Thursday, October 25, 2012

Callie By Author Sharon Srock

Sharon Srock lives with her husband, Larry, and two dogs in Rural Oklahoma. She is a mother, grandmother, and Sunday School teacher. Sharon has one and three-quarters jobs and writes in her spare time. Her favorite hobby is traveling with her grandchildren. She is a member of the ACFW and currently serves as treasurer for her local chapter. Sharon’s writing credits include numerous poems and short stories published in science fiction fanzines.

In celebration of her new release she is offering commenters a chance to win an awesome prize package. Be sure to read to end to find out how you can get your name in the drawing.






Blurb

Three dire circumstances. Three desperate prayers. 

One miracle to save them all.

Callie Stillman is drawn to the evasive girl who’s befriended her granddaughter, but the last time Callie tried to help a child, her efforts backfired. Memories of the tiny coffin still haunt her.

Samantha and Iris Evans should be worried about homework, not whether they can pool enough cash to survive another week of caring for an infant while evading the authorities.

Steve Evans wants a second chance at fatherhood, but his children are missing.  And no one seems to want to help the former addict who deserted his family.

For Steve to regain the relationship he abandoned, for his girls to receive the care they deserve, Callie must surrender her fear and rely on God to work the miracle they all need.


Excerpt


     Callie Stillman dabbed raindrops from her face with a linen napkin as Benton dodged a server with a loaded tray and took his place across from her. She smiled into her husband’s blue eyes and reached across to wipe water from his beard. “We’ll both have pneumonia if we don’t dry off soon.”
     Benton took the napkin and finished the job. “I’ve been told the food is very good. A few sniffles should be worth it.”
     Callie’s gaze roamed the room. “It’s…” Recognition slammed into her chest, forcing the air from her lungs. The man crossing the room behind her husband nodded and continued to his table. Was that the bailiff? Do you swear to tell the truth… She gulped for breath and fought the familiar darkness that crowded the edges of her vision.
     Callie ran a finger around her collar, tugging the neck of the blouse away from skin suddenly dewed with a fine film of sweat. Too hot. She took a sip of water, dismayed at the tremor in her hand as she lifted the glass to her lips. Not here, not tonight. Callie closed her eyes and practiced the breathing techniques she’d learned over the last six months. In through her nose, hold for a few seconds, and out through her mouth. Concentrate only on the current step in the process, the next breath. The tightness in her chest began to fade away. Thank you, Jesus. She raised her water again and held the cold glass to her flushed cheek.


Buy links for Callie

Barnes and Noble -- http://tinyurl.com/9ahy3tg

Amazon -- http://tinyurl.com/9dreu8g

Pelican Books -- http://tinyurl.com/8ncbjnl


Connect with Sharon on the Web

BLOG at: http://www.womenofvalleyview.blogspot.com/
Facebook:http://www.facebook.com/SharonSrock#!/SharonSrock
Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/SharonSrock
Goodreads:http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/10758698-sharon-srock






Leave a comment with your contact information to be entered for a chance to win a gift basket with the following prizes ( ***please note the gift basket giveaway is for residents of the US and Canada only) The winner will be drawn Monday November 19th. The items add up to well over 100.00 in value. Filled with:


A copy of Callie's story
A certificate for Terri's story when it releases in April
A 6 piece Cherry blossom bath set
A cosmetic bag
A Bath Wrap
A Cozy pink eye mask
A Pair of aloe infused booties
A Hair Turban
A Tennis Bracelet
A 25.00 Amazon gift card 


If you are interested in knowing more about Sharon and the Women of the Valley View Blog she is offering a free PDF about the women. Let her know in your comments that you would like to receive it so she can send it to you.

26 comments:

Breila said...
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Breila said...

This book sounds really interesting, thanks for the giveaway. :)

taiyouryuATgmailDOTcom

Jennifer Mathis said...

Great excerpt :)

meandi09@yahoo.com

Jo said...

Ok, this has me really curious! I want to read the book. Thank you for the giveaway.

Blessings,
Jo
azladijo(at)aol(dot)com

jewels smith said...

I would very much like to read Callie it sounds like a Page Turner that is for sure! I see that you love sweaters as much as I do !! But then again I am from northwestern wisconsin .. thank you for doing such a wonderful give away..

Julie Lippo
jblippo@gmail.com

Linda McQuinn Carlblom said...

Can't wait to read this. Thanks for the giveaway!
lmcarlblom@yahoo.com

Marcy Dyer said...

This sounds like a very good book. Great interview!

Sharon said...

Ladies thanks so much for visiting and all your kind words. When you read the book, I hope you enjoy it. Good luck in the drawing.
Sharon

DebbieLynne said...

Hey Tina! What a beautiful blog! I love it. Hey you're due on my blog very soon! Congratulations Sharon on your new release! Always exciting.

Blessings,

Debbie Lynne

Tina Pinson said...

Hello Everyone and thank you so much for coming by to say Hello to Sharon.

It is a lovely gift basket she has put together.

Tina Pinson said...

Debbie Lynne,

I am looking forward to visiting your blog.

Tina Pinson said...

Sharon,

thank you so much for coming to my blog. It's wonderful of you to visit and as I said what an awesome giveaway.

Carolyn Boyles said...

It sounds like an excellent book. It also sounds like the author put a lot of thought into it. Please enter me into the contest.

authorboyles at swbell.net

Rhonda's Doings said...

I would love the free pdf about women....rhonda_nash_hall@comcast.net
would love to win basket!

Sharon said...

Carolyn and Rhonda, thanks so much for coming by to wisit with me. Good luck in the drawing.

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to reading the book "Callie".
Thanks for entering me in the contest.
Janet Estridge
von1janet@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Callie told me to come! I am glad I did...found this great blog and more about Sharon and her book!
Thanks for the giveaway!
Jackie Smith

jackie.smith[at]dishmail[dot]net

Sharon said...

Jackie and Janet, thanks for stopping by.

Marianne said...

i don't read excerpts, because that spoils the book for me, but i'm here because Callie told me to come, and here i am! Thanks for having me.

Sharon said...

Marianne, Thanks for the support!

KayM said...

Tina, nice blog. Callie told me to come. Sharon, I am looking forward to reading your books.
may_dayzee(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

Sharon said...

Kay, thanks for playing!!

Anonymous said...

Well, my comment disappeared so here I go again. I'm glad I came to this blog, because "Callie told me to come". And reading the excerpt made me really want to own this book. Thanks, Kathi. Hoping to win this great gift basket. Maxie ( mac262@me.com )

Sharon said...

Maxie, I hope you enjoy the book once you read the whole thing.

Shadowwolf said...

This sounds like a very interesting story that I would love to read.

"Callie told me to come."

amccalli(at)gmail(dot)(com)

Sharon said...

Shadowwolf, Got you covered, thanks for visiting.