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The Measure of a Man–His Heart & Soul Plus an Exclusive Excerpt!

by Heather Frey

To Love and to Honor—Why a story about an amputee?

Last year I stumbled across a newspaper article about photographer Michael Stokes. He was snapping sexy pics of veterans who had lost limbs in combat. I was stunned both by the soldiers’ mind-blowing good looks, and the extent of their injuries.

The thought haunted me how these devastatingly handsome, rugged men were dealing with the scars, the prosthetics, the missing limbs. I thought also of evangelist Dave Roever. Horribly disfigured in Vietnam, he’d watched as a fellow soldier’s wife had taken one look at her gravely burned husband and walked out of the room. Fortunately, Dave’s wife had the opposite reaction and the two are still married to this day.

But based on the junk you see coming out of Hollywood, one would believe our culture values physical perfection far above inner beauty. It seems the shallow masses give a pass to monstrous inner ugliness if the package comes wrapped in a big bust or washboard abs.

I feel for the wounded vets in a society like this and wanted to write something for them—a story that clearly focuses on the real measure of a man—his heart and soul, not his number of fingers or toes.

I hope you enjoy it and all the other stories in the special collection It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas! ON SALE NOW or read for FREE in Kindle Unlimited! I’ve included an excerpt at the bottom!

If you are so inclined, you can read an article on Michael Stokes photography here— http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3165402/Photographer-captures-amputee-war-veterans-posing-naked-proudly-revealing-injuries-powerful-picture-series.html, but WARNING: adult content. Privates are covered… BARELY! Screen Shot 2017-09-12 at 1.55.55 PM.png

An excerpt from To Love and to Honor–

Someone knocked at the door. “Señor, Señora” a voice called. “We have the water for a bath.”

Joel’s bath. “Yes, come in.”

Four ranch hands, one right after the other, trailed into the room, each with a steaming bucket of water. In short order, the portable copper tub was full and they excused themselves.

Joel stared at the bath with a tight expression, as if he was afraid of it.

Slowly, Angela rose and crossed the room to stand in front of him. He looked up with an expression of surprise that quickly transformed to desire. Hope flickered in his deep, blue eyes. She knelt in front of him and gently laid a hand on his knee. “You need a bath.” She swallowed, and fought to control her breathing. “I’ll help you.”

His eyes widened. “You—you can’t.”

She reached for his boot heel and started tugging. “I’m the only one who can.” The boot came free and she reached for the other.

Joel clutched her hand. “No.”

She didn’t meet his gaze, but she could feel it, like a gentle touch on her cheek.

“I mean, I don’t want you to see…”

Was he afraid his wound, his missing limb, would be too grotesque for her? She couldn’t imagine anything about this man being repulsive. She gave him a slow, reassuring smile. “I don’t mind.”

She pushed his pant leg up above his knee and realized his boot had been sewn on to the prosthetic. She didn’t know what to do.

“It’s cinched around my thigh.” Joel’s voice sounded strained.

 

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#WIN Romance in the Rockies Books 1, 2, & 3 PLUS The Lost Chapters Collection #BookGiveaway #LadiesinDefiance

You asked for it, and now you’ve got it!

The entire Defiance Collection in one beautiful box set!

1,400 pages of reading for your enjoyment. This will keep you busy, and out of trouble 😉  all summer long!!!

Now, get all three of the bestselling Defiance books in ONE collection, along with a BONUS, never-before-published prequel novella, The Lost Chapters. PLUS author commentary!

Rich with gritty drama and historical detail, these tales are told by real, flawed women who fight for love and faith in a godless frontier town. The Ladies of Defiance–three beautiful, Christian sisters, ranging in ages and life experiences, find themselves stranded in the lawless, raunchy frontier town of Defiance, Colorado. The men here want to tame them … some even want to break them. Can the sisters hold on to their faith and their hearts or does something have to give?

A Lady in Defiance
Charles McIntyre owns everything and everyone in Defiance. Still, he is intrigued enough by the sisters to allow them to open a hotel in his town, especially since he views feisty middle sister Naomi as his next conquest. Naomi, angry with God for widowing her, wants no part of Defiance or the saloon-owning, prostitute-keeping Mr. McIntyre. But the Lord may have other plans.

Hearts in Defiance
McIntyre built 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? His wife 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. Eventually, old enemies and old weaknesses will come calling …

A Promise in Defiance
When 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. 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, though, he has trouble telling the saints from the sinners. When a scandalous madam flings open the doors to a raunchy saloon, these two good men will fight their personal demons to the death. Unfortunately, only one will survive.

The Lost Chapters – A Novella
In this prequel novella, set in North Carolina, meet Naomi’s first husband, her childhood sweetheart. He is faced with trying to hold the family together before a scandal and a greedy rich man can tear it apart.

And what was it like for sixteen-year-old Hannah to deal with the shame of carrying a bastard child? Rumors are swirling. Did the father of the baby abandon them of his own accord, or was he forced to leave by a family bent on protecting a grand ambition?

The Giveaway

The e-book collection giveaway of Romance in the Rockies Books 1, 2, & 3 PLUS The Lost Chapters is open internationally. Enter through the Rafflecopter link below:

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If you’d like to find other blogs offering great giveaways, click the blue frog link below for the list, and start “hopping!”


A big thank you to our host MamatheFox.com, and co-hosts by The Mommy Island and The Kids Did it for getting this blog hop organized!

MamatheFox and all participating blogs are not held responsible for sponsors who fail to fulfill their prize obligations.


A Promise in Defiance by Heather Blanton #BookGiveaway #LadiesinDefiance

Welcome to the Spoiled Rotten Giveaway Hop!

MamatheFox and On Honeysuckle Hill are happy to host the Spoiled Rotten Giveaway Hop! Each spot in this giveaway hop will feature prizes that you would feel spoiled to receive. MamatheFox has the grand prize which consists of a $20 credit to The Fizzy Fox, a $20 credit to Bodylicious Skin, winners choice of (1) pair of earrings from Jeweliansun and winners choice of (1) necklace from The Lovely Raindrop! Be sure to enter the grand prize too.


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a promise in defiance by heather blanton

CHOICES HAVE CONSEQUENCES…EVEN FOR THE REDEEMED.

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.

Get your copy today! Click here!


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


The Giveaway

The winner will have their choice of a paperback or e-book copy of A Promise in Defiance. This giveaway is open to US addresses only. Enter through the Rafflecopter link below:

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The giveaway will run through August 1, 2016 and the winner will be announced on August 2.

Spoiled Rotten Giveaway Hop

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If you’d like to find other blogs offering awesome giveaways, below is the list, so start “hopping!”

MamatheFox, On Honeysuckle Hill and all participating blogs are not held responsible for sponsors who fail to fulfill their prize obligations.


A Promise in Defiance Release Day!

It’s finally here! A Promise in Defiance releases TODAY and I am so excited! Yippee!

PLUS— A Promise in Defiance is on sale for ONLY $2.99!

ALSO, The exciting news keeps coming! I was featured at USA Today’s Happy Ever After book section. So honored. So blessed. Stop over for a few laughs and comment or share!

I am also holding “Giveaway Weekat my site to celebrate release day! A unique giveaway is being offered EVERY DAY so check out my sidebar to enter!!! So many awesome sponsors have jumped on board and are offering products for you to check out and possibly WIN!

a promise in defiance by heather blanton

CHOICES HAVE CONSEQUENCES … EVEN FOR THE REDEEMED.

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, though, he has trouble telling saints from sinners. The challenge only worsens when infamous madam Delilah Goodnight steps off the stage. She and the new preacher have opposite plans for the town. One wants to save it, one wants to lead it straight to hell.

Charles McIntyre has a new wife … and a ten-year-old half-breed son dropped on his doorstep. In a town as mean as Defiance, can he dare to love them both? If he tries, will the price be too high, even for him?

All Hannah wants is to marry the man of her dreams, the father of her child … and continue working as Doc Cook’s nurse. Can she have the best of both worlds, or will she have to choose one … and lose the other?

They can all count on one thing: whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap … and the harvest is at hand in the wild, wild West.

The sequel to the bestsellers A Lady in Defiance and Hearts in Defiance!

You can read an excerpt from A Promise in Defiance here.

Right now A Lady in Defiance, Hearts in Defiance, AND A Promise in Defiance are ALL available on Kindle Unlimited for FREE. Load up your readers for summer now!!! You can order A Promise in Defiance here.


Viatek Consumer Products #Giveaway #LadiesinDefiance #Sponsor

Day 7 of Giveaway Week is from Viatek Consumer Products!

It’s finally here! A Promise in Defiance releases on June 22nd 2016 and I am so excited! Yee-haw!!!

As a special THANK YOU to all my readers, we are having “Giveaway Week” to build up to the BIG day! A unique giveaway is being offered EVERY DAY so stop back often!!! So many awesome sponsors have jumped on board and are offering products for you to check out and possibly WIN!


Please check out ALL the other giveaways going on at my site. ———————————->


a promise in defiance by heather blanton

CHOICES HAVE CONSEQUENCES … EVEN FOR THE REDEEMED.

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, though, he has trouble telling saints from sinners. The challenge only worsens when infamous madam Delilah Goodnight steps off the stage. She and the new preacher have opposite plans for the town. One wants to save it, one wants to lead it straight to hell.

Charles McIntyre has a new wife … and a ten-year-old half-breed son dropped on his doorstep. In a town as mean as Defiance, can he dare to love them both? If he tries, will the price be too high, even for him?

All Hannah wants is to marry the man of her dreams, the father of her child … and continue working as Doc Cook’s nurse. Can she have the best of both worlds, or will she have to choose one … and lose the other?

They can all count on one thing: whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap … and the harvest is at hand in the wild, wild West.

The sequel to the bestsellers A Lady in Defiance and Hearts in Defiance!

You can read an excerpt from A Promise in Defiance here.

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!!! You can order A Promise in Defiance here.


Cook’s Secret Microwave Grill

The Cook’s Secret Microwave Grill is a special grilling plate that becomes super-hot (up to 600 degrees) so your food is getting grilled just like it would on a gas or charcoal grill.  You’ll even see real grill marks!

The grilling dome uses the power of microwaves to create infrared convection heating. The meat cooks on the inside and sears on the outside. The dome locks in moisture for the juiciest meats you’ve ever tasted!

Never before have you been able to grill meats perfectly in the microwave!

portable search light

Portable Search Light

Don’t find yourself in the dark during an emergency. Illuminate shadows with a few minutes cranking of the handle. It’s perfect for the home, car, boat or campground and features versatile search light and lantern settings. A comfortable, easy-grip handle and hanging hook make it a cinch to carry and hang.

• Use at home, in the car or boat, or while camping
• One minute of cranking yields 30 minutes of light
• No power source needed
• Use as a tabletop or hanging lantern
• Use as a search light
• Encased in plastic and rubber material for reliable use, even in inclement weather
• Lightweight and easy to carry

The Review

I don’t know the mechanics of exactly how the Cook’s Secret Microwave Grill works, I just know it does!

I was always told NOT to put metal in the microwave and have to admit I was slightly nervous about using the grill because of the metal lid. No worries, I am happy to report, it went in no problem. The Microwave Grill is the perfect size to cook for two people. You can fit four boneless skinless porkchops inside. I made them for my son and I and we both enjoyed their juiciness and yes, there were grill marks on them.

This is definitely a unique, easy way to “grill” without the hassle and cost of maintaining an official grill. There are specific instructions included that come with this product that need to be read and followed beforehand and during for best results. With a little practice, you can be a microwaving grill wizard too!

My husband absolutely LOVES the Portable Search Light. He seems to have taken it over and is NOT willing to return it!

I was so impressed with this light and its ease of use. No disposable batteries are needed and when you need more light you crank the handle to recharge it. Great for the environment and always ready when it’s needed. My husband loves that it can be used as a lantern for when he is walking around outside in the dark to a searchlight for when he’s working in the barn. Perfect for any survivalist and nature lover too. Love it!

I was given these products in exchange for an honest review. The opinions expressed here are my own.

The Giveaway

Thank you so much to Viatek Products, and as a bonus, they have offered to giveaway a Portable Search Light to one lucky winner and a Cook’s Secret Microwave Grill to a second lucky winner. Due to shipping costs, the winner must have a US address.

Enter through the Rafflecopter link below:

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The giveaway will run through June 30, 2016 and the winners will be announced on July 1.


Kobert Waterproof Phone Case #Giveaway #LadiesinDefiance #Sponsor

Day 6 of Giveaway Week is from KOBERT International!

It’s finally here! A Promise in Defiance releases on June 22nd 2016 and I am so excited! Yee-haw!!!

As a special THANK YOU to all my readers, we are having “Giveaway Week” to build up to the BIG day! A unique giveaway is being offered EVERY DAY so stop back often!!! So many awesome sponsors have jumped on board and are offering products for you to check out and possibly WIN!


Please check out ALL the other giveaways going on at my site. ———————————->


a promise in defiance by heather blanton

CHOICES HAVE CONSEQUENCES … EVEN FOR THE REDEEMED.

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, though, he has trouble telling saints from sinners. The challenge only worsens when infamous madam Delilah Goodnight steps off the stage. She and the new preacher have opposite plans for the town. One wants to save it, one wants to lead it straight to hell.

Charles McIntyre has a new wife … and a ten-year-old half-breed son dropped on his doorstep. In a town as mean as Defiance, can he dare to love them both? If he tries, will the price be too high, even for him?

All Hannah wants is to marry the man of her dreams, the father of her child … and continue working as Doc Cook’s nurse. Can she have the best of both worlds, or will she have to choose one … and lose the other?

They can all count on one thing: whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap … and the harvest is at hand in the wild, wild West.

The sequel to the bestsellers A Lady in Defiance and Hearts in Defiance!

You can read an excerpt from A Promise in Defiance here.

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!!! You can order A Promise in Defiance here.


kobertTALK & TAKE CRISP PHOTOS THROUGH THE TRANSPARENT CASE – Take crisp pictures underwater now for the first time when you use this Kobert waterproof phone pouch. Our waterproof bag is completely transparent so that you can place your phone in any direction. You can TEXT, TALK, PLAY GAMES while your phone is in the case without loss of sound above the water. Please use your phone volume control buttons to take picture or a video under the water surface as the screen will be less responsive .‌

  • PREMIUM ADJUSTABLE LANYARD (NON-RUST CLIP) – A waterproof pouch you can truly trust to keep your cell phone dry underwater up to 100 feet (30 m) as it is IPX8 CERTIFIED. The Deluxe Pro edition lanyard is more durable than the Standard edition one and meant for more heavy duty use. Take you phone with you when you SNORKEL, DRIVE, BOAT, KAYAK or SWIM. It also comes handy when you CRUISE or TRAVEL to keep your phone and your documents dry by means of a simple to use open and lock mechanism.‌
  • LARGE ENOUGH FOR EVEN BIGGER PHONES – Compatible with devices up to: 6.69 x 3.34 x 0.78 in (170 x 84 x 20 mm). Big enough to fit even bigger phones or when you want to fit more than 1 item in the bag, such as your credit cards, cash, keys & phone etc. Will fit an iPhone 6s 6s Plus (Without Case) 5 5s 5c ; Samsung Galaxy s7 s7 Edge s6 s6 Edge ; Note 5 4 3 2 1 ; iPod Touch ; LG G5 G4 G3 G2 ; HTC 10 M9 M8 M7 ; Nexus 6 5 4 ; Sony Z4 Z3 Z2; Nokia ; BlackBerry ; Motorola MOTO X, G, E ; BLU phones.
  • BONUS CARABINER is included so that you can attach your waterproof case to your diving belt, handbag etc. instead of using a lanyard.
  • ZERO RISK INVOLVED (LIFETIME WARRANTY) – At Kobert International we stand by our products and offer a no questions asked 30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. We will also offer an additional LIFETIME REPLACEMENT GUARANTEE on the waterproof case‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌

The Review

I’m crazy about this case! It’s easy to use, my phone works through the plastic screen protector EASILY, the locks are watertight and easy to open/close. I was given one in exchange for a review and I kinda thought, “Eh, it’s probably OK.” I have been pleasantly surprised by the quality of the construction, durability, and ease of use. I’ve taken it kayaking with me and I feel relief knowing my phone is safe. Better than I expected. Very happy!

The Giveaway

Thank you so much to Kobert International, and as a bonus, they have offered to giveaway a Kobert Waterproof Case (Deluxe Pro) one lucky winner. Due to shipping costs, the winner must have a US address.

Enter through the Rafflecopter link below:

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The giveaways will run through June 30, 2016 and the winners will be announced on July 1.


The Talking Shirt #Giveaway #LadiesinDefiance #Sponsor

Day 5 of Giveaway Week is from The Talking Shirt!

It’s finally here! A Promise in Defiance releases on June 22nd 2016 and I am so excited! Yee-haw!!!

As a special THANK YOU to all my readers, we are having “Giveaway Week” to build up to the BIG day! A unique giveaway is being offered EVERY DAY so stop back often!!! So many awesome sponsors have jumped on board and are offering products for you to check out and possibly WIN!


Please check out ALL the other giveaways going on at my site. ———————————->


a promise in defiance by heather blanton

CHOICES HAVE CONSEQUENCES … EVEN FOR THE REDEEMED.

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, though, he has trouble telling saints from sinners. The challenge only worsens when infamous madame Delilah Goodnight steps off the stage. She and the new preacher have opposite plans for the town. One wants to save it, one wants to lead it straight to hell.

Charles McIntyre has a new wife … and a ten-year-old half-breed son dropped on his doorstep. In a town as mean as Defiance, can he dare to love them both? If he tries, will the price be too high, even for him?

All Hannah wants is to marry the man of her dreams, the father of her child … and continue working as Doc Cook’s nurse. Can she have the best of both worlds, or will she have to choose one … and lose the other?

They can all count on one thing: whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap … and the harvest is at hand in the wild, wild West.

The sequel to the bestsellers A Lady in Defiance and Hearts in Defiance!

You can read an excerpt from A Promise in Defiance here.

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!!! You can order A Promise in Defiance here.


the talking shirtThe Talking Shirt was founded in 2013 after a very unsuccessful trip to the local big box store.  We saw the need for tees with positive, uplifting messages.  As our customer base rapidly grows, we have learned that we aren’t the only ones out there that crave appropriate apparel for our little ones and for ourselves.

The Talking Shirt is a USA based company.  We are family owned and operated with a small staff that helps with large orders.  Brandon is “Mr. Talking Shirt” and the head designer.  His “real job” is the pastor of Mokena Baptist Church, located just up the road from our shop.  Rachel is “Mrs. Talking Shirt” and the person in charge of day to day operations.  Our inspiration comes from our two beautiful little girls, Chloe and Avery.  They are truly the lights of our lives!

When you shop with us, you are truly “shopping small”.  All of our tees are designed by us and printed by us in the US.  We are based in Mokena IL.  Our production area is located in the back of our beautiful boutique located at 19805 S LaGrange Road in Mokena, Illinois.

We give God the glory for how our business has grown.  It has been a roller coaster ride and more work than we could have ever imagined, but we are so very grateful for the opportunity we have to spread love, positivity, faith, and kindness in a unique way.

The Review

I LOVE my shirt! It’s made well, is comfortable, and has a great message (“Faith not Fear”). The packaging was impressive, too. Almost boutiquish; a small thing but it shows that a company cares. I will be ordering more shirts from them! I was given a shirt in exchange for a review and am really tickled with the product! Not just empty words.

The shirts are for kids and adults and this company will work with you to get you exactly what you want. I highly recommend them!

The Giveaway

Thank you so much to The Talking Shirt, and as a bonus, they have offered to giveaway a T-shirt of choice to one lucky winner. Due to shipping costs, the winner must have a US address. Enter through the Rafflecopter below:

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The giveaway will run through July 4, 2016 and the winners will be announced on July 5.

Backyard-Fun-Hop

This month MamatheFox and On Honeysuckle Hill are happy to provide you with another super fun giveaway hop. At each stop in this giveaway hop you will find prizes galore and most with daily entries. Be sure to bookmark this page so you can come back and enter them all again another day to increase you chances of winning. Be sure to visit MamatheFox and enter the Grand Prize giveaway for a basket of pasta and sauces from The Blonde Italian, mustard from The Mustard Man and a Total Tomato Set from Kuhn Rikon.

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If you’d like to find other blogs offering awesome giveaways, click on the blue button, and start “hopping!”

MamatheFox, On Honeysuckle Hill and all participating blogs are not held responsible for sponsors who fail to fulfill their prize obligations.


Two Rivers Coffee #Giveaway #LadiesinDefiance #Sponsor

Day 4 of Giveaway Week is from TWO RIVERS COFFEE!

It’s finally here! A Promise in Defiance releases on June 22nd 2016 and I am so excited! Yee-haw!!!

As a special THANK YOU to all my readers, we are having “Giveaway Week” to build up to the BIG day! A unique giveaway is being offered EVERY DAY so stop back often!!! So many awesome sponsors have jumped on board and are offering products for you to check out and possibly WIN!


Please check out ALL the other giveaways going on at my site. ———————————->


a promise in defiance by heather blanton

CHOICES HAVE CONSEQUENCES … EVEN FOR THE REDEEMED.

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, though, he has trouble telling saints from sinners. The challenge only worsens when infamous madam Delilah Goodnight steps off the stage. She and the new preacher have opposite plans for the town. One wants to save it, one wants to lead it straight to hell.

Charles McIntyre has a new wife … and a ten-year-old half-breed son dropped on his doorstep. In a town as mean as Defiance, can he dare to love them both? If he tries, will the price be too high, even for him?

All Hannah wants is to marry the man of her dreams, the father of her child … and continue working as Doc Cook’s nurse. Can she have the best of both worlds, or will she have to choose one … and lose the other?

They can all count on one thing: whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap … and the harvest is at hand in the wild, wild West.

The sequel to the bestsellers A Lady in Defiance and Hearts in Defiance!

You can read an excerpt from A Promise in Defiance here.

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!!! You can order A Promise in Defiance here.


tworivers_roundlogoThe Two Rivers Coffee company launched its first products in April of 2012. In its early days, TRC was making single serve cups in a small manufacturing plant where the company established the Brooklyn Bean Roastery brand and perfected the development of a proprietary manufacturing process which was not available on the market. TRC became a pioneer in introducing Keurig-compatible filtered single serve coffee cups and the experience in product engineering led to the design of our patented unique tension-based filtered system. Today, Two Rivers Coffee is a leading independently owned single serve beverage company which designs, brands, manufactures, and distributes single serve products nation wide to thousands of retail stores in addition to dozens of online outlets. TRC manufactures single serve coffee for its own brands as well as licensed products for established brands and provides private label brands for other roasters and retail chains. TRC also make single serve teas, hot cocoas, ciders, and cappuccino drinks under its own brand as well as high end licensed brand names, and is currently in discussions to provide other gourmet hot beverages.

Two Rivers Coffee currently offers a broad product line consisting of over 60 coffee products with standard popular coffee roasts, a myriad of flavored coffees, as well as a broad selection of teas and hot cocoas. In total, TRC has over 100 unique beverage choices across 11 brands with more to come in the near future. We’ve put strong focus on product innovation combined with sharp execution to keep our products and brands “on point” with our customers expectations. Most of TRC brands resonate with consumers as products that are young, modern, and trendier than other brands available on store shelves today. The packaging is bold, innovative, and clever which differentiates it from its more conservative competitors.

The TRC corporate culture is to keep pushing the boundaries in every part of the business to ensure that we are not following others but instead setting the trends in our industry.

The Review

I was fortunate enough to sample FOUR different seasonal flavors from the Brooklyn Bean Roastery. They were all unique and yum! There were a lot of happy mornings at my house, for sure!

Big Kahuna-Macadamia nut white chocolate flavored. The macadamia nut flavor is definitely the star of this coffee. Very aromatic and smooth from start to finish.

Praline Dream-Vanilla caramel pecan flavored. My daughter’s favorite. She loves caramel and pecans. Both flavors were strong and clear and I love the heavenly aroma that they brought all through the house.

Coco Mocha– Coconut chocolate flavored. The most mild of the four flavors. I am a big chocolate lover and also am digging the coconut accents this coffee provided.

Brooklyn Cheese Cake– Cherry cheesecake flavored. This one was my least favorite just because I am not a huge fan of cherries or cheesecake. HOWEVER, if cherry cheesecake is your thing, then you will LOVE these. The taste is very prominent and showcases the two flavors perfectly.

A big thank you to Two Rivers Coffee for providing me with free coffee to review. The opinions expressed here are my own.

The Giveaway

Thank you so much to Two Rivers Coffee, and as a bonus, they have offered to giveaway a box of 12 Single Serve Coffee Cups to two lucky winners. Flavors are Praline Dream and Coco Mocha!

(Only those 18 years and older are eligible to win. Winners must live in the continental United States. Only one prize per household, per 90-day period.)

Enter through the Rafflecopter link below:

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The giveaways will run through June 30, 2016 and the winners will be announced on July 1.


ONNO Bamboo, Hemp, and Organic Cotton T-Shirts #Giveaway #LadiesinDefiance #Sponsor

Day 3 of Giveaway Week is from ONNO T-Shirts!

It’s finally here! A Promise in Defiance releases on June 22nd 2016 and I am so excited! Yee-haw!!!

As a special THANK YOU to all my readers, we are having “Giveaway Week” to build up to the BIG day! A unique giveaway is being offered EVERY DAY so stop back often!!! So many awesome sponsors have jumped on board and are offering products for you to check out and possibly WIN!


Please check out ALL the other giveaways going on at my site. ———————————->


a promise in defiance by heather blanton

CHOICES HAVE CONSEQUENCES … EVEN FOR THE REDEEMED.

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, though, he has trouble telling saints from sinners. The challenge only worsens when infamous madame Delilah Goodnight steps off the stage. She and the new preacher have opposite plans for the town. One wants to save it, one wants to lead it straight to hell.

Charles McIntyre has a new wife … and a ten-year-old half-breed son dropped on his doorstep. In a town as mean as Defiance, can he dare to love them both? If he tries, will the price be too high, even for him?

All Hannah wants is to marry the man of her dreams, the father of her child … and continue working as Doc Cook’s nurse. Can she have the best of both worlds, or will she have to choose one … and lose the other?

They can all count on one thing: whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap … and the harvest is at hand in the wild, wild West.

The sequel to the bestsellers A Lady in Defiance and Hearts in Defiance!

You can read an excerpt from A Promise in Defiance here.

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!!! You can order A Promise in Defiance here.


onnoONNO organic t-shirts

We’ve worked hard to make what we think is a pretty good t-shirt. All ONNO t-shirts are made from sustainable fibers: bamboo, hemp and organic cotton. ONNO t-shirts are made in work places we feel good about. ONNO purchases carbon offsets to balance the harm we do as we t-shirts from here to there.

Organic Cotton

Cotton and water. The two usually go hand in hand but organic cotton is usually rain-fed, not irrigated, so it uses a lot less water. Organic cotton, as you probably know, is grown without the use of pesticides and insecticides. How is this done? Farmers use composted manures and cover-crops to replace synthetic fertilizers. Innovative weeding strategies are used instead of herbicides. Beneficial insects and trap-crops are used to control pests. Nature’s frost and water inducement prepare plants for harvest, instead of using toxic defoliants. We like organic cotton. Read more about organic cotton.

Bamboo

Bamboo is a grass, and grows like a weed. In fact, it’s the fastest growing plant on the planet. It can grow up to three feet in a day. It doesn’t need help from pesticides or insecticides, and it usually grows on rain water. Just think of the strength, power and self-sufficiency of this crop. The Donald Trump of crops; the Bill Gates of the jungle. If all this excitement has you feeling faint, don’t worry, bamboo generates more oxygen than trees. We love the stuff. Read more about bamboo clothing..

Hemp

Industrial hemp is also a grass and grows like a weed, because it is one. Like bamboo, it doesn’t need any help to thrive. It has no need for pesticides or insecticides, and it grows on rain water. Like bamboo, it offers superior performance compared to cotton: hemp fibers are more durable, provide better UV protection and wick moisture. (Please note that industrial hemp differs from its illegal cousin, marijuana, in that it contains almost no THC, the substance that gets you high). Until the late 1930s, hemp was widely grown and was America’s fiber of choice. Popular Mechanics, in February 1937, predicted hemp would be the world’s first “Billion Dollar Crop” that would support thousands of jobs and provide a vast array of consumer products from dynamite to plastics. Hemp is technically superior to cotton for fabric, trees for paper, and corn for biofuel. The first draft of our constitution was written on hemp paper, and George Washington grew hemp on his land. How did America come to favor cotton and trees over hemp, when hemp is superior in so many ways? To find out what happened, click here.

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The Review

Literally, I can not wash these t-shirts often enough!

As soon as I wash these shirts and put them in the “to be put away clothes pile,” they never make it back into the closet. They are worn, I wash them, and they are worn again. My kids love these!

The sizes are suited for men and women and the shirts come in almost every color imaginable. You have not felt softer shirts EVER. They are so soft and seem to get softer as they are worn. The material is slightly heavier than “normal” t-shirt material which is more than fine with me. Most t-shirts nowadays are thin and get stretched out rather quickly. These shirts are slightly denser, I guess is the best word to describe them, which makes them hang better on the body and keep their shape better. They take slightly longer to dry after being washed because of the slighter thickness.

These are so wonderful. I love that they come from organic materials. When putting anything next to our bodies, it should be as natural and organic as possible. These shirts are the real deal!

A big thank you t ONNO for providing a free product for me to review.

The Giveaway

Thank you so much to Onno T-Shirts, and as a bonus, they have offered to giveaway a T-Shirt of choice to one lucky winner. Due to shipping costs, the winner must have a US address. Enter through the Rafflecopter link below:

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The giveaways will run through June 30, 2016 and the winners will be announced on July 1.


Hot Logic Mini Dish #Giveaway #LadiesinDefiance #Sponsor

Day 2 of Giveaway Week is from Hot Logic!

It’s finally here! A Promise in Defiance releases on June 22nd 2016 and I am so excited! Yee-haw!!!

As a special THANK YOU to all my readers, we are having “Giveaway Week” to build up to the BIG day! A unique giveaway is being offered EVERY DAY so stop back often!!! So many awesome sponsors have jumped on board and are offering products for you to check out and possibly WIN!


Please check out ALL the other giveaways going on at my site. ———————————->


a promise in defiance by heather blanton

CHOICES HAVE CONSEQUENCES … EVEN FOR THE REDEEMED.

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, though, he has trouble telling saints from sinners. The challenge only worsens when infamous madame Delilah Goodnight steps off the stage. She and the new preacher have opposite plans for the town. One wants to save it, one wants to lead it straight to hell.

Charles McIntyre has a new wife … and a ten-year-old half-breed son dropped on his doorstep. In a town as mean as Defiance, can he dare to love them both? If he tries, will the price be too high, even for him?

All Hannah wants is to marry the man of her dreams, the father of her child … and continue working as Doc Cook’s nurse. Can she have the best of both worlds, or will she have to choose one … and lose the other?

They can all count on one thing: whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap … and the harvest is at hand in the wild, wild West.

The sequel to the bestsellers A Lady in Defiance and Hearts in Defiance!

You can read an excerpt from A Promise in Defiance here.

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!!! You can order A Promise in Defiance here.


hot logic miniHot Logic Mini w/ 6 Cup Pyrex Dish

Revolutionizing the hot meal experience! The patented Hot Logic Mini is a personal portable oven great for the office, the job site, the campsite or anywhere you have an outlet. Now you can enjoy fresh-cooked hot meals, reheated meals or perfectly cooked prepackaged meals anywhere. The Hot Logic Mini slowly and evenly heats your meal to preserve moisture and enhance flavor. No super-hot overcooked edges, no frozen centers and no worries about sharing a dirty microwave.

  • Attractive, portable case available in four colors
  • Heat reflective interior – amplifies/maintains heat
  • Reinforced seams – durable
  • Double zipper – quality construction
  • Smart Shelf technology – no buttons, bells or programs
  • Ultra Energy Efficient – uses less energy than a microwave
  • Suitable for plastic, metal, glass, aluminum foil and cardboard containers!
  • UL CSA certified

The Giveaway

Thank you so much to Hot Logic, and as a bonus, they have offered to giveaway a Hot Logic w/6 Cup Pyrex Dish to one lucky winner. Due to shipping costs, the winner must have a US address. Enter through the Rafflecopter below:

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