Monday, September 8, 2014

It's Time for a Giveaway of THE HESITANT HEIRESS!!! :D

In honor of my debut novel attaining 50 FIVE-STAR reviews on GoodReads, I'm giving away an Advance Reader Copy of The Hesitant Heiress!! The winner will be announced next Tuesday. This contest is open to anyone with an eReader. Good luck, and please share this giveaway with your friends!


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Advance Readers Needed! “The Bound Heart” Releases from Whitaker House in November!

Do you love to read? Do you love inspirational historical romance with a touch of suspense thrown in? With the release of THE BOUND HEART—the second  novel in The Everstone Chronicles novel series—a little over two months away (November!), I’m gathering a team of readers / bloggers who would love to help me spread the word.

As a member of this team, you will receive a PDF Advance Reader’s Copy of The Bound Heart in about 3 to 4 weeks. I will email you with links to the book cover and graphics, and author pics. As a part of this team of "influencers" your goal will be to spread the excitement of The Bound Heart’s release. This can be done in the following ways:

~ If you have a blog, post a review and/or ask me for an interview [preferably in October or November].

~ Prepare a list of tweetables and tweet!

~ Talk about the book on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, GoodReads or other social media sites. If you wrote a review, post your link everywhere. :)

~ Like my Facebook Author Page and comment, like or share my posts to your friends and followers.

~ If you belong to a book club, suggest The Hesitant Heiress. Let them know I’m available to book clubs for online video chats. 

~ Share your enthusiasm with your Bible study, prayer group, civic groups or other organizations that you belong to.

~ Pin the book cover or other book graphics from my website, or those I share with you, to Pinterest. You can also share The Hesitant Heiress Pinterest board I’ve created.

And if you receive and read The Bound Heart and find it’s not your style book? That is okay. Not all books are for all readers. If you don’t like it, feel free to do absolutely nothing.

If you would like to be on this influencer team for The Hesitant Heiress email me at dawncrandallwritesfirst (at) gmail (dot) com.

If you’d like more information about what an influencer does, author Jody Hedlund has a few blog posts about it here and here.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

The Hartline Blitz #2 ~ “Secrets of Crescent Point” by Raquel Byrnes

Leaving Noble Island amid scandal and accusation, Raven vows never to return, but when her sister’s fiancĂ© goes missing, Raven has no choice. Shunned by the island, if she is to unravel the mystery of Niklos’s disappearance, she must rely on the only man she’s ever loved, Siyah Cavaler. 

Siyah was devastated when Raven left Noble Island, but as the clan’s heir apparent, he has a responsibility to keep the families from falling into ruin and crime. To preserve the island’s future, he agrees to a bride from a rival family, but Raven’s return stirs his heart and jeopardizes his position in the council. Giving in to his love for Raven would mean turning his back on all he’s ever known. 

When Raven’s investigation uncovers a grisly discovery, a darkness is unleashed that threatens them both. 

Bizarre accidents, unexplained deaths, and strange apparitions shroud the island. Raven and Siyah struggle to save the families and their love as they race to stop another death and unveil the Secrets at Crescent Point.

Raquel Byrnes lives in Southern, California with her husband of twenty years and their six children. She writes across several genres including YA Steampunk, mystery and romantic suspense. She loves to connect with other book lovers on Twitter @raquelbyrnes. You can visit her at her website: and her writing blog, Edge of Your Seat Stories.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

The Hartline Blitz #1 ~ “The Hesitant Heiress” by Dawn Crandall

    With the rare ability to play the piano by ear, Amaryllis Brigham wants nothing more than to someday found a music school. However, someone keeps undermining her hopes and dreams at every turn. 
    Despite her own misgivings, she soon finds herself quickly falling in love with the most unlikely of men—the son of the very man she suspects has been bent on ruining her life. However, Nathan Everstone turns out to be much more than he seems… and everything she never knew she wanted. But can she trust an Everstone man?



Dawn Crandall writes long inspirational historical romantic suspense. She has a BA in Christian Education from Taylor University and lives in northeast Indiana with her ever-supportive husband and their newest addition, a little baby boy. Learn more about Dawn and The Hesitant Heiress from the August 2014 blog tour:

Thursday, August 7, 2014



I am giving away a prize pack every weekend for the six weeks of the blog tour, and then one larger prize pack at the end. Each of YOU who comments on any post will be entered into the drawing for that specific week, and then also for the end of the tour Grand Prize–all of which will be announced on this blog. Many of the blogger's posting in the blog tour are also giving away a digital copy of The Hesitant Heiress.

THE FIVE WEEKLY PRIZE PACKS: a $10 Amazon Gift Card, an eBook of The Hesitant Heiress, a mug with all three book covers and a moleskin journal!

THE GRAND PRIZE (at the end of week six): a Kindle Fire, PLUS a $10 Amazon Gift Card, an eBook of The Hesitant Heiress, a mug with all three book covers and a moleskin journal!

The Schedule:

“Coming From the Pen of Dawn Crandall…” at Margaret Chind’s blog,

The winner was ANNA WEAVER HURTT!!!!

Interview at Lisa Henson’s blog,

The winner was PAMELA MORRISSON!!!!

Interview at Amanda Geaney’s blog,

The winner was TINA RICE!!!!

Book Review at Stacey Daniel’s blog,

Book Review at Stacey Zink’s blog,

The winner was LYNDA EDWARDS!!!!

Book review at Savanna Kaiser's Review:

Book review at Pegg Thomas’ Review: 

Book review at Joy Avery Melville’s Review:

Interview {with Nathan & Amaryllis too} at Karlene Jacobson’s blog,

***The winner of the week one's prize pack was

Book Review at Jody Bailey Day’s blog, {part 1}

Book Review at Lindsey Grogg's blog,

Spotlight on The Everstone Chronicles at Connie Fischer’s blog,

The winner was BREANNA DAVENPORT!!!!

~ Book Review at Susan Tuttle’s blog,

The winner was NANCY McLEROY!!!!
~ Interview at Hannah Conway’s blog,

The winner was SHEENA LIND!!!!

Interview at Cara Putman’s blog,

Interview at Amber Schamel at

The winner was MARISA DESHAIES!!!!

***The winner of the week two's prize pack was MELISSA TAGG!!

Interview at Jody Bailey Day’s blog, {part 2}

Interview at Savanna Kaiser’s blog,

The winner was JACKIE McNUTT!!!!

Interview at Jaime Wright’s blog,

The winner was HEIDI ROBBINS!!!!

Book Review at Kelly Bridgewaters blog,

Interview at Lena Nelson Dooley’s blog,

The winner was AERYKAH HARWELL!!!!

Interview at Karin Beery’s blog,

Interview at Melanie’s blog at {Winner will be announced soon--deadline to enter is August 21st!} 

Interview at Courtney Clark’s blog,

The winner was JANELLA W.!!!!

***The winner of the week three's prize pack was BETH BULOW!!

Book Giveaway on Sarah Ladd’s FaceBook Page,

The winner was RAQUEL MUNIZ!!!!
Interview on Rachel McMillan’s blog,

Interview on Iola Goulton’s blog, {part 1}

Book Review on Iola Goulton’s blog, {part 2}

Novel Pastimes blog, {part 1}

Interview at Joy Avery Melville's blog,

Guest Post: Having ADD, a Newborn Baby and a Book Contract… at 

Novel PasTimes blog, {part 2}

The winner was KAY MOORHOUSE!!!!

Interview at Stacey Daniel’s blog,

The winner was RACHAEL MERRITT!!!!

Would You Rather {with Nathan & Amaryllis} at Jessica R. Patch’s blog,
Interview at Pegg Thomas’ blog,

***The winner of the week four's prize pack was SYLVIA MILLER!!

Interview at Heather Day Gilbert’s blog,

Gretchen E.K. Engel’s group blog,

Terri Weldon’s blog,

Book Review at Marisa Deshaies’s blog, A Way with Words,

Interview at Kate Elise Guterrez’s blog,

Interview {part 1} at Marisa Deshaies’s blog, A Way with Words, 

Interview at Mary Vee’s blog,



Saturday, August 23

~ Interview {part 2} at Marisa Deshaies’s blog, A Way with Words, 

***WEEK #5 PRIZE: $10 Amazon Gift Card, eBook of The Hesitant Heiress, mug with all three book covers, moleskin journal~~WINNER TO BE ANNOUNCED!!
Monday, August 25

~ Interview at Casey Herringshaw’s blog,

Tuesday, August 26 – 

~ Book Review/Interview with Noela Nancarrow on Overcoming With God
~ Book Review at Preslaysa Williams’ blog,

Wednesday, August 27

 ~ Interview at Anna Moore Bradfield’s blog,
~ Book Review at Anne Payne’s blog,

Thursday, August 28 – 

~ Book Review at Laura Pol’s blog,

Friday, August 29 – 

~ Guest Post about “My Journey to Publication” on Sandra Ardoin’s blog,

Saturday, August 30 – 

~ Blog Tour Final Post and Prize Giveaway on my website

***GRAND PRIZE: A KINDLE FIRE, a $10 Amazon Gift Card, eBook of The Hesitant Heiress, mug with all three book covers, moleskin journal~~WINNER TO BE ANNOUNCED!!


Other Scheduled Posts

{part 1} a mini-blog series with Kristy Cambron at and 

{part 2} a mini-blog series with Kristy Cambron at and

{part 3} a mini-blog series with Kristy Cambron at and   

Monday, September 8 – My Journey to Publication at Preslaysa William’s blog,