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Saturday, August 23, 2008

Wow What A Surprise!

I got an email the other day that really surprised me. According to the editor I'm working with at By Grace Publishing, they want to publish my book in October of this year which is a lot sooner than I expected. I'm agreeable, so if all goes as planned I'll have The Sentence coming from By Grace in October, and The Best Selling Toy Of The Season coming from MS Fiction in November. How's that for ending the year with a bang?

I thought I'd offer you a blurb for each book just so you'd know what they're all about. In September I'll start offering some excerpts from each one.

Blurb: The Sentence-By Grace Publishing

For a hundred years, the little church pointed the way to Heaven for the congregation. Then, Clint Hayes stopped in the parking lot one night to throw away a beer bottle and have a cigarette. The cigarette made him cough, so he threw it away too. It came to rest in an azalea bed beside the church.

Aided by a fingerprint on the beer bottle Hayes was arrested for arson, but it soon became apparent he hadn't meant to burn the church down. Everyone expected him to spend a few months in jail, but the judge had a better idea.

He sentenced Clint to six months under the care of Rev. Neal Amos, the pastor of Saved By Grace, a move the pastor's daughter Rachel isn't happy about. Why didn't her father let this criminal go to jail? That's what he deserved.

But as Rachel gets to know him, she finds herself falling for a man with no education, family, or faith. And he's falling for her too.
Will Rachel overlook his past and believe he's given his life to God, or will she let him walk away when his sentence is over?

Blurb: The Best Selling Toy Of The Season

Who'd want to be Nikki Lane? Sure, she's beautiful, but her family isn't much. She isn't married either, and supporting her two boys on a minimum wage job has cost her more than one sleepless night.

Tommy Price is everything Nikki isn't. He lives on James Street, the best street in town. Naturally, his rich, influential family has a suitable woman picked out for him to marry.
Tommy and Nikki's two diverse worlds literally collide one evening at the discount store where Nikki works, giving both of them a glimpse into a life they never knew existed.

Can the growing attraction between them bridge the vast gulf which separates them, or will their romance end before it even begins?

Thanks for reading!
Elaine Cantrell
Hope. Dreams. Life... Love


Marianne Arkins said...

Congratulations!! They both sound good... Will keep an eye out.

Elaine Cantrell said...

Thanks, Marianne. It's really an exciting time.


Skhye said...

Wow! Love THE SENTENCE blurb. It really got me wondering. Great job, Elaine. And congrats on your release dates. Skhye

Elaine Cantrell said...

Thanks Skhye. I'm using the blurb to make a video trailer for the book. I love making those things.