I am pleased to welcome author Julie Arduini to Whispers in Purple today. She is here to share some news about her recent writing endeavors. Take it away, Julie!
THE HEART SEEKERS SERIES NOW IN PRINT JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS
When readers ask me what do I like most about working with a publisher, my answer always is I appreciate being part of a team. Write Integrity Press authors are known and respected for marketing each other, not just themselves. That means a lot to me.
One of our team projects is THE HEART SEEKERS SERIES. These three novellas are comprised of A DOZEN APOLOGIES, The LOVE BOAT BACHELOR, and UNLIKELY MERGER. What was so fun about the stories I was involved in (THE LOVE BOAT BACHELOR and UNLIKELY MERGER,) was that we posted our chapters online and had readers vote for the heroine and hero they wanted to see close out each story. Even though my characters didn’t “win,” I can share that all of us authors were as excited to learn the ending and just as conflicted as to what character should win.
With Christmas a week away, THE HEART SEEKERS SERIES is now available for the first time in print. Anyone that purchases either the Kindle or print version not only receives those three stories, but updates on all the characters. Also included is the #1 bestseller, THE CHRISTMAS TREE TREASURE. It’s a perfect Christmas present for the romance reader on your list.
My hope is a new crop of readers will come to love the characters and settings across the USA and Caribbean. In THE LOVE BOAT BACHELOR, I was able to write Nora Laing, a caregiver on a cruise as part of a compromise. For years Nora stepped in and helped her sister and her nephew, Jimmy. With her sister newly married, they are all struggling with their new roles. So much so, Nora’s asked to go on the honeymoon cruise with the whole family. Meeting Pastor Brent Teague and listening to his wise counsel gives Nora the courage to start to find life for herself.
My heart is to write surrender issues and chocolate, so I love Nora because she has to surrender what’s comfortable and take steps beyond what she can see and trust God has the perfect plan for her. Not only did I love Nora, I loved where they were docked, Cozumel. Her shopping excursion with Brent was based on my own shopping experience with my husband.
In UNLIKELY MERGER, Landon Gates runs Lakeview Inn, located in the Finger Lakes Region of Watkins Glen, New York. He’s trying to expand the activities the inn offers as well as transform it into a training place for young adults with special needs. Because he care-gives for his sister, it’s important to him to make the place attractive to tourists and home for his sister, Kaili, and her peers. It’s more than he can handle, and he has to ask Lacewell Limited to consider taking the inn on as one of the business ventures.
Landon was my tip of the hat to my family and the area I lived in before moving to Ohio. My nephew’s name is Landon, and woven into my chapter are places and foods I miss and long for readers to love as much as I do.
I would love for everyone reading today to consider THE HEART SEEKERS SERIES for their loved ones, and for them, too. Have a very Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year!
To purchase THE HEART SEEKERS SERIES, click here.
Julie Arduini loves to encourage readers to surrender the good, the bad, and ---maybe one day---the chocolate. She’s the author of the Amazon bestseller, ENTRUSTED, and co-author of THE LOVE BOAT BACHELOR and UNLIKELY MERGER. She also shared her story in the infertility devotional, A WALK IN THE VALLEY. She blogs every other Wednesday for Christians Read. She resides in Ohio with her husband and two children. Learn more by visiting her at http://juliearduini.com, where she invites readers to subscribe to her monthly newsletter full of resources and giveaway opportunities at JULIE ARDUINI: SURRENDER ISSUES AND CHOCOLATE.
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Thank you Julie, for sharing with us. It’s been a pleasure hosting you today.