Tuesday, February 2, 2016

"Love Is" in the Air at Prism Book Group! (Giveaway!!!)

Prism Book Group


"Love Is" Series in February!


Hello, everyone, and welcome to the Diamond Mine! This week, I have something great to share with you. Prism Book Group's launching an awesome series this month. Different books written by a multitude authors, including many of your favorites featured right here on the Mine, will be released throughout the year (refer to schedule at the end of the post). Without further ado, I'll hand the floor over to Joan Alley, business manager and head editor of Prism Book Group so we can hear in her own words where she received the idea for this series.

She's also offering a Prism e-book to one winner who chats it up! So let us know what you think about the series and Prism Book Group, folks!

Renee: Hello Joan! Welcome to the Diamond Mine. Please tell us...where did you get the idea for this awesome series of novellas?

Joan: Thank you for having me, Renee. I know you are busy and we have a lot to tell your readers about so let's get started, shall we? As for my inspiration for the series?

1 Corinthians 13.

It’s a bible verse commonly read at weddings and anniversaries. It’s even been put to song.

And it was, in fact, a song that originally inspired the idea for the Love Is series. A bible school song for children that posed the question - what is love?
In this verse, the bible tells us love is many things – and is also not many things. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 says, “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.”
The perfect recipe for a healthy relationship. It tells us that love isn’t just a feeling, but action. We cannot offer love to each other if we are not acting in love.
What better basis than that for a series of romantic stories?
Each of these stories explore one facet of the bible verse, and how we love better – in all our relationships. For Jesus told us, "A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” John 13:34

Renee: How many books do the readers have to look forward to this year?

Joan: Fifteen...yes, fifteen different novellas will be released in the "Love Is" series. Readers will be able to read the first four this month...Hounded by Anita Klumpers, Clue into Kindness by Gay N Lewis, Greener Grasses by Julie Cosgrove, and A Work in Progress by Nancy Bolton.


February Releases for the Series!

Release Feb 5
Elise Amberson’s husbands always die before she can get the marriage momentum going. At least this last one left her with lots of money. Now she can hang out with her dogs, avoid men, and try to keep off God’s radar.
But her dogs are behaving oddly, a pesky pastor can’t keep his hands off her soul, and God is backing her into a corner.
It’s all more than a rich, beautiful young woman should have to bear. But when someone begins targeting Elise, she’ll have to figure out why before she becomes the late Widow Amberson.

Release Feb 12
Georgia loves her husband, Alan. She shows him kindness with actions and words, but Alan responds in a heartless, selfish way. To receive respect and admiration from people, he believes he must have a perfect wife—so he criticizes Georgia at every opportunity—even tells her she’s fat! Alan’s best friend Ken and his wife Jana reassure Georgia that she remains the gorgeous beauty queen she was during her college days. Who will Georgia believe—her friends or the mysterious, handsome stranger who comes into her life? Circumstances bring a change to Alan’s attitude. But is it too late to save this marriage?

Release Feb 19
Twin sisters, Erin and Ellen, covet each other’s lives and husbands. Their festered envy has not only kept them at arm’s length for almost two decades, it has placed both on a precipice of divorce— something they’d never admit to each other. Yet after two weeks together with their spouses, as they sort through their mother’s belongings following her funeral, they discover the flaws in their sibling’s “grass-greener” lives. But will that revelation help each sister appreciate her own husband and lifestyle as truly according to God’s plan? Or is it too late for a change of heart?

Release Feb 26

There’s something cooking outside the kitchen….
They’ve worked together for two years, but that’s all they have in common. Like oil and water, they just don’t mix. Julie thinks he’s a shallow flirt, Mark thinks she’s a cold fish. Despite their mutual dislike, they’ve carved out a civil work relationship at the restaurant. But after each of their inner worlds suffer a jolt; the careful, polite kitchen routine becomes a stew of conflicting emotions. Things are about to get interesting.

"LOVE IS" Novellas on the Horizon

Love is patient
Anita Klumpers
FEB 5th
Love is kind
FEB 12th
Love does not envy
FEB 19th
Love does not boast
FEB 26th
Love is not proud
Everything About You
MAR 25th
Love does not dishonor others
Crux of Honor
APR 29th
Love is not self-seeking
Navy Blues
MAY 27th
Love is not easily angered
Love Makes Waves
JUN 24th
Love keeps no record of wrongs
Evidence Not Seen
JUL 15th
Love does not delight in evil but rejoices in the truth
The Baron's Blunder
AUG 26th
Love always protects
(To Be Determined)
SEP 30th
Love always trusts
OCT 28th
Love always hopes
Hoping for Joy
DEC 16th
Love perseveres
(To Be Determined)
JAN 2017 TBD
Love never fails
For Better or for Worse
FEB 2017 TBD




is giving away
one e-book

Comment below to be eligible to win one e-book from the entire Prism Book Group inventory (see www.prismbookgroup.com) which includes the four "LOVE IS" series novellas now available for pre-order on Amazon!


Danele Rotharmel said...

What a terrific idea for a series of books! I'm looking forward to reading them!

Anonymous said...

I'd LOVE to read these books! Enter me in the contest!
J.C. -Indiana-

Carlene Havel said...

I Corinthians chapter 13 - words to live by!

Renee Blare said...

Absolutely, Carlene! I can't wait to read them either, Danele. :) You're entered, J.C. but I will need your email if you win. LOL

Renee Blare said...

It's release day for Hounded! Congratulations, Anita Klumpers! I hope everyone gets a copy. :)

Anonymous said...


Renee Blare said...

Thanks, J.C.! :)

Gail Kittleson said...

What a NOVEL idea for this series - glad to learn about it.

Renee Blare said...

LOL! I agree, Gail! :)

Renee Blare said...

And the winner of the giveaway is J.C. from Indiana! Congratulations, J.C.! You have your pick from the Prism inventory of releases. These include the upcoming LOVE IS series! :)