TGIF!!! Friday means I’m participating in 7 Quick Takes with other Catholic bloggers, but this week it’s over at Clan Donaldson. Head on over and take a look at the other posts!
Today is the Full Quiver Publishing edition, showcasing each of our books.
Last week, we released the Kindle edition of Erin McCole Cupp’s novel, Don’t You Forget About Me. With that release, Full Quiver now has seven titles under its logo. To celebrate, I’m giving away a FQP prize package worth over $100!!! (If you want to win ALL of the print editions of these books, read below and comment before November 1st!! Even if you already have some of these, they would all make great Christmas gifts!!)
1. Angela’s Song by AnnMarie Creedon
Angela ‘Jel’ Cooke is a widow and mother of three who stays busy so as not to have to face the fact that her marriage was damaged and her husband, Devin, died before it could be repaired. Her good friends realize that no amount of home made lasagna, volunteering at church or late night games of Yahtzee can heal Angela from past regrets. When she meets Jack, the teacher of a class she is taking, he challenges her to face her demons. What follows is the poignant, yet often hilarious saga of how Angela overcomes her guilt and learns to love herself and others. Amazon Kindle Bestseller. Angela’s Song is available on Kindle or in Paperback.
2. Come My Beloved: Inspiring Stories of Catholic Courtship by Ellen Gable and Kathy Cassanto
This compilation contains 12 courtship/dating stories which will inspire, captivate and entertain readers. Some of the stories include: a widow with eight children meets a widower with six children; a man asks his live-in girlfriend “what if we stopped having sex,” and is greeted with tears of joy; an atheist falls in love with her Catholic Prince Charming; a woman prays to God for a husband and years later finds herself falling in love with a seminarian; a sailor prays a novena to marry the right girl. Come My Beloved is available on Kindle or in Paperback.
3. Don’t You Forget About Me by Erin McCole Cupp
Mary Catherine Whelihan made it out of Walkerville alive once before. Can she pull it off this time?
Bullies, sexual harassment, finding a corpse in the local creek…. Cate’s childhood in 1980s Walkerville was murder! So what could possibly tempt her to return? A cryptic email from Eugene Marcasian, MD, her grade school crush, might do the trick. Can Cate and Gene find the cause of the mysterious illness afflicting nearly all of the girls in their graduating class, including Cate herself? Or will corporate bullies continue to take down anyone who gets in their way? More importantly, can Cate stay alive long enough to get one more slice of tomato pie? Don’t You Forget About Me is available on Kindle and is also available in paperback (although official release date is November 1st).
4. Emily’s Hope by Ellen Gable
Emily’s Hope is the gripping story of one young woman’s physical, emotional, spiritual journey from high school to adulthood. Interspersed throughout the story are flashbacks to Emily’s great-grandmother’s troubled life, with a climax culminating in the surprising revelation that Emily and her great-grandmother are connected more deeply than by ancestral ties alone. Based on a true story. Emily’s Hope is available on Kindle and in Paperback.
5. Growing Up in God’s Image by Carolyn Smith
Growing Up in God’s Image makes it easy for families to approach the topic of sexuality — mom to daughter, father to son, parent to child — especially for that first big talk on the facts of life. This book is about the beauty of growing up as a young woman or a young man. For teens, it provides positive answers through an understanding of sexuality as God intended from the moment He created it and when He later gave it to us as a sacrament through Jesus. For young and old couples alike, it gives a new appreciation of their own sacramental marriages. Growing Up In God’s Image is available on Kindle and in Paperback.
6. In Name Only by Ellen Gable
1896 Philadelphia: Caroline Martin’s life has finally taken a turn for the better. After years of hard work, she has met a virtuous and wealthy man whose love seems to promise the kind of life realized only within the comforting novels she keeps on her night table. Tragedy, however, will teach Caroline of the complexity with which God Himself authors the lives of those who turn towards Him. Gold Medal Winner in Religious Fiction, 2010 IPPY Awards. Amazon Kindle #1 Bestseller Religious Drama, February, March 2012. In Name Only is available on Kindle and in paperback.
7. Stealing Jenny by Ellen Gable
Mentally unstable infertile woman kidnaps pregnant mother of six. Amazon Kindle #1 Bestseller Religious Drama February 2012, June and July, 2012. Amazon Kindle Top 20 Bestseller since November, 2011 with over 200,000 downloads. Stealing Jenny is available on Kindle and in Paperback.
This HUGE Giveaway is for ONE FREE PRINT COPY of each of these books (7 BOOKS IN TOTAL)!! To enter, answer the question below before Friday November 1st.
What is your favorite Full Quiver book? If you haven’t read any of these books, tell me which book you are most looking forward to reading!! Make sure you comment before Friday, November 1st!! Good luck!! (NORTH AMERICAN READERS ONLY…Sorry!!!)
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Come my Beloved and Growing up in God’s Image look especially interesting. I loved Stealing Jenny and In Name Only (Can’t wait for the sequel!) Seems like Al Kresta could have a Full Quiver Press week and just spend each day delving into the subject matter of all the FQP books!
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I have only read Come My Beloved. I really enjoyed it. So inspiring to hear all the stories. All the other Full Quiver books look great too! What an amazing giveaway!
I haven’t read any of these books yet. I am the book buyer for a small and struggling Catholic bookstore and have been trying to highlight Catholic fiction for children, young adults and adults in order to give our customers a choice other than the Christian fiction from protestant publishers. These are on my list to bring in and highlight over our hopefully busy Christmas season.
Sara, any chance you are in the Mid-Atlantic US? I’d be happy to come out and do a signing/talk at your store!
We are in Illinois. My best Catholic fiction readers are the older homeschool girls. I know several who would attend an author talk.
Hmmmm… Email me at emccolecupp circley-a gmail and I will be happy to put you on my list for a potential real-life book tour!
What a great contest! I have read most of these books but would love to give them away as gifts if I win. I’ll spread the word. 🙂
Sorry, I forgot to list my favorite book – it is a tie between Stealing Jenny and Angela’s Song. 🙂
Having only recently discovered FQP, I’m very impressed. It would be an honor to win. I’m only really familiar with In Name Only (which my wife LOVED), but recently acquired Don’t You Forget About Me, which I started a day or 2 ago. The titles sound great, and would love the chance to win.
Especially looking forward to Dont you Forget about me. 🙂
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Thanks for the great giveaway! I’ve read all of them except Don’t You Forget About Me (haven’t had time yet). I really appreciated Growing Up in God’s Image, as a family with two sons reaching puberty that one was a God sent. My favorite would be In Name Only, I loved how the book showcased God working through the sacrament of marriage to bring healing for both the husband and wife.
My favorite Full Quiver book is Angela’s Song, but I really enjoyed Stealing Jenny as well. Looking forward to Don’t You Forget About Me.
I’ve read four of the books and I would say my favorite is a toss between “In Name Only” and Stealing Jenny.” Thanks for doing this giveaway!
Come My Beloved is my favorite. Stories of courtship are interesting enough but throw in all the different ways these couples came together with their gifts, strengths, expectations and baggage, shows why a sacrament is necessary for endurance and success in marriage.
What a great way to spread the word. I have already copied the link to friends and am only sorry that I didn’t realize this was sitting here sooner. I am new to FQP but hoping to read many of the titles. The ones that initially appeal to me the most are Angela’s Song and Stealing Jenny. At the same time, I love short stories so am also interested in what Come My Beloved has to offer.
These look like wonderful books – interested in reading all of them.
Your books inspire me! I am going to share them with my pre-cana families as I present NFP! Thanks in advance for the prayers!
Congratulations, Neil!!! You are the winner!!!
OH WOW!! FANTASTIC! This so cool. All the titles sound great. Looking forward to reading them all (don’t tell my wife, but I know what she’s getting for Christmas now!!
Great, Neil! I hope your wife doesn’t read this blog!!! God bless…