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Our Unfinished Business

Our Unfinished Business Book Cover_New Design_HalfIt is with great pleasure that I announce the release of my latest novel OUR UNFINISHED BUSINESS!

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Would you raise your sister’s child? What about the child of the person you hate most in the world? When those two people are one in the same, then what?

When Sophie Blackwood gets a call in the middle of night that her sister, Jasmine, and brother-in-law, Alex, are dead, she finds she is utterly indifferent. The sisters had been on the outs for well over twenty years.

In a cruel twist, Sophie learns at the reading of her sister’s will that she has been named her niece Madeline’s guardian. Her sister’s request leaves Sophie reeling. Why on earth would Jasmine leave Madeline in her care? It makes no sense…or does it?

Jackson Price is a successful songwriter who paid his fair share of dues. A decade ago, while rambling through the Pacific Northwest, he had a fling with the vibrant Jasmine Blackwood. As fun as Jasmine was, it was her little sister Sophie who captured Jackson’s thoughts—and became the inspiration for his first hit song.

He attends Jasmine’s funeral, praying it might be a chance to see Sophie again. But even as he reconnects with Sophie, he also meets Madeline and is drawn to the fantasy of an instant family—the wife and daughter he’s always dreamed of having. Even so, he can’t ignore how familiar it all is to him.

OUR UNFINISHED BUSINESS explores the questions: How do you define the word family? What if the right thing to do isn’t the right thing for you to do? And how do you allow yourself to love again when all you’ve ever experienced is betrayal?

Thanksgiving Holiday Specials

Hello everyone,2013-Thanksgiving-1

In honor of Thanksgiving and Small Business Saturday, four of my books will be free to download on Kindle from Thursday, November 28th through Saturday, November 30th.

During this time, you will be able to download:

  • Turning Point
  • The Sacrifice
  • Changing Hands
  • One Wish

Click here to download these books for FREE! And don’t forget, TO HAMLET, WITH LOVE is out now!

I would like to take a moment to wish you and yours a very happy holiday.

End of Summer Giveaway

Hi everyone,Hands Heart

This Labor Day weekend, my three novels, CHANGING HANDS, TURNING POINT, and THE SACRIFICE will all be FREE for Kindle! The promotion starts Saturday, August 31st and runs through Monday, September 2nd!

And while your downloading my books for FREE, check out my latest release, ONE WISH!

Happy reading!

Northern Arizona Book Festival

nabf_savethedate2013Hi everyone,

I will be at the Northern Arizona Book Festival on May 18th.

I love book festivals because they give me the chance to talk with readers, sign books, and meet other authors. Lots of great authors attend this event–so it’s a big deal! 🙂

I’m really looking forward to it and I hope to see you there!

 

It’s my birthday!

Hey everyone,

This weekend is my birthday and I wanted ya’ll to help me celebrate.  (Cue “Happy Birthday” music…)

So…Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (Mar 29-31) TURNING POINT and THE SACRIFICE will be FREE Kindle Downloads.

It would be a spectacular birthday gift if my readers could help me hit #1 on Amazon. Will you help? Did I mention that it’s FREE?

Click on the links below to receive your free copy of TURNING POINT and THE SACRIFICE.

Turning Point Preview Cover_Half The Sacrifice Book Cover

My first book award!

Great news! Stop the presses! Fantastic tidings!

TURNING POINT received an honorable mention at the Great Northwest Book Festival.

I’m beyond excited at my first book award. YAY!!!!!

Of course, none of this would have been possible without the tireless efforts of my editor, Cori Cole.

How am I supposed to sleep tonight? I’m just beside myself. 🙂

Have a great day everyone–I’m going to!

To err is human…to forgive divine.

Hi all.

I seem to be writing about forgiveness a lot lately. My latest book SECOND CHANCES is all about the act of forgiveness.

As some of you know, I believe in reincarnation. I’m not quite as ravenous as Shirley MacLaine…don’t worry. But I can’t imagine that this single, solitary life is all the time we have to learn the lessons we need to learn and to get it right. The universe cannot be that shortsighted and single-minded.

Be that as it may, whether you believe in reincarnation or not, most of us would agree that each human being has a lesson to learn during their lifetime. One underlying message or morale that we keep being tested on, challenged with, until we get it right.

Mine is forgiveness…

I’ve had people break my heart, betray my trust, hurt me terribly. We all have. I’m not unique in my experience of being hurt. But where I am unique is that I have a hard time forgiving those who hurt me. I put up walls and shut people out so I won’t be hurt by them. I’d rather walk away than take the risk. Beyond learning how to forgive, I also need to learn how to let things go–how to let people go–when they are not good for me.  And–now this is a big epiphany for me–I can forgive someone and let them go at the same time. Just because I forgive them, doesn’t mean they get back into my life…it simply means, I am choosing to let go of the hurt and move on.

Furthermore–and I think this is the bigger lesson for me–is that I am learning to ask for forgiveness. Imagine for a moment, the vulnerability and courage it takes to reach out to someone who is angry with you or hurt by you and risking it all by asking for them to forgive you. To let you make amends. To let you back into their life. The beautiful thing about forgiveness is when you receive it–the hardest part is when you ask for it and you don’t get it. But I believe the act of asking for forgiveness is an incredible task and takes a great amount of strength and bravery. Equally courageous is granting forgiveness to the person that has harmed you.

Okay, I’ll get off my soapbox. But if you take anything from this post it is this: if you have hurt someone, don’t let the sun set today without asking them to forgive you; and if the shoe is on the other foot, search your heart and find a way to forgive someone and if appropriate, let them back into your heart. I will do the same….I promise.

 

Theresa Park

Hello everyone,

Is it wrong to stalk an agent? 🙂 I suppose it is a little creepy, so I won’t.

The truth of the matter is, I’ve been down this agent road before. I know there are good agents out there…somewhere. One of those is Theresa Park.

Why my obsession with this agent?

Well, she represents many of the authors that I ravenously read and am devoted to, i.e. Nicholas Sparks and Debbie Macomber, to name just two.

So, my goal for 2013: I will publish The Sacrifice (January 2013) and Changing Hands (February 2013) AND then I will use my three published novels to get Theresa’s attention.

All suggestions and ideas about how to get an agent’s attention are welcome.

Here’s to stalking (in a non-creepy way) Theresa Park.

 

Publishing a book is not for the faint of heart…

Hello!

Well, this has been a trying couple of months. I think I am through the worst of it.

However, I am in the thick of agent rejections which can be very discouraging. Some I know haven’t even taken the time to read but the first couple of lines…how can they possibly decide whether or not they want to represent me based on that? Others, take too much time and tear me to pieces. I’m not sure which I would prefer.

Either way, I’m not giving up. Being able to self-publish TURNING POINT has really bolstered my confidence and I know that someday, the perfect agent will pick up my query and everything will fall into place. All I have to do is have faith…and wait.

I wish you all the happiest of holidays and best wishes in the New Year.

Deborah Busby