Monday, June 29, 2009

Mom NEEDS Chocolate by Debora M. Coty

About Mom NEEDS Chocolate:

What's a rundown, run-ragged mom to do? Her spirit yearns to soar, but her feet---and faith---are stuck in the diaper-by-diaper mud of everyday responsibilities. How can she de-muck when she's chronically exhausted and relentlessly robbed of abundant life by the joy-sucking dully-funks? This offbeat glimpse of reality with a tangy twist pitched in to help busy mothers get in touch with rejuvenating joy and empowering faith! In mom-to-mom, smile-eliciting style, humorist Debora Coty doesn't lolly gag around the hot topics such as enduring marriage, embarrassing children, defeating depression and grossfully (er, gracefully) aging. Unique insights and outrageous coping tips are shared alongside sisterly hugs and warm encouragement. Mom Needs Chocolate is a veritable grocery list of mud-between-your-toes issues, tackled with witty frankness and wild abandon. Young-at-heart mothers of all ages will enjoy hilarious and heartwarming stories that apply Scripture to real life and remind them how to hear God's still, small voice about blathering kids, howling pets and snarling traffic!

About Debora M. Coty:

Debora M. Coty is a woman on a mission. Since answering God’s call to write six years ago, Debora has published over 80 articles in international magazines, newspapers, and anthologies, and signed 11 book contracts! Her latest, Mom NEEDS Chocolate, just released from Regal Books and is endorsed by legendary funny ladies Martha Bolton and Patsy Clairmont.

My thoughts:

Moms don't just need chocolate, moms need this book! Filled with short, easy to read chapters full of wit and wisdom, it's perfect for the start or ending of any mom's busy day. Debora uses the lessons God has taught her in just the everyday life experiences she's had - some good, some not so good - as a way to spread her message of mirth as Godly medicine. So when life is doing all it can to make you bitter, pick up this book, read a chapter or two (or more), and let Debora show you how God is right there with you through it all and that by focusing on Him can make for a much sweeter life.

Love's Pursuit by Siri Mitchell

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Love's Pursuit

(Bethany House - June 1, 2009)


Siri Mitchell


Siri Mitchell graduated from the University of Washington with a business degree and worked in various levels of government. As a military spouse, she has lived all over the world, including in Paris and Tokyo. Siri enjoys observing and learning from different cultures. She is fluent in French and loves sushi.

But she is also a member of a strange breed of people called novelists. When they’re listening to a sermon and taking notes, chances are, they’ve just had a great idea for a plot or a dialogue. If they nod in response to a really profound statement, they’re probably thinking, “Yes. Right. That’s exactly what my character needs to hear.” When they edit their manuscripts, they laugh at the funny parts. And cry at the sad parts. Sometimes they even talk to their characters.

Siri wrote 4 books and accumulated 153 rejections before signing with a publisher. In the process, she saw the bottoms of more pints of Ben & Jerry’s than she cares to admit. At various times she has vowed never to write another word again. Ever. She has gone on writing strikes and even stooped to threatening her manuscripts with the shredder.

A Constant Heart was her sixth novel. Two of her novels, Chateau of Echoes and The Cubicle Next Door were Christy Award finalists. She has been called one of the clearest, most original voices in the CBA.


In the small Puritan community of Stoneybrooke, Massachusetts, Susannah Phillips stands out both for her character and beauty. She wants only a simple life but soon finds herself pursued by the town's wealthiest bachelor and by a roguish military captain sent to protect them. One is not what he seems and one is more than he seems.

In trying to discover true love's path, Susannah is helped by the most unlikely of allies, a wounded woman who lives invisible and ignored in their town. As the depth, passion, and sacrifice of love is revealed to Susannah, she begins to question the rules and regulations of her childhood faith. In a community where grace is unknown, what price will she pay for embracing love?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Love's Pursuit, go HERE.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Winner of Never the Bride...

...According to the random sequence generator which gave me this result:

18, 3, 5, 15, 9, 13, 8, 17, 11, 16, 1, 10, 2, 4, 6, 12, 7, 14

Kristen @ dancing in the margins coincides with #18, so congrats to her on winning the book. I sincerely appreciate all the comments, and a pat on the back goes out to all of you for including your contact information. That makes it so much easier when it's time to pick a winner.

Blessings all...and happy reading!

"Waiting On' Wednesday"

I count James Scott Bell as one of my favorite authors, and his Ty Buchanan series is one I have really enjoyed. I just love the character of Sister Mary Veritas - who wouldn't love a basketball-playing nun - in this series and can't wait to see what kind of trouble comes to her and Ty in this book.

About Try Fear:

For Ty Buchanan, defending a suspected drunk driver named Carl Richess seems routine enough. But when his client ends up dead, an apparent suicide, there's nothing routine about it. Because the cops suspect it's murder, and arrest Eric Richess, Carl's brother, for the crime. Now Ty, at the desperate urging of Eric's mother, agrees to defend him. But it won't be easy. Because there's DNA on the gun that matches Eric's, and a history of conflict between the brothers.

Then Ty, assisted by Sister Mary Veritas, begins to uncover tentacles of corruption that reach into the citadels of city power. But he's being watched. Because somewhere in the dark labyrinth of LA is someone who will do anything to keep from being found out, someone who believes that when warnings don't work, try fear.

Try Fear shows a release date of 6/24/09 at, and a 7/16/09 release date at It is published by Center Street.

You can read the first chapter here.
Be sure to also check out James Scott Bell's website.

Shepherd's Fall by Wanda Dyson

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Shepherd's Fall

(WaterBrook Press - April 14, 2009)


Wanda Dyson


Wanda Dyson lives with her severely autistic teenager on a busy farm with horses, chickens, dogs, cats, rabbits, and the occasional fox, deer, groundhog, and snake. She could seriously live without the snakes, but that's life in the country.

After writing three critically acclaimed suspense novels, she was asked to write the true story of Tina Zahn (Why I Jumped), which was featured on Oprah. Readers characterize her books as "riveting" and "Packed with twists and turns."

Wanda serves on the board of several writers conferences across the country including the Colorado Christian Writers Conference, and the Greater Philadelphia Christian Writers Conference.

Wanda has finished the second in this series called Shepherd's Run,that will come out in 2010. And she's hard at work on the third and final installment of the Prodigal Recovery Series - Marti's story -- tentatively called Shepherd's Quest.


Bounty hunter Greg Price is fearless when it comes to chasing down criminals. It's his difficult ex-wife, rebellious teenage daughter, and dysfunctional siblings that keep him awake at night. In charge of the family business, the Prodigal Recovery Agency, he thinks of himself as a shepherd of sorts. When his "flock" is out of his control, Greg's well-ordered universe falls into chaos.

Prodigal Recovery's search for Zeena, a prostitute on the run, leads to a faulty arrest, complicating Greg's business. He is thrown together with Zeena's twin, the beautiful Annie, and the two find themselves on a desperate search. The stakes significantly increase when Greg's daughter is kidnapped. Now, to save someone he loves, Greg must risk everything.but will it be enough.

If you would like to read a Prologue excerpt from Shepherd's Fall, go HERE.

Monday, June 22, 2009

The Firstborn by Conlan Brown

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

The Firstborn

(Realms - May 5, 2009)


Conlan Brown


Born in 1984, Conlan Brown was functionally illiterate until the fifth grade, when he learned how to read and write, as well as a love of story, from his grandmother. Conlan went on to start college at the age of sixteen, and now holds a Master's degree in Communication, which taught him the academic principles needed to write Firstborn.

Conlan lives on Colorado's Front Range where he is working on his next book. He enjoys video editing, film scores, and developing high octane, thought provoking fiction that turns pages and excites the senses.


Three supernatural gifts. Two thousand years of division. One moment of truth.

Hannah's head hung, long brown hair in her eyes. Her face felt pasty with cold and fatigue and pain. Arms behind her back, she sat in a chair, wrists and ankles tied to the wooden frame, chair legs bolted to the floor. A cold car. A gun. Horror. Pain. Grief. Screaming. A windshield blistering with holes. Darkness.

It all came over her like a flood. A pouring out of pictures in her mind. But then there was one more thing. Not an image, but a feeling--that half a continent away someone else had felt it all happening too.

The Firstborn, those gifted with Foresight, Hindsight, and Insight at the time of Christ's death are divided between themselves. And when an Islamic holy man is murdered outside of his mosque it becomes apparent that one of the Firstborn was to blame. Now, with the threat of a terrorist attack on an unspeakable target the Firstborn are spiraling out of control. Leaders are dying, members are being kidnapped, and unity is being forced. Three heroes, differently gifted and divided must work together to thwart those who would go too far.

Their breakneck race against time plunges them into a world of danger and through a gauntlet across the United States. From the Riverwalk of San Antonio, where Devin Bathurst, John Temple, and Hannah Rice must protect one another from assassination, to the gritty streets of Washington DC, a paramilitary compound in Pennsylvania, and ultimately back to our nation's capital, the Firstborn must unite to prevent an impending atrocity from becoming reality.

Watch The Trailer

If you would like to read the first chapter excerpt of The Firstborn, go HERE.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Spring Reading Thing 2009 Wrap-up

How many books did I read in the last three months? I had really been out of it with my book reading at the beginning of this year so I decided to start the challenge with a VERY conservative list. So without further delay, here are my results...

My original list...

#Turning the Paige by Laura Jensen Walker
#Deceived by James Scott Bell
#She's in a Better Place by Angela Hunt
Last Mango in Texas by Ray Blackston
Kiss by Ted Dekker and Erin Healy
Picket Fence Promises by Kathryn Springer
The Secret by Beverly Lewis
Sisterchicks in Wooden Shoes by Robin Jones Gunn
Ghostwriter by Travis Thrasher
Plain Pursuit by Beth Wiseman
Nothing but Trouble by Susan May Warren

In addition to my original list, I also finished these:

My Son, John by Kathi Macias
The Bossy Bridegroom by Mary Connealy
Four Little Blessings by Merrillee Whren
The Cowboy Takes a Bride by Debra Clopton
Bundle of Joy by Robin Lee Hatcher
#Age Before Beauty by Virginia Smith
Eight Little Faces by Kate Gosselin
The Convenient Groom by Denise Hunter
#Shame by Greg Garrett
Play it Again, SAHM by Meredith Efken
Lost in Las Vegas by Melody Carlson
So Not Happening by Jenny B Jones
#The Night Watchman by Mark Mynheir
#Never the Bride by Cheryl McKay/Rene Gutteridge
#Breaking Up is Hard to Do by Anne Dayton/May Vanderbilt

I started out with my original list of eleven, then added fifteen more books that I read during the challenge. I had a few on the original list that I had been waiting on the library to receive their ordered copies, and much to my dismay, the library still hasn't gotten the Susan May Warren book, so I did have to get a copy of that on my own (which I didn't do until Thursday). One thing I figured out about myself during these challenges is that I don't want to let myself down by not getting to all the books on my list.

The books I deemed as some of my favorites are indicated above with a # sign, and I did find a couple of 'new to me' authors whose books I really enjoyed - Mark Mynheir and Greg Garrett.

I am definitely looking forward to participating in the next challenge in the fall. A big thanks to Katrina at Callapidder Days for being such a great hostess.

Never the Bride Bonus Spotlights

You've still got time (til midnight 6/23) to enter my giveaway for Never the Bride, but I just wanted to steer you in the direction of some great extras about this book from some of my friends here in the blogosphere.

Head over to Relz Reviewz for a great character spotlight on the lead character in the book, Jessie Stone. If you happen to be from AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND, you still have until June 28th, 2009, to enter for a chance to win a copy at Relz Reviewz.

Jen at So Many Books...So Little Time! has a couple of super interviews with the authors of the book, Cheryl McKay and Rene Gutteridge that you do not want to miss.

Have a great weekend everyone...and happy reading!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Never the Bride by Cheryl McKay & Rene Gutteridge

About Never the Bride:

Jessie Stone has spent thirty-five years fantasizing about marriage proposals, wedding dresses, and falling in love. She’s been a bridesmaid eleven times, waved dozens of couples off to sunny honeymoons, and shopped in more department stores for half-price fondue pots than she cares to remember.

But shopping in the love-of-her-life department hasn't been quite as productive. The man she thought she would marry cheated on her. The crush she has on her best friend Blake is at very best…well, crushing. And speed dating has only churned out memorable horror stories.

So when God shows up one day, in the flesh, and becomes a walking, talking part of her life, Jessie is skeptical. What will it take to convince her that God has a better love story than one of the thousands she’s cooked up in her journals? Will she trust Him with her pen when it appears her dreams of being the bride are forever lost?

A romantic comedy with a spiritual twist, Never the Bride is what it means to lose control—and getting more than any woman could ever imagine.

About the authors:

Cheryl McKay is the co-author (with Frank Peretti) of the Wild and Wacky, Totally True Bible Stories series, which has sold nearly 200,000 copies, and the screenwriter of the award-winning film The Ultimate Gift.

Rene Gutteridge has published thirteen novels including Ghost Writer, My Life as a Doormat, the Boo Series, the Occupational Hazards Series, and the Storm Series. Together, McKay and Gutteridge are the authors of The Ultimate Gift, a novelization based on the feature film and popular book by the same title.

My thoughts:

Never the Bride takes a serious subject, finding your life's partner, and turns it into an uproarious adventure as Jessie tries to shed her 'Always a Bridesmaid, Never a Bride' persona. A story that goes to show you that when God shows up, you never know what will happen. You'll laugh, you'll cry, and you'll want to read this book again and again.

Would you like a chance to win a copy of this book?

I have the privilege of giving away one copy of Never the Bride, thanks to Waterbrook/Multnomah. If you'd like to win and you're a US resident, please leave a comment that INCLUDES YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION (you at yoohoo dot com) by midnight Tuesday (June 23rd, 2009), and I will announce/contact the winner on June 24th.

"Waiting On' Wednesday"

Whoo-hoo - I just found this on amazon! I really enjoyed the first two books in this series, and can't wait to read this one.

About Becca by the Book:

Adventurous and fun-loving Becca Daniels loves the rush of new experiences and is constantly pushing the envelope—trying everything from extreme sports, to wild hair colors, to skydiving. So when a broken leg grounds her temporarily, Becca doesn’t take the interruption well.

Grumpy, restless, and at loose ends, Becca bristles one day when some of her Getaway Girls Book Club friends tease her about being commitment-phobic. To prove them wrong, Becca impulsively promises to accept a date with the next guy who asks her out; and to date him for three months or twenty-five dates—whichever comes first.

Unfortunately, the first invitation comes from Ben—too “churchy” and definitely not Becca’s type. Determined to win the bet, however, the two embark on a hilarious series of dates that plunge the outspoken, purple-haired Becca into a sea of church potlucks and prayer meetings.

Ultimately, the dating experiment opens Becca’s eyes to a new perspective on her life’s purpose and a new understanding of who’s directing her path—an epiphany that could lead to her biggest adventure yet.

It's release date is January 2010 and it's published by Zondervan.

"Waiting On' Wednesdays" is hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine. So join in - what are you Waiting On?

Winner of Sisterchicks in Wooden Shoes...

According to the random sequence generator, which gave me this result:

3, 11, 10, 4, 2, 13, 15, 8, 5, 14, 6, 7, 1, 9, 12

Gail's name corresponds with #3, making her the winner. I sincerely appreciate all of you taking the time to stop by and entering yourselves in the giveaway.

Blessings all - and happy reading!

A Bride in the Bargain by Deeanne Gist

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

A Bride In The Bargain

(Bethany House - June 1, 2009)


Deeanne Gist


Deeanne Gist, the bestselling author of A Bride Most Begrudging and The Measure of a Lady, has a background in education and journalism. Her credits include People magazine, Parents, and Parenting. With a line of parenting products called "I Did It!® Productions" and a degree from Texas A&M, she continues her writing and speaking. She and her family live in Houston, Texas.

Since the debut of those novels, her very original, very fun romances have rocketed up the bestseller lists and captured readers everywhere. Add to this two consecutive Christy Awards, two RITA nominations, rave reviews, and a growing loyal fan base, and you’ve got one recipe for success.


The Wedding Is All Planned...
Someone Just Needs to Tell the Bride

In 1860s Seattle, redwoods were plentiful but women scarce. Yet a man with a wife could secure 640 acres of timberland for free.

Joe Denton doesn't have a wife, though. His died before she could follow him to Seattle and now the local judge is threatening to take away his claim. In desperation, he buys himself a Mercer bride--one of the eastern widows and orphans brought to the Territory by entrepreneur Asa Mercer.

Anna Ivey's journey west with Mercer is an escape from the aftermath of the Civil War. She signed on to become a cook--not a bride. When she's handed over to Denton, her stubborn refusal to wed jeopardizes his land. With only a few months before he loses all he holds dear, can he convince this provoking, but beguiling, easterner to become his lawfully wedded wife?

If you would like to read the first chapter of A Bride In The Bargain, go HERE.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Breaking Up is Hard to Do by Anne Dayton & May Vanderbilt

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

(FaithWords - April 16, 2009)


Anne Dayton & May Vanderbilt


ANNE DAYTON graduated from Princeton University and is earning her master's degree in English literature at New York University. She works for a New York publishing company and lives in Brooklyn.

MAY VANDERBILT graduated from Baylor University and went on to earn a master's degree in fiction from Johns Hopkins University. She lives in San Francisco, where she writes about food, fashion, and nightlife in the Bay Area.

Together, the two women are the authors of Miracle Girls.

Ana, Christine, Riley, and Zoe have grown closer than ever over the past few months, but summer is over and it's time to put their friendship to the test.
It's been a little over a year since Christine Lee's mom passed away in a tragic car accident. Now her dad is engaged to Candace--"The Bimbo"--and Christine couldn't be less thrilled. When her attitude starts to take a toll on her schoolwork, the administration forces her to attend counseling sessions. At least she gets to skip gym class!
But with her father's wedding inching closer, Christine is growing even more bitter. To make matters worse, the Miracle Girls are beginning to drift apart. Christine's anger and the pressures of high school threaten to break the girls up when they need each other the most. Will they find a way to join together to help Christine come to terms with her mother's death . . . and her father's remarriage?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, go HERE.

My Thoughts

What a great chance to get to know the 'Miracle Girls' even better. Anne and May have gotten the voices and characterizations of these teens down pat, and do a wonderful job with main character Christine and all of the conflicting emotions she feels as she deals with both the loss of her mother, and the pending addition of a step-mother and step-sister. Although this is a YA book, I, as someone seeing the days of my 30s dwindle away, enjoyed this book immensely.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Sisterchicks in Wooden Shoes by Robin Jones Gunn

About Sisterchicks in Wooden Shoes:

When a mammogram result comes back abnormal, midlife mama Summer Finley makes a snap decision to relegate fear to the back burner and fulfill a lifelong dream. Summer heads for Holland where she meets up with tulips, wooden shoes, and her best friend, Noelle.

Pen pals since fourth grade, Summer and Noelle have never met face-to-face. Through decades of heart-level correspondence, they have sustained a deep friendship. A week of adventure helps both women trade anxiety for a renewed and deeper trust in God. When Summer confides in Noelle about the abnormal medical report, Noelle finds the freedom to share a long-held heartache, and both women discover they needed each other more than they realized.

Women ages 35 and up, readers of Christian Boomer Lit, and fans of books such as The Yada Yada Prayer Group will enjoy Robin Jones Gunn’s humorous and uplifting style. True-to-life characters and moments of poignancy bring a deeper understanding of the value of life and the gift of true friends. Readers guide and bonus material included.

About Robin Jones Gunn:

Robin Jones Gunn is the best-selling and award-winning author of over seventy books, including the Glenbrooke, Christy Miller, Sierra Jensen, Katie Weldon, and Christy and Todd: The College Years teen series. The Sisterchicks® series has sold more than 300,000 units, bringing her total sales to more than 3.5 million books worldwide. A Christy Award winner, Robin is a popular speaker, both at home and abroad, and is frequently interviewed on radio and on television

Be sure to check out the newly revamped Robin Jones Gunn website as well as

My thoughts:

I can always count on Robin Jones Gunn and her Sisterchicks novels to take me to amazing destinations I will never see (due to my overwhelming fondness for terra firma), and treat me with a story of sisterhood that not only entertains me but teaches me something.

Robin does such a wonderful job in this novel of describing the beauty of the places she takes her chicks - it makes it seem as if you've left your comfy reading chair to stroll through the intricate and beautiful tulip fields, feel the rush of emotions at the ten Boom Museum, and experience the much leisurely pace of the Netherlands right along with Summer and Noelle.

This is a wonderful book that is worth sharing with the ladies in your life. Enjoy!

Would you like a chance to win a copy of this book?

I have the privilege of giving away one copy of Sisterchicks in Wooden Shoes, thanks to Waterbrook/Multnomah. If you'd like to win and you're a US resident, please leave a comment that INCLUDES YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION (you at yoohoo dot com) by midnight Tuesday (June 16th, 2009), and I will announce/contact the winner on June 17th.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Friday Flashback...

I feel like taking a trip down memory lane today, so you all bear with me.

I've always loved a good mystery, and although I had hit somewhat of a dry spell in my reading at the end of my high school/college years and early married life, I eventually came back to my favorite pastime. I remember scouring the library in town for good clean fiction only to discover this wonderful thing called "Christian Fiction". This was back in the mid-1990s, and I think I checked out almost every book they had after a while. Fortunately, CF has really taken off and I have become woefully behind in my reading.

I remember the very first Christian suspense novel I ever read was Presumption of Guilt by Terri Blackstock. I can remember to this day how the opening scene made me scared me to pieces...and got me hooked on Terri Blackstock!

How about you - if you're a lover of Christian Suspense - what was the book that got you hooked?

About Presumption of Guilt:

Reporter Beth Wright suspects something very ugly at the St. Clair Children’s Home. But someone wants to make sure Beth’s story never gets to press. Between Beth and that someone stands Nick Hutchins, a social worker. Nick finds his own suspicions about the home being confirmed, first by Beth’s investigation, then by a high-speed attempt on her life and, finally, by an intruder’s startling confession. As the drama unfolds, a horrifying picture emerges of helpless children forced into lives of crime. Only one person holds the key that can save them: Beth herself. But using that key could cost Beth her reputation…or even her life.

Read the first chapter here.

Listen to a podcast about this and other Terri Blackstock books here.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

"Waiting On' Wednesday"

About Seeing Things by Patti Hill:

Birdie Wainwright, 72, isn’t concerned about seeing things that others can’t. For a woman who still climbs mountains with her dog (Miss Bee Haven) and likes to tango, the impractical visions brought on by macular degeneration are just another gift from God, adding more adventure to life. But when a tumble down the stairs breaks her ankle and leads back to her son’s home in Denver where she must convalesce, Birdie’s imagination really takes flight. Following a conversation with her grandson about The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, she begins to see and speak with the unkempt literary character himself on a regular basis. As the line between reality and whimsy turns brittle, faith is tested among friends and loved ones, and hope is reborn.

Seeing Things is a story about family, reconciliation, and hearing from God in unexpected ways.

Coming in September from B&H Publishing.

"Waiting On' Wednesdays" is hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine. So join in - what are you Waiting On?

The Deliverer by Linda Rios Brook

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

The Deliverer

(Realms - May 5, 2009)


Linda Rios Brook


Linda Rios Brook, President of the RiosBrook Foundation, believes the answers to issues of social justice and righteousness lie in the proper alignment between the church, the marketplace and media and entertainment. She is a sought out speaker and teacher on matters relevant to cultural restoration. Linda worked as a media executive for over 20 years in the field of broadcasting serving as President and General Manager of television stations in Texas, Florida, and Minnesota and was President and part owner of KLGT-TV in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota.

Linda has served on several national boards and community organizations and is listed in Who's Who of American Women. She is an ordained minister and has a Doctorate of Practical Ministry from the Wagner Leadership Institute.

Linda is also the author of Lucifer's Flood.

Linda is also a teaching Pastor at Covenant Centre International in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Linda is married to Larry Brook, who is the Executive Director of the RiosBrook Foundation.


Ancient language expert Samantha Yale returns to translate a new batch of scrolls written by the fallen angel from Lucifer's Flood.

Samantha Yale has taken on a daunting translation project. A set of scrolls, delivered by a man she knows nothing about, tells a fascinating and frightening tale of what went on behind the scenes of biblical history. What is even more incredible is who is telling the tale--a fallen angel who immediately regretted his decision to side with Lucifer.

With The Deliverer, Linda Rios Brook brings new depth of imagery into the spirit world. It is a story about rebellion and consequences. It is about demonic strategy to disrupt and destroy the people of God. But ultimately, it is a story about the unrelenting love, grace, mercy, and determination of a sovereign God in pursuit of His children.

If you would like to read the first chapter of The Deliverer, go HERE.