Friday, February 26, 2016

Kindle Countdown Deal! PLAYING CATCH: Baseball Romance @AyalaRachelle 99c Leap Weekend only

Hey friends, Happy Leap Weekend! It's the last weekend before baseball begins, and the perfect time for a spring training romance. Can you smell the fresh cut grass, hear the crack of the bat, taste the salt of the hotdog? Then you're ready for a hot baseball romance that will knock your heart out of the park.

They say curiosity killed the catcher ... didn't they?

Catcher Kirk Kennedy has never met a puzzle he can't solve. Not until he meets bartender Jeanine Jewell on her walk of shame. There's something about the hot blonde that doesn't add up. What he finds knocks his balls out of the park and could very well end his days behind the plate.

Kirk and Jeanine's extreme love story will grab your heart, wring it out, and give you that sweet, well-deserved release. See what reviewers mean when they say how intense and rewarding it is, and pick up your copy today.

Trigger Warning: The heroine was sexually abused by her foster father and has flashbacks.
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Read the reviews. Visit My Blog Tour and Giveaway going on right now with Beck Valley Books, and don't forget to pick it up for 99c [Leap Weekend ONLY]. Mahalo!

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

#MusicReview Joey+Rory's Hymns debuts at #1 on Billboard for Country and Christian Music

This is a historical moment! Joey+Rory's Hymns That are Important to Us, an album of hymns and spiritual songs, debuted #1 on Billboard for Country Music and Christian Music.

Listening to Joey Feek sing Take My Hand, Precious Lord draws chills through my spine, especially through her struggles with of terminal cancer. Every word is full of meaning and because it is all so real. Same with I Need Thee Every Hour.

Whether you grew up singing these hymns at church, or your mother hummed them to you while putting you to bed, or they are all new to you, I promise you will be truly blessed by this collection. From The Old Rugged Cross to How Great Thou Art, Joey's dulcet voice stirs your soul and lifts your spirit. A few are not as familiar, like Suppertime, a sweet one that is especially meaningful to Joey who grows her own vegetables and enjoys calling her family to supper at the end of the day.

Perhaps the most touching one is When I'm Gone, a song which tells of the first evening after a loved one's departure. Even though none of us want her to go, we are all reminded that no one is guaranteed tomorrow, so make each day the best it can be and love like it's your last breath.

While a lot of the hymns are pensive and bluesy, her rendition of I'll Fly Away is upbeat and inspiring and the best version I've ever heard. Her faith shines through, touching and blessing all. She recorded the songs while going through chemo and radiation treatments, and she wants to leave us her voice as a blessing to all of us.

While picking up Hymns, I also picked up their Inspired Album and was pleasantly surprised that my favorite hymn Are You Washed In the Blood is on it.

I also came across this sweet interview of Joey and Rory way back. It's stinkin' cute! You have to view to the end when Rory screws up. Watch this amazing pair and go buy all their songs. You will be blessed. Promise.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Love Story in Song - Pray for Joey+Rory #lovestories #lifeoffaith

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Joey Martin and Rory Feek are a country duet, but much, much more than that, they are a real, true-to-life, love story. Recently, I've been praying for them, binge reading their blog, and listening to their songs. Joey is in a battle for her life, fighting to see each new day, staying strong for her husband and darling little two-year-old daughter, Indiana.

And as I listen to their songs, I realize that their amazing love story is all written in the songs that Rory writes and Joey sings. The experience of saying goodbye to someone you love, the yearning for a loved one after they're gone, the simple farmhouse life they come from, and the places they've gone.

While I'm writing, Joey sings The Life of a Song. In it, she wishes she could change the world through a song. Her song lives forever, and as she says, it never dies, it touches many lives. Joey may not know it, but she IS living the life of a song.

Here is a picture of the two lovers starting their fantastic journey. The wonder and excitement of touching so many lives is in their eyes.

CMA week has been busy... now we're flying to Europe! We're playing shows in Scotland and Ireland this week.
Posted by Joey and Rory on Sunday, November 15, 2009
Every day she is here with us is a miracle, but someday, she will fly away, free as a bird. Her life and legacy stays with us forever, not only in a three minute song, but in the chords of our hearts. She asks, "If I were to leave here tomorrow, would you remember me?"
What Was by Rachelle Ayala [dedicated to Joey Martin Feek]
Before there was ever a song
there was love.
Before there was ever a story
there was love.
Before there was ever a life
there was love.
And before there was love
there is GOD. 
Joey+Rory's newest album is out with the Hymns that are so meaningful to them. Pray for Joey, pray for peace and comfort, and most of all give glory to the Lord at this time. "Take my hand, Precious Lord, lead me home."
[UPDATE!!! Hymns is #1 on Billboard this week for Country and Christian Album. To God be the Glory!] And please, keep praying for more miracles.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

This Valentine's Day - Give yourself a Hound Dog - Waaaoroooah!!! #sweetromance

Meet Harley. He started out life as a rescue puppy named Little Treat, because he was always hungry for treats. But along came a man named Larry, a janitor who found Little Treat looking for a meal behind a Dumpster. So Little Treat became Harley, a more manly name, don't you think?

Until a fashion designer named Jenna Hart claimed Harley as her Little Treat. She met Larry and decided he would be a bigger Treat, except there was one problem. Larry had been burned by both love and a huge fire, wearing scars on his heart and over fifty percent of his body.

Can a basset hound puppy help Jenna Hart show Larry that both beauty and love are never skin deep, but strikes straight through the heart?

Valentine Hound Dog is Available Now, in both Ebook and Paperback form [regular and large print]

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Monday, February 8, 2016

Dear Cupid - Valentine Letters - Part 2 - Valentine Pets & Kisses #romance #vpk

Two more pleas to the capricious Cupid. All Dr. Laing wanted was a peaceful, happy Valentine, but along came an ex and blew the house down...

And here's Melanie Vincent. She needs some help, girl! Can you pair her up with her Perfect Catch?

Please enjoy The Vet's Valentine Gift and Her Perfect Catch along with 12 other sweet romances in our 14-author boxed set, Valentine Pets & Kisses. Get it now for Valentine's Day!

Oh, yes, it's picture purr-fect!

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Sunday, February 7, 2016

Dear Cupid - Valentine Letters - Part 1 - Valentine Pets & Kisses #lovestories #vpk

Hey readers! Valentine's day is coming up and I hope you all get what you want. We, here at Valentine Pets & Kisses, have started a new tradition. The "Dear Cupid" letter. This entire week, I'll be sharing letters from our 14-author boxed set. Here's Jenna Hart from Valentine Hound Dog. All she wants is for Larry, a firefighter scarred by burns, to see himself as a real hero.

The second letter is from Greenly Kendrick. All she wants is to get through the day without embarrassing herself!

Please enjoy these and twelve other stories in our 14-author boxed set, Valentine Pets & Kisses, this Valentine's Day!

It's stinkin' cute! I know.

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Monday, February 1, 2016

You're Invited to the Valentine Pets and Kisses Countdown Launch Party

Hey Friends! I'm hosting today (Feb 1) at the Valentine Pets and Kisses Countdown Launch Party and giving away copies of ALL my books. Please join me there as I go through my entire collection and give you a chance to win and chat with me.

JOIN ME NOW. Party goes until 11:59 pm [Eastern time] on February 1, 2015.

Come back February 2, 2015 for release day and a Fabulous list of GUEST Authors. Meet them and win more prizes and books!

Meanwhile, buy Valentine Pets and Kisses and make your February sweet and cuddly!

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