Thursday, April 12, 2012

Book Spotlight and Giveaway of Journey's Edge

by Dora Hiers

An outstanding debut novel. Well-written, and packed with ample emotion, suspense, and entertainment. In Journey's End, [Hiers] has without doubt begun a promising journey of her own. I anticipate the next offering from this talented writer."
Delia Latham

Welcome to Fiction Friday here at Woman of Faith, where you can win a copy of debut author Dora Hiers's Journey's Edge!

(Dora has graciously offered to award one reader with a free book.
Leave a comment after the post with contact info for a chance to win this exciting new story!)

Dora says the faith element in her novel comes from the following verse:

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! 2 Cor 5:17(NIV)

The cover of the book looks like this journey will have readers on the edge of their seats! According to the back cover description, it just might:

A Routine Audit? Hardly.

Red flags—including some goon who's following her—raise McKinley Frasier's suspicions that numbers don't add up at the insurance firm. When someone tries to snatch McKinley's daughter from school, she turns to police officer and ex-fiance, Renner Crossman—the cop who walked out on her a month before their wedding. But Renner's not the same guy who broke her heart ten years ago. He calls himself a "new man." She trusts the new Renner with her daughter's safety...but what about her heart?

Now, thanks to Dora, we can view the story from the hero's eyes, Renner Crossman, himself:

"Hey. Renner here. The new and improved version, not the old Renner, the jerk who seduced women, then dumped them. Walls painted white by God’s grace, I’m determined to set things right with people I’ve wronged in my life. Beginning with Kinny.

Beautiful, wholesome, pristine Kinny. Like springtime opening her arms wide after a long, harsh winter; new blossoms popping out to embrace the sun. Unspoiled, if you catch my drift, until a month before our wedding date.

So, I called Kinny a few days ago to apologize, right? Got her voice mail and left her a message asking to meet in person. I could have called that number a hundred times just to hear that sweet voice. Yeah, I’m so not over her.

But, I did the right thing breaking up with her, even if it was lousy timing. She blamed me for the deaths of her mother and brother. Well, not me, but the badge in general.

Ten years later, I’m still a cop, just a different kind: a Deputy U.S. Marshal. That won’t matter to Kinny, though. I still carry a gun and a badge. So, it’s probably best that she blew me off and didn’t show up tonight. With an early morning appointment for a job transfer to Charlotte and plans to hunt down a house near my friends, my plate’s mighty full.

When Kinny stumbles into my room after midnight, a thug hot on her heels, what choice do I have but to protect her? Will she still see me as the “old” Renner? Or can I model the “new man” in Christ?

Sounds like an interesting journey, indeed. Ready to grab a copy? Show your support for a new Christian author, and show the world that Christian women not only have spending power but CHOOSE to use it for quality, clean, fiction.

Buy from Amazon:

Buy from the publisher: Pelican Book Group:

Or, buy an autographed copy at Dora's blog:

After a successful auditing career, Dora left the corporate world to be a stay-at-home mom to her two sons. When her youngest son didn’t want her hanging out at school with him anymore, Dora started writing heart racing, God-gracing books. Dora belongs to the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and the Carolina Christian Writers. Dora and her husband make their home in North Carolina. When she’s not writing, Dora enjoys reading and family gatherings. She despises traffic, technological meltdowns, and a sad ending to a book. Her books always end with happily-ever-after’s.

Readers can connect with Dora at her website:,

or on Facebook: Dora Hiers Author,

or Twitter: @DoraHiers

Thanks for coming by and don't forget to leave a comment (with contact info.)for your chance to win a copy of Dora's book!


Nora St. Laurent said...

Thanks for letting me get to know a new author and their book. This does sound interesting.

Thanks for this giveaway opportunity Linore and for putting my name in the hat!


Nora St.Laurent
The Book Club Network


Dora Hiers said...

Thanks for spotlighting Journey's Edge today, Linore. Appreciate your hospitality!

Nora, thank you for your kind words. I love your email addy!

Linore Rose Burkard said...

You're so welcome, Nora! You are such a blessing to authors. I hope you win so you can crow about it to all your book club readers. : )

And Dora, it's a pleasure to have you here. Thanks for doing the giveaway.

Pam said...

This sounds like a book I'd enjoy reading: suspense, romance, and faith mixed together. And I really appreciate knowing there will be a happily-ever-after ending! I don't like endings that are sad or just leave us hanging with an unsatisfied feeling. It would be fun to win a copy of Journey's Edge. Thanks for introducing a new author.


Linore Rose Burkard said...

You're welcome, Pam, glad you came by. The giveaway is ON until Friday of this coming week, so tell your friends who like books. If they mention you sent them, you'll get an extra entry in the drawing. (Same goes for any commenter!)

Dora Hiers said...

Pam, you're a sister of my heart! I can't handle sad endings in books or movies, no matter how great they are. Thanks for your encouraging words about Journey's Edge.