Win These Books! January 2014

January 1, 2014 | 12 Comments

Six sensational books up for grabs this month! Scroll down to the bottom of this post and enter to win using the Rafflecopter form.

The Colony by Cami Checketts

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To protect her sons from the mistakes of her past, Brinlee Trapper escapes to a secluded mountain home. But there are dangers lurking in the mountains she has never encountered. The little family is saved from injury by Jed, a mysterious hunter. Brinlee is drawn to him, but she worries about his involvement with a peaceful commune hidden deep in the mountains behind her property.

Lance, Brinlee’s attentive neighbor, has his own troubled history. Between his obvious attraction to Brinlee and his developing love for her children, Brinlee finds it more than difficult to guard her heart against this tender intrusion.

While Jed offers a life of excitement and freedom, Lance holds the key to the family Brinlee always wanted. When it comes time to choose, she learns that both men have secrets that could shatter her fledgling trust in men and the wrong decision could leave more than her heart exposed to danger.

Checketts_CamiCami Checketts is married and the proud mother of four future WWF champions. Sometimes between being a human horse, cleaning up magic potions, and driving boys to lacrosse practice, she gets the chance to write fiction.

Cami and her family live in the beautiful Cache Valley of Northern Utah. During the two months of the year it isn’t snowing, she enjoys swimming, hiking, biking, running, and water-skiing.

Visit Cami at


Destiny by Theresa Sneed

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It’s hard to be true to yourself when you can’t remember who you are.

Or who he is.

But you know he’s out there—somewhere.

Sophie loves Daniel—but her memory of him has been taken, along with everything she ever experienced in heaven. Everything except for one incredible kiss.

How will Sophie find him on Earth, and how will she combat the desires of another who has claimed her as his own?

TheresaSneedTheresa Sneed: Growing up in the woodlands of Maine, where she spent most of her time climbing trees and looking for snakes under rocks, Theresa Sneed has a wealth of childhood experiences and a lively imagination from which she creates her magical stories. As a mother of six, a grandmother of five, and an elementary school teacher, she enjoys weaving stories of fantasy and adventure that bring about moments of wonder and reflection. She enjoys reading and writing fantasy, romance, and suspense.

Theresa graduated cum laude with a bachelor of arts in education and has written award winning poetry and stories. Her first novel, No Angel was a 2011 Whitney finalist, and her second novel, Earthbound was a 2012 Whitney finalist. Destiny is her third published novel and book #3 in the No Angel series.

To learn more about Theresa and why she writes about angels, visit She loves hearing from her readers and may be contacted through her website.


Erasing Time by C.J. Hill

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When twins Sheridan and Taylor wake up 400 years in the future, they find a changed world: domed cities, no animals, and a language that’s so different, it barely sounds like English. And the worst news: They can’t go back home.

The twenty-fifth-century government transported the girls to their city hoping to find a famous scientist to help perfect a devastating new weapon. The same government has implanted tracking devices in the citizens, limiting and examining everything they do. Taylor and Sheridan have to find a way out of the city before the government discovers their secrets. To complicate matters, the moblike Dakine has interest in getting hold of them too. The only way for the girls to elude their pursuers is to put their trust in Echo, a guy with secrets of his own. The trio must put their faith in the unknown to make a harrowing escape into the wilds beyond the city.

Erasing Time is book 1 in the series. Book 2, Echo In Time, was released last month.

Rallison_Janette200CJ Hill is a pen name for Janette Rallison who is best known for writing romantic comedies. When her writing shifted away from the romantic comedy genre into action, her editor thought a pen name would be a good idea. CJ Hill books include: dangerous dragons, (Slayers; Slayers: Friends and Traitors) Time travel to dystopian worlds, (Erasing Time; Echo in Time) and up-coming: flesh-eating beetles.

CJ Hill (Janette) has five children, three of whom like her on any given day depending on who is in trouble. She has lived in Arizona for the last half of her life, but is still in desert denial and hopes that one day her garden will grow silver bells and cockle shells or maybe just tomatoes.

Learn more about CJ Hill / Janette at


The Others by Kristen Bryant

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Ryen is on a mission to Earth to find the answers to his distant world’s most critical questions. From the beginning, prophets have foretold of a mythic figure—a Savior—who would live a perfect life and ultimately die to save their souls. There was just one catch. He would be born on a different planet, far away. He would perform miracles Ryen’s people would never see. The Savior’s sacrifice, even from an incomprehensible distance, would redeem them all. But without tangible proof, the rift between the believers and nonbelievers is tearing this once peaceful planet apart.

On Earth, Ryen meets Savannah, a beautiful woman hiding a painful past. He can’t help falling in love with her. As his time runs out, Ryen must decide if he is willing to give up everything he has ever known and loved to stay on Earth with Savannah. But his decision could have very unexpected and tragic consequences. The Masters, a powerful clan of corrupt leaders, are plotting to take over Earth and Ryen’s  own crumbling world as well.

Ryen didn’t ask to be a hero. But to prevent the destruction of his and Earth’s civilizations, he must sacrifice everything, even the woman he loves, to save two worlds on the edge of annihilation.

Bryant_KristinKristin Bryant is a teacher, author and, most importantly, a mom. She graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Education and obtained her Masters of Education from California State University, Fullerton. She has taught high school in Tonga and now teaches anthropology and psychology for a virtual high school. She lives in Orange County, California with her husband and two sons where her boys keep her busy with school, soccer and baseball practice. She loves hiking, reading, and classical ballet. Visit Kristin at


Rules of Engagement by Amber Gilchrist

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For Annemarie Whitted, her youngest sister’s engagement starts as a happy event, and ends as a slap in the face when she comes to the harsh realization that she’s a failure at relationships, a person in stasis.  Annemarie is motivated and organized, a woman on a mission, and she’s getting married now.

Her Rules of Engagement ensure she’ll make the right choice, and her committee will find her potential eternal companions.  She assigns the job to her closest sister, Lisa, and Lisa’s husband, Tanner.  Of course, Tanner comes with baggage— his brother, Ben, Annemarie’s lifelong nemesis.

The war between the two of them gives a brand new meaning to Annemarie’s Rules of Engagement, and his presence isn’t helping her at all. Especially when he disapproves of her methods and questions every step she makes. Especially when their forced proximity makes each of them really see each other for the first time.  Especially when she discovers that her heart has secret corners she never knew, and that the Rules might have been her biggest mistake of all.

Gilchrist_AmberAmber Gilchrist lives in New Mexico with her husband and three children. She writes YA for upper teens, as well as LDS Romantic Comedies. She calls her lifetime of jumping from one job to another ‘experience’ for her books and not an inability to settle down. Amber loves mysteries and a good, happy romance. She also loves to laugh. Sometimes she likes all of them together.

A fan of quirky movies and indie books, Amber likes to be with her family, is socially inept, and fears strangers and small yippy dogs. She alternates between writing and being a mom and wife. She tries to do both at the same time but her kids don’t appreciate being served lunch and told, “This is the hot dog of your discontent.” So mostly she writes when everyone else is in bed.

Amber loves to hear from readers and can be reached at If you would like to be added to her newsletter, please email your address to be notified about future releases and events. You may also follow her on Facebook.


The Sage After Rain by Jaclyn M. Hawkes

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High Society or High Desert?

A Washington D.C. socialite would never walk away from the power and prestige of marrying a sitting U.S. Congressman—especially not to live in the high desert out west, would she?

At least that’s what Taya Kaye hopes the corrupt elected officials from inside the Washington beltway assume. Faced with the choice of disappearing into the witness protection program, or into the high desert, Taya opts for Colorado color country and a world far removed from the glamour and hype of high society.

It’s not so secret as secluded, and surprisingly, after what she’s been through at the hands of those in power, Taya is just fine with that. It’s peaceful and simple. Unpretentious. Safe.

After all, what could possibly happen to her in the desert, where the smell of the sagebrush after the desert rain is like a drug? And who knew she’d discover the most masculine and intriguing man she’d ever met out in the middle of nowhere?

Sometimes power has more to do with strength, than with politics.

Hawkes_JaclynJaclyn M. Hawkes grew up in Utah with 6 sisters, 4 brothers and a large number of pets. She got a bachelor’s degree, had a career, and traveled extensively before settling down to her life’s work of being the mother of four magnificent and sometimes challenging children. She loves shellfish, the out of doors, the youth, and hearing her children laugh.

She and her fine husband, their family, and their sometimes very large pets, now live in a mountain valley in northern Utah, where it smells like heaven and kids still move sprinkler pipe. Jaclyn is the author of nine novels. You can read more about them at

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12 responses to “Win These Books! January 2014

  1. Julie

    Love this idea! I love to see what new lds fiction books are out…this is the perfect way! Thanks for the monthly giveaways too!

  2. Barbara

    Thanks for doing these giveaways. I’ve already read a couple of the books and I hope to read them all!

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