April Update From Author Carrie Turansky Hi Friends, I am excited to launch my new email updates! My desire is to connect with you and share the lat

April Update From Author Carrie Turansky

Carrie Turansky

Hi Friends,
I am excited to launch my new email updates! My desire is to connect with you and share the latest information about my books and writing life. I plan to send out these updates every other month and when I have a new book release, so I promise not to flood your in-box. I hope you'll enjoy the photos, recipes, stories, and extra information about my books. Thanks for reading and sharing the journey with me!

A New E-Book from Carrie
Everyone in publishing is talking about the quickly evolving world of E-books and E-publishing. E-books sales jumped 164% in 2010, and the jump in 2011 will probably be much higher. Many authors with out-of-print-titles are publishing them as E-books. It’s an exciting time to be an author!

I’ve decided to ride the wave of the future and self-publish my first E-book! SURRENDERED HEARTS is a stand-alone sequel to my first novel, ALONG CAME LOVE.

Summary of SURRENDERED HEARTS:
Jennifer Evan’s life changes forever when a gas pipeline explodes, starting a fire at her apartment. Losing her home and beloved dog are terrible blows, but the ugly scars that cover her arm, neck and shoulder steal her confidence and cause her fiancé to desert her. With her funds depleted and her job on hold, she heads for Vermont where she hopes to reconnect with her brother and find a way to rebuild her shattered life. Bill Morgan, a strong and quiet man whose faith runs deep, challenges her view of God and faith. Will she hold on to the pain of her past, or will she surrender her heart and find the faith and love she seeks?

To purchase SURRENDERED HEARTS at Amazon Kindle, $2.99, click here.
Don't have an E-reader? You can download Kindle to many computers. Click here.

To read a sample chapter or to purchase SURRENDERED HEARTS for other E-readers click here.

If you haven't read ALONG CAME LOVE, you can purchase a copy from Amazon here. It is available as a print book or an E-book.

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Seeking His Love - June ACFW Book Club Pick!

I am excited that my latest novel with Love Inspired, SEEKING HIS LOVE, was chosen as the June pick for the American Christian Fiction Writer’s Book Club! This large, online book club is open to anyone who likes to read and discuss Christian fiction. If you haven’t read SEEKING HIS LOVE, pick up a copy and join in the discussion June 20 – 30. Book club members connect through an e-mail loop, and during the first twenty day of the month you’ll learn about blog interviews, book give aways and what people are reading. Then the last ten days of the month there is a discussion of that month's book.

You can purchase SEEKING HIS LOVE here.

To join the ACFW Book Club click here.

Making New Friends at a Local Book Club

Meeting readers is always a joy, and the women at Hopewell Methodist Book Club were a warm and welcoming group! We had a great evening together discussing the characters and events in SEEKING HIS LOVE. Their insightful comments and questions made the time fly by as we laughed and talked about the issues of forgiveness, reconciliation, and honesty in this book.

I love to talk with book club members, so let me know if you are reading one of my books. If you’re not close enough for me to attend, I can call and talk to your group on speakerphone. Email me for information about speaking to book clubs: carrie@carrieturansky.com

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Light Key Lime Pie
Here's a fun dessert recipe our family recently enjoyed. I hope to make it again for Easter.

Ingredients:
1 reduced fat graham cracker crust
1 pkg of sugar-free lime gelatin
1/4 cup boiling water
1 8 oz container of fat-free whipped topping
1 6 oz key lime pie yogurt
1 6 oz plain Greek yogurt

Directions:
In a large bowl dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Stir in yogurt with a wire whisk. Fold in whipped topping with a wooden spoon. Spread in the crust and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
Makes 8 servings.

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Adrienne Chandler, heroine of A MAN TO TRUST

 

What I’m Writing Now

I’ve been busy working on my next book for Love Inspired, which is a stand-alone sequel to SEEKING HIS LOVE titled A MAN TO TRUST. It’s been a challenging story to write as I researched the heroine’s desire to be a professional musician. I am thankful the Lord provided a friend who studied and trained for many years to play the flute! Claudia has been a great help. A MAN TO TRUST releases March 2012.

Here is a short summary: After years of training, Adrienne Chandler dreams of playing her flute in a symphony orchestra, but her plans are on hold while she helps her widowed grandmother manage her bookstore in Fairhaven, Washington. Then Ross Peterson, a charming photographer with dreams of his own, comes into Adrie’s life, and she must decide if she will cling to her old dream or embrace a new one that includes Ross.

Ross was introduced in SEEKING HIS LOVE as Cam's good friend and co-op partner at the Fairhaven Arts Center. I've included Rachel and Cam's wedding in A MAN TO TRUST, for all the readers who asked for more of their story. I hope you'll look forward to returning to Fairhaven in this next book.

I love to hear from my readers. You may email at: carrie@carrieturansky.com.
Until next time, happy reading!
Carrie
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