Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Visiting This Week ~ Carole Brown with her latest ~ The Redemption Of Caralynne Hayman

Welcome to Journey's To Joy, Carole. 
Thank you for bringing your latest release, THE REDEMPTION OF CARALYNNE HAYMAN with you and for generously offering the book in two forms as gifts to the Journey's To Joy followers. There will be two opportunities to win Carole's new book:

First ~ let me introduce ~ Carole Brown
I’ve always wanted to be a writer; I just didn’t pursue it seriously until now. Writing has always been part of my life, part of me. It’s who I am. Nothing gives me greater satisfaction then when I’m writing or have finished a book.

I’ve done some newspaper articles, research, and some co-editing of magazines and newsletters throughout the years. I’ve spent time authoring children and youth stories and have written a little poetry. We’ve had a lot of fascinating experiences through out lifetime so its given me lots of fodder to choose from to write novels.

But I knew when it was time to turn to writing seriously, and went into it headlong, studying, joining writing associations and critique groups, attending conferences and learning as much as I could. I’ve worked hard and have written a lot.

Two years ago though I went through an extremely discouraging time, which is really not like me. I’m more of an optimist and usually bounce out of depression quickly. But that year, I almost quit. Almost admitted I couldn’t write; didn’t have it in me. After a dear older friend sat me down and encouraged me to pray: “I believe; help my unbelief,” I made that my mantra for several months. Early the following year an editor requested the full of this manuscript; I signed a contract later that year, and the rest is history.

Second ~ let me introduce you to ~ Her new book - released Oct 21, 2013

The idea for The Redemption of Caralynne Hayman came from my husband. We like to keep track of interesting events throughout the country, and several months ago the cult situation in Texas caught out attention. We started a “what if” session:
Ÿ  What if a woman suffered a terrible hurt through the cult?
Ÿ  How would she feel?
Ÿ  Could she forgive?
Ÿ  If she didn’t have God in her heart, how would she react?

And the question begs to be answered. Could you--or I--forgive? I know it’s easy to say, “with God’s help I would.” But I’ve seen people’s reactions. I’ve wept with them over the inexcusable deaths that happen, and I will say, sometimes, most of the time, it takes God. Without him--it’s a seemingly impossible act.

I want readers to realize there is always hope. No matter how deep or how bad a person may sink, hope is always there! People don’t always look for it in the right places. Most times, people, money, jobs, and position will never give the kind of hope needed. Only God can offer it.

About the book:
How far would YOU go to avenge a daughter’s cruel death? Cara is considered rebellious and inappropriate to befriend. Dayne is the apple of Elder Simmons’ eye—until he takes a stand against their teachings. Can his prayers and love reach Cara and show her the way to redemption? Will Cara realize God’s love and forgiveness before she goes too far?

The Redemption of Caralynne Hayman is a novel of hope shining through the darkness with strong elements of suspense and romance. This novel was a semifinalist in the Genesis contest and is receiving raving reviews! Release date was October 21, 2013 from the Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas, an ACFW approved publisher. The preorder link for the book which is on SALE NOW is:

 Third ~              ~  PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT ~ 
Your preference of e-format ~ OR ~print format and Your email addy
Carole has promised to give away a book ~ Winner's choice ~ E-book or print to drawing winner recipient.
The tenth commenter will also receive a book of choice in print or e-format as well. 

More ways to connect with Carole:

I also am part of several other blogs:
Geezers Guys and Gals:  http://geezerguysandgals.blogspot.com/
Barn Door Book Loft: http://www.barndoorbookloft.net/

 Thank you for visiting this week on Journeys To Joy, Carole. Please let us know when your next release is to be, and we'll have you back.



Caroline said...

Thank you, Joy. It's such a pleasure to visit your lovely blog, and I appreciate your efforts in encouraging authors.

Pegg Thomas said...

I've read about this book on several blogs now. Looks like a good one! Thanks for the chance to win a paper copy. twinwillowsfarm at gmail dot com

Melanie Backus said...

Joy, thank you for the wonderful visit with Carole and her new book, The Redemption of Caralynne Hayman. I am intrigued by what I have read and would love to win a print copy. Thank you.

mauback55 at cebridge dot net

Cheri Swalwell said...

What a great interview. Thank you so much for this chance to win your book. I would love to read it. I would prefer a print book.


in Him,

Cheri :)

Nancee said...

Wonderful interview with Carole. It's always nice to "know" an author better through sharing this way. If I happen to be so lucky to win a copy of Carole's book, I'd prefer a print copy. Thank you for offering this contest!

journeystojoy.net said...

Melanie, Cheri, and Nancee - welcome to JOURNEYSTOJOY and I'm placing your names in the drawing for a free book.
Spread the word - we're only a little more than twenty-four hours away from the drawing. . .a tenth comment will get that person yet another book.

Thanks for stopping by. Carole's book is a TOUGH book and oh-so-prevalent.

Rebecca Barlow Jordan said...

Nice interview, Joy. Would love to read Carole's book. Thanks for offering a copy.

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to read it!

journeystojoy.net said...

Please leave your email address so we can contact the winner -AND- which you prefer - print or e-book...
Will be posting the winner late Monday night.

Thanks for stopping by!

Caroline said...

LH, hope you do take the opportunity to read it! Tough topic? Yes. Prevalent and relevent in today's world? Very much so! Thanks for stopping by.

Caroline said...

Pegg, thanks for stopping by and for the advertising. I've seen several of them. Love the support.

Caroline said...

Melanie, appreciate you leaving a comment, and truly do hope you will have the chance to read the book. Thanks!

Caroline said...

Cheri, appreciate so much you stopping by and hope you'll enjoy reading the book soon. thanks!

Caroline said...

Nancee, honored you stopped by. Hoping soon you'll have the chance to read my novel. Thanks much.

Caroline said...

Rebecca, hope you'll soon have the chance to read TRofCH. Thanks so much for stopping by.

Kimberly Russell said...

Sounds like a book I would enjoy.
Joy: Eformat for me--you know how to find me!

journeystojoy.net said...

Got your comment, Kim. Don't know why you got a failure/error message, 'cause you're here and YES, I do know where to find you!
Thanks for stopping by.

Katherine Scott Jones said...

I love books that offer hope. When they contain romance and suspense besides, all the better. Would welcome the chance to read this one. If I'm a lucky winner (print book), I'll look for an opportunity to review it on my blog, Story Matters (www.katherinescottjones.com). Thanks! Katherine Jones, katherine.scott.jones@gmail.com

Laurean Brooks said...

This sounds like an amazing book, Caroline. Breaking from a cult is an issue that I haven't seen addressed.

I'm glad your friend sat you down and gave you encouraging scriptures. I have a friend who threatens to kick my posterior with her sharp-toed boots if I don't keep at it. LOL.

I'd love to have a copy of your book for my very own. landtbeth@yahoo.com

May God continue to bless your writing. Psalms 138:8 (This is the verse the Lord gave me when I thought all was lost.)

Pat Dyer said...

This sounds like a really intriguing book I'd love to read.
Prefer print copy. pdyer3 at cfl dot rr dot com.

Natalie Monk said...

This premise is fascinating, Carole. Can't wait to read the book.

And it's only $3 at Amazon for Kindle!

Kara said...

Sounds interesting! Thanks for offering this giveaway.
Kara Hunt fictionwithfaith at gmail dot com

journeystojoy.net said...

We've got your names added to the drawing and one of you is no. 10 - getting you a free book as well.

Getting closer to drawing time. . .spread the word. ':)

Katherine, Laurean, Pat, Natalie and Kara - THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR STOPPING BY today.

I know you won't be disappointed in getting this book - winning or purchasing, either way.

journeystojoy.net said...


Comment no. 10 - PAT DYER is an automatic winner - Congratulations, Pat. A print copy will be wending its way to you - soon!

Drawing winner is: DRUM ROLL. . . .

Laurean Brooks - Congrats to you too.
Thank you, ladies for stopping over here and leaving your comments.
You did so much to promote this, I am so very grateful!

Caroline said...

Kimberly, thanks so much for stopping by! Appreciate it.

Caroline said...

Katherine, you sound like a writer's dream. lol. Thanks for commenting and hope you get the chance to read my book.

Caroline said...

Thanks, Laurean, for commenting. It was a tough topic, but God has helped every step of the way!

Caroline said...

Pat, thanks for stopping by! Hope you get to read the book.

Caroline said...

Natalie, looking forward to hearing how you liked the book! Thanks for stopping.

Caroline said...

Kara, so appreciate you taking the time to comment! Hope you will read my novel. Thanks!