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Monday, May 12, 2008

Blog Tour - Tricia Goyer and A Whisper of Freedom

Today, I am one of several blogs kicking off a fabuloso blog tour featuring Tricia Goyer and the final book in her chronicles of the Spanish Civil War series. It lasts all this week.

Not only do you get to learn more about Tricia and her book, BUT you get to participate in a MEME questionnaire where your answers will enter you in a chance to win a FREE copy of this book PLUS be part of a group from which THREE lucky winners will be chosen to win your own "lost gold" (copies of the entire book set AND gourmet chocolate coins). :)

And there's more!

You also can enter for 1 of FIVE chances to win the book set by signing up for Tricia's fantastic newsletter here.

Here is the link to the blog tour schedule:
http://triciagoyer.blogspot.com/2008/03/whisper-of-freedom-meme-sticky-post.html

Everything else is found below.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tricia Goyer is the author of twelve books including From Dust and Ashes, My Life UnScripted, and the children's book, 10 Minutes to Showtime. She won Historical Novel of the Year in 2005 and 2006 from ACFW, and was honored with the Writer of the Year award from Mt. Hermon Writer's Conference in 2003. Tricia's book Life Interrupted was a finalist for the Gold Medallion in 2005. In addition to her novels, Tricia writes non-fiction books and magazine articles for publications like Today's Christian Woman and Focus on the Family. Tricia is a regular speaker at conventions and conferences, and has been a workshop presenter at the MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) International Conventions. She and her family make their home in the mountains of Montana.

A WHISPER OF FREEDOM
by Tricia Goyer
Published by Moody Publishers

Links:
Book excerpt: http://www.triciagoyer.com/cmsdocuments/WhisperCh1.doc
Watch the series trailer: http://cg.creativenuclei.com/wip/TriciaGoyer/cscw.html
Tricia's website: http://www.triciagoyer.com/
Tricia's Blogs: http://www.triciagoyer.com/blogs.html

During the tour, anyone can enter to win one of FIVE signed copies of A Whisper of Freedom by signing up for Tricia's newsletter here!

ABOUT THE BOOK

Battles heat up...not only those being waged by the soldiers on both sides fighting for Spain, but in the hearts and minds of the men and women who must sacrifice more than their dreams to save the lives of their loved ones.

In this meticulously researched novel, brave and idealistic Sophie, Philip, Jose, and Deion realize their only hope for freedom is escaping Spain's borders.

By continuing the story of this band of volunteers during the Spanish Civil War, A Whisper of Freedom proves that there are whispers of hope and liberty that resonate through even the darkest night.

Buy your copy of A Whisper of Freedom today!

Other books in the series:
Valley of Betrayal (book 1) - For reasons beyond her control, Sophie finds herself alone in the war-torn Spanish countryside. What was once a thriving paradise has become a battleground for fascist soldiers and Spanish patriots. It doesn't take long for Sophie to realize just how far from home she really is. Caught in the middle of what is quickly becoming a bloody battleground, she receives tragic news, but remaining in Spain is her only option. The route to safety is blocked and fighting surrounds her. On her darkest night, Sophie takes refuge with a brigade of international compatriots. It is among these volunteers, through the use of her fiancés camera and her art, that she pledges to make the plight of the Spanish people known around the world.

A Shadow of Treason (book 2) - Sophie discovers that nothing is as she first imagined. When Walt, the reporter who helped her over the border, shows up again after Guernica is bombed, Sophie is given an impossible mission. She must leave behind the man she's fallen in love with and return to the person who betrayed her. Another layer of the war in Spain is revealed as Sophie is drawn into the international espionage schemes that could turn the tide of the war and help protect the soldiers from the International Brigade ... but can she find a way to get the information she's discovered to Walt before it's too late?

MEME Questions

1. List three things you would do with a chest full of gold (assuming you got to keep it!)

* cash it in, put a large amount in savings or a Roth IRA and other investments with good returns on the deposit
* entice Johnny Depp or Orlando Bloom to come take a look at it, so I can indulge in my fantasy of pirates and being a lass they come to visit when in port :)
* set it out and see if a rainbow forms so I can discover if those little leprechauns really do exist

2. List three charities/missions/organizations you support (and why).

* Pike's Peak Christian Church (because it has a solid family-based ministry and meets our spiritual needs
* City Hearts, they have a mission of bringing the arts to inner city children who wouldn't otherwise have that exposure
* ChildHelp USA with their mission to help abused or neglected or abandoned children find healing, hope and sometimes new families

3. List three ways you have volunteered your time/services.

* working with children in Sunday School and Children's Church
* playing taxi service
* going on short-term mission trips to Mexico and Venezuela

4. List three things you keep "hidden" when company comes over.

* my Tiki bird slippers
* the dog who loves to lick people and jump on them
* dishes until they need to be used and mounds of paperwork as much as possible

5. List the last three things you've lost.

* my mind
* my keys
* my ability to ignore into the voices in my head

6. List the last three things you've found.

* a long-spout watering can for my plants, since I'm short and have trouble reaching them
* contentment
* my sense of humor

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Readers, you've been tagged to answer the MEME questions above for your chance to win a FREE copy of A Whisper of Freedom. Be as creative as you like. The more creative the better. Have fun with the questions. Answer them all or just one of them. Your comment gets you entered.

If you wish to comment but don't want to be entered, say so when you post. Make sure you also leave your email address (name at domainname dot.com/net) or that it's available for viewing in your blogger profile. Wouldn't want you to miss out on winning a book. :)

And if you want to make certain you don't miss anything, check the box that says 'email follow-up comments to:' when you leave a comment and they'll be sent to the email address associated with your blogging account. That way you'll be notified of any comments and will know when I announce the winner.

This week, the contest is open to US/Canada residents only.

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8 comments:

windycindy said...

Hi, This is fun! Here I go: 1.) It would depend how much the gold was worth. I would help as many suffering, hungry, homeless people as possible in our country and the world, 2.) I would give to cancer, diabetes, and other life threatening disease research and 3.) hope that I could promote that time is of the essence in saving the environment and the animals. 2.) my church because it is really in need of more financial help, the juvenile diabetes association because my brother passed way from it and the Humane Society. 3.) worked with behavior and learning disability children, taught Bible School and Sunday School, 4.) my stacks of boxes, my stacks of magazines and laundry! 5.) keys too many times to count, my sanity and
bashfulness! 6.) inner peace, love of nature and my keys. Thanks,Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Donna Moore said...

1. If I had a chest full of gold I would invest a large sum with the great return. Go to the ACFW conference this year and sprinkle around a little wealth to loved ones.
2. I support the American Cancer Society and the Leukemia and lymphoma society because we lost little Ethan to Leukemia a year ago this August. I also sponser child with World Vision.
3. I volunteer at the church as the director of VBS, editor of the children's newsletter and facilitator of many women's programs at our church including a bookclub.
4. I am a confessed stasher, The problem with that is you don't know what you are stashing away when company comes and you can't find it afterwards to see what you stashed to begin with.
5. Please remeber I am a stasher so I have no idea exactly what I have lost but here are a few I do know. I have lost my cell phone agian, my spiral with my latest WIP. Talk about stress!!!!and my sanity.
6. I found money in the dryer, love, and my faith.

Heather@Mommymonk said...

Invite the pirates over - ha ha! I think I've lost my mind a few times too! :)

Angela Breidenbach said...

Hey, Tiff, I love your web/blog site. Don't enter me as I have these awesome books already. I had the privilege of sitting with Tricia and talking about my experiences living in Spain as she was writing this series. :-)
Angie

Abi said...

Please include me in your book drawing. Here are my answers to the MEME

1. List three things you would do with a chest full of gold (assuming you got to keep it!)

*Give to my church and world missions through my church
*Buy a BIG house
*Buy lots of good books to read


2. List three charities/missions/organizations you support (and why).


*I give to my local church
*Through my local church we support missionaries
*Missions through my local church

3. List three ways you have volunteered your time/services.

*in my Local church I play the piano
*in my Local church I teach
*Girl Scout leader in the past

4. List three things you keep "hidden" when company comes over.

*Nothing to hid God sees it all.
*I do keep my personal belongings hidden
*my bedroom door is generally closed when company comes over since it is right off of the front room

5. List the last three things you've lost.

* my mind
* my keys
* my kids when they were little does that count

6. List the last three things you've found.

*My kids
* money
* a friend in Jesus

Nora St. Laurent said...

This book sound really good and I would like to be entered.
1. If I found money I would get dept free and give the majority of it to the Miracle Childrens Network - also leave enough money for research for children's disorders.

2. Make A Wish Foundation - to make a child's wish come true. They have been thru so much (so had the family)
Miracle Children's network and Research foundation so that they have the funds to keep trying to find the cure for some of the problems that little ones face.


3. Volunteer in my kids schools - to help make it the greatest bonding time and something to grow thru. Volunteer running a fiction book club so that everyone can have fun and grow in Christ. Volunteer singing in the choir because we were meant to praise the Father.

4. I have lost precious time with my children; I have lost precious time with my parents; I lost alot of my childhood.
5. I have FOUND PEACE - that passes all human understanding AND HAPPINESS in Christ which has been the best gift of all. I have FOUND LOVE and GIVEN LOVE. I have FOUND JOY in very unexpected places.

www.psalm516.blogspot.com
Thanks

Tricia Goyer said...

Thanks so much for your kind words and for sharing my book with your readers!

Thanks too for playing along...I loved your answers. I don't even try to ignore those voices anymore!

Blessings,
Tricia

Tiff (Amber Miller) Stockton said...

Tricia, thanks for stopping by during your busy and hectic schedule while you've been on tour. Glad to have you here.

We have a winner for this spotlight, and that is:

NORA

Congratulations! I've left a comment at your blog for you to contact me. Please respond ASAP so we can mail out your book.

Another winner for Amy Wallace's spotlight too. Check it out to see if you've won. And as always, thanks for your continued suspport.

Three more spotlights this week! Be sure to return and enter for your chance to win.