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Box set news, giveaways - and another sneak peek.

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Thank you so much to everyone who voted on the box set cover last time. There was a very clear winner - and it's the one I prefer too! So without further delay - this is it...

My current plan (and life does have a habit of interrupting my plans!) is to release the box set around 23rd December, so you can treat yourself to a Christmas read - or give it as a last minute gift. Or simply enjoy it in that space between Christmas and the New Year. The pre-order should be available sometime next week - I'll drop you a quick email with the links. The pre-order price will be £5.99 (or local equivalent) which is 33% cheaper than buying the books separately, even if you got Strand of Faith for free. After release, the price will go up - but there'll be at least a 10% discount.

In the meantime, read on for our giveaways - a great Christian one this time, which many of you have requested. There's the regular eReader competition, and our Behind the Scenes spot.

Did you enjoy last time's surprise extract? Shall I carry on writing the short story that comes from? There's another extract in Behind the Scenes this time - do I concentrate on that story first? Hit reply to this email and let me know what you think.

Your Freebies and Competitions

Christian eBook Giveaway : Quite a few of you have asked for Christian books, and there's a great range in this giveaway, both fiction and non-fiction. You're bound to find your next favourite Christian read. As an added bonus, there's a also a chance to win a $30 gift card to the ebook retailer of your choice. The books are available until the end of December so grab yours now.

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Don't forget, our New Direction giveaway - stories in any genre with a strong romantic element where the characters’ romance leads them in an entirely new direction - is still open until 16th December. If you haven't picked up your choice of books from there, do so now before you miss out. Just click here.

Win an eReader!

Did you win anything in last month's great eReader giveaway? I didn't, but if you did, do let me know so I can celebrate with you. There's another eReader giveaway this month - open until the end of December, so get your entry in now.

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Behind the Scenes

This is an extract from a book I'm working on - with release planned for sometime in 2021. The current working title is Angel's Choice.

By evening the injured man had still not improved. I sat on the kitchen counter staring at him. Kippy jumped up beside me, butting me with her head.

“Meowrrr?” she asked, then stepped across my lap tickling my chin with the end of her tail. Absent-mindedly I stroked her back and she purred at me before jumping down from the counter and leaping – gently – onto the bed. She padded delicately up to the man’s head and nudged the back of his neck carefully. He didn’t respond; Kippy stared up at me as if it were my fault then jumped down and stalked off.

“I can’t work out what’s wrong, Kippy,” I said to her disappearing tail. As I did so, Saffy’s words rang through my head.

“When a patient doesn’t react like you expect,” she’d said, time and again, “that means you’re missing something. Are they older or younger than you think? Is there something else weakening them? Is something competing with what you’re doing? Remember, patients may not lie, but they never tell you everything. That’s when you have to take your time, Thyme, and study them fully.”

I took a deep breath, closed my eyes, reached out with my mind and studied him. It was a gift, passed down through the female line and part of what made us such passionate healers. But it was demanding and draining and we kept it secret, only using it when there was no other choice. Now, I started at his feet, which were pointing towards me, and worked my way slowly up his body until I got to his shoulder blades and the strange tattoo I had found there. An intricate pattern curved along the edge of each shoulder blade, up to the back of his neck where they joined in a horizontal line. A further line perpendicular to that one went up the back of his head into his hair.

I worked my way along the tattoo, pushing it with my mind, enticing it to reveal its secret. Once it had, I opened my eyes to verify what I now knew.

This man had wings.

Not just one pair, but three pairs, all slightly darker in colour than his hair, and with that same hint of red. And they were damaged.

Subscriber only Freebies

If you haven't got your free copy of Trader's Child grab it now. It's a short story that's a prequel to my Choices and Consequences series, free to all newsletter subscribers.

Trader's Child is only available in eBook form, but if you don't have an eReader you can download the Kindle app for your phone, tablet or PC here.

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I'll be back in a couple of weeks with more news for you. In the meantime, stay safe and well and happy reading.


Strand of Faith

A girl. A monk. An unthinkable sacrifice. When the choice is between love and life, how can anyone decide?

Thread of Hope

What if your secrets are so dangerous they could destroy the one you love?  Is honesty always the best policy?

Weave of Love

What if the choice you have to make has devastating consequences for others? How can anyone know the right thing to do?

Cloth of Grace

When the fate of the world rests on your shoulders, how do you choose between what you ought to do and the only thing you really want?

Rachel J Bonner

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