Kardia Illustration Reveal!

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ILLUSTRATION REVEAL!!! Look at this gorgeous rendering of KARDIA, the capital of Kalonica and residence of the royal family from the Droseran Saga. Originally when I wrote of Kardia, I had something in mind that more resembled Kensington Palace, but as this illustration came to life, I realized I had it wrong. The royal residence would not be simple, not in Kalonica. Not as the most powerful realm on Drosero, home to centuries of medoras. So, I let the incredible Laura Hollingsworth take the lead and was thrilled with how it came out. You will see much more of Kardia in DAWN OF VENGEANCE as well as the third book. REMEMBER: PREORDER DAWN OF VENGEANCE now and submit your receipt …

Soul Raging Releases

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  Reaper hunts one of its own! ABOUT SOUL RAGING: Leif Metcalfe is done waiting for answers and seizes control, a move that comes with a high price and a deadly risk: teaming up with the enemy. He can only hope that what he uncovers will heal the wounds he’s inflicted on those he loves. Iskra Todorova believes Leif is on a collision course with death and knows firsthand the irrevocable cost of that path to the soul. While trying to protect her daughter and intervene with Leif, Iskra is forced to set her sights on the man behind the evil organization ArC–Ciro Veratti. Torn apart by injuries and opposing views on how to handle Leif’s act of treachery, team …

VVolt N629 (ret) Seizes Rainbow Bridge

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VVolt is gone. Our hearts are shattered. Mid-morning yesterday—after he’d eaten breakfast and taken his medications—I noticed he wasn’t doing well. He seemed very mopey, then borderline lethargic, refusing food and water. So, we took him to the ER … and late last night he went into distributive shock, likely from the cancer. The Red Bank Veterinary Staff, especially Dr. Levitt, was extremely respectful and caring—they draped a flag blanket over him as Brian and I watched him leave our sides to seize the Rainbow Bridge. Around 11:30pm, he went peacefully amid our tearful, whispered thanks for his love and his service.   Many of you have heard me say—I’ve never known or loved a dog like VVolt before. It’s …

Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt Stop #12

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Welcome to the Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt! If you’ve just discovered the hunt, be sure to start at Stop #1, and collect the clues through all the stops, in order, so you can enter to win one of our top 5 grand prizes! The hunt BEGINS on 10/15 at noon MST with Stop #1 at LisaTawnBergren.com. Hunt through our loop using Chrome or Firefox as your browser (not Explorer). There is NO RUSH to complete the hunt—you have all weekend (until Sunday, 10/18 at midnight MST)! So take your time reading the unique posts along the way. We hope you’ll discover new authors/new books and learn new things about them. Submit your entry for the grand prizes by collecting the …

Brand of Light Wins 2020 Carol Award!

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I’m over here minding my own business, having dinner with my husband–at a restaurant for the first time in six months!!–and my phone starts blowing up … BRAND OF LIGHT won the 2020 ACFW Carol Award – Speculative!! This is the first-ever win with this award, which is special to me for so many reasons, including that I grew up in ACFW as an author, I coordinated the Carols a while back, and–mostly–because BRAND is truly the story of my heart and one I never gave up on. WOWOWOW!!!!

Brand of Light Wins Two Awards!!

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WHOOOOAH!!! I’m blown away. Tonight at the Realm Makers conference, they held the awards banquet and BRAND OF LIGHT won not one, but TWO awards!!! It won the 2020 Alliance Award, which is a reader-nominated and -voted award–so a MASSIVE THANK YOU to all my loyal readers who took time to vote for BRAND OF LIGHT. The second award was the Realm Makers Award for Science Fiction!! Ahhh, I cannot believe it–but I’m soooo happy that this book baby of mine is getting some love!! THANK YOU, REALM MAKERS!!!

Enclave Summer Reading Giveaway!

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Enter to win all Enclave Publishing titles that release between December 2019-October 2020! These will be physical books, not ebooks or audiobooks. One person will win the Limited-Edition Hardcovers of Brand of Light, Hidden Current, The Vault Between Spaces, For Whom the Sun Sings, Mortal Sight, and Dust. They will also win a paperback of The Story Hunter and Crystal Witness, along with paperback ARCs of Swift, Forsaken Island, and Apprentice.   ENTER NOW: https://bit.ly/EnclaveSummerGiveaway

Carol Award Finalists – Brand of Light

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Void’s Embrace!!! I am THRILLED to share that BRAND OF LIGHT is an ACFW Carol Award Finalist in the Speculative Category!! Y’all, I can’t even … this is amazing!! I’m humbled and in awe to see this baby (which is now technically a teenager after all these years haha) get some love in *this the Carol’s, a contest I coordinated for three years and is part of an organization of which I’ve been a member for the last almost 15 years. I’m so grateful for this honor. And I’m deliriously pleased to see Brand sitting among her speculative sisters with Morgan Busse‘s Flight of the Raven and Lindsay Franklin‘s Story Raider–both excellent stories!! Be sure you’ve picked up these amazing …

VVolt Cancer Fund-raiser

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For those who have missed my posts on Facebook or Instagram, two weeks ago it was determined that my retired military working dog, VVolt N629, was once again battling cancer. The diagnosis came Saturday morning and Monday afternoon, he received his first round of chemotherapy. On Monday the 22nd, he will begin an aggressive radiation treatment against the hystiocytic sarcoma that spread from his leg (diagnosed/treated last October – November) to his abdomen and enlarged his lymph nodes. Mercifully, VVolt is covered by the United States War Dogs Association under their medical and Rx program, so we have had no financial cost, save the cost of gas to drive to the clinic about 45 minutes away. However, the cost is …

Cover Reveal – Dawn of Vengeance!

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COVER REVEAL!!! Look at this gorgeous beauty!!! Thrilled to share the cover for DAWN OF VENGEANCE (Droseran Saga Book 2), which releases December 8th from Enclave Publishing! PREORDER NOW: https://bit.ly/DawnofVengeance   ABOUT DAWN OF VENGEANCE: Once a formidable bounty hunter, Marco Dusan is plagued by insecurity as he tours the realm he now rules. This quiet, backwater planet is not as untouched as he’d once thought. Evidence of collusion between Droseran factions and the powerful Symmachians with their forbidden technology litters his encounters. Worse, all signs indicate Xisya, the alien who tortured him, is still snatching Kynigos Brethren-but to what end?   Lance Corporal Eija Zacdari works hard to win a coveted place on the Symmachian hyperjump program, but instinct …