forward to yer upcoming releases, Buddy!

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  2. I have been wanting to read another book by Michelle Griep! Count me in the giveaway! :D

    Thanks and blessings!

    swordmaidenofthelight (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Ye be entered, Matey! Thanks fer comin' aboard!

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  3. I would love to read any of Michelle Griep's books. I love history, too! Please enter me in this giveaway.

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    1. Ahoy Nancy! Thanks fer comin' aboard! Ye be in the drawing!

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  4. I am so giddy and impatient for the Sequel to Brentwood's Ward. Excellent writing that just drew me in a way that is not often achieved. No one does better at making the setting so alive and real, the danger so palpable, and the characters so real and human. I haven't read her others as she is a new author for me, but now I am going hunting. :-) Count me in. ccaudillky (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Ack, typing on my phone is terrible. Forgive all the missing words and typos. Technology is not my friend.

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    2. Ahoy Crystal! No apologies necessary, Matey! Brentwood's Ward IS a fantastic book and I, too, look forward to the sequel. Yer in the drawin'! Good luck!

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  5. Ahoy Chappy! I loved Brentwood's Ward! I'm so excited about the release of The Innkeeper's Daughter.

    Congrats, Norma!

    psalm103and138 at gmail dot com

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    1. Ahoy Caryl! I, too, am excited about The Innkeeper's Daughter! Thanks fer comin' aboard!

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  6. I loved meeting Michelle Griep through your blog post. I'm going to have to check out her books. I would love to win a copy of Brentwood's Ward to get me started. Thank you Michelle for the chance.

    debbiewilder (at) comcast (dot) net

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    1. Ahoy Deb! Thanks fer comin' aboard! Michelle is a wonderful author. I think you will truly enjoy her books. Good luck in the drawing!

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  7. Michelle is a new author to me and this sounds like a wonderful book and series that I would enjoy reading. Thanks for the chance Chappie Debbie and smooth sailing to ye!
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com
    Maryann

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    1. Ahoy Maryann! You will really love Michelle's books. Good luck in the drawin'!

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  8. I have wanted to read this one for a long time! Amykkoster@gmail.com

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    1. Ye be in the drawin', Matey! Thanks fer comin' aboard!

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  9. I have never read one of Michelle's books! I have heard a lot about her and know everyone raves about her stories. I need to remedy that!! lattebooksAThotmailDOTcom

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    1. Ye really need to read her books, Susan! She is definitely one of me favorite authors. Good luck in the drawin'!

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  10. The cover be beautiful matey. Thank you for sharing.
    leliamae54(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Ahoy Lucy! Thanks fer comin' aboard! Ye be in the drawing!

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  11. Would love to win one of Michelle's books. She is an awesome person. debradawn777@gmail.com

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    1. Brentwood's Ward is a really great book! Good luck!

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  12. Oh my goodness! I loved THE CAPTIVE HEART!!! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of BRENTWOOD's WARD! rw620 AT aol DOT com

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    1. Ahoy Robin! Thanks fer comin' aboard! The Captive Heart is one of the best books I've read and Brentwood's Ward is right up there with it. Yer in the drawin'! Good luck!

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  13. Sounds like an interesting read. Please enter me in the drawing. My email address is deamundy at gmail dot com

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    1. Ahoy Deanna! Thanks fer comin' aboard! Ye be in the drawing!

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  14. I very much enjoy historical novels, and would like my name in this drawing for Brentwood's Ward.
    kayewhitney@bellsouth.net

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    1. Ye be in the drawin' Kaye! Thanks fer comin' aboard!

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