Saturday, May 14, 2016

Story Saturdays

My sales books are the same as in my post two weeks ago, so I'll refer you to it for links and information.

Two books are on preorder now, Book 4 of the SUPERHUMAN series and Book 2 of SPRING-SUMMER ROMANCE by Alex Greenville. (Alex Greenville books are directed at the secular market.)


Sci-fi YA
TBR 6/13/2016

New Book Covers:

I mentioned, in my last post, the new covers on THE ITALIAN SERIES. I also re-covered my TIME-TRAVEL ROMANCE series and BEST-DRESSED series as well.




You will find sale links for these books on the blog.

Upcoming freebies:

There is a one day freebie of one of my YA coming up on the 23rd. I will keep you informed of what book and send a personal note to all subscribers with a download link on that date.

Also, look for a subscriber only freebie sometime in July or August. I haven't decided which or what book, but you will have to be part of the subscriber list to get it.

Q&A:

I would like to address a few thoughts in regards to these books and my past works, in general. My goal has always been to write realistic romance with a happily ever after ending. Sometimes the stories have a heavy Christian message, sometimes they don't. I long ago worked through any doubts I had about this, but from time to time, someone not familiar with my writing brings it back up again.

I once heard it said there are Christian stories and Christian authors. I do some of both, but my morality will always be found in what I write, regardless. For the most part, you will never find curse words in my books no matter the genre or the market (and NEVER use of the f-word).

There is sometimes graphic and/or sexual content, but tastefully done (and in Christian Fiction you will always find a note of it at the beginning of the book). I will not and do not write erotica. I find it disgusting and distasteful. You will also never find homosexual or lesbian characters. I believe God loves everyone, but do not want to support those lifestyles in accordance with my Christian beliefs.

What I'm writing:

I'm currently working on SUPERHUMAN Book 5. This is the last in the series. I also have Book 3 of the FABULOUS series going and to people wondering about the follow-up story to my sci-fi book, 653: RISE OF THE SUN. It is slow-going but will happen sometime, hopefully within six months.

Thank you to the readers who recently wrote me to give me positive and uplifting words. It is great to have heartening feedback. That's what keeps me writing.

Lastly, please if you read one of my stories and liked it, please leave me a review. God bless.


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Suzanne D. Williams
Feelgoodromance.com 
Florida, USA

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Story Saturdays

99 Cent Sale:

LOVE AFTER SNOWFALL
*contemporary romance set in Alaska
http://amzn.to/1ehNRC0

COPS & ROBBERS
*romantic suspense
http://amzn.to/1R6diVf

TATTOOED
*contemporary romance/rockstar story
http://amzn.to/1FpWNy7




OF ALL THE WAYS HE LOVES ME
*young adult
http://amzn.to/1PS5C6B

THAT LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR THING
*young adult/middle grade
http://amzn.to/1ImUjPR

Permanently 99 Cents:
*See blog for sale links.

THE GIRL IN THE PINK BIKINI (Coralee Chronicles) Book 1
FELICIA (Fabulous) Book 1
FADE TO BLACK (Angst) Book 1
RACIN' HEARTS (Rodeo Girls) Book 1
THE UNDERGROUND (Superhuman) Book 1
FLIGHT RISK (The Italian Series) Book 1
ATLAS (Billionaire Boys Club) Book 1
FOR ETERNITY (Time-Travel Romance) Book 1
LOVE & REDEMPTION (The Irish Series) Book 1
NOT DONE LIVING: Historical Version
EIGHT TO ONE
SUNSHINE IN THE MORNING (Spring-Summer Romance) Book 1 ~ By Alex Greenville 

Kindle Unlimited Books:
*See blog for sale links.

RODEO GIRLS Series (3 books)
SUPERHUMAN Series (3 books, 2 more to be released)
ANGST Series (2 books)
IMPERFECT COWBOY
A COWBOY FOR A LIFETIME
OF ALL THE WAYS HE LOVES ME
A FAKE BOYFRIEND FOR CHRISTMAS

New Release:

FADE TO GRAY (Angst) Book 2
*young adult
http://amzn.to/1TbsXUC

This story sits at #1 in Juvenile Fiction/Christian/Values & Virtues.




Now Under New Cover:

As you can see, OF ALL THE WAYS HE LOVES ME, is now under new book cover, as is THE BEST WEEK OF MY LIFE. I believe these contemporary updates give these timeless stories a fresh look.

Additionally, I have created new covers for the entire ITALIAN SERIES of books, so that they will match and look more like a series. This comes from the process of learning more about marketing as I've grown older and wiser.



News:

I have revamped the sale links so that series are grouped together at the top under the series title. This should help it be less confusing. THE ITALIAN SERIES and the BILLIONAIRE BOYS CLUB series both have their own pages. Additionally, I have added some sales links that were missing from certain books. Be sure to take a gander.

Also, read my latest post over on the Grace N' Faith Blog:  Keep Writing. This post dedicated to my writer friends who have struggled some days to keep going.

As always, thanks to my readers and blog subscribers for all your support. Look for some exciting freebies over the summer, specifics to be announced at a later date!



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Suzanne D. Williams
Feelgoodromance.com 
Florida, USA

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Story Saturdays

I posted my devotional on Monday so that this blog wouldn't hit you so soon. I try to space news out and not inundate your email boxes. Thank you so much for being a subscriber.

99 Cent Books:

PINK
*juvenile romance
http://amzn.to/1Eg4hQg

FELICIA (Fabulous) Book 1
*juvenile romance
http://amzn.to/1LeVBAa

WINGS
*allegorical/paranormal juvenile romance
http://amzn.to/1JV0GMo

COPS & ROBBERS
*romantic suspense
http://amzn.to/1R6diVf

New Releases:

INDIAN SUMMER
*historical fiction/mail-order bride
http://amzn.to/1RhBJgX

THE COALITION (Superhuman) Book 3
*sci-fi juvenile romance
http://amzn.to/1RWC2gT




Upcoming:

I have sent FADE TO GRAY (Angst) Book 2 to the editor. Several have been looking for this book's release. If you haven't read Book 1 yet, it's only 99 cents and also available as Kindle Unlimited.

FADE TO BLACK
http://amzn.to/1PN2hHg

On the webpage:

I have added the audiobook for THE UNDERGROUND (Superhuman) Book 1 to the blog. Keep in mind that all my audiobooks are also available through itunes, though I do not have all the sale links listed.

If you enjoy audiobooks, you'll want to get this one. If you've never downloaded an audiobook before, Audible has a great free book with 30-day trial offer. Make this suspenseful sci-fi your first choice!

News:

Lastly, I have an announcement. I have started a line of adult contemporary romance books under a pen name and have released my first book.

Why? I have long felt that readers might be confused by the many genres I write, as well as the varying content. I am a Christian writer, but not all stories have Christian content. They all have the same feel, the same style of writing, but, simply put, some stories do not call for a religious tone and trying to make them fit takes away from the strength of the story.

If you've liked my other books, such as, FOR TONIGHT or LOVE & ROSES, you will like this line of books as well. Visit, www.AGRomance.com and bookmark the page. Also, follow me at Amazon to learn of new releases.

Again, my books under my real name will not disappear, and I will keep writing stories that I wish to release as usual. But for those that are specifically contemporary romance and do not have a particular Christian leaning, you will see them as Alex Greenville.



SPRING-SUMMER ROMANCE
Book 1
http://amzn.to/1VLoF8O

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Suzanne D. Williams
Feelgoodromance.com 
Florida, USA

Monday, April 11, 2016

His Loss. Our Gain.

What has God ever done for me?

That is, in itself, a selfish question. It focuses on “me”, what I lack, what I want that hasn’t been provided. It takes away from the greatness of Jehovah Jireh, the God who’s more than enough, removing any thought that He’ll come through on time. Laced with doubt and disbelief, such a question distrusts the very Hand that longs to answer it.

It’s not a prayer, but a complaint meant to put God in His place. Suddenly we’re better than God. We can handle it ourselves.

God’s love, on the other hand, is solely focused on “you”. It isn’t our heavenly Father wrapped up in Himself, waiting for His wayward creation to finally speak words of praise.

“Don’t they know I’m up here …?” with His toe tapping.




No, when God shed his love upon mankind, there was no “me” involved. He didn’t think of Himself and what He’d get out of it, but what Jesus’ sacrificial act would do for me. For you. For the world.

He gave all. Every. Leaving nothing out. He didn’t reserve half the cross for another day or choose to delay His salvation for some of us until He’d decided who was worth dying for. For that matter, the event didn’t sneak up on Him. He didn’t realize … “Oh, wait, looks like Jesus might have die. Rats.”

He knew that way in advance, and He did it anyway. Without thought to His loss, but every thought to our gain.

Therefore, the question we must ask in our time of need, what we should seek when the chips are down and things aren’t going are way, isn’t, “What has God done for me?” But, what has God done for you?

Because, like Job, who was healed when he prayed for his friends, when we get our eyes off of what we expect, how bad our circumstances are, our checkbooks, our health, our kids, when we think of others instead, that’s when we receive our greatest blessing. (Job 42:10)

That’s when we become the most like Christ.

And it’s strange because in that moment what looked so big won’t be so bad any more, against the size of a God capable and willing to put us first.

Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? … But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you (Mt 6:31,33)

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Suzanne D. Williams
Feelgoodromance.com 
Florida, USA

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Story Saturdays

Now on sale for 99 cents:

PINK
*juvenile romance
http://amzn.to/1Eg4hQg

WINGS
*allegorical/paranormal juvenile romance
http://amzn.to/1JV0GMo

COPS & ROBBERS
*romantic suspense
http://amzn.to/1R6diVf


New Release:

THE COALITION (Superhuman) Book 3
*sci-fi juvenile romance
http://amzn.to/1RWC2gT





















On Preorder:

INDIAN SUMMER
(Release 4/9/2016)
*historical fiction/mail-order bride
http://amzn.to/1RhBJgX





















Note: These prices are not the only books I have for 99 cents. I also have several books/series listed as Kindle Unlimited. For a complete look at what's available, visit my Amazon author page.


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Suzanne D. Williams
Feelgoodromance.com 
Florida, USA

Sunday, March 27, 2016

If He Can Just

What must God think while we wallow around in our sins?

Filled with pride and selfishness.

Hate and unkindness.

Picking each other apart.

Worshipping idols made with our own hands.

Bumbling across the room in self-made confusion, knives extended, in case we run into anyone and they try to hurt us in some way.

Eager to take offense, looking for it even. Segregating, separating, isolating because they are different. Not like us.




What does He think of the glass houses we’ve built?

The walls lined with decadence and immorality we don’t even try to hide, but flaunt in our bad behavior.

Worse, we put up signs celebrating it.

Hand out awards written in scarlet for things He forbid us to do, giving speeches to celebrate taboo accomplishments. Crowns made of tissue that dissolve in the wind.

What does He think of our fancy clothes and diamond rings?

Worn while we roll around in the filth beneath our feet.

Beggars, but unaware of it. Destitute, but blind to our poverty. Surrounded by clean air and crystalline waters, but drinking from mud puddles.

What does He think?

“For God so loved the world, that He gave …” (Jn 3:16)

As dead as we are, as helpless, as weak and disturbed, His response always has been love. For it is what He is made of, what constructs His every action, every motive. And the more we stumble, the further we fall, the greater His love grows.




Not weaker. He doesn’t lose strength. But He stretches further, reaches out more, if He can only get our attention, one millisecond of our time … If He can just …

Love.

Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil; Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow. Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. (Is 1:16-18)

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Suzanne D. Williams
Feelgoodromance.com 
Florida, USA

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Story Saturdays

I will have my first EMAIL SUBSCRIBER ONLY giveaway during the month of March. You must join by midnight 3/18/2016 to receive the book. Sign up can be done at www.feelgoodromance.com or on my Facebook page. *Powered by Feedblitz and spam-free

This month's giveaway:  WINGS (Paranormal Romance) Book 1, in Kindle format.

Though it is listed as YA, this powerful allegory of Christ's death and Resurrection is meant for all ages. Be sure to tell your friends and look for another giveaway later in the year.




Now on sale in time for St. Patrick's Day:

LOVE & REDEMPTION
*historical fiction/western


*also available at other outlets


Other books for 99 cents:

COPS & ROBBERS
*romantic suspense
http://amzn.to/1R6diVf

FLIGHT RISK (The Italian Series) Book 1
*romantic suspense
http://amzn.to/1FCeHS9

ATLAS (Billionaire Boys Club) Book 1
*contemporary romance
http://amzn.to/1IR283W

FOR ETERNITY (Time Travel Romance) Book 1
*sci-fi
http://amzn.to/1PyxykU

THE UNDERGROUND (Superhuman) Book 1
*sci-fi/teen romance
http://amzn.to/1PkmSpx

WINGS (Paranormal Romance) Book 1
*teen romance/allegory
http://amzn.to/1JV0GMo

A KISS IN SEPTEMBER
*teen romance
http://amzn.to/1FuSO6s

THE GIRL IN THE PINK BIKINI (Coralee Chronicles) Book 1
*teen romance
http://amzn.to/1B8FVYN

PICK ME
*teen romance
http://amzn.to/1INbLR5

FELICIA (Fabulous) Book 1
*teen romance
http://amzn.to/1LeVBAa

FADE TO BLACK (Angst) Book 1
*teen romance
Also Kindle Unlimited
http://amzn.to/1PN2hHg

KICKIN' HEARTS (Rodeo Girls Series) Book 1
*teen romance
Also Kindle Unlimited
http://amzn.to/1GkyOCu

EIGHT TO ONE
*historical fiction/teen romance
http://amzn.to/1PQpE61

Also on Kindle Unlimited:

A FAKE BOYFRIEND FOR CHRISTMAS
A COWBOY FOR A LIFETIME
IMPERFECT COWBOY

*Note:  All book prices are for Amazon sales, though many of them also apply to other sales sites. Please visit the webpage for other sales links.

My Next Releases:

INDIAN SUMMER is being edited. Look for this mail-order bride/historical fiction story to become available for preorder within the next couple of weeks.

Also, I will be releasing THE COALITION (Superhuman) Book 3 on preorder within the next couple weeks as well.

I can't wait to share both with my faithful readers.

One Last Word:

If you enjoy my books and would like to become an ARC reviewer, please send me an email using the email form on the webpage.

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Suzanne D. Williams
Feelgoodromance.com 
Florida, USA

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Story Saturdays

NEW RELEASE!

*This book is also available at other outlets.* 
 


Price Reduction!
99 Cents.
http://amzn.to/1INbLR5

*This price reduction is also available at other outlets.*


Note:

I have a number of books set permanently at 99 cents and will not list those here. But look for lower prices on Book 1 of any of my series. Also, EIGHT TO ONE and A KISS IN SEPTEMBER are 99 cents right now.

All of my historical fiction books are now available at ibooks, Scribd, and Inktera. I will keep steadily working to release my contemporary stories at these outlets as well and will keep you informed of my progress.

You will find all links to any of my books on my website - www.feelgoodromance.com.

On the horizon:

THE UNDERGROUND (SUPERHUMAN) BOOK 1 will be available on audiobook sometime in the next few months. The narration has been made and approved. I'm thrilled with the results. My thanks to Paul Brion for his near perfect reading.



 
Also, I have not forgotten any of the series books some are waiting on. Thank you to my faithful readers for their patience as I write. I will release Book 3 of the SUPERHUMAN series sometime in March or April. I will also be doing an email subscriber only giveaway at that time. Look for details in upcoming posts.

My Next Release:


He ran his fingers through her hair. “Your mind and flesh are mine alone.”

She clutched at him as if he’d dissolve, and he fancied her eyes grew damp.

“Yes, John,” she said. “And my heart as well.”

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After long correspondence, Ona Privett accepts the marriage proposal of a man she’s never met, swept away by the beautiful words he’s written of their promising future. But when she arrives, far south at the edge of the Florida wilderness, she discovers the man she intended to marry died within weeks of their last communication.

His son, John Cole, knows nothing about their letters, any pending marriage, or why such a beautiful girl is so determined to stay. Nor does he want the responsibility of a wife, though that was his father’s wish. He likes his freedom, spending his days fending for himself, relying only on his horse and the inborne skill of his mother’s Native American ancestry.

Yet that ancestry mixes with his father’s Caucasian blood to form powerful prejudices in the townspeople. Poisonous bigotry that, despite their growing passion, continues to fuel his doubts. Perhaps, the irresponsible youth he’s been isn’t strong enough to protect her. And maybe the hatred of those around them will ultimately destroy them both.

An edgy twist to the mail-order bride genre from best-selling author, SUZANNE D. WILLIAMS.



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Suzanne D. Williams
Feelgoodromance.com 
Florida, USA

Thursday, February 11, 2016

The Silent Killer

When He comes, He will show the world it was wrong about sin, righteousness, and judgment. (Jn 16:8 CEB)

In this age of entitlement and universal acceptance, secular society has “dumbed down” the very thing that makes Christian faith, faith. Jesus’ death on the cross isn’t simply a fiction story we retell to entertain ourselves and the Resurrection a cool semi-paranormal event made for TV. It served an incredible life-changing purpose, but to understand that purpose, we need to set the record straight on sin.

Sin is:

Non-negotiable. What was sin, is sin, whether you believe it is one or not. It operates outside of personal faith. The fact you don’t worship as I do doesn’t exempt you from sinning. (Gal 6:8)

Intolerable. God doesn’t tolerate sin and neither should we. Sin always has a consequence – always. Whether it’s immediate or way down the road. (1Jn 1:5)

Preventable. You can choose not to sin or choose to sin anyway. Sins are the result of decisions we make. (Jn 8:34)

Demanding. One sin demands another sin and that one easier to do. It multiplies itself. Suddenly what you did once isn't near as bad the second time, and by the third, you've convinced yourself it isn't a sin at all.

False. Sin lies to you. You begin to make excuses to make yourself feel not so bad about it. "MAYBE the Bible is wrong ...." No, my friend, the Bible is never wrong. What God says remains the same forever. (1Ti 4:2;Heb 13:8;Mal 3:6)

Equal. There aren’t any big sins or small sins. Sin is sin regardless of the size of it. All of it requires true repentance from a willing heart. (Mt 9:13)




Decaying. You're the apple which looks perfect on the outside but inside is rotten at the core. (Ps 51:10)

Condemning. You will feel guilty for it, regardless of how often you've told yourself it was perfectly okay. (Jn 3:19;Rm 8:1)

Limiting. Freedom is found in doing what's right. Sin requires secrets, damaging ones that leak into other parts of your life. (Ps 90:8;Ecc 12:14)

Sin isn't politically correct and won't ever be. If it embarrasses you, it should. If it doesn't, it should even more. (Rm 6:12-13)

People in the church sin. People out of church sin. Governments can't legalize it. Religion can't excuse it. You can't ever be outside of it and unaffected by it.

Its origin is death and with it comes disease and disaster and heartbreak. Sin is the silent killer. You can't Iive with it, but you can definitely die because of it. (Rm 5:21:Rm 6:6;Rm 6:23)

But here is the good news:

God didn't authorize it, but He will forgive it. Even better, He'll cast it so far away you can't find it anymore. He forgives and forgets completely. THAT was the purpose of the cross. (Rm 5:12;Ps 103:12)

And greater – that we can live free of sin, with victorious, successful lives. (Rm 6:22;Rm 8:12))

That when we mess up, God’s love is greater than our mistake.

That when life sucks, God’s hand is outstretched in comfort and guidance.

That when we can't see the way, He’ll lead us forward, even if the only step we see is the one right in front of us.

God is greater than sin, and life meant to be lived in joy and peace within the rules He gave us to guide us. Rules for our benefit. (Jn 15:24)

God’s righteousness comes through the faithfulness of Jesus Christ for all who have faith in him. There’s no distinction. All have sinned and fall short of God’s glory, but all are treated as righteous freely by his grace because of a ransom that was paid by Christ Jesus. (Rm 3:22-24 CEB)

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Suzanne D. Williams
Feelgoodromance.com 
Florida, USA

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Story Saturdays

My 99 Cent and Sale books remain the same with two exceptions - FLIGHT RISK (The Italian Series) Book 1 is now 99 cents and the following book in that series, ITALIAN WITH A SIDE OF PASTA, Book 2 is $1.99.

Visit the blog for the previous list of links. Most of these lower prices also extend to other sale sites such as Barnes & Noble, KOBO, etc. Look under "Where To Find More Of My Books" in the left-hand column of the blog for details.

NEW at other sale sites:

The entire FLORIDA IRISH series is now available (or being made available) at ibooks, Scribd, and Inktera. You can find the links on the blog.

Also, I have new book covers for the latest two books in the series:  MAIRE'S SONG and MICHAEL'S STORY. These fit better with the series and reflect the genre.



My Next Release:

I just finished writing a sweet YA, THE OTHER PLAYER, and have sent it in for edits. Look for this novella on preorder in the next couple days, to be released in a couple weeks. (For those counting, this will be my second book release this year.)

Also in the news:

Book 1 of the SUPERHUMAN series, THE UNDERGROUND, is being made into an audiobook. I have hired the perfect voice to narrate the story. Release should be sometime early summer. Book 3 in the series will be released I'm hoping in April, given I can kick myself into gear on Book 4.

Excerpt:

Tears burned behind her lids, and unwilling to let them fall, Dorothy ducked her head, sucking in a needed breath. He’d apologize for Drew? Especially when Drew had gone out of his way to run her away from him. The comparison stood stark in her mind, Louis’s gentleness against Drew’s anger.

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Spunky Southside Eagle cheerleader, Dorothy Payne, never expected to meet the guy of her dreams on the football field. Especially since he goes to the rival school, Piermont High. But a mid-game collision with Raider’s defense player, Louis Buntz, soon leads to mutual interest and a date.

What seems simple and full of promise, however, has unseen complications:  her mom’s bad health, Louis’s rocky home life, and, biggest of all, the sudden jealousy of her longtime friend, Eagles’ quarterback, Drew Sault.

The rash decision to go out with both further muddles things. Her heart pulls her one way, but her conscience pulls the other. She shouldn’t be with a Raider when it looks like the guy she’s known the longest is falling apart.

Rival teams. A football scandal. A play for her heart. Clean Reads for teens by best-selling author, SUZANNE D. WILLIAMS.



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Suzanne D. Williams
Feelgoodromance.com 
Florida, USA