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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

CFBA Blog Tour - Kelly Eileen Hake and The Bride Bargain

Today, I'm honored to feature a good friend of mine and fellow "young" author who shared the struggles and triumphs with me of being young and published in a world where the majority of authors have children and families, some even adult children with their own families. It's not easy, but Kelly's been a great person to offer a sympathetic shoulder....even if she *is* 9 years younger and *did* receive her first contract as a teenager to my age 30. :)

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
The Bride Bargain
Barbour Publishing - September 1, 2008)
by Kelly Eileen Hake


Life doesn't wait, and neither does KELLY EILEEN HAKE. In her short twenty-three years of life, she's achieved much. Her secret? Embracing opportunities and multitasking. Kelly received her first writing contract at the tender age of seventeen and arranged to wait three months until she was able to legally sign it. Since that first contract five years ago, she's reached several life goals. Aside from fulfilling fourteen contracts ranging from short stories to novels, she's also attained her BA in English Literature and Composition and earned her credential to teach English in secondary schools. If that weren't enough, she's taken positions as a college preparation tutor, bookstore clerk, and in-classroom learning assistant to pay for the education she values so highly. Currently, she is working toward her MA in Writing Popular Fiction. No matter what goal she pursues, Kelly knows what it means to work for it!

Kelly's dual careers as English teacher and author give her the opportunity explore and share her love of the written word. A CBA bestselling author and dedicated member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Kelly is a reader favorite of Barbour's Heartsong Presents program, where she's been privileged to earn numerous Heartsong Presents Reader's Choice Awards; including Favorite New Author 2005, Top 5 Favorite Historical Novel 2005, and Top Five Favorite Author Overall 2006 in addition to winning the Second Favorite Historical Novel 2006!

Her Prairie Promises trilogy, set in the 1850s Nebraska Territory, features her special style of witty, heartwarming historical romance.


Set down upon the wild American plains during the 1850. Clara is desperate for a home and a future for herself and her aunt. When Clara Fields and her aunt are kicked off their wagon train, a store owner in Buttonwood offers a chance at redemption. If Clara is able to wed his grandson off to any of the local girls within a month, he'll sign over his two-story house.

Desperate to provide for the woman who raised her, Clara agrees to find a bride for the man's son--a stalwart bachelor. How hard can it be to find a bride for one handsome Doctor? Apparently more difficult than she imagined when Saul Reed seems determined to ramain single.

Will Clara's faith and wits help her wrangle a resolution to The Bride Bargain? Striking a bargain with a lonely trader to fool a head-strong doctor could lead Clara to an unexpected avenue of romance.

If you would like to read an excerpt, go HERE.

Buy your copy of The Bride Bargain Today!

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Readers, leave a comment for your chance to win a FREE autographed copy of The Bride Bargain.

If you wish to comment but don't want to be entered, say so when you post. Make sure you leave your email address (name [at] domainname [dot] com/net) or that there's a way to contact you. Otherwise, you won't be entered. 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 only.

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cheryl c said...

I am impressed with all that you have accomplished at the age of 23! The Bride Bargain sounds like a wonderful story. Is it part of the Prairie Promises trilogy? I love historical romances, so please include me in the drawing.


Stormi said...

I love historicals so please put me in the drawing.


windycindy said...

A good romantic western sounds fun. I am wonderful why she and her aunt were kicked off the wagon train?! Please enter me in your book drawing. Many thanks to you, Cindi

Cherie J said...

Would love to be entered in the drawing for this one. Enjoyed the spotlight.


haras w said...

i enjoy kelly eileen hake and this book looks really good. please include my name.
sarahwoll at hotmail dot com

Carolynn said...

I so want to read this book, it sounds great! Please enter me, thanks!!

Maureen said...

This books sounds like one I would really enjoy.

Tiffany Amber Stockton said...

We have a winner from this drawing and that is:


Congratulations! I've sent your mailing information to Kelly so she can send out your book.

Everyone else, check out the interviews on Dorothy Clark, Lynette Sowell, Ginger Garrett, and Colorado Christmas to see if you've won.

As always, thanks to everyone for your continued support.