Friday, October 26, 2012

Devotion: On Tour with Author Marianne Evans and a Giveaway

From This Day Forward. For Better or Worse. 'Til Death Do Us Part.
From This Day Forward
Christian Music agent Kellen Rossiter has everything he ever wanted: A-list clients from coast to coast, a loving wife who honors and respects him, and a faith life that’s never wavered—until now.

Juliet Rossiter has the perfect life: a rewarding schedule serving the underprivileged, a husband who loves her as Christ loved the church, and a blessed future as a mother—at least that's what she thinks.

For Better or Worse
But what happens when their rock-solid marriage begins to crumble under the weight of an unexpected and powerful temptation? How does love survive when its foundation is shaken?

'Til Death Do Us Part
When human frailty and the allure of sin deal a harsh blow to their relationship, it will take more than love to mend the shattered trust and heartbreak. It will take a lifetime of devotion.

Enjoy an Excerpt 


“We’re the sum of our choices, Kellen, and you’ve made yours. That’s not a criticism it’s simply a realization I’ve come to with the past few months as a barometer. I’m married to—” she made a couple of air quotes “—Kellen Rossiter. But the marquee isn’t what I married, and the marquee isn’t what I fell in love with. My biggest fear is that when you take enough time, and focus on me long enough to look deep you’ll find you don’t love me anymore. I guess we changed drastically without even realizing it. Where does that leave us? What does it all mean?”

Her monotone voice undid his control system. He wanted to keep fighting; he wanted her to keep fighting, too but she looked weakened and defeated, as though the ability to do battle just wasn’t in her any more.

“You’re carrying our child. Think about that! God’s plan is for us.” This time, Kellen used the air quotes. Juliet’s chin wavered, her eyes sparkled, but no tears fell. It looked like she had rediscovered the determination to leave him behind, but when he explored the layers of emotion residing just beneath her steel and grit, he found nothing but sorrow.
If she was this sad about the state of their relationship, could there be enough emotion left to build something better?

He battled on. “Juliet, think about something else, too. Do you think it’s mere coincidence that the night I met up against my biggest temptation, God turned me to you, and to us, so irrevocably?”

“That’s where you’re wrong. We should have been irrevocable from the start.”


The Giveaway!

Marianne will award 4 autographed print editions of Hearts Crossing, her award-winning novella and book one of her Christian inspirational Woodland Series (US/Canada only) to four commenters from this tour and her review tour, and a $25 Amazon gift card as a grand prize to one commentator from both this tour and her review tour.
 
The Author

Marianne Evans is an award-winning author of Christian romance and fiction. Her hope is to spread the faith-affirming message of God’s love through the stories He prompts her to create.

Evans’s novel, Hearts Communion, earned Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year honors in the Romance category and readers have lauded her work as: ‘Riveting.’ ‘Realistic and true to heart.’ ‘Compelling.’ Evans has also won acclaim in such RWA contests as The Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence where she has been a finalist twice, and the Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence.

A lifelong resident of Michigan, Evans is active in a number of a number of Romance Writers of America chapters, most notably the Greater Detroit Chapter where she served two terms as President. She’s also active in American Christian Fiction Writers and the Michigan Literary Network.

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5 comments:

  1. I'm looking forward to reading DEVOTION to see how the couple eventually overcome their problems. (I'm assuming they do.)

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  2. Thank you so much for the lovely spotlight and for throwing open the doors of your blog to my book tour for Devotion! I'm so grateful!!! Blessings to you!

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  3. Wonderful to have you with us today Marianne!

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  4. liked the excerpt and thanks for the giveaway - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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