Freedom Post #2

Exchange Building in Charles Town

A year has passed since the characters in Hold Me Close start sharing their beliefs and concerns. In Surround Me it’s 1773 and life is changing. Family members choose sides. Families begin to think about leaving the colonies and returning to England.

Lestarjette home

Would I have wanted to leave my homeland to go to a country I’d never seen? Afterall, most of the citizens had been born in the colonies.

Louis has major decisions to make about his business and his personal role in the disturbances in Charles Town. His thoughts are never far from his dilemma. “After meeting the suppliers, Louis realized his purpose and his role in the future. He was willing to coordinate shipments of arms and ammunition if the need arose. The word ‘smuggling’ never surfaced, but in a way, he was lending his aid to the Partisans to defeat the Loyalists with the help of the French. His small role would be just one more step to the larger goal.”

The question that confronted every adult citizen in the colonies no matter what side was “Are you willing to give your life for this cause?”

Louis’ brother put it this way: “You are willing to give your life and your wealth on foreign soil for this cause?”

As we look toward our Independence Day, we can ask the same questions. Am I willing to give my life for the cause of freedom?

Multi-Author Summer Kick Off Giveaway!

Hello Readers!

Summer is here, and we are celebrating with a huge giveaway for you so you can stock up on books!

I have partnered up with Celebrate Lit Publicity to do an amazing giveaway where you can win a spectacular prize of over 40 books or a $500 Amazon gift card to buy books you love to enjoy over your summer. How exciting!

Be sure to enter Celebrate Lit’s 2nd Annual Summer Kick Off of Books Multi-Author Giveaway going on now through June 19!

 Enter here: https://promosimple.com/ps/10bdd/2021-summer-kick-off

I’m giving away Surround Me–Book Two in the Revolutionary Faith Series.

Be sure to enter! And share the giveaway with others.

Because Fiction May Edition and Giveaway

#BecauseFiction May Editions!

Hello readers,

It’s the end of May, and you can tell summer is coming in Southern California. The days are warm, which means it is very nice reading weather. As a mom of three, summer usually means I have more time for reading, and my TBR pile is ready for me to go! What about you?

In this issue, we have several chances for you to win books for your TBR pile plus get updates and personal insights from authors only found here. You don’t want to miss it!

Here is wishing you a wonderful summer!

Until next time, readers.

Sandy Barela

There are many different divisions to the magazine. Visit all of them for interesting articles and giveaways.

**Stop by and read our #BecauseFiction May Historical Edition with featured authors such as Caryl McAdoo, Marguerite Martin Gray, and Liz Tolsma!

https://mailchi.mp/0dec56b42458/becausefiction-magazine-may-historical-fiction-giveaways-6193602

This is where my article and giveaway reside–with the historicals:

https://www.becausefiction.com/marguerite-martin-gray/

**Stop by and read our #BecauseFiction May Women’s Fiction, Speculative Fiction, & Suspense Edition with featured authors Jennifer Sienes, Katherine Scott Jones, and Susan K. Beatty!

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**Stop by and read our #BecauseFiction May Contemporary & Romance Edition with featured authors such as Chautona Havig, Meghann Whistler, and Tabitha Bouldin!

https://mailchi.mp/a64bdc79ff69/becausefiction-magazine-may-contemporary-fiction-giveaways-6193618

Let me know later if you win anything.

I’m giving away a copy of Surround Me. Be sure to enter by visiting the site with the links above.

May Giveaway!

This month I am giving away a copy of Surround Me (Book Two of the Revolutionary Faith series) and Matchmaker’s Best Friend by Kari Trumbo. All you have to do is comment for your chance to win one of the two selections. I’ll pick the winners on May 31. Good luck!

Surround Me by Marguerite Martin Gray: Battles rage in Elizabeth Elliott’s heart as the threat of war invades her hometown. Charles Town, SC, 1773—The dark curtain of the rumors of revolution threatens to descend as Louis Lestarjette makes a permanent break from his homeland and pursues his relationship with Elizabeth.

This is book two of the Revolutionary Faith series following Hold Me Close.

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Surround-Revolutionary-Faith-Marguerite-Martin/dp/0999537032/ref

Matchmaker’s Best Friend by Kari Trumbo: When they dated ten years ago as teens, it almost destroyed their friendship. So Pen Reese did the only logical thing. She lied about how she felt—and still feels—about him. She’s still paying for that lie.

This book is part of the Independence Islands series!

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Matchmakers-Best-Friend-Independence-Islands-ebook/dp/B08GXCK5F1/ref

Leave a comment: What are you reading now? What genre do you enjoy reading? Or any other subject.

Multi-Author Giveaway: We Love Our Readers

Hello Readers!

 We appreciate you all so much and wanted to do something special for you so I have teamed up with Celebrate Lit to do a special giveaway!

We want you to have a chance to win 40+ books or a $500 Amazon card to buy a ton of books yourself in Celebrate Lit’s We Love our Readers Giveaway! Notice I have two books in the giveaway! For the first time ever–Wait for Me, Book Five in the Revolutionary Faith Series and Surround Me, Book Two!

Click here to enter: https://promosimple.com/ps/105b6/3rd-annual-we-love-our-readers

The event and giveaway is going on now through February 20.

Good luck and happy reading. Be sure to comment here and enter with the link above.

Fab New Year Multi-Author Giveaway

Hello Readers!

Happy New Year to you!! To celebrate you along with the new year, I have teamed up with Celebrate Lit to do a special giveaway!

We want you to have a chance to win 40+ of books or a $500 Amazon card to buy a ton of books yourself in Celebrate Lit’s Have a Fab New Year Multi-Author Giveaway!

Click here to enter: https://promosimple.com/ps/10442/have-a-fab-new-year

The event and giveaway is going on now through January 17.

My book Surround Me (Revolutionary Faith Book Two)is in the Giveaway. Stay alert: Wait for Me (Revolutionary Faith Book Five) will be released February 9, 2021! Less than a month…

Because Fiction Magazine

EACH MONTH I WRITE AN ARTICLE FOR THIS MAGAZINE. THIS MONTH I WRITE ABOUT MY SECOND NOVEL, SURROUND ME. THERE IS A GIVEAWAY TOO. FOLLOW THE LINKS….

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September Historical Fiction Edition
Welcome to September’s Historical Edition! We hope you enjoy!Visit the #BecauseFiction Website

From Marguerite Martin Gray –Last month, I shared about the birth of my first novel, Hold Me Close. It will always hold a special place in my heart, returning me to a whirlwind of newness. But the process must continue. I have more to explore with an unfinished journey. Enters Book Two,  Surround Me. The original title hovered as Let Your Love Surround Me. A bit wordy for this series so I shortened it. As I mapped out the series, I latched on to the thread of God as the center of each life, wrapping Himself in the struggles, joys, cares of His people. The titles have dual meanings. With Hold Me Close, the title depicts a desire for God to hold the characters in His arms of love and protection and a desire for the characters to live with human love and relationships. In Surround Me through the struggles and decisions of the pending battles, the protagonists need to let God’s purpose and love surround and penetrate their lives as well as allowing physical and emotional love of family sustain them. The back-cover text of Surround Me gives input to the continuing saga of a family and friends thriving in tumultuous circumstances: Read More and Enter Giveaway

Summer Book Lovers Day Multi-Author Giveaway August 9-15!

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Readers, Book Lover’s Day is coming up on August 9th and we are celebrating you with a HUGE giveaway!
summer book lovers 4Don’t miss your chance to enter to win a $350 Amazon gift card and 45 books in our Celebrate Lit Multi-Author Giveaway.
The event and giveaway is going on now through August 15.

April Giveaway

April Giveaway (1) 2020For my April giveaway, I’ve purchased The Scarlet Coat by Angela Couch–I love this book. Also, I’ll giveaway a copy of Surround Me (Book 2) in the Revolutionary Faith series. Both are set in the American Revolution!

Comment for your chance to win! Good luck!