Preorder Secrets at Cedar Cabin, the thrilling conclusion to the Lavender Tide series!

Readers have loved the first two installments in the Lavender Tides series and have been eagerly awaiting the finale with the final search for Shauna and Connor’s missing sister.

Here’s a little about Secrets at Cedar Cabin. Can’t wait to hear what you think!

From USA TODAY bestselling author Colleen Coble comes the third book in her beloved Lavender Tides series.

Her mother lied about her identity and her husband wasn’t who she thought he was—can Bailey even trust herself anymore?

Running for her life in the wake of her mother’s murder, Bailey Fleming escapes to the only place she can think of—a remote, dilapidated cabin in Lavender Tides. Intending to finally get to the truth behind the lies of her past, Bailey only finds more questions when bodies are discovered near her cabin hideout along with traces of a dangerous human trafficking ring. In an unlikely partnership with FBI agent Lance Phoenix, Bailey races to understand the mystery surrounding her life and circumstances before the murderer tracks her down.

Meanwhile, Lance is determined to rescue his sister, Ava, who was abducted after running away from home as a teenager. An unexpected lead brings him to the remote cabin, and he wonders if Bailey—with her suspicious past and strange connections to his sister’s case—is really who she claims to be and if she can somehow lead him to Ava.

Filled with Colleen Coble’s custom blend of suspense and romance, Secrets at Cedar Cabin takes us back to the evocative landscape of Washington’s coast where nothing is quite as it seems.

“Secrets at Cedar Cabin is filled with twists and turns that will keep readers turning the pages as they plunge into the horrific world of sex trafficking where they come face to face with evil. Colleen Coble delivers a fast- paced story with a strong, lovable ensemble cast and a sweet heaping helping of romance.” —Kelly Irvin, bestselling author of Tell Her No Lies

“Once again Colleen Coble has delivered a page-turning, can’t-put-down suspense thriller with Secrets at Cedar Cabin! I vowed I’d read it slowly over several nights before going to bed. The story wouldn’t wait—I HAD to finish it!” —Carrie Stuart Parks, award-winning, bestselling author of Portrait of Vengeance and Formula of Deception


Preorder Freedom’s Light

Freedom's Light by Colleen Coble

There are certain books that are very special to authors, and Freedom’s Light is one of those special books to me. It’s the book that landed me my awesome agent, Karen Solem, back in 2000. She loved this story, but we never sold it to a publishing house, and I went in a different direction as I started working on Without a Trace. But I never forgot Hannah and Birch and dreamed of the day their story would be in your hands. It will be out September 11 and you can preorder it now! I’m so eager to hear what you think.

Here’s a little about the book:

A young lighthouse keeper must navigate the dangerous waters of revolution and one man’s obsession with her to find safe harbor with the sea captain she loves.

Hannah Thomas believes she’s escaped Galen Wright’s evil intentions by marrying an older lighthouse keeper. Seemingly safe in faraway Massachusetts, her world is upended when John is killed in one of the first battles of the Revolutionary War. Hannah is allowed to continue the difficult task of tending the twin lighthouses in John’s place, though she faces daily disapproval from John’s family. She thinks her loneliness will subside when her younger sister arrives, but she finds Lydia’s obsession with Galen only escalates the dangerous tides swirling around her.

A stormy night brings a shipwrecked sea captain to Hannah’s door, and though he is a Tory, her heart is as traitorous as the dark-eyed captain. Even though she discovers Birch Meredith isn’t the enemy he seemed at first, Hannah isn’t sure their love will ever see the light of freedom.

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Preorder The House at Saltwater Point, book 2 in the Lavender Tides Series


The preorder links are up for The House at Saltwater Point! Here’s a little bit about the book:

The dangerous beauty of Lavender Tides is harboring secrets that reach around the world.

Ellie Blackmore is making a name for herself as a house flipper. But when her sister Mackenzie disappears, Ellie can’t focus on anything but uncovering what happened. Her only clue is the bloodstain on the deck of Mackenzie’s boat. Ellie knows her sister isn’t on the best of terms with her ex-husband, Jason, but he wouldn’t kill her—would he?

Coast Guard intelligence officer Grayson Bradshaw believes Mackenzie faked her own death after stealing a seized cocaine shipment. The problem is convincing Ellie, who seems to view him as the true enemy.

Both Ellie and Grayson want truth, but truth—and family—is often more complex than it first appears. From international terrorism to the peaceful lavender fields of Puget Sound, The House at Saltwater Point is a thrilling race to uncover the truth before it’s too late.

The House at Saltwater Point


Leaving Lavender Tides

I’m so excited to share Leaving Lavender Tides with you! If you’ve read The View From Rainshadow Bay, you’ll want to read this new adventure as Shauna and Zach encounter a stalker aboard their honeymoon cruise to the Hawaiian Islands. It’s available exclusively at Barnes and Noble for the next few months in hard cover and digital copies. Here’s a little about the story:

Having narrowly avoided tragedy in their hometown of Lavender Tides, Washington, Shauna and Zach Bannister are finally on a honeymoon cruise through the Hawaiian islands. Lost in the glow of their newfound love, they eagerly anticipate basking in the warmth of the lush tropics.

But soon the newlyweds begin receiving mysterious threats. After Zach survives two attempts on his life – staged as freak accidents – Shauna ominously receives flowers from a stranger.

The lovers become unwitting detectives in an urgent pursuit to discover the identity of their murderous stalker.
Set against the spectacular Hawaiian landscape, Colleen Coble’s lightning-paced story is a haunting journey into a world as remote and hidden as it is beautiful, as spellbinding as it is wondrous.

Check it out! https://www.tnzfiction.com/lavender-tides-series/


The View From Rainshadow Bay


It’s nearly here! The first book in my new Lavender Tides series releases in January, and early reviews have this to say:

“Coble (Twilight at Blueberry Barrens) keeps the tension tight and the action moving in this gripping tale, the first in her Lavender Tides series set in the Pacific Northwest.”—Publishers Weekly

“Set on Washington State’s Olympic Peninsula, this first volume of Coble’s (“Sunset Cove” series) new suspense series is a tensely plotted and harrowing tale of murder, corporate greed, and family secrets. Devotees of Dani Pettrey, Brenda Novak, and Allison Brennan will find a new favorite here.” –Library Journal

I love lavender so it was a no brainer to want to set a book series in what is called the Lavender Capital of the U.S. Here’s a little bit about The View From Rainshadow Bay.

After her husband, Jack, dies in a climbing incident, Shauna has only her five-year-old son and her helicopter charter business to live for. Every day is a struggle to make ends meet and she lives in constant fear of losing even more than she already has.

When her business partner is murdered, his final words convince Shauna that she’s in danger too. But where can she turn? Zach Bannister was her husband’s best friend and is the person she blames for his death. She’s barely spoken to him since. But right now he seems her only hope for protecting her son.

Zach is only too happy to assuage his guilt over Jack’s death by helping Shauna any way he can. But there are secrets involved dating back to Shauna’s childhood that more than one person would prefer to stay hidden.

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Beneath Copper Falls

For years I’ve gotten daily requests for more Rock Harbor novels, and I’m thrilled to announce I’m answering the pleas! Beneath Copper Falls will hit bookstores in early July. You can preorder your digital copy now for only $4.99! Here’s a little bit about the book:

Dana has already learned that love isn’t safe . . . but could it be different in Rock Harbor?

As a 911 dispatcher, Dana Newell takes pride in being calm in tough circumstances. In addition to her emotionally-charged career, she’s faced enough emergencies in her own life. She recently escaped her abusive fiancé to move to tranquil Rock Harbor where she hopes life will be more peaceful as she trains her dog with Bree Matthews.

But the idyllic town hides more danger and secrets than it first appeared. Dana is continually drawn to her new friend Boone, who has scars inside and out. Then she answers a call at her job only to hear a friend’s desperate screams on the other end. Soon the pain in her past collides with the mysteries of her new home—and threatens to keep her from the future she’s always wanted.

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N08MY5P?tag=colleencoble-20

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/beneath-copper-falls-colleen-coble/1125138310?ean=9781401690335

Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/beneath-copper-falls/id1175956407?mt=11&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

CBD: https://www.christianbook.com/beneath-copper-falls-ebook/colleen-coble/9781401690335/pd/89461EB?event=ESRCG

 


Because You’re Mine

because-youre-mine-final-195x300Suspense is my favorite genre, and I am thrilled to bring you a novel with the suspense quotient upped. Because You’re Mine releases January 10th, and I can’t wait to hear what you think of it! It was inspired by the Celtic Woman band as well as some events that happened here in Indiana.

Here’s the back cover information:

Alanna has been plagued by tragedy. So it should come as no surprise that in the beauty that surrounds Charleston, all is not as it seems.

When her husband is killed by a car bomb while their band is on tour in Charleston, Alanna doesn’t know where to turn. Her father-in-law is threatening to take custody of the baby she carries, but the one thing she knows for sure is that she can’t lose the last piece of Liam she has left.

Their manager offers her a marriage of convenience to gain her U.S. citizenship and allow her to escape her father-in-law’s control. It seems like the perfect solution . . . but her doubts begin almost as soon as she arrives at Barry’s family home, a decaying mansion surrounded by swamp.

To make matters worse, Liam’s best friend survived the car bomb. She’s never really liked Jesse and now she can’t seem to get away from him. When he takes Liam’s place in their band, it’s almost more than she can bear.

But then things start happening. Things that could easily cost Alanna her life—or the life of her unborn child. Are they merely coincidences? Or is there something much more sinister at work?

img_5813 img_5816 img_5820 celtic-woman3I was thrilled to meet Celtic Woman in December. Tara looks like Alanna just stepped out of the pages of Because You’re Mine!


Cambodian Children’s Home

cambodia-2015-ravi cambodia-children-dump cambodia-children-gathering cambodia-pilot-siela-babyI want to tell you about an amazing ministry I’m involved with through missionaries Dan and Gail Powers. The Cambodian Children’s Home is doing amazing work among the Cambodian people. The picture to the left is of me with Ravi, a little girl who stole my heart. The Khmer Rouge devastated the country of Cambodia, and with millions killed by the Communists, thousands and thousands of children were left orphaned and on the streets. Pilot Nhap was a child when his father died, and he and his brother and sister became one of those statistics. Pilot scavenged food where he could for his younger brother and sister (8 & 5) and though a child himself, managed to keep them all alive. They ended up sleeping under the porch of a church, and the pastor gave him a job cleaning the church. More importantly, the pastor told him about Jesus, and Pilot became a Christian in a Buddhist country.

God raised him up with a huge heart for his people and for the children suffering the same fate he endured. He and his wife Siela started a children’s home, rescuing the children they found digging through the garbage. Visiting the home is like stepping into a tiny piece of heaven right there on the dirty streets of Cambodia. The children are happy, fed, and attending school. They feel accepted and loved by their new mother and father. Even more importantly, the children learn about Jesus and embrace the one true eternal hope. And they’re so happy! It’s amazing to witness the joy they have and how they have merged into a big, happy family. Their children’s home is a such a great model that the Cambodian government points to it as a good example.

Pilot also pastors a thriving church in Takeo province. We love the people so much, and many are coming to the Lord and finding hope.

But Pilot needs help. He works 2-3 jobs to try to feed the kids (about 30 at the moment) since even in Cambodia, feeding and housing that many children is expensive. I would so appreciate your prayers for this precious ministry! And if the Lord leads you, any amount of monetary help you could offer would be a miraculous blessing right now. Even $20 would go a long way.

Here is the link to the webpage on one of the churches that support Pilot’s work. Cambodian Children’s Home

Thank you so much!

Colleen


Christian Scavenger Hunt Stop #13

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Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt Stop #13

Welcome to the Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt! If you’ve just discovered the hunt, be sure to start at Stop #1, and collect the clues through all 31 stops, in order, so you can enter to win one of our top 3 grand prizes!

  • The hunt BEGINS with Stop #1 at Lisa Bergren’s site.
  • Hunt through our loop using Chrome or Firefox as your browser (not Explorer).
  • There is NO RUSH to complete the hunt—you have all weekend (until Sunday, 11/6)! So take your time, reading the unique posts along the way; our hope is that you discover new authors/new books.
  • Submit your entry for the grand prizes by collecting the clue on each author’s scavenger hunt post and submitting your answer in the Rafflecopter form at Stop #31. Many authors are offering additional prizes along the way!

james-l-rubart-hs-v4-7-26-16tljtjp-coverI’m excited to host James Rubart on my stop. Jim is an amazing author and an all around fun guy to be around! I think you’re going to love his new book! Here’s a little bit about The Long Journey to Jake Palmer: 

What if there was a place where everything wrong in your life could be fixed?

Corporate trainer Jake Palmer coaches people to see deeper into themselves—yet he barely knows himself anymore. Recently divorced and weary of the business life, Jake reluctantly agrees to a lake-house vacation with friends, hoping to escape for ten days.

When he arrives, Jake hears the legend of Willow Lake—about a lost corridor that leads to a place where one’s deepest longings will be fulfilled.

Jake scoffs at the idea, but can’t shake a sliver of hope that the corridor is real. And when he meets a man who mutters cryptic speculations about the corridor, Jake is determined to find the path, find himself, and fix his crumbling life.

But the journey will become more treacherous with each step Jake takes.

Ever Wonder If Your Favorite Novel is Autobiographical?

By James Rubart

Have you ever finished a novel, loved it, then wondered how much of it came straight from the author’s own life? Wondered how much is autobiographical? Me too. Then I became an author and I have the answer—at least for myself.

My novels? All highly autobiographical. I don’t know how to write them any other way.

Personal Journals

My friend, Ted Dekker told me years ago, “My novels are essentially my personal journals in published form. They’re simply the things I’m wrestling with, struggling with, the issues I’m working through in my own life.”

Ding! A light bulb went off when Ted said that, because that’s how I write as well.

I heard eons ago that you have to write for your readers, but that never made sense to me. If I write to what I think you want to read, it won’t come across as gut-level authentic, because it can’t be.

I’d be guessing, trying to whip up emotions and situations that aren’t infused with my own deep conviction or experience.

I can’t write out of pretending. I have to write from that place inside of fear, joy, disappointment, tragedy, triumph, and hope.

The Result

If I do that—dig deep, really deep, to the core of my heart deep—then there’s a pretty good chance that you’ll resonate with the things I’m going through. Because you might be going through some of same struggles.

You’ll see yourself as one of the characters in my novel and you’ll become immersed in what becomes not my story, but your story.

What I Hope For

I have two desires for someone that reads my books: First, wildly entertain them—can’t put the book down type entertainment—and second, help them step into more freedom than they’ve ever known.

To do that, I have to find my own freedom in what I write, find victory over my own battles.

So yes, my ideas, scenes, snippets of conversation, struggles of my characters all come from real life. My life and the lives of those around me. (My wife bought me a sweatshirt that says, “Be Careful, Or You’ll End Up in My Novel”. Yes, that’s happened a few times.)

Your Favorite Novel

So my guess is that any novel that you would call a favorite—a novel that affected you significantly—came from the deep down places in that author’s life.

James L. Rubart is 28 years old, but lives trapped inside an older man’s body. He’s the bestselling, Christy, Carol, INSPY, and RT award winning writer of eight novels and lives with his amazing wife on a small lake in eastern Washington.

Here’s the Stop #13 Skinny: 

You can order Jim’s book on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, CBD or at your local bookstore! Amazon Barnes and Noble CBD

Clue to Write Down: that Jesus

Link to Stop #14, the Next Stop on the Loop: James Rubart’s own site! James Rubart


Twilight at Blueberry Barrens

Twilight at Blueberry Barrens

“I need you to keep these girls safe . . .”

 

Kate Mason has devoted herself to caring for her family’s blueberry barrens. But after her fields stop producing fruit, she’s forced to come up with alternative ways to make a living.

 

Renting out the small cottage on her property seems an obvious choice, but it won’t be enough. When entrepreneur Drake Newham shows up looking not only for a place to rent but also for a nanny for his two nieces, it’s almost too good to be true. And maybe it is—because Drake brings with him dangerous questions about who might be out to kill his family.

 

The more time Kate spends with Drake and the girls, the more difficult it becomes to hide her attraction to him. But a family crisis isn’t exactly the ideal time to pursue a romance.

 

Meanwhile, Kate learns that her uncle—in prison for murder—has escaped. Add to that a local stalker who won’t leave her alone, and Kate is looking over her shoulder at every turn. With threats swirling from multiple directions, she wonders if her blueberry fields will ever flourish again . . . or if this twilight is her last.

 

Set on the beautiful coast of Maine, Twilight at Blueberry Barrens brings together suspense, romance, and the hope that one day new life will come again.

 

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