Wednesday, July 10, 2013

30 Days of Giveaways! ~ Day 10

Day 9's winner of Ring of Secrets is:

Amy Campbell!

And as a reminder of what you're entering for this week...ta da! ;-)

Now. It's "Remember When" day around here...but I'm excited. So we're tweaking. ;-) You see, this arrived from FedEx yesterday:

How exciting is that?? My first order of business was to pull out a few for my family, closest friends, and critique partners. They all got personal thanks for their part in this crazy writing journey.

But then I got to thinking. What am I going to write for autographs in general? See, I've given each of my books a little message that I write in them when signing.

A Stray Drop of Blood, which pivots around the life-changing events of the crucifixion and resurrection, says:

May His touch leave you forever changed.

Jewel of Persia, which is about how our faith can save us when we're surrounded by the enemy, says:

May the Lord be your Light.

Love Finds You in Annapolis, Maryland, which touches on the price of liberty in a nation newly formed, where freedoms were still as tenuous as peace:

May you find true Liberty in Him.

And most recently, Ring of Secrets uses a line from the book itself, appealing to how we find the Lord in our quiet moments, often where we least expect Him:

May you hear Him in the echoes of silence.

So now, here I am with Whispers from the Shadows in hand (squeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!), and I need to come up with my little note for it. I could use your help!

Whispers has a couple themes. I wove the title all throughout it, a very subtle but always present illusion to the spiritual battles going on around us. Whenever evil is at work in the book, there are shadows lurking. Sometimes the heroine hears the whisper of voices trying to destroy her, and then finally she hears the whisper of the Lord, giving her hope. And my hero has finely tuned his spiritual ears and is guided more by that awareness of the Holy Spirit's urgings than his own intuition or skill. Trust is another huge theme--these two are on opposite sides of a war, but have to trust each other to survive someone who threatens them both.

I was considering something like "May you learn to know His whisper" but that might be too close to Ring of Secrets'. I like them to be a sort of benediction or prayer for the reader though. (Hence why they all thus far begin with "may...") Thoughts? Suggestions? I hope so, because that's your question for the day:

What message should I use when signing 
Whispers from the Shadows?
(Special bonus: if I decide to use yours verbatim, I'll send you the first one I write it in!!)

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  1. "May God's whispers drown out all others"

  2. "May His whispers guide your steps."

  3. One of you has come up with the exact one I was considering last night...but I won't say who yet. =) Let's see what other ideas we get!

  4. May his whispers guide you in the right direction.

    Thank you for the chance to win and I shared on facebook:

    griperang at embarqmail dot com

  5. "May you learn to know His whisper"

  6. May you trust in his whispers to give you hope and direction.

  7. May you always follow His whispers.

  8. May you discern His voice from all others

  9. Wow their are some really good ones that everyone has come up with! I really like the May God's whispers drown out all others!

  10. Trust in the Lord with all your heart Lean not on your own understanding
    Prov 3:5

    God bless you have a terrific day

  11. May your own shadows be out-shined by the light of the Lord.


  12. "May your ears catch His whispers"

  13. His whispers bring hope and understanding.

  14. May God's whispers be your strength.

  15. What was whispered in Shadows, is revealed in His light!

  16. Step out of the shadows and into His light.
    May you listen to the whispers of The Lord.

  17. May whisperments of hope and trust etch into your heart.

  18. May you overcome any shadows

  19. May your ears tune in to His whispers.

    Blessings, Roseanna!


  20. May His whisper always be the loudest thing you hear!


  21. May His still, small voice speak peace to your spirit.

  22. I out my thinking cap on and came up with, “May the noise of this world be silenced by His whispers”. Or, “May God be your light in the shadows”. I also liked “May God grant you eyes to see in the shadows and ears to hear His whispers” ~but that is sort of long, it might give you a hand cramp, so I don’t know if that would work.

  23. Listen closely and you will hear my whispers guiding you.