Monday, January 28, 2008

Awaken My Heart by DiAnn Mills


This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Awaken My Heart

Avon Inspire (February 5, 2008)

by

DiAnn Mills



ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Award-winning author, DiAnn Mills, launched her career in 1998 with the publication of her first book. She is the author of numerous titles including novels, novellas, and a nonfiction. In addition, she's written several short stories, articles, devotions, and has contributed to several nonfiction compilations.

DiAnn believes her readers should "Expect an Adventure." Her desire is to show characters solving real problems of today from a Christian perspective through a compelling story.

Several of her anthologies have appeared on the CBA Best Seller List. Three of her books have won the distinction of Best Historical of the Year by Heartsong Presents, and she remains a favorite author by Heartsong Present's readers. Two of her books have won short historical of the year by American Christian Fiction Writers both in 2003 and 2004. She was named Writer of the Year for 2004 at the 35th Annual Mount Hermon Christian Writer's Conference and is the recipient of Inspirational Reader's Choice Awards for 2005 in the long contemporary and novella categories.

DiAnn is a founding board member for American Christian Fiction Writers, a member of Inspirational Writers Alive, ChiLibris, Advanced Writers and Speakers Association and a mentor for the Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writers Guild. She speaks to various groups and teaches writing workshops. DiAnn also belongs to Cy Fair Women's Networking, an exclusive professional women's networking organization.

She lives in sunny Houston, Texas, the home of heat, humidity, and Harleys. In fact she'd own one, but her legs are too short. DiAnn and her husband have four adult sons and are active members of Metropolitan Baptist Church.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

1803, the colony of Texas


Awaken My Heart is set in 19th century Texas and tells the story of 18 year old Marianne Phillips, the daughter of a wealthy rancher, Weston Phillips. Weston is involved in a hostile struggle with Armando Garcia, the infamous rebel leader of the 'mestizos' who claim to own the land that Phillips has settled.

Marianne Phillips, the daughter of a wealthy rancher, has never agreed with her father's harsh treatment of the poor mestizos who first inhabited the colony of Texas. When rebels kidnap Marianne, in hopes her father will trade back their land for her freedom, she realizes her loyalty lies with her abductors, not her father, who plans to marry her off to the don of a nearby estate.

Armando Garcia is the locals' reluctant leader, but his people revere and depend on him. Knowing that without his leadership they'd be forced from their land, Armando accepts his role, but does not approve of the latest attempt to manipulate their enemy. When he learns that Marianne actually speaks his language, of her loyalty to his people, and of the faith that keeps her strong, Armando is faced with a difficult decision. Will his newfound love keep him from letting her go? Or will he set her free and risk losing their land forever?


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Posting Information


The book link is: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0061376019

Author's picture is:



The book cover photo is:

DiAnn can be reached through the Contact link on her Website

42 comments:

Rel said...

Up down under!

David Meigs said...

Here’s my links:

http://novelspotlight.blogspot.com/2008/01/awaken-my-heart-by-diann-mills.html

http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=194251211&blogID=352310928

http://www.shoutlife.com/profile_view.cfm?uid=58795&blog_id=171349&view_mode=blog

Deborah said...

mine's up

lynnae said...

Min's up too!

Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings said...

Mine is up:

http://laurawilliamsmusings.blogspot.com/2008/01/cfba-blog-tour-awaken-my-heart-by-diann.html

Carolyn said...

Mine is posted as well

http://www.quiettimewithcarolyn.com/Serenity/2008/01/28/blog-tour-awaken-my-heart-by-diann-mills/

Kim said...

Posted with a review.

Kim

Dandelion Momma-Janis said...

Mine is up at The Nearsighted Bookworm! Thank you!

Tami said...

My review is up.
http://creativetree.typepad.com/treeswingreading/2008/01/review-of-awake.html

Tami from Tree Swing Reading

Erica Vetsch said...

Mine's Up.

Jill said...

Mine's up with a really fun guest post by DiAnn. Check it out!

http://www.jillelizabethnelson.com/artisticblogger.shtml

LaShaunda said...

Mine's up

cherryblossommj said...

posted and with the q&a

cherryblossommj.blogspot.com

Virginia Smith said...

I'm up! http://www.virginiasmith.typepad.com/bookreviews

Susan Stitch said...

Mine is posted at http://hisreadinglist.blogspot.com

M. C. Pearson said...

Posted at Mimi's Pixie Corner.

Page McManus said...

Posted at www.psmcmanus.blogspot.com

I'll post a review later this week.

Deena said...

Posted, pinged, but still not reviewed...I'm SO behind:-(

Jenny said...

It's up at mybucklingbookshelf.blogspot.com

Paula J. Miller said...

It's up and running at reviewsbytwo.blogspot.com

Brittanie said...

I loved this book. Mine is posted too. :)

Sher :) said...

Got it up. Thanks

April Erwin said...

Mine's up at www.ProjectingA.blogspot.com

Christy LaShea said...

finally posted!

Ruth said...

Posted!

Michelle said...

I am now up. Whew!

Ashley R. said...

Mine's up!

ForstRose said...

My post is up with a link to my review.

Melissa

Ausjenny said...

mines up to0
http://ausjenny.blogspot.com/

Melissa Markham said...

Mine's up. http://www.melissaomarkham.com/2008/02/book_review_and_giveaway_awake.html

Margie Vawter said...

I've posted with an interview.

SavVy ReViews said...

Posted at SavVy ReViews! Great book!
--Vicki McCollum

Brandy Bruce said...

Mine's up!


www.brandyreneebruce.wordpress.com

Todd Michael Greene said...

Whoa. Somehow I missed that I was supposed to post about DiAnn's novel Monday. I have it up today and Technorati is pinged. Sorry about the slip up.

http://anewnovelistsjourney.blogspot.com

Visit my new blog about writing at:

http://messagesfromtheasylum.blogspot.com

Amy said...

posted

Janna said...

I'm up with a review

Janna
www.cornhuskeracademy.blogspot.com

Cara Putman said...

I'm up now: caramusings.blogspot.com

Jas said...

Posted with a review!

Gretchen said...

Posted too!

Michelle K said...

I posted!

loves to read said...

posted

Angela Breidenbach said...

I'm terribly sorry I missed this email until today. I am posting it anyway because I did receive a book. I'm so sorry to have missed the correct date, DiAnn.

Angie