Saturday, October 14, 2017

Story Saturdays

A Brief Note:

Email subscribers can reply to any of my emails or blog posts from within their inbox. I receive all replies and will always respond.

Now On Sale:

*All books on sale for a limited time can be found on my sales page. The books listed here are not my only current sales.



99 Cents
Kindle Unlimited Book


Now Available:

The final book in the Barrow Bros. Brides series.




Upcoming:

Saddle up for a pleasant ride – all the boots and blue jeans a woman can take in four faith-filled stories. And ... Story #3, “Singing Cowboy:  Going Home” is EXCLUSIVE to this set. You won’t find it anywhere else!

Available in November!


Also Look For:

I will have a set of Christmas stories available in November, as well. Included are several exclusive to the set. Look for more information in the next few weeks!



This month's giveaway:

Lastly, there will be a FREE BOOK to email subscribers on October 31st. You have to be a subscriber to get it. Also, November's giveaway will be a biggie. You won't want to miss it!

To subscribe, visit my webpage and look in the right-hand column. All emails are powered by Feedblitz and guaranteed spam free.


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Suzanne D. Williams
Florida, USA

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

It's A Done Deal

For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day. (2Ti 1:12)

I had a BBQ sandwich for lunch – sliced ham slathered in sauce, French fries, green beans, and hush puppies with a bowl of homemade pickles. I sat at an over-varnished picnic table in a down-home local restaurant between “good ol’ boys” on their lunch break and enjoyed every bite.

No one anywhere can tell me I wasn’t there and didn’t eat it. For one thing, I have the receipt. For another, there are witnesses who’d remember seeing me at the table in the corner. My daughter, who sat across from me. The waitress who will recall taking my order. The girl at the register who’ll say I paid for the meal.




It’s equally ridiculous for anyone to say God doesn’t exist, and Jesus didn’t die on the cross. I’ve experienced both. God is real to me. Jesus lives in my heart. Those are absolutes.

You can’t tell me God doesn’t save anymore. He saved me.

You can’t tell me God doesn’t heal anymore. He healed me.

You can’t tell me God doesn’t rescue or deliver. He delivered me from paralyzing fear.

You can’t tell me God doesn’t prosper and provide for physical needs. He’s provided for mine many times.

You can’t convince me there’s any “good” to walking in the darkness when I’ve already experienced the light.

No man can undo how I’ve lived. I did get married in 1989. I did have a daughter in 1993. I buried one of my beloved grandmothers in 2008. I published my first book in 2011.

And yesterday, I had BBQ. It’s a fact. A done deal.

So is the work of Christ in my heart. Oh, I mess up frequently. I’m short-tempered and impatient with others. I must repent daily and lean on God’s mercies. But there isn’t a doubt in my mind where I stand in Christ. (Php 3:9)

My mother used to tell me, whenever I’d come home from school complaining about something this friend or that friend said, she’d say, “But they’re wrong.” That has solved more things in my life over the years.

Because the fact is, if you try to tell me God’s a myth, you’re wrong. If you try to say He doesn’t love everyone, you’re wrong. If you try to say my prayers aren’t heard and I shouldn’t expect an answer, you’re wrong. These are things I’ve already proven.

No government, political party, misled celebrity, confused Christian, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature can separate me from the love of God, in Christ, my Savior. (Rm 8:38-39)

I’ve sat at the table. I’ve eaten the meal. I HAVE THE RECEIPT. Written in the blood of Christ, paid for when He hung on the cross, sealed when He rose from the dead. I have witnesses, a cloud of them in heavenly places.

And here’s the best part – if you can’t say that, God is standing here with an outstretched hand waiting to do the same for you! Anyone who comes to Him, He won’t cast out. (Jn 6:37)

I’ll take it even further. You don’t think you need Him. You’ve lived your life minus God this far. Perhaps, you’re the person trying to convince me to give up, to turn loose, to let go, to realize how wrong I am. I’m wrong frequently and have to admit it. I’m a work in progress, learning every day to be a better person than I was the day before, but in this – in God’s salvation – I’m not wrong at all.

I’ve already been there, hand-in-hand with Christ when He raised me from the lowest place. It wasn’t a freak accident. He didn’t do it for me because in my delusion I needed something to worship. He did it because He’s alive. He did it because He’s willing and able. He’s infinite unfathomable love.

All God, all powerful, all day. You can count on it.

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Suzanne D. Williams
Florida, USA

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Story Saturdays



You must be an email subscriber before 7 a.m. on 9/30/2017 to receive this month's FREE BOOK download link. All emails are powered by Feedblitz and guaranteed spam free. The exact book is to be decided and will probably come to me at the very last second. This has been a crazy, stressful month.

On Sale for 99 Cents:

I have created a new SALES page as a "go to" for any readers wanting a quick reference to what is currently marked down to 99 cents. All of these sales are for a limited time, so be sure to get your copy of whatever is listed.

Additionally, I am looking for new reviews, and yours just might show up on the sales page!

EDEN
*Contemporary Adult
All Other Sales Links

GLASS
*Contemporary Adult / Halloween Alternative

TAKE MY BREATH AWAY
*YA Romantic Suspense
Amazon (Only)

 Now Available:


HOT IN TEXAS
(Cowboys of the Double R) Book 2
*Contemporary Western
Amazon
Kindle Unlimited Book
 
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SHE LOVES ME IN THE FALL: The Neighbor
(Barrow Bros. Brides) Book 3

What's Up Next:

I am working on two new Christmas-themed stories. Both will be available ONLY in a set I am sponsoring. I will also have a contemporary western set - all the cowboys you can stand to sit and read about for one low price. Including Book 1 of a new series, Grace & Cowboys, not yet released! You won't want to miss it!

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Suzanne D. Williams
Florida, USA

Thursday, September 14, 2017

A Note To My Readers


Dear Readers,

I was in the path of Hurricane Irma. I still do not have power at home and so am living a bit like a refugee. I have to make light of it or lose my mind. 

You do not have any concept of how difficult it is to live with 2 million people who do not have power until you've been there. It means no businesses are open as well. Slowly the power is coming on now, but people are fighting over gas and stations empty quick. Food lines are long and restaurants have limited menus. 

To top all of that off, the computer that wrote 100 books has begun to die. Buying a new one, of course, involves travel (using gas) and finding the business open and hoping they have what I want. Then I will have to load software for figurative hours. This means writing is difficult to do and posts on social media limited, so if I'm not responding to emails, you will understand why. I love my readers and apologize for the interruption.

There will be a FREE BOOK this month. I hope to have my act together before then. In the meantime, check out my new sales page to see what's only 99 cents now.

Please pray for us in Florida. God bless.


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Suzanne D. Williams
Florida, USA

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Story Saturdays

FREE THIS MONTH!


This month I'm giving away copies of 2 books to my email subscribers. 

FLIGHT RISK (The Italian Series) Book 1 was free at Amazon on Monday, but I want my epub readers to also have a chance to get this exciting romantic suspense novel for FREE. I am including a copy of my latest series, SHE LOVES ME IN THE SPRING:  The Non-Honeymoon (Barrow Bros. Brides) Book 1 because the release of Book 3 is coming on September 4th.

This is the only way to receive an epub copy of "Flight Risk", so share the news with your friends!

As always, the rules:  Readers must be an email subscriber to receive the download link. All emails are powered by FeedBlitz and guaranteed spam free. Deadline to join is 7 a.m. August 30th.

News:

I have several devotionals I will put on the blog when I find the time. I try to space my posts out so no one is inundated.

Book 2 of my contemporary western series, "Cowboys of the Double R" will be released in September. It is currently with an editor.

On Sale For 99 Cents:

THE OTHER PLAYER
*Young Adult
Amazon (only)

EDEN
*Contemporary Adult

Now on Preorder (for release September 4th):

SHE LOVES ME IN THE FALL: The Neighbor (Barrow Bros. Brides) Book 3


Startled by his change of words, her face cleared, as if she didn’t know how to react. She was even prettier than when she was angry. He’d bet he couldn’t handle her being happy.

“Oh, that’s … Thanks. But …” She looked past him at the driveway, then to the right at his car. “You shouldn’t park there,” she said. “I have a new neighbor, and I don’t know when they’ll come home.”

“That’s the other thing,” he continued. “I’m the neighbor.”

Her voice became a squeak. “You?”

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Fed up with her life, Lorelai McDowell went back to college. Though she’s older than other students, it’s never too late to start over. She only needs to apply herself, and with enough dedication, she’ll earn her business degree.

Jarek Barrow took the job filling in for the school’s current business professor, happy to expand his horizons. He loves his home state, but, in light of his brothers’ recent marriages, needs to strike out on his own. He’ll make new friends, see new places.

Yet, tossed together unexpectedly, time and time again, her desire for success and his search for a new beginning might create the best thing of all. A chance to fall in love.

Book 3 of 4 in the BARROW BROS. BRIDES series by SUZANNE D. WILLIAMS.



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Suzanne D. Williams
Florida, USA

Sunday, August 20, 2017

FREE Book Giveaway - 8/21-8/23/2017


FREE at Amazon
8/21-8/23/2017

For a look at the complete series, visit my webpage.

Gio twisted his shoulders, jerking himself upright, and hooked a foot around the door frame. One last try. There had to be a way out. “Sergeant,” he shouted. “Stay strong. Don’t give up.”

Don’t give up. God, help me. God. He would answer. Somewhere there was a purpose in this. But his doubts rose higher each time Sergeant screamed his name.

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Giovanni Cavatelli simply wants to survive this one hour balloon flight. Never mind the girl he’s flying is antagonistic, overbearing, and stubborn. Never mind it’s her birthday. So they don’t get along. He can survive one hour.

But when bad weather sends them crashing into the rural mountainside, one hour turns into three days and a dangerous game with a group of anti-government activists out to destroy them both.

Will her courage and skills be enough to save them? Or will something as simple as true love prove far stronger?

Book 1 of 5 in THE ITALIAN SERIES by best-selling author, SUZANNE D. WILLIAMS. Stand Alone. HEA. 47,000 words.


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Suzanne D. Williams
Florida, USA

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Story Saturdays

99 Cents Sale (Amazon only):

THE OTHER PLAYER
*Young Adult
Amazon


Now on Preorder:

SHE LOVES ME IN THE FALL:  The Neighbor (Barrow  Bros. Brides) Book 3
(Book Release September 4th)

Blurb:  Startled by his change of words, her face cleared, as if she didn’t know how to react. She was even prettier than when she was angry. He’d bet he couldn’t handle her being happy.

“Oh, that’s … Thanks. But …” She looked past him at the driveway, then to the right at his car. “You shouldn’t park there,” she said. “I have a new neighbor, and I don’t know when they’ll come home.”

“That’s the other thing,” he continued. “I’m the neighbor.”

Her voice became a squeak. “You?”

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Fed up with her life, Lorelai McDowell went back to college. Though she’s older than other students, it’s never too late to start over. She only needs to apply herself, and with enough dedication, she’ll earn her business degree.

Jarek Barrow took the job filling in for the school’s current business professor, happy to expand his horizons. He loves his home state, but, in light of his brothers’ recent marriages, needs to strike out on his own. He’ll make new friends, see new places.

Yet, tossed together unexpectedly, time and time again, her desire for success and his search for a new beginning might create the best thing of all. A chance to fall in love.

Now Available in Sets (Discounted Pricing):

FABULOUS (the complete set)
*YA Romance
Amazon
Free on Kindle Unlimited

THE CORALEE CHRONICLES (the complete set)
*YA Romance
Amazon
Free on Kindle Unlimited

Price Note: 

I have changed prices on many of my books. At 99 cents are the first books in any series. Otherwise, 99 cent prices will be short term, so pay attention to what's posted on the blog.

I have a first time freebie upcoming in a couple weeks. Look for news of that. Also, there will be a free book at the end of the month, the title to be announced later.

For books in the Kindle Unlimited program, visit my webpage. All titles with this designation will be noted on the book listing pages (by genre).

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Suzanne D. Williams
Florida, USA

Monday, July 31, 2017

Kindle Countdown Deal!


KINDLE COUNTDOWN DEAL!
Mark your calendars

Only 99 cents
August 1st-3rd.

$1.99 from August 4th-7th


Three page-turning Romantic Suspense stories under one cover!

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Suzanne D. Williams
Florida, USA

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Story Saturdays

This month's FREE BOOK has been selected. For email subscribers only, I will send a download link to a copy of STEELE (Billionaire Boys Club) Book 2.

Why Book 2? Because Book 1, ATLAS, is now free at Barnes & Noble, KOBO, Itunes, Scribd, Inktera, 24 Symbols, and Playster. It is only 99 cents at Amazon. You can find sales links for the entire series on my webpage.


As always, the rules: You must be a subscriber by the morning of July 31st to receive the download link. It will include both mobi (Kindle) and epub copies. Emails are powered by FeedBlitz and guaranteed spam free.

What you may have missed:

Be sure to visit the blog and read my post entitled Dear Reader. This post has received lost of positive comments from both writers and readers alike.

Also, there is a new devotional up at Crossreads, entitled "Life".

"We’ve become black and white, Democrat or Republican, British or American, Muslim or Christian instead of the one thing that we all are ..."

What's on sale:

All 5 books of THE ITALIAN SERIES are now on Kindle Unlimited. The sales download links are available on my webpage.

What's up next:

I am working on the end of Book 2 in THE COWBOYS OF THE DOUBLE R series. This is the book to follow Book 1, "GOD BLESS TEXAS".

Other stories you'll want to read:

HE WAS A SOLDIER
*Contemporary Romance
Amazon
Free on Kindle Unlimited

SHE LOVES ME IN THE SUMMER (Barrow Bros. Brides) Book 2
*Contemporary Romantic Comedy
Amazon
Barnes & Noble
KOBO
All Other Websites

THE BRITISH ARE COMING (A Man Through Time) Book 2
*SciFi Romance
Amazon
Barnes & Noble
All OtherWebsites 

FABULOUS (the complete set)
*YA Romance
Amazon
Free on Kindle Unlimited

THE CORALEE CHRONICLES (the complete set)
*YA Romance
Amazon
Free on Kindle Unlimited

FREE BOOKS (All Platforms):
*For the sales links to these books visit the website.

CHRISTMAS ANGEL
LOVE & REDEMPTION (Florida Irish Series) Book 1

On Sale For 99 Cents:

EIGHT TO ONE | FADE TO BLACK (Angst) Book 1 | FABULOUS SERIES (All 3 Books) | PHENOMENAL | KICKIN' HEARTS (Rodeo Girls) Book 1 | THAT LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR THING | GOOD GIRL JAYNE | THE UNDERGROUND (Superhuman) Book 1 | THE GIRL IN THE PINK BIKINI (Coralee Chronicles) Book 1 | ATLAS (Billionaire Boys Club) Book 1 | FLIGHT RISK (The Italian Series) Book 1 | SUIT (Best-Dressed Series) Book1 | FOR ETERNITY (Time-Travel Romance) Book 1 | 653: RISE OF THE SUN (Cyborg Romance) Book 1 | A MAN THROUGH TIME series (2 books) | DOWN FALL | NATE'S HEALING (The Irish Series) Book 5 | HEAVEN & EARTH (Western Women) Book 1 | GOD BLESS TEXAS (Cowboys of the Double R) Book 1 | SHE LOVES ME IN THE SPRING (Barrow Bros. Brides) Book 1 | THE WAY TO A MAN'S HEART

Kindle Unlimited Books:

ANGST Series (2 books) | RODEO GIRLS Series (3 books) | SUPERHUMAN Series (5 Books) | FABULOUS series (3 books) | THE CORALEE CHRONICLES (3 books) | A FAKE BOYFRIEND FOR CHRISTMAS | IMPERFECT COWBOY | TIME-TRAVEL ROMANCE Series (2 Books) | CYBORG ROMANCE series (2 Books) | LOVE DANGEROUSLY | COPS & ROBBERS | FOR TONIGHT | THE WAY TO A MAN'S HEART | BAPTIZED | TATTOOED | THE ITALIAN SERIES (5 books) | A MAIL-ORDER BRIDE FOR CHRISTMAS

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Suzanne D. Williams
Florida, USA

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Dear Reader

This piece was written for the Grace & Faith 4U Blog. It received such a nice reception that I wanted to also post it here. It is not directed at any one specific person. I am very grateful for all of my readers, but I think there is sometimes a huge disconnect. 




Dear Reader,

I am writing this to clarify a few things regarding books and writing, specifically how we see it from an author’s point of view. You see, I was one of you once, full of opinions about what I read and sure that the writer needed to hear them. Then I became one.

Being a writer, your head never fully shuts off. The characters you, the reader, spend a few days with, we’ve cuddled for months, sometimes years. We’ve lived with them. We’ve fed them and clothed them. They are as much our friends as actual humans we call or text.

The plot you enjoyed or condemned was determined by their voices in our head. Often in the wee hours of the morning when you are asleep, writers are, instead, moving point A closer to point B. It’s a twenty-four-seven thing. We’re writing while we fold laundry, drive the kids to school, or shop for groceries. Everything we see, every person we meet could be useful.

As such, that review it took you five minutes to write is very personal. You are criticizing or praising something we’ve breathed, something we’ve worn. In one hand, we patted our dog, in the other we prodded John to talk to Jane.

Somewhere someone said we are selling a product, not a piece of ourselves, to always keep that in mind. Hogwash. It can’t not be personal. It’s always personal. Those words are ours. We planted them. We watered them. We babied them so they’d grow.

The morals in the stories are ours. The feelings of the characters are ones we experienced. When John broke Jane’s heart, we cried over the page and willed her to hold strong. Not for one afternoon or a weekend like you, but continuously. It’s like having a movie on permanent repeat. Even months after it’s released and you, the reader, pooh-poohed it, we can still think of where we were when we wrote it and the number of times we had to reread that spot.

This makes your thoughts far more poignant.

“This book is too short,” becomes, “Your time spent wasn’t quite long enough.”

“This plot isn’t well-developed,” sounds like, “This writer is too shallow.”

“No way this book is clean [or Christian or funny or suspenseful],” is, “This author lied to me.”

“This book is overpriced” is the harshest comment of all. For a 99 cent book, the author receives only 35 cents. Of that 35 cents, the government claims about 20 percent. Now, subtract equipment fees (internet, travel time, office supplies) and marketing costs … We gave you the book on a two-day freebie, but the ad you saw that caused you to select it costed us money.

Pennies. We write for pennies. Yet we turn around and do it all over again. In spite of that one reader who deconstructs our lives bit by bit.

Does this mean your opinions don’t matter? Of course, they do.

But will your opinion alter how we write? Not a bit. Because here again, writing is personal. In life there are lawyers and musicians and auto mechanics. In writing there are Earnest Hemmingways and Mark Twains and J.K. Rowlings. There are mystery writers, romance writers, devotional writers, scifi writers. God made us all unique and if you didn’t like what we wrote, then someone else will.

We live for that someone, for the stranger who saw our sentences and understood them. Who said, “This is a good book,” but meant, “This is a good writer.”

Sincerely,

The Author


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Suzanne D. Williams
Florida, USA

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Story Saturday

99 Cents Sale:

"She only wanted 7 days on the perfect beach with the perfect man."

TAKE ME AWAY
*Sweet Clean Contemporary Romance
Amazon
Barnes & Noble
KOBO
All Other Websites

Other New Books This Year:

HE WAS A SOLDIER
*Contemporary Romance
Amazon
Free on Kindle Unlimited

GOD BLESS TEXAS (Cowboys of the Double R) Book 1
*Contemporary Western
Amazon
Free on Kindle Unlimited

SHE LOVES ME IN THE SUMMER (Barrow Bros. Brides) Book 2
*Contemporary Romantic Comedy
Amazon
Barnes & Noble
KOBO
All Other Websites

THE BRITISH ARE COMING (A Man Through Time) Book 2
*SciFi Romance
Amazon
Barnes & Noble
All OtherWebsites 




In Writing News:

My next free book giveaway will be on July 31st. I will announce what book closer to that date.

Also, I've put two of my YA series into sets at a lower price. Both THE CORALEE CHRONICLES and the FABULOUS series of three books each can now be found for only $2.99. This price is Amazon only.

Lastly, for those who hooked up with me for my photography, the articles I published on Steve's Digicams are in the process of being reedited and reformatted by a nice gentleman for the RedRiver Paper blog. My favorite of the articles is already online. "The Romantic Spirit of Photography" is a piece I wrote linking who I am as a writer to who I am as a photographer. I hope you'll click on over and take a read.

For a full listing of what I have as sets, for 99 cents, or as Kindle Unlimited books, visit this post on the blog.

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Suzanne D. Williams
Florida, USA

Story Saturdays

A Brief Note: Email subscribers can reply to any of my emails or blog posts from within their inbox. I receive all replies and will always...