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Review: Sapped, by Emily James

Sapped, by Emily JamesSapped, by Emily James (Stronghold Books, 2016)

The worst way to find out that your boyfriend is already married is to see it on the news. The only way it could be worse than that is if his wife died under suspicious circumstances. [From the book description on Goodreads.]

And that’s how things start for the heroine in Sapped.

Nicole Fitzhenry-Dawes is the daughter of two over-achieving lawyers. She’s a lawyer herself, and although her people skills are an asset to her parents’ firm, she knows she’ll never live up to their expectations.

Now this happens, and she’s desperate to help prove her suddenly ex-boyfriend innocent. Even when her father orders her off the case.

Sapped is a prequel to the Maple Syrup Mysteries series, available as a free ebook for signing up for the author’s newsletter, or in print through Amazon.

It’s an engaging mystery, fast-paced and with a snappy delivery. Nicole’s self-doubts in a world of confident people make her very relatable, as does her desire to uncover the truth. She’s smart, spunky, and has a lot more going for her than she realizes.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and immediately dove into the next in the series, A Sticky Inheritance, in which we see the significance of the “Maple Syrup Mysteries” title for the series. This isn’t a Christian series, but it’s a good, clean read.

There’s more than one author named Emily James. To find out more about the one behind the Maple Syrup Mysteries, and for more about her books or to sign up for your free ebook copy of Sapped, visit authoremilyjames.com.

[Review copy from my personal library.]

Prelude to Danger Free on NoiseTrade

Here’s a new option for acquiring your free download of my Redemption’s Edge bonus features ebook. This will be especially helpful for my non-US Kindle-reading friends, since outside the US Amazon lists the price at the equivalent of $0.99.

I’m excited about offering a book through NoiseTrade (which has expanded from music to include ebooks and audiobooks too). Take a few minutes and browse the other options for reading and listening. The way the site works, material is offered for free, with the option of leaving a tip for the author/artist. You might think of it as “pay what you can.” In the case of this book, Prelude to Danger, please don’t leave a tip. It’s really short, and that’s why I want it to be free. But by all means, leave a tip for the other artists if you’re downloading a full-length item.

Free for Kindle: 3 Days Only

To celebrate Heaven’s Prey being short-listed for Canada’s The Word Awards, my publisher is running a promotion. (See the short-list here)

Heaven's Prey will be free for Kindle from May 13-15, 2014

Click the image to go to Heaven’s Prey at Amazon.com (not an affiliate link) For other Amazon sites, see below.

Heaven’s Prey will be free* for Kindle May 13-15.

Help me spread the word? Reader response for this novel has been great, but only from people who’ve heard about it and read it — the goal with this promotion is to help more people who like this sort of story to find out about it, and word of mouth is the best way to do that.

“Word of social media” helps too, so if you’d like to share, here are some possible tweets and status updates. I’ve used the Amazon.com link, so if you want to share to Canadians or other international Amazon shoppers, feel free to adjust the link.

Sample tweets (please don’t send all three at once):

Christian suspense: HEAVEN’S PREY by @JanetSketchley #free for #Kindle May 13-15. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GAE9QMS #mustread (Click to tweet this)

Get HEAVEN’S PREY by @JanetSketchley #free for #Kindle May 13-15. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GAE9QMS #Christfic (Click to tweet this)

Like Christian suspense? Check out HEAVEN’S PREY by @JanetSketchley. #Free for #Kindle May 13-15. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GAE9QMS (Click to tweet this)

Sample status updates you could copy and paste to Facebook or Google+

Christian suspense: HEAVEN’S PREY by Janet Sketchley is free for Kindle May 13-15. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GAE9QMS

Get HEAVEN’S PREY by Janet Sketchley free for Kindle May 13-15. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GAE9QMS

Like Christian suspense? Check out HEAVEN’S PREY by Janet Sketchley. It’s free for Kindle May 13-15. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GAE9QMS

Thanks for any help, and if you have read and enjoyed Heaven’s Prey, I’m glad!

*With any of these Kindle sales, it’s important to double-check the price before adding to your cart, in case something has gone wrong with the setup. And be sure the actual price is right. Sometimes for Kindle, the page will say $0.00 for Kindle Prime members, but still have a price for us “regular” customers.

Rational Worship

cover art: Rational WorshipHow do you feel about the Apostle Paul “pleading” with us to give ourselves to God as living sacrifices?

What would that look like in our lives? Can we trust God that much? Are we willing to trust Him?

I’ve been following Carolyn Watts’ Hearing the Heartbeat blog for a while now, and she’s a writer I can trust to be authentic, transparent and encouraging. Not long ago she posted an intriguing question about how this ongoing “living sacrifice” might look. [Read: The One Question You Need for Each Day]

This week she released an online Bible study called Rational Worship: Offering Ourselves to the God of Mercy. It’s six weeks on Romans 11:33-12:2 and related passages from the Old and New Testaments.

Carolyn explains the reason behind the study:

What you really want to know is “Can God be trusted with my life? How can I know that it’s safe to trust Him?” And as many stories as you hear, that answer can only be received in God’s presence. So instead of merely telling you my own story, I’d like to lead you (with those big questions) along a bit of the road He has led me on toward the One who knows how you can best hear His whispers. To the One who has been waiting to welcome you deeper into His heart. [Read the full post: The First Day of the Rest of Your Life (and How to Live it Fully)]

This is a professionally-designed resource that comes with a separate leader’s guide for group study. And it’s free. You can download the PDF and either work from your reader or computer or print out the pages.

The journey is designed for (short) individual daily steps and a weekly group discussion, but it can be taken on your own. For now, that’s what I’m doing. As an added resource, Carolyn’s Monday posts will continue to explore the character and nature of this God who is trustworthy enough to inspire our surrender.

For more information and to download the material, visit Rational Worship.