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Fresh Pick | LOVE COMES CALLING by Siri L. Mitchell
Fresh Pick / April 25, 2014

Fresh Pick for Friday, April 25th, 2014 is LOVE COMES CALLING by Siri L. Mitchell #InspirationFriday Hollywood’s calling! Bethany House Publishers March 2014 On Sale: March 4, 2014 368 pages ISBN: 076421036X EAN: 9780764210365 Kindle: B00DWA6A1S Paperback / e-Book Add to Wish List Romance Buy A Copy Kindle Powell’s Books Indiebound Love Comes Calling by Siri L. Mitchell A girl with the best of intentions. A heart set on Hollywood. An empty pocketbook. That’s all it takes for Ellis Eton to find herself working as a telephone operator for a look-alike friend. For Ellis, this job will provide not only acting practice but the funds to get her a start in the movies. She\’s tired of always being a disappointment to her traditional Boston family, and though she can’t deny the way he makes her head spin, she knows she’s not good enough for Griffin Phillips, either. It’s simple: avoid Griff’s attentions, work, and get paid. But in typical Ellis fashion, her simple plan spirals out of control when she overhears a menacing phone call…with her very own Griff as the target. With an endearing heroine as her lead, Siri Mitchell takes readers on a madcap tale of…

Angela Ruth Strong | Stories to Entertain Your Inner Child
Author Guest / April 25, 2014

“Kid appeal” is a term primarily used in the children’s market for books that kids can’t get enough of. There’s a kind of magic that makes them memorable. I’d like to suggest the same thing happens in the adult market. It’s the reason I have a manuscript being held for consideration with a publisher who isn’t crazy about my writing. She said the story offers “a fresh and engaging idea… though the writing is not as strong as I would like.” Ouch, right? I’ve obviously got some work to do. But hey, my kid appeal is influential enough that this editor just might take a risk on me anyway. I’d say it was kid appeal that made Nora Roberts and Debbie Macomber stand out back when they were published alongside all the other Harlequin authors. Nora Roberts had a character who joked about naming her unborn child “Butch,” and Debbie Macomber had her character cry in the neighbor’s arms because she couldn’t bake cookies. These are the books I can’t forget, and neither could their millions of fans. They are the reason I have my personal trainer in LIGHTEN UP gain weight and bust a seam in her pants when…

Women Are More Than The Wrapping ~ Win A BROKEN KIND OF BEAUTIFUL
Author Guest / April 25, 2014

Hi Fresh Fiction readers! I’m so excited to be here today to chat with you about my newest release, A BROKEN KIND OF BEAUTIFUL. Parents are not supposed to pick a favorite child. I know this. But does that same rule apply to authors and their paperback children? I hope not, because I can’t help myself. Of all the novels I’ve written, this one is my favorite. Not only did I have an incredibly fun time writing the romance between my hero and heroine, I am passionate about the book’s underlying message. You see, I’ve worked with young women for five years now. And as a semi young woman myself (does 32 still fit into the young woman category?), I know just how inundated we are with messages about beauty. So often, those messages aren’t healthy ones. So often, we are led to feel “less than”. So often, we find ourselves looking at the glittery, sparkly world of high-fashion—a world filled with flawless women and perfect clothes—and we think we’re missing something. Maybe if we change ourselves somehow, we’ll look more like that pretty woman on the cover of the Victoria’s Secret magazine. But what if that pretty woman on…