Thursday, September 6, 2018

Now Free at Most Sales Websites


THE UNDERGROUND: SUPERHUMAN Book 1 is FREE at all epub retailers and 99 cents at Amazon. That means if you shop at ibooks, KOBO, Barnes & Noble, Scribd, and a number of other retailers you can download for FREE.





This is fun edge-of-your-seat altered genetics science fiction with a strong Christian theme. This price is only for a limited time!

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Suzanne D. Williams
Florida, USA

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Big Changes - Two New Collections

First, I have put Books 1 & 2 of the WINGS series into a collection, under new covers, for one low price. Only $1.49, limited time! That's a savings of over $3.



And the big change ...

11 of my clean, young adult romances are now exclusive to their own collection. This means you cannot get them anywhere else. One price, one download, and hours of reading!

Kindle Unlimited Book



Please note, these stories are all still available as paperbacks underneath their individual titles. You can find those sales links on the blog.

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Suzanne D. Williams
Florida, USA


Thursday, August 9, 2018

The Virtuous Man (Devotional)

Rejoice with the wife of thy youth. (Proverbs 5:18)

When did you go astray, her husband? When did your job, your car, your hobbies become more important? That fishing trip, that game night, your “working vacation.” When did your life together become, her life and your life on parallel paths and not your steps together?

This is the woman you pledged your life to. This is for better or worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and health. This is the hand that wears the never-ending promise of your commitment. The arms you embraced because you had to get closer, had to feel her there, smell her perfume, and touch her hair.




This is the lame joke you told that made her laugh, age sixteen. Your longing to capture the sound in your ears, with your eyes, with your mouth. To drink it in and savor it, to linger, because it’s hers. Because she made your heart beat faster, your arms stronger, your goals make sense.

She pushed you forward in college. She encouraged you to go for it, to try harder, to try again. She lived in that tiny apartment with you, bumping elbows between the stove and the fridge.

She’s an adornment, a jewel to your otherwise boring existence, the beauty in the room that takes your breath away. A friend, a confidante, a lover. She’s the best of the earth and the sky and the stars, in all seasons.

Rejoice in the wife of your youth. The woman who picks up your clothes, scrubs your dishes, sweeps your floors. Avoids your misplaced, dirty shoes.

Rejoice in her endurance. To give your children life. To stay awake in the wee hours, rocking Jenny and James. Rejoice in what she forfeited to feed, to nourish, and to play.




Rejoice in her efforts. To pay the bills, walk the dog, navigate the grocery store. Find time for the gym, and Jenny’s dance classes, and James’s football games. Your family’s parade of awkward holiday meals.

Rejoice in her failings. That she falls but gets up again, stumbles but walks straight afterward. Rejoice that she chose you to support her, build her up, and carry her through.

Rejoice in her tears, her aches and her scars. Rejoice when she’s hurting. When she cuts her hand or stubs her toe. When her hair thins, her waistline thickens, her back curves. Rejoice when she’s PMSing. When she’s grumpy and ill-tempered. When she’s going through menopause.

Rejoice, remembering she’s tried her hardest to look her greatest. She’s given her all to make your life better. She put her best foot forward. For you.

Husbands, you in turn must treat your wives with tenderness, viewing them as feminine partners who deserve to be honored, for they are co-heirs with you of the “divine grace of life,” so that nothing will hinder your prayers. (1Pe 3:7 TPT)

Much is said of the virtuous woman and rightly so. But be the virtuous man. The man who thinks of her first. Puts himself last. Sets himself aside for her joy, denying what he wants. To eat, to watch on TV. To do at 7 a.m.

Rejoice and give her a reason to wake up and be herself again tomorrow. Because you’re in this together. Your future is hers. Your knee sprain, car accident, hearing loss is hers to bear. The job you quit affects her. The bonus you got, that’s hers, too. It’s not fifty-fifty, but all-or-nothing, 100%. For everything she does, you do the same in return.




Buy her the shoes.

Compliment her dress.

Let her have dessert without counting her calories.

Admire the curves that came with time and age. The gray hair. The wrinkles.

And when she’s not at her best, admire that, too. She’s perfect exactly how she is, and if she isn’t today, then pray for her. Lift her up. Raise her spirits. Build her ego. Give and give and when you think you can’t do it any longer, give some more.

Life is short, and time is precious, and finding someone who will endure your foibles is rare and beautiful. Holding her hands, when you can’t walk anymore because your legs aren’t strong, when you need help in and out of the shower, when you can’t remember what happened, long ago in your youth, those are God-given gifts.

Rejoice while you can and look back at the ups and downs that she traveled with you. Then, when she’s gone, rejoice in how lucky you were for fifty-odd years, or thirty, or twenty, or ten.

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Suzanne D. Williams
Florida, USA

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Now Available For Purchase - Give Me Texas


GIVE ME TEXAS
Cowboys of the Double R, Book 4

Available at Amazon

Look for it at other sales outlets within the next week.


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Also,  don't forget ... 

FLIGHT RISK (The Italian Series) Book 1 is FREE at non-Amazon websites.


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Suzanne D. Williams
Florida, USA

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Don't Miss The Giveaway ~ Or Another Free Book


Don't miss the SUMMER BOOK BAY GIVEAWAY. You must be an email subscriber by 7 a.m. on July 31st to receive the download link.

Included are:

The Romance of Summer (YA Collection)
Take Me Away
Talk Like A Pirate (A Man Through Time) Book 1


That's 6 FREE BOOKS simply for following along with me! Both mobi (Kindle) and epub copies will be included.
 
And while we're talking about FREE ...
 
ATLAS (Billionaire Boys Club) Book 1 is still FREE at all non-Amazon websites.

Also FREE at non-Amazon websites ... FLIGHT RISK (The Italian Series) Book 1.


For Amazon sales links of these books, visit the website and look under "Contemporary Adult."


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Suzanne D. Williams
Florida, USA

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Story Saturdays - How to get in on my latest FREE BOOKS.


Don't forget the SUMMER BOOK BAG giveaway!

You must be a subscriber to get in on these FREE BOOKS. Visit the blog for all the details. Deadline to join 7 a.m. 7/31/2018.

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FREE at all non-Amazon sales websites.


He had everything money could buy, except her.


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Christmas in July

A MIRACLE FOR MARI
Only 99 cents.

One girl's unexpected Christmas gift.
Perfect tie-in for the holiday season.
Clean YA.


And don't forget ...
THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR

Only 99 cents. Or free on Kindle Unlimited.
Comes with 2 exclusive stories!



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These 2 exclusive stories, WELCOME TO WONDERLAND and HIS & HERS CHRISTMAS are available as paperbacks with all my other books. And ... if you're a paperback fan, I've LOWERED PRICES recently. You can find sales links on my webpage.

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Suzanne D. Williams
Florida, USA

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Summer Book Bag Giveaway


My next GIVEAWAY will be 7 a.m. on July 31st.

All email subscribers will receive the download links.

Included are:

The Romance of Summer (YA Collection)
Take Me Away
Talk Like A Pirate (A Man Through Time) Book 1


That's 6 FREE BOOKS simply for following along with me! Something for the entire family to enjoy! Both mobi (Kindle) and epub copies will be included. You don't want to miss out.

Also, don't forget to check out my current sales prices. These are limited time and will disappear soon!

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Suzanne D. Williams
Florida, USA

Thursday, June 14, 2018

I Planted A Seed (Devotional)

And he said, Whereunto shall we liken the kingdom of God? or with what comparison shall we compare it?  (31)  It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when it is sown in the earth, is less than all the seeds that be in the earth:  (32)  But when it is sown, it groweth up, and becometh greater than all herbs, and shooteth out great branches; so that the fowls of the air may lodge under the shadow of it. (Mark 4:30-32) 

I plant seeds in my garden, expecting them to become so much more than they appear to be. Rolling them around in my palm, they don’t look like much, and, in fact, are easy to lose hold of. The wind or a sudden movement sometimes tosses one onto the ground amongst other tiny particles where it’s gone forever. But if I can just hang on long enough to place it where I want it to grow, I will, one day, reap abundant things.

My grandfather on his tractor.

There’s a process to planting. My grandfather was a farmer, and long before he dropped the seed in the ground, he prepared the soil to receive it. He had to take into account the land’s ability to retain moisture. In low spots, he’d make great hills and plant the seeds on top. He also had to consider the type of seed. Was he planting tomatoes or green beans or corn? Different seeds will have different requirements. You can plant beans close together, but corn needs space. Knowledge was involved.

He had to know how deep to plant the seed. Most of my flower seeds only need to be barely covered. I’ll dust them with soil and think to myself how flimsy it seems. Birds, rain, any number of things can disturb the seed before it has a chance to do anything. My front flowerbeds are partially beneath the eaves of my house and when it rains, water will pour off the roof and create ruts. I know not to plant seeds there because they will be washed away.

In the spring, when the sun starts to warm the earth in my part of Florida, we’ll find flowers sprouting in the lawn from last year’s plants. Black-eyed Susans pop up between Bahia grass and lawn weeds, oblivious to the fact they shouldn’t be there and might get mowed. Go out further and there are tiny orchids, a natural plant that sits hidden all year, only to appear in full force in April. Our footsteps, the scurry of other creatures, did nothing to keep them from sprouting.

My gladiolus garden

That’s the thing about seeds; they can’t NOT come up. Unless they are dead. I’ve purchased seed packets online and had none of them sprout before, despite the soil being right, the location being what that plant will need to grow and flourish. The seed itself was too old. That’s discouraging at first, but I never let it stop me from trying again. I plant again. I water. And I wait.

The biggest portion of growing things is in the waiting. On the surface, nothing looks different. I know I put the seed there. I know I’ve watered it, and the sun has done its job. But most of the “becoming” is up to the seed itself. Different plants take different amounts of time to sprout. Zinnias are pretty quick, but Black-eyed Susans will stay beneath the soil for a year sometimes, seeds cast from last year’s plants hiding during the colder months.

Faith says, “I planted the seed. I believe it will sprout.” Faith protects the seeds, fencing the area from foot traffic or pets. Sprouts, when they finally emerge are fragile, their tiny roots holding them upright in the barest amount of soil. They have potential to become something great, but to get there, I must keep tending the garden. Different plants need different types of fertilizer. A citrus tree has different requirements from cabbage plants. Different plants need more or less amounts of water and sunlight.

All of them need patience. Faith alone, my ability to plant the seed, to know what will make it grow to its best, isn’t enough. There’s that waiting again.

We do not want you to become lazy, but to be like those who believe and are patient, and so receive what God has promised. (Hebrews 6:12 GNT) 

I learned patience from my dog. I have two dogs, actually, but the young one tests my patience frequently. When I bought her, I thought I knew all there was to know about dogs, yet within a week’s time, I knew I was wrong. She’s difficult. She challenges me to slow down and wait. What has always worked for other puppies I’ve raised doesn’t work for her.

Isabelle

Seasons are like that. Some years, one thing grows better than another. I like the change. And the challenge of seeing what will do best this year. I like the success the most, late summer looking back and feeling accomplishment that my efforts at weeding, at caring for my small flower garden, brought me happiness. After all, that is the goal of whatever we face in life, that whatever the alternating challenges are, God brings it to success – if we’ll believe and stand in faith over the seeds in our hearts. If we’ll cultivate the garden, we’ll have a harvest when the time is right.

For the earth bringeth forth fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear.  (29)  But when the fruit is brought forth, immediately he putteth in the sickle, because the harvest is come. (Mark 4:28-29) 

There’s no instant growth. I can buy potted plants, already at a certain height. They still need time to put down roots and establish themselves. They will still require the right amount of water and fertilizer. Weeds will still sprout around them if I don’t take the time to pull them out. But if I do, if I simply obey God’s Word, then that flower I long to see will, one day, be in full bloom.

That’s the way it works. God is faithful to keep His promise, every time. As long as I choose to believe and act and take one more walk around the yard with the dog, patiently waiting, what I’ve planted will become great things, and someone will see the photos and say, “How did you do that?”

Well, let me tell you … I planted a seed.

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Suzanne D. Williams
Florida, USA

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Story Saturdays - New Sales Prices & A New Release

I'd like to extend a generous welcome to all my new subscribers. Story Saturdays is a bi-weekly look at my current sales prices, new release books, and what's upcoming. It's also where you'll hear about my next book giveaway. So, stay tuned for more info in the upcoming weeks!


Now only 99 cents.
Amazon
All Other Retailers

He closed his eyes, their lips finding each other, and allowed the moment to happen. It might blow up in his face. She might get her memory back and things would be awkward. But then again, it might change nothing at all because like she’d said, the strongest thing in the heart should be the one thing that never changed, the one thing you could always count on no matter what.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Story Saturdays ~ My Next BIG Giveaway

My next giveaway will be May 31, 2018 at 7 a.m. In preparation for my next book release, Book 3 of the Grace & Cowboys series, I will give away both Book 1 & Book 2! This will be the ONLY place to get epub copies of these books.

This is an EMAIL SUBSCRIBER ONLY giveaway. To join, visit the blog and look in the right-hand column or find me on Facebook. All emails are powered by FeedBlitz and guaranteed spam free.



On Sale for 99 Cents:



He had no right to be happy with someone else, someone innocent and sweet, a woman full of love for two little girls whose parents were miles away, a woman who made his pulse race, his palms sweat. His heart longed for the dream he’d given up, the one where he held the love of his life in his arms with no other thought but her.

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Suzanne D. Williams
Florida, USA

Thursday, May 10, 2018

God-Light (Devotional)

“This is the crisis we’re in: God-light streamed into the world, but men and women everywhere ran for the darkness. They went for the darkness because they were not really interested in pleasing God. Everyone who makes a practice of doing evil, addicted to denial and illusion, hates God-light and won’t come near it, fearing a painful exposure. But anyone working and living in truth and reality welcomes God-light so the work can be seen for the God-work it is.” (John 3:19-21 MSG)

Around 7 a.m. most days, the rising sun shines through my living room window. The shadow it casts at that moment is always riddled with dust. I can see every grain on each table and chair. The floor is filthy. The TV, the cabinets and bookshelves, are coated in it.

Sometimes, I’ll get up and dust or sweep the floor, but my most earnest actions merely move the dust from whatever I’m polishing and into the air. It swirls around me, just waiting for things to calm so it can land again. There really isn’t any good way to get rid of it permanently, and in the end, I usually wait for the light to fade and hide the truth.

Photo by Sigrid Abalos from Pexels

I do this in my personal life as well, keeping my bad habits or sinful actions tucked away while God’s light is on. In the dark, I can pretend they don’t exist. Or even if a sudden ray of spiritual light hits me, shined from one of my friends, a sermon I’ve heard, or the words of a worship tune, I simply turn my good side outward and shield the rest.

Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. (Psalms 51:10)

I’ve prayed this Scripture for years, asking God for right motives in what I do. But be careful what you wish for, because I’ve found in my life, which is far from perfect, that the person most guilt-ridden when things go wrong is me. I watch as others sweep the moment under the rug, while I struggle to put that argument . . . bad habit . . . incorrect behavior in its proper place. Whether it was mine personally or someone else’s that’s affecting me.

I’m not always successful and, along the way, have become a cynic. I watch the secular world sprint toward hell without a clue it exists, and I feel powerless to stop its downfall. Worse, I’m carried along on the wind of it. My good motives to overcome the thing I’m fighting seem fruitless amongst the criticisms of a displeased, offended age.

Or are they? What did Jesus say, recorded in the book of John?  

These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” (Jn 16:33)

Victory over sin and the sway of a godless, secular society . . . even stronger, having peace and cheer in its midst . . . comes with constantly bathing in the God-light. I seek out a word from heaven and faithfully apply it to me. Rather than duck into the shadows until it passes by, I face it and commit to change. Change comes slowly. That’s what Christians don’t understand. It’s walking every step, every day, in the light of Christ and allowing Him to alter our motives.

God is working in you to make you willing and able to obey him. (Php 2:13 CEV)

I look back and see how far I’ve come. This gives me hope for the future. And strength for today. God is with me, guiding me, even when I close my eyes, and I take courage in His presence. Because even when things are bad, whether in private or some public tragedy . . . at that minute, I know God’s been there already.

For my sake, He faced death and won.

For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light. (Eph 5:8)

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Suzanne D. Williams
Florida, USA

Now Free at Most Sales Websites

THE UNDERGROUND: SUPERHUMAN Book 1 is FREE at all epub retailers and 99 cents at Amazon. That means if you shop at ibooks, KOBO, Barnes...