Monday, September 29, 2014

Join Amber Stockton and Robin Caroll for the Fall into Fall Quilts of Love Facebook party


Quilts of Love authors Amber Stockton
and Robin Caroll to host Facebook chat
Live online event allows readers to connect with authors and other fans of the series

With cooler weather coming just around the corner, it will soon be time for readers to pull out the quilts and settle in with a new book. Abingdon Press authors Amber Stockton and Robin Caroll invite readers, with quilts in tow, to join them for the live Quilts of Love Fall into Fall Facebook chat on October 7 at 8:00 PM EDT to talk about their latest releases, A Grand Design (Stockton/August 19, 2014/ISBN 978-1426773471) and Hidden in the Stars (Caroll/September 16, 2014/ISBN 978-1426773600).

The live Quilts of Love quarterly event will center on an interactive chat between the authors and readers, allowing participants from around the country (and the world) to participate in one large book club. The authors will share the inspiration behind their stories and ask discussion questions surrounding the themes of each book. Chat participants will be eligible for prizes, including copies of books from the series and gift cards, to be given away at the end of the hour. The winner of the $200 Visa Cash Card giveaway, held in conjunction with the latest Quilts of Love blog tour, will also be announced. The chat has been promoted online with the help of bloggers participating in the blog tours for each book coordinated by Litfuse Publicity Group.

“I’m honored to be a name included among the illustrious list of Quilts of Love authors. And I’m thrilled to be taking part in this quarterly chat with readers of this line, as well as readers of my or Robin Caroll’s books,” shares Stockton. “Robin and I have known each other for several years, but her genre is often far different than mine, so this will be the first time we’re paired together in this fashion. It’s going to be a lot of fun!”

Caroll shares Stockton’s sentiments. “I’m so excited to be a part of the Quilts of Love series and can’t wait until our Facebook party. I’m looking forward to being there with Amber Stockton, whom I’ve known for years, and getting to chat with readers of the series or just readers in general. I’m planning for such a good time, and I hope to see many there!”

The Quilts of Love series centers on the idea that quilts tell stories of love and loss, hope and faith, tradition and new beginnings. Each release focuses on the women who quilted all of these things into their family history. Featuring contemporary and historical romances, as well as Amish fiction, women’s fiction and the occasional light mystery, readers are drawn into the endearing characters and touched by their stories. A new book will be released each month through January 2015. A special tradition the authors have instituted with each release is the donation of a quilt to their chosen charity or individual in need.

Readers can RSVP to the Facebook chat any time between now and October 7 by visiting the Quilts of Love Facebook page. All fans are encouraged to invite their friends to join in the fun.

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About the authors and their books:




A Grand Design by Amber Stockton 
(August)

A getaway on a charming island may be just what Alyssa needs — if only she can let go of her past.

When Alyssa Denham, a single career woman, wins a fun getaway for two on Mackinac Island where her grandmother lives, she gives her carefree best friend a call. Together, they tour the old shops and hidden treasures of the quaint island while helping Alyssa’s grandmother piece together an heirloom quilt. Their quest gains them entrance into the homes of many longtime residents of the island, parts of the city that are otherwise off limits to tourists.

As the quilt’s story takes shape, Alyssa gains amazing insight into her grandmother’s life . . . and attracts the attention of the handsome Scott Whitman, an island resident in charge of hotel transportation. Will memories of her past keep Alyssa from letting go? Or will the quest to piece together the heirloom quilt restore Alyssa’s fractured heart — and bring healing to her entire family?

Amber Stockton is an awardwinning author, a national speaker and a directsales brand partner with Nerium International. She lives with her husband and fellow author, Stuart Vaughn Stockton, in Colorado. They have a daughter and a son, and an Aussie/retriever mix named Roxie. Three of her novels have won annual reader’s choice awards.

Find out why readers love her by visiting her website AmberStockton.com. Readers can also keep up with Stockton via Facebook (Author Amber Stockton) and Twitter (@AmberStockton). 



Hidden in the Stars by Robin Caroll 
(September)

A quilt holds the secret to a killer still at large — and who his next victim will be.

Following an attack that killed her mother and stole her ability to speak, 21yearold Sophia Montgomery has no choice but to accept her estranged grandmothers offer to return to their family home. Although detective Julian Frazier is working hard on the case, Sophia unknowingly frustrates him because her inability to speak thwarts her eyewitness evidence. The fact that Julian is undeniably attracted to Sophia doesn’t help either, so Julian hides his feelings as concern for a trauma victim and focuses instead on finding the killer.

Little do they know, the clues to solving the case may be right in front of them, displayed in Sophia’s mother’s “special” quilt design. Who will realize the secret Sophia’s unwittingly been hiding in plain sight? When the truth comes to light, will Sophia find her voice again? Or will the murderer — still at large — silence her forever?

Robin Caroll is the author of 22 published novels. When she isn’t writing, Robin spends time with her husband of 20plus years, her three beautiful daughters and two handsome grandsons, and their characterfilled pets at home in Little Rock, Arkansas. She gives back to the writing community by serving as conference director for ACFW. Her books have been named finalists in such contests as the Carol Award, HOLT Medallion, Daphne du Maurier, RT Reviewer’s Choice Award, Bookseller’s Best and Book of the Year.


For more information about Robin Caroll and her books, visit her online home at www.robincaroll.com. She is also active on Facebook (robincaroll) and Twitter (@robincaroll).

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