Join the Love Under Construction blog tour!

Super excited to announce that my new Christian contemporary romance novel, Love Under Construction, is set for release in December!

Are you a blogger who would like to join me in a blog tour celebrating Love Under Construction‘s release? If so, head on over to the signup form found here. It takes place December 6-11, and you can choose whatever day(s) you’d like to participate.

I will be sharing your blog post on my social media platforms and listing all of the blog sites who are participating in my Blog Tour Kickoff Post here on this blog.

Looking forward to connecting with you for my latest release!

*Regularly-scheduled blog posts will return next week.

vote for the book trailer you like best and win!

Since it’s been awhile since we’ve had a giveaway…

Leave a comment about which book trailer you like best and I’ll pick a winner from all of the entries to win a copy of the corresponding book!

Is it the book trailer for Kaydie, Book #2 in the Montana Skies Historical Romance Series –

Here’s the blurb:

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Haunted by her painful marriage, Kaydie Worthington Kraemer is determined never to fall in love again, and it will take the grace of God to change her mind—the same grace that works in the heart of ranch hand Jonah Dickenson, a confirmed bachelor who has unhealed wounds of his own to overcome.

 OR…

The trailer for Hailee,  Book #3 in the Montana Skies Historical Romance Series:

Here’s the blurb:

hailee (3)For years, orphan Hailee Annigan was just a ragamuffin in the Cincinnati streets, stealing food to keep her two younger brothers fed. Her thievery landed her in a home for delinquent youngsters, where her life was changed, thanks to her teachers. Now, nineteen-year-old Hailee excitedly heads to Montana to be a teacher, yet she’s still plagued by her shameful past and the fear of never seeing her brothers again.

Based on his upbringing in high-society Boston, no one would have guessed that Nate Adams would attend seminary and become a church pastor in rugged Montana. Even now, Nate’s parents refuse to put aside their own plans for his future and accept his calling.

When their paths converge, an immediate attraction draws Hailee and Nate together, even as the pressures and demands of others pull them apart. Can the unlikely pair come to terms with their pasts and face the future together?

While there’s not yet a trailer for the book that started the whole series, I invite you to check out McKenzie, Book #1 in the Montana Skies Historical Romance Series:

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Desperate to save her sister from an abusive husband, socialite McKenzie Worthington responds to a mail-order bride ad in the Montana Territory—where God-fearing rancher Zachary Sawyer prays for a wife to share his life. But when McKenzie arrives with a plan that includes divorce, will Zachary’s persistent kindness and self-sacrifice change her heart?

All books are available in paperback, Kindle, and Nook formats.

McKenzie is available at your favorite bookstore or –

Amazon

Christian Book Distributors

Kaydie is available at your favorite bookstore or –

Amazon

Christian Book Distributors

Hailee is available at your favorite bookstore or –

Soooo… now here’s your turn! Tell me which book trailer you liked best and I will choose a winner at random to win a copy of the corresponding book! And although McKenzie doesn’t have a book trailer, you can pick that book if you’d like a chance to win it instead.
The small print: Entering is super simple. Leave a comment below about which book trailer you liked best (or if you’d rather choose McKenzie). Anyone can enter, and if you’re a subscriber to this blog, you get an extra entry. 🙂 The winner will be chosen at random. If the winner resides in the U.S., they will have their choice of either a paperback or ebook version. If the winner resides outside of the U.S., they will receive an ebook copy. Contest expires November 1, 2013.
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Book Giveaways This Week…

Happy Wednesday morning! I hope you are all having a great week.

A couple of announcements to share (including a couple of freebies at the end of this post!)…

McKenzie2Today is the last day to have a chance to win a copy of McKenzie on Amada Chavez’s awesome blog at http://ascphotosanddesigns.blogspot.com/2013/02/interview-and-giveaway.html. Amada interviewed me and asked some fantastic questions about the writing life, including how I started writing, where I write, and how I came up with the idea for McKenzie. So…if you didn’t have a chance to download McKenzie while it was free on Kindle last week, here’s another chance for you to get your hands on a copy!

slide fam smSecondly, anyone who has read my books will notice that I’m a huge supporter of adoption. As such, when my fellow writing friend Jessie Gunderson told me of the dream she and her husband have of adopting two precious children from Ethiopia, I knew I had to help.

Jessie and her husband are attempting to raise $1,800 to begin their dossier to bring their children home. She is offering everyone who makes a donation a chance to be entered to win a first place prize of Disney Tickets. There is also a second place prize – a choice of one of any of five of my books (paperback form of McKenzie, Kaydie, Hailee, 77 Ways Your Family Can Make a Difference, or Hollyhocks). All of the details are at Jessie’s blog. Please consider a donation of any size to assist in giving two children their forever home.

77 Ways Your Family Can Make a Difference

jake and jesusThird, don’t miss the awesome birthday celebration! My fellow author friend, Kelly Hagen, is celebrating the two-year anniversary of her delightful children’s book Jake & Jesus and you’re invited! When you purchase her book, you will have a chance to win an autographed copy of Kaydiebook #2 in my Montana Skies Historical Romance Series. You’ll also receive valuable savings off Amanda Beth’s books You Can Have a Happy Family and The Love Walk (both books I would highly recommend!) and a discount off JBAM Candles. All of the details are at Kelly’s blog.

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If you’d like to read the review I wrote of Jake & Jesus, you can find it here. The review I wrote for Amanda Beth’s You Can Have a Happy Family can be found here.

You Can Have a Happy Family is also free on Kindle today and tomorrow. The Love Walk is free tomorrow for Valentine’s Day.

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Lastly, join me in the coming weeks for a revamped blog, including some changes on my Movie Monday postings. I’m looking forward to sharing some more fantastic movie reviews with you and some hilarious and inspirational posts. Stay tuned! In the meantime, feel free to check out my Mom-Approved Movie Listings for some fantastic ideas for your next family night.

Planning on a get-together? Find out how to host your own Sisters in Christ Community Girls Night Out.

Have a fantabulous rest of your week and join me later today for my annual Valentine’s Day post.

Giveaways Galore!

Need a Christmas gift idea? Books make fantastic gifts and there are several giveaways going on this week…win one for you or one for your wife, mom, sister,  or friend!

First off, I’m giving away a copy of Kaydie, book #2 in my Montana Skies Historical Romance Series on Diane Estrella’s blog at http://dianeestrella.com/kaydie-by-penny-zeller-book-giveaway/

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I’m also giving away a copy of Kaydie on The Christian Book Review Blog at http://christianbookreviewblog.blogspot.com/2012/12/author-interview-and-giveaway-kaydie-by.html

If you love devotionals, you won’t want to miss a chance to win Amanda Beth’s newest book The LOVE Walk A 15 – Week Devotional on 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 here on this blog at https://pennyzeller.wordpress.com/2012/12/06/giveaway-with-author-amanda-beth/

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and finally, Keli Gwyn is offering a copy of her historical romance A Bride Opens Shop in El Dorado, California also on this blog at https://pennyzeller.wordpress.com/2012/11/29/interview-and-giveaway-with-author-keli-gwyn/

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As always, thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful rest of your week and a Merry Christmas!

Exciting News!!!!

I couldn’t wait to share with you some exciting news…

Kaydie and Hailee just became available on Kindle! Now all three of my Montana Skies historical romance books are available to those who love to read books on Kindle.

Below is a bit about each book. And thank you for sharing in my excitement!

Desperate times call for desperate measures is the reasoning that prompts McKenzie Worthington, a young lady of Boston’s high society, to respond to an ad for a mail-order bride for a man in the Montana Territory. McKenzie is desperate, after all, to save her beloved younger sister, Kaydie, from her evil, abusive husband, who robs banks for a living. And so, it is with reckless determination that McKenzie runs away from the comforts of home and hearth to head West and meet her new husband-whom she’ll divorce, of course, after she rescues her sister.

Desperate times call for desperate measures is the reasoning that also prompts Zachary Sawyer, a rugged rancher after God’s own heart, to post an ad for a mail-order bride in various newspapers across the country. Managing a ranch and caring for his adoptive son, Davey, has become more than one man can handle alone, and Zach prays for God to send him a wife with whom to build a life and share his dreams.

When McKenzie arrives at Zach’s ranch, she immediately puts her plan in motion, searching for her sister and doing all she can to keep her new husband from forming an attachment. But his persistent kindness and significant self-sacrifices begin to change her heart-and ruin her plans. God has a way of working things out to the good of those who love Him, though, as McKenzie will soon see.

Available on Kindle and in paperback athttp://www.amazon.com/McKenzie-ebook/dp/B004IPPEW2/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?ie=UTF8&m=AG56TWVU5XWC2

For the first time in years, Kaydie Worthington Kraemer can breathe easily. Although she is still haunted by memories of her abusive husband, Darius, she takes comfort in knowing the man is dead. Staying with her sister McKenzie and brother–in–law, Zach Sawyer, at their ranch, Kaydie is still wary of men, especially now that she has another life inside of her to protect. As she looks forward to her baby’s birth, she builds a protective wall around herself that won’t be easy to tear down.

Ranch hand Jonah Dickenson views his boss, Zach, like a brother. He does not, however, envy Zach’s new role as a husband. Deserted by his mother at a young age and forever despised and rejected by his own father, Jonah has few close relationships. But there’s something about Kaydie that draws him to her and makes him question his decision to remain a bachelor.

When Cedric Van Aulst, an old friend of Kaydie’s, comes to town, an unforeseen prospect of marriage arises. Cedric is someone Kaydie trusts. Will she settle for a safe union with him, or can she trust God to guard her heart and her life in the arms of Jonah?

Available on Kindle and in paperback at http://www.amazon.com/Kaydie-Montana-Skies-ebook/dp/B006OSND1A/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?ie=UTF8&m=AG56TWVU5XWC2

For years, orphan Hailee Annigan was just a ragamuffin in the Cincinnati streets, stealing food to keep her two younger brothers fed. Her thievery landed her in a home for delinquent youngsters, where her life was changed, thanks to her teachers. Now, nineteen-year-old Hailee excitedly heads to Montana to be a teacher, yet she’s still plagued by her shameful past and the fear of never seeing her brothers again.

Based on his upbringing in high-society Boston, no one would have guessed that Maxwell Nathaniel Adams Jr. would attend seminary and become a church pastor in rugged Montana. Even now, Nate’s parents refuse to put aside their own plans for his future and accept his calling.

When their paths converge, an immediate attraction draws Hailee and Nate together, even as the pressures and demands of others pull them apart. Can the unlikely pair come to terms with their pasts and face the future together?

Hailee is available on Kindle and in paperback at http://www.amazon.com/Hailee-Montana-Skies-ebook/dp/B006OSNCF2/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?ie=UTF8&m=AG56TWVU5XWC2

Starbucks giftcard giveaway!!!

It’s the perfect weather for Starbucks coffee! So…how would you like a chance to win a Starbucks giftcard?

Just last week, website designer Bev Nowlin did a complete remodel of my website at www.pennyzeller.com She added photos and other items to “spiff up” the pages (I can’t wait for you to see it!!!) 

In celebration of my website remodel, it’s your chance to win a giftcard! Without further ado, here are the details…

Go to my website at www.pennyzeller.com and visit a few or all of the various pages, including:

the home page

books page

bio page

for readers page

for writers page

ministry page

press page

contact page

Then come back here to this post and leave me a quick comment as to what your favorite part (or page) about my new website is… yes, that’s all there is to it!

I will be choosing one winner from the comments left on this blog post using random.org and announcing the winner on Friday, November 25. As always, anyone can enter (U.S. residents only, please) and subscribers receive two entries! And please let me know if you are a subscriber and/or if you follow my Facebook page www.facebook.com/pennyzellerbooks Thanks!

Also, I would absolutely be honored if you would help me spread the word about my website remodel via Twitter and Facebook (easy share buttons are below this post). Thank you SO much!

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In other news…

December 1 -16 – I will be hosting The 12 Days of Christmas Celebration here on my blog! There will be at least 24 authors giving away books for this special event. You won’t want to miss this! Come back by on December 1 to share your Christmas memory and to be entered to win – and the great part about it is that you can enter once every day if you’d like for as many giveaways as you’d like! Winners will be announced just in time for Christmas!

Feel free to subscribe if you haven’t already to stay posted on upcoming events.

Also, stay tuned for my Movie Monday posts, Tuesday humor posts, devotionals, and a special Thanksgiving post on November 24. You for sure won’t want to miss my hilarious Christmas post about what men shouldn’t buy their wives for Christmas on December 20.

Don’t forget to visit my website and come back here to leave a comment about what you liked best for a chance to win a Starbucks giftcard!