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Kristin Holt: Standing in Defiance of Bigotry #LadiesinDefiance

kristin holtI had the privilege of growing up all over the United States. My father had served eight years in the Air Force—our moves weren’t about the military, but about his not-yet-tenured professorships at various universities. When we lived in Kalamazoo, Michigan someone (mayor? legislature?) decided racially segregated schools must begin integration.

My parents were the only ones to allow their first grade child to be educated alongside children of a different race.

We don’t like what we don’t understand. In fact, it scares us.

Hmmm…reminds me of a Disney number:

[Mob:] We don’t like

What we don’t understand

In fact it scares us

And this monster is mysterious at least

Bring your guns

Bring your knives

Save your children and your wives

We’ll save our village and our lives

We’ll kill the Beast!

~ Lyrics from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast: The Mob Song

Bigotry: intolerance toward those who hold different opinions from oneself. [Google]

I vividly recall my first grade year and the wonderful teacher (a beautiful young black woman who had every reason to dislike me and all I represented) who taught me to read quickly and smoothly—because I asked how she did so. She loved me and taught me with as much warmth and affection as she did the children of her own race. I loved her back. Those 25 other children (in my class) were my friends. With utter racial-blindness those kids included me and I learned far more than a first-grade curriculum—I learned race is irrelevant, long before I knew racial prejudice existed.

I am grateful to my parents for suppressing concerns and fears and standing in defiance of the norm (segregated schools).

I thank God social freedoms are significantly improved and vastly more equal since the darkest days of bigotry and oppression in my beloved nation.

The United States is a melting pot of cultures, races, and peoples. Some emigrated for religious freedom. Some emigrants fled intolerable living conditions (famine, pogroms, oppression, etc.). Some sought employment. Some were forced, shackled in iron.

The result: a confluence of languages, creeds, religions, races, and attitudes…and a stark spectrum of wealth. Intolerance drew visible boundaries between Chinatown and whites in every railroad town. The wealthy separated themselves from all others: exclusive property locations, exclusive clubs and exclusive circles.

Toss all these variables in the mix with an often lawless boomtown or mining camp or a city suffering severe growing pains (e.g. San Francisco in the 1850’s). Bigotry sometimes flashed past heated words and escalated to mob violence.

Lynch: to kill (someone), especially by hanging, for an alleged offense with or without a legal trial. [Google]

Many surviving scraps of history paint a picture of alarming non-politically correct reactions to range wars, claim-jumpers, horse thieves, and marauders.

Treatment of Native Americans, African-Americans, and Chinese illustrate abhorrent bigotry by 2016’s standards.

Is it possible to stand in defiance of bigotry, so prevalent in history? Is it possible to make a conscious choice to do better?—to effect an improved tolerance of those whose norm differs from our own?

I submit it is possible—and preferable—to embrace the lessons of the past and allow those realizations to work a change of heart within us.

Abolish fear of differences. Refuse the mob mentality reflected so beautifully in Disney’s The Mob Song as led by pride-filled Gaston.

2 Timothy 1:7, King James Version:

7  For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

Let us defy bigotry, discrimination, racism, bias, sexism, and injustice. Let us increase understanding and tolerance. Let us acknowledge and celebrate differences in culture, race, creed, religion, ideas and opinions. Let us include rather than exclude. Let us find common ground with our neighbors, coworkers, and associates. As members of the human family, we have much in common. Let us talk less and listen more until we truly hear and understand.

John 14:27, King James Version:

27  Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

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Mother & Son: The Respect Effect by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs #BookGiveaway #LadiesinDefiance

What better gift can you give your son, but what he truly desires from you …

Your respect!

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Love is important, but it is respect that is the key to your son’s heart.

The idea of moms respecting their sons may sound alien to some, but it seems to ignite curiosity across the board. It is easy to relate to the need for all of us to feel a mother’s love, but is that the same thing as respect? Even for young boys, the effect of respect is nothing short of astounding when applied properly.

Moms yearn to learn anything that better helps them with their sons. After all, they love their boys, but many find them more difficult to parent than their girls, especially from age four and up.

What makes this all the more urgent is that moms are coaching fathers to love their daughters, but no one has said boo to moms on specific ways to show respect to their sons, at least not in a way that is applicable and fully explained. All realize that little girls need daddy’s love, but who is strongly promoting the truth that little boys (and big ones) need Mom’s respect? No wonder mothers feel left in the dark on this topic.

Just as Emerson Eggerichs transformed millions of marital relationships with a biblical understanding of love and respect, he now turns these principles to one of the most important relationships of all, a mother and her son.


  • The 6 desires God seeded in your son
  • Why a mother’s love is not the same thing as respect
  • Respect: the key to your son’s heart
  • Who’s respecting whom: mother or son?
  • Unconditional respect: a biblical idea
  • Top 6 mom misconceptions
  • How to see the man in your son
  • When you should discipline
  • It’s never too late: quick-start tips for those who feel short on time
  • 21 days of inspiration for the respect effect
  • Encouraging scriptures for parenting your son with respect

The Review

I think this book is not only great for the mother/son relationship, but it has lots of good advice to offer grandparents and even wives for the husbands in their lives. Every man is someone’s son, and he may have never gotten what it is he truly desires and needs in his life. Respect.

For women and moms, love is an easy thing to show and lavish on our family and friends. Respect is another matter all together sometimes. Women and men are wired differently and are able to express (or not express) ourselves differently. We are able to communicate differently. That’s just the way it is.

The author gives specific responses that can be given instead of how you would “normally” respond. I think this is helpful. It may not be the absolute best reply to your son in a particular circumstance or based on your son’s personality, but I think it is a useful guideline of what to say. For me, this is a reprogramming that needs to take place IN ME and how I respond to conversations and situations. This will take some time to “perfect.”

I definitely think this is a useful book that will give the reader new insight in HOW to respond and WHY it will or will not give the desired effect. The end result is healthy, happy relationships with our sons and ALL the men in our lives, because really, isn’t every man a little boy at times in what he needs. We all want to be loved, but for men respect, trumps even that it seems.

I received a free copy of this book from the author/publisher, for my honest review. The opinions expressed here are my own.

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Hearts in Defiance AUDIBLE #BookGiveaway #LadiesinDefiance

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Hearts in Defiance by Heather Blanton

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Charles McIntyre built the lawless, godless mining town of Defiance practically with his bare hands … and without any remorse for the lives he destroyed along the way. Then a glimpse of true love, both earthly and heavenly, changed him. The question is, how much? Naomi Miller is a beautiful, decent woman. She says she loves McIntyre, that God does, too, and the past is behind them now. But McIntyre struggles to believe he’s worth saving … worth loving. Unfortunately, the temptations in Defiance only reinforce his doubts.

Billy Page abandoned Hannah Frink when he discovered she was going to have his baby … and now he can’t live with himself. Or without her. Determined to prove his love, he leaves his family and fortune behind and journeys to Defiance. Will Hannah take Billy back or give him what he deserves for the betrayal?

Gritty and realistic, this is the story of real life and real faith in Defiance.

The sequel to the highly acclaimed, best-selling western romance A Lady in Defiance!

Book 3, in the Romance in the Rockies series, comes out June 22, 2016. You can pre-order A Promise in Defiance now for ONLY $4.99!

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The Seafaring Women of the Vera B by Susan Page Davis, Guest Post & #BookGiveaway #LadiesinDefiance

Alice Packard, the main character in The Seafaring Women of the Vera B., did not start out as a lady in defiance of anything. As life dealt her a couple of hard blows, however, she became a woman of strength and courage beyond what she had ever imagined.

The idea for this book first came to me when I read the true story of Abby Pennell, a ship captain’s wife. Her husband, John Pennell, was from a family of shipbuilders in Maine, and they had built the ship he was sailing. He died in Rio de Janeiro in 1878, and Abby brought the shiphome. You can read more about this real couple here: capt-john- pennell.html

I kept the idea simmering in the back of my mind for a long time—a ship captain’s wife is widowed and stranded in a far port. What if her crew deserted her and she couldn’t find anyone willing to sail with her—except a group of prostitutes longing to escape their near slavery?

Months or perhaps years later, my son Jim was visiting with me and said he was looking for story ideas. I read him several of the more promising premises in my “idea” file, and he immediately said, “I like that one.”

Jim had spent some time in Australia, and he quickly saw the perfect setting for the book—the Victoria Gold Rush, which happened five years or so after the California Gold Rush. We did some preliminary research and found plenty of accounts of ships sitting abandoned in Australian harbors when the crews fled them for the goldfields. We were sold on the idea—and knew we had to write the story together. We picked 1854 in Port Phillip Bay, at Melbourne, Australia for our opening.

Our heroine, Alice Packard, starts out as a gracious, genteel lady of New England who has always depended on and been protected by the upstanding men in her life. But her sudden bereavement and the crew’s desertion leaves her alone with few resources and only one faithful friend. She turns to God for help in either getting her crew back or finding another way to get the Vera B. home.

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About the Book

With the captain dead in Melbourne, Australia, Alice Packard thinks the worst has happened, until she learns the crew has deserted her husband’s ship in favor of the goldfields. Only one old man, Gypsy Deak, sticks by her, but Gypsy alone can’t raise a crew from the depleted population. In desperation, Alice turns to the only source of plentiful workers: the women of Melbourne. In a bold move, she and Gypsy empty a brothel, promising the escaped women a new life. Her all-woman (save one) crew put their backs and hearts into the voyage, but Alice finds training her sailors much harder than she expected. Her faith is tested to the limit. With a cargo to sell, angry brothel and tavern owners in pursuit, pirates to evade, and a mysterious stowaway, will the seafaring women of the Vera B. survive to tell the tale of this daring adventure?

The Giveaway

Thank you so much Susan, and as a bonus, she has offered to giveaway a copy of The Seafaring Women of the Vera B. to one lucky winner. A US winner will have a choice of paperback or e-copy and an international winner will receive an e-copy. Enter through the Rafflecopter below:

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susan page davisSusan Page Davis is the author of more than sixty Christian novels and novellas. Her historical novels have won numerous awards, including the Carol Award, the Will Rogers Medallion for Western Fiction, and the Inspirational Readers’ Choice Contest.

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No Other Will Do by Karen Witemeyer #BookGiveaway #LadiesInDefiance

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Guess who stopped in for a quick visit today? None other than Karen Witemeyer!

She only had a minute, but I managed to wrangle one question out of her. Check it out:

How was one of your heroines, “A Lady in Defiance” of the times or circumstances in which she lived?

Emma Chandler, my heroine in No Other Will Do, defies convention not only in her chosen career, but in her life’s mission. Following in her father’s footsteps, Emma Chandler uses her banker’s training and financial resources to start a women’s colony in Texas. Inspired by the suffragette aunts who raised her, Emma believes that men are optional. Women can accomplish anything men can as long as they work together. Therefore, she creates a community open to women of all backgrounds and situations who need a fresh start. Some are career-minded women who are seeking a place to practice their trade without battling male prejudice. Others are escaping abuse. Others have been abandoned or widowed and need an honorable way to earn a living. Under Emma’s guidance, they all come together to form a sisterhood in Harper’s Station, Texas. But when an unknown assailant tries repeatedly to drive the women out, Emma is forced to admit they might need a man after all. One who can fight. And there is only one she trusts enough to ask. Malachi Shaw.

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Men are optional. That’s the credo Emma Chandler’s suffragette aunts preached and why she started a successful women’s colony in Harper’s Station, Texas. But when an unknown assailant tries repeatedly to drive them out, Emma admits they might need a man after all. A man who can fight–and she knows just the one.

Malachi Shaw finally earned the respect he craved by becoming an explosives expert for the railroad. Yet when Emma’s plea arrives, he bolts to Harper’s Station to repay the girl who once saved his life. Only she’s not a girl any longer. She’s a woman with a mind of her own and a smile that makes a man imagine a future he doesn’t deserve.

As the danger intensifies, old feelings grow and deepen, but Emma and Mal will need more than love to survive.

The Giveaway

Thank you so much Karen, and as a bonus, she has offered to giveaway a copy of No Other Will Do to one lucky winner. Due to shipping costs, the winner must have a US address. Enter through the Rafflecopter below:

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Sea Rose Lane by Irene Hannon Q&A #LadiesinDefiance

Have you heard of her? The three-time RITA Award winner (the Oscar of romance fiction) Irene Hannon is here today. Check out her interview to learn more about this talented author!

Irene HannonHow was one of your book heroines, “A Lady in Defiance” of the times or circumstances in which she lived?

All of my books have contemporary settings, so there isn’t much these days that would be considered off-limits to women or make a woman a “Lady in Defiance.” I doubt any profession, political opinion or activity embraced by a women would raise eyebrows. However, many of my heroines are involved in professions that at one time were the exclusive domain of men. For example…I’ve had a female cranberry farmer, psychologist, police chief, federal judge and professor.

What real-life “Lady in Defiance” has impacted your life or writing?

One of the women who influenced me in terms of being a “Lady in Defiance” was actually someone I never met. My father and his sister were raised by an unmarried aunt in Ireland, and she worked her whole life doing a wide variety of jobs to support her “adopted” children. I heard stories about her all the years I was growing up, and I know she influenced my dad’s opinion about women’s capabilities. I believe that, in turn, influenced how he raised me. Because she modeled the behavior of a strong woman who could take charge and survive on her own in an era when that was uncommon, he always believed I could do the same. That was a fabulous legacy from a woman I never met but will always admire.

Not only are you a best-selling author but also an award winning author. Which one of your awards has meant the most to you and why?

Two stand out. My induction into Romance Writers of America’s Hall of Fame after winning my third RITA Award (the Oscar of romance fiction) last year, and my Career Achievement Award from RT Book Reviews, which I just received, and which recognizes my entire body of work. While it’s always great to receive an award for a particular book, these are special because they pay tribute to consistent excellence.

Have you ever needed to contact “experts” regarding any of your book scenes to make sure they were written as authentically as possible?

All the time! I’ve called upon a host of experts, including police officers, FBI agents, a U.S. marshal, detectives, PIs, health-care professionals, academics, a forensic anthropologist, a wilderness medicine physician, a chemist, a cranberry farmer, a botanist…and many, many others. Even though I write fiction, I’m a stickler for accuracy in the real-life parts of my stories.

It seems that TV and movie studios have picked up on the fact that viewers like wholesome, feel-good stories and strongly crafted plot lines. Can you see any of your books being made into a film or series?

Yes! All of them! Seriously, I think many of my books in both genres (suspense and contemporary romance/women’s fiction) would make wonderful movies. I’m just not sure how to catch the eye of a producer/director!

irene hannon book quoteDo you have a favorite quote from Sea Rose Lane, your latest book, you can leave us with?

There are a bunch of quotes I like from this book, which is set in my charming Oregon seaside town of Hope Harbor—where hearts heal and love blooms. But here’s one of my favorites: “Taking the easy route doesn’t always lead to the best views.” I love this story about second changes and discovering that sometimes the curves life throws us—tough as they might be at the time—can lead us in new…and better…directions.

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Three-Time RITA Winner Invites Readers Back to the Captivating Coastal Town of Hope Harbor

After a devastating layoff, attorney Eric Nash heads back to the town where he grew up–only to discover that his childhood home is being transformed into a bed & breakfast. Instead of plotting his next career move in peace, he’s constantly distracted by noise, chaos–and BJ Stevens, the attractive but prickly blonde architect and construction chief who’s invaded the house with her motley crew.

As for BJ, her client’s son might be handsome, but after a disastrous romance, dating isn’t high on her agenda. Yet when they join forces to create a program for Hope Harbor seniors, might they also find healing, hope, and a new beginning themselves?

Three-time RITA Award winner Irene Hannon takes readers back to Hope Harbor for a new season of charm, romance, and second chances.

Irene Hannon is the best-selling author of more than 35 novels. Her books have been honored with the coveted RITA Award from Romance Writers of America, the HOLT Medallion, the Reviewer’s Choice Award from Romantic Times BOOKreviews magazine and the Daphne du Maurier Award for mystery/suspense. Irene and her husband make their home in Missouri, USA. Irene invites you to visit her at her website,

The Reason by William Sirls THREE WINNERS #BookGiveaway #LadiesInDefiance

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Right now The Reason is being made into a major motion picture. Read it first! The accomplished cast includes a host of familiar faces such as Academy Award winner Louis Gossett, Jr., Beverly Todd, Tatyana Ali, Burgess Jenkins and Alan Powell while familiarizing audiences with the emerging talents of Sara Antonio, Michael Montgomery, and Kelly Carlson.

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Welcome to southeast Michigan and the small town of Carlson where faith, hope, and struggle are defined by the different faces of those who live there.

An addict that sits at a bar to forget.

A mother whose five-year-old boy has leukemia.

Two doctors. An atheist haunted by his past and a brilliant young oncologist that places all her hope in the power of modern medicine.

A blind pastor whose son hasn’t spoken a single word in thirty-eight years.

But the minister sees by faith. He knows there are answers and believes that someone who cares is watching… someone with a greater purpose. Yet there is something he doesn’t know… that none of them know.

In the midst of the ordinary and the devastating, there is a reason these lives will be changed forever.

Lightning is about to strike.

The Reason opens with a thunderbolt and never lets up as it introduces us to everyday characters who are wrestling with questions: Where is God when bad things happen? Does God ignore the prayers of the faithful? The answer each character receives will astound readers while offering an unforgettable call to hope, to change, and to believe.

About the Author

Over the course of his life, William Sirls has experienced both great highs and tremendous lows–some born of chance, some born of choice. Once a senior vice president at a major investment firm, he was incarcerated in 2007 for wire fraud and money laundering, where he learned a great deal more than he ever bargained for. Life lessons involving faith, grace, patience, and forgiveness are evident in his writing. He is the father of two and makes his home in southern California. Visit his site at:

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Thank you so much William, and as a bonus, he has offered to giveaway THREE copies of The Reason to THREE lucky winners. Due to shipping costs, the winner must have a US address. Enter through the Rafflecopter below:

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AT LIBERTY TO LOVE by Caryl McAdoo Guest Post and #BookGiveaway #LadiesInDefiance

caryl mcadooA big ‘Howdy’ and ‘Welcome’ to Caryl McAdoo. She just completed her SEVENTH volume in her Texas Romance series! CONGRATS! She shares a little about all seven stories and has an awesome giveaway to share as well. I asked her the question: “How was one of your book heroines, “A Lady in Defiance” of the times or circumstances in which she lived?” … and she answered!

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As I considered my heroines for this guest post…one by one…I realized any of them would do. Sue, the widow for ten years, determined to get a fair price on her first decent crop. (book one VOW UNBROKEN, 1832) Sassy, whose defiance got her captured by Comanche, seemingly lost forever to her family. (book 2 HEARTS STOLEN, 1839-44)

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May was quite the disrupter of recognized decorum for a New York socialite with her successful writing career and faithful manservant, taking off for Texas indeed! What was she thinking? (book three HOPE REBORN, 1850) And Mary Rachel might have been the most defiant, running off to marry a man her father didn’t approve of and called a boy. (book four SINS OF THE MOTHER, 1851-52)

Her sisters, Gwendolyn and Cecelia—perhaps the least defiant of my Texas Romance family saga series—had seen what Mary Rachel’s rebellion had done to their father and vowed not to repeat it, but then he got all protective when they came of courting age, testing their resolve. (book five DAUGHTERS OF THE HEART, 1853-54)

Lacey Rose had always been the perfect daughter…until her true love was leaving for war, and her one act of defiance…a simple goodbye kiss, set off a string of defiances that almost ruined her life. (book six JUST KIN, 1861-65)  Which brings us to dear Rebecca, freshly widowed by the Civil War had to create a new plan for her life. Against the counsels of her father and brothers, she sets out alone to travel almost three thousand miles and intends to adopt an orphan as a single woman. (book seven AT LIBERTY TO LOVE, 1865-66)

And of course, they are all a part of me as I’ve never been one to stay in ‘my place’. Often the only woman on a sales team of twenty or thousands, I usually made a name for myself; my last career being in the asphalt and concrete business, where I eventually started my own company.

I believe that being a defiant lady against what society says a woman is to do—or should not do–is a good quality. I reveled when Elizabeth Taylor rode and won the race in National Velvet. I was a firstborn and think that played a part in my personal defiance of being held back.

But equally as important…if not more…is a woman’s complete submission before God Who loves His daughters beyond measure. I strive with all that I am to please Him and bring Him honor and glory. And then thank Him when He opens the doors and sends His favor ahead of me as I blaze new trails for myself and all females through my ladies of the Texas Romances.

Oh, and there are the contemporary Red River Romance heroines and the Apple Orchard Romance women. Can’t forget those!

So, in the end, in many ways, I am defiant as are my characters, but against traditions of men, not those in true authority over me, believing they are placed there by God for my good.

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Obedience is better than sacrifice…and trumps romance, no matter how sweet.

Profound loneliness propels a childless widow west with the idea of choosing an orphan to share her life. On the way, a fellow traveler takes her by surprise. She never dreams, is unprepared, doesn’t need another man, but can’t get him out of her head…or heart. He’s so perfect—every bit the one she’d searched for as a young woman—except his mistrust of God has erected a wall she cannot breach. Marcus Ford blames God and struggles for peace after losing his wife and baby. Not once has he considered another woman could be the answer, but the widow is like none other he’s ever met. He falls hard, but plans are taking him east. Hope dashed sends two hearts into the pit. If only Ford could forgive God or the widow ease up on her adamant resolve.

Will God’s mercy shine a beacon in the fog of despair and prove sufficient to heal their souls?

The Giveaway

Thank you so much Caryl, and as a bonus, she has offered to giveaway:

  • TWO copies of Vow Unbroken (Book 1 in the series) to two lucky US winners and
  • TWO copies of At Liberty to Love to two lucky winners. A US winner will have a choice of paperback or e-copy and an international winner will receive an e-copy.

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Pre-order A Promise in Defiance and WIN my original A Lady in Defiance movie script! #LadiesinDefiance #Giveaway

As a special THANK YOU to everyone who has pre-ordered, A Promise in Defiance, my third book in the Romance in the Rockies series, I am offering up an autographed copy of my A Lady in Defiance movie script.


One of you, my most beloved friends, is gonna score BIG!

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a promise in defiance by heather blanton


When Charles McIntyre founded Defiance, he was more than happy to rule in hell rather than serve in heaven. But things have changed. Now, he has faith, a new wife…and a ten-year-old half-breed son. Infamous madam Delilah Goodnight wants to take it all away from him. How can he protect his kingdom and his loved ones from her schemes without falling back on his past? How does he fight evil if not with evil?

Logan Tillane carries a Bible in his hand, wears a gun on his hip, and fights for lost souls any way he can. Newly arrived in Defiance, he has trouble, though, telling saints from sinners. The challenge only worsens when Delilah flings open the doors to the scandalous Crystal Chandelier. She and the new preacher have opposite plans for the town. One wants to save it, one wants to lead it straight to hell.

For Tillane and McIntyre, finding redemption was a long, hard road. God’s grace has washed away their sins, but the consequences remain and God will not be mocked. For whatosoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap…and the harvest is finally at hand.

Pre-order on Amazon now! It’s only $4.99 and will be auto-delivered to your Kindle on June 22, 2016.

The Giveaway

Pre-Order A Promise in Defiance BEFORE June 22nd and you’re entered to win a SIGNED copy of my original script for A Lady in Defiance. Just leave a comment below to let me know you’ve pre-ordered! That’s it!


The winner will be announced at my Facebook book launch party on June 22nd. You can sign up to join me there for fun, games, and lots of great conversation!

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A Lady in Defiance by Heather Blanton

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A man who wants to rule in Hell. A woman who wants to find her faith again…

Charles McIntyre owns everything and everyone in the lawless, godless mining town of Defiance. When three good, Christian sisters from his beloved South show up stranded, alone, and offering to open a “nice” hotel, he is intrigued enough to let them stay…especially since he sees feisty middle sister Naomi as a possible conquest. But Naomi, angry with God for widowing her, wants no part of Defiance or the saloon-owning, prostitute-keeping Mr. McIntyre. It would seem however, that God has gone to elaborate lengths to bring them together. The question is, “Why?” Does God really have a plan for each and every life?

Written with gritty, but not gratuitous, realism uncharacteristic of historical Christian fiction, A Lady in Defiance gives a nod to both Pride and Prejudice and Redeeming Love. Based on true events, it is also an ensemble piece that deftly weaves together the relationships of the three sisters and the rowdy residents of Defiance.

Right now A Lady in Defiance and Hearts in Defiance are both available on Kindle Unlimited for FREE. Load up your readers for summer now!!!

The Giveaway

This giveaway features the AUDIBLE version of my book, A Lady in Defiance. (FYI- Book 3 in this series comes out in June 22, 2016!) You are able to listen on your Kindle Fire or with the free Audible app on Apple, Android, and Windows devices to books. There is a sample of the Audible version of A Lady in Defiance that you can listen to here. Just click on the “Audible Sample” button located just under the book cover picture.

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