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CyberMonday – Where do I find good Christian books?

CyberMonday – Where do I find good Christian books?

Please check out a wonderful post written by Lorilyn Roberts, founder of John316 Network for Christian authors.

Perhaps this Christmas you don’t have a lot of money to spend on gifts. Have you considered giving books as Christmas presents? I’d be willing to bet they will outlast the latest iPhone or iMac computer.

Ten years from now, those electronic gadgets will be in a landfill somewhere, long replaced by something bigger and faster. Stories last forever,  like that book my dad gave me for Christmas when he hardly had a dime to spare.

When is the last time you read a really good book anyway? Probably too long (Lorilyn Roberts).


CyberMonday - Lorilyn Roberts

Christian Books Make Great Christmas Gifts by Lorilyn Roberts.

And remember to check out Tadeo Turtle – My book is on sale right now for 99 cent Kindle and also for only $10 autographed (plus shipping) both in Canada and the US. Take advantage of this offer now – only until December 15.



CyberMonday – Great Christmas gifts from #Christian Authors. (Click to tweet)

#CyberMonday – Tadeo #Turtle 99 cents Kindle, $10 signed copy +ship (click to Tweet)


Watchful Wednesdays – Who is Tadeo Turtle?

Watchful Wednesdays – A Review of Tadeo Turtle by Lorilyn Roberts

Tadeo Turtle - Written and Illustrated by Janis Cox

Tadeo Turtle – Written and Illustrated by Janis Cox

Lorilyn’s Review:

The endearing image of Tadeo and his problem will make this a favorite story for young and old alike—a story with which we can all identify.

Tadeo Turtle is a one-of-a-kind children’s book with a wonderful message—God has made you perfectly just the way you are. In addition to being entertaining and imparting a strong spiritual message, the illustrations will capture the heart and mind of a young child.

To read the whole interview please go to Tadeo Turtle by Lorilyn Roberts

To buy on Amazon.

To buy through Paypal  follow Paypal to either credit card or Paypal – signed author copy, free watercolour print card and free ebook.



What is Taste and See? And Free?

What is Taste and See? And Free?

Taste and See - volume 2

Taste and See and Free is an opportunity to get a free book of Christian authors’ books that you can decide whether you want to purchase them.

Just as we used to do in a bookstore – glance through the books and see if we want to buy them – this is your online chance to look through books before you buy.

Late last year I joined a group called John 3:16 Network, run by Lorilyn Roberts. On Twitter the hashtag is #john316books.

At the end of the year I was privileged to enter Tadeo Turtle, my children’s book for ages 2-7, into the second volume of Taste and See – a compilation of over 30 authors and their books. You get to have a taste and see of the book before you buy it.

There are links to each of the author’s books in the Taste and See volume.

You can download the book for free here:

Click here to download in .pdf format

Click here to download in Kindle format

Click here to download in Nook format

Please enjoy this wonderful look at Christian authors and their books.

If you want to purchase Tadeo Turtle directly from me – click on Paypal and it will allow you to choose either Paypal or credit card. Otherwise to to Buy Tadeo Turtle for further option.


Today is Five-Minute Friday and the word is SEE. Linking to Lisa-Jo. Hope all of you will be able to Taste and See some wonderful Christian authors.

Five-Minute Fridays

Five-Minute Fridays

How to Start the New Year Right

Here is a wonderful post from Randy Kirk, a fellow member of the John 3:16 Network.

7 Secrets to Choosing Happiness in 2014 by Randy Kirk




Have you had enough negative input for one decade? Tired of hearing about squabbles in Washington, tensions in the Mideast, and the economics of fear? Here are seven guaranteed ways that you can choose happiness in 2014.

To find out the seven ways you can choose happiness visit Randy Kirk.


Happy New Year to everyone. Blessings for 2014.

Christian Authors Book Launch Tour Last Day

Christian Book Launch Tour – Last Day

Today I welcome Lisa Lickel on the Blog Tour by John 3:16 Authors. There is a link at the bottom of this post for a contest by the John 3:16 Network. This is the last day to enter. Drop over to John316 BookLaunch for other authors and books.

The link to the contest can be found at the bottom of this post as well.

To follow the entire Blog Book Launch for Lisa Lickel please click on the following links:

Kimberley Payne: 1

Kara Howell: 1

Kara Howell: 2

Lorilyn Roberts: 3

Emma Right: 4  

Carol A. Brown: 5


Lisa Lickel B webshot picture

Green Leaf, The Potawatomi Boy

by Lisa J Lickel, illustrated by Brenda Hendricks

Green Leaf, The Potawatomi Boy

Green Leaf’s cousins are all older than he and don’t like to play fair. He longs for a friend his own age he can play with, explore and fish with. When he meets a Luxembourger boy, Henri, Green Leaf is sure they could become friends, but Henri’s words are strange to Green Leaf. How can they play and explore together?

Green Leaf’s mother says, “Friends learn to speak one another’s words.” But will Green Leaf learn to say his friend’s words well enough to save Henri when he falls into danger?

Here is an excerpt from her book,:

Green Leaf didn’t understand many of Henri’s words, but he knew that Henri needed him.
Green Leaf ran to the side of the stream.
Henri hung onto a big root with both hands. Cold water rushed over him and tried to sweep him away.
Green Leaf wanted to help. He wanted to tell Henri that he would not let the water wash him away. One of Henri’s boots was on the ground.
Henri screamed again and shook his head. Green Leaf did not know the words to tell Henri to wait. He held up Henri’s boot and pointed to the path.


From December 1 through December 16, the John 3:16 Marketing Network is hosting a Christmas Book Launch and The Potawatomi Boy is a featured book. As part of the event, the Network is offering a $200 Amazon gift certificate to one lucky winner. For a chance to win, go to http://bit.ly/Christian_Books and enter the Rafflecopter toward the bottom of the page.

Kindle for Green Leaf, The Potawatomi Boy – on special sale during December 1- 16, $.99

Also available in print from online retailers or from your favourite bookseller. $5.95

Today is the last day for the contest. Put in your entry now.


Mon. Dec. 16th last chance #win $200 Amazon card & read good books. Check out #john316books bit.ly/1bh5OHg #deals #Christianbooks

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Watchful Wednesdays – Christian Authors Book Launch Tour

Today I have the pleasure of welcoming Michelle D. Evans, another member of John 3:16 Network. We get to know a little about her and find out about her book, Spiralling Out of Control. To find out more about the John 3:16 Book Launch Contest see the end of this post. 

You can enter the contest right here on this page.

Watchful Wednesdays – Christian Authors Book Launch Tour

by Michelle D. Evans

It is such an honour and privilege to be here on Janis’s blog today. Thank you so much for hosting me.Spiralling Out of Control PREVIEW-1

When Janis asked me to write about faith I jumped at the chance. I love talking about faith. Everyone has faith in something. Even atheists have faith in their belief that no higher power exists. Faith is something we hold onto, it gets us through the hard times and it lets us soar in the exciting times.

In my novel Spiralling Out of Control, Stephanie’s family turn up to a traditional church, but where their faith actually is could be questioned.

Do her parents have faith in the church, in the people that go, in the priest or in themselves?

Stephanie doesn’t know herself where her parents’ faith lie and she herself is lost in what she actually believes. Because she is so lost, she jumps at the chance to date a high school senior and puts her faith in him.

I have seen over and over when people put their faith and trust in another person, they are nearly always let down.

Our faith needs to lie in a greater force, a higher power,
greater than any imperfect human being. 

Many people search for years without finding a one true God and unfortunately, by the end of Spiralling Out of Control, Stephanie is still searching but she begins to think her best friend’s faith in God might have some substance.


 Spiralling Out of Control

Temptation, depression, seduction, betrayal … Not what Stephanie was expecting at fifteen years of age. Uprooted from her happy, all-girl high school life with a dream filled future and thrown into an unfriendly co-ed school, Stephanie spirals into depression.

When charismatic high school senior, Jason notices her, Stephanie jumps in feet first and willingly puts all her faith and trust in him, a boy she barely knows.

Every choice she makes and turn she takes leads her towards a dangerous path.

Her best friend is never far away and ready to catch her … but will she push Tabbie too far away when she needs her most?

This novel contains adult themes. Recommended reading audiences 17+



Michelle Dennis Evans writes picture books, chapter books, young adult contemporary novels and free verse poetry. Her debut novel Spiralling Out of Control and poetry collection Life Inspired both reached #1 in subcategories on Amazon in their first week of release.

Michelle is married to an awesome man. She spends most of her days educating, socialising and sporting their four children and her nights writing.

She lives on the Gold Coast of Australia and believes you can find healing and hope when you read someone else’s story, fiction or truth. Her life is full and at times overflowing but she wouldn’t have it any other way.

From December 1 through December 16, the John 3:16 Marketing Network is hosting a Christmas Book Launch. Spiralling Out of Control is a featured book. As part of the event, the Network is offering a $200 Amazon gift certificate to one lucky winner. For a chance to win, go to http://bit.ly/Christian_Books and enter the Rafflecopter toward the bottom of the page.


I just entered to #win & you can too: “Win a $200 Amazon Gift Card”. 

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Watchful Wednesdays – Book Launch Tour – Lorilyn Roberts

Today we welcome Lorilyn Roberts, founder of the John 3:16 Network of Christian Authors. Please click on the link to go back to the first excerpt and then follow the links to the other blogs.

Free Giveaway at the bottom of this post.

To start at the beginning of the tour please visit Carole Brown.

Watchful Wednesdays – Book Launch Tour – Lorilyn Roberts

by Lorilyn Roberts author of The Donkey and the King.


A donkey longs for an easier life with no heavy burdens and no one to tell him what to do. He runs away and becomes lost, but “good” finds him in the most unlikely of places.

Travel to the Bible lands and meet Baruch, a stubborn donkey, and other lovable animals:  Lowly, the pig; Much-Afraid, a small, lame dog; Worldly Crow, who isn’t as bright as he thinks he is; and a sheep, Little, sent on a special mission by the King. The ending of the story will delight young readers as they discover “good” exists in the world if they look and listen for it.

When I was young, I hated doing chores. I suppose I was this donkey, rebellious and self-determined, but desperate for a friend—the one friend who would never leave me (or you).


Here is a short excerpt from The Donkey and the King. This is the second stop on the tour. I hope you will visit all the blogs and participate in the John 3:16 Marketing Network Book Launch and win the grand prize. See details below.


Worldly Crow squawked, “You’re making a big mistake. I know because I’ve been around. You’re headed for trouble.”


Much Afraid, a brown and white crippled dog, followed close behind.
“Please don’t go,” she cried.


On every page is the hidden word “good.” Can you find it in the drawings above? If not, you can look below and see where the word is hidden.

The unique quality about Kindle-enhanced books is that the drawings and font size can be enlarged for young readers. And for parents who can’t find the word, a QR code (a free AP is available for smart phones) and link is provided to facilitate the search. Some pages are more challenging than others (for older readers).

If you enjoyed looking for the mouse in “Goodnight Moon” when you were young, your child will delight in looking for “good” in “The Donkey and the King.” The moral:  There is good in the world if you look and listen for the King’s voice.



The Donkey and the King (A Story of Redemption)
99 cents December 1 through December 16
24 reviews, 4.8 stars
Ages 2-6

Book Trailer:  http://bit.ly/Donkey_Video

From December 1 through December 16, the John 3:16 Marketing Network is hosting a Christmas Book Launch and The Donkey and the King is a featured book.

As part of the event, the Network is offering a $200 Amazon gift e-card to one lucky winner. For a chance to win, go to http://bit.ly/Christian_Books  and enter the Rafflecopter (toward the bottom of the page). Or scroll to the bottom of this post and enter here.

And be sure and pick up your Kindle version of The Donkey and the King for 99 cents at http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/168d6711/

Scroll down to the bottom of this page and you can enter right on this post.

Next stop on Lorilyn Roberts’ Excerpt Tour:  Visit Carol A. Brown’s blog on December 5 at:  http://connectwithcarolbrown.blogspot.com




Lorilyn Roberts is an award-winning author who writes family-friendly books for the young, the young at heart, and all those in between. Visit http://LorilynRoberts.com to learn more.


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