Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Falling in Love on the Diamond Mine with Giveaway

LoRee Peery Introduces the Mine


A Boxed Set about Love


see details after interview

CAPTIVE AT SEA by Mary MannersClaire Mulvaney’s benevolent spirit has her biting off more than she can chew when she spearheads a charity fishing event to raise funds for Winding Ridge’s overcrowded animal shelter and is forced to call on fishing expert Sean Maguire.Sean blames himself for his brother’s death. He spends his days in mourning and when Claire turns to him for help, he chases her off with gruff words meant to fortify his distance from the pain that has taken hold of his soul. But the enchanting woman with emerald eyes captivates, and Sean soon finds himself drawn to her warm-hearted enthusiasm.
NEVER THE TWAIN by Delia LathamHollywood agent Cass Townsend makes a more-than-satisfactory living helping talented “wannabe” actors become stars.Thanks to a twin brother who made it big in Hollywood and then estranged himself from his family, rugged Texas horse rancher Ryder Hayes sports oversized chips on both very broad shoulders toward celebrities. He’s not convinced any good at all can come out of Hollywood.She’s prim and proper to a fault. He’s fun-loving, with a streak of pure mischief. Ryder’s a good man, but not a Christian—not by a Texas mile. Cass can’t remember missing a single Sunday service since childhood. They’re the epitome of polar opposites and never the twain shall meet…or so the saying goes.

FULLY COMMITTED by Dora HiersReceiving a Dear Rand email while serving his country didn’t douse the fire in Rand Tenneson’s heart for his high school sweetheart. Fully committed, nothing quenched that love, not even news that Bryanna married. Back home now, Rand enjoys a busy life, firefighting and clowning around with patients at the children’s hospital. But a chance run-in with his ex-girlfriend, now a widow, rekindles that spark. God put her back in his life for a reason, and he vows to be there for her.Ten years ago, Bryanna Fenwick shattered two hearts, hers and Rand’s. But the Navy SEAL, deployed across the world, couldn’t rescue her from the real fear she faced at home. She made a choice and lived the lie for a decade. When Rand discovers the truth, she fears she’s hurt the handsome firefighter yet again and destroyed her relationship with her daughter. Can God’s grace overcome such a ginormous lie? Has He brought them back together for a second chance at love or only to reveal the truth?

WITHOUT A SONG by LoRee PeeryStill reeling from the loss of her husband, young widow Roni Marsden resolves to be strong for her precocious daughter. Invited to stay on the cleansing hills of her friend’s Nebraska ranch, she tries to figure out the next step. Should she leave Norfolk? Could she find work?Songwriter Dawson Bennett returns home to his brother’s ranch when the production company for his first album goes bust. He searches his heart for new songs he's unable to write. Even as he seeks direction for his career, he attempts to mend the past with his elderly father. Back in high school, Dawson had crushed on the lovely Roni when she dated his brother. Those emotions are reawakened when he discovers Roni and her daughter at the ranch. Protective feelings for the child, as well as for a stray pup that arrives on the scene, work together to soften his bitterness. Will these connections enable him to write lyrics that honor God?

AUTUMN LOVES by Tanya StoweTwo years after her husband’s tragic death, middle-aged widow Rylie Thornton struggles to raise her three sons while keeping the family business in the black. As the lush colors of her favorite season display, she finds herself struggling. Brain surgeon Micah Haden, on a rare break from his demanding profession, finds his sister’s friend a lovely mystery. He’s happy to help Rylie and her boys prepare for an upcoming autumn event. Why can’t she accept his offer with a little more grace? Is there a chance he could become one of Rylie's treasured Autumn Loves?

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Christian romance author LoRee Peery writes to feel alive, as a way of contributing, and to pass forward the hope of rescue from sin. She writes of redeeming grace with a sense of place. LoRee clings to I John 5:4 and prays her family sees that faith. She has authored the Frivolities Series and other e-books. Her desire for readers, the same as for her characters, is to discover where they fit in this life journey to best work out the Lord’s life plan. She is who she is by the grace of God: Christian, country girl, wife, mother, grandmother, sister, friend, and author. She’s been a reader since before kindergarten.

Connect with LoRee through these links:

Pelican Book Group:


Please welcome my friend, LoRee Peery to the Diamond Mine. She let me know the other day that she's releasing (as well as a couple other friends of mine!) a book within a boxed set. I couldn't wait to let y'all know about it so I invited her to share a few things about it here on the Diamond Mine.
What do you say we get started?

Renee: Hi, LoRee, welcome to the Mine! I'm excited about this new release you have coming out but first things first. Can you explain what a "boxed set" is for those out there in the reader world who may not know what it may be?

LoRee: Thanks, Renee, I'm glad to be here. Of course, I will! A boxed set is a selection of novellas written by a group of authors, usually with something in common. I first saw these collections offered on Amazon as Christmas sets. In this case, the theme is falling in love during the autumn season.

Renee: I've seen several of these out there. I'm sure many readers have too. I've written novellas that have been included in series but not boxed sets. At least...not yet. LOL If you don't mind me asking, how did you come to contribute to this particular set?

LoRee: I am so human. Sometime last year, I petulantly remarked to a friend how much I’d like to take part in a collection but had never been asked.
In February of this year, I was invited to join a group of authors whom I knew online through our publisher. At the time, I had one idea for my next project, a novel-length story. I responded that I’d pray.
I'd seen her email at 5:00 on a Wednesday evening and on the way to choir, during rehearsal, and on the drive home, the title, premise, and location came to mind.
Yep, I knew it was a God-thing.

Renee: You know what they careful what you ask for! LOL You said that your publisher put this thing together. Is that how you came to work with these authors or did you know each other before that?

LoRee: Well, my publisher indirectly was involved. She introduced us! But no, Pelican wasn't the lead on this one. The email came from Mary Manners, a great author and friend. I knew three of the other four authors from early-on following my first release. We did a common-themed short-short story for a blog, if I remember correctly. I learned to respect them all through social media, appearing on their blogs, praying for one another, and reading their stellar stories. Three of us, well, four including you, Renee, met in June this year in Deadwood, South Dakota at Wild Deadwood Reads for the first time. I like to think we're friends more than co-workers.

Renee: I do too. It's amazing what the Christian writer world is like. We become friends but can still remain honest with one another. I guess that's what most writers are like especially if we're critique partners! I guess that's also why we can write forthright reviews too. We expect nothing else but love and truth from one another. Was writing for a "boxed set" different than writing a "solo" book?

LoRee: This was an independently-published book so I was a little nervous about not having an editor involved (I’m a firm believer we all need expert opinions and proofreaders). These women are seasoned and I discovered a couple have outstanding editing skills. But we had simple guidelines regarding a common theme by the one who planned and invited us all, and willingness to meet deadlines by supplying what’s required for the author putting us up on Amazon. Above all, the freedom to write my own story has been exciting.

Renee: Would you do it again? 

LoRee: Oh yes. This has been rewarding. I’ll just add that I see the project as nothing but God's blessing and I hope I’m invited to participate in another collection.

Renee: Thanks for introducing us to this boxed set called Fall in Love and all of these authors, LoRee. I'm so happy you could join us on the Diamond Mine. I hope you can return soon!



(available upon release)

Enter giveaway by commenting on this blog post only.

All eligible entries must include name and valid email address.
One winner will be selected by random draw and notified via email on 8/01/2018.
Prize awarded shall be one print copy of LoRee Peery's novella Without a Song (available upon release) and mailed to winner's mailing address provided upon contact by author.
Only USA residents eligible to enter.


Rough Diamond Miner:

Renee loves to read and write. She's been penning her stories since junior high school. From the sonnets of her poetry to short stories, they've found their way to the page. She wrote her first short story on the way to her grandparent's house, calling it Comanche Sky.

A pharmacist by trade, she's currently disabled and fights to regain her footing in order to once again serve the folks of Wyoming. However, she loves to pen her Christian tales. A romantic suspense author with a flare of mystery, she likes to keep things interesting. "Never a dull moment," as she likes to say.

To discover more about this exciting author and her books, join her Reader's Lodge on Facebook at as well as her Facebook Page at

She loves to connect with her readers and fans and is active on social media in addition to her blog, Wyoming Walkabouts. In addition to the Facebook sites, you can contact her on the following:

Pinterest, Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram.


LoRee Peery said...

Thank you, Renee, for introducing your readers to FALL IN LOVE. It's a pleasure to visit here. God puts "gems" in our path on a daily basis, and I am thankful for the jewels of Christian fiction.

Renee Blare said...

Thank you, LoRee! I'm so glad we found a treasure like this one! I can't wait to pick it up!

Renette steele said...

Thank you ladies for sharing about this boxed set can't wait to read these stories.

Looking forward to seeing you both in Deadwood next year!

You are both blessings in my story/life

Mary Manners said...

Thanks so much, Renee, for this lovely spotlight. We appreciate you!

LoRee Peery said...

Story/life, Renette, I like that. Each of us does live a story according to God's book. I look forward to seeing you again in Deadwood. How far a drive is that for you?

LoRee Peery said...

Mary, thanks for visiting this diamond mine post. I think the title of this blog is super.

Renette steele said...

@ LoRee

It depends on which way I go. If I take interstate all the way almost 5 hours to Rapid.
If I take the back way and stop off in Wy first. it is 4 hours there and 45 min or so on to Deadwood. I might be off a bit. And if I go Wy way I don't do it all at once. Special folks to see a long the way.

It is not a bad trip at all and I enjoy it.

LoRee Peery said...

Renette, thanks for answering. Deadwood is approx 645 miles from me. We usually take two days to the Black Hills.

Library Lady said...

Our church library readers enjoy our romance books.
Thanks for entering me in your giveaway.
Janet E.

MJSH said...

Thanks for the giveaway and entering me!

Renee Blare said...

Thanks, everyone! I'm excited about reading these stories myself. Lol Great stories by great authors. And lovely ladies... Thanks for stopping by the Diamond Mine. :)

Renee Blare said...

Thanks LoRee! I shot from the hip on the title of three blog! Lol

Renee Blare said...

I'm so glad 'cause I love those trips, Renette, especially the detours to Wyoming. :)

Renee Blare said...

Thanks, Mary! And you're awesome for putting this thing together! Congratulations on a terrific book!

Renee Blare said...

I think that is so great! Thanks for stopping by, Janet. :)

Renee Blare said...

Not a problem, Mindy. The Mine appreciates readers like you!

Renee Blare said...

Congratulations, Library Lady (Janet E.), you are the winner! Thanks for participating in the giveaway and being a part of the Diamond Mine of Christian Fiction. We love the Lord and writing about Him in our books. As a reader, I pray you are blessed by every word we write. In addition, share them with the fold.

You will be contacted by LoRee as soon as the book is available! Thanks again and we hope to see you again soon. :)

For those who didn't win, please don't lose heart, the Diamond Mine of Christian Fiction is always offering giveaways, usually weekly with its interviews so keep trying!

LoRee Peery said...

I'd like to thank Renee -- what a trooper! -- for taking over for me in answering internet service in the country has been down more than up.
Janet, I'll be contacting you and I'm sure the library appreciates your efforts.
I'd like to thank you all for your comments and your interest. Time is precious, as we're given just so much of it.