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4:08AM

Thursday, February 14, 2019

❤️

We love

because He first loved us.

-- 1 John 4:19

❤️ Happy V-Day, Everyone!

Yes, I'm a romance writer so Valentine's Day is important because it's the one day of the year that everyone focuses on romance. Which, of course, I LOVE because I LOVE ROMANCE!

But ... I would be remiss if I didn't focus on the greatest romance of all -- when the Son of the Living God gave His heart -- His valentine -- to each of us by dying on the cross. Because of His unfailing love, to me Valentine's Day is not just a cause to celebrate romantic love, but a day to celebrate what God's unfailing love has given to each of us.

And so, in honor of Valentine's Day, I would like to expound on what V-Day might actually stand for to me.

To millions of people embroiled in WW2, V-Day meant freedom and deliverance from tyranny, which is definitely something God's love has given to me and to you.

And to every Christian on the planet, in addition to freedom from death and the tyranny of sin, V-Day could also stand for things like Value, Vigor, and Victory, gifts from God that forever change our destinies.

❤️ VALUE because God loves each of us with an everlasting love, seeing us as the apple of His eye (Psalm 17:8). To Him, we are His workmanship (Ephesians 2:10), and "a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for His own possession." (1 Peter 2:9)

❤️ VIGOR because His steadfast love invigorates and strengthens us to become the best we can be. "But the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen and protect you from the evil one" (2 Thessalonians 3:3). "The Lord gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless" (Isaiah 40:29).

❤️ VICTORY because His love means through Him, we can overcome the world. "For everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith" (1 John 5:4)

So this V-Day, whether you are married or single, young or old, female or male, celebrate your true Valentine -- the God whose love will never fail.

Hugs and Happy V-Day!

Julie

 ❤️ We Have Winners!

I want to thank each and every one of you who voted for me in Family Fiction magazine's Romance Readers Poll because WHOO-HOO -- I made the list, which is such an honor! And all because of YOU, so THANK YOU, THANK YOU!! Be sure to check out the link below to see the list of all your favorite authors. I found that the easiest way to do that is to download the PDF and enlarge it on your computer, so here's the link: Romance Readers Poll

And THANK YOU to all of you who entered my Christian Fiction Rocks Contest as well. Wish I could give prizes to everyone, but what I can do is give you a HUGE discount on my most recent novel, Love's Silver Lining, so check out the sale below that begins today through V-Day Weekend.

Without further ado, the winners of my Christian Fiction Rocks Contest are:

Grand Prize:

AMY CROCKETT LOWE

 

—Choice of Five Top CBA Books* or $25 Amazon Gift Card

—Character Named for You/Loved One in Upcoming Release, A Wing and a Prayer

—Signed paperback copy of A Wing and a Prayer

*5 new or almost new books by top CBA authors such as Rachel Hauck,

Denise Hunter, Becky Wade, Beth Vogt, and more!


Two Runners-Up:

Cheyenne Pittser & Dezi Allen

 

—Character Named for You/Loved One in Upcoming Release, A Wing and a Prayer

—Signed paperback copy of A Wing and a Prayer

Super Congrats to my winners, and I will be in touch.

 

❤️ 75% Sale on Love's Silver Lining!

In honor of Valentine's Day, I thought I'd share a little love with a 75%-off sale on my most recent novel, Love's Silver Lining, which goes from $5.99 to $1.49 beginning today through THIS WEEKEND ONLY!! So if you haven't read this one yet, NOW'S your chance.

NOTE: Since For Love of Liberty is the prequel novel to Love's Silver Lining, it's best to read that book first, but GOOD NEWS! If you haven't read For Love of Liberty yet, check out the info on the FREE DOWNLOAD in the next announcement below. Meanwhile, here's a glimpse at Love's Silver Lining:

She tampers with his life.
He tampers with her heart.
Love tampers with them both.

Desperate to escape an arranged marriage to a womanizer, twenty-two-year-old Maggie Mullaney flees New York for Virginia City, Nevada with her Aunt Liberty, two spunky suffragists intent on bettering the lives of women. Fresh out of nursing school, Maggie hopes to devote herself to serving others rather than just one man, a goal quickly affirmed when she encounters Blaze Donovan, a womanizing cowboy who both riles and rouses her pulse. But when Aunt Liberty’s parents' house burns down, she and Maggie are coerced into staying at the ranch of Liberty’s ex-husband, Finn McShane, who just happens to be the uncle of the cocky cowboy Maggie had hoped to avoid.

If there’s one thing twenty-nine-year-old Blaze Donovan can’t abide, it’s respectable women who spout piety and prayer, so when he butts heads with perky Maggie Mullaney at St. Mary Louise Hospital, he wants to stay as far away from her as he possibly can. Unfortunately, she now lives in the bedroom next to his in his uncle’s ranch house, a revolting development that sends Blaze to The Ponderosa Saloon more than usual. But when Maggie interferes in Blaze’s life by converting his favorite “disrespectable” girl, Blaze is determined to make her pay. Only problem is—the price HE has to pay may be a little too steep for his heart.

BUY LOVE'S SILVER LINING HERE!


❤️ Free Download Soon!

Mark your calendars for a FREE DOWNLOAD of FOR LOVE OF LIBERTY on FEBRUARY 23-26!

I wanted to do this free download as a special Valentine's giveaway mid-month, but the dates didn't work out with KDP, so better late than never, right? Here's the jacket blurb:

A Match Made in Heaven?
Or Someplace a Whole Lot Warmer?


She’s stubborn, educated, and looking
to give women the vote.
He’s bullheaded, successful, and looking
to give her a piece of his mind.
But when things heat up, they just may give each other
a piece of their hearts.

So DO mark your calendars for Feb. 23-26 and here's the link:

FREE DOWNLOAD OF

FOR LOVE OF LIBERTY (2/23-26 ONLY)

 

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