Tuesday, August 7, 2018

HAPPY LAUNCH DAY


To celebrate, YOU are getting the gifts.
(Titles are buy-links.)

1st - enjoy REBECCA'S LEGACY at it's lowest price today only! Help us launch her sky high and get the e-book for only 99¢!


2nd - enjoy the second book of the series, CARLOTTA'S LEGACY, also for only 99¢ as part of our We Love Our Readers promotions.



3rd - enjoy the first book of the series, AMELIA'S LEGACY

for FREE! 
You heard that right!

TODAY ONLY at Amazon!


Saturday, August 4, 2018

Starting Over ...

Editor's Note: My grandmother once told me about living through the stock market crash and the subsequent depression. Most political and social issues trickle down into Texas, having an effect long after the actual event. But not the crash. Already reeling from an intense drought, Dallas reacted almost immediately with banks closing, homes going into foreclosure, and businesses shutting down all over the area. My grandmother recalled the breadlines and how, a few years later, her husband left her and her newborn to work on the roads of a national park because that was the only job he could get. Even into her old age, Grandmother hid money in coffee cans and the pockets of old clothes she never wore. We even found a wad of cash in the hem of one of her coats after she passed away. CARLOTTA'S LEGACY makes this time period all-to-real, all over again. MLC

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CARLOTTA'S LEGACY  is available beginning Sunday, August 5, for only 99¢. And watch for the release of the final book of the series, REBECCA'S LEGACY, on Tuesday, August 7. It will be only 99¢ too, that day only!
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What if life changed in a day’s time, you had to pack up and leave your home to start over in a foreign country? Well maybe, if that foreign country was Umbria, right next door to Tuscany in Italy, it wouldn’t be so bad.

In October of 1929, the stock market crashed, and Rebecca Lewis lost her job at a local bank. Within days, another tragedy struck, and she had to rush to New York City. Her entire world turned upside-down. She had no recourse, but to finalize a proposal and marry that guy in Italy.

Did she love him? She wasn’t sure. But, he had a villa. Actually, he had two. One in Umbria, and another on the coast of Italy. And he was a conte—a count. She’d be a contessa. A contessa, living in the middle of nowhere with a man she admired and respected. And a smile that warmed her heart. He was quite handsome and had that oh-so-sophisticated accent.

He lived far away, and she had no money, so Rebecca called her dearest friend, Nancy Emerson. Robert and Nancy lived in New England, where Robert ran a large, and quite prosperous corporation. He’d offered her a job numerous times, but her pride kept her from taking his charity. Now she had no pride left, so she took a temporary position with Sanderson Industries to make enough money for the trip to Europe.


In the spring of 1930, Rebecca and her mother boarded a ship to sail to Italy.

About the Book
Her life is in a downhill plunge.

Rebecca Lewis is a reluctant bride-to-be. Marrying Riccardo Alverá, a young Italian count, may seem like a dream come true on the surface, but churning underneath is nothing but trouble, questions, and doubt. Especially since the marriage means leaving the only home she's ever known, possibly for the rest of her life.

The death of her globe-trotting father cements her fate, however. She and her mother have no choice but to set sail for Italy and the virtual stranger who awaits her.

The beauty and tranquility of the Alverá estate fails to ease Rebecca's heart as political unrest shakes the core of Italian society and despair entwines itself around her heart.

Will marrying an Italian count bring Rebecca the love she’s dreamed of, or doom her to relive her past mistakes?

About the Author

Betty Thomason Owens loves being outdoors. Her favorite season is spring, when she can work in the yard or take long walks, while thinking through a troublesome scene in one of her stories.

She is a multi-published, award-winning author of historical fiction, and fantasy-adventure. An active member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), she leads a critique group, and serves as vice-president/secretary of the Louisville Area group. She’s a mentor, assisting other writers, and a co-founder of Inspired Prompt, a blog dedicated to inspiring writers. She also serves on the planning committee of the Kentucky Christian Writers Conference.

Learn more about the author and her books on her author page at Write Integrity Press.


Monday, July 30, 2018

Oddly Inspiring!

by Elizabeth Noyes

Elizabeth's e-book, IMPERFECT BONDS, is on sale this week for only 99¢ at Amazon. Buy it here. 

Inspiration comes in the oddest and funniest ways.

While working on Imperfect Bonds, the third book in The Imperfect Series, I hit a snag. The story needed a scene that would show the attraction and antagonism smoldering between my two main (volatile) characters, but all I could come up with was blah-bland. I needed zip, zest, something snappy, sassy, and maybe even a tiny bit spicy.

I often keep music on in the background while I write, something soft and unobtrusive, typically classical or easy listening. On this particular morning while I struggled with the problematic scene, for whatever reason I had turned the TV to a classic country music channel. The twangy voice of Buck Owens started up in one of his number one hits—I’ve Got a Tiger by the Tail.

The catchy tune captured my attention and before long I found myself belting out the lyrics along with Buck and his Buckaroos. All the while a new scene began to percolate in the back of my mind—feisty former calf-roping rodeo champion butts heads with supremely confident Navy SEAL-turned-deputy, or How to Hogtie a Deputy: 101.

The scene didn’t unfold as easily as you might imagine, though. Sometimes what you envision in your mind doesn’t translate into reality. Imagine me, a senior citizen, lying on the floor, contorting through some of scene’s antics to see if they could really work. Yeah, I laughed, too. Now, imagine my honey walking in with a worried look on his face and asking, “Do I need to call 911?”


That scene remains one of my all-time faves from the Imperfect archives. I had such a blast writing it!


About the Author
Elizabeth Noyes—professional writer, aspiring author, dedicated dreamer—lives in the suburbs of Atlanta with her husband and best friend, Paul, who listens tirelessly while she regales him with all the tales in her head of damaged, but very human characters clamoring to be heard.

A native of the Deep South, she claims to still “speak the language,” even after traveling around the world for most of her adult life. Recently retired from a career as a professional business writer and editor, she now fills her days editing, critiquing, reading, playing with the grandkids, learning more about Social Media than she ever wanted, and putting her stories into words to share with others.

Learn more about Elizabeth at her author page on www.WriteIntegrity.com/authors

Friday, July 13, 2018

Royal Romance?


I’m not super interested in the personal lives of modern English royalty, but even I heard about the recent wedding between American actress Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. Coincidentally, I was even awake during the ceremony and watched them exchange vows via Twitter livestream. It was also via Twitter that I learned how the two met: they were set up by friends!

In the course of surveying other singles for my book The Proper Care and Feeding of Singles, I discovered that most of us aren’t necessarily opposed to set-ups. While we’re sometimes annoyed by our friends’ tactics, we generally appreciate the care and concern. Taking this into account, I added a section to my book recommending a simple, four-step process to help foster killer set-ups. (Note: I’m using the term killer metaphorically here. Please don’t set your friends up with killers. English princes are fine.)

I’m on the cusp of forty and still single. Over the years, I’ve experienced my share of set-ups; and while I used to think I hated them, it turns out I’m only opposed to awkward set-ups with incompatible people forced upon me by well-meaning acquaintances. That’s why Step One in my four-step process is to build good relationships with singles.

Set-ups works best when you now both sides of the equation well enough to judge shared interests, compatibility, and spiritual sensitivity. Once you know your single friends that well, you’re in a good place to set them up with any member of English royalty you so desire.

Providing they’re also single, of course.


Ruth's phenomenal THE PROPER CARE AND FEEDING OF SINGLES is available this week for only 99¢ (Kindle) at Amazon!


About the Author

Ruth Buchanan is a Christian freelance writer who holds degrees in ministry and theology.
After years of classroom teaching in the United States and overseas, she left education to
pursue creative endeavors. She currently produces fiction, non-fiction, dramas, and a regular succession of fussy little to-do lists.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Another Award-Winning Week!

Things keep getting better!

FIRST: Two of our award-winning authors are giving away print versions of their books! Sign up below for the Goodreads contest - this week only.


The Revisionary by Kristen Hogrefe

Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Revisionary

by Kristen Hogrefe

Giveaway ends June 17, 2018.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter Giveaway



Goodreads Book Giveaway

Imperfect Lies by Elizabeth Noyes

Imperfect Lies

by Elizabeth Noyes

Giveaway ends June 17, 2018.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter Giveaway
AND: We have yet another award-winner! Cynthia Toney's middle-grade historical adventure, THE OTHER SIDE OF FREEDOM, is available this week only at a $2 discount. The e-book is only $2.99 and the print book is only $9.99 (but Amazon is being a little slow in showing that changed price - make sure you buy it when the price is correctly reduced)!

In honor of Father's Day, this children's story about a dad and his son! Perfect!



We're also continuing with our "We Love Our Readers" sales and this week's book is the humor-filled inspirational FAUX PAS. Such a fun story.



And we shared a hysterical article from the author in our newsletter. If you don't get our weekly newsletters, by all means, sign up! You'll not only get info on our coming and sale books, but every week offers a short note from one of our authors and some insight into their worlds.

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Special Sale for TWO OF THE BEST!


Use the book covers below as your buy links.
     Imperfect Bonds is only 99¢
We've got TWO big things to share with you!

First, if you aren't on the Write Integrity Press newsletter, you might want to join right away. We're putting together a preview collection of almost two solid years worth of books! We're also including our new and coming stories in the collection. You'll want to enjoy that - free to all of our newsletter readers.


The second thing we have to share with you is about TWO BOOKS - two of our Award-Winners! Write Integrity Press is blessed with outstanding authors in all genres - both fiction and non-fiction. And several of them have won awards! Two of those, THE REVISIONARY and IMPERFECT LIES, won recent prestigious awards. They will be the subject of our sale this week.

Not only will they be discounted to $2.99, but ALL the other books by the same authors, Kristen Hogrefe and Elizabeth Noyes, will be discounted to only 99¢ for the week! Here's your chance to put together the makings for a whole series!

Next week, we'll step back into our regular sales! Stay tuned for some outstanding fiction on sale this month even beyond our wonderful award-winners!

Thursday, May 24, 2018

In Our Midst!

Black Mountain, NC - We've had many award-winning books and authors over the past few years, but this is the first SELAH AWARD!


We're all so glad and excited for Kristen Hogrefe! Her book is OUTSTANDING! In fact, so outstanding that she didn't win only one award at the Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writers Conference Banquet last night; she won TWO!

She also won the SELAH Director's Choice Award for THE REVISIONARY!

We are so proud to see Write Integrity Press on the award slide and tickled for Kristen, but we aren't the least bit surprised! This book ... the whole series ... is stellar!


A Revisionary rewrites the rules.
A Rogue breaks them.
Which one is she?

Nineteen-year-old Portia Abernathy plans to earn a Dome seat and rewrite the Codex rules to rescue her exiled brother. Her journey demands answers from the past civilization, but uncovering the truth means breaking the rules she set out to rewrite.

Where will the world be in 2149? If citizens forget their past, they will be lost in an identity crisis. That's exactly the state of the American Socialists United (ASU). This dystopian story opens in Cube 1519, a ghetto where the only use for obsolete cell phones is to throw them like rocks at mongrels. Portia and her father survive like many other citizens, with no electricity or technology and no expectation for a better life.

Yet Portia remembers her brother Darius—before he was taken from her. Now that's she's graduated, she determines to get him back. She thinks earning a Dome seat as a Revisionary candidate will be her ticket to rewriting the Codex and reversing his sentence. However, when she receives her draft and arrives at the Crystal Globe University for training, she discovers the world is very different outside her cube and that prisoners like Darius aren't the only ones trapped by the system.

Written for young adults, THE REVISIONARY offers a suspenseful plot, flashbacks to America's Revolutionary era, and rediscovery of the founding values needed to rebuild Portia's unraveling world. "In school, teens hear that if they don't learn from history's lessons, they're destined to repeat them," author Kristen Hogrefe says. "Portia lives in a world where leaders wield ignorance to control citizens. Only when Portia sets out to rescue her brother does she realize the lie she's been living and determines to break free."

Blockbuster novels like The Hunger Games, Divergent, and The Giver popularized the dystopian YA genre. THE REVISIONARY builds a dystopia of a different kind—one that looks backward to find wisdom to move forward to offer an underlying message of heritage and hope.


Download your copy of THE REVISIONARY. (Affiliate link) And while you're at it, get THE REVOLUTIONARY (Affiliate link) too!