Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Torn Asunder Excerpts

These two excerpts from Torn Asunder are the audition script for potential narrators. Torn Asunder is a Christian suspense with a strong romantic element.

"I am so glad to see you," she breathed.

"You have no idea how thankful I am to hear you say that."

She wiped her cheek. "What do you mean?"

"For as long as I've known you, I've never seen you break one rule. Not one." He pulled away. If he held her for even a minute longer, he would never find the strength to let her go again. He let his fingers brush against hers for a brief moment before dropping his hands to his sides. "You'll probably hate me for this, but I've been following you." She didn't say anything. Was she angry? He hurried to clarify. "It just didn't seem right, sending you out all alone. No one to look out for you. I know the Sterns said it was safer to travel separately, but, well, you're so young. And if anything happened to you, and I wasn't there to protect you …"

She raised her eyes to meet his. "I understand."


He knew it was General Sin behind him by the way the dirt trembled under the forceful strides. Soon didn't turn around. The general had already seen his tears once.

"You did well today." General Sin never offered praise before. Soon lifted his finger to his cheek and pretended to scratch it. He made a move to stand up, but General Sin squatted down next to him. For a moment, the two kept silent vigil before Levi's unmarked grave. Soon could hear the general's throat working each time he swallowed. Finally, the general coughed and mumbled, "For the kingdom to advance, we must all be prepared to make sacrifices."

A dozen questions hung on Soon's shoulders like chinks in an iron chain until he finally found his courage and his voice. "When you say sacrifices, do you mean martyrdom? Or murder?"

General Sin picked up a stick and etched lines in the dirt. "Yes."

Soon didn't ask any other questions.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

WIPpet Wednesday: "You Can Go"

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Happy Wednesday, friends! Since this is the fourth Wednesday of the month, here are four paragraphs for you to (hopefully) enjoy from my current Work In Progress. Working title is TORN ASUNDER. I'd love to know what you think.


She met Simon’s gaze with a look that made his heart capsize. Agent Sin helped her to her feet, and Simon almost detected a certain amount of chivalry in his touch.

“You can go,” he whispered and then barked into his radio, “Get the girl out of here.”

Simon yanked once more at his restraints. Don’t let them hurt her, he begged. Would he ever see her again? Did she know how much he … Simon called out her name. She turned to him, but when he saw her face, he couldn’t speak. Her eyes were filled with intense sorrow.

Sorrow, and unmistakable pity.


Blog Love: Huge thanks to K L Schwengel for hosting the WIPpet Wednesday blog hop, where authors post snippets from the current Works In Progress.

Random Fact: I have my library card number memorized.

Poll Time: Now, about that title. I'd love to know your thoughts here and/or in the comments.

TORN ASUNDER ~ working title for my next suspense novel. Your thoughts:

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

WIPpet Wednesday: "Never Come Empty-Handed"

Happy Wednesday, everybody. It's been crazy around here getting Slave Again ready for publication, but I'm thrilled to announce the both the paperback and e-book are now live on Amazon. To add to the excitement, all proceeds for both books this week will be donated to Liberty in North Korea's Underground Railroad to help North Korean refugees. (Click on the picture below if you want to share the news with your Facebook friends.)

I don't know about you, but I always go into a crazy funk after I published novel. The best cure I've found is throwing myself into my next project, which will be the story of Hannah and Simon who are introduced in Slave Again and have already shown up in several WIPpets to date. In honor of the seventeenth, here are 17 sentences from page 17.


“I heard your van as you pulled in. You are most welcome, Brother.” Mr. Tong’s leathery face crinkled into a hundred wrinkled tributaries, and he swung the door open wide. “Your visits are always most refreshing to me.”

Jai-Bong returned the blind man’s bow and followed him into the house, where he was met by the obligatory portrait of the Dear Leader. He frowned at the image. “You are doing well?” he asked.

“Quite.” Mr. Tong clasped Jai-Bong by his hands. “But I’m sorry, Brother. I only have plain tea to offer. I just finished the ginseng you gave me.”

“No matter.” Jai-Bong reached into his pocket and pulled out a small root. “You know I never come empty-handed.”


Blog Love: Huge thanks to K L Schwengel for hosting the WIPpet Wednesday blog hop, where authors post snippets from the current Works In Progress.

Random Fact: I have now lived in the same house for over five years. Twelve more months will make it a record!

Save a Refugee! Don't forget, all proceeds from Slave Again this week will be donated to Liberty in North Korea. See it now on Amazon!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

New Release (and $100 Giveaway!)

Special Discount ~ Limited Time Only


I can't even guess how much time, blood, or sweat went into it, but SLAVE AGAIN is now available! The ebook is $2.99 and the paperback is $8.99, and both prices will be rising soon. See it on amazon today! All author royalties between Sept. 15-21 will be donated to Liberty in North Korea's underground railroad!

About Slave Again: After escaping a North Korean prison camp, Mee-Kyong is hustled over the border and sold into the Chinese underworld. She vows to survive, but sheer determination and willpower won’t save her this time. Is she fated to remain a slave forever?

NEW BOOK RELEASE: Slave Again is hot off the press, and both the ebook and paperback are at a steep (30-60%) discount!! Prices will go up soon, so grab your copy today.

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Check out Slave Again now before the price goes up, and don't forget to enter the giveaway!

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