Monday, December 22, 2014

Liberty in North Korea Fundraiser: Torn Asunder

Torn Asunder by Alana Terry 

Torn Asunder is the newest suspense novel from award-winning author Alana Terry. Torn Asunder is the story of Hannah and Simon, two North Korean refugees who sneak back into their country to serve as underground missionaries. In this world of spies, secret police, and informants, Simon and Hannah learn that staying together won't just compromise their ministry. It could cost them both their lives.

Torn Asunder launches today for just 99 cents, and all book sale proceeds today support the work of Liberty in North Korea, an organization that runs an underground railroad for North Korean refugees. You can get the paperback or the ebook for 99 cents for a limited time only. And remember the best news ~ Your purchase will help save a North Korean refugee!

Excerpt from Torn Asunder:

Simon gritted his teeth. His head felt like it was sinking. The general kept his voice level and pleasant as he slipped the device over Simon’s pinky. “Now, you just tell me who you delivered your Bibles to, and I’ll let you leave here with everything intact.”

Simon tried to swallow. His whole jaw was swollen from his scuffle in the woods. He shut his eyes and hoped the general couldn’t feel him tremble.

General Sin chuckled to himself. “Silly me. I forgot.” He slid the device off Simon’s finger. “This kind of tool won’t work on a big, strong man like you.” He strode over to Hannah and yanked her hand before Simon could even cry out. He jammed her ring finger into the opening.

Simon struggled against his iron restraints. “Let her go!”

Hannah sucked in her breath. General Sin still glared at Simon. “This is your last chance. Give me the names, and I'll release her unharmed.”

Simon’s field of vision blurred over. He wanted to scream. The metal from his handcuffs sliced open his wrists. He pictured himself breaking free and tackling the general to the ground.

“Better talk.” General Sin yawned. “I hate getting my uniform messy.”

Hannah’s hand trembled, but she didn’t make a noise.

“Three …”

Simon clenched his jaw, unable to tear his face away from Hannah’s wide, terrified eyes.

“Two …”

Want more? Buy Torn Asunder on amazon now. And remember, all book sales today will be donated directly to Liberty in North Korea, a group committed to seeing North Koreans achieve their freedom in THIS GENERATION.

Want to help spread the word? See below to click and tweet, or share this image on your timeline. Then be sure to scroll down to enter the giveaway for a chance to win a $100 gift card, surprise grab bag ($60 retail), great CD from Cherie Norquay, and free prizes to everyone who enters! And don't forget to leave a comment and tell us what you think of Hannah and Simon and those like them who sneak into hostile mission fields to share the gospel.

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Sunday, December 14, 2014

A Little of This and That, Including My Publishing To-Do List for 2015

I've started a couple of features on Facebook. One of these is my husband's picture of the day that I'm sharing on my author page as well as on Twitter.
Here I am on Twitter: @SHollinghead
And here I am on Facebook: Sheila Hollinghead, Author

I've shared that I'm releasing Thunder's Shadow on December 17th. The date has special meaning--my mother and father's anniversary. The Thunder books are very loosely based on my mother's life, and a little on my father's also (she did marry him, after all!). 
It is up for pre-order here: Thunder's Shadow

I have a confession to make. I did not write The Frailest Branch during NaNo. This will be the first book in a spin-off series, tentatively titled In the Pines. The plan at this juncture is to have Zeke and Grace as my male and female protagonists throughout this series. 

So, you might wonder if I wrote anything for NaNo this year. I did! I wrote some of the Thunder book #4. I had planned to end the series with three books. However, I had too many loose ends and knew they needed to be tied into a nice bow. It may take two more books to get them nice and neat--we shall see. Echoing Thunder will be the title of book #4. I do not have a cover for it, as of yet.

My plans for 2015 are rather ambitious... 
1. Publish Echoing Thunder, In the Shadow of the Cedar, Book 4.
2. Write and publish The Frailest Branch, In the Pines, Book 1.
3. Write Moon's Silence, Moonbow, Book 2, under my pen name, Ann Raley.
4. Write the fifth Thunder book, perhaps for NaNo. No title yet... maybe Thunder's End.
5. If time permits, work on Flight and Jillian's Journey. They will be published under my pen name. 

Whew! I'm tired looking at that list! 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Thunder's Shadow Available for PreOrder

Thundersnow will be free, 
December 5th through December 9th
Clothed in Thunder will be on sale for $.99,
December 6th through December 13th
And Thunder's Shadow is available for PreOrder today through the 17th at a special price of $.99! Release day is December 17th!

In the Deep South of the Great Depression, Sarah Jane, a courageous yet vulnerable fourteen-year-old, battles a mentally ill mother. While enduring emotional and physical abuse, she strives to rescue, not only herself, but her four-year-old brother from a lifetime of pain. When a Thundersnow transforms her life, Sarah Jane's fearless faith sets her on a hope-filled path where bliss awaits if she will only seek... in the shadow of the cedar.

Picking up exactly where we left off in Book One, Clothed in Thunder teaches us people are not always who they seem to be. Jay realizes that though she's always loved Michael - did she really know him at all? And what about Drake the Snake? Could he really shed his skin and become a different person, one she could love?

A blissful life was planned—to move back home, to the farm that held precious memories and the promise of new life. The bombing of Pearl Harbor shatters the dream. The roar of war thunders across the ocean, casting a shadow on those left behind, who must carry on without the strength of their young men. Yet God's light can pierce any shadow, even Thunder’s Shadow. Will Sarah Jane find the grit she needs to withstand, not only the turmoil of war, but also the insidious assaults of Michael’s former girlfriend? As always, she must seek... in the shadow of the cedar.