Thursday, July 13, 2017

2 Celebrate Release Day 4 "TWISTED", I interview author DiAne Gates!

DiAne,
Thanks for letting me interview you about the release of Twisted. I think the questions I’ll ask are the those that readers would if they had the chance.

WHERE DID THE ROPED AND TWISTED STORIES BEGIN?
Like everyone’s story—people I met, places I’d been, things I’d seen. Life. Everyone has a story, Paula. And for every story told or written lives change and hearts are touched. And I’d like to ask your readers, what story percolates in them, begging to be told? When are they going to write their story? After all, none of us are getting any younger.
And that’s why I write, speak, and teach. To encourage people to tell their story. To share their experiences. To let people know what you’ve learned. You may never know this side of heaven whose life will be touched and changed by reading what God taught you. And you can be sure God allowed the circumstances of your story to occur, not just for you, but for those He puts in your path who long to hear about how you made it through that difficult journey to the other side.

HOW CAN I BEGIN A STORY?
Story telling is like planting a seed. Just a speck that springs to life in your mind, develops roots, sprouts to the surface, and blooms. Every one of us needs to ask God to clarify the events He’s taken us through. Asking our self what’s your take away? Asking others what they learn from our story—just give them the high points. Don’t bore them with the tiny details. Then begin recording what God lays on your heart. Your first draft will be rough; but it’s thrilling to sit in front of your screen and pour out words that originate in your heart. And if seeing the words come to life makes you cry, so much the better! Every writer must bleed on the page.

MUST I SPEND COUNTLESS HOURS IN FRONT OF THE COMPUTER?
The majority of writing time is spent thinking. You can do that anywhere—washing dishes, ironing clothes, weeding the flower bed.  Even taking a bath. Writers don’t come equipped with off and on buttons. I keep a pencil and paper with me at all times. I’ve even been known to jot a note or two during my windshield time. And I’ve waked from a sound sleep with a phrase, twist in plot, or idea to make my work in progress sing. But my best thinking time is in the bathtub. One of my writer friends had her husband install a white board beside her bathtub. Isn’t that a grand idea?

CONSIDER THE ULTIMATE STORY TELLER
Jesus was the ultimate story teller. He used illustrations the people he talked to would understand. So why shouldn’t we communicate to our children, friends, and those God puts in our path the same way as our Lord? With a story—your story—my story. His story in your life.

SO, I’VE WRITTEN MY STORY…NOW WHAT?
Once you’ve written a few pages, search for other writers to share your words. Or you can spend endless hours plowing through a whole book—like I did in Roped. Took years. Oh well, that decision gave me the opportunity to rewrite the whole manuscript—a bunch-a-times. The most profitable thing God led me to do (besides talking to Him about my writing) was joining a group of six other serious writers. We allowed ourselves to be vulnerable. To listen to the others’ suggestions and accept their advice.

BUT YOU NEED TO MAKE A COMMITMENT BEFORE YOU BEGIN
Decide in your heart and mind to never, never, never give-up! Seek God’s direction and walk through the doors He opens. And someday you’ll hear Him say, “Well done, good and faithful servant—”
Now what are you waiting for? No time like the present to write! To ge this book click: https://goo.gl/HCQxA5 


5-Stars! "A Big Thumbs Up for this Amazing Read!"
"On April 20, 2016, I hosted talented author DiAne Gates on my blog where she answered my questions and at my request shared a review for her fiction "Roped". The fact that I'd spent a great summer riding and taking care of the horse, I was given named Apricot made her story one I knew I wanted to read. But time, my own writing and the busyness of life caused me to push that thought aside until DiAne offered to gift me her book when she discovered that I'd been sick for many months.

As I imaged from the opening sentence to the last one I was in cowgirl heaven. I know that sounds odd because I'm a city gal - acrylic nails and all - but even if you've never been in the saddle, 'Roped' will put a lariat around your heart and you’ll be tethed to Crissy Crosby who while chasing her dream to continue her parents’ rodeo legacy discovers that with God all things even the taming of her... Since I don't want to spoil the story, you'll have to read this emotionally charged story for yourself to find out what happens! And I strongly suggest that you give yourself this pleasure now!" To get this book click: https://goo.gl/PzqFmo

DiANE N. GATES: BIOGRAPHY

Texas writer, DiAne Gates, illustrates and writes fiction for children and YA, and serious non-fiction for the folks. Her passion is calling the Church’s attention to how far we’ve catapulted from God’s order and walking in obedience to Him as evidenced by her blog Moving the Ancient Boundaries.

DiAne worked as a photographer and writer for the East Texas Youth Rodeo Association magazine, and had the opportunity to be in the rodeo arena, feel the sting of Texas turf in her face and across her camera lens, giving birth to her western rodeo adventure series, released by Prism Book Group in August of 2015, ROPED. This first book of the series placed #5 on Top Ten Christian Reads for Teens and Tweens, 2016, as well as being a finalist in the 2015 Grace Awards, and a finalist in The Christian Literary Henri Awards for 2016.

Book Two in the ROPED SERIESTWISTED, will be released by Pelican Book Group July 14, 2017, and can be found on Amazon.com/books/Twisted.DiAneGates  And the third book, UNTIED, her current WIP, continues the adventure of two Texas teens and their families. DiAne writes a monthly article for Crosswalk, an online Christian magazine.

She also leads LifeSavers, an adult edit group for North Texas Christian Writers. And has a new blog THE SOUTHERN SIDE OF FLAVOR, where she shares family recipes and many tricks to cutting calories while retaining a massive injection of southern and southwest flavor into each tasty bite. DiAne facilitates GriefShare, an international support ministry for those who’ve lost loved ones.

Wife, mother, and Mimi, her passion is to share those hard life lessons God allows in our lives. Lessons she hopes will leap from the page into your heart and play out in loving family relationships.

http://www.dianegates.wordpress.com/ Moving the Ancient Boundaries
http://www.floridagirlturnedtexan.com The Southern Side of Flavor
https://www.facebook.com/pages/DiAne-Gates/375473495831603



Saturday, July 8, 2017

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Beverly Lynnt in her 5-Star review said, “What a terrific resolution to the first book! I want more! This is book two of the series, The Naomi Chronicles. Both books are very closely tied, so even though they are complete books and can be read on their own, this second book closely continues the story begun in the first book and resolves much of it. I recommend you purchase them together and read them one right after the other.

The focus of this book divides between Naomi and her husband, Chaz. They are separated after only one week of marriage at the beginning of this story. What's unique about this book is that the first book emphasized how most of life's choices had been removed from Naomi's life in her first thirty years. How many of us readers can identify with that? Stuff happens, and sometimes leads us places we hadn't originally wanted to go. But now, she is at a crossroads and begins to realize she has many choices to make. The choices do not come easy to her, so this is her opportunity to learn many truths, find her inner peace, especially coming to peace with her past, and figure out how to proceed. Does she go back into hiding, or will she become like a butterfly, finally released from her cocoon?

Also in this second book, we become more acquainted with Chaz as an individual. We only get to know him briefly in the first book, so now his character becomes a little more developed and we see why he does the things he does. There is a twist in the plot here that may surprise you. I know it certainly knocked me for a loop when I learned more of his background. All I will tell you at this point is that there is a resolution for Naomi and Chaz. But the twist and the means of resolution is what makes this part of the tale so interesting.

There is so much to love in this second book. First, the author does a remarkable job of fashioning an old-world atmosphere in the way Naomi dresses, talks and thinks that's charming. But it is also in stark contrast to the rest of this new world, and it takes her time to adjust to the American way of life. I find that so endearing. The author uses a small boy to make that transition more palatable for Naomi. As the saying goes, "out of the mouth of babes..."

Second, the same little boy brings in comic relief while Naomi grapples with heavy life issues. How true to life! Often when we are trying to take in what God is speaking to us about, distractions are a way of bringing relief to the intensity of the moment. Either it becomes a way to take our minds off the issue and leads us away, or it helps us focus better on the point God is trying to make. I enjoy seeing how the author uses this feature for Naomi's good.


Third, I love the way the author leaves an opening for further development near the conclusion of the book. It makes me look forward to reading more of this series.” http://amzn.to/1zK3rPC   

About the Author
Writing great Inspirational Christian Romances, Thrillers, Nonfiction, Self-help and works to encourage are author Paula Rose Michelson’s passion. Her desire to inspire others comes from being a late reader, who discovered books were her best friends! A lover of inspiring fictions where the heroine was one for her families’ sake, she writes about amazing women, and unique faith challenges

Paula is married to Lutheran Pastor & Chosen People Ministries Field Missionary Ron Michelson. The happy couple have two married daughters and seven grandchildren. Her books and eBooks are available on Amazon and can be ordered by your local bookstore.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

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Longing, lies, desire and passion give Naomi and Chaz no rest as they try to figure out how to live without the one their heart cannot forget or forgive. Desolate, will they answer God's heart call? In her 5-Star rave of this Inspirational Christian Romance author Katie Mettner said, “Chaz and Naomi's story will captivate you!

Unable to face the fallout of revealed secrets, Naomi has fled. Alienated from all who loved and affirmed her, with no place to stay, God will gift her everything if -- finding herself embraced by people who care -- Naomi discovers the 'Lover of her Soul'. Will Naomi's friendship with a 'Titus 2 Woman' and the blessings found at 'Blessings Rock' bring her to Christ?

When Chaz visits his family, he discovers that Naomi and he are very much the same. Yet he needs more proof. Sent his uncle’s Chaz is about to realize that his life was a lie. Will discovering that what he is told is true help him claim Naomi's love again?


Can the individual faith journey’s each has taken bring them back ready to love each other? And if so, how does a couple that wed before they knew each other overcome what Lola did? http://amzn.to/1zK3rPC


About the Author
Writing great Inspirational Christian Romances, Thrillers, Nonfiction, Self-help and works to encourage are author Paula Rose Michelson’s passion. Her desire to inspire others comes from being a late reader, who discovered books were her best friends! A lover of inspiring fictions where the heroine was one for her families’ sake, she writes about amazing women, and unique faith challenges

Paula is married to Lutheran Pastor & Chosen People Ministries Field Missionary Ron Michelson. The happy couple have two married daughters and seven grandchildren. Her books and eBooks are available on Amazon, at other online booksellers, and can be ordered by your local bookstore.

Monday, June 12, 2017

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An Illegal Immigrant. Bound by Secrets. Trapped by Choices. An Arranged Marriage. A Forbidden love...will Naomi and Chaz trust God? In her 5-Star rave of this Inspirational Christian Romance Tamie D. said, "This...Christian fiction...reads like a movie!" 

Naomi fled Spain for America to escape living the lie generations of her people had lived. She planned to find her uncle and help him earn enough money to bring their family to this land of promise. About to be sent back, the teenager lets an old woman help her and when handcuffed and dragged to the woman's casa, discovers she must continue to live a lie. Will Naomi's coming-of-age journey be one of fear, freedom, or love?

Chaz met Naomi when she gave this drunken bum a few dollars and made him sign her pledge book while saying that he would help others. Now an internationally well-known philanthropist, he will pretend to be less than he is to wed Naomi!

Lola was rescued from immigration by Naomi. Now this teenager wants to discredit her benefactor so she can have Chaz. And having discovered Naomi's secrets, she is bound to succeed!

Two people in love yet neither knows who their spouse really is. A teenage girl whose goal is to drive a wedge between this star-crossed couple. Can anyone get what they want before fear, longing, lies and secrets cause this triangle to unravel?

Thursday, May 4, 2017

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Please JOIN ME at my new Author Paula Rose Michelson Blog!

I love new beginnings! I hope You do to!! For that’s what this blog is! And with the beginning of this blog, I’ll share my experience of researching the history of Naomi (a Sephardic Jew) as she began to tell me her story. Little did I know at that time, that I was in what all fiction author's long for and call the sweet spot. I do know that since starting to write these books in April of 2007, I have been blessed. And with the release of No Other Choice: The Naomi Chronicles, Book One readers have enjoyed my heroines story as much as I did when Naomi and I penned the books. So, whether you love Inspirational Christian Romance, are a reader, writer, or a history buff, I hope you find what I share worth your visit, and I look forward to hearing from YOU!! 

The blog easier to read & I share info I gleaned over the years!
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3 Inspirational Christian Romances to LOVE!

5Stars! “An emotionally charged, enjoyable fiction! No Other Choice: The Naomi Chronicles, Book One follows the plight of teenage Naomi, who, under the guidance of the mentor, who saved her from being deported, flourishes into a complex young woman. Always remembering, yet haunted by her religious past, she travels through life carrying a weight of guilt for her continual duplicity in her relationships, both female and male. It was easy to be swept up by her plight, while she was constantly on guard and fearful of being unmasked as someone other than the imposter she pretended to be. Her emotions were a roller-coaster of constant doubt even though she felt tempted many times to reveal who she really was, only to catch herself, lest she fall prey to vicious gossip and being shunned by those she loved. This fine line she walked, both verbally and physically played well in this religious drama that was well written with engaging characters, especially the main protagonist, the emotionally, strong-willed Naomi. This historical fiction story was a fact-filled, emotionally charged, and enjoyable appetizer of what was to happen next for Naomi. The final chapter was the perfect setup for book 2 in the Naomi Chronicles.” – Mystery Author, Peggy A. Edelheit


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5Stars! “A tale with purpose! Will the love Chaz and Naomi long for ever be grasped? This unfortunate pair is in God’s hands and without HIS help nothing can mend their depravity. Bitterness has taken up residence between this couple.; their souls are filled with yearning, deceit, craving, and yet a thirst for one another. Make sure you get this book and read it to find out how a bride flees as an alternative of confronting the consequences of her exposed mysteries. A story crafted from biblical principles, ‘Choosing to Be” is a tale with purpose, to guild its reader to knowing Jesus Christ as their savior, or to bless those who already have a relationship with HIM. This is the 2nd book I’ve read of the very talented author ‘Paula Rose Michelson’ the 1st was ‘No Other Choice’. I’ve found both books very inspirational and well written. They are a breath of fresh air that will take you away, even for a short while, from the whirlwind and grind of daily life.” Victoria Simcox, author of Fantasy Coming of Age Fictions
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5Stars! “Exceptional insight into the struggles of the human condition of sin and the wisdom of God’s saving grace. As Jesus loves his own, will Chaz learn to love Naomi, and she vice versa, as well as resolve to have faith in him? After renewing their marriage vows, and their commitment to Christ, both are enthusiastic to kindle the passion that sparkled but then perished when secrets between them were stripped naked. They have decided that honesty is the only way for them to stay together; however, there are those who are stimulating a disturbance in El Barrio. Make sure and get this great story to see how a loving God intercedes in their union. Once again, author Paula Rose Michelson has written an outstanding narrative—well-written, appealing and enlightening. With exceptional insight into the struggles of the human condition of sin and the wisdom of God’s saving grace.” Victoria Simcox, author of Fantasy Coming of Age Fictions

ABOUT AUTHOR PAULA ROSE MICHELSON
If you’d like to know when new releases, special sales, and FREE Kindle eBooks are available visit her Amazon Author page at http://amzn.to/1z8ydzA and click 'Follow' under her picture. 

Writing great Inspirational Christian Romances, Thrillers, Nonfiction, Self-help and works to encourage are author Paula Rose Michelson’s passion. Her desire to inspire others comes from being a late reader, who discovered books were her best friends! A lover of inspiring fictions where the heroine was one for her families’ sake, she writes about amazing women, and unique faith challenges. When asked about her idea for The Naomi Chronicles, Paula likes to say, "I cannot take all the credit for Naomi started telling me her story, and together we penned the six fictions." Having received so much from Messiah, Paula loves to bless others, and is excited that at least one of her Kindle eBooks are usually found in Amazon's Bestseller list for their categories. 

When not involved in writing, speaking or helping other writers, Paula pursues other passions while supporting her husband Ron who is a Lutheran Pastor and Chosen People Ministries field missionary. At one point, both of them worked for the mission. However, when the Lord called Paula to write full-time, she gladly left to devote herself to this work. 

This happy mother of two married daughters and grandmother of seven, has friends who often tell her that she weaves such wonderful tails they lose track of the time. Since both family and her ever-increasing reader family matter to Paula, she hopes to impart a blessing to those who read her books.

Some who first knew Paula as the founder, head, and facilitator of LAMB Ministries, have mentioned that some of those teachings are found within her books. Paula knows this to be true for her desire to faithfully depict Gods love, compassion, and forgiveness while showing her readers The Jewish Messiah of Israel and the world parallel her wish to see those who feel 'less than' restored to wholeness. Therefore, within each of her books, she includes a few of her biblically based teachings so readers can overcome and feel good about themselves.

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