Friday, October 28, 2011

Amanda Stephan's Showcase for Lonely Hearts

Meet my writer friend, Amanda Stephan.
Author Bio:
     Amanda Stephan is just a normal, everyday country girl. She resides near Columbia, TN with her husband and children, three cats, one dog, and multiple roosters that love to roost under their bedroom windows. She loves to laugh and have a good time, and loves to read a good book. 
     Out of love for her family and love for God, she finds writing to be an opportunity to share God's love for others in a fun and entertaining way. Her first novel, The Price of Trust, was published in May of 2010, her second novel, Lonely Hearts, is due for release at the end of October, 2011, and her Slade series was just picked up by TreasureLine Publishing.
      If you were to ask her to share one thing about herself that most people don't know, she'd have so many to choose from that she'd probably hesitate for a moment. Not quite a recluse, she's rather camera shy, doesn't like to be in the spotlight, and absolutely LOVES to have her feet tickled. But she would say her most interesting accomplishment is that she laughs like Scooby Doo.

You can usually find Amanda lurking in several online places at once like her 
Facebook fan page 

her Facebook author page
her website or 
or her personal blog
She told me several times when we met at Barnes & Noble of Murfreesboro, TN, "I am a wife and mom first." In addition to homeschooling her teenage daughter and son, she writes. Her latest romantic fiction is Lonely Hearts.

One lonely mother. Two matchmaking kids. Three eligible bachelors, and some very yummy apple pie!

When widow Becky Callis moves to a new town, she thought it would be easier to start over in a place where she's not reminded of her dead husband. Her kids on the other hand, take it as a chance to help their mother start over romantically. The only problem is, there seems to be quite a few eligible bachelors they can choose from! They soon realize it's easier to find someone to like their mother than it is to figure out which man is best for her.

Even though this handsome cowboy is younger than Becky, Scott makes his interest plain and starts courting her almost immediately to the delight of both kids.

Jack and Becky have been friends since childhood. When they're reunited years after their lives have taken very different paths, this lonely preacher begins to wonder if God has brought her back into his life for a reason. 

Pearce Morgan is a single parent raising his young daughter after his wife deserts them soon after Emily's birth. Divorced and disillusioned, an unlikely friendship arises between him and Becky when his shy daughter decides she loves Becky and her kids.
True love is harder than it looks!

Look for Amanda's book on Amazon on Nov. 1, 2011. Free egifts will be available when you buy Lonely Hearts on Nov. 1.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Gold Earrings Book Launch on October 4

Exciting times for Gold Earrings! The John 3:16 Marketing Network is helping me with a Book Showcase Sept 29-Oct 3. This means that many members of the Network are blogging, tweeting, and Facebooking about Gold Earrings!
Even more exciting is the Book Launch on October 4! When people purchase Gold Earrings on  ( on October 4, they can receive many eGifts via my new website . How? Click on the link, fill out the contact form with your Amazon order number, and download the eGifts from my hidden page (accessible by those with a purchase order number)! If you haven't bought Gold Earrings yet, October 4 is a great opportunity to also sample several Christian authors for free!
These are absolutely exciting times for me! The publishing of Gold Earrings is the fulfillment of a lifetime hope and goal. More novels will follow. I covet your prayers and readership. Could Gold Earrings be #1 on Amazon on Oct. 4?!

What people are saying about Gold Earrings!

On Facebook
I really enjoyed this book! The characters are all real and struggle in their walk with God and his will for their lives! Plus, I really liked that the main character in this book overcame her family background. This book teaches tolerance and every person is responsible for their own walk with God!!

             Juanita Petty Holmes
Diane your book is so good I truly believe that Hallmark should use it for one of there movies... Thanks so much for sharing your story with us and can not wait for you next book to come out....
         Carly Rae Wells
OMG i absolutely love your book Mrs. Tatum! I haven't really been able to read it as much as I'd like to, but I'm about halfway through and I am loving every sentence!

On Amazon 5.0 out of 5 stars Easy read, great story, September 16, 2011
This review is from: Gold Earrings (Perfect Paperback)
This was a great story and a quick read. I read the whole thing in one night because I just couldn't put it down.
5.0 out of 5 stars Frontier town love story., September 21, 2011
Alice J. Piech (Hopkinsville, KY United States)
This review is from: Gold Earrings (Perfect Paperback)
This is a good love story about trust and faith, set in a small frontier town. Recognizable characters interact to make the plot move right along. Very enjoyable and also uplifting.
5.0 out of 5 stars A blend of commitment tugged by love, September 27, 2011
By Inspirational Books (Orlando Fl)
This review is from: Gold Earrings (Perfect Paperback)
A blend of commitment tugged by love, a past interfering with romance and a longing for happiness In Gold Earrings serves the reader a flavor of God's power. His plans that prevail. His divine power to strengthen. To offer forgiveness and to triumph over human scorn.A delightful story of the tarnished past that turns to shining gold for the future.--Janet Perez Eckles, #1 bestselling author of Simply Salsa: Dancing Without Fear At God's Fiesta.