Wednesday, October 24, 2012


Marianne Evans is an award-winning author of Christian romance and fiction. Her hope is to spread the faith-affirming message of God’s love through the stories He prompts her to create.

Evans’s novel, HEARTS COMMUNION, earned Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year honors in the Romance category and readers have lauded her work as: ‘Riveting.’ ‘Realistic and true to heart.’ ‘Compelling.’ Evans has also won acclaim in such RWA contests as The Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence where she has been a finalist twice, and the Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence.

A lifelong resident of Michigan, Evans is active in a number of a number of Romance Writers of America chapters, most notably the Greater Detroit Chapter where she served two terms as President. She’s also active in American Christian Fiction Writers and the Michigan Literary Network.

Marianne will award 4 autographed print editions of HEARTS CROSSING, her award-winning novella and book one of her Christian inspirational Woodland Series (US/Canada only) to four commenters from this tour and her review tour, and a $25 Amazon gift card as a grand prize to one commentator from both this tour and her review tour.

Blurb for DEVOTION:

From This Day Forward
Christian Music agent Kellen Rossiter has everything he ever wanted: A-list clients from coast to coast, a loving wife who honors and respects him, and a faith life that’s never wavered—until now.

Juliet Rossiter has the perfect life: a rewarding schedule serving the underprivileged, a husband who loves her as Christ loved the church, and a blessed future as a mother—at least that's what she thinks.

For Better or Worse
But what happens when their rock-solid marriage begins to crumble under the weight of an unexpected and powerful temptation? How does love survive when its foundation is shaken?

'Til Death Do Us Part
When human frailty and the allure of sin deal a harsh blow to their relationship, it will take more than love to mend the shattered trust and heartbreak. It will take a lifetime of devotion.

Excerpt for DEVOTION:

“I can’t find a way to ask you to stay put and listen to me. There’s so much I want to say, but you won’t hear a word of it. I’m trapped. I wish I could help you see, and understand that I know I’ve made the biggest mistake of my life. I know all of this in my heart, but I can’t make you see it.” 

The words were spoken in a tender way. She sensed his regret, but his tone held a layer of challenge as well. She retained just enough strength to answer him back. “Let me ask you something. Do you regret betraying our marriage, or do you regret getting caught in the act?”

Kellen’s shoulders bent and his eyes flickered when he paused and shook his head. “No matter what I say, you won’t believe me. No matter what I do, it’ll be wrong.” 

He had aged a decade in mere minutes. Lifting her chin, refusing to feel even the slightest degree of empathy, Juliet gathered herself once again. She tried to brush past him but for a second time Kellen stood in the way. She watched him start to reach out again, this time as if wanting to take hold of her arm. When she stepped back, he gritted his teeth and dropped his hand to his side. 

“I’m going to ask you—with all that I am—please don’t leave our home.”

Weighted by firm conviction, Kellen’s words fell through her heart but found no room to settle.

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Follow Marianne's tour:

October 15:  K. Victoria Chase
October 16:  MeganJohnsInvites
October 17:  Sugarbeat's Books
October 18:  Rachel Brimble Romance
October 19:  Long and Short Reviews: Romance Guests
October 22:  Book Reviews By Dee
October 23:  Rogues Angels
October 24:  A Writer's Life - You're here!
October 25:  Book 'Em North Carolina
October 26:  MK McClintock Blog

Remember to comment here to be eligible to be drawn for one of four autographed copies of HEARTS CROSSING plus the $25 Amazon gift card grand prize! Please include your email if you wish to be in the drawing for the prizes.

Thanks for stopping by!


Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting today.

Caroline Clemmons said...

Thanks to Marianne for being my guest today. Wishing you continued success in the future.

Marianne Evans said...

Hi, Caroline! Sorry for being "late" to the party - but my 9 to 5 job is crazy busy today! I am so grateful for your hospitality! Thanks for letting me pay a visit to your blog. Blessings!!

Catherine Lee said...

Marianne...How do you manage your writing around your 9 to 5 job? It must be exhausting. I'm not sure I could manage the workload!
catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

Mary Preston said...

I'm not sure I'd find the time to work full time & write & family &... Well done.


Marianne Evans said...

Mary and Catherine, it's a challenge, to be sure, but I'm disciplined, and as I'm sure you can both relate, when something is your mission, like writing for the Christian market is mine, you tend to focus and simply find a way, by the grace of God, to get it done!!! :-) Many thanks for your visit!!!!! xo