FREE Audio Track, a New Fiction Book Tour, Prizes, and Giveaway

One of my favourite things about launching a new book is thinking up all the creative gifts I can give to my readers. You have no idea how much brain space I devote to you! I’ve made bookmarks and coloring pages, written free short stories and short Bible studies, created Christmas planners and gift tags, but this is the first time I’ve gone audible.

Chasing Holiness released March 4th, and I hope everyone had the opportunity to take advantage of the free book bonus with Glorious Surrender that ends on the 10th. If you missed it, don’t despair, I came up with ANOTHER freebie for you to enjoy.

The idea began at a recent women’s event at which I spoke. It was wonderful! I had a chance to catch up with some old friends. There is something pretty special about friendships that last over twenty years.

The event was recorded, and when they provided me with the recording, I knew I had my gift. This audible track comes from chapter seven of Chasing Holiness. If you keep checking, I’ll soon have a video link that will contain all the slides and images. Unfortunately, file size issues have delayed my ability to provide it today. (If you’re reading this post through an email subscription, you might have to visit the actual post to access the audio track.)

Chapter Seven, Chasing Holiness. Recorded at Hope Bible Church, Oakville, Ontario.

Listen to Chapter 7 from Chasing Holiness #FREE. Visit StaceyWeeks.com and check out the additional bonus material for readers. Free #Bible studies and free #shortstories and an extras page of more surprises.

Also, in the news, starting March 14th, you’ll find me all over the internet on a book tour for The Builder’s Reluctant Bride. I have such a soft spot in my heart for this story because it was my first contracted book, and it went on to win a national award for Christian romance. If you enjoy contemporary fiction with a romantic thread that digs a bit deeper into the issues of the day, you’ll really love Jenna and William.

You can follow the tour by reading the daily reviews that are interspersed with several author interviews. All the tour stops are listed here, but I will also post regular updates on several social media sites. The fun starts on the 14th! Make sure that you enter (and keep entering at every tour stop) for multiple chances to win a lovely “You Are Loved” bracelet from Little by Little.

I can’t get enough of this company! I love Little by Little.

If you missed my FREE 8-day Bible study on Jeremiah 17:5-10, The Blessed Woman, you can catch up by starting here. At the end of each post is a link to the next. Feel free to print and share this study with friends. My prayer is that you will be encouraged and blessed as you press into the Word of God.

Take care, and I hope you enjoy the bonus material!

Mistletoe Mission is here!

Mistletoe Mission releases today, and I open my hands to hold loose this story God placed on my heart. It is my offering to Him. 

As a writer, I long to worship God with my words. Carefully chosen, and purposefully crafted, they are my offering of praise. Today, as book two set in Mistletoe Meadows hits the market, I’m avoiding Amazon stats and download numbers. Instead, I linger in the Psalms. This is the prayer of my heart:


Give ear to my words, O Lord. 
Draw me up from the water, out from the darkened pit.
Spread your protection over me,
cover me with favour as with a shield.
Hide me in your shelter.
You remember me.
You lead me.
You restore me.
You are the stronghold of life.
I respond in a stillness that knows You are God.
So, I fret not, waiting patiently, forsaking anxiety. 
You cause broken bones to rejoice
and grant dry and fainting flesh satisfaction.
My mouth overflows with reverent praise.
I will not fear.
With lifted hands, I praise your name. 
The heavens declare your glory. 
The sky proclaims your handiwork.
I sing.
You are the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

As Mistletoe Mission releases, exposing my heart and making me vulnerable, I am choosing to be still. I will not fear. I lift my hands and praise the God who has gifted me this passion to write for His glory and fame. 


Order your copy of Mistletoe Mission and rediscover the God of Christmas miracles.

Get your copy at
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Fun holiday give-a-way

Today, I have a fun surprise I’d like to share with you.

I’ve teamed up with 40+ fantastic authors to give away a huge collection of Inspirational Holiday Romances to 2 lucky winners, PLUS a brand new eReader to the Grand Prize winner!

Oh, and did I mention you’ll receive a collection of FREE reads just for entering? 😁

You can win my novel Mistletoe Melody, plus books from authors like Susan May Warren and Karen Witemeyer.

Enter the giveaway by clicking here 👉http://bit.ly/holidayinspyrom-nov18

Good luck and enjoy!

Stacey Weeks

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The Novel, the Award, the Interview

The Builder’s Reluctant Bride won the Best Christian Romance category at The Word Awards in June. Accepting the award for my debut novel felt surreal.

Shortly afterward, Hope Stream Radio invited me to speak about the book. We shared some laughs, read an excerpt, and discussed the Christian themes woven through the story. Here’s the link.

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Available for purchase

For those in the Burlington area

Tonight from 7-9pm Julie and I will be in Burlington at the Family Christian Bookstore promoting Unexpected Love. Tonight, Unexpected Love is on sale for 29.99. That’s a savings of $10! Come tonight and enter your name for a chance to win one of three great prizes.

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meet & greet invitation for print BACK

Unexpected Love is a perfect Mother’s Day Gift, a gift for that new mom, or just because.

It would be such a delight to see you tonight, to hear a bit of your story, and share in the wonder of God’s great love for us.

 

Glorious Surrender: the book

The book, Glorious Surrender, will, Lord willing, release in November 2016! I’m am grateful to the judges of the Women’s Journey of Faith contest that chose Glorious Surrender as their winner. I’m equally excited and fearful.

I’m excited because this project is my heart split open and spilling out on paper.

I’m nervous because this project is my heart split open and spilling out on paper.

Please pray that the edits are smooth and the Lord works through my editor, trimming the script down until it glorifies only the name above all names—Jesus.

Here is a sneak peek at early reviews for Glorious Surrender: find peace and joy in a life fully surrendered to God.

“Stacey Weeks writes with transparency about the tension and transformation that her role as a pastor’s wife played in bringing her to the place of ultimate freedom – one who seeks God’s glory above all else. She communicates with honesty about the messiness of real life in public ministry and takes readers on a journey through raw life topics including pride, living authentically, finding true rest in the chaos, and spiritual warfare. Her passion for God’s glory to preoccupy and transform everyday living accompanies every thought on every page. This book is not just for pastor’s wives, it is for any woman wanting to take a vulnerable look at the sins and deceptions that lurk within their minds and hearts, that can stall their progress toward finding true purpose. A must read!”   ~Andrea Keene, author of radio bible study Ruth: redeeming the darkness

“Often we sit in our seats and wonder what the life of our pastor is like, but forget that there is another person in that relationship that must honour the God given calling of that man. Glorious Surrender is more than Stacey’s story; it is about God’s ability to shape any ordinary person into the image of Him.” ~Kevin Miller, church elder at Harvest Bible Chapel Brantford

“If you want to glorify God in everything you think, say and do, I recommend that you spend time reading Glorious Surrender.” Tami Swartz, Biblical Counselor

Book Trailer: The Builder’s Reluctant Bride

 

I am so excited to release the trailer for The Builder’s Reluctant Bride. As I move into the final month before the book release, I’m asking for your prayers.

It would be easy to get swept up in the promotion and fun of releasing my first novel, and some of that is great. In fact, much of that is great. But my heart, at its core, is so sinful and prideful that I know I need your prayers to navigate this stretch well, to pursue humility in these upcoming weeks, and to direct all praise and glory to the Lord.

I’m asking you, my readers, friends, and family, to commit to praying that my heart and mind remain centred on Christ, and that no matter how big or little a splash this book makes in the ocean of literature available to the public, that God would use my offering bring glory and fame to His name. This is my desire.

I hope you enjoy the contests in July and take part for the chance to win some special items made especially for this release, but above all that, know that more than following me on social networks, more than buying my book, more than anything else, I covet your prayers and would be encouraged to know you are interceding on my behalf. Thanks for reading, praying, and watching the super trailer made by my favourite brother-in-law.

All for His glory,

Stacey

 

Win this beautiful bracelet

July 08, 2016 celebrates the release of The Builder’s Reluctant Bride and one lucky reader will win this beautiful handmade bracelet! Follow Stacey on social media to be sure you receive the contest details, made available in July.

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This bracelet required a few simple supplies from the craft store:

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I designed the order of the trinkets in a meaningful way, and when you read my story in The Builder’s Reluctant Bride, you’ll understand why love, hope, and faith matter to me.

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Stacey is busy writing her third novel, so she made me the new host of Makeover Monday. I reside in the fictional town of Bayview, Michigan, and Pelican Book Group is releasing my story, The Builder’s Reluctant Bride, on July 08, 2016.

Make sure you follow Stacey on all her social media sites. When my story is released in July, Stacey is hosting a MONTH of giveaways. You won’t want to miss out on these great prizes.

Until next time,

Jenna