Friday, July 19, 2013

Cover Reveal: The Captive Maiden by Melanie Dickerson

Check out this stunning cover by award winning author

The Captive Maiden 

Happily Ever After …Or Happily Nevermore?

Gisela’s childhood was filled with laughter and visits from nobles such as the duke and his young son. But since her father’s death, each day has been filled with nothing but servitude to her stepmother. So when Gisela learns the duke’s son, Valten---the boy she has daydreamed about for years---is throwing a ball in hopes of finding a wife, she vows to find a way to attend, even if it’s only for a taste of a life she’ll never have. To her surprise, she catches Valten’s eye. Though he is rough around the edges, Gisela finds Valten has completely captured her heart. But other forces are bent on keeping the two from falling further in love, putting Gisela in more danger than she ever imagined.

Release date: October 22, 2013!

Available for pre-order in bookstores and from online retailers

Congratulations, Mel! The cover is fantabulous and the story is too! Can't wait! :)

Melanie Dickerson and Pam Hillman
SCWC Conference, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
June 2013

Monday, July 08, 2013

Thursday, July 04, 2013

God Bless America

Many a quill has been dipped, much ink spilled,
to convey Americans' love of the land
we call home.
Pride wells up inside and spills out
onto the parchment of books, poetry, and song.

"The Star-Spangled Banner" is so beautiful,
so poignant, that it never ceases to reach
deep inside and tug at my heartstrings.

The Star-Spangled Banner

O say can you see by the dawn's early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming,
Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?
And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there;
O say does that star-spangled banner yet wave,
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

God bless America today and every day to come.